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Joint Seminar Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra,  

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and Applications" Abstract: Solving non-linear algebraic problems is one of the major challenges in scientific computing. In several areas of engineering sciences, algebraic problems encode geometric conditions Joint Seminar with the Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra, The Department of Computer

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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JointResearchCentre THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE  

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Fish Water Shellfish Water Ground water Urban Waste Water Nitrates IPPC Exchange of Information by the concept of protection of all waters WFD Bathing Water Drinking Water Urban Waste Water Nitrates IPPC TODAYJointResearchCentre THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE: THE CHALLENGES OF TESTING AND VALIDATION

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Space Research Centre Space Research Centre  

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Space Research Centre Space Research Centre www.src.le.ac.uk #12;2 University of Leicester � DeLivering over five DecaDes of space science anD instrUmentation expertise... Welcome to the SRC The Space Research Centre's (SRC) programme has two main foci: the Space Science and Instrumentation (SSI) Group

Hinton, Jim

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BC Cancer Research Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Vancouver, the BC Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC) provides a place for scientists and researchers to "perform basic, epidemiologic, and clinical research on cancer prevention, early diagnosis of cancer, the molecular and genetic characteristics of the cancer process, and basic research related to new treatments of cancer." The BCCRC website connects visitors to information about various departments including Cancer Endocrinology, Cancer Imaging, Medical Biophysics, and Cancer Control Research -- to name a few. Site visitors can also locate BCCRC staff publications through specific researchers or by using the site search engine. Contact information for members of the large BCCRC research team is provided as well. Additionally, the site links to information about Job Posting, Training Opportunities, Donating, Partners, and more.

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Crime Research Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by the Law School at the University of Western Australia, the Crime Research Centre houses substantial data as well as information on scholarly publications, conferences, related Web links, and public lectures pertaining to the study of crime in Western Australia. Data include comprehensive statistics for general crime in Western Australia from 1994 to 1999 (the 1999 statistics were recently posted) as well as statistics on domestic violence, trends in violent crime, and rural crime and safety in the state. In addition, the publications section provides tables of contents and ordering information for over two dozen research and scholarly reports and books on criminal justice issues. (We wish that the Centre would place online the full text of at least those reports listed as "out of print.") The links page appears comprehensive for its topic, though unannotated.

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Chronic Poverty Research Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) is an international organization made up of partnerships with universities and research organizations all working to "stimulate national and international debate; deepen understanding of the causes of chronic poverty; and provide research, analysis and policy guidance." The CPRC's website has more than 400 publications that visitors can download. There are "Working Papers Series" for India, Bangladesh and West Africa, which address everything from child laborers, spatial inequality in social progress, and technological change in food production. There are also "Policy Briefs" and "Journal Articles" visitors can download. The "Toolbox" is an excellent and unique resource for researchers, donor agencies, and students to learn how to use a mix of methodological approaches to better reflect the multi-dimensionality and complexity of poverty. Visitors will find such areas of guidance as "Designing Research," "Collecting Data," "Dissemination," and "Impact Assessment" that can aid in producing relevant and rigorous research.

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Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website describes the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre's work utilizing luminescence and radiocarbon dating. Through this expansive website, visitors can learn about the centre's many research projects including radioactive contamination, isotope geology, and environmental gamma spectrometry.

2008-03-12

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University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The growing interest in the field of bioethics should surprise few people, as many of the issues in this field continue to be of broad interest to the general public as well as to academics in the areas of medicine, public health, philosophy, and a host of others. The Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto is a place where this type of work goes on in earnest, and in doing so, brings together diverse individuals from these various fields to provide earnest commentary and informed scholarship to the general public and fellow academics. Most persons visiting the site will want to look at the helpful "News Flash" features, which include working papers on such topics as "Nanotechnology and the Developing World" and "Learning from Terri Schiavo". Additionally, the site contains information on the group's various educational programs, lectures, and public outreach efforts, such as its electronic newsletter.

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URBAN RESEARCH CENTRE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY  

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URBAN RESEARCH CENTRE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY THE EXPERIENCE OF MORTGAGE DISTRESS IN WESTERN SYDNEY #12;4 | Mortgage Distress Report 01 FOLIO HEAD © 2010 Urban Research Centre, University of Western'Neill, Urban Research Centre Dr Olga Camacho Duarte, Urban Research Centre Dr Jessica Casiro, Urban Research

University of Technology, Sydney

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University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics  

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.............................................................................................................9 Strategic Direction #3: Research & Knowledge Translation, in health care and in global health. Our new strategic plan reflects the collective voice of a unique

Toronto, University of

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Centre for Economic Policy Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is a European economics research organization with uniquely wide-ranging scope and activities including development of initiatives with the producers, consumers, and sponsors of research. The CEPR Website offers a searchable database of its publications (discussion papers, policy papers, reports and books, the CEPR Bulletin, and newsletter), information on its various research projects, data links (industrial, international trade, macroeconomics, labor, public policy), links to other European financial research organizations, and more. The text of the Bulletin and newsletter may be downloaded for free, while the other papers can be downloaded or ordered via subscription. The Hot Topics page covers issues related to the IMF, WTO, and EMU, economic growth and fluctuations in the European Union, regulation of network industries in Europe, etc. Meeting announcements, contact information for researchers, and a press page are also featured. Researchers and librarians, in particular, might wish to register a profile (free) allowing for online meeting registration, custom start pages, and email subscriptions. This site is worth a look by anyone interested in international economic policy.

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Jointly Sponsored Research Program  

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40321 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying highly efficient, nonpolluting energy systems that meet the nation's requirements for clean fuels, chemicals, and electricity in the 21st century. The EERC in partnership with its nonfederal partners jointly performed 131 JSRP projects for which the total DOE cost share was $22,716,634 (38%) and the nonfederal share was $36,776,573 (62%). Summaries of these projects are presented in this report for six program areas: (1) resource characterization and waste management, (2) air quality assessment and control, (3) advanced power systems, (4) advanced fuel forms, (5) value-added coproducts, and (6) advanced materials. The work performed under this agreement addressed DOE goals for reductions in CO{sub 2} emissions through efficiency, capture, and sequestration; near-zero emissions from highly efficient coal-fired power plants; environmental control capabilities for SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, fine respirable particulate (PM{sub 2.5}), and mercury; alternative transportation fuels including liquid synfuels and hydrogen; and synergistic integration of fossil and renewable resources.

Everett A. Sondreal; John G. Hendrikson; Thomas A. Erickson

2009-03-31

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Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

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Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre University of Warwick Summer Term 2008 Unless Fluid Dynamics, University of Exeter) 23 rd May (10am, Friday!!!) Digital Holographic Interferometry

Davies, Christopher

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Mount Health Centre National Research  

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Library Natural Sci. Chemistry Western Science Centre Physics & Astronomy Kresge McIntosh Gallery Bio Lab Practice Field #2 (Rugby Pitch) Soccer Pitches Huron EastHuron West Weldon Alumni/ Lot Huron Flats Lot

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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CENTRE FOR HUMANITIES, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS RESEARCH  

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CENTRE FOR HUMANITIES, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS RESEARCH 2011 ­ 2012 #12;This is the third annual report for the Centre for the Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research (HuMPA). It outlines and the development of arts criticism; modernism in Austria, France and Germany; European and American depictions

Miranda, Eduardo Reck

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Sherman Health Science Research Centre  

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centre incorporating green building design and construction elements. Quick Facts · Project start date: · The concrete ice pad, which was broken up and used around the perimeter of the building to create a man included for evening use. · Polished concrete flooring maximizes the building's radiant heat and maintains

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ANNUAL REPORT National Brain Research Centre  

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Research Centre in India has been a dream of the neuroscience community of the country for many years in neuroscience. Promoting neuroscience in India through networking among institutions across the country and clinical neurosciences related to diseases and disorders of the nervous system. To develop the centre

Dhingra, Narender K.

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THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR APPLIED ANNUAL REPORT  

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THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (RECAP) ANNUAL REPORT 1999 School of Psychology Curtin ......................................................................7 4.2 General Staff.........................................................................8 4/Chapters............................................................31 8.4.Edited Special Journal Editions................................................32 8.5 Refereed

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The effect of elbow joint centre displacement on force generation and neural excitation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joint centre displacement may occur following total elbow replacement due to aseptic loosening or surgical misalignment, and\\u000a has been linked to implant failure. In this study, the effects of joint centre displacement were examined using a neuromusculoskeletal\\u000a model of the elbow joint. Isometric contractions were simulated at a range of joint angles during elbow flexion and extension.\\u000a Displacement of the

Emer P. Doheny; Madeleine M. Lowery; Mark J. OMalley; David P. FitzPatrick

2009-01-01

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SFU Gerontology Research Centre Department of Gerontology  

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computing in healthcare. Boca Raton, FL.: Taylor & Francis. Gutman, G.M. (Ed). (1998). Technology in the Area of: "Technology and Aging" MAY 2010 COMPILED BY RAYMOND G. ADAMS, B.A., MLIS INFORMATION OFFICER, SFU GERONTOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE #12;2 Technology and aging Research

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Evaluation of the Estimation Method on the Hip Joint Centre Location During Instep Kicking Motion (P217)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to evaluate the estimation methods of the hip joint centre (HJC) location for calculating\\u000a kinematic parameters of knee and hip joints during dynamic movement, in this reserch, instep kicking motion. Twelve skilled\\u000a soccer players participated in the experiment. To estimate the HJC location, they were instructed to do ad hoc movements including\\u000a hip flexion\\/extension

Koshi Yamada; Takeo Maruyama

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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIARRHOEAL DISEASE RESEARCH, BANGLADESH  

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©INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIARRHOEAL DISEASE RESEARCH, BANGLADESH J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2009 Oct;27 of disease in countries that have achieved high levels of vaccination coverage. A field-based methodology two applica- tions of GAPS (Nepal and Ethiopia). The purpose of this paper was to evaluate these two

Scharfstein, Daniel

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Work Package 3 Research & Development Centre  

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(H2%, humidity, pressure, ...) 3. Identify gaps to be filled by the experimental programme · SOA&Research Centre January 5, 2005 5 T3.2 Transmission pipelines Objectives Testing of steels and high pressure grid2 media · Un-covered devices = valves, flanges, compressors, meters, underground storages, etc. #12

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Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre  

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Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems CRC University of Tasmania - Institute of Antarctic & Southern Ocean Studies of Tasmania Private Box 80 Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. email: sjphipps@utas.edu.au © Cooperative Published by The Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phipps, Steven J.

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Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

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Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre University of Warwick Autumn Term 2007 Unless of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) 7th Nov. The Thermofluid Dynamics of Cities Prof. Rex Britter of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) 28th Nov. Blood Flow and Blood

Thomas, Peter J.

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Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

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Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre University of Warwick Autumn Term 2007 Unless of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) 7 th Nov. The Thermofluid Dynamics of Cities Prof. Rex Britter of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) 28 th Nov. Blood Flow and Blood

Thomas, Peter J.

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Fusion -Aclean future Research at Culham Centre  

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, cleaner ways of powering itself. Nuclear fusion ­ the process that provides the sun's energy ­ can play process that provides the energy in the sun and other stars. To utilise fusion reactions as an energyFusion -Aclean future Research at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy #12;Increasing energy demands

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Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity The Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research (SERAF).  

PubMed

The Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research (SERAF) at the University of Oslo is a newly established, clinical addiction research centre. It is located at the Oslo University Hospital and has a major focus on opioid dependency, investigating Norwegian opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), with special interest in OMT during pregnancy, mortality, morbidity and criminality before, during and after OMT and alternatives to OMT, such as the use of naltrexone implants. The well-developed health registries of Norway are core assets that also allow the opportunity for other types of substance abuse research. This research includes health services, abuse of prescription drugs and drugs of abuse in connection with traffic. The centre also focuses upon comorbidity, investigating the usefulness and limitations of psychometric instruments, drug abuse in different psychiatric treatment settings and internet-based interventions for hazardous alcohol consumption. PMID:20735364

Bramness, Jrgen G; Clausen, Thomas; Duckert, Fanny; Ravndal, Edle; Waal, Helge

2011-08-01

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Literacy Research Centre(s) in Canada: Options.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An exploratory study of appropriate models for an efficient and effective national research center on adult literacy in Canada used an informal survey of documents, a convenience sample of people who have some stake or experience in adult literacy and/or research administration, and information about some existing and proposed research

Burnaby, Barbara

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Jointly Sponsored Research Program Energy Related Research  

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Cooperative Agreement, DE-FC26-98FT40323, Jointly Sponsored Research (JSR) Program at Western Research Institute (WRI) began in 1998. Over the course of the Program, a total of seventy-seven tasks were proposed utilizing a total of $23,202,579 in USDOE funds. Against this funding, cosponsors committed $26,557,649 in private funds to produce a program valued at $49,760,228. The goal of the Jointly Sponsored Research Program was to develop or assist in the development of innovative technology solutions that will: (1) Increase the production of United States energy resources - coal, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy resources; (2) Enhance the competitiveness of United States energy technologies in international markets and assist in technology transfer; (3) Reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen both the United States and regional economies; and (4) Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization. Under the JSR Program, energy-related tasks emphasized enhanced oil recovery, heavy oil upgrading and characterization, coal beneficiation and upgrading, coal combustion systems development including oxy-combustion, emissions monitoring and abatement, coal gasification technologies including gas clean-up and conditioning, hydrogen and liquid fuels production, coal-bed methane recovery, and the development of technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. Environmental-related activities emphasized cleaning contaminated soils and waters, processing of oily wastes, mitigating acid mine drainage, and demonstrating uses for solid waste from clean coal technologies, and other advanced coal-based systems. Technology enhancement activities included resource characterization studies, development of improved methods, monitors and sensors. In general the goals of the tasks proposed were to enhance competitiveness of U.S. technology, increase production of domestic resources, and reduce environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. This report summarizes the accomplishments of the JSR Program.

Western Research Institute

2009-03-31

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the CENTRE for LABOUR MARKET RESEARCH A consortium of  

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) ..........................................................................4 2. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF INDIGENOUS PARTICIPATION IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING - FURTHER-2012 (DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH (NATIONAL CENTRE FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH

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Profile: Manhia Health Research Centre (Manhia HDSS).  

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The Manhia Health Research Centre, established in 1996 in a rural area of southern Mozambique, currently follows around 92 000 individuals living in approximately 20 000 enumerated and geo-positioned households. Its main strength is the possibility of linking demographic data and clinical data to promote and conduct biomedical research in priority health areas. Socio-demographic data are updated twice a year and clinical data are collected on a daily basis. The data collected in Manhia HDSS comprises household and individual characteristics, household socio-economic assets, vital data, migration, individual health history and cause of death, among others. Studies conducted in this HDSS contributed to guide the health authorities and decision-making bodies to define or adjust health policies such as the introduction of Mozambique's expanded programme of immunization with different vaccines (Haemophilus influenzae type b, Pneumococcus) or the development of the concept of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Infants (IPTi) that led to the World Health Organization recommendation of this method as best practice for the control of malaria among infants. Manhia's data can be accessed through a formal request to Diana Quelhas (diana.quelhas@manhica.net) accompanied by a proposal that will be analysed by the Manhia HDSS internal scientific and ethics committees. PMID:24159076

Sacoor, Charfudin; Nhacolo, Ariel; Nhalungo, Delino; Aponte, John J; Bassat, Quique; Augusto, Orvalho; Mandomando, Incio; Sacarlal, Jahit; Lauchande, Natu; Sigaque, Betuel; Alonso, Pedro; Macete, Eusbio; Munguambe, Khtia; Guinovart, Caterina; Aide, Pedro; Menendez, Clara; Accio, Sozinho; Quelhas, Diana; Sevene, Esperana; Nhampossa, Tacilta

2013-10-01

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DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION  

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health care, education and research. Candidates should possess a personal record of distinction in mentalDIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION The Department of Psychiatry for the position of Director of the Mental Health Centre for Research and Education and Tier I Canada Research

Calgary, University of

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Centre for Applied Language Research at the University of Southampton  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Centre for Applied Language Research at the University of Southampton is one of two research centres within the discipline of Modern Languages. Established in 2004, CALR now has more than 50 members, predominantly faculty members working in the School of Humanities/Modern Languages, as well as growing number of postgraduate researchers. The

Baird, Robert; Hyde-Simon, Caroline

2009-01-01

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A relational conceptual framework for multidisciplinary health research centre infrastructure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although multidisciplinary and team-based approaches are increasingly acknowledged as necessary to address some of the most pressing contemporary health challenges, many researchers struggle with a lack of infrastructure to facilitate and formalise the requisite collaborations. Specialised research centres have emerged as an important organisational solution, yet centre productivity and sustainability are frequently dictated by the availability and security of infrastructure

Stephanie E Coen; Joan L Bottorff; Joy L Johnson; Pamela A Ratner

2010-01-01

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Periprosthetic Joint Infections: Clinical and Bench Research  

PubMed Central

Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The incidence is low but probably underestimated. Despite a significant basic and clinical research in this field, many questions concerning the definition of prosthetic infection as well the diagnosis and the management of these infections remained unanswered. We review the current literature about the new diagnostic methods, the management and the prevention of prosthetic joint infections. PMID:24288493

Legout, Laurence; Senneville, Eric

2013-01-01

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Joint research using small tokamaks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Small tokamaks have an important role in fusion research. More than 40 small tokamaks are operational. Research on small tokamaks has created a scientific basis for the scaling-up to larger tokamaks. Well-known scientific and engineering schools, which are now determining the main directions of fusion science and technology, have been established through research on small tokamaks. Combined efforts within a network of small and medium size tokamaks will further enhance the contribution of small tokamaks. A new concept of interactive coordinated research using small tokamaks in the mainstream fusion science areas, in testing of new diagnostics, materials and technologies as well as in education, training and broadening of the geography of fusion research in the scope of the IAEA Coordinated Research Project, is presented.

Gryaznevich, M. P.; DelBosco, E.; Malaquias, A.; Mank, G.; Van Oost, G.; He, Yexi; Hegazy, H.; Hirose, A.; Hron, M.; Kuteev, B.; Ludwig, G. O.; Nascimento, I. C.; Silva, C.; Vorobyev, G. M.

2005-10-01

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NumberVolume2012 Fisheries Centre Research Reports  

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fisheries statistics. The fishing capacity of developed countries has increased dramatically in the lastNumberVolume2012 Fisheries Centre Research Reports ISSN 1198-6727 Fisheries catch reconstructions: islands, Part iii 20 5 #12;#12;ISSN 1198-6727 Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada

Pauly, Daniel

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www.gfz-potsdam.de The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research  

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is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1100 employees, the GFZ is conducting, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the campus

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Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety  

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.heinemann@canterbury.ac.nz Update on "Evaluation of risks from creation of novel RNA molecules in genetically engineered wheat Food Institute with a request to provide an expert scientific opinion on "GM wheat research being been identified in the risk assessment. Since then, a modified version of this suggested procedure has

Hickman, Mark

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SFU Gerontology Research Centre Gerontology Department  

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in the Area of: "Changing Demography & Lifestyles" MAY 2010 COMPILED BY RAYMOND G. ADAMS, B of "Changing Demography and Lifestyles" is one of the five key research areas for the Gerontology. (2003). Aging in contemporary Canada. Toronto: Pearson Educational Publishers/Prentice Hall. Gee, E

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Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety  

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peer-reviewed evaluation of the safety assessments conducted on a new kind of GM ingredient in food should be done. When FSANZ says it is not "likely" that small dsRNAs in foods will harm humans.heinemann@canterbury.ac.nz INBI statement on FSANZ response to new research on safety testing GM foods with dsRNA molecules FSANZ

Hickman, Mark

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CILT: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CILT, the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, is an independent nonprofit agency based in the UK that supports the collection and dissemination of information related to the instruction of modern languages. This extensive site details CILT services, projects, initiatives, and research; provides several lists of authoritative educational publications; and posts a calendar of courses, conferences, and training.

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The Centre for Blood Research Dr. David Vocadlo  

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The Centre for Blood Research Dr. David Vocadlo Professor, Department of Chemistry Canada Research (O-GlcNAc) is an abundant form of protein glycosylation found within the nucleus and cytoplasm in response to various stimuli including glucose availability and cellular stress. O-GlcNAc is particularly

Strynadka, Natalie

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Te Puna Puoru National Centre for Research in  

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, hyperlinks provided. 1.2 ICT and the Arts ­ a review of literature. Ministry of Education. Completed DecemberTe Puna Puoru National Centre for Research in Music Education and Sound Arts Research Proposals, 2 of Education. Completed January 12, 2007 A comprehensive database of NZ sites useful for arts education

Hickman, Mark

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Centre for Whale Research WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EXERCISE AREA  

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Centre for Whale Research WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EXERCISE AREA BLUE WHALE PROJECT FINAL SUMMARY REPORT of Western Australian researchers has been studying the presence of blue whales, presumed to be primarily pygmy blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda, in the Perth Canyon area west of Fremantle, WA

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Good Research Practice The National Centre for Biological Sciences' Guidelines on Good Research Practice  

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Good Research Practice The National Centre for Biological Sciences' Guidelines on Good Research Practice have been developed to emphasise the importance of integrity and rigour in all research carried of interest, leadership, supervision & training, ethical practice, conducting the research, intellectual

Udgaonkar, Jayant B.

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British Library Research and Innovation Report 67 British Library Research and innovation Centre  

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British Library Research and Innovation Report 67 British Library Research and innovation Centre Office. The programme is administered by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre. Abstract of the sponsoring bodies or the British Library RIC/CT/305 ISBN 0 7123 33258 ISSN 1366-8218 British Library Research

Carr, Leslie

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DOE-EERC jointly sponsored research program  

SciTech Connect

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30098 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying efficient, nonpolluting energy technologies that can compete effectively in meeting market demands for clean fuels, chemical feedstocks, and electricity in the 21st century. The objective of the JSRP was to advance the deployment of advanced technologies for improving energy efficiency and environmental performance through jointly sponsored research on topics that would not be adequately addressed by the private sector alone. Examples of such topics include the barriers to hot-gas cleaning impeding the deployment of high-efficiency power systems and the search for practical means for sequestering CO{sub 2} generated by fossil fuel combustion. The selection of particular research projects was guided by a combination of DOE priorities and market needs, as provided by the requirement for joint venture funding approved both by DOE and the private sector sponsor. The research addressed many different energy resource and related environmental problems, with emphasis directed toward the EERC's historic lead mission in low-rank coals (LRCs), which represent approximately half of the U.S. coal resources in the conterminous states, much larger potential resources in Alaska, and a major part of the energy base in the former U.S.S.R., East Central Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The Base and JSRP agreements were tailored to the growing awareness of critical environmental issues, including water supply and quality, air toxics (e.g., mercury), fine respirable particulate matter (PM{sub 2.5}), and the goal of zero net CO{sub 2} emissions.

Hendrikson, J.G.; Sondreal, E.A.

1999-09-01

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS  

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distress go outside the relationship for emotional support and security. Children of parents with mentalCENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AND MENTAL HEALTH Issues: When their parents experience mental health problems? The findings/conclusion: Partners of those experiencing

Feigon, Brooke

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY NORFOLK CHILDREN'S  

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY NORFOLK CHILDREN'S FUND; SUPPORTING 5-13 YEAR OLDS AT RISK OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION Issues: How can professionals support children before social, educational a partnership and participatory framework? The main questions asked: To explore children's experiences

Feigon, Brooke

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The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Heather Leitch  

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for transfusion of red blood cells (RBC). As RBC contains iron in hemoglobin and the body has no mechanismThe Centre for Blood Research Dr. Heather Leitch Specialist, Hematologist John Ruedy is seen, a sharp increase in NTBI occurs, and lower infection risk, delayed leukemic transformation

Strynadka, Natalie

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Women's Research Centre Compiled by Brenda Richmond (2002)  

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Women's Research Centre fonds Compiled by Brenda Richmond (2002) University of British Columbia Administrative History o Custodial History o Scope and Content o Notes Series Descriptions o Battered Women and Their Children series o Pay Equity series o Women and Ethnicity (Non-Mudd Project) series o Sexual Harassment

Handy, Todd C.

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Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin No. 55.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructions for the construction of the following apparatus for the secondary school science laboratory are included in this issue of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin: a cheap water purifier using an expendable deionizer can; a simple amplifier suitable for detecting or displaying D. C. currents of 1 microamp or

1972

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT  

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT IN ADVERSITY Our main focus Child Protection Report. DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO NEGLECT Our main focus of study: Neglect on children's development. The findings/conclusion: The development of conceptual models to understand

Feigon, Brooke

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2006 International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh  

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© 2006 International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2006, including Inner Mongolia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Bangladesh (2-4). In all these regions, the main source suggests the presence of arsenic in ground- water in India and Bangladesh throughout the region defined

California at Berkeley, University of

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ERCOMER: European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ERCOMER is a university-based research institute devoted to the specialist study of migration and ethnic relations at a European level. The site offers information on research activities, funding, publications, training activities, meetings, and professional networking activities. Two important links from the ERCOMER site lead to EDCOMER, the European Documentation Centre and Observatory on Migration and Ethnic Relations, and the excellent and well established WWW Virtual Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations. Merger, the center's newsletter, is also available online.

1997-01-01

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CER: Centre for Environmental Research at the University of Limerick  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for Environmental Research (CER) encompasses research in many science areas at the University of Limerick including biochemistry, hydrogeology, geochemistry, and hydrology. The website features the current projects of the director, Professor Richard Moles, whose interests incorporate "integrated assessment, system dynamics and spatial modelling, interactive research, sustainable development, plant and bird ecology, landscape evolution, soil science, geomorphology, and pollution pathways." Users can find links to CER's three main themes: environmental catalysis and chemistry, scientific management of environmental quality, and environmental technology. There, individuals can obtain extensive information on the researchers, their interests, and publications.

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Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC) was created in 1997 by the Economic & Social Research Council (UK) to examine the complex of issues that link managerial science to social science and underlie innovation and competitiveness in a global economy. Social, economic and managerial innovation processes are discussed via recent CRIC Working Papers and Discussion Papers in full-text [.pdf]. Those who want to read more, may view bibliographies of other CRIC research in the form of books, PhD theses, journal articles, reviews, and conference papers.

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Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/002  

E-print Network

Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/002 Final version 4.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 7 © Imperial on the JRO website and any print-off of this document will be classed as uncontrolled. Researchers Formation of Joint Research Office Ethics Approval for Health-Related Research SOP Reference: JRO/SOP/002

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UK Energy Research Centre 1 Response to the Government's  

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(0) 207 594 1574 Email: jim.skea@ukerc.ac.uk www.ukerc.ac.uk U K E N E R G Y R E S E A R C H C E N T R E #12;UK Energy Research Centre 2 T H E U K E N E R G Y R E S E A R C H C E N T R E The UK Energy

Haszeldine, Stuart

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Open Access Centre at the Nature Research Centre: a facility for enhancement of scientific research, education and public outreach in Lithuania  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Open Access Centre (OAC) was established in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2013 as a subdivision of the Nature Research Centre (NRC) operating on the principle of open access for both internal and external users. The OAC consists of 15 units, i.e. 15 NRC laboratories or their branches. Forty four sets of research equipment were purchased. The OAC cooperates with Lithuanian science and studies institutions, business sector and other governmental and public institutions. Investigations can be carried in the Geosciences, Biotaxonomy, Ecology and Molecular Research, and Ecotoxicology fields. Environmental radioactivity, radioecology, nuclear geophysics, microscopic and chemical composition of natural compounds (minerals, rocks etc.), paleomagnetic, magnetic and environmental investigations, as well as ground and water contamination by oil products and other organic environment polluting compounds, identification of fossils, rocks and minerals can be studied in the Georesearch field. Ecosystems and identification of plants, animals and microorganisms are main subjects of the Biotaxonomy, Ecology and Molecular Research field. The Ecotoxicologal Research deals with toxic and genotoxic effects of toxic substances and other sources of pollution on macro- and microorganisms and cell cultures. Open access is guaranteed by: (1) providing scientific research and experimental development services; (2) implementing joint business and science projects; (3) using facilities for the training of specialists of the highest qualifications; (4) providing properly qualified and technically trained users with opportunities to carry out their scientific research and/or experiments in the OAC laboratories by themselves. Services provided in the Open Access Centre can be received by both internal and external users: persons undertaking innovative economic activities, students of other educational institutions, interns, external teams of researchers engaged in scientific research activities, teachers etc. Applications for a grant of open access shall be received online in accordance with the established procedure via the NRC website (www.gamtostyrimai.lt). State-of-the-art equipment enables researchers to carry out up-to-date scientific research and educational projects, scientific experiments, graduation and laboratory works. Scientists, researchers and students get the opportunity to deepen their knowledge, conduct new research in the field of natural sciences, to obtain new data to be used for further studies as well as for the development of products of higher added value. Favourable conditions are created for pursuing and developing higher level scientific research, for the implementation of joint and interdisciplinary projects, for enhancing cooperation between business and public institutions as well as between those of studies and science. The implementation of the above mentioned tasks leads to the enhanced competitiveness of Lithuanian scientists and researchers and to dissemination of the high quality scientific knowledge for a society. Tens of students from different universities and researchers from other institutions are using the OAC facilities. "Pan-European coordination action on CO2 Geological Storage (CGS Europe)"; "GEO-SEAS"; "EMODNET"; "Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales (SCALES)"; "Decline Of Fraxinus excelsior in northern Europe" and other projects are being carried out at the OAC so far. This is a contribution to the Open Access Centre activities

erpenskien?, Silvija; Skridlait?, Graina

2014-05-01

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Jointly Sponsored Research Program. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) is a US Department of Energy (DOE) program funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center. Under this program, which has been in place since Fiscal Year 1990, DOE makes approximately $2.5 million available each year to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) to fund projects that are of current interest to industry but which still involve significant risk, thus requiring some government contribution to offset the risk if the research is to move forward. The program guidelines require that at least 50% of the project funds originate from nonfederal sources. Projects funded under the JSRP often originate under a complementary base program, which funds higher-risk projects. The projects funded in Fiscal Year 1996 addressed a wide range of Fossil Energy interests, including hot-gas filters for advanced power systems; development of cleaner, more efficient processing technologies; development of environmental control technologies; development of environmental remediation and reuse technologies; development of improved analytical techniques; and development of a beneficiation technique to broaden the use of high-sulfur coal. Descriptions and status for each of the projects funded during the past fiscal year are included in Section A of this document, Statement of Technical Progress.

NONE

1997-07-01

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Research Joint Ventures and R&D Cartels  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors analyze the effects of R&D cartelization and research joint ventures on firms that engage in either Cournot or Bertrand competition in their product market. Research efforts, which precede production, are directed to reducing unit cost and are subject to various degrees of spillovers. It is shown that creating a competitive research joint venture reduces the equilibrium level of

Morton I Kamien; Eitan Muller; Israel Zang

1992-01-01

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Research Councils UK Joint Vision For Collaborative Training  

E-print Network

Research Councils UK Joint Vision For Collaborative Training Objectives: Research Council Collaborative Training will provide doctoral students with a first- rate, challenging research training organisations in the private, public and civil society sectors. Benefits to the student ­ Collaborative Training

Berzins, M.

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Prisons Research Centre Annual Report on Research Findings 2010  

E-print Network

, Susie Hulley and Clare McLean This research had two main components: an interview, survey in the two sectors; and to provide an analysis of motivations, orientations and attitudes among senior, organisation and consistency, and personal development. The emphasis in staff training on interpersonal skills

Travis, Adrian

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Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located within Oxford University, the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) was created "to investigate relationships between ethnicity, inequality and conflict, with the aim of identifying economic, political, social and cultural policies which promote stable and inclusive multiethnic societies." Academicians and policy analysts should make a beeline for the "Publications" area of the site. Here they will find a set of policy briefings, policy work papers, and policy context papers. Recent titles include "The History of Violence and the State in Indonesia" and "Education, Labour Markets and Inequality in Peru".

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UK Natural Environment Research Council: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) "is the leading UK body for research, survey and monitoring in terrestrial and freshwater environments. CEH has nearly 600 scientific staff, and well-equipped laboratories and field facilities at eight sites throughout the UK." Site visitors can link to information about a wide range of scientific work being conducted at the different CEH field sites located in Edinburgh, Banchory, Oxford, and Dorset--to name a few. Examples of CEH field site focus areas include River Ecology, Tropical Forests, Virology, Soil Ecology, and more. The CEH website includes information about available software products, and publications (many with reduced charges for non-commercial research and educational purposes). Information about library services for researchers, and a variety of Data Holdings and are included as well. The site is rounded out by a page of helpful links in the areas of Land Use, Pollution, Freshwater Quality, Biodiversity, and more.

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Research Centre for the Study of the Rogue Waves  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2012, in Sakhalin (Russia) was established Research Center for the Study of the Rogue Waves. This center unites many known scientists, who study rogue waves. The center is founded by the following scientific organizations: - The Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics of FEB RAS - The Far Eastern Federal University - Special Research Bureau for Automation of Marine Researches of FEB RAS - The Institute of Applied Physics of RAS - Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS Heads this center Dr. Roman V. Shamin (Russia). Topics projects: - Probability of emergence of rogue waves - Finding of the sites of the Ocean most dangerous from the point of view of rogue waves - Assessment of risk of dangerous impact of rogue waves - and many others... Our Center is open for new participants from all countries. Our Centre have web-site: roguewaves.ru For contacts: center@roguewaves.ru (Dr. Roman Shamin)

Shamin, Roman

2013-04-01

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Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research Strategic Plan 2012-2014 Strategic Plan 2012-2014  

E-print Network

Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research Strategic Plan 2012-2014 1 Strategic Plan 2012-2014 www.tcd.ie/tcbr #12;Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research Strategic Plan 2012-2014 2 TCBR Strategic Plan 2012-2014 Mission statement The mission of Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research (TCBR) is to bring together

O'Mahony, Donal E.

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Six essential roles of health promotion research centres: the Atlantic Canada experience  

PubMed Central

SUMMARY Over the past 20 years, the federal government and universities across Canada have directed resources towards the development of university-based health promotion research centres. Researchers at health promotion research centres in Canada have produced peer-reviewed papers and policy documents based on their work, but no publications have emerged that focus on the specific roles of the health promotion research centres themselves. The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework, based on an in-depth examination of one centre, to help identify the unique roles of health promotion research centres and to clarify the value they add to promoting health and advancing university goals. Considering the shifting federal discourse on health promotion over time and the vulnerability of social and health sciences to changes in research funding priorities, health promotion research centres in Canada and elsewhere may need to articulate their unique roles and contributions in order to maintain a critical focus on health promotion research. The authors briefly describe the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC), propose a framework that illustrates six essential roles of health promotion research centres and describe the policy contexts and challenges of health promotion research centres. The analysis of research and knowledge translation activities over 15 years at AHPRC sheds light on the roles that health promotion research centres play in applied research. The conclusion raises questions regarding the value of university-based research centres and challenges to their sustainability. PMID:19171668

Langille, Lynn L.; Crowell, Sandra J.; Lyons, Renee F.

2009-01-01

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Research on Human-Robot Joint System for Lunar Exploration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The lunar exploration in China is in progress. In order to reduce human workload and costs, and conduct researches more effectively and efficiently, human-robot joint systems are necessary for lunar exploration. The concept of human-robot joint system for lunar exploration is studied in this paper. The possible collaborative ways between human and robots and the collaborative activities which can be conducted for lunar exploration are discussed. Moreover, the preliminary configuration of a human-robot joint system is presented.

Zhang, Wei

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Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1986  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research conducted under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA and the FAA, one each with the Mass. Inst. of Tech., Ohio Univ., and Princeton Univ. Completed works, status reports, and bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of activities is presented.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1988-01-01

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Research Reactors and Radiation Facilities for Joint Use Program  

E-print Network

Research Reactors and Radiation Facilities for Joint Use Program Kyoto University Research Reactor at the Hida Observatory The Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI) was established in 1963 of nuclear energy and radiation application. The main facility, called the Kyoto University Research Reactor

Takada, Shoji

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Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics JOINT INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH  

E-print Network

Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics JOINT INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH 141980 Dubna role increasing the ``cold fusion'' probability in electronic molecules whose nuclear constituents have acting between nuclei and electrons and the strong interaction between nuclear constituents plays

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1. Kyoto University Renmin University joint Research Center  

E-print Network

�Tsinghua University 3. Grobal Center of Excellence Kyoto University� Institut Teknologi Bandung for GCOE Joint. Research Base for Biodiversity of African Tropical Forest 10. Satellite Office at Institut Teknologi

Takada, Shoji

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Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1983  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research conducted during 1983 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The material was presented at a conference held at the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center, Altantic City, New Jersey, December 16, 1983. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include navigation, guidance, control, and display concepts. An overview of the year's activities for each of the universities is also presented.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1987-01-01

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Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1984  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research conducted during 1984 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include navigation, guidance, control and display concepts. An overview of the year's activities for each of the schools is also presented.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1987-01-01

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Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1988-1989  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research conducted during 1988 to 1989 under the NASA/FAA-sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1990-01-01

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UK Solar System Data Centre: Data Archive for Ionospheric Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The UK Solar System Data Centre (UKSSDC) has been working to improve access to its extensive holdings of historical ionospheric data. In our archive, ionospheric data from 200 stations worldwide (1930s-present), such as ionograms and scaled ionospheric parameters (e.g., foF2, fmin, h'F2), is held on both digital and physical media. From the 1990s these data sets are available in digital form and can be downloaded from our web-interface. Thanks to a Natural Environment Research Council grant we are in the process of digitising a selection, 2,200 out of ~27,000, of UK ionosonde film data to be made available via the web interface. It is hoped that more funding will be made available to continue this exercise over the next few years. The UKSSDC also provides real-time ionospheric data retrieval from two RAL Space ionosondes, Chilton and Port Stanley, alongside other European observatories. The UKSSDC is part of RAL Space based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory with the electronic address: http://www.ukssdc.ac.uk. This is a UK national data archive facility with open data access and can be used by scientists around the globe.

Wild, Matthew; James, Sarah; Bogdanova, Yulia; Crothers, Steve

2014-05-01

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Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1987  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research conducted during 1987 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of 3 grants sponsored by NASA-Langley and the FAA, one each with the MIT, Ohio Univ., and Princeton Univ. Completed works, status reports, and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1989-01-01

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Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 32: Patterns in Soil-Vegetation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The soil, vegetation and the lower atmosphere (SVA) are key compartments of the Earth, where almost all activities of mankind take place. This region is characterized by extremely complex patterns, structures and processes that act at different temporal and spatial scales. While the exchange of energy, water and carbon is continuous between the different compartments, the pertinent fluxes are strongly heterogeneous and variable in space and time. The overarching TR32 paradigm is that the characterisation of structures and patterns will lead to a deeper qualitative and quantitative understanding of the SVA system, and ultimately to better predictions of the SVA state. The TR32 combines research groups in the field of soil and plant science, remote sensing, hydrology, meteorology and mathematics located at the Universities of Aachen, Bonn, Braunschweig and Cologne and the Research Centre Juelich study the soil-vegetation atmosphere system under the novel holistic paradigm of patterns. To understand the mechanisms leading to spatial and temporal patterns in energy and matter fluxes of the SVA system we link experiments and theory via model-observation integration. Focusing our research on the Rur Catchment (Germany), patterns are monitored since 2006 continuously using existing and novel geophysical and remote sensing techniques from the local to the catchment scale based on ground penetrating radar methods, induced polarization, radiomagnetotellurics, electrical resistivity tomography, boundary layer scintillometry, lidar techniques, microwave radiometry, and precipitation radars with polarization diversity. Modeling approaches involve high resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP; 400m) and hydrological models (few meters). Example work from the first phase includes the transfer of laboratory methods to the field; the measurements of patterns of soil-carbon, evapotranspiration and respiration measured in the field; catchment-scale modeling of exchange processes and the setup of an atmospheric boundary layer monitoring network. In the second phase (2011-2014), the focus is on the integration of models from the groundwater to the atmosphere for both the m- and km-scale and the extension of the experimental monitoring in respect to vegetation. The general coupled modeling concept is based on the atmospheric model COSMO, the land surface model CLM and the hydrological model ParFlow. In order to bridge the scale gaps in measurements and modelling an LES model will be validated via a dedicated field campaign.

Kollet, S. J.; Simmer, C.; Masbou, M.; Boessenkool, K.; Crewell, S.; Diekkruger, B.; Huber, K.; Klitzsch, N.; Koyama, C. N.; Vereecken, H.

2011-12-01

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FWF RFBR Joint Call Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) &  

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FWF � RFBR Joint Call 2014 Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) & Austrian Science Fund://www.rfbr.ru/rffi/ru/international_announcement/o_30963 Contact Persons: RFBR Russian Foundation for Basic Research FWF Austrian Science Fund Shevereva, mechanics, informatics; 02 physics and astronomy; 03 chemistry; 04 biology and medical science; 05 earth

Fuchs, Clemens

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Research into automatic recognition of joints in human symmetrical movements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High speed photography is a major means of collecting data from human body movement. It enables the automatic identification of joints, which brings great significance to the research, treatment and recovery of injuries, the analysis to the diagnosis of sport techniques and the ergonomics. According to the features that when the adjacent joints of human body are in planetary motion, their distance remains the same, and according to the human body joint movement laws (such as the territory of the articular anatomy and the kinematic features), a new approach is introduced to process the image thresholding of joints filmed by the high speed camera, to automatically identify the joints and to automatically trace the joint points (by labeling markers at the joints). Based upon the closure of marking points, automatic identification can be achieved through thresholding treatment. Due to the screening frequency and the laws of human segment movement, when the marking points have been initialized, their automatic tracking can be achieved with the progressive sequential images.Then the testing results, the data from three-dimensional force platform and the characteristics that human body segment will only rotate around the closer ending segment when the segment has no boding force and only valid to the conservative force all tell that after being analyzed kinematically, the approach is approved to be valid.

Fan, Yifang; Li, Zhiyu

2008-03-01

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Coming of age and taking stock: the state of academic health policy research centres in Canada.  

PubMed

This descriptive study takes stock of the nation's health services and health policy research capacity by profiling the organizational models, operational challenges and success strategies utilized by Canadian academic health policy research centres. While each such centre is unique, the results point to some common themes, including symbiotic relationships between centres and their ministries of health, pervasive infrastructure funding challenges and the importance of having a supportive academic home. PMID:19308108

Mekel, Michele; Shortt, Samuel E D

2005-09-01

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES www.crassh.cam.ac.uk  

E-print Network

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES www.crassh.cam.ac.uk CENTRE, Race and the Project for a New Anglo Century www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1958 14 C/W Managing a Digital Project career researchers. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2321 16 S Revolution as moral contract: re ecting

Travis, Adrian

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Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1989-1990  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research conducted during the academic year 1989-90 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation research is discussed. Completed works, status reports and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include navigation, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, human factors, and expert systems concepts applied to airport operations. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1990-01-01

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The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Margaret Rand  

E-print Network

/Oncology The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto Monday, May 14, 2012 12:00pm in LSC3 Life Sciences Centre 2350 Health of the plasma membrane leading to surface exposure of the anionic aminophospholipid phosphatidylserine (PS mechanism involved in PS exposure. An aminophospholipid translocase (APLT) rapidly and specifi- cally

Strynadka, Natalie

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The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Ken Bauer  

E-print Network

3 Life Sciences Centre 2350 Health Sciences Mall "Direct Thrombin or Factor Xa Inhibition that selectively inhibit thrombin or factor Xa. A thrombin inhibitor, dabigatran, and a factor Xa inhibitor is managed, both with respect to prevention and treatment. The new oral inhibitors of thrombin and factor Xa

Strynadka, Natalie

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Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education Biomedical Engineering  

E-print Network

2-4) BMEN 509 Intro to Biomedical Imaging and Applications BMEN 511 Biomaterials: Precise 3D measurement of the human body: spinal deformities, face 3D motion capture for joint kinematics Navigation in computer-assisted surgery Informed decisions in delivery of emergency health care

Calgary, University of

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Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF)  

E-print Network

analysis research methods, e.g. inferential and multivariate modelling and qualitative research methods issues related to research methods and design, as well as implications for policy and practice. Research

Barthelat, Francois

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Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics  

E-print Network

Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics A report from Mathematics (ICIAM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Corrected version, 6/12/08 Robert Citation Statistics IMUICIAMIMS 2 Executive Summary This is a report about the use and misuse

Liblit, Ben

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NSF/Tokyo Report: 1998 NEDO Grants for International Joint Research  

NSF Publications Database

Title: NSF/Tokyo Report: 1998 NEDO Grants for International Joint Research Date: February 2, 1998 ... area: Research Proposals Reception Section Research Planning Department, Research Institute of ...

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Peter Jan van LeeuwenPeter Jan van Leeuwen Data-Assimilation Research CentreData-Assimilation Research Centre  

E-print Network

-assimilation systemsare based on linearizations:based on linearizations: (Ensemble) Kalman filter: assumesGaussian pdfPresent-day supercomputersare too small For NWP: - joint pdf of 10,000,000 variables - use 100 entriesper variable- use 100 entriesper variable - need to store 10010,000,000 real numbers Present-day supercomputersare too slow

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The Centre for Blood Research Peter Gross M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC (C)  

E-print Network

The Centre for Blood Research Peter Gross M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC (C) Associate Professor, Division Centre 2350 Health Sciences Mall Thrombosis is the manifestation of coagulation and platelet activation platelet inhibitors, and on procoagulant microparticles, as an example, the utility of intravital

Strynadka, Natalie

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speakby Heidi Wicks THE KILLICK CENTRE FOR E-LEARNING RESEARCH is creating quite a buzz  

E-print Network

youth speakby Heidi Wicks THE KILLICK CENTRE FOR E-LEARNING RESEARCH is creating quite a buzz in Memorial's Faculty of Education. In a world bursting with YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, iTunes, Apple, e and understand the language of youth.Dr. Jean Brown, principal investigator of the Killick Centre for E-Learning

Oyet, Alwell

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FOCUS TERRAThe Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich  

E-print Network

and what will happen in the future. Also discover the largest dynamo on Earth - the geo-dynamo of the EarthFOCUS TERRAThe Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich Discover the Wonders of the Earth! focusTerra invites you on a fascinating journey from the centre of the Earth to the peaks

Gilli, Adrian

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FREE ELECTRON LASER FOR SIBERIAN CENTRE FOR PHOTOCHEMICAL RESEARCH: THE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE  

E-print Network

FREE ELECTRON LASER FOR SIBERIAN CENTRE FOR PHOTOCHEMICAL RESEARCH: THE CONTROL SYSTEM of the Siberian Branch of RAS. Abstract. A control system for the magnetic system of the free electron laser (FEL

Kozak, Victor R.

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Community engagement in biomedical research in an African setting: the Kintampo Health Research Centre experience  

PubMed Central

Background Community engagement (CE) is becoming relevant in health research activities; however, models for CE in health research are limited in developing countries. The Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC) conducts research to influence health policy locally and also internationally. Since its establishment in 1994 with the mandate of conducting relevant public health studies in the middle part of Ghana, KHRC has embarked on a series of clinical and operational studies involving community members. In these studies, community members have been engaged through community durbars before, during and also after all study implementations. Lessons learnt from these activities suggested the need to embark on further CE processes that could serve as a model for emerging research institutions based in African communities. Methods Interactive community durbars, workshops, in-depth discussions, focus group discussions and radio interactions were used as the main methods in the CE process. Results Community members outlined areas of research that they perceived as being of interest to them. Though community members expressed continual interest in our traditional areas of research in communicable, maternal, neonatal and child health, they were interested in new areas such as non- communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Misconceptions about KHRC and its research activities were identified and clarified. This research provided KHRC the opportunity to improve communication guidelines with the community and these are being used in engaging the community at various stages of our research, thus improving on the design and implementation of research. Conclusion KHRC has developed a culturally appropriate CE model based on mutual understanding with community members. The experience obtained in the CE process has contributed to building CE capacity in KHRC. Other health research institutions in developing countries could consider the experiences gained. PMID:24090148

2013-01-01

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Curtin Business School Centre for Research in Applied Economics  

E-print Network

SER) ................................................................................ 6 Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Research Unit (GCSRRU culture and activity on the broadest scale to ensure Curtin's national and international reputation

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Global Institute for Water Security National Hydrology Research Centre  

E-print Network

to the College of Graduate Studies and Research In addition, the candidate should have: Ability to work adoption of on-farm surface water retention systems will depend on their ability to generate economic Studies and Research (CGSR) website: www.usask.ca/cgsr/admission/index.php Candidates must also submit

Saskatchewan, University of

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Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF)  

E-print Network

Information Start Date: 1 October 2012 Day and Time: Monday, 9:05-10:55AM Duration: 12 weeks (six sessions on Children and Families (CRCF) Researchers Contact: jennifer.nutton@mail.mcgill.ca Learning Objectives

Volesky, Bohumil

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Addiction Research Centres and the Nurturing of Creativity  

PubMed Central

The aim of this paper is to present a concise account of the history, mission, structure and some recent achievements of the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Created by the US Congress 40 years ago, the NIAAA has evolved from an entity charged mainly with building a national system of alcoholism treatment services to one with responsibility for developing, nurturing and supporting the biomedical and behavioral science foundation necessary to reduce the significant domestic and global public health impact of alcohol use disorders. The NIAAA is unique in that it functions both as a funding agency, supporting research at universities and other external, or extramural research institutions, and is also a research institution itself, where alcohol research is carried out in-house, or intramurally. Of a $450.2 million 2009 Congressional Appropriation, approximately 90% was devoted toward the former and approximately 10% towards the latter objective. The current NIAAA Strategic Plan builds on a new organizing principle for long-range research planning, based on a life-span perspective that recognizes that human biology and behavior continue to change throughout life and changes occurring throughout the life-span affect individuals drinking patterns as well as the decisions they may make to change their drinking habits or to seek help for alcohol use problems. Within this framework, major efforts are currently being devoted to educating practitioners on clinically useful, science-based assessment and treatment methods that exist today, and development of personalized new treatments for tomorrow. PMID:20569230

Heilig, Markus; Warren, Kenneth R.; Kunos, George; Silverman, Peter B.; Hewitt, Brenda G.

2010-01-01

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Research Highlights 2 -33 Highlights of Joint Research 34 -51  

E-print Network

of the Fukushima nuclear plant aggravated the situation. Our life and research activity were profoundly affected) and the synchrotron radiation facility (Photon Factory) in Tsukuba were rather severe. Nonetheless, thanks after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. Notable developments in the past year and those in progress

Katsumoto, Shingo

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User-Centred Design Research Methods: The Designer's Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Direct contact with users can provide a valuable resource for designers, who often design products for use outside their own experience. Design research is currently being undertaken, which is concentrating on developing a training package and guide for the use of focus groups during the designing process - aimed at both undergraduate and practising designers. The initial stage of the

Anne Bruseberg

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The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Mark Scott  

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: Therapeutic Efficacy in Murine Type 1 Autoimmune Diabetes" Autoimmune diseases affect virtually all tissues sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. A key cellular mediator of autoimmune diseases is the T lymphocyte. Extensive autoimmune disease research has demonstrated that T Regulatory (Treg) cells are downregulated

Strynadka, Natalie

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HOWYOUCANSUPPORTTHEARC The Antarctic Research Centre is supported by funds  

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War II field gear to keep them warm and hitched a helicopter ride to the unexplored McMurdo Dry's past climate, its influence in global climate change, and polar scientific drilling technology technology has been integral to the success of our research over three decades. The Science Drilling Office

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Jointly Sponsored Research Program on Energy Related Research  

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Cooperative Agreements, DE-FC26-08NT43293, DOE-WRI Cooperative Research and Development Program for Fossil Energy-Related Resources began in June 2009. The goal of the Program was to develop, commercialize, and deploy technologies of value to the nations fossil and renewable energy industries. To ensure relevancy and early commercialization, the involvement of an industrial partner was encouraged. In that regard, the Program stipulated that a minimum of 20% cost share be achieved in a fiscal year. This allowed WRI to carry a diverse portfolio of technologies and projects at various development technology readiness levels. Depending upon the maturity of the research concept and technology, cost share for a given task ranged from none to as high as 67% (two-thirds). Over the course of the Program, a total of twenty six tasks were proposed for DOE approval. Over the period of performance of the Cooperative agreement, WRI has put in place projects utilizing a total of $7,089,581 in USDOE funds. Against this funding, cosponsors have committed $7,398,476 in private funds to produce a program valued at $14,488,057. Tables 1 and 2 presented at the end of this section is a compilation of the funding for all the tasks conducted under the program. The goal of the Cooperative Research and Development Program for Fossil Energy-Related Resources was to through collaborative research with the industry, develop or assist in the development of innovative technology solutions that will: Increase the production of United States energy resources coal, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy resources; Enhance the competitiveness of United States energy technologies in international markets and assist in technology transfer; Reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen both the United States and regional economies; and Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization. Success of the Program can be measured by several criteria. Using the deployment of the federal funding with industrial participation as a performance criterion, over the course of the program, the copsonsors contributed more dollars than the federal funds. As stated earlier, a little more than half of the funding for the Program was derived from industrial partners. The industrial partners also enthusiastically supported the research and development activities with cash contribution of $4,710,372.67, nearly 65% of the required cost share. Work on all of the tasks proposed under the Cooperative Agreement has been completed. This report summarizes and highlights the results from the Program. Under the Cooperative Agreement Program, energy-related tasks emphasized petroleum processing, upgrading and characterization, coal and biomass beneficiation and upgrading, coal combustion systems development including oxy-combustion, emissions monitoring and abatement, coal gasification technologies including gas clean-up and conditioning, hydrogen and liquid fuels production, and the development of technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. Environmental-related activities emphasized cleaning contaminated soils using microbial fuel cells, development of processes and sorbents for emissions reduction and recovery of water from power plant flue gas, and biological carbon capture and reuse. Technology enhancement activities included resource characterization studies, development of improved methods, monitors and sensors. In general the goals of the tasks proposed were to enhance competitiveness of U.S. technology, increase production of domestic resources, and reduce environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. Technologies being brought to commercialization as a result of the funds provided by the Cooperative Agreement contribute to the overall goals of the USDOE and the nation. Each has broad applicability both within the United States and abroad, thereby helping to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. energy technologies in international markets and assisting in technology t

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The Role of Higher Education Centres in Research and Policy: A Case from a European Periphery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on higher education research and policies in small and/or peripheral countries that usually occupy a marginal position in contemporary international debates. The region discussed here is South-eastern Europe and especially the Western Balkans. First, an outline of emerging research centres and the developments in higher

Zgaga, Pavel

2014-01-01

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Social and Economic Research Group Centre for Human and Ecological Science  

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;22 April 2009 Perceived problems of clonal forestry · Biological & technological barriers · EconomicSocial and Economic Research Group Centre for Human and Ecological Science Forest Research UK 22nd productivity & economic benefits · Increased productivity means that foresters can meet society's wood demands

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Conceptual design of the tritium laboratory of the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Karlsruhe Research Centre (KfK) is engaged in research and development of fusion reactor technology including tritium technology. The planned activities concentrate mainly on the development of compoments of the fuel cycle. The necessary experiments and tests will be performed in a central laboratory. In a first phase, the laboratory will be equipped to handle 10 g of tritium; in

E. Hutter; G. Klein; G. Luthardt; H. Sebening

1985-01-01

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Infusing Evaluative Thinking as Process Use: The Case of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Until the recent introduction of a dynamic interview-based process, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian development research funding agency, faced a challenge: project completion reports (PCRs) were not being completed in a timely and quality manner. This is a common problem many organizations face in completing

Carden, Fred; Earl, Sarah

2007-01-01

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UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Will Serve as Test Bed for Innovation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of British Columbia (UBC) recently celebrated the opening of its Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), a living laboratory for researchers to teach, test, and study the long-term impact of sustainable practices and technologies. Featuring advanced building controls, sensing technology, and management software

Neary, Tim

2012-01-01

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Mycetoma herbal treatment: the Mycetoma Research Centre, Sudan experience.  

PubMed

It is still challenging and difficult to treat patients with eumycetoma; the current treatment has many side effects and has proven to be expensive and characterized by high recurrence rate, hence the poor patients' treatment compliance. Most of the patients are of low socio-economic status, have many financial constraints and hence, many of them rely on alternative and herbal medicine for the treatment of their disease. With this background, the current study was conducted to determine the prevalence of herbal medicine usage among patients with eumycetoma. This cross-sectional, observational, questionnaire-based study was conducted at the Mycetoma Research Center, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. A convenience cohort of 311 patients with confirmed eumycetoma was invited to participate in the study after informed consent. The study showed that 42.4% of the study population used herbal medicine for the treatment of eumycetoma at some stage of their illness. The commonly used herbs were Moringa oleifera, Acacia nilotica, Citrullus colocynthis and Cuminum cyminum. Most of the patients claimed no benefits from the herbal treatment. Ninety one patients (29.3%) had encountered complications with herbal treatment. The high prevalence of herbal treatment encountered in the study can be explained by the patients' dissatisfaction with the current medical therapeutic modalities. To reduce the high prevalence of herbal medicine usage, governmental control and health policies are mandatory; likewise, native healers need to be educated in that. Moringa oleifera was the commonly used herb in this study and many reports claimed medicinal properties of this tree; hence, further in-depth studies to determine the active ingredients in the different parts of the tree and its effect are required. PMID:23991244

Ezaldeen, Eshraga A; Fahal, Ahmed Hassan; Osman, Anjom

2013-01-01

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Mycetoma Herbal Treatment: The Mycetoma Research Centre, Sudan Experience  

PubMed Central

It is still challenging and difficult to treat patients with eumycetoma; the current treatment has many side effects and has proven to be expensive and characterized by high recurrence rate, hence the poor patients' treatment compliance. Most of the patients are of low socio-economic status, have many financial constraints and hence, many of them rely on alternative and herbal medicine for the treatment of their disease. With this background, the current study was conducted to determine the prevalence of herbal medicine usage among patients with eumycetoma. This cross-sectional, observational, questionnaire-based study was conducted at the Mycetoma Research Center, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. A convenience cohort of 311 patients with confirmed eumycetoma was invited to participate in the study after informed consent. The study showed that 42.4% of the study population used herbal medicine for the treatment of eumycetoma at some stage of their illness. The commonly used herbs were Moringa oleifera, Acacia nilotica, Citrullus colocynthis and Cuminum cyminum. Most of the patients claimed no benefits from the herbal treatment. Ninety one patients (29.3%) had encountered complications with herbal treatment. The high prevalence of herbal treatment encountered in the study can be explained by the patients' dissatisfaction with the current medical therapeutic modalities. To reduce the high prevalence of herbal medicine usage, governmental control and health policies are mandatory; likewise, native healers need to be educated in that. Moringa oleifera was the commonly used herb in this study and many reports claimed medicinal properties of this tree; hence, further in-depth studies to determine the active ingredients in the different parts of the tree and its effect are required. PMID:23991244

Ezaldeen, Eshraga A.; Fahal, Ahmed Hassan; Osman, Anjom

2013-01-01

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Evidence of Public Engagement with Science: Visitor Learning at a Zoo-Housed Primate Research Centre  

PubMed Central

Primate behavioural and cognitive research is increasingly conducted on direct public view in zoo settings. The potential of such facilities for public engagement with science is often heralded, but evidence of tangible, positive effects on public understanding is rare. Here, the effect of a new zoo-based primate research centre on visitor behaviour, learning and attitudes was assessed using a quasi-experimental design. Zoo visitors approached the primate research centre more often when a scientist was present and working with the primates, and reported greater awareness of primates (including conservation) compared to when the scientist was not present. Visitors also reported greater perceived learning when the scientist was present. Installation of information signage had no main effect on visitor attitudes or learning. Visitors who interacted with the signage, however, demonstrated increased knowledge and understanding when asked about the specific information present on the signs (which was related to the ongoing facial expression research at the research centre). The findings show that primate behaviour research centres on public view can have a demonstrable and beneficial effect on public understanding of science. PMID:23028580

Waller, Bridget M.; Peirce, Kate; Mitchell, Heidi; Micheletta, Jerome

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Kingston University London Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics Digital Imaging Research Centre Visual Surveillance Research Group1  

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surveillance systems. 5 millions Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are operating in the UK 1 camera per suspicious events. After 22 min, CCTV operators miss 95% of scene activity! Challenge #12;Kingston University Research Centre Visual Surveillance Research Group9 Learning scene features Since a CCTV camera records 24

Nebel, Jean-Christophe

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Giorgio Laguzzi's research statement My research interests centre around set theory of the real line, with particular  

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are needed. On the second level of the projective hierarchy, I would like to mention the following openGiorgio Laguzzi's research statement My research interests centre around set theory of the real properties on the third level of the projective hierarchy. Under large cardinal assumptions, the situation

Viale, Matteo

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Conference Centre & Northern University  

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Recruitment & Advising International Programs Office of the Registrar First Nations Centre Disability ServicesConference Centre & Northern University Student Centre Research Laboratory Teaching Laboratory Dr

Northern British Columbia, University of

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SCMR Migration Research Seminars Autumn Term 2013 Global Resource Centre 15:30-17:00  

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SCMR Migration Research Seminars Autumn Term 2013 Global Resource Centre 15:30-17:00 October 2nd) ­ Experiences of mobility, definitions of home and belonging. Western lifestyle migrant children in Goa, India ­ Prof Ninna Nyberg Sørensen (DIIS Copenhagen) The Migration Industry and Migrant Vulnerability

Sussex, University of

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Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 61, February 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre provides information to teachers regarding the use of newly produced equipment such as an economical soldering iron, nickel cadmium cell, and a desk calculator. Useful information is also included for teachers on the use of electric coils and bicarbonate indicators. A detailed

Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

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Classification images: A review Department of Psychology and Centre for Vision Research,  

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Classification images: A review Department of Psychology and Centre for Vision Research, York fields, spatial vision Citation: Murray, R. F. (2011). Classification images: A review. Journal of Vision University, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRichard F. Murray Classification images have recently become a widely

Murray, Richard

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Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research The Chinese University of Hong Kong  

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Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research The Chinese University of Hong Kong 1 A sharing, homesickness, language difficulty, discrimination, financial problems, and depression are just some the recent Light Programme Review A new course PHAR1004 "Personal Development in Pharmacy" Students to plan

Huang, Jianwei

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Brain Computer Music Interfacing Demo Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)  

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standard musical devices. The entertainment industry may also benefit from this technology (e.g., gamesBrain Computer Music Interfacing Demo Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR: Development of Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI) technology to connect the brain directly with musical

Miranda, Eduardo Reck

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Strengthening Responsive and Reciprocal Relationships in a Whanau Tangata Centre: An Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project came about after discussions with the general manager of the Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Association and Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips (University of Waikato) about setting up a research partnership to support the teachers at Taitoko Kindergarten in Levin. The teachers were establishing an integrated community centre (the whanau

Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette; Carr, Margaret

2009-01-01

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UEA Water Security Research Centre Climate Change and Variability Adaptation and Vulnerability  

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UEA Water Security Research Centre Climate Change and Variability · Adaptation and Vulnerability to critical global policy concerns: climate change, food trade and food security, energy security ­ and the international cooperation that affects human, community, environmental, national and regional security. Our

Everest, Graham R

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Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 64, July, 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre provides information to teachers on a variety of topics relating to the use of equipment in science instruction. The introductory remarks deal with an assessment of electronic calculators suitable for use in schools. The section entitled "Physics Notes" lists surplus physics

Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

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Carbon Capture and Storage: Sustainability in the UK energy mix yryfasyfrtsayfsaytrsyfysa 1 UK Energy Research Centre  

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Carbon Capture and Storage: Sustainability in the UK energy mix yryfasyfrtsayfsaytrsyfysa 1 UK Energy Research Centre CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE: SUSTAI NABI LI TY I N THE UK ENERGY MI X WorkshopSciences, University of Edinburgh Event organised and sponsored by: #12;Carbon Capture and Storage: Sustainability

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MANY-SIDED PROGENY TESTING OF BULLS (1) Agricultural Research Centre,  

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MANY-SIDED PROGENY TESTING OF BULLS (1) K. MAIJALA Agricultural Research Centre, Institute of Animal Breeding Tikkurila (Finland) SUMMARY Several arguments were given for acquiring many testing is still required in many cases. The present Finnish routine includes milk and fat yields, fat

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Centre for the Study of Children, Families and Learning Communities Invitational Research Seminar  

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on interactions with adults may inhibit the development of children's engagement with their peers. In the wider & Refreshments 10.15-10.45: Dr Jools Page `Permission to love them......but not too much': developingCentre for the Study of Children, Families and Learning Communities Invitational Research Seminar

Li, Yi

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY GROWING UP IN  

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, loved, and part of the foster family through to adulthood. PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN LONG-TERM CARE IssuesCENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY GROWING UP IN FOSTER CARE Issues: Children growing up children for nine years to find out whether foster carers could offer therapeutic care and whether children

Feigon, Brooke

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Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 63, May, 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre provides information to teachers on a variety of topics relating to the use of equipment in science instruction. An editorial opinion argues that science curricula developed in England should not be adopted unchanged in overseas countries (such as Iran), but should be

Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

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Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 65, August, 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre provides information to teachers on a variety of topics relating to the use of equipment in science instruction. The introductory remarks deal with some of the consequences of introducing package-deal science courses in underveloped countries and, in particular, discuss the

Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

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Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 58, September 1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the bulletin contains four major topics. The first is a discussion of problems involved in establishing good communication with science teachers concerning the activities of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre (SSSERC) via exhibitions throughout Scotland. The second, headed "Biology Notes," presents a discussion of

Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

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Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 57, August 1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin of Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre provides information about new scientific equipment for use in classrooms and laboratories. The sciences covered are biology, chemistry, and physics. The pieces of equipment can either be purchased from manufacturers or constructed in schools. All descriptions include advantages

Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

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[The German centre for lung research - translational research for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases].  

PubMed

Respiratory diseases are one of the most important causes of mortality with tremendous costs for health care systems, not only in Germany, but worldwide. Up to now treatment options for most of these chronic diseases are limited. The German Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) - following the example of the US National Institute of Health have supported the foundation of a German Centre for Lung Research (DZL) to speed up the development of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic measures. Not only universities, but also non-university based research institutes are part of the DZL. To allow the translation from basic research experience into clinical practice to improve patient care, basic research orientated approaches will be combined with disease and patient focused approaches. The DZL is one of six German Centres for Health Care Research (neurological diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, cancer, and lung diseases) for the optimisation of translational processes to overcome the burden of major diseases. PMID:22875729

Seeger, W; Welte, T; Eickelberg, O; Mall, M; Rabe, K F; Keller, B; Winkler, S; Koller, U

2012-08-01

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sexgen is a collaborative interdisciplinary network bringing together gender and sexuality based research centres around the North of England. We aim to bring academic research, writing and  

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future seminars: The Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, Durham University: Sex Work in the North: Theme TBC The Centre for Research in Media & Cultural Studies: University of Sunderland: Theme TBC

Berzins, M.

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Academic Collaborative Centre Limburg: a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange in public health policy, research and practice?  

PubMed

Research findings often fail to find their way into policy and practice, which is assumed to limit the effectiveness of public health policies and programmes. We evaluated to what extent the Academic Collaborative Centre Limburg (ACCL), a Dutch boundary organization linking policy, research and practice, has improved knowledge transfer and exchange between the three domains. We used a mixed-methods approach. First, stakeholders jointly defined the ACCL's programme theory, showing how the ACCL was supposed to achieve its intended effects. Second, we assessed the achievements of the ACCL in terms of knowledge transfer and exchange on the basis of the programme theory. The ACCL was found to provide a platform for interaction between actors from the policy, research and practice domains, facilitated by integrated network structures. The number of collaborative projects and actors involved in the ACCL increased, but actual cross-domain interaction patterns did not really change. Cross-domain knowledge transfer and exchange still require major boundary-spanning efforts by the ACCL programme leader. Boundary organizations do not automatically produce cross-domain interactions. In addition to infrastructural arrangements, cross-domain knowledge transfer and exchange could benefit from additional cultural changes, like adopting a deliberative approach to policy making and applying constructivist research designs. PMID:23642789

Hoeijmakers, Marjan; Harting, Janneke; Jansen, Maria

2013-07-01

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Ethical considerations in international nursing research: a report from the International Centre for Nursing Ethics.  

PubMed

Ethical issues in international nursing research are identified and the perspectives o International Centre for Nursing Ethics are offered in an effort to develop an international consensus of ethical behaviour in research. First, theoretical issues are reviewed, then initial conditions for ethical conduct are defined, and protocol design and procedure considerations are examined. A concerted effort is made to identify and avoid a western bias. Broad guiding principles for designing and reviewing research are offered: (1) respect for persons; (2) beneficence; (3) justice; (4) respect for community; and (5) contextual caring. A collaborative model of the researcher-participant relationship is suggested and discussed. PMID:12659484

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Biologically Weighted Quantities in Radiotherapy: an EMRP Joint Research Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Funded within the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) [1], the joint research project "Biologically weighted quantities in radiotherapy" (BioQuaRT) [2] aims to develop measurement and simulation techniques for determining the physical properties of ionising particle tracks on different length scales (about 2 nm to 10 ?m), and to investigate the correlation of these track structure characteristics with the biological effects of radiation at the cellular level. Work package 1 develops micro-calorimeter prototypes for the direct measurement of lineal energy and will characterise their response for different ion beams by experiment and modelling. Work package 2 develops techniques to measure particle track structure on different length scales in the nanometre range as well as a measurement device integrating a silicon microdosimeter and a nanodosimeter. Work package 3 investigates the indirect effects of radiation based on probes for quantifying particular radical and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Work package 4 focuses on the biological aspects of radiation damage and will produce data on initial DNA damage and late effects for radiotherapy beams of different qualities. Work package 5 provides evaluated data sets of DNA cross-sections and develops a multi-scale model to address microscopic and nanometric track structure properties. The project consortium includes three linked researchers holding so-called Researcher Excellence Grants, who carry out ancillary investigations such as developing and benchmarking a new biophysical model for induction of early radiation damage and developing methods for the translation of quantities derived from particle track structure to clinical applications in ion beam therapy.

Rabus, Hans; Palmans, Hugo; Hilgers, Gerhard; Sharpe, Peter; Pinto, Massimo; Villagrasa, Carmen; Nettelbeck, Heidi; Moro, Davide; Pola, Andrea; Pszona, Stanislaw; Teles, Pedro

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2011 Joint Science Education Project: Research Experience in Polar Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP), sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is a two-part program that brings together students and teachers from the United States, Greenland, and Denmark, for a unique cross-cultural, first-hand experience of the realities of polar science field research in Greenland. During JSEP, students experienced research being conducted on and near the Greenland ice sheet by attending researcher presentations, visiting NSF-funded field sites (including Summit and NEEM field stations, both located on the Greenland ice sheet), and designing and conducting research projects in international teams. The results of two of these projects will be highlighted. The atmospheric project investigated the differences in CO2, UVA, UVB, temperature, and albedo in different Arctic microenvironments, while also examining the interaction between the atmosphere and water present in the given environments. It was found that the carbon dioxide levels varied: glacial environments having the lowest levels, with an average concentration of 272.500 ppm, and non-vegetated, terrestrial environments having the highest, with an average concentration of 395.143 ppm. Following up on these results, it is planned to further investigate the interaction of the water and atmosphere, including water's role in the uptake of carbon dioxide. The ecology project investigated the occurrence of unusual large blooms of Nostoc cyanobacteria in Kangerlussuaq area lakes. The water chemistry of the lakes which contained the cyanobacteria and the lakes that did not were compared. The only noticeable difference was of the lakes' acidity, lakes containing the blooms had an average pH value of 8.58, whereas lakes without the blooms had an average pH value of 6.60. Further investigation of these results is needed to determine whether or not this was a cause or effect of the cyanobacteria blooms. As a next step, it is planned to attempt to grow the blooms to monitor their effects on different common ecosystems within the Kangerlussuaq area.

Wilkening, J.; Ader, V.

2011-12-01

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Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: Center for Alcohol Studies (CAS), Thailand.  

PubMed

The Center for Alcohol Studies of Thailand (CAS) is a newly established research agency in Thailand. With support from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, CAS was established as the national research and knowledge management institute for addressing alcohol-related harms. CAS possesses some rare qualities. First, it is one of a few alcohol-specific research centres in low- and middle-income countries, and the only one in the Southeast Asia region. Secondly, CAS both conducts research and grants research funding, allowing it to influence to some extent the direction of Thai alcohol research. Furthermore, CAS researchers engage in all components of the research and policy process. In line with the concept of 'the Triangle that Moves the Mountain', CAS interacts closely with partners from all sectors, prioritizes capacity development and frequently operates beyond conventional academic function. PMID:22443475

Thamarangsi, Thaksaphon

2013-07-01

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IFLA General Conference, 1991. Workshops' Papers: Section of Geography and Map Libraries; Section of Art Libraries; Section of Children's Libraries joint with RT of Research in Reading; Children's Literature Documentation Centres (RT); Section of Libraries for the Blind joint with Section of Interlending and Document Delivery; Section of Government Information and Official Publications; Section of Information Technology; Professional Board Working Group on Management. Booklet 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 29 papers in this collection were presented at 9 conference workshops: "Inset Maps and Proposals for Their Description" (V. Kusov); "The Utilization of the Old Maps in Modern Researches" (H. Melnikova); (3) "New Series of Maps for Higher Schools: Their Role in the Cartographic Provision for the Higher Education" (O. Yevteyev); "The

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

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The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research: A New Paradigm for Battery Research and Development  

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The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) seeks transformational change in transportation and the electricity grid driven by next generation high performance, low cost electricity storage. To pursue this transformative vision JCESR introduces a new paradigm for battery research: integrating discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in a single highly interactive organization. This new paradigm will accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation and reduce the time from conceptualization to commercialization. JCESR applies its new paradigm exclusively to beyond-lithium-ion batteries, a vast, rich and largely unexplored frontier. This review presents JCESR's motivation, vision, mission, intended outcomes or legacies and first year accomplishments.

Crabtree, George

2014-01-01

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Wellcome Trust -Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research Policy Group Members -May 2014 C -Clinical / NC -Non Clinical  

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Wellcome Trust - Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research Policy Group Members - May 2014 C, Child health, Clinical care, Evaluation, Primary care, Public health Filteau, Suzanne LSHTM Epidemiology Health Service and Population Research / International Mental Health Clinical Senior Lecturer

Maizels, Rick

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Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity. Monitoring the European drug situation: the ongoing challenge for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).  

PubMed

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the designated hub for drug-related information in the European Union. The organization's role is to provide the European Union (EU) and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a common information framework to support the drugs debate. In order to achieve its mission, the EMCDDA coordinates and relies on a network of 30 national monitoring centres, the Reitox National Focal Points. The Centre publishes on a wide range of drug-related topics, across epidemiology, interventions, laws and policies. Every November, the EMCDDA publishes its Annual Report, providing a yearly update on the European drug situation, translated into 23 EU languages. In line with its founding regulation, the EMCDDA has a role acting as an interface between the worlds of science and policy. While not a research centre in the formal sense, the results the Centre generates serve as catalysts for new research questions and help to identify priorities. Current challenges facing the agency include continuing to increase scientific standards while maintaining a strong institutional role, as well as supporting European efforts to identify, share and codify best practice in the drugs field. PMID:21539630

Griffiths, Paul; Mounteney, Jane; Lopez, Dominique; Zobel, Frank; Gtz, Wolfgang

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We acknowledge the support of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Award RE/08/001 Centre for Cardiovascular Science  

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in lipid lowering therapy" Host: Dr Shareen Forbes #12;We acknowledge the support of the British Heart development to disease: broken hearts in the young and old" Host: Prof Karen Chapman 25 February 2014 Dr SaraWe acknowledge the support of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Award RE

Maizels, Rick

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Conceptual design of the tritium laboratory of the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre  

SciTech Connect

The Karlsruhe Research Centre (KfK) is engaged in research and development of fusion reactor technology including tritium technology. The planned activities concentrate mainly on the development of compoments of the fuel cycle. The necessary experiments and tests will be performed in a central laboratory. In a first phase, the laboratory will be equipped to handle 10 g of tritium; in a second phase, this amount will be increased to 200 g of tritium. The basic concept of the laboratory is described. Special attention is given to the design of the equipment for storage and handling, including the systems for tritium retention.

Hutter, E.; Klein, G.; Luthardt, G.; Sebening, H.

1985-09-01

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Initial research regarding isothermal shear fatigue of solder joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work presents a versatile load frame apparatus constructed to provide the capabilities needed for performing isothermal shear fatigue of solder joints in a variety of thermal environments. Initial isothermal data from -55\\/degree\\/C to 125\\/degree\\/C gathered with 60Sn-40Pb and 5Sn-95Pb solder joints are then furnished to illustrate simple use of the apparatus. 15 refs., 15 figs.

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Effects of Dry Joints on Compressive Behaviour of Refractory Linings K. Andreev1  

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. Rekik2 , E. Blond2 , A. Gasser2 1 ­ Ceramics Research Centre, Tata Steel Europe, The Netherlands 2 the plates into the joint. Several snorkels and two new converters were measured. Mainly hot face joints were

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Children's Mental Health Research Quarterly Vol. 3, No. 4 | 2009 Children's Health Policy Centre, Simon Fraser University Health Policy  

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Children's Mental Health Research Quarterly Vol. 3, No. 4 | © 2009 Children's Health Policy Centre, Simon Fraser University Children's Health Policy Centre Even one is one too many Native youth suicide: Behind the statistics Overview Review Vol. 3, No. 4 2009 Preventing Suicide in Children and Youth Feature

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JERICO: a Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Existing coastal observatories in European waters are composed of platforms such as moored buoys, piles, profiling systems, gliders, ';ferryboxes' and automated systems on board of ships of opportunity. JERICO project strives to integrate existing infrastructures and provides a platform for the identification and dissemination of best practices for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of observing systems and the dissemination of data. In order to reach these objectives several kinds of actions are undertaken, amongst which the offer of Trans-National Access (TNA) to a number of coastal observatories and calibration facilities for international research and technology development. This presentation will give a short overview of the selected TNA proposals and a focus will be drawn on some of the TNA results. Calibrating sensors regularly is the prime requirement for getting reliable data from coastal observatories and ensuring their long-term relevance as viable providers of information on the marine environment. The calibration facilities at the HCMR complex in Crete hosted users for calibration experiments. The first one was accessed by a HCMR team to improve their experience in calibrating high-quality oceanographic temperature sensors using primary ITS-90 reference standards. The experiment involved full calibrations of two SBE 35 thermometers from Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. owned by the HCMR that will be used as reference sensors for temperature measurements in their calibration laboratory in Crete. Gliders make oceanographic measurements traditionally collected by research vessels or moored instruments, but at a fraction of the costs. The GESEBB glider Mission started in July 2013, in the southeastern Bay of Biscay. The objective of the mission is sampling the characteristics of a mesoscale eddy that appears in the southeastern Bay of Biscay, during spring and summer. The origin of this structure is associated with the strength and extension of a winter warm flow on the cantabrian slope. Since this eddy is retained in the study area during months, it is expected that during Jul.-Aug. 2013 it will be close to the position observed in the previous figures Fixed platforms allow long term -sensor testing and -measurements. The presented experiment is led by CNRS/OBS-VLFR and consists in the implementation of automatic Dissolved Oxygen (DO) measurements in the mooring operated by CNR/ISMAR in the Corsica Channel (Ligurian Sea). The deployment began in Nov. 2012 and lasted for twelve months. The final purpose of the research is to integrate the DO concentration in the long term time series data in the Ligurian basin to track and evaluate the water mass variability and to estimate the time lag between the eastern and the western part of the Ligurian Sea. The development of high-quality and comprehensive coastal observing systems has only recently moved forward, principally at national and regional level. In this overall context, the JERICO project aims at creating a solid and transparent organization towards an operational service for the continuous and sustainable delivery of high quality environmental data and information products related to the marine environment in European coastal and shelf seas. It promotes joint research initiatives and standardisation as illustrated by TNA experiments.

Puillat, I.; Sparnocchia, S.; Bozzano, R.; Coppola, L.; Petihakis, G.; Ntoumas, M.; Lefevre, D.; Caballero, A.; Beguery, L.; Testor, P.

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Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/019  

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5 4. References Page 5 5. Appendices 5.1 Transferring Records to the Corporate Records Unit Page 6 trial documentation should be archived by the Chief Investigator (CI) or a person delegated by the CI. At Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), the logistics and necessary arrangements

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The Centre for PTMC provides an industrial focus for training, consultancy and research in power transmission and motion  

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The Centre for PTMC provides an industrial focus for training, consultancy and research in power of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses is offered: Introduction to Hydraulic Circuits and Components Component Selection for Hydraulic Systems Simulation of Hydraulic Systems Control

Burton, Geoffrey R.

155

Education Research as a Contested Enterprise: The Deliberations of the SSRC-NAE Joint Committee on Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SSRC-NAE Joint Committee on Education Research, a multidisciplinary group formed in 2001, initiated an investigation of the complex and sprawling field of American education research organized into three general domains of inquiry: the social organization of education research, an assessment of the quality of education research, and a

Ranis, Sheri H.; Walters, Pamela Barnhouse

2004-01-01

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Easing Arthritis: Research offers new hope for people with common joint disease.  

MedlinePLUS

... Current Issue Past Issues Easing Arthritis: Research offers new hope for people with common joint disease Past ... knees, pain plagued her every step. Living in New York City, Saisselin relied on walking and public ...

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Research Fellow at the Wellcome Trust / Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Full Time, Fixed Term Contract for 5 Years  

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1 Research Fellow at the Wellcome Trust / Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Ref: 383 Medical School (BSMS) to create a Centre for Global Health Research. The Centre, a partnership between to advance Global Health research with a main, but not necessarily exclusive, focus on genetics and genomics

Sussex, University of

158

People-centred science: strengthening the practice of health policy and systems research.  

PubMed

Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is a transdisciplinary field of global importance, with its own emerging standards for creating, evaluating, and utilizing knowledge, and distinguished by a particular orientation towards influencing policy and wider action to strengthen health systems. In this commentary, we argue that the ability of the HPSR field to influence real world change hinges on its becoming more people-centred. We see people-centredness as recognizing the field of enquiry as one of social construction, requiring those conducting HPSR to locate their own position in the system, and conduct and publish research in a manner that foregrounds human agency attributes and values, and is acutely attentive to policy context. Change occurs at many layers of a health system, shaped by social, political, and economic forces, and brought about by different groups of people who make up the system, including service users and communities. The seeds of transformative practice in HPSR lie in amplifying the breadth and depth of dialogue across health system actors in the conduct of research - recognizing that these actors are all generators, sources, and users of knowledge about the system. While building such a dialogic practice, those conducting HPSR must strive to protect the autonomy and integrity of their ideas and actions, and also clearly explain their own positions and the value-basis of their work. We conclude with a set of questions that health policy and systems researchers may wish to consider in making their practice more people-centred, and hence more oriented toward real-world change. PMID:24739525

Sheikh, Kabir; George, Asha; Gilson, Lucy

2014-01-01

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People-centred science: strengthening the practice of health policy and systems research  

PubMed Central

Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is a transdisciplinary field of global importance, with its own emerging standards for creating, evaluating, and utilizing knowledge, and distinguished by a particular orientation towards influencing policy and wider action to strengthen health systems. In this commentary, we argue that the ability of the HPSR field to influence real world change hinges on its becoming more people-centred. We see people-centredness as recognizing the field of enquiry as one of social construction, requiring those conducting HPSR to locate their own position in the system, and conduct and publish research in a manner that foregrounds human agency attributes and values, and is acutely attentive to policy context. Change occurs at many layers of a health system, shaped by social, political, and economic forces, and brought about by different groups of people who make up the system, including service users and communities. The seeds of transformative practice in HPSR lie in amplifying the breadth and depth of dialogue across health system actors in the conduct of research recognizing that these actors are all generators, sources, and users of knowledge about the system. While building such a dialogic practice, those conducting HPSR must strive to protect the autonomy and integrity of their ideas and actions, and also clearly explain their own positions and the value-basis of their work. We conclude with a set of questions that health policy and systems researchers may wish to consider in making their practice more people-centred, and hence more oriented toward real-world change. PMID:24739525

2014-01-01

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SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse  

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SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse #12;2 The SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse was established in 2004 as a joint venture between the South Australian Water Corporation and the University of South Australia (UniSA), adding significant expertise to the water research capability in South

Li, Jiuyong "John"

161

Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity; the Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo.  

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The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) was established in 1970 as a research component of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene. After three decades of serving as a research component of New York State agencies concerned with alcohol and substance abuse, RIA was legislatively transferred to the University at Buffalo in 1999. Today, RIA's cadre of senior research scientists are engaged individually and collaboratively on a multitude of addictions-related studies. The majority of the Institute's ongoing research studies relate to one or more of the following seven broad research domains: causes and consequences of alcohol, marijuana and other drug use; biological and neuroscience; gambling behavior; gender-related studies; dissemination and professional training; treatment; and youth, families and relationships. In this paper, an overview of the structure of the Institute is provided, along with a description of the organizational and scientific culture at RIA. Further information about the Institute, its scientists and its activities can be found at http://www.ria.buffalo.edu. PMID:21470324

Connors, Gerard J; Walitzer, Kimberly S

2012-07-01

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Evaluating Industry-Based Doctoral Research Programs: Perspectives and Outcomes of Australian Cooperative Research Centre Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers of the future will need to be able to work across the increasingly porous boundaries between university, industry, government and community sectors. Concerns have been raised internationally for several decades about the content and approaches adopted in doctoral programs. Innovative doctoral programs that facilitate students'

Manathunga, Catherine; Pitt, Rachael; Cox, Laura; Boreham, Paul; Mellick, George; Lant, Paul

2012-01-01

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Examining the impact of health research facilitated by small peer-reviewed research operating grants in a women's and children's health centre  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: There has been limited research on the impact of research funding for small, institutional grants. The IWK Health Centre, a children and women's hospital in Maritime Canada, provides small amounts (up to $15,000) of research funding for staff and trainees at all levels of experience through its Research Operating Grants. These grants are rigorously peer-reviewed. To evaluate the impact

Andrew J Caddell; Jill E Hatchette; Patrick J McGrath

2010-01-01

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Jointly sponsored research program. Annual report, January 1995--December 1995  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a brief summary of research, carried out by the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center, in areas pertaining to coal, pollution control, petroleum wastes, and gasoline.

NONE

1996-03-01

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TeAwateaReview Te Awatea ViolenceResearchCentre'sNewsletter Volume 5 Number 2 December 2007  

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piety" in a cross-cultural context. A review of the book Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence and HypeTeAwateaReview Te Awatea ViolenceResearchCentre'sNewsletter Volume 5 Number 2 December 2007 New Zealand: The Impact of Violence Across the Life Course 23 Seminar Summary 25 Research Focus 27

Hickman, Mark

166

A new facility for Quaternary Geochronology in Spain: The National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH) in Burgos  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new geochronology facility has been recently set up in Burgos, Spain, as part of the recently established National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH). The CENIEH is sponsored by governmental funding and was established to foster major advances in our understanding of human evolution through multidisciplinary research. As part of this initiative, a modern laboratory complex is emerging as

Josep M. Pars; Mathieu Duval; Lee J. Arnold; Dirk L. Hoffmann

2010-01-01

167

Building a Student-Centred Learning Framework Using Social Software in the Middle Years Classroom: An Action Research Study  

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This article discusses the development of the online spaces that were used to create a learning framework: a student-centred framework that combined face-to-face teaching with online social and participatory media. The author, as part of her Doctoral research study, used action research as a mechanism for continual improvement as she redesigned

Casey, Gail

2013-01-01

168

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) The Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference concert  

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The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) presents: The Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference concert June 13, 2013, 8:00pm, Multimedia Room 527 Sherbrooke Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), in collaboration with the Conference on Mathematics

Kambhampati, Patanjali

169

Results of Joint Experiments and other IAEA activities on research using small tokamaks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents an overview of the results obtained during the Joint Experiments organized in the framework of the IAEA Coordinated Research Project on 'Joint Research Using Small Tokamaks' that have been carried out on the tokamaks CASTOR at IPP Prague, Czech Republic (2005), T-10 at RRC 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow, Russia (2006), and the most recent one at ISTTOK at IST, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2007. Experimental programmes were aimed at diagnosing and characterizing the core and the edge plasma turbulence in a tokamak in order to investigate correlations between the occurrence of transport barriers, improved confinement, electric fields and electrostatic turbulence using advanced diagnostics with high spatial and temporal resolution. On CASTOR and ISTTOK, electric fields were generated by biasing an electrode inserted into the edge plasma and an improvement of the global particle confinement induced by the electrode positive biasing has been observed. Geodesic acoustic modes were studied using heavy ion beam diagnostics on T-10 and ISTTOK and correlation reflectometry on T-10. ISTTOK is equipped with a gallium jet injector and the technical feasibility of gallium jets interacting with plasmas has been investigated in pulsed and ac operation. The first Joint Experiments have clearly demonstrated that small tokamaks are suitable for broad international cooperation to conduct dedicated joint research programmes. Other activities within the IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Joint Research Using Small Tokamaks are also overviewed.

Gryaznevich, M.; Van Oost, G.; Peleman, P.; Brotankova, J.; Dejarnac, R.; Dufkova, E.; ?uran, I.; Hron, M.; Sentkerestiova, J.; Stckel, J.; Weinzettl, V.; Zajac, J.; Berni, L. A.; DelBosco, E.; Ferreira, J. G.; Simes, F. J. R.; Berta, M.; Dunai, D.; Tl, B.; Zoletnik, S.; Malaquias, A.; Mank, G.; Figueiredo, H.; Kuznetsov, Y.; Ruchko, L.; Hegazy, H.; Ovsyannikov, A.; Sukhov, E.; Vorobjev, G. M.; Dreval, N.; Singh, A.; Budaev, V.; Kirnev, G.; Kirneva, N.; Kuteev, B.; Melnikov, A.; Nurov, D.; Sokolov, M.; Vershkov, V.; Talebitaher, A.; Khorshid, P.; Gonzales, R.; El Chama Neto, I.; Kraemer-Flecken, A. W.; Soldatov, V.; Brotas, B.; Carvalho, P.; Coelho, R.; Duarte, A.; Fernandes, H.; Figueiredo, J.; Fonseca, A.; Gomes, R.; Nedzelski, I.; Neto, A.; Ramos, G.; Santos, J.; Silva, C.; Valcrcel, D.; Gutierrez Tapia, C. R.; Krupnik, L. I.; Petrov, L.; Kolokoltsov, M.; Herrera, J.; Nieto-Perez, M.; Czarnecka, A.; Balan, P.; Sharnin, A.; Pavlov, V.

2009-10-01

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The Radiopharmaceuticals Production and Research Centre established by the Heavy Ion Laboratory of the University of Warsaw  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Radiopharmaceuticals Production and Research Centre was recently installed on the premises of the Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw. Equipped with a medical PETtrace p/d cyclotron , radiochemistry synthesis and dispensing units and a modern quality control laboratory the Centre is intended to produce regularly for commercial purposes the classic PET radiopharmaceuticals ( such -as e.g. FDG- ). Situated on the largest Warsaw scientific campus OCHOTA, an important part of the Centre's activities will also be devoted to the production of known species for preclinical studies and research into innovative radiopharmaceuticals in collaboration with other scientific units of this Campus as well as with members of the Warsaw Consortium for PET Collaboration. Research into the accelerator production route of 99mTc will also begin shortly.

Choi?ski, J.; Jastrz?bskia, J.; Kilian, K.; Mazur, I.; Napiorkowski, P. J.; P?kal, A.; Szczepaniak, D.

2014-03-01

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Radioactive waste handling and disposal at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre.  

PubMed

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC) is the largest specialized medical center in Saudi Arabia. It performs highly specialized diagnostic imaging procedures with the use of various radionuclides required by sophisticated dual imaging systems. As a leading institution in cancer research, KFSHRC uses both long-lived and short-lived radionuclides. KFSHRC established the first cyclotron facility in the Middle East, which solved the in-house high demand for radionuclides and the difficulty in importing them. As both user and producer of high standard radiopharmaceuticals, KFSHRC generates large volumes of low and high level radioactive wastes. An old and small radioactive facility that was used for storage of radioactive waste was replaced with a bigger warehouse provided with facilities that will reduce radiation exposure of the staff, members of the public, and of the environment in the framework of "as low as reasonably achievable." The experiences and the effectiveness of the radiation protection program on handling and storage of radioactive wastes are presented. PMID:22739968

Al-Haj, Abdalla N; Lobriguito, Aida M; Al Anazi, Ibrahim

2012-08-01

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is one of the 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)  

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is one of the 15 centres supported by Center for International Forestry Research Jl. CIFOR, Situ Gede, Bogor Barat 16115, Indonesia Tel.: +62://www.cifor.cgiar.org © by CIFOR All rights reserved. Published in 2008 Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) CIFOR

Boyer, Edmond

173

Joint NSF/Private Sector Research Opportunities Initiative Announcement  

NSF Publications Database

... include, but are not limited to, topics in the areas of operational control, management systems, and ... of operational processes and decision making. Research should: (a) have relevance to an operational ...

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NCEDA RESEARCH THEMES The National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia has adopted a  

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to disposal in a non-ocean environment, and is a key barrier to inland deployment. The Centre seeks to remove this barrier to desalination for inland Australia through effective reuse or disposal. The Centre has processes Waste minimisation based on value adding New materials for lower-cost corrosion management

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Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/010  

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SOP reference JRO/SOP/008. 3.2 Research with Genetically Modified organisms You will need to apply as any procedure that involves the use of live cells, tissues and organs from a non-human animal source of forms, including: · Transplantation of solid animal organs (such as hearts, kidneys, livers); · Cell

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Programs of Study: Year 2 Joint Technical Report. Research Snapshot  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January 2010, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) issued a progress report on three studies being conducted by the Center that examine the implementation and outcomes of Programs of Study (POS), which were required in the 2006 reauthorization of the federal legislation for career and technical education

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1990-1991  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The goals of this program are consistent with the interests of both NASA and the FAA in furthering the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System. Research carried out at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ohio University, and Princeton University are covered. Topics studied include passive infrared ice detection for helicopters, the cockpit display of hazardous windshear information, fault detection and isolation for multisensor navigation systems, neural networks for aircraft system identification, and intelligent failure tolerant control.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1991-01-01

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[120th anniversary of F.F.Erisman Federal Research Centre for Hygiene].  

PubMed

F.F.Erisman Federal Research Center for Hygiene is a leading hygienic scientific centre of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being widely known in this country and abroad. The history of FRCH can be arbitrarily divided into the following three periods: prerevolutionary (1891-1917), Soviet (1917-1991), and modern (1991-the present time). The first period is the time of life and work of Fyedor Fyedorovich Erisman, professor of Moscow University and the founder of scientific hygiene in Russia. The second period is characterized by realization of F.F.Erisman's ideas based on achievements in biology, natural and experimental studies. The third period is associated with the name of professor A.I. Potapov, member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. His authority, scientific experience, and organizational work made it possible to come out with credit of a most difficult situation in Russian science. Scientific, historical and staff-related issues are considered. PMID:21950135

2011-01-01

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Establishing a Community-Controlled Multi-Institutional Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) lead and govern the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE), which has a focus on circulatory and associated conditions in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The CCRE is a partnership between QAIHC and Monash University, the Queensland University of

Pearce, Leilani; Fredericks, Bronwyn

2007-01-01

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Using Art Installations as Action Research to Engage Children and Communities in Evaluating and Redesigning City Centre Spaces  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses learning from a project that set out to explore how the general public perceived the value of public art in the context of urban regeneration of a city centre space. Whilst not set up explicitly as an action research project, the paper discusses the way in which participatory public art projects of this kind can be understood

Percy-Smith, Barry; Carney, Clare

2011-01-01

181

When Triple Helix Unravels: A Multi-Case Analysis of Failures in Industry-University Cooperative Research Centres  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cooperative research centres (CRCs) increasingly foster Triple Helix (industry-university-government) collaboration and represent significant vehicles for cooperation across sectors, the promotion of knowledge and technology transfer and ultimately the acceleration of innovation. A growing social science literature on CRCs focuses on their

Gray, Denis; Sundstrom, Eric; Tornatzky, Louis G.; McGowen, Lindsey

2011-01-01

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Soil Moisture Drought in China, 19502006 Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China  

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Soil Moisture Drought in China, 1950­2006 AIHUI WANG Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre from which agricultural drought severities and durations were estimated. A cluster analysis method and severity­area­duration (SAD) algorithm were applied to the soil moisture data to characterize drought

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Bibliography 1969-1976: Hester Adrian Research Centre for the Study of Learning Processes in the Mentally Handicapped.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography lists approximately 200 publications arising from work conducted in or in association with the Hester Adrian Research Centre between 1969 and 1976. They include books, chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, teaching materials and tests, theses, and miscellaneous publications. (CP)

Mittler, P.

1978-01-01

184

Joint computational and experimental aerodynamics research on a hypersonic vehicle  

SciTech Connect

A closely coupled computational and experimental aerodynamics research program was conducted on a hypersonic vehicle configuration at Mach 8. Aerodynamic force and moment measurements and flow visualization results were obtained in the Sandia National Laboratories hypersonic wind tunnel for laminar boundary layer conditions. Parabolized and iterative Navier-Stokes simulations were used to predict flow fields and forces and moments on the hypersonic configuration. The basic vehicle configuration is a spherically blunted 10{degrees} cone with a slice parallel with the axis of the vehicle. On the slice portion of the vehicle, a flap can be attached so that deflection angles of 10{degrees}, 20{degrees}, and 30{degrees} can be obtained. Comparisons are made between experimental and computational results to evaluate quality of each and to identify areas where improvements are needed. This extensive set of high-quality experimental force and moment measurements is recommended for use in the calibration and validation of computational aerodynamics codes. 22 refs.

Oberkampf, W.L.; Aeschliman, D.P.; Walker, M.M.

1992-01-01

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TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 2 Number 2 December 2004  

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, was on overcoming violence against women and children, a theme that will be highlighted in 2005. An earlierTeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 2 Number 2 brings together two articles from researchers at Te Awatea Violence Research Centre that focus on aspects

Hickman, Mark

186

Three Failed Attempts of Joint Rankings of Research in Economics and Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

The attempts by Schulze, Warning, and Wiermann (2008) and Ritzberger (2008) to develop a joint ranking list of journals for economics and business research are critically evaluated. The results show a lack of sufficient knowledge of the quality of business journals. Based on these obscure journal rankings, Fabel, Hein, and Hofmeister (2008) derive a ranking of universities and departments. While

Snke Albers

2008-01-01

187

RESEARCH Open Access The joint action on healthy life years (JA: EHLEIS)  

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RESEARCH Open Access The joint action on healthy life years (JA: EHLEIS) Jean-Marie Robine1 indicators (morbidity and disability prevalence, life and health expectancies) for Europe, Member States a set of international workshops the JA: EHLEIS aims to develop a blueprint for an international

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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FAA/NASA Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1992-1993  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research conducted during the academic year 1992-1993 under the FAA/NASA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The year end review was held at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 17-18 June 1993. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA Langley Research Center, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include navigation, guidance, and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, human factors and air traffic management. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

1994-01-01

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FAA/NASA Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research: 1993-1994  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report summarizes the research conducted during the academic year 1993-1994 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research. The year end review was held at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, July 14-15, 1994. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (NGL-22-009-640), Ohio University (NGR-36-009-017), and Princeton University (NGL-31-001-252). Completed works, status reports, and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics which include navigation, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, human factors, and expert systems concepts applied to aircraft and airport operations. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

Hueschen, Richard M. (compiler)

1995-01-01

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Dose reconstruction for the Urals population. Joint Coordinating Committee on Radiation Effects Research, Project 1.1 -- Final report  

SciTech Connect

This work is being carried out as a feasibility study to determine if a long-term course of work can be implemented to assess the long-term risks of radiation exposure delivered at low to moderate dose rates to the populations living in the vicinity of the Mayak Industrial Association (MIA). This work was authorized and conducted under the auspices of the US-Russian Joint Coordinating Committee on Radiation Effects Research (JCCRER) and its Executive Committee (EC). The MIA was the first Russian site for the production and separation of plutonium. This plant began operation in 1948, and during its early days there were technological failures that resulted in the release of large amounts of waste into the rather small Techa River. There were also gaseous releases of radioiodines and other radionuclides during the early days of operation. In addition, there was an accidental explosion in a waste storage tank in 1957 that resulted in a significant release. The Techa River Cohort has been studied for several years by scientists from the Urals Research Centre for Radiation Medicine and an increase in both leukemia and solid tumors has been noted.

Degteva, M.O. [Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk (Russian Federation)] [Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk (Russian Federation); Drozhko, E. [Branch 1 of Moscow Biophysics Inst., Ozersk (Russian Federation)] [Branch 1 of Moscow Biophysics Inst., Ozersk (Russian Federation); Anspaugh, L.R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Napier, B.A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Bouville, A.C. [National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD (United States)] [National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD (United States); Miller, C.W. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (United States)] [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (United States)

1996-02-01

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Examples of a joint degree in Operations Research (Rutcor) and Supply Chain Management These examples are for students initially admitted to Rutcor who want the joint degree. Students  

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Examples of a joint degree in Operations Research (Rutcor) and Supply Chain Management on supply chain management and will be taken no later than the summer after the second year. A student who Models of Operations Research or 26:799:661 Stochastic Models for Supply Chain Management 26

Lin, Xiaodong

192

The University of Alicante opens its Food & Nutrition Advice Centre The new centre is conceived as a new area for guidance and advice in the clinical, research and  

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of Alicante, the food pyramid of students is absolutely inverted, that is, their diet is the oppositeThe University of Alicante opens its Food & Nutrition Advice Centre The new centre is conceived is an inexhaustible source of benefits for the body, as it is based on the intake of natural food like fruits

Escolano, Francisco

193

Centre for Asian and African Literatures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As a joint project of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the University College of London (UCL), the Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for Asian and African Literatures aims to become "a world-class locus for comparative research on the literatures of Asia and Africa." The Centre is distinctive for having a structure that elicits interaction between scholars of both Asia and Africa. Started in October 2000, the Centre is currently housing eight research projects that will span a five year period. Each project will run for three years and includes four different workshops. Some of the projects include Translations and Translation Theories East and West, Genre Ideologies and Narrative Transformation, and Gender and Literature in Cross-Cultural Contexts. The site provides a comprehensive explanation of each project, including context, methodology, and scope. This is an excellent site for research training in the fields of Asian and African literatures.

2000-01-01

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Acarological diagnostic research at the Diagnostic Centre for Plants during the period 2004-2006.  

PubMed

During the period 2004-2006, 1691 samples of different origin were examined at the Diagnostic Centre for Plants. We received 1046 samples of imported plant material for detection and identification of quarantine organisms. More than 200 samples were checked on mites and insects to get a phytosanitary certificate for export and 391 samples were investigated for diagnostic reason. The Berlese-funnel and dissecting microscopy technique were used to separate mites from the samples. For identification, the mites were slide mounted in Berlese-Hoyer's medium and examined by using phase-contrast microscopy. In 3% of the samples examined on the presence of quarantine organisms, phytophagous mites belonging to the superfamily Tetranychoidea were found, but none with the quarantine status in accordance with the EPPO A1/A2 list. Besides Tetranychus urticae detected on different crops, the cassava green mite Mononychellus progresivus was found on cassava (import Cameroon) in 2006. Tenuipalpus elegans (Tenuipalpidae) was found on cut foliage (import South Africa) in 2004. In 19.9% of the investigated samples for diagnostic reason mites were found. In 47.7% of the infested samples mites were definitely the reason for the damage; in 15.9% mites were secondary and in 36.4% the occurrence of mites was not relevant for the injury. An overview of the determined mites will be given. During this 3 years diagnostic research a few new pest mites belonging to families Tetranychidae and Eriophyidae can be reported. In 2006 Panonychus citri was found on Prunus laurocerasus and later on Eleaegnus sp. and Skimmia sp.. Aceria silvicola was determined on Rubus idaeus in 2006 and Aculus ulae and Aceria carpini on Carpinus betulus in 2005. Besides new pest mites, never seen problems with the broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Fam. Tarsonemidae) occurred in tree-nurseries in 2005 and 2006. Also 20 samples coming from private persons were investigated. The main problems indoor were caused by Dermanyssus gallinae and Bryobia praetiosa. In gardens especially spider mite problems occurred. Eurytetranychus buxi, Oligonychus ununguis, Eotetranychus carpini and Eotetranychus tiliarium caused considerable damage in topiary and formal fences. PMID:18399474

Witters, J; De Bondt, G; Desamblanx, J; Casteels, H

2007-01-01

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Process Evaluation of a Teaching and Learning Centre at a Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the evaluation of a teaching and learning centre (TLC) five?years after its inception at a mid-sized, midwestern state university. The mixed methods process evaluation gathered data from 209 attendees and non-attendees of the TLC from the full-time, benefit-eligible teaching faculty. Focus groups noted feelings of

Smith, Deborah B.; Gadbury-Amyot, Cynthia C.

2014-01-01

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Cities Centre University of Toronto  

E-print Network

Cities Centre University of Toronto On the Mandate of the new University of Toronto Cities Centre selections from the Proposal for the Establishment of a Cities Centre at the University of Toronto December and Director, Global Cities Program); Eric Miller (Civil Engineering and Director, Joint Program

Sokolowski, Marla

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SaVi: satellite constellation visualization Research Fellow, Centre for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey, e-mail: L.Wood@surrey.ac.uk  

E-print Network

for visualizing satellite orbits, movement, and coverage, is maintained at the University of Surrey. This tool hasVi, the Satellite Visualization tool [1], is a computer program for visualizing and animating the movementSaVi: satellite constellation visualization Lloyd Wood Research Fellow, Centre for Communication

Wood, Lloyd

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Patient-centred interprofessional collaboration in primary care: challenges for clinical, educational and health services research. An EGPRN keynote paper.  

PubMed

Abstract The theme 'patient-centred interprofessional collaboration' of the EGPRN conference in October 2012, captures in just three words important challenges for European primary care and its research agenda. Challenges for future research are formulated, in three domains: clinical, educational and health services research. Transferability of research, based upon advanced computational infrastructure, will facilitate a rapid learning health care system. In educational research, this includes the use of observational and reflexivity methods. Outcomes should be defined in terms of improvement of functional status and social participation rather than in terms of disease-specific outcomes. Partnership with all stakeholders, patients, GPs and their health care colleagues and students, can help in reducing avoidable waste in the production and reporting of research evidence. PMID:24882115

Van Royen, Paul; Rees, Charlotte E; Groenewegen, Peter

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[Quality management and practice-oriented research in a clinic-network of mother-/father-child rehabilitation centres].  

PubMed

The Research Network Prevention and Rehabilitation for Mothers and Children is an association of currently 24 rehabilitation centres for mothers, fathers and their children, and a scientific team at the Hannover Medical School. The Research Network combines practice-oriented research on mother and child health with the further development of treatment programmes and the implementation of internal quality management in mother-/father-child rehabilitation centres in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001. The present paper describes the concept of the Research Network and the work contents addressed over the last three years. The advantages and disadvantages of this association and the changes initiated in practice were evaluated from the point of view of 19 quality managers of the participating clinics. The data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews, and a qualitative content analysis was performed in order to quantify the responses. The concept of the Research Network has proven successful. In the view of the quality managers of the clinics, implementation of DIN EN ISO 9001 has lead to structuring of the processes, improved internal communication, and increased motivation in the team. The major obstacles were the lack of time and human resources. In all clinics, the participation in practice-related research projects und scientifically monitored concept development has contributed to optimizing everyday practice. The exchange between the quality managers in external quality circle meetings was of central importance. The conjunction of internal quality management, practice-related research and concept development in a network can be recommended also for other associations of clinics, health centres or medical practices. PMID:20446193

Otto, F; Arnhold-Kerri, S

2010-04-01

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The red tape waltz. Where multi-centre ethical and research governance review can step on the toes of good research practice.  

PubMed

How could it happen that the very processes intended to assure ethical research in Australia might, themselves, undermine good research practice? This paper describes one PhD candidate's recent experiences of multi-centre review for a Human Research Ethics Committee approved, low/negligible risk, qualitative study, at the crossroad of health services research and organisational research. A retrospective review of international literature about multi-centre review processes revealed that many of these experiences were not unique and might have been expected, notwithstanding Australian efforts at harmonisation of multi-centre review. This paper examines not only the burden of red-tape that was applied to a small doctoral study, but also the way in which the red-tape threatened the anonymity of potential study participants and risked exposing them to undue pressure and distress. These experiences support the view that harmonisation initiatives have not yet developed as the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council may have hoped and that further attention is needed to harmonise research governance processes. PMID:24069728

Webster, Susan M; Temple-Smit, Meredith

2013-03-01

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Advances in Predictive Capability of Pedestal Structure from FY11 Joint Research Target  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Joint experiment/theory/modeling research, performed as part of a US DOE Joint Research Target in FY2011, has led to improved predictive capability of the H-mode pedestal structure. Comparisons of experiments in C-Mod, DIII-D and NSTX with ELITE and BOUT++ show that the pedestals in the three machines reach the predicted peeling/ballooning (PB) limit at the onset of Type-I ELMs. Studies in all three devices show that the pedestal width scales approximately as the square root of the pedestal beta poloidal. This is expected if the pedestal p^' is limited by kinetic ballooning modes (KBMs). Coherent density fluctuations with characteristics expected for KBMs have been observed in some plasma conditions in DIII-D. The EPED model combines models for bootstrap current, PB modes and KBMs and predicts the pedestal pressure in DIII-D and C-Mod to within 20%.

Groebner, R. J.; Snyder, P. B.; Chang, C. S.; Hughes, J. W.; Maingi, R.; Xu, X. Q.

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Research Review: Social motivation and oxytocin in autism - implications for joint attention development and intervention  

PubMed Central

Background and Scope The social motivation hypothesis (SMH) suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are less intrinsically rewarded by social stimuli than their neurotypical peers. This difference in social motivation has been posited as a factor contributing to social deficits in ASD. Social motivation is thought to involve the neuropeptide oxytocin. Here, we review the evidence for oxytocin effects in ASD, and discuss its potential role in one important social cognitive behavior. Methods Systematic searches were conducted using the PsychINFO and MEDLINE databases and the search terms oxytocin, and autism; the same databases were used for separate searches for joint attention, intervention, and autism, using the same inclusion criteria as an earlier 2011 review but updating it for the period 2010 to October 2012. Findings Several studies suggest that giving oxytocin to both individuals with ASD and typically developing individuals can enhance performance on social cognitive tasks. Studies that have attempted to intervene in joint attention in ASD suggest that social motivation may be a particular obstacle to lasting effects. Conclusions The review of the evidence for the SMH suggests a potential role for oxytocin in social motivation deficits in ASD. Because of its importance for later communicative and social development, the focus here is on implications of oxytocin and social motivation in the development of and interventions in joint attention. Joint attention is a central impairment in ASD, and as a result is the focus of several behavioral interventions. In describing this previous research on joint attention interventions in ASD, we pay particular attention to problems encountered in such studies, and propose ways that oxytocin may facilitate behavioral intervention in this area. For future research, integrating behavioral and pharmacological interventions (oxytocin administration) would be a worthwhile experimental direction to improve understanding of the role of oxytocin in ASD and help optimize outcomes for children with ASD. PMID:23451765

Stavropoulos, Katherine K. M.; Carver, Leslie J.

2013-01-01

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Overview and status of the Next European Dipole Joint Research Activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Next European Dipole (NED) Joint Research Activity was launched on 1 January 2004 to promote the development of high-performance Nb3Sn conductors in collaboration with European industry (aiming at a non-copper critical current density of 1500 A mm-2 at 4.2 K and 15 T) and to assess the suitability of Nb3Sn technology to the next generation of accelerator magnets (aiming

Arnaud Devred; B. Baudouy; D Elwyn Baynham; T. Boutboul; S. Canfer; M. Chorowski; P. Fabbricatore; S. Farinon; H. Flice; P. Fessia; J. Fydrych; V. Granata; Michela Greco; J. Greenhalgh; D. Leroy; P W Loveridge; M. Matkowski; G. Michalski; F. Michel; L. R. Oberli; A. den Ouden; D. Pedrini; S. Pietrowicz; J. Polinski; V. Previtali; L. Quettier; D. Richter; J. M. Rifflet; J. Rochford; F. Rondeaux; S. Sanz; C. Scheuerlein; N. Schwerg; Stefano Sgobba; M. Sorbi; F. Toral-Fernandez; R. van Weelderen; P. Vdrine; G. Volpini

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Computer Assisted Surgery and Current Trends in Orthopaedics Research and Total Joint Replacements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Musculoskeletal research has brought about revolutionary changes in our ability to perform high precision surgery in joint replacement procedures. Recent advances in computer assisted surgery as well better materials have lead to reduced wear and greatly enhanced the quality of life of patients. The new surgical techniques to reduce the size of the incision and damage to underlying structures have been the primary advance toward this goal. These new techniques are known as MIS or Minimally Invasive Surgery. Total hip and knee Arthoplasties are at all time high reaching 1.2 million surgeries per year in the USA. Primary joint failures are usually due to osteoarthristis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteocronis and other inflammatory arthritis conditions. The methods for THR and TKA are critical to initial stability and longevity of the prostheses. This research aims at understanding the fundamental mechanics of the joint Arthoplasty and providing an insight into current challenges in patient specific fitting, fixing, and stability. Both experimental and analytical work will be presented. We will examine Cementless total hip arthroplasty success in the last 10 years and how computer assisted navigation is playing in the follow up studies. Cementless total hip arthroplasty attains permanent fixation by the ingrowth of bone into a porous coated surface. Loosening of an ingrown total hip arthroplasty occurs as a result of osteolysis of the periprosthetic bone and degradation of the bone prosthetic interface. The osteolytic process occurs as a result of polyethylene wear particles produced by the metal polyethylene articulation of the prosthesis. The total hip arthroplasty is a congruent joint and the submicron wear particles produced are phagocytized by macrophages initiating an inflammatory cascade. This cascade produces cytokines ultimately implicated in osteolysis. Resulting bone loss both on the acetabular and femoral sides eventually leads to component instability. As patients are living longer and total hip arthroplasty is performed in younger patients the risks of osteolysis associated with cumulative wear is increased. Computer-assisted surgery is based on sensing feedback; vision and imaging that help surgeons align the patient's joints during total knee or hip replacement with a degree of accuracy not possible with the naked eye. For the first time, the computer feedback is essential for ligament balancing and longevity of the implants. The computers navigation systems also help surgeons to use smaller incisions instead of the traditional larger openings. Small-incision surgery offers the potential for faster recovery, less bleeding and less pain for patients. The development of SESCAN imaging technique to create a patient based model of a 3D joint will be presented to show the effective solution of complex geometry of joints.

Amirouche, Farid

2008-06-01

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Physiological effects of oral glucosamine on joint health: current status and consensus on future research priorities  

PubMed Central

The aim of this paper was to provide an overview of the current knowledge and understanding of the potential beneficial physiological effects of glucosamine (GlcN) on joint health. The objective was to reach a consensus on four critical questions and to provide recommendations for future research priorities. To this end, nine scientists from Europe and the United States were selected according to their expertise in this particular field and were invited to participate in the Hohenheim conference held in August 2011. Each expert was asked to address a question that had previously been posed by the chairman of the conference. Based on a systematic review of the literature and the collection of recent data, the experts documented the effects of GlcN on cartilage ageing, metabolic/kinetic and maintenance of joint health as well as reduction of risk of OA development. After extensive debate and discussion the expert panel addressed each question and a general consensus statement was developed, agreeing on the current state-of-the-art and future areas for basic and clinical studies. This paper summarizes the available evidence for beneficial effects of GlcN on joint health and proposes new insight into the design of future clinical trials aimed at identifying beneficial physiological effect of GlcN on joint tissues. PMID:23531101

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Centre for Education, Training, & Research in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CETREE) of Malaysia: Educating the Nation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Centre for Education, Training, and Research in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CETREE), was established in the year 2000, in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). CETREE is a not-for-profit organization that was part of the Malaysian Government's continuous effort in promoting sustainable development. The centre's main task is to tackle issues and problems that are slowing the potential growth of RE & EE utilizations in Malaysia. CETREE and the Government of Malaysia, with funding and supports from Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) and USM, has been working together closely in applying trans-disciplinary educational methods and approaches for the teaching of RE & EE that are compatible with Malaysian. Through association with various entities such as Energy Centre of Malaysia (PTM), Energy Commission of Malaysia (ST), Malaysia Electricity Supply Industry Trust Account (MESITA); CETREE was able to successfully promote sustainable development through education and training. Significant accomplishments made by CETREE include introducing RE and EE as part of Malaysian secondary schools and universities education; conducting energy related courses for professionals; and generating awareness via campaign in the mass media and CETREE's mobile-exhibition-unit road-tour.

Ibrahim, Kamarulazizi; Hilme, Khairur Rahim Ahmad

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RESEARCH CENTRES GRID National Research Centres (NRC)  

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Arboretum (Inset) B6 BBQ Area - Gum Oval C2 BBQ Area - Waterhole D6 Garden of Discovery F1 McLeod House Union (AUU) Office / Shop E2 McLeod House, G External Studies Office D2 Charles Hawker, G Student Services Office (SSO) E2 McLeod House, G GENERAL FACILITIES Adelaide Uni Sports Association (AUSA) C6 Club

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The Research and Training Activities for the Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This proposal requests continued support for the program of activities to be undertaken by the Ames-Stanford Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics during the one-year period October 1, 1996 to September 30, 1997. The emphasis in this program is on training and research in experimental and computational methods with application to aerodynamics, acoustics and the important interactions between them. The program comprises activities in active flow control, Large Eddy Simulation of jet noise, flap aerodynamics and acoustics, high lift modeling studies and luminescent paint applications. During the proposed period there will be a continued emphasis on the interaction between NASA Ames, Stanford University and Industry, particularly in connection with the noise and high lift activities. The program will be conducted within the general framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (1976) establishing the Institute, as updated in 1993. As outlined in the agreement, the purposes of the institute include the following: To conduct basic and applied research. To promote joint endeavors between Center scientists and those in the academic community To provide training to graduate students in specialized areas of aeronautics and acoustics through participation in the research programs of the Institute. To provide opportunities for Post-Doctoral Fellows to collaborate in research programs of the Institute. To disseminate information about important aeronautical topics and to enable scientists and engineers of the Center to stay abreast of new advances through symposia, seminars and publications.

Cantwell, Brian

1996-01-01

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The Academic Research Centre: A Vital Link between Industry and Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware opens up new funding sources and collaborative research opportunities and enhances student skills. Government-sponsored research is focusing on real-world problems in close cooperation with industry. (SK)

Steiner, Karl V.; Kukich, Diane S.

1995-01-01

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The University is home to the Centre for Pain Research, an international and interdisciplinary centre aimed at discovery, innovation, and technology development  

E-print Network

adolescents could share their experiences and views on pain management by posting questions and reading centre aimed at discovery, innovation, and technology development for the control of pain the understanding of the potential for technology in the support of self-management. This is being achieved

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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An International Research Strategy: Towards a Joint IGBP/IHDP/WCRP Global Carbon Cycle Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) have agreed upon a joint project that integrates the biological, ecological, social, and physical climate communities is crucial towards understanding the Earth's global carbon system. This joint science project will provide a platform to address the needs of the assessment, observing, and other scientific research communities. The aim is to address the necessary science needs while keeping in mind the policy relevance for carbon management strategies. The Joint Carbon Cycle has several fundamental drivers: first, the human-environment system is intimately linked with the biophsysical carbon cycle; second, it is clear that the terrestrial and ocean biosphere respond variably over space and time to fluctuations in atmospheric CO2, however, the patterns and processes that drive these responses in a coupled human-biophysical Earth's systems are largely unknown; and third, to predict and understand a linked human-biophysical carbon cycle, a multiple constraint approach must be utilized that integrates process studies, manipulative experiments, observations and models. Finally, an international Project is necessary to facilitate and coordinate cooperation between national and regional programmes and governments to fit the pieces of the global carbon puzzle in a coherent manner. A central problem in carbon cycle research is the synthesis of a wide variety of different measurements to provide the best possible information about the space-time distribution of carbon fluxes and stores in the human, oceanic and terrestrial biospheres. Three key strategies will be employed to address our uncertainties in global carbon sources and sinks: (1) To constrain global carbon fluxes and stores from multiple sources by integrating process studies, experiments, models, observations and case studies; (2) To incorporate institutions as the units (agents) of human-biophysical interactions in the global carbon cycle; and (3) To use the past as a means towards predicting future carbon sources and sinks.

Hibbard, K. A.

2001-05-01

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Oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic steels: a basic research joint program in France  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

AREVA, CEA, CNRS, EDF and Mcachrome are funding a joint program of basic research on Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steels (ODISSEE), in support to the development of oxide dispersion strengthened 9-14% Cr ferritic-martensitic steels for the fuel element cladding of future Sodium-cooled fast neutron reactors. The selected objectives and the results obtained so far will be presented concerning (i) physical-chemical characterisation of the nano-clusters as a function of ball-milling process, metallurgical conditions and irradiation, (ii) meso-scale understanding of failure mechanisms under dynamic loading and creep, and, (iii) kinetic modelling of nano-clusters nucleation and ?/?? unmixing.

Boutard, J.-L.; Badjeck, V.; Barguet, L.; Barouh, C.; Bhattacharya, A.; Colignon, Y.; Hatzoglou, C.; Loyer-Prost, M.; Rouffi, A. L.; Sallez, N.; Salmon-Legagneur, H.; Schuler, T.

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The Research and Training Activities for the Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This proposal requests continued support for the program of activities to be undertaken by the Ames-Stanford Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics during the period 1 Oct. 1995 - 30 Sept. 1996. The emphasis in this program is on training and research in experimental and computational methods with application to aerodynamics, acoustics and the important interactions between them. The program comprises activities in active flow control, Large Eddy Simulation of jet noise, flap aerodynamics and acoustics and high lift modeling studies. During the proposed period there will be a continued emphasis on the interaction between NASA Ames, Stanford University and Industry, particularly in connection with the high lift activities.

Cantwell, Brian

1995-01-01

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23 science societies issue joint call for more federal research dollars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In an unprecedented demonstration of unity, the leaders of 23 American scientific societies and umbrella organizations gathered on March 4 in Washington, D.C., to press the U.S. federal government for increased funding for scientific research and to make an investment in the nation's future. In a Joint Statement on Scientific Research addressed to President Bill Clinton and the Congress, the presidents of learned societies representing more than one million scientists, mathematicians, and engineers asked the government to renew the nation's historical commitment to scientific research and education, and to reverse the decline of federal investment in science and engineering. The American Geophysical Union was one of the signatories of the statement.

Carlowicz, Michael

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Risk, Territory and Society: Challenge for a Joint European Regulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2004, the Major Accidents Hazards Bureau of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission launched the Land Use Planning Including MAHB and NEDIES research programme, in the context of which most of the research collected in this book was conducted. The focus of the investigation was on the different methods developed by Member States for implementing Art 12

C. Basta

2009-01-01

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Placing ethics in the centre: Negotiating new spaces for ethical research in conflict situations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Issues of power and consent, confidentiality, trust, and benefit, risks to researchers, and potential harm to participants, are all contested when working with different cultures and within environments marked by violence and insecurity. Difficulty resolving these dilemmas may paralyse ethics committees, may fail to give the guidance sought by researchers, and will not help populations who are among the world's

A. B. Zwi; N. J. Grove; C. MacKenzie; E. Pittaway; D. Zion; D. Silove; D. Tarantola

2006-01-01

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Malaysian Supercomputer Research Centre feasibility study. Volume 1. Summary and business plan. Export trade information  

SciTech Connect

A feasibility study of a proposed new Malaysian Supercomputer Research Center (MSRC) was performed. The study includes market research, evaluation of technical alternatives, and financial performance studies. Volume I summarizes all of the studies and recommendations and, in aggregate, comprises a business plan.

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Malaysian Supercomputer Research Centre feasibility study. Volume 2. Market definition and strategy. Export trade information  

SciTech Connect

A feasibility study of a proposed new Malaysian Supercomputer Research Center (MSRC) was performed. The study includes market research, evaluation of technical alternatives, and financial performance studies. Volume II details the methods and results of the market studies and presents recommended marketing strategies. The market study revealed significant potential benefits from supercomputer usage in Malaysia, supporting the national goals for industrialization.

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A prospective, single-centre study on patient outcomes following temporomandibular joint replacement using a custom-made Biomet TMJ prosthesis.  

PubMed

This study describes the clinical variables in 61 patients following total alloplastic temporomandibular joint reconstruction (TJR) in which the Biomet Microfixation Patient-Patient-Matched TMJ Implant was used. All patients were classified using the Wilkes classification. The visual analogue scale score for jaw pain intensity, the maximum inter-incisal opening (MIO), and the frequency of adverse events were recorded during follow-up; the mean follow-up was 14.28.6 months. Significant improvements were found in the MIO (P<0.0005), except at the 3-year follow-up. Additionally, a significant reduction in pain was observed both short and long term (P<0.0005). The incidence of adverse events was low (seven of the 81 alloplastic joints); two joints needed revision. TJR appears to be a relevant treatment option in patients with a broad range of temporomandibular joint disorders in whom none of the joint components are salvageable because of significant disease. Our patients gained an almost normal range of mouth opening and experienced a significant reduction in pain. Our results are promising, however TJR is associated with some side effects. TJR should be considered when less invasive procedures fail and a comprehensive presurgical work-up has been performed. Ongoing prospective studies are needed to consolidate the possible significant treatment outcomes. PMID:24953166

Aagaard, E; Thygesen, T

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Research Assistantship at the European Studies Centre St Antony's College, University of Oxford  

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Malaysian Supercomputer Research Centre. Feasibility study. Executive Summary. (Malaysia). Export trade information  

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A feasibility study of a proposed new Malaysian Supercomputer Research Center (MSRC) was commissioned. The study includes market research, evaluation of technical alternatives, and financial performance studies. The proposed new center will be a useful resource, providing important capabilities to the region. The center appears financially viable under a wide variety of assumptions, if the size of the center is matched to the demand for services by paying customers.

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Prof. Elena Cattaneo, Co-ordinator, NEuroStemCell, FP7 (EU) Department of Pharmacological Science and Centre for Stem Cell Research  

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of Pharmacological Science and Centre for Stem Cell Research University of Milano Via Balzaretti 9, 20133 Milano of the ethical opinion (9th June 2008) regarding new human Embryonic Stem Cell lines employed in the research-based therapies) needs to conduct additional research activity on new human embryonic stem cell lines

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Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  

PubMed

The aim of this paper is to present a concise account of the history, mission, structure and some recent achievements of the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Created by the US Congress 40 years ago, the NIAAA has evolved from an entity charged mainly with building a national system of alcoholism treatment services to one with responsibility for developing, nurturing and supporting the biomedical and behavioral science foundation necessary to reduce the significant domestic and global public health impact of alcohol use disorders. The NIAAA is unique in that it functions both as a funding agency, supporting research at universities and other external, or 'extramural' research institutions, and is also a research institution itself, where alcohol research is carried out in-house, or 'intramurally'. Of a $450.2 million 2009 Congressional Appropriation, approximately 90% was devoted toward the former and approximately 10% towards the latter objective. The current NIAAA Strategic Plan builds on a new organizing principle for long-range research planning, based on a life-span perspective that recognizes that human biology and behavior continue to change throughout life and changes occurring throughout the life-span affect individuals' drinking patterns as well as the decisions they may make to change their drinking habits or to seek help for alcohol use problems. Within this framework, major efforts are currently being devoted to educating practitioners on clinically useful, science-based assessment and treatment methods that exist today, and development of personalized new treatments for tomorrow. PMID:20569230

Heilig, Markus; Warren, Kenneth R; Kunos, George; Silverman, Peter B; Hewitt, Brenda G

2011-06-01

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The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLAM BRC) case register: development and descriptive data  

PubMed Central

Background Case registers have been used extensively in mental health research. Recent developments in electronic medical records, and in computer software to search and analyse these in anonymised format, have the potential to revolutionise this research tool. Methods We describe the development of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Case Register Interactive Search tool (CRIS) which allows research-accessible datasets to be derived from SLAM, the largest provider of secondary mental healthcare in Europe. All clinical data, including free text, are available for analysis in the form of anonymised datasets. Development involved both the building of the system and setting in place the necessary security (with both functional and procedural elements). Results Descriptive data are presented for the Register database as of October 2008. The database at that point included 122,440 cases, 35,396 of whom were receiving active case management under the Care Programme Approach. In terms of gender and ethnicity, the database was reasonably representative of the source population. The most common assigned primary diagnoses were within the ICD mood disorders (n = 12,756) category followed by schizophrenia and related disorders (8158), substance misuse (7749), neuroses (7105) and organic disorders (6414). Conclusion The SLAM BRC Case Register represents a 'new generation' of this research design, built on a long-running system of fully electronic clinical records and allowing in-depth secondary analysis of both numerical, string and free text data, whilst preserving anonymity through technical and procedural safeguards. PMID:19674459

Stewart, Robert; Soremekun, Mishael; Perera, Gayan; Broadbent, Matthew; Callard, Felicity; Denis, Mike; Hotopf, Matthew; Thornicroft, Graham; Lovestone, Simon

2009-01-01

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Malaysian Supercomputer Research Centre feasibility study. Volume 4. Financial evaluation. Export trade information  

SciTech Connect

A feasibility study of a proposed new Malaysian Supercomputer Research Center (MSRC) was performed. The study includes market research, evaluation of technical alternatives, and financial performance studies. Volume IV summarizes the financial evaluation of MSRC. It presents the methods, cost data, and revenue assumptions used for study of a range of proposed center sizes and discusses the resulting financial performance. Specific recommendations are made for financing approaches, and the expectations of return on investment are developed as a function of MSRC size, revenues from sale of computing services, government funding level, and sensitivity to inflation, financing interest rates, equipment cost variation, and amount of equity funding.

Not Available

1992-05-01

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Malaysian Supercomputer Research Centre feasibility study. Volume 3. Technical evaluation and implementation plan. Export trade information  

SciTech Connect

A feasibility study of a proposed new Malaysian Supercomputer Research Center (MSRC) was performed. The study includes market research, evaluation of technical alternatives, and financial performance studies. Volume III discusses current technology and selects those features considered best for MSRC. It develops preliminary technical specifications needed for equipment selection, staffing and training, building construction, and national wide-area network implementation. It then develops a comprehensive multiyear implementation plan, which begins with the project financial and organizational activities and proceeds through construction, equipment acquisition, and steady-state operation.

Not Available

1992-05-01

241

[Research and analysis of failure data of contemporary artificial joint registration system].  

PubMed

This paper is aimed to focus on the joint prosthesis failure event, to collect the statistic data about the failure of artificial joints issued by authoritative organizations at home and aboard, and to compare the functions of different types of the artificial joints. We generalized and compared current study analyzing the failure reason and type of joint prosthesis, and categorized the failure events according to the failure occurring time, i. e. short-term, medium-term and long-term. This paper could be helpful for improving and summarizing of artificial joint replacement surgery, and could put forward the requirements for the future artificial joints. PMID:23858766

Zhou, Hai; Wang, Liao; Yao, Tianping; Wang, Chengtao

2013-04-01

242

The need for centres of health research excellence in the developing world  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pervasive ill health and overpopulation impede progress in most developing countries but in recent years, programs providing aid to these regions have de-emphasized health as a priority. Furthermore, support for building the health research capacity, so essential to the success of efforts to promote improved health, has been lacking. This paper examines these policies as they relate to one developing

Richard Hamilton

1997-01-01

243

Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research (CLHLWR) 2014 Programme  

E-print Network

-sponsored by the Department of History. Wednesday 12 February, 12.30-2.00pm, Richmond Lecture Theatre Dr Stephen Weiss: `War with Jolly, discuss the impact of feminism on everyday lives of British public intellectuals, including history interviewing, ethical issues, themes for research, reanalysis and archiving. Students and faculty

Sussex, University of

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Research Implications for Science and Mathematics Teachers. Volume 1. Key Centre Monograph Number 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document was compiled to help keep science and mathematics teachers in Australia abreast of the results of important research endeavors in education. The monograph is divided into 12 chapters. Chapter one, "Exemplary Science and Mathematics Teachers," (Barry Fraser and Kenneth Tobin) describes a study focusing on examples of outstanding

Fraser, Barry J., Ed.

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ROCKINGHAM DESALINATION RESEARCH FACILITY The National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia boasts a world-  

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and provide feedwater, service water, collection for the product, brine and waste streams and also a selection and waste collection Brine and product water generated by the researchers' experiments is collected in a brine sump and a product water sump each holding 1.4 m3 . From the two collection sumps, each pumps

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CAD Centre - Index Searcher  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A searchable index of the CAD Centre, a postgraduate teaching and research unit in design manufacture and engineering management, with research focused on design methods and computer support of the design process for engineering applications.

2007-10-11

247

The effect of AIDS defining conditions on immunological recovery among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy at Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Many HIV-infected patients only access health care once they have developed advanced symptomatic disease resulting from AIDS Defining Conditions (ADCs). We carried out a study to establish the effect of ADCs on immunological recovery among patients initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 427 HIV-1 patients who were initiated on ART between January 2002 and December

Brian K Kigozi; Samwel Sumba; Peter Mudyope; Betty Namuddu; Joan Kalyango; Charles Karamagi; Mathew Odere; Elly Katabira; Peter Mugyenyi; Francis Ssali

2009-01-01

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[Current demographic research projects at the Centre de Recherches Economiques et Demographiques].  

PubMed

The Center for Economic and Demographic Research (CRED), created in 1980 as 1 of 4 research centers of the Institute of Human Sciences, is currently conducting 3 research operations and other projects as well despite its still small staff of only 4 demographers. 1 of 2 research projects concerning internal migration, the survey of demographic processes and rural exodus in the north and west of Cameroon, was a 2-round survey on a sample of about 36,000 persons. Fieldwork took place in April 1982 and April 1983 and analysis of data is currently underway. The survey had several objectives: a study of the concept of population pressure; a comparison of the role of population pressure in the rural exodus in 2 zones with similar densities but different migratory behavior; a study of levels, correlates, and consequences of migration for sending areas and the links between migrants and their places of origin; improvement of data collection techniques for migration research; and provision of data to assist in design of a rural development policy that would increase retention of rural population. The 2nd internal migration study is a survey of migration among secondary school students. Results of a pilot survey among 2408 students in the west and northwest provinces interviewed in March 1984 are being analyzed. The main survey is planned for January 1985 and is intended to measure the volume and duration of migration among students, to study the characteristics of migrants, and to analyze the causes of movements. The sample size is expected to be about 40,000. A pilot study for the survey of infant mortality in rural areas was begun in March 1984 and was intended primarily to determine the feasibility of data gathering techniques for a larger study of the levels and correlates of infant mortality. The methodology calls for the sample of newborns to be visted at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. Arrondissements with high and low infant mortality are to be studied in 3 different ecological zones: sahelian, equatorial forest, and Sudanian. The hypothesis to be tested is that, if physical conditions are the same within a zone, demographic differentials must be explanied by cultural or socioeconomic factors which are amenable to modification by a suitable development policy. Samples of about 1000 newborns are to be followed in each of the 6 categories. The Department of Demographic Research has also undertaken development of a bibliographic data base for population studies in Cameroon. The data base, called POPCAM, has more than 2400 citations thus far. PMID:12339835

Ngwe, E

1984-01-01

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Research Fellow (PhD position) at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research/ Geophysical Institute A 4-year position as research fellow (PhD position) is available at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research  

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of the method. Applicants must hold a master's degree, or equivalent, in Meteorology or related fields or have held previous employment as a research fellow. Starting salaries at salary level 41 (code 1017) on the government salary scale (currently NOK 315,000 per year); following ordinary meriting regulations (wage

Løw, Erik

250

Historical Waste Retrieval and Clean-up Operations at Nuclear facility no.56, at the Cadarache Nuclear Research Centre  

SciTech Connect

Among the different activities of the CEA research centre in Cadarache, located in the south of France, one of the most important involves cleaning, cleansing dismantling, decommissioning, and recovery of legacy wastes. This presentation will give an overview of the waste retrieval project from the historical interim storage facility called INB 56. The project is divided into three different sub-projects: the historical unpacked waste retrieval, the historical canister retrieval and the draining and clean-up of the spent fuel pools. All the described operations are conducted in accordance with the ALARA principle and the optimization of the waste categorization. The overall project, including the complete clean-up of the facility and its de-licensing, is due to end by 2020. The aim of this document is to outline the general ongoing historical waste retrieval operations and future projects on the INB 56 at the Cadarache research centre. In the final analysis, it can be seen that most of the waste is to be sent to the new CEDRA facility. Nevertheless one major goal of this project is to optimize the waste categorization and therefore to send the canisters to the ANDRA LLW site whenever possible. Two means will allow us to reach this goal: - The sorting out of un-packed waste in order to constitute a LLW canister - A wide range of measurements (gamma spectrometry, neutron measurement, tomography) in order to assess the exact nature of the contents in the historical canisters. Taking waste treatment and conditioning into account well in advance is a factor of prime importance that must be managed early in the elaboration of the decommissioning scenario. Precise knowledge of the physical and radiological inventories is of the utmost importance in defining the best waste pathway. Overall operations on the facility are due to end by 2020 including complete clean-up of the facility and its de-licensing.

Santucci, C. [Nuclear Energy Direction / Facilities Management Department C.E.A. Cadarache Research Centre (France)

2008-01-15

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Research on durability of self-leveling silicone rubber as aqueduct joint sealant  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aqueduct joints are intentionally preset to accommodate expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. The performance of the joints, especially for the large aqueduct, is very important to the service behavior of the aqueduct structure. Currently, the durability of traditional sealant materials is too poor, and the seepage of the aqueduct joints has become the uppermost engineering disease. In this

Meizhu Chen; Yixuan Mi; Shaopeng Wu; Jiesheng Liu

2009-01-01

252

India: sex education counselling research training therapy / family life and marriage counselling centres.  

PubMed

The Family Planning Association of India opened its first Sex Education, Counseling, Research Training/Therapy Center (SECRT) in 1978, and now Bombay, Bangalore, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Madras, New Delhi, Pune, and Rajkot each have a center. The SECRT centers exist to create awareness among people, especially young people, about sexuality, healthy relationships, and family well-being, and to create a core of youth leaders who will enhance the level of reproductive health among their peers. The centers' main activities are sex education programs in schools and colleges; training and orientation in human sexuality, reproductive health, and counseling for sexually related issues; premarital counseling for young couples about to be married and marital counseling for married couples; counseling, therapy, and referral services for abnormal sexual behavior; marriage enrichment; telephone hotline services; youth leader training in adolescent reproductive health; training of personnel to help the handicapped overcome any related problems; and the preparation of audiovisual aids for counseling with regard to sexual health. The centers have panels of specialists and all services are provided both confidentially and free of charge. The centers also consult with policymakers on the implementation of programs on human sexuality. It is expected that research will be conducted on adolescent sexuality both at the headquarters and branch levels. PMID:12283768

Manorama, H S

1990-12-01

253

Joint research effort on vibrations of twisted plates, phase 1: Final results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The complete theoretical and experimental results of the first phase of a joint government/industry/university research study on the vibration characteristics of twisted cantilever plates are given. The study is conducted to generate an experimental data base and to compare many different theoretical methods with each other and with the experimental results. Plates with aspect ratios, thickness ratios, and twist angles representative of current gas turbine engine blading are investigated. The theoretical results are generated by numerous finite element, shell, and beam analysis methods. The experimental results are obtained by precision matching a set of twisted plates and testing them at two laboratories. The second and final phase of the study will concern the effects of rotation.

Kielb, R. E.; Leissa, A. W.; Macbain, J. C.; Carney, K. S.

1985-01-01

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Benefits and payments for research participants: Experiences and views from a research centre on the Kenyan coast  

PubMed Central

Background There is general consensus internationally that unfair distribution of the benefits of research is exploitative and should be avoided or reduced. However, what constitutes fair benefits, and the exact nature of the benefits and their mode of provision can be strongly contested. Empirical studies have the potential to contribute viewpoints and experiences to debates and guidelines, but few have been conducted. We conducted a study to support the development of guidelines on benefits and payments for studies conducted by the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust programme in Kilifi, Kenya. Methods Following an initial broad based survey of cash, health services and other items being offered during research by all programme studies (n?=?38 studies), interviews were held with research managers (n?=?9), and with research staff involved in 8 purposively selected case studies (n?=?30 interviewees). Interviews explored how these benefits were selected and communicated, experiences with their administration, and recommendations for future guidelines. Data fed into a consultative workshop attended by 48 research staff and health managers, which was facilitated by an external ethicist. Findings The most commonly provided benefits were medical care (for example free care, and strengthened quality of care), and lunch or snacks. Most cash given to participants was reimbursement of transport costs (for example to meet appointments or facilitate use of services when unexpectedly sick), but these payments were often described by research participants as benefits. Challenges included: tensions within households and communities resulting from lack of clarity and agreement on who is eligible for benefits; suspicion regarding motivation for their provision; and confusion caused by differences between studies in types and levels of benefits. Conclusions Research staff differed in their views on how benefits should be approached. Echoing elements of international benefit sharing and ancillary care debates, some research staff saw research as based on goodwill and partnership, and aimed to avoid costs to participants and a commercial relationship; while others sought to maximise participant benefits given the relative wealth of the institution and the multiple community needs. An emerging middle position was to strengthen collateral or indirect medical benefits to communities through collaborations with the Ministry of Health to support sustainability. PMID:22726531

2012-01-01

255

Australian Centre for Astrobiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Australian Centre for Astrobiology performs research in physics, astronomy, and cosmology, as well as investigates the possibility of life beyond Earth. After learning about the Centre's latest news and events, users can find summaries of the many current research projects including studies of ancient hydrothermal systems, remote sensing of the atmosphere of Venus, and varying constants. The website features the research, papers, and achievements of Professor Paul Davies and the Centre's other members. Students and educators can discover research and scholarship opportunities. This site is also reviewed in the June 25, 2004 _NSDL Physical Sciences Report_.

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TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 4 Number 2 December 2006  

E-print Network

15 Violence Against women: Diversifying Social Responses 21 Research Focus 23 Book Review 25TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 4 Number 2 to violence that is perpetuated, in the main, against women. The line up of major articles includes one

Hickman, Mark

257

The Unit for Policy Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM) was established by the Wellcome Trust in 1990 as a centre for independent analysis and advice on science  

E-print Network

Trust in 1990 as a centre for independent analysis and advice on science policy. Its mission is to help setting. As well as carrying out independent policy research, PRISM offers two unique services to funding Information News) ­ a weekly round-up of news in biomedical science policy; · ROD (Research Outputs Database

Rambaut, Andrew

258

Scaling-up Sustainable Land Management Practices through the Concept of the Rural Resource Centre: Reconciling Farmers' Interests with Research Agendas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Formal agricultural research has generated vast amount of knowledge and fundamental insights on land management, but their low adoption has been attributed to the use of public extension approach. This research aims to address whether and how full participation of farmers through the concept of Rural Resource Centre (RRC) provides new

Takoutsing, Bertin; Tchoundjeu, Zacharie; Degrande, Ann; Asaah, Ebenezar; Tsobeng, Alain

2014-01-01

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TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 3 Number 1 July 2005  

E-print Network

Resource Panels: Coordinators' perspectives 14 Section 59: The impact of corporal punishment on childrenTeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 3 Number 1 July summary of the outcomes of my research into this aspect of violence which is beginning to attract more

Hickman, Mark

260

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 32: Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere-Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The soil-vegetation-atmosphere (SVA) system is characterized by non-linear multi-scale exchange processes concerning mass, momentum and energy resulting in complex spatial and temporal patterns and structures. Under the TR32 framework, the characterisation of these structures and patterns will lead to a deeper qualitative and quantitative understanding of the SVA system, and ultimately to better predictions of the SVA state. TR32-research is based on three methodological pillars: Monitoring, Modelling and Data Assimilation. While focusing on the Rur Catchment (Germany), patterns are monitored since 2006 continuously using existing and novel geophysical and remote sensing techniques from the local to the catchment scale like ground penetrating radar, polarimetric precipitation and cloud radar imaging, spectrally induced polarization, radiomagnetotellurics, electrical resistivity tomography, boundary layer scintillometry, lidar techniques, cosmic-ray, and microwave radiometry. Model development centers around a coupled model platform TerrSysMP, which considers mutual fluxes from the groundwater to the atmosphere from the meter to the kilometer scale by combining the atmospheric model COSMO, the land surface model CLM, and the hydrological model ParFlow in a scale-consistent way using the external OASIS coupler. Another focus is a LES model coupled to a novel landsurface scheme, which has been developed for a better understanding of the propagation of patterns between landsurface and atmosphere and their mutual interactions. A range of projects focus on smaller scales processes e.g. down to individual roots, which are modelled at high resolution in order to develop suitable parametrisations for TerrSysMP. Other research foci of TR32 are the transfer of results and developed technology related to new soil analysis tools from the laboratory to the field, the quantification of patterns of soil-carbon, evapotranspiration and respiration in the field, and the setup and operation of the atmospheric boundary layer, cloud and precipitation monitoring site JOYCE (Jlich ObservatorY for Cloud Evolution). These modern and predominantly non-invasive measurement techniques are exploited in combination with advanced modelling systems by data assimilation to yield improved predictions of the transfers of water-, energy and CO2 by accounting for the patterns occurring at various scales. We will present selected results and remaining challenges for characterizing the intertwined patterns and structure at the catchment scale.

Thiele-Eich, Insa; Simmer, Clemens; Diekkrger, Bernd; Crewell, Susanne; Klitzsch, Norbert; Vereecken, Harry; Kollet, Stefan; Hintz, Michael

2014-05-01

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Proceedings of the 7th Joint Panel Meeting of the UJNR Panel on Fire Research and Safety  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 7th Joint Panel Meeting of the United States-Japan Panel on Fire Research and Safety was held jointly with the Combustion Toxicity and 2nd Expert Meeting of the U.S.-Japan-Canada Cooperative Research Group on Toxicity of Combustion Products from Building Materials and Interior Goods at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, October 24 to 28, 1983. Technical sessions were in the areas of: Fire Hazard/Risk Management Methods; Fire Growth Prediction; Materials Fire Properties and Test Methods; Measurement Methods; Combustion Toxicity. Progress reports were presented in each area, in addition to state-of-the-art papers.

Jason, N. H.; Davis, K.

1985-03-01

262

A new facility for Quaternary Geochronology in Spain: The National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH) in Burgos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new geochronology facility has been recently set up in Burgos, Spain, as part of the recently established National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH). The CENIEH is sponsored by governmental funding and was established to foster major advances in our understanding of human evolution through multidisciplinary research. As part of this initiative, a modern laboratory complex is emerging as an European facility for Geochronology and Geoarchaeology. The Geochronology laboratories include archaeomagnetism, electron spin resonance, luminescence, uranium-series, and a clean laboratory for sample preparation. The facility includes a 2G, 755-4K SRM superconducting magnetometer, a Bruker ESR spectrometer (EMXmicro-6/1 model) associated with a low-temperature control system, allowing ESR measurements at room and liquid nitrogen temperature, two Riso readers with a single-grain and pulsed OSL attachments, a ThermoFinnigan Neptune MC-ICP-MS, with a CETAC Aridus and an ESI Apex sample introduction system, a NewWave UP213 nm laser ablation facility, a NewWave Instr. Micromill and ancillary sample preparation and field equipment. The Geochronology group, GEB (Geochronology rEsearch group in Burgos) is being set up as a facility that provides auxiliary laboratory and general support to the scientific community interested in Quaternary studies, and in archaeological and paleontological sites. Methodological advancements in Quaternary dating, and inter-technique collaborative studies form an integral part of GEBs research activities. Current research projects include the chronology of the oldest human occupation of Europe (Atapuerca and Orce), north-African archaeological sites and integration with Plio-Pleistocene climatic changes, rates of incision and uplift of Cenozoic basins in Spain, and dating of ancient DNA sequences and early human occupation sites across Siberia and North America.

Pars, Josep M.; Duval, Mathieu; Arnold, Lee J.; Hoffmann, Dirk L.

2010-05-01

263

The Joint Aerosol-Monsoon Experiment: A New Challenge to Monsoon Climate Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Aerosol and monsoon related droughts and floods are two of the most serious environmental hazards confronting more than 60% of the population of the world living in the Asian monsoon countries. In recent years, thanks to improved satellite and in-situ observations, and better models, great strides have been made in aerosol, and monsoon research respectively. There is now a growing body of evidence suggesting that interaction of aerosol forcing with water cycle dynamics in monsoon regions may substantially alter the redistribution of energy at the earth surface and in the atmosphere, and therefore significantly impact monsoon rainfall variability and long term trends. In this talk, I will describe issues related to societal needs, scientific background, and challenges in studies of aerosol-water cycle interaction in Asian monsoon regions. As a first step towards addressing these issues, the authors call for an integrated observation and modeling research approach aimed at the interactions between aerosol chemistry and radiative effects and monsoon dynamics of the coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system. A Joint Aerosol-Monsoon Experiment (JAMEX) is proposed for 2007-2011, with an enhanced observation period during 2008-09, encompassing diverse arrays of observations from surface, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and satellites of physical and chemical properties of aerosols, long range aerosol transport as well as meteorological and oceanographic parameters in the Indo-Pacific Asian monsoon region. JAMEX will leverage on coordination among many ongoing and planned national programs on aerosols and monsoon research in China, India, Japan, Nepal, Italy, US, as well as international research programs of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Lau, William K. M.

2008-01-01

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Overview and status of the Next European Dipole Joint Research Activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Next European Dipole (NED) Joint Research Activity was launched on 1 January 2004 to promote the development of high-performance Nb3Sn conductors in collaboration with European industry (aiming at a non-copper critical current density of 1500 A mm-2 at 4.2 K and 15 T) and to assess the suitability of Nb3Sn technology to the next generation of accelerator magnets (aiming at an aperture of 88 mm and a conductor peak field of ~15 T). It is part of the Coordinated Accelerator Research in Europe (CARE) project, which involves eight collaborators, and is half-funded by the European Union. After briefly recalling the Activity organization, we report the main progress achieved over the last year, which includes: the manufacturing of a double-bath He II cryostat for heat transfer measurements through Nb3Sn conductor insulation, detailed quench computations for various NED-like magnet configurations, the award of two industrial subcontracts for Nb3Sn conductor development, the first results of a cross-calibration programme of test facilities for Nb3Sn wire characterization, detailed investigations of the mechanical properties of heavily cold-drawn Cu/Nb/Sn composite wires, and the preliminary assessment of a new insulation system based on polyimide-sized glass fibre tapes. Last, we briefly review the efforts of an ongoing Working Group on magnet design and optimization.

Devred, A.; Baudouy, B.; Baynham, D. E.; Boutboul, T.; Canfer, S.; Chorowski, M.; Fabbricatore, P.; Farinon, S.; Flice, H.; Fessia, P.; Fydrych, J.; Granata, V.; Greco, M.; Greenhalgh, J.; Leroy, D.; Loverige, P.; Matkowski, M.; Michalski, G.; Michel, F.; Oberli, L. R.; den Ouden, A.; Pedrini, D.; Pietrowicz, S.; Polinski, J.; Previtali, V.; Quettier, L.; Richter, D.; Rifflet, J. M.; Rochford, J.; Rondeaux, F.; Sanz, S.; Scheuerlein, C.; Schwerg, N.; Sgobba, S.; Sorbi, M.; Toral-Fernandez, F.; van Weelderen, R.; Vdrine, P.; Volpini, G.

2006-03-01

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Overview and status of the Next European Dipole (NED) joint research activity  

E-print Network

The Next European Dipole (NED) Joint Research Activity was launched on 1st January 2004 to promote the development of high performance Nb3Sn conductors in collaboration with European industry (aiming at a non-copper critical current density of 1500 A/mm2 at 4.2 K and 15 T) and to assess the suitability of Nb3Sn technology to the next generation of accelerator magnets (aiming at an aperture of 88 mm and a conductor peak field of ~ 15 T). It is part of the Coordinated Accelerator Research in Europe (CARE) project, involves eight collaborators and is half-funded by the European Union. After briefly recalling the Activity organization, we report the main progress achieved over the last year, which includes: the manufacturing of a double-bath He II cryostat for heat transfer measurements through Nb3Sn conductor insulation, detailed quench computations for various NED-like magnet configurations, the award of two industrial subcontracts for Nb3Sn conductor development, the first results of a cross-calibration progra...

Devred, Arnaud; Baynham, D Elwyn; Boutboul, T; Canfer, S; Chorowski, M; Fabbricatore, P; Farinon, S; Flice, H; Fessia, P; Fydrych, J; Granata, V; Greco, Michela; Greenhalgh, J; Leroy, D; Loveridge, P W; Matkowski, M; Michalski, G; Michel, F; Oberli, L R; den Ouden, A; Pedrini, D; Pietrowicz, S; Polinski, J; Previtali, V; Quettier, L; Richter, D; Rifflet, J M; Rochford, J; Rondeaux, F; Sanz, S; Scheuerlein, C; Schwerg, N; Sgobba, Stefano; Sorbi, M; Toral-Fernandez, F; Van Weelderen, R; Vdrine, P; Volpini, G

2006-01-01

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Introducing Joint Research Project Quantum Ampere for the realisation of the new SI ampere  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The metrology community lately has adopted the long-term aim of basing the SI unit system on fundamental constants of nature. The base electrical unit, the ampere, will then be re-defined in terms of a fixed value of the elementary charge e. The most direct realization of the new ampere definition requires controlling the number of electrons which flow in a unit time interval, and of counting the errors occurring in this process of clocking single electrons. State of the art nanofabrication technology allows the fabrication of single-electron transport devices - known as single-electron pumps - which generate electric current by moving electrons one at a time. These devices are capable of delivering currents of about 100 pA with an accuracy at the 1 part per million level. Also, ultrasensitive single-electron detectors have been explored that allow electric charge detection on a resolution level below e. The European Joint Research Project presented here, undertaken by a consortium of several research institutes, aims at further developing the best existing concepts of single-electron pumps and to combine them with single-electron detectors for creating highly accurate quantum current sources, to be used as future current standards. Furthermore, necessary current measurement instrumentation will be developed. The paper comprises the project aims and the main results achieved so far.

Scherer, Hansjrg; Giblin, Stephen P.; Jehl, Xavier; Manninen, Antti; Piquemal, Franois; Ritchie, David A.

2014-08-01

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College and University Planning. Report on a Joint Study by Colgate University and American Foundation for Management Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to develop a new approach to comprehensive college and university planning, Colgate University and the American Foundation for Management Research (AFMR) undertook a joint study that involved (1) an intensive investigation of planning practices at selected colleges and universities, (2) a review of the available literature on

Smith, Robert G.

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Using action-research to define public performance: methodological reflections on jointly-produced scientific knowledge in public management  

E-print Network

for public management is that of evaluating performance, considered as the modern response to the crisis, leading to the notion of "public performance" in the management of the water service that collaboratedUsing action-research to define public performance: methodological reflections on jointly

Boyer, Edmond

269

Accelerating Adoption of Fire Science and Related Research. Final Report to the Joint Fire Sciences Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since its inception in 1998, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has funded over 350 projects. The Joint Fire Science Program has long recognized that the investments made in wildland fire science need to be accompanied by an emphasis on science interpr...

J. Barbour

2007-01-01

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South Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based in Switzerland, South Centre is a multi-national organization which promotes the global organization of its 46 member nations in order to become "effective in mobilizing its considerable combined expertise and experience or its bargaining power." The site contains a large number of current working papers, South Centre's quarterly newsletter South Letter, and relevant links.

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Development and evaluation of the modiolar research array - multi-centre collaborative study in human temporal bones  

PubMed Central

Objective Multi-centre collaborative study to develop and refine the design of a prototype thin perimodiolar cochlear implant electrode array and to assess feasibility for use in human subjects. Study Design Multi-centre temporal bone insertion studies. Materials and Methods The modiolar research array (MRA) is a thin pre-curved electrode that is held straight for initial insertion with an external sheath rather than an internal stylet. Between November 2006 and February 2009, six iterations of electrode design were studied in 21 separate insertion studies in which 140 electrode insertions were performed in 85 human temporal bones by 12 surgeons. These studies aimed at addressing four fundamental questions related to the electrode concept, being: (1) Could a sheath result in additional intra-cochlear trauma? (2) Could a sheath accommodate variations in cochlea size and anatomies? (3) Could a sheath be inserted via the round window? and (4) Could a sheath be safely removed once the electrode had been inserted? These questions were investigated within these studies using a number of evaluation techniques, including X-ray and microfluoroscopy, acrylic fixation and temporal bone histologic sectioning, temporal bone microdissection of cochlear structures with electrode visualization, rotational tomography, and insertion force analysis. Results Frequent examples of electrode rotation and tip fold-over were demonstrated with the initial designs. This was typically caused by excessive curvature of the electrode tip, and also difficulty in handling of the electrode and sheath. The degree of tip curvature was progressively relaxed in subsequent versions with a corresponding reduction in the frequency of tip fold-over. Modifications to the sheath facilitated electrode insertion and sheath removal. Insertion studies with the final MRA design demonstrated minimal trauma, excellent perimodiolar placement, and very small electrode dimensions within scala tympani. Force measurements in temporal bones demonstrated negligible force on cochlear structures with angular insertion depths of between 390 and 450. Conclusion The MRA is a novel, very thin perimodiolar prototype electrode array that has been developed using a systematic collaborative approach. The different evaluation techniques employed by the investigators contributed to the early identification of issues and generation of solutions. Regarding the four fundamental questions related to the electrode concept, the studies demonstrated that (1) the sheath did not result in additional intra-cochlear trauma; (2) the sheath could accommodate variations in cochlea size and anatomies; (3) the sheath was more successfully inserted via a cochleostomy than via the round window; and (4) the sheath could be safely removed once the electrode had been inserted. PMID:21917200

Briggs, Robert J S; Tykocinski, Michael; Lazsig, Roland; Aschendorff, Antje; Lenarz, Thomas; Stover, Timo; Fraysse, Bernard; Marx, Mathieu; Roland, J Thomas; Roland, Peter S; Wright, Charles G; Gantz, Bruce J; Patrick, James F; Risi, Frank

2011-01-01

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British Library Research and Innovation Report 106 Comparison of Methods &  

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British Library Research and Innovation Report 106 Comparison of Methods & Costs of Digital of Hertfordshire British Library Research and Innovation Centre 1998 #12;Version 1.1 29/05/982 This study is part is administered by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre. © Joint Information Systems Committee

Carr, Leslie

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Spacecraft environmental interactions: A joint Air Force and NASA research and technology program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A joint Air Force/NASA comprehensive research and technology program on spacecraft environmental interactions to develop technology to control interactions between large spacecraft systems and the charged-particle environment of space is described. This technology will support NASA/Department of Defense operations of the shuttle/IUS, shuttle/Centaur, and the force application and surveillance and detection missions, planning for transatmospheric vehicles and the NASA space station, and the AFSC military space system technology model. The program consists of combined contractual and in-house efforts aimed at understanding spacecraft environmental interaction phenomena and relating results of ground-based tests to space conditions. A concerted effort is being made to identify project-related environmental interactions of concern. The basic properties of materials are being investigated to develop or modify the materials as needed. A group simulation investigation is evaluating basic plasma interaction phenomena to provide inputs to the analytical modeling investigation. Systems performance is being evaluated by both groundbased tests and analysis.

Pike, C. P.; Purvis, C. K.; Hudson, W. R.

1985-01-01

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Key Topics for High-Lift Research: A Joint Wind Tunnel/Flight Test Approach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future high-lift systems must achieve improved aerodynamic performance with simpler designs that involve fewer elements and reduced maintenance costs. To expeditiously achieve this, reliable CFD design tools are required. The development of useful CFD-based design tools for high lift systems requires increased attention to unresolved flow physics issues. The complex flow field over any multi-element airfoil may be broken down into certain generic component flows which are termed high-lift building block flows. In this report a broad spectrum of key flow field physics issues relevant to the design of improved high lift systems are considered. It is demonstrated that in-flight experiments utilizing the NASA Dryden Flight Test Fixture (which is essentially an instrumented ventral fin) carried on an F-15B support aircraft can provide a novel and cost effective method by which both Reynolds and Mach number effects associated with specific high lift building block flows can be investigated. These in-flight high lift building block flow experiments are most effective when performed in conjunction with coordinated ground based wind tunnel experiments in low speed facilities. For illustrative purposes three specific examples of in-flight high lift building block flow experiments capable of yielding a high payoff are described. The report concludes with a description of a joint wind tunnel/flight test approach to high lift aerodynamics research.

Fisher, David; Thomas, Flint O.; Nelson, Robert C.

1996-01-01

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The Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security at the University of Kent in Canterbury recently launched a second online survey1  

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Background The Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security at the University of Kent and impact of cybercrime victimisation, cyber security practices, and risks as seen by a sample of the UK and cyber security related issues, and was carried out between the 22nd and the 24th of January, 2014

Banaji,. Murad

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TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 4 Number 1 July 2006  

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TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 4 Number 1 July Review for 2006. In this issue we have pursued a theme with respect to the articles published to physical rather than sexual violence against children. This may be so because, difficult though

Hickman, Mark

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TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 3 Number 2 December 2005  

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TeAwateaReview TeAwatea Violence Research Centre's Newsletter ISSN 1176-5259 Volume 3 Number 2 for the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, our energies were, for a time, consumed by this project applications and on refining our publications processes. Work toward the publication of Mike Doolan's book

Hickman, Mark

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Call Admission Control for a CDMA/TDMA based ATM Satellite Access Galina Matyagina, Nirmala Shenoy, John Asenstorfer Co-operative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, Institute  

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and non real-time services like data, file transfer, web browsing etc. The emerging high-speed ATMCall Admission Control for a CDMA/TDMA based ATM Satellite Access Network Galina Matyagina, Nirmala Shenoy, John Asenstorfer Co-operative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, Institute

Shenoy, Nirmala

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Social Computing-The New Paradigm for Computing Irwin King, Joint Research Center for Media Sciences,Technologies and Systems, Shenzhen, China, November 27, 2009  

E-print Network

Social Computing-The New Paradigm for Computing Irwin King, Joint Research Center for Media, 2009 #12;Social Computing-The New Paradigm for Computing Irwin King, Joint Research Center for Media's Road Map · Web 2.0 and Social Computing · Social Media and Platforms · Human Computation · Social

King, Kuo Chin Irwin

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Collaborative research on V/STOL control system/cockpit display tradeoffs under the NASA/MOD joint aeronautical program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Summarized here are activities that have taken place from 1979 to the present in a collaborative program between NASA Ames Research Center and the Royal Aerospace Establishment (now Defence Research Agency), Bedford on flight control system and cockpit display tradeoffs for low-speed and hover operations of future V/STOL aircraft. This program was created as Task 8A of the Joint Aeronautical Program between NASA in the United States and the Ministry of Defence (Procurement Executive) in the United Kingdom. The program was initiated based on a recognition by both parties of the strengths of the efforts of their counterparts and a desire to participate jointly in future simulation and flight experiments. In the ensuing years, teams of NASA and RAE engineers and pilots have participated in each other's simulation experiments to evaluate control and display concepts and define design requirements for research aircraft. Both organizations possess Harrier airframes that have undergone extensive modification to provide in-flight research capabilities in the subject areas. Both NASA and RAE have profited by exchanges of control/display concepts, design criteria, fabrication techniques, software development and validation, installation details, and ground and flight clearance techniques for their respective aircraft. This collaboration has permitted the two organizations to achieve jointly substantially more during the period than if they had worked independently. The two organizations are now entering the phase of flight research for the collaborative program as currently defined.

Franklin, J. A.; Nicholas, O. P.

1992-01-01

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MIGRATION DES JOINTS DE GRAINS LA MIGRATION DES JOINTS INTERGRANULAIRES  

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MIGRATION DES JOINTS DE GRAINS LA MIGRATION DES JOINTS INTERGRANULAIRES O. DIMITROV Centre d nombre de faits fondamentaux concernant la migration des joints de grains sont brièvement rappelés considérant les forces qui provoquent ou qui freinent la migration. L'évolution des modèles proposés pour

Boyer, Edmond

282

European Centre for Minority Issues  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) has been in existence since 1996, its history dates back to 1991 when Kurt Hamer (a representative for issues related to various Danish and German minority groups) circulated a memorandum calling for the possibility of a joint venture between Germany and Denmark that would investigate various issues affecting minorities throughout Europe. As their mission statement notes, "The ECMI conducts practice-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe." Along with this particular facet of their operations, the ECMI is also interested in the "early monitoring, study and resolution of ethnic tension and potential conflicts in all regions of Europe." On the website, visitors can learn about upcoming events and conferences sponsored by the Centre, read about its current and proposed projects, and learn about its wide-ranging publication series. While many of the handbooks and monographs are not available as free downloads, many of the reports and working papers presented here are available for free in the pdf format. Some of the more recent working papers include investigations into educational reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina and international involvement in the South Caucasus.

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Breaking the Biological barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol: A Joint Research Agenda  

SciTech Connect

A robust fusion of the agricultural, industrial biotechnology, and energy industries can create a new strategic national capability for energy independence and climate protection. In his State of the Union Address (Bush 2006), President George W. Bush outlined the Advanced Energy Initiative, which seeks to reduce our national dependence on imported oil by accelerating the development of domestic, renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuels. The president has set a national goal of developing cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable alternative energy sources to substantially replace oil imports in the coming years. Fuels derived from cellulosic biomass - the fibrous, woody, and generally inedible portions of plant matter - offer one such alternative to conventional energy sources that can dramatically impact national economic growth, national energy security, and environmental goals. Cellulosic biomass is an attractive energy feedstock because it is an abundant, domestic, renewable source that can be converted to liquid transportation fuels. These fuels can be used readily by current-generation vehicles and distributed through the existing transportation-fuel infrastructure. The Biomass to Biofuels Workshop, held December 7-9, 2005, was convened by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research in the Office of Science; and the Office of the Biomass Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The purpose was to define barriers and challenges to a rapid expansion of cellulosic-ethanol production and determine ways to speed solutions through concerted application of modern biology tools as part of a joint research agenda. Although the focus was ethanol, the science applies to additional fuels that include biodiesel and other bioproducts or coproducts having critical roles in any deployment scheme. The core barrier is cellulosic-biomass recalcitrance to processing to ethanol. Biomass is composed of nature's most ready energy source, sugars, but they are locked in a complex polymer composite exquisitely created to resist biological and chemical degradation. Key to energizing a new biofuel industry based on conversion of cellulose (and hemicelluloses) to ethanol is to understand plant cell-wall chemical and physical structures - how they are synthesized and can be deconstructed. With this knowledge, innovative energy crops - plants specifically designed for industrial processing to biofuel - can be developed concurrently with new biology-based treatment and conversion methods. Recent advances in science and technological capabilities, especially those from the nascent discipline of systems biology, promise to accelerate and enhance this development. Resulting technologies will create a fundamentally new process and biorefinery paradigm that will enable an efficient and economic industry for converting plant biomass to liquid fuels. These key barriers and suggested research strategies to address them are described in this report. As technologies mature for accomplishing this task, the technical strategy proceeds through three phases: In the research phase, within 5 years, an understanding of existing feedstocks must be gained to devise sustainable, effective, and economical methods for their harvest, deconstruction, and conversion to ethanol. Research is centered on enzymatic breakdown of cellulosic biomass to component 5- and 6-carbon sugars and lignin, using a combination of thermochemical and biological processes, followed by cofermentation of sugars to specified endproducts such as ethanol. Processes will be integrated and consolidated to reduce costs, improve efficacy, reduce generation of and sensitivity to inhibitors, and improve overall yields and viability in biorefinery environments. The technology deployment phase, within 10 years, will include creation of a new generation of energy crops with enhanced sustainability, yield, and composition, coupled with processes for simultaneous breakdown of biomass to sugars and cofermentation of sugars via new biological system

Mansfield, Betty Kay [ORNL; Alton, Anita Jean [ORNL; Andrews, Shirley H [ORNL; Bownas, Jennifer Lynn [ORNL; Casey, Denise [ORNL; Martin, Sheryl A [ORNL; Mills, Marissa [ORNL; Nylander, Kim [ORNL; Wyrick, Judy M [ORNL

2006-01-01

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The NCCR Climate, Switzerland`s Centre of Excellence in Climate and Climate Impact Research, invites young scientists to join leading climate researchers in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops  

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The NCCR Climate, Switzerland`s Centre of Excellence in Climate and Climate Impact Research, invites young scientists to join leading climate researchers in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 12th NCCR Climate Summer School 2013

Richner, Heinz

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Research on teaching and learning processes in Earth Sciences education, particularly centred on the awareness on natural risks and hazards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research, main subject of a PhD now in progress, aims to promote the teaching - learning of Earth Sciences in schools of all levels of educations, with the interesting opportunity to experience innovative and effective practices in our local contest, sharing them between all the teachers as a community of practice and all schools as an open laboratory. Based on experiences already acted in other branches of science, we have made a work notebook freely downloadable from the internet, containing an archive of teaching tools, kits, interactive lessons, easy or complex, common and new, developing contents in a vertical approach, which are now shared and used by nearly all the teachers of our Region. The most important is that each teacher, if request, is initially supported in the practices, then trained and, finally, able to carry out the activity on his own. All the materials and kits necessary for carrying out the various activities are freely available at the regional Science Centre and ready to be used, with clear instructions for the use. Traditional educational scientific instruments, trolleys and trays with all the necessary materials, but mostly models and kits, organised in structured paths, sometime a bit naive but highly effective and able to interest, intrigue and involve, are proposed to students of all ages, sometimes in a peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge. Topics are linked to the curricula of Earth Science, such as minerals and rocks, air and water, plate tectonics, volcanoes and Earthquakes, but a special attention has been paid to the topic of natural hazards and risks: dealing with natural hazard and risks, so common in our Country, requires that local communities, starting from schools, become more and more aware of the natural phenomena, beneficial or catastrophic as they are, but always making a direct impact on the quality of life. For example, students can experience how and why landslides and floods occur, by varying on hands-on models natural and physical parameters, the usage of the landscape in known territories and the human impact of the local community , and identify appropriate solutions. The effort is now directed to transform the traditional hands-on methods used to manage instruments and laboratories, in an innovative inquiry-based approach. A quantitative monitoring is now in place to check the results of comprehension, learning and acquiring skills and sensitivity in many classes, even comparing results obtained by traditional practices and by inquiry-based approach. All these data and all the materials are available to all interested parties, thanks to already existing networks, as Unicamearth, ANISN- National Associations of Science Teachers, and IGEO, International Geoscience Education Org- promoter of IESO.

Occhipinti, Susanna

2013-04-01

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Getting the Price Right: Costing and Charging Commercial Provision in Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs). Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) were established in 2001, intended to be a key driver in enhancing the contribution of the further education (FE) sector to meeting skills needs. Current government policy expects employers and individuals to pay a greater share of the costs of training, particularly at Level 3, which is the CoVE priority

Aitken, Liz; Chadwick, Arthur; Hughes, Maria

2006-01-01

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The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology  

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of Meteorology Building an Earth System Model: Scientific and Technical Challenges The Centre for Australian email: steven.phipps@csiro.au web: www.accessimulator.org.au/ 1. A new earth system model for Australia represents a trend in earth system modelling towards models that are increasingly complex, and which

Phipps, Steven J.

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Learning to Use Statistics in Research: A Case Study of Learning in a University-Based Statistical Consulting Centre  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a qualitative case study of statistical practice in a university-based statistical consulting centre. Naturally occurring conversations and activities in the consulting sessions provided opportunities to observe questions, problems, and decisions related to selecting, using, and reporting statistics and statistical techniques

McGinn, Michelle K.

2010-01-01

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Regulation 19: Research Degrees in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School awarded jointly by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex  

E-print Network

Regulation 19: Research Degrees in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School awarded jointly AND SUSSEX MEDICAL SCHOOL AWARDED JOINTLY BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX AND THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON 1 and the University of Sussex. Every student must comply at all times with the Charter and Statutes Regulations

Sussex, University of

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JOINT INDO-UNITED STATES BALLOON FLIGHT PROGRAM1961. Research Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Joint Indo-U.S. Balloon Flight Program was conducted at Hyderabad, ; India, from February through April, 1961. A complete report of all phases of ; this international, cooperative effort is presented, including the details of the ; balloon flight operations, the preliminary scientific results achieved, and an ; evaluation of the overall accomplishments of the program. In addition to the

Chagnon; C. W. ed

1962-01-01

291

Developmental Coordination Disorder and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome - overlapping disorders? Implications for research and clinical practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) are two childhood disorders usually identified separately. DCD is a heterogeneous condition with little known of the underlying aetiology of the disorder. This paper examines the potential overlap between DCD and JHS and examines children with DCD for symptoms which may be consistent with a diagnosis of JHS. Implications for

A. Kirby; R. Davies

2006-01-01

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[Research on surface modification and bio-tribological properties of artificial joint].  

PubMed

The bio-tribological properties of an artificial joint can be obviously improved by surface modification technologies. In this paper, the benefits and disadvantages of various surface modification methods-such as surface coating, plasma treatment, surface texture and surface grafting modification-are discussed. The aim of surface coating and/or plasma treatment is to improve the surface hardness of the materials, thus enhancing the wear resistance of artificial joints. However, these technologies do not effectively alleviate stress concentration of material in the short times in which artificial joints bear physiological impact load, resulting in easy fracture. Surface texture serves mainly to improve the lubrication properties through micro-concavities on the material surface for storage lubricant. Surface texturing can realize improvements in bio-tribological properties, but it does not enhance the impact resistance of the joint. Surface grafting modification is implemented mainly by grafting hydrophilic or other specific functional groups to improve the surface hydrophilicity and wetability, thus enhancing lubricating performance and reducing the coefficient of friction. PMID:22772408

Pan, Yusong; Wang, Jing; Ding, Guoxin

2012-06-01

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Research on fatigue behavior evaluation and fatigue fracture mechanisms of cruciform welded joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

The applications of infrared thermographic method and the relationship between the microstructures and mechanical properties of materials were reviewed. Experimental tests, using the thermographic method, have been carried out in order to evaluate the fatigue behavior of cruciform welded joints subjected to a high mean stress. A good agreement was achieved between the predicted values and those obtained by the

J. L. Fan; X. L. Guo; C. W. Wu; Y. G. Zhao

2011-01-01

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Journal of Orthopaedic Research 13483-494The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc  

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integrity inferior to that of normal control tissue. The treatment of osteoarthrotic cartilage is a prob- son (19) published results indicating that joint de- bridement in degenerative arthritis may in ortho- paedic surgery. This treatment regimen, which has been discussed again as a treatment modality

Athanasiou, Kyriacos

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Learning Problems of Junior Level Children: A Nordic Joint Research Project (No. 2108).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four cities in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark have been engaged since 1977 in a joint study of the junior level of elementary school. (More than 5,000 pupils are involved in the study.) The Department of Education at the University of Turku joined the project in the autumn term of 1979. The purpose of the Swedish project, reported here, was to

Jansson, Karin, Ed.

1981-01-01

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Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean SUMMER RESEARCH  

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Research & Impacts Environmental Chemistry Marine Ecosystems Ocean & Coastal Observations Protection & Restoration of Marine Resources Seafloor Processes Tsunami Observations & Modeling 2012 #12;Research Research

Rigor, Ignatius G.

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Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) Program: Improved Materials and Processes for Sealing and Resealing Joints in Portland Cement Concrete Pavements - Field Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the field evaluation phase of the joint effort research program conducted by Crafco, Incorporated, and the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The project was funded under the auspices of the FY 89 Construction Productiv...

L. N. Lynch, D. W. White, J. Chehovits

1993-01-01

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Researches on the failure modes under tensile forces of the Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Resistance spot welding (RSW) is one of the most used methods of joining sheet metals. The RSW process is based on Joule Lenz effect, of the electric current passing trough the (similar or dissimilar ) joining metal sheets positioned between the two contact electrodes. At welding process , some important changes occurs in metallurgical and mechanical properties of the welded areas and heat affected zones (HAZ) . The purpose of this work is to highlight the influences of joint materials and welding parameters on the tensile strength and on the failure mode of the joints. By using constant pressure (force) of the electrodes and different values of current and welding time, three types of materials were welded . The welding samples have been subjected to tensileshear tests and the surfaces of failures were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) Some recommendations referring the electing of the optimum welding parameters were formulated..

Chirileanu, Marius; Georgiana, Nistoroschi; Axinte, Eugen

2013-03-01

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Original research Dynamic joint stiffness of the ankle during walking: Gender-related differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To characterize and compare dynamic joint stiffness (DJS) of the ankle in the sagittal plane during natural cadence walking in both genders. Design: Observation, cross-sectional and matched pairs. Participants: Twenty-one males (mean age 2774.2 years) and 18 females (mean age 22.974.1 years). Setting: Laboratory at the University de Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro. The DJS of the ankle

Ronaldo C. Gabriel; Joao Abrantes; Kevin Granata; Pedro Melo-Pinto; Vitor Filipe

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Shell Centre for Mathematical Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Shell Centre for Mathematical Education, a centre for research and development within the School of Education at the University of Nottingham, offers WWW pages which includes a collection of information technologies used in the classroom, details of publications and research, as well as a Distractions Page "intended to contain entertaining items of varying degrees of educational value."

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Coastal and Marine Resources Centre  

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of Ireland, Cork Institute of Technology, the Port of Cork, the Industrial Development Authority, the Marine together with researchers from UCC's Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) and the Sustainable

Schellekens, Michel P.

302

An optical comb filter for the stochastic cooling system at the Nuclotron accelerator (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To carry out longitudinal stochastic cooling of charge particle beams at the Nuclotron of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna), a unique optical comb filter was designed and developed. The designed filter has space-saving size, low insertion losses, and small dispersion. The comb filter tuning was automated using a specially designed software, which made it possible to reduce the tuning time and increase tuning accuracy up to several hertz. The designed filter with automatic tuning was successfully tested in an experiment on deuteron beam cooling. In this work, characteristics of the designed filter are presented and an algorithm of its automatic tuning is considered.

Kadenko, I.; Bezshyyko, O.; Hohov, D.; Sidorin, A.; Trubnikov, G.; Shurkhno, N.; Stassen, R.

2014-09-01

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Augmenting a Ballet Dance Show Using the Dancer's Emotion: Conducting Joint Research in Dance and Computer Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe the joint research that we conduct in gesture-based emotion recognition and virtual augmentation of a stage, bridging together the fields of computer science and dance. After establishing a common ground for dialogue, we could conduct a research process that equally benefits both fields. As computer scientists, dance is a perfect application case. Dancer's artistic creativity orient our research choices. As dancers, computer science provides new tools for creativity, and more importantly a new point of view that forces us to reconsider dance from its fundamentals. In this paper we hence describe our scientific work and its implications on dance. We provide an overview of our system to augment a ballet stage, taking a dancer's emotion into account. To illustrate our work in both fields, we describe three events that mixed dance, emotion recognition and augmented reality.

Clay, Alexis; Delord, Elric; Couture, Nadine; Domenger, Gal

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Utah-Inha Joint Research Center on Drug Delivery Systems & Advanced Therapeutics  

E-print Network

Microscope, Semi-Prep High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Mini Scanning Electron Microscope, Fluorescence Laboratories Cell culture room Animal experiment lab Imaging room Conference room Research Facilities Floor Space: 741 m2 #12;Research Equipment Cell culture facilities, Synthetic chemistry facilities

Tipple, Brett

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78 FR 20120 - Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Joint Technical Demonstration of Tactical Data...  

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...Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Engility...range enhancement software technologies to improve...TDL Range Enhancement Software Technologies, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street...Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket...

2013-04-03

306

"We Are like Dictionaries, Miss, You Can Look Things up in Us": Evaluating Child-Centred Research Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research concerning children is often presented with only a brief comment on the research methods adopted. This paper takes a "behind the scenes" view and I discuss my adoption of a non-hierarchical "least adult role" adapted from Mandell's work in 1991 to undertake qualitative research in the sensitive area of children's multicultural awareness

Elton-Chalcraft, Sally

2011-01-01

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Centre for Forensic Science Centre for Forensic Science  

E-print Network

chemistry � BSc Forensic Biology � Scientific and Law Enforcement training � Professional bodies PracticeCentre for Forensic Science #12;Centre for Forensic Science � First program in UK and now in itsKie #12;Education, Research & Practice � MSc/PgDip Forensic Science � BSc/MChem Forensic & Analytical

Mottram, Nigel

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Joint Analyses of Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Data in Research on Aging: Implications for Predicting Health and Survival  

PubMed Central

Longitudinal data on aging, health, and longevity provide a wealth of information to investigate different aspects of the processes of aging and development of diseases leading to death. Statistical methods aimed at analyses of time-to-event data jointly with longitudinal measurements became known as the joint models (JM). An important point to consider in analyses of such data in the context of studies on aging, health, and longevity is how to incorporate knowledge and theories about mechanisms and regularities of aging-related changes that accumulate in the research field into respective analytic approaches. In the absence of specific observations of longitudinal dynamics of relevant biomarkers manifesting such mechanisms and regularities, traditional approaches have a rather limited utility to estimate respective parameters that can be meaningfully interpreted from the biological point of view. A conceptual analytic framework for these purposes, the stochastic process model of aging (SPM), has been recently developed in the biodemographic literature. It incorporates available knowledge about mechanisms of aging-related changes, which may be hidden in the individual longitudinal trajectories of physiological variables and this allows for analyzing their indirect impact on risks of diseases and death. Despite, essentially, serving similar purposes, JM and SPM developed in parallel in different disciplines with very limited cross-referencing. Although there were several publications separately reviewing these two approaches, there were no publications presenting both these approaches in some detail. Here, we overview both approaches jointly and provide some new modifications of SPM. We discuss the use of stochastic processes to capture biological variation and heterogeneity in longitudinal patterns and important and promising (but still largely underused) applications of JM and SPM to predictions of individual and population mortality and health-related outcomes.

Arbeev, Konstantin G.; Akushevich, Igor; Kulminski, Alexander M.; Ukraintseva, Svetlana V.; Yashin, Anatoliy I.

2014-01-01

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Current Status of Joint AFRL/NASA Microgravity Spray Cooling Research Activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Air Force Research Lab and the NASA Glenn Research Center are cooperatively examining spray cooling in a low and a variable gravity environment by conducting experiments principally aboard the NASA Reduced Gravity Aircraft. The objective of these research activities is to examine an effective high-heat flux, high-power thermal management technology using spray cooling for both aircraft and space-based platforms. Previous studies have demonstrated that two phase heat transfer and fluid management are issues that need to be examined. This effort has obtained preliminary results which confirm these concerns. More research is planned.

Michalak, Travis; Yerkes,Kirk; McQuillen, John; Golliher, Eric

2004-01-01

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In an interconnected world: joint research priorities for the environment, agriculture and infectious disease  

PubMed Central

In 2008 the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) commissioned ten think-tanks to work on disease-specific and thematic reference groups to identify top research priorities that would advance the research agenda on infectious diseases of poverty, thus contributing to improvements in human health. The first of the thematic reference group reports on environment, agriculture and infectious diseases of poverty was recently released. In this article we review, from an insider perspective, the strengths and weaknesses of this thematic reference group report and highlight key messages for policy-makers, funders and researchers. PMID:24472225

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British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) is designed to "assist UK atmospheric researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data." With this aim in mind, the BADC provides one of the only permanent archives for data sets from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded projects. Also, the Centre serves as a single repository for third party data sets of value to the atmospheric research community. Among the 46 data sets included in the searchable archive, data pertaining to ozone experiments; stratosphere, mesosphere, and troposphere measurements; sea temperatures; and forecasting are all available here. The Centre is an outstanding single source for atmospheric data.

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AUSTRALIAN DESALINATION RESEARCH ROADMAP Murdoch University is proud to be the Administering Organisation of the National Centre of Excellence in  

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Water Prof. Stephen Gray, Victoria University Mr Alan Gregory, CSIRO Prof. Rolf Gubner, Curtin with Australia's foremost desalination and water research institutions to lead national research and build, Business Development Manager, Siemens Water Technologies Mr Gary Crisp, Service Line Leader, Desalination

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The Centre for Research into Higher Education at the University of Amsterdam (Centrum voor Onderzoek van het Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs, COWO).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the aims of the University of Amsterdam's Center for Research into Higher Education and describes two projects: (1) PLATO Pilot Project Amsterdam, a university-wide program in computer-assisted instruction; and (2) "Exercise in Chemical Problem-Solving," computer simulations designed to aid students in developing problem-solving research

Camstra, Bert

1981-01-01

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POTENTIAL FOR JOINT RESEARCH BETWEEN EPA AND THE U.S. ARMY  

EPA Science Inventory

The environmental problems being faced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army are closely related, and the research needed to address them overlaps in many areas. his is especially true in the area of hazardous waste site remediation research aimed at the...

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"Casing the Joint": Explorations by the Insider-Researcher Preparing for Work-Based Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper aims to explore factors that impinge on the "insider-researcher" (IR) when undertaking a work-based learning project, which will result in the creation of a context analysis framework. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative, interpretative approach with the IR as central to the research process, together with data from

Workman, Barbara

2007-01-01

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Pelvic joint fusion in patients with severe pelvic girdle pain - a prospective single-subject research design study  

PubMed Central

Background The fusion of the pelvic joints in patients with severe pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a controversial and insufficiently studied procedure. The aims of this study were to evaluate physical function and pain after sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion. Methods A single-subject research design study with repeated measurements was conducted; pre-operatively and at 3, 6 and 12months post-operatively. The outcome measures considered were the Oswestry disability index (ODI), visual analogue scale (VAS), and SF-36. Eight patients with severe PGP received open-accessed unilateral anterior SIJ fusion and fusion of the pubic symphysis. Results Seven patients reported positive results from the surgery. At 1year post-operation, significant (p?

2014-01-01

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Joint Assessment of Renewable Energy and Water Desalination Research Center (REWDC) Program Capabilities and Facilities In Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

The primary goal of this visit was to perform a joint assessment of the Renewable Energy and Water Desalination Center's (REWDC) program in radioactive waste management. The visit represented the fourth technical and scientific interaction with Libya under the DOE/NNSA Sister Laboratory Arrangement. Specific topics addressed during the visit focused on Action Sheet P-05-5, ''Radioactive Waste Management''. The Team, comprised of Mo Bissani (Team Lead), Robert Fischer, Scott Kidd, and Jim Merrigan, consulted with REWDC management and staff. The team collected information, discussed particulars of the technical collaboration and toured the Tajura facility. The tour included the waste treatment facility, waste storage/disposal facility, research reactor facility, hot cells and analytical labs. The assessment team conducted the first phase of Task A for Action Sheet 5, which involved a joint assessment of the Radioactive Waste Management Program. The assessment included review of the facilities dedicated to the management of radioactive waste at the Tourja site, the waste management practices, proposed projects for the facility and potential impacts on waste generation and management.

Bissani, M; Fischer, R; Kidd, S; Merrigan, J

2006-04-03

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Cyber Defense Summer Camp is a joint-program offered by Cyber Security Research & Education Institute of the University of Texas Dallas (UTD) and the Cyber Defense  

E-print Network

Cyber Defense Summer Camp is a joint-program offered by Cyber Security Research & Education students into our labs to learn from top security industry researchers and professionals. Cyber Defense Institute of the University of Texas Dallas (UTD) and the Cyber Defense Center (CDC).This exciting four week

O'Toole, Alice J.

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From Joint Experimentation to Laissez-Faire: Transdisciplinary Innovation Research for the Institutional Strengthening of a Water Users Association in Khorezm, Uzbekistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This article assesses a participatory action and innovation research experience, in which project researchers, farmers and staff members of a local water users association (WUA) came together to: (a) jointly test and adapt a social mobilization and institutional strengthening approach according to the local context, and by doing so, to

Djanibekov, Nodir; Hornidge, Anna-Katharina; Ul-Hassan, Mehmood

2012-01-01

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Research in the field of design and manufacturing at Bath is pulled together in the University's Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC). The centre is unique in the  

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processes and systems; and metrology and assembly systems and technologies. The following research expertise. Measuring up for success Principally used for navigation, GPS derived technologies are now being developed such as aircraft wings, large gearboxes and wind turbine blades. However, a limited industry track record

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE (NBRC), Manesar-122051, Gurgaon, requires a "Senior R&D Engineer" for signal and image processing  

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applied : 2. Full Name in Capitals : 3. Date of birth : 4. Gender : 5. Category : 6. Marital status : 7: · Medical Signal/Image processing ­ MRI images and MRS / fMRI data from brain · Research data analysis

Mandal, Pravat K.

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Research investigations in oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology, and advanced fuels research: Volume 2 -- Jointly sponsored research program. Final report, October 1986--September 1993  

SciTech Connect

Numerous studies have been conducted in five principal areas: oil shale, tar sand, underground coal gasification, advanced process technology, and advanced fuels research. In subsequent years, underground coal gasification was broadened to be coal research, under which several research activities were conducted that related to coal processing. The most significant change occurred in 1989 when the agreement was redefined as a Base Program and a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP). Investigations were conducted under the Base Program to determine the physical and chemical properties of materials suitable for conversion to liquid and gaseous fuels, to test and evaluate processes and innovative concepts for such conversions, to monitor and determine environmental impacts related to development of commercial-sized operations, and to evaluate methods for mitigation of potential environmental impacts. This report is divided into two volumes: Volume 1 consists of 28 summaries that describe the principal research efforts conducted under the Base Program in five topic areas. Volume 2 describes tasks performed within the JSRP. Research conducted under this agreement has resulted in technology transfer of a variety of energy-related research information. A listing of related publications and presentations is given at the end of each research topic summary. More specific and detailed information is provided in the topical reports referenced in the related publications listings.

Smith, V.E.

1994-09-01

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IRC International Water Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The IRC International Water Centre was founded in 1968, and its headquarters is in the Netherlands. Their website's homepage states that the goal of the IRC is "[b]ridging the knowledge gap and joint learning with partners for improved, low-cost water supply, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries." A heartwarming story on the homepage, entitled "India, Jharkhand: with access to the toilet came access to dignity", tells of the increasing access poorer people have to toilets in Jharkhand. However, those people with special needs were not accounted for in the toilet program. A WaterAid worker became aware of a young disabled man's plight and advocated for him at village meetings, thus bringing to light the need for accessibility. The "Themes" link on the left side of any page explains sixteen areas that the IRC and its partners are trying to collect more knowledge about, such as "Local Governance", "Innovative Communication", and "Gender and Equity".

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The research agenda for general practice/family medicine and primary health care in Europe. Part 3. Results: person centred care, comprehensive and holistic approach.  

PubMed

The recently published 'Research Agenda for General Practice/Family Medicine and Primary Health Care in Europe' summarizes the evidence relating to the core competencies and characteristics of the Wonca Europe definition of GP/FM, and its implications for general practitioners/family doctors, researchers and policy makers. The European Journal of General Practice publishes a series of articles based on this document. In a first article, background, objectives, and methodology were discussed. In a second article, the results for the two core competencies 'primary care management' and 'community orientation' were presented. This article reflects on the three core competencies, which deal with person related aspects of GP/FM, i.e. 'person centred care', 'comprehensive approach' and 'holistic approach'. Though there is an important body of opinion papers and (non-systematic) reviews, all person related aspects remain poorly defined and researched. Validated instruments to measure these competencies are lacking. Concerning patient-centredness, most research examined patient and doctor preferences and experiences. Studies on comprehensiveness mostly focus on prevention/care of specific diseases. For all domains, there has been limited research conducted on its implications or outcomes. PMID:20438283

Van Royen, Paul; Beyer, Martin; Chevallier, Patrick; Eilat-Tsanani, Sophia; Lionis, Christos; Peremans, Lieve; Petek, Davorina; Rurik, Imre; Soler, Jean Karl; Stoffers, Henri E J H; Topsever, Pinar; Ungan, Mehmet; Hummers-Pradier, Eva

2010-06-01

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Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the Australian National University Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems provides information about photovoltaics and solar thermal energy technology. Links are provided to energy information and research sites.

Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSES); University, Australian N.

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Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located at the gateway of arctic North America, Churchill (Manitoba) is best known for its polar bear viewing opportunities, and for its rich summer bird life. It is also home to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating arctic research and education. The CNSC homepage provides an overview of the Centre, with an emphasis on current research and education projects. Scientists, educators, or students interested in working in Churchill will find this Website instructive.

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Students' Failure to Submit Research Projects on Time: A Case Study from Masvingo Regional Centre at Zimbabwe Open University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study sought to determine lecturers' and students' perceptions of factors contributing to students' failure to submit research projects on time in three departments of the Zimbabwe Open University. The study employed a descriptive survey design and was both quantitative and qualitative. The questionnaire used as a data-gathering instrument had

Chabaya, Owence; Chiome, Chrispen; Chabaya, Raphinos A.

2009-01-01

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The Terry Fox Research Institute's Atlantic Dialogue on patient-centred care in a personalized treatment world  

PubMed Central

The words personalized medicine are used daily now in cancer care and research conversations. But what do those words really mean to us as patients, caregivers, physicians, managers of the health system, or researchers? Do we know how personalized medicine will affect us over the next decade? Are we prepared? Those and other questions are part of a continuing conversation that the Terry Fox Research Institute is having with the Canadian public in 2010 as part of its public research and outreach project, The Pan-Canadian Dialogue Series on Cancer: Lets Get Personal. The first dialogue was held in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, April 12, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. It featured speakers and panellists from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Three core issues framed the Atlantic discussion: cancer and population health, cancer and the health system, and the science behind cancer care.

Curwin, K.; Johnston, M.; Sutcliffe, S.

2010-01-01

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On the Right and Left of the Centre: ABET and ECE Postgraduate Educational Research in South Africa, 1995-2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and Early Childhood Education (ECE) are the stepchildren of the South African education system in terms of resource allocation and public attention, and yet vitally inform the enterprise of lifelong learning and the prospects for developing a learning nation. The paucity of research on ECE and ABET, and

Rule, P.

2011-01-01

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Markets in Australian Higher Education. Centre for the Study of Higher Education Research Working Papers, 93.9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of the development of markets in Australian higher education, with implications drawn for teaching, research, and management. It notes that while many institutions' market activities appear to be developing spontaneously, these changes are also common responses to the policy/cultural environment in which higher

Marginson, Simon

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Jointly sponsored by the WV Geriatric Education Center and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute  

E-print Network

CREDIT HOUR STATEMENT Physicians - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit is accepted as Category 2-A credit by the AOA. It is the responsibility of the participant to submit credit

Mohaghegh, Shahab

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Dropouts, Stopouts, Optouts at Del Mar College: Spring 1991. Report of a Joint Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research project investigated 2,313 persons who attended Del Mar College (Texas) during fall 1990 but did not enroll for spring 1991. Four sets of data were collected: (1) limited demographic information on the total student body; (2) demographic information drawn from school records to describe all nonreturnees; (3) demographic information

Luckie, Jo Ann I.; Bonham, L. Adrianne

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The Development of a Joint Research Project: Bridgewater State College and Acadia University  

Microsoft Academic Search

To develop a collaborative research effort with faculty from Bridgewater State College and Acadia University in Nova Scotia Canada. Together, we will investigate the effectiveness of the Decision Making Model (Bacon, 2002) as a preventive education protocol for Allied Health Care Practitioners when addressing the psycho-socio-emotional needs of their clients. The initial meeting of faculty from BSC and Acadia University

Victoria Bacon

2006-01-01

334

Residual stresses, defects and non-destructive evaluation of FSW joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes some of the research activities in progress at the German Aerospace Centre, DLR, on the friction stir welding process. It shows in detail the principal defects that can be found in FSW joints, particularly those defects that are due to incomplete filling, incomplete penetration and root discontinuities.The non-destructive ultrasonic method has been used as a promising technique

T. Ghidini; T. Vugrin; C Dalle Donne

2005-01-01

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The Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley. A professional research centre in the Italian Alps  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA), in the Alps at the border with France and Switzerland, is located in the Saint-Barthlemy Valley at 1675 m a.s.l. and 16 km from the town of Nus (AO). Managed by the Fondazione Clment Fillietroz-ONLUS with funding from local administrations, the OAVdA opened in 2003. For the first years its initiatives were focused on public outreach & education. Since 2006 the main activity has been scientific research thanks to an official agreement of cooperation established with the italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). The OAVdA researchers, with Research Grants from the European Social Fund (EU-ESF), have been authors and/or coauthors of several papers on international journals. Here we present in detail the scientific projects developed at the OAVdA and describe some public outreach & education initiatives proposed at the OAVdA and the Planetarium of Lignan, also managed by the Fondazione Clment Fillietroz-ONLUS since 2009.

Calcidese, P.; Bernagozzi, A.; Bertolini, E.; Carbognani, A.; Damasso, M.; Pellissier, P.; Recaldini, P.; Soldi, M.; Toso, G.

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The University's Aerospace Engineering Research Centre was established in 2007 and has since made a significant contribution to research and development in the aerospace  

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to power electronic equipment and structural health monitoring of moving vehicles. The novelty: researchexpertise@bath.ac.uk Aerospace research at Bath Here is a small taste of a few of the aerospace research

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity?department of addictive behaviour and addiction medicine, central institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, University of Heidelberg.  

PubMed

Addictive behaviour is as prevalent in Germany as in other western countries, but in contrast to some European countries and the United States, very little money was given to this research field. Change came in the early 1990s, when the German government started to launch specific grants for addiction research. The first chair in addiction research was created in 1999 (Karl Mann) at the Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim (CIMH; University of Heidelberg). The recruitment of a pre-clinical alcohol researcher as head of the department of psychopharmacology followed (Rainer Spanagel). This 'addiction research cluster' collaborates with several research groups at the CIMH (such as genetics). We inaugurated a clinical trial network which now comprises up to 20 treatment centres throughout Germany. Like most authors, we found effect sizes of different treatment modalities more in the low to moderate range, perhaps because of the heterogeneity of large patient samples. Therefore, we concentrated upon the biological basis of addiction in order to define more homogeneous 'subtypes' of patients for a better match with existing treatments. Results concerning genetics and neuroimaging (both animal and human) are promising, and could move our field towards a more personalized treatment approach. Our funding has been extended over the years, including involvement in several large European grants. We are studying substance-related problems as well as so-called 'behavioural addictions'. As a natural consequence of this development, we are deeply involved both in informing the general public on addiction issues as well as in counselling policy makers in Germany. PMID:20528807

Mann, Karl

2010-12-01

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RTEMS Centre - Support and Maintenance Centre to RTEMS Operating System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

RTEMS CENTRE - Support and Maintenance Centre to RTEMS Operating System is a joint ESA/Portuguese Task Force initiative to develop a support and maintenance centre to the Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS). This paper gives a high level visibility of the progress, the results obtained and the future work in the RTEMS CENTRE [6] and in the RTEMS Improvement [7] projects. RTEMS CENTRE started officially in November 2006, with the RTEMS 4.6.99.2 version. A full analysis of RTEMS operating system was produced. The architecture was analysed in terms of conceptual, organizational and operational concepts. The original objectives [1] of the centre were primarily to create and maintain technical expertise and competences in this RTOS, to develop a website to provide the European Space Community an entry point for obtaining support (http://rtemscentre.edisoft.pt), to design, develop, maintain and integrate some RTEMS support tools (Timeline Tool, Configuration and Management Tools), to maintain flight libraries and Board Support Packages, to develop a strong relationship with the World RTEMS Community and finally to produce some considerations in ARINC-653, DO-178B and ECSS E-40 standards. RTEMS Improvement is the continuation of the RTEMS CENTRE. Currently the RTEMS, version 4.8.0, is being facilitated for a future qualification. In this work, the validation material is being produced following the Galileo Software Standards Development Assurance Level B [5]. RTEMS is being completely tested, errors analysed, dead and deactivated code removed and tests produced to achieve 100% statement and decision coverage of source code [2]. The SW to exploit the LEON Memory Management Unit (MMU) hardware will be also added. A brief description of the expected implementations will be given.

Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Freitas, D.; Coutinho, M.; Faustino, S.; Mota, M.; Colao, P.; Sousa, J.; Dias, L.; Damjanovic, B.; Zulianello, M.; Rufino, J.

2009-05-01

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EPOK Centre for Organic Food and Farming  

E-print Network

EPOK ­ Centre for Organic Food and Farming Research on Organic Animal Husbandry in Sweden on organic production is coordinated by EPOK (Centre for Organic Food and Farming) at the Swedish University that have the potential to mitigate environmental effects. Publisher: EPOK ­ Centre for organic food

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First Joint U.S.Canada Polar Expedition for Educators, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada: Planetary Analogue Research and Lessons Learned  

Microsoft Academic Search

From July 20 to August 2, 2008, joint activities sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA - Space Learning) and NASA (Spaceward Bound) were carried out at the McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) in the Canadian High Arctic. Established in 1960, MARS consists of two sites located on western Axel Heiberg Island along the shore of Expedition Fiord (lower camp),

M. Williamson; W. H. Pollard; C. M. McKay; L. Coe; M. Steinberg; J. Clement

2008-01-01

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Centre for Educational Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the aim of the Centre for Educational Technology is to "realise the principles expressed in the University" technology policy. In order to meet that lofty goal, the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) is hard at work in the areas of curriculum development, learning technologies, staff development, and research. Visitors are introduced to the work of talented University of Cape Town students in the "UCT Stories" on the homepage of the website, and when clicking "Read more," can view "related files," such as a film clip, screen shot, or download. Visitors will find the "Projects" tab contains informative individual downloadable reports on information and communication technologies (ICT) of the eight African countries involved in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA). Some of the countries involved in the partnership include Ghana, Kenya, and Egypt, and visitors can find statistics on infrastructure, higher education enrollment, internet access, and usage in the reports.

2012-01-31

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Jointly sponsored research program. Quarterly technical progress report, October--December 1993  

SciTech Connect

This is a progress report on work performed by Western Research Institute for the U.S. DOE, Morgantown Energy Technology Center in the period October- December 1993. Tasks addressed include: development and demonstration of a practical electric downhole steam generator for thermal recovery of heavy oil and tar; wetting behavior of selected crude oil/brine/rock systems; coal gasification, power generation, and product market study; the impact of leachate from clean coal technology waste on the stability of clay liners; investigation of coprocessing of heavy oil, automobile shredder residue, and coal; injection into coal seams for simultaneous CO{sub 2} mitigation and enhanced recovery of coalbed methane; optimization of carbonizer operations in the FMC coke process; chemical sensor and field screening technology development; demonstration of the koppelman {open_quotes}series c{close_quotes} process using a batch test unit with Powder River Basin coal as feed; remote chemical sensor development; market assessment and technical feasibility study of PFBC ash use; solid-state NMR analysis and interpretation of naturally and artificially matured kerogens; Crow{trademark} field demonstration with bell lumber and pole; {open_quotes}B{close_quotes} series pilot plant tests; in situ treatment of manufactured gas plant contaminated soils demonstration program.

Deans, H.A.

1994-05-01

343

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia's National Centre of Excellence in Desalination creates fresh  

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research worth $32 million includes the use of nanotechnology, solar power, developing solutionsNational Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia's National Centre of Excellence in Desalination creates fresh ideas for sustainable water. NCEDA drives scientific excellence in improving

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PROGRESSREPORT2002 Centre for Telematics and  

E-print Network

PROGRESSREPORT2002 Centre for Telematics and Information Technology CTIT #12;CTIT Supervisory Board for Telematics and Information Technology was founded in 1994 to facilitate multidisciplinary research around ICT

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

345

Engagement in call centres : exploring eliciting factors.  

E-print Network

??Thesis (MComm (Industrial Psychology)) University of Stellenbosch, 2010. ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Researchers have labelled call centres as the modern equivalent of the factory sweatshops of the (more)

Janse van Rensburg, Yolandi-Eloise

2010-01-01

346

Patient-centred care: making cancer treatment centres accountable.  

PubMed

Patient-centred care is argued to be an essential component in the delivery of quality health and cancer care. This manuscript discusses the need to generate credible data which indicates the quality of patient-centred care provided by cancer treatment centres. Patient-centred care covers six domains including physical comfort; emotional support; respect for patients' preferences and values; integration and coordination; involvement of family and friends; and the provision of information, communication and education to enable patients to understand and make informed decisions about their care. First, we identify priority areas within each domain. Next, we propose three questions that should be asked of every patient across the six domains of patient-centred care. The first question explores whether patients were specifically asked by a healthcare provider at the cancer treatment centre about their concerns, values and preferences. Research indicates that it cannot be assumed that clinicians are aware of patient's needs or preferences in these six areas. Second, if the answer from the patient suggests that they would like assistance, then it would be expected that this would be offered. Thirdly, if the patient indicates that they would like such assistance and it is provided, then it might be expected that the patient would report that the provided assistance did relieve their suffering, or the assistance provided was consistent with their preferences, needs and values. Regular measurement and reporting of these aspects of patient-centred cancer care has the potential to identify deficits and inequities in care delivery, allow for comparisons across treatment centres and stimulate an improvement in the patient-centred care provided to cancer patients. PMID:24696084

Zucca, Alison; Sanson-Fisher, Rob; Waller, Amy; Carey, Mariko

2014-07-01

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Academic Success Centre Research Posters  

E-print Network

that will take time to fix. Creating a Poster Posters are often created in Microsoft PowerPoint because PowerPoint/Printing For printing, convert the document into a pdf. Most printers will not print from a PowerPoint document because are not available 24/7. Leave a minimum of 2 days for printing. In an emergency, you can section the PowerPoint

Northern British Columbia, University of

348

Digital Curation Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) states as its motto: "because good research needs good data." Based in the United Kingdom, the DCC provides expert advice and helps those in the UK higher education and research communities store, manage, protect, and share digital research data. As such, the site is a great resource for information specialists, particularly librarians and academics. Visitors should make sure to check out the Digital Curation area which provides a bit of background on the field, along with information for newcomers to the field. The homepage also contains a neat feature entitled Editor's Choice, which brings together reports on digital preservation, information on new books, and much more. Also, visitors can sign up for the DCC's newsletter and take a look at its tag cloud. The Resources area should also not be missed as it features how-to guides, data management plans, case studies, and white papers.

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NSF Implementation of the October 5th OMB/OSTP Joint Announcement Entitled, Hurricane Relief on Federal Research Awards  

NSF Publications Database

Dated, October 6, 2005 NSF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OCTOBER 5 TH OMB/OSTP JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT ENTITLED ... financial/fin/katrina_admin_relief_093005.pdf> Dated, October 6, 2005 2. No-cost extensions on ...

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The Joint NASA/Goddard-University of Maryland Research Program in Charged Particle and High Energy Photon Detector Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Having recognized at an early stage the critical importance of maintaining detector capabilities which utilize state of the art techniques, a joint program was formulated. This program has involved coordination of a broad range of efforts and activities including joint experiments, collaboration in theoretical studies, instrument design, calibrations, and data analysis. Summaries of the progress made to date are presented. A representative bibliography is also included.

1988-01-01

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RTEMS CENTRE - RTEMS Improvement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last two years, EDISOFT's RTEMS CENTRE team [1], jointly with the European Space Agency and with the support of the worldwide RTEMS community [2], have been developing an activity to facilitate the qualification of the real-time operating system RTEMS (Real-Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems). This paper intends to give a high level visibility of the progress and the results obtained in the RTEMS Improvement [3] activity. The primary objective [4] of the project is to improve the RTEMS product, its documentation and to facilitate the qualification of RTEMS for future space missions, taking into consideration the specific operational requirements. The sections below provide a brief overview of the RTEMS operating system and the activities performed in the RTEMS Improvement project, which includes the selection of API managers to be qualified, the tailoring process, the requirements analysis, the reverse engineering and design of the RTEMS, the quality assurance process, the ISVV activities, the test campaign, the results obtained, the criticality analysis and the facilitation of qualification process.

Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Freitas, D.; Coutinho, M.; Faustino, S.; Sousa, J.; Dias, L.; Zulianello, M.

2010-08-01

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Doing challenging research studies in a patient-centred way: a qualitative study to inform a randomised controlled trial in the paediatric emergency care setting  

PubMed Central

Objective To inform the design of a randomised controlled trial (called EcLiPSE) to improve the treatment of children with convulsive status epilepticus (CSE). EcLiPSE requires the use of a controversial deferred consent process. Design Qualitative interview and focus group study. Setting 8 UK support groups for parents of children who have chronic or acute health conditions and experience of paediatric emergency care. Participants 17 parents, of whom 11 participated in telephone interviews (10 mothers, 1 father) and 6 in a focus group (5 mothers, 1 father). 6 parents (35%) were bereaved and 7 (41%) had children who had experienced seizures, including CSE. Results Most parents had not heard of deferred consent, yet they supported its use to enable the progress of emergency care research providing a child's safety was not compromised by the research. Parents were reassured by tailored explanation, which focused their attention on aspects of EcLiPSE that addressed their priorities and concerns. These aspects included the safety of the interventions under investigation and how both EcLiPSE interventions are used in routine clinical practice. Parents made recommendations about the appropriate timing of a recruitment discussion, the need to individualise approaches to recruiting bereaved parents and the use of clear written information. Conclusions Our study provided information to help ensure that a challenging trial was patient centred in its design. We will use our findings to help EcLiPSE practitioners to: discuss potentially threatening trial safety information with parents, use open-ended questions and prompts to identify their priorities and concerns and clarify related aspects of written trial information to assist understanding and decision-making. PMID:24833694

Woolfall, Kerry; Young, Bridget; Frith, Lucy; Appleton, Richard; Iyer, Anand; Messahel, Shrouk; Hickey, Helen; Gamble, Carrol

2014-01-01

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Joint Services Electronics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An annual report of the JSEP (Joint Services Electronics Program) in solid state electronics, quantum electronics, information electronics, control and optimization, and electromagnetic phenomena is presented. Results of the research to date are summarize...

M. Tinkham

1991-01-01

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Joint Services Electronics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An annual report of the JSEP (Joint Services Electronics Program) in solid state electronics, quantum electronics, information electronics, control and optimization, and electromagnetic phenomena is presented. Results of the research to date are summarize...

M. Tinkham

1987-01-01

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Joint Services Electronics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An annual report of the JSEP (Joint Services Electronic Program) in solid state electronics, quantum electronics, information electronics control and optimization and electromagnetic phenomenon is presented. Results of the research to date are summarized ...

M. Tinkham

1985-01-01

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Japan-China Joint Medical Workshop on Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics 2008: The need of Asian pharmaceutical researchers' cooperation.  

PubMed

The Japan-China Joint Medical Workshop on Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics 2008 (JCMWDDT 2008) was held from September 29 to October 1, 2008 at The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. JCMWDDT is an international workshop that is mainly organized by Asian editorial members of Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics (http://www.ddtjournal.com/home) for the purpose of promoting research exchanges in the field of drug discovery and therapeutic. This year's JCMWDDT is the second workshop and focused particularly on novel development and technological innovation of anti-influenza agents. The workshop began with an announcement by the Japanese Co-chairperson, Dr. Sekimizu (Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Editorin- Chief of Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics, DDT) followed by a speech by the Chinese Co-chairperson, Dr. Wenfang Xu (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, Shandong, China; Editor in China Office of DDT), with additional speeches by Dr. Norio Matsuki (The University of Tokyo, Japan; Editor of DDT) and Dr. Guanhua Du (Chinese Academy of Medical Science, China; Editor of DDT). Fifty-nine titles were presented in 6 specialized sessions (Research Advances in Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics, Drug Synthesis/Clinical Therapeutics, Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products, Anti-influenza Drugs, Anti-infection/antiviral Drugs, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology /Pharmacology) and a poster session (Drug Discov Ther 2008; 2, Suppl; available at http://www.ddtjournal.com/Announce/index.htm). An annual outbreak of avian influenza in Asian countries including China and Japan has sparked fears that the virus will mutate and then cause an epidemic in humans. Therefore, Asian researchers need to work together to control this infection. This year's JCMWDDT helped provide an opportunity to reiterate the crucial role of medicinal chemistry in conquering influenza and created an environment for cooperative research in Asian countries. (reported on October 1st, with grateful thanks to all participants) Main program Session I. Research Advances in Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics ? Design, synthesis and preliminary activity assay of influenza virus neuraminidase inhibitors by Wenfang Xu (Shandong University, China) ? Infection disease models with silkworms to evaluate the therapeutic effects of drug candidates by Kazuhisa Sekimizu (The University of Tokyo, Japan) ? Japan's governmental approaches to facilitate drug development process by Makoto Shimoaraiso (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan) ? Effective detection of the epidermal growth factor receptor mutation by the peptide nucleic acid-locked nucleic acid PCR Clamp by Sakuo Hoshi (The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan) ? Design and synthesis of p53-MDM2 binding inhibitors by Yongzhou Hu (Zhejiang University, China) Session II. Drug Synthesis/Clinical Therapeutics ? Pharmacogenomics-based clinical studies using a novel fully-automated genotyping system by Setsuo Hasegawa (Sekino Clinical Pharmacology Clinic, Japan) ? Synthesis and biological evaluation of pentacyclic triterpenes as anti-tumor agents by Hongbin Sun (China Pharmaceutical University, China) ? Drug discovery and therapeutics using silkworm as experimental animal by Yasuyuki Ogata (The University of Tokyo, Japan) ? Novel selective estrogen recetpor modulators (SERMs) with unusual structure and biological activities by Haibing Zhou (Wuhan University, China) Session III. Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products ? Synthesis and properties of isonucleosides incorporated oligonucleotides by Zhenjun Yang (Peking University, China) ? Isolation of antiviral compounds from plant resources using silkworm bioassay by Yutaka Orihara (The University of Tokyo, Japan) ? Sy

Nakata, M; Tang, W

2008-10-01

357

Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by Dr. Stephen Wilson, this site illustrates the research using FTIR (Fourier Transform InfrarRed) technology by the Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Wollongong. Chemists and students can learn how the group approaches issues of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by attempting to improve estimations of trace element exchange using high precision FTIR-based methods and micrometeorological techniques. Visitors can also discover how the Isotopes in the Atmosphere group is using high resolution FTIR spectroscopy -- which evades the limitations of mass spectrometry -- to distinguish diverse isotopic components of trace gases. With many more experiments discussed, researchers and students interested in the advances of FTIR spectroscopy will want to explore this site.

2007-06-13

358

The Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) Project: rationale and planned nationwide studies of genetic predictors, physical exercise, and individualized pharmacological treatment  

PubMed Central

Here we provide an overview of the rationale and methods of a series of planned population based studies within the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) Project. The project aims to support and evaluate ongoing political and administrative efforts to implement nationwide guidelines for maintaining metabolic control in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients to prevent diabetic complications and improve quality of life. The DD2 is designed as a prospective cohort study (collection of epidemiological data) supplemented by randomized clinical intervention trials (on physical exercise and individualized pharmacological treatment) and the establishment of a biobank comprised of material from a large number of newly diagnosed T2D patients. Inclusion of the majority of newly diagnosed T2D patients as they are diagnosed at their general practitioner or diabetes hospital outpatient clinics and entered into the DD2 cohort will establish a nationwide database comprising a large number of future incident cases of T2D in Denmark. These cases will form the project cohort of the DD2. Within the first 6 months of diagnosis, all patients will be invited to contribute to a biobank of DNA, plasma, urine, and tissue sampling. The DNA biobank will enable future studies of the effect of pharmacological treatment and outcome in subsets of patients with specific genetic risk profiles covering disease etiology and specific drug kinetics and metabolism. We will also perform two clinical intervention trials examining: the effectiveness of physical exercise on diabetes-related outcomes and the impact of trial outcomes on individualized pharmacological treatment. Moreover, the DD2 will serve as a platform for testing and developing new antidiabetic drugs. All together, we expect this study to contribute to substantially improved diabetes care in T2D patients locally and abroad. PMID:23071406

Steffensen, Charlotte; Thomsen, Reimar W; Vaag, Allan; Beck-Nielsen, Henning; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl; Hansen, Torben; Pedersen, Oluf; Rungby, J?rgen

2012-01-01

359

University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres  

E-print Network

be reviewed again in three years (December 2016). Irish Centre for Nursing and Midwifery History Following of a new research centre primarily associated with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. Professor Lizbeth Goodman from the School of Education is the proposed Centre Director1 . The Centre

360

RTEMS CENTRE- Support and Maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS Operating System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

RTEMS stands for Real-Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems. It is a full featured Real Time Operating System that supports a variety of open APIs and interface standards. It provides a high performance environment for embedded applications, including a fixed-priority preemptive/non-preemptive scheduler, a comprehensive set of multitasking operations and a large range of supported architectures. Support and maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS operating system (RTEMS CENTRE) is a joint initiative of ESA-Portugal Task force, aiming to build a strong technical competence in the space flight (on- board) software, to offer support, maintenance and improvements to RTEMS. This paper provides a high level description of the current and future activities of the RTEMS CENTRE. It presents a brief description of the RTEMS operating system, a description of the tools developed and distributed to the community [1] and the improvements to be made to the operating system, including facilitation for the qualification of RTEMS (4.8.0) [2] for the space missions.

Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Coutunho, M.; Freitas, D.; Faustino, S.; Mota, M.; Colao, P.; Zulianello, M.

2008-08-01

361

Canadian Centre for Architecture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1979 by Phyllis Lambert, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research center and museum founded on the conviction that "architecture is a public concern." This website is a delightful mix of commentary, digital projects, and information about events at the Centre. A good place to start is at the CCA Recommends area. Here visitors can learn about recent books, musings, and other things that have crossed over the CCA's transom as of late. Recent entries have included thoughts on new books about the Seagram Building in New York and a rather novel piece on the history of guidebooks to Montreal. The Collection area contains information about the CCA's physical holdings, along with finding aids to its digital collections. These collections number almost two dozen and they include materials that deal with Expo 67 in Montreal and the professional practice of Aldo Rossi. Users shouldn't miss the Calendar, as it may inspire a visit to Canada to see one or more upcoming lectures, exhibits, or special events. [KMG

362

Joint Reading between Mothers and Their Head Start Children. Vocabulary Development in Two Text Formats. Reading Research Report No. 13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the ways in which Head Start preschool children's vocabulary developed when they and their mothers engaged in joint reading. Subjects, 19 dyads, were observed as they interacted around expository texts presented in both familiar (newspaper toy advertisements) and traditional (trade books) formats. Subjects were observed in their

Pellegrini, A. D.; And Others

363

Women's Information Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Women's Information Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, focuses on the creation of modules for professional skills training, awareness-building, organizing, and self-determination of women in rural areas, urban areas, and factories. It also supports women-related research. (JOW)

ASPBAE Courier, 1988

1988-01-01

364

CENTRES, PERIPHERIES AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION  

E-print Network

of social world boundaries, I propose a metaphor of boundary in terms of centres and peripheries, where peripheries can be characterized in a number of ways including: the degrees of commitment, the limits #12;INTRODUCTION At the 1998 Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity

Bertelsen, Olav W.

365

Centres, Peripheries and Electronic Communication  

E-print Network

of social world boundaries, I propose a metaphor of boundary in terms of centres and peripheries, where peripheries can be characterized in a number of ways including: the degrees of commitment, the limits, case study Introduction At the 1998 Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research

Fitzpatrick, Geraldine

366

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre  

E-print Network

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre www.avaloncentre.ca halifax.ca/MenEndingViolenceAgainstWomen www-494-6400 Dalhousie Security Services ph. 902-494-6400 @dalsecurity #12;Avalon Sexual Assault Centre www;Avalon Sexual Assault Centre www.avaloncentre.ca halifax.ca/MenEndingViolenceAgainstWomen www

Brownstone, Rob

367

Science Learning Centres Roundup  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The national network of Science Learning Centres aims to raise the quality of science teaching from Key Stage 1 through post-16 (ages 5-19). Short courses are provided locally through the regional Science Learning Centres and longer, more intensive programmes are available at the National Science Learning Centre in York. There are a growing number

Education in Science, 2010

2010-01-01

368

Calculating centres of mass  

E-print Network

Calculating centres of mass 15.2 Introduction In this section we show how the idea of integration as the limit of a sum can be used to find the centre of mass of an object such as a thin plate completing this Section you should be able to . . . calculate the position of the centre of mass

Vickers, James

369

The Technology & Innovation Centre  

E-print Network

The Technology & Innovation Centre #12;The Technology and Innovation Centre revolutionises the way in Scotland and further afield ­ including power and energy, renewable technologies, photonics and sensors, for industry, the Technology and Innovation Centre has already attracted major partners including Scottish

Mottram, Nigel

370

The Search for Centre  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper acknowledges the importance of a dancer's centre but likewise highlights the problematic nature of the communication of this concept from dance teacher to student. After a brief introduction of orthodox approaches in finding centre, this paper suggests a method of locating centre through the ancient somatic technique.

Nunes, April

2006-01-01

371

A Centre Without Walls  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Diabetes Wellness Centre (DWC) is a new program (1 year old) funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and managed by the Sandwich Community Health Centre. The DWC is designed to be a Centre Without Walls and is staffed with both nurses and dietitians. This concept involves delivering programs to meet the DWC's goals in partnership with existing community

Christine M. Wellington

1999-01-01

372

Joint Statement Supporting Funding for Stem Cell and Reproductive Health Research in Europe 2014 19/5/2014 For further information contact: Katherine Littler, k.littler@wellcome.ac.uk, The Wellcome Trust  

E-print Network

Joint Statement Supporting Funding for Stem Cell and Reproductive Health Research in Europe 2014 19 Supporting Funding for Stem Cell and Reproductive Health Research in Europe 2014 Stem cell research continues the destruction of human embryos, including stem cell research. Such a ban would have a negative impact

Rambaut, Andrew

373

Summary Report of the Series of Joint NSF-EU Working Groups on Future Directions for Digital Libraries Research: October 12, 1998  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The European Union and the National Science Foundation have been collaborating on a joint international project to identify future research directions and funding priorities for digital libraries. Five working groups were established to explore specific research areas: Intellectual Property and Economics, Global Resource Discovery, Interoperability, Metadata, and Multilingual Information Access. At their most recent workshop in October 1998, the five working groups presented recommendations based on their studies, the results of which are outlined in this Summary Report (available in HTML, Word, and .pdf). The final reports from each of the five working groups are expected to be published in early 1999. The collaborative work on digital libraries by the National Science Foundation and the European Union is described briefly in the Summary of Research Agenda. Also included here are links to European digital library research and initiatives.

1998-01-01

374

Design and internal validation of an obstetric early warning score: secondary analysis of the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre Case Mix Programme database.  

PubMed

We designed and internally validated an aggregate weighted early warning scoring system specific to the obstetric population that has the potential for use in the ward environment. Direct obstetric admissions from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre's Case Mix Programme Database were randomly allocated to model development (n = 2240) or validation (n = 2200) sets. Physiological variables collected during the first 24 h of critical care admission were analysed. Logistic regression analysis for mortality in the model development set was initially used to create a statistically based early warning score. The statistical score was then modified to create a clinically acceptable early warning score. Important features of this clinical obstetric early warning score are that the variables are weighted according to their statistical importance, a surrogate for the FI O2 /Pa O2 relationship is included, conscious level is assessed using a simplified alert/not alert variable, and the score, trigger thresholds and response are consistent with the new non-obstetric National Early Warning Score system. The statistical and clinical early warning scores were internally validated using the validation set. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.995 (95% CI 0.992-0.998) for the statistical score and 0.957 (95% CI 0.923-0.991) for the clinical score. Pre-existing empirically designed early warning scores were also validated in the same way for comparison. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.955 (95% CI 0.922-0.988) for Swanton et al.'s Modified Early Obstetric Warning System, 0.937 (95% CI 0.884-0.991) for the obstetric early warning score suggested in the 2003-2005 Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK, and 0.973 (95% CI 0.957-0.989) for the non-obstetric National Early Warning Score. This highlights that the new clinical obstetric early warning score has an excellent ability to discriminate survivors from non-survivors in this critical care data set. Further work is needed to validate our new clinical early warning score externally in the obstetric ward environment. PMID:23488833

Carle, C; Alexander, P; Columb, M; Johal, J

2013-04-01

375

The Coffee Science Information Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Celebrating the drink that Bach referred to as "lovelier than a thousand kisses," the Web site of the Coffee Science Information Centre has a variety of sections relating different material on the work of the Centre and general information about this occasionally maligned beverage. The prime goal of the Coffee Science Information Centre is "to provide accurate, balanced and consistent information to all audiences across Europe who have an interest in coffee, caffeine and health." Specifically, different sections of the site deal with coffee and health, world coffee events, and a brief essay on coffee throughout history. The site also contains links to different scientific reports that refute certain commonly misconceptions about coffee, including the idea that prolonged coffee ingestion will lead to extreme dehydration. This site will be of great interest to those with a strong affinity for coffee and also for those interested in current scientific research on caffeine.

1999-01-01

376

Centre for Law and Religion Cardiff University  

E-print Network

1 Centre for Law and Religion Cardiff University http://www.law.cf.ac.uk/clr/ #12;2 Background in that course and others at Cardiff Law School to recognise the need for a community of scholars dedicated to the study of law and religion. The Centre was established in the summer of 1998 to promote research and its

Martin, Ralph R.

377

EPOK Centre for Organic Food and Farming  

E-print Network

EPOK ­ Centre for Organic Food and Farming EPOK­ Centre for Organic Food and Farming Compiling Sciences works to disseminate knowledge and coordinate research and education in the areas of organic food in the organic food chain. Range of activities Living website: www.slu.se/epok Expert responses on the internet

378

SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse  

E-print Network

SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse #12;' Our Mission The SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse aims to advance the science and technology of sustainable water management through fundamental and applied research. Our Vision To be Australia's leading research centre for water reuse

Li, Jiuyong "John"

379

Joint Occupancy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography includes summaries of 15 articles and reports dealing with the joint use of buildings and facilities by schools and other public or private organizations. An introductory section describes the historical origins and development of the joint occupancy concept and examines the various economic and philosophical arguments

Higham, Charlene Ellison

380

Ceramic joints  

DOEpatents

Butt joints between materials having different coefficients of thermal expansion are prepared having a reduced probability of failure of stress facture. This is accomplished by narrowing/tapering the material having the lower coefficient of thermal expansion in a direction away from the joint interface and not joining the narrow-tapered surface to the material having the higher coefficient of thermal expansion.

Miller, Bradley J. (Worcester, MA); Patten, Jr., Donald O. (Sterling, MA)

1991-01-01

381

Testretest and interobserver reliability of quantitative sensory testing according to the protocol of the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain (DFNS): A multi-centre study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quantitative sensory testing (QST) is an instrument to assess positive and negative sensory signs, helping to identify mechanisms underlying pathologic pain conditions. In this study, we evaluated the testretest reliability (TR-R) and the interobserver reliability (IO-R) of QST in patients with sensory disturbances of different etiologies. In 4 centres, 60 patients (37 male and 23 female, 56.41.9years) with lesions or

Christian Geber; Thomas Klein; Shahnaz Azad; Frank Birklein; Janne Gierthmhlen; Volker Huge; Meike Lauchart; Dorothee Nitzsche; Maike Stengel; Michael Valet; Ralf Baron; Christoph Maier; Thomas Tlle; Rolf-Detlef Treede

2011-01-01

382

ARTS CENTRE BAIRDS ROAD  

E-print Network

Technology Administration Vehicle Refinishing Fabrication & Welding Offices E Automotive, Motor Body Repair/Restoration F Fabrication,Welding G Cafeteria Student Centre South H Manufacturing Technology JKLReception

Auckland, University of

383

Centre for Computational Systems Biology Fudan University  

E-print Network

assistants. The Centre is divided into two Research Groups, Neuroscience and Cellular Biology. Prof. Wei Lin, Bing Xu, Wenbo Sheng, Xin Chen, Siyang Leng, Lei Zhao, Leheng Fang, Sixiang Liu, and Pan Li. Prof

Feng, Jianfeng

384

CENTRE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT Development  

E-print Network

& Research Coordination Adult Learning Careers Information Services Employer Relations Equity DevelopmentEducation, Advice and Guidance First Year Experience Project Academic Development Programme Centre for Open Learning Unit Careers Service Finance Unit Secretariat Special Projects Academic Staff Development DEAN #12

Jarrett, Thomas H.

385

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of research institutes are concerned with issues of social and economic justice, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is perhaps one of the best known institutes working in these fields of endeavor. Founded in 1980, the Centre works "to enrich democratic dialogue and ensure Canadians know there are workable solutions to the issues we face." A good place to start exploring the site's contents is at the "New from the CCPA" area on the homepage. Here, visitors will find recent policy statements and reports on everything from Canada's health care system to the regulation of chemical emissions into the environment. Visitors may also wish to look through the "Research & Publications" area, as it contains editorials, news releases, and selected articles from their monthly magazine, "The Monitor".

386

Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations (formerly the Centre for Quantum Computation), part of the University of Cambridge, and based within the Department for Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, conducts theoretical research into all aspects of quantum information processing, and into the implications of the quantum theory of computation for physics itself. This site contains links to current research, journal articles, educational materials (including lecture notes, puzzles and quizzes), and extensive links to the greater quantum information and computing community.

2005-11-21

387

US/French Joint Research Program regarding the behavior of polymer base materials subjected to beta radiation. Volume 1. Phase-1 normalization results  

SciTech Connect

As part of the ongoing multi-year joint NRC/CEA international cooperative test program to investigate the dose-damage equivalence of gamma and beta radiation on polymer base materials, dosimetry and ethylene-propylene rubber (EPR) specimens were exchanged, irradiated, and evaluated for property changes at research facilities in the US (Sandia National Laboratories) and France (Compagnie ORIS Industrie). The purpose of this Phase-1 test series was to normalize and cross-correlate the results obtained by one research center to the other, in terms of exposure (1.0 MeV accelerated electrons and /sup 60/Co gammas) and postirradiation testing (ultimate elongation and tensile strength, hardness, and density) techniques. The dosimetry and material specimen results indicate good agreement between the two countries regarding the exposure conditions and postirradiation evaluation techniques employed.

Wyant, F.J.; Buckalew, W.H.; Chenion, J.; Carlin, F.; Gaussens, G.; Le Tutour, P.; Le Meur, M.

1986-06-01

388

COMBINED MEASUREMENTS WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN INFORMATION VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND GAMMA RAY IMAGING - A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY, AND THE JOINT RESEARCH CENTER AT ISPRA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have jointly performed tests to demonstrate combined measurements with a three-dimensional (3D) design information verification (DIV) system and a gamma-ray imager for potential safeguard applications. The 3D DIV system was made available by the European Commission's Joint Research Center to ORNL under a collaborative project between the U.S. Department

L Mihailescu; K Vetter; W Ruhter; D Chivers; M Dreicer; C Coates; S Smith; J Hines; A R Caiado; V Sequeira; M Fiocco; J G Goncalves

2006-01-01

389

Musculoskeletal US: examining the joints.  

PubMed

Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) is an excellent tool to diagnose muscle, tendon and ligament injuries, cystic structures and peripheral nerve compression, as well as soft tissue masses, without the risk of ionizing radiation. Musculoskeletal US is now routinely used by a growing number of rheumatology and sports medicine centres throughout UK. In standard clinical practice, US has an extremely useful application in differentiating fluid from soft tissue and identifying the severity of joint inflammation. The work described in this article was carried out to assess patients' feedback regarding the use of US guidance for intra-articular injections and/or the removal of fluid from their inflamed knee joints in a nurse-led clinic. Nineteen patients who had US-guided knee joint injection/aspiration in the clinic were asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their satisfaction with the procedure, and to rate their joint pain and patient global assessment (using numerical visual analogue scale) before the US-guided procedure, and 1 month after. Results revealed a significant improvement (p<0.001) of the joint injection outcome measures and the patients' satisfaction of the US-guided procedure. Therefore, musculoskeletal US can improve two fundamental clinical skills: the clinical diagnosis of joint inflammation, and the accuracy of joint injection/aspiration. This study supports the concept that incorporating musculoskeletal US into clinical practice leads to significant improvements in patient care. It also reveals that US-guided procedures are appreciated by patients. PMID:22584929

El Miedany, Yasser

390

B.25) Urban Science & Engineering (US) [Centre for Urban Science & Engineering (CUSE)  

E-print Network

B.25) Urban Science & Engineering (US) [Centre for Urban Science & Engineering (CUSE)] The Centre for Urban Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching to deliver urban services related to housing, infrastructure, energy, health and cultural enlightenment

Narayanan, H.

391

Centre for Science and Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public-interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi, India. CSE promotes environmentally sound and equitable development strategies, with an emphasis on Indian environmental issues. The CSE web site includes pages on CSE initiatives: education and training programs, pollution monitoring, research and advocacy, and dissemination of information on a variety of issues, including air and water pollution, automobiles, diesel-powered vehicles and equipment, industry and mining, rainwater harvesting, conservation, and many others.

2005-01-16

392

ReCAPResearch Centre for Applied Psychology Annual Report  

E-print Network

of Health Sciences #12;2 ReCAP Annual Report 2007 Research Centre for Applied Psychology Contents CentreD Completions ______________________42 School of Psychology - Faculty of Health Sciences CRICOS Provider Code Across the Lifespan (PsyLIFE), is to understand and enhance psychological health and well-being across

393

Using Intelligent User Interfaces to Support Contact Centre Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seventeen percent of all calls received by contact centres are not resolved on the first call. Resolution of customer queries and transactions forms a pivotal role in the daily operations of most contact centres. The focus of this research is to develop a model that employs an intelligent user interface in order to improve the operations of a contact centre.

Akash Singh; Janet L Wesson

394

Light alloys plates welded joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the field described by the topics of the title, there are different ways to achieve the joint. One of them is the spot cold pressure welding. First, the paper presents the experimental results regarding the sharing strength test of the spot cold welded joints. The purpose of the research was to analyze different variant of welding, in order to

Valeriu Georgescu; Mihaela Iordachescu; Bogdan Georgescu

395

Pretoria Centre Reaches Out  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 5 July 2014 six members of the Pretoria Centre of ASSA braved the light pollution of one of the shopping malls in Centurion to reach out to shoppers a la John Dobson and to show them the moon, Mars and Saturn. Although the centre hosts regular monthly public observing evenings, it was felt that we should take astronomy to the people rather than wait for the people to come to us.

Olivier, Bosman

2014-08-01

396

Knowledge Mobilization Processes During the Research Process in Two Projects: Lessons for the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development  

E-print Network

Knowledge Mobilization Processes During the Research Process in Two Projects: Lessons......................................................................................................... 7 SECTION IV: FRAMEWORK FOR KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION ASSESSMENT... 10 Theoretical Framework for KMb

deYoung, Brad

397

Transatlantic Dialogue: A Research Exchange; Papers from a Joint Conference (Leeds, England, July 11-13, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over 90 papers focus on adult education research. Selected titles include "Karl Marx's Theoretical Contributions to Radical Adult Education" (Allman, Wallis); "Educating Educators" (Armstrong); "Comparative Study of Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education in China and United States" (Bao); "Ethical Value Dilemmas of Professional Adult

Zukas, Miriam, Ed.

398

Joint hypermobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joint hypermobility is an area of neglect in rheumatology. That is not to say it is overlooked by rheumatologists. It is spotted when sought, but for many unfortunate patients, here the story ends. The act of recognition becomes the goal in itself rather than the medium through which effective therapy can be provided. This chapter serves to reinforce the clinical

Rodney Grahame

2003-01-01

399

Centre for Telematics and Information Technology ANNUAL REPORT  

E-print Network

Centre for Telematics and Information Technology ANNUAL REPORT 1997 #12;Centre for Telematics in 1997 3 1 Telematics Research at the CTIT 3 1.1 1997: A Quick Overview 3 1.2 Leading Technological Institutes 5 1.2.1 Research within the Telematics Institute 6 1.2.1.1 Research 'philosophy' 6 1

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

400

TRANSLATIONAL MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling  

E-print Network

TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling MRC Centre for Causal CONCEPTA major challenge in medical research is finding ways of translating research findings into practice in different disciplines. As part of its plans for tackling these problems, the Medical Research Council (MRC

Zernicka-Goetz, Magdalena

401

The joint NASA/Goddard-University of Maryland research program in charged particle and high energy photon detector technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The first measurements of Fe charge states in two coronal hole-association high speed streams, using the sensor on ISEE-3, are presented. Eight event intervals from the January to June 1983 timeframe were chosen for the study of magnetotail dynamics and its relationship to substorm activity and the possible formation of plasmoids. Techniques are being explored for measurement of secondary electrons which are characteristically emitted when ions hit a target material. Efforts are continuing to understand kilometer wavelength shock associated radio events. An all-sky survey of fast X-ray transients of duration of 5 to 10,000 s was completed. Research using high resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy of celestial sources in the 20 keV to 20 MeV range to search for and study narrow lines in low-energy gamma-ray spectrum continues. Research in high energy radiation from pulsars is being conducted.

1987-01-01

402

Joint Replacement (Finger and Wrist Joints)  

MedlinePLUS

... A-Z Hand Anatomy Find a Hand Surgeon Joint Replacement Email to a friend * required fields From * To * ... be possible to treat arthritic joints surgically, including joint replacement procedures. What does it mean to have a ...

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The International Max Planck Research Schools for Molecular Biology and Neurosciences in Gttingen (Germany) as Examples for Joint Doctoral Training by a German University and Its Non-University Partners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New concepts of higher education have recently been implemented through the MSc/PhD programmes in Molecular Biology and Neurosciences in the International Max Planck Research Schools, due to close cooperation between the University of Gttingen, three Max Planck Institutes and the German Primate Centre. The novel measures include a three stage

Burkhardt, Steffen; Neher, Erwin

2008-01-01

404

U.S./Belarus/Ukraine joint research on the biomedical effects of the Chernobyl Reactor Accident. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The National Cancer Institute has negotiated with the governments of Belarus and Ukraine (Ministers/Ministries of Health, institutions and scientists) to develop scientific research protocols to study the effects of radioactive iodine released by the Chernobyl accident upon thyroid anatomy and function in defined cohorts of persons under the age of 19 years at the time of the accident. These studies include prospective long term medical follow-up of the cohort and the reconstruction of the radiation dose to each cohort subject's thyroid. The protocol for the study in Belarus was signed by the US and Belorussian governments in May 1994 and the protocol for the study in Ukraine was signed by the US and Ukraine in May 1995. A second scientific research protocol also was negotiated with Ukraine to study the feasibility of a long term study to follow the development of leukemia and lymphoma among Ukrainian cleanup workers; this protocol was signed by the US and Ukraine in October 1996.

Bruce Wachholz

2000-06-20

405

Joint hypermobility.  

PubMed

Joint hypermobility is an area of neglect in rheumatology. That is not to say it is overlooked by rheumatologists. It is spotted when sought, but for many unfortunate patients, here the story ends. The act of recognition becomes the goal in itself rather than the medium through which effective therapy can be provided. This chapter serves to reinforce the clinical and epidemiological importance of a common disorder whose significance is under-appreciated and impact largely ignored. In contradistinction to our earlier chapter, published in 2000, which took for its remit the heritable disorders of connective tissue in general, the current one focuses on the commonly encountered (so-called benign) joint hypermobility syndrome, its recognition, epidemiology, clinical features and management according to the most recent literature. PMID:15123047

Hakim, Alan; Grahame, Rodney

2003-12-01

406

Bowler analysis in cricket using centre of mass inertial monitoring  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bowling in cricket requires accuracy, repeatability, and speed control. Incorrect bowling action can result in poor performance and injury to the shoulder, lower back, and knee joints. In this paper, we present a wearable wireless technology suitable for everyday use by elite and recreational athletes alike. Wireless monitoring of front?on bowler actions using inertial sensors placed in the centre of

David Rowlands; Daniel Arthur James; David Thiel

2009-01-01

407

Australian Antarctic Data Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Australian Antarctic Division is part of the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. Within the department's Web site is the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, which makes all scientific observations and results freely available. Data topics include weather, GIS and mapping, marine science, flora and fauna, and many other topics related to the southern continent.

2002-01-01

408

Implementing Responsibility Centre Budgeting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently, institutes of higher education (universities) have shown a renewed interest in organisational structures and operating methodologies that generate productivity and innovation; responsibility centre budgeting (RCB) is one such process. This paper describes the underlying principles constituting RCB, its origin and structural elements, and

Vonasek, Joseph

2011-01-01

409

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE  

E-print Network

and most cosmopolitan universities in the United Kingdom. Twenty six thousand students attend our website for more information. We run the following courses for international students and teachersENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching Student Information About

Edinburgh, University of

410

Joint Industry/University Cooperation with Federally Supported Research Facilities. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These hearings focused on issues related to the joint use of federally-funded research facilities by industry and universities. Testimony of witnesses, prepared statements, and supporting documentation (including the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, Public Law 96-480) are provided. Witnesses presenting testimony included: Louis

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.

411

POSTING: Research Associate Ocean Field Instruments The Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, at the  

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POSTING: Research Associate ­ Ocean Field Instruments on ocean-sea ice-atmosphere (OSA) exchange of heat and mass within marine, sea ice and estuarine environments of the Arctic and sub-Arctic coastal zone. We seek candidates with backgrounds in oceanography

412

Joints in deployable space truss structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since the response of deployable structural concepts being considered for the Large Deployable Reflector (LDR) backup structure will be dominated by the response of joints, the joint characteristics are significant. An overview is given of the research activities at LaRC on the static behavior of joints for deployable space truss structures. Since a pin-clevis-type joint will be utilized in deployable structures, an experimental research program to characterize the joint parameters which affect stiffness was conducted. An experimental research program was conducted on a second type of joint, referred to as a near-center latch joint. It was used in the center of members on the deployable truss structure for the Control of Flexible Structures (COFS) flight experiment. The test results of the near-center latch joint and the member with the joints indicated that the stiffness of the near-center joint is linear and stiffer than the stiffness of the total member, and that non-linearities in the stiffness characteristics of the total member were due to bending introduced at the ends of the member. The resulting data indicates that stiff linear folding joints can be designed and that bending load paths should be avoided whenever possible. In summary, for deployable structures, special attention to the joint and the structure design is required to minimize the undesirable structural non-linearities.

Rhodes, M.

1988-01-01

413

Simon FraSer UniverSity, vancoUver, canada GRCNEWSthe newSletter oF the GerontoloGy reSearch centre  

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for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) with President Gloria M. Gutman, Ph.D. foR iNfoRmatioN oN GERoNtoloGy p `special edition' dedicated to falls and falls prevention research #12;2 MessaGe FroM the director volUme 30 no.1 2011 Tips: Technolology for injury prevenTion in seniors Why global Warming should

Zhang, Richard "Hao"

414

Title: A brief history of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research  

E-print Network

at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research From: Dr Alan McAlpine Date: April 2012 Over the last two decades was officially launched on Tuesday 30th November 1999, and is based at the Institute of Sound and Vibration: SILENCE(R) and OPENAIR. Also the ISVR/UTC acts as the national focal point for the new X-Noise EV project

Sóbester, András

415

Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of "an Australian multi-university collaboration undertaking research on the fundamental physics and technology of building, at the atomic level, a solid state quantum computer in silicon together with other high potential implementations." Although attempts to develop a quantum computer have met with limited success, the centre has substantial resources invested in advancing toward practical uses of quantum computing technology. The site provides a very good introduction to the principles and implications of quantum computing, as well as details about various research projects underway at the Australian universities. Links to conference and journal papers produced by members of the centre, many from 2003, are also provided.

416

Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: the Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland: diverse problems, diverse perspectives.  

PubMed

The Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction started operations on 1 January 2009, when the National Institute of Public Health (KTL) and the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES) were merged. The newly formed institute, called the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), operates under the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The scope of the research and preventive work conducted in the Department covers alcohol, drugs, tobacco and gambling issues. The two main tasks of the Department are (i) to research, produce and disseminate information on alcohol and drugs, substance use, addictions and their social and health-related effects and (ii) to develop prevention and good practices with a view to counteracting the onset and development of alcohol and drug problems and the damaging effects of smoking and other addictions. The number of staff hovers at approximately 60 people. The Department is organized into three units, one specialized in social sciences (the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit), another in laboratory analytics (the Alcohol and Drug Analytics Unit) and the third primarily in preventive work (the Addiction Prevention Unit). These units incorporate a rich variety and long traditions of both research and preventive work. The mixture of different disciplines creates good opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects and collaboration within the Department. Also, the fact that in the same administrative context there are both researchers and people specialized in preventive work opens up interesting possibilities for combining efforts from these two branches. Nationally, the Department is a key player in all its fields of interest. It engages in a great deal of cooperation both nationally and internationally, and among its strengths are the high-quality, regularly collected long-term data sets. PMID:21992550

Hakkarainen, Pekka; Kiianmaa, Kalervo; Kuoppasalmi, Kimmo; Tigerstedt, Christoffer

2012-10-01

417

SCHOOL OF ANTHROPOLOGY Centre for Anthropology and Mind  

E-print Network

1 SCHOOL OF ANTHROPOLOGY Centre for Anthropology and Mind University of Oxford Postdoctoral The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography seeks applications to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre for Anthropology and Mind at the University of Oxford, funded by the Economic and Social Research

Oxford, University of

418

The Edinburgh Virtual Environment Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Edinburgh Virtual Environment Centre (EdVEC) "is committed to pursue and publish research of the highest international standard." Its work focuses on the capture, modelling and representation of 3D real-world objects and domains. The organization also offers virtual environments to support teaching and research within the University and collaborate with industry to promote technology transfer. The website seems to be a work in progress, but a number of publications are already posted. Also several of the center's animation and commercial projects are described in the Projects section, along with a few demonstrations of these and other projects. The Services section describes some of what the organization offers in terms of 3D-data capture, scanning, and analysis services.

419

Institute of Health and Wellbeing / Robertson Centre for Biostatistics Name Ian Ford  

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PSYSTAR CV Institute/ Group Institute of Health and Wellbeing / Robertson Centre for Biostatistics Name Ian Ford Post title Director, Robertson Centre for Biostatistics 1. RESEARCH OUTPUT ­ Four Associate Director Biostatistics and Informatics, NIHR Stroke Research Network (SRN) Chair, Biostatistics

Guo, Zaoyang

420

Reliability Centred Maintenance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is a method for maintenance planning that was developed within the aircraft industry\\u000a and later adapted to several other industries and military branches. A high number of standards and guidelines have been issued\\u000a where the RCM methodology is tailored to different application areas, e.g., IEC 60300-3-11, MIL-STD-217, NAVAIR 00-25-403 (NAVAIR 2005), SAE JA 1012 (SAE 2002),

Marvin Rausand; Jrn Vatn

421

Research at the University of Bayreuth Research Priorities // Projects // Achievements  

E-print Network

Investment Law and International Company Taxation Law Research Centre for European Constitutional Law Institute for European Law and Legal Culture Zentrum für Schulforschung und Lehrerbildung (ZSL) Centre research and practice. America Research Centre Research Centre of Banking Law and Banking Policy Research

Ullmann, G. Matthias

422

International Centre for Theoretical Physics: Scientific Activities in 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A review of the scientific activities of the Centre, including workshops, research, and training-for-research is presented. The scientific program consists of seven main fields, Physics and Energy, Fundamental Physics, Physics and Technology, Physics of t...

1985-01-01

423

First Joint U.S.-Canada Polar Expedition for Educators, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada: Planetary Analogue Research and Lessons Learned  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From July 20 to August 2, 2008, joint activities sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA - Space Learning) and NASA (Spaceward Bound) were carried out at the McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) in the Canadian High Arctic. Established in 1960, MARS consists of two sites located on western Axel Heiberg Island along the shore of Expedition Fiord (lower camp), and 8 km inland, at Colour Lake (upper camp). The MARS upper camp is one of the longest-operating seasonal field research facilities in polar regions. The lower camp was established in 2007 through infrastructure support provided by the CSA. The station is located in a mountainous area dominated by ice caps, outlet and valley glaciers, polar desert, arctic tundra, and permafrost, and is internationally recognized for research on cold, perennial springs associated with the presence of evaporite domes. Six educators from the U.S. and Canada participated in field surveys and hands-on demonstrations with the following objectives: (1) join a team of scientists and engineers to explore the topics of Physical Geography, Geoscience, Astrobiology, and Robotics through experiential learning; (2) discover how remote and extreme polar environments on Earth are used by planetary scientists to better understand the evolution of the Moon and Mars, and to potentially train future planetary explorers; (3) bring that experience back to their classrooms, and assist in the development of space curriculum related to science, technology, and engineering projects carried out at planetary analogue sites. In this paper, we present a summary of operational planning and field surveys that led to successful scientific experiments by 16 participants during the Expedition. Research topics explored prior to, and during the arctic mission include Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Geology, Seismology, Earth Observation, Astrobiology, and Terrain Characterization with implications for future human and robotic exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. The Arctic Field Expedition 2008 represents a tangible example of collaboration between our space agencies, to (1) build a dynamic network and 'live connections' in our respective scientific and education communities during International Polar Year, and beyond; and (2) to transfer knowledge on polar regions and planetary analogues to the next generation of space explorers in the U.S. and Canada.

Williamson, M.; Pollard, W. H.; McKay, C. M.; Coe, L.; Steinberg, M.; Clement, J.

2008-12-01

424

Centres "Down Under": Mapping Australia's Neighbourhood Centres and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The overarching aim of this paper is to "talk up" learning in the Australian neighbourhood centre sector, realising this aim is premised on a need to understand neighbourhood centres themselves. Hence, the paper tentatively offers a mapping of the sector by first asking: "What is a neighbourhood centre?". Next, the paper provides an introductory

Rooney, Donna

2011-01-01

425

Administration World Health Organization National Swedish Centre for Suicide Research New Zealand Youth Suicide Prevention StrategySuicide Contagion is Real  

E-print Network

individuals who jumped in front of trains in the subway system. The coverage was extensive and dramatic. In 1987, a campaign alerted reporters to the possible negative effects of such reporting, and suggested alternate strategies for coverage. In the first six months after the campaign began, subway suicides and non-fatal attempts dropped by more than eighty percent. The total number of suicides in Vienna declined as well. 1-2 Research finds an increase in suicide by readers or viewers when: The number of stories about individual suicides increases 3,4 A particular death is reported at length or in many stories 3,5 The story of an individual death by suicide is placed on the front page or at the beginning of a broadcast 3,4 The headlines about specific suicide deaths are dramatic 3 (A recent example: Boy, 10, Kills Himself Over Poor Grades) RECOMMENDATIONS The media can play a powerful role in educating the public about suicide prevention. Stories

unknown authors

426

Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies  

E-print Network

Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (The Middle East & Central Asia) ANU College of Arts & Social the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia): Mrs Carol Laslett Postgraduate

427

British Columbia Medical Centre Collection /  

E-print Network

British Columbia Medical Centre Collection / UBC Library (collector) Last revised November 2011 University of British Columbia Archives #12;Table of Contents Fonds Description o Title / Dates of Creation Library catalogue) #12;Fonds Description British Columbia Medical Centre Collection / UBC Library

Handy, Todd C.

428

Joint Sealants for Horizontal Pavement JointsSpecifically Bridge Joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

The various types of materials that have been used to seal bridge joints have been reviewed. Some of the bridge engineers joint material requirements have been listed together with the advantages and disadvantages of the three most widely used bridge joint sealants being specified and used today. It is felt that the cold applied two component asphalt-modified polyurethane sealants come

Thomas J. Green

1969-01-01

429

Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Experiments were designed, implemented, and evaluated in the thermal and fluid sciences at the NASA Langley Research Center. This research was conducted cooperatively with NASA employees using, where necessary, equipment and facilities provided by the U.S. Government. The research fell within the scope of the University Agreement between the NASA Langley Research Center and The George Washington University for Joint Research and Education Projects dated June 7, 8, 1994, which continues the Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences (JIAFS).

Cutler, Andrew D.

1999-01-01

430

Tensions in human-centred design  

Microsoft Academic Search

In human-centred design (HCD), researchers and designers attempt to cooperate with and learn from potential users of the products or services which they are developing. Their goal is to develop products or services that match users practices, needs and preferences. In this position paper it is argued that HCD practitioners need to deal with two tensions that are inherent in

Marc Steen

2011-01-01

431

Industry Restructuring: Extracts from Centre Publications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains excerpts from material previously published by Australia's TAFE (Technical and Further Education) National Centre for Research and Development on the subjects of industry restructuring, the reasons for restructuring, revising curricula, and providing a service to business and industry. Its contents are "Industry

Hall, William C., Ed.

432

Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience  

E-print Network

dialysis ­ all these therapies were developed on animals and this is accepted by everyone who wishes discoveries and developments in biomedical research, where animal experimentation has been of assistanceWerner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience On the need for animal experimentation

433

International Soil Reference and Information Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC), which is associated with the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Berne, Switzerland, aims to "provide a better understanding of soils and to promote sustainable use of the land." The ISRIC Web site gives visitors several areas to explore, but of special note are the reports and publications link within the publications page, which contains downloadable annual and biannual reports, conference proceedings, soil briefs, technical papers, and more. These publications have been authored or co-authored by staff members, and guest researchers of ISRIC or the former International Soil Museum.

2008-01-01

434

International Soil Reference and Information Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC), which is associated with the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Berne, Switzerland, aims to "provide a better understanding of soils and to promote sustainable use of the land." The ISRIC Web site gives visitors several areas to explore, but of special note are the reports and publications link within the publications page, which contains downloadable annual and biannual reports, conference proceedings, soil briefs, technical papers, and more. These publications have been authored or co-authored by staff members, and guest researchers of ISRIC or the former International Soil Museum.

2001-01-01

435

From gene to structure: The protein factory of the NBICS Centre of Kurchatov Institute  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Protein Factory was established at the Centre for Nano, Bio, Info, Cognitive, and Social Sciences and Technologies (NBICS Centre) of the National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute" in 2010. The Protein Factory, together with the Centre for Synchrotron Radiation and Nanotechnology, promote research on structural biology. This paper presents the technology platforms developed at the Protein Factory and the facilities available for researchers. The main projects currently being performed at the Protein Factory are briefly described.

Boyko, K. M.; Lipkin, A. V.; Popov, V. O.; Kovalchuk, M. V.

2013-05-01

436

Emotional intelligence and patient-centred care  

PubMed Central

The principles of patient-centred care are increasingly stressed as part of health care policy and practice. Explanations for why some practitioners seem more successful in achieving patient-centred care vary, but a possible role for individual differences in personality has been postulated. One of these, emotional intelligence (EI), is increasingly referred to in health care literature. This paper reviews the literature on EI in health care and poses a series of questions about the links between EI and patient-centred outcomes. Papers concerning empirical examinations of EI in a variety of settings were identified to determine the evidence base for its increasing popularity. The review suggests that a substantial amount of further research is required before the value of EI as a useful concept can be substantiated. PMID:17682030

Birks, Yvonne F; Watt, Ian S

2007-01-01

437

Spacesuit mobility joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Joints for use in interconnecting adjacent segments of an hermetically sealed spacesuit which have low torques, low leakage and a high degree of reliability are described. Each of the joints is a special purpose joint characterized by substantially constant volume and low torque characteristics. Linkages which restrain the joint from longitudinal distension and a flexible, substantially impermeable diaphragm of tubular configuration spanning the distance between pivotally supported annuli are featured. The diaphragms of selected joints include rolling convolutions for balancing the joints, while various joints include wedge-shaped sections which enhance the range of motion for the joints.

Vykukal, H. C. (inventor)

1978-01-01

438

Spacesuit mobility knee joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Pressure suit mobility joints are for use in interconnecting adjacent segments of an hermetically sealed spacesuit in which low torques, low leakage and a high degree of reliability are required. Each of the joints is a special purpose joint characterized by substantially constant volume and low torque characteristics and includes linkages which restrain the joint from longitudinal distension and includes a flexible, substantially impermeable diaphragm of tubular configuration spanning the distance between pivotally supported annuli. The diaphragms of selected joints include rolling convolutions for balancing the joints, while various joints include wedge-shaped sections which enhance the range of motion for the joints.

Vykukal, H. C. (inventor)

1979-01-01

439

Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research  

E-print Network

synthesis techniques offer musicians the possibility of creating bespoke digital musical instruments capable computation in music: ICCMR championed techniques for synthesizing sounds with simulations of chemical meet in a thoroughly modern festival" (Gramophone, July 2009). #12;ICCMR offers unique opportunities

Miranda, Eduardo Reck

440

The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series  

E-print Network

. A truncated form of AE1 is expressed in acid-secreting intercalated cells in the kidney (kAE1) where diseases like Southeast Asian Ovalocytosis (SAO) or hereditary spherocytosis (HS) and kidney diseases like

Strynadka, Natalie

441

Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

E-print Network

of Warwick, School of Engineering) 12 th Oct. Turbulence in a Transient Turbulent Pipe Flow Dr. Shuisheng He 2006 31 st Oct. ­ 2 nd ­Nov. Workshop on Dynamical Systems, Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence A 3­day workshop that is part of the Warwick Turbulence Symposium 2005/2006. The workshop is organized by Prof. D

Thomas, Peter J.

442

Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

E-print Network

of Warwick, School of Engineering) 12th Oct. Turbulence in a Transient Turbulent Pipe Flow Dr. Shuisheng He 2006 31st Oct. - 2nd -Nov. Workshop on Dynamical Systems, Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence A 3-day workshop that is part of the Warwick Turbulence Symposium 2005/2006. The workshop is organized by Prof. D

Davies, Christopher

443

Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

E-print Network

Guymer (School of Engineering, University of Warwick) 22nd Feb. Transition to Turbulence in Pipe Flow Dr. Nothing is Forever: Transient plume dynamics in the environment and industry Dr. Colm Caulfield (BP Institute for Multiphase Flow and Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University

Thomas, Peter J.

444

Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

E-print Network

Guymer (School of Engineering, University of Warwick) 22 nd Feb. Transition to Turbulence in Pipe Flow Dr. Nothing is Forever: Transient plume dynamics in the environment and industry Dr. Colm Caulfield (BP Institute for Multiphase Flow and Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University

Thomas, Peter J.

445

Professor Steven Sherwood Climate Change Research Centre  

E-print Network

Physics, University of California, San Diego, 1991. B. S. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology of atmospheric storms, water vapor and clouds; atmospheric remote sensing and radiative transfer; spatiotemporal thewestern tropicalPacific. J. Climate, 20, 5229-5243. 7. Sherwood, S. C., 2007. Simultaneous detection

Sherwood, Steven

446

Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety  

E-print Network

.............................................................................8 LY038 has been tested as an animal feed, not a human food a substantially different potential to create food hazards during cooking...................6 Hybrids with LY038

Hickman, Mark

447

ANNUAL REVIEW 2011 Antarctic Research Centre  

E-print Network

and New Zealand. This has been achieved through the integration of ice, marine and lake sediment records Dunbar, Nancy Bertler, Tim Naish, Peter Barrett, Brian Anderson and Andrew Mackintosh have produced 32

448

Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety  

E-print Network

.heinemann@canterbury.ac.nz Submission I on the Assessment Report for APPLICATION A1018 FOOD DERIVED FROM HIGH OLEIC ACID SOYBEAN DP Assessment of high oleic acid soybean DP-305423-1 that the preferred action is Option 1: reject, unless of both high oleic acid levels and unintended increases and decreases in other fatty acids. This may

Hickman, Mark

449

Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety  

E-print Network

: brigitta.kurenbacj@canterbury.ac.nz Submission II on the Assessment Report for APPLICATION A1018 FOOD DERIVED FROM HIGH OLEIC ACID SOYBEAN DP-DP-305423-1-1 Submitted to Food Standards Australia/New Zealand Alimentarius guidelines allow a regulator to insist that the comparator not be a GMO because the use of a GMO

Hickman, Mark

450

Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety  

E-print Network

." The following is my expert opinion about whether plants genetically modified to produce an RNA interference modified (GM) wheat through genetic engineering was the production of novel RNA molecules that `turn off.heinemann@canterbury.ac.nz Evaluation of risks from creation of novel RNA molecules in genetically engineered wheat plants

Hickman, Mark

451

Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre  

E-print Network

(CSIRO, Manufacturing and Materials Technology, Highett, Australia) 25th Oct. 2D Turbulence on a Bounded France) 8th Nov. Future Trends in Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machines Using System Identification available at http://www.eng.warwick.ac.uk/staff/pjt/seminars). NOTE: Additional seminars may be added

Davies, Christopher

452

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIARRHOEAL DISEASE RESEARCH, BANGLADESH  

E-print Network

, and Pakistan--were endemic for polio (1). There were fewer (1,303) polio cases in 2007 than in 2006 or 2005 (1,979 and 1,997 respec- tively); fewer (n=12) countries had polio transmis- sionthansince2002whenninecountrieshadpolio transmission (2). The four polio-endemic countries accounted for 92% of cases in 2007, with India

Scharfstein, Daniel

453

Humanities Research Centre newsletter issue eight  

E-print Network

of sculpture in the Victorian period. The AHRC- funded study, `Displaying Victorian Culture', will feature an international exhibition of Victorian sculpture, and also carries two funded PhD places. David and Simon current fashionable media and governmental assaults on the value and utility of the humanities

Davies, Christopher

454

Social Science Research Centre University of Canterbury  

E-print Network

Socio-Economic Impacts of ICT E-government@ the Local Level ­ A Discussion Paper Ben Peacey Department and Individual life; Peter Laufer (1998), Wireless Etiquette: A guide to the Changing World of Instant gather. ...You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversations, nor did you create the wealth

Hickman, Mark

455

James Joyce Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

William Faulkner, surely one of Americaâs greatest novelists, once called James Joyce âa genius who was electrocuted by the divine fire.â Anyone who has wrestled with Joyceâs masterpiece Ulysses or, heaven help you, Finneganâs Wake, would be hard pressed to disagree. Though a number of the resources listed on this site from the James Joyce Centre are local to Dublin, there are neat little tidbits for the rest of us. About Joyce, for instance, features a nippy biography of the great man. The Blog, frequently updated and always insightful, features commentary on some of Joyceâs most famous - and difficult - work. Also of interest is the siteâs serializing of Robert Berryâs graphic novel adaptation of the 1922 edition of Ulysses, complete with a Readerâs Guide.

456

UN News Centre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United Nations works on hundreds of different projects and initiatives every year, and keeping tabs on all of their activities can be a bit overwhelming. The UN News Centre offers a nice and manageable way to stay in the loop with all of their work. On the site, visitors can look over fourteen thematic areas, including UN And Olympics, Sudan & South Sudan, Combating Terrorism, and Afghanistan. In each area, visitors can read about the latest developments regarding each topic, look over press releases, and read related publications and white papers. Each section is easy to navigate, but visitors can also use the search engine to fine-tune their quest for specific materials. Additionally, each area contains links to related UN sessions, videos, reports, and conferences that may have addressed related topics.

2012-08-24

457

Centre for Telematics and Information Technology ANNUAL REPORT  

E-print Network

1 Centre for Telematics and Information Technology ANNUAL REPORT 1998 #12;2 Table of Contents 1 CTIT's First Term (1994-1998) 3 1.1 Telematics research in 1998 4 1.1.1 CTIT evaluation 7 1.2 CTIT Centre (ANTC) 9 1.4 Distinguished Visitors Programme 10 2 Telematics Graduate School 11 2.1 TGS

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

458

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)  

E-print Network

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) Building on 20 years of leadership in agricultural safety and rural health issues, CCHSA has evolved into a national centre of excellence in agricultural safety, rural health, research, delivery of training programs and knowledge translation

Saskatchewan, University of

459

Welcome Address of the Jena Centre for Bioinformatics  

E-print Network

Welcome Address of the Jena Centre for Bioinformatics The Jena Centre for Bioinformatics (JCBH. The objectives of the JCB network are to concentrate and encourage the interdisciplinary bioinformatics research of new applica- tions for bioinformatics and systems biology in different areas, e.g. medicine

Hinze, Thomas

460

15 CFR 295.25 - Special rule for the valuation of transfers between separately-owned joint venture members.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... NIST EXTRAMURAL PROGRAMS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Assistance to...Joint Research and Development Ventures 295...including computer software, and services...joint research and development program. (c)...

2010-01-01

461

The University College London Centre for Cosmic Chemistry and Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University College London Centre for Cosmic Chemistry and Physics developed this website to present its research in the "fundamental chemical processes which [they believe] occur throughout the universe." Visitors can find an overview of the design and progress of the Centre's projects dealing with the formation of hydrogen molecules on interstellar dust grains and more complex molecules. The website introduces the Centre's main facilities, the Cosmic Dust Lab and the Surface Science Lab. Users can also discover the Centre's theoretical work on gas-surface scattering.

2005-11-02

462

What is the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration? The University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science  

E-print Network

What is the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration? The University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) was formed to address numerous questions planetary science and exploration by creating a research-intensive learning environment and developing

Denham, Graham

463

PROCEEDINGS: JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON DRY SO2 AND SIMULTANEOUS SO2/NOX CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (1986). VOLUME 1. SORBENTS, PROCESS RESEARCH, AND DISPERSION  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document the 1986 Joint Symposium on Dry SO2 and Simultaneous SO2/NOx Control Technologies, held in Raleigh, NC, June 2-6, 1986. Fortynine papers were presented by EPA and EPRI staff members representing utility companies, equipment manufacturers, sorbent supplier...

464

Centre for Telematics and Information Technology CTIT PROGRESS REPORT 2008-2009  

E-print Network

Centre for Telematics and Information Technology CTIT PROGRESS REPORT 2008-2009 #12;3 CTIT progress involved in the research and development of ICT-based innovations The Centre for Telematics and Information

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

465

Proprioception and joint stability  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present paper the current clinical knowledge about proprioception is given for the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow and the radiocarpal joint. Proprioceptive capabilities are decreased after joint injuries such as ACL or meniscus tears, shoulder dislocation, ankle sprain and in joints with degenerative joint disease. Some surgical procedures seem to restore the proprioceptive abilities; others do not. Elastic knee

J. Jerosch; M. Prymka

1996-01-01

466

Fabrication of niobium superconducting accelerator cavity by electron beam welded joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fabrication of superconducting cavities has been taken up as a part of the development of accelerator driven sub critical system (ADSS) by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Large grain (RRR>99) pure niobium was chosen as the material for the cavity. Niobium,for its application as superconductor requires extremely high quality joints, feasible only by electron beam welding at high vacuum environment. An indigenously developed 100kV, 4kW high vacuum electron beam welding machine has been utilized to carry out the welding operations. Planning of the weld sequences was chalked out. Holding fixtures for the cavity, consists of seven numbers of joints have been fabricated beforehand. A few coupons were welded for optimization of the weld parameters and for inspection of the weld purity by indigenously developed secondary ion mass spectroscopy. The report describes the welding equipment and the stage wise joining operations of the cavity in details and also discusses the qualification testing of the welded cavity.

Saha, T. K.; Mondal, J.; Mittal, K. C.; Bhushan, K. G.; Bapat, A. V.

2012-11-01

467

Centre of Mass, Moments, Torque Centre of Mass  

E-print Network

Centre of Mass, Moments, Torque Centre of Mass If you support a body at its center of mass (in a uniform gravitational field) it balances perfectly. That's the definition of the center of mass of the body. If the body consists of a m1 m2 m3 m4 finite number of masses m1, · · · , mn attached

Feldman, Joel

468

How imprinting centres work.  

PubMed

Imprinted genes tend to be clustered in the genome. Most of these clusters have been found to be under the control of discrete DNA elements called imprinting centres (ICs) which are normally differentially methylated in the germline. ICs can regulate imprinted expression and epigenetic marks at many genes in the region, even those which lie several megabases away. Some of the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which ICs control other genes and regulatory regions in the cluster are becoming clear. One involves the insulation of genes on one side of the IC from enhancers on the other, mediated by the insulator protein CTCF and higher-order chromatin interactions. Another mechanism may involve non-coding RNAs that originate from the IC, targeting histone modifications to the surrounding genes. Given that several imprinting clusters contain CTCF dependent insulators and/or non-coding RNAs, it is likely that one or both of these two mechanisms regulate imprinting at many loci. Both mechanisms involve a variety of epigenetic marks including DNA methylation and histone modifications but the hierarchy of and interactions between these modifications are not yet understood. The challenge now is to establish a chain of developmental events beginning with differential methylation of an IC in the germline and ending with imprinting of many genes, often in a lineage dependent manner. PMID:16575166

Lewis, A; Reik, W

2006-01-01

469

The Newsletter of the Centre of Academic Primary Care  

E-print Network

The Newsletter of the Centre of Academic Primary Care Spring 2010 (18) Professor of "Respiratory tract infections and antibiotics in general practice." #12;3 Jochen is a rising star of primary care research in the

Pym, David J.

470

Saratoga: scalable, speedy data delivery for sensor networks Research Fellow, Centre for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey, e-mail: L.Wood@surrey.ac.uk  

E-print Network

differs from the usual custom-for-space communication standards adopted by the aerospace industry, but has for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey, e-mail: L.Wood@surrey.ac.uk Abstract A networking transport protocol, named Saratoga, has been developed at the University of Surrey for efficient delivery

Wood, Lloyd

471

Joint collaborative technology experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Use of unmanned systems is rapidly growing within the military and civilian sectors in a variety of roles including reconnaissance, surveillance, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), and force-protection and perimeter security. As utilization of these systems grows at an ever increasing rate, the need for unmanned systems teaming and inter-system collaboration becomes apparent. Collaboration provides a means of enhancing individual system capabilities through relevant data exchange that contributes to cooperative behaviors between systems and enables new capabilities not possible if the systems operate independently. A collaborative networked approach to development holds the promise of adding mission capability while simultaneously reducing the workload of system operators. The Joint Collaborative Technology Experiment (JCTE) joins individual technology development efforts within the Air Force, Navy, and Army to demonstrate the potential benefits of interoperable multiple system collaboration in a force-protection application. JCTE participants are the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Airbase Technologies Division, Force Protection Branch (AFRL/RXQF); the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate (AMRDEC SED); and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific (SSC Pacific) Unmanned Systems Branch operating with funding provided by the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (JGRE). This paper will describe the efforts to date in system development by the three partner organizations, development of collaborative behaviors and experimentation in the force-protection application, results and lessons learned at a technical demonstration, simulation results, and a path forward for future work.

Wills, Michael; Ciccimaro, Donny; Yee, See; Denewiler, Thomas; Stroumtsos, Nicholas; Messamore, John; Brown, Rodney; Skibba, Brian; Clapp, Daniel; Wit, Jeff; Shirts, Randy J.; Dion, Gary N.; Anselmo, Gary S.

2009-05-01

472

Biofluid lubrication for artificial joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigated biofluid lubrication related to artificial joints using tribological and rheological approaches. Biofluids studied here represent two categories of fluids, base fluids and nanostructured biofluids. Base fluids were studied through comparison of synthetic fluids (simulated body fluid and hyaluronic acid) as well as natural biofluids (from dogs, horses, and humans) in terms of viscosity and fluid shear stress.

Alice Mae Pendleton

2008-01-01

473

Animal Unit and Nursing Centre  

E-print Network

Flower Pod Animal Unit and Veterinary Nursing Centre 7 8 P 6 P P R 2 5 3 4 P MedlarMedlarMedlar 275 Indoor Arena An Re Le Lib Stu En Bra Eq Ma Se Te 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1Animal Unit and Veterinary Nursing Centre) .......................... Library .................................................................................. Students' Union

Evans, Paul

474

Butt Joint Tool Commissioning  

SciTech Connect

ITER Central Solenoid uses butt joints for connecting the pancakes in the CS module. The principles of the butt joining of the CICC were developed by the JAPT during CSMC project. The difference between the CSMC butt joint and the CS butt joint is that the CS butt joint is an in-line joint, while the CSMC is a double joint through a hairpin jumper. The CS butt joint has to carry the hoop load. The straight length of the joint is only 320 mm, and the vacuum chamber around the joint has to have a split in the clamp shell. These requirements are challenging. Fig.1 presents a CSMC joint, and Fig.2 shows a CS butt joint. The butt joint procedure was verified and demonstrated. The tool is capable of achieving all specified parameters. The vacuum in the end was a little higher than the target, which is not critical and readily correctable. We consider, tentatively that the procedure is established. Unexpectedly, we discover significant temperature nonuniformity in the joint cross section, which is not formally a violation of the specs, but is a point of concern. All testing parameters are recorded for QA purposes. We plan to modify the butt joining tool to improve its convenience of operation and provide all features necessary for production of butt joints by qualified personnel.

Martovetsky, N N

2007-12-06

475

Medical nanotechnology in the UK: a perspective from the London Centre for Nanotechnology.  

PubMed

Nanotechnology research is booming worldwide, and the general belief is that medical and biological applications will form the greatest sector of expansion over the next decade, driven by an attempt to bring radical solutions to areas of unmet medical need. What is true in the United States is also being fulfilled in Europe. This, though, is generally at a significantly lower investment level, even if for "large" capital infrastructure and interdisciplinary centers. Against this, the United Kingdom and its European partners are following the maxim "small is beautiful" and are attempting to identify and develop academic research and commercial businesses in areas that traditional nanotechnology developments involving engineering or physics find challenging. Thus in London-University College London (UCL) in a major joint project with Imperial College and linked to other UK and European centers of excellence-we are building upon our internationally competitive medical research (the two universities together form one of the largest centers of biomedical research outside the United States) to focus on and develop medical nanotechnology as a major sector of our research activity. A novel approach to commercialization has been the establishment with government and private equity funds of a "BioNanotechnology Centre" that will act as a portal for UK industry to access specialist skills to solve issues relating to developing nanotechnology-based medical applications, for example, for environmental screening, diagnostics, and therapy. This article reviews our academic and business strategy with examples from our current biomedical research portfolio. PMID:17292115

Horton, Michael A; Khan, Abid

2006-03-01

476

Reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint autogenous compared with alloplastic.  

PubMed

The aims of and indications for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reconstruction are well-established but the method of reconstruction is controversial. We describe a retrospective, two-centre audit of 49 patients treated with costochondral grafting and 50 patients treated with alloplastic joints. The characteristics of the patients were similar in both centres and the minimum follow-up period was 2 years. For each patient a number of variables were recorded including both subjective scores (pain and interference with eating) and objective data (interincisal distance). Patients in both groups showed an improvement in symptoms but more patients required reoperation in the autogenous group. PMID:12175828

Saeed, N; Hensher, R; McLeod, N; Kent, J

2002-08-01

477

RTEMS CENTRE - Support and Maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS Operating System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Real Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS) CENTRE is a project under the ESA-Portugal Task Force aiming to develop a support and maintenance centre to RTEMS operating system. The project can be summarized in two main streams, first one related to design, development, maintenance and integration of tools to augment and sustain RTEMS operating system and second stream linked to the creation of technical competences with a support site to RTEMS operating system in Europe. RTEMS CENTRE intends to minimize the cost of the incorporation/integration of airborne and space applications in this Real Time Operating System. The centre started officially in the 15th of November 2006 and is currently in the study definition and system engineering phase.

Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Mota, M.; Freitas, D.; Zulianello, M.

2007-08-01

478

THE OESCHGER CENTRE for Climate and  

E-print Network

NamiCS ClimaTE RiSkS aNd NaTuRal HaZaRdS ECONOmiC aNd SOCial CONSEquENCES Of ClimaTE CHaNGE #12;3 HOliTHE OESCHGER CENTRE for Climate and Climate Change Research #12;1 GlObal aNd REGiONal ClimaTE dySTiC ClimaTE RESEaRCH EdiTORial: Climate change affects us all. as an alpine country, Switzerland is directly

Richner, Heinz

479

Large displacement spherical joint  

DOEpatents

A new class of spherical joints has a very large accessible full cone angle, a property which is beneficial for a wide range of applications. Despite the large cone angles, these joints move freely without singularities.

Bieg, Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM); Benavides, Gilbert L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01

480

Joint Injection/Aspiration  

MedlinePLUS

... osteoarthritis. What usually is injected into the joint space? Corticosteroids (such as methylprednisolone and triamcinolone formulated to ... for producing inflammation and pain within the joint space. Although corticosteroids may also be successfully used in ...

481

Does total knee joint replacement with the soft tissue balancing surgical technique maintain the natural joint line?  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionThe outcomes of 106 total knee arthroplasties implanted using a soft tissue balancing surgical technique at one surgical centre were used to assess the accuracy maintaining the knees original joint line (JL). The aim of the study was to determine whether there is a shift of the presumed joint line after surgery.Materials and methodsPreoperative and post-operative radiographs were compared to

T. F. Wyss; A. J. Schuster; P. Mnger; D. Pfluger; U. Wehrli

2006-01-01

482

Wyre Community Discovery Centre Wyre Community Discovery  

E-print Network

Wyre Community Discovery Centre Wyre Community Discovery Centre is an excellent example of low on the Go-Ape course or participate in learning activities at the Discovery Centre. A local initiative Discovery Centre. The £664,000 Centre will provide a base for the community to learn more about the local

483

1Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems -AMOSwww.ntnu.edu/amos Autonomous Marine Operations  

E-print Network

06.06.2013 1 1Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems - AMOSwww.ntnu.edu/amos Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems AMOS 2013-2022 Cost: NOK 566 million AMOS Funding: NOK 240 million Research Council 2Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems - AMOSwww.ntnu.edu/amos Greener

Nørvåg, Kjetil

484

The School of Global Studies Research Degrees  

E-print Network

interdisciplinary research centres: Centre for Advanced International Theory Centre for Conflict and Security Research Centre for Global Health Policy Centre for Global Political Economy Sussex Climate Change Network International Relations International Development Human Rights Migration Studies We also support the following

Sussex, University of

485

Arch & Chord Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Arch & Chord Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie & Crossbracing Joint Detail - Dunlapsville Covered Bridge, Spanning East Fork Whitewater River, Dunlapsville, Union County, IN

486

Jointly Poisson processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

What constitutes jointly Poisson processes remains an unresolved issue. This report reviews the current state of the theory and indicates how the accepted but unproven model equals that resulting from the small time-interval limit of jointly Bernoulli processes. One intriguing consequence of these models is that jointly Poisson processes can only be positively correlated as measured by the correlation coefficient

D. H. Johnson; I. N. Goodman

2009-01-01

487

Cold-formed steel trusses with semi-rigid joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experimental research program aiming to evaluate the semi-rigid behaviour of some typical bolted connections, that are used in cold formed steel plane truss joints, was carried out in the Laboratory of CMMC Department of The Politehnica University of Timisoara. From the experimental values of the resistant moment and initial stiffness of the joints, the semi-rigid character of tested joints

D. Dubina; R. Zaharia

1997-01-01

488

PROPRIOCEPTION OF ANKLE JOINT IN YOUNG HOCKEY PLAYERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

factors that leads to progressive degeneration of the joint and continued deficits in joint dynamics, balance, and coordination. Much clinical research has demonstrated that individuals with proprioception and neuromuscular response deficits as a result of injury, lesions, and joint degeneration are less capable of maintaining postural stability and equilibrium. However, no normal reference data on ankle proprioception represented by kinesthesia

Jing Xian Li; Blaine Hoshizaki

489

CONFERENCE REPORT: Summary of the Joint Conference of the 11th International Stellarator Conference and the 8th International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion `Helical System Research'  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

. The `International Stellarator Conference' (under the aegis of the stellarator cooperation agreement of the IEA: International Energy Agency) is held every two years. The `International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion' has been held annually at Toki-city, Japan at which a selected topic on plasma physics and fusion engineering is discussed. This year both conferences were held as a joint conference in Toki-city, September 29-October 3, 1997, that was hosted by the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) and supported by the Ministry of Education, Gifu-prefecture, Toki-city, and the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research. The main theme was `Helical System Research'.

Toki-city, et al.

1998-03-01

490

Summary of the Joint Conference of the 11th International Stellarator Conference and the 8th International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion `Helical System Research'  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

. The `International Stellarator Conference' (under the aegis of the stellarator cooperation agreement of the IEA: International Energy Agency) is held every two years. The `International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion' has been held annually at Toki-city, Japan at which a selected topic on plasma physics and fusion engineering is discussed. This year both conferences were held as a joint conference in Toki-city, September 29-October 3, 1997, that was hosted by the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) and supported by the Ministry of Education, Gifu-prefecture, Toki-city, and the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research. The main theme was `Helical System Research'.

1998-03-01

491

Nuclear Reaction Data Centre Network: A Success Story  

SciTech Connect

The Network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres constitutes a worldwide cooperative effort of thirteen data centres that has provided nuclear data services to scientists for more than 30 years, under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency. All of the databases are extended, and the services are improved continuously using modern technologies to meet the needs of a wide range of nuclear applications and basic research.

Schwerer, O. [Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); McLane, V. [National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States); Henriksson, H. [OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Data Bank, Issy-les-Moulineaux (France); Maev, S. [Russia Nuclear Data Center, Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk (Russian Federation)

2005-05-24

492

Assessment centres: A tale about dimensions, exercises, and dancing bears  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reviews prior construct-related validity research in assessment centres. Special focus is placed on disentangling possible explanations for the construct-related validity findings. The conclusion is that we now have a much better picture of the reasons behind the construct-related validity findings. Careful assessment centre design and high interrater reliability among assessors seem necessary albeit insufficient conditions to establish assessment

Filip Lievens

2009-01-01

493

Seismic response of rock joints and jointed rock mass  

SciTech Connect

Long-term stability of emplacement drifts and potential near-field fluid flow resulting from coupled effects are among the concerns for safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste (HLW). A number of factors can induce drift instability or change the near-field flow patterns. Repetitive seismic loads from earthquakes and thermal loads generated by the decay of emplaced waste are two significant factors. One of two key technical uncertainties (KTU) that can potentially pose a high risk of noncompliance with the performance objectives of 10 CFR Part 60 is the prediction of thermal-mechanical (including repetitive seismic load) effects on stability of emplacement drifts and the engineered barrier system. The second KTU of concern is the prediction of thermal-mechanical-hydrological (including repetitive seismic load) effects on the host rock surrounding the engineered barrier system. The Rock Mechanics research project being conducted at the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA) is intended to address certain specific technical issues associated with these two KTUs. This research project has two major components: (i) seismic response of rock joints and a jointed rock mass and (ii) coupled thermal-mechanical-hydrological (TMH) response of a jointed rock mass surrounding the engineered barrier system (EBS). This final report summarizes the research activities concerned with the repetitive seismic load aspect of both these KTUs.

Ghosh, A.; Hsiung, S.M.; Chowdhury, A.H. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States). Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses

1996-06-01

494

Groningen temporomandibular joint prosthesis. Development and first clinical application  

Microsoft Academic Search

Patients with a severely degenerated temporomandibular joint (TMJ) may benefit from an alloplastic TMJ replacement. The aim of the study was to develop a safe and properly functioning TMJ prosthesis. The design was based on imitation of anterior condylar translation by an inferiorly located centre of rotation, unrestricted mandibular movements by a double articulation, correct fit to the skull by

J.-P. van Loon; L. G. M. de Bont; B. Stegenga; F. K. L. Spijkervet; G. J. Verkerke

2002-01-01

495

The IOC Centres of Excellence bring prevention to sports medicine.  

PubMed

The protection of an athlete's health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the IOC and its Medical Commission. The IOC therefore partners with selected research centres around the world and supports research in the field of sports medicine. This has enabled the IOC to develop an international network of expert scientists and clinicians in sports injury and disease prevention research. The IOC wants to promote injury and disease prevention and the improvement of physical health of the athlete by: (1) establishing long-term research programmes on injury and disease prevention (including studies on basic epidemiology, risk factors, injury mechanisms and intervention), (2) fostering collaborative relationships with individuals, institutions and organisations to improve athletes' health, (3) implementing and collaborating with applied, ongoing and novel research and development within the framework and long-term strategy of the IOC and (4) setting up knowledge translation mechanisms to share scientific research results with the field throughout the Olympic Movement and sports community and converting these results into concrete actions to protect the health of the athletes. In 2009, the IOC also identified four research centres that had an established track record in research, educational and clinical activities to achieve these ambitions: (1) the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Australia; (2) the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC), Canada; (3) the Clinical Sport and Exercise Medicine Research (CSEM), South Africa and (4) the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center (OSTRC), Norway. This paper highlights the work carried out by these four IOC Centres of Excellence over the past 6?years and their contribution to the world of sports medicine. PMID:25114181

Engebretsen, Lars; Bahr, Roald; Cook, Jill L; Derman, Wayne; Emery, Carolyn A; Finch, Caroline F; Meeuwisse, Willem H; Schwellnus, Martin; Steffen, Kathrin

2014-09-01

496

ANNUAL REPORT 1996 Centre for Telematics and Information Technology  

E-print Network

ANNUAL REPORT 1996 #12;Centre for Telematics and Information Technology P.O. Box 217 7500 AE@ctit.utwente.nl http://wwwctit.utwente.nl #12;Table of Contents Part I: The CTIT in 1996 1. Telematics Research at the CTIT 1 1.1 Telematics: spearhead of research at the University of Twente 1 1.2 1996 - A quick overview

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

497

The Makana Regional Centre of Expertise: Experiments in Social Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article deliberates the possibilities for Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) to become "experiments" in social learning. The purpose of the article is to advance the broader research agenda of RCEs through reflection on the empirical research agenda of one RCE, Makana RCE in South Africa. As such it opens questions on how we might see RCE's

Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; O'Donoghue, Rob; Wilmot, Di

2010-01-01

498

Centre for the Study of African Economies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A research center within the Institute of Economics and Statistics, University of Oxford, the Centre for the Study of