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Early tides: Response to Varga et al.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tidal cycling has been causally implicated at the origin of life, but the speed of early tides has not been established. The rotation period of the Earth is the dominant parameter, and a length of day (LOD) of under 6 h at 3.9 Ga was inferred by regression from present values [Lathe, R. 2004. Icarus 168, 18-22]. However, this would imply critical lunar proximity at that time; in their commentary Varga et al. instead argue for a more distant Moon, proposing LOD=16.8 h. The debate is accentuated because regression from current values requires an Earth-Moon juxtaposition at around 2 Ga, for which there is no evidence. A smooth retreat from a Moon-forming impact at 4.5 Ga is also irreconcilable with the weight of paleotidal evidence. An inflection in the lunar recession curve is required to reconcile current and recent Earth-Moon values with a 4.5 Ga origin, requiring a change in tidal friction during the evolution of the Earth-Moon system. Depending on whether this took place at ˜2-2.5 Ga before present, or more recently ( ˜0.8-0.2 Ga), LOD values are estimated at between 12 and 16 h, suggesting a compromise figure of LOD=˜14 h, with tides every ˜7 h, at 3.9 Ga.

Lathe, Richard

2006-01-01

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Introducing Dr. Varga and Some of His Ideas for Probability in the Junior School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dr. Varga's description of the beginning of the Hungarian Project (primary mathematics) is recorded along with two examples of assignments to generate exploration and discussion involving probability. (MN)

Sherwood, Philip

1978-01-01

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New Culicoides Latreille of the subgenus Mataemyia Vargas from Par?, Brazil (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)  

PubMed Central

Two new species of Culicoides Latreille of the Neotropical subgenus Mataemyia Vargas are described and illustrated based on female specimens from Juruti, Pará, Brazil and compared with their similar congeners. This paper also presents a diagnosis of the subgenus Mataemyia and a systematic key for the identification of the 19 species of the subgenus.

Felippe-Bauer, Maria Luiza; da Silva, Tiago do Nascimento; da Trindade, Rosimeire Lopes

2013-01-01

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José María Vargas (1786-1854): Reformer of anatomical studies in Venezuela.  

PubMed

José María Vargas (1786-1854): Venezuelan medical doctor, surgeon, optician, anatomist, chemist, botanist, professor, geologist, mineralogist, and mathematician. Second President of Venezuela (1835-1836), First republican dean, he reformed medicine studies in 1827 establishing human anatomical dissection in the Universidad Central de Venezuela where he taught human anatomy between 1827 and 1853 along with surgery and chemistry. In 1838, he wrote Curso de Lecciones y demostraciones Anatómicas, the first book on the subject printed in Venezuela for the teaching of human anatomy. PMID:23650143

Reverón, Rafael Romero

2014-03-01

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The path to modernity: a personal testimony to the restructuring of the Department of Dermatology, Vargas Hospital, Caracas, Venezuela.  

PubMed

In the late 1950s and early1960s, there was a concerted effort to modernize teaching, training, and patient care in the Vargas Hospital of Caracas, Venezuela. The above included the development of research in the frame of postgraduate training. This effort was to be helped by USA funds and institutions but could only be achieved by the work of Venezuelans, sharing a vision of progress. Dermatology spearheaded this initiative, and the fruit of this was the exponential development of Venezuelan Dermatology and the creation of the National Institute of Dermatology on the grounds of the Vargas Hospital. The purpose of this contribution is to review these events that happened more than half a century ago from my own perspective. I sincerely hope that these lines could serve as an inspiration to the younger generations that toil today under less-than-favorable conditions. PMID:24559570

Kerdel-Vegas, Francisco

2014-01-01

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Re-appraisal and extension of the Gratton-Vargas two-dimensional analytical snowplow model of plasma focus evolution in the context of contemporary research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent resurgence of interest in applications of dense plasma focus and doubts about the conventional view of dense plasma focus as a purely irrotational compressive flow have re-opened questions concerning device optimization. In this context, this paper re-appraises and extends the analytical snowplow model of plasma focus sheath evolution developed by F. Gratton and J. M. Vargas [Energy Storage, Compression and Switching, edited by V. Nardi, H. Sahlin, and W. H. Bostick (Plenum, New York, 1983), Vol. 2, p. 353)] and shows its relevance to contemporary research. The Gratton-Vargas (GV) model enables construction of a special orthogonal coordinate system in which the plasma flow problem can be simplified and a model of sheath structure can be formulated. The Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) plasma focus facility, which reports neutron yield better than global scaling law, is shown to be operating closer to an optimum operating point of the GV model as compared with PF-1000.

Auluck, S. K. H.

2013-11-01

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Re-appraisal and extension of the Gratton-Vargas two-dimensional analytical snowplow model of plasma focus evolution in the context of contemporary research  

SciTech Connect

Recent resurgence of interest in applications of dense plasma focus and doubts about the conventional view of dense plasma focus as a purely irrotational compressive flow have re-opened questions concerning device optimization. In this context, this paper re-appraises and extends the analytical snowplow model of plasma focus sheath evolution developed by F. Gratton and J. M. Vargas [Energy Storage, Compression and Switching, edited by V. Nardi, H. Sahlin, and W. H. Bostick (Plenum, New York, 1983), Vol. 2, p. 353)] and shows its relevance to contemporary research. The Gratton-Vargas (GV) model enables construction of a special orthogonal coordinate system in which the plasma flow problem can be simplified and a model of sheath structure can be formulated. The Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) plasma focus facility, which reports neutron yield better than global scaling law, is shown to be operating closer to an optimum operating point of the GV model as compared with PF-1000.

Auluck, S. K. H. [Physics Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra (India)] [Physics Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra (India)

2013-11-15

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EL ESTADO EN LOS MONTES DE MARIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se pretende en el presente trabajo, mostrar las carcatristicas que presenta el Estado en los Montes de María (1) (departamentos de Sucre y Bolívar, republica de Colombia), en el cual se resalta la naturaleza mafiosa y politiquera de un Estado que ya no existe como tal y que se ha convertido en feudos de la politiquería local. Igualmente, se hace

Daniel Menco Rivera

2009-01-01

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ESTADO LAICO, SOCIEDAD LAICA. UN DEBATE PENDIENTE 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

El hablar sobre la necesidad de secularizar el estado y la sociedad abre normalmente un gran conjunto de interrogantes. Al igual que cuando hablamos de sexualidad, se encienden los debates, se polarizan las opiniones, se comparan nuestros países y los concordatos que la mayoría de estados latinoamericanos mantienen bajo un ilusorio seculorómetro y como ante cualquier otro dilema o problema

Blanca Varela

2002-01-01

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Estados que requieren cobertura de los costos de estudios clínicos  

Cancer.gov

Una lista de búsqueda y el mapa de los estados de EE.UU. requieren que los planes de salud para pagar los costos de la atención del paciente asociados con ensayos clínicos. Las principales disposiciones se resumen.

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H3+: superficies de energía potencial, estados y transiciones rovibracionales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hemos calculado varias superficies globales de energía potencial para el estado fundamental y excitados del sistema H3+ en más de ocho mil geometrías diferentes usando una base (9s 3p 1d)/[4s 3p 1d] en cada átomo de Hidrógeno y mediante un método de cálculo de interacción de configuraciones completa (FCI). Hemos ajustado las superficies a formas analíticas del tipo Aguado y Paniagua con un error promedio menor de 50 cm-1 y menor en el pozo de potencial del estado fundamental. Finalmente hemos calculado y analizado los niveles vibracionales para los dos estados electrónicos más bajos, siendo la desviación respecto de los mejores valores publicados, tanto experimentales como teóricos, de unos pocos números de onda.

Aguado, M. Paniagua Y. A.

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Un intento de comparación entre Estados Unidos y Europa  

Microsoft Academic Search

La comparación entre Estados Unidos y Europa puede hacerse de muy diversas maneras, pero, en cualquier caso, conviene definir lo que hay que entender por Europa. Al margen de conside raciones de orden histórico, conceptual e incluso antropológico, que nos llevarían al muy interesante debate ideológico actual, parece que, dentro de los límites a que esta contribución al Libro Marrón

Rafael Termes

13

¿Integración regional o Estado Nación? Quimeras en América Latina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se intenta una aproximación teórica a las propuestas de integración regional, previa revisión de los casos histórico-contextuales, de los países “Iberoamericanos”; a nivel económico, se encuentran las basadas en aspectos territoriales que compiten con el interés unilateral de Estados Unidos de Norteamérica por establecer tratados de libre comercio; a nivel político se observa el resurgimiento de populismos, que a partir

Inés Guardia Rolando; Alejandra Chávez Ramírez

2006-01-01

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Reforma do Fundo de Participação dos Estados (FPE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este documento focaliza as opções para a reforma do Fundo de Participação dos Estados (FPE), que constitui uma das principais transferências intergovernamentais no Brasil. Este enfoque se justifica pelo fato de que essa reforma tornou-se uma prioridade política urgente após a decisão do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) que declarou a inconstitucionalidade da fórmula atual de distribuição horizontal do FPE e

Teresa Ter-Minassian

2012-01-01

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POLÍTICA DE MEDICAMENTOS EN ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN La política de medicamentos de los Estados Unidos de América (EEUU) es inconsistente, regula el desarrollo, producción, comercialización y seguridad de los medicamentos en el país, por medio de mecanismos legales así como de instituciones privadas y gubernamentales. Las leyes de patente protegen a la industria farmacéutica y no existe un mecanismo directo de control de precios ni una

Edmundo G Stahl

2009-01-01

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Faculty Activity Analysis in the Universidad Tecnica Del Estado Campuses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of academic activities of college faculty at the eight campuses of Chile's Universidad Tecnica del Estado was conducted. Activities were grouped into seven categories: direct teaching, indirect teaching, research, community services, faculty development, academic administration, and other activities. Following the narrative…

Karadima, Oscar

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Estados Unidos y cuatro países de América Latina se unen para combatir el cáncer  

Cancer.gov

El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI) de Estados Unidos formalizó esta semana alianzas bilaterales con los gobiernos de Argentina, Brasil, México y Uruguay, para acelerar el avance contra el cáncer en la población hispana de Estados Unidos y de América Latina y mejorar la investigación del cáncer.

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Radioactive source materials in Los Estados Unidos de Venezuela  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report summarizes the data available on radioactive source materials in Los Estados Unidos de Venezuela accumulated by geologists of the Direccions Tecnica de Geolgia and antecedent agencies prior to June 1951, and the writers from June to November 1951. The investigation comprised preliminary study, field examination, office studies, and the preparation of this report, in which the areas and localities examined are described in detail, the uranium potentialities of Venezuela are summarized, and recommendations are made. Preliminary study was made to select areas and rock types that were known or reported to be radioactive or that geologic experience suggests would be favorable host for uranium deposits, In the office, a study of gamma-ray well logs was started as one means of amassing general radiometric data and of rapidly scanning many of ye rocks in northern Venezuela; gamma-ray logs from about 140 representative wells were examined and their peaks of gamma intensity evaluated; in addition samples were analyzed radiometrically, and petrographically. Radiometic reconnaissance was made in the field during about 3 months of 1951, or about 12 areas, including over 100 localities in the State of Miranda, Carabobo, Yaracuy, Falcon, Lara, Trujillo, Zulia, Merida, Tachira, Bolivar, and Territory Delta Amacuro. During the course of the investigation, both in the filed and office, information was given about geology of uranium deposits, and in techniques used in prospecting and analysis. All studies and this report are designed to supplement and to strengthen the Direccion Tecnica de Geologias's program of investigation of radioactive source in Venezuela now in progress. The uranium potentialities of Los Estados de Venezuela are excellent for large, low-grade deposits of uraniferous phospahtic shales containing from 0.002 to 0.027 percent uranium; fair, for small or moderate-sized, low-grade placer deposits of thorium, rare-earth, and uranium minerals; poor, for high-grade hydrothermal pitchblende deposits; and highly possible for small, medium- to high-grade despots of carnotite-or copper-uranium bearing sandstone. Recommendations for the Venezuelan uranium program include 1) the systematic collection of a mass general radiometric data by examining sample collections, expanding the gamma-ray program, encouraging the use of Geiger counter by field geologists, and by enlisting the aid of the general public; 2) , the examination of specific areas or localities, chosen on the basis of geologic favorability from the results of the amassing of data, or obtained by hints and rumors; 3), the organization of a unit within the Direccion Tecnica de Geologica to direct, collection, and collate metric data. It is emphasized that to be most fruitful the program requires the application of sounds and imaginative geologic theory.

Wyant, Donald G.; Sharp, William N.; Rodriguez, Carlos Ponte

1953-01-01

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Red de Investigación del Cáncer de los Estados Unidos y América Latina  

Cancer.gov

El estado general de la infraestructura de capacidad y apoyo de la investigación y desarrollo tanto de investigación como del ejercicio de la atención médica es bastante diversa en América Latina. Algunos países latinoamericanos con diferentes niveles capacidad de investigación y de ejercicio de la atención médica se han unido a la Oficina para el Desarrollo de Programas de Cáncer en América Latina para formar la Red de Investigación de Cáncer de los Estados Unidos y América Latina.

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La red exterior de Puertos del Estado: Información oceanográfica en tiempo real. Puertos del Estado deep water network: Oceanographic information in real time  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY In the last 20 years, Puertos del Estado has settled a complex marine monitoring system that allows the access to real time oceanographic and meteorological information. One of the networks in this system is the deep water network with buoys deployed at open sea. The access to this information is completely free through the web pages where users can

Marta Alfonso; José Damián López; Isabel Ruiz; Enrique Álvarez; Nuevas Tecnologías

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Impacto social da produção integrada de abacaxi no estado do Tocantins – Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Além do objeto da produção em si, a produção integrada tem como princípios o bem-estar social e a preservação ambiental. Neste artigo avaliam-se os impactos sociais da produção integrada de abacaxi no Estado do Tocantins (Brasil) em oito estabelecimentos rurais. A ferramenta empregada na avaliação, denominada Ambitec Social, foi desenvolvida pela Embrapa, sob a liderança da Embrapa Meio Ambiente. O

Clovis Oliveira de Almeida; Aristoteles Pires de Matos; Carlos Estevao Leite Cardoso

2008-01-01

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Sugestões para o uso do mini-exame do estado mental no Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - Modificações no mini-exame do estado mental (MEM) foram sugeridas anteriormente em nosso meio. Neste artigo relatamos sugestões para aplicação uniforme deste instrumento. Método: Avaliamos 433 indivíduos saudáveis sem queixas de memória através do MEM tendo seu desempenho sido avaliado quanto às variáveis demográficas. As modificações propostas foram detalhadamente descritas. Resultados: A escolaridade foi o principal fator que influenciou

Sonia M. D. Brucki; Ricardo Nitrini; Paulo Caramelli; Paulo H. F. Bertolucci; Ivan H. Okamoto

2003-01-01

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CÁLCULO DEL VOLUMEN ESPECÍFICO DE LÍQUIDOS PUROS CON ECUACIONES DE ESTADO CÚBICAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN. En este trabajo se presenta una revisión de los cambios que se han producido en los últimos años en las ecuaciones de estado cúbicas de más amplia aceptación y se hace un estudio comparativo del cálculo del volumen específico de once líquidos puros por medio de cinco ecuaciones cúbicas: Van der Waals, Redlich-Kwong, Soave-Redlich-Kwong, Peng-Robinson y Valderrama-Patel- Teja .

BIBIAN HOYOS

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Polioencefalomalacia em bovinos nos estados de Mato Grosso do Sul e Sªo Paulo 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nakano L., Lemos R.A.A. & Riet-Correa F. 2000. (Polioencephalomalacia in cattle in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Sªo Paulo.) Polioencefalomalacia em bovinos nos estados de Mato Grosso do Sul e Sªo Paulo. Pesquisa VeterinÆria Brasileira 20(3):119-125. Depto Patologia, Fac. VeterinÆria, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, 96010-900 Pelotas, RS, Brazil. Thirty outbreaks of polioencephalomalacia (PEM) were diagnosed from August

Luciano Nakazato; Ricardo A. A. Lemos; Franklin Riet-Correa

2000-01-01

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Principales retos de la negociación de un tratado de libre comercio con Estados Unidos : disciplinas en materia de inversión  

Microsoft Academic Search

El Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) incluyó, por primera ocasión en un tratado de libre comercio (TLC), disciplinas de amplio alcance en materia de inversión, además de un mecanismo a través del cual un inversionista puede demandar a un Estado por violación del nivel de protección previsto en el acuerdo. El tema es una alta prioridad

Jaime Zabludovsky; Sergio Gómez Lora

2005-01-01

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Relación entre lípidos séricos y estado de las vitaminas C y E como antioxidantes en adultos mayores venezolanos  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN. En el envejecimiento se observa tendencia a hiperlipidemias, cambios en la distribución de lipoproteínas y una declinación del sistema de defensa antioxidante del organismo. El objetivo de este estudio fue relacionar concentraciones séricas de colesterol total, fracciones, triglicéridos y Vitaminas C y E. Se evaluaron 61 adultos mayores de 60 años de edad, de enero-marzo, 2006. Se diagnosticó estado

Lesbia Meertens; Gloria Naddaf; Adelmo Rodríguez

2008-01-01

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Developing Flexible Dual Master's Degree Programs at UPAEP (Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla) and OSU (Oklahoma State University)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2006, UPAEP (Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla) and OSU (Oklahoma State University) signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) to develop more than 20 dual master's degree programs. This special partnership has allowed students from Mexico and the United States to study two master degree programs, in two languages, in two…

Fabregas-Janeiro, Maria G.; de la Parra, Pablo Nuno

2012-01-01

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Global Vulnerability Assessment in Santa María Tixmadeje, Estado de México, México  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Santa María Tixmadejé (SMT), Estado de México, Mexico is a town located very close to the Acambay-Tixmadejé fault. This fault is located in the middle of the Trans Volcanic Belt in the center of the Mexican territory and generated a large seismic event in 1912 with magnitude 6.9 which combined with the local vulnerability, caused a disaster. In this work we measure the different vulnerabilities of the SMT community: structural, economical, social and educational. In addition, we determinate the total vulnerability, by summing all estimated vulnerabilities, for the critical facilities identified in this town. Vulnerability was determined using the methodology proposed by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and by Disaster Prevention National Center (CENAPRED). Besides, we considered a minimum sample statistically significant of the total houses with a random sampling for our survey. Our results indicate that 50% of the critical facilities have high and very high and the other 50% between low and moderate level of total vulnerability. The results for independent vulnerabilities are as follows: (1) Near to 75% of the community has high and very high level of social vulnerability and the range for the another 25% is between low and moderate; (2) About 43% of the community has high and very high economical vulnerability and 57% low and moderate; (3) Approximately 38% of the population has high and very high educational vulnerability. The 62% present low and moderate vulnerability; and (4) About 42% of the community has very high structural vulnerability and 58% between low and moderate.

Monroy Salazar, S.; Novelo-Casanova, D. A.

2010-12-01

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Servicio de Mapas en Internet para la Salud Ambiental en la Region Fronteriza Entre los Estados Unidos y Mexico  

USGS Publications Warehouse

La region fronteriza de los Estados Unidos y Mexico abarca una gran diversidad de ambientes fisicos y habitaciones, entre los cuales estan los humedales, desiertos, pastos, montanas, y bosques. Estos a su vez son unicos en cuanto a su diversidad de recursos acuaticos minerales, y biologicos. La region se interconecta economica, politica, y socialmente debido a su herencia binacional. En 1995, cerca de 11 millones de habitantes vivian en la zona adyacente a la frontera. Un estudio sugiere que esa poblacion podria doblarse antes del ano 2020.

Buckler, Denny; Stefanov, Jim

2004-01-01

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Physical, Structural and Operational Vulnerability of Critical Facilities in Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, Estado de Mexico, Mexico. Case of study: Avándaro, San Isidro and El Triunfo  

Microsoft Academic Search

Valle de Chalco Solidaridad is located in Mexico City Metropolitan Area in Estado de Mexico, Mexico. In this town there is a sewage canal called ``La Compañía''. A wall of this canal collapsed on February 5, 2010 due to heavy rains creating the flooding of four surrounding communities. It is important to point out that this area is frequently exposed

D. G. Garcia Payne; D. A. Novelo-Casanova; A. B. Ponce-Pacheco; O. Espinosa-Campos; M. Huerta-Parra; T. Reyes-Pimentel; F. Rodriguez; I. Benitez-Olivares

2010-01-01

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Natural Hazards and Vulnerability in Valle de Chalco Solidaridad Estado de Mexico, Mexico. Case studies: El Triunfo, Avandaro and San Isidro  

Microsoft Academic Search

On February 5, 2010, occurred a fracture on a wall of the artificial water channel called ``La Compañía (CC)'' in the section of the municipality of Valle de Chalco Solidaridad (VCS), Estado de Mexico, Mexico. The dimensions of this fracture were 70m length, 20m wide and 5m height, and cause severe wastewater flooding that affected surrounding communities. This area was

A. B. Ponce-Pacheco; D. A. Novelo-Casanova; O. Espinosa-Campos; F. Rodriguez; M. Huerta-Parra; T. Reyes-Pimentel; I. Benitez-Olivares

2010-01-01

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Regulación homeostática del hierro y su papel en el estado normal y anormal de hierro en la lactancia y la infancia  

Microsoft Academic Search

ResumenEl hierro es importante en el desarrollo neural y la función cognitiva y, en conjunto, previene la deficiencia de hierro; y la anemia por carencia de hierro sigue siendo una prioridad fundamental. Los lactantes a término alimentados con leche materna y los lactantes alimentados con leche enriquecida con hierro presentan habitualmente un estado de hierro satisfactorio durante los seis primeros

Bo Lönnerdal; Olle Hernell

2010-01-01

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Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer 1975-2002 con una sección especial sobre las tendencias de tratamiento: preguntas y respuestas  

Cancer.gov

Las organizaciones oncológicas principales de la nación informan que el riesgo de los estadounidenses de morir de cáncer sigue disminuyendo y que las tasas de casos nuevos de cáncer permanecen estables. El Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer, de 1975 a 2002, señala que las tasas de mortalidad de cáncer que se observaron para todos los cánceres combinados disminuyeron 1,1 por ciento por año de 1993 a 2002.

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La inserci?n en el mercado laboral de los inmigrantes latinos en Espa?a y en los Estados Unidos: Diferencias por pa?s de origen y estatus legal  

PubMed Central

Resumen Este artículo compara los resultados económicos entre los inmigrantes latinoamericanos en España y Estados Unidos. Detectamos un efecto de selección por el que la mayoría de los inmigrantes latinoamericanos en España proceden de Sudamérica de un entorno de clases medias, mientras la mayoría de los inmigrantes que van a los Estados Unidos son centroamericanos de clase baja. Este efecto de selección explica las diferencias transnacionales en la probabilidad de empleo, logro ocupacional y salarios obtenidos. A pesar de las diferencias en los orígenes y las características de los latinoamericanos en ambos países, los factores demográficos, humanos y de capital social parecen operar de forma similar en ambos países; y cuando los modelos se estiman separadamente por estatus legal, descubrimos que los efectos se acentúan más entre los inmigrantes irregulares cuando se los compara con los regulares, especialmente en Estados Unidos.

Connor, Phillip; Massey, Douglas

2013-01-01

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La implementación de acuerdos comerciales preferenciales en América Latina: Las experiencias de CH, CR, ES, PE en la implementación de las disposiciones sobre acceso a mercados en el marco de los tratados de libre comercio con Estados Unidos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este estudio abordará los desafíos y dificultades asociadas con la implementación y administración de las disposiciones sobre acceso a mercados, con especial énfasis en aquellas relacionadas con aduanas y facilitación del comercio. El análisis se realizará para los Tratados de Libre Comercio de Chile - EE.UU; Perú - EE.UU y para el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos, Centroamérica

Juan Luis Zuñiga; Brian Rankin Staples

2011-01-01

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An overview of a GIS method for mapping landslides and assessing landslide hazards at Río El Estado watershed, on the SW flank of Pico de Orizaba Volcano, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This poster provides an overview of the on-going research project (Grant SEP-CONACYT no 167495) from the Institute of Geography at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) that seeks to conduct a multi-temporal landslide inventory, produce a landslide susceptibility map, and estimate sediment production by using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Río El Estado watershed on the southwestern flank of Pico de Orizaba volcano, the highest mountain in Mexico, is selected as a study area. The catchment covers 5.2 km2 with elevations ranging from 2676.79 to 4248.2 m a.s.l. and hillslopes between 0° and 56°. The stream system of Río El Estado catchment erodes Tertiary and Quaternary lavas, pyroclastic flows, and fall deposits. The geologic and geomorphologic factors in combination with high seasonal precipitation, high degree of weathering, and steep slopes predispose the study area to landslides. The methodology encompasses three main stages of analysis to assess landslide hazards: Stage 1 builds a historic landslide inventory. In the study area, an inventory of more than 170 landslides is created from multi-temporal aerial-photo-interpretation and local field surveys to assess landslide distribution. All landslides were digitized into a geographic information system (GIS), and a spatial geo-database of landslides was constructed from standardized GIS datasets. Stage 2 Calculates the susceptibility for the watershed. During this stage, Multiple Logistic Regression and SINMAP) will be evaluated to select the one that provides scientific accuracy, technical accessibility, and applicability. Stage 3 Estimate the potential total material delivered to the main stream drainage channel by all landslides in the catchment. Detailed geometric measurements of individual landslides visited during the field work will be carried out to obtain the landslide area and volume. These measurements revealed an empirical relationship between area and volume that took the form of a power law. This relationship will be used to estimate the potential volume of material delivered to the catchment. The technique and its implementation of each stage in a GIS-based technology is presented and discussed.

Legorreta Paulin, G.; Bursik, M. I.; Contreras, T.; Polenz, M.; Ramírez Herrera, M.; Paredes Mejía, L.; Arana Salinas, L.

2012-12-01

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Sindicalismo e luta por direitos sociais do trabalh o em Juiz de Fora nos conturbados anos dos governos provisório e constitucional de Getúlio Vargas (1930-1937)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: A decretação de um conjunto significativo de leis trabalhistas no início de 1932 fez com que, nos anos seguintes, os dirigentes dos sindicatos re conhecidos desencadeassem variadas ações classistas em Juiz de Fora. Além de procurar forçar o empresar iado local a respeitar essa nova legislação social, reivindicavam das autoridades federais a aplicação efetiva e a ampliação dos benefícios

Luís Eduardo de Oliveira

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Medicina integrativa en Am?rica: De qu? forma se est? practicando la medicina integrativa en los centros cl?nicos en los Estados Unidos  

PubMed Central

RESUMEN EJECUTIVO El impulso para desarrollar e implementar estrategias de medicina integrativa está enraizado en el deseo de mejorar la atención al paciente. The Bravewell Collaborative, una organización sin ánimo de lucro dedicada a la mejora de la atención sanitaria, define la medicina integrativa como “un enfoque de la medicina que coloca al paciente en el centro y se dirige al conjunto completo de influencias físicas, emocionales, mentales, sociales, espirituales y ambientales que afectan a la salud de la persona. Con una estrategia personalizada que considera las condiciones, necesidades y circunstancias únicas del paciente, utiliza las intervenciones más apropiadas de una variedad de disciplinas científicas para curar la afección y la enfermedad y ayudar a las personas a recobrar y mantener una salud óptima”. En las pasadas dos décadas, se ha documentado un número creciente de centros clínicos que proporcionan medicina integrativa, el número de facultades y escuelas médicas que enseñan estrategias integrativas, el número de investigadores que estudian intervenciones integrativas, y el número de pacientes que solicitan cuidados integrativos. Pero se desconocía si la medicina integrativa se estaba ofreciendo de manera igual, similar, o dispar. Además, mientras que los estudios anteriores se centraban en la prevalencia y el uso de la medicina complementaria o alternativa (MCA) por parte de los pacientes1,2 o de los médicos en hospitales3, enumerando la utilización de terapias MCA individuales, se había recogido muy poca información con respecto a la práctica real de la medicina integrativa que, por definición, trata a la persona en su conjunto. En 2011, The Bravewell Collaborative encargó una encuesta para determinar la forma en que la medicina integrativa se estaba practicando en los Estados Unidos: (1) describiendo las poblaciones de pacientes y las afecciones sanitarias tratadas más habitualmente; (2) definiendo las prácticas y modelos fundamentales de atención; (3) determinando cómo se reembolsaban los servicios; (4) identificando los valores y los principios subyacentes a la atención; y (5) determinando los factores principales que impulsan una implementación satisfactoria.

Horrigan, Bonnie; Lewis, Sheldon; Abrams, Donald I.; Pechura, Constance

2012-01-01

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Physical, Structural and Operational Vulnerability of Critical Facilities in Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, Estado de Mexico, Mexico. Case of study: Avándaro, San Isidro and El Triunfo  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Valle de Chalco Solidaridad is located in Mexico City Metropolitan Area in Estado de Mexico, Mexico. In this town there is a sewage canal called “La Compañía”. A wall of this canal collapsed on February 5, 2010 due to heavy rains creating the flooding of four surrounding communities. It is important to point out that this area is frequently exposed to floods. In this work, we consider a critical facility as an essential structure for performance, health care and welfare within a community or/and as a place that can be used as shelter in case of emergency or disaster. Global vulnerability (the sum of the three measured vulnerabilities) of the 25 critical facilities identified in the locations of Avándaro, San Isidro and El Triunfo was assessed using the Community Vulnerability Assessment Tool developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For each critical facility we determined its operational, structural and physical vulnerabilities. For our analysis, we considered the four main natural hazards to which Valle de Chalco is exposed: earthquakes, floods, landslides and sinking. We considered five levels of vulnerability using a scale from 1 to 5, where values range from very low to very high vulnerability, respectively. A critical facilities database was generated by collecting general information for three categories: schools, government and church. Each facility was evaluated considering its location in relation to identified high-risk areas. Our results indicate that in average, the global vulnerability of all facilities is low, however, there are particular cases in which this global vulnerability is high. The average operational vulnerability of the three communities is moderate. The global structural vulnerability (sum of the structural vulnerability for the four analyzed hazards) is moderate. In particular, the structural vulnerability to earthquakes is low, to landslides is very low, to flooding is moderate and to sinking is low. Due to the location of the critical facilities, its global physical vulnerability (sum of the physical vulnerability to the four analyzed hazards) is moderate. Only three facilities have very high physical vulnerability to floods. Churches (six facilities) have the highest operational vulnerability, whereas its structural vulnerability is the lowest. Schools (13 facilities) have the lowest operational vulnerability, nevertheless, there are two schools with very high vulnerability. Regarding the six government facilities, we identified that their structural vulnerability range from moderate to high. As a result of this work, we believe in the importance of strengthening the culture of civil protection within the critical facilities of the communities of Valle de Chalco.

Garcia Payne, D. G.; Novelo-Casanova, D. A.; Ponce-Pacheco, A. B.; Espinosa-Campos, O.; Huerta-Parra, M.; Reyes-Pimentel, T.; Rodriguez, F.; Benitez-Olivares, I.

2010-12-01

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El Estado de los Ecosistemas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The recent Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has illustrated that human actions have significantly transformed many of Earths ecosystems. The main findings describe how: humans changed ecosystems dramatically over the past 50 years, changes to ecosystem services may get worse in the next 50 years, global action at all levels can reverse the degradation, and how ecosystem degradation increases risks of sudden changes and reduces benefits for future generations.

ChristiÃÂán Samper (National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution;)

2005-08-01

41

Multi-proxy analyses of a peat bog on Isla de los Estados, easternmost Tierra del Fuego: a unique record of the variable Southern Hemisphere Westerlies since the last deglaciation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have analyzed an almost 14,000 year old peat sequence on the island of Isla de los Estados (55° S, 64° W), east of Tierra del Fuego, in the core of the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies. A multitude of methods have been used: high resolution 14C dating; detailed lithologic descriptions including humification degree; loss on ignition; magnetic susceptibility; bulk density; pollen and spore analysis and determination of Aeolian sand influx. By combining proxies for wind and precipitation we have been able to reconstruct how the westerlies have varied over time in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. It shows that this westerly wind belt was most intense at the onset of the record, 13,600-13,200 cal BP, coinciding with the mid to late part of the Antarctic Cold Reversal, followed by a gradual decline. At 12,200 cal BP the westerlies seem to have shifted to a position south of Tierra del Fuego and this phase, the calmest and driest period on the island throughout the sequence, ended at 10,000 cal BP when the westerlies moved equatorward again. Since then the westerlies have been present but with a variable impact on the 55° S latitude of the Atlantic. Mostly conditions have been fairly similar to today, but occasionally with a wider or narrower and/or weaker or stronger wind belt. At 7200 cal BP wind intensity began to increase and between 4500 and 3500 cal BP these southern latitudes experienced a distinct wind and precipitation maximum, both in terms of perseverance and intensity. Our results show a both wide and strong wind belt, with possible niveo-aeolian activity in Tierra del Fuego in winter, and possibly creating milder summers around the Antarctic Peninsula. In the later part of the Holocene, expansion-contraction phases of the wind belt, especially in winter, seem to have been a common phenomenon.

Björck, Svante; Rundgren, Mats; Ljung, Karl; Unkel, Ingmar; Wallin, Åsa

2012-05-01

42

ESTADOS DE EXCEPCIÓN Y PROBLEMAS DE AGENCIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Venezuela in reflected the world tendency of inclu- ding to the human rights how an indispensable element for the consolidation of the State of Right. The present work to try to settle down as the declaration of excep- tion states exacerbates existent problems between the State and the citizens and between the government and the organs executioners, increased the

Úrsula Straka

43

Sobre el estado evolutivo de ? Pictoris  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Desde el descubrimiento de fuertes excesos infrarrojos en ? Pictoris, esta estrella ha sido muy estudiada y es considerada candidata a poseer un sistema planetario propio. ? Pic está rodeada de un disco asimétrico de polvo que se observa de canto y que esta vacío a distancias <= 40 AU. Esto se considera una fuerte evidencia en favor de la presencia de (al menos) un planeta gigante. Recientemente se han observado líneas de material circunestelar que se han interpretado como consecuencia de la caída de objetos cometarios sobre esta estrella. Recientemente se ha utilizado la existencia del disco de polvo para atribuir una edad corta (pre - secuencia principal) a ?Pic. Sin embargo, la evaporación de estos cometas provee suficiente polvo como para explicar la presencia del disco observado sin necesidad de edades cortas. En este trabajo mostramos que la comparación entre la tasa de impactos cometarios estimada en el Sistema Solar para diferentes etapas de su evolución y los datos observados en ? Pic indica edades avanzadas para ? Pic. Esta estimación debe tomarse con cautela ya que depende de la estructura de los sistemas planetarios. Además mostramos que, desde el punto de vista de la evolución estelar y con las incertezas presentes en la luminosidad y la temperatura efectiva, existe un continuo de edades posible para ? Pic. Sin embargo, empleando los datos provenientes de los flujos cometarios encontramos que una edad prolongada es consistente con ambos tratamientos.

Brunini, A.; Benvenuto, O. G.

44

CORROSIÓN BAJO TENSIÓN ESTADO ACTUAL DEL CONOCIMIENTO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) is a process of environmentally induced cracking. It is observed not only in metals but also in polymers and in glass. The study of SCC of polymers is still in an incipient stage. The study of SCC of glass started in the 60's, and after two decades a workable mechanism was developed. On the other hand,

J. R. Galvele; Energía Atómica

2001-01-01

45

Estado nutricional de hierro y parasitosis intestinal en niños de Valencia, Estado Carabobo, Venezuela  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Abstract: Abstract: Abstract: Iron deficiency is worldwide spread and ferropenic anemia is its most severe manifestation. Age, poverty and parasitic infestations are some associated factors. This study was aimed to evaluate iron nutritional status and to establish relationship with age, gender and intestinal parasitic infestations in 264 children (aged 3 to14 years) attending to a school at Valencia, Carabobo.

María Adela Barón; María Concepción Páez

46

Múltiples estados de desorden en el etanol sólido  

Microsoft Academic Search

El diagrama de fases del etanol por debajo de los 169 K será presentado. Se mostrará que el etanol puede solidificarse en tres fases con diversos niveles de desorden,(como un vidrio(G), como un vidrio orientacional (OG) y como un cristal de fase rotora (RP)) además de en una fase totalmente cristalina. Las estructuras de estas tres fases serán presentadas tal

R. Fernández-Perea

2003-01-01

47

Participação e Comportamento Político no Estado de São Paulo, 1990  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to analyze the relationship between political participation and electoral behavior. Empirical evidence comes from a survey conducted in São Paulo by the IBOPE in 1990. The main finding suggests that voting and left-wing trends are correlated. However, this finding does not exclude an association between rightist voting and political participation. In short, few modalities

Marcelo Costa Ferreira

2000-01-01

48

Regionalização da agricultura do Estado do Paraná, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work presents a characterization of the agriculture of Paraná State based on thirty-five variables extracted from Agricultural Census of 1995\\/96 and two variables from the Map of Soil Aptitude. These are related to land access, land use, utilization of chemical and mechanical technologies, use of capital assets, labor relationships and tercerization, soil fertility and mechanization suitability. The Factor analysis

Rafael Fuentes Llanillo; Mauro Eduardo Del Grossi; Flávio Oliveira dos Santos; Paula Daniela Munhos; Maria de Fátima Guimarães

2006-01-01

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Múltiples estados de desorden en el etanol sólido  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

El diagrama de fases del etanol por debajo de los 169 K será presentado. Se mostrará que el etanol puede solidificarse en tres fases con diversos niveles de desorden,(como un vidrio(G), como un vidrio orientacional (OG) y como un cristal de fase rotora (RP)) además de en una fase totalmente cristalina. Las estructuras de estas tres fases serán presentadas tal y como se deducen a partir de diversas medidas de difracción de neutrones al igual que las proporciones de los isómeros de dicho material en las fases desordenadas y se compararán con los resultados de la fase cristalina y del líquido superenfriado. Igualmente diversas medidas sobre su dinámica serán presentadas, tanto de dispersión de neutrones, como de capacidad calorífica y de medidas dieléctricas y comparadas con modelos teóricos y simulaciones para tratar de explicar los procesos de relajación observados y las transiciones entre las diversas fases.

Fernández-Perea, R.

50

Nivel socioeconómico y estado nutricional. Un estudio en escolares  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY. Socioeconomic level and Nutritional Status: A study in schoolchildren. Obesity increased in recent years at different rates among socioeconomic levels (SEL). The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between SEL and nutritional status in schoolchildren attending elementary schools in the six counties that show the highest prevalence of obesity in Santiago, Chile. Within the counties schools

Daniela Adjemian; Patricia Bustos; Hugo Amigo

2007-01-01

51

MINI EXAME DO ESTADO MENTAL E O DIAGN\\  

Microsoft Academic Search

The diagnosis of dementia is based on the presence of memory deficits and decline of other cognitive functions. Many scales have been designed to aid the clinician in the assessment of at risk subjects, such as the elderly. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most widely used of such scales, although its use as an aid to the diagnosis

OSVALDO P. ALMEIDA

1998-01-01

52

Estado evolutivo de estrellas con fenómeno B[e  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The B[e] phenomenon is related to certain peculiar features observed in the spectrum of some B stars, which are mainly linked to the physical conditions of their circumstellar medium. As these stars are embedded in dense and optically thick circumstellar media, the determination of the spectral type and luminosity class of the central objects is quite difficult. As a consequence, their evolutionary stage and distances present huge uncertainties. In this work we study 4 B[e] stars and discuss their stellar fundamental parameters and evolutionary stages using the BCD spectrophotometric system. FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

Aidelman, Y. J.; Cidale, L.; Borges Fernandes, M.; Kraus, M.

53

OBV Methods.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The properties of OB relaxation of Varga iterative methods are investigated, with particular emphasis on diagonal relaxation. Generalizations of the results of Beauwens and Quenon (SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 13, 615-643 (1976)) are presented, and their relatio...

R. Beauwens

1979-01-01

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75 FR 9645 - Additional Designations of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Section 804(b) of the Foreign...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...CHANGO; a.k.a. MENDEZ VARGAS, Jesus; a.k.a. MENDEZ, Jesus), Tazumbos, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Dr. Lose Luis Mora Col Morelos, Apatzingan, Michoacan, Mexico; Calle Carlos Salazar Col Buenos Aires, Apatzingan, Michoacan, Mexico;...

2010-03-03

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78 FR 8987 - Interstate Movement of Sharwil Avocados From Hawaii  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Sharwil' avocados to oriental fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) oviposition. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102: 921- 926. \\5\\ Follett, P.A., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2010. A Systems Approach to Mitigate...

2013-02-07

56

Rational approximation to e to the -x power with negative poles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

MACSYMA was applied to the generation of an expansion in terms of Laguerre polynomials to obtain approximations to e to the -x power on 0, infinity. These approximations are compared with those developed by Saff, Schonhage, and Varga.

Cuthill, E.

1977-01-01

57

Literary Reviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

Searching for truth. Who Killed Palomino Molero?. Mario Vargas Llosa. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam. London: Faber & Faber. 1988. 151pp. £9.95 hbThe Perpetual Orgy. Mario Vargas Llosa. Translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. London: Faber & Faber. 1987. 240pp. £9.95 hbMetamorphoses. Men of Maize. Miguel Angel Asturias. Translated from the Spanish by Gerald Martin. London\\/New York:

Jason Wilson; William Rowe; Norman Thomas Di Giovanni; Clare Ferros; Angela Smith; Aamer Hussain; A Reza Navabpour; Gerald Martin

1988-01-01

58

LEISHMANIOSE VISCERAL CANINA NO ESTADO DE RORAIMA, BRASIL LEISHMANIASIS VISCERAL CANINA EN EL ESTADO DE RORAIMA, BRASIL CANINE VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS IN THE STATE OF RORAIMA, BRAZIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis is a worldwide distributed zoonosis caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania and Leishmania chagasi is the causal agent of the disease in Brazil. The transmission between vertebrate hosts occurs through the bite of a phlebotomine, whose main representative in the country is the Lutzomyia longipalpis. The disease has been described in some cities, presenting important

MELO EVANGELISTA

59

Estado nutricional de pacientes infectados por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: Nutritional assessment in HIV infected patients must be a main objetive in the treatment of this disease. The main objetive of our work was to study the nutritional status with biochemical and anthropo- metrical parameters in a group of HIV infected patients. Material and methods: A total of 119 patients were evaluated. In all patients the next parameters were

D. A. de Luis; P. Bachiller; O. Izaola; J. M. Eiros Bouza; R. Aller

2001-01-01

60

O ESTADO ATUAL DO ACERVO DOS MANUSCRITOS JUNTO AO ARCHIVUM GENERALE POETARUM LATINORUM BRASILIENSIUM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Being aware of the importance and relevance of the contributions of the Archivum Generale Poetarum Latinorum Brasiliensium, this article intends to expose the results of the researches concerning the brazilian literature written in Latin. The gathering of material that have been diligently carried out by this Institute have provided a valuable amount of data yet to be used in philological,

Enio Aloísio FONDA; Mirtes Rocha RODRIGUES; Cláudia Valéria; Penavel BINATO

2007-01-01

61

AVALIAÇÃO DAS CLASSES DA COBERTURA VEGETAL NO MUNICIPIO DE TAPEROÁ, ESTADO DA PARAÍBA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The municipality of Taperoá has a physical base of about 639.874 km 2 located in the central region of Paraiba State in the Meso-Region of Borborema, Micro-Region of West Cariri. With altitude ranging from 650 to 1000 m, rainfall of 505 mm per year, the area suffers the influence of warm and dry climate with rain in short periods and

Simone Mirtes; Araújo Duarte; Marx Preste Barbosa; João Miguel; Moraes Neto

62

Zinc sérico en menores de 15 años de una comunidad rural del estado Lara  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract. The aim of this research was to determine the levels of serum zinc in a rural population under 15 years old, in Lara State, Venezuela, in order to know the deficiencies of this oligoelement and start the nutritional inter- vention by the involved organizations. The sample was made up of 310 subjects (M: 163; F: 147)

Yelitza Berné Peña; Jham Frank Papale; Mario Torres; Norelys Mendoza; Graciela Dellan Rodríguez; Diolisbeth Rodríguez; Zuly Briceño; José Miguel Moreno

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AVALIAÇÃO DE ESPÉCIES FLORESTAIS EM ÁREA DE MATA NO ESTADO DE RORAIMA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was carried out to evaluate 19 native and exotic species and to identify potential species for plantation in homogeneous stands and in agroforestry systems in forest ecosystem in Roraima State. The species were planted from 1997 to 2000. When the objective was sawn wood production the spacing was 4 x 3 m and when the objective was energy

Helio Tonini; Marcelo Francia Arco-Verde; Dalton Schwengber; Moises Mourão Junior

2006-01-01

64

El comercio de los productos transgénicos: el estado del debate internacional  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los productos transgénicos mezclan aspectos contradictorios. La manipulación genética de cultivos permite desarrollar tanto productos con toxinas insecticidas, disminuyendo el uso de defensivos agrícolas que pueden dañar el medio ambiente, como alimentos con propiedades vitamínicas y proteicas, que pueden mejorar los indicadores sociales en los países en desa- rrollo. Por otra parte, se han abierto interrogantes acerca de los posibles

María Angélica Larach; División de Comercio Internacional

65

Estado del arte de la planificación colaborativa en la cadena de suministro: contexto determinista e incierto  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current globalization forces to the companies and the current technology allow them to have warehouse and distribution centers, own or subcontracted that can be dispersed geographically. The synchronization of the diverse partners involved in the Supply Chain (SC) requires a Collaborative Planning with the purpose of work coordinated to be able to satisfy the demands of a more and

Imma Ribas Vila; Ramón Companys Pascual

1970-01-01

66

Monitoramento de radioatividade ambiental no estado de Sao Paulo. (Environmental radiation monitoring in Sao Paulo state).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of environmental radiation monitoring that CETESB (Technological Company of Environmental Sanitation of Sao Paulo) does in influence areas of radioactive materials store of Nuclemon Minero-Quimica S.A. in the municipality of Itu, Sao Paulo Sta...

E. G. Agudo A. M. Albuquerque N. V. Vasconcellos

1991-01-01

67

PROGRAMA DE REHABILITACIÓN DE BASE COMUNITARIA (R.B.C.) EN EL ESTADO MÉRIDA 1997- 2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community Based Rehabilitation Programme (R. B. C.) in the State of Mérida. In the state of Mérida there are few medical rehabilitation services, showing their scarce coverture in the whole country. The application of the Community Based Rehabilitation (RBC) program to integrate disabled people to their social, schooling and\\/or working environment is therefore, a must. The present study (experimental, prospective,

Daicy Rojas; Pedro José Salinas; Yolanda Monzón; Jesús Contreras

68

INNOVACIÓN EN LOS GOBIERNOS SUBNACIONALES DE MÉXICO: EL CASO DEL ESTADO DE SAN LUIS POTOSÍ  

Microsoft Academic Search

En los últimos años se ha discutido el papel de los gobiernos subnacionales como entes tomadores de decisiones y generadores de política en diversos ámbitos, considerando que las prácticas novedosas y la participación de diversos actores gubernamentales y no gubernamentales son un factor detonante del desarrollo en el diseño e implementación de política pública. Estas nuevas formas —entendidas como innovación—

Mario E. Ibarra Cortés; Erika García Méndez

2010-01-01

69

Esquistossomose em área de ecoturismo do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses schistosomiasis transmis- sion in São José da Serra, a village with a popula- tion of 500 in the county of Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The area receives thousands of visitors a year for ecotourism. The study was motivated by a case of acute schistosomiasis in- volving a couple that spent the 2007 Carnival (Mardi Gras) holiday

Cristiano Lara Massara; Graciela Larissa Amaral; Roberta Lima Caldeira; Sandra Costa Drummond; Martin Johannes Enk; Omar dos Santos Carvalho

2008-01-01

70

TIPOLOGÍA DE LA PRODUCCIÓN PRIMARIA DE ZÁBILA (Aloe barbadensis L.) EN EL ESTADO FALCÓN, VENEZUELA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis L.) farmer characterization in Falcon State, Venezuela The aloe represents a crop from which annually primary goods are generated for a value of US $ 67 millions and final goods for more than US $105 thousand of millions. The attractiveness of this market contrasts with the marginal character that exhibits the exploitation in Falcon State, Venezuela, so

Henri Piña Zambrano; Rhode Azócar; Zunilde Lugo; Carlos Romero

2005-01-01

71

Su Nueva Vida en los Estados Unidos. (Your New Life in the United States).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An illustrated guide to aspects of life in the United States is presented in Spanish for recent Hispanic arrivals. The guidelines address such topics as resettlement agencies, community relations and national customs, the U.S. government, local and long distance transport, mail and telephone communication systems, employment practices, the…

Escobar, Vivian; And Others

72

Anatomia foliar de bromélias ocorrentes em áreas de cerrado do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leaf anatomy of bromeliads from the cerrado of São Paulo State, Brazil). Our aim was to indicate typical features of Bromeliaceae as well as possible adaptive features found in cerrado species. We studied the leaves of five Bromelioideae, seven Tillandsioideae and one Pitcairnoideae. Usually the stomata of Bromelioideae are located only on the abaxial leaf surface, there is epidermal and

Suzana Lúcia Proença

73

Cuentos Hispanos de los Estados Unidos (Hispanic Stories of the United States).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This anthology of 21 short stories is intended for Spanish-speaking students of Spanish, other students in intermediate and advanced Spanish-language courses, and students commencing study of the Hispanic literature of the United States. Twelve of the 15 authors are, by birth or descent, of Mexican, Cuban, or Puerto Rican origin. Eight were born…

Olivares, Julian, Ed.

74

OpenTrad: Traducción automática de código abierto para las lenguas del Estado español  

Microsoft Academic Search

OpenTrad is an operating open-source and transfer-based machine translation system for Spanish, Galician, Catalan and Basque. It can be accessed in the URL www.opentrad.org for translating text, documents or web pages. Programs and data can be downloaded from

Iñaki Alegría Loinaz; Iñaki Arantzabal; Mikel L. Forcada; Xavier Gómez Guinovart

75

Del socialismo de Estado a la economía de mercado. Experiencias en Alemania Oriental  

Microsoft Academic Search

En esta conferencia, dictada en la Universidad Nacional en Abril de 1993, se describe el proceso de transformación de Alemania Oriental y se analiza el proceso de reestructuración económica, tomando como ejemplo la industria de la construcción naval. Su detallado análisis de los efectos de la reunificación alemana y la transformación de la economía de Alemania Oriental todavía no son

Heiner Heseler

1994-01-01

76

Estados eletronicos superexcitados nas moleculas de etileno e acetileno. (Superexcited states on ethylene and acetylene).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Electron energy loss spectra were obtained for C(sub 2)H(sub 2) and C(sub 2)H(sub 4) in the energy loss range from 12 to 50 eV for 1 Kev electrons. Elastic and inelastic cross sections and generalized oscillator strengths for transitions at 13.3, 15.7 and...

A. C. Azevedo e Souza G. G. B. Souza

1988-01-01

77

Red de Investigación del Cáncer de los Estados Unidos y América Latina (US-LA CRN)  

Cancer.gov

The US–LA CRN was established in 2009 to increase cancer research capacity in Latin America. NCI formalized bilateral agreements with the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay, to facilitate interactions at the government, institution, and investigator levels.

78

LISTA DOS MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DE SANTA CATARINA, SUL DO BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

List of mammals from Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil. The mammal fauna from Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil, is one of the least known of the country. Works on terrestrial mammals are scarce and new species of aquatic mammals have been registered in the last years. For that reason, a commented list of the mammals of Santa Catarina based on

Jorge J. Cherem; Paulo C. Simões-Lopes; Sérgio Althoff; Maurício E. Graipel; Servidão Adélia; C. Cherem

2004-01-01

79

Rickettsioses emergentes e reemergentes numa região endêmica do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a serological survey for rickettsiosis in the county of Novo Cruzeiro, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in 1998, testing schoolchildren and dogs. Sera included 331 samples from schoolchildren from an endemic area and 142 samples from schoolchildren from a non-endemic area in the county. All children examined were healthy and had not reported clini- cal symptoms of Brazilian

Márcio A. M. Galvão; Joel A. Lamounier; Elido Bonomo; Margarete S. Tropia; Eliane G. Rezende; Simone B. Calic; Chequer B. Chamone; Mirtes C. Machado; Márcia E. A. Otoni; Romário C. Leite; Camila Caram; Cláudio L. Mafra; David H. Walker

2002-01-01

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Comparacion de MASTER y AUDERA para la medicion de las respuestas auditivas de estado estable  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two approaches to assess auditory steady-state responses (ASSR) are compared under similar test conditions: a monaural single-frequency technique with a detection method based on phase coherence (AUDERA), and a binaural multiple-frequency technique using the F-test (MASTER). ASSR thresholds at four frequencies were assessed with both methods in both ears of ten normal- hearing and ten hearing-impaired adult subjects, within a

Heleen Luts; Jan Wouters

81

Sistema de disponibilização de informações geográficas do estado de Goiás na Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due the growing u se of the geotechnology, many institutions are producing g reat amounts of geographical information. However the publication or availability of those information to the society in general is still a little efficient way generating, therefore, a great need for information that could not be able published or available due to the lack of resources and technological

Levindo Cardoso Medeiros

2007-01-01

82

La economía de Estados Unidos y su impacto en la economía de México  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies the relation between Mexican and American economy, and how the increase in interest rate in US would impact the rest of the world, because of the lower economic growth, and its consequence of lower exports growth of the rest of the world to US. This policy decreases capital flow to Latin American countries, and it affects the

Arturo Huerta

2006-01-01

83

Efeito de deficiência de micronutrientes no estado nutricional da mamoneira cultivar Iris  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract – The objectives of this work were to characterize the visual symptoms of micronutrientdeficiencies, and their effects on nutricional status of castor beans. A greenhouse,experiment with nutrient solutions was carried out from February to June, 2003. The commercial hybrid “Iris” was used. Treatments were as follows: complete, minus B, minus Cu, minus Fe, minus Mn, minus Mo, and minus

Anderson Lange; Alexandre Martin Martines; Marcos Antonio Camacho da Silva; Maria Claudia Medes Sorreano; Cleusa Pereira Cabral; Eurípedes Malavolta

2005-01-01

84

Avaliação do estado nutricional de adultos e idosos e situação nutricional da população brasileira  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nutritional Assessment of Adults and Elderly and the Nutritional Sta- tus of the Brazilian Population. Nutritional disorders (undernutrition and obesity) are associated to increases in morbidity and mortality. This paper consists on a review of literature with the purpose of describing the main methods of nutritional assessment, in order to facilitate the diagnosis of nutritional disorders and the follow-up of

Kátia Acuña; Thomaz Cruz

2004-01-01

85

Percepción de la imagen corporal como aproximación cualitativa al estado de nutrición  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To compare body image perception with body mass index (BMI) calculated from the weight and size de- clared by subjects, and to evaluate its usefulness in classify- ing the nutritional status. Material and methods. A representative sample of the Spanish population was se- lected consisting of 517 males and 483 females older than 15 years of age. Variables were

Herlinda Madrigal-Fritsch; Jokin de Irala-Estévez; Miguel A. Martínez-González; John Kearney; Michael Gibney; J. Alfredo Martínez-Hernández

1999-01-01

86

Uso de soluções nutritivas no desenvolvimento e no estado nutricional de mudas de goiabeira: macronutrientes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nutrition solutions in the culture of guava: effect in the development and nutricional state. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of different nutritional solutions on development and concentration of nutrients in guava cuttings. Two cv., Paluma and Século XXI, and four nutritional solutions were evaluated, in factorial scheme (2x4) with three replications. The cv. Paluma was

Claudenir Facincani Franco; Renato De Mello Prado

2006-01-01

87

A institucionalização da precariedade: Estado e habitação popular no Aglomerado Urbano de Florianópolis  

Microsoft Academic Search

A persistente crise brasileira e as políticas econômicas adotadas nas últimas décadas reduziram drasticamente os recursos aplicados em habitações sociais. O quase desaparecimento dos programas federais que, ainda que marginalmente, financiaram populações de baixas rendas e construíram conjuntos de moradias, deu lugar a um vazio no campo das políticas habitacionais que produziu inúmeros movimentos de ocupações de áreas urbanas precárias.

Luís Fugazzola Pimenta; Margareth de Castro Afeche Pimenta

2007-01-01

88

Novos Aspectos da Regulação do Trabalho no Brasil. Qual o Papel do Estado?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uma inserção civilizada dos trabalhadores nos âmbitos econômico, social e político da vida brasileira depende da existência de relações assalariadas com direitos trabalhistas e previdenciários assegurados. Não obstante, ao longo dos anos 1990 e em parte dos atuais, os trabalhadores tenderam a assumir outras posições na estrutura de ocupações – posições quase sempre distintas da de assalariados formalmente registrados. Em

André Gambier Campos

2009-01-01

89

Geoquímica orgánica de los carbones de fila maestra, estado anzoátegui, Venezuela  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The vertical and lateral variability of organic geochemical parameters was established for the Seam 4 of the Fila Maestra coal deposit (Quebradon Formation, Oligocene-Early Miocene age) through the study of coals and carbonaceous shales collected in different outcrops of the coal seam. Chemical and physical analysis included moisture and ash contents, maceral groups, vitrinite reflectance, total carbon, bitumen and its fractions, as well as characterization of saturated hydrocarbons by gas chromatography ( n-alkane distributions and {pristane}/{phytane} ratios). A production sample, representative of the Seam 4, was further analyzed for S, Cl, C, H, O and its calorific value determined. The data collected allowed us to classify these samples as high-volatile bituminous coals, types B and C, according to ASTM classification. The results of the analysis showed little vertical or lateral variation in the properties studied. A gradual increase in ash content in the westward direction, together with a thinning of the coal seam, suggest a greater proximity of the basin border in this direction. High values in {pristane}/{phytane} ratio (4-7), predominance of heavy alkanes and high contents in vitrinites clearly indicates that primigenic organic matter was essentially continental in character. However, the bimodal n-alkane distribution, together with a nigh sulfur (2.7%) and chlorine (0.12%) contents suggest a marine-influenced environment. In consequence, it is proposed that these coals were formed in a transitional environment, as salt-marshs in coastal lagoons or in low deltaic plains. These results are in agreement with the stratigraphic analysis of the sedimentary unit.

Moreno, O.; Martinezy, M.; Escobar, M.

1995-04-01

90

Caracterização das serrarias de beneficiamento de rochas ornamentais do estado do Ceará  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article had as a purpose the characterization of the Sawmills of the Ceará State approaching the current characteristics, the dimension of stones, and the deficiencies of production process of the State. The research had as a main tool a technical diagnosis, performed at sawmills of Ceará through a questionnaire and direct interviews selected and created according to four categories:

Tácito Wálber; Gomes Fernandes; Antonio Misson; Nedson Godoy; Humberto Fernandes

91

Estado da Arte para Solução dos Problemas Vibroacústica por Métodos Numéricos  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the fundamentals of the numerical methods used in the acoustics and vibration fields as; Finite Elements Methods (FEM), Boundary Element Methods (BEM), Acoustic Rays, and Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA). State of arts and trend for future methods are presented. Some results are presented for practical study cases. RESUMO Neste trabalho serão apresentados os fundamentos dos métodos numéricos

Palestra Convidado; REFERÊNCIA PACS; Samir N. Y. Gerges

92

Estabilidade fenotípica de genótipos de algodoeiro no Estado do Mato Grosso  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight cotton genotypes, three lines and five cultivars, were evaluated for estimation of phenotypic adaptability and stability parameters relative to cotton yield using the method proposed by Eberhart and Russell. Twelve yield trials, in randomized complete blocks, comprising eight replications, were carried out in 11 locations of the Mato Grosso State, during the 2000\\/2001 crop season. All the genotypes showed

Eulália Soler Sobreira Hoogerheide; Francisco José Correia Farias; Roland Vencovsky; Elêusio Curvêlo Freire

2007-01-01

93

Efeito de ambiente sobre a produtividade de feijão carioca para o Estado de Santa Catarina  

Microsoft Academic Search

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON YIELD OF CARIOCA BEAN IN SANTA CATARINA STATE Fifteen common bean genotypes (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) were evaluated as to adaptability and stability of grain yield in five environments for crop season and late crop season, during 2006 and 2007. Adaptability and stability were estimate by Eberhart and Russell (1966) and by Wricke e Weber (1986) methods. The

Fabiani Da Rocha; Diego Toaldo; Leiri Daiane Barili; Naine Martins do Vale; Soraya Garcia; Jefferson Luís Meirelles Coimbra; Gilcimar Adriano Vogt; Altamir Frederico Guidolin

2009-01-01

94

ADAPTABILIDADE E ESTABILIDADE DE LINHAGENS DE TRIGO NO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO (1)  

Microsoft Academic Search

ADAPTABILITY AND STABILITY INBRED WHEAT LINES OF IN SÃO PAULO STATE Adaptability and Stability parameters were estimated by two non-parametric methodologies for grain yield in 20 wheat genotypes, 18 Mexican inbred lines and two cultivars, which were evaluated in three locations of São Paulo State, during 2001 and 2002. Significant effects were observed for genotypes, years and locations, indicating that

EDSON PERITO AMORIM; ANTÔNIO WILSON; PENTEADO FERREIRA FILHO; ARMANDO PETTINELLI; PAULO BOLLER GALLO; JOAQUIM ADELINO AZEVEDO

2006-01-01

95

Identificación de Virus Fitopatógenos en Cultivos Hortícolas de Importancia Económica en el Estado de Guanajuato, México  

Microsoft Academic Search

The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique (ELISA) was used to identify the causal agents of virus diseases on potato, zucchini, melon, watermelon, cucumber, tomato, pepper, garlic, asparagus, and strawberry in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. For potato, the viruses PVA, PVM, PVS, PVX, PVY, and PLRV, were found in all the foliage samples analyzed. PVS, PVA, and PVM had a greater

Luis Pérez-Moreno; Esteban Rico-Jaramillo; José Trinidad Ascencio-Ibáñez; Raúl Díaz-Plaza

96

SIMULATION OF FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS IN THE CERRO GRANDE RIVER  

Microsoft Academic Search

The December 1999 3-day storm along the north-central coast of Venezuela initiated widespread landslides that evolved into mud and debris flows in watersheds throughout the coastal State of Vargas. One of the many urbanized alluvial fans impacted by flooding and debris flows was the community of Tanaguarena at the mouth of the Cerro Grande River canyon. The Institute of Fluid

Maria E. Bello; J. S. OBrien; J. L. López; R. Garcia-Martínez

97

Multiphoton Imaging of Renal Regulatory Mechanisms - Supplemental Videos  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Video 1 - SNGFR - Video 2 - PT calcium oscillations - Video 3 - TGF DIC - Video 4 - renin release - Video 5 - oscillations time From Peti-Peterdi J, Toma I, Sipos A, Vargas SL. Multiphoton Imaging of Renal Regulatory Mechanisms. Physiology 24: 88-96, 2009

Janos Peti-Peterdi (Departments of Physiology and Biophysics and Medicine); Ildiko Toma (University of Southern California); Arnold Sipos (University of Souther California); Sarah Vargas (University of California)

2009-04-01

98

EPSCoR 2005-2006 Partnership Directory  

NSF Publications Database

... brad@hpcf.upr.edu Jeffrey Seemann Rhode Island EPSCoR Phone: (401) 874-2957 E-mail: jseemann@uri.edu ... m_vargas@crci.uprr.pr Babette Allina Rhode Island EPSCoR Phone: (401) 874-7080 E-mail: Babette@uri ...

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Interaction of science and diplomacy: Latin American, the United States and nuclear energy, 1945-1955  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear programs in Argentina and Brazil can be traced to August 1945 when their scientific communities articulated responses to the atomic bombings of Japan. They culminated in attempts to develop independent nuclear programs, sharply opposed by the United States, during the nationalist governments of Juan Peron and Getulio Vargas. This dissertation, based on primary sources from the three nations, analyzes these programs and the American responses. Latin America entered the nuclear age attempting to control natural resources, to improve scientific establishments, and to appraise Latin American-United States relations. Despite some clear warnings about nuclear dangers, the new form of energy was seen as the solution to industrial problems, poverty, and outside political interference. International opposition, which may have included nuclear threats from the United States, blocked Argentina's first attempt in 1947. After 1948, Peron wanted a nuclear program for cheap energy and prestige. The qualifications of the Brazilian scientists gave more substance to their program. The program originated in August, 1945, but assumed national proportion with the government of Vargas in 1951. Lack of American cooperation forced Vargas to establish a secret program with Germany. American troops intervened taking over the German equipment already completed. The final collapse came about with Vargas' suicide in August, 1954.

Cabral, R.

1986-01-01

100

Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom: Narratives on the Pedagogical Implications of Teacher Diversity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book compiles narratives by women professors of color who examine their classroom experiences in predominantly white U.S. campuses, focusing on the impact of their social positions upon their classroom practices and teaching-learning selves. The 19 papers are (1) "Introduction" (Lucila Vargas); (2) "Why Are We Still So Few and Why Has Our…

Vargas, Lucila, Ed.

101

Focusing of light through a stratified medium: a practical approach for computing microscope point spread functions. Part I: Conventional microscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a method for microscope point spread function computation in which both design and actual acquisition parameters are explicitly introduced in the integrals describing the electromagnetic field in the focal region. This model therefore combines the ease of use of the Gibson and Lanni scalar approach with the accuracy of the Török and Varga method. We also compare some

Olivier Haeberlé

2003-01-01

102

El Escritor y las Normas del Canon Literario (The Writer and the Norms of the Literary Canon).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper speculates about whether a literary canon exists in contemporary Latin American literature, particularly in the prose genre. The paper points to Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa as the three authors who might form this traditional and liberal canon with their works "La Muerte de Artemio Cruz" (Fuentes),…

Policarpo, Alcibiades

103

Eremohadena afzalipouri sp. nov. from Iran  

PubMed Central

A new species of the genus Eremohadena Ronkay, Varga and Fabian, Eremohadena afzalipouri Shirvani sp. nov., is described from southeastern Iran. Holotype and female paratype and genitalia of both sexes are illustrated for the new species. A checklist of Iranian species of Eremohadena including nine species and subspecies is provided.

Shirvani, Asghar; Shoghali, Mohammad Ali

2012-01-01

104

A Response to Steubing et al., "Effects of Systematic Phonics Instruction are Practically Significant": The Origin of the National Reading Panel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent article by Stuebing, Barth, Cirino, Francis and Fletcher critiqued the findings of Camilli, Vargas, and Yurecko (2003) and Camilli, Wolfe, and Smith (2006). With a methodological argument, they attempted to resolve the conflict between these studies and the original report Teaching Children to Read (National Reading Panel, 2000). In…

Camilli, Gregory; Kim, Sun Hee; Vargas, Sadako

2008-01-01

105

Perspectivas Pedagogicas. Documentos-Ponencias Y Ensayos Proyecto Teacher Corps, Ciclo XII (Pedagogical Perspectives. Documents, Papers and Essays, Teacher Corps Project, Cycle XII).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this book is to stimulate ideas leading to a sharing of approaches, strategies, and methodologies applicable to the education of Puerto Ricans. Following introductory material, 18 papers are presented, the first 10 of which are in Spanish. Titles and authors are: (1) "El maestro que Puerto Rico necesita," Leonides Santos Vargas; (2)…

Albino, Isidra, Ed.; Davila, Sonia, Ed.

106

Regular Splittings and the Discrete Neumann Problem.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Iterative methods are discussed for approximating a solution to a singular but consistent square linear system Ax=b. The methods are based upon splitting A=M-N with M nonsingular. Monotonicity and the concept of regular splittings, introduced by Varga, ar...

R. J. Plemmons

1974-01-01

107

A Science for e-Learning: Understanding B.F. Skinner's Work in Today's Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effectiveness and quality of online teaching would leap forward if it took more advantage of the science that originated in the work of psychologist B. F. Skinner, according to his daughter and learning expert Dr. Julie Vargas, in this eLearn exclusive article. One of Skinner's invention, the teaching machine (shown at left), was an early example of technology-based education.

Julie S. Vargas

2010-01-01

108

A Response to Recent Reanalyses of the National Reading Panel Report: Effects of Systematic Phonics Instruction Are Practically Significant  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examine the reassessments of the National Reading Panel (NRP) report (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000) by G. Camilli, S. Vargas, and M. Yurecko (2003); G. Camilli, P. M. Wolfe, and M. L. Smith (2006); and D. D. Hammill and H. L. Swanson (2006) that disagreed with the NRP on the magnitude of the effect of…

Stuebing, Karla K.; Barth, Amy E.; Cirino, Paul T.; Francis, David J.; Fletcher, Jack M.

2008-01-01

109

Interrogating Racism in Qualitative Research Methodology. Counterpoints.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book explores the link between critical race theory and qualitative research methodology, interrogating how race connects and conflicts with other areas of difference and is never entirely absent from the research process. After an introduction, "Critical Race Theory in Education: Theory, Praxis, and Recommendations" (Sylvia R. Lazos Vargas),…

Lopez, Gerardo R., Ed.; Parker, Laurence, Ed.

110

Determination of elemental impurities and U and O isotopic compositions with a view to identify the geographical and industrial origins of uranium ore concentrates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

First events of illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological materials occurred 50 years ago. Nuclear forensics expertise are aiming at determining the use of seized material, its industrial history and provenance (geographical area, place of production or processing), at assisting in the identification and dismantling of illicit trafficking networks. This information is also valuable in the context of inspections of declared facilities to verify the consistency of operator's declaration. Several characteristics can be used to determine the origin of uranium ore concentrates such as trace elemental impurity patterns (Keegan et al., 2008 ; Varga et al., 2010a, 2010b) or uranium, oxygen and lead isotopic compositions (Tamborini et al., 2002a, 2002b ; Wallenius et al., 2006; Varga et al., 2009). We developed analytical procedures for measuring the isotopic compositions of uranium (234U/238U and 235U/238U) and oxygen (18O/16O) and levels of elemental impurities (e.g. REE, Th) from very small amounts of uranium ore concentrates (or yellow cakes). Micrometer particles and few milligrams of material are used for oxygen isotope measurements and REE determination, respectively. Reference materials were analyzed by mass spectrometry (TIMS, SF-ICP-MS and SIMS) to validate testing protocols. Finally, materials of unknown origin were analyzed to highlight significant differences and determine whether these differences allow identifying the origin of these ore concentrates. References: Keegan, E., et al. (2008). Applied Geochemistry 23, 765-777. Tamborini, G., et al. (2002a). Analytical Chemistry 74, 6098-6101. Tamborini, G., et al. (2002b). Microchimica Acta 139, 185-188. Varga, Z., et al. (2009). Analytical Chemistry 81, 8327-8334. Varga, Z., et al. (2010a). Talanta 80, 1744-1749. Varga, Z., et al. (2010b). Radiochimica Acta 98, 771-778 Wallenius, M., et al. (2006). Forensic Science International 156, 55-62.

Salaun, A.; Hubert, A.; Pointurier, F.; Aupiais, J.; Pili, E.; Richon, P.; Fauré, A.; Diallo, S.

2012-12-01

111

Lectura socio-ambiental de la Cuenca de Cuitzeo, perspectiva desde indicadores de desarrollo sustentable: presión–estado–respuesta  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the methodology proposed by the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the model pressure-state-response (PSR), and make an interpretation about social, economical and environmental in a relatively simple interpretation. The PSR framework is based in the logic of causality: the human activities exert pressures (pressure) on the environment and change the quality and quantity of

Carlos Francisco Ortiz Paniagua; Alberto Francisco Gómez Tagle Rojas

2011-01-01

112

Propiedades psicométricas del Inventario de Depresión Estado\\/Rasgo (IDER) con adolescentes y universitarios de la ciudad de Bucaramanga  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing interest in creating and using diagnostic support tools which are adapted to environmental conditions makes it necessary to carry out some validation procedures which satisfy international criteria. In the case of depression, the various reviews show that there are limitations in instruments, due to confusion in the measurements of intensity and frequency, as well as characteristic symptoms of

Diana María; Agudelo Vélez

2009-01-01

113

INFLUENCIA DE LA MICROESTRUCTURA Y DE LOS ESTADOS TRIAXIALES DE TENSIONES EN FENÓMENOS DE FISURACIÓN INDUCIDA POR AMBIENTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. La Fisuración Inducida por Hidrógeno (FIH), es uno de los fenómenos de corrosión bajo tensión más habitual en aquellas aplicaciones industriales que se encuentran en contacto con este elemento químico, como sucede en oleoductos, gasoductos, reactores de hydrotreating, etc. Existen numerosos estudios referentes al transporte y acumulación de hidrógeno en el metal, así como a la variación de propiedades

A. Cayón; J. A. Álvarez; F. Gutiérrez-Solana

2003-01-01

114

EFECTO DE LA APLICACIÓN DE RESIDUOS ORGÁNICOS SOBRE EL CULTIVO DEL MAÍZ EN SUELOS DEGRADADOS DEL ESTADO YARACUY, VENEZUELA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of applications of organic residues on maize performance in two soils of Yaracuy State, Venezuela The intense land cultivation for maize cropping on the last 50 years in Yaracuy State, Venezuela, caused an accelerated soil degradation expressed by loss of soil organic matter and crop productivity. With the objective of improving those parameters, the use of organic residues were

Isabel Arrieche; Orlando Mora

2005-01-01

115

RECOMENDAÇÃO DE ADUBAÇÃO E CALAGEM PARA COQUEIRO (Cocos nucifera L.) NO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO - 1ª. APROXIMAÇÃO1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this publication was to introduce the 1st version of fertilizer and lime recommendation for coconut cropped in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. This recommendation was based on field results from an experiment and on literature review. The recommendation followed the guidelines of the Technical Bulletin 100, issued by Instituto Agronômico (SP, Brazil). Fertilizer rates are assessed

LUIZ ANTONIO; JUNQUEIRA TEIXEIRA; ONDINO CLEANTE BATAGLIA; SALATIÉR BUZETTI; ENES FURLANI

116

Inmigración y trabajo irregular en la agricultura: trabajadores tamaulipecos en Estados Unidos y jornaleros magrebíes en Andalucía(*)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the United States and in Spain, the shortage of local labor willing to accept the conditions prevailing in the farming sector, and also the difficulties to inspect and to regulate a sector where the mobility of workers is permanent, has resulted in a mounting number of undocumented migrant workers, who are employed in the farming sector. In the United

Simón Pedro Izcara Palacios; Karla Lorena; Andrade Rubio

2004-01-01

117

La incidencia de las transferencias del gobierno en la distribucion de la renta en Estados Unidos: 1981-2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo trata de evaluar la influencia redistributiva que han ejercido las transferencias públicas realizadas bajo las cinco administraciones que han gobernado en EE.UU. en el periodo 1980-2000. Tras repasar la literatura reciente sobre el tema, se definen dos conceptos de Renta Doméstica que permiten distinguir entre los Ingresos Propios y las transferencias aportadas por el gobierno. A continuación, se

E. Palazuelos

2004-01-01

118

El Perfil Laboral de los Estados Unidos (EE.UU.) (United States of America Country Labor Profile).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States (U.S.) Labor Profile provides an informative overview of U.S. labor laws, institutions, practices, and other related issues. The profile is distributed to U.S. Government officials who find it necessary to discuss U.S. labor issues while...

2007-01-01

119

Avaliação dos dados MODIS para o estudo da cobertura vegetal da Floresta Nacional do Tapajós no estado do Pará  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an evaluation of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images for studying vegetation cover in the Tapajós National Forest region, located in the Pará State, Amazon region. For this, MODIS image at 250 m (pixel resolution) obtained in different season of the year are analyzed to discriminate and characterize forested and converted areas in this study site. MODIS

YOSIO EDEMIR SHIMABUKURO; JANE DELANE VERONA; SILVIA PARDI LACRUZ; ALFREDO HUETE; LAERTE FERREIRA; HIROKI YOSHIOKA; EDSON SANO

120

Apertura comercial, desigualdad y pobreza. Reseña de los enfoques metodológicos, el estado del conocimiento y la asignatura pendiente  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper surveys the recent literature on the methodologies that have been used to evaluate the distributive and poverty effects of trade liberalization in Latin America. Our survey classifies the large number of papers on the subject according to the welfare measure they use: inequality (on wages and household income) or poverty. Our survey shows that a sound methodological approach

Rafael de Hoyos; Nora Lustig

2009-01-01

121

MAGMATISMO NEOPROTEROZÓICO NO SUL DO ESTADO DA BAHIA, MACIÇO SIENÍTICO SERRA DAS ARARAS: GEOLOGIA, PETROGRAFIA, IDADE E GEOQUÍMICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

2 ) is a Brasiliano aged intrusion (single zircon Pb-Pb age of 739 ± 2 Ma), located in the South area of an alignment of alkaline rocks that constitute the Alkaline Province of South Bahia. These rocks are predominantly hypersolvus syenites with biotite, hornblende an d occasionally quartz, which gradually evolve into blue quartz-alkaline granites in the core. The massif

HERBET CONCEIÇÃO; MOACIR JOSÉ BUENANO MACAMBIRA; MOACYR MOURA MARINHO; RITA CUNHA; LEAL MENEZES; MÔNICA PRISGSHEIM DA CUNHA; DÉBORA CORREIA RIOS

122

Ajustes de funções de distribuição de probabilidade à radiação solar global no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this work was to verify the adjustment of data series for average global solar radiation to the normal, log-normal, gamma, gumbel and weibull probability distribution functions. Data were collected from 22 cities in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied in the 792 series of data (22 localities x 36 periods of ten

Alberto Cargnelutti Filho; Ronaldo Matzenauer; Júlio Kuhn da Trindade

2004-01-01

123

Estado actual del pretratamiento de las intoxicaciones por agentes neuro- tóxicos de guerra con piridostigmina y otras alternativas farmacológicas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen: El bromuro de piridostigmina (bromuro de 3-dimeti- laminocarboniloxi-N-metilpiridinio) se utiliza como pretrata- miento en escenarios en los que existe riesgo de utilización de agentes neurotóxicos de guerra. De hecho, este pretratamiento fue utilizado por las tropas Aliadas durante la Guerra del Golfo Pérsico. Desde su vuelta a casa muchos veteranos de esta guerra se han quejado de padecer síntomas

Pita R; Martínez-Larrañaga

124

Mamíferos de médio e grande porte atropelados em rodovias do Estado de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Running over of mammals on roads of Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. Road deaths represent a factor of great impact on fauna. This is probably one of the main causes of mortality, even for threatened species. However, studies on this subject are unknown in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. Considering this lack, the present study presents records of medium to

Jorge J. Cherem; Marcelo Kammers; Ivo R. Ghizoni-Jr; Anderson Martins

125

Relações solo-geoambiente em áreas de ocorrências de Ipucas na planície do Médio Araguaia - Estado de Tocantins  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - Dentre as paisagens do médio rio Araguaia, destacam-se as extensas planícies e depressões sazonalmente alagadas. Nelas se inserem formações florestais higrófilas denominadas Ipucas, como enclaves peculiares pela sua fitossociologia e ambiente pedogeomorfológico. Esses fragmentos florestais naturais ocorrem na planície fluvial, em região de ecótono entre o Cerrado e a Floresta Amazônica. Neste estudo, foi selecionada uma área de

Alan Kardec Elias Martins; Carlos Ernesto G. R. Schaefer; Elias Silva; Vicente Paulo Soares; Guilherme Resende Corrêa; Bruno Araújo Furtado de Mendonça

2006-01-01

126

AVALIAÇÃO DO ESTADO NUTRICIONAL DE BAILARINAS DA DANÇA DO VENTRE Evaluation of nutritional aspects of belly dancing ballerinas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Belly Dancing is a feminine dance that develops the grace, the sensuality and the joy of being a woman. The present study had as objective the identification of the existing correlation between the alimentary ingestion and corporal composition of ballerinas of Belly Dancing of an independent group called Yalabina, in Rio de Janeiro. Twelve dancers had been studied, average of

Idalina Maia Ribeiro

127

Hacia una adaptaci?n cultural para el tratamiento de trastornos alimentarios en latinos en Estados Unidos  

PubMed Central

Eating disorders affect all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. However, evidence based treatments for eating disorders have been developed and tested exclusively on Caucasian populations. With the purpose to develop a culturally sensitive framework for the eating disorders treatment in Latinos/as, the objectives of this work were: 1) identify and describe some of the relevant cultural elements for eating disorders in the Latino population and, 2) to draft a culturally sensitive intervention model for eating disorders in Latino population in the United States. Providing culturally sensitive treatments for Latinos with psychiatric disorders is essential to reverse public health disparities.

Reyes-Rodriguez, Mae Lynn; Bulik, Cynthia M.

2011-01-01

128

Vulnerabilidad psicosocial del cuidador familiar. Creencias acerca del estado de salud del paciente neurológico y el sentimiento de sobrecarga  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThe aim of this study is to evaluate the role of family caregiver's beliefs of health status of neurological patients and its relation with the feeling of burden, as psychosocial factors of risk for their well-being, from the psychological stress model proposed by Lazarus and Folkman.

Carolina Feldberg; María Florencia Tartaglini; María Alejandra Clemente; Gustavo Petracca; Fernando Cáceres; Dorina Stefani

2011-01-01

129

PETROGRAFIA E EVOLUÇÃO MAGMÁTICA DA SUÍTE SERRINHA, PORÇÃO MERIDIONAL DO CRÁTON SÃO FRANCISCO, ESTADO DE MINAS GERAIS, BRASIL 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO: A suíte Serrinha localiza-se na porção meridional do Cráton São Francisco e é representada pelo quartzo diorito do Brito, granodiorito Brumado de Cima, granodiorito Brumado de Baixo, dois corpos granofíricos e dois corpos subvulcânicos - vulcânicos félsicos. As relações de campo apontam que os corpos da suíte Serrinha são intrusivos em rochas metamáficas, metaultramáficas e metassedimentares do greenstone belt

CIRO ALEXANDRE ÁVILA; HÉCTOR ROLANDO BARRUETO; JOEL GOMES VALENÇA; ANDRÉ RIBEIRO; RONALDO MELLO PEREIRA

130

EFECTOS DE LA CIRUGÍA LAPAROSCÓPICA EN PACIENTES DE CÁNCER COLORRECTAL: CALIDAD DE VIDA, ESTADO EMOCIONAL Y SATISFACCIÓN  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to evaluate quality of life, emotional state and satisfaction percei- ved with the treatment and the medical team in a sample of colorrectal cancer patients in which has been carried laparoscopic surgery. The sample is constituted by 35 patients and the variables objects of study were: a) so- ciodemographics: age and sex; b) quality

María Soriano; Ramón Cantero; Juan A. Cruzado

2007-01-01

131

The stability and structure of Li+Ps2 and Na+Ps2  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fixed-core stochastic variational method has been used to demonstrate the existence of an electronically stable ground state for the Li +Ps2 and Na+Ps2 systems. The stability of Li+Ps2 has been indicated previously in an ab initio calculation by Varga, but the present estimate of the binding energy is much closer to convergence. The Li+Ps2 system has a binding energy

J Mitroy; G G Ryzhikh

132

Finite elastic eversion of a thick-walled incompressible spherical cap  

Microsoft Academic Search

For perfectly elastic rubber-like materials, which are capable of undergoing extremely large deformations, the number of exact solutions remains limited, especially in the context of fully three-dimensional deformations. Here a simple exact solution describing the finite elastic eversion of a sector of a thick-walled incompressible spherical shell is determined for the modified Varga elastic material. This new solution, which describes

J. M. Hill

2000-01-01

133

Aragonian stratigraphy reconsidered, and a re-evaluation of the middle Miocene mammal biochronology in Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recently collected fauna of Armantes 1A in Chron C5Br of the Armantes section necessitates reinterpretation of the previous bio- and magnetostratigraphical correlations between the Armantes and Vargas sections (Calatayud–Daroca Basin, Central Spain) [W. Krijgsman, M. Garcés, C.G. Langereis, R. Daams, J. van Dam, A.J. van der Meulen, J. Agust??, L. Cabrera, A new chronology for the Middle to Late

R. Daams; A. J. van der Meulen; M. A. Alvarez Sierra; P. Peláez-Campomanes; W. Krijgsman

1999-01-01

134

Aragonian stratigraphy reconsidered, and a re-evaluation of the middle Miocene mammal biochronology in Europe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The recently collected fauna of Armantes 1A in Chron C5Br of the Armantes section necessitates reinterpretation of the previous bio- and magnetostratigraphical correlations between the Armantes and Vargas sections (Calatayud-Daroca Basin, Central Spain) [W. Krijgsman, M. Garcés, C.G. Langereis, R. Daams, J. van Dam, A.J. van der Meulen, J. Agust?´, L. Cabrera, A new chronology for the Middle to Late Miocene continental record in Spain, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 142 (1996) 367-380]. The long reversal in the Vargas section is now correlated to C5Br, instead of to C5Cr, on the basis of the biostratigraphical correlation of Armantes 1A to the faunas of Fuente Sierra 2 and 3 (in the Vargas section), which are situated in the basal part of the Middle Aragonian (MN5). This leads to the revised age of 16.0 Ma for the Early-Middle Aragonian (MN 4/5) boundary. Our age estimate of the MN5/6 boundary is maintained at ca. 13.75 Ma. The Vargas section is now considered to start in Chron C5Cn.2r and to end in C5Bn.1n. As a result of the revised correlation the duration of the time gap between the fossiliferous parts of Vargas and the younger Aragón section, previously estimated as ca. 1.5 Myr, is now reduced to less than 200,000 years. The tie points of the European mammal units (MN4-MN6) to the geomagnetic polarity time scale [F.F. Steininger, W.A. Berggren, D.V. Kent, R.L. Bernor, S. Sen, J. Agust?´, Circum-Mediterranean Neogene (Miocene and Pliocene) marine-continental chronologic correlations of European mammal units, in: R.L Bernor, V. Fahlbusch, H.-W. Mittmann (Eds.), The Evolution of Western Eurasian Neogene Mammal Faunas, Columbia Univ. Press, New York, 1996, pp. 7-46] are evaluated. Our age estimates of the MN4/5 and MN5/6 boundaries are compatible with the new magnetostratigraphic calibration of middle Miocene mammal zones in the Swiss Molasse basin [O. Kempf, T. Bolliger, D. Kälin, B. Engesser, A. Matter, New magnetostratigraphic calibration of Early to Middle Miocene mammal biozones of the North Alpine foreland basin, in: J.-P. Aguilar, S. Legendre, J. Michaux (Eds.), Actes du Congrès BiochroM '97, Mém. Trav. E.P.H.E. 21 (1997) 547-562].

Daams, R.; van der Meulen, A. J.; Alvarez Sierra, M. A.; Peláez-Campomanes, P.; Krijgsman, W.

1999-02-01

135

COMPARAÇÃO DOS LAUDOS DE CONTROLE DE QUALIDADE DOS EQUIPAMENTOS RADIOLÓGICOS DE INSTITUIÇÕES DE SAÚDE DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO DOS ANOS: 2000, 2002 E 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality assurance of the radiographic images concerning to equipment conditions is essential to get a good image quality, correct medical diagnostic and to prevent unnecessary dose exposure to health professionals and patients. In this work the historical analysis of 1084 Quality Assurance Technical Reports of Health institutions of the São Paulo State in Brazil over a period of 5 year

M. L. N. Ebisawa; M. F. A. Magon; Y. M. Mascarenhas

136

PATRÓN DE DISTRIBUCIÓN Y MUESTREO DE ESTADOS INMADUROS DE MOSCA BLANCA Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE EN AJONJOLÍ (Sesamum indicum L.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distribution pattern and sampling of preimaginal whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Homoptera: Aleyrodidae in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) To determine the distribution pattern of inmature stages of the sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) on sesame plants and to estimate the best sample size for incidence of this insect on the plant, weekly counts of eggs and nymphs were conducted in field

Hernán Laurentin; Carlos Pereira

2002-01-01

137

LA DEXAMETASONA, UN INHIBIDOR DE LA EXPRESION DE LA OXIDO NITRICO SINTASA INDUCIBLE, NO MODIFICA EL ESTADO HIPERDINAMICO EN RATAS CIRROTICAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dexamethasone, an inhibitor of the expression of the inducible nitric oxide synthase, does not modify the hyperdynamic state in cirrhotic rats. Increased nitric oxide formation has been shown to be involved in the hyperdynamic circulation of portal hypertension. It has been proposed that it could be related to stimulation of the inducible nitric oxide synthase by endotoxin. Therefore, the aim

LILIANA ALBORNOZ; JUAN CARLOS BANDI; MARCELO DE LAS HERAS; RICARDO MASTAI

138

Estado de amenaza de Ochthebius montesi (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae), un coleóptero acuático muy raro y endémico del Sur de la Península ibérica  

Microsoft Academic Search

We want to know the threat status of Ochthebius montesi, an endemic aquatic beetle from the South of Iberian pe- ninsula. For this purpose, during the summer of 2003 we visited all the known localities for this species to determine the status of its population, to characterise their habitat, and to identify the human impacts that suffer. At present, only

David Sánchez-Fernández; Pedro Abellán; Ignacio Ribera; Josefa Velasco; Andrés Millán

139

Bactérias transportadas em mutucas (Diptera: Tabanidae) no nordeste do estado do Pará, Brasil Bacteria transported by horseflies (Diptera: Tabanidae) in the northeast of Pará State, Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: Os insetos da família Tabanidae (Diptera), conhecidos vulgarmente como mutucas, são considerados potenciais pragas ao homem e animais domésticos pelo comportamento hematófago de suas fêmeas. São capazes de transportar mecanicamente vírus, bactérias e helmintos, pelo fato desses patógenos aderirem-se à estrutura da probóscide. As coletas dos insetos foram realizadas em áreas peri-urbanas e florestadas, utilizando-se armadilhas Malaise e cavalos

Willy Cristiano Luz-Alves; Inocêncio de Sousa Gorayeb; José Caetano Lima Silva; Edvaldo Carlos; Brito Loureiro

140

SISTEMAS DE COLHEITA DA CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR E ALTERAÇÕES NAS PROPRIEDADES FÍSICAS DE UM SOLO PODZÓLICO AMARELO NO ESTADO DO ESPÍRITO SANTO1  

Microsoft Academic Search

A long term (1989-1994) experiment with sugar cane (RB 739735) was carried out, in Linhares, ES, Brazil, in order to evaluate the effect of two systems of sugar cane harvesting: the first with previous burning (burned cane), and the second with crop residue remaining on the soil surface (green cane), on some physical properties of a tableland Yellow Podzolic soil.

MARCOS BACIS CEDDIA; LÚCIA HELENA CUNHA; DOS ANJOS; EDUARDO LIMA; ALEXANDRE RAVELLI NETO

141

PRIMER REPORTE SOBRE FOTOSENSIBILIZACION CAUSADA POR Pithomices chartarum EN BORREGOS PASTOREANDO Brachiaria brizantha. EN LA ZONA CENTRO DEL ESTADO DE TAMAULIPAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN: La creciente explosión demográfica, sobre todo en los países subdesarrollados, como lo es México, se han dado a la tarea de aumentar los productos alimentarios de origen animal por citar un ejemplo, la explotación de ovinos, mismo que a su vez se buscan nuevas alternativas para su alimentación, sobre todo con costos mínimos, por ello la utilización de recursos

O. S. Escamilla Gallegos; P. Zárate Fortuna; M. Rodríguez Morales; J. García Jiménez; M. González

142

O desenvolvimento compartilhado de impressos como estratégia de educação em saúde junto a trabalhadores de escolas da rede pública do Estado do Rio de Janeiro  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the process and results of an experience with preparing a mural entitled A Day in the Life of the School Lunch Cook, conducted with public school employees in the State of Rio de Janeiro by a team of researchers and students from the Specialization Course in Workers' Health at the Center for Studies on Workers' Health of

Kátia Reis de Souza; Brani Rozemberg; Adriana Kelly-Santos; Nancy Yasuda; Marta Sharapin

2003-01-01

143

LOS FACTORES DE ÉXITO EN LAS EMPRESAS DE HOSPEDAJE Y DESAYUNO (BED & BREAKFAST) 4 Y 3 DIAMANTES DEL ESTADO DE GUANAJUATO  

Microsoft Academic Search

La industria turística, llamada por muchos “la industria sin chimeneas”, es una de las actividades económicas con mayor impulso en México, la inmigración de adultos extranjeros con fines de inversión, ha provocado sin duda la aparición de unidades económicas denominadas Bed and Breakfast. La finalidad del trabajo es realizar un análisis de los factores de éxito administrativo de estos negocios

Campos Alvarado; Guzmná Soria Eugenio; De la Garza Carranza María Teresa; Campos Olalde Ofelia

2007-01-01

144

Análise físico-química dos méis das abelhas Apis mellifera e Melipona scutellaris produzidos em duas regiões no Estado da Paraíba  

Microsoft Academic Search

The honeybee is a product very appreciated, however, of easy adulteration with sugars or boiled musts. Then, it is necessary that it has some analyses for the determination its quality for commercialization. The objective of this work was the physical-chemical analysis of honeybee Apis mellifera and Melipona scutellaris to Brejo and Cariri (Paraíba State) Brazil. With the gotten results, it

Adriana Evangelista-Rodrigues; Eva Mônica; Sarmento da Silva; Ennio Marcello; Fernandes Beserra; Marcelo Luis Rodrigues

2005-01-01

145

La experiencia en la estructuración del PPS de la Universidad Polítécnica de San Luis Potosí - Programa para el Impulso de Asociaciones Público-Privadas en Estados Mexicanos (PIAPPEM)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presentación expuesta durante el Cuarto Encuentro Técnico en Materia de Estructuración de Proyectos de Asociación Público-Privada, llevado a cabo en Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México, el 16, 17 y 18 de febrero de 2011. La Universidad Politécnica de San Luis Potosí observa cinco beneficios de trabajar con una Alianza Público Privada (APPs): 1) La Secretaría espera obtener un valor presente neto

Samuel Soberano

2011-01-01

146

Infl uencia del cambio contable en la comparabilidad de los estados fi nancieros bancarios y sus ratios de gestión. Un estudio empírico  

Microsoft Academic Search

PALABRAS CLAVE Entidades fi nancieras; Comparabilidad; Indicadores bancarios. ABSTRACT The new CBE 4\\/2004 is based on a model of banking information in accordance with the NIIF, however it advances more than the content of accounting regulation for this industry, establish- ing a management model of uniform risk and looking for transparency in the individual and group levels, adapting the content

Salvador Marín Hernández; Mercedes Palacios; Isabel Martínez

2008-01-01

147

EMBARAZO Y MATERNIDAD ADOLESCENTE EN BOGOTÁ Y MUNICIPIOS ALEDAÑOS CONSECUENCIAS EN EL ESTUDIO, ESTADO CIVIL, ESTRUCTURA FAMILIAR, OCUPACION Y PROYECTO DE VIDA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on the socioeconomic consequences of teenagers bearing is undertaken. Adolescent pregnancy constitutes a life event with important consequences on some women's dimensions: schooling, family structure, occupation, life project and marital status. Due such situation, it is important to investigate about its social and economic consequences, as well as to verify its possible inheriting behavior. A cross-sectional retrospective study on

Andrés Salazar; Luisa Fernanda Rodríguez; Rodrigo Antonio Daza

148

Estrategia para el Desarrollo de Indicatores. Frontera 2012: Programa Ambiental Mexico-Estados Unidos. (Strategy for Indicator Development. Border 2012: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is intended to guide the coordinating bodies of the Border 2012 program in the development of indicators for the U.S.-Mexico borderregion. It explains how the Border Indicators Task Force (BITF) defines indicators and proposes six general step...

S. Duque R. Daniels K. Crowder I. Jimenez

2006-01-01

149

Caracterização do microhabitat e vulnerabilidade de cinco espécies de arapaçus (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) em um fragmento florestal do norte do estado do Paraná, sul do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Microhabitat characterization and vulnerability of five woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptidae) species in a forest fragment in northern state of Paraná, southern Brazil. Little information is available on the ecological requirements of the woodcreepers (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae), and on the causes of their tendency to disappear from forest fragments in the Neotropics. Here, we documented microhabitat selection of five syntopic species of woodcreepers in

Fabíola Poletto; Luiz dos Anjos; Edson Varga Lopes; Graziele Hernandes Volpato

2004-01-01

150

CINÉTICA ENZIMÁTICA DE LA POLIFENOL OXIDASA DEL BANANO GROS MICHEL EN DIFERENTES ESTADOS DE MADURACIÓN ENZYME KINETICS OF POLYPHENOL OXIDASE FROM GROS MICHEL BANANA THROUGH DIFFERENT MATURATION STAGES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The post harvest of banana is accompanied by multiple enzymatic reactions, which cause the degradation of starches and chlorophyll, the synthesis of sugars and carotenes, changes in the acidity, tissue softening and enzymatic browning. This browning is caused by the action of the Polyphenoloxidase (PPO) on the phenols contained in the fruit and is considered an undesirable change by the

Germán A. GIRALDO; Hernando HURTADO; Carlos O. MENDIVIL

2006-01-01

151

NOTA TÉCNICA RENDIMIENTO DE UNA PLANTACIÓN COMERCIAL DE CACAO ANTE DIFERENTES DOSIS DE FERTILIZACIÓN CON NPK EN EL SURESTE DEL ESTADO TÁCHIRA, VENEZUELA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of NPK fertilization on yield of a commercial cocoa plantation at the Southeast of Táchira State, Venezuela The low cocoa yields in Venezuela are associated with lack of fertilization. Two experiments were performed in a commercial plantation in the Southeast of Táchira State to determine the plant response to several doses of fertilization. The treatments were established based on

Dercy Parra; Erbert Gamboa; José Rincón

2005-01-01

152

Estado nutricional de crianças índias do Alto Xingu em 1980 e 1992 e evolução pondero-estatural entre o primeiro e o quarto anos de vida  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on the under-five population of the Alto Xingu region in Brazil, with the following objectives: (1) to evaluate height and weight increment from the first through the fourth years of life and (2) to compare nutritional status in 1980 and 1992. Height and weight increases were evaluated in 81 children. Weight and height were measured in 264

Mauro Batista de Morais; Ulysses Fagundes Neto; Ângela Peixoto de Mattos; Roberto Geraldo Baruzzi

2003-01-01

153

Vicisitudes de la política exterior y la seguridad nacional en México y la relación con Estados Unidos al inicio del siglo XXI  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following essay evaluates Mexican Foreign and National Security policies during Pre- sident Vicente Fox's term (2000-2006). The author suggests that both policies lacked a strategic plan that granted the protection of Mexican interests throughout the War on Te- rrorism led by the US government. In this sense, the absence of coordination amidst the Cabinet, which provoked several conflicts between

Abelardo Rodríguez Sumano

2008-01-01

154

ESTADO DEL ARTE DE LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DEL MÉTODO DE CRÉDITOS ACADÉMICOS - APRENDIZAJE AUTÓNOMO EN LAS INSTITUCIONES DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR EN COLOMBIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper intends to assess the current situation of the application process of academic loans in higher education institutions and to visualize new decision-making scenarios to generate spaces, dynamics and methodologies needed for its appropriate implementation. The study was based on three national universities: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in Bogotá, Corporación Universita- ria del Meta -Unimeta-, and Universidad de los

RODRIGO PALACIO GÓMEZ; CLAUDIA LILIANA; MANCERA GUZMÁN; LUIS EDGAR CRUZ; WILLIAM PARRA PIÑEROS

2006-01-01

155

The dilemmas of a scientific tradition: higher education, science, and public health at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 1908-1953.  

PubMed

The article analyzes the tradition in medical and scientific teaching that was established at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz starting in 1908, introducing an innovative standard in training researchers and public health workers that combined teaching and research activities. Forerunner of the university model, this tradition came up against the question of what social role the institute should play in the new institutional organization of public health and education implemented during the Vargas era: should the Institute serve public health or adopt a university-like format? PMID:22872396

Azevedo, Nara; Ferreira, Luiz Otávio

2012-06-01

156

First record of the genus Aplomerus Provancher, 1886 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Xoridinae) from the Oriental region, with descriptions of two new species.  

PubMed

The genus Aplomerus Provancher, 1886 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) is a small genus of the subfamily Xoridinae. Two new species from Asia, A. orientalis Varga & Reshchikov sp. n. from Thailand and A. phamae Broad sp. n. from Vietnam, are described and illustrated. An identification key for Asian species is provided. These are the first records of the genus from the Oriental region and increases the known number of Aplomerus species to eight, with a disjunct distribution of North America, Japan and south-east Asia. PMID:24943637

Varga, Oleksandr; Reshchikov, Aleksey; Broad, Gavin R

2014-01-01

157

Study Project of Intrusive Rocks: States of Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, South and East of Minas Gerais and Southeast of the State of Sao Paulo Projeto Estudo das Rochas Intrusivas: Estados Do Espirito Santo E du Rio de Janeiro, Partes Sul E Leste de Minas Gerais E Sudeste Do Estado de Sao Paulo.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The feasibility of mapping intrusive rocks in polycyclic and polymetamorphic areas using the logic method for photointerpretation of LANDSAT and radar imagery was investigated. The resolution, scale and spectral characteristics of the imagery were conside...

N. Dejesusparada A. R. Dossantos C. E. Dos Anjos M. P. Barbos P. Veneziani

1981-01-01

158

A critical review on two types of Laghupanchamula  

PubMed Central

A group of five roots of small plants i.e., Shalaparni, Prshniparni, Brhati, Kantakari and Gokshura or Eranda is known as Laghupanchamula under Mishraka Varga (group of drugs). It is used as such or with Mahat Panchamula i.e., Bilva, Gambhari, Shyonaka, Agnimantha and Patala, constituting Dashamula, a well recognized and popular Ayurvedic preparation or as an ingredient of different dosage forms. Classical texts of Ayurveda differs regarding components of this Mishraka Varga. Four out of five drugs of Laghupanchamula are similar in all the Ayurvedic texts, but either Gokshura or Eranda is considered as the fifth drug. So a comphrenesive review of Veda, Samhita Grantha, Cikitsa Grantha and Nighantus, with regards to synonyms, contents, Guna- Karma, origin of variation in contents and possible thought behind two kinds of Laghupanchamula, to throw light for rational use of either Eranda or Gokshura under Laghupanchamula was conducted. It was observed that both the traditions were in practice however Acharya Kashyapa and Ravigupta were in view of Eranda as a fifth drug of Laghupanchamula where as Acharya Charaka, Sushruta, Vagabhatta, Yogaratnakara and Chakradatta are in favour of Gokshura. Infact, the variation in content depends on the need i.e Dosha, Dushya and Vyadhi.

Ghildiyal, Shivani; Joshi, Vinod Kumar

2012-01-01

159

The intermediate oxidation of the Pd(100) surface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The formation of oxides on metal surfaces has recently received much attention. Apart from the fundamental importance of the oxidation process, the interest is driven by the observation that oxides can play an important role in catalysis1, 2. The geometric structure of surface oxides can in some cases3 not be directly inferred from known bulk oxides. The surface structures formed by oxygen on Pd(100) have been studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), High Resolution Core-Level Spectroscopy (HRCLS) and Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED). It is shown that the structure determined in a recent LEED analysis4 of the Pd(100)- (root5xroot5)-O structure formed by adsorption of 0.8 ML of oxygen is difficult to reconcile with our STM and HRCLS data. New models for this surface oxide consistent with our experimental results are suggested. [1] Y. D. Kim, A. P. Seitsonen, S. Wendt, E. Lundgren, M. Schmid, P. Varga, A. Morgante, and G. Ertl., Science 287, 1474 (2000). [2] B. L. M. Hendriksen and J. W. M. Frenken, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 046101 (2002). [3] E. Lundgren,, G. Kresse, C. Klein, M. Borg, J.N. Andersen, M. De Santis, Y. Gauthier, C. Konvicka, M. Schmid, and P.Varga, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002) 246103 [4] M. Saidy, O.L. Warren, P.A. Thiel, and K.A.R. Mitchell, Surf. Sci. 494, L799 (2001).

Mikkelsen, A.; Lundgren, E.; Gustafson, J.; Borg, M.; Andersen, J. N.

2003-03-01

160

The Role of Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) in the U.S. Medical Industry Supply Chain\\/El Papel De Las Organizaciones De Grupos De Compra (Gpos) En La Cadena De Suministros Médicos En Estados Unidos  

Microsoft Academic Search

A group purchasing organization (GPO) is an intermediary in the supply chain for pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Hospitals and clinics join GPOs in order to aggregate purchases and thereby extract lower prices from suppliers. In the United States, GPOs currently account for more than $25 billion of hospital procurement. Though supporters of GPOs claim they save hospitals and clinics considerable

BERNARD L. WEINSTEIN

2006-01-01

161

Influencia de ordem quimica de curto alcance na densidade de estados em (alpha)-ZrNi. (Influence of short range chemical order on density of states in (alpha)-ZrNi).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Calculations of the density of electronic states for amorphous alloys of ZrNi and ZrCu with different chemical order degrees, in order to verify the effect of chemical ordering on this property, are presented. The results obtained for ZrCu shown that the ...

J. Duarte

1986-01-01

162

Factors influencing tropical island freshwater fishes:Species, status, and management implications in puerto rico [Factores que influencian a los peces tropicales de agua dulce: Especies, estado actual e implicaciones para el manejo en Puerto Rico  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Anthropogenic effects including river regulation, watershed development, contamination, and fish introductions have substantially affected the majority of freshwater habitats in Europe and North America. This pattern of resource development and degradation is widespread in the tropics, and often little is known about the resources before they are lost. This article describes the freshwater resources of Puerto Rico and identifies factors that threaten conservation of native fishes. The fishes found in freshwater habitats of Puerto Rico represent a moderately diverse assemblage composed of 14 orders, 29 families, and 82 species. There are fewer than 10 species of native peripherally-freshwater fish that require a link to marine systems. Introductions of nonindigenous species have greatly expanded fish diversity in freshwater systems, and native estuarine and marine species (18 families) also commonly enter lowland rivers and brackish lagoons. Environmental alterations, including land use and development, stream channelization, pollution, and the impoundment of rivers, combined with nonnative species introductions threaten the health and sustainability of aquatic resources in Puerto Rico. Six principal areas for attention that are important influences on the current and future status of the freshwater fish resources of Puerto Rico are identified and discussed.

Wesley, Neal, J.; Lilyestrom, C. G.; Kwak, T. J.

2009-01-01

163

Canadian Markets for U.S. Dollars (Les marchés canadiens du dollar E.U.) (Los mercados canadienses para el dólar de los Estados Unidos)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Les opérations des banques canadiennes en monnaies étrangères, principalement en dollars E.U. se sont développées à un rythme rapide ces dernières années. Les dépôts en monnaies étrangères (engagements) ont augmenté de $ E.U. 680 millions en 1961 et de $ E.U. 330 millions au cours des six premiers mois de 1962 pour atteindre le total de $ E.U. 3.700 millions.

Oscar L. Altman

1962-01-01

164

Informe Anual a la Nación indica una reducción en los índices de incidencia y mortalidad por cáncer; una sección especial revela amplias variaciones en las tendencias del cáncer de pulmón en los estados  

Cancer.gov

Un nuevo informe de las principales organizaciones oncológicas del país muestra que, por primera vez desde la primera publicación del informe en 1998, tanto el índice de incidencia como el de mortalidad para todos los cánceres combinados están disminuyendo en hombres y mujeres.

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Evolução do estado nutricional de crianças com mielomeningocele em período de três anos Tree-year period evolution of the nutritional condition of children with mielomeningocelis Evolución en tres años de la condición nutricional de niños con mielomeningocele  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESumo: O presente manuscrito teve o objetivo de descrever e classificar o perfil antropométrico, de forma longitudinal, de um grupo de crianças com mielomeningocele inserido em um programa especial de atividades físicas. Vinte e quatro crianças com mielomeningocele foram avaliada em três momentos, com intervalo de um ano entre os mesmos. Foram avaliados: peso, comprimento, e calculado o IMC (índice

Cynthia Müller Coelho; Elizabeth Miyeko Egashira; Regina Célia da Silva; Sandra Maria Lima Ribeiro

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Dermatitis causada por Hylesia metabus (Lepidoptera: Hemileucidae) en la región costera del Estado del Delta del Amacuro, Venezuela [Dermatitis caused by Hylesia metabus (Lepidoptera: Hemileucidae) in the costal region of the state of Delta Amacuro, Venezuela].  

PubMed

2 cases of acute dermatitis caused by butterfly Hylesia metabus in an area that so far has not been considered as endemic for this species were presented. The dermatitis observed in these individuals may be described as very circumscribed, pruriginous, erythematous generalized protruding papules that may be compared with urticaria, and with a variable degree oedema. Monomorphic eruption consisting in small hard papules crowned by a little vesicle was also present. The lesions of these 2 patients evolved with intensely pruriginous papules for a week and after that they healed without dermatological sequelae. PMID:10349447

Rodríguez-Acosta, A; Rubiano, H; Reyes, M; Fernández, C T

1998-01-01

167

Anthropically dislodged assemblages of sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae) in the River Araguaia at Araguatins, Tocantins State, Brazil Assembléias de esponjas desalojadas no Rio Araguaia em Araguatins, Estado do Tocantins, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent outbreak of an human ocular disease at Araguaia River by the town of Araguatins, TO, Central Amazonia, along the low water period of 2005 required pathological analyses of surgically extracted ocular tissues. Spicules which invest the gemmules of the freshwater sponges Drulia uruguayensis and D. ctenosclera were found inside these ocular materials. Such relation between an ocular disease

C. Volkmer-Ribeiro; Salvador França; Rodovia Washington Luís

168

A preliminary combined geochemical and rock-magnetic study of tailings of non-magnetic ores from Tlalpujahua-El Oro mining districts, Michoacán and Estado de México States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mining activities in Mexico have been continuously developed since 1550. Since then several thousands of million tons of waste produced as a result of the mining activity have been accumulated and scattered throughout the territory. These wastes can contain minerals with potentially toxic elements (PTEs) such as Cr, As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, which show a distribution and mobility in the environment according to the chemical species in which are hosted. The Tlalpujahua - El Oro mining district (TOMD) concentrates an impressive number of mines and historical tailings. Due to their in-slope hydrographic position, the mining activities increase the risk of generating anthropogenic effluent that could contribute with a certain amount of mine-water with high contents of PTEs. Although magnetic methods have been widely applied to pollution studies of regions with high anthropogenic impact, its application to tailings is scarce in spite of the several studies that document the environmental effects as a result of the mining waste. We present the results obtained by combined geochemical and rock-magnetic studies in these tailings. Similarly to the traditional EPTs vs SiO2 diagrams, EPTs vs Fe show good linear (inverse) correlation with most of these health-risk elements. Fe concentrations determined magnetically from room-temperature susceptibility measurements agrees with those obtained by traditionally geochemical methods.

Morales, J.; Hernández-Bernal, M.; Corona-Chávez, P.

2013-05-01

169

Reaching Higher. A Parent's Guide to the Washington Assessment of Learning. Revised = Para llegar mas arriba. Una guia para padres sobre la evaluacion del aprendizaje de los estudiantes del estado de Washington (Washington Assessment of Student Learning). Revisado.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide in English and Spanish is designed to answer questions parents may have about the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), including how it will help improve their children's education, how it is scored, and how to use the information it provides. In Washington, clear educational goals for subject content, thinking skills, and…

Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.

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Dinâmica da eliminação de ovos por nematódeos gastrintestinais, durante o periparto de vacas de corte, no Estado do Pará Parasitic dynamics of gastrointestinal nematode infection in the periparturient period of beef cattle in the State of Para  

Microsoft Academic Search

The experiment was conducted to investigate the dynamics of infection by gastrointestinal nematodes during the periparturition period in cows. One hundred and six beef cows were divided into two groups: G1 was formed by 42 cows of one and two parturitions, and G2 by 76 cows of three or more parturitions. From the 120 days pre partum until the 90

Rinaldo Batista Viana; Jean Pierre Brasileiro Bispo; Cláudio Vieira de Araújo; Raimundo Nonato Moraes Benigno; Bruno Moura Monteiro; Solange Maria Gennari

2009-01-01

171

El Informe Anual a la Nación indica que las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer continúan declinando. Se observan tasas menores de cáncer en las poblaciones latinas de los Estados Unidos.  

Cancer.gov

Un informe nuevo de las principales organizaciones oncológicas de la nación informa que el riesgo de los estadounidenses de morir por cáncer continúa descendiendo, y que mantiene una tendencia que comenzó a principios de los años noventa. Preguntas y respuestas

172

On the Weather of Venezuela: A Summary Report on the Venezuela Experiments of 1969 and 1972. (Sobre el Estado del Tiempo en Venezuela: Resumen del Estudio de los Experimentos Realizados en Venezuela en 1969 y 1972).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the bilingual (Spanish and English) Technical Memo, On the Weather of Venezuela, the methodology and execution of the Venezuela meteorological and hydrological experiments of 1969 and 1972 are discussed first. Then the radiation balance and water balan...

H. Riehl

1977-01-01

173

Un Nuevo Convenio para el Aprendizaje: Una Sociedad para Mejorar los Resultados Educativos en el Estado de Nueva York (A New Compact for Learning: A Partnership To Improve Educational Results in New York State).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Spanish translation of the abridged version of "A New Compact for Learning" acknowledges the current U.S. education system's inadequacy to educate U.S. citizenry and introduces New York State's New Compact for Learning, intended as a plan to reorganize New York's own system. The compact's fundamental principles are: (1) recognizing that all…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education.

174

Estudio de exámenes selectivos de detección de cáncer en los Estados Unidos indica que las pruebas anuales para detectar cáncer de próstata no tienen un beneficio en la mortalidad por esta enfermedad  

Cancer.gov

Un nuevo e importante informe de un estudio, diseñado para proporcionar respuestas sobre la eficacia de los exámenes de detección de cáncer de próstata, fue difundido hoy por el Estudio de Exámenes Selectivos de Detección de Cáncer de Próstata, Pulmón, Colorrectal y Ovarios (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian, PLCO), e indicó que los seis exámenes de detección de cáncer de próstata que se hicieron en seis años (uno cada año) dieron como resultado más diagnósticos de la enfermedad, pero no menos muertes por cáncer de próstata.

175

ADAPTABILIDADE E EST ABILIDADE DE GENÓTIPOS DE GIRASSOL NOS ESTADOS DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL E P ARANÁ Adaptability and stability of sunflower genotypes from the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this paper was to study the adaptability and stability of sunflower genotypes from the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná, according to their grain and oil yield. The analyzed data were obtained from the Official Sunflower Trials Network, coordinated by Embrapa Soja, from the year 2003 to 2007. The experiment was carried out in randomized

Anna Karolina Grunvald; Claudio Guilherme; Portela de Carvalho; Ana Cláudia; Barneche de Oliveira; Carlos Alberto de Bastos

176

STS-79 Flight Day 5  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On this fifth day of the STS-79 mission, the flight crew, Cmdr. William F. Readdy, Pilot Terrence W. Wilcutt, Mission Specialists, Thomas D. Akers, Shannon Lucid, Jay Apt, and Carl E. Walz, in the first full day of joint Shuttle/Mir operations begin in with the transfer of a biotechnology investigation and logistical supplies from Atlantis to Mir. The Biotechnology System, an investigation that will study the long-term development of cartilage cells in microgravity, was transported to Mir early this morning. During his planned four-month stay on Mir, John Blaha will take weekly samples of the culture which may provide researchers with information on engineering cartilage cells for possible use in transplantation. They also took time out of their schedules to talk with Good Morning America's Elizabeth Vargas in a brief interview. Prior to beginning the day's transfer activities, all nine astronauts and cosmonauts participated in a joint planning session to outline the day's schedule.

1996-01-01

177

Violent Star Formation in NGC 2363: Erratum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the paper "Violent Star Formation in NGC 2363" by Rosa M. Gonzalez- Delgado, Enrique Perez, Guillermo Tenorio-Tagle, Jose M. Vilchez, Elena Terlevich, Roberto Terlevich, Eduardo Telles, Jose M. Rodriguez-Espinosa, Miguel Mas-Hesse, Maria Luisa Garcia-Vargas, Angeles I. Diaz, Jordi Cepa, and Hector Castaneda (ApJ, 437,239 [1994)), there are three errors in Section 5.4. The Paschen discontinuity in knot A is (0.82 +/- 0.19) x 10^-16^ ergs s^-1^ cm^-2^ A^-1^, the coefficient in the formula in page 258 is 2.445 x 10^11^, and the units in the ordinate axis of Figure 16 are 10^-15^ ergs cm^-2^ s^-1^ A^-1^. These are typographical errors, and they do not affect the determination of the electron temperature using the Paschen jump and the discussion and conclusions in this paper.

Gonzalez-Delgado, Rosa M.; Perez, Enrique; Tenorio-Tagle, Guillermo; Vilchez, Jose M.; Terlevich, Elena; Terlevich, Roberto; Telles, Eduardo; Rodríguez Espinosa, Jose M.; Mas-Hesse, Miguel; Garcia-Vargas, Maria Luisa; Diaz, Angeles I.; Cepa, Jordi; Castaneda, Hector

1996-12-01

178

[Value of three-dimensional measurement of the caudate lobe in the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis by ultrasound].  

PubMed

To assess the changes of the caudate lobe in the sonographic diagnosis of liver cirrhosis, 96 patients were studied at the Hospital Vargas de Caracas. 27 with histologically proved cirrhosis. 43 with other disease (30 no related with liver and 13 with hepatic disease without cirrhosis, and 26 patients without clinical evidence of liver disease. The longitudinal (CL), transverse (CT), and anteroposterior (CAP) diameters of the caudate lobe and the transverse diameter of the right lobe (RL) were measured and one, two and three dimensional caudate lobe, indexes and ratios were calculated. The analysis of these criteria revealed that the ratio of the three dimensional caudate index (C13) to the right lobe diameter (C13)/RL = iCL x CT x CAP/RL was superior to all other calculated criteria. PMID:1843948

Urdaneta, C; Rodríguez, M; Veitía, G; Pernalete, B; Malaver, M; Khassale, M; Nardulli, G; Poleo, J R

1991-01-01

179

H -matrix theory vs. eigenvalue localization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The eigenvalue localization problem is very closely related to the -matrix theory. The most elegant example of this relation is the equivalence between the Ger?gorin theorem and the theorem about nonsingularity of SDD (strictly diagonally dominant) matrices, which is a starting point for further beautiful results in the book of Varga [19]. Furthermore, the corresponding Ger?gorin-type theorem is equivalent to the statement that each matrix from a particular subclass of -matrices is nonsingular. Finally, the statement that all eigenvalues of a given matrix belong to minimal Ger?gorin set (defined in [19]) is equivalent to the statement that every -matrix is nonsingular. Since minimal Ger?gorin set remained unattainable, a lot of different Ger?gorin-type areas for eigenvalues has been developed recently. Along with them, a lot of new subclasses of -matrices were obtained. A survey of recent results in both areas, as well as their relationships, will be presented in this paper.

Cvetkovic, Ljiljana

2006-07-01

180

Garcia-Hafner-Happle syndrome: A case report and review of a rare sub-type of epidermal nevus syndrome.  

PubMed

Garcia-Hafner-Happle syndrome, also known as Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 epidermal nevus syndrome, is a new neurocutaneous phenotype, which has been identified in 2008 by Garc?'a-Vargas et al. The disorder is caused by a mosaic R248C mutation of the FGFR3 gene, which is characterized by a keratinocytic epidermal nevus, acanthosis nigricans, and neurological abnormalities like seizures, intellectual impairment, cortical atrophy, and underdevelopment of corpus callosum. The epidermal nevus syndromes represent a group of distinct disorders in which an epidermal nevus is associated with abnormalities in other organ systems like central nervous system, cardiovascular system, genitourinary system, eyes, and bone. Recently, nine well-defined different epidermal nevus syndromes (ENSs) have been identified on clinical, histopathologic, and molecular basis. We present here the details of a patient with the clinical features and skin biopsy findings suggestive of Garcia-Hafner-Happle syndrome. PMID:24891911

Desai, Soaham Dilip; Vora, Rita; Bharani, Sheela

2014-01-01

181

Julio Cortázar quotes on normal and abnormal movements: magical realism or reality?  

PubMed

Together with Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar was one of the most representative authors of the Latin American magical realism genre. Within his extensive body of work, many descriptions of characters suffering physical disabilities, as well as situations suggesting such medical conditions, can be extracted. In this review, two short stories by Cortázar are presented. In the first one, the main character could easily be a man suffering from corticobasal degeneration; in the second, an old woman with symptoms suggestive of progressive supranuclear palsy is clearly depicted. Despite the fact that one of the main ingredients in Cortázar's magical realism is fiction, cases described here fit real medical conditions quite well, making it hard to believe that they represent purely fantastic descriptions rather than the product of Cortázar's inquisitive observation and the description of real patients. PMID:16685680

Merello, Marcelo

2006-08-01

182

On the weak-type (1,1) of the uncentered Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator associated with certain measures on the plane  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Suppose ? is a positive measure on {R}2 given by ?=?×?, where ? and ? are Radon measures on {S}1 and {R}^{++}, respectively, which do not vanish on any open interval. We prove that if for either ? or ? there exists a set of positive measure A in its domain for which the upper and lower s-densities, 0Vargas concerning rotation-invariant measures on {R}n when n=2.

Savvopoulou, Anna K.; Wedrychowicz, Christopher M.

2013-06-01

183

Debris-flow and flooding hazards associated with the December 1999 storm in coastal Venezuela and strategies for mitigation  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Heavy rainfall from the storm of December 14-16, 1999 triggered thousands of landslides on steep slopes of the Sierra de Avila north of Caracas, Venezuela. In addition to landslides, heavy rainfall caused flooding and massive debris flows that damaged coastal communities in the State of Vargas along the Caribbean Sea. Examination of the rainfall pattern obtained from the GOES-8 satellite showed that the pattern of damage was generally consistent with the area of heaviest rainfall. Field observations of the severely affected drainage basins and historical records indicate that previous flooding and massive debris-flow events of similar magnitude to that of December 1999 have occurred throughout this region. The volume of debris-flow deposits and the large boulders that the flows transported qualifies the 1999 event amongst the largest historical rainfall-induced debris flows documented worldwide.

Wieczorek, G. F.; Larsen, M. C.; Eaton, L. S.; Morgan, B. A.; Blair, J. L.

2001-01-01

184

Garcia-Hafner-Happle syndrome: A case report and review of a rare sub-type of epidermal nevus syndrome  

PubMed Central

Garcia-Hafner-Happle syndrome, also known as Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 epidermal nevus syndrome, is a new neurocutaneous phenotype, which has been identified in 2008 by Garc?’a-Vargas et al. The disorder is caused by a mosaic R248C mutation of the FGFR3 gene, which is characterized by a keratinocytic epidermal nevus, acanthosis nigricans, and neurological abnormalities like seizures, intellectual impairment, cortical atrophy, and underdevelopment of corpus callosum. The epidermal nevus syndromes represent a group of distinct disorders in which an epidermal nevus is associated with abnormalities in other organ systems like central nervous system, cardiovascular system, genitourinary system, eyes, and bone. Recently, nine well-defined different epidermal nevus syndromes (ENSs) have been identified on clinical, histopathologic, and molecular basis. We present here the details of a patient with the clinical features and skin biopsy findings suggestive of Garcia-Hafner-Happle syndrome.

Desai, Soaham Dilip; Vora, Rita; Bharani, Sheela

2014-01-01

185

Source identification of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and sediments from Iguaçu River Watershed, Paraná, Brazil using the CHEMSIC method (CHEMometric analysis of Selected Ion Chromatograms).  

PubMed

A chemometric method based on principal component analysis (PCA) of pre-processed and combined sections of selected ion chromatograms (SICs) is used to characterise the hydrocarbon profiles in soil and sediment from Araucária, Guajuvira, General Lúcio and Balsa Nova Municipalities (Iguaçu River Watershed, Paraná, Brazil) and to indicate the main sources of hydrocarbon pollution. The study includes 38 SICs of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) and four of petroleum biomarkers in two separate analyses. The most contaminated samples are inside the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery area. These samples represent a petrogenic pattern and different weathering degrees. Samples from outside the refinery area are either less or not contaminated, or contain mixtures of diagenetic, pyrogenic and petrogenic inputs where different proportions predominate. The locations farthest away from industrial activity (Balsa Nova) contains the lowest levels of PAC contamination. There are no evidences to conclude positive matches between the samples from outside the refinery area and the Cusiana spilled oil. PMID:22417888

Gallotta, Fabiana D C; Christensen, Jan H

2012-04-27

186

Cracks at disclinated grain boundaries in graphene  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A theoretical model is suggested which describes the formation of cracks at grain boundaries (GBs) containing partial (non-topological) disclinations and their dipoles in graphene. Such partial disclinations and their dipoles at GBs are associated with experimentally observed structural irregularities of real GBs in graphene. Within the suggested model, the dependences of the critical stress for crack formation on the parameters of sole disclinations and their dipole configurations at GBs are calculated. The results of the model effectively explain the experimental data (Huang et al 2011 Nature 469 389, Ruiz-Vargas et al 2011 Nano Lett. 11 2259) on crack formation in polycrystalline graphene at comparatively low levels of the applied stress and their discrepancy with the results of computer simulations (presented in the scientific literature) of strength exhibited by graphene bi-crystals with structurally perfect, periodic GBs.

Ovid'ko, I. A.; Sheinerman, A. G.

2013-08-01

187

Which Single Intervention Would Do the Most to Improve the Health of Those Living on Less Than $1 Per Day?  

PubMed Central

Background to the debate: PLoS Medicine is participating in the Council of Science Editors' global theme issue on poverty and human development on October 22, 2007 (http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/globalthemeissue.cfm). Over 200 scientific and medical journals are taking part. For our theme issue, we asked a wide variety of commentators worldwide—including clinicians, medical researchers, health reporters, policy makers, health activists, and development experts—to name the single intervention that they think would improve the health of those living in poverty. We also asked four individuals living in poor, rural agricultural communities in the Santillana district, province of Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru to give us their response to the question, “What do you think would do the most to improve your health and the health of your family?” (The four community members were Severino Rojas Poma, Mercedes Vargas Soto, Julián De La Cruz Chahua, and Martín Rojas Poma). Our October 2007 Editorial discusses this debate further.

Yamey, Gavin

2007-01-01

188

Swift/BAT detects an outburst from the X-ray nova and black hole candidate GRS 1739-278  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The X-ray nova and black hole candidate GRS 1739-278 is currently in outburst as detected in the Swift/BAT hard X-ray transient monitor in the 15-50 keV band. The current outburst began on 2014 March 9 (MJD 56725) when it had a count rate of 0.0024 +/- 0.0009 ct/s/cm^2 (~10 mCrab). It has continued to brighten, reaching a rate of 0.019 +/- 0.002 ct/s/cm^2 (~85 mCrab) on 2014 March 17. This is the first outburst from this source yet observed in the BAT monitor or by Swift, and as far as we can determine, the first outburst since discovery by SIGMA/Granat in March 1996 (Vargas et al., 1997, MNRAS 476, L23).

Krimm, H. A.; Barthelmy, S. D.; Baumgartner, W.; Cummings, J.; Gehrels, N.; Lien, A. Y.; Markwardt, C. B.; Palmer, D.; Sakamoto, T.; Stamatikos, M.; Ukwatta, T.

2014-03-01

189

New Tactics in Human Rights  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As this website explains in its Common Questions area, "Tactics consist of how to make a change", and given this statement, the site will be of great interest to those with a concern for international human rights. The New Tactics in Human Rights organization is primarily concerned with providing practitioners in the field with a package of practical tools, a worldwide symposium, and a number of other strategic planning resources. The project itself is coordinated by the Center for Victims of Torture and is overseen by a board of advisors that includes novelist Mario Vargas Llosa and the Right Honorable Kim Campbell, who is the former Prime Minister of Canada. The "Tools for Action" section is a real find as it contains a number of tactical notebooks taken from various case studies around the world, including work from Turkey, Hungary, Romania, and Albania. It is worth noting that many of the materials on the site are also available in Spanish and French.

190

Babies Born to Native High-Altitude Mothers Have Decreased Risk of Low Birth Weight  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The study, ÃÂAugmented uterine artery blood flow and oxygen delivery protect Andeans from altitude-associated reductions in fetal growth.àwas done by Colleen Glyde Julian, Megan J. Wilson, Henry Yamashiro and Lorna G. Moore of the University of Colorado; Wilma Tellez, Armando Rodriguez and Enrique Vargas of Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia; Abigail Bigham and Mark Shriver of Pennsylvania State University; and Miriam Lopez of Clínica del Sur, La Paz, Bolivia. Dr. Yamashiro is also affiliated with Clinica Siraní, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia and Dr. Moore is also affiliated with Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

APS Communications Office (American Physiological Society Communications Office)

2006-05-18

191

A Gravitational Experiment Involving Inhomogeneous Electric Fields  

SciTech Connect

Unification of gravitation with other forms of interactions, particularly with electromagnetism, will have tremendous impacts on technology and our understanding of nature. The economic impact of such an achievement will also be unprecedented and far more extensive than the impact experienced in the past century due to the unification of electricity with magnetism and optics. Theoretical unification of gravitation with electromagnetism using classical differential geometry has been pursued since the late nineteen twenties, when Einstein and Cartan used teleparallelism for the task. Recently, Vargas and Torr have followed the same line of research with more powerful mathematics in a more general geometric framework, which allows for the presence of other interactions. Their approach also uses Kaehler generalization of Cartan's exterior calculus, which constitutes a language appropriate for both classical and quantum physics. Given the compelling nature of teleparallelism (path-independent equality of vectors at a distance) and the problems still existing with energy-momentum in general relativity, it is important to seek experimental evidence for such expectations. Such experimental programs are likely to provide quantitative guidance to the further development of current and future theories. We too, have undertaken an experimental search for potential electrically induced gravitational (EIG) effects. This presentation describes some of the practical concerns that relates to our investigation of electrical influences on laboratory size test masses. Preliminary results, appear to indicate a correlation between the application of a spatially inhomogeneous electric field and the appearance of an additional force on the test mass. If confirmed, the presence of such a force will be consistent with the predictions of Vargas-Torr. More importantly, proven results will shed new light and clearer understanding of the interactions between gravitational and electromagnetic effects.

Datta, T. [University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States); Yin Ming [Benedict College, Columbia, SC 29204 (United States); Vargas, Jose [PST Associates, 600 Westover Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 (United States)

2004-02-04

192

Molecular Dissection of Bacterial Nanowires  

PubMed Central

ABSTRACT The discovery of bacterial conductive structures, termed nanowires, has intrigued scientists for almost a decade. Nanowires enable bacteria to transfer electrons over micrometer distances to extracellular electron acceptors such as insoluble metal oxides or electrodes. Nanowires are pilus based and in Geobacter sulfurreducens are composed of the type IV pilin subunit PilA. Multiheme c-type cytochromes have been shown to attach to nanowire pili. Two hypotheses have been proposed for electron conduction in nanowires. The first (termed the metal-like conductivity or MLC hypothesis) claims that the pilus itself has the electron-conductive properties and the attached cytochromes mediate transfer to the final electron acceptor, whereas the second hypothesis (termed the superexchange conductivity or SEC hypothesis) suggests that electrons are “hopping” between heme groups in cytochromes closely aligned with the pilus as a scaffold. In their recent article in mBio, Vargas et al. [M. Vargas, N. S. Malvankar, P.-L. Tremblay, C. Leang, J. A. Smith, P. Patel, O. Snoeyenbos-West, K. P. Nevin, and D. R. Lovley, mBio 4(2):e00210-13, 2013] address this ambiguity through an analysis of strain Aro-5, a G. sulfurreducens PilA mutant lacking aromatic residues in the nonconserved portion of PilA. These residues were suspected of involvement in electron transport according to the MLC hypothesis. The G. sulfurreducens mutant had reduced conductive properties, lending important support to the MLC hypothesis. The data also highlight the need for further and more conclusive evidence for one or the other hypothesis.

Boesen, Thomas; Nielsen, Lars Peter

2013-01-01

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AGRUPAMENTO DE MUNICÍPIOS DO PONTAL DO PARANAPANEMA, ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, EM FUNÇÃO DE VARIÁVEIS RELACIONADAS À AGROPECUÁRIA rfiretti@apta.sp.gov.br Apresentação Oral-Desenvolvimento Rural, Territorial e regional RICARDO FIRETTI 1; VANDERLEI JOSÉ SEREIA 2; EDUARDO CARDOSO DE OLIVEIRA 3; ANTONIO ASSIZ DE CARVALHO FILHO 4. 1.APTA\\/SAA-SP, PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE - SP - BRASIL; 2.UEL, LONDRINA - PR - BRASIL; 3.AEDZO, PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE - SP - BRASIL; 4.FCT\\/UNESP, PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE - SP - BRASIL. AGRUPAMENTO DE MUNICÍPIOS DO PONTAL DO PARANAPANEMA , ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, EM FUNÇÃO DE VARIÁVEIS RELACIONADAS À  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recognized in the State of São as one of the last f rontiers of development paulista, the Pontal do Par anapanema, has its main base in the agricultural economy, but needs to further diversify and increase technology. Order to support actions of public and private actors with r egard to rural development, this work had as main o bjective to

Ricardo Firetti; Vanderlei José Sereia; Eduardo Cardoso de Oliveira; Antônio Assiz de Carvalho

194

Photometric properties of stars clusters with young or mixed age stellar populations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main goal of this work is to present and discuss the synthetic photometrical properties of stellar clusters resulting from the PopStar code. Colors in Johnson and SDSS systems, H? and H? luminosities and equivalent widths, and ionizing region size, have been computed for a wide range of metallicities Z = 0.0001, 0.0004, 0.004,0.008,0.02 and 0.05, and ages, from 0.1 Myr to 20 Gyr in Mollá, Garc{í}a-Vargas, & Bressan (2009, MNRAS, 398, 451). Emission lines are shown in Mart{í}n-Manj{ó}n et al. (2010, MNRAS, 403, 2012). Now we calculate colors with the emission lines contribution to the broad band color, so colors include stellar and nebular components, plus the emission lines following the evolution of the cluster and the region geometry in a consistent way. We compare the Single Stellar Populations contaminated and uncontaminated colors (in both Johnson and SDSS systems) and show the importance of emission lines contribution when photometry is used as a tool to characterize stellar populations. With these models we may determine the physical properties of young ionizing clusters when only photometrical observations are available and these correspond to the isolated star forming regions, subtracted the contribution of the underlying population In most cases, however, the ionizing population is usually embedded in a large and complex system, and the observed photometrical properties are the result of the combination of both the young star-forming burst and the host-underlying older population. The second objective of our work is therefore to provide a grid of models for nearby galaxies able to interpret mixed regions where the separation of young and old population is not possible or reliable enough. We obtain a set of PopStar Spectral Energy Distributions (available at PopStar site and also in VO) and derived colors for mixed populations where an underlying host population is combined in different mass ratios with a recent, metal-rich ionizing burst. These colors, together with other photometrical parameters, like H? radius of the ionized region, and Balmer lines equivalent width and luminosity allow to infer the physical properties of star-forming regions without any spectroscopic information. For details and a complete set of tables and figures see Mollá, García-Vargas, & Martín-Manjón (2012, MNRAS, submitted).

Mollá, M.; García-Vargas, M. L.; Martín-Manjón, M. L.

2013-05-01

195

The Full Employment Budget Surplus Concept as a Tool of Fiscal Analysis in the United States (L'excédent budgétaire de plein emploi, instrument de l'analyse budgétaire aux Etats-Unis) (El concepto de superávit presupuestario en pleno empleo como instrumento de análisis fiscal en los Estados Unidos)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes the concept of the full employment surplus and its method of estimation in the United States and analyzes (1) its general use as a summary measure of budget impact for purposes of policy evaluation and (2) its use in rules that govern the formulation of budgetary policy. The principal emphasis is on the first use of the

Daryl A. Dixon

1973-01-01

196

Project for the Institutional Development and Rehabilitation of the Water Supply and Sanitation Systems in the State of Barinas, Venezuela. Executive Summary and Final Report (Proyecto para el Desarrollo Institucional y la Rehabilitacion de los Sisstemas del Sector Agua Potable y Saneamiento del Estado Barinas, Venezuela. Informe Final).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study, conducted by ICF Kaiser, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on behalf of Venezuela's Ministry of Environment and Renewable Resources. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the existing conditions of the water supply a...

1995-01-01

197

Los Hispanos: Problemas y Oportunidades. Resumen de la Actual Situacion Demografica, Economica, Social y Politica de los Hispanos en los Estados Unidos y de las Iniciativas Tomadas por la Fundacion Ford Para Hacer Frente a las Necesidades de esta Poblacion en Aumento y Determinar sus Efectos Sobre la Sociedad Estadounidense. Documento de Trabajo de la Fundacion Ford, No. 436.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Hispanic population's growing impact on American society has caused the Ford Foundation to explore new Foundation initiatives. The 1980 census revealed 14.6 million Hispanics: 60% Mexican American; 14% Puerto Rican; 6% Cuban, and 20% Other. The Hispanic population in the United States is growing and is characterized by diversity; rapid growth…

Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

198

Densidade de estados para o modelo de Anderson Bi-dimensional na presenca de um campo magnetico com meio quantum de fluxo por plaqueta. (Density of states for the Bi-dimensional Anderson model in the presence of a magnetic field with quantum plaque flux).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The regularity properties of the integrated density of states and the state density of the Anderson bidimensional tight-binding model, in the presence of a uniform magnetic field, perpendicular to the plane of the system by means of quantum flux with plaq...

N. M. Kuehl

1987-01-01

199

EVALUACIÓN DE UNA FORMULACIÓN ATRACTICIDA PARA CONTROL DE Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) EN MANZANOS EN EL ESTADO DE WASHINGTON, EE.UU.1 Assessment of an attracticide formulation to control Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in apple orchards in Washington State, USA1  

Microsoft Academic Search

A B S T R A C T Cydia pomonella control and male attraction of an attracticide (Sirene®CM: 0.16% codlemone + 6% permethrin) were evaluated. The attracticide had a long-lasting attraction (> 80 days) for males to regular traps. Only a small proportion of males (< 11%) approaching the attracticide (n = 64) was observed contacting the source. The attractant

Jay F. Brunner

200

Proyecto Curricular Sobre la Herencia Iberoamericana. Latinos en la Formacion de los Estados Unidos de American: Ayer, Hoy y Manana. Procedimientos de la Conferencia Sequnda Conferencia Anual del Panel Consultivo Internacional en Santillana del Mar, Espana (The Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum Project. Latinos in the Making of the United States of America: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum Project is an interdisciplinary curriculum development project designed to integrate the study of Ibero-American heritage and culture into classroom instructional programs, kindergarten through grade 12. The project was initiated by the New York State Education Department and involves the Spanish National…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

201

Evaluacion de metales pesados Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb y Hg en agua, sedimento y lirio acuatico (Eichhornia crassipes) de la Presa Jose Antonio Alzate, Estado de Mexico. (Evaluation of heavy metals (Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb and Hg) in water, sediments and water lily (Eichornia crassipes) from Jose Antonio Alzate dam).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Water, sediments and water lily (Eichornia crassipes) from the Jose Antonio Alzate Dam were analyzed in order to determine concentrations of chromium, iron, nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium, lead and mercury. Mercury, lead, chromium and iron were found in co...

P. Avila

1995-01-01

202

Nível de atividade física da população do Estado de São Paulo: análise de acordo com o gênero, idade, nível socioeconômico, distribuição geográfica e de conhecimento Physical activity level of São Paulo State population: an analysis based on gender, age, socio-economic status, demographics and knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physical inactivity has assumed the highest prevalence among cardiovascular risk factors. This phenomenon is even worse in the developing countries. Considering the relevance of this problem, we aimed to assess the São Paulo State physical activity level. 2001 people aged from 14 to 77 years old were interviewed (953 males and 1048 females) on July, 2002, referring to a sample

Sandra Mahecha Matsudo; Victor Rodrigues Matsudo; Timoteo Araújo; Douglas Andrade; Erinaldo Andrade; Luis Oliveira; Glaucia Braggion

203

Caracteristicas DA Drenagem Determinadas Em Fotografias Aerease Do Relevo Determinadas Em Cartas Planialtimetricas de Escalas Diferentes Para Tres Solos Do Estado de Sao Paulo (Characteristics of Drainage Determinations in Aerial Photographs and Relief Determination on Different Scales Planialtimetric Charts for Three Soils in the State of Sao Paulo).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Based on the interpretation of vertical aerial photographs on a 1:35,000 scale, the characterization was made of the drainage standards from three different soils of the State of Sao Paulo (red-yellow latosol, red-yellow podzol, and litosol) and the varia...

R. Angulofilho V. A. Demetrio G. V. Defranca

1986-01-01

204

Identificación del antígeno del virus de la fiebre porcina clásica en excretas porcinas sólidas y líquidas en una granja del estado de Guanajuato, México Identification of Classical Swine Fever virus antigen in solid and liquid swine faeces from a Guanajuato State farm, Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was the detection of Classical Swine Fever virus (CSFv) in organic waste matter. A total of 40 samples from collection basin sludge, solid faeces and separated liquid phases from eight farms with faeces treatment systems based on a liquid and solids separation process in Central Mexico, were evaluated. All the samples were tested by direct

Roberto Martínez-Gambaa

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On strict positive real systems design: guaranteed cost and robustness issues 1 1 This research was supported by grants from “Fundação de Amparo á Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, FAPSEP” and “Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cient??fico e Tecnológico, CNPq”, Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with unbounded nonlinear real uncertainty and proposes a solution to the strict positive real control problem by dynamic output feedback. Besides, a guaranteed cost problem, solved by LMI optimization combined with line search, is introduced in order to provide robust performance.

J. Bernussou; J. C. Geromel; M. C. de Oliveira

1999-01-01

206

Avaliacao de Dados Obtidos Pelo TM LANDSAT Para Implantacao de Projetos de Colonizacao de Microreggiao Do Alto Purus Estado Do Acre (Evaluation of Data Obtained from the LANDSAT Thematic Mapper for Implementation of Colonization Projects of the Microregion of the Upper Purus River, Eastern Acre State).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The potential use of LANDSAT TM imagery to obtain information concerning drainage and vegetation in the Microregion of the Upper Purus River, Eastern Acre State, is evaluated in this study. An intense occupation process has taken place in this area by mea...

A. Luchiari

1986-01-01

207

El Balneario Marítimo como Espacio Utópico: los casos de Portmeirion (Gales), Thorpeness (Inglate rra), Pedernales (España) y Piriápolis (Uruguay)  

Microsoft Academic Search

(Estados Unidos). 1 Esta ponencia dirige la mirada a otro tipo de balneario marítimo, la pequeña colonia de vacaciones establecida por un empresario por motivos utópicos, tratando de construir un espacio de placer para llevar a habitantes y visitantes hacia un estado de perfecta tranquilidad y de aislamiento de los problemas del mundo exterior. Propongo un análisis comparativo de cuatro

Reino Unido

208

Los medios de comunicación y las violaciones de los derechos humanos en el área de conflicto  

Microsoft Academic Search

La autora, que actualmente es una refugiada política en Austria, relata su trabajo como periodista palestina en las áreas conflictivas de Israel. Sus experiencias revelan las violaciones de Derechos Humanos y el genocidio cometido por las fuerzas armadas israelíes. Este artículo no sólo condena al estado de Israel sino que también cuestiona la falta de compromiso de los Estados Unidos

Kawther Salam

2006-01-01

209

Tratamiento nutricional de los síndromes colestáticos en la infancia  

Microsoft Academic Search

ResumenLa hepatopatía colestática causa un riesgo serio de desnutrición, que incluye la desnutrición de proteína y energía y las carencias nutricionales específicas. El estado nutricional puede evaluarse basándose en mediciones antropométricas, que pueden ser equívocas a causa de la ascitis y el edema periférico. Las determinaciones bioquímicas del estado de las vitaminas liposolubles son importantes para evaluar las necesidades de

Piotr Socha

2008-01-01

210

Partage de la valeur ajoutée et rentabilité du capital en France et aux États-Unis : une réévaluation ; suivi d'un commentaire de Xavier Timbeau  

Microsoft Academic Search

[spa] Reparto del valor añadido y rentabilidad del capital en Francia y en Estados Unidos: una revaluación . . La presunta caída, desde principios de los ochenta, de la proporción de la remuneración del trabajo en el valor añadido en Europa continental, y en especial en Francia, mientras que en Estados Unidos se habría mantenido estable, alimenta una abundante literatura

Philippe Askenazy; Xavier Timbeau

2003-01-01

211

La dependencia financiera de los gobiernos locales en México  

Microsoft Academic Search

La distribución de los recursos y potestades tributarias entre los diferentes niveles de gobierno tiene suma importancia para la organización de las tareas económicas del Estado. La eficiencia económica y la función de estabilización macroeconómica requieren de una mayor centralización de ingresos; mientras que, en México, la autonomía de ingresos de los gobiernos locales (estados y municipios), contribuye a que

José Alfredo Tijerina Guajardo; Antonio Medellín Ruiz

2000-01-01

212

Influence of equilibrium flows and the atmospheric magnetic field on solar oscillation modes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The competing effects of an atmospheric magnetic field and an equilibrium flow in the internal regions of the Sun are studied on the helioseismic f- and p-modes. The Sun is modeled as a multi-layered plasma, where the upper parts, representing the chromosphere and corona, are embedded in a unidirectional though inhomogeneous magnetic field, meanwhile the lower part, representing the sub-photospheric polytropic region, is in a steady equilibrium state. The steady state sub-surface region can be considered as a first approximation of dynamic motions (e.g., convective motion, differential rotation, sub-surface flows, meridional flows, etc.). The obtained frequency shifts of the different eigenmodes are associated with flow and magnetic effects. We also found damping of the eigenfrequencies which apparently can be associated with the universal mechanism of resonant absorption. Resonant absorption (already known as a viable heating mechanism in the solar corona) is present due to inhomogeneities in the atmosphere which give rise to Alfvén and slow continua. Damping of helioseismic modes occurs when the modes are coupled into these continua. When both atmospheric magnetic field and sub-surface flows are present, a complex picture of competition of these two effects is found. The theoretically predicted frequency shifts in a steady state are in excellent agreement with the observed values. For related works see also the papers by Erdélyi & Taroyan and Varga & Erdélyi in the present Volume.

Pintér, B.; Erdélyi, R.; New, R.; Goossens, M.

2001-01-01

213

Analysis of the ?_2 Band of the FCO_2 Radical: Preliminary Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The unique fluoroformyloxyl radical (FCO_2) is assumed to participate in atmospheric processes such as the degradation of hydrofluorocarbons that have been considered as chlorofluorocarbon substitutes. Despite this atmospheric interest, the molecular and spectroscopic properties of FCO_2 have not yet sufficiently been explored. The high resolution FT IR gas phase spectrum of the fluoroformyloxyl (FCO_2) radical was recorded in the 650 - 1500 cm^{-1} spectral range at the University of Wuppertal. Using this spectrum and the ground state parameters achieved recently we carried out the first high resolution study of the ?_2 A-type band (C-F stretching mode) centered at 970.209 cm^{-1}. The analysis was difficult because the band is congested. In addition the spin doublets are difficult to identify except for high K_a values. However, we could take advantage of the fact that only K_a=odd values are observable for symmetry reasons. The line position calculation accounts for the spin rotation doubling and for the Fermi-type resonances linking the 2^1 and 5^2 spin rotation energy levels. [1] Kolesnikova, Varga, Beckers, Simeckova, Zelinger, Nova Striteska, Kania, Willner, and Urban, J. Chem Phys 128, 224 (2008)

Perrin, A.; St?ižík, M.; Beckers, H.; Willner, H.; Zelinger, Z.; Pracna, P.; Nevrlý, V.; Grigorová, E.

2009-06-01

214

Optical spectroscopy of atomic and molecular positronium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Positronium (Ps) is a purely leptonic hydrogen-like atom formed from an electron and a positron. Since the interactions of electrons and positrons are thought to be almost entirely electromagnetic, precision measurements of the Ps energy levels should constitute a good test of QED theory. The ultimate precision is limited by the rapid annihilation of the various Ps states and the number of Ps atoms available. Much progress in making better Ps sources has been made since the 1950's when Ps was discovered and its principle characteristics measured in by the pioneering experiments of Martin Deutsch. The most notable milestones were the first reproducible schemes for making slow positrons and Ps in vacuum by Canter and his co-workers in the 1970's and the discovery of the enabling technology for accumulating slow positrons by Surko and co-workers in 1989. These techniques have made it possible to generate high density bursts of slow Ps atoms that has led to the production of di-positronium molecules, Ps2, and the observation of the Lyman-alpha-like transition in Ps2 at a wavelength of 251 nm predicted by Varga and co-workers. The possibilities for 1S-2S spectroscopy of triplet and singlet Ps with precisions relevant to the proton charge radius problem and efficient production of slow Rydberg Ps atoms useful for measuring Ps free fall are discussed.

Mills, A. P., Jr.

2014-04-01

215

Sand flies of Nicaragua: a checklist and reports of new collections.  

PubMed

Sand flies within the genus Lutzomyia serve as the vectors for all species of the protozoan parasite Leishmania in the New World. In this paper, we present a summary of the 29 species of Lutzomyia and one of Brumptomyia previously reported for Nicaragua and report results of our recent collections of 565 sand flies at eight localities in the country from 2001-2006. Lutzomyia longipalpis was the predominant species collected within the Pacific plains region of western Nicaragua, while Lutzomyia cruciata or Lutzomyia barrettoi majuscula were the species most frequently collected in the central highlands and Atlantic plains regions. The collection of Lutzomyia durani (Vargas & Nájera) at San Jacinto in July 2001 is a new record for Nicaragua. Leishmaniasis is endemic to Nicaragua and occurs in three forms: cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. Cutaneous infections are the most prevalent type of leishmaniasis in Nicaragua and they occur in two different clinical manifestations, typical cutaneous leishmaniasis and atypical cutaneous leishmaniasis, depending on the species of the infecting Leishmania parasite. The distribution of sand flies collected during this study in relation to the geographic distribution of clinical forms of leishmaniasis in the country is also discussed. PMID:21120358

Raymond, Russell W; McHugh, Chad P; Kerr, Sara F

2010-11-01

216

[Retrograde endoscopic cholangiopancreatography. Incidence of bacteremia].  

PubMed

ERCP like all the endoscopic procedures, implies some risks of complications, between them, infections. Bacteremia may occur in any endoscopic and gastrointestinal procedure. The rate on ERCP is about 0 to 5.6%. In the present investigation we intended to determine the rate of bacteremia produced by ERCP, the organism that cause bacteremia and to correlate ductal pathology, stasis and bacteremia. From May to October 1988, at the Hospital Vargas of Caracas, 22 ERCP were performed in patients that were included for analysis. Haemocultives were taken for aerobics and anaerobics, gems before ERCP, immediately after the cannulation of biliary and/or pancreatic ducts and 5 minutes later after concluding the study. A high incidence of bacteremia was reported, 13.6%, all the previous haemocultives were negative. The positive haemocultives were during the cannulation procedure and no haemocultive after the study was positive. The organism isolate were Peptococcus sacharoliticcus and Staphylococcus epidermidis both of the normal flora of small intestine and the last one on the skin too. There were not relation between the ductal pathology, stasis and bacteremia. Some organisms were related to nosocomial agents, we considered though the disinfection and polishment of the accessories and equipment adequate. It is recommendable to use prophylactic antibiotic in immunosuppressed patients with valvular prosthesis. PMID:2152252

Marsicano, L J; Serrano, N; Urrestarazu, M I; Poleo, J R

1990-01-01

217

Towards guidelines for post-disaster vulnerability reduction in informal settlements.  

PubMed

Although the development community has long recognised that securing land tenure and improving housing design can benefit significantly informal settlement residents, there is little research on these issues in communities exposed to natural disasters and hazards. Informal settlements often are located on land left vacant because of inherent risks, such as floodplains, and there is a long history worldwide of disasters affecting informal settlements. This research tackles the following questions: how can informal settlement vulnerabilities be reduced in a post-disaster setting?; and what are the key issues to address in post-disaster reconstruction? The main purpose of the paper is to develop a set of initial guidelines for post-disaster risk reduction in informal settlements, stressing connections to tenure and housing/community design in the reconstruction process. The paper examines disaster and reconstruction responses in two disaster-affected regions-Jimani, Dominican Republic, and Vargas State, Venezuela-where informal settlements have been hit particularly hard. PMID:23067444

Doberstein, Brent; Stager, Heather

2013-01-01

218

The Surface Science of Metal Oxides: A Step Towards More 'Realistic' Model Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Surface science has developed at a rapid pace over the past thirty years. The tools available to surface scientists, foremost the atomic probe microscopes, allow fundamental studies on the atomic level with unprecedented detail and beautiful insights. In recent years, there has been a push towards understanding more 'realistic' model systems, beyond single crystalline elemental semiconductor or metal surfaces. Our research group is predominantly interested in surface science investigations of metal oxide materials. One particularly well-studied system, the (110) surface of rutile titanium dioxide, will be discussed in this talk. Although a large body of work on the physics and chemistry of this material has been published,(V.E. Henrich and P.A. Cox, The Surface Science of Metal Oxides, Cambridge University Press 1994) very basic questions, such as: What is actually imaged with a scanning tunneling microscope? (U. Diebold, J.F. Anderson, K.-O. Ng, and D. Vanderbilt PRL 77 (7) (1996) 1322-1325) and: How do common surface preparation procedures affect surface morphology? (M. Li, W. Hebenstreit and U. Diebold Surf. Sci. Lett. 414 (1/2) (1998) L951-9) have been addressed only recently. Answering these questions allows insights into the very unusual adsorption behavior of chlorine molecules,(U. Diebold, G. Leonardelli, W. Hebenstreit, M. Schmid and P. Varga PRL 81 (2) (1998) 405-408) and the encapsulation of deposited group-VIII metals that occurs upon heating TiO2 to high temperatures in a reducing atmosphere.

Diebold, Ulrike

1998-11-01

219

Remote rainfall sensing for landslide hazard analysis  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Methods of assessing landslide hazards and providing warnings are becoming more advanced as remote sensing of rainfall provides more detailed temporal and spatial data on rainfall distribution. Two recent landslide disasters are examined noting the potential for using remotely sensed rainfall data for landslide hazard analysis. For the June 27, 1995, storm in Madison County, Virginia, USA, National Weather Service WSR-88D Doppler radar provided rainfall estimates based on a relation between cloud reflectivity and moisture content on a 1 sq. km. resolution every 6 minutes. Ground-based measurements of rainfall intensity and precipitation total, in addition to landslide timing and distribution, were compared with the radar-derived rainfall data. For the December 14-16, 1999, storm in Vargas State, Venezuela, infrared sensing from the GOES-8 satellite of cloud top temperatures provided the basis for NOAA/NESDIS rainfall estimates on a 16 sq. km. resolution every 30 minutes. These rainfall estimates were also compared with ground-based measurements of rainfall and landslide distribution. In both examples, the remotely sensed data either overestimated or underestimated ground-based values by up to a factor of 2. The factors that influenced the accuracy of rainfall data include spatial registration and map projection, as well as prevailing wind direction, cloud orientation, and topography.

Wieczorek, Gerald F.; McWreath, Harry; Davenport, Clay

2001-01-01

220

Pharmaceutical standardization of Jala Shukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Bhasma.  

PubMed

Shukti is an important component of Sudha Varga, which is considered as the latest class in the field of Rasa Shastra. Two types of Shukti have been mentioned in Rasa Shastra texts i.e. Jala Shukti and Mukta Shukti according to the availability. In present study, an attempt has been made to develop a standard manufacturing procedure (SMP) of Jala Shukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Bhasma. Five batches of Jala Shukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Bhasma were prepared and standardization was attempted by maintaining batch manufacturing records of individual batches. During pharmaceutical procedures like Shodhana, Bhavana, Marana, etc. due care of temperature, its duration, percentage of weight gain or loss and the cost factor of the end product, etc. were considered. The average weight loss observed was 12.08 g i.e. 2.42% and 14.62 g i.e. 2.92% during Jala Shukti and Mukta Shukiti Shodhana respectively. Average weight loss found was 38.94 g i.e. 7.79% in Jala Shukti Bhasma while in Mukta Shukti Bhasma, it was 35.24 g i.e. 7.05%. At the end of the pharmaceutical procedure, it was found that Mukta Shukti Bhasma is 2.8 times costlier than Jala Shukti Bhasma. PMID:23049199

Parmar, Kirti Kumar G; Galib; Patgiri, B J

2012-01-01

221

Pharmaceutical standardization of Jala Shukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Bhasma  

PubMed Central

Shukti is an important component of Sudha Varga, which is considered as the latest class in the field of Rasa Shastra. Two types of Shukti have been mentioned in Rasa Shastra texts i.e. Jala Shukti and Mukta Shukti according to the availability. In present study, an attempt has been made to develop a standard manufacturing procedure (SMP) of Jala Shukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Bhasma. Five batches of Jala Shukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Bhasma were prepared and standardization was attempted by maintaining batch manufacturing records of individual batches. During pharmaceutical procedures like Shodhana, Bhavana, Marana, etc. due care of temperature, its duration, percentage of weight gain or loss and the cost factor of the end product, etc. were considered. The average weight loss observed was 12.08 g i.e. 2.42% and 14.62 g i.e. 2.92% during Jala Shukti and Mukta Shukiti Shodhana respectively. Average weight loss found was 38.94 g i.e. 7.79% in Jala Shukti Bhasma while in Mukta Shukti Bhasma, it was 35.24 g i.e. 7.05%. At the end of the pharmaceutical procedure, it was found that Mukta Shukti Bhasma is 2.8 times costlier than Jala Shukti Bhasma.

Parmar, Kirti Kumar G.; Galib; Patgiri, B. J.

2012-01-01

222

Star formation in H II galaxies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

H II galaxies integrated properties have been widely studied. However, little is known about the individual H II regions and their photoionizing stellar clusters. To broaden our knowledge on star formation in low mass star-forming galaxies (like H II galaxies) it is necessary to answer questions like: How does the star formation distributes along the galaxy? Is it possible for them to form super stellar clusters? How does the star formation history on them looks like? To answer those questions the goal of this thesis work is to map (at tens of parsecs resolution) the recent star formation in six H II galaxies with extremely young star-forming bursts (Rosa-González et al. 2007, ApJ, 654, 226). The preliminary results obtained have allowed us to develop a catalog of H II regions (identified for the first time) in these galaxies and the characterization of the young stellar clusters responsible for their photoionization using POPSTAR (Mollá, García-Vargas, & Bressan 2009, MNRAS, 398, 451) stellar populations models.

Torres-Campos, A.; Díaz, A. I.; Terlevich, E.; Rosa-González, D.; Telles, E.; Terlevich, R.

2013-05-01

223

AGU Scholars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recognition of the strong support and substantial contribution given by the American Geophysical Union to the American Geological Institute's Minority Participation Program, 16 of the 1982-83 scholarship recipients were designated ‘AGU Scholars.’ Because of a matching grant from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to increase the number of minority students studying in fields related to the development of marine and coastal resources, five of this group were designated ‘AGU Sea Grant Scholars.’ The AGU Scholars, all of whom are following courses of study related to AGU's broad areas of interest, are Torin J. Edwards, a student of geophysics at the University of New Orleans; Gwendolyn Hofler, geophysics, Virginia State University; Jolecia Mitchell, environmental sciences, Howard University; Louis F. Montiel, geohydrology, Northern Arizona University; Alex M. Richards, geophysics, Northern Arizona University; Roxanne C. Rogers, geophysics, Colorado School of Mines; John F. Vargas, geophysics, University of Kansas; Toni M. VanDam, geophysics, University of Colorado; Edith G. Williams, geophysics, Stanford University; Saundra F. Willis, geosciences, California State University, Northridge; and Lacy B. Ward, geophysics, Virginia State University.

224

Gauguin Tahiti  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Despite living most of his life in France, Paul Gauguin is immediately identified with Tahiti, largely due to his immense body of visual art (such as paintings and sculptures) that were produced during his time there during the turn of the 19th century. One of these monumental works is an impressive canvas titled, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? At the time of its completion, Gauguin noted that "I believe that this canvas not only surpasses all my preceding ones, but that I shall never do anything better, or even like it." This extraordinary work forms the centerpiece of a current exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and is extensively profiled on this website for the web-browsing public. From this site, visitors can view in great detail an interactive presentation of this work, presented by WBUR.org. Visitors may move a virtual magnifying glass over the work and click on fifteen separate areas that profile various segments of the painting. Each clickable fragment is further augmented by audio interviews from art historians offering their learned commentaries. Additionally, visitors can listen to an interview with exhibition curator George Shackelford, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Elizabeth Childs, professor of art history at Washington University in St. Louis.

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[The way we were. On the centenary of the first Spanish Congress of Paediatrics in Palma de Mallorca (1914-2014)].  

PubMed

Between the 19th and 25th April 1914, the First Spanish Congress of Paediatrics was held in Palma de Mallorca under the slogan "Protect the Children". The specialty had broken away a few years earlier from its secular connection with Obstetrics and Gynaecology, both in its teaching aspect as well as regarding healthcare. With the newly created Chairs in Childhood Diseases, in a way this Congress meant the coming-of age and debut int society of paediatrics in our country. Prof. Martínez Vargas, a university professor in Barcelona, was the Chairman, and soul of the congress. There was a need to face a very high rate of infant mortality. The Congress responded to that social and sanitary/health demand with the participation of over three hundred pediatricians, including foreign representatives from Belgium, France, Russia and Latin America. The activities were divided into four sections: Childcare, Child Medicine, Surgery and Health, and accredited lecturers gave master classes on the most pressing issues of child pathology of the time. One hundred years on, what we are today is the fruit gathered by those who preceded us. Some were brilliant figures in paediatrics and others, the majority, anonymous paediatricians. They dedicated their lives, their science and their best smile to child care. The way we were and the way we are. With legitimate pride and satisfaction, it is an honour for the Group on the History of Paediatrics and AEP Documentation to celebrate this centennial commemoration in the framework of the Annals of Paediatrics. PMID:24767461

Ponte Hernando, F; Zafra Anta, M; Fernández Menéndez, J M; Gorrotxategi Gorrotxategi, P; Bassat, Q; Fernández Teijeiro, J J; de Arana Amurrio, J I; García Nieto, V

2014-06-01

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Mantle Xenoliths of Cerro Mercedes, Costa Rica, Central America  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mantle peridotite occurs as xenoliths in lavas and bombs at Cerro Mercedes, a Plio-Quaternary potassic alkaline basalt volcano approximately 70 km behind the volcanic front of northern Costa Rica (Tournon and Alvarado, 1997). Mineral exploration led to the first discovery of abundant mantle xenoliths in Central America (Vargas and Alfaro, 1992). The compositions of 71 xenoliths recovered in January 2003 include dunite, harzburgite, lherzolite and olivine websterite. Twenty xenoliths have a diameter of at least 3 cm. The nodules are abundant in basalt outcrops and the rare bombs. In spite of substantial soil development in a rain forest environment, both xenoliths and host lava remain well preserved. Olivine, pyroxenes and spinel are common, plagioclase is present and garnet appears to be absent. There is no obvious shearing or deformation and several pyroxenes are as much as 1 cm in diameter. The mineralogy suggests a relatively shallow upper mantle source, within either the lithosphere or possibly the uppermost asthenosphere. Cerro Mercedes, at latitude 10° 58' N and longitude 82° 21' W, lies along the Rio San Juan, which is locally the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Central America. This location approximately coincides with a boundary between dominantly depleted mantle to the northwest and OIB or Galapagos-like mantle to the southeast. We will use mineralogical data to better define the likely depths and oxidation states of representative nodules and isotopic data to define the type of mantle source.

Lindsay, F. N.; Carr, M. J.; Herzberg, C. T.; Feigenson, M. D.

2003-12-01

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Debris-flow and flooding deposits in coastal Venezuela associated with the storm of December 14-16, 1999  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Heavy rainfall from the storm of December 14?16, 1999, triggered thousands of shallow landslides on steep slopes of the Sierra de Avila north of Caracas, Venezuela, and caused flooding and massive debris flows in the channels of major drainages that severely damaged coastal communities along the Caribbean Sea. Within this region we characterized geologic conditions where landslides initiated on hillsides and examined the texture of debris-flow deposits in the channels of nine drainages. In one of the most severely damaged areas on a highly developed alluvial fan at Caraballeda, we measured debris-flow deposits that ranged up to 5 meters (m) in thickness, inundating structures and roads over a large portion of the fan. Boulders up to 5 m long were carried along by the flows, impacted structures causing serious damage, and were deposited on the fan. Using field measurements and comparing pre-event and post-event topography from aerial photographs, we determined the volume of debris-flow and flood deposition on the fan to be about 2 million cubic meters. The total volume of material transported and deposited by landslides throughout the Vargas region ranks this as one of the most severe historical erosional events worldwide.

Wieczorek, Gerald F.; Larsen, Matthew C.; Eaton, L. Scott; Morgan, Benjamin A.; Blair, J. Luke

2002-01-01

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Geomorphic effects of large debris flows and flash floods, northern Venezuela, 1999  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A rare, high-magnitude storm in northern Venezuela in December 1999 triggered debris flows and flash floods, and caused one of the worst natural disasters in the recorded history of the Americas. Some 15,000 people were killed. The debris flows and floods inundated coastal communities on alluvial fans at the mouths of a coastal mountain drainage network and destroyed property estimated at more than $2 billion. Landslides were abundant and widespread on steep slopes within areas underlain by schist and gneiss from near the coast to slightly over the crest of the mountain range. Some hillsides were entirely denuded by single or coalescing failures, which formed massive debris flows in river channels flowing out onto densely populated alluvial fans at the coast. The massive amount of sediment derived from 24 watersheds along 50 km of the coast during the storm and deposited on alluvial fans and beaches has been estimated at 15 to 20 million m3. Sediment yield for the 1999 storm from the approximately 200 km2 drainage area of watersheds upstream of the alluvial fans was as much as 100,000 m3/km2. Rapid economic development in this dynamic geomorphic environment close to the capital city of Caracas, in combination with a severe rain storm, resulted in the death of approximately 5% of the population (300,000 total prior to the storm) in the northern Venezuelan state of Vargas. ?? 2006 Gebru??der Borntraeger.

Larsen, M. C.; Wieczorek, G. F.

2006-01-01

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To Stack or Not To Stack: Spectral Energy Distribution Properties of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at z=2.1  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report the results of Vargas et al. (2013, ArXiV: 1309.6341). We use the Cosmic Assembly Near-Infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS) GOODS-S multi-wavelength catalog to identify counterparts for 20 Ly? Emitting (LAE) galaxies at z = 2.1. We build several types of stacked Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs) of these objects. We combine photometry to form average and median flux-stacked SEDs, and postage stamp images to form average and median image-stacked SEDs. We also introduce scaled flux stacks that eliminate the influence of variation in overall brightness. We use the SED fitting code SpeedyMC to constrain the physical properties of individual objects and stacks. Our LAEs at z = 2.1 have stellar masses ranging from 2 × 10^7 Msun - 8 × 10^9 Msun (median = 3 × 10^8 Msun), ages ranging from 4 Myr to 500 Myr (median =100 Myr), and E(B-V) between 0.02 and 0.24 (median = 0.12). The SED parameters of the flux stacks match the average and median values of the individual objects, with the flux-scaled median SED performing best with reduced uncertainties. Median image-stacked SEDs provide a poor representation of the median individual object, and none of the stacking methods captures the large dispersion of LAE properties.

Vargas, Carlos J.; Bish, H.; Acquaviva, V.; Gawiser, E. J.; Finkelstein, S. L.; Ciardullo, R.; The CANDELS Collaboration; The MUSYC Collaboration

2014-01-01

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A new Brazilian Passiflora leafminer: Spinivalva gaucha, gen. n., sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Gracillariinae), the first gracillariid without a sap-feeding instar.  

PubMed

Male, female, pupa, larva and egg of a new genus and species of Gracillariidae (Gracillariinae), Spinivalva gaucha Moreira and Vargas from southern Brazil are described and illustrated with the aid of optical and scanning electron microscopy. A preliminary analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences including members of related lineages is also provided. The immature stages are associated with Passiflora actinia, Passiflora misera and Passiflora suberosa (Passifloraceae), and build mines on the adaxial leaf surface. Initially the mines are serpentine in shape, but later in larval ontogeny become a blotch type. Although the larvae are hypermetamorphic as in other Gracillariidae, there is no sap-feeding instar in Spinivalva gaucha; the larva feeds on the palisade parenchyma, thus producing granular frass during all instars. Pupation occurs outside the mine; prior to pupating, the larva excretes numerous bubbles that are placed in rows on the lateral margins of the cocoon external surface. This is the second genus of gracillariid moth described for the Atlantic Rain Forest, and the second gracillariid species known to be associated with Passifloraceae. PMID:23794860

Brito, Rosângela; Gonçalves, Gislene L; Vargas, Hector A; Moreira, Gilson R P

2013-01-01

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Using Vertical Panoramic Images to Record a Historic Cemetery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1919, during colonization of the West Region of São Paulo State, Brazil, the Ogassawara family built a cemetery and a school with donations received from the newspaper Osaka Mainichi Shimbum, in Osaka, Japan. The cemetery was closed by President Getúlio Vargas in 1942, during the Second World War. The architecture of the Japanese cemetery is a unique feature in Latin America. Even considering its historical and cultural relevance, there is a lack of geometric documentation about the location and features of the tombs and other buildings within the cemetery. As an alternative to provide detailed and fast georeferenced information about the area, it is proposed to use near vertical panoramic images taken with a digital camera with fisheye lens as the primary data followed by bundle adjustment and photogrammetric restitution. The aim of this paper is to present a feasibility study on the proposed technique with the assessment of the results with a strip of five panoramic images, taken over some graves in the Japanese cemetery. The results showed that a plant in a scale of 1 : 200 can be produced with photogrammetric restitution at a very low cost, when compared to topographic surveying or laser scanning. The paper will address the main advantages of this technique as well as its drawbacks, with quantitative analysis of the results achieved in this experiment.

Tommaselli, A. M. G.; Polidori, L.; Hasegawa, J. K.; Camargo, P. O.; Hirao, H.; Moraes, M. V. A.; Rissate, E. A., Jr.; Henrique, G. R.; Abreu, P. A. G.; Berveglieri, A.; Marcato, J., Jr.

2013-07-01

232

The history of vaccinations in the light of the autism epidemic.  

PubMed

Autism has been characterized as a behavioral disorder since it was first described by Leo Kanner in 1943. The number of autistic children has increased over the last decade. The incidence of autism was 1 in 10000 before the 1970s and has steadily increased to 1 in 150 in 2008 with a male:female predominance of 4:1. The cause of this epidemic has remained unknown, but several hypotheses have been studied. Many of these suggest an environmental trigger, such as the ethyl mercury contained in the preservative thimerosal, which has been used in vaccines since 1931. Other possible triggers associated with vaccinations are chemical toxins and live viruses. James has published studies suggesting a genetic predisposition in the families of autistic children, exposing them to a deficiency in glutathione and an inability to detoxify heavy metals. Vargas has shown autism to encompass ongoing inflammation in the brains of autistic children. The Hannah Poling vaccine decision was a landmark case. Poling's family was awarded funds for ongoing medical care of an autistic child who was found to have mitochondrial dysfunction exacerbated by vaccines that left her with autistic behavior and seizures. Several studies have emerged supporting the fact that a significant number of autistic children do have mitochondrial dysfunction. The impact that the Poling case will have on the ability of parents of autistic children to gain access to funds to enable them to properly care for their children remains to be seen. PMID:19043939

Cave, Stephanie F

2008-01-01

233

Stochastic Variational Method for Atomic Gases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have applied the stochastic variational method [1] to trapped cold gases and calculated energies, densities, correlation functions and condensate fractions as function of scattering length and particle number [2]. We also investigated the N-body Efimov effect for systems with N=3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 bosons at infinite scattering length and obtained the characteristic exponential scaling factors for the energies and densities [3]. We have also compared the finite-range three-body model with the zero-range model [4] and determined the validity region of, and the effective range corrections to, the latter.[1] H.H. Sorensen, D.V. Fedorov and A.S. Jensen, AIP Conference Proc. 777 (2005) 12; K. Varga and Y. Suzuki, Comput. Phys. Commun. 106 (1997) 157.[2] M. Thøgersen, D.V. Fedorov and A.S. Jensen, Europhys. Lett. 79 (2007) 40002.[3] M. Thøgersen, D.V. Fedorov and A.S. Jensen, submitted to Europhys. Lett.[4] E. Braaten and H.-W. Hammer, Phys. Rep. 428 (2006) 259; T. Kraemer et al., Nature 440 (2006) 315.

Thøgersen, Martin; Fedorov, Dmitri; Jensen, Aksel

2008-05-01

234

New Species of Culex (Melanoconion) from Southern Brazil (Diptera: Culicidae).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Culex (Melanoconion) lopesi, a new species from Municipio Iguape, Estado Sao Paulo, southern Brazil is recognized. The adult male, the only known stage of this species, is described and its genitalia are illustrated.

S. Sirivanakarn W. L. Jakob

1979-01-01

235

Tipos comunes de cáncer en la población general  

Cancer.gov

La lista de cánceres comunes incluye cánceres que se diagnostican con mayor frecuencia en Estados Unidos. Esta página ofrece las estadísticas de incidencia y mortalidad más recientes para estos tipos de cancer.

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Boletín del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer - 28 de febrero de 2012  

Cancer.gov

Los artículos originales en inglés están disponibles en las páginas del NCI Cancer Bulletin. El Boletín es una publicación del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI), una entidad gubernamental de los Estados Unidos creada en 1937.

238

El proyecto Cajal4EU inicia desde Zaragoza su trabajo en Europa Alrededor de medio centenar de representantes de las empresas participantes en el Proyecto Cajal4EU se han reunido en Zaragoza en una jornada que servirá de arranque de los trabajos de este grupo. El objetivo de este proyecto es la producción de un chip de diagnóstico médico que permita conocer el estado del paciente en tiempo real  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zaragoza.- Más de medio centenar de investigadores procedentes de toda Europa se han reunido este lunes en Zaragoza en unas jornadas que suponen el punto de arranque de los trabajos del proyecto Cajal4EU. Este proyecto nanobiotecnológico, que recibe este nombre en honor al científico aragonés Santiago Ramón y Cajal y en el que trabajan de forma paralela 30 empresas, tiene

Alejandro Royo Zaragozano

2010-01-01

239

The Impact of U.S. Controls on Capital Outflows on the U.S. Balance of Payments: An Exploratory Study (Effets sur la balance des paiements des Etats-Unis des contrôles américains sur les sorties de capitaux: etude exploratrice) (Estudio exploratorio del impacto en la balanza de pagos de Estados Unidos de ciertas medidas de control de salida de capitales)  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the 1960s the U. S. authorities adopted several capital control measures in an attempt to stem capital outflows and thus to improve the U. S. balance of payments--specifically, the Interest Equalization Tax (IET), the Voluntary Foreign Credit Restraint (VFCR) program, and the initially voluntary, but later mandatory, Foreign Direct Investment program. The U. S. authorities, however, refrained from any

John Hewson; Eisuke Sakakibara

1975-01-01

240

Boletín del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer - 31 de enero de 2012  

Cancer.gov

Dr. Nils Daulaire Salud mundial a través de la colaboración y el liderazgo Para conmemorar el Día Mundial del Cáncer que tuvo lugar el 4 febrero, el doctor Nils Daulaire, director de la Oficina de Asuntos Internacionales del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos habla sobre las razones por las cuales los Estados Unidos deben participar en iniciativas para mejorar la salud mundial.

241

Educational attainment as a selective factor in marital status transitions in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Resumen  Se organizaron los datos sobre el estado marital en los censos de 1940, 1950 y 1960 de Estados Unidos, para mostrar, (1) las\\u000a tendencias en los porcentajes de hombres y mujeres que permanecen solteros, de acuerdo a la edad y nivel de education (años\\u000a de colegio completados); (2) niveles educacionales relativos de esposas y esposos para grupos seleccionados de parejas

Carl E. Ortmeyer

1967-01-01

242

PREFACE: 21st Latin American Symposium on Solid State Physics (SLAFES XXI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Latin American Symposium on Solid State Physics (SLAFES) started in Caracas-Venezuela, and over time the symposia have taken place in 9 different Latin American countries. The last five events took place in Mérida-Venezuela (2002), Havana-Cuba (2004), Puebla-Mexico (2006), Puerto Iguazú-Argentina (2008) and Maragogi-Brazil (2011). During the last years, in the different SLAFES editions, the aim has been to bring together researches from Latina America and invite renowned scientists from around the world to a unique forum to discuss the latest developments regarding Solid state Physics. The 21st Latin American Symposium on Solid State Physics (SLAFES XXI) was held in Villa de Leyva-Colombia, from September 30 to October 04, 2013. The 21st SLAFES version featured the participation of experts in various areas of Solid State Physics from countries such as Belgium, Germany, United States, Spain, Ireland, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, had 270 submitted works and was attended by 140 researchers. The development of this event was made possible by financial support from the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad del Norte-CO, Universidad de Magdalena-CO, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco-BR and the Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exatas, Naturales y Física. Editors Professor J Albino Aguiar Departamento de Física Universidade Federal de Pernambuco 50670-901 Recife PE Brazil e-mail: albino@df.ufpe.br Professor Jairo Roa-Rojas Grupo de Física de Nuevos Materiales Departamento de Física Universidad Nacional de Colombia A.A. 5997 Bogotá DC, Colombia e-mail: jroar@unal.edu.co Professor Carlos Arturo Parra Vargas Grupo Física de Materiales Escuela de Física Universidad Padagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia Tunja Colombia e-mail: carlos.parra@uptc.edu.co Professor David A Land\\'i nez Téllez Grupo de Física de Nuevos Materiales Departamento de Física Universidad Nacional de Colombia A.A. 5997 Bogotá DC Colombia e-mail: dalandinezt@unal.edu.co Professor Laura T Corredor Bohórquez Departamento de Física Universidade Federal de Pernambuco 50670-901 Recife PE Brazil e-mail: ltcorredorb@df.ufpe.br Professor Arkady Shanenko Departamento de Física Universidade Federal de Pernambuco 50670-901 Recife PE Brazil e-mail: arkadyshanenko@df.ufpe.br Professor Renato F Jardim Instituto de Física Universidade de S\\~ao Paulo CP 66318 S\\~ao Paulo SP Brazil e-mail: rjardim@if.usp.br Professor Francois Peeters Department Fysica Universiteit Antwerpen Groneneborgerlann 171 B-2020, Antwerpen Belgium e-mail: francois.peeters@uantwerpen.be Organizing committee ChairmanCarlos Arturo Parra Vargas Proceedings EditorJosé Albino Aguiar Program ChairJairo Roa-Rojas SecretaryAura Janeth Barón González TreasurerArmando Sarmiento Santos Speaker ChairRafael González Hernández Fernando Naranjo Mayorga David A Landínez Téllez Jesús Oswaldo Morán José Sierra Ortega

Aguiar, J. Albino

2014-04-01

243

Ultrathin alumina film on Cu 9at%Al(1 1 1)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have investigated the structure of the clean and the oxidized (1 1 1) surface of a Cu-Al alloy with 9 at% Al by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), low energy ion scattering (LEIS) and low energy electron diffraction (LEED). Annealing of the clean crystal at 680 °C leads to segregation of Al to the surface. The Al concentration at the annealed surface is 23 ± 2% and domains with a (?3 × ?3) R30° superstructure are visible, as well as small Cu(1 1 1) areas and disordered patches. Oxidation at 680 °C leads to the formation of a well-ordered flat alumina film with two very similar oxide structures. One oxide structure has a nearly commensurate rectangular cell rotated by 30° with respect to a close-packed row of the substrate and grows in three different domains. The second structure has a commensurate cell consisting of four equivalent building blocks and has a rectangular centered symmetry. This structure is rotated by 18° with respect to a close-packed row of the substrate and grows in six different domains. The rectangular building blocks of these two oxide structures have a similar thickness, the same surface termination and the same number and arrangement of the atoms as the oxide film on NiAl(1 1 0) [G. Kresse, M. Schmid, E. Napetschnig, M. Shishkin, L. Köhler, P. Varga, Science 308 (2005) 1448]. In contrast to the oxide on NiAl(1 1 0), alumina on the Cu-Al alloy crystal does not show stress-induced domain boundaries and grows in large defect-free domains. Thus, Pd deposited on this oxide nucleates not only on domain boundaries and steps but also on the unperturbed oxide, forming (1 1 1)-oriented clusters.

Napetschnig, E.; Schmid, M.; Varga, P.

2008-05-01

244

HII regions evolution: by using POPSTAR evolutionary synthesis models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We show the results from a series of papers where we present the POPSTAR evolutionary synthesis models. The ionizing Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs) are those obtained by the POPSTAR code (Mollá et al. 2009, MNRAS, 398, 451) for 6 different metallicities, with a very low metallicity set, Z=0.0001, not included in previous similar works. We compute the synthetic emission line spectra of HII regions ionized by young star clusters by combining the cluster SEDs with the photoionization code CLOUDY, for 7 values of the cluster mass and ages ranging between 0.1 and 5.2 Myr (Martín-Manjón et al. 2010, MNRAS, 403, 2012). We assume that the radius of each HII region is the distance at which the ionized gas is deposited by the action of the mechanical energy of massive star winds and supernovae from the central ionizing young cluster. This allows us to eliminate the ionization parameter u as a free argument, since now its value is set from the cluster physical properties (mass, age and metallicity) and from the chemical gas properties (hydrogen density and abundances). Finally we calculate the contribution of these emission lines to the broad band colors (García-Vargas et al. 2010, in prep.). The color-color diagram are strongly affected, and consequently the interpretation of stellar properties from photometrical observations. All products are available in the VO, in the VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/MNRAS/398/451 and in the FRACTAL web page http://www.fractal-es.com.

Mollá, M.; Martín-Manjón, M.; García-Vargas, M.

2011-11-01

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PA01.62. Mukta-sukti bhasma; nectar for acid peptic disorders, w.s.r to its anti-ulcer activity - an experimental study  

PubMed Central

Purpose: Mukta Shukti (Pearl oyster shell); a sudha varga dravya, attains better therapeutic properties with proper sodhana and marana processes. It is indicated in Amlapitta, Parinamashoola and Annadravashoola. Acharya Susruta mentioned; Amla is the property of Vidagdha Pitta. The term Amlapitta may be correlated with Acid reflux syndrome which comprises of various types of Gastro esophageal reflux diseases like Gastritis, Peptic ulcer etc. A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. A bacterium called Helicobacter pylori is a major cause of peptic ulcers. An attempt was made in this regard to establish standards to assure quality and to assess antiulcer activity of Mukta Sukti Bhasma. Method: Mukta sukti Bhasma prepared as per Rasatarangini and subjected to Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) and X ray diffraction (XRD). Anti ulcer activity of Mukta sukti Bhasma in Albino rats by Aspirin induced gastric ulcer. Sucralfate as standard group and normal food water as control group used for the comparison. Result: Mukta sukti Bhasma showed highly significant Anti ulcer activity than control group. The alkaline pH and chemical components might have contributed by inhibiting secretions, neutralizing the acidity and reducing size of the ulcerative lesions. Presence of Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe), Potassium (K), Aluminum (Al), Copper (Cu), Sodium (Na) and Zinc (Zn) were detected in raw Mukta sukti and Mukta sukti Bhasma. X ray diffraction shown face centered Cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal and monoclinic crystal structures. Conclusion: In aspirin induced model, the Mukta sukti Bhasma and standard group (Sucralfate) showed highly significant Anti ulcer activity than control group (food water). The Mukta sukti Bhasma showed highly significant Anti ulcer activity than standard group (Sucralfate) when compared. This experimental study has given scientific evidence for the claim in the ancient text regarding the Anti ulcer property of Mukta sukti Bhasma which gives scope for conducting clinical study.

Sreejith, R

2012-01-01

246

Imaging the Structure of Grains, Grain Boundaries, and Stacking Sequences in Single and Multi-Layer Graphene  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Graphene can be produced by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on copper substrates on up to meter scales [1, 2], making their polycrystallinity [3,4] almost unavoidable. By combining aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy and dark-field transmission electron microscopy, we image graphene grains and grain boundaries across six orders of magnitude. Atomic-resolution images of graphene grain boundaries reveal that different grains can stitch together via pentagon-heptagon pairs. We use diffraction-filtered electron imaging to map the shape and orientation of several hundred grains and boundaries over fields of view of a hundred microns. Single, double and multilayer graphene can be differentiated, and the stacking sequence and relative abundance of sequences can be directly imaged. These images reveal an intricate patchwork of grains with structural details depending strongly on growth conditions. The imaging techniques enabled studies of the structure, properties, and control of graphene grains and grain boundaries [5]. [4pt] [1] X. Li et al., Science 324, 1312 (2009).[0pt] [2] S. Bae et al., Nature Nanotechnol. 5, 574 (2010).[0pt] [3] J. M. Wofford, et al., Nano Lett., (2010).[0pt] [4] P. Y. Huang, et al., Nature 469, 389--392 (2011); arXiv:1009.4714, (2010)[0pt] [5] In collaboration with Pinshane Y. Huang, C. S. Ruiz-Vargas, A. M. van der Zande, A. W. Tsen, L. Brown, R. Hovden, F. Ghahari, W. S. Whitney, M.P. Levendorf, J. W. Kevek, S. Garg, J. S. Alden, C. J. Hustedt, Y. Zhu, N. Petrone, J. Hone, J. Park, P. L. McEuen

Muller, David

2012-02-01

247

Swift Observations of the 2014 Outburst of the X-ray Nova/Black Hole Candidate GRS 1739-278  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The bright X-ray transient and black hole candidate GRS 1739-278 is currently undergoing its second outburst since its discovery in 1996 (Vargas 1997). The 1996 outburst lasted nearly 300 days and showed rapid X-ray variability early in the outburst when the source was in the high and very high states (Borozdin 2000), and a strong 5-Hz quasi-periodic oscillation (QPO) was discovered in a single Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer observation during the very high state (Borozdin 2000; Wijnands 2001). Based on these variations and spectral state changes, Borozdin (2000) proposed that GRS 1739-278 contains a black hole candidate. The current outburst began in early March 2014 and continues through mid-May, reaching a peak of ~300 mCrab in the 15-50 keV band, a factor of ~3 lower than the peak in 1996. The source has exhibited a complicated light curve in Swift observations, both in the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) where it shows flux variations of a factor of two on time scales as short as five days, and in the X-Ray Telescope (XRT), which is more sparsely sampled, but shows strong variability in intensity and hardness ratio both on long (multi-day) and short minute) time scales. This is suggestive of an outburst that has remained in the hard state. The long series of Swift observations enables us to track the evolution of spectral parameters with fine temporal resolution through a series of spectral states. We also search the XRT data for evidence of QPOs or other timing features. These spectral and timing studies and the 18-year gap between outbursts give new insight into the nature of this system and its evolution, and will help to confirm the black hole nature of the compact source. We will also compare this system to other X-ray novae black-hole binary systems in outburst like V404 Cyg.

Krimm, Hans A.; Kennea, Jamie A.; Shaposhnikov, Nikolai; Tomsick, John

2014-08-01

248

[A new subspecies of Heraclides androgeus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) and its biogeographical aspects].  

PubMed

A new subspecies of Heraclides androgeus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) and its biogeographical aspects. Heraclides androgeus epidaurus was described and illustrated by Godman & Salvin in 1890 based on specimens obtained in Veracruz, indicating that their distribution encompassed both the Pacific and Atlantic sides of Mexico. Later authors commented that there were morphological differences between the male wings from both populations. We analyzed, described and nominated Heraclides androgeus reyesorum ssp. nov. Vargas, Llorente & Luis distributed in the Mexican Pacific coast, based on 62 specimens, and compared it with H a. epidaurus from the Gulf of Mexico, based on more than 200 specimens housed at UNAM: Museo de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias and the Colección Nacional de Insectos of the Instituto de Biologia, as well as some collections from the USA. The main characters were the width of the yellow and black bands on forewings in males, which had a significant difference between the populations of both sides of Mexico, although some characters were variable and showed partial overlap. In the hindwings, the differences were the extent of the subterminal lunules in dorsal and ventral view. We also analyzed the male genitalia, finding notorious differences in both sclerotic processes of the harpe. Subspecific differences between females refer to the brightness and extent of green spots on the hindwings and the extent of lunules in the ventral view. The greatest abundance of H. a. reyesorum ssp. nov. was in the tropical deciduous forest, with gallery forest and in the lower range of the cloud forest, present at altitudes of 500-800 m and 1000-1 750 m, respectively. We discussed the pattern of endemism due to historical vicariant processes and explain the presence of the new subspecies of H. androgeus and other taxa of specific level. PMID:23885585

Vargas-Fernández, Isabel; Luis-Martínez, Armando; Llorente-Bousquets, Jorge

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Mosquito species richness, composition, and abundance along habitat-climate-elevation gradients in the northern Colorado Front Range.  

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We exploited elevation gradients (1,500-2,400 m) ranging from plains to montane areas along the Poudre River and Big Thompson River in the northern Colorado Front Range to determine how mosquito species richness, composition, and abundance change along natural habitat-climate-elevation gradients. Mosquito collections in 26 sites in 2006 by using CO2-baited CDC light traps yielded a total of 7,136 identifiable mosquitoes of 27 species. Commonly collected species included Aedes vexans (Meigen) (n = 4,722), Culex tarsalis Coquillett (n = 825), Ochlerotatus increpitus (Dyar) (n = 546), Ochlerotatus trivittatus (Coquillett) (n = 303), Aedes cinereus Meigen (n = 280), Ochlerotatus melanimon (Dyar) (n = 146), Ochlerotatus dorsalis (Meigen) (n = 67), Culiseta inornata (Williston) (n = 52), Ochlerotatus pullatus (Coquillett) (n = 38), Ochlerotatus spencerii idahoensis (Theobald) (n = 37), and Culex pipiens L. (n = 29). Species richness was highest in plains habitats at elevations below 1,600 m. Numerous species were found exclusively or predominantly at low elevations below 1,700 m [Anopheles earlei Vargas, Anophelesfreeborni Aitken, Coquilletidia perturbans (Walker), Culex erythrothorax (Dyar), Cx. pipiens, Culex territans Walker, Oc. dorsalis, Ochlerotatus hendersoni (Cockerell), Oc. melanimon, and Oc. trivittatus], whereas others occurred predominantly at high elevations above 2,300 m [Ae. cinereus, Culiseta incidens (Thomson), Culiseta morsitans (Theoblad), Ochlerotatus cataphylla (Dyar), Ochlerotatus intrudens (Dyar), Oc. pullatus, and Ochlerotatus punctor (Kirby)]. Ae. vexans and Cx. tarsalis were abundant in the plains (< 1,600 m; mean June-August temperature > 19.5 degrees C), occurred at low abundances in foothills and low montane areas (1,610-1,730 m; 18.0-19.5 degrees C), and they were collected only sporadically in montane areas above 1,750 m (mean June-August temperature < 17.5 degrees C). These findings suggest that future climate warming may lead to shifts in distribution patterns of West Nile virus vectors (e.g., Cx. tarsalis) toward higher elevations in Colorado. PMID:18714885

Eisen, Lars; Bolling, Bethany G; Blair, Carol D; Beaty, Barry J; Moore, Chester G

2008-07-01

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?`Es necesario calcular detalladamente funciones de partición atómicas?  

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Basándonos en extensos y precisos cómputos de funciones de partición realizados por nosotros para distintos átomos, se muestra que en el cálculo u obtención de ciertas magnitudes (notablemente la presión electrónica, la abundancia de un elemento deducida a partir de un estado fuertemente ionizado, etc.) el error porcentual que se comete es pequeño (inferior a 1 %) si se adopta, como valor de la función de partición, el peso estadístico del término correspondiente al estado fundamental del átomo. Esta notable simplificación acelera el cálculo, por ejemplo, de un modelo de atmósfera estelar, sin disminuir la precisión de los resultados.

Milone, L. A.; Merlo, D. C.

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Informe a la nación indica que continúa la disminución de las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer que empezó a principios de los noventa; Una sección especial destaca los cánceres asociados al exceso de peso y a la falta de actividad física adecuada  

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Los índices de mortalidad por todos los cánceres combinados para hombres, mujeres y niños siguieron bajando en Estados Unidos entre 2004 y 2008, según el Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer de 1975 a 2008. El índice general de diagnósticos nuevos de cáncer, que se conoce también como incidencia, bajaron entre los hombres un promedio de 0,6% por año entre 2004 y 2008. Los índices generales de incidencia de cáncer entre las mujeres bajaron 0,5% por año de 1998 hasta 2006; estos índices se nivelaron de 2006 a 2008.

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Characterization of slipped sediments from a loess landslide, Kulcs, Central-Hungary  

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The area of the Danube High Bluffs in Central Hungary is frequently affected by recent landslide activity where landslides have largely been associated with slope deposits, including various Pleistocene sediments as well as the underlying Pannonian layers. Studies , however, have revealed that intense rainfall episodes and flooding periods trigger landslides in the area [1,2]. In this study, we report the results of a case study about the collapsed structure in the toe and at the bulge of Kulcs landslide. Beside field recordings, previous geotechnical data of Rácalmás-Kulcs area were reinterpreted. A broad range of analytical techniques were employed for the characterization of sediments on the surface and in 6 boreholes on a small area (100 m x 30 m) affected by landslide movements along riverbank. Sediments from boreholes comprise grey silty flood plain sediment, old weathered loess with loess dolls, fine grained brown paleosoils, red clay, carbonate cemented layers and sand/sandstone. Sandwich-like sediment structure and grain size distribution with high amount of clay and silt (clay, silty clay loam and silt loam texture) are present that affect the flow of underground water. Samples mainly contain quartz (17-62%), carbonates (calcite >dolomite; 0-50%), muscovite and illite (0-25 %) and subordinate amount of chlorite, montmorillonite, feldspars, kaolinite, goethite. The borehole which was drilled outside of the area, affected by the landslide, shows different sediment structure. Weathering indices and major chemical composition of most of the samples show similar values to Pleistocene-Pannonian sequences from Hungary, excluding Na2O and MnO [3]. The high CPA values (93-98 %) in the paleosoil unit reflect a highly weathered paleosoil. The low values of Na2O/Al2O3 and K2O/Al2O3 with respect to average Upper Continental Crust composition indicating the removal of more soluble elements. These results are helpful to reveal the cause of landslides and trace sliding planes in sediments where it is not clearly recognizable. The study highlights the importance of paleosoil layers in quaternary loess as these can act as potential sliding planes if the hydrogeological conditions are such. References: [1] Szabó, J. (2003), Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 3, 43-52. [2] Újvári et al. (2009), Geomorphology 109, 197-209. [3] Varga et al. (2011), Quaternary International 240, 71-86.

Udvardi, Beatrix; Kovács, István; Füri, Judit; Kónya, Péter; Horváth, Zsolt; Besnyi, Anikó; Földvári, Mária; Koloszár, László; Fedor, Ferenc; Horváth, Judit; Ács, Péter; Fancsik, Tamás; Szabó, Csaba

2014-05-01

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Sinuosity change of the Po River near Cremona (Northern Italy) - a result of neotectonic activity?  

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In the map sheets of the Second Military Survey of the Habsburg Empire, Lombardia, Parma, Modena and Venice also can be seen (Timár et al., 2006). This area was surveyed between 1818 and 1829. In these map sheets, we can also follow the river Po from Vaccarizza to the delta. This river reach is about 350 km long. This river reach was digitized and sinuosity values were calculated with different window sizes, and displayed in a spectrum-like diagram (sinuosity spectra; after van Balen et al., 2008). At Cremona, a significante sinuosity change were identified. The sinuosity increasing, and we have high sinuosity values. In the summarizing geological map of Italy (Compagnoni and Calluzzo, 2004), at this place, a tectonic line was identified. So probably this fault line invokes the sinuosity change on the river. The vertical movements indicated on the maps are just the opposite like they would be according to the flume experiments of Ouchi (1985). In the case of the Po River at Cremona, the decrease of the channel slope results higher sinuosity. The reason is that the rate of the slope and water discharge is higher than it is required by the self-organized meandering and the river parameters fell to the range of the unorganized meandering (cf. Timár, 2003). Another possible explanation could be that the northern tributary, the Adda River has significant sediment load that lowers the sinuosity of the trunk river at the confluence. Compagnoni, B., Galluzzo, F. (eds., 2004): Geological Map of Italy. Agenzia per la Protezione dell'Ambiente per I Servizi Tecnici - Dipartimento Difesa del Suolo, Servizio Geologico d'Italia, Rome-Florence-Genoa. Map, scale=1:1250000, especially printed for the 32nd International Geological Congress. Ouchi, S. (1985): Response of alluvial rivers to slow active tectonic movement. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 96: 504-515. Timár, G. (2003): Controls on channel sinuosity changes: a case study of the Tisza River, the Great Hungarian Plain. Quaternary Science Reviews 22: 2199-2207. Timár, G., Molnár, G., Székely, B., Biszak, S., Varga, J., Jankó, A. (2006): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The map sheets of the second military survey and their georeferenced version. Arcanum, Budapest, 59 p. van Balen, R. T., Kasse, C., Moor, J. (2008): Impact of groundwater flow on meandering; example from the Geul river, the Netherlands. Earth Surf. Process. and Landf. 33(13): 2010-2028.

Petrovszki, Judit; Timár, Gábor

2010-05-01

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Methods in safety pharmacology in focus.  

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This focused issue of the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods is the fifth to highlight Methods in Safety Pharmacology and includes a number of articles from the 7th Annual Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) meeting that was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 19-21, 2007. However, unlike issues of the past, in which content predominantly focused on cardiovascular issues (specifically QT interval prolongation, QT-HR correction methods and validation of non-clinical cardiovascular models) this issue is composed of a number of non-cardiovascular methods papers and review articles. Of particular interest to readers will be articles related to CNS studies, in particular neurobehavioral assessments in non-human primates and the effects of drugs in juvenile and adult rats (an article that may be relevant in light of recent EU/US pediatric legislation). While cardiovascular function may not dominate there are several useful methodological papers including an assessment of cardiovascular sensitivity of drugs in conscious and anesthetized non-human primates, and a mathematical model (fractal analysis) applied to canine heartbeat dynamics. A first for the journal is a paper by Vargas et al., (2008-this issue) in which members of the SPS formed a working group in order to assess and review safety pharmacology testing of biological therapeutic agents (specifically monoclonal antibodies, mAbs). The group provides recommendations that will likely shape regulatory strategy and discussions in the yet to be fully discussed area of biological safety testing. In the tradition of obtaining a perspective on industry safety pharmacology program practices Lindgren et al., (2008-this issue) provide the results of a recent SPS survey that examines ICH S7A and S7B trends, aspects of early 'frontloading' safety studies, abuse and dependence liability and Contract Research Organization (CRO) tests/assays used in safety assessment of core battery and supplementary organ systems. In keeping with the translation track aspect of the 2007 meeting is an overview of the Distinguished Service Award lecture to Dr. T. Hammond that discusses many aspects of safety pharmacology including its evolution, impact, value and translation of non-clinical findings to humans. Finally, perspectives are presented on the use of the zebrafish as an early safety pharmacology-screening assay. PMID:18707009

Pugsley, Michael K; Gallacher, David J; Towart, Rob; Authier, Simon; Curtis, Michael J

2008-01-01

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Spare parts management for nuclear power generation facilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With deregulation, utilities in the power sector face a much more urgent imperative to emphasize cost efficiencies as compared to the days of regulation. One major opportunity for cost savings is through reductions in spare parts inventories. Most utilities are accustomed to carrying large volumes of expensive, relatively slow-moving parts because of a high degree of risk-averseness. This attitude towards risk is rooted in the days of regulation. Under regulation, companies recovered capital inventory costs by incorporating them into the base rate charged to their customers. In a deregulated environment, cost recovery is no longer guaranteed. Companies must therefore reexamine their risk profile and develop policies for spare parts inventory that are appropriate for a competitive business environment. This research studies the spare parts inventory management problem in the context of electric utilities, with a focus on nuclear power. It addresses three issues related to this problem: criticality, risk, and policy. With respect to criticality and risk, a methodology is presented that incorporates the use of influence diagrams and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). A new method is developed for group aggregation in the AHP when Saaty and Vargas' (2007) dispersion test fails and decision makers are unwilling or unable to revise their judgments. With respect to policy, a quantitative model that ranks the importance of keeping a part in inventory and recommends a corresponding stocking policy through the use of numerical simulation is developed. This methodology and its corresponding models will enable utilities that have transitioned from a regulated to a deregulated environment become more competitive in their operations while maintaining safety and reliability standards. Furthermore, the methodology developed is general enough so that other utility plants, especially those in the nuclear sector, will be able to use this approach. In addition to regulated utilities, other industries, such as aerospace, and the military can also benefit from extensions to these models, as risk profiles and subsequent policies can be adjusted to align with the business environment in which each industry or company operates.

Scala, Natalie Michele

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Natural Post-Tsunami Recovery of the Mataquito River Mouth, after the 2010 Chilean Tsunami  

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The ensuing tsunami from the Mw=8.8 2010 Chilean earthquake was one of the most destructive events on Chilean history (Fritz et al. 2011). It caused not only major damage and loss of infrastructure on several locations, but also drastic morphological changes on coastal environments (Cienfuegos et al., 2010). The large scale and magnitude of the change could be considered effectively as system resets. This situation presented a unique opportunity to witness the natural recovery of some coastal landforms such as sand spits. The Mataquito River mouth, located just in front of the rupture area where most of the earthquake energy was released (Lay et al. 2010), is an example of a natural coastal system heavily affected by the 2010 tsunami: its 8 km-long sand spit almost completely disappeared under the combined action of tsunami waves and the relatively large land subsidence (Vargas et al. 2011). After the earthquake and tsunami, we have monitored the coastal evolution of the river mouth using different techniques such as site surveys, airborne and satellite images, to characterize qualitatively and identify the main processes driving the formation and recovery of the sand spit by waves and wind. This was complemented with forcing information like wind, waves and river discharge in order to better understand the system dynamics. Our observations evidenced a massive accretion and a surprisingly fast coastal recovery . In fact, most of the original configuration of the spit was reformed in less than 18 months. On the contrary, Duao beach, located 15 km north of Mataquito, experienced a dramatic erosion probably by land subsidence and consequent beach response to incoming wave climate. In this work we discuss on the role of waves, longshore currents, river hydrology and land subsidence in determining the rapid coastal evolution experienced in the Mataquito area. Moreover, this ongoing research will adress whether morphological changes are definitive or not. References Cienfuegos et al. 2010. "Observations on morphological changes by the impact of the February 27, 2010 tsunami along the coastline of V-VI-VII Regions". AGU Chapman Conference on Giant Earthquakes and Their Tsunamis, Viña del Mar, Chile. Fritz et al. 2011. "Field Survey of the 27 February 2010 Tsunami, Chile". Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2011. doi:10.1007/s00024- 011-0283-5. Lay et al. 2010. "Teleseismic inversion for rupture process of the 27 February 2010 Chile earthquake". Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L13301, doi:10.1029/2010GL043379.

Villagran, M. F.; Cienfuegos, R.; Almar, R.; Catalan, P. A.; Camaño, A.

2011-12-01

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The History of Soil Mapping and Classification in Europe: The role of the European Commission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Early systematic soil mapping in Europe dates back to the early times of soil science in the 19th Century and was developed at National scales mostly for taxation purposes. National soil classification systems emerged out of the various scientific communities active at that time in leading countries like Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, United Kingdom and many others. Different scientific communities were leading in the various countries, in some cases stemming from geological sciences, in others as a branch of agricultural sciences. Soil classification for the purpose of ranking soils for their capacity to be agriculturally productive emerged as the main priority, allowing in some countries for very detailed and accurate soil maps at 1:5,000 scale and larger. Detailed mapping was mainly driven by taxation purposes in the early times but evolved in several countries also as a planning and management tool for farms and local administrations. The need for pan-European soil mapping and classification efforts emerged only after World War II in the early 1950's under the auspices of FAO with the aim to compile a common European soil map as a contribution to the global soil mapping efforts of FAO at that time. These efforts evolved over the next decades, with the support of the European Commission, towards the establishment of a permanent network of National soil survey institutions (the European Soil Bureau Network). With the introduction of digital soil mapping technologies, the new European Soil Information System (EUSIS) was established, incorporating data at multiple scales for the EU member states and bordering countries. In more recent years, the formal establishment of the European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) hosted by the European Commission, together with a formal legal framework for soil mapping and soil classification provided by the INSPIRE directive and the related standardization and harmonization efforts, has led to the operational development of advanced digital soil mapping techniques supporting the contribution of Europe to a common global soil information system under the coordination of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) of FAO. Further information: http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ References: Mark G Kibblewhite, Ladislav Miko, Luca Montanarella, Legal frameworks for soil protection: current development and technical information requirements, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 4, Issue 5, November 2012, Pages 573-577. Luca Montanarella, Ronald Vargas, Global governance of soil resources as a necessary condition for sustainable development, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 4, Issue 5, November 2012, Pages 559-564.

Montanarella, Luca

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Cardiac-specific genetic inhibition of nuclear factor-?B prevents right ventricular hypertrophy induced by monocrotaline.  

PubMed

Uncontrolled pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) results in right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy (RVH), progressive RV failure, and low cardiac output leading to increased morbidity and mortality (McLaughlin VV, Archer SL, Badesch DB, Barst RJ, Farber HW, Lindner JR, Mathier MA, McGoon MD, Park MH, Rosenson RS, Rubin LJ, Tapson VF, Varga J. J Am Coll Cardiol 53: 1573-1619, 2009). Although the exact figures of its prevalence are difficult to obtain because of the diversity of identifiable causes, it is estimated that the incidence of pulmonary hypertension is seven to nine cases per million persons in the general population and is most prevalent in the age group of 20-40, occurring more commonly in women than in men (ratio: 1.7 to 1; Rubin LJ. N Engl J Med 336: 111-117, 1997). PAH is characterized by dyspnea, chest pain, and syncope. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease and medical regimens are limited (Simon MA. Curr Opin Crit Care 16: 237-243, 2010). PAH leads to adverse remodeling that results in RVH, progressive right heart failure, low cardiac output, and ultimately death if left untreated (Humbert M, Morrell NW, Archer SL, Stenmark KR, MacLean MR, Lang IM, Christman BW, Weir EK, Eickelberg O, Voelkel NF, Rabinovitch M. J Am Coll Cardiol 43: 13S-24S, 2004; Humbert M, Sitbon O, Simonneau G. N Engl J Med 351: 1425-1436, 2004. LaRaia AV, Waxman AB. South Med J 100: 393-399, 2007). As there are no direct tools to assess the onset and progression of PAH and RVH, the disease is often detected in later stages marked by full-blown RVH, with the outcome predominantly determined by the level of increased afterload (D'Alonzo GE, Barst RJ, Ayres SM, Bergofsky EH, Brundage BH, Detre KM, Fishman AP, Goldring RM, Groves BM, Kernis JT, et al. Ann Intern Med 115: 343-349, 1991; Sandoval J, Bauerle O, Palomar A, Gomez A, Martinez-Guerra ML, Beltran M, Guerrero ML. Validation of a prognostic equation Circulation 89: 1733-1744, 1994). Various studies have been performed to assess the genetic, biochemical, and morphological components that contribute to PAH. Despite major advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of PAH, the molecular mechanism(s) by which PAH promotes RVH and cardiac failure still remains elusive. Of all the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis, inflammation and oxidative stress remain the core of the etiology of PAH that leads to development of RVH (Dorfmüller P, Perros F, Balabanian K, Humbert M. Eur Respir J 22: 358-363, 2003). PMID:22245771

Kumar, Sandeep; Wei, Chuanyu; Thomas, Candice M; Kim, Il-Kwon; Seqqat, Rachid; Kumar, Rajesh; Baker, Kenneth M; Jones, W Keith; Gupta, Sudhiranjan

2012-04-15

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Seasonal and vertical changes in leaf angle distribution for selected deciduous broadleaf tree species common to Europe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Leaf inclination angle distribution is a key parameter in determining the transmission and reflection of radiation by vegetation canopies. It has been previously observed that leaf inclination angle might change gradually from more vertical in the upper canopy and in high light habitats to more horizontal in the lower canopy and in low light habitats [1]. Despite its importance, relatively few measurements on actual leaf angle distributions have been reported for different tree species. Even smaller number of studies have dealt with the possible seasonal changes in leaf angle distribution [2]. In this study the variation of leaf inclination angle distributions was examined both temporally throughout the growing season and vertically at different heights of trees. We report on leaf inclination angle distributions for five deciduous broadleaf species found commonly in several parts of Europe: grey alder (Alnus incana), Silver birch (Betula pendula Roth), chestnut (Castanea), Norway maple (Acer platanoides), and aspen (Populus tremula). The angles were measured using the leveled camera method [3], with the data collected at several separate heights and four times during the period of May-September 2013. The results generally indicate the greatest change in leaf inclination angles for spring, with the changes usually being the most pronounced at the top of the canopy. It should also be noted, however, that whereas the temporal variation proved to be rather consistent for different species, the vertical variation differed more between species. The leveled camera method was additionally tested in terms of sensitivity to different users. Ten people were asked to measure the leaf angles for four different species. The results indicate the method is quite robust in providing coinciding distributions irrespective of the user and level of previous experience with the method. However, certain caution must be exercised when measuring long narrow leaves. References [1] G.G. McMillen, and J.H. McClendon, "Leaf angle: an adaptive feature of sun and shade leaves," Botanical Gazette, vol. 140, pp. 437-442, 1979. [2] J. Pisek, O. Sonnentag, A.D. Richardson, and M. Mõttus, "Is the spherical leaf inclination angle distribution a valid assumption for temperate and boreal broadleaf tree species?" Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 169, pp. 186-194, 2013. [3] Y. Ryu, O. Sonnentag, T. Nilson, R. Vargas, H. Kobayashi, R. Wenk, and D. Baldocchi, "How to quantify tree leaf area index in a heterogenous savanna ecosystem: a multi-instrument and multimodel approach," Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 150, pp. 63-76, 2010.

Raabe, Kairi; Pisek, Jan; Sonnentag, Oliver; Annuk, Kalju

2014-05-01

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U-series disequilibria in volcanic rocks from the Futuna spreading centre (North Fiji Basin)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The North Fiji basin is the largest active back arc basin of the SW Pacific. It is 12 m.y. old and characterised by a regional upper mantle thermal anomaly (Garel, 2001). The 200Km long Futuna spreading centre (Pelletier et al., 2001) is located west of Futuna and Alofi islands at the border between Lau and North Fijian Basins. This ridge is composed of an axial valley spotted with numerous seamounts. It starts from the north of the Fiji platform (15° 40'S) and ends in the north Fiji transform zone, northwest of the Futuna and Alofi islands (13° 35'S). New U series measurements were performed by TIMS on fresh dredged glassy samples. As the topography of this spreading centre exhibits a peculiar structure, the geochemical signature is also unusual. U and Th concentrations range between 0,0930%, six have a 230Th excess within 25 ± 5% and three have 230Th excess of about 15%. These 230Th excesses are typical of MORB or OIB source melting and not a back arc volcanic processes. It is also symptomatic of a melting in presence of garnet. In the equiline diagram, samples fall on a linear correlation indicating a mixing between two end-members with different Th/Usources ratios. The trend observed in this diagram requires the involvement of an enriched component, likely an EMII component, as defined by the trace elements and Sr-Nd-Pb isotope compositions (Benoit et al., in prep). This trend falls within the OIB field and plots close to Samoan samples analysed by Newman et al. (1984). This trend demonstrates the influence of a melt may be even more enriched than the samples of Savai'i volcano. This EMII melt mixes, within the upper mantle, with the Indian ocean like component as it was already established that it is present below Lau and North Fiji Basins spreading centres (Loock, 1992; Turner et al., 1992; Hickey-Vargas et al, 1995; Zhang et al., 1999).

Le Faouder, A.; Hemond, C.; Benoit, M.; Lagabrielle, Y.; Guivel, C.; Pelletier, B.; Bollinger, C.

2005-05-01

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A new chronology for the middle to late Miocene continental record in Spain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first detailed chronology for the middle to late Miocene continental record in Spain is presented, based on high-resolution magnetostratigraphic data of mammal-bearing sections which were studied in several basins (Calatayud-Daroca, Teruel, Vallès-Penedès, Duero and Júcar-Cabriel). Our results indicate that these sections compose an almost complete magnetostratigraphic succession from the lower Aragonian (MN4) to the middle Turolian (MN12). Seven successive Mammal Neogene (MN) zone boundaries are directly dated in these sections, which often contain faunas of two successive zones in superposition. The three oldest boundaries are dated in the Aragonian type area (Calatayud-Daroca Basin). The MN4/MN5 boundary (Vargas section) occurs in chron C5Cr(o) with a corresponding age of 17.26 ± 0.01 Ma, the MN5/MN6 boundary (Aragon section) in chron C5ACn(0.8), with an age of 13.75 ± 0.03 Ma, and the MN6/MN7-8 boundary (Aragon section) in the interval C5Ar.1n-C5Ar.3r with an age of 12.75 ± 0.25 Ma. The MN7-8/MN9 (Aragonian/Vallesian) boundary, occurring in chron C5r.1n at 11.1 Ma, and the MN9/MN10 boundary, in chron C4Ar.3r at 9.7 ± 0.1 Ma, are recorded in the Vallès-Penèdes Basin (Vallesian type area) and are supported by the results from the Duero Basin (Torremormojón section). In the Turolian type area (Teruel Basin), the MN10/MN11 (Vallesian/Turolian) boundary (La Gloria section) occurs in chron C4An(y) at 8.7 ± 0.1 Ma. Taking into account the pre-existing data from the Júcar-Cabriel Basin, the MN11/MN12 boundary (Cabriel Valley section) is recalibrated to C4n.1n, at an age of 7.5 ± 0.1 Ma.

Krijgsman, W.; Garcés, M.; Langereis, C. G.; Daams, R.; van Dam, J.; van der Meulen, A. J.; Agustí, J.; Cabrera, L.

1996-08-01

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Classification of spent reactor fuel for nuclear forensics.  

PubMed

In this paper we demonstrate the use of pattern recognition and machine learning techniques to determine the reactor type from which spent reactor fuel has originated. This has been done using the isotopic and elemental measurements of the sample and proves to be very useful in the field of nuclear forensics. Nuclear materials contain many variables (impurities and isotopes) that are very difficult to consider individually. A method that considers all material parameters simultaneously is advantageous. Currently the field of nuclear forensics focuses on the analysis of key material properties to determine details about the materials processing history, for example, utilizing known half-lives of isotopes can determine when the material was last processed ( Stanley, F. E. J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 2012 , 27 , 1821 ; Varga, Z.; Wallenius, M.; Mayer, K.; Keegan, E.; Millet, S. Anal. Chem. 2009 , 81 , 8327 - 8334 ). However, it has been demonstrated that multivariate statistical analysis of isotopic concentrations can complement these method and are able to make use of a greater level of information through dimensionality reduction techniques ( Robel, M.; Kristo, M. J. J. Environ. Radioact. 2008 , 99 , 1789 - 1797 ; Robel, M.; Kristo, M. J.; Heller, M. A. Nuclear Forensic Inferences Using Iterative Multidimensional Statistics. In Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 50th Annual Meeting , Tucson, AZ, July 2009 ; 12 pages ; Nicolaou, G. J. Environ. Radioact. 2006 , 86 , 313 - 318 ; Pajo, L.; Mayer, K.; Koch, L. Fresenius' J. Anal. Chem. 2001 , 371 , 348 - 352 ). There has been some success in using such multidimensional statistical methods to determine details about the history of spent reactor fuel ( Robel, M.; Kristo, M. J. J. Environ. Radioact. 2008 , 99 , 1789 - 1797 ). Here, we aim to expand on these findings by pursuing more robust dimensionality reduction techniques based on manifold embedding which are able to better capture the intrinsic data set information. Furthermore, we demonstrate the use of a number of classification algorithms to reliably determine the reactor type in which a spent fuel material has been irradiated. A number of these classification techniques are novel applications in nuclear forensics and expand on the existing knowledge in this field by creating a reliable and robust classification model. The results from this analysis show that our techniques have been very successful and further ascertain the excellent potential of these techniques in the field of nuclear forensics at least with regard to spent reactor fuel. PMID:24805973

Jones, Andrew E; Turner, Phillip; Zimmerman, Colin; Goulermas, John Y

2014-06-01

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Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic compositions of Adakitic magma from the Wakurayama Dacite in San-in district, SW Japan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Wakuraya Dacite, San-in district, SW Japan was described as Adakite (Defant and Drummond, 1990, Nature) by Sato et al. (2011, JGS). Adakitic rocks are characterized by higher Al2O3 and Sr, and lower MgO, K2O, Y and Yb. Many Quaternary silicate volcanoes in Southwest Japan are considered to be adakitic magmas that have been generated by partial melting of the subducted Philippine Sea plate (e.g. the Daisen volcano; Morris, 1995, Geology). The Wakurayama Dacite is distributed within a 5 km radius in Shimane prefecture, Southwest Japan. The Wakurayama Dacite was erupted in the Late Miocene to Pliocene (ca. 5 Ma; Morris et al., 1990, JSAES), the activity in advance of the Daisen volcano. We present major and trace elements and isotopic compositions (Sr, Nd and Pb) to discuss the origin of the end-members that are related to magma genesis of the Wakurayama Dacite. The chemical characteristics of these rocks, which have higher Al2O3 (17.6-19.7 wt.%) and Sr (552-799 ppm), and lower MgO (0.28-2.14 wt.%), K2O (1.26-1.48 wt.%), Y (5-15 ppm) and Yb (0.4-0.7 ppm) contents, are similar to typical adakite. The isotopic compositions of the Wakurayama Dacite show similar to those of the Daisen volcano (Tamura et al., 2003, J. Petrol.). According to Defant and Drummond (1990), adakites are characterized by similar low 87Sr/86Sr ratios (usually < 0.7040) to those of MORB, but the Wakurayama Dacite and the Daisen volcano have higher 87Sr/86Sr ratio (ca. 0.7046 to 0.7052). Kimura et al. (2005) proposed that the origin of Daisen adakitic magmas have been primarily created by mixing between subducted oceanic crust and its associated sediments from the Philippine Sea plate. The isotopic compositions (Sr, Nd and Pb) of the Wakurayama Dacite are shown the two component-mixing curve between oceanic crust (Shikoku basin basalt; Hicky-Vargas, 1991, EPSL) and sediments (the Nankai Trough terrigenous sediments; Shimoda et al., 1998, EPSL). Above results suggest that the partial melting of subducted oceanic crust and sediments have been deeply concerned with genesis of the Wakurayama Dacite. There are several adakitic Quaternary volcanoes in Southwest Japan. The eruption of the Wakurayama Dacite was around 5 Ma, shows the oldest activity of the adakitic rocks in Cenozoic Southwest Japan arc. The volcanism of the Wakurayama Dacite may suggest that the melting of the Philippine Sea plate occur at least 5 Ma.

Sato, D.; Shibata, T.; Matsumoto, I.

2011-12-01

264

Sintomas Depressivos e Qualidade de Vida em Indivíduos com Epilepsia por Esclerose Mesial Temporal  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO Introdução: Dificuldades no trabalho, em relacionamentos interpessoais, familiares e sociais, a percepção do estigma, da discriminação dentre outros têm sido associados aos estados depressivos interictais, influen- ciando negativamente a qualidade de vida (QV) das pessoas com epilepsia. A depressão tem alta prevalência (20 a 55%) nas epilepsias, sendo vista como o fator mais importante no julgamento do paciente sobre

Neide Barreira Alonso; Tatiana Indelicato da Silva; Ana Carolina Westphal; Auro Mauro Azevedo

265

Health-related fitness assessment in childhood and adolescence: a European approach based on the AVENA, EYHS and HELENA studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies such as Alimentación y Valoración del Estado Nutricional en Adolescentes: Food and Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Spanish Adolescents (AVENA) and the European Youth Heart Study (EYHS) respectively, highlight physical fitness as a key health marker in childhood and adolescence. Moderate and vigourous levels of physical activity stimulate functional adaptation of all tissues

Jonatan R. Ruiz; Francisco B. Ortega; Angel Gutierrez; Dirk Meusel; Michael Sjöström; Manuel J. Castillo

2006-01-01

266

Avaliação sazonal da atividade da fenilalanina amônia-liase e dos teores de fenóis e taninos totais em Byrsonima verbascifolia Rich. ex A. Juss.: uma espécie medicinal do cerrado  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO: Com o objetivo de investigar a influência de variações sazonais do ambiente físico, no estado hídrico foliar, nas trocas gasosas, na atividade da fenilalanina amônia-liase e nos teores de fenóis e taninos totais em murici, um experimento foi conduzido, a uma freqüência mensal, em área de formação campestre, com fisionomia de Cerrado sensu strictu, localizada no município de Ijaci,

A. M. Soares; R. Padre José Poggel

267

Lifelines-Pancreatic-Cancer-SPA-2013  

Cancer.gov

LOS HISPANOS Y EL CÁNCER DE PÁNCREAS: COSAS PARA SABER por el Instituto Nacional del Cáncer Una de las causas principales de muerte relacionadas con el cáncer en los hispanos o latinos de los Estados Unidos es una enfermedad poco común pero con frecuencia

268

Frecuencia de Listeria monocytogenes en muestras de tomates (Lycopersicum esculentum) y cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) frescos en tres supermercados de Valencia. Venezuela  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN. Se determinó la frecuencia de L. monocytogenes en tomates y cilantro, de tres diferentes supermercados, ubicados en el Municipio Valencia, Estado Carabobo, durante ocho semanas. Se evaluaron 192 muestras: 96 de tomates y 96 de cilantro. Procesa- miento y análisis microbiológico, según Normas Industriales COVENIN 3718:2001. Paquete estadístico SPSS versión 12.0. Se aplicó prueba de Kolmogorov Smirnov, test de

Luis Guillermo; Ramírez Mérida; Alba Morón de Salim; Ana Yudith; Alfieri Graterol; Orlando Gamboa

269

Cómo sentar las bases de una justicia universal: Creación de redes internacionales y ejercicio de la responsabilidad penal en el caso de violaciones de los derechos humanos en Chile y El Salvador \\/ Grounding global justice: international networks and domestic human rights accountability in Chile and El Salvador  

Microsoft Academic Search

Para algunos, la detención en Londres del ex-dictador chileno Augusto Pinochet, en 1998, fue una demostración paradigmática de la posible eficacia de las así llamadas «redes globales de la sociedad civil» para hacer efectiva la responsabilidad penal de ex Jefes de Estado por crímenes contra la humanidad. Sin embargo, el presente artículo cuestiona la eficacia de las acciones que pueden

Cath Collins

2007-01-01

270

Argentina: Nacionalismo, Migración e Identidad  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las naciones no son una característica inherente al ser humano. Esto es real, pero hoy día el tenar una se ha convertido en imprescindible al punto de ser una tragedia el no tenerla. Miles de desplazados, apátridas, migrantes nos recuerdan esta realidad de una forma cruda y cruel. Por otro lado, en un planeta donde los estados tienden a borrar

María Eugenia Cruset

271

POLIMORFISMO DE GLUTENINAS DE ALTO PESO MOLECULAR Y SU RELACIÓN CON TRIGOS HARINEROS PARA TEMPORAL* POLIMORPHISM OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT GLUTENINS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH IN RAINFED BREAD WHEAT  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to identify the high molecular weight glutenins subunits and its relationship with the bread-making quality, as well as to characterize the bread quality of the group of genotypes of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), 130 genotypes were seeded under rainfed conditions at Santa Lucia de Prias, Estado de Mexico in 2001. In the analysis of physical and chemical

Eduardo Espitia Rangel; Eliel Martínez Cruz; Roberto Javier; Peña Bautista; Héctor Eduardo; Villaseñor Mir; Julio Huerta

272

LEAN PRODUCTION Y GESTIÓN DE LA CADENA DE SUMINISTRO EN LA INDUSTRIA AERONÁUTICA \\/ LEAN PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE AERONAUTIC INDUSTRY  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se evalúa el estado actual de la investigación sobre Lean Production y Gestión de la Cadena de Suministro en la industria aeronáutica con dos objetivos básicos: 1) identificar el conjunto de líneas de investigación desarrolladas, aportando un criterio de clasificación de la literatura, 2) discutir sobre la evidencia empírica, intentando proporcionar orientaciones para la investigación futura. Para

Pedro José Martínez Jurado; José Moyano Fuentes

2011-01-01

273

A EXTENSÃO OFICIAL NO BRASIL: UMA AVALIAÇÃO DIAGNÓSTICA. O CASO DO NORDESTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabalho é resultado de uma investigação sobre a ação dos órgãos oficiais de Assistência Técnica e Extensão rural (ATER) no nordeste brasileiro, com o objetivo avaliar as ações dos mesmos visando a implementação da nova Política Nacional de ATER (PNATER), na região como referência para o país. Ela contemplou os Estados de Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte,

José Ribamar; Furtado de Souza

274

El miedo a la amenaza nuclear y las obras de protección civil en Suiza  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las obras de protección civil en Suiza representan no sólo una forma de actuar en el ámbito de la protección de la población, sino también un enorme gasto financiero para el Estado y, en definitiva, para todos los ciudadanos que las financian a través de los impuestos o pagando directamente las nuevas obras. Las locuras cometidas en este ámbito a

Marc Kaenzig

2007-01-01

275

El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer publica nuevo atlas de mortalidad por cáncer  

Cancer.gov

El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI, por sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado un nuevo atlas, el Atlas de Mortalidad por Cáncer en los Estados Unidos, 1950-94, que muestra los patrones geográficos de las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer durante más de cuatro décadas, en más de 3.000 condados a lo largo del país.

276

¿POR QUE UN MERCADO DE SUBYACENTES TIENE PODER ECONÓMICO DE DERRUMBAR UN MERCADO REAL? TEOREMA GLOBAL DE LA NO AGREGACIÓN DE CADENAS ECONÓMICAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las cosas últimamente, ya comienzan a estar un poquitín chungas para Europa, como para tomárselo a broma. Estados unidos, mas o menos, esta reaccionando, pero lo cierto es que Europa, no la veo yo muy bien que digamos. Así que tratemos de echar una manita, pues ya sin ningún tipo de broma, Europa esta al borde del colapso.

David Sánchez Palacios

2010-01-01

277

Política monetaria y cambios de régimen en los tipos de interés del mercado interbancario español  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo analizamos el comportamiento dinámico del tipo de interés a un mes del mercado interbancario español entre 1987 y 2001. Se utiliza un proceso de difusión tipo raíz cuadrada que permite que el tipo cambie dependiendo del estado de la economía. El cambio entre regímenes es dirigido por un proceso de Markov de primer orden con probabilidades de

José Luis Fernández-Serrano; M. Dolores Robles Fernández

2004-01-01

278

Política Monetaria y Cambios de Régimen en los tipos de Interés del Mercado Interbancario  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo analizamos el comportamiento dinámico del tipo de interés a un mes del mercado interbancario español entre 1987 y 2001. Se utiliza un proceso de difusión tipo raíz cuadrada que permite que el tipo cambie dependiendo del estado en el que se encuentre la economía. El cambio entre regímenes es dirigido por un proceso de Markov de primer

José Luis Fernández Serrano; Dolores Robles Fernández

2002-01-01

279

El Mercado de Transporte Aéreo: Lecciones para Chile de una Revisión de la Literatura  

Microsoft Academic Search

En la industria de transporte aéreo en Chile, existe hoy libre ingreso a los mercados, libertad de precios y una mínima intervención del estado. Sin embargo, la evolución de la industria ha generado discusión y preocupación pública en los últimos años respecto a qué tan competitivo es el mercado de transporte doméstico de pasajeros. Preocupaciones y discusiones de política pública

Claudio Agostini

2005-01-01

280

Las Políticas Neoliberales y la cuestión Territorial  

Microsoft Academic Search

La profunda crisis del capitalismo y las políticas creadas tendientes a contrarrestarla han colocado en primer plano y como elementos determinantes de ésta, a los procesos económicos en su relación dialéctica con la política y el Estado. La cuestión regional y urbana ha sido considerada secundaria dada la sobrevaloración otorgada a otros procesos políticos, sociales y culturales examinados sin considerar

Emilio Pradilla Cobos

1990-01-01

281

Q DE TOBIN Y GOBIERNO CORPORATIVO DE LAS EMPRESAS LISTADAS EN BOLSA  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo evalúa el estado de las prácticas de gobierno corporativo en las empresas que negocian acciones ordinarias en la Bolsa de Colombia. Esta tarea se lleva a cabo mediante la construcción de un Índice de Gobierno Corporativo construido con información pública. Por otra parte se mide el impacto que las buenas prácticas de gobierno corporativo tienen sobre la relación

Andrés Langebaek; Jaime Eduardo Ortíz

2007-01-01

282

FORMACIÓN Y MERCADO DE TRABAJO EN GALICIA: UN BALANCE ANTE LA REFORMA DEL SISTEMA EDUCATIVO  

Microsoft Academic Search

En los últimos años se ha producido un fuerte proceso de transferencia de competencias educativas y formativas desde la Administración General de Estado a las CCAA, que tuvo su principal exponente en 1993 en Galicia, con la cesión de la gestión de la formación profesional ocupacional. Esta situación se ha acelerado con el traspaso a Galicia de la mayor parte

Alberto Vaquero

283

Un gobierno alternativo en una región olvidada de Colombia: entrevista al taita Floro Alberto Tunubalái Paja, gobernador del departamento del Cauca  

Microsoft Academic Search

El Departamento del Cauca está situado al Sur de Colombia. En los últimos años ha ocupado el penúltimo lugar en su aporte económico al país. Lós índices de pobreza son grandes, la oferta de trabajo es baja y la desatención y disminución del Estado se acentúa, haciendo cada vez más dificil la solución de las desigualdades sociales que vive la

Diego Jaramillo Salgado

2001-01-01

284

GOBIERNO ELECTRÓNICO EN LA PROVINCIA DE LA HABANA: SITUACIÓN ACTUAL Y PERSPECTIVAS DE DESARROLLO  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo presenta los resultados obtenidos al estudiar el grado de desarrollo del gobierno electrónico en la provincia de La Habana, analizando la situación que presenta el Consejo de la Administración Provincial y el de seis de sus municipios. Se muestran en primer lugar los resultados del diagnóstico realizado a partir del análisis del estado de desarrollo que se presenta

Alejandro de Armas Suárez; José Raúl Rodríguez Ríos; Roberto de Armas Urquiza

2011-01-01

285

El trabajo político e ideológico en la universidad cubana de hoy. El socialismo en las nuevas condiciones del siglo XXI: una opción viable  

Microsoft Academic Search

Un objetivo de primer orden en todos los años de Revolución ha sido lograr en los graduados universitarios la formación integral de un profesional revolucionario. Los cambios operados en la situación internacional después del derrumbe del campo socialista y la desaparición de la URSS así como el incremento de la agresividad económica e ideológica del gobierno de Estados Unidos y

Anay Pulgarón Ramos

2011-01-01

286

Hacia un envejecimiento responsable: Las reformas de los sistemas pensionales América Latina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Durante buena parte de la era previa a la globalización, desde la década de 1860 hasta la I Guerra Mundial, Estados Unidos mantuvo aranceles sorprendentemente elevados. Los historiadores que se ocupan del tema económico actual han sugerido que el proteccionismo de EE. UU. fue producto de una `reacción violenta` contra la globalización que fue el comienzo de su fin. También

Stephen Meardon

2006-01-01

287

ESTUDO DE VIABILIDADE TÉCNICO-ECONÔMICA PRELIMINAR PARA PRODUÇÃO DE CARVÃO ATIVADO NO BRASIL A PARTIR DOS RESÍDUOS DO COCO: ESTUDO COMPARATIVO DOS CENÁRIOS DE PRODUÇÃO 1 Preliminary Technological-Economic Viability Study for Activated Charcoal Production in Brazil From Residual Coconut Biomass: A Comparative Study of Two Production Scenarios  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: O objetivo da pesquisa foi desenvolver uma rota para utilização de resíduos de coco para produção de carvão ativado com co-produção de energia, visando o máximo aproveitamento e máximo rendimento energético, com o mínimo de perdas de matéria-prima. Depois de realizadas pesquisas bibliográficas sobre o atual estado de tecnologia na produção de carvão ativado com base na biomassa residual

Brunno Henrique; Souza Santiago

2006-01-01

288

Ciencia, Sociedad, Soluciones: Una Introduccion al USGS  

USGS Publications Warehouse

El USGS sirve a la nacion de los Estados Unidos proveyendo informacion fidedigna para ? Describir y comprender la Tierra; ? Minimizar la perdida de vidas y propiedades por desastres naturales; ? Manejar los recursos hidrologicos, biologicos, energeticos y minerales; y ? Mejorar y proteger nuestra calidad de vida.

Geological Survey (U.S.)

2001-01-01

289

DESEMPEÑO DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES MEXICANAS CERTIFICADAS EN LA NORMA ISO 9001:2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

Esta investigación describe la situación de la certificación en México en la norma ISO 9001:2000. Luego de una revisión del estado del arte, se valida un modelo que relaciona cuatro variables independientes: Evaluación de la estrategia, Motivación, Proceso de Implantación y Control estratégico y su impacto en el variable dependiente desempeño de la organización. La investigación fue aplicada en 96

VÍCTOR MANUEL NAVA CARBALLIDO; LUÍS ARTURO RIVAS TOVAR

2008-01-01

290

Informe Anual a la Nación indica que los índices generales de cáncer siguen disminuyendo; su sección especial destaca las tendencias actuales y pronósticos del cáncer colorrectal  

Cancer.gov

Los índices de casos nuevos diagnosticados y los índices de muertes de todos los tipos de cáncer combinados disminuyeron en forma considerable en el período más reciente para hombres y mujeres en general, y para la mayoría de las poblaciones raciales y étnicas de Estados Unidos, según un informe de las principales organizaciones de salud y oncológicas.

291

Evaluación clínica básica de la malnutrición pediátrica  

Microsoft Academic Search

ResumenEl examen colectivo y la evaluación del riesgo nutricional deben constituir una parte sistemática de la evaluación clínica. Los objetivos de la evaluación nutricional consisten en determinar el riesgo o la presencia de malnutrición y proporcionar normas para el tratamiento a corto y a largo plazo. El estado nutricional se evalúa por medio de un abordaje simple, principalmente clínico, basado

Corina Hartman; Raanan Shamir

2009-01-01

292

Sobrevivir al cáncer: comer bien  

Cancer.gov

Sobrevivir al cáncer: comer bien Por el Instituto Nacional del Cáncer Bethesda, MD. - Más de 13 millones de personas que viven en Estados Unidos han recibido un diagnóstico de cáncer. Muchas de las personas que han tenido cáncer quieren seguir una

293

EFECTO DEL GATUÑO SOBRE LA FERTILIDAD DEL SUELO Y LA BIOMASA HERBÁCEA EN PASTIZALES DEL CENTRO DE MÉXICO Effect of Catclaw Mimosa on Soil Fertility and Forage Yield in Rangelands in Central Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN El trabajo se realizó durante los años 2002 y 2003, en los estados de Aguascalientes y Jalisco, con el objetivo de evaluar el efecto del gatuño (Mimosa monancistra) en el grado de asociación de algunas variables edáficas, como pH, materia orgánica (MO), fósforo, calcio y magnesio, así como la cantidad de biomasa herbácea en tres sitios con diferente grado

Ernesto Flores; Juan Frías; Pedro Jurado; Víctor Olalde; Juan de Dios Figueroa; Arturo Valdivia; Edmundo García

294

Nickel in a tropical soil treated with sewage sludge and cropped with maize in a long-term field study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sewage sludge produced by the SABESP wastewater treatment plant (Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo), located in Barueri, SP, Brazil, may contain high contents of nickel (Ni), increasing the risk of application to agricultural soils. An experiment was carried out under field conditions in Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil, with the objective of evaluating the effects on soil properties

Gabriel Mauricio; Peruca de Melo; Valeria Peruca de Melo; Paulo Donato Castellane

295

Evaluación y perspectivas del Código Nacional de Recursos Naturales de Colombia en sus 30 años de vigencia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los artículos presentados estudian la eficacia, vigencia y perspectivas del Código Nacional de Recursos Naturales, decreto 2811 de 1974, teniendo de presente el avanzado estado de la ciencia en Colombia establecido por la Constitución del 91, y la Ley 99 de 1993; de esta manera los doctrinantes retoman la historia y las funciones del Código, la biodiversidad, la diversidad de

Autores varios

296

Colaboración y alianzas  

Cancer.gov

La OLACPD coordinará, desarrollará y administrará programas multidisciplinarios de investigación del cáncer para América Latina en asociación con otras entidades del gobierno de los Estados Unidos y organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Fomentará convenios de colaboración con ministerios nacionales de salud, instituciones de investigación, universidades y científicos en toda América Latina.

297

Salud, salarios y educación  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo de este trabajo es ampliar la evidencia sobre el efecto de la educación en la salud y los salarios. Se estima un índice sintético del estado de salud para paliar el problema de subjetividad de los indicadores de autoevaluación. Para tener en cuenta la endogeneidad entre los salarios y la salud se estima simultáneamente una ecuación de salud

Cecilia Albert; María A. Davia

2004-01-01

298

Astroblema Domo de Vargeão, SC Registro de Impacto Meteorítico sobre Rochas Vulcânicas da Bacia do Paraná  

Microsoft Academic Search

O Domo de Vargeão é um dos raros exemplos de astroblemas em território brasileiro. Localizada na região oeste do estado de Santa Catarina, esta notável depressão circular possui aproximadamente 12 quilômetros de diâmetro e exibe desníveis abruptos de até 150 m entre suas bordas e as porções internas. A feição circular hoje existente nesse local representa o remanescente erosivo de

Alvaro Penteado Crósta; César Kazzuo-Vieira; Asit Choudhuri; Alfonso Schrank

299

Disponibilidade e valor nutritivo de forragem de leguminosas nativas (Adesmia DC.) e exóticas (Lotus L.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - O gênero Adesmia DC. possui 17 espécies nativas no Brasil, distribuídas nos Estados do Sul, cuja importância está vinculada a sua adaptação ao solo e clima regionais, além de ser de crescimento hibernal (temperadas). Este trabalho teve o obj etivo comparar o padrão de acúmulo de matéria seca (MS) e valor nutritivo de forragem de A. latifolia, A.

Simone Meredith Scheffer-Basso; Aino Victor Avila Jacques; Miguel Dall'Agnol; João Riboldi; Stela Maris Jesuz Castro

2001-01-01

300

Vingt ans d'échanges internationaux : l'Europe sur la défensive  

Microsoft Academic Search

[spa] Veinte anos de intercambios internacionales. Europa a la defensiva - Las relaciones de fuerza en el seno de la economia mundial se modificaron profundamente en el transcurso de los últimos veinte años. Para describir el estado en el que se encuentra el « campo de batalla », se pueden distinguir once sectores de actividades : los sectores dominados por

Gérard Lafay; Colette Herzog

1989-01-01

301

Vegetais fósseis do Terciário brasileiro  

Microsoft Academic Search

A bacia de Fonseca, situada na região do Quadrilátero Ferrífero, no estado de Minas Gerais, sudeste do Brasil, constitui um clássico exemplo de sedimentos terciários, tendo despertado o interesse de vários pesquisadores, desde a segunda metade do século passado, por conter depósitos de \\

Claudio Limeira Mello; Lílian Paglarelli Bergqvist; Lucy Gomes Sant

302

habitat de Nocardia asteroides, Phialophora pedrosoi y Cryptococcus neoformans en Venezuela  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Se estudiaron 336 muestras de tierra, madera y plantas provenientes de diferentes zonas del Edo. Mérida\\/Venezuela y Estados vecinos. Fueron inoculados cobayos y hamsters intratesticularmente y ratones por via endovenosa. Testículos y pulmones respectivamente fueron examinados por medio de cultivos e histológicamente.

K. Salfelder; J. Schwarz; A. Romero; T. R. de Liscano; Z. P. Zambrano; I. P. Diaz

1968-01-01

303

MÚSICA Y AGRUPACIONES DE CARNAVAL A FINALES DEL SIGLO XX EN ANDALUCÍA OCCIDENTAL. LA REVITALIZACIÓN FESTIVA Y EL RENACIMIENTO DEL CARNAVAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Con este trabajo pretendemos acercarnos al Carnaval de Andalucía occidental a partir de su recuperación durante la Transición y los gobiernos socialistas en la década de los años ochenta del pasado siglo XX. Este proceso tuvo lugar en un marco de participación ciudadana, modernización económica, estado del bienestar, constitución de las comunidades autónomas, sociedad del espectáculo y del entretenimiento, y

Francisco José García Gallardo

2005-01-01

304

Rickettsial infection in capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) from São Paulo, Brazil: serological evidence for infection by Rickettsia bellii and Rickettsia parkeri  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introducción. En Brasil, los capibaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) son importantes huéspedes para garrapatas del género Amblyomma, las cuales transmiten rickettsiosis a humanos y animales. Por lo tanto, estos roedores pueden ser potenciales centinelas para detectar infección por rickettsia. Objetivos. Este trabajo evaluó la infección por rickettsia en capibaras de diferentes regiones del estado de São Paulo, donde las rickettsiosis nunca han

Richard C. Pacheco; Mauricio C. Horta; Jonas Moraes-Filho; Alexandre C. Ataliba; Adriano Pinter; Marcelo B. Labruna

2007-01-01

305

La democracia constitucional en América Latina y las evoluciones recientes del presidencialismo. Memorias Encuentro del Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Constitucional  

Microsoft Academic Search

Siempre será oportuno reflexionar sobre la democracia, su contenido, sus desafíos, su presente y su futuro, las transformaciones y percepciones que de ella se tienen. No son pocas las preocupaciones o inquietudes que la democracia suscita en esta parte del mundo, y muestra de ello son los más variados estudios e informes sobre el estado actual de la democracia y

Pedro Pablo Vanegas

306

Do lar para as ruas: capitalismo, trabalho e feminismo  

Microsoft Academic Search

Neste artigo, busca-se discutir as influências sociais, culturais e econômicas que contribuíram para a formulação de um discurso e práticas coletivas feministas 1 . Com efeito, esse discurso passou a se manifestar na Europa e nos Estados Unidos ainda no século XIX, sendo que, no caso do Brasil, o mesmo fenômeno ocorreu nas últimas décadas deste e nos primórdios do

Natalia Pietra Méndez

307

emancipação CIDADANIA FEMININA: UM LONGO E TORTUOSO CAMINHO  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO: O presente trabalho tem a finalidade de discutir a questão da cidadania no contexto de gênero no feminino, diante do Estado e de uma sociedade que têm como princípios um viés masculino, que implica múltiplas exclusões além do privado - como excluir as mulheres dos aspectos políticos, sociais e econômicos - , limitações e privações políticas, econômicas e sociais.

Walfrido Nunes de Menezes

308

Qualidade e Marketing: Uma Análise da Imagem do Barreado na Sustentabilidade do Destino Turístico de Morretes - PR 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO O presente artigo busca discutir aspectos sobre a alimentação tradicional e a atividade turística enfocando aspectos de qualidade em produtos, serviços e a sustentabilidade do local A discussão baseia-se em estudo exploratório e reflexão sobre o prato típico do Estado do Paraná, o Barreado, analisando as características como se apresenta ao consumidor, as responsabilidades de empresas e envolvidos no

Simone Eloísa

309

Tipos de cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Información acerca de los tipos de cáncer más comunes en la población general e hispana en los Estados Unidos. También se incluyen listas separadas de los tipos comunes de cáncer en mujeres y niños, así como listas de todos los tipos de cáncer, en orden alfabético o en categorías según su ubicación en el cuerpo humano.

310

INFLUENCIA DEL RECUBRIMIENTO SUPERFICIAL SOBRE LAS PRESTACIONES FRENTE AL DESGASTE Y LA FATIGA DE UNA ALEACIÓN DE ALUMINIO 7075  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. En este trabajo se analiza el efecto ejercido por tres tipos de recubrimientos superficiales sobre las prestaciones frente al desgaste y la fatiga de una aleación de aluminio 7075, en estado T6, solubilización y maduración al pico de máxima resistencia. Los recubrimientos analizados fueron la deposición mediante la técnica de PVD de una capa de bisulfuro de molibdeno dopada

D. González; M. Brizuela; G. Atxaga; A. M. Irisarri; B. Zamorano

311

Los índices de mortalidad por cáncer de pulmón siguen bajando y contribuyen a reducción de índices generales de muertes por cáncer; Informe Anual a la Nación tiene una sección especial de los efectos de otras enfermedades en la supervivencia de pacientes  

Cancer.gov

El Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer (1975 a 2010), mostró un descenso más acelerado que en años anteriores de los índices de mortalidad por cáncer de pulmón. También contiene una sección especial que destaca los efectos significativos que tienen otras enfermedades en la supervivencia de pacientes con cáncer.

312

Colombia: Los problemas de competitividad de un país en conflicto  

Microsoft Academic Search

La persistencia del conflicto interno en Colombia inhibe todos los elementos principales que contribuyen a la determinación de la competitividad de la economía nacional, que son los siguientes: (i) el monto de sus recursos productivos; (ii) la calidad y productividad de los mismos; (iii) la eficiencia con que operan sus mercados; (iv) el estado de su infraestructura; (v) la capacidad

Alberto Melo

2003-01-01

313

EL HÁBITAT MEDITERRÁNEO CONTINENTAL: UN SISTEMA HUMANIZADO, CAMBIANTE Y VULNERABLE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen En este capítulo mostraremos que, tanto el clima mediterráneo como la estructura y funcionamiento de los ecosistemas mediterráneos, han estado en constante cambio durante los últimos millones de años. Veremos la importancia de incluir la interven- ción humana para comprender los procesos que han dado lugar a los ecosistemas que ahora tenemos. Repasaremos las principales amenazas actuales que se

Fernando VALLADARES

2007-01-01

314

INTEGRACIÓN DE LA DIMENSIÓN AMBIENTAL AL PROCESO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS COMPETENCIAS LABORALES. UNA NECESIDAD EN LA GESTIÓN EMPRESARIAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Con la finalidad de abordar y analizar los elementos que sustentan la necesidad de integrar la dimensión ambiental al proceso de desarrollo de las competencias laborales, se valora la relación de la especie humana con el medio ambiente a escala mundial, su estado y propósito en Cuba, abordándose la necesidad de desarrollar el Capital Humano dentro de la cultura ambiental

Ana Victoria Nápoles Villa; Clara Marrero Fornaris

2009-01-01

315

Gestión ambiental de la vitivinicultura: aplicación del cuadro de mando  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen La vitivinicultura es una de las principales industrias de San Juan, Argentina. En esta provincia existen más de 266 bodegas. Actualmente, existe mayor conciencia, por parte del consumidor, del proceso de elaboración de un producto, desde el punto de vista medioambiental, sobre todo en países como Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido, los cuales son los principales países importadores

Rosa Ana Rodríguez; Gustavo R. Traconis

2012-01-01

316

Visión de un científico oncólogo que aplica la investigación a la salud humana a través de las fronteras  

Cancer.gov

El doctor Jorge Gómez es el asesor principal del Centro para la Salud Mundial del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer. Dirige la Red de Investigación del Cáncer de los Estados Unidos y América Latina, la cual está realizando un estudio internacional de los factores de riesgo del cáncer de mama y características en las mujeres de América Latina.

317

Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 5  

Microsoft Academic Search

El estudio de los mercados laborales en espacios inferiores al estatal, es una cuestión que reclama una atención creciente en la medida que, cada vez es más frecuente que esos submercados de empleo inferiores en clave territorial, adopten medidas o presente características que afecten a otros submercados laborales del mismo o incluso de otro Estado. Reflejo ello de como la

Manuel Octavio del Campo Villares; José Venancio Salcines Cristal

318

Un estudio exploratorio sobre el desarrollo de creencias sobre síntomas como señales de hipertensión arterial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aunque la hipertensión arterial es un trastorno asintomático, muchos pacientes hipertensos están con- vencidos de experimentar síntomas indicadores de los cambios en su tensión arterial (TA), y los con- sejos y prescripciones médicas pueden verse afectados por estas creencias. Diversos estudios han mos- trado que los pacientes hipertensos usan con frecuencia síntomas como indicadores del estado de su tensión arterial

Genoveva Granados Gámez; Jesús Gil Roales-Nieto; José Luis; Ybarra Sagarduy

2006-01-01

319

¡Agua Cambiante!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

En esta actividad, los aprendices experimentarán con las tres fases del agua. Intentarán controlar la rapidez de los cambios de estado al manipular la temperatura y la presión del agua, hielo, y gas.

Science, Lawrence H.

2009-01-01

320

Building Intercultural Competence through Intercultural Competency Certification of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Intercultural Competency Certificate (CCI in Spanish) designed for the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP University) is a theory based comprehensive plan to develop undergraduate students' intercultural competence. This Certificate is based in the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) developed by…

Janeiro, Maria G. Fabregas; Fabre, Ricardo Lopez; Nuno de la Parra, Jose Pablo

2014-01-01

321

Qual o significado do trabalho para as pessoas com e sem deficiência física?1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo Este estudo classificou aspectos positivos e negativos associados ao trabalho por 27 trabalhadores com deficiência física (TDF) em comparação com outros 27 sem deficiência (TND). Os grupos foram emparelhados em sexo, idade, estado civil, nível econômico e função. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: Critério de Classificação Econômica Brasil e Questionário sobre Aspectos do Trabalho. As respostas foram analisadas qualitativa e

Camila de Sousa Pereira; Zilda Aparecida; Pereira Del Prette

322

TRANSFERÊNCIA DE RENDA OU SISTEMA PÚBLICO DE EMPREGO E TRABALHO? RUMO À HARMONIZAÇÃO DAS POLÍTICAS ATIVAS DE MERCADO DE TRABALHO NO MERCOSUL1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Os Estados-membros do Mercosul ratificam, ao longo do século passado, os principais Convênios da Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT), referentes às normas trabalhistas; direitos sociais do trabalho; direitos fundamentais no trabalho; e políticas de emprego e de mercado de trabalho. Dessa maneira, as políticas ativas de mercado de trabalho, postas em prática pelos quatro países da região, vêm acompanhando as

Maria Cristina Cacciamali

323

A FALTA DE OPORTUNIDADES DE INSERÇÃO PARA OS CAIÇARAS E SEUS DESCENDENTES NA ATIVIDADE TURÍSTICA: O CASO DE ILHABELA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introdução O turismo tem crescido em ritmo intenso em todo o Brasil. No litoral norte de São Paulo, em virtude, principalmente, da proximidade com a capital do estado - maior fluxo emissivo de turistas - esse crescimento é bastante acentuado. Ilhabela detém belezas naturais e cenários geográficos que estimulam os turistas e veranistas a escolherem esse destino para suas férias

Claudia Maria Astorino

324

Algunos Resumenes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

La agenda comienza con un resumen de parte dei Director General: estado de los proyectos de telescopios mas importantes, instrumentaci6n futura y otros asuntos. Luego el Director en Chile y el Jefe de TRS describen las condiciones presentes en que se encuentran los instrumentos, los problemas que han surgido y aquellos que se esperan. Luego estos puntos son disculidos por el Comite.

1982-09-01

325

GESTIÓN DE ALMACENES Y TECNOLOGÍAS DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y COMUNICACIÓN (TIC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este artículo de revisión bibliográfica busca identificar el estado del arte y la utilización de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TIC) en la gestión de almacenes y su aplicación en la industria colombiana. A partir de la revisión realizada, se identifica que las tecnologías aplicadas a la gestión de almacenes contribuyen a la simplificación de las operaciones, reducción

ALEXANDER ALBERTO CORREA ESPINAL; RODRIGO ANDRÉS GÓMEZ MONTOYA; JOSÉ ALEJANDRO CANO ARENAS

2010-01-01

326

Respostas religiosas ? aids no Brasil: impress?es de pesquisa1  

PubMed Central

Resumo O texto encontra-se estruturado em quatro partes. Na primeira delas, apresentamos um conjunto de considerações e informações acerca da situação da aids no Brasil, das relações entre religião, sexualidade, aids e estado laico, bem como uma descrição mais clara do Projeto Respostas Religiosas ao HIV/Aids no Brasil, do qual este texto apresenta algumas impressões de pesquisa preliminares. A seguir, dedicamos um item a apresentação da Pastoral de DST/Aids, sua história, estrutura e objetivos. No item seguinte problematizamos diversas questões em particular no âmbito das relações Estado e Igreja, relações entre agentes de pastoral e hierarquia da Igreja, e questões ligadas mais diretamente à sexualidade e aids, todas referenciadas ao trabalho da Pastoral de DST/Aids. Ao final, apresentamos a bibliografia e fontes consultadas.

Seffner, Fernando; da Silva, Cristiane Goncalves Meireles; Maksud, Ivia; Garcia, Jonathan; Rios, Luis Felipe; Natividade, Marcelo; Borges, Priscila Rodrigues; Parker, Richard; Terto, Veriano

2009-01-01

327

Respostas religiosas ? aids no Brasil: impress?es de pesquisa acerca da Pastoral de DST/Aids da Igreja Cat?lica1  

PubMed Central

O texto encontra-se estruturado em quatro partes. Na primeira delas, apresentamos um conjunto de considerações e informações acerca da situação da aids no Brasil, das relações entre religião, sexualidade, aids e estado laico, bem como uma descrição mais clara do Projeto Respostas Religiosas ao HIV/Aids no Brasil, do qual este texto apresenta algumas impressões de pesquisa preliminares. A seguir, dedicamos um item a apresentação da Pastoral de DST/Aids, sua história, estrutura e objetivos. No item seguinte problematizamos diversas questões em particular no âmbito das relações Estado e Igreja, relações entre agentes de pastoral e hierarquia da Igreja, e questões ligadas mais diretamente à sexualidade e aids, todas referenciadas ao trabalho da Pastoral de DST/Aids. Ao final, apresentamos a bibliografia e fontes consultadas.

Seffner, Fernando; Silva, Cristiane Goncalves Meireles da; Maksud, Ivia; Garcia, Jonathan; Rios, Luis Felipe; Natividade, Marcelo; Borges, Priscila Rodrigues; Parker, Richard; Terto, Veriano

2009-01-01

328

Avaliação das áreas verdes em espaços públicos no município de Guarapuava\\/PR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Apresenta-se neste artigo uma proposta metodológica para se avaliar o desempenho das áreas verdes públicas do Município de Guarapuava\\/PR, mais especificamente sua arborização de acompanhamento viário de sua área central. Guarapuava é uma cidade que conta com aproximadamente 160 mil habitantes, situada na região centro-sul do Estado. A proposta metodológica que ora se apresenta, aplicada em parcela do município, foi

Carlos Roberto Loboda; Bruno Luiz Domingos de Angelis; Generoso de Angelis Neto; Eraldo Schunk da Silva

2007-01-01

329

Social And Economic Correlates Of Induced Abortion In Santiago, Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Resumen  Desde 1962, se ha estado desarrollando un proyecto de investigación para estudiar el problema del aborto inducido y la planificación\\u000a de la familia en una de las cinco Areas en las cuales el Servicio Nacional de Salud divide la ciudad de Santiago. El proyecto\\u000a se dividió en un Estudio Piloto, que tenia por objetivoobtenerinformación sobre la incidencia del aborto inducido,

Requena B. Mariano

1965-01-01

330

TOXICIDAD DE ACEITES, ESENCIAS Y EXTRACTOS VEGETALES EN LARVAS DE MOSQUITO CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS SAY (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se evaluaron 51 especies de plantas del estado de Oaxaca, México; 39 como extractos acuosos al 5 y 15% y 21 al 25%, y como extractos acetónicos tres especies con cinco dosis (0.1, 0.01, 0.001, 0.0001 y 0.00001%). Además de ocho aceites vegetales a tres dosis (0.1, 0.01 y 0.001%) y 11 esencias vegetales comerciales con cuatro dosis (0.1, 0.01,

Rafael PÉREZ-PACHECO; Cesáreo RODRÍGUEZ HERNÁNDEZ; Joel LARA-REYNA; Roberto MONTES BELMONT; Gustavo RAMÍREZ VALVERDE

331

Formación y evolución de planetas gigantes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Presentamos el estado actual del trabajo que estamos realizando en el estudio de la formación de planetas gigantes. Detallamos los algoritmos numéricos necesarios para realizar este tipo de cálculo. Presentamos algunos resultados de la formación de objetos con masas de hasta una docena de veces la del planeta Júpiter, resaltando las principales caracteríticas. Finalmente detallamos los problemas que pensamos abordar en un futuro cercano en este tema de investigación.

Benvenuto, O. G.; Brunini, A.

332

Situación actual del Entorno Logístico Español y Análisis de Brechas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se describe un proyecto de logística financiado por el gobierno español con el objetivo de proponer medios para la mejora de la logística de la competitividad. Una parte clave del proyecto era evaluar el estado actual de la logística y las prácticas de la cadena de suministro en el país, y comparar éstas con las mejores prácticas globales. Tras las

ANGEL ANTONIO DIAZ; LUIS EDUARDO SOLIS GALVAN

2009-01-01

333

Juegos estocasticos continuos: Valor y estrategias optimas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen  El objeto de este trabajo es analizar los juegos estocásticos cuyo espacio de estados y de acciones son métricos compactos,\\u000a con adecuadas condiciones de continuidad acerca de las funciones de pago y de transición. Tras describir el modelo e introducir\\u000a las hipótesis de continuidad, se trata el problema con horizonte finito, a fin de probar que existe valor y estrategias

M. Angeles Muruaga; R. Vélez Uned

1992-01-01

334

El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI) anuncia su nueva política de reuniones libres de humo de tabaco para abordar peligros graves de salud pública  

Cancer.gov

El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI), que forma parte de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud, anunció hoy una nueva política que requiere que todas las reuniones y conferencias organizadas o financiadas principalmente por el NCI se lleven a cabo en un estado, condado, ciudad o pueblo que haya adoptado una política integral de ambientes libres de humo de tabaco, a menos que circunstancias especificas justifiquen la exención.

335

Boletín del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer - 07-20-2010  

Cancer.gov

El doctor Harold Varmus, acompañado de su esposa Constance Casey (centro), presta juramento como director del NCI ante la Secretaria del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, Kathleen Sebelius, el lunes 12 de julio. (Foto cortesía de Chris Smith) El 12 de julio, el doctor Harold Varmus prestó juramento ante la Secretaria del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos, Kathleen Sebelios, como el decimocuarto director del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer.

336

EQUAÇÕES DE VOLUME PARA A FLORESTA NACIONAL DO TAPAJÓS (Volume equations for the Tapajós National Forest)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Com o objetivo de atender a demanda de informações acerca de relações quantitativas para a Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Estado do Pará, selecionaram-se equações de volume para andiroba (Carapa guianensis), abiurana (diversos gêneros), jutaí-açu (Hymenaea courbaril), jarana (Holopyxidium jarana), ucuuba- da-terra-firme (Virola sp), taxi-vermelho (Sclerolobium chrysophyllum), maçaranduba (Manilkara huberi), além de equações abrangentes, para qualquer espécie. Testaram-se 16 equações, nove

José Natalino Macedo Silva

337

ExposiÁªo humana ao metilmercœrio em comunidades ribeirinhas da Regiªo do TapajÛs, ParÆ, Brasil Methylmercury human exposure in riverine villages of Tapajos basin, ParÆ State, Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

1 Resumo Avaliou-se a exposição humana ao metilmercúrio e ao mercúrio total em comunidades ribeirinhas do rio Tapajós e da região metropolitana de Belém, no Estado do Pará, Brasil, através da determinação de mercúrio total e metilmercúrio em amostras de cabelo nos anos de 1994 e 1995. Observou-se que as concentrações médias de mercúrio total variaram de 2 ± 1µg\\/g-1

Maria da Conceição; Nascimento Pinheiro; Junko Nakanishi; Manoel Quaresma; Bernardo Cardoso; Walter W. Amoras; Masazume Harada; Carlos Magno; Luis F. Vieira; Marilia Brasil Xavier; Denise R. Bacelar

338

Resultados comparativos de la reaccion intradermica a la tuberculina - histoplasmina- coccidioidina en Tuberculosos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen  Se estudiaron los resultados comparativos de las reacciones intradérmicas a la Tuberculina, Histoplasmina y Coccidioidina,\\u000a practicadas simultáneamente a 644 enfermos tuberculosos hospitalizados en los Sanatorios „Simón Bolívar“, „Andrés Herrera\\u000a Vegas“, „Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi“ y „Padre Cabrera“, población representativa del aislamiento hospitalario para esta enfermedad\\u000a en el Distrito Federal y Estado Miranda, sin hacer distinción de la clase de tuberculosis

Rafael Fernández Ruiz; Juan Delgado Blanco; Alexis Ilukevich

1961-01-01

339

A new estimate of the negro population and negro vital rates in the united states, 1930–60  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Resumen  El análisis demogárafico de la población negra de los Estados Unidos se ha dificultado debido a que las estadísticas censales\\u000a y vitales se conocen como incompletas y sesgadas. Como resultado de un alfabetismo creciente, mayor bienestar económico y\\u000a una calidad mejor del trabajo de campo del censo con respecto a la población negra, el recuento del Censo de 1960 parece

Donald J. Bogue; Bhaskar D. Misra; D. P. Dandekar

1964-01-01

340

Criptococosis en Venezuela  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen  En Venezuela se han diagnosticado 24 casos de Criptococosis de los cuales 21 han muerto por Meningo-encefalitis; los tres\\u000a restantes presentaron formas circunscritas pulmonares que fueron tratadas por lobectomía (2 viven en aparente buen estado\\u000a de salud después de varios años de la resección y el tercero murió por causas differentes a esta enfermedad).\\u000a \\u000a Entre esta estadística hay dos niños

Alberto Angulo-Ortega; César Rodríguez; Gustavo García Galindo

1961-01-01

341

Exportaciones del Sector Maderas y Papeles No Tradicional  

Microsoft Academic Search

fueron México (23.0% % de participación), Estados Unidos (15.4%), China (15.1%), Venezuela (8.2%) y Ecuador (8.1%). En conjunto estos cinco países concentraron el 66.8.0% del total de exportaciones del sector. Las ventas hacia los mercados de México, China, Ecuador y Venezuela, fueron superiores a las registradas en el mismo periodo del 2007, creciendo durante los primeros seis meses del año

Millones FOB

342

Palaeolimnology of the Upper Lerma Basin, Central Mexico: a record of climatic change and anthropogenic disturbance since 11 600 yr BP  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Upper Río Lerma valley, Estado de México, is a high-altitude (2575 m a.s.l.) basin floored by Quaternary alluvial, lacustrine and pyroclastic deposits. Two pits were dug in the swampy bed of the recently drained L. Chiconahuapan. Ten 14C dates have been obtained from these profiles, which consist of diatomaceous organic lake muds and peats with intercalated tephras. The oldest

Sarah E. Metcalfe; R. Alan Perrott; Douglas D. Harkness

1991-01-01

343

OCORRNCIA DE MICORRIZAS ARBUSCULARES E DA BACT…RIA DIAZOTR\\  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - Foi avaliada a ocorrŒncia e a distribuiÁªo de espØcies de fungos micorrÌzicos arbusculares (FMAs) e Acetobacter diazotrophicus em plantios de cana-de-aÁœcar em diferentes tipos de manejo nos Estados do Rio de Janeiro e Pernambuco. Foram feitas 35 coletas de amostras de solo da rizosfera e de raÌzes de 14 variedades de cana-de-aÁœcar para extraÁªo de esporos e isolamento

VERONICA MASSENA REIS; MAURO AUGUSTO DE PAULA

344

Caracterização física e química de frutos de três tipos de gravioleira (Annona muricata L.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - Frutos de gravioleira dos tipos 'Morada', 'Lisa' e 'Comum', produzidos na região Sul do Estado da Bahia, foram avaliados quanto às características físicas e químicas. Com relação às características físicas, não foram detectadas diferenças de peso entre os tipos Morada (3,21kg), Lisa (2,82kg) e Comum (2,39kg). Os frutos do tipo 'Lisa' apresentaram maior rendimento de polpa (85,85%) em

Célio Kersul do Sacramento; José Cláudio Faria; Fábio Lopes da Cruz; Waldemar de Sousa Barretto; José Walter Gaspar; José Basilio Vieira Leite

2003-01-01

345

Cálculo de una losa de pavimento apoyada en toda su extensión sobre una base granular con carga de esquina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se desarrolla el cálculo de un losa firme de hormigón apoyada sobre una base granular de módulo de reacción ?.\\u000aEl método ideado para este cálculo se basa en suponer las ecuaciones dadas por la elasticidad, válidas a cierta\\u000adistancia de los puntos de aplicación de las cargas (hipótesis de Saint-Venant), considerando un estado de\\u000adeformación cilíndrica. Para aplicar dichas

Javier Jenaro Mac-Lennan

1970-01-01

346

Effect of nitrate concentration on growth and pigment synthesis of Dunaliella salina cultivated under low illumination and preadapted to different salinities  

Microsoft Academic Search

A wild strain of Dunaliella salina was isolated from a solar evaporation salt-pond in Araya (Estado Sucre, Venezuela) and\\u000a grown in batch culture using relatively low illumination (80 ?mol photon m-2 s-1). After the alga had been adapted to various\\u000a salinities (9, 14, 21% w\\/v NaCl), the influence of nitrate concentration (882, 435, 212 ?mol L-1 N) on growth rate

Nellis Marín; Francisco Morales; César Lodeiros; Eric Tamigneaux

1998-01-01

347

A quantitative study of the determinants of fertility behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Resumen  En los últimos años la literatura revela un gran interés en el estudio cuantitativo de los determinantes de la fecundidad.\\u000a Becker presenta bastantes evidencias en un invalorable marco teórico. Mincer provee evidencias e ideas adicionales. Silver\\u000a ha estudiado la respuesta de las tasas de natalidad a los ciclos económicos, para diferentes paises y varios grupos de población\\u000a en Estados Unidos.

Stanley Friedlander; Morris Silver

1967-01-01

348

Recent changes in Negro fertility  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Resumen  Las ratas crudas de natalidad para la población negra en los Estados Unidos, indican que la fertilidad decreció mientras los\\u000a Negros permanecieron en el Sur y se incremento en los Ultimos 20 años, cuando ellos comenzaron a urbanizarse. Las ratas por\\u000a cohortes, muestran mas exactamente los efectos de la Depresión sobre los embarazos como tambien la magnitud y persistencia\\u000a del

Reynolds Farley

1966-01-01

349

A JORNADA DE TRABALHO NO DIREITO BRASILEIRO  

Microsoft Academic Search

O sistema de duração da jornada laboral foi objeto de preocupação do legislador Constituinte nos incisos XIII a XVII do art. 7º, sendo complementado pelos comandos dispostos no art. 57 e seguintes da Consolidação das Leis Trabalhistas. Pretende-se, nessa pequena investigação, discorrer inicialmente sobre a evolução histórica da jornada de trabalho e sua regulamentação pelos Estados Modernos, incluindo-se o Brasil.

Marcelo Nunes Apolinário

2009-01-01

350

Mercado de Trabalho Assalariado na Cana-de-Açúcar: uma Análise das Regiões Tradicionais no Período 1992-2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

O estudo analisou a evolução de alguns indicadores da qualidade do emprego agrícola direto na cultura da cana-de-açúcar no período 1992-2006, com foco nas áreas tradicionais de produção, ou seja, região Nordeste e Estado de São Paulo. Para a análise foi construído um Índice de Qualidade do Emprego (IQE), elaborado a partir de um conjunto de 14 indicadores, agregados em

Otavio Valentim Balsadi; Eliane Goncalves Gomes

2008-01-01

351

CONCENTRAÇÃO NA AGROINDÚSTRIA CANAVIEIRA MINEIRA PÓS-DESREGULAMENTAÇÃO SETORIAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a concentração na agroindústria canavieira do Estado de Minas Gerais pós-desregulamentação setorial. Os resultados (obtidos via CR4 e CR8, índices de Hirschmann-Herfindahl, de Rosenbluth e entropia) apontaram para um aumento da concentração da produção de cana. Este aumento da concentração, dado principalmente mediante crescimento das empresas de grande porte, justifica-se pela reestruturação do setor

Amarildo Hersen; Pery Francisco Assis Shikida; Vanessa de Souza Dahmer; Marcia Janaina Snoz

2008-01-01

352

The Effect of Vibratory Acoustic Stimulation on Fetal Middle Cerebral Artery Impedance and Instantaneous Fetal Heart Rate: 1. A Transversal Study on Fetuses with 35 to 41 Weeks of Gestational Age  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objetivos: estudar, em fetos hígidos, quais são as respostas da freqüência cardíaca fetal basal e da resistência na artéria cerebral média à estimulação vibro-acústica padronizada. Métodos: em estado comportamental de hipo ou de inatividade fetal (apnéia e ausência de movimentos corpóreos), mediu-se o índice de pulsatilidade (IP) da artéria cerebral média (ACM), bem como calculou-se a freqüência cardíaca fetal basal

Ivo Behle; Lucas Paccini Teixeira; Mila Pontremoli; Carla Bittencourt Rynkowski; Paulo Zielinsky

353

Neurobiolog?a de la impulsividad y los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria*  

PubMed Central

Resumen Introducción La impulsividad es un rasgo de personalidad multidimensional relacionado con el control del comportamiento y las emociones. Está presente de manera diversa en los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, particularmente, en la bulimia nerviosa (BN). Aunque la relación entre la impulsividad y BN ha sido objeto de numerosas investigaciones, en la actualidad se desconocen los sustratos neurobiológicos de esta relación. Objetivos Discutir críticamente la evidencia que sugiere que las alteraciones en los sistemas neuronales relacio-nados con las funciones ejecutivas, con la formación de preferencias y con la regulación de los estados emocionales sirven como base para el rasgo de personalidad impulsiva, así como su estado en subgrupos de pacientes con BN. Métodos Búsqueda selectiva de la literatura relevante. Resultados y conclusiones Esta discusión ilustra la complejidad de la relación entre la impulsividad y BN, donde la impulsividad actúa como un factor de vulnerabilidad que puede sensibilizar al sujeto con BN a estados emocionales negativos, durante los cuales modifica el impacto de estímulos internos y externos sobre el comportamiento y su regulación, favoreciendo así patrones de comportamiento maladaptativos e inflexibles.

Orozco-Cabal, Luis Felipe; Herin, David

2009-01-01

354

Committees and organizers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chairman:Jozef Spa?ek (Kraków) Program Committee:Stephen Blundell (Oxford), J Michael D Coey (Dublin), Dominique Givord (Grenoble), Dariusz Kaczorowski (Wroc?aw), Roman Micnas (Pozna?), Marek Przybylski (Halle), Ludiwig Schultz (Dresden), Vladimir Sechovsky (Prague), Jozef Spa?ek (Kraków), Henryk Szymczak (Warszawa), Manuel Vázquez (Madrid) Publication Committee:Dariusz Kaczorowski, Robert Podsiad?y, Jozef Spa?ek, Henryk Szymczak, Andrzej Szytu?a Local committee:Maria Ba?anda, Anna Majcher, Robert Podsiad?y, Micha? Rams, Andrzej ?lebarski, Krzysztof Tomala Editors of the Proceedings:Jozef Spa?ek, Krzysztof Tomala, Danuta Goc-Jag?o, Robert Podsiad?y, Micha? Rams, Anna Majcher Plenary, semi-plenary and tutorial speakers:Ernst Bauer (Wien)Stephen Blundell (Oxford)J Michael D Coey (Dublin)Russell P Cowburn (London)Burkard Hillebrands (Kaiserslautern)Claudine Lacroix (Grenoble)Lluís Mañosa (Barcelona)María del Carmen Muñoz (Madrid)Bernard Raveau (Caen)Pedro Schlottmann (Tallahassee)Frank Steglich (Dresden)Oliver Waldmann (Freiburg) Invited speakers within symposia: R Ahuja (Uppsala)A Kirilyuk (Nijmegen) M Albrecht (Vienna)L Theil Kuhn (Roskilde) K Bärner (Göttingen)J Liu (Dresden) U Bovensiepen (Duisburg)G Lorusso (Modena) V Buchelnikov (Chelyabinsk)M M Maska (Katowice) B Chevalier (Bordeaux)Y Mukovskii (Moscow) O Chubykalo-Fesenko (Madrid)M Pannetier-Lecoeur (Saclay) A V Chumak (Kaiserslautern)G Papavassiliou (Athens) J M D Coey (Dublin)K R Pirota (Campinas) B Dabrowski (DeKalb)P Przyslupski (Warszawa) S Das (Aveiro)M Reiffers (Košice) A del Moral (Zaragoza)K Sandeman (London) V E Demidov (Muenster)D Sander (Halle) B Djafari-Rouhani (Lille)M Sawicki (Sendai/Warsaw) H A Dürr (Menlo Park)J Schaefer (Würzburg) J Fassbender (Dresden)H Schmidt (Wetzikon) J Fontcuberta (Barcelona)J Spa?ek (Kraków) V Garcia (Orsay)L Straka (Helsinki) J N Gonçalves (Aveiro)A Szewczyk (Warszawa) M E Gruner (Duisburg)Y Taguchi (Wako) G Gubbiotti (Perugia)A Thiaville (Orsay) S Hamann (Bochum)R Varga (Košice) U Hannemann (Dresden)P Vavassori (San Sebastian) L Havela (Prague)W Wulfhekel (Karlsruhe) O Heczko (Prague)M Yamashita (Sendai) B Hernando (Oviedo)R Zdyb (Lublin) O Isnard (Grenoble)A Zhukov (San Sebastián) Z K?kol (Kraków)A K Zvezdin (Moscow) N-T H Kim-Ngan (Kraków) International Advisory Committee (2011): Dominique Givord, President (Grenoble)Ludwig Schultz, Former President (Dresden) Manfred Albrecht (Chemnitz)Burkard Hillebrands (Kaiserslautern) Agnés Barthélémy (Paris)Andrei Kirilyuk (Nijmegen) Roy Chantrell (York)Ron Jansen (Tsukuba) Russell Cowburn (London)Nicoleta Lupu (Iasi) Tomasz Dietl (Warszawa)Caroline A Ross (Cambridge, MA) Claudia Felser (Mainz)Stefano Sanvito (Dublin) Josef Fidler (Wien)Vladimir Sechovsky (Praha) Dino Fiorani (Roma)Roberta Sessoli (Firenze) Pietro Gambardella (Bellaterra)Jozef Spa?ek (Kraków) Alberto Guimarães (Rio de Janeiro)

2011-07-01

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Coupled Fe and S Isotope Evidence for Archaean Microbial Fe(III) and Sulphate Reduction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of transition metal stable isotope geochemistry over recent years, fuelled by advances in analytical technology, has permitted new approaches to established geochemical problems. One such application is the understanding and tracing of early Earth biogeochemistry, with a particular emphasis on the activities of primitive microbial life, where evidence from traditional isotope systems has so far been equivocal. The earliest forms of microbial respiration are thought to involve sulphate or Fe (III) reduction, {e.g. 1,2} or perhaps both, and as such combined Fe-S isotope systems provide a potentially powerful tool to trace these processes. Here we report a Zn-Fe-S data set from sulphide and pyrite grains from the 2.7 Ga Belingwe Belt, associated with sulphate reducing microbial communities. Analyses of individual mm size sulphide and pyrite grains show large depletions of light Fe isotopes, as well as a large variation in Fe isotope composition with a range of -0.7 to -2.7 \\permil. Furthermore these variations are correlated with depletions in light S isotopes measured from the same samples, which range in isotope composition from -3 to -18 \\permil 3. Zn isotopes also show significant positive fractionations, up to 0.8\\permil, particularly in organic rich black shales. The most striking feature of our dataset is a tight correlation between sulphur and iron isotopes. This relationship is most readily explained in terms of a reducing sedimentary environment. In modern anoxic sediments dissimilatory bacterial Fe (III) reduction, and further down the sediment column, sulphate reduction produce solubilised light Fe2+ and S2-, which in solution together immediately react to form isotopically depleted sulphides and ultimately pyrite. Experimental constraints4 and measurements of natural pyrite from modern sedimentary settings (S. Severmann, pers comm) demonstrate that the solid sulphide produced is light in Fe. We will present a quantitative diagenetic model which demonstrates that, in a closed system coupled Rayleigh depletion in the light isotopes of both Fe and S by these processes down the sedimentary column could produce a correlated Fe and S dataset. Quantitatively, this process requires the sulphate in the pore water to become significantly depleted, a process that generally does not occur today because of high pore-water sulphate levels5 but is much more likely in the Archaean where seawater sulphate levels were probably two orders of magnitude lower. We note that both Fe and sulphate reduction as late as 2.7 Ga is indicated by SSU rRNA phylogenetic models, but our approach has potential applications further back in time where such constraints are lacking. 1 Y. Shen and R. Buick, Earth Sci. Rev., 2004, 64, 243-272 2 M. Vargas et. al., Nature, 1998, 395, 65-67 3 N.V. Grassineau et al., 2001, Proc. Roy. Soc. London B, 268, 113-119 4 I. Butler et al., 2003, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 67, A51 5 S. Severmann et al, 2004, this volume

Archer, C.; Vance, D.

2004-12-01

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River sinuosity changes as indicators of the possible neotectonic activity - a case study on the Danube River between Paks (Hungary) and Beograd (Serbia)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The meandering, pre-regulation river planforms of the Danube River, between Paks (Hungary) and Beograd (Serbia) was digitized from the map sheets of the Second Military Survey of the Habsburg Empire (Timár et al., 2006). These maps were surveyed before or simultaneously with the river control works, so it is possible to follow the natural riverbeds, the natural changing of the meandering structure. The sinuosity values were calculated with different window sizes, and displayed in a spectrum-like diagram (sinuosity spectra; after van Balen et al., 2008). The channel sinuosity of this river is analyzed in order to draw conclusions on the neotectonic activity of the western part of the Great Hungarian Plain. Several points of sinuosity change were identified. To prove that these are of neotectonic origin, a neotectonic map and seismic sections crossing the study area, were also analyzed. Significant sinuosity changes (low to high or high to low), spatially correlated to linear features identified in seismic survey sections or in tectonic maps (Horváth et al., 2006), indicate their neotectonic activity (Ouchi, 1985; Timár, 2003; Zámolyi et al., 2010). Upstream of the Hungarian-Serbian border, the Duna (Danube) has anabranching planform, the Baracskai-Duna is the main anabranch. There is a fault on the neotectonic map, crossing both rivers, and cause the decreasing of the sinuosity. The vertical activity of the structural line, which is more or less parallel to the international border, is verified by the sinuosity change. The direction of the change (from high to low sinuosity values) correlates with the normal fault character, shown on the map. Another significant sinuosity change occurs downstream of the Drava River confluence. The explanation of this change can be of two kinds. First, there is a known tectonic feature along the Drava River, with dextral faulting. The sinuosity increase could indicate a small active vertical component of this structural line. However, another possible explanation is based on the significant sediment load of the tributary, that is naturally decreases the river sinuosity. Horváth, F., Bada, G., Windhoffer, G., Csontos, L., Dombrádi, E., Dövényi, P., Fodor, L., Grenerczy, Gy., Síkhegyi, F., Szafián, P., Székely, B., Timár, G., Tóth, L., Tóth, T. (2006): A Pannon-medence jelenkori geodinamikájának atlasza: Euro-konform térképsorozat és magyarázó. Magyar Geofizika 47(4), 133-137. Ouchi, S. (1985): Response of alluvial rivers to slow active tectonic movement. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 96, 504-515. Timár, G. (2003): Controls on channel sinuosity changes: a case study of the Tisza River, the Great Hungarian Plain. Quaternary Sci. Rev. 22, 2199-2207. Timár, G., Molnár, G., Székely, B., Biszak, S., Varga, J., Jankó, A. (2006): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The map sheets of the second military survey and their georeferenced version. Arcanum, Budapest, 59 p. van Balen, R. T., Kasse, C., Moor, J. (2008): Impact of groundwater flow on meandering; example from the Geul river, the Netherlands. Earth Surf. Process. and Landf. 33(13), 2010-2028. Zámolyi, A., Székely, B., Draganits, E., Timár, G. (2010): Neotectonic control on river sinuosity at the western margin of the Little Hungarian Plain. Geomorph., in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.06.028

Petrovszki, Judit

2010-05-01

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Changes in sinuosities of the rivers at geological structural lines in the Pannonian Basin - Mosaics to the neotectonic image of the region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the central, flat area of the Pannonian Basin, there are just few topographic features for neotectonic investigations. However, a lot of meandering rivers flow here, and it is possible to reconstruct their natural, pre-regulation planforms. Using the map sheets of the Second Military Survey of the Habsburg Empire (mid-19th century; Timár et al., 2006), I digitized the meandering rivers on this area. Sinuosities at different sample section lengths were computed in a GIS environment, providing so-called 'sinuosity-spectra' (van Balen et al., 2008) for each point of the analyzed channels. The channel sinuosity of this river systems are analyzed in order to draw conclusions on the neotectonic activity of the Great Hungarian Plain and the other flat areas of the Pannonian Basin. Several points of sinuosity change were identified. To prove, that these are of neotectonic origin, seismic sections crossing the study area, were also analyzed as well as the geodinamical map of the area (Horváth et al., 2006). High sinuosity variations (low to high or high to low), spatially correlated to linear features identified in seismic survey sections, indicating their neotectonic activity (after Ouchi, 1985). We can see two significante sinuosity changes on the Hron/Garam River (Slovakia), one at Tekov and the one at Kéménd. There are faults on the neotectonic map at these points, crossing the river - they are the possible causes of the increasing of the sinuosity. The vertical activity of these structural lines is verified by the sinuosity changes. At the Maros/Mure? River (Romania/Hungary), a significant sinuosity change can also be identified near to the town of Aiud, where the phenomene is just the opposite like in the Hron/Garam river. There is a fault on the neotectonic map crossing the river. Upstream of the river has higher sinuosity values, and after crossing the fault, it decresed. Here also the fault caused the sinuosity changing, so this fault is also an active one. However, there are more case studies, concerning the rivers of the Pannonian Basin, such as the Tisza River (Timár, 2003), the Körös system (Petrovszki and Timár, 2010), the creeks of the Little Hungarian Plain (Zámolyi et al., 2010) and the downstream part of the Danube (Petrovszki, 2010), providing a broader overview of the river-confirmed neotectonic activity of the region. Horváth, F., Bada, G., Windhoffer, G., Csontos, L., Dombrádi, E., Dövényi, P., Fodor, L., Grenerczy, Gy., Síkhegyi, F., Szafián, P., Székely, B., Timár, G., Tóth, L., Tóth, T. (2006): A Pannon-medence jelenkori geodinamikájának atlasza: Euro-konform térképsorozat és magyarázó. Magyar Geofizika 47(4), 133-137. Ouchi, S. (1985): Response of alluvial rivers to slow active tectonic movement. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 96, 504-515. Petrovszki, J. (2010): Sinuosity calculations of the Danube River between Paks (Hungary) and Beograd (Serbia). Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 12, EGU2010-4571 Petrovszki, J., Timár, G. (2010): Channel sinuosity of the Körös River system, Hungary/Romania, as possible indicator of the neotectonic activity. Geomorphology, in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.11.009. Timár, G. (2003): Controls on channel sinuosity changes: a case study of the Tisza River, the Great Hungarian Plain. Quaternary Sci. Rev. 22, 2199-2207. Timár, G., Molnár, G., Székely, B., Biszak, S., Varga, J., Jankó, A. (2006): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The map sheets of the second military survey and their georeferenced version. Arcanum, Budapest, 59 p. van Balen, R. T., Kasse, C., Moor, J. (2008): Impact of groundwater flow on meandering; example from the Geul river, the Netherlands. Earth Surf. Process. and Landf. 33(13), 2010-2028. Zámolyi, A., Székely, B., Draganits, E., Timár, G. (2010): Neotectonic control on river sinuosity at the western margin of the Little Hungarian Plain. Geomorph., in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.06.028

Petrovszki, Judit

2010-05-01

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Desiccation tolerance of iron bacteria biofilms on Mars regolith simulants  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Iron oxidizing bacteria play an important role in the geological redox cycling of iron on earth. The redox change between Fe(II) and Fe(III) can be used for biological energy production [1]. Therefore iron oxidation in the iron rich martian soils may be or may have been microbially mediated. The microbial conversion of iron is considered to be an ancient form of metabolism [2], so it might have evolved on Mars as well. However, to exist in recent martian soils, bacteria must be able to endure dry and cold conditions. Neutrophilic iron oxidizers can be found in various iron rich aquatic environments, where they lead to the precipitation of insoluble ferric hydroxides. Some of these environments fall temporarily dry, what could have led to an adaptation to desiccation by bacteria, existing there. One strategy of iron bacteria to endure drought stress might be the formation of biofilms by excreting Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS). The deposition of iron hydroxides could enable them to endure dry conditions as well. For our experiments, neutrophilic iron oxidizing bacteria have been isolated from a creek in Bad Salzhausen/Hesse and temporarily drying out pools in Tierra del Fuego. Strains from aquatic environments in the national park "Unteres Odertal" and from water wells in Berlin/Brandenburg are included in the tests as well. In desiccation experiments, the capability of iron bacteria to tolerate dry conditions are investigated. The aim of our first experiment is the adaptation to dry conditions. Biofilms of 15 strains are grown on ceramic beads in liquid medium containing complexed Fe(II), established biofilms contain Fe(III) precipitates. The cultures are desiccated in a sterile airflow until the weight of the cultures remained constant. After a desiccation period of 9 h up to 7 d, the beads are transferred to fresh liquid medium. Adapted strains are used in further desiccation experiments, where biofilms are grown on two martian regolith simulants. These mineral mixtures were developed and produced by the Naturkundemuseum Berlin according to recent data of Mars research missions [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. The minerals are attached to object slides with potassium silicate and biofilms are grown on the mineral surface. The biofilms are quantified by cell counting and the structure is evaluated by epifluorescence microscopy. After desiccation in a sterile airflow, the survival of cells is determined by fluorescence staining. Acknowledgements This research was supported by the Helmholtz Association through the research alliance "Planetary Evolution and Life". References [1] Weber, K. A. et al. (2006). Microorganisms pumping iron: anaerobic microbial iron oxidation and reduction. Nature Reviews Microbiology 4: 752-764. [2] Vargas, M. et al. (1998). Microbiological evidence for Fe(III) reduction on early Earth. Nature 395: 65-67. [3] Bibring, J.-P., Y. Langevin, et al. (2005). Mars surface diversity as revealed by the OMEGA/Mars express observations. Science 307(5715): 1576-1581. [4] Bibring, J.-P., S. W. Squyres, et al. (2006). Merging Views on Mars. Science 313(5795): 1899-1901. [5] Chevrier, V. and P. E. Mathé (2007). Mineralogy and evolution of the surface of Mars: A review. Planetary and Space Science 55(3): 289-314. [6] McCollom, T. M. and B. M. Hynek (2005). A volcanic environment for bedrock diagenesis at Meridiani Planum on Mars. Nature 438(7071): 1129-1131. [7] Poulet, F., J. P. Bibring, et al. (2005). Phyllosilicates on Mars and implications for early martian climate. Nature 438(7068): 623-627.

Feyh, Nina; Szewzyk, Ulrich

2010-05-01

359

Variation in the Source Mantle of the Northern Izu arc with Time and Space -Constraints from High-precision Pb Isotopes -  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present new isotopic and trace element data for back-arc lavas from the northern Izu arc (33-36oN) including high-precision double-spike Pb isotope measurements. The northern part of the Izu arc is distinct from the rest of the arc in the lack of active rifting and presence of Quaternary volcanoes behind the front (e.g. Niijima). Common features with the rest of the arc include the presence of the back-arc seamounts chains and NE-SW volcanic ridges. 40Ar/39Ar dating of volcanic rocks has revealed that Quaternary volcanism is limited to within 40 km of the volcanic front. Active volcanism occurred from Miocene and Pliocene in the back-arc seamounts and ridges as far as 120km west of the current volcanic front. Chemical characteristics of the Quaternary behind-the-front volcanism and Tertiary volcanism in the back-arc seamounts are significantly different. Opx-cpx andesite and hornblende andesite are dominant in the back-arc seamounts, while Quaternary behind-the-front volcanism is characterized by basalt and rhyolite. In terms of the trace element and isotopic characteristics, Tertiary back-arc seamount lavas show a marked correlation between Th/Ce and Pb and Nd isotopes. Generally these lavas have higher ?7/4 and lower 143Nd/144Nd with increasing Th/Ce. In contrast, the Quaternary lavas show little, if any, Th enrichment relative to potential mantle sources and no correlation with isotopes. These correlations suggest that sediment melt from the subducting slab is an important component in the Tertiary back-arc seamounts, whereas, the Quaternary volcanism behind the front shows little indication of sediment melt and is restricted to a contribution of fluid from altered oceanic crust. Quaternary volcanoes at similar distances from the volcanic front are estimated to have similar compositions and amounts of slab-derived fluid in their sources. However, on Pb-Pb isotope plots, they lie closer to the NHRL towards south (i.e., ?8/4 decreases towards south). Almost parallel but distinct trends on Pb-Pb plots imply differing mantle sources depending on the northward position within the arc. This variation in mantle wedge composition is seen to continue into the central part of the arc (Ishizuka et al., 2002). The observed along-arc isotopic variation can be explained by the presence of two mantle components; a MORB source observed in the back-arc basins of the Philippine Sea Plate (e.g. Hickey-Vargas, 1998) and a Pacific MORB-like source. In the northern part of the Izu arc, Miocene to Pliocene volcanism was active over a much wider back-arc region than present, and these lavas show the greatest influence of sediment melt generated at slab depths of > 250 km. However, in the Quaternary active volcanism was constrained to the vicinity of the volcanic front. This Quaternary magmatism can be related to the release of fluid, but not melt, from the slab at relatively shallow depths (110-200 km). These spatial and temporal chemical variations could be related to the initiation of rifting in the central and southern sections of the arc and/or changes in the regional stress regime resulting from the collision of the Izu arc with the Honshu arc.

Ishizuka, O.; Taylor, R. N.; Milton, J. A.; Nesbitt, R. W.; Uto, K.; Yuasa, M.; Sakamoto, I.

2002-12-01

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Variation in the mantle sources of the northern Izu arc with time and space — Constraints from high-precision Pb isotopes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present new ages and geochemical data for back-arc lavas from the northern Izu Bonin arc 33 35° N including high-precision double-spike Pb isotope measurements. The northern part of the Izu Bonin arc is distinct from the rest of the arc as it lacks active rifting behind the volcanic front but it does have Quaternary volcanoes (e.g. Niijima). However, in common with the rest of the arc the northern section has back-arc seamount chains and NE SW volcanic ridges. 40Ar/39Ar dating of volcanic rocks has revealed that Quaternary volcanism is limited to within 40 km of the volcanic front. Miocene and Pliocene volcanism extended as far as 120 km west of the current volcanic front along the back-arc seamounts and ridges. The chemical characteristics of back-arc volcanism are significantly different in the Pliocene Quaternary compared to the Miocene. Opx cpx andesite and hornblende andesite are dominant in Miocene volcanic centres, while Pliocene and Quaternary centres are characterized by basalt and rhyolite. Miocene volcanic centres show a marked correlation between Th/Ce and Pb and Nd isotopes. Generally, these lavas have higher ?7/4 and lower 143Nd/144Nd with increasing Th/Ce. In contrast, the Pliocene and Quaternary lavas show little, if any, Th enrichment relative to potential mantle sources and no correlation with isotopes. These correlations suggest that partial melt of sediment from the subducting slab was an important component in the Miocene, whereas, the Pliocene Quaternary volcanic centres show little evidence of sediment melt and are restricted to a contribution of fluid from altered oceanic crust and fluid from sediment. Quaternary volcanoes at similar distances from the volcanic front are calculated to have similar compositions and amounts of slab-derived fluid in their sources. However, on Pb Pb isotope plots, they lie closer to the NHRL towards south (i.e., ?8/4 decreases towards south). Almost parallel but distinct trends on Pb Pb plots imply differing mantle sources depending on the northward position within the arc. This variation in mantle wedge composition is seen to continue into the central part of the arc [Ishizuka, O., Taylor, R.N., Milton, J.A., Nesbitt, R.W., Fluid mantle interaction in an intra-oceanic arc: constraints from high-precision Pb isotopes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 211 (2003a) 221 236]. The observed along-arc isotopic variation can be explained by the presence of two mantle components; a MORB source observed in the back-arc basins of the Philippine Sea Plate (e.g. [Hickey-Vargas, R., Origin of the Indian Ocean-type isotopic signature in basalts from Philippine Sea Plate spreading centers: An assessment of local versus large-scale processes, J. Geophys. Res. 103 (1998a) 20963 20979]) and a more Pacific MORB-like source. In the northern part of the Izu Bonin arc, Miocene to Pliocene volcanism was active over a much wider back-arc region than present, and these lavas show the greatest influence of sediment melt generated at slab depths of > 250 km. However, in the Quaternary active volcanism was constrained to the vicinity of the volcanic front. This Quaternary magmatism can be related to the release of fluid from the slab at relatively shallow depths (110 200 km). These spatial and temporal chemical variations could be related to either the change of the angle of subducting Pacific Plate and/or changes in the regional stress regime (e.g. resulting from the collision of the Izu Bonin arc with the Honshu arc or in association with initiation of rifting in the south).

Ishizuka, Osamu; Taylor, Rex N.; Milton, J. Andy; Nesbitt, Robert W.; Yuasa, Makoto; Sakamoto, Izumi

2006-09-01

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Using U-series and beryllium isotopes to reveal the occurrence and relative timing of crustal and mantle processes in the Southern Volcanic Zone of Chile  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magmas erupted from subduction zone volcanoes represent the end products of multiple magmatic processes occurring in the asthenospheric mantle wedge and overlying lithosphere (i.e., fluid addition, melting, assimilation, and crystal fractionation). To resolve the contributions of diverse processes and components, and the relative timing of these events, we have determined U-series activities (U-Th-Ra-Pa) for 60 and 10Be compositions for 20 historic or very young lavas carefully chosen on the basis of major and trace element analyses of 625 samples from six volcanoes in the Andean Southern Volcanic Zone of Chile (37.6-41.1°S: Nevados de Chillán, Antuco, Llaima, Lonquimay, Villarrica, and Osorno). Our dataset demonstrates that each of these volcanoes reflects a unique combination and sequence of magmatic processes that are only revealed through analysis of multiple samples spanning the extent of intra-volcano and intra-eruption chemical variation. Sigmarsson et al. (1990; 2002) identified a regional trend using U-series and Be from mostly single samples, which they interpreted to represent along-strike variations in the flux of slab-derived fluids into the wedge [from 230Th-excess plus 226Ra-deficit plus low 10Be/9Be at Chillán towards progressively higher 238U- and Ra-excesses and 10Be/9Be at Villarrica and Osorno]. These data fall within the much broader array defined by our results, but we infer the operation of assimilation (e.g., Llaima; Reubi et al., 2011) and aging of subduction zone components of variable compositions and proportions in the mantle prior to partial melting as important factors in generating the highly individualized and complex U-series systematics observed at each of these six volcanoes. All of the volcanoes exhibit evidence of assimilation, with the exception of Lonquimay which has undergone mostly closed-system fractional crystallization. At Llaima and Chillán the assimilant is crustal. At Villarica, flux-related melts that dominate in the main edifice have been mixed with magma compositions similar to those at surrounding minor eruptive centers (Hickey-Vargas et al., 2002). The latter appear to be decompression melts of enriched mantle which manifest moderate U-Th-Ra disequilibrium and substantial 231Pa-excesses, whereas melts from Villarrica have substantial U- and Ra-excesses. Magmas from Osorno reflect a greater influence of sediments originating from the incoming slab. After discounting assimilated samples, all primary melts have uniformly high Pa-excesses (1.7-2.2) coincident with large variations in 238U-230Th disequilibria. Fluid addition-aging-melting successions at Antuco and Chillán may have led to compositions near U-Th equilibrium or with Th-excesses, respectively. Primary Ra-deficits at Chillán, Lonquimay, and Osorno are under investigation and potentially reflect melting of a cumulate body. Forthcoming 10Be data for select U-series samples will enable further clarification of the regional trend. Preliminary analyses of nine Llaima samples erupted between 1850 and 2009 confirm the successful elimination of a meteoric 10Be component and produce a data array consistent with assimilation. The invocation of radioactive decay to produce U-Th equilibrium (duration of at least 380 ky) could also explain the low 10Be/9Be compositions (half-life of 10Be=1,390 ky). Our comprehensive dataset may shed new light on melting processes in subduction zone systems.

Cooper, L. B.; Reubi, O.; Dungan, M. A.; Bourdon, B.; Langmuir, C. H.; Turner, S. J.; Schaefer, J. M.

2012-12-01

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Assessing the accuracy of the Second Military Survey for the Doren Landslide (Vorarlberg, Austria)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Reconstruction of the early and long-term evolution of landslide areas is especially important for determining the proportion of anthropogenic influence on the evolution of the region affected by mass movements. The recent geologic and geomorphological setting of the prominent Doren landslide in Vorarlberg (Western Austria) has been studied extensively by various research groups and civil engineering companies. Civil aerial imaging of the area dates back to the 1950's. Modern monitoring techniques include aerial imaging as well as airborne and terrestrial laser scanning (LiDAR) providing us with almost yearly assessment of the changing geomorphology of the area. However, initiation of the landslide occurred most probably earlier than the application of these methods, since there is evidence that the landslide was already active in the 1930's. For studying the initial phase of landslide formation one possibility is to get back on information recorded on historic photographs or historic maps. In this case study we integrated topographic information from the map sheets of the Second Military Survey of the Habsburg Empire that was conducted in Vorarlberg during the years 1816-1821 (Kretschmer et al., 2004) into a comprehensive GIS. The region of interest around the Doren landslide was georeferenced using the method of Timár et al. (2006) refined by Molnár (2009) thus providing a geodetically correct positioning and the possibility of matching the topographic features from the historic map with features recognized in the LiDAR DTM. The landslide of Doren is clearly visible in the historic map. Additionally, prominent geomorphologic features such as morphological scarps, rills and gullies, mass movement lobes and the course of the Weißach rivulet can be matched. Not only the shape and character of these elements can be recognized and matched, but also the positional accuracy is adequate for geomorphological studies. Since the settlement structure is very stable in the region, and in the historical map sheets the individual buildings were also mapped, it is possible to match several buildings with their present-day counterparts. We used matched geomorphologic features and buildings for deriving RMSE values, which range around 26 m. Orientation of major scarps and conspicuous geomorphologic features derived from the historic map and on the LiDAR DTM show a good correlation which confirms the long-term existence of these elements. Evidence from field geologic measurements provide the possible link of these elements to structural geologic features. Furthermore there is strong indication for that the landslide had been in a somewhat other state in the 19th century and the scarp retreat rate could have increased in the second half of the 20th century. Kretschmer, I., Dörflinger, J., Wawrick, F. (2004): Österreichische Kartographie. Wiener Schiften zur Geographie und Kartographie - Band 15. Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung der Universität Wien, Wien. Molnár, G. (2009): Making a georeferenced mosaic of historical map series using constrained polynomial fit. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11, ISSN 10297006. Timár, G., Molnár, G., Székely, B., Biszak, S., Varga, J., Jankó, A. (2006): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The map sheets of the second military survey and their georeferenced version. Arcanum, Budapest, 59 p. ISBN 963-7374-33-7

Zámolyi, András.; Székely, Balázs; Biszak, Sándor

2010-05-01

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Investigation of watercourses by comparison of successive historical map surveys of Western Hungary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Second (Timár et al., 2006) and Third Military Survey (Biszak et al., 2007) of the Habsburg Empire, completed in the 19th century (1806-69 and 1869-87), can be very useful in different scientific investigations because of their accuracy and data content. The mapmakers used geodetic projections and survey technologies provided high accuracy. Therefore, scientists can use these maps and the represented objects in retrospective studies. The streams were drawn with very thin lines that also ascertain the high accuracy of their location. Previous study used the Second Military Survey to examine the neotectonic evaluation of the western part of the Pannonian Basin, bordered by Pinka, Rába and Répce Rivers (Kovács, 2010). The watercourses, especially alluvial ones, react very sensitively to tectonic forcing (Schumm & Khan, 1972; Ouchi, 1985). However, the present-day course of the creeks and rivers are mostly regulated, therefore they are unsuitable for such studies. The watercourses have reconstructed from maps surveyed prior to the main water control measures. The Second Military Survey was a perfect source for such studies. The investigated streams were free meandering ones. They could flood their banks, and only natural levees were present. After georeferencing the maps of the area, the streams were digitized, and their sinuosity values were computed. Where significant sinuosity changes have been detected along the streams, it can be considered as indicators of differential uplift or subsidence of the bedrock/alluvium. The goal of this study is to decide the character of several stream sections: were they free meandering ones or not? Some of the sections are antecedent ones, especially at the Vas Mountain at the present Austrian-Hungarian border. If the shapes of the watercourses on the different surveys are almost the same, the sinuosity refers to a prior, forced state of the stream. After digitizing the watercourses on the Third Military Survey sheets, some newly regulated sections are recognized as well as forced and free meandering ones. Thus, the neotectonic evaluation of the study area can be made more accurate. References - Biszak, S., Timár, G., Molnár, G., Jankó, A. (2007): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The third military survey, Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Kroatien-Slawonien, 1867-1887, 1:25000. Arcanum, Budapest, DVD-issue. - Kovács, G. (2010): The advantages of using the Second Military Survey maps in fluvial studies. Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica 45(1): 64-70. - Ouchi, S. (1985): Response of alluvial rivers to slow active tectonic movement. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 96: 504-515. - Schumm, S. A., Khan, H. R. (1972): Experimental study of channel patterns. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 83: 1755-1770. - Timár, G., Molnár, G., Székely, B., Biszak, S., Varga, J., Jankó, A. (2006): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The map sheets of the second military survey and their georeferenced version. Arcanum, Budapest, 59 p.

Kovács, Gábor

2010-05-01

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Can we follow the neotectonic activity of the Hluboká-fault by reconstructing the evolution of the Vltava river course? - Mapping of fluvial terraces around the Budejovice-basin using historic maps  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Bud?jovice Basin in the Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic) is a fault-bounded sedimentary basin with a multiple subsidence history overlying Variscan crystalline basement. Permian, Cretaceous and Miocene sediments record repeated reactivations of faults at or close to the basin margin, which may have continued into the Quaternary. The latter is indicated by geomorphological features such as linear topographic scarps, which characterize part of the faults within and at the border of the Bud?jovice Basin. In a current study we assess possible Quaternary displacements along the faults delimiting the basin using geomorphological data, analyses of river planform patterns and correlations of Quaternary terraces of the Vltava River, which crosses the basin and its boundary faults. The regionally most important tectonic feature - the Hluboká fault -forms the northeastern margin of the Bud?jovice basin. The fault crosses the course of the river Vltava, a fact that guided our research to take a more precise look at the character and distribution of fluvial sediments in this area. Our main focus is on dating of terrace bodies around the Hluboká fault. According to the scheme used in most European regions, influences by the Pleistocene glacial cycles, the Vltava river terraces were assigned by most scientists to the 4(5) main alpine glacial periods. This dating is not straightforward as terraces are not connected to moraine bodies like in the Alps. The terraces were basically correlated by their altitude above the river and by their lithology (clastic content and grain size composition), but mostly without any numerical age determination. Our studies include several field and laboratory methods, supported by computer analyses of various types of spatial data. Data sources include: (i) modern topographic maps, (ii) geological maps, (iii) georeferenced historic map sheets of the Austrian Second Military Survey (provided by the Geoinformatics Laboratory of the University J. E. Purkyn?, 2005). The georeferenced map sheets of the Second Military Survey provide a very exact base map (Timár et al., 2006) for investigating the location of possible terrace bases. Since the georeferencing accuracy is < 10 m, data from these map sheets can be integrated into the geomorphologic studies providing information about the geomorphologic situation in the study area of the years 1836-1842, i.e., with less anthropogenic impact on geomorphological features than today. These data sources are combined with data from boreholes and thus help us identifying potential terrace bodies and choosing appropriate investigation sites. In the field, morphological, sedimentological and pedological methods are used to obtain relevant data about the sediment stratigraphy. Several laboratory analyses were carried out to gain information on the age of the terraces. We use OSL-dating in combination with the analysis of heavy minerals and clay minerals, as well as grain size analysis. After gathering information about the absolute ages of the terrace bodies upstream and downstream the Hluboká fault, we may be able to declare if the building of terrace staircases was influenced by tectonic activity of the fault or not. Timár, G., Molnár, G., Székely, B., Biszak, S., Varga, J., Jankó, A. (2006): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The map sheets of the second military survey and their georeferenced version. Arcanum, Budapest, 59 p. ISBN 963-7374-33-7

Homolova, Dana; Lomax, Johanna; Prachar, Ivan; Spacek, Petr; Zamolyi, Andras; Decker, Kurt

2010-05-01

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Time-series studies of drainage pattern and morphological features along the Leitha river (Eastern Austria)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geomorphologic mapping and drainage network analysis was conducted in the Southern Vienna Basin on the Leitha and Fischa rivers. The study area belongs to an active pull-apart basin between the Eastern Alps and the Carpathians that started to subside in Karpatian times (~ 17 Ma), but with still active faults, proven by fault scarps and earth quakes. The investigated rivers are important tributaries to the Danube river and run through a region that has been subject to settlement since Neoltihic times. Thus, interaction between land use, settlement pattern and river dynamics can be studied. Several datasets are integrated to perform a comprehensive overview of geomorphological, as well as river dynamic changes in the landscape. During an earlier stage of this investigation a map of paleochannel distribution including the location and shape of the paleochannels was extracted from color-infrared and RGB digital orthophotos. Based on this map the location, character and shape of palaeomeanders is studied on different georeferenced historic maps (Timár et al., 2006; Biszak et al., 2007) in order to derive a time-series study. The paleochannels extracted from the digital orthophotos show a good coincidence with the depicted rivers on the historic maps. This partly allows quite well constrained age estimates of the paleochannel sections. The investigated maps are the Walter maps, the First, Second and Third Military Survey of the Habsburg/Austro-Hungarian Empire. Mapping of the Walter maps was conducted 1754-56 (Ulbrich, 1952), the First, Second and Third Military Surveys were mapped in this area in the time-span of 1782-1785, 1819-1869, and 1872-1873, respectively (Kretschmer et al., 2004). This sequence of georeferenced historical maps allows to study only a very short time-span (1755 - 1873) compared to the geological time scale. However, the characteristics of river dynamics special for the study area can be derived and, considering certain assumptions, extrapolated to a wider time range. Within the observable time period the Leitha river preserved its meandering characteristics. Small shifts of the mean channel towards E or W can be detected. A disadvantage of the maps previous to the Third Military Survey is the lack of contour lines. On these maps, variation in terrain elevation was mapped „a la vue" and rather depicted as changes in slope of the terrain by applying hatchures showing a density increase with higher slope. This method provided a very plastic overview of changes in the terrain, but the reading of absolute or relative elevations is not possible. According to this, geomorphologic observations from these maps are constricted to the comparison of the horizontal position of elevated areas and the change of their outline. This study shows that historical maps provide an essential tool to investigate younger river dynamics and sensitively show the impact of anthropological modifications as well as active tectonics. Biszak, S., Timár, G., Molnár, G., Jankó, A. (2007): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The third military survey, Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie, 1869-1887, 1:75000. DVD-issue, Arcanum, Budapest. ISBN 978-963-73-7451-7 Kretschmer, I., Dörflinger, J., Wawrick, F. (2004): Österreichische Kartographie. Wiener Schiften zur Geographie und Kartographie - Band 15. Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung der Universität Wien, Wien. Timár, G., Molnár, G., Székely, B., Biszak, S., Varga, J., Jankó, A. (2006): Digitized maps of the Habsburg Empire - The map sheets of the second military survey and their georeferenced version. Arcanum, Budapest, 59 p. ISBN 963-7374-33-7 Ulbrich K. (1952): Die Grenzkarte Ungarn-Niederösterreich von C. J. Walter (1754 - 56). Burgenländische Heimatblätter, 14, 108-121

Zámolyi, A.; Draganits, E.; Doneus, M.; Fera, M.; Griebl, M.

2009-04-01

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PREFACE: The XI Mexican School on Particles and Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The XI Mexican School on Particles and Fields took place on 2-13 August 2004, in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, México. The School continued with the tradition of promoting High Energy Physics among the younger generation in Mexico. Thus, it was aimed specifically at graduate students and postdocs. The School consisted of several courses delivered by international experts on subjects of current interest to the scientific community. The length of each course was of six to eight hours, English being the language of instruction. A novelty in this edition of the School was its total duration (two weeks as opposed to one), the number of hours assigned to one subject, and the addition of some experimental courses for the students to overcome their inhibitions of a direct encounter with the equipment and its usage. There were also a few overview talks delivered by local experts on the current status of some of the research fields actively pursued in Mexico. The XI-MSPF was organized by the Particles and Fields Division of the Mexican Physical Society. It was generously sponsored by several institutions: Universidad de Veracruz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV) and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT). We are very grateful to Dr Raúl Arias Lovillo, Dr Víctor Manuel Alcaráz Romero, Dr Asdrúbal Flóres López and Mtro Walter Saiz González, head of the Academic Secretariat, Director and Subdirector of the Office of Scientific Research and Director of the Division of Exact Sciences of the University of Veracruz, respectively, for their invaluable support in all senses to our Summer School. We also appreciate the important and useful assistance provided by Dr Rubén Bernardo Morante López, Director of the Museum of Anthropology of Xalapa, and Dr Héctor Coronel Brizio of the Secretariat of Education and Culture of the state of Veracruz. We acknowledge the help of our colleagues in the Organizing Committee: Norma Bagatella Flores (FFIA-U. Veracruzana), Heriberto Castilla Valdés (CINVESTAV-U. Zacatenco), Lorenzo Díz Cruz (FCFM-BUAP), Juan José Godina Nava (CINVESTAV-U. Zacatenco), Gerardo Herrera Corral (CINVESTAV-U. Zacatenco), German Mandujano Vallejo (FFIA-U. Veracruzana), Miguel Ángel Pérez Angón (CINVESTAV-U. Zacatenco), Efraín Rojas Marcial (FFIA-U. Veracruzana) and Carlos Vargas Madrazo (FFIA-U Veracruzana). Many thanks also to our Conference Secretaries Patricia Carranza and Soledad López for the efficiency with which they carried out their job and their dedication. Special thanks go to María Guadalupe Colorado Hernández and Javier Ignacio Fragoso Tizapan, whose help in carrying out the School was essential, without their collaboration this School would not have been the same. We take this opportunity to thank most warmly all the speakers for delivering excellent lectures which made this event a success. Moreover, to our utmost delight, the students participated very enthusiastically and we hope that this school will contribute considerably towards their academic development. The future of scientific endeavour always depends upon the students. Adnan Bashir (IFM-UMSNH) Jens Erler (IF-UNAM) Rául Hernández (FFIA-UV) Myriam Mondragón (IF-UNAM) Luis Villaseñor (IFM-UMSNH)

2005-01-01

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Modelización de escenarios de cambio potencial en la vegetación y el uso de suelo en la Sierra Madre Oriental de San Luis Potosí, México  

Microsoft Academic Search

ResumenResumen Se realizó la modelación de la dinámica de cambio en el uso de suelo y la vegetación en la región de la Sierra Madre Oriental del estado de San Luis Potosí, considerado un sitio de importancia para la conservación en México por su alta biodiversidad. Para determinar la variación espacial se analizaron imágenes de satélite en un período de

Francisco Javier Sahagún-Sánchez; José Luis Flores Flores; Leonardo Chapa Vargas; Humberto Reyes-Hernández

2011-01-01

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Modelización de escenarios de cambio potencial en la vegetación y el uso de suelo en la Sierra Madre Oriental de San Luis Potosí, México  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen:Se realizó la modelación de la dinámica de cambio en el uso de suelo y la vegetación en la región de la Sierra Madre Oriental del estado de San Luis Potosí, considerado un sitio de importancia para la conservación en México por su alta biodiversidad. Para determinar la variación espacial se analizaron imágenes de satélite en un período de 16

Francisco Javier Sahagún-Sánchez; José Luis Flores Flores; Leonardo Chapa Vargas; Humberto Reyes-Hernández

2011-01-01

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Implementation of Barcelona, L'estartit and Ibiza Sites for Altimeter Calibration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A marine campaign to compute the sea surface data along the Spanish Mediterranean coastline and Balearic Islands is being prepared for 2013. Jason-2 (period ~10 days) and Saral/AltiKa (period of 35 days and expected launch in 2012) altimetric data and on-board GPS data will be used. Many GPS Buoy sessions along the ship route will be performed.Sea height estimates (instantaneous and mean sea levels) will be compared. Recently some geodetic improvements has been made in specific coastal spanish sites in the NW Mediterranean Sea for monitoring sea level. The goal is to maintain and improve the quality of the observation of the sea level change in the three sites. The information is coming from Puertos del Estado www.puertos.es L'Estartit tide gauge has been co-located with geodetic techniques (GPS measurements of XU, Utilitary Network, and XdA, Levelling Network,) and it is tied to the SPGIC (Integrated Geodetic Positioning System of Catalonia) project of the Cartographic Institute of Catalunya (ICC). In the past three calibration campaigns for Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1 in March 1999, August 2000 and July 2002 near Cape of Begur. At Barcelona harbour there is one MIROS radar tide gauge belonging to Puertos del Estado (Spanish Harbours).The radar sensor is over the water surface, on a L-shaped structure which elevates it a few meters above the quay shelf. 1-min data are transmitted to the ENAGAS Control Center by cable and then sent each 1 min to Puertos del Estado by e-mail. The information includes wave forescast (mean period, significant wave height, sea level, etc.This sensor also measures agitation and sends wave parameters each 20 min. There is a GPS station Leica Geosystems GRX1200 GG Pro and antenna 1202. Bathymetric campaigns inside the harbour have been made. At Ibiza site new measurements and levelling between the GPS reference station and a Radar MIROS, both from Puertos del Estado, has been made recently. A calibration campaign for Jason-1 was made in June 2003 in the Ibiza area, main calibration site. The presentation is directed to the description of the actual situation of the geodetic infrastructure of Barcelona, l'Estartit sites for sea level determination and complementing Ibiza site for a new altimeter calibration campaign of Jason-2 and Saral/AltiKa satellites to be made in 2013. Specifications of the new marine calibration campaign will be presented.

Martinez-Benjamin, J. J.; Gili, J.; Lopez, R.; Tapia, A.; Bosch, E.; Perez, B.; Pros, F.

2012-12-01

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Información sobre el cáncer para hispanos y latinos  

Cancer.gov

Cada vez más estadounidenses sobreviven al cáncer y continúan llevando vidas productivas. Sin embargo, muchos hispanos y latinos en los Estados Unidos no han escuchado este mensaje, y no se han beneficiado de los adelantos en los campos de la detección temprana y el tratamiento. El nuevo sitio web del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer, http://www.cancer.gov/espanol, lanzado el día 2 de abril de 2007, comunica enérgicamente el mensaje de que el cáncer puede prevenirse y tratarse, y ofrece, además, información sobre todos los aspectos de la enfermedad.

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Estudio de terapias dirigidas para el cáncer de seno estableció un modelo de estudios clínicos a nivel mundial  

Cancer.gov

Dos medicamentos de acción dirigida, diseñados para tratar una forma agresiva de cáncer de seno (mama), se pusieron a prueba en un estudio que incluyó a 8 000 participantes en 44 países. Si bien la finalidad del estudio fue ayudar a que los investigadores determinaran si el tratamiento combinado con trastuzumab y lapatinib para el tratamiento del cáncer de seno HER2 positivo en estado inicial era mejor que la terapia solo con trastuzumab, los resultados del estudio no indicaron que existan ventajas para las mujeres al recibir la combinación de fármacos de trastuzumab o lapatinib.

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Factores predictores de conductas promotoras de salud en mujeres peri- post-menopáusicas de Cali, Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

(64.3%), relaciones interpersonales (60.7%), manejo del estrés (57.9%), nutrición (57.3%), responsabilidad en salud (54.9%) y la más baja fue actividad física (49%). El modelo de regresión múltiple, mostró 7 factores que predijeron 37.1% de la variabilidad en las CPS: percepción del estado de salud (R 2 =21%, p<0.0001); auto-eficacia (R 2 =20.5%, p<0.0001); educación formal (R 2 =8.3%, p<0.0001); autonomía

ZAIDER T RIVIÑO; JASNA STIEPOVICH; JOSÉ M. MERINO

2007-01-01

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QuAlIdAde de VIdA e NÍVel de AtIVIdAde FÍSIcA de PAcIeNteS em FASe AmBulAtoRIAl dA ReABIlItAção cARdÍAcA  

Microsoft Academic Search

oRIgINAl físico (LAF): 100,0 (0,0 - 100,0); dor: 84,0 (10,0 - 100,0); estado geral de saúde: 74,5 (22,0 - 100,0); vitalidade: 80,0 (25,0 - 100,0); aspectos sociais: 87,5 (25,0 - 100,0); aspectos emocionais (AE): 100,0 (0,0 - 100,0) e saúde mental: 82,0 (40,0 - 100,0). Observou-se correlação entre tempo de RC e os domínios LAF (rs=0,46; p<0,01) e vitalidade (rs=0,35;

Educação Física

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El cáncer de pulmón y los hispanos: esta es la realidad  

Cancer.gov

Primero, las buenas noticias: el número de casos de cáncer de pulmón diagnosticados entre hispanos es cerca de la mitad del número de casos diagnosticados entre blancos no hispanos en Estados Unidos. Y, del 2000 al 2009, el número de casos entre hombres hispanos disminuyó a un ritmo más acelerado que entre hombres blancos no hispanos y se mantuvo estable entre mujeres hispanas. La razón principal de estas buenas noticias es que los hispanos, en general, tienen menos probabilidad de fumar y tienen menos probabilidad de ser fumadores diarios de cigarrillos en comparación con muchos otros segmentos de la población estadounidense.

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[The framing of transgenics in São Paulo newspapers: the potential contribution of information to political participation].  

PubMed

In 2007, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) conducted an online public consultation to obtain input on its Proposed Technical Regulations for assessing the safety of transgenic food products. The article describes the context and results of a research study that identified the main ways in which the newspapers Folha de S.Paulo and O Estado de S.Paulo framed and addressed topics related to the subject matter of this consultation. Our goal was to evaluate the gamut of information available that could contribute to this form of political participation. The journalistic coverage in question was generally fragmented; 70% of articles offered incomplete views on the topics in question. PMID:21461479

Rothberg, Danilo; Berbel, Danilo Brancalhão

2010-06-01

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Las estrategias de promocion y prevencion en el Modelo Integral de Atencion en Salud - Trienio 2003-2006, Tabasco, Mexico.  

PubMed

RESUMEN Introducción. Las estrategias de atención de salud previstas en el modelo de atención del Estado de Tabasco para el período 2003-2006, se organizaron en dos grupos: i) relacionadas con la promoción de la salud y la prevención de enfermedades; y ii) relacionadas con la gestión y administración de los servicios de salud. La estrategia dirigida a la promoción de salud y la prevención de enfermedades, fue considerada como prioritaria en el nuevo Modelo de Atención de Salud y para ello, se privilegió la participación comunitaria. Objetivo. después de casi 3 años de ejecución, era imprescindible indagar sobre lo alcanzado, para lo cual, se diseñó y ejecutó un ejercicio valorativo, cuya descripción representa el objetivo de este trabajo. Metodología. se realizó un ejercicio valorativo, desarrollado durante los meses de agosto-octubre del año 2006 en Jurisdicciones Sanitarias seleccionadas en el estado de Tabasco, in México. Resultados. destacan hallazgos como, la creación y funcionamiento de los Comités de Salud, la identificación del trabajo intersectorial y la utilidad de la participación comunitaria. Conclusiones. se concluye que en todo modelo de atención de salud, son ineludibles las actividades de promoción y prevención para obtener resultados exitosos. Estas actividades mantienen su vigencia y utilidad, particularmente, las acciones intersectoriales y la toma de decisiones con participación comunitaria. Sin dudas, la creación y funcionamiento del Comité Local de Salud, principal órgano coordinador municipal para las actividades de promoción y prevención, requiere perfeccionar su funcionamiento. PMID:24801791

Calvo, Silvia Martínez; Padrón, Y Hilda Santos

2012-06-01

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Vigilando la Calidad del Agua de los Grandes Rios de la Nacion: El Programa NASQAN del Rio Grande (Rio Bravo del Norte)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

La Oficina del Estudio Geologico de los Estados Unidos (U.S. Geological Survey, 0 USGS) ha monitoreado la calidad del agua de la cuenca del Rio Grande (Rio Bravo del Norte) desde 1995 como parte de la rediseiiada Red Nacional para Contabilizar la Calidad del Agua de los Rios (National Stream Quality Accounting Network, o NASOAN) (Hooper and others, 1997). EI programa NASOAN fue diseiiado para caracterizar las concentraciones y el transporte de sedimento y constituyentes quimicos seleccionados, encontrados en los grandes rios de los Estados Unidos - incluyendo el Misisipi, el Colorado y el Columbia, ademas del Rio Grande. En estas cuatro cuencas, el USGS opera actualmente (1998) una red de 40 puntos de muestreo pertenecientes a NASOAN, con un enfasis en cuantificar el flujo en masa (la cantidad de material que pasa por la estacion, expresado en toneladas por dial para cada constituyente. Aplicacando un enfoque consistente, basado en la cuantificacion de flujos en la cuenca del Rio Grande, el programa NASOAN esta generando la informacion necesaria para identificar fuentes regionales de diversos contaminantes, incluyendo sustancias qui micas agricolas y trazas elementos en la cuenca. EI efecto de las grandes reservas en el Rio Grande se puede observar segun los flujos de constituyentes discurren a 10 largo del rio. EI analisis de los flujos de constituyentes a escala de la cuenca proveera los medios para evaluar la influencia de la actividad humana sobre las condiciones de calidad del agua del Rio Grande.

Lurry, Dee L.; Reutter, David C.; Wells, Frank C.; translated by Rivera, M.C.; Munoz, A.

1998-01-01

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PREFACE: 10th International Conference on Clustering Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics (CLUSTER'12)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As Editors of this Proceedings volume and organizers as well as participants of the Conference, let us sum up a few facts about the Conference and let us add some subjective notes. The conference was held at Köolcsey Centre, a prestigious site of scientific and business meetings and cultural events in the city of Debrecen, Hungary, 24-28 September 2012. The city was chosen as the home of the Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the home institution of the organizers. The Institute was visited by some of the participants. The organizing team was complemented by some belonging to the University of Debrecen, which made it possible to hold the conference dinner in the marvellous covered 'ceremonial court' of the University. The participants were taken for an excursion and wine tasting to a wine cellar at Tokaj, centre of, historically, the most significant wine producing area in Hungary. By coincidence, the closing day coincided with the day of what is called the Researchers' Night in the European Union. That night, (or rather, that evening) every year there is a public lecture in the Institute of Nuclear Research for a general audience, mainly secondary-school pupils. The public lecture scheduled on this occasion was held by one of the participants of the conference who represented the world outside Hungary and yet was able to deliver a talk in Hungarian. He is Professor Kálmán Varga, Vanderbilt University. The title of his talk was Simulation of Nanosystems ( http://kutatokejszakaja.hu/2012/esemenynaptar/esemeny.php?id=112&menu_id=4). There were 115 registered participants, representing 22 countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, Central, South and North America. We had 44 plenary talks and 47 talks presented in parallel sessions. In the Programme list the talks are arranged following the session structure of the Conference. In this list the invited speakers are marked by asterisks. All the talks in the plenary sessions were invited talks, but we had some invited talks even in the parallel sessions. Written versions of 86 talks have been submitted. Quite a number of the speakers have modified the title of their talk in the written version. To keep the correspondence between the Programme list and the written papers, we have accordingly changed the titles in the Programme list as well. The papers are arranged according to their subjects, without regard to whether they were delivered in a plenary or in a parallel session. There was a talk classified wrongly; this is now classified correctly. In the Programme list and in the list of the papers submitted the names are those of the speakers. You can read in the Opening Address that, by ruling of the organizing institution, no members of the Debrecen Institute of Nuclear Research were selected as invited speakers and no contributions were accepted from them. We doubted the wisdom of this rigour ourselves, and I think the criticism we received for it is justifiable. The success of a conference depends primarily on the speakers. In retrospect, we can say that this conference was extremely successful, and that is owing to the great many wonderful talks delivered. This reflects very well on the present status of the field as well as on the work of the International Advisory Board, which proposed the list of excellent speakers. The Japanese dominance characteristic of all cluster conferences has only been complained about by some of the Japanese who came to Europe primarily to learn things that they could not learn at home. We would like to express our gratitude to our sponsors: the Hungarian Academy of Sciences the Paks Nuclear Power Ltd HMP Logic Ltd International Workshop for Theoretical Physics(Budapest) We were also supported indirectly by a JSPS-MTA bilateral cooperation project, which made it possible for five Japanese colleagues to participate. It just remains to be announced that the next, number 11 in this series of conferences, will be held in Naples in 2016. Zs Dombrádi G G Kiss A T Kruppa G Lévai R G Lovas Conference photograph

Lovas, R. G.; Dombrádi, Zs; Kiss, G. G.; Kruppa, A. T.; Lévai, G.

2013-04-01

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Maple procedures for the coupling of angular momenta. IX. Wigner D-functions and rotation matrices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Wigner D-functions, Dpqj(?,?,?), are known for their frequent use in quantum mechanics. Defined as the matrix elements of the rotation operator Rˆ(?,?,?) in R and parametrized in terms of the three Euler angles ?, ?, and ?, these functions arise not only in the transformation of tensor components under the rotation of the coordinates, but also as the eigenfunctions of the spherical top. In practice, however, the use of the Wigner D-functions is not always that simple, in particular, if expressions in terms of these and other functions from the theory of angular momentum need to be simplified before some computations can be carried out in detail. To facilitate the manipulation of such Racah expressions, here we present an extension to the RACAH program [S. Fritzsche, Comput. Phys. Comm. 103 (1997) 51] in which the properties and the algebraic rules of the Wigner D-functions and reduced rotation matrices are implemented. Care has been taken to combine the standard knowledge about the rotation matrices with the previously implemented rules for the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients, Wigner n-j symbols, and the spherical harmonics. Moreover, the application of the program has been illustrated below by means of three examples. Program summaryTitle of program:RACAH Catalogue identifier:ADFv_9_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/ADFv_9_0 Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland Catalogue identifier of previous version: ADFW, ADHW, title RACAH Journal reference of previous version(s): S. Fritzsche, Comput. Phys. Comm. 103 (1997) 51; S. Fritzsche, S. Varga, D. Geschke, B. Fricke, Comput. Phys. Comm. 111 (1998) 167; S. Fritzsche, T. Inghoff, M. Tomaselli, Comput. Phys. Comm. 153 (2003) 424. Does the new version supersede the previous one: Yes, in addition to the spherical harmonics and recoupling coefficients, the program now supports also the occurrence of the Wigner rotation matrices in the algebraic expressions to be evaluated. Licensing provisions:None Computer for which the program is designed and others on which it is operable: All computers with a license for the computer algebra package Maple [Maple is a registered trademark of Waterloo Maple Inc.] Installations:University of Kassel (Germany) Operating systems under which the program has been tested: Linux 8.2+ Program language used:MAPLE, Release 8 and 9 Memory required to execute with typical data:10-50 MB No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.:52 653 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.:1 195 346 Distribution format:tar.gzip Nature of the physical problem: The Wigner D-functions and (reduced) rotation matrices occur very frequently in physical applications. They are known not only as the (infinite) representation of the rotation group but also to obey a number of integral and summation rules, including those for their orthogonality and completeness. Instead of the direct computation of these matrices, therefore, one first often wishes to find algebraic simplifications before the computations can be carried out in practice. Reasons for new version: The RACAH program has been found an efficient tool during recent years, in order to evaluate and simplify expressions from Racah's algebra. Apart from the Wigner n-j symbols ( j=3,6,9) and spherical harmonics, we now extended the code to allow for Wigner rotation matrices. This extension will support the study of those quantum processes especially where different axis of quantization occurs in course of the theoretical deviations. Summary of revisions: In a revised version of the RACAH program [S. Fritzsche, Comput. Phys. Comm. 103 (1997) 51; S. Fritzsche, T. Inghoff, M. Tomaselli, Comput. Phys. Comm. 153 (2003) 424], we now also support the occurrence of the Wigner D-functions and reduced rotation matrices. By following our previous design, the (algebraic) properties of these rotation matrices as well as a number of summation and integration rules are implemented to facilitate the algebraic simplific

Pagaran, J.; Fritzsche, S.; Gaigalas, G.

2006-04-01

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El Proyecto Sismico "LARSE" - Trabajando Hacia un Futuro con Mas Seguridad para Los Angeles  

USGS Publications Warehouse

La region de Los Angeles contiene una red de fallas activas, incluyendo muchas fallas por empuje que son profundas y no rompen la superficie de la tierra. Estas fallas ocultas incluyen la falla anteriormente desconocida que fue responsable por la devastacion que ocurrio durante el terremoto de Northridge en enero de 1994, el terremoto mas costoso en la historia de los Estados Unidos. El Experimento Sismico en la Region de Los Angeles (Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment, LARSE), esta localizando los peligros ocultos de los terremotos debajo de la region de Los Angeles para mejorar la construccion de las estructuras que pueden apoyar terremotos que son inevitables en el futuro, y que ayudaran a los cientificos determinar donde occurira el sacudimento mas fuerte y poderoso.

Henyey, Thomas L.; Fuis, Gary S.; Benthien, Mark L.; Burdette, Thomas R.; Christofferson, Shari A.; Clayton, Robert W.; Criley, Edward E.; Davis, Paul M.; Hendley, James W., II; Kohler, Monica D.; Lutter, William J.; McRaney, John K.; Murphy, Janice M.; Okaya, David A.; Ryberg, Trond; Simila, Gerald W.; Stauffer, Peter H.

1999-01-01

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Primera aproximación a la estructura interna de Plutón  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

En el presente trabajo se propuso estudiar la estructura interna actual del planeta Plutón. El modelo que se planteó es del tipo de estructura no-diferenciada. Se incluyó como fuente de calor interna la radioactividad y como único mecanismo de transporte de la energía a la conducción. Se encontró que el planeta estaría compuesto por una mezcla de roca (65% en masa) y hielo de agua (35%). Este simple modelo permite inferir que una estructura más realista para Plutón debería incluir también a la convección como mecanismo de transporte. Ello además permitiría avanzar de modo más firme en el estado de diferenciación del planeta, que casi seguramente sea más complejo que el adoptado.

Steren, G. A.; Carranza, G. J.; Hubbard, W. B.

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La historia orbital de Deimos y la oblicuidad de Marte  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recientemente, se ha demostrado mediante extensas integraciones numéricas, que la rotación de Marte pasó repetidamente por estados caóticos de movimiento, debido al pasaje por zonas de resonancia spin - órbita. En dichas circunstancias, la oblicuidad marciana pudo haber sufrido grandes excursiones de varias decenas de grados. Las consecuencias de dichas variaciones son de extrema importancia en el contexto de la búsqueda de manifestaciones de vida fósil en dicho planeta. El estudio de la dinámica orbital del satélite más exterior de Marte, Deimos, nos ha permitido comprobar, en el marco de las distintas teorías sobre su orígen, que la oblicuidad de Marte dificilmente pudo haber sufrido variaciones que la aparten más de 10o respecto de actual valor. Este resultado parece ser mucho más robusto que las simulaciones numéricas de Touma y Wisdom asi como las de Laskar y Robutel, lo que permite poner cotas más severas a la evolución paleoclimática de Marte.

Brunini, A.; Yokoyama, T.

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PREFACE: Third Congress on Materials Science and Engineering (CNCIM-Mexico 2012)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Third Congress on Material Science and Engineering (CNCIM-México 2012), which took place in Mérida, México, from 27 February to 2 March 2012 was organized by three research groups (cuerpos académicos) from the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán: Ingeniería Física (UADY-CA-27), Modelado y Simulación Computacional de Sistemas Físicos (UADY-CA-101) and Química Fundamental y Aplicada (UADY-CA-32), in collaboration with the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav-Mérida). The First Congress in Material Science and Engineering (CNCIM-2010), was organized in Puebla, México in February 2010. This was followed by CNCIM-2011 held in Toluca, México in February 2011. The CNCIM-México 2012 Conference consisted of plenary talks (8), invited talks (10), oral contributions (54) and poster presentations (70). The topics of the Conference were: Synthesis and Preparation of Materials: Organic and Inorganic Characterization of Materials: Novel Methods and Techniques Applications of Materials: Environment, Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Food and Renewable Energy New Materials: Composites, Nanostructures, and from Natural Sources Theory: New Methods and Computer Simulations We want to thank the Organizing Committee, the Institutions and Sponsors supporting the Conference, and everyone who contributed to the organization of this meeting, for their invaluable efforts in order to guarantee the complete success of this conference. Editors Romeo de Coss Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N. (Cinvestav-Mérida) A.P. 73 Cordemex 97310, Mérida, Yucatán, México decoss@mda.cinvestav.mx Gabriel Murrieta-Hernández Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Calle 60 No. 491-A, Centro Histórico, C.P. 97000, Mérida, Yucatán, México murrieta@uady.mx Aarón Aguayo-González Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Calle 60 No. 491-A, Centro Histórico, C.P. 97000, Mérida, Yucatán, México aguayo@uady.mx Efraín Rubio-Rosas Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Ciudad Universitaria, Col. San Manuel, C.P. 72570, Puebla, Puebla, México efrain.rubio@cuv.buap.mx Ernesto Chigo-Anota Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Ciudad Universitaria, Col. San Manuel, C.P. 72570, Puebla, Puebla, México ernesto.chigo@correo.buap.mx Enrique Vigueras-Santiago Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México Instituto Literario No. 100, Col. Centro 50000, Toluca, Edo. de México, México vigueras@uaemex.mx Session Chairs Gabriel Canto Santana, Universidad Autónoma de Campeche. Enrique Vigueras Santiago, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. César Cab, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Alejandro ávila Ortega, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Jesús Barrón Zambrano, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Maritza de Coss, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Jorge A. Tapia González, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. David Muñoz Rodríguez, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Mario Pérez Cortes, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Jesús García Serrano, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. Rubén Arturo Medina Esquivel, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. César R. Acosta, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Organizing Committee Aarón Aguayo González, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Gabriel Murrieta Hernández, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Alejandro Tapia González, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Cristian Carrera Figueiras, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Heriberto Hernández Cocoletzi, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Ernesto Chigo Anota, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Efraín Rubio Rosas, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Enrique Vigueras Santiago, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Romeo de Coss, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav-Mérida). Organizers: Organizers Sponsors: Sponsors

de Coss, Romeo; Murrieta-Hernández, Gabriel; Aguayo-González, Aarón; Rubio-Rosas, Efraín; Chigo-Anota, Ernesto; Vigueras-Santiago, Enrique

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La Observaci?n Sistem?tica de Vecindarios: El caso de Chile y sus perspectivas para Trabajo Social  

PubMed Central

El estudio acerca de las características de los vecindarios y sus efectos sobre las personas ha llegado a ser un área de creciente atención por parte de investigadores de diversas disciplinas en países desarrollados. Aunque actualmente existen diversas metodologías para estudiar efectos del vecindario, una de las más utilizadas es la Observación Sistemática de Vecindarios –Systematic Social Observation SSO, en inglés—porque permite recolectar información acerca de diversas características del entorno físico, social, ambiental y económico de los vecindarios donde se aplica. El objetivo de este artículo es (i) dar a conocer sumariamente algunas investigaciones influyentes sobre efectos del vecindario en Estados Unidos, ii) describir cómo se diseñó e implementó la Observación Sistemática de Vecindarios en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile, iii) señalar algunos facilitadores y obstaculizadores de la implementación del proyecto y, finalmente iv) enunciar posibles contribuciones y limitaciones que esta metodología ofrecería al trabajo social en Chile.

Sanhueza, Guillermo E.; Delva, Jorge; Andrade, Fernando H.; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew; Bares, Cristina; Castillo, Marcela

2012-01-01

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Incentivos para atraer y retener personal de salud de zonas rurales del Per?: un estudio cualitativo  

PubMed Central

El objetivo fue identificar incentivos de atracción y retención en zonas rurales y distantes de Ayacucho, Perú. Fueron realizadas entrevistas en profundidad con 80 médicos, enfermeras, obstetras y técnicos (20 por grupo) de las zonas más pobres y con 11 funcionarios. No existen políticas sistemáticas de atracción y retención de personal de salud en Ayacucho. Los principales incentivos, en orden de importancia, fueron mejoras salariales, oportunidades de formación y capacitación, estabilidad laboral y nombramiento, mejoras en infraestructura y equipos, e incremento del personal. Se mencionaron también mejoras en la vivienda y alimentación, mayor cercanía con la familia y reconocimiento por el sistema de salud. Existen coincidencias y singularidades entre los distintos grupos sobre los incentivos clave para estimular el trabajo rural, que deben considerarse al diseñar políticas públicas. Las iniciativas del Estado deben comprender procesos rigurosos de monitoreo y evaluación, para asegurar que las mismas tengan el impacto deseado.

Huicho, Luis; Canseco, Francisco Diez; Lema, Claudia; Miranda, J. Jaime; Lescano, Andres G.

2014-01-01

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Shortcuts in cosmological branes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider a dynamical membrane world in a space-time with scalar bulk matter described by domain walls, as well as a dynamical membrane world in empty Anti de Sitter space-time. Using the solutions to Einstein equations and boundary conditions we investigate the possibility of having shortcuts for gravitons leaving the membrane and returning subsequently. In comparison with photons following a geodesic inside the brane we verify that shortcuts exist. For some Universes they are small, but sometimes are quite effective. In the case of matter branes, we argue that at times just before nucleosynthesis the effect is sufficiently large to provide corrections to the inflationary scenario, especially as concerning the horizon problem. This work has been supported by Fundca~o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Sa~o Paulo (FAPESP) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brazil.

Abdalla, Elcio; Casali, Adenauer G.; Cuadros-Melgar, Bertha

2004-02-01

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Sexual competitiveness and compatibility between mass-reared sterile flies and wild populations of Anastrepha Ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) from different regions in Mexico  

SciTech Connect

The mass-reared colony of Anastrepha ludens (Loew) currently used in Mexico for suppression of the Mexican fruit fly has been in use for over 10 years. Sterile flies are released into a wide range of environmental conditions as part of an integrated area-wide approach to suppress diverse populations of this pest in the Mexican Republic. This paper assesses the performance of the sterile flies interacting with wild populations from the different environments. We investigated the sexual compatibility and competitiveness of the sterile flies when competing with wild populations from 6 representatives Mexican states: Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Michoacan, and Chiapas. Results show that the males of the wild populations differed in the time to the onset and peak of sexual activity. Nevertheless, the index of sexual isolation (ISI) reflected sexual compatibility between the populations and the mass-reared strain, indicating that the sterile individuals mate satisfactorily with the wild populations from the 6 states. The male relative performance index (MRPI) showed that the sterile male is as effective in copulating as the wild males. The female relative performance index (FRPI) reflected a general tendency for wild females to copulate in greater proportion than the sterile females, except for the strains from Tamaulipas and Chiapas. In general, the lower participation of the sterile females in copulation increases the possibilities of sterile males to mate with wild females. The relative sterility index (RSI) showed that the acceptance by wild females of the sterile males (25-55%) was similar to that of wild males. Females of the Chiapas strain showed the lowest acceptance of sterile males. Finally, the results obtained in the Fried test (which measures induced sterility in eggs) showed a competitiveness coefficient ranging from 0.2 to 0.5. This suggests that sterile males successfully compete and are compatible with flies from different geographic origins. (author) [Spanish] La colonia actualmente usada para controlar la mosca mexicana de la fruta, Anastrepha ludens (Loew), en Mexico tiene mas de 10 anos en cria masiva. Los insectos esteriles son liberados en una gran variedad de condiciones ambientales como parte de un control integrado para suprimir diversas poblaciones de esta plaga dentro de la Republica Mexicana. El objetivo de este documento esta dirigido a revisar el desempeno de las moscas esteriles frente a poblaciones silvestres procedentes de diferentes ambientes y para esto se realizaron comparaciones de compatibilidad y competitividad sexual de las moscas esteriles contra poblaciones silvestres de seis estados representativos de la Republica Mexicana: Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Michoacan y Chiapas. Los resultados obtenidos manifiestan diferencias en el horario de inicio de llamado y mayor actividad sexual del macho entre las moscas provenientes de cada estado. Sin embargo el indice de aislamiento (ISI) reflejo compatibilidad sexual entre la cepa de laboratorio y todas las poblaciones analizadas, indicando que los individuos esteriles pueden aparearse satisfactoriamente con las poblaciones silvestres de los seis estados. El indice de efectividad de apareamiento del macho (MRPI) reflejo de manera global que los machos esteriles son tan efectivos para copular como los silvestres. El indice de efectividad de apareamiento de la hembra (FRPI) reflejo que en la mayoria de los estados las hembras silvestres copularon en mayor proporcion que las hembras esteriles, excepto para las poblaciones de Tamaulipas y Chiapas. En general, la baja participacion de las hembras esteriles en el campo permitio al macho esteril ampliar su probabilidad de apareamiento con las hembras silvestres. En cuanto al indice de esterilidad relativa (RSI), observamos que la aceptacion de las hembras silvestres al macho esteril (25-55%) fue similar a la de los machos silvestres. Las hembras de la poblacion de Chiapas registro la menor aceptacion. Finalmente, los resultados obtenidos en la prueba de Fried, la cual determi

Orozco-Davila, D.; Hernandez, R.; Meza, S.; Dominguez, J. [Programa Moscamed Moscafrut-Desarrollo de Metodos, Central Poniente No. 14 altos-Esq. 2a Avenida Sur. CP 30700 Tapachula, Chiapas (Mexico)

2007-03-15

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Contribuições para o projeto da câmara infravermelha Spartan do telescópio SOAR  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Como parte de uma colaboração entre a Divisão de Astrofísica do INPE, IAG-USP, Instituto do Milênio MEGALIT e a Michigan State University, trabalhamos durante um ano junto ao grupo do Dr. Edwin Loh (MSU) no projeto e detalhamento de diversos subsistemas para a câmara infravermelho Spartan do telescópio SOAR. Trata-se de um imageador para as bandas J, H e K que explora todo o potencial, em termos de qualidade de imagem e campo de visada, fornecido pelo sistema de óptica adaptativa de primeira ordem do telescópio SOAR. Projetamos soluções detalhadas para os subsistemas de rodas de filtros/grismas/máscaras de Lyot; subsistema de compactação do mosaico de detectores em duas versões distintas; subsistema de alimentação de Nitrogênio líquido. Mantivemos sempre uma supervisão geral sobre todas as partes restantes e os respectivos envelopes volumétricos produzindo soluções para a integração de todos os componentes. Neste trabalho, ilustramos as principais contribuições e fornecemos um resumo do estado atual do instrumento.

Laporte, R.; Jablonski, F.; Loh, E.

2003-08-01

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Análise dos Conceitos Astronômicos Apresentados por Professores de Algumas Escolas Estaduais Brasileiras  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A razão para o desenvolvimento deste trabalho baseia-se no fato de que muitos professores da Educação Básica (EB) não lidam com conceitos relacionados à astronomia, e quando o fazem eles simplesmente seguem livros didáticos que podem conter erros conceituais. Como é de conhecimento geral a astronomia é um dos conteúdos a serem ensinados na EB fazendo parte dos Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais e das Propostas Curriculares do Estado de São Paulo, mas é um fato, que vários pesquisadores apontam, a existência de muitos problemas no ensino da astronomia. Com o propósito de minimizar algumas dessas deficiências foi realizado um trabalho de pesquisa com a utilização de questionários pré e pós pesquisa, para tanto foi desenvolvido um Curso de Extensão Universitária para professores da Diretoria de Ensino Regional (DE) que abrange Mauá, Ribeirão Pires e Rio Grande da Serra (no Estado de São Paulo) com os seguintes objetivos: levantar concepções alternativas; subsidiar os professores por meio de palestras, debates e workshops, e verificar o sucesso da aprendizagem após o curso, adotando-se como referência, para a análise dos resultados, os dicionários de Língua Portuguesa (FERREIRA, 2004) e Enciclopédico de Astronomia e Astronáutica (MOUR?O, 1995). Portanto, dezesseis questões foram aplicadas antes e após o curso, assim pode-se verificar após a pesquisa que 100,0% dos professores sabiam os nomes das fases da Lua, 97,0% entenderam que o Sistema Solar é composto por oito planetas, 78,1% foram capazes de explicar como ocorre um eclipse lunar, um eclipse solar e um solstício, 72,7% sabiam como explicar a ocorrência das estações do ano; 64,5% explicaram corretamente a ocorrência do equinócio, 89,7% foram capazes de definir adequadamente o termo cometa; 63,6% definiram asteróide, 54,5% meteoro, 58,1% galáxia, e 42,4% planeta. Os resultados obtidos indicam uma aprendizagem significativa por parte dos participantes.

Voelzke, Marcos Rincon; Gonzaga, Edson Pereira

2011-12-01

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Predicting the ocurrence probability of freak waves baed on buoy data and non-stationary extreme value models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last decades, freak or rogue waves have become an important topic in engineering and science. Forecasting the occurrence probability of freak waves is a challenge for oceanographers, engineers, physicists and statisticians. There are several mechanisms responsible for the formation of freak waves, and different theoretical formulations (primarily based on numerical models with simplifying assumption) have been proposed to predict the occurrence probability of freak wave in a sea state as a function of N (number of individual waves) and kurtosis (k). On the other hand, different attempts to parameterize k as a function of spectral parameters such as the Benjamin-Feir Index (BFI) and the directional spreading (Mori et al., 2011) have been proposed. The objective of this work is twofold: (1) develop a statistical model to describe the uncertainty of maxima individual wave height, Hmax, considering N and k as covariates; (2) obtain a predictive formulation to estimate k as a function of aggregated sea state spectral parameters. For both purposes, we use free surface measurements (more than 300,000 20-minutes sea states) from the Spanish deep water buoy network (Puertos del Estado, Spanish Ministry of Public Works). Non-stationary extreme value models are nowadays widely used to analyze the time-dependent or directional-dependent behavior of extreme values of geophysical variables such as significant wave height (Izaguirre et al., 2010). In this work, a Generalized Extreme Value (GEV) statistical model for the dimensionless maximum wave height (x=Hmax/Hs) in every sea state is used to assess the probability of freak waves. We allow the location, scale and shape parameters of the GEV distribution to vary as a function of k and N. The kurtosis-dependency is parameterized using third-order polynomials and the model is fitted using standard log-likelihood theory, obtaining a very good behavior to predict the occurrence probability of freak waves (x>2). Regarding the second objective of this work, we apply different algorithms using three spectral parameters (wave steepness, directional dispersion, frequential dispersion) as predictors, to estimate the probability density function of the kurtosis for a given sea state. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank to Puertos del Estado (Spanish Ministry of Public Works) for providing the free surface measurement database.

Tomas, A.; Menendez, M.; Mendez, F. J.; Coco, G.; Losada, I. J.

2012-04-01

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Implementation of CGPS at Estartit, Ibiza and Barcelona harbours for sea level monitoring  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The determination of global and regional mean sea level variations with accura-cies better than 1 mm/yr is a critical problem, the resolution of which is central to the current debate on climate change and its impact on the environment. Highly accurate time series from both satellite altimetry and tide gauges are needed. Measuring the sea surface height with in-situ tide gauges and GPS receivers pro-vides an efficient way to control the long term stability of the radar altimeters and other applications as the vertical land motion and studies of sea level change. L’Estartit tide gauge is a classical floating tide gauge set up in l’Estartit harbour (NE Spain) in 1990. Data are taken in graphics registers from which each two hours the mean value is recorded in an electronic support and delivered to the Permanent Service for Mean Sea level (PSMSL). Periodic surveying campaigns along the year are carried out for monitoring possible vertical movement of the geodetic benchmark adjacent to the tide gauge. Puertos del Estado (Spanish Harbours) installed the tide gauge station at Ibiza har-bour in January 2003 and a near GPS reference station. The station belongs to the REDMAR network, composed at this moment by 21 stations distributed along the whole Spanish waters, including also the Canary islands (http://www.puertos.es). The tide gauge also belongs to the ESEAS (European Sea Level) network. A description of the actual infrastructure at Ibiza, Barcelona and l’Estartit har-bours is presented.The main objective is the implementation of these harbours as a precise geodetic areas for sea level monitoring and altimeter calibration. Actually is a CGPS with a radar tide gauge from Puertos del Estado and a GPS belonging to Puerto de Barcelona. A precise levelling has been made by the Cartographic Insti-tute of Catalonia, ICC. The instrumentation of sea level measurements has been improved by providing the Barcelona site with a radar tide gauge Datamar 3000C device and a Thales Navigation Internet-Enabled GPS Continuous Geodetic Ref-erence Station (iCGRS) with a choke ring antenna, located at the EPSEB of the Technical University of Catalonia, UPC. It is intended that the overall system will constitute a CGPS Station of the ESEAS and TIGA networks.

Martinez-Benjamin, J. J.; Ortiz Castellon, M.; Martinez-Garcia, M.; Perez, B.; Bosch, E.; Termens, A.; Martinez de Oses, X.

2009-12-01

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Validation of the emission inventory in the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area of Brazil, based on ambient concentrations ratios of CO, NMOG and NO x and on a photochemical model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years, photochemical air pollution has become a significant problem in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA). For some air pollutants, especially ozone and particulate matter, concentrations in excess of national air quality standards have been registered. According to data published by the State Environmental Agency (CETESB), approximately 90% of ozone precursors are emitted into the atmosphere by the vehicle fleet [CETESB, 2000. Relatório de Qualidade do ar do Estado de Sao Paulo, 1999; CETESB, 2002. Relatório de Qualidade do ar do Estado de Sao Paulo, 2004]. The estimation of precursor emissions speciation is a rather complex task. Estimating spatial and temporal variation of vehicle emissions is the greatest source of uncertainty. As in other locales, data regarding motor vehicle emissions are scarce. Due to the considerable discrepancies in emission inventories reported in various regions of the world, we evaluated the official emission inventories of non-methane organic gas (NMOG) and nitrogen oxides (NO x) using an observation-based approach. Ratios of NO x/carbon monoxide (CO) and NMOG/CO were calculated from ambient measurements taken in the early morning (0700-0800) during July and August of 1999. This top-down approach assumes that early morning ambient concentrations of CO, NO x and NMOG are dominated by motor vehicle emissions, and that the photochemical process has not substantially affected the concentrations. Based on these ratios and on the assumption that official inventory of CO emissions is reasonably accurate, on-road motor vehicle emissions of NO x seem to be significantly overestimated and NMOG emissions slightly underestimated. An Eulerian photochemical model, using both the revised motor vehicle emission inventory and the original official emissions provided by CETESB, was applied to an episodic air pollution event in the SPMA (9-12 August 1999). Meteorology fields were obtained from the CALMET model. When the revised, rather than the official, emission inventories are used, ozone and NO concentrations predicted by the California Institute of Technology (CIT) airshed model more closely match observed values.

Vivanco, Marta G.; Andrade, Maria de Fátima

393

Simulações Numéricas de Rotação Nuclear Cometária  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Este trabalho apresenta os resultados iniciais de simulações numéricas da evolução rotacional, de um núcleo cometário não esférico, ao longo de uma passagem periélica, levando-se em conta os torques devido a existência dos jatos de poeira e de gás. Inicialmente os autores apresentam um modelo simples (primeira aproximação), com somente um único jato na extremidade do semi-eixo maior, para compreender a variação positiva ou negativa que estas forças não gravitacionais exercem sobre o período de rotação cometário. Posteriormente incrementa-se o número de jatos, os quais são distribuídos ao longo da superfície cometária, para observar-se a contribuição dos efeitos provenientes dos torques originários da liberação da poeira e gás cometários, que provavelmente violará a suposição da livre precessão. Os estados rotacionais, sob torques induzidos devido à sublimação, dependem fortemente da localização das áreas ativas do núcleo. Os cometas P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, P/Tempel 2, P/Forbes e C/Meunier-Dupouy serão observados fotometricamente, pelos autores, no Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica (LNA) ao longo de algumas noites consecutivas em abril, junho e julho de 1999. Estas observações serão comparadas com as simulações numéricas de rotação cometária.

Voelzke, M. R.; Winter, O. C.

1999-08-01

394

Characterisation of pks15/1 in clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Mexico  

PubMed Central

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectocontagious respiratory disease caused by members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. A 7 base pair (bp) deletion in the locus polyketide synthase (pks)15/1 is described as polymorphic among members of the M. tuberculosis complex, enabling the identification of Euro-American, Indo-Oceanic and Asian lineages. The aim of this study was to characterise this locus in TB isolates from Mexico. One hundred twenty clinical isolates were recovered from the states of Veracruz and Estado de Mexico. We determined the nucleotide sequence of a ± 400 bp fragment of the locus pks15/1, while genotypic characterisation was performed by spoligotyping. One hundred and fifty isolates contained the 7 bp deletion, while five had the wild type locus. Lineages X (22%), LAM (18%) and T (17%) were the most frequent; only three (2%) of the isolates were identified as Beijing and two (1%) EAI-Manila. The wild type pks15/1 locus was observed in all Asian lineage isolates tested. Our results confirm the utility of locus pks15/1 as a molecular marker for identifying Asian lineages of the M. tuberculosis complex. This marker could be of great value in the epidemiological surveillance of TB, especially in countries like Mexico, where the prevalence of such lineages is unknown.

Zenteno-Cuevas, Roberto; Silva-Hernandez, Francisco X; Mendoza-Damian, Fabiola; Ramirez-Hernandez, Maria Dolores; Vazquez-Medina, Karen; Widrobo-Garcia, Lorena; Cuellar-Sanchez, Aremy; Muniz-Salazar, Raquel; Enciso-Moreno, Leonor; Perez-Navarro, Lucia Monserrat; Enciso-Moreno, Jose Antonio

2013-01-01

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Extensión del Formalismo de Orbitales de Defecto Cuántico al tratamiento del efecto Stark (SQDO).  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

El estudio experimental de las interacciones de átomos Rydberg altamente excitados con campos eléctricos ha experimentado un creciente interés durante las dos últimas décadas debido, en gran medida, al desarrollo de nuevas técnicas para crear y estudiar átomos Rydberg en el laboratorio. Acompañando a estas nuevas técnicas experimentales, es necesario el desarrollo de modelos teóricos que nos permitan contrastar sus medidas y conocer mejor los fundamentos de los mismos. Desde el punto de vista teórico el conocimiento del desdoblamiento de los niveles energéticos de un átomo en función de la magnitud del campo eléctrico aplicado (lo que se conoce como mapa Stark) es el mejor punto de partida para la descripción del sistema y un prerrequisito fundamental para el cálculo de distintas propiedades atómicas en presencia del campo eléctrico tales como intensidades de transición, umbrales de ionización de campo eléctrico, tiempos de vida, posición y anchura de cruces evitados, etc. En este trabajo presentamos la adaptación del método de orbitales de defecto cuántico [1,2,3] al tratamiento del efecto Stark (SQDO) [4] y su aplicación al cálculo de los desdoblamientos energéticos y fuerzas de oscilador de estados Rydberg en los átomos de Li, Na y K. El propósito de este estudio es, por un lado, desarrollar métodos fiables para la determinación de propiedades atómicas en presencia de campos eléctricos y, por otro, mostrar la fiabilidad de las funciones de onda QDO en la descripción del efecto Stark en sistemas atómicos.

Menéndez, J. M.; Martín, I.; Velasco, A. M.

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Vínculos sobre um modelo de quartessência de Chaplygin usando observações do satélite chandra da fração de massa de gás em aglomerados de galáxias  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observações de Supernovas do tipo Ia mostram que a expansão do Universo está acelerando. Segundo as equações de Einstein uma componente com pressão negativa (energia escura) é necessária para explicar a aceleração cósmica. Além da energia escura é usualmente admitido que no Universo há também uma matéria exótica com pressão zero, que é chamada de matéria escura. Essa componente possui um papel fundamental na formação de estruturas no Universo. Recentemente tem se explorado a possibilidade de que matéria e energia escura poderiam ser unificadas através de uma única componente, que tem sido denominada de quartessência. Um exemplo de fluido com essas características é o Gás de Chaplygin Generalizado, que possui uma equação de estado da forma p = -A/ra. Inicialmente consideramos o caso especial a = 1 (gás de Chaplygin) e vinculamos parâmetros do modelo utilizando observações em raios-X do satélite Chandra da fração de massa de gás em aglomerados de galáxias. Uma comparação dos vínculos obtidos com esse teste com outros testes, tais como supernovas e idade do Universo, mostra que esse teste é bastante restritivo. Exibiremos ainda resultados para o caso em que a curvatura é nula e o parâmetro a está compreendido no intervalo -1 < a 1.

de Souza, R. S.

2003-08-01

397

A Cratera de Colônia (São Paulo - SP) Aspectos Gerais  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite the studies carried out during the last five decades, Colônia crater, situated at the south of São Paulo (SP), is not much known to the Brazilian scientific community (including astronomers) let alone to the population at large. For this paper, we have selected the main characteristics of that crater, such as size, age, geographic location, geological features of the area, and items in favor of its description as an impact crater, since, up to our days, many researchers have been still uncertain as to its origin. We have also established, a comparison between Colônia crater and other similar Brazilian craters, in order to single it out as a very important site for astronomical, paleoclimatic, geological, and geophysical research. It has also been our aim to provide some subsidy to science teachers who wish to approach this subject in the classroom, and stress (emphasize) the importance of this crater as a Brazilian patrimony, considering that this topic, save for a few distinguished exceptions, is not regularly taught at school. Lastly, (finally) we describe, briefly, the current condition of the crater, pointing out the protection initiatives taken by CONDEPHAAT (Conselho de Defesa do Patrimônio Histórico, Artístico, Arqueológico e Turístico do Estado de São Paulo) and the creation of APA (Área de Proteção Ambiental) Capivari-Monos to refrain the disastrous occupation while propitiating a preservative action to protect the important fountainhead area of São Paulo as well as the crater itself.

Varella, Paulo Gomes; Atulim, Regina Auxiliadora

2006-06-01

398

Periodic vortex pinning by regular structures in Nb thin films: magnetic vs. structural effects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The defects present in a superconducting material can lead to a great variety of static and dynamic vortex phases. In particular, the interaction of the vortex lattice with regular arrays of pinning centers such as holes or magnetic dots gives rise to commensurability effects. These commensurability effects can be observed in the magnetoresistance and in the critical current dependence with the applied field. In recent years, experimental results have shown that there is a dependence of the periodic pinning effect on the properties of the vortex lattice (i.e. vortex-vortex interactions, elastic energy and vortex velocity) and also on the dots characteristics (i.e. dot size, distance between dots, magnetic character of the dot material, etc). However, there is not still a good understanding of the nature of the main pinning mechanisms by the magnetic dots. To clarify this important issue, we have studied and compared the periodic pinning effects in Nb films with rectangular arrays of Ni, Co and Fe dots, as well as the pinning effects in a Nb film deposited on a hole patterned substrate without any magnetic material. We will discuss the differences on pinning energies arising from magnetic effects as compared to structural effects of the superconducting film. This work was supported by NSF and DOE. M.I. Montero acknowledges postdoctoral fellowship by the Secretaria de Estado de Educacion y Universidades (Spain).

Montero, Maria Isabel; Jonsson-Akerman, B. Johan; Schuller, Ivan K.

2001-03-01

399

Quaternary glaciations of the southern Andes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The southern Andes comprise the southernmost portion of the Andean Cordillera, beginning at the edge of the Puna Altiplano (lat.27°S) and ending at Isla de los Estados (lat.55°S). The late Cainozoic glacial record of these mountains spans the interval from the Late Miocene to the present and is one of the most complete to be found anywhere in the world. This has arisen for several reasons: (i) the conterminous mountain ice cap extended to the piedmont zone on both flanks of the range, where the sedimentary and morphological record has been well preserved; (ii) periodic volcanism, mainly from monogenetic fissure eruptions of basalt east of the range and from central tephra-producing cones along the mountain crest, has provided opportunity for the preservation and radiometric dating of interbedded glacial deposits; (iii) a tectonically-induced interval of stream incision in the Mid Pleistocene and simultaneous uplift has preserved glacial sediments on interfluves; (iv) in the Chilean lakes region west of the mountains, Late Quaternary glaciers terminated in a well-vegetated landscape, thus creating scope for radiocarbon dating of interbedded and incorporated organic materials; consequently, the last glaciation in the Llanquihue area of Chile is one of the best dated sequences in South America; thus the 'Llanquihue' Glaciation is proposed as the South American equivalent of the 'Wisconsin' and 'Weichsel' glaciations of North America and north west Europe respectively.

Rabassa, Jorge; Clapperton, Chalmers M.

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Science and technology disclosure in the state of Queretaro: Science and Technology for Children program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science and technology disclosure is an integral part of our scientific work as researches; it is an induction process for children, young people and teachers of primary and secondary schools in the state of Queretaro. Education must be offered in a clear and objective way, it allows to the students apply the acquired knowledge to understand the world and improve his quality of life. Nowadays, the Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada of the Instituto Politecnico Nacional Unidad Queretaro (CICATA-IPN Queretaro) together with the Consejo de Ciencia y Tecnologia del Estado de Queretaro (CONCYTEQ) have implemented the "Science and Technology for Children" program (Ciencia y Tecnologia para Ninos - CTN), it allows to the educative sector obtain information through the CONCYTEQ web page. The fist stage of the program was the development of two subjects: the brochure titled "Petroleum, Nonrenewable Natural Resource that Moves the World" and the manual "Experiments of Physics". At the moment we are working with the second stage of the program, it is about the energy generation using renewable sources such as: geothermal, aeolian, solar and biomass. The CTN program allows to students and teachers to create conscience about the importance of the development of the science of technology in our country.

Contreras Flores, Rubén; Villeda Muñoz, Gabriel

2007-06-01

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Clinical, epidemiological, and therapeutic profile of dermatophytosis*  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND The cutaneous mycoses, mainly caused by dermatophyte fungi, are among the most common fungal infections worldwide. It is estimated that 10% to 15% of the population will be infected by a dermatophyte at some point in their lives, thus making this a group of diseases with great public health importance. OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical, epidemiological, and therapeutic profile of dermatophytosis in patients enrolled at the Dermatology service of Universidade do Estado do Pará, Brazil, from July 2010 to September 2012. METHOD A total of 145 medical records of patients diagnosed with dermatophytosis were surveyed. Data were collected and subsequently recorded according to a protocol developed by the researchers. This protocol consisted of information regarding epidemiological and clinical aspects of the disease and the therapy employed. RESULTS The main clinical form of dermatophyte infection was onychomycosis, followed by tinea corporis, tinea pedis, and tinea capitis. Furthermore, the female population and the age group of 51 to 60 years were the most affected. Regarding therapy, there was a preference for treatments that combine topical and systemic drugs, and the most widely used drugs were fluconazole (systemic) and ciclopirox olamine (topical). CONCLUSION This study showed the importance of recurrent analysis of the epidemiological profile of dermatophytosis to enable correct therapeutic and preventive management of these conditions, which have significant clinical consequences, with chronic, difficult-totreat lesions that can decrease patient quality of life and cause disfigurement.

Pires, Carla Andrea Avelar; da Cruz, Natasha Ferreira Santos; Lobato, Amanda Monteiro; de Sousa, Priscila Oliveira; Carneiro, Francisca Regina Oliveira; Mendes, Alena Margareth Darwich

2014-01-01

402

"The Earth Under my Shoes", a Poster Where Research and Outreach Merge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The MesoAmerican Subduction Experiment is a cooperative research project that will help a lot of people to know about the behavior of the subduction of Cocos plate beneath North America, especially in rural communities where its 100 seismic stations are located. MASE is not only focused in its research results, it is also concerned about outreach to the community. To achieve this, MASE conducts an information program on the experiment and seismology, especially targetted to children, to educate them about seismic prevention. MASE field operations in Guerrero, Morelos, Distrito Federal, Estado de México, Hidalgo and Veracruz are ending this year, and our last outreach activity is providing MASE host sites with a poster informing about the experiment and its results. This poster will include pictures about the instruments, a collection of key seismograms, figures of the final seismic model obtained by the MASE research group, showing our enhanced knowledge of the interior of the Earth under each particular site, and a reminder that Mexico is a seismic country and they should be always prepared.

Castro-Artola, O. A.; Pérez-Campos, X.

2007-05-01

403

Estudio ab initio del mecanismo de la reacción HSO + O3  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

La reacción entre el radical HSO y el ozono ha sido ampliamente estudiada desde el punto de vista experimental debido a la importancia que tiene el radical HSO en la oxidación de los compuestos de azufre reductores y a que puede contribuir a la producción de H2SO4 [1-4]. Se realizaron diversos estudios teóricos sobre la cinética de la reacción entre el radical HSO y el ozono. La reacción del HSO con el ozono presenta tres canales diferentes : HSO + O3 &rightarrow &HSO2 + O2 &rightarrow &HS + 2 O2 &rightarrow &SO + OH + O2 La controversia existente entre los grupos experimentales sobre cuál de las tres vías es la predominante, se ha resuelto mediante un estudio teórico de todas ellas utilizando métodos ab initio. La estructura de todos los reactivos, productos, intermedios y estados de transición ha sido optimizada a nivel ab initio utilizando los métodos UMP2 /6-31G** y QCISD/6-31G**.

Nebot Gil, I.

404

Esquizofrenia y trastorno en el consumo de sustancias: prevalencia y character?sticas sociodemogr?ficas en la poblaci?n Latina  

PubMed Central

El interés por comprender la co-morbilidad de la esquizofrenia y el trastorno en el uso de sustancias, ha aumentado debido al incremento de este diagnóstico, a los efectos negativos observados en el sujeto y a los costos en los servicios de salud. Este trastorno dual puede tener efectos dramáticos en el curso clínico del trastorno psicótico tales como: mayores recaídas, re-hospitalizaciones, síntomas más severos, no adherencia al tratamiento antipsicótico, cambios marcados del humor, aumento en el grado de hostilidad e ideación suicida, así como alteraciones en otras áreas del funcionamiento incluyendo violencia, victimización, indigencia y problemas legales. La literatura proveniente en particular de Estados Unidos y Europa sugiere que el rango de prevalencia para este diagnóstico puede oscilar entre el 10% hasta el 70%. En este estudio, revisamos la prevalencia del diagnóstico dual de esquizofrenia y trastorno en el uso sustancias, así como sus características sociodemográficas, con base en la literatura disponible alrededor del mundo dando énfasis en la poblacion latina. A pesar de que este diagnóstico es ampliamente aceptado, se conoce poco sobre su prevalencia en la población latina, sobre los factores ambientales, demográficos, clínicos y otras características de estos individuos. Un mejor conocimiento sobre este diagnóstico permitiría mejorar los métodos para la detección y adecuada valoración del trastorno en el uso de sustancias en personas con trastornos metales severos como la esquizofrenia.

Jimenez-Castro, Lorena; Raventos-Vorst, Henriette; Escamilla, Michael

2012-01-01

405

La salud en personas con discapacidad intelectual en Espa?a: estudio europeo POMONA-II  

PubMed Central

Introducción Estudios internacionales demuestran que existe un patrón diferenciado de salud y una disparidad en la atención sanitaria entre personas con discapacidad intelectual (DI) y población general. Objetivo Obtener datos sobre el estado de salud de las personas con DI y compararlos con datos de población general. Pacientes y métodos Se utilizó el conjunto de indicadores de salud P15 en una muestra de 111 sujetos con DI. Los datos de salud encontrados se compararon según el tipo de residencia de los sujetos y se utilizó la Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2006 para comparar estos datos con los de la población general. Resultados La muestra con DI presentó 25 veces más casos de epilepsia y el doble de obesidad. Un 20% presentó dolor bucal, y existió una alta presencia de problemas sensoriales, de movilidad y psicosis. Sin embargo, encontramos una baja presencia de patologías como la diabetes, la hipertensión, la osteoartritis y la osteoporosis. También presentaron una menor participación en programas de prevención y promoción de la salud, un mayor número de ingresos hospitalarios y un uso menor de los servicios de urgencia. Conclusiones El patrón de salud de las personas con DI difiere del de la población general, y éstas realizan un uso distinto de los servicios sanitarios. Es importante el desarrollo de programas de promoción de salud y de formación profesional específicamente diseñados para la atención de personas con DI, así como la implementación de encuestas de salud que incluyan datos sobre esta población.

Martinez-Leal, Rafael; Salvador-Carulla, Luis; Gutierrez-Colosia, Mencia Ruiz; Nadal, Margarida; Novell-Alsina, Ramon; Martorell, Almudena; Gonzalez-Gordon, Rodrigo G.; Merida-Gutierrez, M. Reyes; Angel, Silvia; Milagrosa-Tejonero, Luisa; Rodriguez, Alicia; Garcia-Gutierrez, Juan C.; Perez-Vicente, Amado; Garcia-Ibanez, Jose; Aguilera-Ines, Francisco

2011-01-01

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Barreras y Facilitadores en el Reclutamiento y la Retenci?n de Parejas Heterosexuales en Intervenciones Preventivas en VIH/SIDA  

PubMed Central

Compendio El Reclutamiento y la Retención (R&R) de participantes es fundamental para el éxito de estudios y para el desarrollo de intervenciones preventivas. El R&R de participantes determina la validez y efectividad de estos programas. En este trabajo examinamos algunos de los factores que facilitan y dificultan el R&R en los proyectos preventivos y ofrecemos algunas alternativas para mejorar los índices de R&R. Realizamos dos estudios, en el primero administramos el Instrumento de Informatión, Motivatión y Conductas-Español (IIMC-E) a un grupo de 26 parejas heterosexuales (52 participantes). En el segundo, entrevistamos a 5 parejas VIH discordantes (10 participantes). Encontramos que el 75% de los/las participantes indicó que su trabajo era una de las principales barreras que dificultan la asistencia a las actividades. Otras barreras son las responsabilidades laborales y familiares. Encontramos que la principal barrera fue el miedo a la revelación del estado serlógico. Los principales facilitadores del R&R son la coordinación adecuada y el seguimiento telefónico ofrecido por parte del personal del proyecto. Concluimos que en el desarrollo e implantación de programas de prevención el investigador/a debe tomar en cuenta la adaptación de aspectos logísticos como la disponibilidad y las necesidades particulares de los/las participantes.

Hernandez-Hernandez, Alberto L.; Perez-Jimenez, David

2012-01-01

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A participatory approach to integrated aquifer management: The case of Guanajuato State, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Guanajuato State, located in central Mexico, with less than 2% of the country's area, has almost 17,000 deep water wells, from which nearly 4,000 cubic hectometers (hm3) per year are being extracted, more than 1,000 hm3 over the estimated renewable yield. Since, in Mexico, water is administered under federal jurisdiction by the National Water Commission (CNA, for its Spanish acronym), the state government faces the challenge of ensuring its population's economic development without formal means of intervention. Being thus limited to apply mandatory policies and measures, the state water program has focused on the implementation of a two-sided strategy. First, basic hydrogeological studies and mathematical groundwater hydrodynamic models were developed upon a comprehensive survey of existing wells and a general revision of the state's geological framework. Second, a structure for water user's participation in water management actions was promoted (from the dissemination of information to the implementation of pilot efficient water use projects) with financial, technical and political support from the state. Simultaneously, a coordinated effort towards the completion of the water user's registry was performed with the federal authority along with other supporting measures such as training and monitoring programs. In this paper, a general overview of the project's achievements and challenges is presented. L'État de Guanajuato, situé dans la partie centrale du Mexique, avec moins de 2% de la surface du pays, a près de 17 000 puits profonds, d'où sont extraits près de 4 000 hm3 par an, soit plus de 1 000 hm3 de plus que le débit renouvelable estimé. Comme au Mexique l'eau est administrée dans le cadre d'une juridiction fédérale, le gouvernement de l'État fait tout son possible pour assurer le développement de sa population sans moyens formels d'intervention. Étant ainsi limité à appliquer des politiques et des mesures de recommandations, le programme Eau de l'État s'est appliqué à développer une stratégie sur deux plans. Tout d'abord, des études hydrogéologiques de base et des modèles mathématiques d'écoulement et de transport de nappe ont été réalisés à partir d'un suivi d'ensemble des puits existants et d'une révision générale du contexte géologique de l'État. Ensuite, on a soutenu une structure de participation des usagers de l'eau aux actions de gestion de l'eau, à partir de la dissémination de l'information pour la mise en place de projets pilotes efficaces d'utilisation de l'eau, avec des aides financières, techniques et politiques de l'État. Simultanément, un effort coordonné en vue de l'achèvement de l'enregistrement des usagers de l'eau a été fait avec l'autorité fédérale, en même temps que d'autres mesures de soutien, telles que des programmes de formation et des campagnes de surveillance. Cet article présente une vue d'ensemble des réalisations de projets et des défis. Resumen El Estado de Guanajuato, situado en el centro de México, ocupa menos del 2% de la superficie del país. Tiene casi 17.000 pozos profundos, de los cuales se extrae cerca de 4.000 hm3/a, lo que supone un exceso de 1.000 hm3/a respecto a la recarga anual. Puesto que el agua es administrada a nivel federal en México, el gobierno del Estado afronta el reto de asegurar el desarrollo de la población sin disponer de medios formales de intervención. Dadas las limitaciones para aplicar políticas y medidas reguladoras, el programa del agua en el Estado tiene como objetivo principal la implantación de una doble estrategia. Por un lado, desarrollar estudios hidrogeológicos básicos y modelos matemáticos de flujo y transporte de los acuíferos, basándose en una campaña exhaustiva de pozos existentes y en una revisión del marco geológico del Estado. Por otro lado, promover-con soporte financiero, técnico y político-una estructura de participación de los usuarios en las acciones de gestión, incluyendo desde la difusión de la información hasta la implantación de proyectos piloto para un uso

Sandoval, Ricardo

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A Utilização da Astronomia como Tema Interdisciplinar e Aplicações de Objetos de Aprendizagem  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Este trabalho visa analisar a possibilidade de relacionar conteúdos aplicados no ensino fundamental e médio de forma interdisciplinar por intermédio da astronomia, com a intervenção de objetos de aprendizagem que possam integrar as disciplinas e a utilização de recursos tecnológicos. Em uma pesquisa prévia com 20 professores de uma escola estadual situada na cidade de Guarulhos foi observado que apenas 25% dos professores utilizam algum recurso tecnológico para o desenvolvimento de conteúdos pertinentes à sua disciplina, tais como sites e softwares educativos, sendo que a maioria absoluta continua ensinando apenas com livros didáticos. A maior parte dos professores apresenta dificuldades em trabalhar sua disciplina de forma interdisciplinar, ou seja, 75% dos professores preferem aplicar os conteúdos seguindo uma hierarquia linear de tópicos, evitando a discussão de temas que de alguma forma estão relacionados. A astronomia pode vir à fascinar o ser humano e despertar sua curiosidade promovendo um maior interesse no aprendizado, podendo favorecer análises interdisciplinares de forma lógica e objetiva, desta forma colocar a astronomia como tema motivador interdisciplinar, pode ser relevante no que se refere ao distanciamento da fragmentação dos conteúdos. No Estado de São Paulo, a implantação da proposta curricular no ensino fundamental e médio mostra claramente a inserção da astronomia na maior parte das séries, principalmente na 6ª série em que todo o bimestre se fala de astronomia.

da Silva, L. A.; Voelzke, M. R.

2008-09-01

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[Risk markers in subjects with high loads of Ascaris lumbricoides in a rural community of the Cojedes State , Venezuela].  

PubMed

A total of 337 individuals from a rural community of Venezuela (Mapurite, Estado Cojedes) was studied. Stoll faecal examination was carried out and the total number of A. lumbricoides was recovered after the treatment of the individuals sampled with Pyrantel pamoate at a dose of 10 mg/kg body weight in children and 15 mg/kg in adults. A relationship between the high worm burden condition (individuals excreting more than 10,000 epg of A. lumbricoides) and the age of the hosts was found. Resulting with the major values of relative risk index (Rr) the 5-9 years old class (Rr = 3.2 t = 3.4). This relationship was not found between high worm burden condition (HWB) and the sex of the hosts. The following individuals have the the highest possibilities to become HWB: with blood group A (Rr = 3.05 t = 4.08), with haemoglobin type HbA HbS (Rr = 1.86 t = 2.13), individuals with the combinations A HbA HbF (Rr = 3.46 t = 2.31) and A HbA HbS (Rr = 3.11 t = 2.78). It was estimated that the selective treatment of the total HWB detected (72) with an effective product, determined a reduction of 95.4% of the environmental contamination with de eggs and 72.3% of the worm burden. PMID:10883496

Morales, G; Loaiza, L; Pino, L A

1999-01-01

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A new heterandrous species of Solanum section Gonatotrichum Bitter (Solanaceae) from Bahia, Brazil  

PubMed Central

Abstract A new species of Solanum from Brazil is described. Solanum evolvuloides Giacomin & Stehmann, sp. nov. belongs to section Gonatotrichum, a small group assigned to the Brevantherum Clade of the genus Solanum. It resembles Solanum turneroides Chodat, sharing with it heterandry, and Solanum parcistrigosum Bitter, with which it shares a similar habit and pubescence. Despite these similarities, the species can be recognized by its ovate-elliptic to cordiform leaf shape and more membranaceous leaf texture than the other species in the section, and stem, inflorescence axes, and calyx vestiture mainly composed of glandular hairs. Solanum evolvuloides is known to occur only in southeastern of Bahia state, Brazil, and in a preliminary assessment of the IUCN criteria can be considered a threatened species. Resumo Uma nova espécie de Solanum é descrita para o Brasil. Solanum evolvuloides Giacomin & Stehmann, sp. nov. é componente da seção Gonatotrichum, um pequeno grupo associado ao Clado Brevantherum. A espécie é similar a Solanum turneroides, com a qual compartilha a heterandria, e Solanum parcistrigosum, que por sua vez apresenta um hábito e indumento foliar semelhante. Apesar da similaridade, a espécie pode ser facilmente reconhecida pela forma da folha ovada-elíptica a cordiforme e pela texura mais membranácea que as outras espécies da seção, além do indumento do caule, eixo da inflorescência e cálice, constituído em sua maioria por tricomas glandulares pedicelados. Solanum evolvuloides tem sua distribuição conhecida somente para o sudeste do estado da Bahia, Brasil, e é indicada como uma espécie ameaçada de extinção.

Giacomin, Leandro L.; Stehmann, Joao Renato

2011-01-01

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A new heterandrous species of Solanum section Gonatotrichum Bitter (Solanaceae) from Bahia, Brazil.  

PubMed

A new species of Solanum from Brazil is described. Solanum evolvuloides Giacomin & Stehmann, sp. nov. belongs to section Gonatotrichum, a small group assigned to the Brevantherum Clade of the genus Solanum. It resembles Solanum turneroides Chodat, sharing with it heterandry, and Solanum parcistrigosum Bitter, with which it shares a similar habit and pubescence. Despite these similarities, the species can be recognized by its ovate-elliptic to cordiform leaf shape and more membranaceous leaf texture than the other species in the section, and stem, inflorescence axes, and calyx vestiture mainly composed of glandular hairs. Solanum evolvuloides is known to occur only in southeastern of Bahia state, Brazil, and in a preliminary assessment of the IUCN criteria can be considered a threatened species.ResumoUma nova espécie de Solanum é descrita para o Brasil. Solanum evolvuloides Giacomin & Stehmann, sp. nov. é componente da seção Gonatotrichum, um pequeno grupo associado ao Clado Brevantherum. A espécie é similar a Solanum turneroides, com a qual compartilha a heterandria, e Solanum parcistrigosum, que por sua vez apresenta um hábito e indumento foliar semelhante. Apesar da similaridade, a espécie pode ser facilmente reconhecida pela forma da folha ovada-elíptica a cordiforme e pela texura mais membranácea que as outras espécies da seção, além do indumento do caule, eixo da inflorescência e cálice, constituído em sua maioria por tricomas glandulares pedicelados. Solanum evolvuloides tem sua distribuição conhecida somente para o sudeste do estado da Bahia, Brasil, e é indicada como uma espécie ameaçada de extinção. PMID:22287920

Giacomin, Leandro L; Stehmann, João Renato

2011-01-01

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Atlas de aves: Un metodo para documentar distribucion y seguir poblaciones  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Los Atlas de Aves son proyectos nacionales o regionalies para trazar en mapas la distribucion en reproduccion de cada especie de ave. Ese procedimiento se esta usando en Europa, Australia, Nueva Zelanda, Norteamerica, y partes de Africa. El tama?o de los cuadrados varia de medio grado de latitud y Iongitud hasta 5 x 5 km. El trabajo de campo de cada proyecto exige aproxlmadamente cinco a?os, pero los aficionados pueden llevar a cabo la mayor parte del trabajo. Es posible almacenar los resultados en un computador personal. Hay muchos beneficios: (I) se presenta la distribucion corriente de las aves de la nacion, del estado, o de la Iocalidad; (2) se desarrolla nueva informacion especialmente sobre especies raras o en peligro; (3) se descubren areas que tienen una avlfauna sobresaliente o habitats raros y ayuda a su proteccion, (4) se documentan cambios de dlstribucion; (5) se pueden usar para documentar cambios de poblacion, especialmente en los tropicos donde otros metodos son mas dificiles de usar porque hay muchas especies y no hay muchos observadores calificados en la identificacion de sonidos de las aves; (6) son proyectos buenos de investigacion para estudiantes graduados; (7) los turistas y los jefes de excursiones de historia natural pueden contribuir con muchas informaciones

Robbins, C.S.; Dowell, B.A.; Dawson, D.K.

1988-01-01

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[Barriers and Facilitators in the Recruitment and Retention of Heterosexual Couples for Preventive Interventions.  

PubMed

El Reclutamiento y la Retención (R&R) de participantes es fundamental para el éxito de estudios y para el desarrollo de intervenciones preventivas. El R&R de participantes determina la validez y efectividad de estos programas. En este trabajo examinamos algunos de los factores que facilitan y dificultan el R&R en los proyectos preventivos y ofrecemos algunas alternativas para mejorar los índices de R&R. Realizamos dos estudios, en el primero administramos el Instrumento de Informatión, Motivatión y Conductas-Español (IIMC-E) a un grupo de 26 parejas heterosexuales (52 participantes). En el segundo, entrevistamos a 5 parejas VIH discordantes (10 participantes). Encontramos que el 75% de los/las participantes indicó que su trabajo era una de las principales barreras que dificultan la asistencia a las actividades. Otras barreras son las responsabilidades laborales y familiares. Encontramos que la principal barrera fue el miedo a la revelación del estado serlógico. Los principales facilitadores del R&R son la coordinación adecuada y el seguimiento telefónico ofrecido por parte del personal del proyecto. Concluimos que en el desarrollo e implantación de programas de prevención el investigador/a debe tomar en cuenta la adaptación de aspectos logísticos como la disponibilidad y las necesidades particulares de los/las participantes. PMID:23264700

Hernández-Hernández, Alberto L; Perez-Jimenez, David

2010-01-01

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The Use of Polliniferous Resources by Melipona capixaba, an Endangered Stingless Bee Species  

PubMed Central

Pollen types present in samples from corbiculae of Melipona capixaba (Moure and Camargo) (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponina) worker bees were analyzed, as well as pollen samples from food pots inside the hives in three sites located at the bees’ original habitat. The aim was to find out the sources used as a trophic resource by this species. The dominant pollen grains in the spectrum of the samples belonged to the families Myrtaceae and Melastomataceae. Eucalyptus was the most frequent pollen type in the corbiculae in Conceição do Castelo municipality; Eucalyptus, Myrcia, and Melastomatacea/Combretaceae in the Fazenda do Estado district; and Eucalyptus and Myrcia in the São Paulo de Aracê district, both in the Domingos Martins municipality. Eucalyptus and Melastomataceae/Combretaceae were the predominant pollen types in the food pots. Eucalyptus was the most prevalent type all year round or most of the year. The most common pollen types in the months that Eucalyptus was not present or dominant in the samples were of remaining native forest species, “ruderal” (field) plants, fruit-bearing plants, and introduced ornamental plants.

Serra, Bruna Danielle Vieira; da Luz, Cynthia Fernandes Pinto; Campos, Lucio Antonio de Oliveira

2012-01-01

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Foramen magnum meningiomas: To drill or not to drill the occipital condyle? A series of 12 patients  

PubMed Central

Background: Despite the development of microsurgery and cranial base techniques, the surgical management of Foramen Magnum Meningiomas (FMM) continues to be a technical challenge to neurosurgeons. Controversy concerning the utility of systematic condyle drilling for approaching FMM has been raised. Our aim was to describe the surgical technique, analyze its safety, and the postoperative outcome in 12 consecutive FMM patients. Methods: From 1986 to 2011, 12 patients with FMM underwent operations in the Department of Neurosurgery at Servidores do Estado Hospital and in a private clinic. All patients were operated using a standard suboccipital craniectomy, preserving the occipital condyle, opening of the Foramen Magnum, and ipsilateral removal of the posterior arch of C1. Results: There was no operative mortality, nine patients achieved Glasgow Outcome Scale 4 or 5. Condylar resection was not deemed necessary in any case. Gross total resection was achieved in nine patients. After surgery, four patients developed lower cranial nerve weakness. There was no significant postoperative complication in the remaining patients. The average follow-up is 8.2 years. Conclusion The vast majority of FMM can be safely removed with a retrocondylar lateral suboccipital approach without condylar resection, using meticulous microsurgical techniques.

Lynch, Jose Carlos; Temponi, Vicente; Emmerich, Joao Claudio; Pereira, Celestino Esteves; Goncalves, Mariangela Barbi

2013-01-01

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Hydrogeology in North America: past and future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper is a retrospective on the evolution of hydrogeology in North America over the past two centuries, and a brief speculation of its future. The history of hydrogeology is marked by developments in many different fields such as groundwater hydrology, soil mechanics, soil science, economic geology, petroleum engineering, structural geology, geochemistry, geophysics, marine geology, and more recently, ecology. The field has been enriched by the contributions of distinguished researchers from all these fields. At present, hydrogeology is in transition from a state of discovering new resources and exploiting them efficiently for maximum benefit, to one of judicious management of finite, interconnected resources that are vital for the sustenance of humans and other living things. The future of hydrogeology is likely to be dictated by the subtle balance with which the hydrological, erosional, and nutritional cycles function, and the decision of a technological society to either adapt to the constraints imposed by the balance, or to continue to exploit hydrogeological systems for maximum benefit. Although there is now a trend towards ecological and environmental awareness, human attitudes could change should large parts of the populated world be subjected to the stresses of droughts that last for many decades. Cet article est une rétrospective de l'évolution de l'hydrogéologie en Amérique du Nord sur les deux derniers siècles, et une brève évaluation de son futur. L'histoire de l'hydrogéologie est marquée par le développement de plusieurs techniques de terrain telles, l'hydrologie des eaux souterraines, la mécanique des sols, les sciences du sol, la géologie économique, l' ingénierie pétrolière, la géologie structurale, la géochimie, la géophysique, la géologie marine et plus récemment l'écologie. La science a été enrichie par la contribution de plusieurs chercheurs distingués, provenant de toutes ces branches. A présent, l'hydrogéologie est à la transition entre la volonté de découvrir de nouvelles ressources et l' exploitation la plus bénéfique au possible, et un management judicieux des ressources finies, interconnectées, qui sont vitales pour l' approvisionnement des hommes et autres formes de vie. Le futur de l' hydrogéologie sera dicté par la balance subtile dans laquelle intervient les cycles de l'hydrologie, de l'érosion, de la nutrition, et la décision d'une société technologique qui s'adapterait aux contraintes de la balance, ou qui continuerait d'exploiter les systèmes hydrologiques pour un bénéfice maximum. Par ailleurs il y a une nette tendance à inclure les aspects écologiques, les aspects environnementaux, et les changements humains qui pourraient être influencés par les modifications hydrogéologiques observées depuis une dizaine d'années. Este articulo es una retrospectiva sobre la evolución de la hidrogeología en Norte América en los pasados dos siglos, y una breve especulación de su futuro. La historia de la hidrogeología está marcada por desarrollos en muchos campos diferentes tal como hidrología de aguas subterráneas, mecánica de suelos, ciencia del suelo, geología económica, ingeniería del petróleo, geología estructural, geoquímica, geofísica, geología marina, y más recientemente, ecología. El campo se ha enriquecido por las contribuciones de investigadores distinguidos en todos esos campos. Actualmente, la hidrogeología se encuentra en transición de un estado de descubrir nuevos recursos y explotarlos eficientemente para un beneficio máximo, a un estado de gestión juiciosa de recursos finitos, interconectados, que son vitales para el sustento de humanos y otras cosas vivientes. El futuro de la hidrogeología posiblemente esté determinado por el balance sutil con el cual funcionan los ciclos nutricionales, erosionales e hidrológicos, y la decisión de una sociedad tecnológica para ya sea adaptarse a las restricciones impuestas por el balance o para continuar con la explotación de los sistemas hidrogeológicos para un benefici

Narasimhan, T. N.

2005-03-01

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Groundwater capture processes under a seasonal variation in natural recharge and discharge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

"Capture" is the increase in recharge and the decrease in discharge that occurs when pumping is imposed on an aquifer system that was in a previous state of approximate dynamic equilibrium. Regional groundwater models are usually used to calculate capture in a two-step procedure. A steady-state solution provides an initial-head configuration, a set of flows through the boundaries for the modeled region, and the initial basis for the capture calculation. The transient solutions provide the total change in flows through the boundaries. A difference between the transient and steady-state solutions renders the capture calculation. When seasonality is a modeling issue, the use of a single initial hydraulic head and a single set of boundary flows leads to miscalculations of capture. Instead, an initial condition for each season should be used. This approach may be accomplished by determining steady oscillatory solutions, which vary through the seasons but repeat from year to year. A regional groundwater model previously developed for a portion of the San Pedro River basin, Arizona, USA, is modified to illustrate the effect that different initial conditions have on transient solutions and on capture calculations. Résumé Les "prélèvements" sont constitués par l'augmentation de la recharge et par la diminution de l'écoulement qui se produit lorsqu'un pompage est imposéà un système aquifère qui était auparavant dans un état proche de l'équilibre dynamique. Les modèles régionaux de nappe sont en général utilisés pour calculer les prélèvements dans une procédure à deux étapes. Une solution en régime permanent donne la configuration piézométrique initiale, un jeu de conditions aux limites pour la région modélisée et les données de base pour le calcul des prélèvements. Les solutions transitoires donnent les modifications globales des conditions aux limites. Lorsque des variations saisonnières sont produites en sortie du modèle, le recours à une piézométrie initiale unique et à un seul jeu de données de conditions aux limites conduit à un mauvais calcul des prélèvements. Il faut alors utiliser une condition de recharge initiale pour chaque saison. Cette approche peut être réalisée en déterminant des solutions permanentes périodiques, variantes au cours des saisons, mais se répétant d'année en année. Un modèle de nappe régional, précédemment mis au point pour une partie du bassin de la rivière San Pedro (Arizona, États-Unis), a été modifié pour illustrer l'effet de conditions initiales différentes sur des solutions transitoires et sur le calcul des prélèvements. Resumen Se define como "captura" al aumento de recarga y descenso de descarga que tiene lugar cuando se impone un bombeo en un acuífero en estado de equilibrio dinámico. Se suelen utilizar modelos regionales de agua subterránea para calcular la captura en un procedimiento que consta de dos etapas. Una solución en régimen estacionario proporciona la distribución inicial de niveles piezométricos, los flujos a través de los contornos de la región modelada y el punto de partida para el cálculo de la captura. Las soluciones transitorias proporcionan los cambios en los flujos a través de los contornos. La diferencia entre las soluciones estacionaria y transitoria da el valor de la captura. Cuando los cambios estacionales son importantes, la utilización de un único estado inicial de niveles y de flujos en los contornos da lugar a errores en el cálculo de la captura. En este caso debe usarse una condición inicial para cada una de las estaciones. Esto se puede conseguir obteniendo soluciones periódicas estacionarias, que varíen a lo largo de las estaciones, pero que se repitan año a año. Un modelo regional desarrollado previamente para el estudio de una parte de la cuenca del Río San Pedro, en Arizona (EE.UU.) se modificó para ilustrar el efecto que las distintas condiciones iniciales tienen en el cálculo de la captura.

Maddock, Thomas, III.; Vionnet, Leticia Beatriz

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Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Estimative of CO2 and CO Vehicular Emission Contribution from the Megacity of SãO Paulo, Brazil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Metropolitan Area of São Paulo (MASP) is composed by 39 municipalities with a population of 20 million inhabitants in an area of 8,511 km2. The main source of pollutants to the air is the vehicular emission: exhaust and evaporative fuel. The climate is influenced by the sea breeze from the Southeast direction - MASP is approximately 40 km far from the sea; and by the valley- mountain circulation, due to the presence of the Serra do Mar Mountains in the Northwest part of the city. This wind circulation suffers the influence of the heat island due to the high degree of urbanization. The MASP fleet is composed by approximately 7 million passenger cars and freight vehicles, with 85% light duty vehicles (LDVs), 3% heavy-duty diesel vehicles (HDVs, diesel + 5% bio-diesel) and 12% motorcycles. About 55% of LDVs burn a mixture of 78% gasoline and 22% ethanol (gasohol), 4% use hydrous ethanol (95% ethanol and 5% water), 38% are flex-fuel vehicles that are capable of burning both gasohol and hydrous ethanol and 2% use diesel (CETESB, 2013a). The use of gasohol or hydrous ethanol by the flex-fuel is determined by the price of the fuel. Vehicle traffic is the main source of regulated pollutants: carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and hydrocarbons (HC), and contributes to the formation of inhalable particulate matter emissions (PM10) as well as being the principal source of carbon dioxide (CO2). 97% of all CO emissions, 85% of HC, 82% of NOx, 36% of sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 36% of all PM10 emissions come from mobile sources (CETESB, 2013b). The official inventory is calculated with the botton-up methodology: calculation of the emission factors in dynamometer, estimation of the average distance each kind of vehicles drives per day and the total number of vehicles in circulation. The values considered a deterioration factor due to the vehicle aging. The top-down methodology was performed from measurements performed in experiments in traffic roads and tunnels. The data presented here compared tunnel measurements performed in 2004 and 2011. The official data estimate an emission of 15327 million tons per year of CO2eq (60% by LDV, 38% HDV and 2% motorcycles) and 128 million tons per year of CO. The top-down estimative based on tunnel measurements resulted in values approximately 5 times higher, being the difference more attributable to the estimative of the diesel emission factor. The uncertainties are related to the deterioration of the emission factor with time and the driving pattern. The diurnal variation of CO2 atmospheric concentration is characterized by the mobile source emission pattern. CETESB. Relatório Anual de Qualidade do Ar no Estado de São Paulo 2012. Companhia de Tecnologia de Saneamento Ambiental, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013a. CETESB. Plano de Controle de Poluição Veicular do Estado de São Paulo 2011 /2013. Companhia de Tecnologia de Saneamento Ambiental, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013b.

Andrade, M.; Nogueira, T.; Martínez, P. J.; Fornaro, A.; Miranda, R. M.; Ynoue, R.

2013-12-01

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Nesting biology, morphological remarks, and description of the mature larva of Mellinus arvensis obscurus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in Nepal  

SciTech Connect

Recently re-named as a sub-species of Mellinus arvensis, Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888 was investigated ecologically and morphologically in Nepal, in order to underline the most important differences with the well known M. arvensis arvensis. Mellinus arvensis obscurus females nested in clumped aggregations on inclined plains at high altitudes, both on sunny bare soil and on a shaded grassy one. Beginning of monsoon season probably interfered with wasp activity, and females performed few provisioning flights during the day. Prey consisted of a broad range of Diptera, except for one case of a spider. Many females were observed not provisioning a nest but floating on the nesting site, and many intraspecific interactions suggested a high degree of usurpation attempts. At least one species of flies and two of ants probably acted as natural enemies of the wasp. Morphological observations on females showed that the Nepal population shares more similarities (shape of tergite I, body punctation) with the European populations than with the closer Japanese population; melanization is strong, according to west-east and altitudinal cline. The mature larva of M. arvensis obscurus Handlirsch is described, illustrated, and compared with the other mature larva of the genus. The differences between both larvae mainly lie in the presence/absence, and number or differentiation of integumental structures. We conclude that morphological traits are more important than ecological and behavioral ones in distinguishing M. arvensis obscurus from M. arvensis arvensis. (author) [Spanish] En el presente articulo se aportan los resultados y conclusiones de un estudio, llevado a cabo en Nepal, en el que se abordaron aspectos ecologicos, comportamentales y morfologicos (tanto del ultimo estado de la fase larvaria como del adulto) de Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888. El principal objetivo del estudio radicaba en mostrar las principales diferencias que separan a esta subespecie de la bien estudiada subespecie nominal. Mellinus arvensis obscurus nidifica a gran altitud, en terreno inclinado, con y sin vegetacion, expuesto en mayor o menor medida al sol y en agregaciones muy compactas. Durante la estacion lluviosa la hembras llevan a cabo pocos vuelos de aprovisonamiento. Las presas pertenecen al orden de los dipteros, aunque, en una ocasion se observo el aporte de una arana. Gran numero de las interacciones intraespecificas observadas sugieren un alto grado de intentos de usurpacion de nidos. Los enemigos naturales mas sobresalientes pertenecen al orden de los dipteros y a la familia de los formicidos. Del estudio morfologico del adulto, mencionaremos que la foma del terguito 1 y la escultura del cuerpo, en las hembras de las poblaciones del Nepal, son mas semejantes a los de las hembras de las poblaciones europeas que no a los de las japonesas. De la fase larvaria se describe el ultimo estado larvario, a la vez que se compara con la otra larva madura ya descrita del genero. Las diferencias entre ambas larvas maduras radican en la presencia/ausencia, numero o diferenciacion de las estructuras tegumentarias. El estudio finaliza concluyendo que los rasgos morfologicos son mas importantes, que los aspectos ecologicos y comportamentales, a la hora de establecer una separacion entre las dos subespecies (author)

Boesi, R.; Polidori, C.; Andrietti, F. [Dipartimento di Biologia, Sezione di Zoologia e Citologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Via Celoria, 26, 20133, Milan (Italy); Gayubo, S.F.; Tormos, J.; Asis, J.D. [Unidad de Zoologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad de Salamanca-37071, Salamanca (Spain)

2007-03-15

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Effects of recent environmental change on accuracy of inferences of extinction status.  

PubMed

Correctly classifying a species as extinct or extant is of critical importance if current rates of biodiversity loss are to be accurately quantified. Observing an extinction event is rare, so in many cases extinction status is inferred using methods based on the analysis of records of historic sighting events. The accuracy of such methods is difficult to test. However, results of recent experiments with microcosm communities suggest that the rate at which a population declines to extinction, potentially driven by varying environmental conditions, may alter one's ability accurately to infer extinction status. We tested how the rate of population decline, driven by historic environmental change, alters the accuracy of 6 commonly applied sighting-based methods used to infer extinction. We used data from small-scale experimental communities and recorded wild population extirpations. We assessed how accuracy of the different methods was affected by rate of population decline, search effort, and number of sighting events recorded. Rate of population decline and historic population size of the species affected the accuracy of inferred extinction dates; however, faster declines produced more accurate inferred dates of extinction, but only when population sizes were higher. Optimal linear estimation (OLE) offered the most reliable and robust estimates, though no single method performed best in all situations, and it may be appropriate to use a different method if information regarding historic search efforts is available. OLE provided the most accurate estimates of extinction when the number of sighting events used was >10, and future use of this method should take this into account. Data from experimental populations provide added insight into testing techniques to discern wild extirpation events. Care should be taken designing such experiments so that they mirror closely the abundance dynamics of populations affected by real-world extirpation events. Efectos del Cambio Ambiental Reciente sobre la Precisión de las Inferencias sobre el Estado de Extinción. PMID:24962314

Clements, Christopher F; Collen, Ben; Blackburn, Tim M; Petchey, Owen L

2014-08-01

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Assessment of the Adherence of Cardiologists to Guidelines for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation  

PubMed Central

Background No local studies evaluating the knowledge of cardiologists on the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) and their adherence to these guidelines are available. Objective To evaluate the knowledge of cardiologists on the guidelines and clinical practices for the treatment of AF, correlating it to the time since medical graduation. Methods Cross-sectional study randomly including cardiologists affiliated to the Society of Cardiology of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Sociedade de Cardiologia do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul - SOCERGS). The physicians were divided into two groups, according to time since graduation: those graduated for more (G1) or less (G2) than 25 years. Results Of the 859 SOCERGS members, 150 were interviewed, and six refused to participate in the study. G1 comprised 71 physicians, and G2, 73. Differences were observed in regard to the following variables: use of betablockers as the first-choice drug for the control of AF response in 59.2% (G1) vs 91.8% (G2) (p<0.0001); use of digoxin as the preferred drug for the control of AF response in 19.7% (G1) vs 0% (G2) (p< 0.0001); warfarin as the preferred anticoagulant in 71.8% (G1) vs 93.2% (G2) (p=0.009); application of a risk score for anticoagulation in 73.2% (G1) vs 87.7% (G2) (p=0.02). In questions regarding the knowledge about the Brazilian Society of Cardiology's guideline for AF, the overall percentage of right answers was 82.3%. Conclusion Most of the clinical measures regarding the management of AF comply with the guidelines, and the clinical practice differs according with the time since graduation.

van der Sand, Cezar R.; Leiria, Tiago Luiz Luz; Kalil, Renato Abdala Karam

2013-01-01

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Precessão do jato de 3C120: simulações hidrodinâmicas 3D  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observações com técnicas de interferometria com longa linha de base têm mostrado a existência de um jato relativístico com componentes superluminais na região central de 3C 120. Estas componentes são ejetadas em distintas direções no plano do céu e com diferentes velocidades aparentes. Estas características foram interpretadas em trabalhos anteriores como efeitos da precessão do jato relativístico. Neste trabalho, realizamos simulações tri-dimensionais do jato de 3C 120 utilizando os parâmetros de precessão determinados em trabalhos anteriores e variando as características iniciais do jato e meio ambiente, tais como densidade numérica e temperatura. Todas as simulações foram feitas com o código hidrodinâmico YGUAZÚ-A, assumindo-se um jato adiabático descrito por uma equação de estado relativística. Pelo fato de estarmos utilizando um código hidrodinâmico, nós assumimos que a intensidade do campo magnético e a distribuição de partículas, necessários para se calcular a emissão sincrotron, são proporcionais à pressão hidrodinâmica. Comparação entre dois cenários distintos, nos quais o material do jato é ejetado com velocidade constante (jato contínuo) e com velocidade modulada por um padrão sinusoidal no tempo (jato intermitente), é apresentada e discutida. Para jatos que apresentam fenômenos de precessão e intermitência, com amplitude de variação na velocidade de injeção maior que dez por cento da velocidade média de injeção, a hipótese balística, controlada pela intermitencia, é mais provável. Por outro lado, para jatos com precessão mas sem intermitência (ou com amplitude de variabilidade em velocidade mais baixa que no caso anterior), o efeito da precessão na morfologia do jato não é desprezível. Portanto, de um modo geral, ambos efeitos (precessão e movimentos balísticos) devem estar concorrendo para afetar a morfologia dos jatos superluminais.

Caproni, A.; de Gouveia dal Pino, E. M.; Abraham, Z.; Raga, A. C.

2003-08-01

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Time-to-treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in S?o Paulo  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, accounting for nearly 50% of the cases in the Hematology Department of the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo and Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo. The treatment outcome is influenced by age, abnormal lactate dehydrogenase levels, extranodal infiltration, the disease stage and the patient's performance status. In this study, we sought to report the time-to-treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in São Paulo's public health system network and its impact on patient outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively followed a cohort of 42 consecutive patients with de novo diffuse large B-cell lymphoma between 2008 and 2012. RESULTS: Our patients had more advanced disease than that reported in the literature (61.9% vs. 46%). In São Paulo's public health system network, it took an average of 7.4 months for a diagnosis to be made and an additional 1.4 months to obtain an appointment with a specialist. Once at our Hematology Department, it took less than 20 days for staging, confirmation of the diagnosis and treatment initiation. An interval from signs or symptoms to treatment of more than 6 months was associated with inferior progression-free survival in 3 years (p?=?0.049). CONCLUSION: A delay in the diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a public health problem and may be associated with worse progression-free survival.

Xavier, Flavia Dias; Levy, Debora; Pereira, Juliana

2014-01-01

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Projeto do sistema anti-ressonante da fiação dos transdutores para o detector Mario Schenberg  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

O detector de ondas gravitacionais Mario Schenberg está sendo projetado e construído pelo grupo Gráviton. Sua construção está ocorrendo no Laboratório de Estado Sólido e Baixas Temperaturas (LESBT) da Universidade de São Paulo, na cidade de São Paulo. Esse detector possui uma massa ressonante esférica de cobre-alumínio, com 65 cm de diâmetro, pesando aproximadamente 1150 Kg, suspensa por um sistema de isolamento vibracional, que se encontra em fase de testes preliminares. A real eficácia desse sistema, entretanto, só poderá ser comprovada quando o detector estiver aparelhado com, pelo menos, um transdutor eletromecânico de altíssima sensibilidade acoplado à massa ressonante. Neste momento, não só este sistema de isolamento vibracional será posto em teste, como o do projeto da fiação que transporta os sinais de microondas até os transdutores e destes para a pré-amplificação. Apesar dessa fiação ter sido projetada para não apresentar nenhum contato com a superfície esférica da antena, de maneira a não haver nenhuma transmissão de ruído vibracional do laboratório para esta, deve-se minimizar o ruído microfônico produzido nessa fiação por oscilações mecânicas, uma vez que ela não utiliza nenhum sistema de isolamento vibracional. Com o intuito de resolver este problema, projetamos uma estrutura, formada por pequenos cilindros conectados por barras, a qual não terá nenhuma ressonância mecânica na faixa de freqüências de interesse para detecção (3000 - 3400 Hz). Desta forma, as vibrações nessa faixa não serão amplificadas. O projeto foi feito usando iterativamente, de maneira a otimizar os resultados obtidos, o programa de elementos finitos Msc/Nastran. Através de simulações feitas neste programa, determinamos os parâmetros geométricos ideais a serem utilizados, os quais proporcionam a maior região espectral de interesse livre de ressonâncias.

Vieira, S. J.., Jr.; Melo, J. L.

2003-08-01

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Duck viral enteritis in domestic muscovy ducks in Pennsylvania  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Duck viral enteritis (DVE) outbreaks occurred at two different locations in Pennsylvania in 1991 and 1992. In the first outbreak, four ducks died out of a group of 30 domestic ducks; in the second outbreak, 65 ducks died out of a group of 114 domestic ducks, and 15 domestic geese died as well. A variety of species of ducks were present on both premises, but only muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) died from the disease. On necropsy, gross lesions included hepatomegaly with petechial hemorrhages, petechial hemorrhages in the abdominal fat, petechial hemorrhages on the epicardial surface of the heart, and multifocal to coalescing areas of fibrinonecrotic material over the mucosal surface of the trachea, esophagus, intestine, and cloaca. Histologically, the liver had random multifocal areas of necrosis and eosinophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies in hepatocytes. DVE virus was isolated and identified using muscovy duck embryo fibroblast inoculation and virus neutralization. /// En dos sitios diferentes se presentaron brotes de enteritis viral de los patos en el estados de Pensilvania en los a??os 1991 y 1992. En el primer brote, cuatro de un lote de 30 patos murieron mientras que en el segundo brote murieron 65 patos de un lote de 114 patos y 15 gansos. En ambas localidades exist?-a una variedad de especies de patos, sin embargo, s??lamente los patos almizcleros (Cairina moschata) murieron. A la necropsia, las lesiones macrosc??picas incluyeron hepatomegalia con hemorragias petequiales, hemorragias petequiales en la grasa abdominal y en la superficie del epicardio, y ?!reas multifocales o coalescentes de material fibrinonecr??tico sobre la superficie de la mucosa de la tr?!quea, es??fago, intestino y cloaca. Histol??gicamente, el h?-gado mostraba ?!reas multifocales de necrosis y cuerpos de inclusi??n intranucleares eosinof?-licos en los hepatocitos. El virus de la enteritis viral de los patos fue aislado e identificado usando fibroblasto de embriones de pato almizclero y mediante la virus neutralizaci??n.

Davison, S.; Converse, K. A.; Hamir, A. N.; Eckroade, R. J.

1993-01-01

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Host Plants of Xylosandrus mutilatus in Mississippi  

SciTech Connect

Host range of Xylosandrus mutilatus (Blandford) in North America is reported here for the first time. Descriptive data such as number of attacks per host, size of stems at point of attacks, and height of attacks above ground are presented. Hosts observed in Mississippi were Acer rubrum L., Acer saccharum Marsh., Acer palmatum Thunb., Ostrya virginiana (Mill.) K. Koch., Cornus florida L., Fagus grandifolia Ehrh., Liquidamber styraciflua L., Carya spp., Liriodendron tulipifera L., Melia azedarach L., Pinus taeda L., Prunus serotina Ehrh., Prunus americana Marsh., Ulmus alata Michaux, and Vitus rotundifolia Michaux. Liquidamber styraciflua had significantly more successful attacks, significantly higher probability of attacks, and significantly higher number of adult beetles per host tree than did Carya spp., A. rubrum, and L. tulipifera. This information is relevant in determining the impact this exotic beetle may have in nurseries, urban areas, and other forestry systems where this beetle becomes established. (author) [Spanish] El rango de hospederos de Xylosandrus mutilatus (Blandford) en America del Norte esta reportado aqui por la primera vez. Se presentan datos descriptivos como el numero de ataques por hospederos, el tamano de los tallos en el punto de ataque y la altura por encima del nivel de tierra de los ataques. Los hospederos observados en el estado de Mississippi fueron Acer rubrum L., Acer saccharum Marsh., Acer palmatum Thunb., Ostrya virginiana (Mill.) K. Koch., Cornus florida L., Fagus grandifolia Ehrh., Liquidamber styraciflua L., Carya spp., Liriodendron tulipifera L., Melia azedarach L., Pinus taeda L., Prunus serotina Ehrh., Prunus americana Marsh., Ulmus alata Michaux y Vitus rotundifolia Michaux. Liquidamber styraciflua tuvo ataques significativamente mas exitosos, una probabilidad significativamente mas alta de ataques y un numero significativamente mayor de adultos de escarabajos por arbol hospedero que Carya spp., A. rubrum y L. tulipifera. Esta informacion es pertinente en determinar el impacto que pueda tener este escarabajo exotico en invernaderos, areas urbanas y otros sistemas forestales donde el escarabajo se establece. (author)

Stone, W.D.; Nebeker, T.E. [Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Box 9775, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (United States); Gerard, P.D. [Experimental Statistics Unit, Mississippi State University, Box 9731, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (United States)

2007-03-15

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Prediction of health risk due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons present in urban air in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

PubMed

Risk assessment can provide a comprehensive estimate of potential effects of contaminants under specific, well-defined, and well-described circumstances, providing quantitative relationships between exposure and effects to identify and to define areas of concern. We investigated the mutagenic activity of particulate matter in air samples collected from three sites in Rio de Janeiro city. Samples were collected using a high-volume sampler at Avenida Brasil, at Campus of Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and at Rebouças Tunnel. Six polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were quantified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Salmonella typhimurium TA98 and the derivative strains TA98/1.8-DNP(6), YG1021, and YG1024, commonly used in mutagenicity assays, were treated (10-50 µg/plate), with and without exogenous metabolization. The highest values for the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were detected at Rebouças Tunnel. For chrysene, as an example, the concentration was nearly 200 times higher than that established by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Frequent traffic jams can place bus drivers who go through the Rebouças Tunnel at risk of exposure to up to 0.69 ng/m(3) benzo(a) pyrene. Independent of exogenous metabolization, mutagenicity was detected in strains YG1021 and YG1024 at all the sites, suggesting nitro and amino derivatives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Rebouças Tunnel air samples gave the highest values for rev/µg and rev/m(3). This could be due to the fact that the long, enclosed passageway through a mountain restricts ventilation. The cancer risk estimate in this study was 10(-3) for the benzo(a)pyrene, at the two sites, indicating a high risk. PMID:23479151

Rainho, C R; Velho, A M A; Corrêa, S M; Mazzei, J L; Aiub, C A F; Felzenszwalb, I

2013-01-01

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Tumor thickness as an independent risk factor of early recurrence in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.  

PubMed

The aim is to determine if tumor thickness is a risk factor related to the development of early recurrences in surgically treated oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Retrospective cohort study conducted at Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (ICESP). Fifty-seven patients with oral cavity SCC (excluding lip tumors and patients previously submitted to any treatment) were analyzed regarding the occurrence of an early disease progression (locoregional or distant metastasis) within the first 12 months after initial treatment. Tumor thickness and other histological characteristics related to the development of recurrence up to 1 year after treatment were tested. Results demonstrated that tumor thickness greater than 10 mm (P = 0.034), as well as angiolymphatic invasion (P = 0.001), perineural invasion (P = 0.041) and lymph-node metastasis (P = 0.021) was associated with a worse 12-month disease-free survival (Log-Rank test). In multivariate analysis, tumor thickness greater than 10 mm emerged as an independent risk factor for early recurrence in oral cavity tumors (HR = 3.4, 95 % CI: 1.005-11.690; P = 0.049-Cox regression). Post-operative radiotherapy seems to be a protective factor for early recurrences in patients with tumor thickness greater than 10 mm (P = 0.017-Log-Rank test; HR = 0.32, 95 % CI: 0.12-0.87, P = 0.026-Cox regression). The results of the present research suggest that tumor thickness greater than 10 mm may be an independent adverse factor for early progression of surgically treated oral cavity SCC. Adjuvant therapies, in particular post-operative radiotherapy, should be advocated in this group of patients, regardless of the co-existence of other well-described histological risk factors. PMID:24071858

Pinto, Fábio Roberto; Matos, Leandro Luongo de; Palermo, Filipe Cavalcanti; Kulcsar, Marco Aurélio Vamondes; Cavalheiro, Beatriz Godói; de Mello, Evandro Sobroza; Alves, Venâncio Avancini Ferreira; Cernea, Cláudio Roberto; Brandão, Lenine Garcia

2014-06-01

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Ethical proceedings against dentists in Espírito Santo for infringements to the code of dental ethics.  

PubMed

Just like any other profession, dentistry requires ethical and moral responsibilities that must be fulfilled, and the duty of every professional is to meet his obligations under the law. In light of the Código de Ética Odontológica (CEO - Code of Dental Ethics), this research aims to expound on the ethical violations committed by dentists in their practice, according to the ethical review process proposed by the Conselho Regional de Odontologia do Estado do Espírito Santo (CRO/ES - Regional Council of Dentistry of the State of Espírito Santo). The study is both retrospective and descriptive, using a quantitative approach. Data collection comprised all the ethical proceedings filed at the CRO/ES, between the years 2000 and 2011. Considering the 529 cases examined, the most frequent reason for infringement was illicit advertising (39.7%), followed by technical error (18.7%), irregular registration (16.8%), patient/professional relationship (11.3%) tax lien foreclosure (6.6%), professional/professional relationship (4.0%), irregular/illegal cover up practice (0.9%), consumer relations (0.8%), failure to provide care (0.6%), false certification (0.4%), and disrespect for authority and colleagues (0.2%). Most (59.2%) of the dental surgeons (DSs) involved were male, 35.5% were between 31 and 40 years of age, 85.8% had graduated over five (5) years prior, and 73.2% were general practitioners. Only 22 (4.2%) cases went to trial, resulting in 8 (36.4%) acquittals and 14 (63.6%) convictions. The most commonly applied penalties were private warning + pecuniary penalty (8 or 57.1%). It was concluded that the CEO must be followed with more discipline, and that professionals should seek information about their duties and obligations under the law, on behalf of patient welfare. PMID:24820427

Pacheco, Karina Tonini Dos Santos; Silva Junior, Manoelito Ferreira; Meireles, Naiara Ribeiro

2014-05-01

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PubMed

O método Grade of Membership (GoM) tem sido cada vez mais utilizado por demógrafos brasileiros e tem a vantagem de possuir um parâmetro que mensura a heterogeneidade individual, com base nas correlações não-observáveis entre as categorias de resposta das variáveis de interesse, gerando um medida do grau de pertencimento de cada indivíduo a perfis extremos. Alguns autores, contudo, chamam atenção para questões importantes na calibragem dos modelos finais que utilizam o programa GoM versão 3.4, como o problema de identificabilidade - soluções múltiplas para parâmetros estimados. Neste artigo, é sugerido um procedimento capaz de identificar um modelo final com solução única que descreva os tipos puros mais fidedignos à base de dados, em uma tentativa de otimização. Para ilustrar esse processo, utilizou-se uma base de dados correspondente a um levantamento econômico e sociodemográfico de uma população de pequenos agricultores residentes ao longo da Rodovia Transamazônica, no Estado do Pará. Também identificou-se a existência de instabilidade nos parâmetros estimados pelo programa GoM 3.4, sendo proposto um método de estabilização de seus valores. Com esses procedimentos combinados, os usuários do programa GoM 3.4 poderão descrever sua base de dados de forma mais adequada e responder às críticas sobre questões de identificabilidade e estabilidade dos modelos resultantes. Essas soluções empíricas são relevantes por afetarem cálculos de prevalência e de incidência de eventos de interesse, além de trazerem consequências importantes sobre o ponto e o momento corretos para intervenções de políticas públicas ou de planejamento prospectivo em análises de projeção. PMID:21709732

Guedes, Gilvan Ramalho; Caetano, André Junqueira; Machado, Carla Jorge; Brondízio, Eduardo Sonewend

2010-01-01

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ENSURF: multi-model sea level forecast - implementation and validation results for the IBIROOS and Western Mediterranean regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ENSURF (Ensemble SURge Forecast) is a multi-model application for sea level forecast that makes use of several storm surge or circulation models and near-real time tide gauge data in the region, with the following main goals: 1. providing easy access to existing forecasts, as well as to its performance and model validation, by means of an adequate visualization tool; 2. generation of better forecasts of sea level, including confidence intervals, by means of the Bayesian Model Average technique (BMA). The Bayesian Model Average technique generates an overall forecast probability density function (PDF) by making a weighted average of the individual forecasts PDF's; the weights represent the Bayesian likelihood that a model will give the correct forecast and are continuously updated based on the performance of the models during a recent training period. This implies the technique needs the availability of sea level data from tide gauges in near-real time. The system was implemented for the European Atlantic facade (IBIROOS region) and Western Mediterranean coast based on the MATROOS visualization tool developed by Deltares. Results of validation of the different models and BMA implementation for the main harbours are presented for these regions where this kind of activity is performed for the first time. The system is currently operational at Puertos del Estado and has proved to be useful in the detection of calibration problems in some of the circulation models, in the identification of the systematic differences between baroclinic and barotropic models for sea level forecasts and to demonstrate the feasibility of providing an overall probabilistic forecast, based on the BMA method.

Pérez, B.; Brouwer, R.; Beckers, J.; Paradis, D.; Balseiro, C.; Lyons, K.; Cure, M.; Sotillo, M. G.; Hackett, B.; Verlaan, M.; Fanjul, E. A.

2012-03-01

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Usina de ciências: um espaço pedagógico para aprendizagens múltiplas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Entendemos que o Ensino de Astronomia é especialmente apropriado para motivar os alunos e aprofundar conteúdos em diversas áreas do conhecimento, pois envolve temas ligados à Física, Matemática, Química, Computação, Tratamento de Imagens e Instrumentação de Alta Precisão, além daqueles pertinentes as áreas de Geografia, História e Antropologia. Contudo, apesar do caráter interdisciplinar que esta ciência possui, a realidade atual é que a maioria dos professores em sala de aula não foram devidamente capacitados, durante o período de formação acadêmica, para ministrar conteúdos de Astronomia nos atuais Ensinos Fundamental e Médio. Neste trabalho, discutiremos de maneira ampla, num primeiro momento, a realidade do atual ensino de ciências praticado no Estado da Bahia, apontando por dependência administrativa, o crescimento e a redução do número de escolas, da taxa de analfabetismo por faixa etária, da escolarização, do atendimento, da aprovação, reprovação e abandono, de equipamentos e laboratórios e o grau de formação dos nossos atuais professores em pleno exercício de atividade docente. Num segundo momento, discutiremos o papel do Observatório Astronômico Antares/UEFS dentro desse contexto, ou seja, suas ações implementadas ao longo dos últimos anos e em particular, o recente projeto de extensão Ensino e Difusão de Astronomia, financiado pela Fundação Vitae, que procura traduzir no lúdico, no brincar de ciências, um espaço pedagógico para aprendizagens múltiplas. Neste, o papel do professor multiplicador associado ao laboratório de kits didáticos, de fácil construção e manipulação (alguns dos quais serão mostrados), perfazem os principais veículos para o desenvolvimento de conhecimentos, atitudes, habilidades e valores que preparam os nossos alunos para a carreira técnico-científica e para sua participação crítica e criativa na Sociedade.

Martin, V. A. F.; Poppe, P. C. R.; Orrico, A. C. P.; Pereira, M. G.

2003-08-01

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Moléculas orgánicas obtenidas en simulaciones experimentales del medio interestelar.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las nubes moleculares son regiones de formación de estrellas, con temperaturas cinéticas entre 10-50 K y densidades de 103-106 átomos cm-3. Su materia está formada por gas y polvo interestelar. Estas partículas de polvo están cubiertas por una fina capa de hielo, de unos 0.01 ?m, que contiene H2O y a menudo CO, CO2, CH3OH y NH3. El hielo es presumiblemente irradiado por fotones ultravioleta y rayos cósmicos en las zonas poco profundas de las nubes moleculares y las regiones circunestelares. En un sistema de vacío, P ˜ 10-7 mbar, simulamos la deposición de hielo a partir de 10 K y la irradiación ultravioleta por medio de una lámpara de descarga de hidrógeno activada con microondas. La evolución del hielo se observa por medio de un espectrómetro infrarrojo. De este modo es posible determinar la composición del hielo observado en el medio interestelar y predecir la presencia de moléculas aún no detectadas en el espacio, que han sido producto del procesamiento del hielo en nuestros experimentos. También es posible calentar el sistema hasta temperatura ambiente para sublimar el hielo depositado. Cuando el hielo ha sido previamente irradiado, se observa un residuo compuesto por moléculas orgánicas complejas, algunas prebióticas, como varios ácidos carboxílicos, aminas, amidas, ésteres y en menor proporción moléculas heterocíclicas y aminoácidos. Algunas de estas moléculas podrían detectarse en estado gaseoso por medio de observaciones milimétricas y de radio. También podrían estar presentes en el polvo cometario, cuyo análisis químico está planeado por las misiones Stardust y Rosetta. Mientras tanto, nuestro grupo está llevando a cabo el análisis de partículas de polvo interplanetario (IDPs), algunas de las cuales pueden ser de origen cometario. Al igual que ocurre con los productos obtenidos por irradiación del hielo en nuestros experimentos, algunas IDPs son ricas en material orgánico que contiene oxígeno.

Muñoz-Caro, Guillermo Manuel

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A Cross-Sectional Study on the Diet and Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls in Zamb?zia Province, Mozambique (the ZANE Study): Design, Methods, and Population Characteristics  

PubMed Central

Background There is very little published work on dietary intake and nutritional status of Mozambicans. We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study on the diet and nutritional status of adolescent girls in different types of communities in Zambézia Province, Central Mozambique, in two distinct seasons. Objective The purpose of this paper is to present the design, methods, and study population characteristics of the Estudo do Estado Nutricional e da Dieta em Raparigas Adolescentes na Zambézia (the ZANE Study). Methods Data was collected in January-February 2010 ("hunger season") and in May-June 2010 ("harvest season"). A total of 551 girls in the age group 14-19 years old were recruited from one urban area and two districts (district towns and rural villages). The study protocol included a background interview, a 24-hour dietary recall interview, a food frequency questionnaire, anthropometric measurements, bioimpedance, hemoglobin measurement, and venous blood, urine, buccal cell, and fecal sampling. Results Adolescent motherhood was common in all study regions. Stunting prevalence for the total study population as a weighted percentage was 17.8% (95/549; 95% CI 14.3-22.0) with no regional differences. Overweight was found mainly in the urban area where the prevalence was 12.6% (20/159; 95% CI 7.5-17.6), thinness was rare. There were regional differences in the prevalence of malaria parasitemia and intestinal helminth infestation, but not human immunodeficiency virus. Conclusions The fully analyzed data from the ZANE Study will yield results useful for setting priorities in nutrition policy and further research on the diet and nutritional status in Mozambique and other countries with similar nutritional problems. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01944891; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01944891 (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6L9OUrsq8).

Freese, Riitta; Fidalgo, Lourdes; Selvester, Kerry; Ismael, Carina; Mutanen, Marja

2014-01-01

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Coffee Beverage Quality Assessment Based on ETA/CPTEC-HadCM3 Model (A1B-IPCC/SRES Scenario), Southeastern Brazil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Environmental factors influence the coffee beverage quality and air temperature has a significant importance in this process. The grain maturation occurs very quickly in regions that present high temperatures and sometimes there is not enough time to complete all this phase adequately. In the other hand, with mild temperatures, the grain maturation occurs more slowly and it promotes a better quality beverage. The aim of this study was to assess the coffee beverage quality in the southeastern Brazil, based on climate projections using the Eta-CPTEC regional model driven by four members of an ensemble of the Met Office Hadley Centre Global Coupled climate model (HadCM3). The global model ensemble was run over the 21st century according to IPCC SRES, A1B emissions scenario. Each ensemble member presented different climate sensitivity in the analysis. The Eta-CPTEC-HadCM3 model was configured with a 40-km grid size and was run over the period of 1961-90 to represent a baseline climate, and over the period of 2011-2100 to simulate possible future changes and the effects on the coffee beverage quality. A coffee beverage quality classification, which depends on the annual air temperature proposed by Bressani (2007) and also, a quality coffee beverage sensory classification, based on Camargo and Cortez (1998) were considered in this study. An evaluation of the systematic errors (BIAS) for each member for the period from 1961 to 1990 was made. The results presented by Eta/CPTEC-HadCM3 model indicated that in the case of an occurrence of A1B emission scenario, the coffee beverage quality could be affected in this region due to the fact that the flavor may become stronger and unpleasant caused by rising air temperatures. The BIAS evaluation and subsequent errors removal demonstrated improvement in the scenarios simulations. A short review concerning agronomic techniques to mitigate extreme meteorological events or global warming on coffee crop based on Camargo (2010) also is presented in this study as complementary information. Bressani, E. Guia do Barista. Da origem do café ao espresso perfeito. Café Editora, 2007. 210 p. Camargo, M. B. P. The impact of climatic variability and climate change on arabic coffee crop in Brazil. Bragantia, Campinas, v.69, no.1, 2010. Camargo, a. P; Cortez, J. G. Efeito do clima na qualidade de bebida do café nas condições de São Paulo e áreas próximas de outros estados. In 24 Congresso Brasileiro de Pesquisas Cafeeiras. Poços de Caldas, Anais... Poços de Caldas, Embrapa Café, 1998. p. 42-44.

Giarolla, A.; Resende, N.; Chou, S. C.; Tavares, P. S.; Rodrigues, D. C.

2012-04-01

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The Morelia-Acambay Fault System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB) is one of the most actives and representative zones of Mexico geologically speaking. Research carried out in this area gives stratigraphic, seismologic and historical evidence of its recent activity during the quaternary (Martinez and Nieto, 1990). Specifically the Morelia-Acambay faults system (MAFS) consist in a series of normal faults of dominant direction E - W, ENE - WSW y NE - SW which is cut in center west of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. This fault system appeared during the early Miocene although the north-south oriented structures are older and have been related to the activity of the tectonism inherited from the "Basin and Range" system, but that were reactivated by the east- west faults. It is believed that the activity of these faults has contributed to the creation and evolution of the longed lacustrine depressions such as: Chapala, Zacapu, Cuitzeo, Maravatio y Acambay also the location of monogenetic volcanoes that conformed the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field (MGVF) and tend to align in the direction of the SFMA dominant effort. In a historical time different segments of the MAFS have been the epicenter of earthquakes from moderated to strong magnitude like the events of 1858 in Patzcuaro, Acambay in 1912, 1979 in Maravatio and 2007 in Morelia, among others. Several detailed analysis and semi-detailed analysis through a GIS platform based in the vectorial archives and thematic charts 1:50 000 scaled from the data base of the INEGI which has allowed to remark the influence of the MAFS segments about the morphology of the landscape and the identification of other structures related to the movement of the existent faults like fractures, alignments, collapses and others from the zone comprehended by the northwest of Morelia in Michoacán to the East of Acambay, Estado de México. Such analysis suggests that the fault segments possess a normal displacement plus a left component. In addition it can be associated to an alignment or different structures oblique directed to the principal fault trace which sometimes shows inverted moves suggest that the MAFS is a system with ''en echelon'' geometry which respond to transtensive tectonic activity. Recent research based in cinematic indicators from some of the most important faults of the MAFS concludes with evidence of the existence of a transtensive deformation in the center section of the TMVB, which can be explained through the oblique convergence model of plates Northamerica, Rivera and Cocos added to the division of the subduction angle at the North of the Mesoamerican trench.

Velázquez Bucio, M.; Soria-Caballero, D.; Garduño-Monroy, V.; Mennella, L.

2013-05-01

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Magnitude and consequences of undertreatment of high-risk patients with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: insights from the DESCARTES Registry  

PubMed Central

Objective To analyse intensity of treatment of high?risk patients with non?ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) included in the DESCARTES (Descripción del Estado de los Sindromes Coronarios Agudos en un Registro Temporal Español) registry. Patients and setting Patients with NSTEACS (n??=??1877) admitted to 45 randomly selected Spanish hospitals in April and May 2002 were studied. Design Patients with ST segment depression and troponin rise were considered high risk (n??=??478) and were compared with non?high risk patients (n??=??1399). Results 46.9% of high?risk patients versus 39.5% of non?high?risk patients underwent angiography (p??=??0.005), 23.2% versus 18.8% (p??=??0.038) underwent percutaneous revascularisation, and 24.9% versus 7.4% (p?

Heras, M; Bueno, H; Bardaji, A; Fernandez-Ortiz, A; Marti, H; Marrugat, J

2006-01-01

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Courtship behavior of different wild strains of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)  

SciTech Connect

This study documents differences in the courtship behavior of wild strains of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) from Madeira (Portugal), Hawaii (U.S.A.), Costa Rica, and Patagonia (Argentina). Some traits showed large variations and others substantial overlaps. The angle at which the male faced toward the female at the moment of transition from continuous wing vibration and intermittent buzzing changed very little during the course of courtship in all strains, but males from Madeira tended to face more directly toward the female than other males. Females tended to look more, and more directly, toward the males as courtship progressed in all strains. The distance between male and female tended to decrease as courtship proceeded in all strains, but the distances at which males initiated continuous vibration, intermittent buzzing, and jumped onto the female were relatively less variable between strains, except for the strain from Costa Rica. Flies of Madeira courted for longer and the male moved his head and buzzed his wings longer than the other strains. (author) [Spanish] Este estudio documenta diferencias en el comportamiento de cortejo de cepas silvestres de Ceratitis capitata (Wied.) provenientes de Madeira (Portugal), Hawaii (Estados Unidos de Norte America), Costa Rica y Patagonia (Argentina). Algunas caracteristicas mostraron grandes variaciones y traslape substancial. Los angulos a los cuales los machos miraron hacia las hembras cambiaron muy poco en el momento de la transicion de la vibracion continua al zumbido intermitente durante el curso del cortejo en todo las cepas, pero los machos de Madeira tendieron a enfrentar mas directamente a la hembra que otros machos. Los angulos de las hembras disminuyeron claramente durante el cortejo en todas las cepas. La distancia entre el macho y la hembra tendio a disminuir conforme el cortejo continuaba en todas las cepas, pero las distancias a las cuales los machos iniciaron la vibracion continua, el zumbido intermitente, y el salto sobre la hembra eran relativamente menos variables entre cepas excepto la cepa de Costa Rica. Moscas de Madeira cortejaron mas tiempo y el macho moviosu cabeza y zumbaba sus alas mas prolongadamente que las otras cepas. (author)

Briceno, D. [Escuela de Biologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria (Costa Rica); Eberhard, W. [Escuela de Biologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Costa Rica); Vilardi, J. [Dpto. de Ciencias Biologicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Cayol, J.-P. [Technical Cooperation Division, IAEA, Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100 A-1400, Vienna (Austria); Shelly, T. [A. C. , D. , E. USDA/APHIS/CPHST, 41-650 Ahiki St. Waimanalo, HI 96795 (United States)

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Digestible energy requirements of Mexican donkeys fed oat straw and maize stover.  

PubMed

The limited availability of food, together with the constraints that traditional management systems impose on the natural foraging behaviour of donkeys, often results in severe under-nutrition. Few studies have been conducted into the digestibility of different forages and little information exists on nutritional requirements of donkeys. In order to measure digestible energy requirements of donkeys under tropical conditions, an experiment was carried out at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Science (CICA) and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Universidad Aut6noma del Estado de México located in the Toluca valley, Central Mexico. Thirty-two donkeys of a body condition typical for Central Mexico were divided into four groups of 8 animals each according to their sex and live weight: group 1 (G1) comprised male donkeys below the average body weight (102+/-5 kg); group 2 (G2) comprised male donkeys of average body weight (121.5+/-4 kg); group 3 (G3) comprised female donkeys below average weight (111.8 +/- 5 kg); and group 4 (G4) comprised female donkeys of average weight (127.6 +/- 5 kg). A diet of oat straw or maize stover and 15% alfalfa hay was offered to meet exact maintenance requirements. The donkeys were monitored for 13 months. The live weight of all animals was recorded daily in order to monitor whether maintenance requirements were being met. Mean daily digestible energy (DE) requirements were measured during the winter, spring, summer and autumn of 2003-2004. Digestible energy requirements of all four sex and liveweight groups were significantly (p > 0.05) higher during the spring than during the other seasons of the year (13.5, 18.0, 10.4 and 14.3 MJ DE per day during winter, spring, summer and autumn, respectively). Predicted DE requirements of donkeys with a live weight range betweenn 90 and 150 kg using the data from the present study were less than those predicted using scaled-down horse feeding standards. PMID:16335075

Carretero-Roque, L; Colunga, B; Smith, D G; González-Ronquillo, M; Solis-Mendez, A; Castelán-Ortega, O

2005-11-01

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Mechanisms of Earth activity forsed by external celestial bodies:energy budjet and nature of cyclicity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In given report we discuss tidal and non-tidal mechanisms of forced tectonic (endogenous) activity of the Earth caused by gravitational attraction of the Moon, Sun and the planets. On the base of the classical solution of the problem of elasticity for model of the Earth with concentric mass distribution the evaluations of the tidal energy and power of Earth lunar-solar deformations, including their joint effect, were obtained. Important role of the joint energetic effect of rotational deformation of the Earth with lunar and solar tides was illustrated. Gravitational interaction of the Moon and Sun with non-spherical, non-homogeneous shells of the Earth generates big additional mechanical forces and moments of the interaction of the neighboring shells (rigid core, liquid core, mantle, lithosphere and separate plates). Acting of these forces and moments in the different time scales on the corresponding sells generates cyclic perturbations of the tensional state of the shells, their deformations, small relative translational displacements and small relative rotational oscillations of the shells. In geological period of time it leads to a fundamental tectonic reconstruction of the Earth. These additional forces and moments of the cyclic celestial-mechanical nature produce cyclic deformations of the all layers of the body and organize and control practically all natural processes. The additional force between mantle and core is cyclic and characterized by the wide basis of frequencies typical for orbital motions (of the Sun, Moon and planets), for rotational motion of the Earth, Moon and Sun and for many from observed natural processes. The problem about small relative translatory-rotary motion of the two shells separated by the thin viscous-elastic layer is studied. The differential equations of motion were obtained and have been studied in particular cases (plane motion of system; case of two axisymmetrical interacting shells and oth.) by approximate methods of small parameter and methods of averaging. Some regimes of the relative translatory-rotary motions of the shells were described in analytical form. Wide set observed geodynamical and geophysical phenomena can be illustrated as results or as reflections of the small and slow relative displacements of the shells in corresponding time-scales. Barkin's work was accepted and financed by RFBR grant 02-05-64176 and by grant SAB2000-0235 of Ministry of Education of Spain (Secretaria de Estado de Educacion y Universidades).

Barkin, Yu. V.; Ferrandiz, J. M.

2003-04-01

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Spirituality and Cultural Identification Among Latino and Non-Latino College Students  

PubMed Central

The purposes of this study were to examine (a) differences in spiritual perspectives and practices of Latino and non-Latino young adults and (b) the cultural relevance of the Latino Spiritual Perspective Scale (LSPS). Studies indicate that spiritual perspectives are embedded within cultural group norms and vary significantly across ethnic groups. A cross-sectional survey design was used with a convenience sample of 223 Latino and non-Latino university students in the Southwestern United States. The Spiritual Perspective Scale (SPS), the LSPS, the Orthogonal Cultural Identification Scale, and a demographic questionnaire were used. Latinos scored significantly higher than non-Latinos in both measures of spiritual perspectives. Self-reported behavioral measures, such as frequency of personal prayer, were also higher among the Latino group. Latino cultural identification was the only significant predictor of LSPS scores. Findings from this study indicate that spirituality among Latinos has meanings specific to the cultural group context. These findings have implications for nursing research involving the conceptualization and measurement of spirituality among multiethnic groups. Los propósitos de este estudio eran examinar: (a) diferencias en perspectivas espirituales y prácticas de jóvenes Latinos y no Latinos; y (b) la relevancia cultural de la Escala de la Perspectiva Espiritual Latina. Estudios indican que perspectivas espirituales están incrustadas entre normas culturales del grupo y varían considerablemente entre grupos étnicos. Un diseño transversal y de encuesta fue utilizado con una muestra de conveniencia de 233 estudiantes universitarios Latinos y no Latinos en el Suroeste de los Estados Unidos. La Escala de la Perspectiva Espiritual (EPE), la Escala de la Perspectiva Espiritual Latina (EPEL), la Escala Ortogonal de Identificación Cultural, y un cuestionario demográfico fueron utilizados. Los Latinos calificaron considerablemente más alto que los no Latinos en ambas medidas de perspectivas espirituales. Medidas de comportamiento auto-reportadas, como la frecuencia de oración, también estuvieron más altas en el grupo Latino. La identificación con la cultura Latina fue el único vaticinador de las calificaciones de la EPEL. Los resultados de este estudio indican que la espiritualidad entre Latinos tiene significados específicos al contexto del grupo cultural. Estas conclusiones tienen implicaciones para las investigaciones de enfermería que involucran la conceptualización y medida de la espiritualidad entre grupos multiétnicos.

Campesino, Maureen; Belyea, Michael; Schwartz, Gary

2010-01-01

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Depth Seismic-Migration Modeling Offshore `Tierra Del Fuego', Argentina (54° 25' S)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Within the framework of the TESAC Project (Tectonic Evolution of the South America-Scotia plate boundary during the Cenozoic), about 900 km of multichannel seismic reflection profiles were acquired off the Atlantic coast of the Tierra del Fuego Island. The profiles cut across the South America-Scotia plate boundary, a transform margin which traverses in an E-W direction the Island. Data processing and interpretation of a seismic reflection profile is presented in this contribution. A robust post-stack technique involved depth-migration of the seismic section, using an interval-velocity model of the upper Crust adjusted by iterative processing. An interpreted seismic- velocity section (which trends roughly NW-SE), shows a complex superposition of different tectonic structures, with presence of extensional, compressional and transtensional features in the area located to the north of Isla de los Estados. The profile, which crosses the offshore part of the Magallanes fold-and-thrust belt, images the deep structural framework of part of this tectonic province. The identification of acoustic fabrics and seismic discontinuities allowed us to recognize four main units. Overlaying the acoustic basement (Seismic unit 1), there is another unit (Seismic unit 2) which exhibits some reflector packages of high amplitude; this unit must be related to the volcanic and volcaniclastic sequences of Tobífera/Lemaire Fms. The Seismic Unit 3 displays internal reflector configurations of moderate amplitude and continuity and low-to-moderate frequency; the Yaghán/Beauvoir Fms must be the onshore equivalent of this unit. An uppermost seismic layer (Unit 4) may be correlated with the Tertiary sediments of the Magallanes foreland basin which were involved in the fold and thrust belt. A major structure identified in the studied seismic profile is a SE structural high (which involves the units 1, 2 and 3) and a NW down-faulted area. The latter display folds of kilometric size (3-4 km). Steeply dipping (mainly to the south) reverse faults cut through the folds. Some of these faults represent old extensional faults of the Middle- Mesozoic Rocas Verdes marginal basin rifting, which have been subsequently inverted by compressional stress fields. In addition, a noticeable flower fault system is recognized in the seismic profile, which involves both the sedimentary cover and the acoustic basement. This fault is interpreted as the result of shear stresses produced along the transcurrent South America-Scotia plate boundary.

Comínguez, A. H.; Flores, J.; Tassone, A.

2007-05-01

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Detailed forest formation mapping in the land cover map series for the Caribbean islands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Forest formation and land cover maps for several Caribbean islands were developed from Landsat ETM+ imagery as part of a multi-organizational project. The spatially explicit data on forest formation types will permit more refined estimates of some forest attributes. The woody vegetation classification scheme relates closely to that of Areces-Malea et al. (1), who classify Caribbean vegetation according to standards of the US Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC, 1997), with modifications similar to those in Helmer et al. (2). For several of the islands, we developed image mosaics that filled cloudy parts of scenes with data from other scene dates after using regression tree normalization (3). The regression tree procedure permitted us to develop mosaics for wet and drought seasons for a few of the islands. The resulting multiseason imagery facilitated separation between classes such as seasonal evergreen forest, semi-deciduous forest (including semi-evergreen forest), and drought deciduous forest or woodland formations. We used decision tree classification methods to classify the Landsat image mosaics to detailed forest formations and land cover for Puerto Rico (4), St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. The decision trees classified a stack of raster layers for each mapping area that included the Landsat image bands and various ancillary raster data layers. For Puerto Rico, for example, the ancillary data included climate parameters (5). For some islands, the ancillary data included topographic derivatives such as aspect, slope and slope position, SRTM (6) or other topographic data. Mapping forest formations with decision tree classifiers, ancillary geospatial data, and cloud-free image mosaics, accurately distinguished spectrally similar forest formations, without the aid of ecological zone maps, on the islands where the approach was used. The approach resulted in maps of forest formations with comparable or better detail than when IKONOS or Landsat imagery was hand-digitized, as it was for the Dominican Republic (7) and Barbados. 1. T. Kennaway, E. H. Helmer. (Intl Inst of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, 2006). 2. A. Areces-Mallea et al. (The Nature Conservancy, 1999). 3. E. H. Helmer, O. Ramos, T. Lopez, M. Quiñones, W. Diaz, Carib J Sci 38, 165-183 (2002). 4. C. Daly, E. H. Helmer, M. Quiñones, Int J Climatology 23, 1359-1381 (2003). 5. T. G. Farr, M. Kobrick, Eos Transactions 81, 583-585 (2000). 6. E. H. Helmer, B. Ruefenacht, Photogrammetric Eng Rem Sens 71, 1079-1089 (2005). 7. S. Hernández, M. Pérez. (Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2005).

Helmer, E. H.; Schill, S.; Pedreros, D. H.; Tieszen, L. L.; Kennaway, T.; Cushing, M.; Ruzycki, T.

2006-12-01

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Open-field host specificity test of Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of tropical soda apple (Solanaceae) in the United States  

SciTech Connect

An open-field experiment was conducted to assess the suitability of the South American leaf feeding beetle Gratiana boliviana Spaeth for biological control of Solanum viarum Dunal in the USA. An open-field test with eggplant, Solanum melongena L., was conducted on the campus of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a S. viarum control plot was established 40 km from the campus. One hundred adult beetles were released in each plot at the beginning of the experiment during the vegetative stage of the plants, and forty additional beetles were released in the S. melongena plot at the flowering stage. All the plants in each plot were checked twice a week and the number of adults, immatures, and eggs recorded. Results showed almost a complete rejection of eggplant by G. boliviana. No noticeable feeding damage was ever recorded on eggplant. The experiment was ended when the eggplants started to senesce or were severely damaged by whiteflies and spider mites. The results of this open-field experiment corroborate previous quarantine/laboratory host-specificity tests indicating that a host range expansion of G. boliviana to include eggplant is highly unlikely. Gratiana boliviana was approved for field release in May 2003 in the USA. To date, no non-target effects have been observed either on eggplant or native species of Solanum. (author) [Spanish] Una prueba de campo fue conducida para evaluar la especificidad del escarabajo suramericano defoliador Gratiana boliviana Spaeth para control biologico de Solanum viarum Dunal en los Estados Unidos. La prueba con berenjena se realizo en el campo experimental de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, y una parcela control con S. viarum fue establecida a 40 km. Cien escarabajos adultos fueron liberados en cada parcela al inicio del experimento durante la fase vegetativa, y cuarenta escarabajos adicionales fueron liberados en la parcela de berenjena durante la floracion. Todas las plantas en cada parcela fueron inspeccionadas dos veces a la semana y el numero de adultos, larvas, y posturas fueron registrados. Resultados indicaron un casi completo rechazo de la berenjena por G. boliviana. Ningun dano visible de defoliacion en la berenjena fue detectado. Las pruebas concluyeron cuando las plantas de berenjena alcazaron su madurez o fueron severamente danadas por mosca blanca y acaros. Resultados corroboran previas pruebas de especificidad en laboratorio/cuarentena que indican que la berenjena no es un hospedero de G. boliviana y que la posibilidad de llegar a ser una plaga de este cultivo es muy remota. Gratiana boliviana fue aprobado para ser liberado en el campo en mayo del 2003. Ningun dano ha sido observado hasta la fecha a plantas no blanco. (author)

Gandolfo, D.; McKay, F. [USDA-ARS South American Biological Control Laboratory, Hurlingham (Argentina); Medal, J.C.; Cuda, J.P. [University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)

2007-03-15

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A Influência da Escola e da Mídia na Obtenção dos Conhecimentos Astronômicos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

O universo em que vivemos possui segredos jamais imaginados pelo homem, fruto da pequena proporção que ocupamos diante de um cosmos infinito. A astronomia funciona como um instrumento que sacia a sede humana em desvendar esses segredos, estudando as galáxias, quasares, pulsares além da existência de todos os elementos que preenchem o espaço cósmico, o vácuo, não mais vazio como se pensou em outros tempos. A mídia explora esse campo de forma mística e também científica. A difusão adequada e dentro dos padrões educacionais vigentes, de conceitos astronômicos, se faz necessária, devido sua presença nos conteúdos escolares, centros de ciência e na mídia, de modo geral. A reforma do Currículo Básico da Escola Pública da maioria dos Estados brasileiros introduziu conceitos astronômicos desde a pré-escola até o Ensino Médio. Num estudo realizado com 1.032 alunos do Ensino Médio de seis escolas estaduais, revelou-se através da aplicação de um questionário que abordava conheciment os básicos em astronomia, como estes foram adquiridos e qual era a infra-estrutura oferecida pela escola: para 66,2% dos entrevistados o professor já fez alguma apresentação a respeito de astronomia. O presente estudo revelou também que 44,5% dos alunos entrevistados adquiriram seus conhecimentos astronômicos na escola, 28,1% através da televisão e 27,4% afirmaram que seus conhecimentos foram obtidos através de outros tipos de mídia (internet, filmes e revistas). Embora o estudo revele claramente que há certo equilíbrio na forma em que os alunos obtiveram seus conhecimentos astronômicos, a mídia ainda explora e muitas vezes desperta o interesse pela astronomia com assuntos que não fazem parte de nosso cotidiano como,