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  1. Genetic and hormonal control of bone volume, architecture, and remodeling in XXY mice.

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    Liu, Peter Y; Kalak, Robert; Lue, Yanhe; Jia, Yue; Erkkila, Krista; Zhou, Hong; Seibel, Markus J; Wang, Christina; Swerdloff, Ronald S; Dunstan, Colin R

    2010-10-01

    Klinefelter syndrome is the most common chromosomal aneuploidy in men (XXY karyotype, 1 in 600 live births) and results in testicular (infertility and androgen deficiency) and nontesticular (cognitive impairment and osteoporosis) deficits. The extent to which skeletal changes are due to testosterone deficiency or arise directly from gene overdosage cannot be determined easily in humans. To answer this, we generated XXY mice through a four-generation breeding scheme. Eight intact XXY and 9 XY littermate controls and 8 castrated XXY mice and 8 castrated XY littermate controls were euthanized at 1 year of age. Castration occurred 6 months prior to killing. A third group of 9 XXY and 11 XY littermates were castrated and simultaneously implanted with a 1-cm Silastic testosterone capsule 8 weeks prior to sacrifice. Tibias were harvested from all three groups and examined by micro-computed tomography and histomorphometry. Blood testosterone concentration was assayed by radioimmunoassay. Compared with intact XY controls, intact androgen-deficient XXY mice had lower bone volume (6.8% +/- 1.2% versus 8.8% +/- 1.7%, mean +/- SD, p = .01) and thinner trabeculae (50 +/- 4 µm versus 57 +/- 5 µm, p = .007). Trabecular separation (270 +/- 20 µm versus 270 +/- 20 µm) or osteoclast number relative to bone surface (2.4 +/- 1.0/mm2 versus 2.7 +/- 1.5/mm2) did not differ significantly. Testosterone-replaced XXY mice continued to show lower bone volume (5.5% +/- 2.4% versus 8.1% +/- 3.5%, p = .026). They also exhibited greater trabecular separation (380 +/- 69 µm versus 324 +/- 62 µm, p = .040) but equivalent blood testosterone concentrations (6.3 +/- 1.8 ng/mL versus 8.2 +/- 4.2 ng/mL, p = .28) compared with testosterone-replaced XY littermates. In contrast, castration alone drastically decreased bone volume (p < .001), trabecular thickness (p = .05), and trabecular separation (p

  2. The WSTIAC Quarterly. Volume 9, Number 4

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    2010-04-28

    elements of command– Major Eric D. Trias Captain Bryan M. Bell US Air Force You have to know the past to understand the present. — Carl Sagan This article is...Quarterly, Volume 9, Number 4 3 INTRODUCTION Carl von Clausewitz defined war as “…an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfill our will...controlled systems. NOTES & REFERENCES ‡ Joint Pub 3-13 provides the doctrinal foundation for the conduct of IO in joint operations. [1] von Clausewitz, Carl

  3. European Science Notes. Volume 40, Number 6.

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    1986-06-01

    of a number of ma- determining androgens, estrogens, and lignant blood diseases (such as leuke- prolactin in blood plasma, and androgen mia) the use...RehabilitatioConcern for the situation of dis- that lactobacilli in foods such as a olen inr the stheatonofds h yogurt, cheese , sausage, and sauerkraut

  4. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 6,

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    cost of your call after you had detailed study. punched out the desired number. The If anyone was undei the illusion call would be put through only...off the northwest coast of Mauri- with biologists from the University- tania (formerly French West Africa). of Barcelong, they have identified A...are when they leave the rivers for the covered with clean sand taken from sea, and the mean temperature in the beaches above the higher high water area

  5. ASM News Volume 71 Number 9, 2005

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    Tamar Barkay and Barth F. Smets

    2005-01-01

    Genetic exchanges among prokaryotes, formerly considered only a marginal phenomenon, increasingly are being viewed as profoundly affecting evolution. Indeed, some researchers argue for utterly revamping our concept of microbial speciation and phylogeny by replacing the traditional ''tree'' with a newer ''net'' to account for these horizontal transfers of genes. This conceptual ferment is occurring while molecular biologists reveal how horizontal gene transfers occur even as microbes protect the integrity of their genomes. Other studies reveal the number and diversity and abundance of genetic elements that mediate horizontal gene transfers (HGTs) or facilitate genome rearrangements, deletions, and insertions. Taken together, this information suggests that microbial communities collectively possess a dynamic gene pool, where novel genetic combinations act as a driving force in genomic innovation, compensating individual microbial species for their inability to reproduce sexually. These microbial genomic dynamics can present both environmental threats and promise to humans. One major threat, for example, comes from the spread of antibiotic resistance and virulence genes among pathogenic microbes. Another less-documented issue involves transgenic plants and animals, whose uses are being restricted because of concerns that genes may be transferred to untargeted organisms where they might cause harm. A possible benefit from HGT comes from its potential to enhance the functional diversity of microbial communities and to improve their performance in changing or extreme environments. Such changes might be exploited, for example, as part of efforts to manage environmental pollution and might be achieved by spreading genes into resident microbes to confer specific biochemical activities.

  6. The Journal of the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching. (Volume 5, Numbers 3 through Volume 6, Number 4).

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    Journal of the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching, 1981

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    Numbers 3 and 4 of volume 5 and numbers 1 through 4 of volume 6 of the journal, spanning fall 1980 through winter 1981, include articles concerning the individualized study center; consciousness, psychology, and education; suggestive-accelerative learning and suggestopedia; creativity; brain lateralization; the Lozanov method; biofeedback and…

  7. The Journal of the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching. (Volume 5, Numbers 3 through Volume 6, Number 4).

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    Journal of the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching, 1981

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    Numbers 3 and 4 of volume 5 and numbers 1 through 4 of volume 6 of the journal, spanning fall 1980 through winter 1981, include articles concerning the individualized study center; consciousness, psychology, and education; suggestive-accelerative learning and suggestopedia; creativity; brain lateralization; the Lozanov method; biofeedback and…

  8. Army Communicator. Volume 38, Number 2. Summer 2013

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    C3T’s Joint Capabilities Release and Tactical Ground Reporting. JCR , which is located in TOCs and mounted inside tactical vehicles for “on the move...FBCB2/BFT - Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below/ Blue Force Tracking FRAGO - Fragmentary Order JBC-P - Joint Battle Command- Platform JCR

  9. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 65, Number 4, October 1926

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    TITLE AND SUBTITLE The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 65, Number 4, October 1926 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER...have ordered tl].e new, position consolidated and held from the outset, especially ,as so mucl ~ stress had been laid on its importance in connection...means of conduct of com- bined naval and aerial war against commerce without disregard of international law will be by means of agreements or contracts

  10. PREFACE: XXI Fluid Mechanics Conference

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    Szmyd, Janusz S.; Fornalik-Wajs, Elzbieta; Jaszczur, Marek

    2014-08-01

    This Conference Volume contains the papers presented at the 21st Fluid Mechanics Conference (XXI FMC) held at AGH - University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, 15-18 June 2014, and accepted for Proceedings published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The Fluid Mechanics Conferences have been taking place every two years since 1974, a total of forty years. The 21st Fluid Mechanics Conference (XXI FMC) is being organized under the auspices of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Mechanics. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for the exposure and exchange of ideas, methods and results in fluid mechanics. Conference topics include, but are not limited to Aerodynamics, Atmospheric Science, Bio-Fluids, Combustion and Reacting Flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Flow Machinery, General Fluid Dynamics, Hydromechanics, Heat and Fluid Flow, Measurement Techniques, Micro- and Nano- Flow, Multi-Phase Flow, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Rotating and Stratified Flows, Turbulence. Within the general subjects of this conference, the Professor Janusz W. Elsner Competition for the best fluid mechanics paper presented during the Conference is organized. Authors holding a M.Sc. or a Ph.D. degree and who are not older than 35 years of age may enter the Competition. Authors with a Ph.D. degree must present individual papers; authors with a M.Sc. degree may present papers with their supervisor as coauthor, including original results of experimental, numerical or analytic research. Six state-of-the-art keynote papers were delivered by world leading experts. All contributed papers were peer reviewed. Recommendations were received from the International Scientific Committee, reviewers and the advisory board. Accordingly, of the 163 eligible extended abstracts submitted, after a review process by the International Scientific Committee, 137 papers were selected for presentation at the 21st Fluid Mechanics Conference, 68

  11. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 67, Number 4, October 1927

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    1927-10-01

    THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL Volume 67 OCTOBER, 1927 Number 4 The Beginnings of Coast Fortifications By EDGAR B. WESLEY THE general policy of...the time were withdrawing from l\\ew York to Boston to reinforce the troops there, Marinus Willett, aided by John Morin Scott and others, seized the...Long Island. On September 15, the battalion, as part of General John Morin Scott’s brigade, participated in the retreat from l\\ew York. In October and

  12. 47,XXY Klinefelter syndrome

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    Aksglaede, Lise; Link, Katarina; Giwercman, Aleksander

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    to 75% of the patients left undetected. Typically, diagnosis is delayed with the majority of patients identified during fertility workup in adulthood, and only 10% of patients diagnosed prior to puberty. Early detection of this syndrome is recommended in order to offer treatment and intervention...... at the appropriate ages and stages of development for the purpose of preventing osteopenia/osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and other medical conditions related to hypogonadism and to the XXY as well as minimizing potential learning and psychosocial problems. The aim of this review is to present the clinical......47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome) is the most frequent sex chromosomal disorder and affects approximately one in 660 newborn boys. The syndrome is characterized by varying degrees of cognitive, social, behavioral, and learning difficulties and in adulthood additionally primary testicular failure...

  13. Support for Oceanography Magazine Volume 19, Number 1: Advances in Computational Oceanography Volume 19, Number 3: The Japan/East Sea

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    Support for Oceanography Magazine Volume 19, Number 1: Advances in Computational Oceanography Volume 19, Number 3: The Japan/East Sea Jennifer...computational oceanography and disseminate this information internationally through distribution of Oceanography magazine in print and on The Oceanography...distribution of Oceanography magazine in print and on The Oceanography Society website. OBJECTIVES Activity A: To produce an issue of Oceanography

  14. The relationship between trading volumes, number of transactions, and stock volatility in GARCH models

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    Takaishi, Tetsuya; Chen, Ting Ting

    2016-08-01

    We examine the relationship between trading volumes, number of transactions, and volatility using daily stock data of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Following the mixture of distributions hypothesis, we use trading volumes and the number of transactions as proxy for the rate of information arrivals affecting stock volatility. The impact of trading volumes or number of transactions on volatility is measured using the generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (GARCH) model. We find that the GARCH effects, that is, persistence of volatility, is not always removed by adding trading volumes or number of transactions, indicating that trading volumes and number of transactions do not adequately represent the rate of information arrivals.

  15. A Study of Number Conservation With Tasks Which Vary in Length, Area and Volume. Final Report.

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    Taranto, Maria; Mermelstein, Egon

    The objective of this study was an attempt to clarify the nature of number conservation with number conservation tasks using variations in length, area, and volume. According to Piagetian theory, conservation is attained successively for number, length, area, and, finally, volume. It was hypothesized that success on the number conservation tasks…

  16. The Guardian. Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 2008

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    2008-01-01

    predominantly DOD LE program that successfully combines joint and interagency training is CIFA’s Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment ( DACA ...Environment 29 How Is Your Antiterrorism Program Doing, and Where Is It Headed? 32 Terminology to Define the Terrorists: Recommendations from... PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES

  17. Council on Anthropology and Education Newsletter. Volume III, Number 1.

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    Singleton, John Ed.

    General information on format, included, materials, broad concerns, objectives, and availability of the newsletter are described in Volume I, ED 048 049. This issue focuses on ethnology, offering two papers presented at the American Anthropological Association symposiums. The lead paper presents a psycho-cultural developmental approach to the…

  18. The Shock and Vibration Digest. Volume 16, Number 11

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    1984-11-01

    in smooth end Structures Volume 1. Speid Topics in Eartquake .. turbulent single-vibration testing of reactor components Ground Motioe including... Mexico , Albuquerque, NM 87131, seatingoperationsduringInstallation. Shock Vib. Bull., No. 54, Pt. 2, pp 143-153 (June 1984) 4 figs, 11 refs (Proc

  19. Naval War College Review. Volume 63, Number 3, Summer 2010

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    last opera- tional assignment was as chief of staff for Cruiser- Destroyer Group 3. His most recent book is Leave No Man Behind: The Saga of Combat...actions leading from the end of the First World War until May 1940, the end of what he called the “ Twilight War.” All six volumes are masterful

  20. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 54, Number 4, December 2010

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    2010-12-01

    Web, which search engine spiders cannot index.27 What Do Policymakers Want? Policymakers require informa- tion as much as ever, but the IC is no...the blue sky in the direction of Korea saying, “Ah, Fatherland, my liberated Fatherland!” Volume II: Sabotaging American Machinations Chon’s moment...June], Bookshelf) Rome’s Wars in Parthia: Blood in the Sand by Rose Mary Sheldon (54 3 [September], Bookshelf) Shadows On The Mountains: The Allies

  1. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report. Volume 17, Number 5, May 2010

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    locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2009 2010...timeliness of reporting vary by facility. Navy Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter ...facility. Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B

  2. en el siglo XXI

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    Diana Soto Arango

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se pretende sintetizar los cambios que se han establecido en las políticas universitarias en el Siglo XX que se originaron especialmente por la denominada, tercera Revolución Industrial, en la década de los 80. Este hecho económico dio un nuevo ordenamiento internacional que ha sustentado la globalización económica y la mundialización de las ideas Lo anterior ha conllevado nuevas políticas para la universidad del mundo globalizado del Siglo XXI especialmente en una nueva sociedad de la información. Espacios comunes del conocimiento. Las universidades Latinoamericanas no han estado aisladas de este movimiento que se inicio en 1998 en Europa con el denominado. Proceso de Bolonia. El trabajo plantea, en prospectiva, los problemas que deben entrar a resolver las universidades latinoamericanas y del Caribe, para ingresar a la sociedad del conocimiento del mundo global. El trabajo se sustenta en documentos de las diferentes reuniones de las Organizaciones Internacionales, con la metodología de la historia social de la educación y de análisis prospectivo.

  3. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 20, Number 3

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    2013-03-01

    Attributes of USAF MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Pilots According to Subject Matter Experts. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH: Air Force Research Laboratory ; May...the brain caused by a sud - den external force. Surveillance of TBIs among U.S. military members is conducted by monitoring numbers and rates of TBI...signifi cant fi ndings; this result could be due in part to limited numbers of laboratory -confi rmed infl uenza infections during the periods of

  4. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report. Volume 16, Number 6, June 2009

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    Campylo- bacter Giardia Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009...Completeness and timeliness of reporting vary by facility Reporting locations Number of reports all events† Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter

  5. Naval Postgraduate School Research. Volume 10, Number 1, February 2000

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    Astronautics is the 1999 recipient of the Carl E. and Jessie W. Menneken Annual Faculty Award for Excel- lence in Scientific Research. Dr. Kaminer has...2000. D. Grove, D. Hansen, G. Hobson, and D. Schnorenberg, “Effect of Reynolds Number on Separa- tion Bubbles on Controlled-Diffusion Compressor

  6. Investigations in Mathematics Education. Volume 17, Number 3.

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    Suydam, Marilyn N., Ed.; Kasten, Margaret L., Ed.

    1984-01-01

    This issue of "Investigations in Mathematics Education" contains: (1) a review of E. Fischbein's book "The Intuitive Sources of Probabilistic Thinking in Children;" (2) nine abstracts of research studies in mathematics education; (3) a list (by EJ number) of mathematics education research studies reported in the January to…

  7. Ethnicity and Nationalism. IREX Occasional Papers, Volume 1, Number 3.

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    Massell, Gregory J.; Shoup, Paul S.

    Two papers examine the relationship between ethnicity and nationalism in the Soviet Union and in Yugoslavia. The first paper assesses the ethnicity in Soviet Central Asia. Because in recent years an increasing number of scholars has been placed in Soviet Central Asia, observation is now combined with commonly held hypotheses to determine regional…

  8. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 68, Number 1, January 1928

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    1928-01-01

    During the year a revision of the plans and estimate for the 16- inch gun installation at Bruja Point, Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, was...COMMANDINGOFFICER, Fort Amador, Canal Zone. October 27, 1927. GENERALORDERS NUMBER29. 1. On October 17, 1927, a party of observers was sent to Bruja Point. In a

  9. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 73, Number 1, July 1930

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    1930-07-01

    soldierly conviction. Sayings of the First Napoleon. Capt. Karl Bruner of the Swiss General Staff has compiled a number of the sa:yingsof Napoleon...Louis, Lucien, Jerome , Pauline, Caroline, Elisa, Madam, and numerous in-laws, has admirably per- fOJ’meda difficult task. He has become an authority

  10. Strategic Studies Quarterly. Volume 6, Number 2. Summer 2012

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    2012-06-01

    Arms Limitations Talks ( SALT ) and Strategic Arms Reductions Talks (START), which resulted in treaties reducing the number of long-range nuclear...units attacked Pakistani forces, and Indian jets bombed bases high in the Himalayan Mountains. Although Indian forces carefully stayed on their side of

  11. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 70, Number 2, February 1929

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    1929-02-01

    was decided to have a test of the experimental system of fire control which they recommended at Fort Barrancas , Florida. The program for the test was...Petre, Georgia; Fort Marion San (Marco, or St. Mark’s), Florida; Fort Barrancas , Florida; Fort Bowyer, Mobile Point; Pass Christian, and a number of...lake and river forts. In 1819, while a new coast project was in process of formation , the coast and inland forts were manned by the following

  12. The Shock and Vibration Digest. Volume 16, Number 8

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    1984-08-01

    have been examined [57]. the problem of shallow shells by using the Ritz method with algebraic polynomial trial functions Nonlinear analysi. A number...investigate the motion. Nonlinear differential equations have been vibrational behavior of turbine blades [42]. Experi- converted into nonlinear algebraic ...22 (4), Mech., Trans. ASME, 48 (3), pp 559-562 pp 247-264 (1980). (1981). 120. Tadws, R.N. and Rotman , M., "Dynamic Re- 130. Genta, G., Gola, M., et

  13. Strategic Studies Quarterly. Volume 10, Number 2, Summer 2016

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    pdf . 16. The first offset refers to the threat of massive, offensive striking power from nuclear weapons to deter the numerically superior, in military...www.nipp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IS-404. pdf ). Why US Nuclear Force Numbers Matter Strategic Studies Quarterly ♦ Summer 2016 15 and rail...Agreement, China also helped Pakistan establish two nuclear power reactors . When China signed the NPT in 1992, these types of actions were ostensibly

  14. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report. Volume 20, Number 5

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    Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE). Epilepsia . 2005;46(4):470-472. 3. Herman S. Epilepsy after brain insult. Neurology...following combat brain injury. Neurology. 2010;75:224-229. 16. Frey, LC. Epidemiology of posttraumatic epilepsy: a critical review. Epilepsia ...Begley CE, et al. Standards for epidemiologic studies and surveillance of epilepsy. Epilepsia . 2011;52(Suppl. 7):2-26. F I G U R E 4 . Number

  15. Cover Image, Volume 113, Number 9, September 2016.

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    Bolivar, Juan M; Krämer, Christina E M; Ungerböck, Birgit; Mayr, Torsten; Nidetzky, Bernd

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    Cover Legend The cover image, by Bernd Nidetzky et al., is based on the Article Development of a fully integrated falling film microreactor for gas-liquid-solid biotransformation with surface immobilized O2 -dependent enzyme, DOI: 10.1002/bit.25969. Support by the European Union (FP7 Marie Curie ITN project EUROMBR - European network for innovative microbioreactor applications in bioprocess development; Grant Agreement Number 608104) is acknowledged.

  16. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 67, Number 6, December 1927

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    1927-12-01

    Puebla , where large numbers of his short-time volunteers left him in the enemy’s country with but 7,000 men to face 20,000 Mexican troops, and the early...his own plans if necessary, and go ahead as if he meant it that way all the time. His report on Cerro Gordo narrates very well and very accurately what

  17. Military Review Volume 73 April 1993 Number 4

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    itdiciti ir ot a ployment period. Thirty-five percent t Ielt that host of muich -demogranphic eunai’les(age tn- thley were not gyiven adequate...34 standard, you will travel this many miles and be We bought the magnificent unit conduct of in the field this number of days. We know how fire trainer ...train- be some increased costs, as described below, but ing objectives. We have seldom seen trainers these are not significant. monitor and provide

  18. Strategic Studies Quarterly. Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2008

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    counterinsurgency, which required large numbers of "boots on the ground" for years, even dec- ades. The Army leadership remained wedded to the Weinberger...its multiple approaches to conflict resolution. Simply put, he studied the "home cultures" of the ethnically diverse Hawaiian population to examine the... wedded to a paradigm of wars fought face-to-face, or head-on. S - S ) Q. ’AI T * SuMM[F 2008 [ 147 ] Book Reviews As a result, Americans see

  19. The Shock and Vibration Digest. Volume 14, Number 7

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    Houbolt and Eichenbaum [103-105] have dealt with GLA in three-dimensional gusts. But a number of ’^’estigations have been carried out with respect to...of an Active Control System for Helicopter Vibration Reduction and Gust Response Alleviation," NASA CR-152377 (1980). 103. Eichenbaum , F.D...Thesis, Polytechnic Inst. of New York (1978). 5. Martin , C.R., "A Modal Control Approach for Active Control of Multi-Story Structures," Ph.D. Thesis

  20. Journal of Gravitational Physiology, Volume 12, Number 1

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    Fuller, Charles A. (Editor); Cogoli, Augusto (Editor); Hargens, Alan R. (Editor); Smith, Arthur H. (Editor)

    2005-01-01

    Processes; Orpheus 0 G or Ear in Microgravity to Establish Symptoms Concomittant of Inner and Middle Ear and Osteoporosis in Microgravity; Understanding Visual Perception in the Perspective of Gravity; Cortical Regions Associated with Orthostatic Stress in Conscious Humans; Restoration of Central Blood Volume: Application of a Simple Concept and Simple Device to Counteract Cardiovascular Instability in Syncope and Hemorrhage; WISE-2005: Integrative Cardiovascular Responses with LBNP during 60-Day Bed Rest in Women; Intracranial Pressure Increases during Weightlessness. A Parabolic Flights Study; Lower Limb & Portal Veins Echography for Predicting Risk of Thrombosis during a 90-D Bed Rest; Calf Tissue Liquid Stowage and Muscular and Deep Vein Distension in Orthostatic Tests after a 90-Day Head Down Bed Rest; Morphology of Brain Vessels in the Tail Suspended Rats Exposed to Intermittent 2 G; Alterations in Vasoreactivity of Femoral Artery Induced by Hindlimb Unweighting are Related to the Changes of Contractile Protein in Rats; and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia: A Marker of Decreased Parasympathetic Modulation after Short Duration.

  1. Acute myeloid leukemia in a patient with constitutional 47,XXY karyotype

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    Marla M. Jalbut

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    Full Text Available Klinefelter syndrome (KS, a 47,XXY chromosomal abnormality, has been shown to be associated with a number of malignancies, but has not been linked to acute leukemias to date. We present a case of a 54-year-old male diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML with monocytic differentiation, whose cytogenetic and subsequent FISH analyses revealed a constitutional 47,XXY karyotype. We also review and discuss relevant prior literature.

  2. CrossTalk. The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 16, Number 11, November 2003

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    2003-11-01

    from approximately 10 top-level accidents/ events. The Hazard and Operability ( HAZOP ) [6] approach to system and software functionality assessment has...Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 16, Number 11, November 2003 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6...requirements within international standards early in the development life cycle. by Brian Dobbing and Alan Burns Software Static Code Analysis

  3. Canadian Journal of Physics. Volume 69, Number 2 (Revue Canadienne de Physique. Volume 69, Numero 2

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    1991-02-01

    and hydrodynamics and hydromagnetics that are subject to wall cross-viscosity coefficients of the fluid. suction have been discussed by several... coefficients of k, we [12] t ( Rm 8Y2 obtain for the particular case Rm = 1 where [18] U’’o + U1o + s2Hio = 0 - 212 [19] R’o + Hlo + ulo =0 S= 2...Prandtl numbers. On prdsente une approche intgrale i l’analyse du frottement de surface dans l’dcoulement autour d’un coin, pour un fluide non newtonien A

  4. Reduced size of the amygdala in individuals with 47,XXY and 47,XXX karyotypes.

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    Patwardhan, Anil J; Brown, Wendy E; Bender, Bruce G; Linden, Mary G; Eliez, Stephan; Reiss, Allan L

    2002-01-08

    The excess of 47,XXX and 47,XXY karyotypes found in cytogenetic screening studies of individuals with schizophrenia has given support for an increased risk of psychiatric illness among men and women with sex chromosomal aneuploidy (SCA). Mesial temporal lobe structures, including the amygdala and hippocampus, are thought to be associated with abnormalities of mood and behavior in humans and in the neurobiology of schizophrenia. This study focuses on variations in volumes of mesial temporal lobe structures in men and women with SCA. Utilizing an unselected birth cohort of subjects with SCA and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we investigated the neuroanatomical consequences of a supernumerary X chromosome on the morphology of the amygdala and hippocampus. Regional and total brain volumes were measured in 10 subjects with 47,XXY, 10 subjects with 47,XXX, and 20 euploid controls. Amygdala volumes were significantly reduced in men with 47,XXY, compared to control men, while the decrease in women with 47,XXX was not as pronounced. Hippocampus volumes were preserved in both groups, compared to same-gender controls. Longitudinal studies of SCA individuals have shown an increased incidence of mild psychopathology and behavioral dysfunction in men with 47,XXY and more overt psychiatric illness in women with 47,XXX, compared to control populations. The alteration in amygdala volumes in individuals with a supernumerary X chromosome may provide a neuroanatomic basis for these findings.

  5. Estimation of surface area and pore volume of activated carbons by methylene blue and iodine numbers

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    Cleiton A. Nunes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Data of methylene blue number and iodine number of activated carbons samples were calibrated against the respective surface area, micropore volume and total pore volume using multiple regression. The models obtained from the calibrations were used in predicting these physical properties of a test group of activated carbon samples produced from several raw materials. In all cases, the predicted values were in good agreement with the expected values. The method allows extracting more information from the methylene blue and iodine adsorption studies than normally obtained with this type of material.

  6. Stereological analysis of the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus in schizophrenia: volume, neuron number, and cell types

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    Dorph-Petersen, Karl-Anton; Pierri, Joseph N; Sun, Zhuoxin

    2004-01-01

    The mediodorsal thalamic nucleus (MD) is the principal relay nucleus for the prefrontal cortex, a brain region thought to be dysfunctional in schizophrenia. Several, but not all, postmortem studies of the MD in schizophrenia have reported decreased volume and total neuronal number. However......, it is not clear whether the findings are specific for schizophrenia nor is it known which subtypes of thalamic neurons are affected. We studied the left MD in 11 subjects with schizophrenia, 9 control subjects, and 12 subjects with mood disorders. Based on morphological criteria, we divided the neurons into two...... subclasses, presumably corresponding to projection neurons and local circuit neurons. We estimated MD volume and the neuron number of each subclass using methods based on modern unbiased stereological principles. We also estimated the somal volumes of each subclass using a robust, but biased, approach...

  7. SHTEREOM I SIMPLE WINDOWS® BASED SOFTWARE FOR STEREOLOGY. VOLUME AND NUMBER ESTIMATIONS

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    Full Text Available Stereology has been earlier defined by Wiebel (1970 to be: "a body of mathematical methods relating to three dimensional parameters defining the structure from two dimensional measurements obtainable on sections of the structure." SHTEREOM I is a simple windows-based software for stereological estimation. In this first part, we describe the implementation of the number and volume estimation tools for unbiased design-based stereology. This software is produced in Visual Basic and can be used on personal computers operated by Microsoft Windows® operating systems that are connected to a conventional camera attached to a microscope and a microcator or a simple dial gauge. Microsoft NET Framework version 1.1 also needs to be downloaded for full use. The features of the SHTEREOM I software are illustrated through examples of stereological estimations in terms of volume and particle numbers for different magnifications (4X–100X. Point-counting grids are available for area estimations and for use with the most efficient volume estimation tool, the Cavalieri technique and are applied to Lizard testicle volume. An unbiased counting frame system is available for number estimations of the objects under investigation, and an on-screen manual stepping module for number estimations through the optical fractionator method is also available for the measurement of increments along the X and Y axes of the microscope stage for the estimation of rat brain hippocampal pyramidal neurons.

  8. Preservation of hippocampal neuron numbers and hippocampal subfield volumes in behaviorally characterized aged tree shrews.

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    Keuker, Jeanine I H; de Biurrun, Gabriel; Luiten, Paul G M; Fuchs, Eberhard

    2004-01-19

    Aging is associated with a decreased ability to store and retrieve information. The hippocampal formation plays a critical role in such memory processes, and its integrity is affected during normal aging. We used tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri) as an animal model of aging, because in many characteristics, tree shrews are closer to primates than they are to rodents. Young and aged male tree shrews performed a holeboard spatial memory task, which permits assessment of reference and working memory. Upon completion of the behavioral measurements, we carried out modified stereological analyses of neuronal numbers in various subdivisions of the hippocampus and used the Cavalieri method to calculate the volumes of these subfields. Results showed that the working memory of aged tree shrews was significantly impaired compared with that of young animals, whereas the hippocampus-dependent reference memory remained unchanged by aging. Estimation of the number of neurons revealed preserved neuron numbers in the subiculum, in the subregions CA1, CA2, CA3, and in the hilus of the dentate gyrus. Volume measurements showed no aging-related changes in the volume of any of these hippocampal subregions, or in the molecular and granule cell layers of the dentate gyrus of tree shrews. We conclude that the observed changes in memory performance in aging tree shrews are not accompanied by observable reductions of hippocampal neuron numbers or hippocampal volume, rather, the changes in memory performance are more likely the result of modified subcellular mechanisms that are affected by the aging process.

  9. Pateetiline kukkumine XXI sajandisse / Mari Sobolev

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    Tartu Kunstimajas ja monumentaalgaleriis avatud Reet Varblase kureeritud näitusest "Eneseksjäämine. Väikesed rollimängud XXI sajandiks". Pikemalt Terje Ojaveri performance'ist, Kai Kaljo videost "Pateetika"

  10. Reflexiones para proyectar viviendas del siglo XXI

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    Montaner, Josep Maria; Muxi Martinez, Zaida

    2010-01-01

    El articulo plantea formular una revision de los criterios de diseno de la vivienda colectiva para el siglo XXI reflejado, fundamentalmente, en que hoy en dia existe la conciencia de un cambio social...

  11. Pateetiline kukkumine XXI sajandisse / Mari Sobolev

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    2000-01-01

    Tartu Kunstimajas ja monumentaalgaleriis avatud Reet Varblase kureeritud näitusest "Eneseksjäämine. Väikesed rollimängud XXI sajandiks". Pikemalt Terje Ojaveri performance'ist, Kai Kaljo videost "Pateetika"

  12. A linear bound on the tetrahedral number of manifolds of bounded volume (after Jorgensen and Thurston)

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    We provide a detailed proof of the following folklore theorem: Let mu > 0 be a Margulis constant for 3-dimensional hyperbolic space. Then for any d>0 there exists a constant K>0, depending on mu and d, so that for any complete finite volume hyperbolic 3-manifold M, the d-neighborhood of the mu-thick part of M can be triangulated using at most K Vol(M) tetrahedra; here Vol is the hyperbolic volume function. As a corollary, we obtain the following topological interpretation of the volume: the minimal number of tetrahedra required to triangulate a link exterior in M is linearly equivalent to Vol(M); for a precise statement see Corollary 1.3.

  13. Primary visual cortex volume and total neuron number are reduced in schizophrenia

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    Dorph-Petersen, Karl-Anton; Pierri, Joseph H.; Wu, Qiang

    2007-01-01

    with schizophrenia reported an increased density of neurons in the primary visual cortex (Brodmann's area 17, BA17). The observed changes in visual processing may thus be reflected in structural changes in the circuitry of BA17. To characterize the structural changes further we used stereological methods based...... on unbiased principles of sampling (Cavalieri's principle and the optical fractionator) to estimate the total volume and neuron number of BA17 in postmortem brains from 10 subjects with schizophrenia and 10 matched normal comparison subjects. In addition, we assessed cortical thickness. We found a marked...... and significant reduction in total neuron number (25%) and volume (22%) of BA17 in the schizophrenia group relative to the normal comparison subjects. In contrast, we found no changes in neuronal density or cortical thickness between the two groups. Subjects with schizophrenia therefore have a smaller cortical...

  14. Design-based estimation of neuronal number and individual neuronal volume in the rat hippocampus

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    Hosseini-Sharifabad, Mohammad; Nyengaard, Jens Randel

    2007-01-01

    vertical sections from the hippocampus. The volume of hippocampal neurons was estimated using the rotator principle on 40 microm thick plastic vertical uniform random sections and corrected for tissue shrinkage. Application of the proposed new design should result in more accurate estimates of neuron......Tools recently developed in stereology were employed for unbiased estimation of the neuronal number and volume in three major subdivisions of rat hippocampus (dentate granular, CA1 and CA3 pyramidal layers). The optical fractionator is used extensively in quantitative studies of the hippocampus......; however, the classical optical fractionator design may be affected by tissue deformation in the z-axis of the section. In this study, we applied an improved optical fractionator design to estimate total number of neurons on 100 microm thick vibratome sections that had been deformed, in the z...

  15. Estimating marine aerosol particle volume and number from Maritime Aerosol Network data

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available As well as spectral aerosol optical depth (AOD, aerosol composition and concentration (number, volume, or mass are of interest for a variety of applications. However, remote sensing of these quantities is more difficult than for AOD, as it is more sensitive to assumptions relating to aerosol composition. This study uses spectral AOD measured on Maritime Aerosol Network (MAN cruises, with the additional constraint of a microphysical model for unpolluted maritime aerosol based on analysis of Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET inversions, to estimate these quantities over open ocean. When the MAN data are subset to those likely to be comprised of maritime aerosol, number and volume concentrations obtained are physically reasonable. Attempts to estimate surface concentration from columnar abundance, however, are shown to be limited by uncertainties in vertical distribution. Columnar AOD at 550 nm and aerosol number for unpolluted maritime cases are also compared with Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS data, for both the present Collection 5.1 and forthcoming Collection 6. MODIS provides a best-fitting retrieval solution, as well as the average for several different solutions, with different aerosol microphysical models. The "average solution" MODIS dataset agrees more closely with MAN than the "best solution" dataset. Terra tends to retrieve lower aerosol number than MAN, and Aqua higher, linked with differences in the aerosol models commonly chosen. Collection 6 AOD is likely to agree more closely with MAN over open ocean than Collection 5.1. In situations where spectral AOD is measured accurately, and aerosol microphysical properties are reasonably well-constrained, estimates of aerosol number and volume using MAN or similar data would provide for a greater variety of potential comparisons with aerosol properties derived from satellite or chemistry transport model data. However, without accurate AOD data and prior knowledge of

  16. Asymptotic preserving IMEX finite volume schemes for low Mach number Euler equations with gravitation

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    Bispen, Georgij; Lukáčová-Medvid'ová, Mária; Yelash, Leonid

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    In this paper we will present and analyze a new class of the IMEX finite volume schemes for the Euler equations with a gravity source term. We will in particular concentrate on a singular limit of weakly compressible flows when the Mach number M ≪ 1. In order to efficiently resolve slow dynamics we split the whole nonlinear system in a stiff linear part governing the acoustic and gravity waves and a non-stiff nonlinear part that models nonlinear advection effects. For time discretization we use a special class of the so-called globally stiffly accurate IMEX schemes and approximate the stiff linear operator implicitly and the non-stiff nonlinear operator explicitly. For spatial discretization the finite volume approximation is used with the central and Rusanov/Lax-Friedrichs numerical fluxes for the linear and nonlinear subsystem, respectively. In the case of a constant background potential temperature we prove theoretically that the method is asymptotically consistent and asymptotically stable uniformly with respect to small Mach number. We also analyze experimentally convergence rates in the singular limit when the Mach number tends to zero.

  17. The generalization of charged AdS black hole specific volume and number density

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    Wang, Zi-Liang; He, Miao; Fang, Chao; Sun, Dao-Quan; Deng, Jian-Bo

    2017-04-01

    In this paper, by proposing a generalized specific volume, we restudy the P- V criticality of charged AdS black holes in the extended phase space. The results show that most of the previous conclusions can be generalized without change, but the ratio {\\tilde{ρ }}_c should be 3 {\\tilde{α }}/16 in general case. Further research on the thermodynamical phase transition of black hole leads us to a natural interpretation of our assumption, and more black hole properties can be generalized. Finally, we study the number density for charged AdS black hole in higher dimensions, the results show the necessity of our assumption.

  18. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 81, Number 3, May-June 1938

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    1938-06-01

    BRADSHAW, JR., C.A.C., Editor~ VOLUME LXXXI NUMBER 3 CONTENTS PICTURES 200 FRONTISPIECE 162 PHOTO-ELECTRIC EyE 188 By Lieutmant Milan G. lVeber HAPPY NEW...concept of the war of the f"t"re as shown in the MGM film, "lVest Point of the Air." THE PHOTO-ELECTRIC EYE By lieutenant Milan G. WeberJ Coast...Commanding 92d Coast Artillery (PS) (TD) By Major R. E. Phillips An official edict of the Commonwealth Government says the hot season has arrived and

  19. Differences in relative hippocampus volume and number of hippocampus neurons among five corvid species.

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    Gould, Kristy L; Gilbertson, Karl E; Hrvol, Andrew J; Nelson, Joseph C; Seyfer, Abigail L; Brantner, Rose M; Kamil, Alan C

    2013-01-01

    The relative size of the avian hippocampus (Hp) has been shown to be related to spatial memory and food storing in two avian families, the parids and corvids. Basil et al. [Brain Behav Evol 1996;47:156-164] examined North American food-storing birds in the corvid family and found that Clark's nutcrackers had a larger relative Hp than pinyon jays and Western scrub jays. These results correlated with the nutcracker's better performance on most spatial memory tasks and their strong reliance on stored food in the wild. However, Pravosudov and de Kort [Brain Behav Evol 2006;67:1-9] raised questions about the methodology used in the 1996 study, specifically the use of paraffin as an embedding material and recalculation for shrinkage. Therefore, we measured relative Hp volume using gelatin as the embedding material in four North American species of food-storing corvids (Clark's nutcrackers, pinyon jays, Western scrub jays and blue jays) and one Eurasian corvid that stores little to no food (azure-winged magpies). Although there was a significant overall effect of species on relative Hp volume among the five species, subsequent tests found only one pairwise difference, blue jays having a larger Hp than the azure-winged magpies. We also examined the relative size of the septum in the five species. Although Shiflett et al. [J Neurobiol 2002;51:215-222] found a difference in relative septum volume amongst three species of parids that correlated with storing food, we did not find significant differences amongst the five species in relative septum. Finally, we calculated the number of neurons in the Hp relative to body mass in the five species and found statistically significant differences, some of which are in accord with the adaptive specialization hypothesis and some are not.

  20. Alemania siglo XXI: un balance

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    Full Text Available Veinte años han pasado desde que se dieron los sucesos en la República Democrática Alemana (RDA que llevarían, en noviembre de 1989, a la caída del muro de Berlín y a la reunificación de Alemania el 3 de octubre de 1990. El proceso de unificación alemana dio pie en sus comienzos a una optimista visión que, sin embargo, con el paso del tiempo ha cambiado de tal forma que hoy se habla del ‘messogiorno alemán’ para designar a la zona oriental comparándola con la zona deprimida del sur de Italia. Pero la Alemania unificada en el contexto internacional supuso también cambios para la zona occidental que, entre otros, se han traducido en la crisis del sector industrial tradicional y en el desempleo estructural. Así, a la difícil constelación de la situación interna de la Alemania reunificada, se ha adicionado la realidad internacional con una decreciente producción industrial como fenómeno global en todas las viejas naciones industriales y con un proceso de desregularización que significó en Alemania oriental la ‘privatización de toda la sociedad’. En Alemania se han llevado y se están llevando cambios sociales profundos, que no tienen comparación con ningún otro país de las potencias occidentales ni, en el caso de la ex RDA con ningún país del este. Evaluar el proceso de unificación alemana, primera potencia europea y motor del proceso de integración en ese continente, se hace imperante. El presente artículo intenta hacer un diagnóstico parcial de la nueva realidad en la Alemania unificadaa comienzos del siglo XXI.

  1. Modeling droplet vaporization and combustion with the volume of fluid method at a small Reynolds number

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    Xiao-bin ZHANG; Wei ZHANG; Xue-jun ZHANG

    2012-01-01

    The volume of fluid (VOF) formulation is applied to model the combustion process of a single droplet in a hightemperature convective air free stream environment.The calculations solve the flow field for both phases,and consider the droplet deformation based on an axisymmetrical model.The chemical reaction is modeled with one-step finite-rate mechanism and the thcrmo-physica1 properties for the gas mixture are species and temperature dependence.A mass transfer model applicable to the VOF calculations due to vaporization of the liquid phases is developed in consideration with the fluctuation of the liquid surface.The model is validated by examining the burning rate constants at different convective air temperatures,which accord well with experimental data of previous studies.Other phenomena from the simulations,such as the transient history of droplet deformation and flame structure,are also qualitatively accordant with the descriptions of other numerical results.However,a different droplet deformation mechanism for the low Reynolds number is explained compared with that for the high Reynolds number.The calculations verified the feasibility of the VOF computational fluid dynamics (CFD) formulation as well as the mass transfer model due to vaporization.

  2. Finite volume simulation of 2-D steady square lid driven cavity flow at high reynolds numbers

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work, computer simulation results of steady incompressible flow in a 2-D square lid-driven cavity up to Reynolds number (Re 65000 are presented and compared with those of earlier studies. The governing flow equations are solved by using the finite volume approach. Quadratic upstream interpolation for convective kinematics (QUICK is used for the approximation of the convective terms in the flow equations. In the implementation of QUICK, the deferred correction technique is adopted. A non-uniform staggered grid arrangement of 768x768 is employed to discretize the flow geometry. Algebraic forms of the coupled flow equations are then solved through the iterative SIMPLE (Semi-Implicit Method for Pressure-Linked Equation algorithm. The outlined computational methodology allows one to meet the main objective of this work, which is to address the computational convergence and wiggled flow problems encountered at high Reynolds and Peclet (Pe numbers. Furthermore, after Re > 25000 additional vortexes appear at the bottom left and right corners that have not been observed in earlier studies.

  3. Synapse loss from chronically elevated glucocorticoids: relationship to neuropil volume and cell number in hippocampal area CA3.

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    Tata, Despina A; Marciano, Veronica A; Anderson, Brenda J

    2006-09-20

    Individuals with clinical disorders associated with elevated plasma glucocorticoids, such as major depressive disorder and Cushing's syndrome, are reported to have smaller hippocampal volume. To understand how the hippocampus responds at the cellular and subcellular levels to glucocorticoids and how such changes are related to volume measures, we have undertaken a comprehensive study of glucocorticoid effects on hippocampal CA3 volume and identified elements in the neuropil including astrocytic volume and cell and synapse number and size. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with corticosterone (40 mg/kg), the primary glucocorticoid in rodents, or vehicle for 60 days. The CA3 was further subdivided so that the two-thirds of CA3 (nearest the dentate gyrus) previously shown to be vulnerable to corticosterone could be analyzed as two separate subfields. Corticosterone had no effect on neuropil volume or glial volume in the proximal subfield but caused a strong tendency for astrocytic processes to make up a larger proportion of the tissue and for volume of tissue made of constituents other than glial cells (primarily neuronal processes) to be smaller in the middle subfield. Within the neuropil, there were no cellular or subcellular profiles that indicated degeneration, suggesting that corticosterone does not cause prolonged damage. Corticosterone did not reduce cell number or cell or nonperforated synapse size but did cause a pronounced loss of synapses. This loss occurred in both subfields and, therefore, was independent of volume loss. Together, the findings suggest that volume measures can underestimate corticosterone effects on neural structure.

  4. Secondary School Mathematics, Chapter 15, The Real Number System, Chapter 16, Area, Volume, and Computation. Student's Text.

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    Topics covered in the first chapter of Unit 8 of this SMSG series include square roots, operations with radicals, operations with real numbers, and the structure of the real number system. The second chapter deals with measurement of area (for rectangular regions, other polygons, and circles), volume and surface area, computation involving…

  5. Volume Growth, Number of Ends and the Topology of a Complete Submanifold

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    Given a complete isometric immersion $\\phi: P^m \\longrightarrow N^n$ in an ambient Riemannian manifold $N^n$ with a pole and with radial sectional curvatures bounded from above by the corresponding radial sectional curvatures of a radially symmetric space $M^n_w$, we determine a set of conditions on the extrinsic curvatures of $P$ that guarantees that the immersion is proper and that $P$ has finite topology, in the line of the paper "On Submanifolds With Tamed Second Fundamental Form", (Glasgow Mathematical Journal, 51, 2009), authored by G. Pacelli Bessa and M. Silvana Costa. When the ambient manifold is a radially symmetric space, it is shown an inequality between the (extrinsic) volume growth of a complete and minimal submanifold and its number of ends which generalizes the classical inequality stated in Anderson's paper "The compactification of a minimal submanifold by the Gauss Map", (Preprint IEHS, 1984), for complete and minimal submanifolds in $\\erre^n$. We obtain as a corollary the corresponding ineq...

  6. Liberalnõi imperializm, ili Missija Rossii v XXI veke

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    Venemaa valmistub parlamendi- ja presidendivalimisteks. Tuntud poliitik Anatoli Tshubais esines hiljuti Peterburis, põhiteemaks Venemaa ajalooline missioon XXI sajandil, poliitiline know-how - liberaalne imperialism

  7. Discordant sex in monozygotic XXY/XX twins: a case report.

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    Tachon, G; Lefort, G; Puechberty, J; Schneider, A; Jeandel, C; Boulot, P; Prodhomme, O; Meyer, P; Taviaux, S; Touitou, I; Pellestor, F; Geneviève, D; Gatinois, V

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    We report a case of discordant phenotypic sex in monozygotic twins mosaic 47,XXY/46,XX: monozygotic heterokaryotypic twins. The twins presented with cognitive and comprehension delay, behavioural and language disorders, all symptoms frequently reported in Klinefelter syndrome. Molecular zygosity analysis with several markers confirmed that the twins are in effect monozygotic (MZ). Array comparative genomic hybridization found no evidence for the implication of copy number variation in the phenotypes. Ultrasound scans of the reproductive organs revealed no abnormalities. Endocrine tests showed a low testosterone level in Twin 1 (male phenotype) and a low gonadotrophin level in Twin 2 (female phenotype) which, combined with the results from ultrasound examination, provided useful information for potentially predicting the future fertility potential of the twins. Blood karyotypes revealed the presence of a normal 46,XX cell line and an aneuploïd 47,XXY cell line in both patients. Examination of the chromosome constitutions of various tissues such as blood, buccal smear and urinary sediment not surprisingly showed different proportions for the 46,XX and 47,XXY cell lines, which most likely explains the discordant phenotypic sex and mild Klinefelter features. The most plausible underlying biological mechanism is a post-zygotic loss of the Y chromosome in an initially 47,XXY zygote. This would result in an embryo with both 46,XX and 47,XXY cells lines which could subsequently divide into two monozygotic embryos through a twinning process. The two cell lines would then be distributed differently between tissues which could result in phenotypic discordances in the twins. These observations emphasize the importance of regular paediatric evaluations to determine the optimal timing for fertility preservation measures and to detect new Klinefelter features which could appear throughout childhood in the two subjects.

  8. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army, Volume 90, Number 1, January-February 2000

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    era and must still be present and largely unchanged in today�s emerging Force XXI. 3. FM 100-5, Operations, 2-15. 4. John K. Mahon and Romana Danysh...ample, family, religion , security or honesty. By sharing personal val- ues, they prepare themselves to dis- cover and define things they collec...Testimony before Sub- committee on Defense Appropriations, 7-8 February 1955, 23; John K. Mahon and Romana Danysh, Infantry, Part I: �Regular Army

  9. Air & Space Power Journal. Volume 28, Number 5, September-October 2014

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    5. September-October 2014 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f...Performance Evaluation of a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) Using Discrete Event Simulation,” Graduate Research Project AFIT/ MLM / ENS/05...inexpensive “off-the- shelf” light aircraft to be attached to existing advisory units; (3) estab- lish novel partnerships with contract service providers

  10. Obstetricia integral siglo XXI. Tomo I

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    El libro Obstetricia integral siglo XXI. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, se trata de una revisión, actual y profunda, de los principales tópicos en el área de la obstetricia, realizada por un grupo interdisciplinario de autores comprometidos con el mejoramiento de la calidad en el cuidado de la salud de la mujer gestante. Se ha procurado un balance entre los aspectos básicos de fisiopatología y las guías de atención clínica soportadas en evidencias científicas, con el ...

  11. BIBLIOTECHE E MEDIATECHE DEL XXI SECOLO

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    Parlare di biblioteca/ mediateca nel XXI secolo, era del web 2.0, della banda larga e delle fibre ottiche, della rivoluzione dell’editoria (ancora in fieri) e della diffusione di e-book e testi print-on-demand, potrebbe apparire a molti un tema scontato e ridondante, una realtà percepita lontana dalla nostra quotidianità proprio perché associata all’immagine (tutta ottocentesca) di una biblioteca-spazio angusto e vetusto. Nella contemporaneità, l’introduzione delle informazioni su web e l...

  12. BIBLIOTECHE E MEDIATECHE DEL XXI SECOLO

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    FIORINI, ELISA

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    Parlare di biblioteca/ mediateca nel XXI secolo, era del web 2.0, della banda larga e delle fibre ottiche, della rivoluzione dell’editoria (ancora in fieri) e della diffusione di e-book e testi print-on-demand, potrebbe apparire a molti un tema scontato e ridondante, una realtà percepita lontana dalla nostra quotidianità proprio perché associata all’immagine (tutta ottocentesca) di una biblioteca-spazio angusto e vetusto. Nella contemporaneità, l’introduzione delle informazioni su web e l...

  13. Product Placement: La publicidad del s. XXI

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    Les característiques i la versatilitat del product placement el converteixen en una opció interessant per als anunciants que desitgen una publicitat original i creativa, alhora que per als productors aquesta pràctica els permet obtenir finançament per als seus continguts. Avui en dia, aquesta tècnica no tan sols es troba en el cinema i la televisió ja que la seva presència en els videojocs, el teatre o la literatura fa que el product placement s'instauri com la publicitat del s.XXI. Las ca...

  14. The Journal of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching. Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1979.

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    Schuster, Donald, Ed.

    1979-01-01

    This volume presents articles on aspects of suggestive learning with emphasis on foreign language instruction. The following articles and reviews are included: (1) "Biofeedback in Holistic Education," by Larry O. Rouse; (2) "Report on the Helsinki Suggestopedia Seminar, June, 1978," by Kjell Weinius; (3) "Suggestology and…

  15. Journal of the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching; Volume 12, Number 1-4.

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    Schuster, Don, Ed.

    1987-01-01

    The basic focus on this journal, which publishes a wide variety of articles on suggestive and accelerative learning, is Suggestopedia theory, research, and application. Articles in the volume presented here include: "The Effects of Superlearning on Retention/Hypermnesia of Rare English Words in College Students" (Lynn D. Anderson);…

  16. Selected Bibliography of Educational Materials: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. Volume 3, Numbers 2, 3, 1969.

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    Azzouz, Azzedine; And Others

    A two volume, 200-item bibliography with English abstracts of books and articles in English and French dating from 1957 offers information on various aspects of education in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Emphasis is placed on sections dealing with educational organization in primary, secondary, vocational, and higher education; and…

  17. Selected Bibliography of Educational Materials: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. Volume 2, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 1968.

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    Azzouz, Azzedine; And Others

    Three volumes comprise a 375-item bibliography with abstracts of books and articles in English, French, Italian, and Arabic that provides information on various aspects of education in the Maghreb countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Each entry identifies the country with which it is concerned, and foreign language titles are…

  18. The Entrepreneurial Domains of American Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 34, Number 5

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    Mars, Matthew M.; Metcalf, Amy Scott

    2009-01-01

    This volume draws on a diverse set of literatures to represent the various ways in which entrepreneurship is understood in and applied to higher education. It provides a platform for debate for those considering applications of entrepreneurial principles to academic research and practices. Using academic entrepreneurship in the United States as…

  19. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 76, Number 2, March-April 1933

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    1933-04-01

    March 10, whi!e combing the 7 mc. amateur band for dx stations in the ARRL tests I heard W6AOR, Los Angeles, Calif., trying to raise Sacramento in vain...volume of approximately 1050 pages. Due to its size and the extent of the discussions it contains, the book can hardly be considered an engineers handbook .

  20. German Studies in the United States: Assessment and Outlook. Monatshefte Occasional Volume Number 1.

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    Lohnes, Walter F. W., Ed.; Nollendorfs, Valters, Ed.

    This volume focuses on two principal aspects of German studies in the United States: (1) an assessment of the German-teaching profession from primary to graduate school, with attention to its "raison d'etre" in the present academic, social, and cultural situation, as well as its structures, aims, and personnel; and (2) strategies for survival and…

  1. The Journal of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching. Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1979.

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    Schuster, Donald, Ed.

    1979-01-01

    This volume presents articles on aspects of suggestive learning with emphasis on foreign language instruction. The following articles and reviews are included: (1) "Biofeedback in Holistic Education," by Larry O. Rouse; (2) "Report on the Helsinki Suggestopedia Seminar, June, 1978," by Kjell Weinius; (3) "Suggestology and Suggestopedia Revisited,"…

  2. The Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities. Volume 2, Number 2, 2012

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    basis of the SAFE strategy (surgery, antibiotics , facial cleanliness, environmental improvement) used by the International Trachoma Initiative’s...Volume II, No. 2, 2012 83 Traditionally, the Fulani are nomadic, pastoralists, and traders who herd cattle ...Ghana, Liberia the Sudan) contain stagnant water that is used to allow the cattle , goats and sheep to drink from. The Mossi, on the other hand, are

  3. Quality, Social Justice and Accountability in Education Worldwide. BCES Conference Books, Volume 13. Number 1

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    Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Ermenc, Klara Skubic, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Niemczyk, Ewelina, Ed.

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    The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society is now running in its thirteenth year. From its modest beginnings thirteen years ago, to its impressive size today, a tradition has been the production of a conference book, consistently launched on the first day of the conference each year. This year, Volume 13 of…

  4. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 16, Number 12, December 2009

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    Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B...facility. Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis...Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c

  5. Homeschooling in Indiana: A Closer Look. Education Policy Brief. Volume 3, Number 7, Summer 2005

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    2005-01-01

    Homeschooling is quickly becoming a significant educational phenomenon. According to the Indiana Department of Education, the number of Indiana homeschooled children has increased by 400 percent over the past eight years, with a current enrollment total of 22,403. Furthermore, this number likely understates the true number of Indiana homeschooled…

  6. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 23, Number 2, February 2016

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    provides insight into possible surveil- lance artifacts and can help pinpoint areas for improvement. Th e notable drop in lab- oratory testing volume...Excludes individuals medically evacuated from CENTCOM and/or hospitalized in Landstuhl, Germany, within 10 days prior to death. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Ja nu...f h os pi ta liz at io ns Motorcycle accident-related hospitalizations Other MVA-related hospitalizations Deployment-related Conditions of Special

  7. Air and Space Power Journal - Africa and Francophonie. Volume 7, Number 3, 3rd Quarter, 2016

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    and changes to ocean buoyancy caused by melting ice may influence submarine op- erations.4 The 2010 US Quadrennial Defense Review was the first to...and for Conflict Prevention , Including through Peace Missions Shirley V. Scott, PhD Shahedul Khan Volume 7, No. 3 A S P J–A frica and Francophonie...Courts and Tribunals, and Climate Change and Conflict Prevention

  8. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 17, Number 06, June 2010

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    timeliness of reporting vary by facility. Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter ...locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2009 2010...Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c

  9. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 16, Number 9, September 2009

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    vary by facility. Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A...31 August 2009 Air Force Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella

  10. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 11, Number 1, January 2005

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    acute and rehabilitative care (e.g., physical therapy , prosthetics) received by affected servicemembers.2 Of interest, while the numbers of...Vaccine PreventableNumber of reports all events3 Giardia Hepatitis B Varicella 2. Events reported by January 7, 2003 and 2004. Shigella Sentinel

  11. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 17, Number 03, March 2010

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    of reporting vary by facility. Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella...reporting vary by facility. Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella...of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2009 2010 2009 2010

  12. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 16, Number 11, November 2009

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    timeliness of reporting vary by facility. Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella...reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008...Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2008 2009 2008 2009

  13. Effect of the volume of medium and number of oocytes during in vitro fertilization on embryo development in pigs.

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    Gil, Maria Antonia; Abeydeera, Lalantha R; Day, Billy N; Vazquez, Juan M; Roca, Jordi; Martinez, Emilio A

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    The present study was designed to determine the effect of the volume of medium (VM) and the number of oocytes (NOOC) during in vitro fertilization (IVF) on embryo development in pigs. Groups of 15, 30 and 50 in vitro matured oocytes were transferred to 2, 1 and 0.1 ml of modified Tris-buffered medium (mTBM) and inseminated with frozen-thawed spermatozoa (2000 spermatozoa/oocyte) in a 3 x 3 factorial experiment. A total of 2739 oocytes from four replicates were exposed to spermatozoa for 6 h and then cultured in embryo culture medium for 6 h (pronuclear formation) or 7 days (blastocyst formation: BF). The efficiency of fertilization (EF: number of monospermic oocytes/total number of inseminated oocytes) and BF decreased (PIVF medium (0.1 ml) and the number of oocytes during IVF (30-50) can improve the in vitro embryo production in pigs.

  14. Three-dimensional sensitivity distribution and sample volume of low-induction-number electromagnetic-induction instruments

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    Callegary, J.B.; Ferre, T. P. A.; Groom, R.W.

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    There is an ongoing effort to improve the understanding of the correlation of soil properties with apparent soil electrical conductivity as measured by low-induction-number electromagnetic-induction (LIN FEM) instruments. At a minimum, the dimensions of LIN FEM instruments' sample volume, the spatial distribution of sensitivity within that volume, and implications for surveying and analyses must be clearly defined and discussed. Therefore, a series of numerical simulations was done in which a conductive perturbation was moved systematically through homogeneous soil to elucidate the three-dimensional sample volume of LIN FEM instruments. For a small perturbation with electrical conductivity similar to that of the soil, instrument response is a measure of local sensitivity (LS). Our results indicate that LS depends strongly on the orientation of the instrument's transmitter and receiver coils and includes regions of both positive and negative LS. Integration of the absolute value of LS from highest to lowest was used to contour cumulative sensitivity (CS). The 90% CS contour was used to define the sample volume. For both horizontal and vertical coplanar coil orientations, the longest dimension of the sample volume was at the surface along the main instrument axis with a length of about four times the intercoil spacing (s) with maximum thicknesses of about 1 and 0.3 s, respectively. The imaged distribution of spatial sensitivity within the sample volume is highly complex and should be considered in conjunction with the expected scale of heterogeneity before the use and interpretation of LIN FEM for mapping and profiling. ?? Soil Science Society of America.

  15. [Fertility in patients with Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY)].

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    Kliesch, S; Zitzmann, M; Behre, H M

    2011-01-01

    In the past 10 years, our knowledge about fertility chances of patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS, 47,XXY) has changed considerably, especially when regarding the possibility of IVF ICSI treatment (in vitro fertilisation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection) with single testicular spermatozoa. Thus, it is important to take this knowledge into consideration when counselling Klinefelter patients.Germ cell degeneration in the testicles of Klinefelter patients due to their additional X chromosome is an important phenomenon in this disease which is not yet fully understood. When entering puberty, the testicular volume of KS patients increases for a short time with rising testosterone and inhibin B levels at the same time. These decrease, however, and FSH increases during puberty. This seems to indicate a critical point in time when spermatogenetic function of the testicles could still be existent. Thus, in early puberty there could possibly be a time slot when spermatozoa could be detected in the ejaculate or-if not-at least in the testicular tissue. These could be extracted by testicular sperm extraction, cryopreserved and used for intracytoplasmic sperm injection therapy later on. In the literature, a total of 133 births of children from Klinefelter fathers have been reported. This early specific procedure could lead to a better acceptance of their diagnosis and also offer the option of not being incurably infertile.

  16. Regulatory and technical reports (abstract index journal): Annual compilation for 1994. Volume 19, Number 4

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    This compilation consists of bibliographic data and abstracts for the formal regulatory and technical reports issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff and its contractors. It is NRC`s intention to publish this compilation quarterly and to cumulate it annually. The main citations and abstracts in this compilation are listed in NUREG number order. These precede the following indexes: secondary report number index, personal author index, subject index, NRC originating organization index (staff reports), NRC originating organization index (international agreements), NRC contract sponsor index (contractor reports), contractor index, international organization index, and licensed facility index. A detailed explanation of the entries precedes each index.

  17. XXI sajandi kontuurid / Paul Johnson ; refereerinud Mihkel Mutt

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    Washingtonis 14.-16. juunini peetud 'Lääne kirjanduse konverentsil' pidas põhiettekande ameerika ajaloolane ja publitsist Paul Johnson. Refereering tema 'XXI sajandi geopoliitiliste ja kultuuriliste väljavaadete' seisukohtadest

  18. XXI sajandi kontuurid / Paul Johnson ; refereerinud Mihkel Mutt

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    Washingtonis 14.-16. juunini peetud 'Lääne kirjanduse konverentsil' pidas põhiettekande ameerika ajaloolane ja publitsist Paul Johnson. Refereering tema 'XXI sajandi geopoliitiliste ja kultuuriliste väljavaadete' seisukohtadest

  19. East and Central African Journal of Surgery Volume 15 Number 2 ...

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    Background: Injury continues to account for a large number of clients attending emergency department in ... One million and two hundred people died as a result of road traffic collisions. ..... This finding is in conformity with the pattern of road ...

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    This journal includes all formal reports in the NUREG series prepared by the NRC staff and contractors; proceedings of conferences and workshops; as well as international agreement reports. The entries in this compilation are indexed for access by title and abstract, secondary report number, personal author, subject, NRC organization for staff and international agreements, contractor, international organization, and licensed facility.

  1. Defense AT&L (Volume 36, Number 5, September-October 2007)

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    Defense AT&L: September-October 2007 “Trust is critical when our products reach every soldier, everywhere, every day,” said Army Lt. Col. John Lemon ...3Number the pages in your manuscript andput your name on every page. It makes ourlife so much easier if we happen to drop a stack of papers and your

  2. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 11, Number 4, July/August 2005

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    diagnosis, and treatment of imported malaria. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Sep 11;160(16):2505-10. 2. Baird JK, Hoffman SL. Primaquine therapy for malaria...System. Reporting location Food-borne Vaccine PreventableNumber of reports all events3 Giardia Hepatitis B Varicella 2 Events reported by September 7

  3. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 6, Number 9, November 2000

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    Events are not displayed in this table. Cold Heat Campylobacter Giardia Salmonella Shigella 2. Events reported by November 7, 1999 and 2000. Number of...hospitalizations. Three percent of survivors were rehospitalized due to their injuries, 66% required outpatient physical therapy (data from 1998 and 1999

  4. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 12, Number 2, March 2006

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    U.S. Military Health System, CY2004 Medical department 1. Excludes transfers and single day chemotherapy or radiation therapy ...bacter Giardia Salmonella cumulative numbers2 for calendar years through March 31, 2005 and 2006 Shigella Hepatitis B Varicella Sentinel reportable

  5. CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 20, Number 7

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    Still, within the crowds we find insight. On his daily commute from Reston, John David Mortensen got off the escalator, located the violinist ...tickets. He remembered every number he played but doesn’t recall what the violinist played. When told he was one of the best musicians in the world

  6. Program Manager: Journal of the Defense Management College, Volume 23 Number 4, July-August 1994

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    Caruth Typography and Design Paula Croisetiere P’rograim Ma1nager (ISSN OtQY-7t 14) is Published bimonthly by the Defense Systems EQ 0 Management College...provides a standard black-and-white cover without illustrations showing the title, author, TR number and DSMC logo and similar title page. -The TRs

  7. Las amenazas globales del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available El mundo de comienzos del siglo XXI se caracteriza por el desarrollo de nuevas amenazas de carácter transnacional, a menudo protagonizadas por agentes no estatales, que ponen en cuestión los límites tradicionales entre la seguridad exterior y la seguridad interior, al tiempo que crece la conciencia de la estrecha interrelación entre los problemas económicos, sociales y medioambientales y los problemas de seguridad. Las principales amenazas pueden agruparse en cinco áreas: pobreza, enfermedades infecciosas y deterioro medioambiental; conflictos armados; proliferación de armas nucleares, biológicas, químicas y radiológicas; terrorismo; y delincuencia organizada transnacional.…

  8. High Training Volumes are Associated with a Low Number of Self-Reported Sick Days in Elite Endurance Athletes

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    Full Text Available It has been proposed that high exercise loads increase the risk of infection, most frequently reported as upper respiratory tract infections, by suppressing the immune system. Most athletes will not train when experiencing sickness due to the fear of health complications. However, high training volumes are incompatible with high rates of non-training days, regardless of the cause. The purpose of this observational study was to examine the relationship between self-reported, exercise-constraining days of sickness (days when the athlete decided not to train due to symptoms of disease, either self-reported or by a physician and the volumes of exercise training in elite endurance athletes by analyzing data from training logs kept for several years. The subjects included 11 elite endurance athletes (8 male, 3 female competing at national and international levels in cross-country skiing, biathlon and long-distance running. Training logs available from these 11 subjects added to a total of 61 training years. The number of training hours per year (462, 79-856; median, range was significantly and negatively correlated to the reported number of days not training due to sickness (15, 0-164 by a 3rd degree polynomial regression (R2 = 0.48, F ratio = 18, p < 0.0001. We conclude that elite endurance athletes can achieve high training volumes only if they also experience few sick-days.

  9. Characterization of Volume F Trash from Four Recent STS Missions: Microbial Occurrence, Numbers, and Identifications

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    Strayer, Richard F.; Hummerick, Mary E.; Richards, Jeffrey T.; McCoy, LaShelle E.; Roberts, Michael S.; Wheeler, Raymond M.

    2011-01-01

    The fate of space-generated solid wastes, including trash, for future missions is under consideration by NASA. Several potential treatment options are under active technology development. Potential fates for space-generated solid wastes: Storage without treatment; storage after treatment(s) including volume reduction, water recovery, sterilization, and recovery plus recycling of waste materials. For this study, a microbial characterization was made on trash returned from four recent STS missions. The material analyzed were 'Volume F' trash and other bags of accompanying trash. This is the second of two submitted papers on these wastes. This first one covered trash content, weight and water content. Upon receipt, usually within 2 days of landing, trash contents were catalogued and placed into categories: drink containers, food waste, personal hygiene items, and packaging materials, i.e., plastic film and duct tape. Microbial counts were obtained with cultivatable counts on agar media and direct counts using Acridine Orange fluorescent stain (AODC). Trash bag surfaces, 25 square cm , were also sampled. Direct counts were approximately 1 x 10(exp 6) microbes/square cm and cultivatable counts ranged from 1 x 10 to 1 X 10(exp 4) microbes/ square cm-2. Aerobic microbes, aerobic sporeformers, and yeasts plus molds were common for all four missions. Waste items from each category were placed into sterile ziplock bags and 1.5 L sterile DI water added. These were then dispersed by hand shaking for 2 min. prior to inoculation of count media or determining AODC. In general, cultivatable microbes were found in drinks, food wastes, and personal hygiene items. Direct counts were usually higher than cultivatable counts. Some pathogens were found: Staphylococcus auerus, Escherichia coli (fecal wastes). Count ranges: drink pouches - AODC 2 x 10(exp 6) to 1 X 10(exp 8) g(sub fw) (exp -1); cultivatable counts variable between missions; food wastes: Direct counts were close to aerobic

  10. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 17, Number 11, November 2010

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    Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B...Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009...of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2009 2010 2009 2010

  11. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 17, Number 10, October 2010

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    Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella c 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009...vary by facility. Navy Reporting locations Number of reports all eventsb Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella...Campylo- bacter Salmonella Shigella Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Varicella d 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 Air

  12. Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 21, Number 11

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    ICD-related actions comprised 190 (or one-third) of the total number of actions. A second aspect of interface man- agement was in contract costs. From a...industry standard programming languages such as eXtensi- ble Markup Language (XML), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and others. These basic WS...Drivers Demand situations Underlying Infrastructures Figure 1: Matrix Stratification With Exemplar Entities AActivities are grouped by the different sets of

  13. CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 18, Number 6

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    recommends a number of architectural practices that will help programs avoid or mitigate these dangers. by Rich McCabe and Mike Polen Identifying Your...members during multiple iterations Effective Practices for Object-Oriented System Software Architecting Rich McCabe and Mike Polen Systems and...Phone: (703) 742-7289 Fax: (703) 742-7200 E-mail: mccabe@systemsand software.org Michael Polen is a sen- ior member of the tech- nical staff at the

  14. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 20, Number 2, Issue 66, July 2013

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    original document contains color images. 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT TERMS 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT 18. NUMBER OF...electricity made upgrading candles (for practical lighting) obsolete. The advent of low-profile, stealth-like characteristics made many sur- face-to... Color of money 101. Defense Acquisition University presentation to DMSMS and Standardization Conference, Hollywood, FL. Heuristic. (n.d.). In

  15. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 4, Number 1, January 1998

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    medical treatment facilities* December, 1997 Total number Environmental Injuries Viral Hepatitis Salmonellosis Shigella Varicella Reporting of...duration may be useful to detect multifocal outbreaks of “emerging” infectious diseases, to assess their sizes and distributions, and to track the...Heat exhaustion 4 51 84 5 144 Salmonellosis 17 38 95 49 199 Heat stroke 6 13 31 2 52 Schistosomiasis 0 0 0 0 0 Hemorrhagic fever 0 0 0 2 2

  16. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 3, Number 4, June 1997

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    sentinel reportable diseases, US Army Medical Treatment Facilities* May, 1997 Total number Environmental Injuries Viral Hepatitis Salmonellosis Shigella...uncommon1,3. During March and April 1997, an outbreak of suspected spider bites occurred among trainees of five basic training companies at Fort Benning...laundry facility cleaned all trainee linen Outbreak Investigation MSMRVol. 03 / No. 04 11 and TA-50 (i.e., individual field equipment). This

  17. Title list of documents made publicly available: November 1--30, 1997. Volume 19, Number 11

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  19. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 14, Number 5, August 2007

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    in severely traumatized soft tissues are not well understood. Non-steroidal anti-infl ammatory drugs and localized radiation therapy have been eff...Shigella Hepatitis B Varicella Reporting locations Number of reports all events† Food-borne Vaccine preventable Campylo- bacter Giardia Salmonella...preventable Campylo- bacter Giardia Salmonella VOL. 14 / NO. 5 • AUGUST 2007 29 Sentinel reportable events for service members and benefi ciaries at U.S

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  1. Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data 1996 annual report. Volume 10, Number 1: Reactors

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    This annual report of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data (AEOD) describes activities conducted during 1996. The report is published in three parts. NUREG-1272, Vol. 10, No. 1, covers power reactors and presents an overview of the operating experience of the nuclear power industry from the NRC perspective, including comments about trends of some key performance measures. The report also includes the principal findings and issues identified in AEOD studies over the past year and summarizes information from such sources as licensee event reports and reports to the NRC`s Operations Center. NUREG-1272, Vol. 10, No. 2, covers nuclear materials and presents a review of the events and concerns during 1996 associated with the use of licensed material in nonreactor applications, such as personnel overexposures and medical misadministrations. Both reports also contain a discussion of the Incident Investigation Team program and summarize both the Incident Investigation Team and Augmented Inspection Team reports. Each volume contains a list of the AEOD reports issued from CY 1980 through 1996. NUREG-1272, Vol. 10, No. 3, covers technical training and presents the activities of the Technical Training Center in support of the NRC`s mission in 1996.

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  3. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 79, Number 3, May-June 1936

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    Corregidor News Letter - Panama Canal De- partment News Lette-r-Hawaiian News Lette-r-Fort Barrancas Notes - News from Fort MaeArthur- Notes from the Harbor...proud of the fact that the 25 Ist is a part of his command. After the presentation ceremonies the regiment, in mass formation , took part in the...machine-gun battalion, which in turn reduces the number of rounds that can be I1red on a particular formation of attacking airplanes. ’The

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  8. ONRASIA Scientific Information Bulletin. Volume 17, Number 2, Apr-Jun 1992

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    representative Saito depending on the observer’s viewpoint familiar with these from a large number explained that 3D is considered the is called autostereoscopic ...with other aspects of One American remarked to me that he one of a 50-inch autostereoscopic 3D this symposium. One of the most impres- didn’t...SONATINA 87 5 3.2 4.0 WIND 3D Wind Field Calculation RELAP5 90 5 3.2 4.6 Code WIND 96 15 3.3 5.0 JPEC 99 14 4.0 7.0 JPEC JAERI Performance Evalua- LLLC

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  13. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 6, Number 2, February 2000

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    Number of reported events3 Environmental Food- and Water-borne Cold Heat Campylobacter Giardia Salmonella Shigella MSMRVol. 06 / No. 02 5 Table I...category (diet therapy , physiology, surgery, and biomedical equipment maintenance/repair); three were in the “combat” category (small boat operator...1,154 802 1.82 1.70 1.95 Students 1,122 1,096 1.73 1.63 1.84 Small boat operators 2,595 2,324 1.67 1.60 1.74 Diet therapy 2,164 2,183 1.67 1.60 1.74

  14. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 85, Number 4, July-August 1942

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    of what he could see. The planes peeled 011’ one by one and began to dive at separate targets. One hummed down toward the battery. The captain grabbed...of the sap. Death may result if the fruit is eaten. The mango has leathery, green, lance-shaped leaves, a rough, gray-brown bark and a large trunk...the mango develop a rash merely by walking or resting under the tree. In the Philippines are found a number of shrubs and trees which fall in the

  15. Size-Resolved Particle Number and Volume Emission Factors for On-Road Gasoline and Diesel Motor Vehicles

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    Ban-Weiss, George A.; Lunden, Melissa M.; Kirchstetter, Thomas W.; Harley, Robert A.

    2009-04-10

    Average particle number concentrations and size distributions from {approx}61,000 light-duty (LD) vehicles and {approx}2500 medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) trucks were measured during the summer of 2006 in a San Francisco Bay area traffic tunnel. One of the traffic bores contained only LD vehicles, and the other contained mixed traffic, allowing pollutants to be apportioned between LD vehicles and diesel trucks. Particle number emission factors (particle diameter D{sub p} > 3 nm) were found to be (3.9 {+-} 1.4) x 10{sup 14} and (3.3 {+-} 1.3) x 10{sup 15} kg{sup -1} fuel burned for LD vehicles and diesel trucks, respectively. Size distribution measurements showed that diesel trucks emitted at least an order of magnitude more particles for all measured sizes (10 < D{sub p} < 290 nm) per unit mass of fuel burned. The relative importance of LD vehicles as a source of particles increased as D{sub p} decreased. Comparing the results from this study to previous measurements at the same site showed that particle number emission factors have decreased for both LD vehicles and diesel trucks since 1997. Integrating size distributions with a volume weighting showed that diesel trucks emitted 28 {+-} 11 times more particles by volume than LD vehicles, consistent with the diesel/gasoline emission factor ratio for PM{sub 2.5} mass measured using gravimetric analysis of Teflon filters, reported in a companion paper.

  16. Penicillin-induced epilepsy model in rats: dose-dependant effect on hippocampal volume and neuron number.

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    Akdogan, Ilgaz; Adiguzel, Esat; Yilmaz, Ismail; Ozdemir, M Bulent; Sahiner, Melike; Tufan, A Cevik

    2008-10-22

    This study was designed to evaluate the penicillin-induced epilepsy model in terms of dose-response relationship of penicillin used to induce epilepsy seizure on hippocampal neuron number and hippocampal volume in Sprague-Dawley rats. Seizures were induced with 300, 500, 1500 and 2000IU of penicillin-G injected intracortically in rats divided in four experimental groups, respectively. Control group was injected intracortically with saline. Animals were decapitated on day 7 of treatment and brains were removed. The total neuron number of pyramidal cell layer from rat hippocampus was estimated using the optical fractionator method. The volume of same hippocampal areas was estimated using the Cavalieri method. Dose-dependent decrease in hippocampal neuron number was observed in three experimental groups (300, 500 and 1500IU of penicillin-G), and the effects were statistically significant when compared to the control group (P<0.009). Dose-dependent decrease in hippocampal volume, on the other hand, was observed in all three of these groups; however, the difference compared to the control group was only statistically significant in 1500IU of penicillin-G injected group (P<0.009). At the dose of 2000IU penicillin-G, all animals died due to status seizures. These results suggest that the appropriate dose of penicillin has to be selected for a given experimental epilepsy study in order to demonstrate the relevant epileptic seizure and its effects. Intracortical 1500IU penicillin-induced epilepsy model may be a good choice to practice studies that investigate neuroprotective mechanisms of the anti-epileptic drugs.

  17. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 2, Number 11, November 2015

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    identical numbers of index and referent months. For analysis purposes, each index and referent month pair was character- ized in relation to gender , age...M E D I C A L S U R V E I L L A N C E M O N T H L Y R E P O R T msmr A publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch NOVEMBER...2014 Lee Hurt, DrPH, MS; Saixia Ying, PhD S U M M A R Y T A B L E S A N D F I G U R E S P A G E 2 2 Deployment- related conditions of special

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  19. Medical Business Ethics in the XXI century; Deontologia medica del siglo XXI

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    Moya Pueyo, V.

    2009-07-01

    Since ancient times the medical professional practice included moral rules in order to assure a correct approach of capital problems. These rules evolve and are now gathered in the Deontological Codes watching the Constitution and other higher Laws. There has been an increase of interest for none strictly clinical matter since the appearance of the term Bioethics. The book Deontologia medica en el siglo XXI tackles problems of first interest in the present times, thru statistics and analysis, trying to help the medical doctors that have to take ethic decisions. (Author)

  20. Extension of Finite Volume Compressible Flow Solvers to Multi-dimensional, Variable Density Zero Mach Number Flows

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    Schneider, T.; Botta, N.; Geratz, K. J.; Klein, R.

    1999-11-01

    When attempting to compute unsteady, variable density flows at very small or zero Mach number using a standard finite volume compressible flow solver one faces at least the following difficulties: (i) Spatial pressure variations vanish as the Mach number M→0, but they do affect the velocity field at leading order; (ii) the resulting spatial homogeneity of the leading order pressure implies an elliptic divergence constraint for the energy flux; (iii) violations of this constraint crucially affect the transport of mass, preventing a code to properly advect even a constant density distribution. We overcome these difficulties through a new algorithm for constructing numerical fluxes in the context of multi-dimensional finite volume methods in conservation form. The construction of numerical fluxes involves: (1) An explicit upwind step yielding predictions for the nonlinear convective flux components. (2) A first correction step that introduces pressure gradients which guarantee compliance of the convective fluxes with a divergence constraint. This step requires the solution of a first Poisson-type equation. (3) A second projection step which provides the yet unknown (non-convective) pressure contribution to the total flux of momentum. This second projection requires the solution of another Poisson-type equation and yields the cell centered velocity field at the new time. This velocity field exactly satisfies a divergence constraint consistent with the asymptotic limit. Step (1) can be done by any standard finite volume compressible flow solver. The input to steps (2) and (3) involves solely the fluxes from step (1) and is independent of how these were obtained. Thus, our approach allows any such solver to be extended to compute variable density incompressible flows.

  1. A stereological analysis of NPY, POMC, Orexin, GFAP astrocyte, and Iba1 microglia cell number and volume in diet-induced obese male mice.

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    Lemus, Moyra B; Bayliss, Jacqueline A; Lockie, Sarah H; Santos, Vanessa V; Reichenbach, Alex; Stark, Romana; Andrews, Zane B

    2015-05-01

    The hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) contains 2 key neural populations, neuropeptide Y (NPY) and proopiomelanocortin (POMC), and, together with orexin neurons in the lateral hypothalamus, plays an integral role in energy homeostasis. However, no studies have examined total neuronal number and volume after high-fat diet (HFD) exposure using sophisticated stereology. We used design-based stereology to estimate NPY and POMC neuronal number and volume, as well as glial fibrillary acidic protein (astrocyte marker) and ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule 1 (microglia marker) cell number in the ARC; as well as orexin neurons in the lateral hypothalamus. Stereological analysis indicated approximately 8000 NPY and approximately 9000 POMC neurons in the ARC, and approximately 7500 orexin neurons in the lateral hypothalamus. HFD exposure did not affect total neuronal number in any population. However, HFD significantly increased average NPY cell volume and affected NPY and POMC cell volume distribution. HFD reduced orexin cell volume but had a bimodal effect on volume distribution with increased cells at relatively small volumes and decreased cells with relatively large volumes. ARC glial fibrillary acidic protein cells increased after 2 months on a HFD, although no significant difference after 6 months on chow diet or HFD was observed. No differences in ARC ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule 1 cell number were observed in any group. Thus, HFD affects ARC NPY or POMC neuronal cell volume number not cell number. Our results demonstrate the importance of stereology to perform robust unbiased analysis of cell number and volume. These data should be an empirical baseline reference to which future studies are compared.

  2. Mobile measurements of aerosol number and volume size distributions in an Alpine valley: Influence of traffic versus wood burning

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    Weimer, S.; Mohr, C.; Richter, R.; Keller, J.; Mohr, M.; Prévôt, A. S. H.; Baltensperger, U.

    The spatial variability of highly time resolved size distributions was investigated in a narrow valley which provides the opportunity to study the impact of different sources on ambient particle concentrations during summer and winter time. The measurements were performed with a Fast Mobility Particle Sizer (FMPS) from TSI, Inc. on a mobile laboratory in Southern Switzerland. The results indicate enhanced number concentrations (between 150 000 and 500 000 cm -3) along the busy highway A2 which is the main transit route through the Swiss Alps connecting the northern and southern part of Switzerland. Especially the nanoparticles with diameters lower than 30 nm showed strongly increased number concentrations on the highway both in summer and winter. In winter time, high aerosol volume concentrations (PM 0.3) were found in villages where wood burning is often used for heating purposes. Both traffic and wood burning were found to be important sources for particulate mass which accumulates during temperature inversions in winter time. Traffic was the dominant and wood burning a minor source for the nanoparticle number concentration. This is important regarding health impacts and its attribution to different sources because wood burning might contribute most to particulate mass whereas at the same time and place traffic contributes most to particulate number. In addition, during summer time volatility measurements were performed with the FMPS showing that the nucleation mode prevalently seen on the highway was removed by more than 95% by thermal treatment.

  3. Reflexiones para proyectar viviendas del siglo XXI

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    Josep María Montaner

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo plantea formular una revisión de los criterios de diseño de la vivienda colectiva para el siglo XXI reflejado, fundamentalmente, en que hoy en día existe la conciencia de un cambio social. El texto valora una serie de cuestiones clave: ¿responde la vivienda a la diversidad de la sociedad? ¿Contribuye a mejorar la calidad de la ciudad y el territorio? ¿Se hace un uso razonable de las tecnologías disponibles? ¿Responde a unos objetivos de sostenibilidad? Los parámetros para el diseño de la vivienda en la propuesta planteada parten de la definición de unos criterios básicos que se complementan con una serie de diagramas sobre las relaciones idóneas entre ámbitos de la vivienda y espacios del edificio. Se genera un sistema de valoración integral, formado por 14 + 1 variables imprescindibles, que permite proyectar y evaluar proyectos. En conclusión, la calidad de la vivienda se resuelve tanto en la correcta resolución de su interior, como en su contacto con el espacio público del barrio, mediante una diversidad de gradientes que pasen de lo urbano a lo privado.

  4. Generalization techniques to reduce the number of volume elements for terrain effect calculations in fully analytical gravitational modeling

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    Benedek, Judit; Papp, Gabor; Kalmár, János; Szűcs, Eszter

    2017-04-01

    The available volumetric models of the crust of the Alps - Pannonian basin - Carpathians region and the 30 m x 30 m resolution DTM of Hungary contain several million and hundred million volume elements, respectively. Either rectangular prisms or polyhedrons can be used to discretize the density distribution inside these 3D structures. The calculation of the closed formulae given for the gravitational potential and its higher order derivatives, however, needs twice more runtime than that of the rectangular prism computations. Although the more detailed the better principle is generally accepted (or assumed) it is basically true only for errorless data. As soon as errors are present any calculation from the model is only a possible realization of the true gravitational field at the significance level determined by the errors. So if one really considers the reliability of input data (e.g. Moho depths, topographic heights) used in the calculations then sometimes the "less" can be equivalent to the "more" in statistical sense. As a consequence, the computational time can be significantly reduced by the optimization of the number of volume elements based on the accuracy estimates of the input data. New algorithms are proposed to minimize the number of model elements defined both in local and global coordinate systems. Common gravity field modeling programs generate optimized models for every computation points (dynamic approach), whereas the static approach provides only one optimized model for all computational points. The number of volume elements depends on a threshold value pre-defined by the error statistics of the input data. It represents the maximum difference allowed along the vertical direction Z between the initial and optimized model. Based on the static approach two different algorithms were developed. The grid-based algorithm starts with the maximum resolution polyhedral model defined on a uniform grid and generates a new polyhedral surface. The other

  5. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2

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    Paulo Cesar Chagas Rodrigues

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This issue of the Independent Journal of Management & production (IJM&P features a selection of articles submitted and revised until February 2015. Observed that works are the fruit of research and publications of undergraduate, postgraduate and entrepreneurs. It is important to mention that all the works are showed without any kind of payment. All of them are published free from payments or taxes. The publication also counts on the work of researchers from various parts of the world, which have undergone a process of peer review. As chief editor of IJM&P, I am indebted to all members of the editorial board and reviewers, which contributed to achieving a very decent job during the evaluation and revision. And that has contributed to the Journal in recognition of the international scientific community. And with all the authors, who trusted the results of their research and publications to the scrutiny of editors and reviewers who are part of our Journal.

  6. Volume 9 Number 3

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    70% of the mothers breast fed only, 1.8% formula fed their babies and 27% practiced mixed feeding. The percentage of the ... Key words: Milk formula advertisement, infant feeding practices, breast feeding. ... disadvantages of both types of infant feeding. (ACC/SCN, 2000 ..... sanitary condition and lack of adequate supply of.

  7. Changes in hippocampal volume and neuron number co-occur with memory decline in old homing pigeons (Columba livia).

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    Coppola, Vincent J; Kanyok, Nate; Schreiber, Austin J; Flaim, Mary E; Bingman, Verner P

    2016-05-01

    The mammalian hippocampus is particularly susceptible to age-related structural changes, which have been used to explain, in part, age-related memory decline. These changes are generally characterized by atrophy (e.g., a decrease in volume and number of synaptic contacts). Recent studies have reported age-related spatial memory deficits in older pigeons similar to those seen in older mammals. However, to date, little is known about any co-occurring changes in the aging avian hippocampal formation (HF). In the current study, it was found that the HF of older pigeons was actually larger and contained more neurons than the HF of younger pigeons, a finding that suggests that the pattern of structural changes during aging in the avian HF is different from that seen in the mammalian hippocampus. A working hypothesis for relating the observed structural changes with spatial-cognitive decline is offered.

  8. The Spanish "Century XXI" academy for developing elite level basketballers: design, monitoring and training methodologies.

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    Calleja-González, Julio; Mielgo-Ayuso, Juan; Lekue, José Antonio; Leibar, Xabier; Erauzkin, Julen; Jukic, Igor; Ostojic, Sergej M; Delextrat, Anne; Sampaio, Jaime; Terrados, Nicolás

    2016-01-01

    The XXI Century Academy was a 6-year state-initiated intervention program that served as an alternative to basketball clubs for players in the u-14 and u-18 age groups in Spain, under guidelines established by the Spanish Basketball Federation. It was an important and unique project on talent development in basketball. To the best of the authors' knowledge, no evidence has been reported on long-term athlete development programs in basketball worldwide. The main aim of this report is to describe the design and evaluation methods used for the XXI Century Academy as a long-term intervention program in the elite Spanish Basketball Academy, aiming to prepare basketball players to compete at the elite level. The monitoring time lasted from 1996 to 2001. A total of 55 players were assigned to the intervention groups based on age, position, maturation level, and country of origin. During this process, participants competed in up to two categories in addition to playing competitive official matches worldwide in international tournaments in their categories and with the national team in the European and World Championships (u-14 - u-18). Participants included 1 NBA player, 3 national A Team players, 10 ACB (First Spanish League) players, 5 LEB (second League) players and 39 LEB-2 EBA (third League) players. Assessments took place in a High-Performance Sports Center (CPT FADURA-GETXO- Basque Government, Getxo, Vizcaya, Spain) and consisted of health questionnaires, anthropometric measures, blood parameters, maturation level, birth age, fitness tests, training volume and intensity, physical activity, technical and tactical training, dietary intake, supplementation and injuries. Each player was assessed 4 times per year (September, December, April, June) for 4 years (16 data points). This is a purely methodological paper describing the design and evaluation methods used in the XXI Century Project, which will be used as a basis for future reporting of results. Therefore, the

  9. Genome-wide association study for semen volume and total number of sperm in Holstein-Friesian bulls.

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    Hering, D M; Oleński, K; Ruść, A; Kaminski, S

    2014-12-30

    In artificial insemination industry bulls producing high volume of semen with relatively high concentration of sperm are very desirable since they ensure stable production of commercial straws especially in case of top bulls. The aim of the study was to screen the entire bull genome to identify markers and candidate genes underlying semen volume (SV) and total number of sperm (TNS) in ejaculate produced by Holstein-Friesian bulls. Data on semen production were retrieved from records of AI center and included a population of 877 Holstein-Friesian bulls. Each bull was genotyped using the Illumina BovineSNP50 BeadChip. Genome-wide association analysis was performed with the use of GoldenHelix SVS7 software. An additive model for Linear Regression Analysis was used to estimate the effect of SNP marker for SV and TNS. After Bonferroni correction, 3 markers located on chromosome 22 reached the highest significance (rs41625599, rs41584616, rs42012507) for both traits. In the vicinity of these significant markers 3 genes are located (DCP1A, SFMBT1, TMEM110). Moreover, marker rs110109069 located on chromosome 25 was significantly associated with TNS and marker rs42438348 located on chromosome 10 has been found to be associated with SV. Some additional candidate genes were suggested to be potentially involved in analyzed traits (GALC, PRKCD, PHF7, TLR9, SPATA7). Identifying SNPs associated with the lower total number of sperm may be very useful for early recognition of a young sire as less suitable for effective semen production in artificial insemination centers.

  10. Assessment of Low Electromagnetic Fields Effects on Liver Volume and the Number of Its Megakaryocytes in NMRI Mice Fetus Liver

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: During recent decades so many researches have been engaged to assess the relation of electromagnetic fields with different powers on prevalence of fetal developmental disorders, sterility, advent of nervous and sleeping disorders, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular mortality, variety of neoplasm’s and among the rest hematopoietic and lymphatic tissue neoplasm's and even hematopoiesis disorders. The results provided by these studies are different and very miscellaneous and the research horizon in this field still is spreading. In this study the effects of low electromagnetic field (LEMF and the field intensity of 5 militesla (50 HZ on the numbers of megakaryocytes and the volume of liver in NMRI mice fetus was assessed.Materials & Methods: This experimental- analytical study has assessed the effect of LEMF (50 Hz on the number of liver's megakaryocytes and the weight of 66 three months NMRI mice embryos that they were divided into 6 groups. Experimental groups were exposed to LEMF and then randomly an embryo was selected from each mother and its liver was extracted and fixed in formalin. After providing microscopic sections according to stereological methods, cell counting was performed and data were analyzed and verified by common stereological methods and formulas. SPSS (version11.5 software and Kuruskal-Wallis and Chi-square tests were used for statistical analysis.Results: The number of liver megakaryocytes in all experimental groups comparing to sham and control groups was reduced but the difference was not significant (P>0.05, the most reduction was in 17-21 days of exposure and the least reduction was in group10-14 days of exposure. The embryos weight in all experimental groups comparing to sham and control groups was reduced, however this difference was not significant (P>0.05 and the most difference was related to group 10-14 days of exposure.Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that in pregnant

  11. Total target volume is a better predictor of whole brain dose from gamma stereotactic radiosurgery than the number, shape, or location of the lesions.

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    Narayanasamy, Ganesh; Smith, Adam; Van Meter, Emily; McGarry, Ronald; Molloy, Janelle A

    2013-09-01

    To assess the hypothesis that the volume of whole brain that receives a certain dose level is primarily dependent on the treated volume rather than on the number, shape, or location of the lesions. This would help a physician validate the suitability of GammaKnife(®) based stereotactic radiosurgery (GKSR) prior to treatment. Simulation studies were performed to establish the hypothesis for both oblong and spherical shaped lesions of various numbers and sizes. Forty patients who underwent GKSR [mean age of 54 years (range 7-80), mean number of lesions of 2.5 (range 1-6), and mean lesion volume of 4.4 cm(3) (range 0.02-22.2 cm(3))] were also studied retrospectively. Following recommendations of QUANTEC, the volume of brain irradiated by the 12 Gy (VB12) isodose line was measured and a power-law based relation is proposed here for estimating VB12 from the known tumor volume and the prescription dose. In the simulation study on oblong, spherical, and multiple lesions, the volume of brain irradiated by 50%, 10%, and 1% of maximum dose was found to have linear, linear, and exponentially increasing dependence on the volume of the treated region, respectively. In the retrospective study on 40 GKSR patients, a similar relationship was found to predict the brain dose with a Spearman correlation coefficient >0.9. In both the studies, the volume of brain irradiated by a certain dose level does not have a statistically significant relationship (p ≥ 0.05) with the number, shape, or position of the lesions. The measured VB12 agrees with calculation to within 1.7%. The results from the simulation and the retrospective clinical studies indicate that the volume of whole brain that receives a certain percentage of the maximum dose is primarily dependent on the treated volume and less on the number, shape, and location of the lesions.

  12. Acne in Klinefelter syndrome-46XY/47XXY mosaicism?

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    Chembolli Lakshmi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Klinefelter syndrome (KFS is the most common non-heritable sex chromosome anomaly caused by nondisjunction during cell division and contains two or more X chromosomes. More than two third of all cases are homogenous (47XXY and the remaining are mosaic (46XY/47XXY. Lower limb ulcers are frequently observed and attributed to impaired fibrinolysis. A case of KFS with post acne scars and leg ulcers is presented. The rarity of acne in this syndrome is explained by the phenomenon of mosaicism.

  13. La escuela para el siglo XXI

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    Juan Delval

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Centro Europeo de Derecho La escuela para el siglo XXI Currículo: doctor en Filosofía. Catedrático de Psicología Evolutiva y Educación en la Univer- sidad Autónoma de Madrid. Sus líneas de investigación versan sobre el desarrollo del pen- samiento infantil, especialmente en lo relativo a la lógica, a la formación del pensamiento científico y a la construcción de nociones sociales, así como a su aplicación a la formación de conocimientos en la escuela. Trabaja también sobre la historia de la psicoLa escuela debería ser un lugar privilegiado para proporcionar una formación que permita participar plenamente en la vida ciudadana y democrática, pero pode- mos percibir hoy que existe una contradicción entre el tipo de educación que se proporciona en las escuelas, y el modelo de sociedad al que formalmente se aspira. Lo que tendríamos que conseguir es constituir escuelas que sean demo- cráticas y que preparen a los individuos para actuar como auténticos ciudadanos, y no como súbditos. ¿Cómo se hace?, ¿cómo podemos llegar hacia una escuela que cumpla esas funciones?, ¿qué tendríamos que hacer en las escuelas para poder encaminarnos hacia la formación de individuos que tengan este tipo de características? Si optamos por fomentar la existencia de individuos felices y au- tónomos hay que comenzar por emprender una serie de reformas.

  14. La intermedialidad en el siglo XXI

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    Ruth Cubillo Paniagua

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    Full Text Available El frenético y paradójico movimiento que marca la convivencia de los individuos en el siglo XXI, produce cambios en las formas de representación de la realidad, pues al cambiar nuestra percepción del mundo y la forma en que habitamos en él, cambian las maneras de representarlo. Aquí surge y se hace útil la noción de intermedialidad, porque nos permite dar cuenta de los espacios de diálogo entre las prácticas significantes -o procesos artístico-culturales- y los medios tecnológicos o digitales. Cuando se habla de intermedialidades surgen varias preguntas fundamentales: ¿qué sucede cuando dialogan diversas manifestaciones artísticas ontológicamente tradicionales con las formas de expresión propias de las tecnologías digitales? ¿Cuáles son las implicaciones del concepto de intermedialidad? y, en el contexto de la academia, ¿qué nuevos campos de estudio surgen al partir de esta noción? ¿Qué impacto tienen los estudios desde la intermedialidad sobre el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje y sobre la investigación que efectuamos desde las diversas disciplinas, sobre el mundo de la industria cultural y sobre el patrimonio cultural de  nuestros países? Algunas de estas preguntas procuran ser contestadas en este trabajo, otras solamente se plantean para generar un debate necesario.

  15. Source appointment of fine particle number and volume concentration during severe haze pollution in Beijing in January 2013.

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    Liu, Zirui; Wang, Yuesi; Hu, Bo; Ji, Dongsheng; Zhang, Junke; Wu, Fangkun; Wan, Xin; Wang, Yonghong

    2016-04-01

    Extreme haze episodes repeatedly shrouded Beijing during the winter of 2012-2013, causing major environmental and health problems. To better understand these extreme events, particle number size distribution (PNSD) and particle chemical composition (PCC) data collected in an intensive winter campaign in an urban site of Beijing were used to investigate the sources of ambient fine particles. Positive matrix factorization (PMF) analysis resolved a total of eight factors: two traffic factors, combustion factors, secondary aerosol, two accumulation mode aerosol factors, road dust, and long-range transported (LRT) dust. Traffic emissions (54%) and combustion aerosol (27%) were found to be the most important sources for particle number concentration, whereas combustion aerosol (33%) and accumulation mode aerosol (37%) dominated particle volume concentrations. Chemical compositions and sources of fine particles changed dynamically in the haze episodes. An enhanced role of secondary inorganic species was observed in the formation of haze pollution. Regional transport played an important role for high particles, contribution of which was on average up to 24-49% during the haze episodes. Secondary aerosols from urban background presented the largest contributions (45%) for the rapid increase of fine particles in the severest haze episode. In addition, the invasion of LRT dust aerosols further elevated the fine particles during the extreme haze episode. Our results showed a clear impact of regional transport on the local air pollution, suggesting the importance of regional-scale emission control measures in the local air quality management of Beijing.

  16. Uniparental disomy (UPD) for fra(X) in a 47,XXY male

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    Torfs, C.P.; Christianson, R.E.; Amos, J.A.; Huang, X.L.; Kang, X.Z. [Center for Human Genetics Boston Univ. School of Medicine, Boston, MA (United States)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    We report a 4-year-old hyperactive, mentally retarded male with 47,XXY and UPD for fra(X). Speech and motor delay were first noted at age 15 months. He has no dysmorphic features, normal ears, hyperextensible joints, small testes, and no history of seizures. His mother has prominent lowest ears, a long midface, anteverted nostrils, hyperextensible joints, malocclusion, and had learning problems in school. Routine chromosome analysis revealed the proband to be 47,XXY. Parental chromosomes were normal in number. The proband was fra(X) positive [30/160 cells, 18%]. No cells had two expressed fra(X)s; however, this may be a function of the low level of expression and the number of cells scored. Maternal cells were also fra(X) positive [19/205, 9.2%]. Southern analysis demonstrated the mother to be heterozygous for a methylated, full mutation (>220 repeats); her normal FMR-1 gene was disproportionately unmethylated. The proband had two fully expanded and methylated FMR-1 genes, one the same size as the maternal gene and the other >620 repeats. RFLP analysis revealed a maternal meiotic II error, the result of which was UPD of the X chromosome.

  17. Construcción con tierra en el siglo XXI

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Earthen construction during the 21rst century first decade has resurfaced worldwide as a sustainable, low environmental impact and great expressive material. The research and the number of projects has been increased related to the growth of the associations, institutions, universities and events surrounding this sector. These projects have managed to modernize the traditional techniques of building with earth in order to adapt them to today’s projecting needs, and have been widely recognized for its quality. The aim of this article is to provide a global view on earth construction internationally, providing technical data of its utilization in contemporary architectural projects.

    La construcción con tierra durante la primera década del siglo XXI ha resurgido en todo el mundo como un material con propiedades sostenibles, de bajo impacto ambiental y de gran capacidad expresiva. Se ha experimentado un crecimiento a nivel de proyectos e investigaciones sobre el material relacionado con el aumento de número de asociaciones, instituciones, universidades y eventos alrededor de este sector. Los proyectos actuales han sabido modernizar las técnicas tradicionales de construcción con tierra para adaptarlas a las necesidades proyectuales y constructivas, siendo ampliamente reconocidos por su calidad. El objetivo de este artículo es ofrecer una visión actual sobre la construcción con tierra a nivel internacional, aportando datos técnicos de su utilización en proyectos arquitectónicos contemporáneos.

  18. El capital en el siglo XXI de Thomas Piketty

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    Estrada, Fernando

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    This review of the book by Thomas Piketty, the capital in the XXI century, presents the central themes of the work and exposes its scope on the relationship between inequality and wealth. In particular a positive reflections on the progressive tax is added.

  19. Study of association between ovarian volume with the number of antral follicles and third day of menstruation FSH in infertile patients referred to Omid Persian gulf infertility Clinic

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    Full Text Available Background: Ovarian reserve tests have appeared as important, useful and new tools in evaluation of infertile women and by doing these tests, we can do for infertile couples advanced and necessary measures quickly. The goal of this study was to investigate the association between ovarian volume, Antral follicle counts and serum level of FSH at the third day of menstruation. Material and Methods: This study was conducted on 78 women between 18-49 years old who referred to Omid Persian gulf infertility Clinic with complaining of infertility in 2014. In patients who had inclusion criteria, measurement of ovarian volume were done with calculation of three diameters and the number of antral follicles by using vaginal ultrasound in third day of menstruation. Also, in this patients were measured the levels of FSH&LH in third day of menstruation. Pearson correlation coefficient were used to examine the relationship between ovarian volume and the number of Antral follicles and serum levels. Results: ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts (p=0.0001 decreased and serum level of FSH (p=0.0001 and LH (p=0,022 increased significantly with increasing of age. There was a strong positive correlation between ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts (r=0.96, p=0.0001 and there was a strong reversed correlation between ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts with FSH (r=0.50, p=0.0001. Conclusion: By increasing age, ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts decreased and FSH&LH levels increased. In fact, in the initial study of infertile patients, even by diagnosis of reduction in ovarian volume and Antral follicle count should be performed advanced therapies and there is no need to wait for expensive tests result.

  20. IX International congress “Energy efficiency. XXI century”

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    The congress “Energy efficiency. XXI century. Engineering methods for reducing the energy consumption in buildings” took place in St. Petersburg on 11 November 2015. The article describes the main reports of the plenary meeting, primarily devoted to the Russian laws in the energy saving field. Furthermore, the summary of reports of the section “Building thermophysics: increasing the energy efficiency of residential and public buildings during the major repairs and reconstruction” is given....

  1. EL MANEJO DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD EN EL SIGLO XXI

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    ARIEL E. LUGO

    2001-01-01

    ser humano está transformando rápidamente el planeta Tierra (Meyer y Turner, 1994; Vitousek et al., 1997a). Su actividad tiene efectos globales que modifican el ambiente terrícola (Tabla I). Estos cambios, que comenzaron con la revolución industrial del siglo XIX, serán más notables en el siglo XXI en lo que se ha denominado la era Homogeocena donde el efecto...

  2. IX International congress “Energy efficiency. XXI century”

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    V.M. Yakubson

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    The congress “Energy efficiency. XXI century. Engineering methods for reducing the energy consumption in buildings” took place in St. Petersburg on 11 November 2015. The article describes the main reports of the plenary meeting, primarily devoted to the Russian laws in the energy saving field. Furthermore, the summary of reports of the section “Building thermophysics: increasing the energy efficiency of residential and public buildings during the major repairs and reconstruction” is given....

  3. Thermodynamics of Condensed Phases: Formula Unit Volume, "V[subscript m]", and the Determination of the Number of Formula Units, "Z", in a Crystallographic Unit Cell

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    Glasser, Leslie

    2011-01-01

    Formula unit (or molecular) volume, "V[subscript m]", is related to many thermodynamic and physical properties of materials, so that knowledge of "V[subscript m]" is useful in prediction of such properties for known and even hypothetical materials. The symbol "Z" represents the number of formula units in a crystallographic unit cell; "Z" thus…

  4. Sida- Tuberculosis La Epidemia del Siglo XXI

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    decreciente se estabilizaba y a partir de 1984, comenzaba a ascender paulatinamente y, en algunas regiones del planeta en forma vertiginosa.

    Este despertar del proceso llamó naturalmente la atención de los científicos, algunos de cuyos exponentes más destacados se reunieron en Londres en abril de 1993 en la Escuela Londinense de Higiene y Medicina Tropical, para celebrar el tercer Foro sobre tuberculosis que se llamó De regreso al futuro (Back to the future con el objeto de analizar las causas productoras de este inesperado ascenso.

    Este renacer de la tuberculosis en el mundo se destacaba desde hacía algún tiempo no solamente en las revistas médicas sino que en los periódicos diarios y en los magazines semanales tanto de Europa como de los EE.UU., se observaban con gran frecuencia llamativos titulares referentes al asunto.

    El factor hallado como el más relievante en la patología actual que pudiera destacarse como el causante de esta reactivación, fue el Síndrome de Inumodeficiencia Adquirida SIDA nuevo proceso descrito clínicamente en 1981 y cuya causaetiológica es descubierta por Montagnier en Francia y Gallo en EE.UU. en 1983 -101 años después del descubrimiento de Koch-, un virus de características especiales entre ellas las mutaciones frecuentes, proceso que se propagó rápidamente primero entre los negros especialmente de Haití, luego entre los homosexuales y posteriormente cubriendo todos los estratos humanos, tanto en sexo, como en estado socioeconómico y razas, para convertirse en la epidemia más peligrosa y de más difícil control que ataca en la actualidad al hombre.

    Al coincidir la iniciación de la epidemia de SIDA con el alza en la incidencia de TBC, los estudios del Foro menciona do fueron dedicados especialmente a la simbiosis de estos dos procesos patológicos, que constituyen sin duda la llamada EPIDEMIA DEL SIGLO XXI.

    Analizaremos algunos de los factores relacionados con el tratamiento de la tuberculosis

  5. University library and the new challenges of the XXI century. La biblioteca universitaria ante los nuevos retos del siglo XXI.

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    University libraries face the new challenges and kind of work of this century and turn into centres for the research and learning. This bibliographic review is focused on the changes that have marked the transition to the new paradigm of scientific-informative activity, with the arrival of information and communication technologies and the transformation of higher education which have an impact on other kinds of teaching and learning process in the information and knowledge society of the XXI...

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    system, - vascular and electrodermal responses, where discussion was centered around finger pulse volume and skin potential activity , - sleep and cyclic... activity , where five papers discussed human sleep , and laterality and the influence of left or right hemisphere lesions on behavior. . An example of...psychophysiology of hypnosis, sleep , and electroencephalography. He is a member of . several professional associations which include the Japanese

  7. The Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council. Volume 71, Number 3, Fall 2014

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    natural hazards such as floods and hurricanes — all are examples of mass rescue scenarios that initiate mass rescue operations ( MROs ). As the volume of...individual MRO events may be more severe, as vessels and aircraft passenger capacity expands. Worldwide, total cruise ship capacity is currently about...frequency of annual voyages are increasing, that does not automatically mean that more MRO events will occur. In general, these newer vessels and

  8. Social Behavior and Autism Traits in a Sex Chromosomal Disorder: Klinefelter (47XXY) Syndrome

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    van Rijn, Sophie; Swaab, Hanna; Aleman, Andre; Kahn, Rene S.

    2008-01-01

    Although Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) has been associated with psychosocial difficulties, knowledge of the social behavioral phenotype is limited. We examined specific social abilities and autism traits in Klinefelter syndrome. Scores of 31 XXY men on the Scale for Interpersonal Behavior and the Autism Spectrum Questionnaire were compared to 24…

  9. Social behavior and autism traits in a sex chromosomal disorder : Klinefelter (47XXY) syndrome

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    van Rijn, Sophie; Swaab, Hanna; Aleman, Andre; Kahn, Rene S.

    2008-01-01

    Although Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) has been associated with psychosocial difficulties, knowledge of the social behavioral phenotype is limited. We examined specific social abilities and autism traits in Klinefelter syndrome. Scores of 31 XXY men on the Scale for Interpersonal Behavior and the Au

  10. Xploring social cognitive pathways to psychopathology: Studies with Klinefelter (XXY) men

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    Rijn, S. van

    2007-01-01

    De novo occurring genetic variations provide an opportunity the study the effects of genes on brain development and behavior. In this regard, Klinefelter syndrome, characterized by a XXY chromosomal pattern, is of significant interest. Although intelligence in XXY men is within the normal range,

  11. Social behavior and autism traits in a sex chromosomal disorder : Klinefelter (47XXY) syndrome

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    van Rijn, Sophie; Swaab, Hanna; Aleman, Andre; Kahn, Rene S.

    2008-01-01

    Although Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) has been associated with psychosocial difficulties, knowledge of the social behavioral phenotype is limited. We examined specific social abilities and autism traits in Klinefelter syndrome. Scores of 31 XXY men on the Scale for Interpersonal Behavior and the

  12. Xploring social cognitive pathways to psychopathology: Studies with Klinefelter (XXY) men

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    Rijn, S. van

    2007-01-01

    De novo occurring genetic variations provide an opportunity the study the effects of genes on brain development and behavior. In this regard, Klinefelter syndrome, characterized by a XXY chromosomal pattern, is of significant interest. Although intelligence in XXY men is within the normal range, spe

  13. Social Behavior and Autism Traits in a Sex Chromosomal Disorder: Klinefelter (47XXY) Syndrome

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    van Rijn, Sophie; Swaab, Hanna; Aleman, Andre; Kahn, Rene S.

    2008-01-01

    Although Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) has been associated with psychosocial difficulties, knowledge of the social behavioral phenotype is limited. We examined specific social abilities and autism traits in Klinefelter syndrome. Scores of 31 XXY men on the Scale for Interpersonal Behavior and the Autism Spectrum Questionnaire were compared to 24…

  14. Scaling of neuron number and volume of the pulvinar complex in New World primates: comparisons with humans, other primates, and mammals.

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    Chalfin, Brandon P; Cheung, Desmond T; Muniz, José Augusto P C; de Lima Silveira, Luiz Carlos; Finlay, Barbara L

    2007-09-20

    The lateral posterior nucleus and pulvinar (LP-pulvinar complex) are the principal thalamic nuclei associated with the elaborate development of the dorsal and ventral streams of the parietal cortex in primates. In humans, a novel site of origin for a subpopulation of pulvinar neurons has been observed, the ganglionic eminence of the telencephalon. This additional site of neuron origin has been proposed to contribute to the pulvinar's evolutionary expansion (Letinic and Rakic [2001] Nat Neurosci 4:930-936). Studies of neuron number in the LP-pulvinar complex in gibbon, chimpanzee, and gorilla compared to humans, however, did not show that the human LP-pulvinar was unexpectedly large (Armstrong [1981] Am J Phys Anthropol 55:369-383). Here we enlarge the allometric basis for comparison by determining neuron number in the LP-pulvinar complex of six New World primates (Cebus apella, Saimiri ustius, Saguinus midas niger, Alouatta caraya, Aotus azarae, and Callicebus moloch) as well as measuring LP-pulvinar volume in a further set of 24 species including additional primates, carnivores, and rodents. The volume of the LP-pulvinar complex scaled with positive allometry with respect to brain volume across all species examined. The scaling of the number of neurons in the LP-pulvinar complex was extremely similar in New World primates and anthropoid apes, with the human LP-pulvinar value close to the regression line. Comparison of the relative volumes of the LP-pulvinar in the larger sample confirmed this observation, and further demonstrated that both primates and carnivores showed a "grade shift" in its size compared to rodents, with the pulvinar comprising a greater proportion of total brain volume across the board. Diurnal, nocturnal, or crepuscular niche did not discriminate LP-pulvinar size across taxa.

  15. Do the number and volume of surgical lung biopsies influence the diagnostic yield in interstitial lung disease? A propensity score analysis.

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    Fibla, Juan J; Brunelli, Alessandro; Allen, Mark S; Wigle, Dennis; Shen, Robert; Nichols, Francis; Deschamps, Claude; Cassivi, Stephen D

    2015-02-01

    Our objective was to evaluate whether the number and volume of surgical lung biopsies (SLB) influence the diagnosis of diffuse interstitial lung disease (ILD). Retrospective study of SLB for suspected ILD in patients from the Mayo Clinic from January 2002 to January 2010. Data were collected in the institution and analyzed. 311 patients were studied. Mean number of biopsies was 2.05 (SD 0.6); 1 biopsy in 50 (16%), 2 in 198 (63.7%), 3 in 59 (19%) and 4 in 4 (1.3%). Histopathologic diagnosis was: definitive (specific): 232 (74.6%), descriptive (non-specific): 76 (24.4%), no diagnosis: 3 (1%). After excluding patients without diagnosis (n=3), there were 50 patients with only 1 biopsy, 196 with 2 and 62 with 3 or 4; the definitive diagnostic yield was similar in all 3 groups (37/50; 74%, 150/196; 77%, and 45/62; 73%) (Chi-square, p value 0.8). The propensity score analysis between patients with 1 SLB and patients with more than 1 SLB also showed no difference in diagnostic yield. Regarding the volume of biopsies, mean total volume was 34.4 cm(3) (SD 46): 41.2 cm(3) (3 cases) in patients with no diagnosis; 33.6 cm(3) (232 cases, SD 47) in patients with specific diagnosis; and 36.6 cm(3) (76 cases, SD 44) in patients with descriptive diagnosis. Biopsy volume had no influence on histopathology yield (ANOVA, p value .8). The number and volume of the biopsy specimens in SLB did not seem to influence diagnosis. Based on our results, we believe a single sample from a representative area may be sufficient for diagnosis. Randomized prospective trials should be performed to optimize SLB for ILD. Copyright © 2014 SEPAR. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  16. The interstitial nuclei of the human anterior hypothalamus: an investigation of sexual variation in volume and cell size, number and density.

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    Byne, W; Lasco, M S; Kemether, E; Shinwari, A; Edgar, M A; Morgello, S; Jones, L B; Tobet, S

    2000-02-21

    The four interstitial nuclei of the anterior hypothalamus (INAH) have been considered as candidate human nuclei for homology with the much studied sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area of the rat. Assessment of the INAH for sexual dimorphism has produced discrepant results. This study reports the first systematic examination of all four INAH in the human for sexual variation in volume, neuronal number and neuronal size. Serial Nissl-stained coronal sections through the medial preoptic area and anterior hypothalamus were examined from 18 males and 20 females who died between the ages of 17 and 65 without evidence of hypothalamic pathology or infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. A computer-assisted image-analysis system and commercial stereology software package were employed to assess total volume, neuronal number and mean neuronal size for each INAH. INAH3 occupied a significantly greater volume and contained significantly more neurons in males than in females. No sex differences in volume were detected for any of the other INAH. No sexual variation in neuronal size or packing density was observed in any nucleus. The present data corroborate two previous reports of sexual dimorphism of INAH3 but provide no support for previous reports of sexual variation in other INAH.

  17. Bacillus thuringiensis: legado para el siglo XXI Bacillus thuringiensis: the legacy to the XXI century

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    Orduz S.

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    of the broad use in several countries, resistant strains of some of the susceptible insects have appeared. The aim of this review is to elaborate a theoretical framework of the current state of research on B. thuringiensis, describing briefly the knowledge on this bacterium, with emphasis on biological phenomena that underlie its toxic activity and the problems that will be faced during the XXI century with the increasingly common resistance, all this analyzed from a biotechnological perspective.

  18. SU-E-T-568: Improving Normal Brain Sparing with Increasing Number of Arc Beams for Volume Modulated Arc Beam Radiosurgery of Multiple Brain Metastases

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    Hossain, S; Hildebrand, K; Ahmad, S [University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Larson, D; Ma, L [University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (United States); Sahgal, A [University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

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    Purpose: Intensity modulated arc beams have been newly reported for treating multiple brain metastases. The purpose of this study was to determine the variations in the normal brain doses with increasing number of arc beams for multiple brain metastases treatments via the TrueBeam Rapidarc system (Varian Oncology, Palo Alto, CA). Methods: A patient case with 12 metastatic brain lesions previously treated on the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion (GK) was used for the study. All lesions and organs at risk were contoured by a senior radiation oncologist and treatment plans for a subset of 3, 6, 9 and all 12 targets were developed for the TrueBeam Rapidarc system via 3 to 7 intensity modulated arc-beams with each target covered by at least 99% of the prescribed dose of 20 Gy. The peripheral normal brain isodose volumes as well as the total beam-on time were analyzed with increasing number of arc beams for these targets. Results: All intensisty modulated arc-beam plans produced efficient treatment delivery with the beam-on time averaging 0.6–1.5 min per lesion at an output of 1200 MU/min. With increasing number of arc beams, the peripheral normal brain isodose volumes such as the 12-Gy isodose line enclosed normal brain tissue volumes were on average decreased by 6%, 11%, 18%, and 28% for the 3-, 6-, 9-, 12-target treatment plans respectively. The lowest normal brain isodose volumes were consistently found for the 7-arc treatment plans for all the cases. Conclusion: With nearly identical beam-on times, the peripheral normal brain dose was notably decreased when the total number of intensity modulated arc beams was increased when treating multiple brain metastases. Dr Sahgal and Dr Ma are currently serving on the board of international society of stereotactic radiosurgery.

  19. Difference in intraosseous blood vessel volume and number in osteoporotic model mice induced by spinal cord injury and sciatic nerve resection.

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    Ding, Wen-Ge; Yan, Wei-hong; Wei, Zhao-Xiang; Liu, Jin-Bo

    2012-07-01

    In the present study, we examined intraosseous blood vessel parameters of the tibial metaphysis in mice using microcomputed tomography (µCT) to investigate the relationship between post-nerve-injury osteoporosis and local intraosseous blood vessel volume and number. Mice were randomly divided into groups receiving spinal cord injury (SCI), sciatic nerve resection group (NX), or intact controls (30 mice/group). Four weeks after surgery, mice were perfused with silicone and the distribution of intraosseous blood vessels analyzed by μCT. The bone density, μCT microstructure, biomechanical properties, and the immunohistochemical and biochemical indicators of angiogenesis were also measured. The SCI group showed significantly reduced tibial metaphysis bone density, μCT bone microstructure, tibial biomechanical properties, indicators of angiogenesis, and intraosseous blood vessel parameters compared to the NX group. Furthermore, the spinal cord-injured mice exhibited significantly decreased intraosseous blood vessel volume and number during the development of osteoporosis. In conclusion, these data suggest that decreased intraosseous blood vessel volume and number may play an important role in the development of post-nerve-injury osteoporosis.

  20. Down syndrome child with 48,XXY,+21 karyotype

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    Full Text Available Cytogenetic analysis in 60 clinically suspected cases of Down syndrome and their parents was carried out using conventional Giemsa-trypsin-banding technique. Fifty-five individuals (91% exhibited a free trisomy 21. Robertsonian translocations were seen in three cases and two cases exhibited a normal karyotype. A four-month-old child, the second-born of non-consanguineous parents, possessed an extra X chromosome in addition to trisomy 21. The proband′s parents and his brother showed a normal karyotype. The phenotypic characteristics of this child have been discussed in the light of the published reports on double aneuploidies of XXY and trisomy 21.

  1. Venezuela: del neoliberalismo al socialismo del siglo XXI

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    Pedro Rodríguez Rojas

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    En este trabajo se aborda la dinámica de la aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela y sus consecuencias económicas, políticas y sociales hasta llegar a la propuesta de construir el socialismo del siglo XXI. Para ello hacemos una breve retrospectiva de lo que ha sido la sociedad venezolana desde la década de 1970, del auge rentístico hasta llegar a la crisis de la década de 1980 y la inserción del programa neoliberal. La aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela, como en buen parte d...

  2. El futuro de El Salvador de cara al siglo XXI

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    Martínez Peñate, Oscar

    2000-01-01

    El Salvador entra al siglo XXI, en convalecencia de las heridas causadas por el reciente conflicto armado, éste fue el resultado dela falta de democracia en el país, la que se materializaba en el terrorismo de Estado ejecutado por los gobiernos de derecha a través dela Fuerza Armada de El-Salvador (FAS) . La persecución, encarcelamientos, torturas, asesinatos y masacres se pusieron a la orden del día, con el propósito de tratar de destruir la lucha por la democracia.

  3. Force Planning Considerations for Army XXI

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    diminishing numbers and growing demand for their services. 63 27 Projections of microbial threats (e.g., Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa fevers ) to U.S...8-10. For a detailed discussion of compellence, its origins , and the nuances of the term, see Thomas C. Schelling, Arms and Influence, New Haven, CN...generation of technology or be poised for doing so as the last of the force receives its original issue. This condition should surprise no one. It is

  4. Regulatory and technical reports (abstract index journal): Compilation for second quarter 1997 April--June. Volume 22, Number 2

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    This journal includes all formal reports in the NUREG series prepared by the NRC staff and contractors; proceedings of conferences and workshops; as well as international agreement reports. The entries in this compilation are indexed for access by title and abstract, secondary report number, personal author, subject, NRC organization for staff and international agreements, contractor, international organization, and licensed facility.

  5. College Counseling in High Schools: Advising State Policy. The Progress of Education Reform. Volume 15, Number 6

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    Zinth, Jennifer Dounay

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    In recent years, many states have set ambitious postsecondary completion or attainment goals, driven in part by concerns that other OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations are outpacing the United States in the number of adults holding a postsecondary credential. While the U.S. has made modest gains since 2000 in the…

  6. Program Manager: Journal of the Defense Systems Management College, Volume 22, Number 5, September-October 1993

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    PROGRAM MANAGER Mangig diorPARADIGM SHIFT Catherine M. Clark Associate Editor E Esther M. Farria Art Director Greg Caruth Typography and Design Paula...Director, DSMC showing the title, author, TR number and DSMC logo Press, for publication consideration. No prearrange- and similar title page. ments are

  7. Regulatory and technical reports (abstract index journal): Compilation for first quarter 1996, January--March. Volume 21, Number 1

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  8. ¿ES VIABLE EL CONDUCTISMO EN EL SIGLO XXI? / IS BEHAVIORISM VIABLE IN THE XXI CENTURY?

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    Telmo Eduardo Peña Correal

    2010-01-01

    RESUMENSe hace una revisión conceptual sobre el conductismo en la cual se discuten sus principales características, con elobjetivo de determinar su viabilidad como propuesta para la psicología del siglo XXI. A partir del supuesto de que elconductismo no es una teoría unificada de la psicología, sino una filosofía de esta disciplina, se presentan los tópicos sobrelos cuales hay mayor coincidencia entre los conductistas, a saber, la idea de que la psicología es una ciencia natural, que esuna ci...

  9. The Church and Socialism of the XXI Century

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    Francois Houtart

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Recuerdo que hace dos meses vine a participar en el seminario organizado por el Serpaj (Servicio de Paz y Justicia; ahora estoy particularmente feliz de estar nuevamente con ustedes para hablar sobre el Socialismo del siglo XXI y la Iglesia del siglo XXI. De hecho, el tema es realmente de actualidad puesto que en América Latina vivimos por primera vez esta situación, después de mucho tiempo, en el que pasamos de las resistencias a las alternativas, no digo que sea la alternativa definitiva, pero se trata de pasos en dirección de las alternativas. América Latina es el único continente en el mundo actual que experimenta alternativas. Si consideramos por ejemplo el Asia, allí se vive el neoliberalismo más como una oportunidad que como una agresión. Es muy claro para la opinión general en América Latina que el neoliberalismo ha sido una agresión económica, política, cultural. En cambio, en países como la India,Vietnam y China se mira el neoliberalismo o el capitalismo tal vez como una oportunidad, por eso estamos todavía en estado, no solamente de construcción de alternativas, sino aún de resistencias.

  10. Regulatory and technical reports (abstract index journal): Compilation for third quarter 1994, July--September. Volume 19, Number 3

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    This compilation consists of bibliographic data and abstracts for the formal regulatory and technical reports issues by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff and its contractors. It is NRC`s intention to publish this compilation quarterly and to cumulate it annually. The main citations and abstracts in this compilation are listed in NUREG number order: NUREG-XXXX, NUREG/CP-XXXX, NUREG/CR-XXXX, and NUREG/IA-XXXX. These precede the following indexes: Secondary Report Number Index, Personal Author Index, Subject Index, NRC Originating Organization Index (Staff Reports), NRC Originating Organization Index (International Agreements), NRC Contract Sponsor Index (Contractor Reports) Contractor Index, International Organization Index, Licensed Facility Index. A detailed explanation of the entries precedes each index.

  11. Regulatory and technical reports (abstract index journal): Compilation for third quarter 1996 July--September. Volume 21, Number 3

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    This compilation consists of bibliographic data and abstracts for the formal regulatory and technical reports issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff and its contractors. It is NRC`s intention to publish this compilation quarterly and to cumulate it annually. The main citations and abstracts in this compilation are listed in NUREG number order: NUREG-XXXX, NUREG/CP-XXXX, NUREG/CR-XXXX, and NUREG/IA-XXXX. These precede the following indexes: secondary report number index; personal author index; subject index; NRC originating organization index (staff reports); NRC originating organization index (international agreements); NRC contract sponsor index (contractor reports); contractor index; international organization index; and licensed facility index. A detailed explanation of the entries precedes each index.

  12. Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data 1994-FY 95 annual report. Volume 9, Number 2

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    This annual report of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data (AEOD) describes activities conducted during CY 1994 and FY 1995. The report is published in three parts. NUREG-1272, Vol. 9, No. 1, covers power reactors and presents an overview of the operating experience of the nuclear power industry from the NRC perspective, including comments about the trends of some key performance measures. The report also includes the principal findings and issues identified in AEOD studies over the past year and summarizes information from such sources as licensee event reports, diagnostic evaluations, and reports to the NRC`s Operations Center. NUREG-1272, Vol. 9, No. 2, covers nuclear materials and presents a review of the events and concerns associated with the use of licensed material in nonreactor applications, such as personnel overexposures and medical misadministrations. Both reports also contain a discussion of the Incident Investigation Team program and summarize both the Incident Investigation Team and Augmented Inspection Team reports. Each volume contains a list of the AEOD reports issued from 1980 through FY 1995. NUREG-1272, Vol. 9, No. 3, covers technical training and presents the activities of the Technical Training Center in support of the NRC`s mission.

  13. Test plan for composting studies involving weight and volume reduction of leaf and stalk biomass: DOE/OTD TTP{number_sign} SR17SS53 {ampersand} TTP{number_sign} SR18SS41

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    Wilde, E.W.; Kastner, J.; Murphy, C.; Santo Domingo, J.

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    SRTC and a panel of experts from off-site previously determined that composting was the most attractive alternative for reducing the volume and weight of biomass that was slightly radioactive. The SRTC proposed scope of work for Subtask 2 of TTP{number_sign} SR17SS53 and TTP{number_sign} SR18SS41 involves bench scale studies to assess the rates and efficiencies of various composting schemes for volume and weight reduction of leaf and stalk biomass (SB). Ultimately, the data will be used to design a composting process for biomass proposed by MSE for phytoremediation studies at SRS. This could drastically reduce costs for transporting and disposing of contaminated biomass resulting from a future major phytoremediation effort for soil clean-up at the site. The composting studies at SRTC includes collaboration with personnel from the University of Georgia, who will conduct chemical analyses of the plant material after harvest, pre-treatment, and composting for specific time periods. Parameters to be measured will include: lignin, hemicellulose, cellulose, carbon and nitrogen. The overall objective of this project is to identify or develop: (1) an inexpensive source of inoculum (consisting of nutrients and/or microorganisms) capable of significantly enhancing biomass degradation, (2) an optimum range of operating parameters for the composting process, and (3) a process design for the solid state degradation of lignocellulosic biomass contaminated with radionuclides that is superior to existing alternatives for dealing with such waste.

  14. http://www.ijecse.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Volume-1Number-2PP-196-197.pdf

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    Full Text Available A properly configured firewall is a good starting point in securing a computer network. However, complex network environments that involve higher number of participants and endpoints require better security infrastructure. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS, proposed as a solution to perimeter defense, have many open problems and it is clear that better solutions must be found. Due to many unsolved problems associated with IDS, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS is introduced. The main idea in IPS is to be proactive. Network intrusion prevention system (NIPS becomes more complex due to the rapid growth of network bandwidth and requirement of network security. However existing solutions, either hardware-based or software-based cannot obtain a good tradeoff between performance and flexibility. In this paper, intrusion prevention can be used to and block malicious activity upon detection. To be specific intrusion prevention may involve dropping packets that can be considered malicious, blocking any traffic from an IP address that may be offending, sending alarms, resetting of connections, correcting cyclic redundancy errors etc.

  15. XXI Pärnu filmifestival tuleb valikkavaga / Lii Bärlin

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    24. ja 25. juulil näidatakse huvilistele Rakvere Teatrikinos XXI Pärnu filmifestivali raames filmide valikkava. Filme soovitavad Mark Soosaar, Rakvere Teatrikino projektijuht Jaanus Kaasik. Lisatud filmide kava

  16. Decoding development in the XXI century: subjectivity, complexity, sinapsis, sinergy, recursivity, lidership and territorial dependency

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      BOISIER, Sergio. Decoding development in the XXI century: subjectivity, complexity, sinapsis, sinergy, recursivity, lidership and territorial dependency. Semest. Econ. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.27, pp. 11-37. ISSN 0120-6346...

  17. XXI Pärnu filmifestival tuleb valikkavaga / Lii Bärlin

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    24. ja 25. juulil näidatakse huvilistele Rakvere Teatrikinos XXI Pärnu filmifestivali raames filmide valikkava. Filme soovitavad Mark Soosaar, Rakvere Teatrikino projektijuht Jaanus Kaasik. Lisatud filmide kava

  18. Como liberar los clientes del servicio: el reto del siglo XXI

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    Fisk, Raymond P

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    Liberar a los clientes de servicios es el reto empresarial del siglo XXI. Muchas organizaciones tienen estructuras organizacionales y procesos que pretenden mas ejercer un control sobre los clientes que brindarles un servicio...

  19. Different nano-particles volume fraction and Hartmann number effects on flow and heat transfer of water-silver nanofluid under the variable heat flux

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    Forghani-Tehrani, Pezhman; Karimipour, Arash; Afrand, Masoud; Mousavi, Sayedali

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    Nanofluid flow and heat transfer composed of water-silver nanoparticles is investigated numerically inside a microchannel. Finite volume approach (FVM) is applied and the effects of gravity are ignored. The whole length of Microchannel is considered in three sections as l1=l3=0.151 and l2=0.71. The linear variable heat flux affects the microchannel wall in the length of l2 while a magnetic field with strength of B0 is considered over the whole domain of it. The influences of different values of Hartmann number (Ha=0, 10, 20), volume fraction of the nanoparticles (ɸ=0, 0.02, 0.04) and Reynolds number (Re=10, 50, 200) on the hydrodynamic and thermal properties of flow are reported. The investigation of slip velocity variations under the effects of a magnetic field are presented for the first time (to the best knowledge of author) while the non-dimensional slip coefficient are selected as B=0.01, 0.05, 0.1 at different states.

  20. Curcumin and sertraline prevent the reduction of the number of neurons and glial cells and the volume of rats' medial prefrontal cortex induced by stress.

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    Noorafshan, Ali; Abdollahifar, Mohammad-Amin; Asadi-Golshan, Reza; Rashidian-Rashidabadi, Ali; Karbalay-Doust, Saied

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    Chronic stress induces morphological changes in the neurons of several brain regions, including medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). This region is involved in variety of behavioral tasks, including learning and memory. Our previous work showed that stress impaired function. The present work extends the earlier work to study mPFC in stressed and non-stressed rats with or without sertraline or curcumin treatments using stereological methods. Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and curcumin is the main ingredient of turmeric with neuroprotective effects. In this study, 42 male rats were randomly assigned to seven groups: stress + distilled water, stress + olive oil, stress + curcumin (100 mg/kg/day), stress + sertraline (10 mg/kg/day), curcumin, sertraline, and control groups. After 56 days, the right mPFC was removed. The volume of mPFC and its subdivisions and the total number of neurons and glia were estimated. The results showed ~8%, ~8%, and 24% decrease in the volume of the mPFC and its prelimbic and infralimbic subdivisions, respectively. However, the anterior cingulated cortex remained unchanged. Also, the total number of the neurons and glial cells was significantly reduced (11% and 5%, respectively) in stress (+distilled water or olive oil) group in comparison to the non-stressed rats (Psertraline and stress + curcumin groups in comparison to the non-treated stressed rats (Psertraline could prevent the stress-induced changes in mPFC.

  1. El socialismo del siglo XXI, ¿una alternativa factible?

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    Full Text Available Este escrito hace un análisis crítico de una de las fuentes del socialismo del siglo XXI. Los regímenes socialistas del siglo XX distorsionaron el modelo teórico marxista, en parte debido a la imposibilidad del cálculo económico en el sistema socialista centralizado. Allin Cottrell y Paul Cockshott sostienen que esta imposibilidad se puede superar con el uso de computadores y la tecnología de Internet. El artículo critica algunos aspectos económicos y políticos de su propuesta. La crítica de los aspectos económicos se inspira en el socialismo de mercado, mientras que la de los aspectos políticos se desarrolla a partir de los debates sobre el liberalismo político o igualitario.

  2. PRINCIPIOS PARA UNA ESCUELA INCLUSIVA EN EL SIGLO XXI

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    Full Text Available Es nuestro propósito, en este trabajo, hacer una breve reflexión en voz alta, a medio camino entre la teoría y la práctica educativa, retroalimentada por el conocimiento acumulado en esta materia, sobre cuál es la situación actual de la organización escolar y cuáles podrían ser las condiciones, prácticas y principios para una escuela inclusiva en el siglo XXI, y por tanto, qué características debería cumplir una nueva organización escolar para dar respuesta a la sociedad del siglo que acabamos de iniciar.

  3. BUENA FORTUNA Y LIBERTAD EN QUODLIBETALES XXI DE DUNS ESCOTO

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    Durante la Edad Media, uno de los temas más controversiales debatidos en las universidades de Artes y Teología del siglo XIII europeo, fue la relación posible entre la fortuna y la libertad, discusión ésta fomentada por la circulación de un opúsculo que se adjudicaba a Aristóteles, denominado De bona fortuna. En la cuestión XXI de Quaestiones quodlibetales, Duns Escoto -apoyándose en tal apócrifo- analiza qué es lo que el Estagirita entiende por fortuna, y qué relación cabe con la causa del q...

  4. La pedagogía profesional del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available El artículo hace un breve repaso en torno a tres aspectos fundamentales respecto la pedagogía y la función profesional del pedagogo/a del siglo XXI. En primer lugar reseñar algunos de los ejes de transición pedagógica en los que estamos inmersos en este cambio de siglo. En segundo lugar, y derivado de este primer análisis, se apuntan algunos aspectos de la evolución de la identidad profesional pedagógica y de su formación universitaria. Finalmente, se apunta la importancia que en este proceso tendrá la capacidad de organización profesional del colectivo para poder desarrollar óptimamente su función social.

  5. University library and the new challenges of the XXI century.

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    Full Text Available University libraries face the new challenges and kind of work of this century and turn into centres for the research and learning. This bibliographic review is focused on the changes that have marked the transition to the new paradigm of scientific-informative activity, with the arrival of information and communication technologies and the transformation of higher education which have an impact on other kinds of teaching and learning process in the information and knowledge society of the XXI century. We discuss the necessity of developing skills and knowledge among the librarians as part of a process of informational alphabetization. Some styles of work in these institutions are described, which help strengthen the information and knowledge management and the learning process. The main objective is to inform about the work the university library and its transformation into a knowledge industry facing the challenges of this century.

  6. Viajando con Don Quijote en el siglo XXI

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    Resumen. El Quijote ha cabalgado con nosotros por largo tiempo y como si no fuera suficiente la lucha contra los molinos de viento, don Quijote de la Mancha tendrá que luchar contra muchas situaciones de nuestra época actual. ¿Logrará esta hazaña el Caballero de la Triste Figura? El reto es dar la respuesta.

    Por tal motivo, la autora de este ensayo traslada al Caballero de la Triste Figura y lo inserta a la sociedad del siglo XXI. Transforma los valores, costumbres y puntos de vistas de la época en que se desarrolla la obra literaria y establece una serie de correlaciones entre el texto literario, el personaje principal y las diversas situaciones cotidianas actuales. Ciertamente, Don Quijote seguirá luchando contra las situaciones de nuestra época actual. Sin duda alguna este hidalgo está aún entre nosotros.

     

    Abstract. Don Quixote has ridden with us for a long time now, and as if his fight against windmills were not enough, Don Quixote still has many more difficult situations to combat in the present times.  Will the Knight of the Sad Figure accomplish this new deed?

    It is our challenge to find an answer to this inquiry. For this purpose, the author of this essay inserts the Knight of the Sad Figure in XXI century society. The author transforms the values, costumes and points of view of the times of the literary piece and establishes a series of relationships between the literary text, the main character and several current daily life situations. Don Quixote will certainly continue his fight against all the conditions we encounter nowadays. There is no doubt, then, that this knight still lives among us.

  7. Mental development in polysomy X Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY; 48,XXXY): effects of incomplete X inactivation.

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    Samango-Sprouse, C

    2001-06-01

    The child with XXY or a variant form is a fertile ground for scientific investigation because of the homogeneity of the disorder and the increased prevalence of learning disorders associated with it. However, the research studies of boys with XXY (Klinefelter syndrome) have been plagued by a variety of factors from small sample size, methodological flaws, and ascertainment bias. In spite of these shortcomings, there remains some consistency to the neurobehavioral profile of this disorder. In general, the prenatal population of boys with XXY is less affected developmentally and is more academically successful than the boys identified through postnatal diagnosis. Boys with XXY often have decreased muscle tonus, delayed speech, and language skills with an increased incidence of reading differences and dyslexia. It does appear that social difficulties may be mediated by language processing problems and temperamental issues. The neurobehavioral and neurocognitive phenotype of boys with XXY places them at risk for school failure and secondary behavioral disturbances. Therefore, early evaluation and intervention is strongly recommended since the prognosis may be improved significantly with appropriate therapeutic intervention. The natural history of this disorder is not well defined from the neurodevelopmental, neuroimaging, and cytogenetic perspective. Further investigation into the effects and the relationships between parental origin and outcome may provide many answers regarding the variability of the disorder. Lastly, some promising theories have been postulated regarding the neurobiological etiology of this disorder, which requires more investigation if we are to understand the pathogenesis of this XXY and its effect on learning.

  8. Brain Tissue Volumes and Perfusion Change with the Number of Optic Neuritis Attacks in Relapsing Neuromyelitis Optica: A Voxel-Based Correlation Study.

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    Full Text Available Recent neuroimaging studies show that brain abnormalities in neuromyelitis optica (NMO are more frequent than earlier described. Yet, more research considering multiple aspects of NMO is necessary to better understand these abnormalities. A clinical feature of relapsing NMO (RNMO is that the incremental disability is attack-related. Therefore, association between the attack-related process and neuroimaging might be expected. On the other hand, the immunopathological analysis of NMO lesions has suggested that CNS microvasculature could be an early disease target, which could alter brain perfusion. Brain tissue volume changes accompanying perfusion alteration could also be expected throughout the attack-related process. The aim of this study was to investigate in RNMO patients, by voxel-based correlation analysis, the assumed associations between regional brain white (WMV and grey matter volumes (GMV and/or perfusion on one side, and the number of optic neuritis (ON attacks, myelitis attacks and/or total attacks on the other side. For this purpose, high resolution T1-weighted MRI and perfusion SPECT imaging were obtained in 15 RNMO patients. The results showed negative regional correlations of WMV, GMV and perfusion with the number of ON attacks, involving important components of the visual system, which could be relevant for the comprehension of incremental visual disability in RNMO. We also found positive regional correlation of perfusion with the number of ON attacks, mostly overlapping the brain area where the WMV showed negative correlation. This provides evidence that brain microvasculature is an early disease target and suggests that perfusion alteration could be important in the development of brain structural abnormalities in RNMO.

  9. Brain Tissue Volumes and Perfusion Change with the Number of Optic Neuritis Attacks in Relapsing Neuromyelitis Optica: A Voxel-Based Correlation Study.

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    Sánchez-Catasús, Carlos A; Cabrera-Gomez, José; Almaguer Melián, William; Giroud Benítez, José Luis; Rodríguez Rojas, Rafael; Bayard, Jorge Bosch; Galán, Lídice; Sánchez, Reinaldo Galvizu; Fuentes, Nancy Pavón; Valdes-Sosa, Pedro

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    Recent neuroimaging studies show that brain abnormalities in neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are more frequent than earlier described. Yet, more research considering multiple aspects of NMO is necessary to better understand these abnormalities. A clinical feature of relapsing NMO (RNMO) is that the incremental disability is attack-related. Therefore, association between the attack-related process and neuroimaging might be expected. On the other hand, the immunopathological analysis of NMO lesions has suggested that CNS microvasculature could be an early disease target, which could alter brain perfusion. Brain tissue volume changes accompanying perfusion alteration could also be expected throughout the attack-related process. The aim of this study was to investigate in RNMO patients, by voxel-based correlation analysis, the assumed associations between regional brain white (WMV) and grey matter volumes (GMV) and/or perfusion on one side, and the number of optic neuritis (ON) attacks, myelitis attacks and/or total attacks on the other side. For this purpose, high resolution T1-weighted MRI and perfusion SPECT imaging were obtained in 15 RNMO patients. The results showed negative regional correlations of WMV, GMV and perfusion with the number of ON attacks, involving important components of the visual system, which could be relevant for the comprehension of incremental visual disability in RNMO. We also found positive regional correlation of perfusion with the number of ON attacks, mostly overlapping the brain area where the WMV showed negative correlation. This provides evidence that brain microvasculature is an early disease target and suggests that perfusion alteration could be important in the development of brain structural abnormalities in RNMO.

  10. Prism. Volume 2, Number 4

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    late 19th century when samurai lords were stripped of their military functions to fashion a new state that could compete with the West.18 In China...mass armies under Napoleon.17 In Japan, it occurred at the dawn of the Meiji era in the late 19th century when samurai lords were stripped of their

  11. Phalanx. Volume 47, Number 2

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    Articulation of affordability con- straints, with acquired/estimated parametric understanding of impacts; • Data synthesis with more com- plete...in four phases (see Figure 1). For this MORS AA CoP meeting, a working group was assigned to each phase with a synthesis group respon- sible for...Washington, DC. Available at http://www.nap.edu/catalog. php ?record_id=14682. United Nations. 2005. World Confer ence on Disaster Reduction, Jan

  12. Prism. Volume 4, Number 1

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    sector. In Michoacán, the La Familia cartel was identified as organizing and taxing the illegal extraction of ore from mines in the region and its...their dealings with the Mexican group La Familia , had sent part of their earnings to the PRC.65 Chinese-owned gambling operations in Latin america...Latin america: a View on Security from the Southern Cone,” Military Review (September–October 2006), 60–66. 56 See Segovia. 57 “Vende La Familia

  13. Phalanx. Volume 47, Number 1

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    staff, for making this event a great success by any measure ! This month, we are seeing an- other first for MORS: a workshop that grew out of a...software programs (Go-To-Meeting™ by Citrix, WebEx™ by Cisco, and Google Hang- Out™ Google), and length of presen - tation (ranging from 5 to 60...computer. Each webinar topic was selected by the planning team for its value in the following professional sectors: aca- demia, defense, government

  14. Oceanography, Volume 5, Number 1

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    compacted for efficient com- some cases weakly two-way interactive, coupling munication ( Garthner et al.. 1991). will supplv with atmospheric models...depiction of the ocean mesoscale, which may be Garthner . J.P., B.R. Mendenhall and R.M. Clancy, 1991: Navv an important contributor to the global heat bal

  15. Prism. Volume 3, Number 1

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    are a considerable economic cost on neighbors, and even more so if they are carrying infectious diseases such as HIV /AIDS, as they often are...their troubled status, such as Nigeria and Venezuela . Indeed, few countries have improved their scores more than a few points in the half...tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV /AIDS. For HIV /AIDS, sub-Saharan Africa colonel Birame Diop, Senegalese air Force, is seconded as the Director of the african

  16. Phalanx. Volume 47, Number 4

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    travel rules and requirements. I hope that most of the restrictions are behind us now. Also, my deepest thanks goes to Greg Parlier, the...genealogy, and travelling . MORS Directors Aaron Burciaga and Harrison Schramm have been invited to join the INFORMS Business Analytics . Each will lead...colleagues retiring to lives of leisure , I realize that often words of wisdom from a waning generation may not ring true with our younger readers

  17. Papel de la radioterapia en el siglo XXI Role of radiotherapy in the XXI century

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    Full Text Available En los últimos veinte años el extraordinario auge de la informática ha permitido desarrollos tecnológicos trascendentales al servicio de la precisión en los tratamientos radioterápicos: en la obtención de imágenes en tres dimensiones, en los sistemas de planificación y en las unidades de irradiación. De manera que en menos de dos décadas se ha pasado de la radioterapia en dos dimensiones (RT 2D a la radioterapia conformada en 3D (RTC3D y a la modulación de la intensidad de la radiación para la máxima conformación (IMRT. La alta precisión en la entrega de la radiación ajusta la dosis prescrita al volumen blanco preservando mejor los tejidos sanos adyacentes. De manera que se puede aspirar a mejorar el índice terapéutico en dos sentidos, bien disminuyendo la toxicidad tardía cuando esta es un problema de suficiente entidad o escalando la dosis en el volumen blanco para aumentar el control tumoral sin provocar más la toxicidad. Un último componente en llegar a la radioterapia del presente resulta de importancia capital: la imagen guiada, que permite dirigir los haces de irradiación adaptándolos a los posibles cambios de posición del volumen blanco antes o durante el tratamiento.In the last twenty years the extraordinary rise of information technology has made possible key technological developments at the service of precision in radiotherapy treatments: in obtaining three-dimensional images, in systems planning and in radiation units. Thus in less than two decades there progress has been made from radiotherapy in two dimensions (RT 2D to 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT and to modulation of intensity modulated radiotherapy for maximum conformation (IMRT. High precision in radiation delivery adjusts the prescribed dosage to the white volume, better preserving the adjacent healthy tissue. It is thus possible to aspire to improving the therapeutic index in two respects, either reducing late toxicity when this is a problem of

  18. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (37th) Held in Houston, Texas on 1-4 December 1993. Pages 5309-6146. Journal of Applied Physics. Volume 73. Number 10, Part 2 A

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    Reprint: Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (37th) Held in Houston, Texas on 1-4 December 1993. Pages 5309-6146. Journal of Applied Physics . Volume 73. Number 10, Part 2 A

  19. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (37th) Held in Houston, Texas on 1-4 December 1993. Pages 5309-6146. Journal of Applied Physics. Volume 73. Number 10, Part 2 B,

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  20. Expanding the phenotypic profile of boys with 47, XXY: the impact of familial learning disabilities.

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    Samango-Sprouse, Carole A; Stapleton, Emily J; Mitchell, Francie L; Sadeghin, Teresa; Donahue, Thomas P; Gropman, Andrea L

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    The aim of the study was to examine the impact of familial learning disabilities (FLD) on the phenotypic profile of 47, XXY males and the possibility that 47, XXY males with more severe cognitive deficits may be partially a consequence of familial dyslexia/reading disorder. We wondered if FLD could pose an additional risk for complex neurodevelopmental differences in 47, XXY. The neurodevelopmental profile of males with 47, XXY has been characterized by developmental dyspraxia, language-based learning disorders, executive dysfunction, reading, and attentional deficits. One hundred eighteen boys with 47, XXY diagnosed prenatally who did not receive early hormonal treatment were divided into two groups based on positive histories of FLD and given comprehensive neurodevelopmental evaluations between 36 and 108 months. The assessments included intelligence (nonverbal and verbal), neuromotor (fine and gross), speech, and language. The group with FLD performed significantly lower in multiple neurodevelopmental domains of the Wechsler of VIQ P = 0.015, FSIQ P = 0.0005, the Brief IQ P = 0.0525 of the Leiter, in Auditory Comprehension P = 0.0505, Expressive Communication P = 0.0055, and neuromotor domains of Manual Coordination P = 0.0032, Fine Motor Control P = 0.0378, and Motor Coordination P = 0.008. Our study demonstrates the influence of FLD on neurodevelopment and expands the phenotypic profile of 47, XXY, suggesting some neurodevelopmental variability is attributable to other factors than the additional X. FLD may increase the vulnerability of the 47, XXY children and anticipatory guidance should be provided to families.

  1. Linear correlation between the number of olfactory sensory neurons expressing a given mouse odorant receptor gene and the total volume of the corresponding glomeruli in the olfactory bulb

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    Bressel, Olaf Christian; Khan, Mona

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    ABSTRACT Chemosensory specificity in the main olfactory system of the mouse relies on the expression of ∼1,100 odorant receptor (OR) genes across millions of olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) in the main olfactory epithelium (MOE), and on the coalescence of OSN axons into ∼3,600 glomeruli in the olfactory bulb. A traditional approach for visualizing OSNs and their axons consists of tagging an OR gene genetically with an axonal marker that is cotranslated with the OR by virtue of an internal ribosome entry site (IRES). Here we report full cell counts for 15 gene‐targeted strains of the OR‐IRES‐marker design coexpressing a fluorescent protein. These strains represent 11 targeted OR genes, a 1% sample of the OR gene repertoire. We took an empirical, “count every cell” strategy: we counted all fluorescent cell profiles with a nuclear profile within the cytoplasm, on all serial coronal sections under a confocal microscope, a total of 685,673 cells in 56 mice at postnatal day 21. We then applied a strain‐specific Abercrombie correction to these OSN counts in order to obtain a closer approximation of the true OSN numbers. We found a 17‐fold range in the average (corrected) OSN number across these 11 OR genes. In the same series of coronal sections, we then determined the total volume of the glomeruli (TGV) formed by coalescence of the fluorescent axons. We found a strong linear correlation between OSN number and TGV, suggesting that TGV can be used as a surrogate measurement for estimating OSN numbers in these gene‐targeted strains. J. Comp. Neurol. 524:199–209, 2016. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26100963

  2. The recovery of copper by leaching-solvent extraction-electrowinning: Towards the XXI century; La recuperacion de cobre mediante lixiviacion-extraccion con disolventes electrolisis: hacia el siglo XXI

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    Alguacil, F.J. [Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas. Madrid (Spain)

    1998-12-31

    The obtention of copper from primary resources by solvent extraction has been developed continuously over the past 25-30 years, entailing a continuous effort both of research and development and being one of the biggest successes in the industrial development of a given metal. The success of this operation was not possible without the corresponding developments, at the same time, of the two accompanying operations (leaching and electro wining), which perfectly coupled in the operational sequence. The recovery of copper by means of these hydrometallurgical processes is firmly established and being reflecting in the growing number of operational plants under construction and/or commissioned until the beginning of the XXI century. This work presents data on the successfully application of the sequence of operations on the recovery of a metal: copper (Author) 19 refs.

  3. Technoscience, a Cultural Approach in the XXI Century: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Rosa María Ortiz Hernández

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The XXI century society is undergoing processes of economic, political, social, scientific and technological changes. There are new ways of thinking, producing and interacting. Today we talk of a "techno-scientific culture", the language of science is accepted, its production processes and its methods. It is within these guidelines, that it is essential the formation of scientifically and technologically literate citizens (Fourez, 1997, so they can reach a basic scientific culture capable of facilitating their insertion into the society of knowledge. This is the underlying reason for which, in recent times and from different perspectives, sensitive scientists and committed humanists are giving much importance to the investigation of what could be a third culture. Without scientific literacy there is no reasonable possibility of intervention in the current public debate on most issues that really matter to the community of which we are part. This is because, as it is often mentioned, science is already a substantial part of our lives. An important number of public, ethical-political or ethical-legal discussions, now relevant, assume and require some knowledge of the state of the art of one or more natural sciences.

  4. A cytogenetic study of 47,XXY males of known origin and their parents.

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    Jacobs, P A; Bacino, C; Hassold, T; Morton, N E; Keston, M; Lee, M

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    A number of patients with both sex chromosome aneuploidy and the fragile X syndrome have been reported and this has led to the hypothesis that females heterozygous for the fragile X mutation have an increased rate of meiotic nondisjunction. Furthermore the suggestion has frequently been made that a predisposition to meiotic nondisjunction is associated with an increase in mitotic nondisjunction. We have tested these two hypotheses by examining the chromosomes of a series of 47,XXY males and their parents. In the majority the parental origin of the additional sex chromosome was known. The cells were cultured under conditions suitable for demonstrating the fragile X and 100 cells were scored 'blind' from the patients and both parents. No fragile X individual was seen and there was no difference in the proportion of aneuploid cells between the parents in whom the nondisjunction event occurred and the control parents. Therefore, our results lend no support to the suggestions that the fragile X is associated with an increase in sex chromosome aneuploidy or that individuals in whom meiotic nondisjunction occurs have an increased level of mitotic nondisjunction.

  5. Neural systems for social cognition: gray matter volume abnormalities in boys at high genetic risk of autism symptoms, and a comparison with idiopathic autism spectrum disorder.

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    Goddard, Marcia N; Swaab, Hanna; Rombouts, Serge A R B; van Rijn, Sophie

    2016-09-01

    Klinefelter syndrome (47, XXY) is associated with several physical, cognitive, and behavioral consequences. In terms of social development, there is an increased risk of autism symptomatology. However, it remains unclear how social deficits are related to abnormal brain development and to what degree underlying mechanisms of social dysfunction in 47, XXY are similar to, or different from, those in idiopathic autism (ASD). This study was aimed at investigating the neural architecture of brain structures related to social information processing in boys with 47, XXY, also in comparison with boys with idiopathic ASD. MRI scans of 16 boys with 47, XXY, 16 with ASD, and 16 nonclinical, male controls were analyzed using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). A region of interest mask containing the superior temporal cortex, amygdala, orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), insular cortex, and medial frontal cortex was used. The Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) was used to assess degree of autism spectrum symptoms. The 47, XXY group could not be distinguished from the ASD group on mean SRS scores, and their scores were significantly higher than in controls. VBM showed that boys with 47, XXY have significant gray matter volume reductions in the left and right insula, and the left OFC, compared with controls and boys with ASD. Additionally, boys with 47, XXY had significantly less gray matter in the right superior temporal gyrus than controls. These results imply social challenges associated with 47, XXY may be rooted in neural anatomy, and autism symptoms in boys with 47, XXY and boys with ASD might have, at least partially, different underlying etiologies.

  6. Vision of Nuclear Power Options for XXI Century

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    Adamov, E.; Muraviev, E.; Orlov, V.

    2007-07-01

    This work once again brings to attention the fundamental ideas of the long-term nuclear power development on the basis of the new generation of Fast neutron Reactors, naturally safe, economically attractive and employing the proliferation-resistant and low-waste fuel cycle. The Universal System Model (USM-1), new analytical research tool recently developed in N.A. Dollezhal Research and Design Institute of Power Engineering (Moscow, Russia) has been used to evaluate several scenarios (including traditional ones) of the World nuclear power development for electricity production within the XXI century. For scenarios comparison 3 criteria were used: the levelized cost of electricity, the fuel supply security (in terms of natural uranium total consumption and prospects for further fuel balance), and the potential hazard of radioactive wastes. The clear advantage of scenario with the most complete realization of the new Fast Reactors technology potential is revealed. The authors strongly believe that the prospects of this new technology worldwide implementation deserve the due attention of responsible governments and international organizations. 2 Tables, 13 Figures, 10 References. (auth)

  7. PENSAMIENTO ESTADÍSTICO PARA LOS EMPRESARIOS DEL SIGLO XXI

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    Hoy en día, a pesar de que la calidad de productos-servicios es primordial, el cambio es constante, la educación es integral, la competitividad es mayor y la estadística es una herramienta útil para la gestión de calidad, aún los empresarios piensan que la estadística no es relevante para sus actividades. Esto se debe a que ven a la estadística como un conjunto de técnicas complicadas y de aplicación limitada. En este trabajo se discuten los principios y desarrollo del pensamiento estadístico alcanzado por los empresarios del mundo actual. Y se perfilan los elementos esenciales para una metodología que contribuya a que el empresario del siglo XXI alcance a pensar estadísticamente.

  8. Venezuela: del neoliberalismo al socialismo del siglo XXI

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    Pedro Rodríguez Rojas

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda la dinámica de la aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela y sus consecuencias económicas, políticas y sociales hasta llegar a la propuesta de construir el socialismo del siglo XXI. Para ello hacemos una breve retrospectiva de lo que ha sido la sociedad venezolana desde la década de 1970, del auge rentístico hasta llegar a la crisis de la década de 1980 y la inserción del programa neoliberal. La aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela, como en buen parte de América Latina, no fue un proceso fácil, por el contrario produjo fuertes conflictos y contradicciones. Asimismo, el periodo iniciado en 1999 con la llegada de Hugo Chávez al poder está cargado de dificultades y obstáculos, pero sin lugar a duda ha sido un proyecto contra el neoliberalismo. Por ello el objetivo de este trabajo es revisar el proceso venezolano hacia el socialismo.

  9. Social Deficits in Male Children and Adolescents with Sex Chromosome Aneuploidy: A Comparison of XXY, XYY, and XXYY Syndromes

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    Cordeiro, Lisa; Tartaglia, Nicole; Roeltgen, David; Ross, Judith

    2012-01-01

    We compare social skills in three groups of males with sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs) using the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS). Participants included males with XXY (N = 102, M = 10.08 years), XYY (N = 40, M = 9.93 years), and XXYY (N = 32, M = 11.57 years). XXY had lower (better) SRS scores compared to XYY and XXYY. Scores were not…

  10. What it is said versus how it is said : Comprehension of affective prosody in men with Klinefelter (47,XXY) syndrome

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    van Rijn, Sophie; Aleman, Andr; Swaab, Hanna; Krijn, Tessel; Vingerhoets, Guy; Kahn, Rene S.

    2007-01-01

    Difficulties in social communication in individuals with Klinefelter syndrome (XXY chromosomal pattern) have largely been attributed to deficits in left hemisphere-mediated, language functions. This study examined the ability of XXY men to decode emotions from tone of voice, a pragmatic aspect of so

  11. Serious Games para el desarrollo de las competencias del siglo XXI

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    Margarida Romero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de las competencias para la ciudadanía del siglo XXI puede beneficiarse del uso de nuevas metodologías de aprendizaje, como los juegos digitales para el aprendizaje (Serious Games. En este estudio caracterizamos las competencias del siglo XXI, a partir de una revisión bibliográfica. Tras repasar la relevancia de las metodologías activas para el desarrollo de las competencias del siglo XXI (21st century skills, analizamos el interés específico de los Juegos Serios (Serious Games para su logro, identificando aquellos juegos que pueden ser de interés para su concreción efectiva.

  12. The spectrum of the behavioral phenotype in boys and adolescents 47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome).

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    Tartaglia, Nicole; Cordeiro, Lisa; Howell, Susan; Wilson, Rebecca; Janusz, Jennifer

    2010-12-01

    The behavioral phenotype of 47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome) includes increased risks for developmental delays, language-based learning disabilities, executive dysfunction/ADHD, and socialemotional difficulties. However there is significant variability between individuals with 47,XXY, and many children and adolescents have minimal or no behavioral features while others have quite significant involvement. This paper describes behavioral features in a cohort of 57 children and adolescents with 47,XXY, including results on standardized measures of behavior (BASC-2), attention (Conner's Rating Scales), and social skills (Social Responsiveness Scale). A subset was directly assessed for autism spectrum disorders using the ADOS and ADIR. We discuss our results within the context of previous literature, including implications for genetic counseling, recommendations for care, and areas for future research.

  13. Long-term Effects of Maternal Deprivation on the Volume, Number and Size of Neurons in the Amygdala and Nucleus Accumbens of Rats.

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    Aleksić, Dubravka; Aksić, Milan; Radonjić, Nevena V; Jovanović, Aleksandar; Marković, Branka; Petronijević, Nataša; Radonjić, Vidosava; Mališ, Miloš; Filipović, Branislav

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    Maternal deprivation (MD) in rodents is an important neurodevelopmental model for studying a variety of behavioral changes which closely resemble the symptoms of schizophrenia in humans. To determine whether early-life stress leads to changes in the limbic system structures: the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, 9-day-old Wistar rats were exposed to 24 hour MD. On P60 the rats were sacrificed for morphometric analysis and their brains were compared to the control group. Results show that MD affected important limbic system structures: the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, whose volume was decreased (17% of the control value for the amygdala and 9% of the control value for the nucleus accumbens ), as well as the number of neurons (41% of the control value for the amygdala and 43% of the control value for the nucleus accumbens ) and the size of their cells soma (12% of the control value for the amygdala and 33% of the control value for the nucleus accumbens ). This study indicates that early stress in life leads to changes in the morphology of the limbic areas of the brain, most probably due to the loss of neurons during postnatal development, and it further contributes to our understanding of the effects of maternal deprivation on brain development.

  14. Positive effects of early androgen therapy on the behavioral phenotype of boys with 47,XXY.

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    Samango-Sprouse, Carole; Stapleton, Emily J; Lawson, Patrick; Mitchell, Francie; Sadeghin, Teresa; Powell, Sherida; Gropman, Andrea L

    2015-06-01

    47, XXY occurs in up to 1 in 650 male births and is associated with androgen deficiency, neurodevelopmental delays, and atypical social-behaviors. Previously, we showed that young boys with 47, XXY who received early hormonal therapy (EHT) had significantly improved neurodevelopment. The objective of this follow-up study was to examine the effects of EHT on social behavior in boys with 47, XXY. The study consisted of boys prenatally diagnosed with 47, XXY who were referred for evaluations. Twenty-nine boys received three injections of 25 mg testosterone enanthate and 57 controls did not receive EHT. Behavioral functioning was assessed using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, Social Responsiveness Scale, 2nd Ed., and the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18. The hypothesis that EHT may affect behavior was formulated prior to data collection. Questionnaire data was prospectively obtained and analyzed to test for significance between two groups. Significant differences were identified between group's scores over time in Social Communication (P=0.007), Social Cognition (P=0.006), and Total T-score (P=0.001) on the SRS-2; Initiation (P=0.05) on the BRIEF; and Externalizing Problems (P=0.024), Affective Problems (P=0.05), and Aggressive Behaviors (P=0.031) on the CBCL. This is the third study revealing positive effects of EHT on boys with XXY. There was a significant improvements associated with the 47, XXY genotype in boys who received EHT. Research is underway on the neurobiological mechanisms, and later developmental effects of EHT.

  15. The intersex body and the politicization of the abject in XXY

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    Leandro Colling

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available What can the intersex body tell us? How does this issue get more complex if we think about its representation in the media, specially in cinema? In this article, starting from Lucia Puenzo's XXY, we pose these and other questions related to deviant bodies and desires. With a subversive and non-pathologizing discourse, XXY proposes a careful look at the subjectivities of these experiences. We argue that the film, in resonance with the queer studies, is alert to the politicization of the abject bodies.

  16. Panorama de las Academias frente al Siglo XXI

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    Zoilo Cuellar Montoya

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    Como representante de 106 años ininterrumpidos de servicio a la medicina, de dedicación incondicional a los pacientes, quiero ser portador de un mensaje de unidad y de fraternidad para el cuerpo médico de Colombia y de la América Latina, condiciones que en la Academia Nacional de Medicina de Colombia consideramos imperativas para adecuar nuestras instituciones a los caleidoscópicos cambios del ejercicio de nuestra profesión, en los albores del siglo XXI, del tercer milenio.

    Quiero transmitirles las experiencias y las conclusiones emanadas, tanto de los diferentes foros que hemos tenido en Santa Fe de Bogotá como del 1 Encuentro Nacional de Academias de Medicina de Colombia, realizado en esta ciudad en marzo pasado. Cuando se inauguró dicho Encuentro nuestro Presidente, el Académico Gilberto Rueda Pérez, anotaba “La ciencia y la tecnología modernas reclaman para el futuro, más que nunca, la presencia directiva de la Academia, pero no de una Academia quieta, que descansa complacida en pretéritas épocas de oro, improductiva, órgano asesor a quien nadie consulta, sino de una Academia viva, dinámica, agresiva, capaz de aportar a través de su gran acerbo de inteligencia, de conocimientos y de experiencia y de su enorme poder de liderazgo, todo aquello que el cuerpo médico nacional espera de ella para el siglo XXI “.

    Años atrás, cuando se perfilaba el nombramiento de un nuevo Ministro de Salud, la Academia dirigió una carta al Presidente de la República que fue desatendida totalmente. En dicha carta la Academia le solicitaba que escogiera a un médico para que se encargara de la cartera de salud, por años en manos de administradores y economistas, con detrimento de los programas nacionales de salud y de las campañas contra los principales flagelos nosológicos de nuestra patria. La respuesta fue el

  17. Conflitos socioambientais no século XXI

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    Daguinete Maria Chaves Brito

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Os conflitos sociais estão presentes e são inerentes as sociedades humanas, independente do contexto histórico e do espaço geográfico, estes nem sempre se mostram negativos e se tornam importantes para o crescimento e desenvolvimento das sociedades. No século XXI o conflito que se apresenta com maior evidência se relaciona ao uso e preservação (e ou conservação dos recursos naturais, denominado conflitos socioambientais, são fundamentais por conter nas suas análises a discussão da permanência da humanidade no planeta. A natureza faz parte dos interesses difusos, isto é, cada indivíduo gostaria que os recursos naturais fossem preservados/conservados, porém, poucos adotam estas ações como preponderantes em suas atividades socioeconômicas, aumentando a pressão sobre a natureza e a escassez de bens naturais se torna iminente. Neste contexto é imprescindível avaliar a possibilidade de inversão do processo e ponderar sobre a comunalização de alguns recursos naturais e isto significa transformar em bens comuns, recursos anteriormente privatizados, atitude que intensificará os conflitos relacionados à natureza. Objetivando avaliar as teorias relacionadas aos conflitos envolvendo os recursos naturais em países desenvolvidos e em desenvolvimento foi realizada pesquisa bibliográfica sobre as principais teorias e metodologias aplicadas na resolução de conflitos socioambientais.

  18. A new method to address unmet needs for extracting individual cell migration features from a large number of cells embedded in 3D volumes.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In vitro cell observation has been widely used by biologists and pharmacologists for screening molecule-induced effects on cancer cells. Computer-assisted time-lapse microscopy enables automated live cell imaging in vitro, enabling cell behavior characterization through image analysis, in particular regarding cell migration. In this context, 3D cell assays in transparent matrix gels have been developed to provide more realistic in vitro 3D environments for monitoring cell migration (fundamentally different from cell motility behavior observed in 2D, which is related to the spread of cancer and metastases. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this paper we propose an improved automated tracking method that is designed to robustly and individually follow a large number of unlabeled cells observed under phase-contrast microscopy in 3D gels. The method automatically detects and tracks individual cells across a sequence of acquired volumes, using a template matching filtering method that in turn allows for robust detection and mean-shift tracking. The robustness of the method results from detecting and managing the cases where two cell (mean-shift trackers converge to the same point. The resulting trajectories quantify cell migration through statistical analysis of 3D trajectory descriptors. We manually validated the method and observed efficient cell detection and a low tracking error rate (6%. We also applied the method in a real biological experiment where the pro-migratory effects of hyaluronic acid (HA were analyzed on brain cancer cells. Using collagen gels with increased HA proportions, we were able to evidence a dose-response effect on cell migration abilities. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The developed method enables biomedical researchers to automatically and robustly quantify the pro- or anti-migratory effects of different experimental conditions on unlabeled cell cultures in a 3D environment.

  19. Is it all the X: familial learning dysfunction and the impact of behavioral aspects of the phenotypic presentation of XXY?

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    Samango-Sprouse, Carole A; Stapleton, Emily; Sadeghin, Teresa; Gropman, Andrea L

    2013-02-15

    The behavioral phenotype of children with XXY has not been extensively studied until recently and this research has been confounded by insufficient study populations and ascertainment biases. The aim of the study was to expand the behavioral aspect of the XXY phenotype as well as investigate the role of existing familial learning disabilities (FLD) on behavioral problems. Behavioral phenotype of XXY includes social anxiety, ADHD, social communication, and atypical peer interactions. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), and Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) were completed by the parents of 54 boys with XXY who had not received hormonal replacement prior to participation. Our findings suggest fewer behavioral deficits and lower severity in the general 47,XXY population than previously published and found significant differences between the groups with a positive FLD on the behavioral assessments. Findings demonstrate that boys with FLD exhibit an increased incidence and severity of behavioral problems. Our study expands on the findings of Samango-Sprouse et al. [Samango-Sprouse et al. (2012b) J Intellect Disabil Res] and the significant influence that FLD has on not only neurodevelopment, but also behavioral deficits. Our study suggests that part of the XXY phenotypic profile may be modulated by FLD. Further study is underway to examine the interaction between the many salient factors effecting behavioral and neurodevelopmental progression in XXY and variant forms. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. 47,XXY Klinefelter syndrome: clinical characteristics and age-specific recommendations for medical management.

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    Aksglaede, Lise; Link, Katarina; Giwercman, Aleksander; Jørgensen, Niels; Skakkebaek, Niels E; Juul, Anders

    2013-02-15

    47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome) is the most frequent sex chromosomal disorder and affects approximately one in 660 newborn boys. The syndrome is characterized by varying degrees of cognitive, social, behavioral, and learning difficulties and in adulthood additionally primary testicular failure with small testes, hypergonadotropic hypogonadism, tall stature, and eunuchoid body proportions. The phenotype is variable ranging from "near-normal" to a significantly affected individual. In addition, newborns with Klinefelter syndrome generally present with a normal male phenotype and the only consistent clinical finding in KS is small testes, that are most often not identified until after puberty. Decreased awareness of this syndrome among health professionals and a general perception that all patients with 47,XXY exhibit the classic textbook phenotype results in a highly under-diagnosed condition with up to 75% of the patients left undetected. Typically, diagnosis is delayed with the majority of patients identified during fertility workup in adulthood, and only 10% of patients diagnosed prior to puberty. Early detection of this syndrome is recommended in order to offer treatment and intervention at the appropriate ages and stages of development for the purpose of preventing osteopenia/osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and other medical conditions related to hypogonadism and to the XXY as well as minimizing potential learning and psychosocial problems. The aim of this review is to present the clinical aspects of XXY and the age-specific recommendations for medical management. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Epigenomic and transcriptomic signatures of a Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) karyotype in the brain.

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    Viana, Joana; Pidsley, Ruth; Troakes, Claire; Spiers, Helen; Wong, Chloe Cy; Al-Sarraj, Safa; Craig, Ian; Schalkwyk, Leonard; Mill, Jonathan

    2014-04-01

    Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is the most common sex-chromosome aneuploidy in humans. Most affected individuals carry one extra X-chromosome (47,XXY karyotype) and the condition presents with a heterogeneous mix of reproductive, physical and psychiatric phenotypes. Although the mechanism(s) by which the supernumerary X-chromosome determines these features of KS are poorly understood, skewed X-chromosome inactivation (XCI), gene-dosage dysregulation, and the parental origin of the extra X-chromosome have all been implicated, suggesting an important role for epigenetic processes. We assessed genomic, methylomic and transcriptomic variation in matched prefrontal cortex and cerebellum samples identifying an individual with a 47,XXY karyotype who was comorbid for schizophrenia and had a notably reduced cerebellum mass compared with other individuals in the study (n = 49). We examined methylomic and transcriptomic differences in this individual relative to female and male samples with 46,XX or 46,XY karyotypes, respectively, and identified numerous locus-specific differences in DNA methylation and gene expression, with many differences being autosomal and tissue-specific. Furthermore, global DNA methylation, assessed via the interrogation of LINE-1 and Alu repetitive elements, was significantly altered in the 47,XXY patient in a tissue-specific manner with extreme hypomethylation detected in the prefrontal cortex and extreme hypermethylation in the cerebellum. This study provides the first detailed molecular characterization of the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum from an individual with a 47,XXY karyotype, identifying widespread tissue-specific epigenomic and transcriptomic alterations in the brain.

  2. Azpiazu, Daniel, La concentración en la industria argentina a principios del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available Azpiazu, Daniel, La concentración en la industria argentina a principios del siglo XXI, Buenos Aires, Cara o Ceca/Centro Cultural de la Cooperación Floreal Gorini/Editorial Atuel, 2011 (148 págs.

  3. XXI sajandi muuseum : kas rahvusluse tempel või kaasaegne institutsioon? / Maria-Kristiina Soomre

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    17. V Kumus toimunud avalikust püsiekspositsiooni diskussioonist "Milline peab olema XXI sajandi muuseumi ekspositsioon?". Arutelu teemad "Millist ajalugu me vajaksime?", "Kas Kumus on kohta kaasaegsele kunstile?", sõnastas Kumu kuraator Eha Komissarov, üritust modereeris Sirje Helme, paneelis osalesid Rael Artel, Marco Laimre, Ly Lestberg ja Leonhard Lapin

  4. XXI sajandil võib vabalt puhkeda demokraatia kriis / Jaan Kaplinski

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    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 4. apr. lk. 12. Autor usub, et XXI sajand saab otsustavaks ajaks nii inimsoo kui ka demokraatia jätkusuutlikkusele. Pole võimatu, et elatustaseme langus ja suure osa inimeste võimetus sellega leppida ning leida võimalus ka kasinates tingimustes hästi elada võib viia demokraatia kriisile

  5. Social Function in Multiple X and Y Chromosome Disorders: XXY, XYY, XXYY, XXXY

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    Visootsak, Jeannie; Graham, John M., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) was initially described in the context of its endocrinologic and physical features; however, subsequent studies have revealed specific impairments in verbal skills and social functioning. Males with sex chromosomal aneuploidies are known to have variability in their developmental profile with the majority presenting…

  6. Tendencias del constitucionalismo en el siglo XXI: cuestionamientos e innovaciones constitucionales

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    Las tendencias del constitucionalismo en el siglo xxi están sometidas a innovaciones y cuestionamientos tanto por la crisis de conceptos antaño fundamentales —soberanía, ley, representación— cuanto por la valoración creciente de la democracia y

  7. Neural systems for social cognition in Klinefelter syndrome (47.XXY) : evidence from fMRI

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    van Rijn, S.; Swaab, H; Baas, D; de Haan, E; Kahn, R.S.; Aleman, A.

    2012-01-01

    Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a chromosomal condition (47, XXY) that may help us to unravel gene-brain behavior pathways to psychopathology. The phenotype includes social cognitive impairments and increased risk for autism traits. We used functional MRI to study neural mechanisms underlying social in

  8. XXI sajandi muuseum : kas rahvusluse tempel või kaasaegne institutsioon? / Maria-Kristiina Soomre

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    17. V Kumus toimunud avalikust püsiekspositsiooni diskussioonist "Milline peab olema XXI sajandi muuseumi ekspositsioon?". Arutelu teemad "Millist ajalugu me vajaksime?", "Kas Kumus on kohta kaasaegsele kunstile?", sõnastas Kumu kuraator Eha Komissarov, üritust modereeris Sirje Helme, paneelis osalesid Rael Artel, Marco Laimre, Ly Lestberg ja Leonhard Lapin

  9. XXI sajandil võib vabalt puhkeda demokraatia kriis / Jaan Kaplinski

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    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 4. apr. lk. 12. Autor usub, et XXI sajand saab otsustavaks ajaks nii inimsoo kui ka demokraatia jätkusuutlikkusele. Pole võimatu, et elatustaseme langus ja suure osa inimeste võimetus sellega leppida ning leida võimalus ka kasinates tingimustes hästi elada võib viia demokraatia kriisile

  10. Prepubertal unilateral gynecomastia and the presence of 47,XXY mosaicism in breast epithelial cells

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    Andersen, Peter Stemann; Petersen, Bodil Laub; Juul, Anders

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    , and sclerotherapy with Picibanil (OK-432) was attempted without any detectable effect on size. The mass was later excised. The pathological examination revealed mammary gland tissue suggestive of idiopathic gynecomastia. FISH revealed 47, XXY mosaicism in the abnormal breast epithelial cells, but not in peripheral...

  11. Las Perspectivas y Retos de la Antropología Aplicada en el Siglo XXI

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    Marisol Pérez L.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo reflexiona acerca del rol de la Antropología aplicada en el siglo XXI. Analiza las posibilidades de la antropología aplicada en el contexto actual, sus fortalezas y debilidades frente a los problemas sociales contemporáneos.

  12. Cognitive mechanisms underlying disorganization of thought in a genetic syndrome (47,XXY)

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    Van Rijn, Sophie; Aleman, Andre; De Sonneville, Leo; Swaab, Hanna

    2009-01-01

    Because of the risk for development of psychopathology such as psychotic symptoms, it has been suggested that studying men with the XXY karyotype may help in the search for underlying cognitive, neural and genetic mechanisms. The aim of this study was to identify cognitive mechanisms that may contri

  13. El lenguaje jurídico no sexista, principio fundamental del lenguaje jurídico modernizado del siglo XXI

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    2011-01-01

    I. INTRODUCCIÓN. II. EL LENGUAJE JURÍDICO NO SEXISTA EN EL SIGLO XXI. UNA CUESTIÓN DE PRECISIÓN. III. EL LENGUAJE JURÍDICO NO SEXISTA EN EL SIGLO XXI. UNA CUESTIÓN DE IGUALDAD. IV. EL LENGUAJE JURÍDICO NO SEXISTA EN EL SIGLO XXI. UN IMPERATIVO LEGAL. V. EL LENGUAJE NO SEXISTA, PARTE DEL PROCESO DE MODERNIZACIÓN DEL LENGUAJE JURÍDICO. VI. BIBLIOGRAFÍA. VII. ANEXO: PROPUESTAS PARA LOGRAR UN LENGUAJE JURÍDICO NO SEXISTA. En la mayoría de intentos de modernización del leng...

  14. ¿ES VIABLE EL CONDUCTISMO EN EL SIGLO XXI? / IS BEHAVIORISM VIABLE IN THE XXI CENTURY?

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    Telmo Eduardo Peña Correal*

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    Full Text Available RESUMENSe hace una revisión conceptual sobre el conductismo en la cual se discuten sus principales características, con elobjetivo de determinar su viabilidad como propuesta para la psicología del siglo XXI. A partir del supuesto de que elconductismo no es una teoría unificada de la psicología, sino una filosofía de esta disciplina, se presentan los tópicos sobrelos cuales hay mayor coincidencia entre los conductistas, a saber, la idea de que la psicología es una ciencia natural, que esuna ciencia empírica, que intenta generar un conocimiento en el que se controlen los sesgos subjetivistas (objetividad yfinalmente que utiliza en la tarea investigativa de forma preferente la metodología experimental. Se señalan igualmentealgunos tópicos sobre los cuales hay debate entre los conductistas, tales como el nivel de molecularidad o molaridad en elanálisis, la necesidad o no de factores mediadores y el uso de la investigación ideográfica vs la investigación nomotética.El trabajo concluye señalando cómo algunos de los conceptos más conocidos como «estímulo», «respuesta»,«condicionamiento» entre otros, no son esenciales al conductismo y eventualmente podrían ser reemplazados por otros.ABSTRACTA conceptual review of Behaviorism is presented in which its main features are discussed with the purpose of assessingits viability as a proposal for the XXIth century. Based on the premise that behaviorism is not a unified theory of psychology,but a philosophy of this science, some of the topics on which there is greater coincidence between the behaviourists arepresented, namely the assumption that psychology is a natural and empirical science, which attempts to generate knowledgein which subjectivistic biases (objectivity are controlled and finally that it prefers the experimental methodology in theirempirical studies. Also are brought some topics on which there is debate among the behaviorists, such as the level ofmolecularity or

  15. X Chromosomal effects on social cognitive processing and emotion regulation : A study with Klinefelter men (47,XXY)

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    van Rijn, S; Swaab, H; Aleman, A; Kahn, RS

    2006-01-01

    Studying Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY), a genetically defined disorder characterized by the presence of an additional X chromosome, can reveal insights into genotype-phenotype associations. Increased vulnerability to psychiatric disorders characterized by difficulties in social interactions, such as

  16. Hidradenitis suppurativa: a disease of the absent sebaceous gland? Sebaceous gland number and volume are significantly reduced in uninvolved hair follicles from patients with hidradenitis suppurativa

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    Kamp, S; Fiehn, A M; Dokkedahl, Karin Stenderup;

    2011-01-01

    in paraffin and stained with haematoxylin and eosin prior to volume estimation using the Cavalieri principle. RESULTS: Sebaceous gland tissue could be visualized in only 10 of 15 suitable hair follicle biopsies from patients with HS but was present in all biopsies from healthy controls (P = 0·05) and the mean...

  17. Profesionales de Enfermería para el siglo XXI

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    Conferencia dictada en el Hospital Infantil Lorencita Villegas de Santos por la doctora Inés Durana Samper.

    Considero un honor y un privilegio compartir con ustedes algunos de los retos de Enfermería Profesional en el campo pediátrico y de salud familiar comunitaria, para su liderazgo en el Hospital Infantil.

    He dividido mi presentación en dos partes. En la primera hago una breve reflexión sobre la evolución y afloramiento de nuestros conocimientos inherentes al ejercicio de la enfermería clínica. En la segunda parte, me proyecto al futuro mostrando un nuevo perfil que confió encuentre eco en las generaciones jóvenes a quienes les corresponde hacer la transición en el siglo XXI.

    Evolución, Oportunidades y Retos

    En la actualidad y en especial al interior de enfermería hospitalaria se atravieza por una gran crisis, en valores, en asuntos económicos, en condiciones de trabajo y otros que merecen nuestra atención colegiada para su solución.

    Para explicarla me atrevo a remontarme y analizar un proceso histórico documentado durante mis estudios para obtener el doctorado. Según Fridson, (1, 1970 sociológo dedicado al análisis de las profesiones, Enfermería y Medicina escogieron rutas diferentes para su desarrollo ocupacional. Medicina en la década del 30 y bajo los efectos de la gran depresión económica, desarrolló sus especialidades clínicas en base a la práctica surgida con el comienzo del internado rotando por los servicios tradicionales de medicina, cirugía, pediatría y obstetricia.

    Esto contribuyó a que en el seno de los hospitales surgieran otras carreras como apoyo a esas especialidades, campo ocupado casi con exclusividad hasta entonces por· Enfermería; del fisiatra y neumólogo, se formaron las terapias; del patólogo las bacteriólogas. También la introducción de alta tecnología desarrolló una gama de

  18. Effect of feeding colostrum at different volumes and subsequent number of transition milk feeds on the serum immunoglobulin G concentration and health status of dairy calves.

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    Conneely, M; Berry, D P; Murphy, J P; Lorenz, I; Doherty, M L; Kennedy, E

    2014-11-01

    Transfer of sufficient IgG to the newborn calf via colostrum is vital to provide it with adequate immunological protection and resistance to disease. The objectives of the present study were to compare serum IgG concentration and health parameters of calves (1) fed different volumes of colostrum [7, 8.5, or 10% of body weight (BW)] within 2h of birth and (2) given 0, 2, or 4 subsequent feedings of transition milk (i.e., milkings 2 to 6 postcalving). Ninety-nine dairy calves were fed 7, 8.5, or 10% of BW in colostrum within 2h of birth and given 0, 2, or 4 subsequent feedings of transition milk. The concentration of IgG in the serum of calves was measured at 24, 48, 72, and 642 h of age by an ELISA. The apparent efficiency of absorption for IgG was determined. Health scores were assigned to calves twice per week and all episodes of disease were recorded. The effect of experimental treatment on calf serum IgG concentration differed by the age of the calf. Calves fed 8.5% of BW in colostrum had a greater mean serum IgG concentration than calves fed 7 or 10% of BW at 24, 48, and 72 h of age. At 642 h of age, serum IgG concentrations of calves fed 8.5% of BW (24.2g/L) and calves fed 10% of BW (21.6g/L) did not differ, although the serum IgG concentration of calves fed 8.5% of BW was still greater than that of calves fed 7% of BW (20.7 g/L). No difference in serum IgG concentration existed between calves fed 7% of BW and those fed 10% of BW at any age. No significant effect of number of subsequent feedings of transition milk on calf serum IgG concentration was detected. The apparent efficiency of absorption of calves fed 8.5% of BW in colostrum (38%) was greater than calves fed 7% of BW in colostrum (26%) and tended to be greater than in calves fed 10% of BW (29%). Calves fed further feedings of transition milk after the initial feeding of colostrum had a lower odds (0.62; 95% confidence interval: 0.41 to 0.93) of being assigned a worse eye/ear score (i.e., a more

  19. The number of circulating CD14+ cells is related to infarct size and postinfarct volumes in ST segment elevation myocardial infarction but not non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction

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    Montange, Damien; Davani, Siamak; Deschaseaux, Frédéric; Séronde, Marie France; Chopard, Romain; Schiele, François; Jehl, Jérome; Bassand, Jean Pierre; Kantelip, Jean-Pierre; Meneveau, Nicolas

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    OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between the number of CD14+ cells, myocardial infarct (MI) size and left ventricular (LV) volumes in ST segment elevation MI (STEMI) and non-ST segment elevation MI (NSTEMI) patients. METHODS: A total of 62 patients with STEMI (n=34) or NSTEMI (n=28) were enrolled. The number of CD14+ cells was assessed at admission. Infarct size, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and LV volumes were measured using magnetic resonance imaging five days after MI and six months after MI. Results: In STEMI patients, the number of CD14+ cells was positively and significantly correlated with infarct size at day 5 (r=0.40; P=0.016) and after six months (r=0.34; P=0.047), negatively correlated with LVEF at day 5 (r=−0.50; P=0.002) and after six months (r=−0.46; P=0.005) and positively correlated with end-diastolic (r=0.38; P=0.02) and end-systolic (r=0.49; P=0.002) volumes after six months. In NSTEMI patients, no significant correlation was found between the number of CD14+ cells and infarct size, LVEF or LV volumes at day 5 or after six months. CONCLUSIONS: The number of CD14+ cells at admission was associated with infarct size and LV remodelling in STEMI patients with large infarct size, whereas in NSTEMI patients, no relationship was observed between numbers of CD14+ cells and LV remodelling. PMID:23620701

  20. PREFACE: XXI International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes (ICSLS 2012)

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    Devdariani, Alexander Z.

    2012-12-01

    noted that this year's conference included a noticeably larger number of reports on astrophysical applications and physics of planetary atmospheres. Another significant trend was related to a new area of inquiry: low temperature spectra, near-surface processes, and control and management of new technological processes. There were more presentations on elementary processes during the formation of spectral lines. Most of the presented studies were included in the Conference Proceedings publication. For the first time ever the proceedings will be published as a volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series, published by the Institute of Physics (UK), making it possible to access the materials of the conference online. All published studies underwent peer review. The organizers would like to thank all the reviewers who found time to review the submissions against a very tight deadline during the summer. Professor N G Skvortsov, Vice-Rector for Research of St Petersburg State University, opened the conference. His speech was followed by a brief welcome message from Professor A Devdariani of St Petersburg State University, Deputy Chair of the Organizing Committee. An informal welcome party was held before the opening session. The cultural program of the event included various sightseeing tours, and a hydrofoil boat ride to the fountain city of Peterhof, where the delegates toured the park and attended a conference dinner. Organizers would like to express their appreciation to St Petersburg musicians, P Laul and D Kouzov for an excellent classical music concert. The conference included a meeting of the International Scientific Committee the minutes of the event are included in this volume (article number 011004). Most importantly, the next meeting, 22nd ICSLS, has been scheduled for 2014 in The Center for Laser Applications, The University of Tennessee Space Institute, US. Professor Christian Parriger will coordinate the organization. Organizers of the St Petersburg

  1. Evolution of Spanish industrial companies in the first decade of XXI century; Evolucion de las empresas industriales espanolas en la primera decada del siglo XXI

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    Gonzalez Tirados, R. M.; Medina Rojas, S.

    2011-07-01

    This article discusses the key issues that have influenced the evolution of Spanish industrial companies in the first decade of XXI century. This evolution is clearly influenced by the economic crisis that began in 2007 and has become clear in 2008. As for industrial production, is made a forecast based on an data analysis and the results have achieved if the current economic crisis would not have taken place. Another aspect presented refers to the organization of Spanish companies, the influence of industrial policy and equally, the role of technology parks and synergy's between university-business to these parks. (Author)

  2. Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Volume 3 Users' Guide Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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    Kent Norris

    2010-03-01

    The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE 8 Volume 3 Users’ Guide is to assess the user documentation for its completeness, correctness, and consistency with respect to requirements for user interface and for any functionality that can be invoked by the user. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

  3. Journal of Applied Physics, volume 76, number 10, part 2. Proceedings of the 6th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-INTERMAG Conference

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    Yelon, W.; Ching, W.-Y.; Idzerda, Y.; Pinkerton, F. E.

    1994-06-01

    In addition to the usual invited papers, there were eight invited symposia: three on topics relating to magnetic and magneto-optic recording, and one each on magnetic microscopy, magnetic aftereffect, giant magnetoresistance, magneto-impedance, and neutron scattering studies of vortex structures in superconductors. There was also an evening panel discussion on units in magnetism. The journal volume includes 280 contributed papers and 47 invited papers and constitutes the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) proceedings for 1994.

  4. Effect of prenatal loud music and noise on total number of neurons and glia, neuronal nuclear area and volume of chick brainstem auditory nuclei, field L and hippocampus: a stereological investigation.

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    Sanyal, Tania; Palanisamy, Pradeep; Nag, T C; Roy, T S; Wadhwa, Shashi

    2013-06-01

    The present study explores whether prenatal patterned and unpatterned sound of high sound pressure level (110 dB) has any differential effect on the morphology of brainstem auditory nuclei, field L (auditory cortex analog) and hippocampus in chicks (Gallus domesticus). The total number of neurons and glia, mean neuronal nuclear area and total volume of the brainstem auditory nuclei, field L and hippocampus of post-hatch day 1 chicks were determined in serial, cresyl violet-stained sections, using stereology software. All regions studied showed a significantly increased total volume with increase in total neuron number and mean neuronal nuclear area in the patterned music stimulated group as compared to control. Contrastingly the unpatterned noise stimulated group showed an attenuated volume with reduction in the total neuron number. The mean neuronal nuclear area was significantly reduced in the auditory nuclei and hippocampus but increased in the field L. Glial cell number was significantly increased in both experimental groups, being highest in the noise group. The brainstem auditory nuclei and field L showed an increase in glia to neuron ratio in the experimental groups as compared to control. In the hippocampus the ratio remained unaltered between control and music groups, but was higher in the noise group. It is thus evident that though the sound pressure level in both experimental groups was the same there were differential changes in the morphological parameters of the brain regions studied, indicating that the characteristics of the sound had a role in mediating these effects.

  5. Case Report: A Case of Klinefelter Syndrome with 47.XXY/48, XXXY Mosaic Chromosomal Constitution

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    A. Ferruh Akay

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A patient who had two marriages previously applied to the Urology clinik of our hospital with complaint of infertility. A genetic study was carried out on the 27 year-old male patient with pre-diagnosis of Klinefelter Syndrome. Through karyotipe analysis performed by GTG banding technique, the patient was determined to have positive Barr body and 47,XXY/48,XXXY mosaic chromosomal constitution.

  6. Educación superior de calidad para el siglo XXI

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    Alexander Vega Miranda

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar de modo explícito la serie de opciones ideológicas y pedagógicas que, dentro del contexto costarricense, deben ser tenidas en cuenta por la persona encargada de tomar las decisiones, cuando intente mejorar la calidad de la educación para enfrentar los retos del siglo XXI

  7. Treatment of contents linguistic and grammatical textbooks in series: Hacia el Siglo XXI

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    Rojas Blanco, Lillyam

    2011-01-01

    It focuses on the secondary books Series: Hacia el Siglo XXI published by the University ofCosta Rica and the Ministry of Public Education. We analyze the presentation and development of linguistic and grammatical issues in Costa Rica, Spanish, language rules, spelling, vocabulary, morphology, syntax-, student motivation and student, the preparation and presentation of the different practices and exercises. It is emphasized that these texts constitute a valuable and updated to the Costa Rican...

  8. Design of an Image-Servo Mask Alignment System Using Dual CCDs with an XXY Stage

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    Chih-Jer Lin

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    Full Text Available Mask alignment of photolithography technology is used in many applications, such as micro electro mechanical systems’ semiconductor process, printed circuits board, and flat panel display. As the dimensions of the product are getting smaller and smaller, the automatic mask alignment of photolithography is becoming more and more important. The traditional stacked XY-Θz stage is heavy and it has cumulative flatness errors due to its stacked assembly mechanism. The XXY stage has smaller cumulative error due to its coplanar design and it can move faster than the traditional XY-Θz stage. However, the relationship between the XXY stage’s movement and the commands of the three motors is difficult to compute, because the movements of the three motors on the same plane are coupling. Therefore, an artificial neural network is studied to establish a nonlinear mapping from the desired position and orientation of the stage to three motors’ commands. Further, this paper proposes an image-servo automatic mask alignment system, which consists of a coplanar XXY stage, dual GIGA-E CCDs with lens and a programmable automatic controller (PAC. Before preforming the compensation, a self-developed visual-servo provides the positioning information which is obtained from the image processing and pattern recognition according to the specified fiducial marks. To obtain better precision, two methods including the center of gravity method and the generalize Hough Transformation are studied to correct the shift positioning error.

  9. Solar Flare Termination Shock and the Synthetic Fe XXI 1354.08 Å line

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    Guo, Lijia; Li, Gang; Reeves, Kathy

    2017-08-01

    Solar flares are one of the most energetic phenomena occurred in the solar system. In the standard solar flare model, a fast mode shock, which is often referred to as the flare termination shock (TS), can exist above the loop-top source of hard X-ray emissions. The existence of the termination shock has been recently related to spectral hardening of flare hard X-ray spectrum at energies > 300 keV. Observations of the Fe XXI 1354.08 Å line during solar flares by the IRIS spacecraft have found significant redshift with >100 km/s, which is consistent with a reconnection downflow. The ability to identify such a redshift by IRIS is made possible by IRIS's high time resolution, high spatial resolution, high sensitivity and cadence spectral observations. The ability to identify such a redshift by IRIS suggests that one may be able to use IRIS observations to identify flare termination shocks. Using an MHD simulation to model magnetic reconnection of a solar flare and assuming the existence of a TS in the downflow of the reconnection plasma, we model the synthetic emission of the Fe XXI 1354.08 Å line in this work. We show that the existence of the TS in the solar flare may manifest itself from the Fe XXI 1354.08 Å line.

  10. A case of Klinefelter syndrome, mosaicism (46,XY/47,XXY), associated with anorexia nervosa.

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    Gritti, A; Salerno, F; Pisano, S; Formicola, F; Melis, D; Franzese, A

    2011-03-01

    We report the case of a 12.4-yr-old boy who presented Klinefelter syndrome (KS) mosaicism (46,XY/47,XXY), associated with mental retardation and anorexia nervosa (AN). KS was undiagnosed before hospitalization in a psychiatric unit. The patient was referred to a child psychiatric unit for restrictive eating. The medical history showed long standing feeding difficulties and failure to thrive. The patient was pre-pubertal and other clinical characteristics were: microcephaly, short stature and dysmorphic traits. Cytogenetic analysis revealed a mosaicism, 46,XY[11] and 47,XXY[19] karyotype. The psychiatric assessment demonstrated the presence of AN and low mood. No specific pathophysiological links between the alterations of KS and the development of AN should be hypothesized on the basis of this case report. In pre-pubertal boys with mental disorders, the possibility of KS should be considered, independently of the presence of eating disorders. Nevertheless, the case shows that KS can be first detected during an assessment for eating disorders. Few cases of the association of KS with AN have been previously reported in literature. This is the first description of KS, mosaicism (46,XY/47,XXY), associated with AN and mental retardation. This case report illustrates the need, for clinicians who work with eating disorders, to investigate the possible association between AN and KS, a rare but intriguing one.

  11. In connection with the publication in Bali Med J 2016, Volume 5, Number 2: 25-29, entitled "Intra-Arterial Heparin Flushing Increases Manual Muscle Test – Medical Research Councils (MMT-MRC Score in Chronic Ischemic Stroke Patient "

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    Full Text Available  In connection with the publication in Bali Med J 2016, Volume 5, Number 2: 25-29, entitled "Intra-Arterial Heparin Flushing Increases Manual Muscle Test – Medical Research Councils (MMT-MRC Score in Chronic Ischemic Stroke Patient ", herewith, please allow us to do reviews of the study discussion. By assessing the discussion, it can be proved whether there are references that support the results of study.

  12. Que se enteren: cuerpo y sexualidad en el zoom social. Sobre XXY Them to know: body and sexuality in the social zoom. About XXY

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    Mariana Viera Cherro

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo toma como excusa narrativa la película argentina XXY para discutir algunos aspectos que se plantean en la misma en torno a la construcción socio cultural del cuerpo sexuado y cómo ello incide en las maneras personales de experimentar el cuerpo y la sexualidad teniendo como eje de análisis el concepto de "estigma". La existencia de largometrajes como el citado pone en el horizonte social un debate que desde una perspectiva feminista se vuelve trascendente si consideramos que las producciones cinematográficas son una manera del decir social, de imponer normas en relación a lo posible y lo imposible, en este caso sobre la constitución del sujeto sexuado.This work takes as a narrative excuse the Argentinean film XXY to discuss some aspects the film brings to the fore about the social and cultural construction of the sexual body, and how this construction has implications in the particular ways to experience the body and sexuality. The pivot of this analysis will be the concept of "stigma". The existence of this kind of film raises debate which, from a feminist perspective, has a vital meaning if we consider that filmic productions impose norms about what is possible and what is not, in this case about the constitution of a sexed subject.

  13. Heat transfer investigation of two Langley Research Center delta wing configurations at a Mach number of 10.5, volume 1

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    Eaves, R. H.; Buchanan, T. D.; Warmbrod, J. D.; Johnson, C. B.

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    Heat transfer tests for two delta wing configurations were conducted in the hypervelocity wind tunnel. The 24-inch long models were tested at a Mach number of approximately 10.5 and at angles of attack of 20, 40, and 60 degrees over a length Reynolds number range from 5 million to 23 million on 4 May to 4 June 1971. Heat transfer results were obtained from model surface heat gage measurements and thermographic phosphor paint.

  14. Geopolitical and Geo-economic Changes in the Baltic Sea Region at the Turn of the XX—XXI centuries

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    Kretinin Gennady V.

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    Full Text Available The article describes the process and results of the geopolitical and geoeconomic changes in the Baltic Sea region at the turn of the XX and XXI centuries. The authors assess the political, economic and military potential of individual countries and groups of countries. Ranking the selected countries and grouping them according to the similarity of their characteristics requires a variety of methods — the economic, statistical, cartographic, graphic-analytical methods, to name just a few. In the late 1980s — early 1990s, there were three socialist countries in the Baltic Sea region. They were signatories of the Warsaw Pact and members of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany. The Baltic Sea region housed four market economies (Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Germany. Only two of them were members of NATO and the EU (Germany and Denmark. At present, there are eight EU countries in the region; six of them are NATO members (Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and the same two countries, Sweden and Finland, remain outside the bloc. Russia, the legal successor of the USSR, is neither a NATO, nor an EU member. The authors explore similarities and differences between countries of the Baltic Sea region in terms of their territory, population, GDP, foreign trade turnover and the number of regular armed forces. The article stresses the importance of international cooperation in increasing the growth rates of economic development of all countries of the Baltic Sea region.

  15. Movement of Goc and podgorina population in the second half of XX and on the begging of XXI century

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    Kovačević Tamara

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    Full Text Available Analysis of movement of Goc and podgorina population in the second half of XX and on the begging of XXI century is elaborated in the paper. Parameters of natural and mechanical movement of population have showed that population number of Goc and podgorina increase because of mechanical movement. In the period between two last censuses, the greater part of immigrants has arrived. Refugees and outcast population from Ex-Yugoslav Republics represents smaller part of immigrants. Greater part of immigrants belongs to population from others municipalities of Republic of Serbia, especially to population from Kosovo and from municipalities of Raska region. According to the results of exploration, there are many differences in the movements of population between twenty six settlements of Goc and podgorina. As consequences of that, among other, there are some geographic factors. Among geographic factors, traffic-geographic position and relief are relieved. Importance of the paper is that it enriches the knowledge about West Morava valley and Goc, which is northernmost mountain of Kopaonik mountain system.

  16. Editorial: La Medicina Familiar y los retos del Siglo XXI

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    Liliana Arias

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La medicina familiar es una disciplina académica que ha tenido un importante desarrollo en el ámbito internacional tanto en los aspectos académicos como en los asistenciales, consolidándose como la base del sistema de salud en muchos países como Cuba y otros como Canadá e Inglaterra donde el cuidado primario en salud fundamentado en promoción y prevención, la continuidad en la atención, el enfoque integral basado en los riesgos biopsicosociales, la excelencia clínica,el enfoque sistémico en la atención y la aplicación práctica de muchos otros principios de la medicina familiar, han tenido un importante aporte para lograr no sólo la ausencia de la enfermedad sino el tener la salud como un componente del bienestar. La Universidad del Valle ha sido pionera en muchos desarrollos en el sector salud de Colombia. Con la visión e impulso del doctor Diego Mejía Gómez (q.e.p.d. se creó hace más de veinte años el primer programa y primer Departamento Clínico de Medicina Familiar en nuestro país. Esta trayectoria ha permitido el fortalecimiento de la especialidad y la participación activa en la formación de los estudiantes de pregrado, pues la promoción de la salud y la medicina familiar son el eje conductor de la estructura curricular del Programa Académico de Medicina y Cirugía. En el siglo XXI no se concibe una disciplina académica sin un desarrollo sólido en la investigación. La creación de nuevo conocimiento no sólo es un reto de grandes proporciones para el académico e investigador, sino que implica un estricto ejercicio del método científico que sin lugar a dudas trasciende la calidad de la docencia. La universidad no puede limitar sus actividades a transmitir la frontera del conocimiento sin el rigor del método científico y, sobre todo, sin la creación de nuevos conocimientos que estimulen al estudiante en la búsqueda incansable de éste y de manejar el estado del arte como algo natural. ¿Por qué es

  17. A Novel Laser Direct Writing System Integrated with A&F XXY Alignment Platform for Rapid Fabrication of Flexible Electronics

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    Full Text Available In this study, a novel laser direct synthesis and pattering technology is applied in conjunction with an A&F XXY alignment platform to rapidly fabricate flexible conductors on a polymer substrate (polyimide film with designated patterns. In the process, a focused continuous wave green laser was focused onto the polymer substrate that is mounted and directed using the XXY alignment platform. The focused laser energy absorbed by the polymer substrate is used to heat the transparent and particle-free reactive silver ink on the polymer substrate surface. With appropriate programing of the XXY alignment platform motion to control the laser scanning parameters, silver patterns with good electrical conductivity were successfully obtained. This technology can be operated directly at atmospheric pressure and room temperature. It does not require the use of vacuum chamber, oven and photo-mask, etc. Therefore, this novel technology and system offers a new approach to the cost-effective and green fabrication for flexible electronics. The compact size and excellent stability of the XXY alignment platform make the fabrication system even more competitive. In particular, the programmable small radius plane rotation function of the XXY alignment platform provides flexibility in the pattern design with turnings while keeps the uniformity of the resulted micro metal lines.

  18. Expression of selected genes escaping from X inactivation in the 41, XX(Y)* mouse model for Klinefelter's syndrome.

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    Werler, Steffi; Poplinski, Andreas; Gromoll, Jörg; Wistuba, Joachim

    2011-06-01

    We hypothesized that patients with Klinefelter's syndrome (KS) not only undergo X inactivation, but also that genes escape from inactivation. Their transcripts would constitute a significant difference, as male metabolism is not adapted to a 'female-like' gene dosage. We evaluated the expression of selected X-linked genes in our 41, XX(Y)* male mice to determine whether these genes escape inactivation and whether tissue-specific differences occur. Correct X inactivation was identified by Xist expression. Relative expression of X-linked genes was examined in liver, kidney and brain tissue by real-time PCR in adult XX(Y)* and XY* males and XX females. Expression of genes known to escape X inactivation was analysed. Relative mRNA levels of Pgk1 (control, X inactivated), and the genes Eif2s3x, Kdm5c, Ddx3x and Kdm6a escaping from X inactivation were quantified from liver, kidney and brain. Pgk1 mRNA expression showed no difference, confirming correct X inactivation. In kidney and liver, XX(Y)* males resembled the female expression pattern in all four candidate genes and were distinguishable from XY* males. Contrastingly, in brain tissue XX(Y)* males expressed all four genes higher than male and female controls. Altered expression of genes escaping X inactivation probably contributes directly to the XX(Y)* phenotype. © 2011 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2011 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.

  19. La evolución del juego de ataque en balonmano. Revisión histórica: Los inicios del Siglo XXI.

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    XXI, Evolución, Ataque, Deporte Espectáculo.   Abstract Modern sport evolves quickly in a supra-sport context according to the demands of the show. This has forced in certain moments to introduce norms in order to get an attractive game that responds to the complex demands of the marketing and sale of the product. Handball, though a relatively young sport, can not be far from the competitive market, sport promotion, the television, media, spectators, etc. Professionalization was the best way to improve habits in favor of the show. Specialists, managers of elite players and those  new to the game,  should not forget the roots, the bases and the historical evolution of the offensive aspect of this sport. The knowledge of these should be good to contribute creative ideas that enrich, if it's possible the dynamism, intelligence and competitiveness of handball.   This article is a review of  the  work published  in the volume two of this journal,  “The beginnings of the XXI century: evolution and tendencies of the game”. Key words: Handball, XXI Century, Evolution, Attacks, Show.

  20. La evolución del juego de ataque en balonmano. Revisión histórica: Los inicios del Siglo XXI.

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    clave: Balonmano, Siglo XXI, Evolución, Ataque, Deporte Espectáculo.   Abstract Modern sport evolves quickly in a supra-sport context according to the demands of the show. This has forced in certain moments to introduce norms in order to get an attractive game that responds to the complex demands of the marketing and sale of the product. Handball, though a relatively young sport, can not be far from the competitive market, sport promotion, the television, media, spectators, etc. Professionalization was the best way to improve habits in favor of the show. Specialists, managers of elite players and those  new to the game,  should not forget the roots, the bases and the historical evolution of the offensive aspect of this sport. The knowledge of these should be good to contribute creative ideas that enrich, if it's possible the dynamism, intelligence and competitiveness of handball.   This article is a review of  the  work published  in the volume two of this journal,  “The beginnings of the XXI century: evolution and tendencies of the game”. Key words: Handball, XXI Century, Evolution, Attacks, Show.

  1. An investigation of Newton-Krylov algorithms for solving incompressible and low Mach number compressible fluid flow and heat transfer problems using finite volume discretization

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    McHugh, P.R.

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    Fully coupled, Newton-Krylov algorithms are investigated for solving strongly coupled, nonlinear systems of partial differential equations arising in the field of computational fluid dynamics. Primitive variable forms of the steady incompressible and compressible Navier-Stokes and energy equations that describe the flow of a laminar Newtonian fluid in two-dimensions are specifically considered. Numerical solutions are obtained by first integrating over discrete finite volumes that compose the computational mesh. The resulting system of nonlinear algebraic equations are linearized using Newton`s method. Preconditioned Krylov subspace based iterative algorithms then solve these linear systems on each Newton iteration. Selected Krylov algorithms include the Arnoldi-based Generalized Minimal RESidual (GMRES) algorithm, and the Lanczos-based Conjugate Gradients Squared (CGS), Bi-CGSTAB, and Transpose-Free Quasi-Minimal Residual (TFQMR) algorithms. Both Incomplete Lower-Upper (ILU) factorization and domain-based additive and multiplicative Schwarz preconditioning strategies are studied. Numerical techniques such as mesh sequencing, adaptive damping, pseudo-transient relaxation, and parameter continuation are used to improve the solution efficiency, while algorithm implementation is simplified using a numerical Jacobian evaluation. The capabilities of standard Newton-Krylov algorithms are demonstrated via solutions to both incompressible and compressible flow problems. Incompressible flow problems include natural convection in an enclosed cavity, and mixed/forced convection past a backward facing step.

  2. Século XXI: nova cultivar de goiabeira de dupla finalidade XXI Century: new cultivar of guava tree to double purpose

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    Fernando Mendes Pereira

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    Full Text Available A goiabeira (Psidium guajava L. é uma espécie que vem se tornando de grande importância em diversas regiões do Brasil, principalmente no Estado de São Paulo, maior produtor nacional. Desde 1985, a UNESP/FCAV, Câmpus de Jaboticabal, vem desenvolvendo um programa de melhoramento genético da goiabeira, com o objetivo de obter plantas com boas características agronômicas e com frutos que possam ser destinados tanto à industrialização quanto ao consumo na forma de fruta fresca. Partindo-se de 219 plantas, oriundas de diversos cruzamentos, e após dez anos de avaliação, chegou-se à cultivar Século XXI, cujas principais características são: planta muito produtiva com ciclo precoce (130 dias da floração à colheita, frutos grandes, com polpa espessa, róseo-avermelhada, ótimo sabor e com poucas e pequenas sementes.The guava tree (Psidium guajava, L. is a species that is coming into being of great importance in several areas of Brazil, mainly in State of São Paulo, its biggest national producer. Since 1985, the UNESP/FCAV, Jaboticabal Campus comes developing a program of breeding of guava tree, with the objective of obtaining plants with good agronomic characteristics and fruits that can be destined for industrialization and consumption as fresh fruit. From 219 plants originating from several crossing, and after ten years of evaluation, it has been obtained the XXI Century cultivar, which main characteristics are: a very productive plant with precocious cycle (130 days from the blossom to the harvest, big fruits with thick pulp, rosy-red, great flavor and with little and small seeds.

  3. The global frequency-wave number spectrum of oceanic variability estimated from TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetric measurements. Volume 100, No. C12; The Journal of Geophysical Research

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    Wunsch, Carl; Stammer, Detlef

    1995-01-01

    Two years of altimetric data from the TOPEX/POSEIDON spacecraft have been used to produce preliminary estimates of the space and time spectra of global variability for both sea surface height and slope. The results are expressed in terms of both degree variances from spherical harmonic expansions and in along-track wavenumbers. Simple analytic approximations both in terms of piece-wise power laws and Pade fractions are provided for comparison with independent measurements and for easy use of the results. A number of uses of such spectra exist, including the possibility of combining the altimetric data with other observations, predictions of spatial coherences, and the estimation of the accuracy of apparent secular trends in sea level.

  4. Social Attention in 47,XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome): Visual Scanning of Facial Expressions Using Eyetracking.

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    van Rijn, Sophie

    2015-05-01

    Boys and men with an extra X chromosome (47,XXY, Klinefelter syndrome) are at risk for problems in social functioning and have an increased vulnerability for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In the search for underlying mechanisms driving this increased risk, this study focused on social attention, that is, spontaneous orientation toward facial expressions. Seventeen adults with 47,XXY and 20 non-clinical controls participated in this study. Social attention was measured using an eyetracking method that quantifies the visual scanning patterns of faces expressing different types of emotions (happy, fearful, angry, neutral) and their varying intensity levels (25%, 50%, 75%, 100%). Overall, the group with Klinefelter syndrome fixated less on the eye region of faces when compared to controls (Cohen's d 1.4), and did not show the typical tendency, as was found in the control group, to first fixate on the eyes when presented with a face (Cohen's d 1.0). There was no significant effect of type or intensity of emotion. Shorter looking times toward eyes showed a borderline significant correlation with self-reports of poorer social functioning, with 29% explained variance. These findings suggest a reduced tendency to rapidly and automatically attend to the eyes of others in individuals with 47,XXY. This may have impact on more complex social-cognitive abilities that build upon this. In addition to studies of behaviorally defined disorders such as ASD, studying individuals with Klinefelter syndrome provide insight into mechanisms underlying various "at risk" pathways of social dysfunction and the factors that mediate this risk.

  5. El siglo XXI y el automóvil/The twenty-first century and the automobile

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    Juan Parrochia Beguin [1978

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    Full Text Available Reflexiones de J. Parrochia B. sobre el automóvil frente al agotamiento de la energíatradicional, la defensa del medio ambiente, la protección a la integridad y vida humana, la competencia de otros medios de transporte y el devenir de este vehículo en el siglo XXI./Reflections by J. Parrochia B. with respect to the vehicle from the depletion of traditionalenergy, protection of the environment, protection of human life and limb, competition from other modes of transport and the future of this vehicle in the XXI century.

  6. O servidor público no mundo do trabalho do século XXI

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    O texto aborda as repercussões do discurso depreciativo da sociedade dirigido ao servidor público - em muito intensificado pelas mutações no mundo do trabalho na virada do século XX para o XXI - na subjetividade dessa categoria e investiga como esses trabalhadores convivem com a utilização corrente de estereótipos negativos que desqualificam e desvalorizam a sua atividade laboral. O texto discute ainda como a falta de reconhecimento e de valorização interfere no sentido atribuído pelos servid...

  7. Los nuevos retos de la Educación General universitaria en el siglo XXI

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    Se presentan y discuten los principales retos de la Educación General universitaria en el siglo XXI. En primer lugar, superar la extraordinaria influencia que hasta ahora ha tenido el canon occidental, con su metafísica excluyente y a-histórica y acoger el pensamiento decolonial a partir de una apertura epistemológica a saberes que hasta ahora habían sido excluidos de los currículos universitarios. En segundo lugar, integrar plenamente el pensamiento complejo y la perspectiva transdisciplinar...

  8. REFLEXIONES ASOCIADAS AL ROL DOCENTE Y AL APRENDIZAJE SIGNIFICATIVO EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DEL SIGLO XXI

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    En este ensayo se realiza una aproximación reflexiva en torno al nuevo rol docente y al aprendizaje significativo en el contexto universitario del siglo XXI. Para ello se parte de una premisa humanizadora de la educación que se articula con nodos de interés tales como la discusión actual sobre la crisis educativa y sus connotaciones socioculturales particulares, la crítica a la transformación pedagógica carente de insinuaciones prácticas, la descripción de la relación docente –estudiante desd...

  9. Un nuevo reto educativo para la sociedad del siglo XXI: el aprendizaje cooperativo

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    RESUMEN Tras todos los cambios provocados por la sociedad de consumo, nos encontramos en un momento donde el trabajo en equipo y la multiculturalidad definen el s.XXI. Trabajar y sentirse parte de un grupo, hoy en día es algo fundamental; no solamente porque somos seres sociales, si no porque con la influencia del entorno se pueden desarrollar y mejorar ciertos aprendizajes que no surgen de manera individual. El presente trabajo analiza un recurso didáctico en concreto, el aprendizaje coopera...

  10. Movilidad urbana sostenible: un reto para las ciudades del siglo XXI

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    Carmen Lizárraga Mollinedo

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se analizan los hechos que explican la insostenibilidad ambiental y social del actual modelo de movilidad urbana, junto con las externalidades negativas que provoca el transporte, utilizándose para ello datos estadísticos y aportaciones teóricas recientes. Igualmente, se exponen algunos de los principios que deben regir un modelo de movilidad urbana sostenible, uno de los grandes retos para las ciudades del siglo XXI, si se desea mantener o mejorar la calidad de vida de las ciudades medias y grandes.

  11. El derecho occidental del siglo XXI y el concepto de familia jurídica

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    El objetivo de este artículo es examinar si el concepto de familia jurídica romano germánica, o las diferentes clasificaciones que se hacen de los Estados occidentales donde existe una importante influencia del derecho romano y de las codificaciones liberales del siglo XIX, y donde se utiliza la ley como principal fuente del derecho–, es adecuado para explicar los ordenamientos jurídicos occidentales del siglo XXI. Al mostrar cómo los presupuestos sobre los cuales se construyó el concepto han...

  12. Movilidad urbana sostenible: un reto para las ciudades del siglo XXI

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    En este estudio se analizan los hechos que explican la insostenibilidad ambiental y social del actual modelo de movilidad urbana, junto con las externalidades negativas que provoca el transporte, utilizándose para ello datos estadísticos y aportaciones teóricas recientes. Igualmente, se exponen algunos de los principios que deben regir un modelo de movilidad urbana sostenible, uno de los grandes retos para las ciudades del siglo XXI, si se desea mantener o mejorar la calidad de vida d...

  13. EL CAPITAL HUMANO DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES EN EL SIGLO XXI

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    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la importancia del capital humano dentro de las organizaciones del siglo XXI y su situación en Colombia, de acuerdo con variables como desempleo, rotación y selección de personal, desde la óptica del oportunismo. Se toman como referencia la Teoría Económica de la Agencia y la Teoría de los Costos de Transacción.

  14. Equipos estratégicos: Una alternativa para las empresas del siglo XXI

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    En este artículo se analiza la evolución de los grupos de trabajo a equipos estratégicos como respuesta a la necesidad de permear el pensamiento estratégico en todos los niveles de la organización; se caracteriza el equipo en atención a sus valores, misión y la sinergia resultante de un liderazgo compartido y resonante. Se concluye, luego del análisis de los diferentes tipos de equipos, con la propuesta de los equipos autodirigidos como una alternativa para las empresas del siglo XXI.

  15. ¿Hegemonía o dominio norteamericanos en los inicios del siglo XXI?

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    En este artículo, el autor analiza algunas de las preguntas clave para entender el complicado panorama internacional actual. ¿Estados Unidos ejerce a nivel internacional, durante la primera década del siglo xxi, la función de hegemonía o la de dominio?, ¿se pueden seguir negociando las diferencias y conflictos a partir de las reglas sancionadas por el derecho internacional actual?, o, por el contrario, ¿es menester ajustar las reglas del juego a nivel nacional y mundial y modificarlas sustanc...

  16. Equipos estratégicos: Una alternativa para las empresas del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza la evolución de los grupos de trabajo a equipos estratégicos como respuesta a la necesidad de permear el pensamiento estratégico en todos los niveles de la organización; se caracteriza el equipo en atención a sus valores, misión y la sinergia resultante de un liderazgo compartido y resonante. Se concluye, luego del análisis de los diferentes tipos de equipos, con la propuesta de los equipos autodirigidos como una alternativa para las empresas del siglo XXI.

  17. La educación rural y sus desafíos en el siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available Recibido 10 de marzo de 2007 • Aprobado 30 de abril de 2007      Resumen. El presente artículo centra su interés en los desafíos que tiene la educación rural para este siglo XXI; describe el proceso vivido por las poblaciones rurales y como la zona rural, la indígena y los migrantes han sido excluidos. Termina con una serie de propuestas que deben ser incorporadas no sólo en los planes de estudio, sino han de ser consideradas por quienes trabajan en estas regiones.    Abstract. This article is about the challenges of rural education in the XXI century. It describes the process experienced by rural populations in Costa Rica and the exclusion suffered by indigenous and inmigrants. At the end, the author offers different proposals that could be incorporated not only in educational curricula but also as a guide for professionals who work in these regions.

  18. Vision Servo Motion Control and Error Analysis of a Coplanar XXY Stage for Image Alignment Motion

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    Full Text Available In recent years, as there is demand for smart mobile phones with touch panels, the alignment/compensation system of alignment stage with vision servo control has also increased. Due to the fact that the traditional stacked-type XYθ stage has cumulative errors of assembly and it is heavy, it has been gradually replaced by the coplanar stage characterized by three actuators on the same plane with three degrees of freedom. The simplest image alignment mode uses two cameras as the equipments for feedback control, and the work piece is placed on the working stage. The work piece is usually engraved/marked. After the cameras capture images and when the position of the mark in the camera is obtained by image processing, the mark can be moved to the designated position in the camera by moving the stage and using alignment algorithm. This study used a coplanar XXY stage with 1 μm positioning resolution. Due to the fact that the resolution of the camera is about 3.75 μm per pixel, thus a subpixel technology is used, and the linear and angular alignment repeatability of the alignment system can achieve 1 μm and 5 arcsec, respectively. The visual servo motion control for alignment motion is completed within 1 second using the coplanar XXY stage.

  19. Fenótipo Rett em paciente com cariótipo XXY: relato de caso

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    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de um menino com cariótipo XXY que apresenta desordem neurológica progressiva com início por volta dos 11 meses de idade, com estagnação do desenvolvimento seguida de regressão. A criança apresenta, ainda, movimentos estereotipados de mãos, apraxia manual e microcefalia. Investigações não constataram presença de qualquer condição neurológica ou sistêmica definida que pudesse ser apontada como possível etiologia para o quadro descrito. Trata-se de menino com alterações fenotípicas muito similares àquelas consideradas típicas para a síndrome de Rett que, associadas com a alteração cromossômica constatada (cariótipo XXY, constituem quadro de evidente interesse científico.

  20. [Gout - from pathogenesis to treatment - progress in the XXI century].

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    Cal-Kocikowska, Justyna; Nawrocka, Marta; Bogdański, Paweł

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    Gout has recently become the most common arthritis in developed countries. However studies indicate that treatment of gout is still insufficient. New discoveries including the role of inflammasome, inflammatory cytokines ( Il1β, IL-8,TNF-α), but also identification of the URAT -1 transporter or genetic mutation of SLC2A9 has given better understanding of the pathophysiology of gout and enable to use new therapies. New options in treatment significantly reduced the number of patients resistant to existing procedures, and created opportunities for a better individualization of the treatment. In this authors article in a practical way try to summary knowledge about the pathogenesis of the disease and the current guidelines for the diagnosis, the treatment of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment. © 2015 MEDPRESS.

  1. Reproductive genetic counselling in non-mosaic 47,XXY patients: implications for preimplantation or prenatal diagnosis: Case report and review.

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    Tachdjian, Gérard; Frydman, Nelly; Morichon-Delvallez, Nicole; Dû, Anne Le; Fanchin, Renato; Vekemans, Michel; Frydman, René

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    With an incidence of approximately 1 in 500 male newborns, the 47,XXY genotype is one the most common sex chromosome anomalies. It is also the most frequent genetic cause of human infertility. Some non-mosaic 47,XXY patients have sperm production which allows infertility treatment to be offered by ICSI. Therefore, the risk of transmitting a chromosome anomaly to the next generation is an important problem in reproductive genetic counselling of these patients. Here, we report on a twin pregnancy where two karyotypically normal neonates 46,XX and 46,XY were born after the use of ICSI in assisted reproduction of a patient with a non-mosaic 47,XXY syndrome. To date, only 38 evolving pregnancies including the present cases, have been reported after ICSI using sperm from non-mosaic 47,XXY patients. Although these data are scarce, they suggest that the risk of chromosome anomaly in the offspring of these patients is low; hence, their reproductive genetic counselling can be reassuring, and management of the pregnancy can proceed with caution.

  2. [Four stages in the history of the Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI of the IMSS].

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    Fajardo-Ortiz, Guillermo

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    This document presents four stages in the history of the Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI (Centro Médico Nacional XXI Century) of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. The first stage started at the end of the third decade of the twentieth century and ended in 1961, it corresponded to the conception, planning and construction of what was to be the Centro Médico del Distrito Federal (Centro Médico of the Distrito Federal) belonging to the Secretaría de Salubridad y Asistencia (Ministry of Health and Assistance). The second stage began when the Center was acquired by the Institute, then was known like Centro Médico Nacional (Centro Médico Nacional ), being put into full operation in 1963, more than twenty-two years later, in 1985, an earthquake virtually ended it, immediately began its reconstruction, finishing the second stage. In 1989 began the third stage, different and new buildings complemented or replaced the structures damaged or destroyed by the earthquake which formed the now Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI (Centro Médico Nacional XXI Century). In 2004 the fourth stage opened when the four hospitals of the Center were categorized like Unidades Médicas de Alta Especialidad (High Specialized Medical Units).

  3. Integers annual volume 2013

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    ""Integers"" is a refereed online journal devoted to research in the area of combinatorial number theory. It publishes original research articles in combinatorics and number theory. This work presents all papers of the 2013 volume in book form.

  4. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 55, Number 4

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  6. Every Child. Volume 14, Number 3, 2008

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    The theme for this issue of "Every Child" is "Social and Emotional Development." Contents include an editorial by Alison Elliott, "Building a Quality Early Childhood Sector," a guest statement by Louise Tarrant, National Secretary of the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU), titled "Taking Big Steps…

  7. Naval Research Reviews, Volume 32, Number 4

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    Skill Marks ( MSM ). higher performance as measured by Military Marks Although the RJP did not significantly influence Scores is encouraging. It may well...NOR DA’s Ocean experts, to coordinate research relating to the Technology Division. This Division has had extensive disease schistosomiasis , and to

  8. LLW Notes, Volume 12, Number 4

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    Norris, C.; Brown, H. [eds.; Gedden, R.; Lovinger, T.; Scheele, L.; Shaker, M.A.

    1997-04-01

    Contents include articles entitled: Texas Authority`s funding pending before conference committee: Auditor`s report favors authority; Revisions likely for Illinois siting law; Midwest Compact votes on Ohio fundings: Less approved than requested; Walter Sturgeon named executive director of North Carolina authority; New forum participant for Massachusetts; CRCPD holds fifth workshop for LLRW regulators; DOD generators hold annual meeting; State legislators` LLRW working group meets; NRC Chairman Jackson responds to proposal to amend the Policy Act; US Ecology uses to recover costs and lost profits and/or to compel Ward Valley land transfer; New suit against Envirocare and others alleges unlawful business practices; Federal court finds line-item veto unconstitutional; States/utilities seek to escrow nuclear waste payments; High-level waste bill passes Senate; NRC releases decommissioning rule; EPA Region VI re La Paz Agreement; EPA, NRC debate NRC`s decommissioning rule: No progress re approaches to risk harmonization; and Mousseau heads DOE`s national low-level waste management program.

  9. The Next Wave. Volume 19, Number 2

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    Engineering. 1981; 16. DOI: 10.1109/TSE. 1981.230844 [25] Canetti R. Universally composable security: A new paradigm for cryptographic protocols. In...Computing. I987;2(3):117 126. DOI: 10.1007/BF01782 130] Canetti R, Cheung I., Kaynar DK, Liskov M, Lynch N \\. Pereira O Segala R. Time hounded task...efficiency. In: Canetti R, editor. Theory of Cryptography (Proceedings of the Fifth Theory of Cryptography Conference; Mar 2008; New York, \\ V ) 1

  10. LLW Notes, Volume 12, Number 1

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    1997-01-01

    Contents include articles entitled: Suit against Envirocare sparks investigations: Formal petition filed with NRC; Group alleges misconduct by USGS re Beatty study; EPA rescinds NESHAPs subpart 1; Northwest Compact executive director changes jobs; New forum participant for the state of New Jersey; and Director of North Carolina division of radiation control retires.

  11. LLW notes: Volume 10, Number 6

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    1995-09-01

    The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum is an association of state and compact representatives, appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact implementation of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The LLW Forum provides an opportunity for state and compact officials to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

  12. European Science Notes. Volume 41, Number 9.

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    management system and of the following: Secretaria de la Revista the inference engine. de Psicologia Social , Facultad de Psico- Application of Knowledge-Based...Notes NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Social and Environmental Psychology .................... William D. Crano 519 Applied Artificial Intelligence...An International Journal ................................. William D. Crano 520 New Spanish Journal of Social Psychology ................. William D

  13. European Scientific Notes. Volume 35, Number 10,

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    subcutaneous to 127 women in the maternity ward of electrical stimulation, with effects that the Cattedra 1I di Anestesia e Reanima- lasted for up to 5 years...the time-division shares; these 25 people constitute a multiplexers and the manual -teletype switching managing board of directors. SITA is centers...approach is claimed to be more general effects manuals of the Naval Environmental than previous work. In all cases good Prediction Research Facility

  14. Catalyst, Volume 9, Number 3, Winter 2008

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    2008-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention publishes "Catalyst," a newsletter covering current Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence (AODV) prevention issues at institutions of higher education. "Catalyst" discusses emerging issues and highlights innovative efforts on…

  15. Catalyst, Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 2008

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    Ryan, Barbara E., Ed.

    2008-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention publishes "Catalyst," a newsletter covering current Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence (AODV) prevention issues at institutions of higher education. "Catalyst" discusses emerging issues and highlights innovative efforts on…

  16. Catalyst, Volume 10, Number 2, Fall 2008

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    2008-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention publishes "Catalyst," a newsletter covering current Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence (AODV) prevention issues at institutions of higher education. "Catalyst" discusses emerging issues and highlights innovative efforts on…

  17. Focus. Volume 27, Number 2, Winter 2010

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    2010-01-01

    The purpose of "Focus" is to provide coverage of poverty-related research, events, and issues, and to acquaint a large audience with the work of the Institute for Research on Poverty by means of short essays on selected pieces of research. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Progress toward Improving the U.S. Poverty Measure:…

  18. The Energy Messenger, Number 1, Volume 4

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    1995-01-01

    `The Energy Messenger` is a Department of Energy publication on energy activities of interest to American Indians. The first issue of 1995 (in a magazine format) includes articles on: tribes winning grants to develop energy resources, recruiting of internships for DOE, information about Title XXVI-Indian Energy Resources, American Indian Heritage Month, tribal perspective on DOE actions, joint ventures between tribes and the DOE, and brief description of recent DOE activities.

  19. European Scientific Notes. Volume 39, Number 1.

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    at millimeter-wave frequencies states--X, Y, and Z. These substates between 40 and 100 GHz (Webb, 1969; differ in energy, if the molecular sym...aerodynam- ONR, London, report R-11-84 ics, meteorology, and molecular science, examines developments in the program -0 Preliminary results, as reported by...per la Corrosione Marina dei results have been obtained with an epoxy Metalli Reparto di Biologia Marina, Con- base paint containing 30 percent ZnO

  20. LLW Notes, Volume 12, Number 3

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    Contents include articles entitled: California DHS sues US Interior Department to compel land transfer; LLW Forum holds winter meeting; LLW Forum waste information working group meets; LLW Forum regulatory issues discussion group meets; Envirocare investigation transferred to feds; Host state TCC meets in Laughlin, Nevada; BLM to require new permit for California site testing; Federal agencies and committees; Pena sworn in as Energy Secretary, Grumbly departs DOE; U.S. Supreme Court tackles property rights issues; GAO to study DOI`s actions; Congress scrutinizes FY `98 budget requests; and Senate committee passes high-level waste bill: Clinton threatens to veto.

  1. European Scientific Notes, Volume 38, Number 9.

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    for the atmospheric inter- Centro Comune di Ricerca, 1-21020 Ispra ference in satellite-gathered oceano- (Varese), Italy; phone (010-39-332) graphic... comercially . Simrad surveillance applications, primarily for also plans to become more involved with use on small boats (down to 150-ton yes- sub-bottom

  2. LLW Notes: Volume 10, Number 7

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    1995-10-01

    The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum is an association of state and compact representatives, appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact implementation of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The LLW Forum provides an opportunity for state and compact officials to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

  3. European Science Notes. Volume 39, Number 4.

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    asked and answered prior to starting the viduelle du Niveau de Developpement procedure. The procedure was then car- Operatoire et ses Implications ried...European * questions had been answered, countries, including three Eastern bloc The Flammer work suggests a new nations as well as North America and

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    of the Royal Society , 90 full n-type Substrate professors, and 95 associate professors. Of over 4,500 students, nearly half are studying engineering...36-4:86 11982] for more details on a specific * example.) The institute opened in 1972, under the A MULTILANGUAGE KEYBOARD *direction of Howard Raiffa...of the sensor has been used o at Fulmer to" measure the abrasiveness of batches of computer tape and audio tape. A corner of the Metals Society

  5. European Scientific Notes. Volume 38, Number 7.

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    least some naud’s disease), arthritis, rheumatism, of the manufacturers of both classes of ankylosing spondylitis , osteoporosis, equipment that full...highly idiosyncratic. People probably ability. There is a motivation to assemble personal knowledge structures exercise abilities one possesses where and...test plant The budget proposal includes sufficient to serve the technology involved has funds for STU to properly exercise its been built at nearby Arl

  6. European Scientific Notes. Volume 36, Number 7,

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    3 COW& D220 .-S 0 Distributiona/ UNCLASSIFIED SECUOUTY CLASIFICATION OF T1414 PA4tWmbm boo Umw10 .LOPU&N SCINT94 NOTES CH111100 9NAL RESEARCH edited...A3/S yields a con- corde program. A pair of separately Isolated sistent product of about 45% protein , 13% fat, but adjacent rooms is used for...carbohydrate yields 1.08 kilograms Studies on the transmission of noise In water of wet food product and 136 grams net of 167 ESN 36-7 (1982) protein . A

  7. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 56, Number 3

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    Sisci, “Too Many Cooks Spoil Foreign-Policy Stew,” Asia Times Online, 7 January 2011; Linda Jakobson and Dean Knox, “New Foreign Policy Actors in China...Yugoslav patriot and would-be man of the world who volunteered with his brother to work against the Nazis; Roman Czerniawski (BRUTUS), a Polish...Dusko Popov, Spy/Counterspy (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1973); Roman Garby-Czerniawski, The Big Network (London: George Ronald, 1961); Lily

  8. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 9,

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    placed on a fish or crustacean . The whole discussed "New Results in the Field of unit is about the size of a pint thermos Organic Photochemistry." (It...are eaten by small crusta- 20 or more years to reverse the process. ceans which are eaten by larger crustaceans The project is concerned with con...possibility lar movements that have developed in other of obtaining gas from Algeria or Tunisia parts of the world, particularly in the through a pipeline which

  9. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 12,

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    St. Mark’s Annaba, in eastern Algeria , helping to Square during the morning and late after- develop greater automation and better con- noon. It...15. systematics and morphology of fresh-watei With reference to Table 2 Great Bri- copepods (small crustaceans that are tain has the smallest

  10. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 4,

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    alkyl-, amido -, material was symtetracyanobenzene which or alkoxo-ligands. Among these are reacts with Li-n-propoxide to yield thermally stable complexes...final session involved a series of tention to specia topics. papers on stress analysis concerning The author’s principal interest unique effects in... stress -temperature condi- centered on probabilistic versus deter- tions, which are predicted to cause, ministic approaches to integrity eval- or

  11. JMBR VOLUME 14 Number 2.cdr

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    exposure, genetics and racial factors may be critical to the .... throat or common cold by the general practitioner of ... and low socio-economic factors affects health seeking ... 1) 30-bp deletion and Xho I-loss is ... Cytologic Features of Metastatic.

  12. European Science Notes. Volume 39, Number 11.

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    International Society for Neurochemistry was held in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 19 through 24 May. The presenta- tions covered areas ’such as molecular ...Neurosciences, and programs with other European countries. Molecular Biology in Europe and the Middle East for the Office of Naval Re- Several cooperative...bioluminescence in hormone 1. Rhone-Poulenc (fermentations) studies, and on research on latex parti- and its Genetica subsidary (genetic cles to

  13. European Scientific Notes. Volume 38, Number 6.

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    Enzyme Reagents) pesticides) Compounds tants Genetic engineer- G3 Intergene Transqene ing, microbiology Transgene Roussel-Uclaf Genetica Sanofi Roussel...Transform Spectro- p scopy and Molecular Studies. I.M. Mills (University of Reading): The R.L. CaroviZlano Interpretation of High-Resolution 3/14/84

  14. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 7,

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    Cambridge University, be sure to images and on problems of field emis- see the original electron at the Caven - sion and electron lenses. dish Laboratory...The RAE has a contract, monitored by research but with some room for basic Lancaster, with Dr. John Field ( Caven - investigations. Godet divides the dish

  15. Circulatory Shock. Volume 27, Number 4, 1989

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    1990-02-01

    23 pg/ml by 180 min and plasma TNFct increased 852 ± 187 by 90 min, then rapidly returned to baseline. Following 45 min of eccentric exercise , which...sham operation (SO). Four weeks following AC, cardiac hypertrophy was evidenced by significantly elevated (pɘ.001) heart weight-to-body weight ratios...ratio of BE/BLPH during circulatory stress (i.e., hypertrophy ). The ratio of BE/BLPH in the heart varies independently of that in the plasma in AC

  16. European Scientific Notes, Volume 36, Number 12,

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    LANs) improvements in the software’s algorith ~ms so and remote access to large central computers. that runs could be made on the microcomputer LANs are...on A Toxic Diet," The Guardian, 18 November 1982, and the New Scientist). SUPER BUGS AND SUPER SLURRIES F.A. Richard8 The genetic engineering of

  17. European Scientific Notes. Volume 35, Number 8,

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    and his coworkcrs arc not entirely certain, but they have some microscopic evidence that these cracks begin at the interface. University of...cylinders stressed to the point of weeping show a network of interconnecting, transverse, and interlaminar cracking. Hull’s microscopic investigations...was my host at the Laboratoire de Structure Electronique des Solides, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg. Amorphous alloys are made there by a

  18. European Science Notes, Volume 40, Number 2.

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    to butanol and acetone was carried out . - interferon, are turned on following in a collaborative project between the virus infection. GBF and...was adapted to the cultivation of and acetone / butanol production and (2) .. Sacckaromycea cerevsiae and ethanol conversion of waste starch into fodder...4.2 and did not require any human parathyroid gene. Parathyroid further adjustment during fermentation . hormone from the parathyroid gland reg- A 2

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  20. Naval Research Reviews. Volume 39, Number 3,

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    is our hope that the general critical period. ’ ’, form of modifiability we require to construct distributed map- Most kittens first open their eves...AVERAG C of GAD-positive puncta in 12 unilaterally enucleated kittens . 7- The band of layer IV puncta remained uniform even though the periods of...consistent or significant difference between either the binocular segments of enucleated and con- 0 0 0 7GR trol kittens , or the monocular segments

  1. Naval Research Reviews. Volume XXXIV. Number 2,

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    Garti, Cazali Inst., monolaurate Jerusalem C Brij 35 Ethoxylated (23)- lauryl - alcohol N. Garti, Cazali Inst., Jerusalem D 10.G.1.0 Deca-glycerol...in the present study Commercial Code Name Generic Name Source A SDS Sodium-dodecyl-sulfate Sigma Company, USA B Tween 20 Ethoxylated (20)-sorbitan- N...Steroidic glycosides Sigma Company, USA G Myrj 59 Ethoxylated (100)-stearate N. Garti, Cazali Inst., Jerusalem H Triton X 100 lso-octyl-phenoxy

  2. European Science Notes, Volume 40, Number 5.

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    factors. Receptors for CCK peptides nerves , and recently several biological- have been shown to be present in the ly active neuropeptides such as sub...S.CNS. Their distribution has been studied stance P have been localized to nerve in detail by immunohistochemical and fibers in the iris. However, the...flow to reattach ously with particle size. A single meas- downstream of the ribs ( reattachment urement therefore suffices to determine length) was too

  3. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34. Number 5,

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    Lafayette, IN) in which in conjunction with a hypodermic 259 A __ ____ ____ ESN 34-S (1980) needle guided by B-scan visualization, to measure the...Oceanography 4 Meteorology Mr. T.C. Cheston Underwater Acoustics 4 Radar Dr. P. Pire Communications and Information Theory Dr. N.A. Greenfield Radiological...Research 4 Systems Analysis CDR R.D. Matulka Aerospace Systems Dr. J. Neighbours Physics CDR S.E. Sokol Weapons Systems LCDR C.H. Spikes Environmental

  4. LLW Notes, Volume 12, Number 7

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    Contents include articles entitled: House votes 309 to 107 to approve Texas compact; Nebraska governor hosts LLRW meeting; Southeast Compact considers funding proposal; Chem-Nuclear explores options re SC revenue requirements; Legislation sets revenue requirements for Barnwell; TCC meets: Supports CA request for technical assistance; DOE approves part of California`s technical assistance request; State legislators discuss LLRW management for OH, IL, NC; Washington governor re Potential New Hanford Role; Federal court enjoins DOE from excluding WCS on new disposal; Appellate court in favor of DOE in surcharge rebates dispute; Hearing set for October in Ward Valley case; court rejects federal motion to dismiss Ward Valley suit; NE sues commission re veto over export authorizations; US Supreme Court dismisses line-item veto challenge; Department of Interior Inspector General investigation requested; USEC privatization plan approved; DOD finalizes LLRW disposal charter; Clinton nominates six DOE appointees; Congress moves FUSRAP to Army Corps of Engineers; Schaefer named interim director of USGS: Nichols leaves EPA: NRC Commissioner Rogers` term expires; NRC: CA ``Well-Quantified`` to license Ward Valley facility; EPA objects to state permit for Louisiana facility; Petitions submitted to EPA oppose Shintech permits; ECOS draft recommendations re Enviro programs; Legislation introduced to prohibit spent fuel shipments to the Goshutes; and HLW legislation ready for floor action.

  5. European Scientific Notes. Volume 35, Number 2,

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    of the action similar to those used in artificial kid- of the glyco-proteins and are presently neys. The current work is on urease for synthesizing...ened the eutrophication of the whole adjusting the water level to minimize lake. oxidation and nitrification during summer In certain years, because of

  6. LLW Notes supplement, Volume 12, Number 2

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    Federal criteria for determining whether a project presents an environmental justice concern are currently subject to multiple interpretations. There are no federal statutes or regulations that specifically reference or address environmental justice, and the guidelines that are being developed by the Council on Environmental Quality are currently in draft form. The lack of consistent and clear federal criteria for determining what constitutes an environmental justice impact--and how to determine whether environmental justice issues have been effectively addressed--can create a dilemma for state agencies that wish to include--or have already included--environmental justice, along with legal, economic and technical issues, as a consideration when siting a facility. The following information is therefore provided for those agencies and commissions seeking to site, to license, to construct and to operate a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility. Topics include: National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; NEJAC members; Federal definitions of environmental justice; and EPA`s role in federal land transfers. Federal agencies can achieve environmental justice by identifying and addressing--as appropriate--disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of [federal agency] programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.

  7. European Scientific Notes. Volume 36, Number 5,

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    remelting (VADER) process. thermal-capacity, resin-bonded sands to reduce Rheocasting consists of cooling an alloy thermal distortion and improve...casting. Among the ability of ± 0.10mm could be expected. advantages claimed for rheocasting are improved G. Williams (CKN Technology Ltd, UK) die life...forming, shown schematically in dling. A variation of rheocasting is compo- Figure 3. The dies used in the process are casting, which involves the addition

  8. Prism. Volume 2, Number 1, December 2010

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    Pakistan, Iran, and Iraqi Kurdistan . Abu Musab Zarqawi was one of them. He went to Kurdistan through Iran and met with fellow fleeing jihadist fighters...operations is a matter of circum- stance and art : the art of diplomacy, the art of (selective) war, the art of reconciliation, and the art of the law...Villagers building houses from radioactive rocks reported mild illnesses at that point, but there are fears that exposure will lead to high cancer rates

  9. Phalanx. Volume 48, Number 1. March 2015

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    learning at all levels of formal and informal educa - tion. Topics discussed were: • Teaching teachers network sci- ence concepts • Network science in K-16...outreach and educa - tion research at the Network Science Center at West Point. For the past four years she has used her science and education

  10. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 3,

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    IIASA ), Vienna, Aus- railroad problems). They have actually tria (ESN 32-2:51) determined through computerized algor- Kulikowski also heads one of the...world market for telecommuni- dents, supplying three of the last cations equipment, computers, and elec- four! Tomlinson has been at IIASA tronic

  11. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Number 9.

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    I cognitive il S; . PATIAL LA NNING worl /’.d model 1REAiN SO... STM . REAONING VISUAL LINUISTIEXTNEXLERT L. ....... ::.. OEAO SSTEE EX ERT r L...Tran- 2xl0 19cm 3 at 320 0 K, but it was only sient Thermal Processing of Materials weakly dependent on laser intensity. A were the topics of a recent

  12. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 1,

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    observing optical activity in such aspects. Lund has long had a tradition ring systems when suitable substituents of research in thermochemistry by Sunner are...now been reduced formation and chemical reactivity of to 20 (from an initial 30) and the very electrogenerated radical anions. fine teaching ...whom most are neering and Theoretical Electrical En- students), five lecturers teaching ginering. courses in his area, and half a dozen Prof. Riedler

  13. European Scientific Notes. Volume 35, Number 6.

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    elastomer’s organic polymer matrices . Schultz and stiffness modulus is affected by the Donnet have done work on the surface chemical interaction between...Investigacao Operacional ) of which he is used not to supplement the earnings is at the moment the leader and which of the professors (as is common in

  14. European Science Notes. Volume 41, Number 5.

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    departures from analysis of five SAR’s revealed clusters smooth bending. of sequences closely related to the Klug stated that the " rules " that cleavage...Program, Embryology Lane and his group. Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK). Laskey and his group developed a cell-free system...which initi- The N-end Rule of Selective Protein Turn- ates and completes semiconservative DNA over replication in vitro. When demembranated Studies on

  15. European Scientific Notes. Volume 36, Number 9

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    the the dextrin carbohydrates in tie beverage; "increasers" are apt to be the best performers these are not broken down by brewer’s yeast. in the real...University, Chico, US) reported on a simple stroyed dextrin , but it also gave an unpleasant conditioning procedijre that seemed to be ef- flavor to the...weight loss as and eliminate the offending gene, so that low the criterion, as they believed that obesity is carbohydrate beer now tastes like the real

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    recently joined the applied research program directed by Dr. Pierre Rey program of Unilever in Holland. At at the University of Paris, in which the same...time, the Unilever organization a successful artificial bladder was in Britain has lost to academia one fabricated. Rey’s work received a of its...University of London. The Unilever in 1979. organization remains a major source All of these applied efforts are of funding and technical expertise in

  17. European Science Notes. Volume 40, Number 9

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    perform els in patients. the assays. Optical Biosensors for Immunoassays Microelectrodes in Medicine I.A. Shanks ( Unilever Research, Col- I.A. Silver...Silver, to is simple and inexpensive has been devel- deter-nine what compounds are effective in oped by Shanks and his group at Unilever . wound

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    For NTISGPa DTIC TAB Distribution/ t i t Y Codes Avail and/0 Dist Special fP I. UNCLASSIFIED SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OP THIS PAGS(Who. Doto Eam0...distribution of acoustic testing paint adhesion are constantly being events during a tensile test was deconvoluted sought and assessed. One promising...solid. optical phenomena worthy of mention; two fields The signal, at approximately 450 kHz, has been in particular, photoacoustic spectroscopy and

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    At small 14 17 2 4 1 0 enough) , martensite. Whether or not NbMicroalloyed martensite forms is a function of At, Thc P/ate NoPreheat I NLC LUz the...Psychological Society The, subscription price is 175 or as tak#,:’ o,,,,r the continuing publica - $132, and sample copies can be requested ,lnn ot thi

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    Design principles for 2. The Advanced End-User Facili- information management systems ( IMSs ) ties (ED) group studies a restricted have received a...great deal of emphasis family of IMSs , emphasizing efficient over the past year. The term IMS implementation techniques. It is applies to systems that...maintain a important to find out how efficient collection of data and allow interactive versions of IMSs should be designed. manipulation of those data

  1. The EUROCALL Review, Volume 23, Number 1

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    2015-01-01

    "The EUROCALL Review" is EUROCALL's open access online scientific journal. Regular sections include: (1) Reports on EUROCALL Special Interest Groups: up-to-date information on SIG activities; (2) Projects: reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects; (3) Recommended websites: reports and reviews of examples of good practice…

  2. The EUROCALL Review, Volume 21, Number 2

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    Gimeno, Ana, Ed.

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    "The EUROCALL Review" is EUROCALL's open access online scientific journal. Regular sections include: (1) Reports on EUROCALL Special Interest Groups: up-to-date information on SIG activities; (2) Projects: reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects; (3) Recommended websites: reports and reviews of examples of good practice…

  3. The EUROCALL Review, Volume 22, Number 1

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    2014-01-01

    "The EUROCALL Review" is EUROCALL's open access online scientific journal. Regular sections include: (1) Reports on EUROCALL Special Interest Groups: up-to-date information on SIG activities; (2) Projects: reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects; (3) Recommended websites: reports and reviews of examples of good practice…

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    1997-06-01

    Contents include articles entitled: USGS report supports previous conclusions re tritium migration at Beatty; Ohio selects new contractor for screening; Maine Yankee`s future uncertain; Southeast Compact limits funds for North Carolina project; California, Energy, and Interior exchange correspondence on Ward Valley testing; TCC meets in Salt Lake City, Utah; Garner named executive director and forum participant for Northwest Compact; Seventh Circuit upholds Energy Secretary`s determination re distribution of surcharge rebates; US Ecology sues Nebraska re wetlands mitigation; US Supreme Court hears line-item veto challenge; Court rules NAS must provide public access; WCS sues Envirocare of Texas; DOE and Envirocare sign consent agreement; NRC issues performance assessment guidance; NRC to publish final decommissioning rule; House subcommittee passes Texas Consent Act; Environmental justice bill introduced in the House; and International nuclear safety body established.

  5. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Number 1.

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    readily explainable, folding on the radiation crosslinking of Further work is in progress. polyethylene. A major influence of The rapidly growing use...Lyons reviewed his work on the use of low molecular weight "mobilizers" radiation crosslinking of high and which accelerated the disappearance of linear...chloride T. Ohta (Hitachi Chemical Co., . * for radiation crosslinking . Gel-dose Japan) described the use of ultraviolet plots indicated that different

  6. European Science Notes, Volume 40, Number 7.

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    as Director of Research, the Queen’s ture and evolution of the 5S ribosomal Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, and RNA ( 5S rRNA ). In the molecular...such as the Max Planck Institute for structural and functional study. Molecular Genetics, the Fritz Haber 5S rRNA is an integral part of the...for 5S rRNA tute of Biochemistry are funded not only which is in agreement with a large num- by the Free University of Berlin, but ber of physical

  7. Naval Research Reviews. Volume 35, Number 3,

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    Selsmlclty Qnd Volcainism at The Navc 4 Weapons Centert by Glenn R. Roquemoe and John T. Zellmer Naval Weapon. Center Introduction The Naval Weapons Center...Range has a history of volcanism and earth- quakes. The eruption of high-silica rhyolite occurred at least 38 times over the last million years, and...basaltic eruptions ceased only 30,000 years ago. Duffield, et al.’, have shown that, in all, about 35 cubic kilometers of lava have erupted during the

  8. European Science Notes. Volume 39, Number 10.

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    developed by members of Club Modulef, Gierst (Brussels); The Role of the which was created by INRIA in 1974. The Charge Transfer in the Adsorption of...Electrosynthesis in the Pre- pounds. sence of Cyclodextrin and Similar Coi- 6a. Industrial Electrochemistry, pounds, T. Osa (Sendai, Japan).5...main lectures and kinetics ( adsorption , electrocatalysis, 28 short contributions, the former being corrosion, electrochemical noise analy- surveys of

  9. LLW Notes, Volume 12, Number 6

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    1997-07-01

    Contents include articles entitled: GAO concludes most Ward Valley SEIS issues previously addressed; Midwest compact halts facility development; Texas publishes proposal to issue WCS radioactive materials license; Central Compact issues export authorizations over NE`s objection; Nebraska governor to host LLRW summit; California regulators reassured re US ecology facility in WA; Southeast Compact augments funding for North Carolina; State and compact calendar of events; IAEA Director General to UN: reexamine nuclear power; DOI convenes meetings on Ward Valley Title VI complaint; California BLM: Tribes fully represented and consulted; MW, NE, and SW file amici curiae briefs in Ward Valley suit; Court denies state`s motion for protective order; WCS files suit against Envirocare and others; States attack DOE`s claim re lack of authority to store spent fuel; House committee passes Texas legislation; Ward Valley land transfer bill introduced in Senate; Senate committee holds hearing on Ward Valley legislation and related GAO report; NRDC threatens to sue DOE re Envirocare; NRC chair criticizes Deputy Interior Secretary`s use of Ward Valley fact sheet; Utility consortium submits license application for storage on Goshute land to NRC; Envirocare cited for SNM violation; EPA begins audit; and EPA rejects Title VI claim re Texas site.

  10. European Scientific Notes. Volume 36, Number 11.

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    language, and linguistics with a Matignon. M. Jean -Jacques Servan-Schrieber pilot project in Marseilles, France. Third, was appointed chief executive...at forefront of the tiscipline at the Univ. of MIT under the direction of Professor Seymour Geneva, where Piaget did his fundamental Papert. The

  11. The Challenge. Volume 14, Number 3

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    US Department of Education, 2007

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    "The Challenge" provides information and resources to help schools create safe and healthy learning environments for students. Articles in this issue include: (1) Research Shows Consequences of Drug Abuse on the Teenage Brain (Don Vereen); (2) Interview: NIDA [National Institute on Drug Abuse] Director Discusses Drug Abuse among Teens; (3) Know…

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    type, pharmaceutical products, drugs , and loading, and solvent) and temperature. vitamins. These techniques also have For example, long needle...70% of the 10-14 1.90 1.87 GSD. These contributions are roug hlv 15-19 1.80 1.84 similar to the findings of the 1957 20-24 1.39 1.62 survey with the...Sleep, (5 Lim b ic Sys temn, Office of Naval Research, Biophysics (6b) Behavior C.NS, (7) Pl’vsiological B~ascs Program. A drug , (’vtochalas in B

  13. European Scientific Notes, Volume 37, Number 3,

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    as glycine , ß-alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, and piperidinic acid. There was a pronounced maximum in the curve of anticoagulant activity...presented by research- ers from the Technical Institute of Munich and the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart. By correlating the concentration of...of transition metal impurities in InP. Their reported work concentrated on manganese and copper. Both ion-implan- tation and diffusion techniques

  14. European Scientific Notes. Volume 35, Number 12,

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    and then there our belief the consequences of the con- are " lucid " dreams . In a lucid dream , flict are not so pervasive or injurious the sub’ect is...controlled. Trew asked 609 Catholic children According to a few individuals who have (ages 9 to 11) from urban and rural areas lucid dreams frequently, there...could a s]eeping person indicate that Fifty-three percent of those children he was in a lucid - dreaming state? Keith who lived in the most troubled areas

  15. Army Communicator. Volume 34, Number 3, 2009

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    dental ...contact ST – Special text TC – Training circulars VTC – Video teleconference WIN-T – Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (Left to right) SFC Dolores ...represented the 102nd Signal Battalion, Wiesbaden Dental Clinic, Wiesbaden Health Clinic, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, 212th Military

  16. European Science Notes, Volume 41, Number 1.

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    yielded a suitable marker A.C. Cuello (Department of Pharma- for linkage studies involving the TH cology, McGill University, Montreal, Can- gene...immunoglobulin the molecular cloning of mRNA coding for (IgG). In this way, Cuello was able to rat brain myelin proteolipid protein obtain a probe of

  17. European Science Notes. Volume 40, Number 1.

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    Assocition cc r Associatcon Frarioose de Robotique Industriali. (AFRi t .2 § (61 BRA British Robot Association M tu 3 Association Brttann~que do...Robosique Indurille (BRA’ 0. z . ~(7) SIRI Italian Robot Association .9 *5.6 Association litlionne do RobotiQue Industinell (SIRI, 00 5 /0j k.c Figure 2

  18. LLW Notes, Volume 12, Number 8

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    1997-12-31

    Contents include articles entitled: Chem-Nuclear documents new plan for Barnwell; Nebraska releases technical analysis of LLRW facility; Southeast Compact suspends funding for NC facility development; NC governor and Southeast Compact differ on proposed MOU; Midwest Compact to return export fees; State legislators` group revises radioactive waste policy; Internal documents discuss administration`s policy on Ward Valley; BLM issues EA for Ward Valley testing; California DHS, NRC criticize DOI`s testing protocols; Army removes training mines from Ward Valley site; The 1997 gubernatorial elections and a look ahead to 1998; Court throws out case challenging Pennsylvania`s siting law; DOE files notice of appeal in WCS suit; Central Compact moves to dismiss ``Veto`` authority suit; Congress exempts NAS from FACA; Judge sets schedule for Ward Valley case; Court won`t order DOE to accept spent fuel by deadline; NRC chairman expresses concern re CERCLA reauthorization; Senators question EPA`s guidance on remediation; EPA issues guidance, criticizes NRC decommissioning rule; Members of Congress clarify FUSRAP transfer; HLW legislation passes House by wide margin; Takings legislation passes House; Energy and water bill signed into law; and Senate confirms 5 of 6 DOE appointees.

  19. European Scientific Notes. Volume 30, Number 5,

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    Laser Development at SERL; The Rosenhain Centenary Conference on Physical Metallurgy. Surface Layer Analysis by Means of Ion Beams; Atmospheric Sounding the French Way; Meteorology in France; Ocean Engineering -- Dutch Plumbing in the North Sea; Acoustics Research in Germany; and Electron Spectroscopy of Solid

  20. Diversity Digest. Volume 9, Number 3

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    Musil, Caryn McTighe, Ed.; Hovland, Kevin, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    This issue of "Diversity Digest" grows out of one recent effort to raise the visibility of science in diversity and global learning initiatives. Articles in this issue include: (1) Science, Diversity, and Global Learning: Untangling Complex Problems (Kevin Hovland); (2) Breaking the Pyramid: Putting Science in the Core (Darcy Kelley);…

  1. Diversity Digest. Volume 9, Number 2

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    Musil, Caryn McTighe, Ed.; Hovland, Kevin, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    Published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, this issue of "Diversity Digest" focuses on institutional leadership and how it advances diversity in higher education. Articles presented in this issue include: (1) Intercultural Learning for Inclusive Excellence (Edgar Beckham); (2) Demanding, Attracting, and Developing…

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    important role in of the Alzheimer type and schizophrenia. nervous tissue has been greatly facili- Basic Research in the Neurosciences tated. One of the...of the 3d to 5f transition at group both relied upon radiative cooling 105 X in aluminum plasma has been ob- to promote recombination and lasing in...increased net amplification and gas puff implosion onto a cylinder of mode control. This is very difficult to aluminum , for instance. The lasing mate

  3. European Science Notes. Volume 39, Number 8.

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    the and the afferent fibers also led to an release of maculo-ocular reflexes. The increase in the frequency of the EPSPs role of the various maculo...heretofore in birds. In rats, such cells could not unknown kind of cell contact (special- be shown clearly with the present tech- ized interneuronal ...one of the few organizations the giant axon serves as a transfer in Europe using this format, as neuro- point for commands to interneurons and biology

  4. European Scientific Notes. Volume 38, Number 2.

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    the facilities where transfusions and skin United Nations Industrial Development punctures are frequent are particularly Organization ( UNIDO ), and the...Generation world Conference needed because of several chararteris- held in London from 27 through 29 tics of the information technology September 1983... tics , chaired by Prof. Ernst Henze. general loss functions, and in special Henze and his two associates, L. Schler cases explicit expressions for the and

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    SCIENTIFIC NOTES OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON Commanding Officer ...... CAPT M.A. Howard, USN November 1984 Scientific Director ..... James W. Daniel...neering. water Countermeasures and Weapons Estab- c. Holton Heath, Wareham (near lishment, and the Underwater Launching Poole). Head: Dr. N.J...argumentation.) puters over the remainder of this centu- Gerald L. Thompson (Carnegie-Mellon Uni- ry. His predictions were both specific versity) and

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    understanding of the transport of an infinite lateral dimension and clamped crown -of-thorns starfish larvae which is surface elevation, he found that the va...frequency f0 (Rosenc- waig 1979). Our zirconia coating of thickness up to 0.015" called for f0 to be 1 Hz or less, therefore implying very slow scanning. Hsu

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    difficult adaptations. A suc- cessful translation often requires the presence of the original author or inventor of the technology to super- vise or conduct...Transactional View of Tacit Knowledge,” paper presented at October 2007 Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting: http:== www .4sonline.org...the inventor and devel- oper of the technology. Despite the many papers the Berkeley group published on the cyclotron, including Lawrence’s Nobel

  8. Parameters, Volume 18, Number 1, March 1988.

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    frontation, with two barrels of machismo out in the middle of the street on the edge of the void about to blow each other to smithereens. He was not...Canada and Mexico , the wresting of Cuba and the Philippines from Spain, and even the Civil War. American soldiers fought not to conquer but to achieve the...Assistant Army Attache in Mexico . March 1988 61 0 25 50) Kilometers o 2 50 miles HONDURAS0 Tegucigalpa* MR V1I P 3 Estel MRRV MR 1 ft"* Mia us

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    configuration, a 32-level The basic phase-modulating element is a piece amplitude modulator is provided. of titanium -doped lithium niobate whose...solutions from plating Katholieke Universiteit at Leuven, Belgium, was operations and from etching and pickling baths. founded in the late 1960s as one of

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    combined effect of moisture, heat , and results of a major study which concluded mechanical stress; impact behavior; and that the degree of risk was low...from a lightning strike arcs across the Weinstock stated that it has been demon- joint, and the resulting ohmic heating strated that CFRP airframe...100 MW(e) plant has 28,600 heliostats earthquakes. The risk from Canvey Is- with surfaces of 30.4m 2. Each plant land is a couple of orders of

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    Development, A.H. Cobb. The Influence of Bentazone on Stomatal Movement , A.H. Cobb. The Effect of Herbicides on Plant Growth and Development...for Sodium Chloride Tolerance in Chrysanthemums, K.C. Short. Metabolic Studies of Chloroplast Symbiosis, A.H. Cobb. Biochemical Indications of

  12. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Number 2,

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    of the upper atmosphere. STATISTICS Megalithic Statistics ................................................ D.R. Barr 79 Interesting statistical...the actual sight points), the MEGALITHIC STATISTICS accuracy with which the builders might have constructed such sighting stones, The British Isles...34 megalithic ," and there is to use a statistical approach with data evidence that the monuments were built from many megalithic sites. Thom also from 4,000 B.C

  13. ARE Update Volume 19, Number 3

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    SMITH Aaron; Anderson, Nina; Sumner, Daniel; Martin, Philip

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    1. Biofuel Policies: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions from transportation have hit major obstacles in the past few years. In effect, these policies take money from petroleum producers and give it to renewable fuel producers, creating heated political and legal battles but little effect on consumers. 2. Which California Foods You Consume Makes Little Impact on Drought-Relevant Water Usage To be rel...

  14. European Science Notes. Volume 41, Number 10,

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    boron, or phosphorous. of acoustically radiating piezoelectric The program can simulate ionic implanta- Tonpilz transducers in a wide frequency tion...with and ultrasonic transducers and the numer- a strong orientation towards applied ap- ical modelization of piezoelectric trans- plications and the...is Dr. D. puter code, AT ILA (Analyse de Transduc - Collard, who is also head of the depart- V.-- teur par Integration des Equations de ment. This group

  15. European Scientific Notes. Volume 38. Number 1.

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    gelatine spectrum of pressure pulses in the wall sheets fired onto targets and observed cavitation layer, the dispersal of bub- at a microsecond photographic...variation in time Research Laboratory/National Oceano- and distance from the basic source: graphic and Atmospheric Administration) surface-layer plankton

  16. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 56, Number 4

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    espionage fiction in the 1990s and le Carré still soldiers on, but no espio- nage writer today—not even David Ignatius or Alan Furst—has matched the...satisfactorily-resolved mystery that Shelton maintains has contemporary rele- vance, Why He Chose Treason. In one sense, the book is a well-documented...provides a good summary. But those searching for a resolution of the mystery —as promised in the book’s title—will not find an answer here. It may

  17. PRISM. Volume 2, Number 3, June 2011

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    FARC, particularly with Raul Reyes , a former deputy commander who was killed in a Colombian raid on a base in Ecuador in 2008. Computer material...collaboration between the FARC and high-ranking Venezuelan officials involved in providing weapons and resources. The “ Reyes files” implicated Venezuelan offi...destruc- tion, by all reports.9 (All projects constructed by HSI were undamaged by the quake, testa - ment to the IOM technical assistance.) Even in the

  18. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Number 5,

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    and vis- and water. The dried, filtered mass is cosity of short fibers contained in a then pressed into small briquettes, suspension flowing through a...Ecole National Sup6rieure des Mines de J.M. Berkson and J.E. Matthews Paris, Centre des Materiaux , Evry); (Naval Ocean Research and Development

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    respectively). The size of fibroid did not influence the surgical treatment option ... fibroid(89/109(81.7%) vs 20/109(18.3%), p=0.001). While age ... resource constraint setting like ours open surgery still .... laparoscopic myomectomy. J Am Assoc.

  20. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 56, Number 1

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    view, is not the mind-boggling quantities of information or the complex epistemological issue of what part of that ocean of information will help...required cannot be achieved using evolutionary or incremental improvements; “radical approaches” are neces- sary. (xx–xxvi) These arguments are...has made the case for well thought-out, focused, evolutionary change rath- er than radical change. The need for a revolu- tion remains unproved. The

  1. PRISM. Volume 3, Number 2, March 2012

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    countries such as the United States, UK, France, and Germany, the post–Cold War threat environment has led to the proclama- tion of a postmodern military...as cultural relativism and the imposition of nonmilitary, social, ethical , and political criteria of evaluation on the mili- tary.28 It is these... postmodern militaries, and the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and consultancies abounding in security sec- tor reform, that are seeking to

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    The aim of this study was to determine the ameliorative effect of aqueous extract of Vernonia ... serum urea, creatinine, catalase and superoxide dismutase along with reduction in level of ..... natural inhibitor of extracellular signal- regulated ...

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    for Celuar and reported in many bioelectromagnetics Boeyestems. studies. In the presence of a nonuniform electric field of the proper frequency, cells...of 1982, a policy transport of proteins into mitochondria. established a scientific board to The goal of these studies is to learn provide guidance on...proteins. grants from the Swiss National Founda- A second group is concerned with ion tion and a few other agencies. Fellow- transport in membranes

  4. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Numbers 12.

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    chemistry largest effort modified casein diet; the biosynthesis is by Dr. M.B. Huglin his coworkers. of alkaloids; the production of narcotic Salford...osmometry. The overall reduced osmotically by the addition of behavior is described in terms of three high polymers which could not enter the types of...summarized his lar weights in cyclopentane. The tran- extensive work on micelles , in particu- sition from swollen to collapsed coils lar the use of

  5. European Scientific Notes. Volume 36, Number 2,

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    soldiers showed the expected pat- is indeed cumulative stress from such problems terns: more loneliness , more feelings of infe- as hospitalization, failure...8217 crewrien may have good rioti- Professors G.T. Russell and J. Bugge have vational effects, i,,,i the practice probleri-, tu,, developed and tested a

  6. The WSTIAC Quarterly. Volume 9, Number 3

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    Smoothing Reactor Control & Protection System Control & Protection System Shunt Capacitor Shunt Capacitor Sub-marine HVDC Transmission Cable Circuit Breaker ...thereby leading to higher plant efficiency. As a final step in completing the circuit , the He working fluid exiting the high pressure compressor enters the...Smoothing reactors are employed to reduce ripples from the system in conjunction with DC. The layout of a HVDC transmission system is shown in Figure 8. The

  7. LLW Notes supplement, Volume 12, Number 6

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    Contents include articles related to environmental justice concerns and Title VI, entitled as follows: Civil Rights Act of 1964; Exec order on environmental justice; Applicability to states; Philosophical differences -- Environmental justice and Title VI; Ambiguities in existing Title VI guidance; Clarification of existing Title VI guidance; Federal financial assistance; Administrative complaints vs. lawsuits; Effect and disparate impact; Termination, suspension or refusal to grant federal financial assistance; DOJ guidance defines environmental justice; NEJAC meets, adopts far-reaching resolution re siting; Indigenous Peoples Resolution No. 23; and States meet, support environmental justice concept and express concerns about federal approach and composition of NEJAC.

  8. LLW Notes, Volume 12, Number 2

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    1997-02-01

    Contents include the following articles: National Environmental Justice Advisory Council considers Ward Valley resolution; NGA urges Congressional and Presidential support for low-level radioactive waste compacts and transfer of federal land in Ward Valley; RFP issued for SEIS on Ward Valley land transfer; Illinois siting criteria finalized; Consideration of tribal concerns during Ward Valley siting process; State legislators` LLRW working group meets in D.C.; Upcoming state and compact events; Court calendar; Texas compact legislation introduced in Congress; Superfund reform is a priority for 105th Congress; High-level waste bill gets off to an early start; Fort Mojave petition NEJAC for Ward Valley resolution; EPA withdraws cleanup rule from OMB; Board ruling raises doubts about proposed Louisiana enrichment facility; DOE recommends external regulation by NRC; and Supplement--Background on environmental justice.

  9. Army Communicator. Volume 35, Number 2

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    centers and switchboards. They also worked in film libraries and laboratories, and performed signal intelligence duties such as cryptography...and Sciences, and he received the Distinguished Service Cross for his work. One member of Capra’s film crew was Theodor Seuss Geisel , who...United States Geographic Board and worked for two years in the board’s offices including the Map Division of the Library of Congress. He left

  10. Media Anthropologist Newsletter. Volume 1, Number 2.

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    The aim of media anthropologists is to provide the general public with entertaining, relevant anthropological background information through the public media. This quarterly newsletter disseminates information, promotes awareness of present physical and social issues, and offers a means of intercommunication on the topic of Media Anthropology.…

  11. LLW Notes: Volume 10, Number 3

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    The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum is an association of state and compact representatives, appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact implementation of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The LLW Forum provides an opportunity for state and compact officials to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

  12. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Number 6.

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    on i ve rs ion. Inod"Ie dcc - .. ce-s -, t o -,n t a~ c F r.ide t c tO h, I C’ e t suh st rat t- which mos t ! neseah I NFOS :IF tica rxcd I, I j...which Planck Institute for Plasma Physics they call the 蔴-year recurrence ( Garching , FRG) . Anastassiades, the time." For example, variables such

  13. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Number 7.

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    Reptiles ............. F.E. Russell 249 The symposium concentrated on the morphology, development, physiology, ecology , and evolution of various reptiles...morphology, development and adult life. Interes- development, physiology, ecology , and tingly, in neither group is the first- evolution. The symposium was...hovercraft, hydrofoils , and planinq hulls. Recent work has NAVY-RELEVANT RESEAPCH AT THE UNIV. OF concentrated on the lateral stalility of LIVERPOOL high

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    social factors that determine morbidity of under fives in Gimba village, a rural community of Kaduna ... KEYWORDS: : Social determinants, morbidity, children, rural, Nigeria,. 1. 2. 3 ... malaria, measles, malnutrition, diarrhea. 4 and pneumonia.

  15. The EUROCALL Review, Volume 21, Number 1

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    Gimeno, Ana, Ed.

    2013-01-01

    "The EUROCALL Review" is published online biannually by the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). This issue offers regular sections on: (1) up-to-date information on Special Interest Groups; (2) reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects in which EUROCALL members participate; (3) reports…

  16. The EUROCALL Review, Volume 20, Number 2

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    Gimeno, Ana, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    "The EUROCALL Review" is published online biannually by the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). This issue offers regular sections on: (1) up-to-date information on Special Interest Groups; (2) reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects in which EUROCALL members participate; (3) reports…

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    the impact of the war and changes to the international monetary structures brought about by the Atlantic Charter (August 1941) and the Bretton Woods ...leverage to cajole/coerce Britain into agreeing to the Bretton Woods system, which had its roots in the economic themes laid out in the Atlantic...political grounds, the Tories refused to devalue or float, believing that floating would undermine Bretton Woods , anger the United States, and harm

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    agents namely, Gentamicin, Cefuroxime, Ceftriaxone and Norfloxacin singly and also in combination with ..... ciprofloxacin, minocycline, cloxacillin, and vancomycin) ... removal or deletion of the resistance factor which may have been an ...

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    talks on the BaPb -x Bix 3 supercon- The question of the coexistence of super- ducting perovskite . Jerome’s talk impressed conductivity on long-range...insulation transitions interostructurs ttin perovskite compounds when they found that The improvement in techniques to prepare for values of x between 0.05...intensity amplitude raised to the fourth aluminum- hafnium alloy MAR-M-004 having a power. A.F. Blom (Royal Inst. of Technology, large grain size

  20. European Science Notes. Volume 41, Number 7.

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    production of many nigh-value products kanes and simple cyclic terpenes , the such as pharmaceuticals and agricultural use of the microorganisms concerned... terpene esters terize the enzyme responsible for this " Microbial dehalogenases, their genet- bioconversion with a view to improving ics and biochemistry...positives. Sera from all individuals genes. Marcker and his group have so far were absorbed on HSV-infected varicella isolated six separate Lb genes from soy

  1. Military Review. Volume 58, Number 9

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    accurately appreciated· and judiciously managed by national MILITARY REVIEW policymakers if senous complication of Braz11’s reg1onal secunty...Geopof,[Ica e as Pro,efOes do Poder Llvrana Jose Olympro Ed•tora Rm de Janmro Braz 1977 p 100 9 Stepan op Cit pp 15·17 10 for ellampte, the rncreas•ng...go with what is available. It is judicious to use CSS units as the main RAS force if the primary threat emanated from harassment-type activity

  2. European Scientific Notes. Volume 7, Number 6.

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    sca t tering—range method was found to be about 2300 me. The track could be traced back into a facir.g ~ ia te h~ where 5 more mil lime ters of track...intensity measurements. — Older measurements on the infrared dispers ion of liquids have been carried out by the technique of prism refractometry using a

  3. Diversity Digest. Volume 8, Number 2

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    This issue of "Diversity Digest" contains articles and resources focused on the lasting lessons, legacies, and spirit of the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" decision. This year of the fiftieth anniversary, filled with ceremonies, celebrations, and commemorations of that decision has highlighted many well known and lesser…

  4. Diversity Digest. Volume 8, Number 1

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    Sponsored by the Pathways to College Network, this issue of "Diversity Digest" highlights some of the research that informs Pathways. Several of the articles identify factors that affect underserved students' ability to attend and succeed at postsecondary institutions. In the first article, "The Right to Learn and the Pathways to College Network"…

  5. European Science Notes. Volume 40, Number 3.

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    biophysics/bio- entrapment in a crosslinked pre-polymer- chemistry, set up the biotechnology ized polyacrylamide hydrazide. center in Israel in the rapidly...entrapment of enzymes in cross- peptides and microprotein chemistry. linked prepolymerized polyacrylamide hy- They have carried out sequential hydrol...Biochemistry, , Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan. Conversion of Starch to Liquid Sugar and Ethanol, R.F. Finn, School of Chemical

  6. European Scientific Notes. Volume 38, Number 4.

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    in the 25- to found in areas as diverse as electro- 35-m range at the Comitato Nazionale optics and pharmacology. Energia Nucleare laboratory in...Istituto consist of 24 alternating layers of TiO 2 Uazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Fras- and SiO 2 , each a quarter-wave thick. At cati, Italy. 630 nm

  7. European Scientific Notes. Volume 38, Number 3.

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    seems that the latter * submitted to Biomateriale . can now be ruled out. It has generally been accepted that the best explanation for frequency...the Norwegian Council for ject involved H. HerO and R. Jirgensen Industrial and Scientific Research. (Scandinavian Institute of Dental Hater- With V.L...diameter Some chapter titles are: "Uniformly indicated to be PdCu in a dental Moving Dislocations, Surface Waves’ Ag -Pd-Cu-Au alloy. "Dislocations

  8. European Science Notes. Volume 39, Number 7.

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    properties. 7 3. Laboratoire de Chimie Organique 4/19/85 * Appliquge. Professor Alain Kiennemann. Mechanisms of heterogeneous and homo- geneous catalysis in...example, the "Unitg Associge creased with the formation of the asso- No. 405, Physico- chimie de la complex et ciated unit. des system interfaces" is a...d’Electrochimie et de article by listing other "laboratories" Chimie -Physique du Corps Solide in the or, in a sense, the title of the chemi- Institut Le Bel

  9. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 55, Number 3

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    credo of “informa- tion wants to be free.” This blatant disclosure can partially blind US analysts and decision- makers to foreign developments and...what its government knows and is doing?6 Such naïve questions are reminiscent of the now-ridiculed credo of nearly a century ago, i.e., that

  10. European Scientific Notes. Volume 38, Number 8.

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    group, the perception of the rigidity in European social psychology can also versus flexibility of the style adopted be gotten from Doise and Moscovici ...group’s Reference existence and its uniqueness with Doise-, W., and S. Moscovici , eds., Cur- respect to other groups) influences at rent Issues in European

  11. European Scientific Notes. Volume 35, Number 3,

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    phorylated derivative, phytic acid. IHP ized, and pulse radiolysis techniques is the strongest known allosteric ef- were employed to study the...would believe is done with a beam splitter and an opti- Ramsden and Pert have got it right. cal delay. (As an aside to those who have The radiation

  12. European Science Notes. Volume 39, Number 6.

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    instruction Landa , 1975). In brief, learning is in the university. Their work, however, seen as the acquisition of new mental makes a more general...information Chemical Education, 59 (1982), 509- technologies (NIT) is creating short- 513. term and long-term demands on the educa- Landa , L.N., "Some Problems...Nenniger Cognitive Psychology NPRDC, San Diego Richard E. Snow Seminar fir Philosophie of Text Analysis (Aug or Sep 85) und Erziehungswissenschaft Univ. of

  13. European Scientific Notes. Volume 34, Number 10,

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    therapy research projects conducted by the the exploitation and sale of patents. EE Department in cooperation with a hos- The solid-state work at IM...of the atoms occupying the different sites surgical school which became Queens Col- occurs independently to a first approxi- lego in 1843 and in 1892

  14. Teaching India. Footnotes. Volume 11, Number 2

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    2006-01-01

    On March 11-12, 2006 the FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education hosted 44 teachers from 16 states across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching about India. Sessions included: (1) Why It's Important to Know about India (Ainslie T. Embree); (2) Early Indian History (Richard H. Davis); (3) Modern Indian History (Marc…

  15. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 57, Number 4

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    11 Walter LaFeber, The Clash: US-Japanese Relations Throughout History (W.W. Norton and Company, 1997); Michael Green and Patrick Cronin (eds.) The...Supreme Leader Ali Khamanei, Defense Min- ister Ali Akbar Tarkan, Iranian Rev- olutionary Guards Commander Mohsin Rida‘i, Intelligence Director Ali

  16. European Scientific Notes. Volume 33, Number 5,

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    specific pulmonic lobe was alone, as statistics have shown that selected for intubation, and normal sa- by the time the lesion in the chest line was...the taxonomy became con- patients with this type of bronchogenic siderably confused. The initial attempt cancer , who were treated by surgeiy to... cancer in susceptible individuals. payloads and 4 special auroral x-ray Some new and interesting results relating payloads from Karasjok; and groups

  17. Studies in Intelligence. Volume 55, Number 2

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    organized by the state for the state.66 The recent emphasis on open source intelligence ( OSINT ) has further muddied the water, “blurr[ing...distinctions between intelligence and information and the barrier between secret and non-secret.”67 Although OSINT under one name or another has been

  18. JMBR VOLUME 14 Number 2.cdr

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  1. Strategic Studies Quarterly. Volume 1, Number 1

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    a new kind of war with a new, implacable enemy that invokes an extremist brand of Islam against America and our allies; is not tied to geographic...drove the change in US policy.6 Hol- brooke was strongly influenced by the views of German defense minister Volker Rilehe, who in turn reflected the

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    Susan B. Epstein , U.S. Embassy in Iraq (Washington, DC: CRS, October 24, 2006), figure 1. 18 The “clear-hold-build” approach to counterinsurgency is...staff of other agencies, such as the Coast Guard, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Agency. See Edward F. Bruner, “Military Forces...Reconstruction Roles, ed. Joseph Cerami and Jay Boggs (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2007). 102 | leSSoNS leaRNed PRISM 1, no. 1 10

  4. PARADIGMAS CONTEMPORÂNEOS: O NAVIO NEGREIRO DO SÉCULO XXI / CONTEMPORARY PARADIGMS: THE SLAVE SHIP OF THE XXI CENTURY

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    Full Text Available Human trafficking and slavery of human labor are not a recent phenomenon in the context of world history. The Trafficking of human lives is part of a logic of domination and bargaining, in which the life of an individual is exchanged for its freedom, or reducing a person to the condition of a thing that can be appropriated by others. Not limited only to trafficking, the “thingfication” of the other, which also occurs in the analogue slave labor which produces illness, causing funeral songs and it becomes the faces of these wretched, gloomy figures against villainy in the world. As speech development method was used Navio Negreiro of Castro Alves, as a basis for criticizing the perpetuation of man’s enslavement practice. It is observed that at the time the poet has denounced the hideous and vile practice, and we find ourselves today in the XXI century, living with the banalization of life. In the same way in that century the poet urged the intellectuals and the population to embrace the abolition of slavery, we find ourselves today in such situation that require a new abolitionist consciousness. Disposing the discussion at the national level, on the history and construction of the Brazilian legal system, it is worth to observe the necessity to create a new abolitionist movement. And in this sense, we ask as the poet did: “Why do you run away like that (...? Why to run away (...?”.

  5. Topics in number theory

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    Classic two-part work now available in a single volume assumes no prior theoretical knowledge on reader's part and develops the subject fully. Volume I is a suitable first course text for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Volume II requires a much higher level of mathematical maturity, including a working knowledge of the theory of analytic functions. Contents range from chapters on binary quadratic forms to the Thue-Siegel-Roth Theorem and the Prime Number Theorem. Includes numerous problems and hints for their solutions. 1956 edition. Supplementary Reading. List of Symb

  6. Impact of different leaf velocities and dose rates on the number of monitor units and the dose-volume-histograms using intensity modulated radiotherapy with sliding-window technique

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT using sliding window technique utilises a leaf sequencing algorithm, which takes some control system limitations like dose rates (DR and velocity of the leafs (LV into account. The effect of altering these limitations on the number of monitor units and radiation dose to the organs at risk (OAR were analysed. Methods IMRT plans for different LVs from 1.0 cm/sec to 10.0 cm/sec and different DRs from 100 MU/min to 600 MU/min for two patients with prostate cancer and two patients with squamous cell cancer of the scalp (SCCscalp were calculated using the same "optimal fluence map". For each field the number of monitor units, the dose volume histograms and the differences in the "actual fluence maps" of the fields were analysed. Results With increase of the DR and decrease of the LV the number of monitor units increased and consequentially the radiation dose given to the OAR. In particular the serial OARs of patients with SCCscalp, which are located outside the end position of the leafs and inside the open field, received an additional dose of a higher DR and lower LV is used. Conclusion For best protection of organs at risk, a low DR and high LV should be applied. But the consequence of a low DR is both a long treatment time and also that a LV of higher than 3.0 cm/sec is mechanically not applicable. Our recommendation for an optimisation of the discussed parameters is a leaf velocity of 2.5 cm/sec and a dose rate of 300–400 MU/min (prostate cancer and 100–200 MU/min (SCCscalp for best protection of organs at risk, short treatment time and number of monitor units.

  7. Siglo XXI. Hacia una nueva deontología del periodismo deportivo

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    Full Text Available El mundo de la información deportiva creció como ningún otro en el periodismo del siglo XX. Difícilmente podamos encontrar una actividad de convocatoria masiva superior a la alcanzada por unos juegos olímpicos o un campeonato mundial de fútbol. El deporte es, en suma, una actividad cultural imprescindible en la sociedad contemporánea. Esta realidad plantea un gran reto para el periodista deportivo del siglo XXI, pues la profundización en el conocimiento de disciplinas de orden científico, humanista y social se hace tan imprescindible como el dominio de los deportes sobre los que informa.

  8. Nuevos retos en la educación del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available La educación del siglo XXI reclama una esfera de ética y de responsabilidad social  compartida entre profesores, padres, instituciones y alumnos que nos permitan conseguir un espacio de simpatía recíproca e introduzca la educación  tecnológica, que se hace necesaria para desarrollar la accesibilidad a la información a través de las interacciones con las nuevas interfaces. La selección de nuevos contenidos multimedia e hipermedia. La utilización de datos procedentes de fuentes diversasy las nuevas formas de trabajo cooperativo a través de Internet: blogs, foros, chats, etc

  9. Turquía: ¿Un aumento de poder en el siglo XXI?

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    En los últimos años, Turquía ha demostrado a la región y al mundo que con su crecimiento económico y consolidación política quiere desempeñar un papel importante en la política internacional. Siguiendo los cambios en la política turca, la política exterior y la economía, en este artículo se investiga el origen y los antecedentes de los acontecimientos que condujeron a la creación de una nueva Turquía en el siglo XXI. La metodología utilizada es la interpretación del significado de la cultura ...

  10. Educación y Psicología en el Siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available Educación y Psicología en el Siglo XXI es un buen ejemplo de este tipo de recopilaciones y da cuenta al mismo tiempo del estado del arte de estas dimensiones en el Uruguay contemporáneo. Se trata de un libro que reúne la producción reciente más destacada de diez docentes de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de la República, que trabajan en el Instituto de Psicología, Educación y Desarrollo Humano donde en su gran mayoría desarrollan prácticas integradoras de los procesos de enseñanza y creación de conocimiento con experiencias de extensión universitaria orientando su labor a una reconfiguración de todos los componentes del acto educativo. //

  11. Familias en el siglo xxi: realidades diversas y políticas públicas

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    Full Text Available En este texto se sintetizan las intervenciones que se realizaron durante la presentación del libro Familias en el siglo xxi: realidades diversas y políticas públicas, en El Colegio de México. Dicha publicación recopila los artículos derivados del seminario del mismo nombre, que se realizó dos años antes, y cuya finalidad fue analizar el problema de la diversidad familiar y su relación con las políticas públicas en México desde un punto de vista académico, manteniendo un marco de pluralidad y de diálogo con distintos actores de la sociedad.

  12. La formación del ingeniero hidráulico para el siglo XXI

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    Los cambios producidos por la revolución electrónica, la generalización de la informática y la valoración ambiental indican la necesidad de introducir modificaciones de fondo en la formación de los ingenieros hidráulicos de cara al Siglo XXI. Se reivindica el interés de enfatizar la relevancia de la carrera de Ingeniería Hidráulica, detallándose su campo de acción y las posibilidades profesionales que actualmente se presentan en el tema. dado lo vertiginoso de las alteraciones que se están ge...

  13. Di lui cosa ne sai. Una panorámica del cine italiano del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available Más allá del indudable declive del cine italiano, acosado por la monopolización y dependiente de la televisión, los primeros años del siglo XXI han visto la afirmación de nuevos cineastas así como una relativa recuperación de la industria cinematográfica italiana. Gracias al éxito de películas como Il divo o Gomorra, parece que el interés mediático por el cine italiano ha aumentado  considerablemente. En este contexto, numerosos directores han iniciado o continuado su carrera en los últimos años a lo largo de todo el país, mientras que directores ya consagrados trabajan todavía produciendo películas de gran calidad.

  14. DI LUI COSA NE SAI. UNA PANORÁMICA DEL CINE ITALIANO DEL SIGLO XXI

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    Full Text Available Más allá del indudable declive del cine italiano, acosado por la monopolización y dependiente de la televisión, los primeros años del siglo XXI han visto la afirmación de nuevos cineastas así como una relativa recuperación de la industria cinematográfica italiana. Gracias al éxito de películas como Il divo o Gomorra, parece que el interés mediático por el cine italiano ha aumentado considerablemente. En este contexto, numerosos directores han iniciado o continuado su carrera en los últimos años a lo largo de todo el país, mientras que directores ya consagrados trabajan todavía produciendo películas de gran calidad.

  15. DI LUI COSA NE SAI. UNA PANORÁMICA DEL CINE ITALIANO DEL SIGLO XXI

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    Más allá del indudable declive del cine italiano, acosado por la monopolización y dependiente de la televisión, los primeros años del siglo XXI han visto la afirmación de nuevos cineastas así como una relativa recuperación de la industria cinematográfica italiana. Gracias al éxito de películas como Il divo o Gomorra, parece que el interés mediático por el cine italiano ha aumentado considerablemente. En este contexto, numerosos directores han iniciado o continuado su carrera en los últimos añ...

  16. El derecho occidental del siglo XXI y el concepto de familia jurídica

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es examinar si el concepto de familia jurídica romano germánica, o las diferentes clasificaciones que se hacen de los Estados occidentales donde existe una importante influencia del derecho romano y de las codificaciones liberales del siglo XIX, y donde se utiliza la ley como principal fuente del derecho–, es adecuado para explicar los ordenamientos jurídicos occidentales del siglo XXI. Al mostrar cómo los presupuestos sobre los cuales se construyó el concepto han tenido cambios importantes durante los últimos años, o han sido objeto de nuevos estudios que han llegado a conclusiones diferentes a las sostenidas tradicionalmente, el artículo concluye que la noción de familia jurídica no es útil en la actualidad.

  17. Globalizacion, seguridad y crisis. El papel de las fuerzas armadas en el siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available El siglo XXI es el siglo de la interconexión y la complejidad. Todo se encuentra interrelacionado, lo que ha obligado a incluir la Defensa en el marco de la Seguridad con el propósito de dar respuestas a los retos que plantea y que ya no son solo militares sino de toda índole, incluidas crisis y catástrofes. Las fuerzas Armadas pueden contribuir con gran eficacia a la hora de atender tales retos. La tendencia no es ya al conflicto entre naciones, sino a la defensa de la Seguridad Nacional e Internacional, lo que genera un enorme cambio en los medios, preparación y doctrina.

  18. Las dificultades específicas de aprendizaje en el albor del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es acercar al lector la actualidad del debate sobre las dificultades específicas de aprendizaje. La barrera que impone la literatura científica en inglés hace que profesionales y estudiantes universitarios se pierdan los apasionantes avances sobre esta categoría diagnóstica que tan polémica trayectoria ha tenido desde su nacimiento formal. Presentamos las definiciones de las dificultades de aprendizaje que han estado vigentes hasta la primera década del siglo XXI, las nuevas definiciones y discutimos dos características de la historia de las definiciones en este campo. Concluimos con las exigencias que plantean las nuevas formulaciones.

  19. Communication Strategy of Transboundary Air Pollution Findings in a US-Mexico Border XXI Program Project

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    Mukerjee, Shaibal

    2002-01-01

    From 1996 to 1997, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) conducted an air quality study known as the Lower Rio Grande Valley Transboundary Air Pollution Project (TAPP). The study was a US-Mexico Border XXI program project and was developed in response to local community requests on a need for more air quality measurements and concerns about the health impact of local air pollutants; this included concerns about emissions from border-dependent industries in Mexico, known as maquiladoras. The TAPP was a follow-up study to environmental monitoring done by EPA in this area in 1993 and incorporated scientific and community participation in development, review of results, and public presentation of findings. In spite of this, critical remarks were leveled by community activists against the study's preliminary "good news" findings regarding local air quality and the influence of transboundary air pollution. To resolve these criticisms and to refine the findings to address these concerns, analyses included comparisons of daily and near real-time measurements to TNRCC effects screening levels and data from other studies along with wind sector analyses. Reassessment of the data suggested that although regional source emissions occurred and outliers of elevated pollutant levels were found, movement of air pollution across the border did not appear to cause noticeable deterioration of air quality. In spite of limitations stated to the community, the TAPP was presented as establishing a benchmark to assess current and future transboundary air quality in the Valley. The study has application in Border XXI Program or other air quality studies where transboundary transport is a concern since it involved interagency coordination, public involvement, and communication of scientifically sound results for local environmental protection efforts.

  20. temples XXI

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    Full Text Available People have always built temples. Their diversity is infinite. Majestic cathedrals and mosques made of eternal stones neighbor a cardboard cathedral built by Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban after the earthquake in New Zealand. Avantgarde experiments of new religions emerging in front of our eyes and no less surprising experiences of Catholic temples are side by side with an age-long strong tradition of Orthodox churches.After seventy years of gap thousands of temples of different confessions have been built and restored in the post-Soviet area. This issue includes projects of new religious buildings in Buryatia and Zabaikalie, Irkutsk and Angarsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kuzbass and Altai.The rise of construction of temples raises a lot of questions. Debates on a new appearance of churches develop simultaneously with discussions on the necessity of a new translation of the Bible into the modern language. The Union of Architects of Russia with the support of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church launched a competition inviting ideas for a modern image of an Orthodox temple. The dogmata are unchanged, but the canons can be changed in time, as clergy members say. But how deep can such changes be? In what direction should the temple architecture develop? What is the best way for it to meet the challenges of our time, the changing lifestyle, the new rhythms and means of world perception?Again we fill our journal with questions to think them over together with our clever and nonindifferent reader.

  1. THE 2014 MARCH 29 X-FLARE: SUBARCSECOND RESOLUTION OBSERVATIONS OF Fe XXI λ1354.1

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    The Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS) is the first solar instrument to observe ∼10 MK plasma at subarcsecond spatial resolution through imaging spectroscopy of the Fe XXI λ1354.1 forbidden line. IRIS observations of the X1 class flare that occurred on 2014 March 29 at 17:48 UT reveal Fe XXI emission from both the flare ribbons and the post-flare loop arcade. Fe XXI appears at all of the chromospheric ribbon sites, although typically with a delay of one raster (75 s) and sometimes offset by up to 1''. 100-200 km s{sup –1} blue-shifts are found at the brightest ribbons, suggesting hot plasma upflow into the corona. The Fe XXI ribbon emission is compact with a spatial extent of <2'', and can extend beyond the chromospheric ribbon locations. Examples are found of both decreasing and increasing blue-shift in the direction away from the ribbon locations, and blue-shifts were present for at least six minutes after the flare peak. The post-flare loop arcade, seen in Atmospheric Imaging Assembly 131 Å filtergram images that are dominated by Fe XXI, exhibited bright loop-tops with an asymmetric intensity distribution. The sizes of the loop-tops are resolved by IRIS at ≥1'', and line widths in the loop-tops are not broader than in the loop-legs suggesting the loop-tops are not sites of enhanced turbulence. Line-of-sight speeds in the loop arcade are typically <10 km s{sup –1}, and mean non-thermal motions fall from 43 km s{sup –1} at the flare peak to 26 km s{sup –1} six minutes later. If the average velocity in the loop arcade is assumed to be at rest, then it implies a new reference wavelength for the Fe XXI line of 1354.106 ± 0.023 Å.

  2. The study of the hydrological regime extreme effects of the Caspian Sea during the XX-XXI centuries

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    Yaitskaya, Natalia

    2016-04-01

    The Caspian Sea - the unique largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth. Significant periodic sea level fluctuations are a typical feature of the sea. In the XIX-XX centuries a number of comprehensive studies of the Caspian Sea was carried out. The results are published in the papers, monographs and climatic atlases. But a number of fundamental questions about the features of the hydrological regime of the Caspian Sea is still open: 1. How does the water circulation change during the level variations? 2. What is the effect of heterogeneity of evaporation from the water surface on the formation of the flow field in the conditions of long-term level changes? 3. How does the water salinity regime change depending on the sea level position, water circulation, river flow and different climatic influences? 4. What is the effect of extreme events (multi-hazards) (ice, storms, destruction of the coasts) on coastal infrastructure? In 2016, the project aims to study hydrological regime extreme effects of the Caspian Sea was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Within this project all of the above problems will be solved. Geographic information system "Caspian Sea" for the storage and data processing, including a database of primary oceanographic information for the period of instrumental observations (1897-2013), cartographic database (1921-2011) and tools for multidimensional analysis of spatio-temporal information is the basis of the study. The scheme of interconnected hydrodynamic models (Caspian Sea MODel - Ocean Model - Wind wave model) was developed. The important factors are taken into account in the structure of the models: long-term and seasonal dynamics of the sea waves parameters, new long-term values of evaporation from the shallow waters areas of the Caspian Sea, water circulation. Schemes of general seasonal circulation of the Caspian Sea and the Northern Caspian at different positions of the sea level in XX-XXI centuries using

  3. The 2006 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning? With Special Sections on the Nation's Achievement, the Happiness Factor in Learning, and Honesty in State Test Scores. Volume II, Number 1

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    Loveless, Tom

    2006-01-01

    This report launches the second volume of the Brown Center Report on American Education. The five issues of volume one were published from 2000 to 2004. Volume one included regular reports on data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and state assessments, analysis of student achievement in charter schools, a study of trends…

  4. LAS MUSAS DE PRINCIPIO DEL SIGLO XXI: INDICIOS DEL CAMBIO EDUCATIVO (MUSEAL MUSES OF THE XXI CENTURY: EVIDENCE OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE IN MUSEUMS

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    Rodríguez Sánchez, Keilyn

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    Full Text Available Resumen: Este ensayo expone que la audiencia es el punto de partida para identificar la mejor manera de diseñar experiencias sensoriales de entretenimiento o educación, es el objeto de la investigación museal, sus gustos e intereses se constituye en el eje de los estudios y de las campañas de mercado. Todo el quehacer museal se orienta a satisfacer los gustos y necesidades del sujeto-visitante para así atraerlo al Museo. Este nuevo enfoque museológico tiene el riesgo de olvidar el objeto en el proceso educativo y centrarse en el sujeto. Se propone la promoción del diálogo sujeto-objeto para que la función educativa del Museo contribuya a la conformación de una sociedad con conciencia histórica-cultural clara. Se concluye que, en las primeras décadas del Siglo XXI los diferentes enfoques de la sociomuselogía, la museografía interactiva, la museología crítica y dialógica, así como los ejes de cambio generados por las innovaciones tecnológicas, las dinámicas de consumo y las comunidades de aprendizaje, apuntan a que la audiencia es el centro de atención, y no el objeto y la forma de ser expuesto como lo fue en el Siglo XX.Abstract: This paper presents an allegory between the muses of Greek mythology as the inspiration of memory, knowledge and the arts and the role of muses in inspiring current museum's tasks in the twenty-first century on the worldwide stage, in order to systematize the emerging museological XXI century currents and the central axes of change that are developing in this period. It concludes that in this century different museological approaches to sociomuseology, interactive museography and critical dialogical museology as well as the axes of change generated by technological innovations, the dynamics of consumption and learning communities, suggest that the individual visitor is the main target, and not the object and how it is exhibited (as in the last century. Thus, the individual visitor is the starting

  5. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in children and adolescents with sex chromosome aneuploidy: XXY, XXX, XYY, and XXYY.

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    Tartaglia, Nicole R; Ayari, Natalie; Hutaff-Lee, Christa; Boada, Richard

    2012-05-01

    Attentional problems, hyperactivity, and impulsivity have been described as behavioral features associated with sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA). In this study, the authors compare attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in 167 participants aged 6 to 20 years with 4 types of SCA (XXY n = 56, XYY n = 33, XXX n = 25, and XXYY n = 53). They also evaluate factors associated with ADHD symptomatology (cognitive and adaptive scores, prenatal vs postnatal ascertainment) and describe the clinical response to psychopharmacologic medications in a subset of patients treated for ADHD. Evaluation included medical and developmental history, cognitive and adaptive functioning assessment, and parent and teacher ADHD questionnaires containing DSM-IV criteria. In the total study group, 58% (96/167) met DSM-IV criteria for ADHD on parent-report questionnaires (36% in XXY, 52% in XXX, 76% in XYY, and 72% in XXYY). The Inattentive subtype was most common in XXY and XXX, whereas the XYY and XXYY groups were more likely to also have hyperactive/impulsive symptoms. There were no significant differences in Verbal, Performance, or Full Scale IQ between children with symptom scores in the ADHD range compared with those below the ADHD range. However, adaptive functioning scores were significantly lower in the group whose scores in the ADHD range were compared with those of the group who did not meet ADHD DSM-IV criteria. Those with a prenatal diagnosis of XXY were less likely to meet criteria for ADHD compared with the postnatally diagnosed group. Psychopharmacologic treatment with stimulants was effective in 78.6% (66/84). Children and adolescents with SCA are at increased risk for ADHD symptoms. Recommendations for ADHD evaluation and treatment in consideration of other aspects of the SCA medical and behavioral phenotype are provided.

  6. La educación ciudadana en la mira del plan estratégico Cartagena siglo XXI

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    Carmen Cabrales Vargas

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo recupera la experiencia en la actualización del diagnóstico de la línea Ciudadanía e Integración Social del Plan Estratégico Cartagena Siglo XXI, elaborando un breve análisis de las limitaciones del contexto urbano cartagenero en el cumplimiento de su papel como formador de ciudadanos.

  7. Hacia un modelo pedagógico pertinente en el paradigma de “cambios” del siglo XXI

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    Francisco Esteban Bara

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Para que la empresa capitalista enfrente con éxito los retos de cambio y evolución del siglo XXI, es necesario que encuentre en los estudiantes personas altamente preparadas. El artículo ofrece una reflexión de algunos modelos educativos y la conveniencia de usar ciertos postulados derivados de los mismos y hacer una crítica a otros.

  8. Chaotic Extension Neural Network Theory-Based XXY Stage Collision Fault Detection Using a Single Accelerometer Sensor

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    Chin-Tsung Hsieh

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The collision fault detection of a XXY stage is proposed for the first time in this paper. The stage characteristic signals are extracted and imported into the master and slave chaos error systems by signal filtering from the vibratory magnitude of the stage. The trajectory diagram is made from the chaos synchronization dynamic error signals E1 and E2. The distance between characteristic positive and negative centers of gravity, as well as the maximum and minimum distances of trajectory diagram, are captured as the characteristics of fault recognition by observing the variation in various signal trajectory diagrams. The matter-element model of normal status and collision status is built by an extension neural network. The correlation grade of various fault statuses of the XXY stage was calculated for diagnosis. The dSPACE is used for real-time analysis of stage fault status with an accelerometer sensor. Three stage fault statuses are detected in this study, including normal status, Y collision fault and X collision fault. It is shown that the scheme can have at least 75% diagnosis rate for collision faults of the XXY stage. As a result, the fault diagnosis system can be implemented using just one sensor, and consequently the hardware cost is significantly reduced.

  9. Solar Flare Termination Shock and Synthetic Emission Line Profiles of the Fe xxi 1354.08 Å Line

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    Guo, Lijia; Li, Gang; Reeves, Kathy; Raymond, John

    2017-09-01

    Solar flares are among the most energetic phenomena that occur in the solar system. In the standard solar flare model, a fast mode shock, often referred to as the flare termination shock (TS), can exist above the loop-top source of hard X-ray emissions. The existence of the TS has been recently related to spectral hardening of a flare’s hard X-ray spectra at energies >300 keV. Observations of the Fe xxi 1354.08 Å line during solar flares by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft have found significant redshifts with >100 km s‑1, which is consistent with a reconnection downflow. The ability to detect such a redshift with IRIS suggests that one may be able to use IRIS observations to identify flare TSs. Using a magnetohydrodynamic simulation to model magnetic reconnection of a solar flare and assuming the existence of a TS in the downflow of the reconnection plasma, we model the synthetic emission of the Fe xxi 1354.08 line in this work. We show that the existence of the TS in the solar flare may manifest itself in the Fe xxi 1354.08 Å line.

  10. La recuperación de cobre mediante lixiviación-extracción con disolventes-electrólisis: hacia el siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available The obtaining of copper from primary resources by solvent extraction has been developed continuously over the past 25-30 years, entailing a continuous effort both of research and development and being one of the biggest successes in the industrial development of a given metal. The success of this operation was not possible without the corresponding developments, at the same time, of the two accompanying operations (leaching and electrowinning, which perfectly coupled in the operational sequence. The recovery of copper by means of these hydrometallurgical processes is firmly established and being reflecting in the growing number of operational plants under construction and/or commisioned until the beginning of the XXI century. This work presents data on the succesfully application of the sequence of operations on the recovery of a metal: copper.

    La obtención de cobre de recursos primarios mediante extracción con disolventes se ha venido desarrollando de forma continua durante los últimos 25-30 años, lo que ha supuesto un esfuerzo continuado, tanto de investigación como de puesta en práctica de los resultados obtenidos de esta investigación básica, y siendo uno de los mayores éxitos en el desarrollo de la industria de un metal. El éxito de esta operación no hubiera sido posible sin que a su vez las dos operaciones que la acompañan (lixiviación y electrólisis, con sus propias innovaciones, permitiesen su perfecto acoplamiento en la secuencia operacional. La recuperación de cobre mediante estos procesos hidrometalúrgicos está firmemente establecida y el hecho de su importancia es el número creciente de plantas construidas o que se van a construir hasta el comienzo del siglo XXI. En el presente trabajo se presentan datos sobre la aplicación de esta secuencia de operaciones en la recuperación de un metal: el cobre.

  11. Sagan numbers

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    Mendonça, J. Ricardo G.

    2012-01-01

    We define a new class of numbers based on the first occurrence of certain patterns of zeros and ones in the expansion of irracional numbers in a given basis and call them Sagan numbers, since they were first mentioned, in a special case, by the North-american astronomer Carl E. Sagan in his science-fiction novel "Contact." Sagan numbers hold connections with a wealth of mathematical ideas. We describe some properties of the newly defined numbers and indicate directions for further amusement.

  12. Fibonacci numbers

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    Vorob'ev, Nikolai Nikolaevich

    2011-01-01

    Fibonacci numbers date back to an 800-year-old problem concerning the number of offspring born in a single year to a pair of rabbits. This book offers the solution and explores the occurrence of Fibonacci numbers in number theory, continued fractions, and geometry. A discussion of the ""golden section"" rectangle, in which the lengths of the sides can be expressed as a ration of two successive Fibonacci numbers, draws upon attempts by ancient and medieval thinkers to base aesthetic and philosophical principles on the beauty of these figures. Recreational readers as well as students and teacher

  13. Low semen volume in 47 adolescents and adults with 47,XXY Klinefelter or 46,XX male syndrome

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    Aksglaede, L; Jørgensen, N; Skakkebaek, N E;

    2008-01-01

    Klinefelter syndrome is characterized by progressive testicular failure causing androgen deficiency and azoospermia in most patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate semen quality in consecutive patients with an additional X chromosome as compared with healthy males. Forty-seven males...

  14. Number names and number understanding

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    Ejersbo, Lisser Rye; Misfeldt, Morten

    2014-01-01

    through using mathematical names for the numbers such as one-ten-one for 11 and five-ten-six for 56. The project combines the renaming of numbers with supporting the teaching with the new number names. Our hypothesis is that Danish children have more difficulties learning and working with numbers, because...... the Danish number names are more complicated than in other languages. Keywords: A research project in grade 0 and 1th in a Danish school, Base-10 system, two-digit number names, semiotic, cognitive perspectives....

  15. Asymmetry of cerebral grey and white matter and structural volumes in relation to sex hormones and chromosomes

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    Ivanka eSavic

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Whilst many studies show sex differences in cerebral asymmetry, their mechanisms are still unknown. This report describes the potential impact of sex hormones and sex chromosomes by comparing MR data from 39 male and 47 female controls and 33 men with an extra X-chromosome (47,XXY Methods: Regional asymmetry in grey and white matter volumes (GMV and WMV was calculated using voxel based moprhometry (SPM5, by contrasting the unflipped and flipped individual GMV and WMV images. In addition, structural volumes were calculated for the thalamus, caudate, putamen, amygdala, and hippocampus, using the FreeSurfer software. Effects of plasma testosterone and estrogen on the GMV and WMV, as well on the right/left ratios of the subcortical volumes were tested by multi-regression analysis.Results: All three groups showed a leftward asymmetry in the motor cortex and the planum temporale, and a rightward asymmetry of the middle occipital cortex. Both asymmetries were more pronounced in 46,XY males than 46,XX females and 47,XXY males, and were positively correlated with testosterone levels. There was also a rightward asymmetry of the vermis and leftward asymmetry in the cerebellar hemispheres in all groups. Notably, cerebellar asymmetries were larger in 46,XX females and 47,XXY males, but were not related to sex hormone levels. No asymmetry differences between 46,XX females and 47,XXY males, and no overall effects of brain size were detected.Conclusion: The asymmetry in the planum temporale area and the occipital cortex seem related to processes associated with testosterone, whereas the observed cerebellar asymmetries suggest a link with X-chromosome escapee genes. Sex differences in cerebral asymmetry are moderated by sex hormones and X-chromosome genes, in a regionally differentiated manner.

  16. A non-conformal finite element/finite volume scheme for the non-structured grid-based approximation of low Mach number flows; Un schema elements finis non-conformes/volumes finis pour l'approximation en maillages non-structures des ecoulements a faible nombre de Mach

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    The development of simulation codes aimed at a precise simulation of fires requires a precise approach of flame front phenomena by using very fine grids. The need to take different spatial scale into consideration leads to a local grid refinement and to a discretization with homogeneous grid for computing time and memory purposes. The author reports the approximation of the non-linear convection term, the scalar advection-diffusion in finite volumes, numerical simulations of a flow in a bent tube, of a three-dimensional laminar flame and of a low Mach number an-isotherm flow. Non conformal finite elements are also presented (Rannacher-Turek and Crouzeix-Raviart elements)

  17. A literatura juvenil brasileira no início do século XXI: autores, obras e tendências

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    Full Text Available The present research offers a study on Brazilian youth literature published in the first decade of this century, by analyzing the books awarded by National Foundation of Children’s and Youth Books, and Brazilian Book Chamber, which awards the prize Jabuti. Based on systematized data by Marisa Lajolo and Regina Ziberman, it shows a brief overview of Brazilian children’s and youth literature from 1890 to 1980, the context of which allows tracing the paths and trends of the genre over time. After that, based on studies developed by Teresa Colomer, this study discusses the main features of the current juvenile narratives awarded from 2001 to 2009. Through reading, observation, analysis and comparison of works that make up the corpus, this research aims to show the characteristics of the Brazilian youth literature produced in the first decade of the XXI century, in order to answer what are the main trends of the genre and what is its position in the national scenery. We can observe a number of new authors who have turned up, the diversity of themes worked, and the increase of the narrative complexity.

  18. Variable volume combustor

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    Ostebee, Heath Michael; Ziminsky, Willy Steve; Johnson, Thomas Edward; Keener, Christopher Paul

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    The present application provides a variable volume combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The variable volume combustor may include a liner, a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within the liner, and a linear actuator so as to maneuver the micro-mixer fuel nozzles axially along the liner.

  19. Eulerian numbers

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    Petersen, T Kyle

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    This text presents the Eulerian numbers in the context of modern enumerative, algebraic, and geometric combinatorics. The book first studies Eulerian numbers from a purely combinatorial point of view, then embarks on a tour of how these numbers arise in the study of hyperplane arrangements, polytopes, and simplicial complexes. Some topics include a thorough discussion of gamma-nonnegativity and real-rootedness for Eulerian polynomials, as well as the weak order and the shard intersection order of the symmetric group. The book also includes a parallel story of Catalan combinatorics, wherein the Eulerian numbers are replaced with Narayana numbers. Again there is a progression from combinatorics to geometry, including discussion of the associahedron and the lattice of noncrossing partitions. The final chapters discuss how both the Eulerian and Narayana numbers have analogues in any finite Coxeter group, with many of the same enumerative and geometric properties. There are four supplemental chapters throughout, ...

  20. Algebraic number theory

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    Careful organization and clear, detailed proofs characterize this methodical, self-contained exposition of basic results of classical algebraic number theory from a relatively modem point of view. This volume presents most of the number-theoretic prerequisites for a study of either class field theory (as formulated by Artin and Tate) or the contemporary treatment of analytical questions (as found, for example, in Tate's thesis).Although concerned exclusively with algebraic number fields, this treatment features axiomatic formulations with a considerable range of applications. Modem abstract te

  1. Increased number of sex chromosomes affects height in a nonlinear fashion: a study of 305 patients with sex chromosome aneuploidy

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    Ottesen, Anne-Marie; Aksglaede, Lise; Garn, Inger

    2010-01-01

    chromosome aneuploidy and (2) to determine the number of SHOX copies in a subgroup of these patients (n = 255) these patients and 74 healthy controls. Median height standard deviation scores in 46,XX males (n = 6) were -1.2 (-2.8 to 0.3), +0.9 (-2.2 to +4.6) in 47,XXY (n = 129), +1.3 (-1.8 to +4.9) in 47,XYY...

  2. Volume Entropy

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    Astuti, Valerio; Rovelli, Carlo

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    Building on a technical result by Brunnemann and Rideout on the spectrum of the Volume operator in Loop Quantum Gravity, we show that the dimension of the space of the quadrivalent states --with finite-volume individual nodes-- describing a region with total volume smaller than $V$, has \\emph{finite} dimension, bounded by $V \\log V$. This allows us to introduce the notion of "volume entropy": the von Neumann entropy associated to the measurement of volume.

  3. Filosofa y ética gerencial para las empresas del siglo XXI

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    Elsa Fernandez

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    Full Text Available El artículo desarrolla a manera de ensayo una visión general sobre el valor y al- cance de la filosofía y ética gerencial para las empresas del siglo XXI, así como de las consideraciones administrativas para asumir este enfoque como modelo para el desa- rrollo empresarial. Mediante este análisis, se reflexiona acerca de la introducción de la ética gerencial ante los nuevos escenarios organizacionales, se describen los factores que ejercen influencia sobre el surgimiento de un nuevo formato corporativo en las empresas que deciden renovar su capacidad de acción dentro del ámbito de la filoso- fía y ética gerencial, que estimule a los empresarios a asumir los cambios necesarios para establecer nuevas formas de hacer negocios dentro del contexto económico y ante el mercado, asegurando una eficaz optimización de sus procesos administrativos, especialmente de la toma de decisiones, consolidar una visión moral y con responsabilidad social de la empresa, siendo sus premisas fundamentales la excelencia, la justicia, la equidad, la oportunidad, la confianza, la confiabilidad, el flujo de información y la comunicación y cuyo funcionamiento describa su personalidad definitoria,tanto para sus integrantes como para los agentes externos con los cuales se relaciona.

  4. Las Humanidades en el siglo XXI. Crónica de la mesa redonda

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    Miquel Bou Planas

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    Full Text Available La I Jornada sobre las Profesiones de las Humanidades en la Sociedad del Conocimiento, organizada por los Estudios de Humanidades y Filología de la UOC, que se celebró el pasado 1 de octubre de 2003, constó de tres mesas redondas: "Las Humanidades en el siglo XXI", "Expectativas y salidas profesionales de los licenciados y licenciadas" y "Las Humanidades vistas desde el mundo laboral y profesional". En este documento, elaborado por estudiantes de la propia titulación de Humanidades de la UOC, se reúnen en forma de crónica los aspectos que los autores han considerado más relevantes de las aportaciones de los ponentes de la primera de las mesas redondas (Joan Campàs, profesor de Humanidades de la UOC, Josep Maria Terricabras, profesor de Filosofía de la Universidad de Gerona, y Artur Serra, investigador de la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y del posterior coloquio.

  5. Executive dysfunction and the relation with behavioral problems in children with 47,XXY and 47,XXX.

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    van Rijn, S; Swaab, H

    2015-02-01

    Neuroimaging studies have shown that having an extra X chromosome is associated with abnormal structure and function of brain areas in the frontal lobe, which is crucially involved in executive functioning. However, there is little of knowledge of the type and severity of executive dysfunction, and the impact on emotional and behavioral problems. The present study aims to provide in this. In total, 40 children (23 boys with 47,XXY and 17 girls with 47,XXX) with an extra X chromosome and 100 non-clinical controls (47 boys and 53 girls) participated in the study. The participants were 9-18 years old. Processing speed and executive functioning were assessed using the Amsterdam Neuropsychological Testbattery (ANT) and the Dysexecutive Questionnaire (DEX). Problems in emotional and behavioral functioning were assessed with the Childhood Behavior Checklist (CBCL). Children with an extra X chromosome showed deficits in inhibition, mental flexibility, sustained attention and visual working memory. Parental report showed high levels of everyday manifestations of executive dysfunction. More severe inhibition difficulties were associated with higher levels of thought problems, aggression and rule breaking behavior. Boys and girls with an extra X chromosome could not be differentiated based on severity of executive dysfunction, however, girls had lower information processing speed than boys. These findings suggest that executive dysfunction may be part of the phenotype of children with an extra X chromosome, impacting the ability to function adequately in everyday life. Furthermore, children with impairments in inhibition may have more problems in regulating their thinking, emotions and behavior.

  6. Advances in Intelligence Research: What Should be Expected in the XXI Century (Questions & Answers).

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    Colom, Roberto

    2016-12-06

    Here I briefly delineate my view about the main question of this International Seminar, namely, what should we expecting from the XXI Century regarding the advancements in intelligence research. This view can be summarized as 'The Brain Connection' (TBC), meaning that neuroscience will be of paramount relevance for increasing our current knowledge related to the key question: why are some people smarter than others? We need answers to the issue of what happens in our brains when the genotype and the environment are integrated. The scientific community has devoted great research efforts, ranging from observable behavior to hidden genetics, but we are still far from having a clear general picture of what it means to be more or less intelligent. After the discussion held with the panel of experts participating in the seminar, it is concluded that advancements will be more solid and safe increasing the collaboration of scientists with shared research interests worldwide. Paralleling current sophisticated analyses of how the brain computes, nowadays science may embrace a network approach.

  7. Metaficción en los libros infantiles italianos del siglo XXI

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    Loreto Gómez-López-Quiñones

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se lleva a cabo una revi - sión de libros italianos para niños publica - dos en el siglo XXI. En estas publicaciones se aprecia una fuerte tendencia metalitera - ria que pone en un primer plano y de forma explícita los mecanismos de la propia cons - trucción literaria infantil. Algunos de estos recursos metaficcionales son la alusión a la propia fisicidad del objeto libro, la indaga - ción en las fórmulas narrativas, la reivindi - cación del rol activo del lector, la desmitifi - cación del papel del narrador, la puesta en cuestión de la fidelidad del relato, la mise en abyme, y la metalepsis. A través de todos es - tos mecanismos, (que entroncan con la tradi - ción italiana en autores como Gianni Rodari se intenta promover una actitud crítica en el niño-lector y una literatura infantil más dinámica y dinamizadora que promueva lectores activos, capaces de crear, imaginar, transgredir y transformar la realidad.

  8. La Educación en Enfermeria, un reto necesario para el siglo XXI

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    Luz Marina Bautista-Rodriguez

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available La sociedad contemporánea se ve influenciada por los cambios que en el ámbito económico, de salud, socio-cultural y de educación se vienen presentando. El nuevo siglo motiva a reflexionar lo que se ha logrado como profesionales de enfermería y, desde esta realidad, enfocar el futuro hacia mejorar o cambiar la formación, que contribuya a la consecución de un mejor nivel de salud y calidad de vida de las poblaciones. Enfermería es la única profesión del área de la salud que está presente en todos los escenarios de los diferentes niveles de atención, situación que la hace una profesión con una visión trascendente. El presente artículo plantea de manera general el contexto que fundamenta la necesidad de formación y capacitación en los profesionales de enfermería como un desafío para el siglo XXI, que requiere del desarrollo de competencias determinadas desde lo personal y lo profesional.

  9. Letramento Informacional e Midiático para professores do século XXI

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    Leila Alves Medeiros Ribeiro

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available A sociedade contemporânea passa por mudanças profundas na estrutura desde que passou a agir em um sistema de rede conectado digitalmente. A transformação sistêmica alterou os processos das esferas da sociedade em especial na área da educação. Este artigo objetiva fomentar a discussão acerca da formação de professores no século XXI por meio da revisão de questões como o contexto de aprendizagem contemporâneo, a relação entre professores e mídias, bem como apresenta levantamento de pesquisas sobre o letramento informacional e midiático na formação de professores com o foco na educação básica. Os resultados mostram poucas pesquisas sobre formação docente e letramento informacional. Em sua maior parte, centram-se no bibliotecário no papel de educador ou nos professores dos cursos de graduação e pós-graduação de biblioteconomia ou tecnologias. Ao contrário, os trabalhos científicos sobre letramento midiático/digital e a formação docente no Brasil tem bastante tradição e apresenta variedade e franca ampliação.

  10. Los nuevos rostros de la desigualdad en el siglo XXI: la brecha digital

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    Alma Rosa Alva de la Selva

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    Full Text Available En el contexto del desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Información y el Conocimiento (SIC y de las crisis mundiales del capitalismo global, el trabajo aborda la problemática de la brecha digital como una expresión de las desigualdades del siglo XXI. Se presentan los antecedentes del auge que comenzó a cobrar ese proceso en los últimos años del siglo XX, así como las propuestas y proyectos formulados por los países latinoamericanos para construir esa nueva organización social. Se hace énfasis en el carácter estructural del problema de la brecha digital, en tanto “nueva desigualdad”. Se señalan las transformaciones fundamentales de dicho concepto para luego, con el apoyo de algunas estadísticas, presentar en un contexto general algunos puntos de análisis sobre la brecha digital en América Latina y en México.

  11. ALBORES DEL SIGLO XXI Y TRANSICIÓN ADOLESCENTE. LOS ADOLESCENTES ANTE LA CRISIS MUNDIAL

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    Full Text Available El paso de la niñez a la vida adulta en los humanos es un periodo de cambio y reestructuración que ofrece tanto posibilidades de avanzar en el desarrollo personal y en la integración a la cultura, como riesgos de fracasar en el intento de lograrlo. Este trabajo tiene como hilo conductor las preguntas acerca de los retos específicos que tienen que enfrentar los adolescentes de principios del siglo XXI en esta era de cambio y transición radical, así como de los recursos con que cuentan para vérselas con un mundo en crisis que hace difícil ya creer en el desarrollo a perpetuidad. Las respuestas a tales cuestiones van surgiendo a lo largo del trabajo como resultado de la escucha de voces de adolescentes que entretejen a sus angustias y temores presentes sus fantasías y proyectos, así como la esperanza de que a pesar de todo tengamos un futuro como especie.

  12. ¿Hegemonía o dominio norteamericanos en los inicios del siglo XXI?

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    Francisco R. Dávila Aldás

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, el autor analiza algunas de las preguntas clave para entender el complicado panorama internacional actual. ¿Estados Unidos ejerce a nivel internacional, durante la primera década del siglo xxi, la función de hegemonía o la de dominio?, ¿se pueden seguir negociando las diferencias y conflictos a partir de las reglas sancionadas por el derecho internacional actual?, o, por el contrario, ¿es menester ajustar las reglas del juego a nivel nacional y mundial y modificarlas sustancialmente? En este contexto, el autor indaga las razones de la pérdida de hegemonía norteamericana y su sustitución por el dominio ejercido a nivel internacional. Aborda también el papel económico y político de otros países y su impacto en la arena internacional dentro de los marcos actuales de crisis económica y política en buena parte del mundo.

  13. LAS MUSAS DE PRINCIPIO DEL SIGLO XXI: INDICIOS DEL CAMBIO EDUCATIVO MUSEAL

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    Keilyn Rodríguez Sánchez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo expone que la audiencia es el punto de partida para identificar la mejor manera de diseñar experiencias sensoriales de entretenimiento o educación, es el objeto de la investigación museal, sus gustos e intereses se constituye en el eje de los estudios y de las campañas de mercado. Todo el quehacer museal se orienta a satisfacer los gustos y necesidades del sujeto visitante para así atraerlo al Museo. Este nuevo enfoque museológico tiene el riesgo de olvidar el objeto en el proceso educativo y centrarse en el sujeto. Se propone la promoción del diálogo sujeto-objeto para que la función educativa del Museo contribuya a la conformación de una sociedad con conciencia histórica-cultural clara. Se concluye que, en las primeras décadas del Siglo XXI los diferentes enfoques de la sociomuselogía, la museografía interactiva, la museología crítica y dialógica, así como los ejes de cambio generados por las innovaciones tecnológicas, las dinámicas de consumo y las comunidades de aprendizaje, apuntan a que la audiencia es el centro de atención, y no el objeto y la forma de ser expuesto como lo fue en el Siglo XX.

  14. PHILOSOPHICAL NOTES ON THE PROBLEMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN XXI CENTURY

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    Roman Konstantinovich Sterledev

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In the article two variants of educational processes which occur in higher school in the beginning of XXI century are analyzed. In the first variant of educational process the attention is concentrated at attaining of especially theoretical knowledge and in the second variant the formation of different student`s competences is emphasized. The article states the problem of optimality of educational process in higher school. The authors distinguish and consider four possible educational-pedagogical situations in student`s training. The necessity of new approaches in higher school education is shown. On the basis of the conducted analysis the optimal educational-pedagogical variant is suggested as an aim for every teacher to attain. In the article the foundation of a new competence approach in humanitarian education is considered. The particularity of competence approach in humanitarian education is regarded. The analysis of humanitarian education on the basis of “diffusive” models of competence training is carried out. The optimal two staged scheme of learning of philosophy in higher school is suggested. Two tasks of schooling of humanitarian subjects are formulated.

  15. Neurocognitive outcomes of individuals with a sex chromosome trisomy: XXX, XYY, or XXY: a systematic review*

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    LEGGETT, VICTORIA; JACOBS, PATRICIA; NATION, KATE; SCERIF, GAIA; BISHOP, DOROTHY V M

    2010-01-01

    Aim To review systematically the neurodevelopmental characteristics of individuals with sex chromosome trisomies (SCTs). Method A bibliographic search identified English-language articles on SCTs. The focus was on studies unbiased by clinical referral, with power of at least 0.69 to detect an effect size of 1.0. Results We identified 35 articles on five neonatally identified samples that had adequate power for our review. An additional 11 studies were included where cases had been identified for reasons other than neurodevelopmental concerns. Individuals with an additional X chromosome had mean IQs that were within broadly normal limits but lower than the respective comparison groups, with verbal IQ most affected. Cognitive outcomes were poorest for females with XXX. Males with XYY had normal-range IQs, but all three SCT groups (XXX, XXY, and XYY) had marked difficulties in speech and language, motor skills, and educational achievement. Nevertheless, most adults with SCTs lived independently. Less evidence was available for brain structure and for attention, social, and psychiatric outcomes. Within each group there was much variation. Interpretation Individuals with SCTs are at risk of cognitive and behavioural difficulties. However, the evidence base is slender, and further research is needed to ascertain the nature, severity, and causes of these difficulties in unselected samples. PMID:20059514

  16. Neurocognitive outcomes of individuals with a sex chromosome trisomy: XXX, XYY, or XXY: a systematic review.

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    Leggett, Victoria; Jacobs, Patricia; Nation, Kate; Scerif, Gaia; Bishop, Dorothy V M

    2010-02-01

    To review systematically the neurodevelopmental characteristics of individuals with sex chromosome trisomies (SCTs). A bibliographic search identified English-language articles on SCTs. The focus was on studies unbiased by clinical referral, with power of at least 0.69 to detect an effect size of 1.0. We identified 35 articles on five neonatally identified samples that had adequate power for our review. An additional 11 studies were included where cases had been identified for reasons other than neurodevelopmental concerns. Individuals with an additional X chromosome had mean IQs that were within broadly normal limits but lower than the respective comparison groups, with verbal IQ most affected. Cognitive outcomes were poorest for females with XXX. Males with XYY had normal-range IQs, but all three SCT groups (XXX, XXY, and XYY) had marked difficulties in speech and language, motor skills, and educational achievement. Nevertheless, most adults with SCTs lived independently. Less evidence was available for brain structure and for attention, social, and psychiatric outcomes. Within each group there was much variation. Individuals with SCTs are at risk of cognitive and behavioural difficulties. However, the evidence base is slender, and further research is needed to ascertain the nature, severity, and causes of these difficulties in unselected samples.

  17. La encrucijada de Manuela Sáenz en el imaginario cultural latinoamericano del siglo XXI

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    María F. Lander

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza tres textos creativos de distintos géneros que recrean en el siglo xxi la imagen de Manuela Sáenz, la famosa amante del Libertador suramericano Simón Bolívar. Se arguye que en la ópera, la novela y la película examinadas se invita al lector/espectador a repensar el papel que jugó la heroína quiteña en la política grancolombiana de su época. Este trabajo discute cómo el esfuerzo por actualizar la imagen de Manuela Sáenz implica negociar la creación de una nueva imagen que surge de la mezcla de la idea fosilizada en el imaginario colectivo latinoamericano de la quiteña como una sacrificada amante, y una versión más contemporánea de Manuela como un agente político que tuvo una injerencia determinante en los asuntos de estado durante los años de la Gran Colombia.

  18. INTEGRATED PROJECTION FOR RUNOFF CHANGES IN LARGE RUSSIAN RIVER BASINS IN THE XXI CENTURY

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    Alexander G. Georgiadi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses an approach to a long-term forecast of river runoff changes for Russian large river basins in the first third of the XXI century caused by climate warming and social-economic changes. The approach considers runoff changes under a range of possible climate warming effects. This range is chosen by generalizing the calculation results obtained by using an ensemble of global climate models within CMIP 3 and CMIP 5 experiments for twocontrasting scenarios (A2/RCP 8.5 and B1/RCP 2.6 of globally averaged air temperature rises. The approach also utilizes a method for alternative scenario for water consumption related to socio-economic changes. The obtained scenario estimates show that expected changes in the Volga and Don annual river runoff and its intra-annual distribution in the first third of this century can be relatively small, while changes in water use characteristics may be extremely negative in some scenarios, especially in the Don River basin.

  19. La experiencia de mujeres con discapacidades en los proyectos archivísticos del siglo XXI

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    Dora Inés Munévar M.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la manera como los proyectos archivísticos del siglo XXI podrían favorecer la reconstituciónde subjetividades silenciadas y develar historias de exclusión. Se toma como caso de análisis ladocumentación sobre mujeres con discapacidades en instituciones de rehabilitación, salud mental oprotección legal. A partir de allí, la autora propone mecanismos para que la información depositadaen los archivos, especialmente institucionales, contribuya a la recuperación de la memoria, y a la democratizacióny descolonización de la historia de grupos excluidos y marginados. Esto gracias a que losarchivos albergan no solo documentos escritos autorizados sino una multiplicidad de materiales oralesy visuales.Materiales que pueden contribuir a la visibilización y reconocimiento de la diferencia, desdelas experiencias vidas de, por ejemplo, las mujeres con discapacidades, quienes adquirirían así una vozpropia.

  20. Los principios fundamentales de la educación del siglo XXI

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    Antonio Roveda H.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta entrevista, el profesor Edgar Morin introduce sus nuevos debates, reflexiones y preocupaciones sobre lo que significa formar en la universidad del siglo xxi. Hay una honda preocupación por dar fin al modelo universitario del siglo xix, que favorece a la fragmentación del conocimiento, los saberes y las disciplinas, desde estructuras académico-administrativas que niegan la integración, la complejidad y la interdisciplinariedad del conocimiento contemporáneo. Morin insiste en que la universidad de hoy deberá centrase en la formación de un "ciudadano planetario", concentrado en pensar e interactuar con los nuevos problemas y epistemologías que plantea la sociedad actual. También insiste en que la universidad deberá formar para la vida, el sentido, la pasión y la transformación del mundo. Eso implica formar en tres dimensiones analíticas y transversales: a los nuevos problemas universales/locales; b las nuevas epistemologías que produce y entrega la sociedad contemporánea; y c los "saberes civilizatorios" que constituyen las sociedades modernas, planetarias, integradas y complejas.