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Lignin phenols used to infer organic matter sources to Sepetiba Bay - RJ, Brasil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lignin phenols were measured in the sediments of Sepitiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in bedload sediments and suspended sediments of the four major fluvial inputs to the bay; São Francisco and Guandu Channels and the Guarda and Cação Rivers. Fluvial suspended lignin yields (?8 3.5-14.6 mgC 10 g dw -1) vary little between the wet and dry seasons and are poorly correlated with fluvial chlorophyll concentrations (0.8-50.2 ?gC L -1). Despite current land use practices that favor grassland agriculture or industrial uses, fluvial lignin compositions are dominated by a degraded leaf-sourced material. The exception is the Guarda River, which has a slight influence from grasses. The Lignin Phenol Vegetation Index, coupled with acid/aldehyde and 3.5 Db/V ratios, indicate that degraded leaf-derived phenols are also the primary preserved lignin component in the bay. The presence of fringe Typha sp. and Spartina sp. grass beds surrounding portions of the Bay are not reflected in the lignin signature. Instead, lignin entering the bay appears to reflect the erosion of soils containing a degraded signature from the former Atlantic rain forest that once dominated the watershed, instead of containing a significant signature derived from current agricultural uses. A three-component mixing model using the LPVI, atomic N:C ratios, and stable carbon isotopes (which range between -26.8 and -21.8‰) supports the hypothesis that fluvial inputs to the bay are dominated by planktonic matter (78% of the input), with lignin dominated by leaf (14% of the input) over grass (6%). Sediments are composed of a roughly 50-50 mixture of autochthonous material and terrigenous material, with lignin being primarily sourced from leaf.

Rezende, C. E.; Pfeiffer, W. C.; Martinelli, L. A.; Tsamakis, E.; Hedges, J. I.; Keil, R. G.

2010-04-01

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Pe. Jesus Hortal Snchez, S.J. REITOR Rua Marqus de So Vicente, 225 -Gvea -22453-900 Rio de Janeiro -RJ -BRASIL  

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Janeiro - RJ - BRASIL Tel. (021) 3527-1120/1124 - FAX (021) 3527-1119 - e-mail: hortal@puc-rio.br Rio de Janeiro, 3 de maio de 2010. AOS PROFESSORES, FUNCIONÁRIOS E ALUNOS DA PUC-RIO No dia 30 de outubro destePe. Jesus Hortal Sánchez, S.J. ­ REITOR Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea - 22453-900 Rio de

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Mamíferos terrestres e aves da Terra Indígena Sapukai (Aldeia Guarani do Bracui), Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Terrestrial mammals and birds of Sapukai Indigenous Area (Aldeia Guarani do Bracui), Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brazil. Species composition and distribution in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest are still poorly known, although the area has been studied by naturalists since the 16th century. The Serra do Mar region between the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro concentrates one of

André A. Cunha; Henrique Rajão

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Autor para correspondncia: Jos Roberto Moraes D'Almeida, Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais, Pontifcia Universidade Catlica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marqus de So Vicente, 225, Gvea, CEP: 22453-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. E-mail: dalmeida@puc-rio.b  

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, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea, CEP: 22453-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. E-mail: dalmeida@puc-rio.br Avaliação do Efeito de um Óleo Parafínico Rio de Janeiro Jean-Pierre Habas Institut Pluridisciplinaire de Recherche sur l'Environnement et les

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Brown algae species as biomonitors of Zn and Cd at Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to contribute to monitoring heavy metal contamination of Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, long term evaluation of Zn and Cd concentration was performed in two brown algae species, Padina gymnospora and Sargassum stenophyllum. In relation to Sepetiba Bay macroalgae community, these species were the most abundant in substrate cover. The algae metal concentration variation from 1990 to

G. M. Amado Filho; L. R. Andrade; C. S. Karez; M. Farina; W. C. Pfeiffer

1999-01-01

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Radium mass balance and submarine groundwater discharge in Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Radium-226 and 228Ra activities were determined in water samples from within and adjacent to Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil) in 1998, 2005 and 2007. Surface waters in Sepetiba Bay were substantially higher in 226Ra and 228Ra compared to ocean end member samples. Using the residence time of water in the bay we calculated the flux required to maintain the observed enrichment over the ocean end members. We then applied a radium mass balance to estimate the volume of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) into the bay. The estimates of SGD into Sepetiba Bay (in 1010 L day-1) were 2.56, 3.75, and 1.0, respectively for 1998, 2005, and 2007. These estimates are equivalent to approximately 1% of the total volume of the bay each day or 50 L m-2 day-1. It is likely that a substantial portion of the SGD in Sepetiba Bay consists of infiltrated seawater. This large flux of SGD has the potential to supply substantial quantities of nutrients, carbon and metals into coastal waters. The SGD found here is greater than what is typically found in SGD studies along the eastern United States and areas with similar geologic characteristics. Considering there are many coastal areas around the world like Sepetiba Bay, this could revise upward the already important contribution of SGD to coastal as well as oceanic budgets.

Smoak, Joseph M.; Sanders, Christian J.; Patchineelam, Sambasiva R.; Moore, Willard S.

2012-11-01

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Arsenic concentration in sediments near a metallurgical plant (Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Engenho Inlet, situated in Sepetiba Bay, has been undergoing transformations since the 1960's. due to the installation of a zinc metallurgical industry. In the chemical production process, arsenic is used to purify ore. Results show that most samples are above natural arsenic levels (10 mg kg?1), reaching 360 mg kg?1 near the effluent in the strongly bound fraction and

Valéria F. de Magalhães; Wolfgang C. Pfeiffer

1995-01-01

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Distribution and fluxes as macrodetritus of phosphorus in red mangroves, Sepetiba Bay, Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The distribution and dynamics of phosphorus have been studied in the mangroves of Sepetiba Bay, Brazil. Leaf fall contributes 3.0 kg P ha=1yr=1to the sediment. The total above ground biomass of the R. mangle stand was about 65.3 t ha=1, the P accumulation was 3.9 kg P ha=1where 63% of the total P-biomass was accumulated in the leaves. The biomass

C. A. R. Silva; A. A. Mozeto; á. R. C. Ovalle

1998-01-01

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Dial organic carbon fluctuations in a mangrove tidal creek in Sepetiba bay, Southeast Brazil.  

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The carbon (C) concentration and flux, as dissolved organic carbon (DOC), particulate organic carbon (POC) and macrodetritus (MD), were quantified through 4 tidal cycles in a mangrove tidal creek in Southeastern Brazil. DOC was the major fraction of the total C concentration, accounting for 68 and 61% of the total C concentration during ebb and flood periods respectively. Concentrations of DOC (Ebb = 3.41 +/- 0.57 mgC.L-1 and Flood = 3.55 +/- 0.76 mgC.L-1) and POC (Ebb = 1.73 +/- 0.99 mgC.L-1 and Flood = 1.28 +/- 0.45 mgC.L-1) were relatively similar during the four tidal cycles. Macrodetritus presented a wide variation with concentration peaks probably related to external forces, such as winds, which enrich the ebb flow with leaf litter. DOC and POC fluxes depended primarily on tidal and net water fluxes, whereas MD fluxes were not. The magnitude of the DOC and POC fluxes varied with the area flooded at high tide, but not the MD fluxes. DOC was the major form of carbon export to Sepetiba Bay. During the four tidal cycles, the forest exported a total of 1.2 kg of organic carbon per ha, mostly as DOC (60%), followed by POC (22%) and MD (18%). PMID:18278319

Rezende, C E; Lacerda, L D; Ovalle, A R C; Silva, L F F

2007-11-01

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Assessment of heavy metals in Egretta thula: case study: Coroa Grande mangrove, Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

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This study focuses on metals analysis in kidney and liver tissues of Egretta thula which were collected prostrate or newly dead in Coroa Grande mangrove, Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between March 2005 and October 2008. Kidney and liver were collected and analysed to evaluate heavy metal pollution. High values and widest range were detected for all metals in liver and kidney tissues. Geometric mean differences from metals concentrations for Zn, Cd, Ni, Pb, Cu, and Cr, respectively, were found in both organs. Results from linear regression analysis were non-significant in kidney (r = -0.79975, P = 0.10428), and in liver (r = -0.53193, P = 0.35618). With ANOVA analysis for metal accumulation differences (kidney*liver), at the 0.05 level, the results were significantly different (F = 33.17676, P = 0.00000; F = 12.47880, P = 0.00000). These results indicate that Sepetiba Bay shows worrying levels of metals in this study with E. thula, showing potential power of widespread biological and mutagenic adverse effects in trophic levels, and therefore, signalling risk to human health. PMID:21437402

Ferreira, A P

2011-02-01

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History Preserving Process Graphs R.J. van Glabbeek*  

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History Preserving Process Graphs R.J. van a class of process graphs obeying the restriction * *that any state not only uniquely characterizes graph can be unfolded into such a graph. These histor* *y preserving process graphs capture

Pratt, Vaughan

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A thaumatin-like protein, Rj4, controls nodule symbiotic specificity in soybean.  

PubMed

Soybeans exhibit a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with soil bacteria of the genera Bradyrhizobium and Ensifer/Sinorhizobium in a unique organ, the root nodule. It is well known that nodulation of soybean is controlled by several host genes referred to as Rj (rj) genes. Among these genes, a dominant allele, Rj4, restricts nodulation with specific bacterial strains such as B. elkanii USDA61 and B. japonicum Is-34. These incompatible strains fail to invade the host epidermal cells as revealed by observations using DsRed-labeled bacteria. Here, we describe the molecular identification of the Rj4 gene by using map-based cloning with several mapping populations. The Rj4 gene encoded a thaumatin-like protein (TLP) that belongs to pathogenesis-related (PR) protein family 5. In rj4/rj4 genotype soybeans and wild soybeans, we found six missense mutations and two consecutive amino acid deletions in the rj4 gene as compared with the Rj4 allele. We also found, using hairy root transformation, that the rj4/rj4 genotype soybeans were fully complemented by the expression of the Rj4 gene. Whereas the expression of many TLPs and other PR proteins is induced by biotic/abiotic stress, Rj4 gene expression appears to be constitutive in roots including root nodules. PMID:25059584

Hayashi, Masaki; Shiro, Sokichi; Kanamori, Hiroyuki; Mori-Hosokawa, Satomi; Sasaki-Yamagata, Harumi; Sayama, Takashi; Nishioka, Miki; Takahashi, Masakazu; Ishimoto, Masao; Katayose, Yuichi; Kaga, Akito; Harada, Kyuya; Kouchi, Hiroshi; Saeki, Yuichi; Umehara, Yosuke

2014-09-01

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Waves in the chromosphere: observations R.J. Rutten  

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Waves in the chromosphere: observations R.J. Rutten Sterrekundig Instituut, Utrecht University on observational aspects of waves in the solar chromosphere in the first part of this contribution. High-frequency waves are invoked to build elaborate cool-star chromosphere heating theories but have not been detected

Rutten, Rob

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Analysis of the Body Distribution of Absorbed Dose in the Organs of Three Species of Fish from Sepetiba Bay  

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The body distribution of Polonium-210 in three fishes from the Sepetiba Bay (Macrodon ancylodon, Micropogonias furnieri and Mugil curema) has been studied under the approach of the Department of Energy of the United States of America (DOE) that set the limit of absorbed dose rate in biota equal to 3.5x10{sup 3} {mu}Gy/y, and that also established the relation between dose rate (D) and radionuclide concentration (c) on a fish muscle fresh weight basis, as follows: D = 5.05 ExNxC, assuming that the radionuclide distribution is homogenous among organs. Two hypotheses were tested here, using statistical tools: 1) is the body distribution of absorbed dose homogenous among organs? and 2) is the body distribution of absorbed dose identical among studied fishes? It was concluded, as expected, that the distribution among organs is heterogeneous; but, unexpectedly, that the three fishes display identical body distribution pattern, although they belong to different trophic levels. Hence, concerning absorbed dose calculation, the statement that data distribution is homogenous must be understood merely as an approximation, at least in the case of Polonium-210.

Pereira, Wagner de S [Coordenacao de Protecao Radiologica, Unidade de Tratamento de Minerios, Caixa Postal 961, CEP 37701-970, Pocos de Caldas, MG, BR Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (Brazil); Universidade Federal Fluminense, Programa de Pos-graduacao em Biologia Marinha (Brazil); Kelecom, Alphonse [Universidade Federal Fluminense, Programa de Pos-graduacao em Ciencia Ambiental, Instituto de Geociencias, av. Litoranea s/no, Boa Viagem, 24210-340 Niteroi, RJ Caixa Postal 107.092, CEP 24360-970, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil); Universidade Federal Fluminense, Departamento de Biologia Geral. Laboratorio de Radiobiologia e Radiometria LARARA, Caixa Postal 100.436, CEP 24000-970, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil); Santos Gouvea, Rita de Cassia dos [Universidade Federal Fluminense, Departamento de Biologia Geral. Laboratorio de Radiobiologia e Radiometria LARARA, Caixa Postal 100.436, CEP 24000-970, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil); Azevedo Py Junior, Delcy de [Coordenacao de Protecao Radiologica, Unidade de Concentrado de Uranio, Caixa Postal 7, CEP 46.400-000 Caetite, Bahia, Brasil Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (Brazil)

2008-08-07

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Effect of Rj Genotype and Cultivation Temperature on the Community Structure of Soybean-Nodulating Bradyrhizobia  

PubMed Central

The nodulation tendency and community structure of indigenous bradyrhizobia on Rj genotype soybean cultivars at cultivation temperatures of 33/28°C, 28/23°C, and 23/18°C for 16/8 h (day/night degrees, hours) were investigated using 780 bradyrhizobial DNA samples from an Andosol with 13 soybean cultivars of four Rj genotypes (non-Rj, Rj2Rj3, Rj4, and Rj2Rj3Rj4). A dendrogram was constructed based on restriction fragment length polymorphism of the PCR products (PCR-RFLP) of the 16S-23S rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer region. Eleven Bradyrhizobium U.S. Department of Agriculture strains were used as a reference. The dendrogram indicated seven clusters based on similarities among the reference strains. The occupancy rate of the Bj123 cluster decreased with increasing cultivation temperature, whereas the occupancy rates of the Bj110 cluster, Be76 cluster, and Be94 cluster increased with increasing cultivation temperature. In particular, the Rj2Rj3Rj4 genotype soybeans were infected with a number of Bj110 clusters, regardless of the increasing cultivation temperature, compared to other Rj genotype soybean cultivars. The ratio of beta diversity to gamma diversity (H??/H??), which represents differences in the bradyrhizobial communities by pairwise comparison among cultivation temperature sets within the same soybean cultivar, indicated that the bradyrhizobial communities tended to be different among cultivation temperatures. Multidimensional scaling analysis indicated that the infection of the Bj110 cluster and the Bj123 cluster by host soybean genotype and the cultivation temperature affected the bradyrhizobial communities. These results suggested that the Rj genotypes and cultivation temperatures affected the nodulation tendency and community structures of soybean-nodulating bradyrhizobia. PMID:22156423

Shiro, Sokichi; Yamamoto, Akihiro; Umehara, Yosuke; Hayashi, Masaki; Yoshida, Naoto; Nishiwaki, Aya; Yamakawa, Takeo

2012-01-01

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Molybdenum in Nuclear Waste Glasses -Incorporation and Redox state R.J. Short, R.J. Hand, N.C. Hyatt,  

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Molybdenum in Nuclear Waste Glasses - Incorporation and Redox state R.J. Short, R.J. Hand, N or suppress crystallisation in simplified model waste glasses that contain molybdenum. Experiments molybdenum is `yellow phase'. Yellow phase accelerates corrosion of the inconel melters in the liquid state

Sheffield, University of

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MOLYBDENUM IN GLASSES CONTAINING VITRIFIED NUCLEAR R.J. Hand, R.J. Short, S. Morgan, N.C. Hyatt, G. Mbus and W.E. Lee  

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MOLYBDENUM IN GLASSES CONTAINING VITRIFIED NUCLEAR WASTE R.J. Hand, R.J. Short, S. Morgan, N.hand@sheffield.ac.uk Immobilisation of molybdenum in high level nuclear waste glasses melted under oxidising, neutral and reducing). Molybdenum is present in all cases in the hexavalent oxidation state as the tetrahedral MoO4 2- molybdate

Sheffield, University of

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Acid Volatile Sulfides (avs) and the Bioavailability of Trace Metals in the Channel of the SÃO Francisco River, Sepetiba Bay - de Janeiro-Brazil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sepetiba Bay has 430 Km2 of internal and 2,500 Km2 area of the drainage basin (Lacerda et al., 2007), located 60 km west of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Sepetiba Bay has 430 Km2 of internal and 2,500 Km2 area of the drainage basin (Lacerda et al., 2007), located 60 km west of the city of Rio de Janeiro.The San Francisco channel comes from the Guandu River and empties into Sepetiba Bay and is the main contributor of freshwater to the estuarine system. The Guandu River system/channel of San Francisco receives contribution of domestic and industrial effluents, which go largely to Sepetiba Bay. This work aimed to evaluate the .This work aimed to evaluate the ratio SEM/AVS as a way of predicting bioavailability trace metals from industrial sewage, mainly, in the estuarine system of Sepetiba. This model is based on the property of some Divalent metal cations (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn), by presenting a low solubility constant, are removed from the soluble fraction by precipitation, forming secondary metal sulfides. Were held four transects, made up of three points each, the coast line to the center of the Bay. The surface sediment was collected with a van Veen sampler type ,packed in glass jars and kept frozen until analysis.The determination of SEM/AVS followed the methodology described by Allen et al. (1991). The variation between sulfide 159.88 ± 0.05 µmol/g on 12 points. The metals that entered the sum of simultaneous extraction were: Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn ranging from: 6.47 ± 0.11 µmol/g on sum.The means (± standard deviation) ratio SEM/AVS per transect were: 1.04 ± 1.20 (transect 1); 0.48 ± 0.53 (transect 2); 1.26 ± 1.32 (transect 3) and 0.18 ± 0.14 (transect 4). Only transects 1 and 3 had higher results than 1 , meaning that there are more divalent metal sulfides in the environment. This means that only the sulfides would not be capable of complex and may reflect the potential bioavailability of these in the aquatic environment. There is no statistical difference between the transects. According to the studies done previously in the area for concentrations of AVS MADDOCK et at. (2007) found values greater than 290 ?mol g-1, MACHADO et al. (2008) found concentrations between 5.2-121 ?mol g-1 in the Herons Cove and RODRIGUES (2013) found concentrations between 14.26 to 41.46 ?mol g-1 in the Engenho's Sac.The results may reflect the oxic conditions of the environment, which interferes with the reduction of SO4. Additionally, other mechanisms of metal retention in the sediment may be occurring at the site, together with the interfering sulfide. Key words: estuary sediment and simultaneous extraction of metals.

Monte, Christiane; Rodrigues, Ana Paula; Marinho, Matheus; Quaresma, Tássia; Machado, Wilson

2014-05-01

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Geochemical behavior and dissolved species control in acid sand pit lakes, Sepetiba sedimentary basin, Rio de Janeiro, SE - Brazil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This work shows the influence of pluvial waters on dissolved components and mineral equilibrium of four sand pit lakes, located in the Sepetiba sedimentary basin, SE Brazil. The sand mining activities promote sediment oxidation, lowering pH and increasing SO 4 contents. The relatively high acidity of these waters, similar to ore pit lakes environment and associated acid mine drainage, increases weathering rate, especially of silicate minerals, which produces high Al concentrations, the limiting factor for fish aquaculture. During the dry season, basic cations (Ca, Mg, K and Na), SiO 2 and Al show their higher values due to evapoconcentration and pH are buffered. In the beginning of the wet season, the dilution factor by rainwater increases SO 4 and decreases pH values. The aluminum monomeric forms (Al(OH) 2+ and Al(OH) 2+), the most toxic species for aquatic organisms, occur during the dry season, while AlSO 4+ species predominate during the wet season. Gibbsite, allophane, alunite and jurbanite are the reactive mineral phases indicated by PHREEQC modeling. During the dry season, hydroxialuminosilicate allophane is the main phase in equilibrium with the solution, while the sulphate salts alunite and jurbanite predominate in the rainy season due to the increasing of SO 4 values. Gibbsite is also in equilibrium with sand pit lakes waters, pointing out that hydrolysis reaction is a constant process in the system. Comparing to SiO 2, sulphate is the main Al retriever in the pit waters because the most samples (alunite and jurbanite) are in equilibrium with the solution in both seasons. This Al hydrochemical control allied to some precaution, like pH correction and fertilization of these waters, allows the conditions for fishpond culture. Equilibrium of the majority samples with kaolinite (Ca, Mg, Na diagrams) and primary minerals (K diagram) points to moderate weathering rate in sand pit sediments, which cannot be considered for the whole basin due to the anomalous acidification of the studied waters.

Marques, Eduardo D.; Sella, Sílvia M.; Bidone, Edison D.; Silva-Filho, Emmanoel V.

2010-12-01

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(399307) 1991 RJ2: A New NEA Binary Discovery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Analysis of CCD photometric observations of the near- Earth asteroid (399307) 1991 RJ2 made in 2014 August- September show it to be a binary system with a primary period of 3.4907 ± 0.0002 h and orbital period of 15.917 ± 0.001 h. The depth of the secondary mutual event indicates a minimum effective diameter ratio (Ds/Dp) of 0.47 ± 0.02. The lightcurve showing the orbital period and mutual events indicates a slightly elongated (a/b ~ 1.07/1.0) satellite that is tidally-locked to the orbital period.

Warner, Brian D.; Pollock, Joseph T.; Reichart, Daniel E.; Haislip, Joshua B.; LaCluyze, Aaron P.; Verveer, Arie; Spuck, Tim; Harris, Alan W.

2015-01-01

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75 FR 52818 - R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Central Kentucky Lines, LLC-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX...  

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...Central Kentucky Lines, LLC-- Trackage Rights Exemption--CSX Transportation, Inc...grant additional limited overhead trackage rights \\1\\ to R.J. Corman Railroad Company...1\\ The original rights were obtained by R.J. Corman...

2010-08-27

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Rua Marqus de So Vicente, 255 Gvea Rio de Janeiro RJ-Brasil 22451-900  

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comunidade. A graduação em biologia funciona em área arborizada, ao lado do Parque Apresentação da Cidade e desafios contemporâneos. O Centro de Biologia Graziela Maciel Barroso, onde as aulas práticas acontecem desenvolvidas pesquisas voltadas à conservação biológica e sustentabilidade. A biologia é um campo dinâmico e em

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75 FR 18253 - R.J. Corman Railroad Property, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-NC Railroad, Inc.  

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...Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35363] R.J. Corman Railroad Property, LLC--Acquisition Exemption--NC Railroad, Inc. R.J. Corman Railroad Property, LLC (RJC Railroad...exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 35364, R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Bardstown...

2010-04-09

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Purification and Characterization of a Novel Bacteriocin Produced by Enterococcus faecalis Strain RJ-11†  

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Lactic acid bacteria exhibiting activity against the gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis were isolated from rice bran. One of the isolates, identified as Enterococcus faecalis RJ-11, exhibited a wide spectrum of growth inhibition with various gram-positive bacteria. A bacteriocin purified from culture fluid, designated enterocin RJ-11, was heat stable and was not sensitive to acid and alkaline conditions, but it was sensitive to several proteolytic enzymes. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis revealed that enterocin RJ-11 had a molecular weight of 5,000 in its monomeric form. The amino acid sequence determined for purified enterocin RJ-11 exhibited high levels of similarity to the sequences of enterocins produced by Enterococcus faecium. PMID:14532021

Yamamoto, Yukio; Togawa, Yoshikazu; Shimosaka, Makoto; Okazaki, Mitsuo

2003-01-01

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[Deterritorialization of artisanal fisheries in Sepetiba Bay (State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): an overview of occupational health and environmental issues].  

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This paper outlines the consequences of deterritorialization of artisan fishing folk in Sepetiba Bay in the State of Rio de Janeiro on the occupational and health status of this population living in the area. By means of the concept of social determinants in health, it compares the new patterns of growth in the region with the living and occupational health conditions of these workers. This relationship was explained after conducting semi-structured interviews and focus groups. The results point to a strong relationship between the port undertakings and the installations of the nuclear program of the Brazilian Navy with subsistence and extractive fishing, contributing to an increase in the time spent at sea and the inherent occupational risks involved in subsistence fishing. This is in addition to the economic and environmental impacts on the productivity and quality of fishing production, which are a direct consequence of the dredging works and the new navigation and anchoring norms established and imposed by the state. PMID:25272109

Freitas, Marcelo Bessa; Rodrigues, Silvio Cesar Alves

2014-10-01

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75 FR 18254 - R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Bardstown Line-Lease and Operation Exemption-R.J. Corman Railroad...  

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...Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35364] R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Bardstown Line--Lease and Operation Exemption--R.J. Corman Railroad Property, LLC R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Bardstown Line...

2010-04-09

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Title: Tree Demography in the Tropical Rain Forest in Guyana Author: Zagt, R.J.  

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Title: Tree Demography in the Tropical Rain Forest in Guyana Author: Zagt, R.J. Year: 1997 ISBN: 90 the results of a 4-year PhD study on the growth and survival of three tropical rain forest trees in Guyana in forest composition and evaluates the major factors that affect the course of succession. All demographic

Machado, Jose-Luis

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Influence of the modern light environment on mood TA Bedrosian and RJ Nelson  

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cycles created by social and work schedules. Urban light pollution, night shift work, transmeridianREVIEW Influence of the modern light environment on mood TA Bedrosian and RJ Nelson Humans years the widespread adoption of electric light has transformed our environment. Instead of aligning

Nelson, Randy J.

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Nutrient-plankton models with nutrient recycling S. R.-J. Jang1  

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Nutrient-plankton models with nutrient recycling S. R.-J. Jang1 and J. Baglama2 1. Department, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881-0816 Abstract. Nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton interaction with general uptake functions in which nutrient recycling is either instantaneous or de- layed is considered

Baglama, James

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RPS/GMM Approach toward the Localization of Myocardial Infarction MA Mneimneh, RJ Povinelli  

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RPS/GMM Approach toward the Localization of Myocardial Infarction MA Mneimneh, RJ Povinelli on the ability to identify the segments, extent, and centroid of infarcts through ECG signals and body surface ordinary leads contain the necessary information to identify the segment of the infarct. This hypothesis

Povinelli, Richard J.

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The Canadian Automated Meteor Observatory (CAMO): System overview R.J. Weryk a,  

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The Canadian Automated Meteor Observatory (CAMO): System overview R.J. Weryk a, , M.D. Campbell 10 January 2013 Accepted 19 April 2013 Available online 3 May 2013 Keywords: Meteors Image processing for the Canadian Automated Meteor Observatory (CAMO), an automated two-station video meteor system designed

Wiegert, Paul

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75 FR 75205 - R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Central Kentucky Lines, LLC-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX...  

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...Central Kentucky Lines, LLC-- Trackage Rights Exemption--CSX Transportation, Inc. Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated February 5, 2005...to grant limited overhead trackage rights to R.J. Corman Railroad...

2010-12-02

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Glycine max non-nodulation locus rj1 : a recombinogenic region encompassing a SNP in a lysine motif receptor-like kinase ( GmNFR1? )  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rj1 mutation of soybean is a simple recessive allele in a single line that arose as a spontaneous mutation in a population; it\\u000a exhibits non-nodulation with virtually all Bradyrhizobium and Sinorhizobium strains. Here, we described fine genetic and physical mapping of the rj1 locus on soybean chromosome 2. The initial mapping of the rj1 locus using public markers indicated

Woo Kyu Lee; Namhee Jeong; Arief Indrasumunar; Peter M. Gresshoff; Soon-Chun Jeong

2011-01-01

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Endophytic Bacillus subtilis Strain E1R-J Is a Promising Biocontrol Agent for Wheat Powdery Mildew  

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In this study, the biocontrol efficacies of 14 endophytic bacterial strains were tested against Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt) in pot experiments under greenhouse conditions. Bacillus subtilis strain E1R-j significantly reduced disease index and exhibited the best control (90.97%). When different formulations of E1R-j were sprayed 24?h before Bgt inoculation, fermentation liquid without bacterial cell and crude protein suspension displayed the similar effects; and they reduced disease index more than bacterial cell suspension (109?cfu?mL?1) and fermentation liquid without protein. The control effects were not significantly different between 1011 and 109?cfu?mL?1 of bacterial cell suspension but were higher than 107?cfu?mL?1. Further observations showed that conidial germination and appressorial formation of Bgt were retarded by spraying E1R-j 24?h before Bgt inoculation. Compared with the water check, conidial germination and appressorial formation were decreased by 43.3% and 42.7%, respectively. In the treatment with E1R-j, the number of houstoria significantly reduced and the speed of mycelial extension was slowed down in the wheat leaves. Scanning electron microscopy observation revealed that E1R-j significantly suppressed the conidial germination and caused rupture and deformation of germ tubes. On the surface of wheat leaves, mycelia and conidiophores became shrinking.

Gong, Yufei; Huo, Yunxia; Han, Qingmei; Kang, Zhensheng; Huang, Lili

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“A Whole ’Nother Smoke” or a Cigarette in Disguise: How RJ Reynolds Reframed the Image of Little Cigars  

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Present-day consumption of little cigars rivals that of the early 1970s when sales of little cigars boomed. This boom was largely attributed to RJ Reynolds, and documents reveal how and why they became a powerful force in little cigar sales. RJ Reynolds designed a little cigar, Winchesters, for cigarette smokers and produced one as close to a cigarette as legally possible. Initially, RJ Reynolds intended to capitalize on the cigarette advertising broadcast ban, but the price and tax structure was more critical to Winchester’s success. Today, the tobacco industry is fighting again to sustain its unique application of federal definitions for little cigars. Regulatory efforts are needed to close taxation loopholes for the little cigar. PMID:17600253

Delnevo, Cristine D.; Hrywna, Mary

2007-01-01

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Road Marking Extraction Using a MODEL&DATA-DRIVEN Rj-Mcmc  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose an integrated bottom-up/top-down approach to road-marking extraction from image space. It is based on energy minimization using marked point processes. A generic road marking object model enable us to define universal energy functions that handle various types of road-marking objects (dashed-lines, arrows, characters, etc.). A RJ-MCMC sampler coupled with a simulated annealing is applied to find the configuration corresponding to the minimum of the proposed energy. We used input data measurements to guide the sampler process (data driven RJ-MCMC). The approach is enhanced with a model-driven kernel using preprocessed autocorrelation and inter-correlation of road-marking templates, in order to resolve type and transformation ambiguities. The method is generic and can be applied to detect road-markings in any orthogonal view produced from optical sensors or laser scanners from aerial or terrestrial platforms. We show the results an ortho-image computed from ground-based laser scanning.

Hervieu, A.; Soheilian, B.; Brédif, M.

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Interactions of 3D mantle flow and continental lithosphere near passive margins R.J. Farrington a,  

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northward drift commenced (Tikku and Cande, 1999). The continental insulation mechanism has also beenInteractions of 3D mantle flow and continental lithosphere near passive margins R.J. Farrington a and thick continental lithosphere. The resultant flow in the upper mantle is driven by a combination

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PAR conversion efficiencies of a tropical rain forest R.J. Luxmoore1 J.G. Saldarriaga2  

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PAR conversion efficiencies of a tropical rain forest R.J. Luxmoore1 J.G. Saldarriaga2 1) absorbed during various stages of regeneration of a tropical rain forest in the upper Rio Negro region, and 200 yr of growth. The forest phytomass and litter- fall at each stage were obtained from pre- vious

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R.J. Reynolds’ Targeting of African Americans: 1988–2000  

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Objectives. The purpose of this study was to describe RJ Reynolds (RJR) Tobacco Company’s strategy for targeting African Americans, as revealed in tobacco industry documents and magazine advertisements. Methods. The authors searched industry documents to determine RJR’s strategies and analyzed magazine advertising during 2 periods: the time of the launch of the company’s Uptown cigarette (1989–1990) and a decade later (1999–2000). Results. RJR’s efforts to target the African American market segment existed before and after Uptown, and the company’s strategy was largely implemented via other RJR brands. Advertisements featured mentholated cigarettes, fantasy/escape, expensive objects, and nightlife. Conclusions. To help all populations become tobacco-free, tobacco control practitioners must understand and counter tobacco industry strategies. PMID:12721151

Balbach, Edith D.; Gasior, Rebecca J.; Barbeau, Elizabeth M.

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The Type III Secretion System of Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA122 Mediates Symbiotic Incompatibility with Rj2 Soybean Plants  

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The rhcJ and ttsI mutants of Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA122 for the type III protein secretion system (T3SS) failed to secrete typical effector proteins and gained the ability to nodulate Rj2 soybean plants (Hardee), which are symbiotically incompatible with wild-type USDA122. This suggests that effectors secreted via the T3SS trigger incompatibility between these two partners. PMID:23204412

Tsukui, Takahiro; Eda, Shima; Kaneko, Takakazu; Sato, Shusei; Okazaki, Shin; Kakizaki-Chiba, Kaori; Itakura, Manabu; Mitsui, Hisayuki; Yamashita, Akifumi; Terasawa, Kimihiro

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Spatial-temporal analysis of marine debris on beaches of Niterói, RJ, Brazil: Itaipu and Itacoatiara.  

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In many areas of the world, studies of marine debris are conducted with an emphasis on analyzing their composition, quantification and distribution on sandy beaches. However, in Brazil, studies are still restricted to some areas of the coast, and the quantities and the spatial and temporal patterns are unknown. To enhance the marine debris information in these areas, we selected the Itaipu and Itacoatiara beaches in Niterói, RJ, to collect, quantify and qualify the solid residues present in their sands. We collected 12 samples and recorded 118.39kg of residues in Itaipu and 62.94kg in Itacoatiara. At both beaches, the largest portion of debris was located on the upper part of the beach. Several debris items were related to food and drink consumption on the beaches, which indicated the contribution of beach users to pollution. Most of the debris was plastic. The greatest amount of debris was found at Itaipu in January and February and at Itacoatiara in January and March, months related to both the holiday season and abundant rainfall. The results demonstrated the necessity to implement an Environmental Education project for these areas to reduce its degradation. PMID:25627197

Silva, Melanie Lopes da; Araújo, Fábio Vieira de; Castro, Rebeca Oliveira; Sales, Alessandro Souza

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RJ 051542+0104.7: A new magnetic, eclipsing, cataclysmic variable  

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We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of a recently identified X-ray bright, magnetic cataclysmic variable, RJ 051542+0104.7. The X-ray source was discovered serendipitously by Walter et al. (1994; Walter & Zoonematkermani 1994), and their data imply the presence of a heated white dwarf compatible with a magnetic accretion column. Buckley (1994) has reported the presence of circular polarization. Our optical photometry shows that the system undergoes eclipses with a period of 7.9835 +/- 0.0002 hours. The eclipse is 1 magnitude deep and appears to be total. Our spectra were all obtained near eclipse and show a strong blue continuum with broad Balmer emission as well as He II (4686 and 5411 A), C III/N III (4650 A) and He I lines. The blue continuum and emission lines disappear during eclipse, leaving only the spectrum of a M0 star. Using the observed magnitude during eclipse and ignoring interstellar extinction, the distance is approximately 500 pc. For the secondary to fill its Roche lobe, it must be at least 20% larger than that of a normal dM0 star. This may indicate the red dwarf is far from local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) due to strong magnetic braking. We find evidence for cyclotron humps in the continuum spectrum which imply a magnetic field strength in the cyclotron emitting region of up to 55 MG. The unexpected existence of a long period AM Her system should provide constraints on models of polar evolution.

Garnavich, Peter M.; Szkody, Paula; Robb, Russell M.; Zurek, David R.; Hoard, D. W.

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Brasil: Festival de Londrina 1989  

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SPRING 1990 M Brasil: Festival de Londrina 1989 Beatriz J. Rizk La ciudad de Londrina, en el corazón de Paraná, Brasil, celebro su II Muestra Latinoamericana de Teatro simultáneamente con el III Foro de Cultura. Retomando la tradición del... una delegación internacional representativa de todos los estamentos de la vida artística e intelectual del continente para un "Diálogo Internacional de la Cultura" en apoyo y solidaridad con los trabajadores de la cultura colombiana. Este evento se...

Rizk, Beatriz J.

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2006/3/13 IVIGIVIG --Instituto Virtual Internacional de MudanInstituto Virtual Internacional de Mudanas Globaisas Globais Centro de Tecnologia, Bloco I, Sala 129 CEP: 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro RJ  

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Mudançças Globaisas Globais Centro de Tecnologia, Bloco I, Sala 129 ­ CEP: 21945-970 ­ Rio de Janeiro ­ RJ Mudançças Globaisas Globais Centro de Tecnologia, Bloco I, Sala 129 ­ CEP: 21945-970 ­ Rio de Janeiro ­ RJ MudanInstituto Virtual Internacional de Mudançças Globaisas Globais Centro de Tecnologia, Bloco I, Sala

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PERSPECTIVAS DA AGROENERGIA NO BRASIL  

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Este texto tem por objetivo fazer uma revisão do estágio atual da produção mundial de biocombustíveis, das políticas adotadas nos vários países e das perspectivas de inserção do Brasil neste processo como produtor e exportador de biocombustíveis, conciliando isto com o desenvolvimento econômico e social e com o respeito ao meio-ambiente. Os autores destacam a necessidade de conciliação das ações

Carlos Eduardo de Freitas Vian; Walter Belik; Luiz Fernando Paulillo; Leandro Menegon Corder

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XXVI SIMP OSIO BRASILEIRO DE TELECOMUNICAC ~OES -SBrT'08, 02-05 DE SETEMBRO DE 2008, RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ Complexity Reduction Techniques Applied to The  

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XXVI SIMP ´OSIO BRASILEIRO DE TELECOMUNICAC¸ ~OES - SBrT'08, 02-05 DE SETEMBRO DE 2008, RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ Complexity Reduction Techniques Applied to The Compression of High Definition Sequences in Digital TV Tiago A. da Fonseca and Ricardo L. de Queiroz Resumo-- O H.264/AVC ´e um codificador de modulac

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Design Theory Analysis of Biface Technology at the Botanie Lake Dam Site (EcRj 15), South-Central British Columbia  

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A design analysis is applied to six bifacial tools recovered from the Botanie Lake Dam site (EcRj 15) on the Plateau of southern British Columbia. While these artifacts, selected from the lithic assemblage of this late pre-contact period mat lodge campsite, show some internal variation, they share important characteristics indicative of their use by Plateau peoples. Acute edge angles and

Paul Ewonus

2005-01-01

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Effects of some factors on insensible weight loss in grazing sheep B Dumont PD Penning RJ Orr P D'Hour1  

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Effects of some factors on insensible weight loss in grazing sheep B Dumont PD Penning RJ Orr P D), are sometimes used to estimate intake (Penning and Hooper, 1985). This technique requires an accurate esti- mate unfasted (control, C). For each treatment IWL was measured on 3 d, before the evening meal. IWL

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The Cabo Frio (rj) Coastal Upwelling during the Mid-Holocene  

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Upwelling zones and other high sedimentation rate regions are considered key areas for the comprehension of Quaternary climatic changes, but little is known about temporal fluctuations of productivity in the southwestern Atlantic continental margin. The Brazilian Southeast continental shelf, in the vicinity of Cabo Frio, is characterized by a strong cross-shelf sea surface temperature gradient, reflecting the influence of persistent upwelling of relatively cold waters, especially during the austral spring and summer. Cold water plumes through strong air-sea interactions affect sea-breeze circulation, modulating the climate of this area. Wind stress curl (Ekman pumping) generates ocean-surface divergence (convergence), forcing upward (downward) water movements. Cabo Frio's climate is also influenced by the upwelling process. In the present study atmospheric and oceanic variables, and the Ekman pumping were analyzed in the region of the Southwest Atlantic in order to study the influence of atmospheric and oceanic dynamics on the process of coastal upwelling at the region of Cabo Frio (RJ) during the mid-Holocene (MH). For execution of the study 10 years of results from climatic experiments for the period of MH and pre-industrial (PI) were used. These experiments were performed by Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project Phase II (PMIP 2) using the coupled model Community Climate System Model Version 3 (CCSM3) from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). It were made seasonal means to the summer (December, January, February), fall (March, April, May), spring (June, July, August) and winter (September, October, November). The variables were analyzed from horizontal fields, vertical and zonal sections in the ocean, vertical time sections and timely analysis of Ekman pumpin, being set at different coordinates for the dynamic and thermodynamic variables due to different positioning in the numerical grid model. For the thermodynamic variables, the sections were fixed in parallel 23.3° S and timely analyzes were made for longitude -41.7° W and parallel 23.3° S. To the dynamic variables, the sections were fixed in parallel 23.5° S and timely analyzes were made for longitude 41.1° W and parallel 23.5° S. The coordinates used for the analysis consisted at the numerical grid point model, the closest point to the region of Cabo Frio. During the spring and summer the upwelling index, the vertical velocity of sea water and the depth of the upper limit of the South Atlantic Central Water (SACW) were found to be most favorable to the occurrence of coastal upwelling at the region of Cabo Frio, while during the fall and winter these parameters were found less favorable. These results suggest that during the MH, the coastal upwelling at the region of Cabo Frio presented a seasonal pattern, being more intense on spring and summer and weaker on winter and autumn. There is the possibility of occurrence during the mid-Holocene of the processes of coastal upwelling most intense at Cabo Frio when compared to the PI period, during periods of spring and summer seasons. This fact can be explained by the lower depth of the upper limit of SACW and higher values of the Ekman pumping and the vertical velocity of sea water during this period.

Dragaud, I. C.; de Freitas Assad, L.; Landau, L.

2013-05-01

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Occurrence and distribution of the exotic lizard Hemidactylus mabouia Moreau de Jonnès, 1818 in Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil.  

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The gekkonid lizard Hemidactylus mabouia is an exotic species in Brazil and is found in different ecosystems. This species was recorded at Ilha Grande, RJ, one of the largest insular remains of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil. In this study, the occurrence of H. mabouia was determined throughout the island, including the rain forest, restinga and anthropic environments. We used the active search method in points along 19 trails that surround Ilha Grande. At each regular interval of 100 m, we searched for the presence of H. mabouia. The species was recorded in a total of 100 points among the 719 sampled and, in all cases, the occurrence of the lizard corresponded to points located in anthropic or perianthropic areas. As most of Ilha Grande is covered by dense tropical rain forest, we believe this has restricted the invasion of H. mabouia in natural environments within the island. PMID:21755162

Rocha, C F D; Bergallo, H G

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* Cidade Universitria Centro de Tecnologia sala H321 Rio de Janeiro RJ CEP 21945970 Tel: (021) 260 5010 e (021) 5608832 R:413 Fax: (021) 290 6626  

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* Cidade Universitária ­ Centro de Tecnologia ­ sala H321 ­ Rio de Janeiro ­ RJ ­ CEP 21945­970 Tel: (021) 260 5010 e (021) 560­8832 R:413 ­ Fax: (021) 290 6626 GRUPO IV ANÁLISE E T�CNICAS DE SISTEMAS DE POT�NCIA (GAT) UTILIZA��O DE M�TODO TIPO GRADIENTE CONJUGADO NA ACELERA��O DO FLUXO DE POT�NCIA EM

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Design theory analysis of biface technology at the Botanie Lake Dam site (EcRj 15), south-central British Columbia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Editor’s note: This article appears as a reprint from Volume 18 due to printing errors. Nexus apologizes to the author for the delay in publishing the work in its entirety.\\u000aA design analysis is applied to six bifacial tools recovered from the Botanie Lake Dam site (EcRj 15) on the Plateau of southern British Columbia. While these artifacts, selected from

Paul Ewonus

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LAJAM 8(1-2): 25-29, December 2010 e-ISSN 2236-1057 / ISSN 1676-7497 Laboratrio de Biodiversidade Molecular, Dept. de Gentica, Inst. Biologia, Ilha do Fundo, Sl. A2-098, Universidade Federal do Rio  

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil 2 Laboratorio de Ecología Molecular de Vertebrados Acuáticos, 310, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20251-140 Brasil 4 Projeto de Monitoramento de Aves e Mamíferos Marinhos na Bacia de Campos, CENPES/PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21041-210 Brasil 5 ENSP

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C.J. Ham, Y.Q. Liu, J.W. Connor, S.C. Cowley, R.J. Hastie, T.C. Hender and T.J. Martin  

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C.J. Ham, Y.Q. Liu, J.W. Connor, S.C. Cowley, R.J. Hastie, T.C. Hender and T.J. Martin CCFE-PR(12.J. Martin EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB, United

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IDD-BRASIL: Implementation and Progress  

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In response to the academic meteorological community's demand for real-time weather data, and access to datasets not readily available, the Unidata Program of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) developed the Internet Data Distribution, IDD system. With a modest beginning in the early 1990's, IDD has grown to become the leading Internet2 advanced-application by delivering over 20 terabytes of data per week to over 160 institutions in the US and around the world. Meteorological and related real-time data, model output, and a vast amount of experimental products are delivered at no cost to the Unidata participating institutions. In 2004, through a collaboration among three leading universities and research centers in Brazil, the Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (CPTEC/INPE), the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), the Unidata IDD has expanded into Brazil creating a data sharing peer, the IDD-Brasil. Throughout a series of outreach initiatives, the IDD-Brasil is extending its reach, providing data to universities in Argentina, Chile, Africa and Portugal. By lowering the barrier between distant institutions, participants are now cooperating and sharing many datasets that were not generally available outside their organizations. Future plans include the deployment of a new data-relay node in cooperation with Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal in order to provide a local source of data for institutions in Portugal and Africa, and the distribution of products derived from the GOES-10 satellite, which covers mainly South America, through IDD in real-time. Jointly, the IDD and IDD-Brasil are fostering new collaborations among universities, WMO Regional Meteorological Training Centers, and national meteorological agencies, empowering the Atmospheric Sciences across several countries.

Chagas, G. O.; Almeida, W. G.; Yoksas, T.; Cutrim, E. M.; Garrana, D.

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CONFIGURING A COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL WORKSPACE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT OF  

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, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453-900, Brasil, Phone 55-21-2512-5984, enio@tecgraf.puc-rio.br 2 Professor, Tecgraf, Dept. of Computer Science, PUC-Rio, Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453 São Vicente 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453-900, Brasil, Phone 55-21-2512-5984, mgattass@tecgraf.puc-rio

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An Architecture for Hypermedia Systems Using MHEG Standard Objects Interchange  

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. Soares Departamento de Informática, PUC-Rio R. Marquês de São Vicente 225 22453 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ 4624 20001 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil E-mail: casanova@vnet.ibm.com Sérgio Colcher Departamento de Informática, PUC-Rio R. Marquês de São Vicente 225 22453 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil E-mail: colcher@inf.puc-rio

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[Domestic violence against children and prospects for intervention of the Family Health Program: the experience of the Family Doctor Program/Niterói (RJ, Brazil)].  

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This study seeks to estimate the prevalence of psychological and physical violence practiced against children in the family environment among clients of the Family Medical Program in Niterói (RJ). It also discloses some potential opportunities for action in the prevention, early detection and monitoring of families experiencing violence. This population-based survey was conducted with face-to-face interviews with parents or legal sponsors of 278 children registered in 27 teams of the Family Health Program. The population studied was randomly selected among children up to ten years of age. The Brazilian version of Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scales - CTSPC was employed to assess the occurrence of this type of violence. Psychological aggression occurred in 96.7% (CI 95%: 94.7-98.8) of the households, and corporal punishment occurred in 93.8% (CI 95%: 92.0-96.7). Minor physical violence was reported by 51.4% (CI 95%: 45.5-57.3) of the respondents, and severe physical maltreatment by 19.8% (CI 95%: 15.1-24.5) of them. Although the mother was the foremost perpetrator of all kinds of maltreatment, most of the children were abused by both parents. In view of these results, domestic violence against children should be seen as a main concern for the Family Health Program. PMID:21808916

Rocha, Pedro Carlos Xavier da; Moraes, Claudia Leite

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ENCUESTA DE FENÓMENOS PARAPSICOLÓGICOS EN BRASIL: COMENTARIOS SOBRE \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resúmen.- Este artículo consiste en un comentario sobre la encuesta de fenómenos psíquicos en Brasil recientemente publicada por Zangari y Machado (1996). La encuesta puede considerarse como un trabajo pionero en América Latina. El estudio contribuye a nuestros conocimientos en términos de la incidencia de los reportes de fenómenos, la fenomenología de las experiencias, la comparación con fenómenos de los

Carlos S. Alvarado

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R.R. Harrison, H. Fotowat, R. Chan, R.J. Kier, A. Leonardo, and F. Gabbiani, "A wireless neural/EMG telemetry system for freely moving insects," to appear in: Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2010), Paris  

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R.R. Harrison, H. Fotowat, R. Chan, R.J. Kier, A. Leonardo, and F. Gabbiani, "A wireless neural/EMG Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2010), Paris, France, 2010. A Wireless Neural/EMG Telemetry System developed a miniature telemetry system that captures neural, EMG, and acceleration signals from a freely

Harrison, Reid R.

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Respostas religiosas à aids no Brasil: impressões de pesquisa1  

PubMed Central

Resumo O texto encontra-se estruturado em quatro partes. Na primeira delas, apresentamos um conjunto de considerações e informações acerca da situação da aids no Brasil, das relações entre religião, sexualidade, aids e estado laico, bem como uma descrição mais clara do Projeto Respostas Religiosas ao HIV/Aids no Brasil, do qual este texto apresenta algumas impressões de pesquisa preliminares. A seguir, dedicamos um item a apresentação da Pastoral de DST/Aids, sua história, estrutura e objetivos. No item seguinte problematizamos diversas questões em particular no âmbito das relações Estado e Igreja, relações entre agentes de pastoral e hierarquia da Igreja, e questões ligadas mais diretamente à sexualidade e aids, todas referenciadas ao trabalho da Pastoral de DST/Aids. Ao final, apresentamos a bibliografia e fontes consultadas. PMID:20428503

Seffner, Fernando; da Silva, Cristiane Gonçalves Meireles; Maksud, Ívia; Garcia, Jonathan; Rios, Luís Felipe; Natividade, Marcelo; Borges, Priscila Rodrigues; Parker, Richard; Terto, Veriano

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Sistematizao de ocorrncias de desastres naturais na regio Sul do Brasil Silvia Midori Saito1  

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Sistematização de ocorrências de desastres naturais na região Sul do Brasil Silvia Midori Saito1 - GEODESASTRES-SUL Caixa Postal 5021 - CEP: 97110-970, Santa Maria, RS, Brasil {silvia.saito; camila

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Interannual variability in water storage over 2003-2007 in the Amazon Basin2 from GRACE space gravimetry, in situ river level3  

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Keywords: GRACE, Hydrology, Climate Change, ENSO, South America.42 hal-00708050,version1-14Jun2012 #12 Hidrologia, Ilha do Fundão, Zip Code:9 21945-970, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brasil , Phone: +552125627837, Fax) ­ Av. Horácio Macedo, 354- Cidade Universitária - Ilha13 do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil - Cep

Boyer, Edmond

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Enacting Collaboration via Storytelling in Second Andria Pereira1  

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University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC- Rio) R. Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453-900, Brasil 2 Superior School of Industrial Design ­ State University of Rio de Janeiro Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 95, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22031-040, Brasil 3 Groupware@LES R. Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Rio de

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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Vol. 104(8): 1083-1090, December 2009 1083 online | memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br  

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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Vol. 104(8): 1083-1090, December 2009 1083 online | memorias Inovações Terapêuticas, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil 2 Autonomic Neuroscience de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

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Braz. Arch. Biol. Technol. v.52 n.3: pp. 629-636, May/June 2009 Vol.52, n. 3: pp. 629-636, May-June 2009  

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Laboratório de Pesquisas Costeiras e Estuarinas; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Hangar da Ponta do Catalão; Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil. 2 Laboratório de Benthos; Departamento de Biologia Marinha; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil. 3 Laboratório de Echinodermata

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Religio e TeRRiTRio no BRasil: 1991/2010  

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Religião e TeRRiTóRio no BRasil: 1991/2010 Cesar Romero Jacob Dora Rodrigues Hees Philippe Waniez Jacob, Dora Rodrigues Hees, Philippe Waniez. ­ Rio de Janeiro : Ed. PUC-Rio, 2013. 85 p. : il. (color sociais - Brasil. I. Hees, Dora Rodrigues. II. Waniez, Philippe. III. Título. CDD: 291.0981 #12;Religião e

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Alguns Aspectos do Teatro no Brasil nos Séculos XVIII e XIX  

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a Portugal em 1794. A diversificação de géneros, uma das tónicas do teatro português de então, teve alguns reflexos no Brasil, ao menos fazendo chegar até o Rio o teatro de bonecos, extremamente popular em Lisboa, cedo testemunhado por viajantes... estrangeiros na cidade brasileira. O início do século viu amiudarem-se os espetáculos teatrais em solenidades públicas, como já vinha acontecendo no anterior. Seis comédias foram encenadas na Bahia em 1729 para celebrar o casamento do Príncipe do Brasil com...

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HELMINTOS DE Myleus micans (LÜTKEN, 1875) (CHARACIFORMES: SERRASALMINAE) DO RIO SÃO FRANCISCO, BRASIL  

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2 ABSTRACT.- BRASIL-SATO, M. DE C.; SANTOS, M. D. DOS (Helminths of Myleus micans (Lütken, 1875) (Characiformes: Serrasalminae) from the São Francisco river, Brazil.) Helmintos de Myleus micans (Lütken, 1875) (Characiformes: Serrasalminae) do rio São Francisco, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veteriná- ria, v. 12, n. 3, p. 131-134, 2003. Departamento de Biologia Animal, UFRRJ, Km 47, Antiga Rod. Rio-São

MARILIA DE C. BRASIL-SATO; MICHELLE D. DOS SANTOS

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Zoneamento agrícola e época de semeadura para trigo no Brasil Agricultural zoning and sowing dates for wheat in Brazil  

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Resumo - Um Programa de Zoneamento Agrícola para o Brasil, subsidiando a política de crédito e securidade rural, começou a ser posto em prática pelo Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA) a partir da safra de inverno de 1996, com a cultura de trigo no sul do Brasil. Este artigo apresenta uma síntese dos trabalhos sobre zoneamento agrícola para

Gilberto Rocca da Cunha; João Carlos Haas; Jaime Ricardo; Tavares Maluf; Paulo Henrique Caramori; Eduardo Delgado Assad; Hugo José Braga; Jurandir Zullo Jr; Cláudio Lazzarotto; Sérgio Gonçalves; Marcos Wrege; Dionísio Brunetta; Sérgio Roberto Dotto; Hilton Silveira Pinto; Orivaldo Brunini; Vera Magali; Radtke Thomé; Sérgio Luiz Zampieri; Aldemir Pasinato; Márcia Barrocas Moreira Pimentel; Cristina Pandolfo

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Cohort Profile: Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)  

PubMed Central

Chronic diseases are a global problem, yet information on their determinants is generally scant in low- and middle-income countries. The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) aims to contribute relevant information regarding the development and progression of clinical and subclinical chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, in one such setting. At Visit 1, we enrolled 15 105 civil servants from predefined universities or research institutes. Baseline assessment (2008–10) included detailed interviews and measurements to assess social and biological determinants of health, as well as various clinical and subclinical conditions related to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and mental health. A second visit of interviews and examinations is under way (2012–14) to enrich the assessment of cohort exposures and to detect initial incident events. Annual surveillance has been conducted since 2009 for the ascertainment of incident events. Biological samples (sera, plasma, urine and DNA) obtained at both visits have been placed in long-term storage. Baseline data are available for analyses, and collaboration via specific research proposals directed to study investigators is welcome. PMID:24585730

Schmidt, Maria Inês; Duncan, Bruce B; Mill, José Geraldo; Lotufo, Paulo A; Chor, Dóra; Barreto, Sandhi Maria; Aquino, Estela ML; Passos, Valéria Maria Azeredo; Matos, Sheila MA; Molina, Maria del Carmen B; Carvalho, Marilia S; Bensenor, Isabela M

2015-01-01

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UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22451-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil {mgatti, lucena}@inf.puc-rio Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3527-1516 Fax

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Os determinantes da desigualdade de renda no Brasil: Luta de classes ou heterogeneidade educacional?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabalho considera a questão: quais os principais determinantes da desigualdade de renda no Brasil? Após lembrar a importância da questão para a nossa economia, o artigo sugere um arcabouço genérico para categorizar os determinantes da distribuição de renda, baseado em cinco grupos de fatores: caraterísticas natas dos indivíduos; suas características adquiridas; o papel do mercado de trabalho; o papel

Francisco de Hollanda Guimarães Ferreira

2000-01-01

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ALTERNATIVAS PARA A GERAÇÃO DE ENERGIA RENOVÁVEL NO BRASIL: A OPÇÃO PELA BIOMASSA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Durante muito tempo, os recursos fósseis e hídricos foram os grandes propulsores da civilização e da economia. O Brasil também se apoiou nessas fontes energéticas para o desenvolvimento de atividades industriais, agrícolas, de serviços e da própria sociedade. Entretanto, vive-se hoje uma crise no abastecimento energético, em função da problemática geopolítica, econômica e ambiental em torno da extração e comercialização

Mariane Silva Marconato; Giuliana Aparecida Santini

2008-01-01

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PASSADO E PRESENTE DA POLÍTICA DE GESTÃO DOS RECURSOS HÍDRICOS NO BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo - Escassez hídrica, poluição dos rios e desiguais oportunidades de acesso à água são sintomas de um crescente antagonismo entre desenvolvimento eco- nómico e questões socioambientais no Brasil. Este progressivo afastamento entre economia e ambiente decorre de um processo mais amplo de acumulação de capital e inserção subordinada do país no mercado mundial. Reformas institucionais recen- tes vêm promovendo

ANTÔNIO AUGUSTO; ROSSOTTO IORIS

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Curriculum Vitae A. Institution  

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do Rio de Janeiro Caixa Postal 68530 Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21945-970, Brasil Telephone: +55 (21) 2562. Personal Status: Married, one son Home address: Rua Camba´uba, 985 Apt. 303 Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21940 of Rio de Janeiro Brazil · 1/2012­3/2012: Visiting Professor Graduate Institute of Applied Geology

Liu, I-Shih

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R u t c o r R e p o r t  

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a Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Matem'atica, Caixa Postal 68530, 21944 Rio de Janeiro, RJ 401, CEP 22453, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. oscar@ele.puc­rio.br #12; Rutcor Research Report RRR 45 PUC­Rio, Dept. de Engenharia El'etrica, Rua Marquâ??es de S~ao Vicente 225, Predio Cardeal Leme, Sala

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UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22451-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL Fernando G. Soares. Laboratório TeleMídia DI ­ PUC-Rio Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3527-1516 Fax: +55 21 3527-1530 E-mail: bib-di@inf.puc-rio.br #12

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DEMONSTRATION CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES: THE RENOVATION OF PASSEIO PÚBLICO, CURITIBA, BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Addressing three aspects of sustainability, environment, society and economy, the proposed renovations of Curitiba Brasil'sPasseio Públicointend to demonstrate the impact that a sustainable designed park can have on visitors and the surrounding area. Passeio Público celebrated 150 years as a park this year ant it was the first Zoo of Curitiba. The park has an area of 70.000 square meters,

Kelly Woodward; Thomas Calderwood; Eloy F. Casagrande Jr; Sarah Vesseld

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AVALIAÇÃO DA VULNERABILIDADE DAS ÁGUAS SUBTERRÂNEAS NO MUNICÍPIO DE SANTA CRUZ DO SUL, RS\\/BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo - Em função da expansão populacional do planeta o uso dos recursos hídricos vem sendo ampliados em função da necessidade de incrementar a produção de alimentos, bens transformados pela indústria, além do aumento dos resíduos e sua disposição. A pesquisa realizou-se no município de Santa Cruz do Sul, RS-Brasil, utilizando dados pré-existentes, em área de ocorrência do SAG. As

Mónica Montaña Martínez; José Luiz Silvério da Silva

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Avança Brasil: environmental and social consequences of Brazil's planned infrastructure in Amazonia.  

PubMed

"Avança Brasil" (Forward Brazil) is a package of 338 projects throughout Brazil; the portion of the plan to be carried out in Brazil's Legal Amazon region totals US$43 billion over 8 years, US$20 billion of which would be for infrastructure causing environmental damage. Brazil's environmental impact assessment system is not yet capable of coping with the challenge presented by Avança Brasil. Generic problems with the licensing process include stimulation of a lobby in favor of construction before decisions are made on the advisability of the projects, the "dragging effect" of third parties, whereby economic activity is attracted to the infrastructure but escapes the environmental impact assessment system, a tendency for consulting firms to produce favorable reports, a bureaucratic emphasis on the existence of steps without regard to the content of what is said, and the inability to take account of the chain of events unleashed when a given project is undertaken. The environmental and social costs of forest loss are high; among them is loss of opportunities for sustainable use of the forest, including loss of environmental services such as biodiversity maintenance, water cycling, and carbon storage. The benefits of export infrastructure are meager, especially from the point of view of generating employment. Much of the transportation infrastructure is for soybeans, while the hydroelectric dams contribute to processing aluminum. The example of Avança Brasil makes clear the need to rethink how major development decisions are made and to reconsider a number of the plan's component projects. PMID:12402090

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Estrada Dona Castorina, 110 Rio de Janeiro -Brasil 22460-320 Fone: 55 21 2529 5000/5284 Fax: 55 21 2512 4115 http://www.impa.br  

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Estrada Dona Castorina, 110 Rio de Janeiro - Brasil 22460-320 Fone: 55 21 2529 5000/5284 Fax: 55 21 a 29 de fevereiro de 2012. Rio de Janeiro, 29 de fevereiro de 2012. Alfredo Iusem Coordenador de Atividades Científicas #12;Estrada Dona Castorina, 110 Rio de Janeiro - Brasil 22460-320 Fone: 55 21 2529

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ETNOECOLOGIA DOS CÁGADOS-D'ÁGUA PHRYNOPS SPP. (TESTUDINOMORPHA: CHELIDAE) ENTRE PESCADORES ARTESANAIS NO AÇUDE BODOCONGÓ, CAMPINA GRANDE, PARAÍBA, NORDESTE DO BRASIL 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

4 Professora da Rede Particular de Ensino no estado do Maranhão. (Etnoecologia dos cágados-d'água Phrynops spp. (Testudinomorpha: Chelidae) entre pescadores artesanais no Açude Bodocongó, Campina Grande, Paraíba, Nordeste do Brasil) - Bodocongó é um açude urbano localizado em Campina Grande, Paraíba, Nordeste do Brasil (07°13'11\\

ÂNGELO G. C. ALVES; FRANCISCO JOSÉ B. SOUTO; ARACÉLIA M. LEITE

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LIVROS DIDTICOS E SUAS FUNES PARA O PROFESSOR DE MATEMTICA NO BRASIL E NA FRANA.  

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LIVROS DIDÁTICOS E SUAS FUN��ES PARA O PROFESSOR DE MATEMÁTICA NO BRASIL E NA FRAN�A. Clovis Gomes-Claude.Regnier@univ-lyon2.fr RESUMO Esse texto aborda as funções do livro didático de matemática em dois n que visa pôr em evidência o livro didático de matemática como «vetor de formação continuada» para os

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22451-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL #12;Monograas em, Computer Science Department, LES - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil 2 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea 22451-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3527-1516 Fax: +55 21

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DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22451-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL #12, Computer Science Department, LES - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil 2 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte Vicente, 225 - Gávea 22451-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3527-1516 Fax: +55 21 3527-1530 E

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1Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Vol. 97: 000-000, 2002 Study of the Safety, Immunogenicity and Efficacy of Attenuated  

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1Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Vol. 97: 000-000, 2002 Study of the Safety, Immunogenicity Evandro Chagas-Fiocruz, Av. Brasil 4365, 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil ***Department of Molecu- lar at Fiocruz (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). +Corresponding author. Fax: +55-21-2280.1589. E-mail: grimaldi

Beverley, Stephen M.

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Departamento de Informática PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22451-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL #12;Monografias em Ciência da Computação, No. 53/08 ISSN: 0103, Rio de Janeiro ­ RJ ­ Brasil {milene, mauserr}@les.inf.puc-rio.br {lucena}@inf.puc-rio.br Abstract

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Latitudinal gradients in Atlantic reef fish communities: trophic structure and spatial use patterns  

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, 28 013-600, Brasil, Depto. de Oceanografia, IEAPM, Rua Kioto 253, Arraial do Cabo, RJ, 28 930-000, Brasil and §Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Fahrenheitstrasse 6, 28 359, Bremen, Germany in reef fish communities. The results supported the hypothesis of differential use of food resources among

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

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DISTRIBUIÇÃO ESPACIAL E TEMPORAL DOS ANUROS EM UM BREJO DA RESERVA BIOLÓGICA DE DUAS BOCAS, SUDESTE DO BRASIL 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spatial and temporal distribution of anurans in a swamp of Reserva Biológica de Duas Bocas, Southeastern Brazil. This study aimed to investigate space and time partitioning related to reproductive activity of anuran species in a swamp of Reserva Biológica de Duas Bocas, State of Espírito Santo, Southeastern Brasil. We evaluate space use distribution through vertical distribution, obtained by the measurement

GUSTAVO M. PRADO; JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR

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Low energy nuclear reactions with RIBRAS, Radioactive Ion Beam in Brasil, system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

RIBRAS, Radioactive Ion beam in Brasil, is a system based on superconducting solenoids which can produce low energy RNB (Radioactive Nuclear Beams) at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Secondary radioactive beams of light particles such as 6He, 7Be and 8Li have been produced and low energy elastic scattering and transfer reaction experiments have been performed. The recent scientific program using this facility includes elastic scattering and transfer reactions of 6He halo nucleus on 9Be, 27Al, 51V and 120Sn targets and 8Li on 9Be, 12C and 51V targets. The total reaction cross section as a function of energy has been extracted from the elastic scattering data and the role of breakup of weakly bound or exotic nuclei is discussed. Also spectroscopic factors have been obtained from the transfer reactions.

Guimarães, V.; Lépine-Szily, A.; Lichtenthäler, R.; de Faria, P. N.; Barioni, A.; Pires, K. C. C.; Morcelle, V.; Mendes, D. R.; Zamora, J. C.; Morais, M. C.; Condori, R. P.; Benjamim, E. A.; Monteiro, D. S.; Crema, E.; Moro, A. M.; Lubian, J.

2011-09-01

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[Science, aesthetics and race: images and texts inO Brasil Médico, 1928-1945].  

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This study addresses the formation of discourse about race and eugenics in texts and images published in O Brasil Médico, between 1928 and 1945. The documental analysis inspired on Foucault's theoretical and methodological perspectives, especially the concept of biopolitics, encountered references to the problems of eugenics amongst the Brazilian population, as well as a set of illustrations, mostly photographs of black people's bodies. A contradiction was identified, where a universalistic discourse about race was expressed at the same time that discourses about eugenics and biotypes revealed concerns about the degeneration of the formation of the Brazilian race. These discourses describe a Brazilian race with an idealized standard of physical and moral normality to serve as a model for the development and modernization of the nation. PMID:24346202

Silva, Eliana Gesteira da; Fonseca, Alexandre Brasil

2013-11-30

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Tendências De Teses e Dissertações Sobre Educação em Astronomia No Brasil  

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Apresentam-se os resultados de uma pesquisa do tipo estado da arte sobre teses e dissertações defendidas no Brasil e relativas ao ensino de Astronomia, com objetivo de identificar essa produção e conhecer as principais tendências da pesquisa nesse campo. Foram localizadas 13 dissertações de mestrado e 3 teses de doutorado, as quais foram estudadas em função dos seguintes aspectos: isntituição, ano de defesa, nível escolar abrangido no estudo, foco temático do estudo e gênero de trabalho acadêmico. Pretende-se assim colaborar com a divulgação ampla da produção acadêmica na área. Ao mesmo tempo o estudo possibilita, a partir de investigações decorrentes, apontar as contribuições dessa produção para o ensino e sinalizar com necessidades a serem supridas por futuras pesquisas.

Bretones, Paulo Sergio; Megid Neto, Jorge

2005-07-01

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Tendências de teses e dissertações sobre ensino de astronomia no Brasil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Neste trabalho são apresentados os resultados de uma pesquisa do tipo estado da arte sobre teses e dissertações defendidas no Brasil e relativas ao ensino de Astronomia. Teve por objetivo identificar essa produção e conhecer as principais tendências da pesquisa nesse campo. O procedimento inicial consistiu de um levantamento bibliográfico junto ao Centro de Documentação em Ensino de Ciências (CEDOC) da Faculdade de Educação da UNICAMP e ao Banco de Teses da CAPES disponível na Internet. Foram localizadas 13 dissertações de mestrado e 3 teses de doutorado, as quais foram estudadas em função dos seguintes aspectos: instituição, ano de defesa, nível escolar abrangido no estudo, foco temático do estudo e gênero de trabalho acadêmico. Deste conjunto de pesquisas, 13 (81,3%) delas foram defendidas a partir da segunda metade dos anos 90, indicando uma preocupação mais recente com temas relativos ao ensino de Astronomia no conjunto da produção acadêmica em programas de pós-graduação no Brasil. Verificou-se que 43,7% dos trabalhos foram produzidas na USP e 18,8% na UNICAMP. Quanto ao nível escolar abrangido nos estudos, predominaram os estudos direcionados ao Ensino Fundamental de 5a a 8a séries (62,5%). No que diz respeito ao foco temático das pesquisas, as principais tendências voltaram-se: 56,3% para Conteúdo e Método; 43,8% para Concepções do Professor; 37,5% para Currículo e Programas; 37,5% para Recursos Didáticos. Quanto ao gênero de trabalho acadêmico, verificou-se que 43,8% são de Pesquisa Experimental e 31,3% de Pesquisa de Análise de Conteúdo. Estudos de revisão bibliográfica como este visam colaborar com a divulgação ampla da produção acadêmica em determinada área, traçando algumas de suas tendências. Ao mesmo tempo possibilita, a partir de investigações decorrentes, apontar as suas contribuições para o ensino e sinalizar com necessidades a serem supridas por futuras pesquisas.

Bretones, P. S.; Megid Neto, J.

2003-08-01

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Reproducibility of Left Ventricular Mass by Echocardiogram in the ELSA-Brasil  

PubMed Central

Background Echocardiography, though non-invasive and having relatively low-cost, presents issues of variability which can limit its use in epidemiological studies. Objective To evaluate left ventricular mass reproducibility when assessed at acquisition (online) compared to when assessed at a reading center after electronic transmission (offline) and also when assessed by different readers at the reading center. Methods Echocardiographers from the 6 ELSA-Brasil study investigation centers measured the left ventricular mass online during the acquisition from 124 studies before transmitting to the reading center, where studies were read according to the study protocol. Half of these studies were blindly read by a second reader in the reading center. Results From the 124 echocardiograms, 5 (4%) were considered not measurable. Among the remaining 119, 72 (61%) were women, mean age was 50.2 ± 7.0 years and 2 had structural myocardial abnormalities. Images were considered to be optimal/ good by the reading center for 110 (92.4%) cases. No significant difference existed between online and offline measurements (1,29 g, CI 95% ?3.60-6.19), and the intraclass correlation coefficient between them was 0.79 (CI 95% 0.71-0.85). For images read by two readers, the intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.86 (CI 95% 0.78-0.91). Conclusion There were no significant drifts between online and offline left ventricular mass measurements, and reproducibility was similar to that described in previous studies. Central quantitative assessment of echocardiographic studies in reading centers, as performed in the ELSA-Brasil study, is feasible and useful in clinical and epidemiological studies performed in our setting.

Tognon, Alexandre Pereira; Foppa, Murilo; Luft, Vivian Cristine; Chambless, Lloyd Ellwood; Lotufo, Paulo; El Aouar, Lilia Maria Mameri; Fernandes, Luciana Pereira; Duncan, Bruce Bartholow

2015-01-01

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Reproductive biology of the characid dourado Salminus franciscanus from the São Francisco River, Brasil.  

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The neotropical characid Salminus franciscanus is an economically valuable migratory fish whose populations have been drastically reduced in recent decades due to industrial and economic development in Brasil. To study its reproduction, a total of 283 adult specimens were captured in the Upper São Francisco River, downstream from the Três Marias dam, Minas Gerais, south-eastern Brasil, from August 2009 to July 2010. The gonadal maturity stages were determined from histological features of the gonads and gonadosomatic index (GSI). Gametogenesis was assessed by light and electron microscopy. For analysis of the oocyte's surface and fecundity, mature females were subjected to hormonal induction and oocyte stripping. Fish in resting (Stage 1) were common in all samplings, ripening/ripe and spawning (Stages 2 and 3) were predominant in October-November and December-January and post-spawning (Stage 4) occurred from December-January extending until April-May. The GSI followed the morphological changes of gonadal maturation, with a peak in October-November, when maximum GSI (7.08 in females and 3.46 in males) was achieved. From scanning electron microscopy, stripped oocytes showed a funnel-shaped micropyle and a simple oocyte surface arrangement, which is typical for non-adhesive eggs. Fecundity ranged from 160 to 440×10(3) oocytes per female and 129 to 175×10(3)oocytes/kg. The results of this study indicate that S. franciscanus reproduces in the Upper São Francisco River from October to January, exhibiting a total spawning pattern, non-adhesive eggs and high fecundity, providing support for aquaculture and conservation biology of this important neotropical characid fish. PMID:23618945

Freitas, Leonardo J A; Prado, Paula S; Arantes, Fabio P; Santiago, Kleber B; Sato, Yoshimi; Bazzoli, Nilo; Rizzo, Elizete

2013-06-01

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Respostas religiosas à aids no Brasil: impressões de pesquisa acerca da Pastoral de DST/Aids da Igreja Católica1  

PubMed Central

O texto encontra-se estruturado em quatro partes. Na primeira delas, apresentamos um conjunto de considerações e informações acerca da situação da aids no Brasil, das relações entre religião, sexualidade, aids e estado laico, bem como uma descrição mais clara do Projeto Respostas Religiosas ao HIV/Aids no Brasil, do qual este texto apresenta algumas impressões de pesquisa preliminares. A seguir, dedicamos um item a apresentação da Pastoral de DST/Aids, sua história, estrutura e objetivos. No item seguinte problematizamos diversas questões em particular no âmbito das relações Estado e Igreja, relações entre agentes de pastoral e hierarquia da Igreja, e questões ligadas mais diretamente à sexualidade e aids, todas referenciadas ao trabalho da Pastoral de DST/Aids. Ao final, apresentamos a bibliografia e fontes consultadas. PMID:20442806

Seffner, Fernando; Silva, Cristiane Gonçalves Meireles da; Maksud, Ívia; Garcia, Jonathan; Rios, Luís Felipe; Natividade, Marcelo; Borges, Priscila Rodrigues; Parker, Richard; Terto, Veriano

2009-01-01

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Rapid spread of an invasive snail in South America: the giant African snail, Achatina fulica , in Brasil  

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Beginning around 1800, but primarily since the early and mid-twentieth century, the giant African snail, Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica Bowdich, 1822, has been introduced throughout the tropics and subtropics and has been considered the most important snail\\u000a pest in these regions. In Brasil, specimens probably brought from Indonesia were introduced into the state of Paran? in the\\u000a 1980s for commercial purposes

Silvana C. Thiengo; Fábio André Faraco; Norma C. Salgado; Robert H. Cowie; Monica A. Fernandez

2007-01-01

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DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22451-900 RIO DE JANEIRO #12;Monografias em , Vânia M.P. Vidal2 José A. F. de Macêdo2 1 Department of Informatics ­ PUC-Rio ­ Rio de Janeiro, RJ-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3527-1516 Fax: +55 21 3527-1530 E-mail: bib-di@inf.puc-rio.br Web

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Archaeal and bacterial communities of heavy metal contaminated acidic waters from zinc mine residues in Sepetiba Bay  

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Mining of metallic sulfide ore produces acidic water with high metal concentrations that have harmful consequences for aquatic\\u000a life. To understand the composition and structure of microbial communities in acid mine drainage (AMD) waters associated with\\u000a Zn mine tailings, molecular diversity of 16S genes was examined using a PCR, cloning, and sequencing approach. A total of\\u000a 78 operational taxonomic units

Welington I. Almeida; Ricardo P. Vieira; Alexander Machado Cardoso; Cynthia B. Silveira; Rebeca G. Costa; Alessandra M. Gonzalez; Rodolfo Paranhos; João A. Medeiros; Flávia A. Freitas; Rodolpho M. Albano; Orlando B. Martins

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J.D. McBride R.J. Leatherbarrow  

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from lung. Recently, the complex between b-tryptase and 4-amidinophenyl pyruvic acid has been isolated site which catalyses the hydrolysis of peptides at the carbonyl side of any basic amino acid residue

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[Reproductive cycle of the mangrove oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae (Bivalvia: Ostreidae) in Camamu Bay, Bahia, Brasil].  

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The mangrove oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae is important fishery resource along the entire Brasilian coast with excellent potential for marine culture. The purpose of this paper was to examine the reproductive characteristics of the oyster of the Maraú river estuary in Camamu Bay, Bahia, Brasil. The samples were collected monthly, from September 2006 to August 2007, at two points (I and II) in Camamu Bay. At each site 20 oysters were collected for histological analysis, fixed in Davidson's solution, embedded in paraffin, dehydrated in an ethanol series, sectioned (7 microm thick) and stained with Harris hematoxylin and Eosin (HE). Additionally, 30 oysters were sampled, at each point, for a condition index analysis. The water temperature ranged from 23.5 degrees C to 30 degrees C and the salinity from 15 to 25 ups at Point I (Maraú) and from 25 to 35 at Point II (Tanque Island). The oyster's height ranged from 30 to 92 mm at Point I and from 27 to 102 mm at Point II, with an average of 49.0 mm +/- 9.1 (n = 230) and 49.9 mm +/- 9.9 (n = 237), respectively. Among the sampled oysters at Point I, 59.1% were females, 31.3% males, 1.3% hermaphrodites and 8.2% of the oysters of undetermined sex. At Point II, 66.2% were females, 30.4% males, 0.8% hermaphrodites and 2.5% (n = 237) of undetermined sex. The gonadic stage analysis indicated that the reproduction period of the C. rhizophorae in the Maraú Peninsula was continuous all year, without any regressive phase. The condition index (R) ranged from 8.0% to 17.7%. The peak periods of R coincided with the expressive oyster's percentage in the maturation and liberation gametic stages. The results of these findings will contribute information for the oyster spat collection and to the process installation of the oyster culture in Camamu Bay. PMID:21516642

Lenz, Tiago; Boehs, Guisla

2011-03-01

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BUVA (Conyza bonariensis) RESISTENTE AO GLYPHOSATE NA REGIÃO SUL DO BRASIL1 Conyza bonariensis Biotypes Resistant to the Glyphosate in Southern Brazil  

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RESUMO - O glyphosate é um herbicida não-seletivo utilizado para controlar plantas daninhas há mais de 20 anos no Rio Grande do Sul. A buva (Conyza bonariensis) é uma espécie daninha comum nos Estados da região Sul do Brasil e tradicionalmente controlada com uso de glyphosate. Entretanto, nos últimos anos plantas de buva têm apresentado poucos sintomas de toxicidade em

L. VARGAS

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ESTRUTURA DE COMUNIDADES DE PEQUENOS MAMÍFEROS E DENSIDADE DE Necromys lasiurus (RODENTIA, SIGMODONTINAE) EM ÁREAS ABERTAS DE CERRADO NO BRASIL CENTRAL  

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RESUMO: Investigamos comunidades de pequenos mamíferos de Cerrado em formações vegetais abertas do Parque Nacional de Emas (PNE), no Brasil Central. Amostramos 10 áreas que representavam as principais variações fisionômicas das áreas abertas do PNE. Avaliamos variações entre áreas na abundância, riqueza de espécies e densidade da espécie de pequeno mamífero mais comum na região (Necromys lasiurus). Amostramos no total

Rafael G. Becker; Gabriela Paise; Leandro C. Baumgarten; Emerson M. Vieira

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Estudos sobre religião e saúde mental realizados no Brasil: histórico e perspectivas atuais Brazilian studies on religion and mental health: history and current perspectives  

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Resumo Contexto: Há mais de um século, vários pesquisadores brasileiros têm estudado as relações entre religiosidade e transtornos mentais, mas estes trabalhos são pouco conhecidos atualmente. Objetivos: apresentar um panorama e uma análise crítica da produção sobre saúde mental e religião no Brasil. Métodos: análise das pesquisas de relevância histórica, assim como investigações contemporâneas sobre o tema saúde mental e

PAULO DALGALARRONDO

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Influência da cobertura e do solo na composição florística do sub-bosque em uma floresta estacional semidecidual em Viçosa, MG, Brasil1  

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RESUMO - (Influência da cobertura e do solo na composição florística do sub-bosque em uma floresta estacional semidecidual em Viçosa, MG, Brasil). A relação ecológica planta-luz tem sido estudada desde o início do século XX. As análises da relação da luminosidade ao nível das comunidades florestais têm se valido de medições indiretas por meio de índices de cobertura, mas sem

João Augusto; Alves Meira-Neto; Fernando Roberto Martins; Agostinho Lopes de Souza

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Priority areas for riparian forest restoration in Southeastern Brazil Áreas prioritárias para a restauração da mata ripária no Sudeste do Brasil  

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RESUMO: Projetos de restauração da mata ripária em regiões tropicais são complexos, requerem pesquisa a longo prazo, esforços humanos contínuos e correto uso dos recursos financeiros. Este trabalho apresenta um método para estabelecer prioridades entre as áreas que necessitam de restauração da mata ripária na porção superior da bacia do Rio Pardo, São Paulo, Brasil, através da aplicação de sensoriamento

Ligia Barrozo Simões; Fernanda Leite Ribeiro; Renata C. Dainese; Lincoln Gehring Cardoso; Sérgio Campos

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DEZ ANOS DE EXPERIÊNCIA DO COMITÊ DE ÉTICA EM PESQUISA DA SECRETARIA DE SAÚDE DO DISTRITO FEDERAL, BRASIL  

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O objetivo deste artigo é relatar a experiência do Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa da Secretaria de Estado de Saúde do Distrito Federal (CEP/SES/DF) Brasil, durante o período de 10 anos a partir de sua fundação. Trata-se de uma avaliação descritiva e documental, na modalidade estudo de caso, utilizando-se a totalidade de projetos protocolados no CEP/SES/DF (N° 052/08) nesse período. As pendências mais freqüentes dos projetos foram: termo de consentimento livre e esclarecido (30%), folha de rosto (25%), metodologia (20%), curriculum vitae (12%), planilha de orçamento (9%), outros (4%). O relato das atividades do CEP/SES/DF no período de 10 anos revelou, através de sua produtividade, a legitimidade do processo de análise ética dos protocolos visando à proteção dos participantes da pesquisa. PMID:19888441

Novaes, Maria Rita C. G.; Guilhem, Dirce; Lolas, Fernando

2009-01-01

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ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

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CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22453-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL #12 Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) #12;ii Responsável por publicações Rosane Teles Lins Castilho Assessoria de - Gávea 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3114-1516 Fax: +55 21 3114-1530 E-mail: bib-di@inf.puc-rio

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PONTIFCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUS DE SO VICENTE, 225 -CEP 22453-900  

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PUC PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22453-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n° 13/03 Acompanhamento de - Gávea 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3114-1516 Fax: +55 21 3114-1530 E-mail: bib-di@inf.puc-rio

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VIII Simpsio de Pesquisa Operacional e Logstica da Marinha 16 a 17 de agosto de 2005  

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Janeiro ­ RJ - Brasil DETERMINAÇÃO DE MEDIDAS DE DESEMPENHO EM REDES DE FILAS FINITAS Frederico R. B. Cruz Sistemas modelados por redes de filas finitas configuradas em redes vêm atraindo a atenção de muitos de intervalos de confiança aplicado à estimação de medidas de desempenho de redes de filas finitas

Cruz, Frederico

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Genetic variation and population structure in Mytella spp 197 Genetics and Molecular Research 4 (2): 197-202 (2005) www.funpecrp.com.br  

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Genética, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Bloco A - CCS - Ilha do Fundão, 21941-590 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil Corresponding author: A.M. Solé-Cava E-mail: sole@biologia

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Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 27 (1988) 63-70 63 Peculiar sequence organization of kinetoplast DNA minicircles from  

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Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and 2Department of Biology and Molecular Biology Institute, Avenida Brasil 4365, CEP 21045 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Present addresses: *Innogenetics NV, Industrie, stocks, strains and clones of several kine- toplastid protozoa, including the human patho- gens

Simpson, Larry

1988-01-01

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Accumulation of Po by benthic marine algae  

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The accumulation of polonium Po by various species of benthic marine seaweeds collected from 4 different points on the coast of Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brasil), showed variations by species and algal groups. The highest value found was in red alga, Plocamium brasiliens is followed by other organisms of the same group. In the group of the brown alga, the

R. C. Gouvea; M. E. Castelo Branco; P. L. Santos; V. A. Gouvea

1988-01-01

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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Biologia  

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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Biologia Departamento de Zoologia CCS ­ Bloco A, Ilha do Fundão, 21941-590, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil ZOOLOGIA II - IBZ 122 Noturno 1o semestre de;Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Biologia Departamento de Zoologia CCS ­ Bloco A, Ilha do

Paiva, Paulo Cesar de

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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Biologia  

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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Biologia Departamento de Zoologia CCS ­ Bloco A, Ilha do Fundão, 21941-590, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil ZOOLOGIA II - IBZ 122 Diurno 1o semestre de #12;Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Biologia Departamento de Zoologia CCS ­ Bloco

Paiva, Paulo Cesar de

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ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

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Informática PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22453-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL #12;PUC RIO - DEPARTAMENTO DE INFORMÁTICA ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil Tel. +55 21 3114-1516 Fax: +55 21 3114-1530 E-mail: bib-di@inf.puc-rio.br #12

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ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

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PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22453-900 RIO DEGraf) ­ Departamento de Informática ­ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) 2 School-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3114-1516 Fax: +55 21 3114-1530 E-mail: bib-di@inf.puc-rio.br Web

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Geometry Textures Rodrigo de Toledo  

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Geometry Textures Rodrigo de Toledo Tecgraf ­ PUC-Rio Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil rtoledo but applied to the whole object. Tessel- lated models are converted into geometry textures, a geo- metric with LOD speed-up while preserving original quality. 1 Introduction The goal of geometry textures

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Effect of sediment composition on methane concentration and production in the transition zone of a mangrove (Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).  

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The aim of this research was to evaluate the effect of sediment composition on methane (CH4) dynamics in sediments of different areas in the transition zone between a mangrove and the sea. This research was conducted in a mangrove at Coroa Grande, on the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro. Samples were collected at three stations: (1) region colonised by Rhizophora mangle L. on the edge of the mangrove, (2) region colonised by seagrasses and (3) infra-littoral region without vegetation. Samples were collected from the surface layer of the sediment to determine the concentrations of nutrients (C, N and P) and CH4 concentration and production. We observed that concentrations of CH4 and carbon (C) were significantly higher (p < 0.05) in station 1 than station 3. The molar ratios (C:N, C:P and N:P) suggest that the origin of the substrate is mainly autochthonous. Methanogenesis was initially low, possibly due to competition between methanogens and sulfate reducers, and increased significantly (p < 0.05) on the twenty-sixth day in the sediment of station 1, probably due to higher organic matter (OM) availability in this region. Results indicate that methanogenic activity observed herein is not regulated by the amount or quality of OM, but by other factors. The concentration of CH4 in the sea-land ecotone at Mangrove Coroa Grande is a function of available OM suggesting a possible inhibition of methanotrophy by intense oxygen consumption in the soil surface covered by detritus of Rhizophora mangle vegetation. PMID:22990811

Marinho, C C; Campos, E A; Guimarães, J R D; Esteves, F A

2012-08-01

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Geology, petrology and geochemistry of the "Americano do Brasil" layered intrusion, central Brazil, and its Ni-Cu sulfide deposits  

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The "Americano do Brasil" Complex (ABC) is part of a cluster of coeval synorogenic mafic-ultramafic intrusions emplaced during the Brasiliano/Pan-African Orogenic Cycle in Brazil. The medium-sized ABC consists of interlayered dunite, peridotite, websterite, and gabbronorite. High Fo values of olivine (up to Fo88) and the crystallization sequence of the ABC (Ol + Chr ? Ol + Opx + Chr ? Cpx + Opx ? Opx + Pl + Cpx ? Opx + Pl + Cpx + Ilm + Mag) suggest crystallization from tholeiitic high-MgO parental magmas. Light rare earth element (REE)-enriched mantle-normalized REE profiles and ?Nd(T) values of +2.4 for cumulate rocks from the ABC suggest a depleted mantle source for the parental magma. The ABC Ni-Cu sulfide deposit (3.1 Mt at 1.12 wt.% Ni and 1.02 wt.% Cu) consists of three distinctively different orebodies (S1, S2, and G2). The S2 orebody, an unusual occurrence of stratiform massive sulfide hosted by dunite and peridotite in the interior of a layered intrusion, results from sulfides accumulated at the transient base of the magma chamber following a new influx of parental magma. The G2 orebody has an irregular and roughly cylindrical shape, consisting mainly of net-textured sulfides. The G2 orebody is hosted by peridotite and pyroxenite and located stratigraphically below the S1 orebody. S2 and G2 orebodies are characterized by low Cu/Cu + Ni ratios (mainly below 0.4). The S1 orebody, hosted by websterite and gabbronorite in the more fractionated sequence of the ABC, is a cluster of several irregular discontinuous orebodies of Ni-Cu disseminated sulfides. The sulfides of the S1 orebody have high Cu/Cu + Ni ratios (mainly between 0.5 and 0.8) and are highly depleted in PGE. The S1 orebody is interpreted to result from a later event of sulfide segregation in the magma chamber, possibly following the event that originated the G2 orebody. The bulk of ?34S values for sulfides of the ABC orebodies and their host rocks fall in the range of 0 ± 2‰. Higher ?34S values (between 3‰ and 5‰) are restricted to pyrite from xenoliths of gneiss located close to the S1 orebody and sulfides from the S1 orebody. Crustal xenoliths and chemical data (lithogeochemistry and sulfur isotope composition) provide evidence of crustal contamination of the igneous rocks hosting the S1 orebody, suggesting that sulfur saturation was induced by contamination with sulfide-bearing crustal rocks. The ABC deposit is an example of Ni-Cu sulfide mineralization hosted by synorogenic mafic-ultramafic intrusions. The S2 orebody is the first documented example of an economic stratiform massive sulfide orebody located within layered intrusions, expanding the opportunities for exploration of Ni-Cu sulfides in orogenic regions worldwide.

E Silva, Jonas Mota; Ferreira Filho, Cesar Fonseca; Bühn, Bernhard; Dantas, Elton Luiz

2011-01-01

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UM METODO DE OCULTAMENTO DE ERROS EM TRANSMISS~AO DE Ana Luisa de Araujo Santos  

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UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO COMO PARTE DOS REQUISITOS NECESS´ARIOS PARA A OBTENC¸ ~AO DO GRAU DE Mattoso Maia, Ph.D. RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ - BRASIL MARC¸O DE 2006 #12;SANTOS, ANA LU´ISA DE ARAUJO Um M´etodo de Ocultamento de Erros em Transmiss~ao de V´ideo [Rio de Janeiro] 2006 X, 91 p. 29,7 cm (COPPE

de Queiroz, Ricardo L.

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ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

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PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22453-900 RIO DE Departamento de Informática Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55-learning * Claudia Hazan claudinha@inf.puc-rio.br Hugo Fuks hugo@inf.puc-rio.br Carlos José Pereira de Lucena lucena@inf.puc-rio

Endler, Markus

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ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

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PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22451-900 RIO DE Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro {sazevedo, mnetto, acosta, bborsato, lucena}@inf.puc-rio.br, fazevedo@ele.inf.puc-rio-900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Tel. +55 21 3527-1516 Fax: +55 21 3527-1530 E-mail: bib-di@inf.puc-rio.br Web

Endler, Markus

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Anais do VIII SIBGRAPI (1995) 281-286 Visualizao Volumtrica com Otimizaes de Ray Casting e Deteco de Bordas  

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Anais do VIII SIBGRAPI (1995) 281-286 Visualização Volumétrica com Otimizações de Ray Casting e Científica Rua Lauro Müller, 455, 22290­160 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil tron@lncc.br Abstract. Ray Casting to the ray casting algorithm for previewing volume data. We also propose a simple classification technique

de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

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Negative life events and migraine: a cross-sectional analysis of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) baseline data  

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Background Stress is a typical migraine trigger. However, the impact of negative life events on migraine activity is poorly studied. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between negative life events and migraine using data from the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) baseline assessment. Methods ELSA-Brasil is a multicenter cohort study conducted in six Brazilian cities. Baseline assessment included validated questionnaires for headache classification and the occurrence of five pre-specified negative life events (financial hardship, hospitalization other than for childbirth, death of a close relative, robbery and end of a love relationship), focusing on a 12-month period before evaluation. We built crude and adjusted logistic regression models to study the association between the occurrences of negative life events and migraine diagnosis and activity. Results We included 4,409 individuals with migraine and 4,457 participants without headache (reference). After adjustment for age, sex, race, income and educational level, we found that the occurrence of a negative life event (Odds ratio?=?1.31; 95% confidence interval?=?1.19 – 1.45) was associated with migraine. However, after stratifying with subgroup analyses, only financial hardship (Odds ratio?=?1.65; 95% confidence interval?=?1.47 – 1.87) and hospitalization (Odds ratio?=?1.47; 95% confidence interval?=?1.25 – 1.72) were independently associated with migraine. Further adjustment for a current major depression episode and report of religious activity did not significantly change the results. Considering migraine frequency as (a) less than once per month, (b) once per month to once per week, or (c) more than once per week, financial hardship and hospitalization remained significantly associated with migraine in all episode frequency strata, with higher odds ratios for higher frequencies in adjusted models. We also observed a significant association between the death of a close relative and the highest migraine frequency stratum (Odds ratio?=?1.38; 95% confidence interval?=?1.09 – 1.75) in full-adjusted model. Conclusions The occurrence of financial hardship and hospitalization had a direct and independent association with migraine diagnosis and frequency. The death of a close relative was also independently associated with the highest migraine frequency stratum. PMID:24993032

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Almerio B. Franca Petrobras-E&P-BC, Av. Chile 65, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil  

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´jo received his B.S. degree in geology from the Universidade do Vale do Rio do Sinos, Brazil in 1978 and his and improving mine reclamation. Paul E. Potter Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210013

Maynard, J. Barry

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Nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton models with a S. R.-J. Jang1  

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's role as a major contributor of photosyn- thetic production on earth, plankton populations comprise% of the planet's total annual photosynthetic production. It has been well documented that cer- tain chemicals a large number 1 #12;of different species and are in the bottom of the food chain. Consequently

Baglama, James

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Biological Control of Listeria monocytogenes in silage JA Mayer RJ Merry HAS Epton DC Sigee1  

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-six lactic acid bacteria antagonistic towards Listeria were selected by in vitro testing. Cell-free extracts control. The silage was monitored for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes 4b, lactic acid bacteria quality herbage resulting in restricted fermentation and is thus susceptible to Listeria contamination

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Preliminary statistical studies concerning the Campos RJ sugar cane area, using LANDSAT imagery and aerial photographs  

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The two phase sampling technique was applied to estimate the area cultivated with sugar cane in an approximately 984 sq km pilot region of Campos. Correlation between existing aerial photography and LANDSAT data was used. The two phase sampling technique corresponded to 99.6% of the results obtained by aerial photography, taken as ground truth. This estimate has a standard deviation of 225 ha, which constitutes a coefficient of variation of 0.6%.

Parada, N. D. J. (principal investigator); Costa, S. R. X.; Paiao, L. B. F.; Mendonca, F. J.; Shimabukuro, Y. E.; Duarte, V.

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rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org Cite this article: Ganusov VV, De Boer RJ.  

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. The other is deu- terium. Deuterium labelling uses mass spectrometry to detect the deuterium atoms that have replaced some of the hydrogen atoms in newly synthesized DNA. DNA has also been labelled with radioactive. Another important labelling technique used for tracking the division history of lymphocytes

Utrecht, Universiteit

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PERMANENT GENETIC RESOURCES NOTE 871 Franken RJ, Hik DS (2004) Influence of habitat quality, patch size,  

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quality, patch size, and connectivity on colonization and extinction dynamics of collared pikas (Ochotona collaris). Journal of Animal Ecology, 73, 889­896. Hamilton MB, Pincus EL, Di Fiore A, Fleischer RC (1999 patterns. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76, 899­907. Park SDE (2001) Trypanotolerance in West African cattle

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, R.G. Jones2 and R.J. Moore1  

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-resolution flow routing and runoff-production model is designed for use with RCM-derived rainfall and potential flood frequency. Using RCM re-analysis rainfall and PE as input, the G2G model performs well compared of rainfall estimated by climate models have indicated changes in the characteristics of extreme precipitation

Boyer, Edmond

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Retrospective analysis of melanocytic lesions in children at the National Cancer Institute-RJ.  

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Skin cancer is the most common neoplasm in Brazil. Melanoma accounts for 4% of these neoplasms. Although childhood melanoma is rare, there is evidence that its incidence is increasing, placing it among the most important public health problems for the future. This work sought to conduct a retrospective review of cases of suspected melanocytic skin lesions in children, their diagnosis and management, and evaluate the sentinel lymph node biopsy method in some cases of cutaneous melanoma. PMID:24770528

Bomm, Lislaine; Carvalho, Ricardo Vianna de; Lima, Fernanda Ferreira da Silva; Oliveira, Lidicie Natalia Braga de; Tolstoy, Fernanda; Lobão, Dolival

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Retrospective analysis of melanocytic lesions in children at the National Cancer Institute-RJ*  

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Skin cancer is the most common neoplasm in Brazil. Melanoma accounts for 4% of these neoplasms. Although childhood melanoma is rare, there is evidence that its incidence is increasing, placing it among the most important public health problems for the future. This work sought to conduct a retrospective review of cases of suspected melanocytic skin lesions in children, their diagnosis and management, and evaluate the sentinel lymph node biopsy method in some cases of cutaneous melanoma. PMID:24770528

Bomm, Lislaine; de Carvalho, Ricardo Vianna; Lima, Fernanda Ferreira da Silva; de Oliveira, Lidicie Natalia Braga; Tolstoy, Fernanda; Lobão, Dolival

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Short snooze can do you good BY R.J. IGNELZI COPLEY NEWS  

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and take a nap. The only thing you lose when you take a short snooze is inefficiency, a lax memory, dull wit and a little clumsiness. "Napping can make you more productive at work and home," says Sara estimates that between 40 percent and 60 percent of the world's adult population naps during the day. "After

Mednick, Sara C.

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Print Unit, Hastings Building University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RJ  

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Print Unit, Hastings Building University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RJ  

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2p A4 heavy paper (160gsm) ­ per sheet 5p A3 heavy paper (160gsm) ­ per sheet 10p Colour printing ­ per sheet 7p A4 heavy paper (160gsm) ­ per sheet 5p A3 heavy paper (160gsm) ­ per sheet 12p A4 card (250gsm) ­ per sheet 12p A3 card (250gsm) ­ per sheet 30p Binding Comb binding (A4, per book) Up to 12

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Earlier age at menarche is associated with higher diabetes risk and cardiometabolic disease risk factors in Brazilian adults: Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)  

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Objectives Early menarche has been linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes in Western and Asian societies, yet whether age at menarche is associated with diabetes in Latin America, where puberty and diabetes may have different life courses, is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that earlier menarche is associated with higher diabetes risk in Brazilian adults. Methods We used data from 8,075 women aged 35-74 years in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) who had complete information on age at menarche, diabetes status, and covariates. Diabetes was defined based on self-reported physician diagnosis, medication use, and laboratory variables (fasting glucose, 2-hour glucose, and glycated hemoglobin). Poisson regression was used to generate risk ratios (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). Results Menarche onset < 11 years [vs. 13-14 years (referent)] was associated with higher risk of diabetes (RR = 1.34; 95% CI: 1.14-1.57) after adjusting for sociodemographic factors, maternal education, maternal and paternal diabetes, and birth weight. This persisted after further control for BMI at age 20 years and relative leg length. Additionally, among those not taking diabetes medications, earlier menarche [<11 years vs. 13-14 years (referent)] was associated with higher % glycated hemoglobin (p < 0.001), alanine aminotransferase (p < 0.001), triglycerides (p < 0.001), C-reactive protein (p = 0.003), waist circumference (p < 0.001), and BMI measured at baseline exam (p < 0.001). Conclusion These findings support the hypothesis that earlier menarche is associated with greater risk for adult diabetes and cardiometabolic disease in the Brazilian context. PMID:24438044

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Presentation of the Multimédia Game "Geolover" Concept, to Educational Enchancement of the Geolocical Heritage of the Following Regions: "Ilha do Fogo" (Cabo-Verde), Seridó (Brasil), Sabugal (Portugal) and Açores (Portugal)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

"Geolover" - Presentation of the multimédia game concept, to educational enchancement of the geolocical heritage of the following regions: : "Ilha do Fogo" (Cabo-Verde), Seridó (Brasil), Sabugal and Açores (Portugal). "Geolover" is a multitouch game, played by four players simultaneously, identified by 4 mascots and using as sceneries, the four regions landscapes, aimed to the young people with ages between 8 and 12 years old. The main objective is value the geological heritage of the Ilha do Fogo (Cabo Verde), Seridó in State of Rio Grande do Norte (Brasil) , Sabugal in Beira Alta province (Portugal) and Arquipélago dos Açores (Portuguese autonomous region). These regions have a great geological heritage like volcanology, plutonic rocks, sedimentar formations, metamorphic, paleontologic, mineralogic, geomorphologic, hydric and mining resources. Such heritage is being used in the different regions has base of studies to senior scientists and were used to great scientific researches. The diversified and distinguished cultural heritage of these four regions is referenced and it's a value to the union of the students from these three continents, with the Portuguese language as communication tool. The variety of the geological wealth and cultural of these regions, results in the common objective of their valuing like Geoparks. His creation on these three regions is a strategy with a great relevance to the socio-economic development. With the creation of this game, we promote the union of these 3 countries from these three continents, the universal values of the heritage richness that are offered by our planet.

Cabral, João; Gomes, Ana; Alfama, Vera; Oliveira, Sirlene; Pinharandas, Carlos; Fonseca, Pedro; Campos, José; Nobre, José

2013-04-01

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Histórico da malacologia no Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The written history of Brazilian malacology began before the times of Carl Linne, with the works of Anchieta and Seba. Post-Linnean works are numerous and classified in three periods. Period I: Linne to the very early 20th century; voluminous publications resulting from expeditions, mainly European. The Brazilian authors limited themselves to popularization writings. Period II: Rest of 20th century until

Luiz Ricardo; L. Simone

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Brasil-Senegal: Seminrio Internacional  

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18h | Auditório do RDC PUC-Rio - Campus Gávea Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea | Rio de Janeiro Baumann Burgos (PUC-Rio) A escola e os efeitos do lugar no Rio de Janeiro. #12;:00h Sessão de Abertura: Alocução do Reitor da PUC-Rio, Pe. Josafá Carlos de Siqueira SJ., do Decano do

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Memories of Astronomy Education in Brazil: Clippings from the Discourses of Interviewed Researchers on the Subject. (Spanish Title: Memorias de la Educación en Astronomía en Brasil: Recortes de los Discursos de Investigadores Entrevistados Acerca del Tema ) Memórias da Educação em Astronomia no Brasil: Recortes a Partir das Falas de Pesquisadores Entrevistados sobre o Tema  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a historical retrospective concerning data from a research in Astronomy Education in Brazil, after 1973. It was organized on the basis of the speech analysis of national researchers considered references in this field by their peers. Furthermore, it was elaborated on the basis of other studies from the areas of Science Education, Physics and Astronomy. This historical overview was developed in order to facilitate understanding of the contexts in which the interviewed researchers have developed professionally. Moreover, we attempted to recover the memory of the growing field of research in Astronomy Education in the country. We believe that the history presented can help those trying to understand the past in an attempt to resolve current and future demands. Se presenta en este artículo una retrospectiva histórica referente a datos provenientes de la investigación en enseñanza de la astronomía en el Brasil, después de 1973, organizada sobre la base del análisis de los discursos de los investigadores nacionales considerados referencias en este campo, y también en la lectura de las publicaciones en las áreas de Enseñanza de las Ciencias, Física y Astronomía. Este repaso histórico se desarrolló con el fin de facilitar la comprensión de los contextos en los que los investigadores entrevistados se han desarrollado profesionalmente. Por otra parte, se intentó recuperar la memoria del creciente campo de la investigación en Educación en Astronomía en el país. Creemos que el relato presentado puede contribuir a quien trata de comprender el pasado, en un intento de resolver las demandas actuales y futuras. Relata-se neste artigo uma retrospectiva histórica referente a dados provenientes de pesquisa em Educação em Astronomia no país, pós 1973, organizada com base na análise das falas de pesquisadores considerados referências nacionais nesse campo, como também na leitura de publicações das áreas de ensino de Ciências, Física e Astronomia. Tal panorama histórico foi desenvolvido com o intuito de favorecer nossa compreensão sobre os contextos nos quais os pesquisadores entrevistados se desenvolveram profissionalmente. Ademais, buscou-se recobrar a memória do crescente campo de pesquisa em Educação em Astronomia no país. Entendemos que o histórico apresentado possa contribuir para com os que buscam entender o passado na tentativa de solucionar demandas atuais e futuras.

Iachel, Gustavo; Nardi, Roberto

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42. Vonsattel JP, Myers RH, Stevens TJ, Ferrante RJ, Bird ED, Richardson EP Jr. Neuropathological classification of Hun-  

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factors for the treatment of Huntington's disease: is neuroprotection possible? Exp Neurol 1999;159:4­20. CME Regional and progressive thinning of the cortical ribbon in Huntington's disease H.D. Rosas, MD; A, PhD; B.G. Jenkins, PhD; A.M. Dale, PhD; and B. Fischl, PhD Abstract--Background: Huntington's disease

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Book Chapter in Strategies for Cartilage Repair, Ed. RJ Williams, Pub. Humana Press CARTILAGE REPAIR WITH CHITOSAN/GLYCEROL-PHOSPHATE  

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with chitosan-GP/blood clots resulted in a statistically significant increase in tissue fill with a greater, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2 Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Studies repair has been developed and investigated in animal studies and in a clinical cohort. The biomaterial

Buschmann, Michael

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...Abandonment Exemption--In Clearfield and Centre Counties, PA On December 14, 2000...the Wallaceton Branch in Clearfield and Centre Counties, PA. The segments of the Wallaceton...Board, Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 1925 K Street, N.W.,...

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Folkert Boersma, G.C.M. Vinken, R.J. van der A, B. Mijling, and I. Ialongo  

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-to- date information on location and speed of ships, and feeds to SILAM model NOx OMI OMI observations of NOx (AMVER-ICOADS database) #12;5 OMI 13:30 hrs overpass 13 x 24 km2 pixel Observations of NO2 in 2009-2010 #12;NO2 trends from 4 sensors #12;Dirtier seas SCIAMACHY '07-'08 minus '02-'03 de Ruyter de

Haak, Hein

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Ação antrópica e resultantes sobre a estrutura e composição da Mata Atlântica na Ilha Grande, RJ 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Atlantic Rain Forest at Ilha Grande is constituted by a mosaic of different aged forests. I examined a successional gradient of 5-yr, 25-yr and 50-yr-old slope forests, growing in areas once used for subsistence agriculture by the caiçara people in what is today the Praia do Sul State Biological Reserve on Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro state. These areas

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PHOTO BY RJ SANGOSTI: 6 2012 THE DCNVH POiT. MEDIANEWS GROUP 12 Planning Juiy2013  

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reaching out to home owners to coax them to remove vegetation from around houses, and in 2003 banned acres. Suppression costs escalated from $240 million to $1.9 billion during that same period. But fire experts warn that the most dam- aging and deadly wildfires are yet to come, given the wrong coincidence

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Degree of threat to the biological diversity in the Ilha Grande State Park (RJ) and guidelines for conservation.  

PubMed

The State Park of Ilha Grande is only a part (5,594 hectares) of the entire island (19,300 hectares) which is located off the south coast of Rio de Janeiro state, between the cities of Mangaratiba and Angra dos Reis. Approximately half of the Park area (47%) is covered by dense Atlantic forest. The secondary forest growth is in a process of ecological succession close to attaining maturity (43%) and the remaining part (10%) is composed of human-altered areas (1%), rocky outcrops with herbaceous vegetation (7%), mangroves and beaches (2%). The fauna is well represented but already shows signs of degradation with introduced species. The analysis of the degree of threat has shown that the dense forest habitat has a relatively stable status of conservation while the secondary forest, the mangrove and the herbaceous vegetation on rocky outcrops (and their fauna) are categorized as vulnerable. The area altered by human occupation is considered threatened. Since the coastal area where Ilha Grande is located is well known for its beautiful scenery (known as the green coast, because of the contrast between the ocean and the Atlantic forest covering the Serra do Mar mountain chain). There is a strong possibility for tourism to become the means in which to achieve economic sustainability for conservation. Contradictorily, tourism is also the major threat to local biodiversity and its landscape units. Because tourism is not organized and controlled, during high season the numbers grow above local capacity, giving rise to a proliferation of hotels, guesthouses and camping grounds. The resulting untreated open sewage, random garbage disposal and other harmful activities form the major threats to biodiversity. PMID:12530174

Alho, C J R; Schneider, M; Vasconcellos, L A

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A historical review of R.J. Reynolds' strategies for marketing tobacco to Hispanics in the United States.  

PubMed

Hispanics are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, and smoking is the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality among this population. We analyzed tobacco industry documents on R. J. Reynolds' marketing strategies toward the Hispanic population using tobacco industry document archives from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu) between February-July 2011 and April-August 2012. Our analysis revealed that by 1980 the company had developed a sophisticated surveillance system to track the market behavior of Hispanic smokers and understand their psychographics, cultural values, and attitudes. This information was translated into targeted marketing campaigns for the Winston and Camel brands. Marketing targeted toward Hispanics appealed to values and sponsored activities that could be perceived as legitimating. Greater understanding of tobacco industry marketing strategies has substantial relevance for addressing tobacco-related health disparities. PMID:23488493

Iglesias-Rios, Lisbeth; Parascandola, Mark

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Retail promotions and perceptions of R.J. Reynolds' novel dissolvable tobacco in a US test market  

PubMed Central

Background With declining cigarette sales, tobacco manufacturers have been developing and marketing new smokeless products, such as R. J. Reynolds' dissolvable tobacco, Camel Sticks, Strips and Orbs. This study assessed the availability, price and point-of-purchase promotional strategies for Camel Dissolvables, and investigated consumer awareness, interest and perception of these products in the Indiana test market. Methods An exploratory retail audit of point-of-purchase promotions was conducted in a random sample of retailers from 6 store categories (n = 81) in the test market area. Data included: store type, location, product placement, forms/flavors carried, price, types and locations of advertisements and promotions, and ad messages. An Awareness-Attitude-Usage (AAU) survey was used to gauge consumer awareness and knowledge of tobacco products including Camel Dissolvables. Respondents were shown promotional materials from a package onsert and perceptions and interest in the Camel Dissolvables were assessed. An Intended Target Survey (ITS) compared subjects' perceptions of ad targets for several non-tobacco products, as well as Camel Snus, Camel No. 9 and Camel Dissolvables. Respondents were asked to identify each ad's intended target category, perceived targetedness, and purchase intent. Results The products were carried by 46% of stores, most frequently gas stations (100%) and convenience stores (75%). They were shelved near smokeless tobacco (70%), cigarettes (25%) or candy (5%). Prices ranged from $3.59 -$4.19 per package; most stores carried at least 1 promotional item. Ad messages included: "Dissolvable Tobacco" (60%). "Free Trial" (24%), "Special Price" (24%), "What's Your Style?" (22%). At 14% of stores, free trial packs of Camel Dissolvables were offered with another Camel purchase. Awareness was reported by 42% of respondents (n = 243), and trial by 3%. Consumer interest was very low, but younger respondents (< 40 years) were more familiar with Camel Dissolvables (60% vs. 45% for those > 40 years, p < .01). Males, as well as current and former smokers had higher rates of interest and trial; only 1% of never smokers reported trial. In the ITS, only for the 3 tobacco product ads, was perceived targetedness for smokers significantly higher than for non-smokers. Smokers and nonsmokers perceived that the ads targeted smokers. Conclusions Current retail promotional strategies for Camel Sticks, Strips & Orbs appear to be targeting a select audience, primarily current smokers. Overall, consumer awareness, interest and trial were low. PMID:21569637

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The association between mood and anxiety disorders, and coronary heart disease in Brazil: a cross-sectional analysis on the Brazilian longitudinal study of adult health (ELSA-Brasil)  

PubMed Central

Background: Associations between major depressive disorder (MDD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) have been established, and these associations increase risk of future morbidity and mortality. Prior research has been carried out in high-income countries. Here we examine associations between the mood and anxiety disorders, and CHD in a large cohort at baseline from Brazil, a country facing a variety of challenges that may affect these associations. Methods: Participants included 15,105 civil servants aged 35 to 74 at baseline (2008–2010) from the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). CHD (N = 721) included self-reported angina pectoris (n = 305), myocardial infarction (n = 259) and coronary revascularization (n = 239). Hierarchical logistic regression analyses were conducted to estimate odds ratios and confidence intervals. Results: Major findings indicate that comorbid MDD and anxiety disorders (n = 434) are associated with a threefold increase in CHD, MDD alone (n = 170) with a twofold increase in CHD, while generalized anxiety disorder alone (n = 1,394) and mixed anxiety and depression disorder (n = 1,844) – symptoms present, but diagnostic threshold not reached – are associated with a 1.5-fold increase in CHD, after full adjustment for covariates. Conclusion: The association with CHD is greatest in those with psychiatric comorbidity, while associations were also observed in MDD and generalized anxiety disorder without comorbidity. While findings are limited by the cross-sectional design of the study, given the known risks associated with comorbidity of the mood and anxiety disorders with CHD, findings reinforce the importance of comprehensive health assessment in Brazil. PMID:25762963

Kemp, Andrew H.; Brunoni, Andre R.; Nunes, Maria A.; Santos, Itamar S.; Goulart, Alessandra C.; Ribeiro, Antonio L.; Benseñor, Isabela M.; Lotufo, Paulo A.

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Life Course Socioeconomic Position and C-Reactive Protein: Mediating Role of Health-Risk Behaviors and Metabolic Alterations. The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)  

PubMed Central

Background Chronic inflammation has been postulated to be one mediating mechanism explaining the association between low socioeconomic position (SEP) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). We sought to examine the association between life course SEP and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in adulthood, and to evaluate the extent to which health-risk behaviors and metabolic alterations mediate this association. Additionally, we explored the possible modifying influence of gender. Methods and Findings Our analytical sample comprised 13,371 participants from ELSA-Brasil baseline, a multicenter prospective cohort study of civil servants. SEP during childhood, young adulthood, and adulthood were considered. The potential mediators between life course SEP and CRP included clusters of health-risk behaviors (smoking, low leisure time physical activity, excessive alcohol consumption), and metabolic alterations (obesity, hypertension, low HDL, hypertriglyceridemia, and diabetes). Linear regression models were performed and structural equation modeling was used to evaluate mediation. Although lower childhood SEP was associated with higher levels of CRP in adult life, this association was not independent of adulthood SEP. However, CRP increased linearly with increasing number of unfavorable social circumstances during the life course (p trend <0.001). The metabolic alterations were the most important mediator between cumulative SEP and CRP. This mediation path accounted for 49.5% of the total effect of cumulative SEP on CRP among women, but only 20.2% among men. In consequence, the portion of the total effect of cumulative SEP on CRP that was mediated by risk behaviors and metabolic alterations was higher among women (55.4%) than among men (36.8%). Conclusions Cumulative SEP across life span was associated with elevated systemic inflammation in adulthood. Although health-risk behaviors and metabolic alterations were important mediators of this association, a sizable fraction of this association was not mediated by these factors, suggesting that other pathways might play a role, especially among men. PMID:25309988

Camelo, Lidyane V.; Giatti, Luana; Neves, Jorge Alexandre Barbosa; Lotufo, Paulo A.; Benseñor, Isabela M.; Chor, Dóra; Griep, Rosane Härter; da Fonseca, Maria de Jesus Mendes; Vidigal, Pedro Guatimosim; Kawachi, Ichiro; Schmidt, Maria Inês; Barreto, Sandhi Maria

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Future of alcohol fuels programs in Brasil  

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An updating is given of the Brazilian National Alcohol Program's production and utilization achievements to date in the substitution of ethanol and methanol for imported oil products. A series of Eucalyptus forestry and processing-industry projections are made for fuel output and jobs creation that may be expected by the year 2000. With few exceptions, methanol produced from wood grown on poorer soils than can now be used for sugarcane substitute for oil products and result in jobs creation several orders of magnitude higher than petroleum fuels.

Carvalho, A. V., Jr.; Rechtschaffen, E.; Goldstein, L., Jr.

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(Reich)1945 E Ge.W Germany, Federal Republic of 307 Germany(Reich=1945 E Ge.E Germany, Democratic 307 Ph Philippine 307 Po Poland 307 Ru Rumania 307 Sw Sweden 307 UK United Kingdom 307 USA The United States of America 307 USA:DT:U1 E USA:DT:U1 Nixon administration - Ford administration (1969

Miyashita, Yasushi

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A Viso do Paraguai no Brasil ^=s==  

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, a Guerra do Para- guai) da segunda metade do século XIX e das missões jesuíticas dos séculos anteriores da sociedade paraguaia ficou detida no passa- do, o da Grande Guerra (como é conhecida, no país/junho 2011 de litoral é uma configuração territorial única na região, já que a Bolí- via ­ país que hoje

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Medical slang in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.  

PubMed

The author analyzes medical slang in Rio de Janeiro based on the view of interactive or live metaphor proposed by such authors as Black and Ricoeur, applied to puns and other jokes from medical work, with the goal of unveiling what physicians mean by this linguistic register. The article classifies medical slang in three broad areas, pertaining to the physician's relations with professional training and knowledge, patients, and health care services. Comparing his empirical material with previous studies focusing on hospital slang for patients, the author identifies, in addition, a range of slang terms for health care services themselves. The article points to interfaces between medical slang and the Brazilian "health hypercrisis" identified by Schramm. PMID:9878893

Peterson, C

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Brazil = Brasil. America = Las Americas [Series].  

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Written for teachers to use with migrant children in elementary grades, this bilingual English/Spanish social studies resource booklet provides an encyclopedia-style overview of Brazil's history, geography, economy, and culture. Topics include Brazil's form of government; geographic regions; holidays; climate; people; music; carnaval celebration;…

Toro, Leonor; And Others

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TAXONOMIA ZOOLÓGICA NO BRASIL: ESTADO DA ARTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brazil is a megadiverse developing country and the knowledge on the current situation of Brazilian taxonomy is a necessary step to establish future policies to deal with biodiversity. Certainly, the most important issue for the understanding of biodiversity is the installing capacity of taxonomists. In fact, little is known concerning the number of taxonomists, scientific production, and the problems faced

ANTONIO CARLOS MARQUES; CARLOS JOSÉ

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Micoinseticidas e Micoacaricidas no Brasil: Como estamos?  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Mycoinsecticides and mycoacaricides can be defined as biopesticide products based on living propagules of entomopathogenic fungi developed for inundative and inoculative biological control of insects and mites. Based on recently published data on global use of entomopathogenic fungi and a proposal f...

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POTENCIAL HÍDRICO DO AQÜÍFERO GUARANI NO BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brazil contributes with 12% of the world total water resources, 80% of which being in the North Region, and the remaining 20% irregularly distributed through the country and attending 95% of the population. According to data from IBGE (1997), 61% of the population are partially provisioned by groundwater, São Paulo State being the largest user. Guarani Aquifer is the world

Alessandra Troleis da Cunha; Edson Wendland

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PATRIMONIO CULTURAL SUBACUÁTICO EN BRASIL: PENSAMIENTOS VARIOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper starts by discussing the main concepts relating to heritage. It then turns to underwater cultural heritage, particularly to the challenges of treasure hunting in Brazil. Underwater archaeology is considered as an archaeological endeavor, not an independent discipline, as a scholarly political activity, concerned with the menaces to underwater heritage.

Gilson Rambelli

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3D Character Model Creation from Cel Animation and its Applications Yutaka Ono,  

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) 1 (a): (b): c Disney 3. xy 0 z ( xy z ) 1 #12;4. 4.1 m j(1, 2, · · · , m) i n 4.2 j sj Rj Tomasi 11) sj, Rj Tomasi 11) m n Tomasi 11) n pi(i = 1, 2, · · · , n) j(1, 2 · · · , m) 4) Rj(j , j, j) sj i,j - r)2 , if x - fij rj 0, otherwise , (1) fij j i rj rj j, j, j rj 4.3 sj Rj z z Tomasi 11) z G l j Sj

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Proceedings of the V Brazilian Conference on Neural Networks -V Congresso Brasileiro de Redes Neurais pp. 409414, April 25, 2001 -PUC, Rio de Janeiro -RJ -Brazil  

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Proceedings of the V Brazilian Conference on Neural Networks - V Congresso Brasileiro de Redes comparação entre as redes neurais artificiais, uma metodologia emergente na área estatística, com duas outras regressão são apresentadas na seção 2. As redes neurais artificiais, na seção 3. Na seção 4, são

Cruz, Frederico

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EVALUATION OF PHYTOMASS PRODUCTIVITY AND N, P AND K ACCUMULATION OF SHRUB LEGUMES IN ALLEY CROPPING SYSTEM IN CAMPOS DOS GOYTACAZES (RJ)  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO ñ O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produtividade de fitomassa da parte aØrea e o acœmulo de N, P e K nas leguminosas arbÛreas em sistemas agroflorestais de alØias, bem como verificar o efeito da adiÁªo de fÛsforo sobre as leguminosas. Foram realizados experimentos de campo com a utilizaÁªo de leguminosas, com e sem adiÁªo de P, por

Luciano Rodrigues Queiroz; Cunha Coelho; Deborah Guerra Barroso; Aparecida Vieira

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Berton, O., McClung, C.A., Dileone, R.J., Krishnan, V., Renthal, W., Russo, S.J., Graham, D., Tsan-  

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., and Gross, C.T. (2006). Neuropsycho- pharmacology 31, 101­111. Levenson, J.M., and Sweatt, J.D. (2006). Cell and Hodgkin and Huxley had chosento explore the ionic basis of electri- cal signals in a mammalian cortical

Narayanan, Rishikesh

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DINAME 2013 -Proceedings of the XV International Symposium on Dynamic Problems of Mechanics M.A. Savi (Editor), ABCM, Buzios, RJ, Brazil, February 17-22, 2013  

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of instabilities and are mainly focused on applied problems such as brake squeal noise. This paper shows a more such as squeaking of door hinges or brake squealing. In literature, a large number of works deal with this kind amplitude acoustic noise characterized by a large frequency spectrum, which is function of the surface

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B. Gabrys, R.J. Howlett, and L.C. Jain (Eds.): KES 2006, Part I, LNAI 4251, pp. 968 975, 2006. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006  

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& Computer Technology, TEI of Lamia 35100 Lamia, Greece Abstract. Manipulation of Male sexual dysfunction (or, intelligent medical diagnosis system, hybrid intelligent system. 1 Introduction Human sexual dysfunction (or Erectile Dysfunction (ED), a type of sexual dysfunction, however as few as 5% seek treatment. ED may affect

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[Climatic and anthropic influence on the abundance and richness of Calliphoridae (Diptera) in a forest fragment in the Tinguá Biological Reserve, RJ, Brazil].  

PubMed

Monthly collections were made using two traps 5 m apart exposed for 48h, containing sardines and installed at points: A at the edge (500 m from the entrance of the Reserve); B 1200 m from the entrance and 1000 m inside the forest; and C 1700 m from the entrance and 500 m inside the forest. The purpose was to evaluate the abundance and richness of calliphorid species as a function of the environmental conditions using Pearson's correlation, compare the richness of the areas using ANOVA and Tukey's test, compare the abundances of the areas by the Kruskal-Wallis test, and also assess the possible influence of the anthropic presence. Rare, intermediary and common species were identified. The collection totalized 8515 Calliphoridae belonging to 26 species, with a predominance of females. None of the 13 species considered common presented a correlation between abundance and temperature: only Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) and Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) were correlated with humidity and only Mesembrinella semihyalina Mello with precipitation. This parameter was the only climatic variable correlated with richness. The greatest abundance and richness of calliphorids occurred in September 2006. From the 13 common species, seven were considered synanthropic, indicating the effect of anthropic action in this site. PMID:20877981

Ferraz, Adriana C P; Gadelha, Bárbara Q; Aguiar-Coelho, Valéria M

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TRACE ELEMENT SUPPLEMENTATION WITH SOLUBLE GLASSES W.M. ALLEN, C.F. DRAKE* B.F. SANSOM R.J. TAYLOR  

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of subcutaneous implants of CRG, of a range of solubilities, containing copper. Material and Methods Glasses Two and bedded on wood chips. Both before and during the experi- ment they were fed ad libitum with a diet* containing 15 mg/kg copper. Nine rats were implanted with each of the 10 formu- lations of glass. Before

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Nichols WJ Jr, Bartelt RJ, Coss AA, King BH. 2010. Methyl 6-methylsalicylate: a female-produced pheromone component of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius.  

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-produced pheromone component of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36-Produced Pheromone Component of the Parasitoid Wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) William J. Nichols * To whom correspondence should be addressed: e-mail: wjnjunior@yahoo.com #12;2 Abstract Sex-pheromone

King, Bethia H.

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Surface biofunctionalization of nanostructured GeSbSe chalcogenide glass thin films R.J. Martn-Palma a,c,*, M.C. Demirel a,b  

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, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received to implant surfaces [14]. The resulting biomimetic coatings provide interfaces that may allow control

Demirel, Melik C.

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I.T. Chapman, J.P. Graves, O. Sauter, C. Zucca, O. Asunta, R.J. Buttery, S. Coda, T. Goodman, V. Igochine, T. Johnson,  

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General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186, USA 5 MPI fur Plasmaphysik, EURATOM-Ass D-85748 85608, San Diego, CA 92186, USA 5MPI fur Plasmaphysik, EURATOM-Ass D-85748 Garching, Germany 6EURATOM

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Publications from GCRC Protocols -2006 16573786 Fontana RJ, Sanyal AJ, Mehta S, Doherty MC, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Everson GT, Kahn JA,  

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and compensated cirrhosis: results from the HALT-C trial. Am J Gastroenterol 101: 983-92, 2006 16518754 Morishima, Rothman AL, Koziel MJ, Lindsay KL, Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment Against Cirrhosis Trial Group

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Kinship and Leprosy in the Contacts of Leprosy Patients: Cohort at the Souza Araújo Outpatient Clinic, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1987–2010  

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A broad variety of factors have been associated with leprosy among contacts, including socioeconomic, epidemiological, and genetic characteristics. Data from 7,174 contacts of leprosy patients from a leprosy outpatient clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1987–2010, were analyzed to investigate the effects of kinship, individual, and contextual factors on leprosy. Multivariate analyses were performed using a robust estimation method. In the prevalence analysis, close kinship (sibling OR = 2.75, offspring OR = 2.00, and other relatives OR = 1.70), socioeconomic factors, and the duration of exposure to the bacillus were associated to leprosy. In the incidence analysis, significant risks were found for all categories of kinship (parents RR = 10.93, spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, and bride/groom RR = 7.53, sibling RR = 7.03, offspring RR = 5.34, and other relatives RR = 3.71). Once the treatment of the index case was initiated, other factors lost their significance, and the index case bacteriological index and BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine) protection had a greater impact. Our findings suggested that both genetic susceptibility and physical exposure play an important role in the epidemiology of leprosy, but it was not possible establishing the role of genetic factor. Analyses of other factors related to the genotype of individuals, such as genetic polymorphisms, are needed. PMID:23690793

dos Santos, Daiane Santos; Duppre, Nadia Cristina; Nery, José Augusto da Costa; Sarno, Euzenir Nunes; Hacker, Mariana Andréa

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Keynes, R.J. and Stern, C.D. (1987) Mesenchymal-epithelial interactions during neural segmentation in the chick embryo. In: Mesenchymal-epithelial interactions in neural  

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in the chick embryo. In: Mesenchymal-epithelial interactions in neural development (J.R. Wolff, J. Sievers.J. and Stern, C.D. (1987) Mesenchymal-epithelial interactions during neural segmentation in the chick embryo.D. (1987) Mesenchymal-epithelial interactions during neural segmentation in the chick embryo. In

Stern, Claudio

1987-01-01

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Environmental factors affecting the distribution of land snails in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brazil.  

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The distribution and abundance of terrestrial molluscs are affected by environmental factors, but data are lacking for Brazilian land snails. The aim of this study was to understand the relationship between measured environmental factors and the land-snail species composition of two hillsides covered with Atlantic Rain Forest on Ilha Grande. On each hillside, five plots located at 100 m intervals between 100 to 500 m asl were chosen. Each plot was sampled by carrying out timed searches and collecting and sorting litter samples from ten quadrats of 25 × 75 cm. A range of environmental data was measured for each of the quadrats in a plot. A Cluster Analysis was carried out for the richness and abundance data. The environmental variables were analysed using a Pearson Correlation Matrix and Discriminant Analysis. Our results show that the two mountains are similar in species richness, but species composition and abundance are different, probably reflecting observed differences in environmental conditions. The environmental factors associated with compositional variation between the two mountains were: atmospheric temperature, soil temperature, litter depth, and relative air humidity. Distinct luminosity and canopy closure conditions were related to the composition of the land-snail community of one hillside. PMID:22437388

Nunes, G K M; Santos, S B

2012-02-01

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Testing the marine and continental fossil records M. J. Benton Department of Geology, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, United Kingdom  

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Testing the marine and continental fossil records M. J. Benton Department of Geology, University The fossil record of continental vertebrates is as good as that of echinoderms at the family level, as shown and vertebrates are typical of their environments, the continental fossil record is not worse than the marine

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Royal Jelly-Mediated Prolongevity and Stress Resistance in Caenorhabditis elegans Is Possibly Modulated by the Interplays of DAF-16, SIR-2.1, HCF-1, and 14-3-3 Proteins.  

PubMed

Recent studies suggest that royal jelly (RJ) and its related substances may have antiaging properties. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects remain elusive. We report that the effects of RJ and enzyme-treated RJ (eRJ) on life span and health span in Caenorhabditis elegans (C elegans) are modulated by the sophisticated interplays of DAF-16, SIR-2.1, HCF-1, and 14-3-3 proteins. Dietary supplementation with RJ or eRJ increased C. elegans life span in a dose-dependent manner. The RJ and eRJ consumption increased the tolerance of C elegans to oxidative stress, ultraviolet irradiation, and heat shock stress. Our genetic analyses showed that RJ/eRJ-mediated life-span extension requires insulin/IGF-1 signaling and the activities of DAF-16, SIR-2.1, HCF-1, and FTT-2, a 14-3-3 protein. Earlier studies reported that DAF-16/FOXO, SIR-2.1/SIRT1, FTT-2, and HCF-1 have extensive interplays in worms and mammals. Our present findings suggest that RJ/eRJ-mediated promotion of longevity and stress resistance in C elegans is dependent on these conserved interplays. From an evolutionary point of view, this study not only provides new insights into the molecular mechanisms of RJ's action on health span promotion in C elegans, but also has imperative implications in using RJ/eRJ as nutraceuticals to delay aging and age-related disorders. PMID:25073462

Wang, Xiaoxia; Cook, Lauren F; Grasso, Lindsay M; Cao, Min; Dong, Yuqing

2014-07-29

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Royal jelly prevents the progression of sarcopenia in aged mice in vivo and in vitro.  

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Sarcopenia is characterized by the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. One of the mechanisms of sarcopenia is the loss in the function and number of muscle satellite cells. Royal jelly (RJ) is a health food used worldwide. To obtain better digestion and absorption than RJ, protease-treated RJ (pRJ) has been developed. RJ and pRJ have been suggested to have potential pharmacological benefits such as prolonging the life span and reducing fatigue. Because these effects may improve sarcopenia and the functions of satellite cells, we examined the effects of RJ or pRJ treatment on the skeletal muscles in an animal model using aged mice. In vivo, RJ/pRJ treatment attenuated the decrease in the muscle weight and grip strength and increased the regenerating capacity of injured muscles and the serum insulin-like growth factor-1 levels compared with controls. In vitro, using isolated satellite cells from aged mice, pRJ treatment increased the cell proliferation rate, promoted cell differentiation, and activated Akt intracellular signaling pathway compared with controls. These findings suggest that RJ/pRJ treatment had a beneficial effect on age-related sarcopenia. PMID:23657970

Niu, Kaijun; Guo, Hui; Guo, Yinting; Ebihara, Satoru; Asada, Masanori; Ohrui, Takashi; Furukawa, Katsutoshi; Ichinose, Masakazu; Yanai, Kazuhiko; Kudo, Yukitsuka; Arai, Hiroyuki; Okazaki, Tatsuma; Nagatomi, Ryoichi

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The Scientific program with RIBRAS (Radioactive Ion Beams in Brasil)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Radioactive Ion Beams Facility (RIBRAS) is in operation since 2004 at the Pelletron Accelerator Laboratory of the University of São Paulo and consists of two superconducting solenoids capable of producing low energy secondary beams of light exotic nuclei. Measurements of the elastic scattering, breakup and transfer reactions with radioactive projectiles such as 6He, 8Li, 7Be on several targets have been performed. A review of the research program carried on along the last four years using the RIBRAS facility is presented.

Lichtenthäler, R.; Lépine-Szily, A.; Guimarães, V.; de Faria, P. N.; Mendes, D. R.; Pires, K. C. C.; Morcelle, V.; Benjamim, E. A.; Moro, A. M.; Hussein, M. S.; Arazi, A.; Barioni, A.; Condori, R. Pampa; Morais, M. C.; Assunção, M.; Nunẽz, J. Alcantara; Padron, I.; Gomes, P. R. S.; Camargo, O.; Otani, Y.; Leistenschneider, E.; Scarduelli, V.

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The mineral economy of Brazil--Economia mineral do Brasil  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This study depicts the Brazilian government structure, mineral legislation and investment policy, taxation, foreign investment policies, environmental laws and regulations, and conditions in which the mineral industry operates. The report underlines Brazil's large and diversified mineral endowment. A total of 37 mineral commodities, or groups of closely related commodities, is discussed. An overview of the geologic setting of the major mineral deposits is presented. This report is presented in English and Portuguese in pdf format.

Gurmendi, Alfredo C.; Barboza, Frederico Lopes; Thorman, Charles H.

1999-01-01

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REE MINERALS IN CATALO II, GOIAS, BRASIL Essaid BILAL1  

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pyrochlore and ground water are generally consistent with relatively low pH, low activities of Na+ , Ca2+ , F of carbonate and CO3 2- / PO4 3- ratio have played an important role in the formation of REE-carbonate-phosphates- and activities of Ti and Na specially in the carbonatite. This feature explains the low enrichment in phosphate

Boyer, Edmond

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Aspectos epidemiológicos da tuberculose na população indígena Suruí, Amazônia, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tuberculosis persists as a serious public health problem in Brazil. Prevalence rates are alarming in certain social groups, including indigenous peoples. This article presents an epidemiological analysis of records for the Suruí Indians available at the Tuberculosis Control Program in the Municipality of Cacoal, Rondônia. The study includes a descriptive statistical analysis of cases reported from 1975 to 2002. There

Paulo Cesar Basta; Carlos E. A. Coimbra Junior; Ana Lúcia Escobar; Ricardo Ventura Santos

2004-01-01

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Dangerous Fog Analyses and Forecast in the Maceio Airport, Brasil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A small airplane fatal accident has occurred near Maceio Airport, on the coastal region on 26 July 2007. Low visibility in the intensive fog has provoked this accident. Weather forecast analysis, published in the local and central Brazilian newspapers during 2007, showed fog forecast absence during whole year. A study of the fog formation causes was elaborated using the high and low resolution satellite data, radar data, different products of NCEP reanalysis data and high resolution regional MM5 model simulation. The trade winds with a weak cyclonic curvature at the low levels have generated the humidity convergence at the superficial layers up to 850hPa on the coastal region. An anticyclonic circulation existence at the middle and higher levels and weak ascendant motion (by NCEP data) have support a weak convection development. The low levels clouds development on the continental region and convection development over ocean were confirmed by the radar and satellite data. A thermal inversion near surface level (up to 150m) and descendent movement at the middle and high levels were identified by MM5 model. Fog formation was simulated by PAFOG model. The conventional airport observations have shown the minimal visibility of 200m between 4 and 7a.m. Moreover visibility less than 1000m between 1 and 8a.m. with the minimal visibility of 213m was simulated by PAFOG model.

Fedorova, N.; Silva, A.; Levit, V.; Santos, E.

2010-07-01

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Mercado de TV Paga no Brasil: Competição Normal Ou Infracionária?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The antitrust authorities have had difficulties to proceed since there are both ambiguity and asymmetric information on firms’ actions. In others words, many controversy appears from the analysis of the reasons and effects of the firms’ specific conduct. This can be seen in the recent DTH Brazilian case conduced by the national antitrust authority (CADE). Some limitations in this case

Silvinha Pinto Vasconcelos

2003-01-01

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Briófitas de praias do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Palavras-chave: hepáticas, lista, musgos, praias, taxonomia ABSTRACT - (Bryophytes from sea-shores of the São Paulo State, Brazil). This paper is a list of the bryophytes found in sandy and saline conditions under action of waves and winds of sea-shores in Ubatuba, Bertioga and Peruíbe Municipalities, São Paulo Stat e, Brazil. The group does not exist in marine environments. The material

Sandra Regina Visnadi

2004-01-01

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20 a 23 de Maio 2012 RIO DE JANEIRO -BRASIL  

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are represented. This includes: hydroelectric plants with their storage capacity and gas-oil, fuel-oil, bio an integration time-step of one hour with the simulator SimSEE. In this simulation all power plants in Uruguay plants. To validate the results, simulations were performed using a model with a time step of one hour

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Curriculum Studies in Brasil: A Study of the Teaching Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes how undergraduate university teachers are thinking in the classroom about the theoretical and practical contents related to the subject called "Curriculum Studies." The study focuses on the aspects of the theory-practice relationship, the idea of curriculum, and the theoretical references used by the undergraduate teachers. The…

Marcondes, Maria Ines; Tura, Maria de Lourdes Rangel; de Macedo, Elizabeth Fernandes

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Queda dos homicídios em São Paulo, Brasil: uma análise descritiva  

PubMed Central

Objetivo Descrever a evolução da mortalidade por homicídios no Município de São Paulo segundo tipo de arma, sexo, raça ou cor, idade e áreas de exclusão/inclusão social entre 1996 e 2008. Métodos Estudo ecológico de série temporal. Os dados sobre óbitos ocorridos no Município foram coletados da base de dados do Programa de Aprimoramento das Informações sobre Mortalidade, seguindo a Classificação Internacional de Doenças, Décima Revisão (CID-10). Foram calculadas as taxas de mortalidade por homicídio (TMH) para a população total, por sexo, raça ou cor, faixa etária, tipo de arma e área de exclusão/inclusão social. As TMH foram padronizadas por idade pelo método direto. Foram calculados os percentuais de variação no período estudado. Para as áreas de exclusão/inclusão social foram calculados os riscos relativos de morte por homicídio. Resultados As TMH apresentaram queda de 73,7% entre 2001 e 2008. Foi observada redução da TMH em todos os grupos analisados, mais pronunciada em homens (?74,5%), jovens de 15 a 24 anos (?78,0%) e moradores de áreas de exclusão social extrema (?79,3%). A redução ocorreu, sobretudo, nos homicídios cometidos com armas de fogo (?74,1%). O risco relativo de morte por homicídio nas áreas de exclusão extrema (tendo como referência áreas com algum grau de exclusão social) foi de 2,77 em 1996, 3,9 em 2001 e 2,13 em 2008. Nas áreas de alta exclusão social, o risco relativo foi de 2,07 em 1996 e 1,96 em 2008. Conclusões Para compreender a redução dos homicídios no Município, é importante considerar macrodeterminantes que atingem todo o Município e todos os subgrupos populacionais e microdeterminantes que atuam localmente, influenciando de forma diferenciada os homicídios com armas de fogo e os homicídios na população jovem, no sexo masculino e em residentes em áreas de alta exclusão social. PMID:21390415

Peres, Maria Fernanda Tourinho; Vicentin, Diego; Nery, Marcelo Batista; de Lima, Renato Sérgio; de Souza, Edinilsa Ramos; Cerda, Magdalena; Cardia, Nancy; Adorno, e Sérgio

2012-01-01

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Situation Reports--Bahamas, Brasil, Guatemala, Netherlands Antilles (Curacao), Uruguay.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data relating to population and family planning in four foreign countries are presented in these situation reports. Countries included are Bahamas, Guatemala, Netherlands Antilles (Curacao), and Uruguay. Information is provided under two topics, general background and family planning situation, where appropriate and if it is available. General…

International Planned Parenthood Federation, London (England).

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Resultados do desenvolvimento de um propulsor à plasma no Brasil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Uma das partes mais importantes de um satélite é o controle de atitude do mesmo. E se tratando de um satélite científico, a atenção para este sistema deve ser redobrada. Uma possibilidade atraente para executar esta tarefa é a propulsão elétrica. Aqui, mostraremos resultados obtidos pelo propulsor à plasma PHALL-01, desenvolvido na Universidade de Brasília entre 2000 e 2003. Este é derivado do propulsor russo SPT-100 (Stationary Plasma Thruster), mas com o emprego inovador de um arranjo de imãs permanentes como fonte do campo magnético, este último o agente da aceleração do plasma. Esta alteração foi motivada pelo objetivo de que o mesmo operasse com o mínimo de potência elétrica. A partir da formulação teórica do mecanismo de aceleração, tendo como base as equações da magnetohidrodinâmica, pode-se obter vínculos sob os quais o propulsor pudesse ser construído. O mais forte destes é o que dita a topologia do campo magnético. Sendo assim, foram realizadas simulações computacionais, que definiram a geometria do propulsor. Após construído, este foi diagnosticado usando-se sondas de Langmuir e analisadores de energia. Como resultados, obtivemos a distribuição espacial da temperatura, densidade e potencial do plasma, bem como a distribuição angular do feixe produzido pelo mesmo em vários regimes de operação. O espectro de energia do feixe de plasma também foi medido, indicando íons de até 560eV. Combinando estes resultados, calculou-se o empuxo do propulsor: 84mN; e o impulso específico: 1083s. Estes demonstram que o mesmo estará qualificado, num futuro próximo, para o emprego no controle de atitude de satélites científicos, ou até mesmo como parte do conjunto propulsor primário, responsáveis pela transferência de órbitas.

Ferreira, I. S.; Ferreira, J. L.

2003-08-01

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Geografias do trabalho escravo contemporneo no Brasil Herv Thry  

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no campo brasileiro, transformando em mapas os dados disponíveis sobre resgate de trabalhadores sintéticos de risco de presença de escravos e de vulnerabilidade ao aliciamento. Espera-se assim contribuir inserido, os dados2 disponíveis sobre o fenômeno foram transformados em mapas, especialmente os dados de

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Democracia e participação na gestão dos recursos hídricos no Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes the strengthening of public space and the opening of public management to participation of civil society in the preparation of public policies. It also analyzes the always complex and contradictory institutionalization of innovative practices that establish ruptures with the predominant dynamic in areas and sectors of administration, specifically in environmental management. It analyzes the shared public management

Pedro Roberto Jacobi; Fabiana Barbi

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Constraining depth of anisotropy in the Amazon region (Northern Brasil)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Seismic data recorded between November 2009 and September 2013, at the permanent station PTGA of the Brazilian seismic network were used to constrain the depth of anisotropy in the lithosphere beneath the station. 90 receiver functions (RF) have been computed, covering the backazimuthal directions from 0° to 180°. Both radial (R) and transverse (T) components of the RF contain useful information about the subsurface structure. The isotropic part of the seismic velocity profile at depth mainly affects the R-RF component, while anisotropy and dipping structures produce P-to-S conversion recorded on the T-RF component (Levin and Park, 1998; Savage, 1998). The incoming (radially polarized) S waves, when passing through an anisotropic crust, splits and part of it is projected onto the transverse component. The anisotropy symmetry orientations (?) can be estimated by the polarity change of the observed phases. The arrival times of the phases is related to the depth of the conversion. Depth and ? are estimated by isolating phases at certain arrival times. SKS shear-wave splitting results from previous studies in this area (Krüger et al., 2002, Rosa et al., 2014), suggest the presence of anisotropy in the mantle with orientation of the fast splitting axis (about E-W) following major deep tectonic structures. The observed splitting orientation correlates well with the current South America plate motion (i.e. relative to mesosphere), and with observed aeromagnetic trends. This similarity leaves open the possibility of a linkage between the upper mantle fabric imaged by shear wave splitting analysis and the lower crustal structure imaged by aeromagnetometry. In this study we unravel, from RF data, two layers in which anisotropy concentrates, i.e. the lower crust and the upper mantle. Lower crustal and upper mantle anisotropy retrieved by RFs give some new hints in order to interpret the previously observed anisotropic orientations from SKS and the aeromagnetic anomalies.

Bianchi, Irene; Willy Corrêa Rosa, João; Bokelmann, Götz

2014-05-01

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Numerical Methods for Transport{Dominated Flows in Heterogeneous Porous Media  

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) incompressible immiscible displacement. Physically this model represents the water ooding of a petroleum Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 22290 and Instituto Polit#19;ecnico/UERJ, Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil 28601 x Department

Douglas Jr., Jim

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Finding and Extracting Active Site Cavities in Proteins Thomas A. Funkhouser1  

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derived from residue conservation estimates [Glaser06]. Given such a model represented on a 3D grid, we: 1. Genome Informatics. 15(2):31-41. [Glaser06] Glaser F., Morris R.J., Najmanovich R.J., Laskowski R

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Simple pulmonary eosinophilia  

MedlinePLUS

... Eosinophilic lung diseases. In: Mason RJ, Broaddus VC, Martin TR, et al., eds. Murray and Nadel's Textbook ... Parasitic lung infections. In: Mason RJ, Broaddus VC, Martin TR, et al., eds. Murray and Nadel's Textbook ...

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Microscopic Dynamics N Number of particles in the system  

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rij rj - ri position vector from atom i to atom j rij rj - ri distance between atoms i & j Fij force() dissipative flux Fe external field m particle mass T !() stability matrix expL latest times to left, time

Evans, Denis

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Improved Algorithms for Recognizing p-Helly and Hereditary p-Helly Hypergraphs  

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Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, IC and UFRJ, NCE Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. E-mail: mitre´abio Protti2 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, IM and NCE Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. E-mail: fabiop@nce.ufrj.br Jayme L. Szwarcfiter2 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, IM, COPPE and NCE Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Lin, Min Chih

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Domain Oriented Framework Construction Ivan Mathias Filho  

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, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453 Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453-900, Brazil Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453-900, Brazil

Endler, Markus

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Mar Biol (2010) 157:6980 DOI 10.1007/s00227-009-1296-9  

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Polychaeta, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, IB, CCS, Bl. A, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941, Laboratório de Biologia de Porifera, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil A. M, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil #12;70 Mar Biol (2010) 157:69­80 123 value

Solé-Cava, Antonio M.

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This shutter driver device complies with CE, UL, CSA standards for laboratory equipment. For externally timed  

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are available. Easily daisy chain up to 8 units together using 810RJ cables. With key selection, the VCM-D1 can to a computer's serial port or interconnecting between VCM-D1 controllers for daisy chain application, this 10 serial port. · Units can be easily daisy chained with RJ45 cable, 810RJ. · LOCAL/REMOTE switch allows

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High Power Testing of a 17 GHz Photocathode RF Gun S.C. Chen, B.G. Danly, J. Gonichon, C.L. Lin, R.J. Temkin, S.R. Trotz, J.S. Wurtele,  

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High Power Testing of a 17 GHz Photocathode RF Gun S.C. Chen, B.G. Danly, J. Gonichon, C.L. Lin, R photocathode gun. The 11 2 cell, -mode, copper cavity was tested with 5-10 MW, 100 ns, 17.145 GHz pulses from without breakdown, a compact system, and high brightness. While existing RF guns operate from 144 M Hz

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Please cite this article in press as: Mur, R.J., et al., Adapting the optimal selective-logging of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands in NE Spain to increasing CO2 concentrations. J. Forest Econ. (2014),  

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54 C61 Keywords: Climate change Forest management Size-distributed stand Dynamic optimization a b by Caparrós (2009), that most of the literature analyzes forest management responses to climate change and on the adaptation of forest management regimes to different climatic conditions. They found, as also indicated

Gracia, Carlos

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Keynes, R.J. and Stern, C.D. (1987) Mechanisms of segmentation in vertebrate embryos. In: Molecular Biology of Invertebrate Development, Alan Liss Inc., New York. pp. 177-194.  

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.D. (1987) Mechanisms of segmentation in vertebrate embryos. In: Molecular Biology of Invertebrate of segmentation in vertebrate embryos. In: Molecular Biology of Invertebrate Development, Alan Liss Inc., New York. In: Molecular Biology of Invertebrate Development, Alan Liss Inc., New York. pp. 177-194. #12;Keynes

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Microalbuminuria and Reduced Glomerular Filtration Rate are independent factors for mortality in people with Diabetes Mellitus Hoefield. RA, Baker. PG, Kalra. PA, Buchan.IE, Gibson. JM, Sousa. I, Diggle. PJ, Middleton. RJ, New. JP  

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in people with Diabetes Mellitus ¹Hoefield. RA, ²Baker. PG, ¹Kalra. PA, ²Buchan.IE, ¹Gibson. JM, ³Sousa. I METHODS There is a paucity of population based studies in the diabetic population concerning with diabetes according to their eGFR and presence of albuminuria. AIMS OF THE STUDY ·These data demonstrate e

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Please cite this article in press as: R.J. Monnat Jr, From broken to old: DNA damage, IGF1 endocrine suppression and aging, Dna Repair (2007), doi:10.1016/j.dnarep.2007.03.018  

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- naling. This endocrine signaling system is a deeply conserved, key regulator of metabolism and longevity endocrine suppression and aging, Dna Repair (2007), doi:10.1016/j.dnarep.2007.03.018 ARTICLE IN PRESSDNAREP endocrine suppression and aging Raymond J. Monnat Jr a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 16

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978-1-4244-7467-7/10/$26.00 2010 IEEE 2010 IREP Symposium-Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control VIII (IREP), August 1-6, 2010, Buzios, RJ, Brazil  

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978-1-4244-7467-7/10/$26.00 ©2010 IEEE 2010 IREP Symposium- Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control] and in numerous follow-up papers. However, FGRs, are rarely used in today's markets since energy traders prefer by the various independent system operators. Flow based transmission rights (financial or physical) have been

Oren, Shmuel S.

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Comment on “Effect of the vapor phase on the salinity of halite-bearing aqueous fluid inclusions estimated from the halite dissolution temperature”, by M. Steele-MacInnis and R.J. Bodnar  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently Steele-MacInnis and Bodnar reported an experimental study on the estimation of the salinity of halite bearing fluid inclusions from dissolution temperatures of halite crystals, in the presence and absence of a vapour phase Steele-MacInnis and Bodnar (2013). The authors present new purely empirical equations to calculate fluid inclusion bulk salinity, which is mainly determined by dissolution temperature of halite (SLV?LV) with a minor correction due to presence of a vapour phase at higher temperatures, similar to the study of Bakker (2012). The experimental approach in their work is inappropriate, it does not provide experimental data, and it does not illustrate an estimate of uncertainty, accuracy and precision of the results. The mathematical modelling with purely empirical best-fit equations is insufficient, and partly erroneous. Comparison with the model from Bakker (2012) results in highly incorrect, inconsistent and imprecise statements about the quality of the results from Bakker (2012). Furthermore, the authors use “supplementary data” to continue a discussion without peer-review.

Bakker, Ronald J.

2014-06-01

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Keynes, R.J. and Stern, C.D. (1988) The development of neural segmentation in vertebrate embryos. In: The making of the nervous system. (J. Parnavelas, C.D. Stern and R.V. Stirling,  

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. In: The making of the nervous system. (J. Parnavelas, C.D. Stern and R.V. Stirling, eds.). Oxford in vertebrate embryos. In: The making of the nervous system. (J. Parnavelas, C.D. Stern and R.V. Stirling, eds segmentation in vertebrate embryos. In: The making of the nervous system. (J. Parnavelas, C.D. Stern and R

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A.W.D., Larkum, R.J. Orth, C.M. Duarte (eds.), 2006, Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation, Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4020-2942-4 (hardback), US$ 99.00, 691 pages.  

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The relish of scientists for, and funding of research on, seagrasses probably stems from two sources: seagrasses are a defined taxonomic unit often growing in monotypic stands, making academic study tractable; and, seagrasses are increasingly recognized globally as important components of shallow water systems, and potential key indicators of ecosystem health. The 26 chapters covering ~700 pages provide a long overdue treatment of the state of the science on seagrasses. This book is an honest, thorough and heroic attempt to compile a mass of knowledge by a herd of 80 researcher “cats” representing 15 countries. The chapters “…provide the necessary background on what brought each topic where it is today and indicate where future research needs to go to advance the field to the next level.” Seagrass science is in its infancy, but, as demonstrated, is advancing rapidly. Volumes with recent topical treatments of seagrasses include World Atlas of Seagrasses (Green and Short 2003), Seagrass Ecology (Hemminga and Duarte 2000), and Global Seagrass Research Methods (Short and Coles 2001) are useful compliments to this book.

Thom, Ronald M.

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To appear in: "Challenges for the New Milennium", Eds. R.J. Garcia Lopez, R. Rebolo and M.R. Zapatero Osorio, Procs. 11th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and  

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://chippewa.nascom.nasa.gov/TRACE 1 #12;Figure 1. Dopplershift power spectra for a sequence of spectral lines with increasing height at 180 s periodicity, but the figure shows that the Dopplershift power peak widens gradually with height symmetry through use of the Abel transform on one-dimensional data taken with a stationary spectrograph

Rutten, Rob

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Calcium Aluminates: Proceedings of International Conference, Avignon, 18 21 May 2014. Fentiman CH, Mangabhai RJ and Scrivener KL (Editors). IHS BRE Press, 2014, EP104. ISBN 978-1-84806-316-7.  

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OF MORTARS CHEMICAL COMPOSITION ON ALGAL BIOFOULING E. DALOD, A. GOVIN, R. GUYONNET and P. GROSSEAU SPIN is among parameters which affects the most biofouling kinetics. The main objective of this study to characterize the influence of the mortar chemistry on biofouling, Portland cement (CEMI) and aluminate cement

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Models of Visual Object Recognition in Humans R.J. Peters (1), F. Gabbiani (1), J. Jovicich (1,2), L. Chang(2),T. Ernst(2) and C. Koch (1)  

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as a distance metric, MDS was used to generate 4-dimensional configurations of the object sets. A Procrustes with the original object configuration. 3.2 Classification models For each object class, we tested four value represents a better fit. The pattern of model performances depends significantly on the object

Peters, Rob

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978-1-4244-7467-7/10/$26.00 2010 IEEE 2010 IREP Symposium-Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control VIII (IREP), August 1-6, 2010, Buzios, RJ, Brazil  

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can be used to effectively integrate wind power into the grid. By nature, wind power is intermittent enables the power system operator to smooth out the output of the wind farms by storing energy when the wind power output is too high and releasing such energy when the power output is too low. We develop

Gross, George

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Review of structural health and cure monitoring techniques for large wind turbine P.J. Schubel*, R.J. Crossley, E.K.G. Boateng, J.R. Hutchinson  

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, Division of Materials, Mechanics and Structures, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom a r monitoring is presented for the wind turbine blade industry. A comparison is presented for dielectric sensor array [2]. However, robust industrial systems are now increasingly being deployed

McCalley, James D.

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Novel jumbo biopsy forceps for surveillance of inflammatory bowel disease: a comparative retrospective assessment.  

PubMed

Background and Study Aims. Most available jumbo cup forceps require a 3.7?mm biopsy channel, necessitating the use of standard-sized colonoscope. A newer jumbo forceps (Radial Jaw 4 Jumbo Biopsy Forceps [RJ4]) fits within a 3.2?mm biopsy channel, allowing use with a pediatric colonoscope. To assure the RJ4 did not alter biopsy adequacy, we compared the size and quality of specimens to a historical jumbo cup forceps (Radial Jaw 3 Max Capacity Biopsy Forceps, [RJ3 MC]). Patients and Methods. A retrospective comparative study of biopsies taken with either forceps. Biopsies were compared for diameter, depth, crush artifact, and acceptability for diagnosis. Results. 333 specimens were taken with RJ4 and 335 specimens with the RJ3 MC. Mean sample diameter was 4.45?mm and 4.55?mm for the RJ4 and RJ3 MC (P = 0.41). Mean depth of biopsies with the RJ4 was greater (P < 0.01). Conclusions. Biopsies from the RJ4 are similar in size and quality to biopsies from the RJ3 MC. The RJ4 has the advantage of fitting in a smaller biopsy channel. PMID:22007197

Song, Kenneth; Toweill, Daniel; Rulyak, Stephen J; Lee, Scott D

2011-01-01

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Petrophysical analysis of limestone rocks by nuclear logging and 3D high-resolution X-ray computed microtomography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study presents the pore-space system analysis of the 2-ITAB-1-RJ well cores, which were drilled in the São José do Itaboraí Basin, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The analysis presented herein has been developed based on two techniques: nuclear logging and 3D high-resolution X-ray computed microtomography. Nuclear logging has been proven to be the technique that provides better quality and more quantitative information about the porosity using radioactive sources. The Density Gamma Probe and the Neutron Sonde used in this work provide qualitative information about bulk density variations and compensated porosity of the geological formation. The samples obtained from the well cores were analyzed by microtomography. The use of this technique in sedimentary rocks allows quantitative evaluation of pore system and generates high-resolution 3D images (˜microns order). The images and data obtained by microtomography were integrated with the response obtained by nuclear logging. The results obtained by these two techniques allow the understanding of the pore-size distribution and connectivity, as well as the porosity values. Both techniques are important and they complement each other.

Oliveira, M. F. S.; Lima, I.; Ferrucio, P. L.; Abreu, C. J.; Borghi, L.; Lopes, R. T.

2011-10-01

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In-depth phosphoproteomic analysis of royal jelly derived from western and eastern honeybee species.  

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The proteins in royal jelly (RJ) play a pivotal role in the nutrition, immune defense, and cast determination of honeybee larvae and have a wide range of pharmacological and health-promoting functions for humans as well. Although the importance of post-translational modifications (PTMs) in protein function is known, investigation of protein phosphorylation of RJ proteins is still very limited. To this end, two complementary phosphopeptide enrichment materials (Ti(4+)-IMAC and TiO2) and high-sensitivity mass spectrometry were applied to establish a detailed phosphoproteome map and to qualitatively and quantitatively compare the phosphoproteomes of RJ produced by Apis mellifera ligustica (Aml) and Apis cerana cerana (Acc). In total, 16 phosphoproteins carrying 67 phosphorylation sites were identified in RJ derived from western bees, and nine proteins phosphorylated on 71 sites were found in RJ produced by eastern honeybees. Of which, eight phosphorylated proteins were common to both RJ samples, and the same motif ([S-x-E]) was extracted, suggesting that the function of major RJ proteins as nutrients and immune agents is evolutionary preserved in both of these honeybee species. All eight overlapping phosphoproteins showed significantly higher abundance in Acc-RJ than in Aml-RJ, and the phosphorylation of Jelleine-II (an antimicrobial peptide, TPFKLSLHL) at S(6) in Acc-RJ had stronger antimicrobial properties than that at T(1) in Aml-RJ even though the overall antimicrobial activity of Jelleine-II was found to decrease after phosphorylation. The differences in phosphosites, peptide abundance, and antimicrobial activity of the phosphorylated RJ proteins indicate that the two major honeybee species employ distinct phosphorylation strategies that align with their different biological characteristics shaped by evolution. The phosphorylation of RJ proteins are potentially driven by the activity of extracellular serine/threonine protein kinase FAM20C-like protein (FAM20C-like) through the [S-x-E] motif, which is supported by evidence that mRNA and protein expression of FAM20C-like protein kinase are both found in the highest level in the hypopharyngeal gland of nurse bees. Our data represent the first comprehensive RJ phosphorylation atlas, recording patterns of phosphorylated RJ protein abundance and antibacterial activity of some RJ proteins in two major managed honeybee species. These data constitute a firm basis for future research to better understand the biological roles of each RJ protein for honeybee biology and human health care. PMID:25265229

Han, Bin; Fang, Yu; Feng, Mao; Lu, Xiaoshan; Huo, Xinmei; Meng, Lifeng; Wu, Bin; Li, Jianke

2014-12-01

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Genetic allelism and linkage tests of a soybean gene, Rfg1 , controlling nodulation with Rhizobium fredii strain USDA 205  

Microsoft Academic Search

A soybean gene, Rfg1, controlling nodulation with strain USDA 205, the type strain for the fast-growing species Rhizobium fredii, was tested for allelism with the Rj4 gene. The Rj4 gene conditions ineffective nodulation primarily with certain strains of the slow-growing soybean microsymbiont, Bradyrhizobium elkanii. The F2 seeds of the cross of the cultivars Peking, carrying the alleles rfg1, Rj4, i

T. E. Devine; L. D. Kuykendall

1994-01-01

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Secretaria de Ps-Graduao pos@inf.puc-rio.br  

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Vicente, 225 - Gávea - 22451-900 Rio de Janeiro - RJ - tel. (21) 3527-1510 - fax (21) 3527-1530 Edital de Janeiro, RJ, 22451-900 E-mail: pos@inf.puc-rio.br Telefone: (21) 3527-1510 DI/PUC-Rio: Um programa de.br 18/03/2014 Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea - 22451-900 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Tel. (21) 3527

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Comprehensive identification of novel proteins and N-glycosylation sites in royal jelly  

PubMed Central

Background Royal jelly (RJ) is a proteinaceous secretion produced from the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of nurse bees. It plays vital roles in honeybee biology and in the improvement of human health. However, some proteins remain unknown in RJ, and mapping N-glycosylation modification sites on RJ proteins demands further investigation. We used two different liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry techniques, complementary N-glycopeptide enrichment strategies, and bioinformatic approaches to gain a better understanding of novel and glycosylated proteins in RJ. Results A total of 25 N-glycosylated proteins, carrying 53 N-glycosylation sites, were identified in RJ proteins, of which 42 N-linked glycosylation sites were mapped as novel on RJ proteins. Most of the glycosylated proteins were related to metabolic activities and health improvement. The 13 newly identified proteins were also mainly associated with metabolic processes and health improvement activities. Conclusion Our in-depth, large-scale mapping of novel glycosylation sites represents a crucial step toward systematically revealing the functionality of N-glycosylated RJ proteins, and is potentially useful for producing a protein with desirable pharmacokinetic and biological activity using a genetic engineering approach. The newly-identified proteins significantly extend the proteome coverage of RJ. These findings contribute vital and new knowledge to our understanding of the innate biochemical nature of RJ at both the proteome and glycoproteome levels. PMID:24529077

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Royal jelly protects from taxol-induced testicular damages via improvement of antioxidant status and up-regulation of E2f1.  

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This study was carried out to evaluate the protective effects of royal jelly (RJ) on taxol (TXL)-induced damage of the testis. Wistar rats were divided into control and test groups. The test group was divided into five subgroups; the first four groups along with TXL administration (7.5?mg/kg body weight (bw), weekly), received various doses of RJ (0, 50, 100, and 150?mg/kg bw). The last group received only RJ at 100?mg/kg. Royal jelly lowered the TXL-induced malondialdehyde and nitric oxide levels and enhanced the total thiol molecules in the testis. Remarkably RJ reduced the TXL-induced pathological injuries such as cellular shrinkage and seminiferous tubule depletion. Taxol-reduced sperm viability (27.5?±?2.98 % vs. 85.0?±?8.6% in the control group) was recovered by RJ administration as 80.5?±?10.6% of the sperm were found alive in the group of animals which received 150?mg/kg RJ. The TXL-exposed and TXL plus RJ-administered animals showed a significant up-regulation of transcription factor E2f1 mRNA. Our data suggest that the TXL-induced histopathological and biochemical alterations could be protected by the administration of RJ. The RJ protective effects might be attributed to its antioxidant capacity and its capability in the regulation of E2f1 expression. PMID:24377747

Delkhoshe-Kasmaie, Fatemeh; Malekinejad, Hassan; Khoramjouy, Mona; Rezaei-Golmisheh, Ali; Janbaze-Acyabar, Hamed

2014-04-01

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Sound Design P R E S E N T S  

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ARTS Technical Director Jeremy Jenkins Associate Stage Managers Arielle Bronstein & Cameron Davis Assistant Sound Designer RJ Mattingly Assistant Lighting Designer Ben Paciorkowski Stage Manager Kelly

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[Socioeconomic and geographic constraints to access mammography in Brasil, 2003-2008].  

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This study examined the effect of population characteristics and geographic location of residences and services on the odds of receiving a mammography in 2003 and 2008. Patterns of mammography use were analyzed using data from the Health Supplements of the National Household Sample Survey for women aged over 25, using prevalence ratios, and for women over 40 using multivariate logistic regression, correcting for complex sample design effects. In 2003, 54.6% of women of 50-69 years of age reported having had a mammography, in 2008, 71.5%. The odds are higher for those 50 to 69 years old, and increase with family income, education, being married, having consulted a doctor and having health insurance. Living in a metropolitan area trebles the chance of mammography. Compared to the Northern region, residents in all other regions have greater odds, greater distances decrease the odds. Coverage increased in the age range targeted by national policy, and inequalities due to income and education on access to mammography were reduced but regional convergence was not marked. Increased access seems to relate more to policies of income distribution and social inclusion, and to the availability of the examination in the Unified Health System, than to an increasing number of mammography units. PMID:21987309

de Oliveira, Evangelina Xavier Gouveia; Pinheiro, Rejane Sobrino; Melo, Enirtes Caetano Praates; Carvalho, Marilia Sá

2011-09-01

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Primeiro registro documentado do gavião-pega-macaco, Spizaetus tyrannus, para o estado do Ceará, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

First documented record of the Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus to the state of Ceará, Brazil. The Black Hawk-Eagle has a wide but discontinuous range along Latin American rainforests. We present the first documented record of the species to the state of Ceará, in a montane moist forest enclave surrounded by semi-arid lowlands. The record was documented by a tape recording

Ciro Albano; Weber Girão; Thieres Pinto

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PREDACAo DE NINHOS ARTIFICIAIS EM FRAGMENTOS DE MATAS DO BRASIL CENTRAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Habitat fragmentation has some negative consequences to bird populations, including high nest predation rates due to the access of predators to the interior of small fragments. Qur purpose was to test the hypothesis that nest predation rates is inversely related to forest fragment size in forests at 'Tri~ngulo Mineiro', Minas Gerais state, Brazil. We conducted two experiments with artificial nests,

Celine Melo; Miguel Angelo Marini

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Study on target interactions in emulsion chamber - Brasil-Japan emulsion chamber collaboration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Experimental results are presented from observations of 80 target nuclear interactions where the total gamma-ray energy is greater than or equal to 20 TeV. Evidence is presented for the existence of two types of interactions; the interpretation is given on the basis of a fire-ball model. Two-story emulsion chambers exposed at Mount Chacaltaya, in Bolivia (5,220 m above sea level), are used. Gamma rays from nuclear interactions in the target layer of petroleum pitch (1/3 of the nuclear mean free path in thickness) are detected through observations of the electron showers generated by them in the lower chamber

Ballester, M.; Santos, C.; Bellandi Filho, J.; Chinellato, J. A.; Dobrigkeit, C.; Lattes, C. M. G.; Marques, A.; Menon, M. J.; Navia, C. E.; Sawayanagi, K.

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ROBÓTICA EDUCATIVA: COMPETÊNCIAS CURRICULARES E EPISTEMOLOGIA NA FORMAÇÃO INICIAL DO EDUCADOR NO BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The educational robotic is growing in the last years as a different learning environment. All around the world this environment has been in evidence in the use of real new technologies in learning-teaching of different subjects. In this new environment, the educator established an important position ahead of a challenge that allows students to be into experience of knowledge construction

Flavio Campos

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Diversity of low chill peaches from Asia, Brasil, Europe and the USA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

One hundred fifty-five peach (Prunus persica) cultivars, from Asia, Brazil, Europe, and the USA, were examined using eleven SSRs to study the genetic relationships among low chill as compared to high chill peach germplasm. Data was analyzed by NTSYSpc to form a similarity matrix using Nei and Li’s ...

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A Rede de Apoio Social e Afetivo de Adolescentes Institucionalizados no Sul do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this study was to examine the perception of social and emotional support network in institutionalized adolescents, considering the changes on relationships caused by the situation of institutionalization. The participants were 35 adolescents of both sexes, with age from 11 to 16 years. Five Field Map, which allows evaluating structure and function of the support network, and semi-structured

Aline Cardoso Siqueira; Mariana Kraemer Betts; Débora Dalbosco Dell' Aglio

2006-01-01

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Constituio Cidad de 1988 determinou que a democracia no Brasil seja exercida de  

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: (21) 2232-2970 Instituto de Neurologia Deolindo Couto (INDC) Av. Venceslau Brás, 95 - Botafogo Campus.ipub.ufrj.br Av. Venceslau Brás, 71, fundos - Botafogo Campus da Praia Vermelha. Cep: 22290-140 Tel: (21) 2295

Rosa, Ricardo M. S.

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Avaliação do estado nutricional da comunidade indígena Parkatêjê, Bom Jesus do Tocantins, Pará, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nutritional status of the Mãe-Maria indigenous community in Bom Jesus do To- cantins, Pará State, Brazil, was ascertained in a descriptive study in which ninety percent of the total population (278 individuals) agreed to participate. Weight-for-height and height-for-age indices and Body Mass Index (BMI) were ascertained for children and adults by gender, respec- tively, as were weight and height

Jane de Carlos Santana Capelli; Sergio Koifman

2001-01-01

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Parasitismo intestinal em uma aldeia indígena Parakanã, sudeste do Estado do Pará, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

To determine the occurrence and epidemiological aspects of intestinal parasites among the Parakanã indigenous people in the Paranatinga settlement (in the eastern Amazon Region), parasitological tests were performed in April 1992 and February 1995. One fresh stool specimen was obtained and immediately processed using the Hoffman and direct methods. Some 126 samples were obtained in April 1992 (from a total

Rogério dos Anjos Miranda; Fábio Branches Xavier; Raimundo Camurça de Menezes

1998-01-01

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Avaliação antropométrica de adolescentes Kamayurá, povo indígena do Alto Xingu, Brasil Central (2000-2001)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the proximity between indigenous groups in the Upper Xingu Region and Brazilian nation- al society, studies have shown adequate weight- for-height and low height-for-age in indigenous children. Little is known about the nutritional status of indigenous adolescents. The present study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of Kamayurá adolescents. Anthropometric vari- ables were collected from a sample of 65

Miriam A. Sampei; Eduardo Nozaki Canó; Ulysses Fagundes; Evandro E. de Souza Lima; Douglas Rodrigues; Dirce Maria Sigulem; Roberto G. Baruzzi

2007-01-01

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Nutrição e saúde infantil em uma comunidade indígena Teréna, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the health and nutritional situation of South American Indian children from a Teréna community, characterizing their nutritional status, food consumption, and socioeconomic and environmental conditions. The sample included 100 children, ranging from 0 to 59 months of age and living in Aldeia Córrego do Meio, Mato Grosso do Sul. Prevailing nutritional deficits were: 8.0% for the weight-for-age

Dulce Lopes Barboza Ribas; Alfredo Sganzerla; José Roberto Zorzatto; Sonia Tucunduva Philippi

2001-01-01

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Fatores de risco para poliparasitismo intestinal em uma comunidade indígena de Pernambuco, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

An investigation into the ethno-epidemiological profile of the Pankararu indigenous group in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, identified multiple intestinal parasites in nearly all members of the community. To detect possible environmental risk factors, we used the data base from a previous survey to test relations between daily living conditions (housing, sanitation, wa- ter supply and treatment, and garbage disposal)

Annick Fontbonne; Eduardo Freese-de-Carvalho; Moab Duarte Acioli; Geisa Amorim de Sá; Eduarda Angela Pessoa Cesse

2001-01-01

258

Geração e transmissão da energia elétrica: impacto sobre os povos indígenas no Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an overview of the effects of electric power generation and trans- mission on indigenous communities in Brazil. According to data from FUNAI (the Brazilian gov- ernment's Board of Indian Affairs), there are 156 cases of direct impact, present or future, of the electric power sector on Indian settlements geographically distributed throughout Brazil, 65% of which are located

Sergio Koifman

2001-01-01

259

Zooarqueologia dos mamferos aquticos e semi-aquticos da Ilha de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil  

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, moluscos e vegetais (SCHEEL-YBERT 2000). Os cetáceos em especial eram utilizados como fonte de alimento no processamento do animal, novas formas de distribuição do produto dentro das comunidades, economia e relação

Simões-Lopes, Paulo César

260

Ocorrência de Puma concolor (Linnaeus) (Felidae, Carnivora) em áreas de vegetação remanescente de Santa Catarina, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

PRESENCE OF PUMA CONCOLOR (LINNAEUS) (FELIDAE, CARNIVORA) ON REMNANT HABITATS IN SANTA CATARINA, BRAZIL. Several reports on puma (Puma concolor) have been done in the State of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil, most of them in remnant original habitats above 800 meters. These records show a thight relationship between the puma with the altitude and mostly with the habitat quality. In

Marcelo Mazzolli

1993-01-01

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Leishmaniose tegumentar americana humana e canina no Município de Mariluz, Estado do Paraná, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

An outbreak of American cutaneous leishmani- asis was reported in 2002 in Mariluz, northwest- ern Paraná State, Brazil. Of 38 humans who were investigated, four had healed lesions, ten showed lesions in the healing process, and 24 had active lesions. Of the 126 dogs, 20 (15.9%) presented suggestive lesions and 24 (19%) had positive se- rology. Parasites isolated from two

Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni; Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira; Waneska Alexandra Alves; Ana Nilce Silveira Maia-Elkhoury; Umberto Assis Membrive; Norberto Assis Membrive; Gesse Rodrigues; Nélio Reis; Paulo Donizete Zanzarini; Edna Ishikawa; Ueslei Teodoro

2006-01-01

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Biofuel do Brasil? - Impact of Multinational Biofuel Mandates on Agri-food Trade  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the consequences of enhanced biofuel production in regions and countries of the world that have announced plans to implement or expand on biofuel policies. The analysis considers not only mandatory blending targets for transportation fuels, but also voluntary ones. The chosen quantitative modeling approach is two-fold: it combines a multi-sectoral economic model (LEITAP) with a spatial bio-physical

Martin Banse; Franziska Junker; Anne Gerdien Prins; Elke Stehfest; Andrzej A. Tabeau; Geert B. Woltjer; Hans van Meijl

2012-01-01

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Estudo químico ambiental do rio Murucupi - Barcarena, PA, Brasil, área impactada pela produção de alumínio  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present work evaluates the chemical conditions of the Murucupi river with relationship to the physical-chemical parameters and the presence of chemical elements in the water and their correlations among themselves. The Murucupi river is located in the amazon region close to the aluminum production area. 13 points were selected along the river. the Macroelements, microelements, trace elements (Ca, Mg,

Simone de Fátima Pereira; Maurício Araújo de Lima; K'Ellen Heloizy Freitas; Cleide Samara Mescouto; Augusto Fonseca Saraiva

2007-01-01

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GEOQUÍMICA DE ELEMENTOS-TRAÇO EM SÓLIDOS EM SUSPENSÃO NO ALTO RIO MADEIRA, RONDÔNIA, BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective this work is to evaluate the suspended solids load and the trace elements concentrations in suspended solids (Cd, Cr, Cu, Zn, Pb, Fe, Co, Mn and Hg) through principal components analysis (PCA) in the Upper Madeira River and some of its tributaries. The Upper Madeira River presents a natural flow of trace elements except for the Hg, which

J. P. O. Gomes; E. L. Nascimento; W. R. Bastos; J. V. E. Bernardi; L. D. Lacerda

2009-01-01

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Perfil perinatal dos recém-nascidos de um hospital universitário da região Sul do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: We have analyzed the data concerning the delivery of 766 newborns at the maternity ward of a school hospital in order to assess the perinatal conditions surrounding all births, with an emphasis on gestational age, birth weight, mode of delivery, birth conditions, and childbirth and newborn care. The study also aimed at identifying such pregnancy-related maternal variables as more

José Aparecido Granzotto

266

Impactos do necrochorume nas águas subterrâneas do cemitério de Santa Inês, Espírito Santo, Brasil.8  

Microsoft Academic Search

To evaluate the impact of leachate components from aquifer sheets in Santa Inês cemetery by means of analyses of its physical parameters, chemical and microbiological properties of the water from monitoring wells. Proposing adequate methods and standards presented by conservationist measures and laws. Two campaigns were realized in five monitoring wells, in the area of Santa Inês cemetery. These points

Dérika F Neira; Vilma R Terra; Rodrigo Pratte-Santos; Roberto S Barbiéri

267

coleo explorando o ensino o brasil e o meio ambiente antrtico  

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TECNOLOGIA (CNPq) Erney Felício Plessmann de Camargo PRESIDENTE DO FUNDO NACIONAL DE DESENVOL- VIMENTO DA-1115 http://www.mma.gov.br MINISTÉRIO DA CIêNCIA E TECNOlOgIA CONSElhO NACIONAl DE CIêNCIA E TECNOlOgIA

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GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL EN EL SECTOR DE ALIMENTOS Y BEBIDAS EN LA COSTA DE ARACAJU (Sergipe - Brasil)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental Management of the Food and Beverage Sector at the Arajau Coast (Brazil). The growth of the foods and beverage sector at the Aracaju's coast shows that enterprises pay more attention to the service quality and the environment. This study reveals the way in which the environmental management is perceived bay businessmen and consumers. A survey was made using exploratory

Vera Lúcia Novaes Provinciali

2009-01-01

269

Mapas de irradiação solar para o Brasil - Resultados do Projeto SWERA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The SWERA project is an international project financed by GEF\\/UNEP which aims at providing a consistent and easily accessible database to increase confidence levels of investors and influence decision centers to foster the insertion of renewable energies on the energy matrix of selected pilot countries. The project is now at the stage of formatting information, validating of energy resource models,

Fernando Ramos Martins; Enio Bueno Pereira; Samuel Luna de Abreu

2005-01-01

270

DISTRIBUIÇÃO E COMPOSIÇÃO DO ICTIOPLÂNCTON NA QUEBRA DE PLATAFORMA DO SUL DO BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distribuition and composition of Ichthyoplankton in the Southern Brazilian Shelf Break Despite the fact that some of the most important fishery resources of Brazil are found in its southern continental margin, little is known about the ichthyoplankton ecology of the shelf break region. This paper aims at enhancing this knowledge by describing the ichthyoplankton distribuition and composition during December 1997

BÁRBARA CRISTIE FRANCO

271

REALCES DE LA INTEGRACIÓN DEL CUENCAS HIDROGRÁFICAS PCJ - FEDERAL Y ESTATAL (BRASIL)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the official beginning of operations of the entire Cantareira System, a complex of four interconnected reservoirs, three of which (Jaguari\\/Jacareí, Cachoeira and Atibainha) are located at the fountainheads of the hydrographic basins of the Piracicaba River and the other (Paiva Castro) in the basin of the Alto Tietê River, and which together guarantee the supply of 50% (31 m³\\/s)

José Roberto Fumach; Francisco Carlos Castro Lahóz; Dalto Favero Brochi

272

USUÁRIO OU CIDADÃO? REFLEXÕES LIVRES SOBRE A EXPERIÊNCIA DE GESTÃO DE RECURSOS HÍDRICOS NO BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo - O grande desafio neste início de século, para uma gestão efetiva e sustentável de recursos hídricos, é considerar o contexto social e político que condiciona as ações do Estado e as possibilidades de sucesso de qualquer política pública. O país tem perdido tempo e dinheiro discutindo como se chegar a um modelo ideal de gestão de águas, sem

Antônio Augusto; Rossotto Ioris

273

CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO Y TURISMO Posibles consecuencias en los destinos turísticos de Bahía - Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen: El calentamiento global está modificando el clima en todos los continentes. Grandes masas de hielo se están derritiendo y están aumentando el nivel medio del mar, amenazando las islas y las zonas costeras. Se están produciendo con frecuencia huracanes y ciclones intensos; las temperaturas mínimas han aumentado, así como las sequías e inundaciones en diversos destinos turísticos. En este

Gustavo da Cruz

274

As mudanças no ambiente empresarial e o encino da logística no Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

O ensino da Logística Empresarial (Business Logistics) nos países industrializados vive uma nova onda de interesse por parte de empresas, acadêmicos e estudantes. Em função da maior complexidade das relações economicas e comerciais em mercados globalizados e das possibilidades proporcionadas pelas novas tecnologias de informação, as pesquisas no campo da logística vêm se intensificando, assim como a interação entre universidade,

Rebecca Arkader; Kleber Figueiredo

275

DETERMINANTES DA INOVAÇÃO NO BRASIL: O PAPEL DA FIRMA E DO TERRITÓRIO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: O ponto analítico deste artigo é entender as inter-relações existentes entre os atributos internos à firma, os atributos territoriais e a capacidade de inovar. A partir deste objetivo, duas hipóteses são testadas. A primeira é que os atributos territoriais são complementares aos atributos internos das firmas inovadoras brasileiras, embora tenham importância variável de acordo com o tipo de inovação

Eduardo Gonçalves; Mauro Borges Lemos; João Alberto de Negri

2006-01-01

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The MMOCAA for Reservoir Flow Problems Jim Douglas, Jr. \\Lambda Frederico Furtado y Felipe Pereira z  

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disconnected matrix blocks. This model corresponds to waterflooding a naturally­fractured petroleum reservoir Laborat'orio Nacional de Computa¸c~ao Cient'ifica, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 22290 and Instituto Polit'ecnico/UERJ, Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil 28601 x Department of Applied Mathematics, National Chiao­Tung University

Douglas Jr., Jim

277

A Locally Conservative Eulerian-Lagrangian Numerical Method and its Application to Nonlinear  

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with conservation of mass in petroleum reservoir simulations, but it does not preserve a localized form Laborat#19;orio Nacional de Computa#24;c~ao Cient#19;#16;#12;ca, Petropolis, RJ, Brazil, and Instituto Polit#19;ecnico da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil 28601-970 z

Douglas Jr., Jim

278

Discipline with Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nelson Mandela's adage, "I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends" captures the profoundly inclusive nature of restorative justice (RJ). The hallmark of RJ is intentionally bringing together people with seemingly diametrically opposed viewpoints--particularly people who have harmed with people who have been harmed--in a…

Davis, Fania

2014-01-01

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75 FR 64636 - Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...has issued Canadair Regional Jet Temporary Revision (TR) RJ...section of the Canadair Regional Jet Airplane Flight Manual (AFM), CSP A-012. Canadair Regional Jet TR RJ/186-1, dated August...certain airplanes the hydraulic 3B pump is selected ``on''...

2010-10-20

280

Contextualizing Restorative Justice for Hate Crime  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The application of restorative justice (RJ) with hate crime remains an underdeveloped field of research, policy, and practice. This article aims to advance the understanding of these two areas of inquiry: RJ and hate crime. It is known that while most hate incidents involve minor, punishable offenses, their impact can be long lasting and…

Gavrielides, Theo

2012-01-01

281

40 CFR 98.233 - Calculating GHG emissions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...butane, and pentanes-plus). Rj = Number of carbon atoms in the gas hydrocarbon constituent j: 1 for methane, 2 for...propane, butane, and pentanes plus). Rj = Number of carbon atoms in the gas hydrocarbon constituent j; 1 for methane, 2...

2011-07-01

282

Implementing Restorative Justice Practice in Schools: What Pedagogy Reveals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the ongoing pursuit for creating safe, nurturing and relational school cultures, educators continue to turn to restorative justice (rj) principles and practice. Predominantly, schools begin to engage with rj in an effort to address harm done, causing its discourse to be situated in literature tied to classroom management and behaviour. However,…

Vaandering, Dorothy

2014-01-01

283

Submetido em 5 de janeiro de 2010. Aceito em 12 de junho de 2010. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Gentica, Laboratrio de Biodiversidade Molecular. Cidade  

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1 Submetido em 5 de janeiro de 2010. Aceito em 12 de junho de 2010. 2 Universidade Federal do Rio, 21941-590 Rio de Janeiro RJ, BRAZIL. 3 Bolsista de Doutorado CNPq. E-mail: almeida.d@gmail.com 4/UFRJ, Departamento de Invertebrados. Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristovão, 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro RJ, BRAZIL

Solé-Cava, Antonio M.

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DEPARTAMENTO DE LETRAS Rua Marqus de So Vicente, 225 -Gvea -22453-900  

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DEPARTAMENTO DE LETRAS Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea - 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro - RJ Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea - 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Tel. (21) 3527-1444 FAX (21 de junho se realiza no Salão Padre José de Anchieta, Auditório Leme, PUC-Rio o XII Seminário

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Lecture 1: Introduction Loris Marchal  

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resource Precedence constraints are satisfied: Si + pi Sj if i j conceptMakespan Cmax = max Cj: Si + di,j Sj different cases + models all relations between start/finish times Release times rj and deadlines dj: S0 + rj Sj, Sj - (dj - pj) S0 Communication delays ci,j i j-dij j i-dij (a) positive time

Marchal, Loris

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Apidologie 34 (2003) 129137 INRA/DIB-AGIB/ EDP Sciences, 2003  

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). Young worker honey bees (called nurses) use RJ to feed young larvae of workers and drones for less than-stimulating effects. Commercially, RJ is the food of queen bee larvae harvested when the larvae are four to five days in the components during both commercial and domestic storage. The com- position of freshly harvested and commercial

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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RACHEL J. BEANE Department of Geology 6800 College Station Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine 04011-8468  

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RACHEL J. BEANE Department of Geology · 6800 College Station · Bowdoin College · Brunswick, Maine PUBLICATIONS (* denotes undergraduate student author) Grew, E.S., Yates, M.G., Beane, R.J., Floss, C. and Gerbi, H.J., Price, N.A., Marsh, J.H., Koons, P.O., West, D.P., and Beane, R.J., accepted. Clast

Beane, Rachel J.

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Galileo dust data from the jovian system: 2000 to 20031 H. Krugera,b,1, D. Bindschadlerc, S. F. Dermottd, A. L. Grapse, E. Grunb,f , B. A. Gustaf-2  

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Galileo dust data from the jovian system: 2000 to 20031 H. Kr¨ugera,b,1, D. Bindschadlerc, S. F The Galileo spacecraft was the first man-made satellite of Jupiter, orbiting the8 planet between December 1995 dust environment be-10 tween approximately 2 and 370 RJ (jovian radius RJ = 71492km). The Galileo dust

Hamilton, Douglas P.

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Changes in protein components and storage stability of Royal Jelly under various conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The changes in quality of Royal Jelly (RJ) stored at ?20 °C, 4 °C, and room temperatures under dark and light conditions for up to 7 months were investigated. The results showed that colour, viscosity, fractions of water-soluble protein (WSP) and simple sugars of RJ changed significantly during storage at room temperature, but not at ?20 °C. The viscosity and

Chinshuh Chen; Soe-Yen Chen

1995-01-01

290

Good Start Out of the Gate: Tobacco Industry Political Influence and Tobacco Policymaking in Kentucky 1936-2012  

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MIKE CHANDLER, A B (BEN) & OWEN, CHARLIE CHRISTMAN, RICK CLARK, LARRY H H H G/LTG NA BROWN &MIKE) H H S H H H S FARMERS TOBACCO CO RJ REYNOLDS TOBACCO RJ REYNOLDS PHILIP MORRIS/ALTRIA COMMONWEALTH BRANDS BROWN &

Washington, Michelle D.; Barnes, Richard L.; Glantz, Stanton A.

2012-01-01

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An integrated approach to offshore wind energy assessment: Great Lakes 3D Wind Experiment. Part I. Calibration and testing RJ Barthelmie1, SC Pryor1, CM Smith1, P Crippa1, H Wang1, R. Krishnamurthy2, R. Calhoun2, D Valyou3, P Marzocca3, D Matthiesen4, N.  

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the flow in 3D. Data are also integrated with simulations from the Weather Research and Forecasting model. The range-gate length was 30 m and azimuthal spacing between beam products from the sonic anemometer along with airspeed, components of acceleration and GPS position, heading

Polly, David

292

Iogenic Ion Loss via Magnetic Filaments in Jupiter's Magnetotail  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We show that energetic ions with Iogenic (sulfur-rich) composition are recurrently injected at 150 ±30RJ (RJ = 71,492 km) anti-sunward of Jupiter and funnelled down the magnetotail. The particle events show velocity dispersion and were observed during the first half of 2007 by the PEPSSI (Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation) instrument on the Pluto-bound New Horizons (NH) spacecraft. Our survey to 2562 RJ down the magnetotail characterizes the behavior of ˜few-keV—1 MeV particles and their environment, yielding an estimate of the injection site location. A case study of one of the most interesting of the many sulfur-rich events, beginning on day-of-year 118, 28 April 2007, contributes to the determination that the ˜400 RJ-wide > 9000RJ -long magnetotail is actually composed of narrow ˜1 RJ -diameter filaments stretching down the tail. Reconciling this with the large (˜500 RJ ) plasmoid interpretation supported by the NH/SWAP (Solar Wind Around Pluto) observations is an opportunity to greatly expand our understanding of the Jovian magnetotail and its particle dynamics. The impact of Io's vulcanism is clear as far down the tail as we observed, but between events the abundance of the solar wind tracer helium grows as the spacecraft recedes from the planet, possibly due to solar wind flux tubes mixing with the Jovian flux tubes liberating material trapped in the Io taurus and inner magnetosphere into interplanetary space.

Hill, Matthew; Haggerty, Dennis; McNutt, Ralph L., Jr.; Paranicas, Chris

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Geographical influences on content of 10-hydroxy-trans-2-decenoic acid in royal jelly in China.  

PubMed

The content of 10-hydroxy-trans-2-decenoic acid (10-HDA), a marker compound in royal jelly (RJ), is the most important criterion in grading RJ for commercial trade and varies with its origin. To identify the effect of geographical origin on 10-HDA content in RJ, 138 samples were collected from 19 provinces of China (divided into three groups) produced by either Apis mellifera ligustica Spinola, 1806 or a hybrid of A. m. ligustica and Apis mellifera carnica Pollman, 1879 and analyzed for moisture, sugar, crude protein, ash, acid, and 10-HDA concentration. The results show that RJ from western China has a significantly higher 10-HDA level (2.01 +/- 0.05%) than those from northeastern (1.87 +/- 0.05%) and eastern (1.75 +/- 0.03%) China. RJ secreted by hybrid bees contained more 10-HDA (1.89 +/- 0.03%) than that secreted by A. m. ligustica (1.78 +/- 0.03%). The 10-HDA content of RJ produced during flowering of rape (Brassica campestris L.), lime (Tilia amurensis Ruprecht), and vitex (Vitex negundo L. variety heterophylla (Franch.) Rehder) was 1.92, 1.80, and 1.68%, respectively. The results would be helpful during the process of price determination of RJ by providing some basis of geographical, bee strain, and botanical information for commercial trade. PMID:24224235

Wei, Wen-Ting; Hu, Yuan-Qiang; Zheng, Huo-Qing; Cao, Lian-Fei; Hu, Fu-Liang; Hepburn, H Randall

2013-10-01

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Identification of the distribution of adenosine phosphates, nucleosides and nucleobases in royal jelly.  

PubMed

Nucleotides, nucleosides and nucleobases play a greater role in the physiological activity of organisms which are highly present in royal jelly (RJ). The objective of the present study is to develop a HPLC method to simultaneous determine nucleotides, nucleosides and nucleobases in RJ and access them in fresh and commercial RJ samples. The LOD and LOQ were 12.2-99.6 ?g/L and 40.8-289.4 ?g/L, respectively with nearly 100.9% recoveries. Except uric acid, all other compounds were found in RJ samples. Significant difference in the average content of compounds in fresh (2682.93 mg/kg) and commercial samples (3152.78 mg/kg) were observed. AMP, adenosine and adenine were found predominant in all the samples. Significant higher levels of ATP, ADP and AMP was seen in fresh RJ samples, and IMP, uridine, guanosine, and thymidine was seen in commercial RJ samples. The investigated compounds can be used as indexes for assessment RJ freshness and quality. PMID:25466132

Wu, Liming; Chen, Lanzhen; Selvaraj, Jonathan Nimal; Wei, Yue; Wang, Yong; Li, Yi; Zhao, Jing; Xue, Xiaofeng

2015-04-15

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Hatchability rate and embryonic growth of broiler chicks following in ovo injection royal jelly.  

PubMed

1. The objectives of this study were to compare the hatchability, chick body and internal organs weights and plasma testosterone concentration of hatchlings after in ovo administration of royal jelly (RJ) on d 7 of incubation. 2. Fertile eggs (n = 150) were injected into the air sac or yolk sac with 0.5 ml normal saline solution or normal saline and pure RJ. The eggs were randomly divided into 5 groups of 30 eggs each: NC, control eggs receiving no injection; ASA, air sac-injected eggs given normal saline solution; ARJ, air sac-injected eggs injected with pure RJ; YSA, yolk sac-injected eggs receiving normal saline solution and YRJ, yolk sac-injected eggs given pure RJ. 3. Injection of RJ significantly decreased hatchability (46.7%) compared with injection of saline solution (68.3%). Hatchability was lower in ARJ (33.3 %) and YRJ (60.0%) groups than in the NC group (90.0%). Hatchability in ASA (70.0%) and YSA (66.66%) groups were comparable to the NC group. 4. In ovo injection of RJ into both sacs increased chicks' absolute and relative body, heart, liver and testes weights compared to the control group whereas plasma testosterone concentration was similar among the different groups. 5. It was concluded that in ovo injection of RJ may be an effective method to increase the body weight of hatched chicks as an absolute value (CWT) and chicks' internal organ weights. PMID:24840127

Moghaddam, A A; Borji, M; Komazani, D

2014-01-01

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Understanding light harvesting in radial junction amorphous silicon thin film solar cells.  

PubMed

The radial junction (RJ) architecture has proven beneficial for the design of a new generation of high performance thin film photovoltaics. We herein carry out a comprehensive modeling of the light in-coupling, propagation and absorption profile within RJ thin film cells based on an accurate set of material properties extracted from spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements. This has enabled us to understand and evaluate the impact of varying several key parameters on the light harvesting in radially formed thin film solar cells. We found that the resonance mode absorption and antenna-like light in-coupling behavior in the RJ cell cavity can lead to a unique absorption distribution in the absorber that is very different from the situation expected in a planar thin film cell, and that has to be taken into account in the design of high performance RJ thin film solar cells. When compared to the experimental EQE response of real RJ solar cells, this modeling also provides an insightful and powerful tool to resolve the wavelength-dependent contributions arising from individual RJ units and/or from strong light trapping due to the presence of the RJ cell array. PMID:24619197

Yu, Linwei; Misra, Soumyadeep; Wang, Junzhuan; Qian, Shengyi; Foldyna, Martin; Xu, Jun; Shi, Yi; Johnson, Erik; Cabarrocas, Pere Roca I

2014-01-01

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Understanding Light Harvesting in Radial Junction Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells  

PubMed Central

The radial junction (RJ) architecture has proven beneficial for the design of a new generation of high performance thin film photovoltaics. We herein carry out a comprehensive modeling of the light in-coupling, propagation and absorption profile within RJ thin film cells based on an accurate set of material properties extracted from spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements. This has enabled us to understand and evaluate the impact of varying several key parameters on the light harvesting in radially formed thin film solar cells. We found that the resonance mode absorption and antenna-like light in-coupling behavior in the RJ cell cavity can lead to a unique absorption distribution in the absorber that is very different from the situation expected in a planar thin film cell, and that has to be taken into account in the design of high performance RJ thin film solar cells. When compared to the experimental EQE response of real RJ solar cells, this modeling also provides an insightful and powerful tool to resolve the wavelength-dependent contributions arising from individual RJ units and/or from strong light trapping due to the presence of the RJ cell array. PMID:24619197

Yu, Linwei; Misra, Soumyadeep; Wang, Junzhuan; Qian, Shengyi; Foldyna, Martin; Xu, Jun; Shi, Yi; Johnson, Erik; Cabarrocas, Pere Roca i

2014-01-01

298

A multi-flow model for microquasars  

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We present a new picture for the central regions of Black Hole X-ray Binaries. In our view, these central regions have a multi-flow configuration which consists in (1) an outer standard accretion disc down to a transition radius r_J, (2) an inner magnetized accretion disc below r_J driving (3) a non relativistic self-collimated electron-proton jet surrounding, when adequate conditions for pair creation are met, (4) a ultra relativistic electron-positron beam. This accretion-ejection paradigm provides a simple explanation to the canonical spectral states, from radio to X/gamma-rays, by varying the transition radius r_J and disc accretion rate independently. Large values of r_J and low accretion rate correspond to Quiescent and Hard states. These states are characterized by the presence of a steady electron-proton MHD jet emitted by the disc below r_J. The hard X-ray component is expect to form at the jet basis. When r_J becomes smaller than the marginally stable orbit r_i, the whole disc resembles a standard accretion disc with no jet, characteristic of the Soft state. Intermediate states correspond to situations where r_J ~ r_i. At large accretion rate, an unsteady pair cascade process is triggered within the jet axis, giving birth to flares and ejection of relativistic pair blobs. This would correspond to the luminous intermediate state, with its associated superluminal motions.

P. O. Petrucci; J. Ferreira; G. Henri; L. Sauge; G. Pelletier

2005-10-07

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Proteomic Analysis of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera Larvae Fed with Heterospecific Royal Jelly and by CSBV Challenge  

PubMed Central

Chinese honeybee Apis cerana (Ac) is one of the major Asian honeybee species for local apiculture. However, Ac is frequently damaged by Chinese sacbrood virus (CSBV), whereas Apis mellifera (Am) is usually resistant to it. Heterospecific royal jelly (RJ) breeding in two honeybee species may result in morphological and genetic modification. Nevertheless, knowledge on the resistant mechanism of Am to this deadly disease is still unknown. In the present study, heterospecific RJ breeding was conducted to determine the effects of food change on the larval mortality after CSBV infection at early larval stage. 2-DE and MALDI-TOF/TOF MS proteomic technology was employed to unravel the molecular event of the bees under heterospecific RJ breeding and CSBV challenge. The change of Ac larval food from RJC to RJM could enhance the bee resistance to CSBV. The mortality rate of Ac larvae after CSBV infection was much higher when the larvae were fed with RJC compared with the larvae fed with RJM. There were 101 proteins with altered expressions after heterospecific RJ breeding and viral infection. In Ac larvae, 6 differential expression proteins were identified from heterospecific RJ breeding only, 21 differential expression proteins from CSBV challenge only and 7 differential expression proteins from heterospecific RJ breeding plus CSBV challenge. In Am larvae, 17 differential expression proteins were identified from heterospecific RJ breeding only, 26 differential expression proteins from CSBV challenge only and 24 differential expression proteins from heterospecific RJ breeding plus CSBV challenge. The RJM may protect Ac larvae from CSBV infection, probably by activating the genes in energy metabolism pathways, antioxidation and ubiquitin-proteasome system. The present results, for the first time, comprehensively descript the molecular events of the viral infection of Ac and Am after heterospecific RJ breeding and are potentially useful for establishing CSBV resistant populations of Ac for apiculture. PMID:25102167

Huang, Xiu; Han, Richou

2014-01-01

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Proteomic analysis of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera larvae fed with heterospecific royal jelly and by CSBV challenge.  

PubMed

Chinese honeybee Apis cerana (Ac) is one of the major Asian honeybee species for local apiculture. However, Ac is frequently damaged by Chinese sacbrood virus (CSBV), whereas Apis mellifera (Am) is usually resistant to it. Heterospecific royal jelly (RJ) breeding in two honeybee species may result in morphological and genetic modification. Nevertheless, knowledge on the resistant mechanism of Am to this deadly disease is still unknown. In the present study, heterospecific RJ breeding was conducted to determine the effects of food change on the larval mortality after CSBV infection at early larval stage. 2-DE and MALDI-TOF/TOF MS proteomic technology was employed to unravel the molecular event of the bees under heterospecific RJ breeding and CSBV challenge. The change of Ac larval food from RJC to RJM could enhance the bee resistance to CSBV. The mortality rate of Ac larvae after CSBV infection was much higher when the larvae were fed with RJC compared with the larvae fed with RJM. There were 101 proteins with altered expressions after heterospecific RJ breeding and viral infection. In Ac larvae, 6 differential expression proteins were identified from heterospecific RJ breeding only, 21 differential expression proteins from CSBV challenge only and 7 differential expression proteins from heterospecific RJ breeding plus CSBV challenge. In Am larvae, 17 differential expression proteins were identified from heterospecific RJ breeding only, 26 differential expression proteins from CSBV challenge only and 24 differential expression proteins from heterospecific RJ breeding plus CSBV challenge. The RJM may protect Ac larvae from CSBV infection, probably by activating the genes in energy metabolism pathways, antioxidation and ubiquitin-proteasome system. The present results, for the first time, comprehensively descript the molecular events of the viral infection of Ac and Am after heterospecific RJ breeding and are potentially useful for establishing CSBV resistant populations of Ac for apiculture. PMID:25102167

Zhang, Yi; Zhang, Guozhi; Huang, Xiu; Han, Richou

2014-01-01

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Royal Jelly Modulates Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Liver and Kidneys of Rats Treated with Cisplatin  

PubMed Central

Cisplatin (CDDP) is one of the most active cytotoxic agents in the treatment of cancer and has adverse side effects such as nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity. The present study was designed to determine the effects of royal jelly (RJ) against oxidative stress caused by CDDP injury of the kidneys and liver, by measuring tissue biochemical and antioxidant parameters and investigating apoptosis immunohistochemically. Twenty-four Sprague Dawley rats were divided into four groups, group C: control group received 0.9% saline; group CDDP: injected i.p. with cisplatin (CDDP, 7?mg?kg?1 body weight i.p., single dose); group RJ: treated for 15 consecutive days by gavage with RJ (300?mg/kg/day); group RJ + CDDP: treated by gavage with RJ 15 days following a single injection of CDDP. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) levels, glutathione S-transferase (GST), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were determined in liver and kidney homogenates, and the liver and kidney were also histologically examined. RJ elicited a significant protective effect towards liver and kidney by decreasing the level of lipid peroxidation (MDA), elevating the level of GSH, and increasing the activities of GST, GSH-Px, and SOD. In the immunohistochemical examinations were observed significantly enhanced apoptotic cell numbers and degenerative changes by cisplatin, but these histological changes were lower in the liver and kidney tissues of RJ + CDDP group. Besides, treatment with RJ lead to an increase in antiapoptotic activity hepatocytes and tubular epithelium. In conclusion, RJ may be used in combination with cisplatin in chemotherapy to improve cisplatin-induced oxidative stress parameters and apoptotic activity. PMID:21904651

Karadeniz, Ali; Simsek, Nejdet; Karakus, Emre; Yildirim, Serap; Kara, Adem; Can, Ismail; Kisa, Fikrullah; Emre, Habib; Turkeli, Mehmet

2011-01-01

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Multicolor Ramsey Numbers Involving K3+e and K4-e  

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Multicolor Ramsey Numbers Involving K3+e and K4-e Shane Shetler Whitworth Universtiy, Spokane, WA is a graph on n vertices that avoids G, and avoids H in the complement. #12;(K3,K3;5)-good graph R(K3,K3)6 #12;R(K4,K4,K4) 128[12] - 236 R(J4,K4,K4) 55 - 121 R(J4,J4,K4) 33* - 60 R(K3,K4,K4) 55[15] - 79 R(J4,J

Radziszowski, Stanislaw P.

303

Lumbar MRI scan  

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... of Medical Imaging . 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 5. Katz JN, Harris MB. ... of Medical Imaging . 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 60 Gardocki RJ, Camillo FX,. ...

304

2006 Selected Publications  

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Serum peptidome patterns that distinguish metastatic thyroid carcinoma from cancer-free controls are unbiased by gender and age.Villanueva J, Martorella AJ, Lawlor K, Philip J, Fleisher M, Robbins RJ, Tempst P.Mol Cell Proteomics.

305

Sediment Chemistry of the Colorado River Delta of Lake Powell, Utah, 2001  

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#12;Sediment Chemistry of the Colorado River Delta of Lake Powell, Utah, 2001 By R.J. Hart, H.E., 2005, Sediment chemistry of the Colorado River delta of Lake Powell, Utah, 2001: U.S. Gelogical Survey

306

Constructive Complete Distributivity II Robert Rosebrugh  

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Science Mount Allison University Sackville, N. B. Canada R.J. Wood Department of Mathematics, Statistics object X #DDX has such a string of ad- joints. Proof. It su ces to observe that = D1 = DD0 and argue

Rosebrugh, Robert

307

VIRTUAL SUGARCANE BIOREFINERY: A TOOL TO COMPARE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF DIFFERENT  

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;1G Ethanol, sugar and electricity producEon from sugarcane (annexed disVIRTUAL SUGARCANE BIOREFINERY: A TOOL TO COMPARE THE SUSTAINABILITY Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brazil ­ July 2011 #12;Concept Virtual Sugarcane Biorefinery

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

308

Additional File Nested clade phylogeographic analysis  

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, and nested clades were designated on the resulting networks (Fig. A1). GeoDis 2.5 [A8] was used to examine RC, Dyer RJ, Beheregaray LB, Sunnucks P: Babies and bathwater: a comment on the premature obituary

Pierce, Naomi E.

309

Selected Abstracts & Bibliography of International Oil Spill Research, through 1998  

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D.C. Key words: oil/water, coalescence. Fiocco, R.J. 1991.examination of oil/water separation by coalescence. In:water pollution, porous materials two-phase flow, coalescence, contamination, mathematical models, oil

Louisiana Applied Oil Spill Research & Development Program Electronic Bibliography

1998-01-01

310

Facts about Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate  

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... 2008;199:237.e1-9. Margulis AV, Mitchell AA, Gilboa SM, Werler MM, Glynn RJ, Hernandez-Diaz S, ... e7. Werler MM, Ahrens KA, Bosco JL, Michell AA, Anderka MT, Gilboa SM, Holmes LB, National Birth ...

311

Ventricular fibrillation  

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... it can lead to fainting (syncope) or cardiac arrest. Fibrillation is an uncontrolled twitching or quivering of ... 75. Myerburg RJ, Castellanos A. Approach to cardiac arrest and life-threatening arrhythmias. In: Goldman L, Schafer ...

312

pollution response in emergencies marine impact assessment and monitoring  

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, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Cefas Lowestoft Laboratory, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT from Shipping and Offshore Installations. Citation The report should be cited as: Law, R.J., Kirby, M

313

Usual Dietary Intakes: Further Information  

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Freedman LS, Midthune D, Carroll RJ, Krebs-Smith S, Subar AF, Troiano RP, Dodd K, Schatzkin A, Bingham SA, Ferrari P, Kipnis V. Adjustments to improve the estimation of usual dietary intake distributions in the population.

314

Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication and Adolescent Cognitive Processes on Sexual Risk among European American Female Adolescents  

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Wilson, R.J. (1998). Gender differences in adolescent sexualgender and age differences in the rates of condom use among sexually active adolescents.Gender differences in parent-child communication about sexuality: An exploratory study. Journal of Adolescent

Stanoff, Nicole

2010-01-01

315

Ann. Geophys., 24, 20432055, 2006 www.ann-geophys.net/24/2043/2006/  

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examination of Galileo plasma density and magnetic field profiles, specifically for orbit G08, indicates within the equatorial mag- netosphere at a radial distance of 6 RJ , and produces a heavy ion (sulphur

Boyer, Edmond

316

Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma  

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Mangurten HH, Puppala BL. Birth injuries. In: Martin RJ, Fanaroff AA, Walsh MC. Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Diseases of the Fetus and Infant. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; ...

317

A Methodological Critique of the Moynihan Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzing Moynihan's findings, author argues that it is impossible, methodologically speaking, for Moynihan to draw valid and useful conclusions relative to the issues he raised from the data he presents in his report. (Author/RJ)

Swan, L. Alex

1974-01-01

318

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 NEUROSCIENCE  

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. Talukder, Iehab. (2009-2011) Pre-doctoral Fellowship, $21,000/year for two years. American Heart-Osbourne, Jane, Hofer, T., Mage, R.G., Rader, C., Giger, R.J. (2009) Molecular basis of the interactions

319

"If You Give Him Seeds, He'll Eat Forever"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on an OEO-funded farming project through which northern New Mexico Pueblo American Indians are growing crops indoors in nutritive water and gravel through a cultivation process known as hydroponics. (RJ)

Murphy, Betty

1972-01-01

320

78 FR 41994 - RSL Railroad LLC-Operation Exemption-Massillon Energy & Technology Park  

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...over track that will be rehabilitated. RSL states that it intends to interchange traffic with ``the NS Industrial line,'' \\1\\ and possibly with R.J. Corman Railroad. In addition, RSL states that the memorandum of understanding \\2\\...

2013-07-12

321

Implementing Customized Pivot Rules in COIN-OR's CLP with Python  

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exploration of the search tree. Implementing instances ... the top ten algorithms of the twentieth century in terms of its scientific and prac- tical impact (Cipra, 2000 .... Otherwise choose j such that rj entering variable. Step 2.

Mehdi Towhidi, Dominique Orban

2012-05-04

322

Respiratory acidosis  

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... as bicarbonate, that help restore the body's acid-base balance. Acute respiratory acidosis is a condition in ... Effros RM, Swenson ER. Acid-base balance. In: Mason RJ, Broaddus CV, ... of Respiratory Medicine . 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier ...

323

Aspirin  

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... Practice Guidelines . Circulation . 2011 ; 123 : 2022 – 2060 . FREE Full Text 4. ? Antithrombotic Trialists' (ATT) Collaboration , Baigent C , Blackwell ... patients . BMJ . 2002 ; 324 : 71 – 86 . Abstract / FREE Full Text 6. ? Furie KL , Kasner SE , Adams RJ , Albers ...

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DIFFRACTION BY PHOTOMASKS Apo Sezginer, Weitao Chen, Jens Christian Jorgensen, Dennis Moore, Anton Sakovich,  

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. Specifically, light is passed through a photomask and an image of the mask is projected onto a photoresist is spanned by x and z, and that tj, rj are, respectively, the down-going and up-going wave coefficients

325

New Hybrid Optimization Algorithms for Machine Scheduling Problems  

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decision (or constraint satisfaction) problems resulting from a dichotomy to locate the .... is allowed to start at time rj; once started, the job will occupy the machine ...... the theory and applications of large-scale optimization algorithms, discrete.

2006-12-03

326

Political Primitivism, Differential Socialization, and Lower-Class Leftist Radicalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines hypotheses linking lower class leftist radicalism to the political primitivism caused by lack of education, lack of media exposure, infrequent participation in organizations, and personal isolation--on the basis of data from 382 Chilean urban slum dwellers. (RJ)

Portes, Alejandro

1971-01-01

327

ITEROrganization 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting  

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Will Study a Magnetically-Confined Plasma Internal heating Tritium replenishment Li Electricity Hydrogen Integrating Fusion Science and Technology R.J. Hawryluk Deputy Director General Director of the Department

328

UNCORRECTED PROOF  

E-print Network

jobs J = {1;:::;n}. Each job j ? J consists of two successive operations Oj. A and Oj ... Translated from Discrete Analysis and Operations Research, Novosibirsk, 4 (1) (1997) 13–32. ..... is output. This completes the specification of heuristic RJ .

2000-12-12

329

Culture Shock: Remedial Teaching and the Immigrant Child  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the causes and effects of culture shock of immigrant children in a London primary school at first hand by going over to Jamaica, West Indies, and gaining insights which have important implications in the classroom environment. (RJ)

Roberts-Holmes, Joy

1973-01-01

330

ENDOCRINE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS: PREPUBERTAL EXPOSURES AND EFFECTS ON SEXUAL MATURATION AND THYROID ACTIVITY IN THE FEMALE RAT. A FOCUS ON THE EDSTAC RECOMMENDATIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals: prepubertal exposures and effects on sexual maturation and thyroid activity in the female rat. A focus on the EDSTAC recommendations. Goldman JM, Laws SC, Balchak SK, Cooper RL, Kavlock RJ. Reproductive Toxicology Division, National H...

331

Methadone Maintenance as Law and Order  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that substitution of methadone for heroin would not rehabilitate the drug addict, but it may be used as a method of tranquilizing a potentially troublesome ghetto and poor white population. (RJ)

Heyman, Florence

1972-01-01

332

Meteorological Tables for Determination of Precipitable Water, Temperatures and Pressures Aloft for a Saturated Pseudoadiabatic Atmosphere -- in the Metric System  

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TR-16 1968 Meteorological Tables for Determination of Precipitable Water, Temperatures and Pressures Aloft for a Saturated Pseudoadiabatic Atmosphere?in the Metric System W.O. Eihle R.J. Powers R.A. Clark...

Eihle, W. O.; Powers, R. J.; Clark, R.A.

333

Modal Personality in the Bahamas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports investigation of modal personality of a colonial people evolving toward independence--Phase I of a longitudinal study of behavioral adaptation to sociopolitical change. Comparative data from Thailand and the Philippines are also presented. (RJ)

Lefley, Harriet P.

1972-01-01

334

Examining the effectiveness of a restorative justice program for various types of juvenile offenders.  

PubMed

Restorative justice (RJ) programs have become widespread in the United States and in other countries. These programs are often seen as a viable alternative to traditional retributive processing, especially for minor, and sometimes more serious, forms of delinquency and adult criminality. The programs hold promise for achieving several goals, including increased community and victim involvement, greater satisfaction with the case outcomes, improved offender compliance, increased perceptions of fairness, and even recidivism reduction. Meta-analyses have demonstrated varying degrees of program success in recidivism reduction, which may in part reflect differential effectiveness of the RJ approach for various kinds of offenders. This study examined whether an RJ program for juvenile offenders had differential impacts on recidivism across various offender characteristics (including age, gender, racial group, offending history, and current offense). Results generally support the effectiveness of the program for many types of offenders. Implications for future research and potential improvements to the RJ model are discussed. PMID:22811474

Bergseth, Kathleen J; Bouffard, Jeffrey A

2013-09-01

335

Dynamic Substructuring of Damped Structures Using Singular Value Decomposition  

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Engineering, Pontificia Universidade Cat´olica do Rio de Janeiro, 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil C substructure have been widely developed in the litter- ature: for conservative structures see for example

Boyer, Edmond

336

Abraham, Karl BF173.A159 Abandon scolaire LC65  

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(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) RJ506 Administrateurs d'école, formation professionnelle des LB - Enfant BF723.A75 Attention BF321 Attitude - Attitude consciente BF327 Attraction interpersonnelle HM1151

Nesterov, Yurii

337

Perceptual Training: Misdirections and Redirections  

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An argument centered on perceptual-motor training as an educational fad and a criticism of training approaches. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (New York, New York, 1969). (RJ)

Mann, Lester

1970-01-01

338

Ethnic differences in the home food environment and parental food practices among families of low-income Hispanic and African-American preschoolers. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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Skala K, Chuang RJ, Evans A, Hedberg AM, Dave J, Sharma S. Ethnic differences in the home food environment and parental food practices among families of low-income Hispanic and African-American preschoolers.

339

Original article Endocronological and behavioural effects  

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administration to broody turkey hens (Meleagris gallopavo)* D. Guémené R.J. Etches rINRA, Station de Recherches'une administration orale de p-chlorophénylalanine (PCPA) à des dindes couveuses (Meleagris gallopavo). L'évolution de

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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76 FR 50737 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Experimental...  

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...483-494, 1988; Harris, R.J., ``Comprehension of pragmatic implication in advertising,'' Journal of Applied Psychology, 62, 603-608, 1977; Jacoby, J., and W. Hoyer, ``The comprehension and miscomprehension of print...

2011-08-16

341

Wegener’s granulomatosis  

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Collard HR, King TE, Schwartz MI. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage and Rare Infiltrative Disorders of the Lung. In: Mason RJ, Broaddus VC, Martin TR, et al. Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine . ...

342

8a. Sesión del ISTA, Escuela Internacional de Antropología Teatral, en Londrina, Brasil: "Tradiciones y Fundadores de Tradición"  

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, un gran salón, el "Mausoleo," la "Plaza Vermelha," con un escenario al aire libre, "Olympia," la cancha de fútbol. Hay unas 150 personas, latinoamericanos, europeos, norteamericanos, orientales. A las 6 de la mañana, desayuno en "Azul y verde," el...

Seibel, Beatriz

1995-10-01

343

UN ESTUDIO SOBRE CONTAMINACIÓN DE ACUÍFEROS ASOCIADA A LAS ACTIVIDADES AGRÍCOLAS - CUENCA DEL ALTO TIETÉ, ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The application of fertilizers and pesticides results in high residual concentrations of heavy metals in soils, as well as in accumulation of toxic substances in crops and natural water. Arsenic may accumulate in soil through the use of pesticides and application of synthetic fertilizers. The mobility of As in soils depends on several factors including redox potential, soil mineralogy, pH

Valquiria Campos; Raphael Hypolito; Déborah Inês Teixeira Fávaro

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[Seasonal evaluation of mammal species richness and abundance in the "Mário Viana" municipal reserve, Mato Grosso, Brasil].  

PubMed

We evaluated seasonal species presence and richness, and abundance of medium and large sized mammalian terrestrial fauna in the "Mário Viana" Municipal Biological Reserve, Nova Xavantina, Mato Grosso, Brazil. During 2001, two monthly visits were made to an established transect, 2,820 m in length. Records of 22 mammal species were obtained and individual footprint sequences quantified for seasonal calculation of species richness and relative abundance index (x footprints/km traveled). All 22 species occurred during the rainy season, but only 18 during the dry season. Pseudalopex vetulus (Lund, 1842) (hoary fox), Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758) (tayra), Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) (cougar) and Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766) (capybara) were only registered during the rainy season. The species diversity estimated using the Jackknife procedure in the dry season (19.83, CI = 2.73) was smaller than in the rainy season (25.67, CI = 3.43). Among the 18 species common in the two seasons, only four presented significantly different abundance indexes: Dasypus novemcinctus Linnaeus, 1758 (nine-banded armadillo), Euphractus sexcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758) (six-banded armadillo), Dasyprocta azarae Lichtenstein, 1823 (Azara's Agouti) and Tapirus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) (tapir). On the other hand, Priodontes maximus (Kerr, 1792) (giant armadillo) and Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (ocelot) had identical abundance index over the two seasons. Distribution of species abundance in the sampled area followed the expected pattern for communities in equilibrium, especially in the rainy season, suggesting that the environment still maintains good characteristics for mammal conservation. The present study shows that the reserve, although only 470 ha in size, plays an important role for conservation of mastofauna of the area as a refuge in an environment full of anthropic influence (mainly cattle breeding in exotic pasture). PMID:18491629

Rocha, Ednaldo Cândido; Silva, Elias; Martins, Sebastião Venâncio; Barreto, Francisco Cândido Cardoso

2006-09-01

345

Registros documentados de cinco novos trinta-réis (Charadriiformes: Sternidae) no estado do Ceará, nordeste do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Documented records of five terns (Charadriiformes: Sternidae) new for the State of Ceará, north-east Brazil. We present new records, based on museum specimens and\\/or photographs, of five species of Sternidade for the State of Ceará in north- east Brazil, namely, Black Noddy Anous minutus (apparently the first from Brazilian mainland), Least Tern Sternula antillarum, Black Tern Chlidonias niger, Arctic Tern

Weber Girão; Ciro Albano; Alberto A. Campos; Thieres Pinto; Caio J. Carlos

346

Dogmatism and the "Knowledge Gap" among Users of the Mass Media of Communication: A Study in Brasilia, Brasil.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to discover whether (1) use of each of the print and broadcast media could be correlated with subjects' knowledge level, and (2) whether controlling for dogmatism would increase the proportion of media users, with higher levels of knowledge among those less dogmatic, and decrease the proportion among the more dogmatic.…

Simmons, Robert E.; Garda, Eduardo Carlos

347

La efectividad de las redes de protección social: El rol de los sistemas integrados de información social en Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabajo forma parte de una serie de estudios realizados en el marco del proyecto “La efectividad de las redes de protección social: El rol de los sistemas integrados de información social”. Los estudios de caso fueron realizados en el período 2007-08. Se agradecen los comentarios de Amélia Cohn, Lúcia Maria Modesto Pereira y Paulo de Martino Jannuzzi. El texto

Leticia Bartholo; Ricardo Rodrigues Dutra

2011-01-01

348

Perfil demográfico da população indígena Xavánte de Sangradouro-Volta Grande, Mato Grosso (1993-1997), Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the demographic profile of the Xavánte population at the San- gradouro-Volta Grande Indigenous Reserve in Mato Grosso, Brazil, from 1993 to 1997. The survey included annual censuses and vital statistics from 7 Xavánte villages. Permanent contact with Brazilian national society, established in the 1940s and 50s, caused a population drop due to epidemics and clashes. In 1995

Luciene Guimarães de Souza; Ricardo Ventura Santos

2001-01-01

349

Saúde, minorias e desigualdade: algumas teias de inter-relações, com ênfase nos povos indígenas no Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract In Brazil, few studies have analyzed the impacts of the ethnic-racial dimension up- on the expression of health issues. In their daily lives, minorities experience situations of exclu- sion, marginality and discrimination that make,them particularly vulnerable to health problems. In this paper we primarily focus on indigenous,peoples. Rates of morbidity ,and mortality above national levels, hunger, under- nutrition, occupational

Carlos Everaldo Alvares Coimbra Jr.; Ricardo Ventura Santos

2000-01-01

350

ACTIVE BIOMONITORING OF MAGNESIUM AND MANGANESE USING THE Perna perna MUSSEL COLLECTED IN THE NORTH SHORE OF SÃO PAULO, BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the present work was to study the active biomonitoring of magnesium and manganese in the seashore of São Paulo, using the Perna perna mussel , which was transplanted from an uncontaminated region to probably contaminated sites. Mussel samples acquired in the control region, a mussel farm in Cocanh a beach Caraguatatuba, were exposed for three months in

Daniele Seo; Marina B. A. Vasconcellos; Mitiko Saiki; Marília G. M. Catharino; Edson G. Moreira; Eduinetty C. P. M. de Sousa; Camilo D. S. Pereira; Centro de Ciências; Biológicas e da Saúde

2009-01-01

351

A assembléia de aves de áreas úmidas em dois sistemas de cultivo de arroz irrigado no extremo sul do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wetland bird assemblage in two irrigated rice fields in southern Brazil. Seventeen wetland bird counts were conducted from November 1998 to March 1999 in two 52 ha rice paddies using no-tillage and \\

Rafael A. Dias; Maria Inês Burger

352

Predação de Opisthocomus hoazin por Spizaetus ornatus e de Bubulcus ibis por Bubo virginianus em Tocantins, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Predation of Cattle Egret by the Great Horned Owl and Hoazin by the Ornate Hawk-Eagle in western Tocantins State, Brazil. We report the predation of Hoazin Opisthocomus hoazin by an immature Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus, a new prey for this species in Brazil. The Ornate Hawk-Eagle roosted together with Hoazin assembly in branches of Sapium haematospermum, typical river borderline vegetation.

Túlio Dornas; Renato Torres Pinheiro

353

Rev. Brasil. Biol., 60(4): 683-687 Deladenus siricidicola PARASITISM EVALUATION ADULT Sirex noctilio 683  

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, Centro Agroveterinário, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, CAV/UDESC 2 Centro Agroveterinário, CAV Estatística e Experimentação, Centro Agroveterinário, CAV/UDESC, Av. Luiz de Camões, 2.090, CEP 88520-000, Lages, SC, Brazil 5 CAV/UDESC Correspondence to: Samuel Mariano da Silva, Laboratório de Bioquímica

354

Alteração estrutural de áreas de florestas exploradas convencionalmente em planos de manejo, nos domínios de floresta Atlântica, Minas Gerais, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the present study was to analyze the changes in the horizontal, diametric and internal structures in conventionally exploited areas of forest management plans. Indicators and verifiers were used having as control the legal reserve area. After the forest harvest period of each FMP and comparing the forest management areas with the legal reserve areas with respect to

Danilo José da Silva Coelho; Agostinho Lopes de Souza; Carlos Pedro Boechat Soares; João Augusto Alves Meira Neto; Helio Garcia Leite

2007-01-01

355

Novas observações e dados reprodutivos do pato-mergulhão Mergus octosetaceus na região do Jalapão, Tocantins, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Endangered Brazilian Merganser Mergus octosetaceus is currently largely restricted to clear-water rivers and streams with rapids in the Brazilian Cerrado. The main extant populations occur in Minas Gerais, where the species is rather well known, Goiás and Tocantins states. In the Jalapão region of eastern Tocantins, six expeditions searching for mergansers were made in 2007 and 2008, along a

Marcelo de Oliveira Barbosa; Marissônia Lopes de Almeida

356

Anatomia e uso da madeira de duas variedades de Sclerolobium paniculatum Vog. do sul do Maranhão, Brasil1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wood anatomy and use of two varieties of Sclerolobium paniculatum Vog. in the south of Maranhão State, Brazil). This work presents information about the use of wood of Sclerolobium paniculatum (var. subvelutinum and rubiginosum) at rural properties in the south of the state of Maranhão, Brazil, about the woods' anatomy and about the correlation between certain anatomical ch aracteristics and

Carmen Regina Marcati

357

Discutindo gestão sustentável da água em áreas metropolitanas no Brasil: reflexões a partir da metodologia européia Water 21  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is located in the interface between water resources management and sanitation services management (water distribution, wastewater sewage, rainwater sewage, garbage collection). The matter of water management sustainability in urban areas implies reconciling two perspectives: to improve the quality of environmental sanitation services and to conserve water resources, preserving urban rivers. This study is based on a review of

Ana Lúcia Britto; Bernard Barraqué

358

DETERMINAÇÃO DE ÁREAS COM RISCO DE DEGRADAÇÃO DOS RECURSOS HÍDRICOS NO MUNICÍPIO DE ITATIBA\\/SP\\/BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of the determination of the areas with degradation risk of the water resources in County of Itatiba\\/SP. Itatiba is situated at 46° 40' W and 22° 55' S, covering an area of 323 Km 2 , with 34 km of Atibaia river and estimated population 71,644 people (89% urban and 11% rural). Based on information

José Teixeira Filho

359

SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÕES NO GERENCIAMENTO DE RECURSOS HÍDRICOS NO BRASIL E RIO GRANDE DO SUL: BREVES CONSIDERAÇÕES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo - A água é um recurso natural essencial a todos, surgindo assim a necessidade de gerenciá-la adequadamente para que se possa obter o seu uso sustentável. Sabendo-se que um grande número de informações são necessários para gerenciar os recursos hídricos, o adequado uso da tecnologia da informação e, mais especificamente, de sistemas de informação elaborados para esta função, certamente

Letícia Coradini Frantz; Jussara Cabral Cruz; Carin Maria Schmitt

360

LOCALIZAÇÃO DAS REDES DE PESCA DE CAMARÃO (SAQUINHO) UTILIZANDO AEROFOTOS GEORREFERENCIADAS: REGIÃO ESTUARINA DA LAGUNA DOS PATOS, RS, BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Location of fisheries shrimps nets (saquinho) using georreferenced aerophotos: Patos Lagoon estuary, southern Brazil Information obtained from aircrafts with sensor of small format (35mm) has been used with success to get information of the environment. Shrimps fishery is an important economic activity for Rio Grande and surroundings. The shrimp fishery net used is fike nets known as \\

CARLOS HARTMANN; Arquenatol Dei Svaldi

2001-01-01

361

Avaliação do desempenho de equações de regionalização de vazões na bacia hidrográfica do Ribeirão Santa Bárbara, Goiás, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information on river flows is essential for water resources management. Most of the Brazilian small watersheds is ungauged. Regionalization of hydrologic information is an alternative way to get this lacking information. The regionalization models, however, are a simplified representation of natural phenomena, what could lead to miscalculation. Therefore, these models should be tested before being used as a management tool.

Luiz Fernando; Coutinho de Oliveira; Alexandre Puglisi; Barbosa Franco; Engenheiro Agrônomo

2008-01-01

362

Composição florística e estrutura do componente arbóreo de uma floresta altimontana no município de Camanducaia, Minas Gerais, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Floristic composition and structure of a tree component of a high montane forest in the municipality of Camanducaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil). The floristic composition and phytosociological structure were investigated in an area of 0.75 ha of a montane forest (1,900 m a.s.l.) located between the municipality of Gonçalves and Camanducaia in the Serra da Mantiqueira. This forest belongs to the

Glauco S. França; João R. Stehmann

2004-01-01

363

La influencia de la tectónica cenozoica en la productividad de agua subterránea en zonas fracturadas: aplicación a Sao Paulo, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new approach, named the Homogeneous Tectonic Domain method (HTD) is developed to correlate structural lineaments recognised through air-photo interpretation with subsurface fracture features that are associated with zones of high groundwater production in frac- tured-rock environments. The analysis approach involves correlating the lineament features of a given area with the orientation of the pri- mary stress fields and fracture

A. J. Fernandes; D. L. Rudolph

364

Alimentação e ecomorfologia de duas espécies de piranhas (Characiformes: Characidae) do lago de Viana, estado do Maranhão, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Serrasalmus aff. brandtii and Pygocentrus nattereri are two species of piranhas, both common in the Viana Lake, which is formed by the flooding waters of the Pindaré River, a tributary of the left bank of the Mearim River. A sample composed of 249 specimens of these species was studied in order to identify diet composition and feeding strategies employed by

Nivaldo Magalhães Piorski; José de Ribamar Lima Alves; Monica Rejany Barros Machado; Maria Marlucia Ferreira Correia

2005-01-01

365

Metodologia para elaboração de mapas hidrogeológicos: estudo de caso da bacia hidrográfica do rio da Palma, DF, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper had the objective of developing a methodology to support the management of water resources based on hydro geological cartography, validated for the hydro geologic conditions of a watershed located at Central Brazil. Results show two major products: a hydro geologic, and a potential infiltration and recharge maps of the high course of the Rio da Palma watershed. This

Tatiana Diniz Gonçalves; José Eloi Guimarães Campos; Getulio Teixeira; Hélio Nóbile Diniz; Asa Norte; Luiz Cembranelli

2007-01-01

366

ASPECTOS JURÍDICOS DO USO DE INSTRUMENTOS ECONÔMICOS NA GESTÃO AMBIENTAL: A NOVA POLÍTICA DE RECURSOS HÍDRICOS NO BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines legal aspects for the effective implementation of the user-pays principle as a new tool for environmental management in Brazil. The necessary elements for the adoption of fiscal instruments are presented as a way to charge for the use of environmental resources and, given the complexity and legal restrictions associated with new taxes, it is shown that the

Marcia Cristina Frickmann Young; Carlos Eduardo; Frickmann Young

367

Avaliação do consumo alimentar de crianças pertencentes a uma creche filantrópica na Ilha de Paquetá, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: to compare the food intake of children in a philanthropic daycare center in two periods (at enrollment and following six months attendance) based on the North American Food Guide Pyramid through the Healthy Eating Index (HEI). Methods: the children eating habits were informed by the parents or custodians at enrollment and following six months of children's attendance, the food

Roseane M. S. Barbosa; Viviane C. Franco; Rosana Salles-Costa; Eliane A. Soares

2006-01-01

368

Observations of plasmas in the Io torus with the Galileo spacecraft  

Microsoft Academic Search

On December 7, 1995, the Galileo spacecraft passed through the Io torus near the magnetic equatorial plane of Jupiter. High-resolution measurements of positive ions and electrons in the energy\\/charge (E\\/Q) range of 0.9 V to 52 kV were acquired over the jovicentric radial distances of 5.6 to 7.8RJ. At radial distances beyond Io's orbit at 5.9RJ the plasma instrument (PLS)

L. A. Frank; W. R. Paterson

2000-01-01

369

Identification of a novel hypocholesterolemic protein, major royal jelly protein 1, derived from royal jelly.  

PubMed

Royal jelly (RJ) intake lowers serum cholesterol levels in animals and humans, but the active component in RJ that lowers serum cholesterol level and its molecular mechanism are unclear. In this study, we set out to identify the bile acid-binding protein contained in RJ, because dietary bile acid-binding proteins including soybean protein and its peptide are effective in ameliorating hypercholesterolemia. Using a cholic acid-conjugated column, we separated some bile acid-binding proteins from RJ and identified the major RJ protein 1 (MRJP1), MRJP2, and MRJP3 as novel bile acid-binding proteins from RJ, based on matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Purified MRJP1, which is the most abundant protein of the bile acid-binding proteins in RJ, exhibited taurocholate-binding activity in vitro. The micellar solubility of cholesterol was significantly decreased in the presence of MRJP1 compared with casein in vitro. Liver bile acids levels were significantly increased, and cholesterol 7?-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) mRNA and protein tended to increase by MRJP1 feeding compared with the control. CYP7A1 mRNA and protein levels were significantly increased by MRJP1 tryptic hydrolysate treatment compared with that of casein tryptic hydrolysate in hepatocytes. MRJP1 hypocholesterolemic effect has been investigated in rats. The cholesterol-lowering action induced by MRJP1 occurs because MRJP1 interacts with bile acids induces a significant increase in fecal bile acids excretion and a tendency to increase in fecal cholesterol excretion and also enhances the hepatic cholesterol catabolism. We have identified, for the first time, a novel hypocholesterolemic protein, MRJP1, in RJ. Interestingly, MRJP1 exhibits greater hypocholesterolemic activity than the medicine ?-sitosterol in rats. PMID:25144734

Kashima, Yuri; Kanematsu, Satoshi; Asai, Saori; Kusada, Mio; Watanabe, Suzuyo; Kawashima, Takuji; Nakamura, Tadashi; Shimada, Masaya; Goto, Tsuyoshi; Nagaoka, Satoshi

2014-01-01

370

J.-J. CH. MEYER* R. J. WIER,INGA**  

E-print Network

F. DIGNUM J.-J. CH. MEYER* R. J. WIER,INGA** Free Choice and Contextually Permitted Actions the hospitality of Link5ping University during revision of this paper. **This research of J.-J.Ch.Meyer and R.J Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. #12;194 F.Dignurn, J.-J.Ch.Meyer, R.J. Wieringa Kamp [14

Wieringa, Roel

371

Piecewise polynomial functions on a planar region: boundary constraints and polyhedral subdivisions  

E-print Network

Functions on a Planar Region: Boundary Constraints and Polyhedral Subdivisions. (May 2006) Terry Lynn McDonald, B.S., The University of Texas at Tyler; M.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Henry Schenck Splines are piecewise polynomial... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 C. The Complexes J[ ] and R=J[ ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 II ANALYSIS OF GLUING IN THE PLANAR CASE : : : : : : : 9 A. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 B. The Homology Modules of R=J...

McDonald, Terry Lynn

2006-08-16

372

Molecular epidemiology of KPC2- producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in Brazil: the predominance of sequence type 437  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic relatedness of 57 KPC-2–producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from 5 states in Brazil, during 2006–2009. Pulse-field gel electrophoresis analysis identified 10 pulsotypes. The pulsotype designated as Kp-RJ (Klebsiella pneumoniae–Rio de Janeiro) was the dominant clone found in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. Multilocus sequence typing of Kp-RJ

Liliane M. Seki; Polyana S. Pereira; Maria da Penha A. H. de Souza; Magda de S. Conceição; Elizabeth A. Marques; Carlos Oliveira Porto; Elvira Maria L. Colnago; Carlene de F. M. Alves; Deize Gomes; Ana Paula D. A. Carvalho Assef; Ørjan Samuelsen; Marise D. Asensi

2011-01-01

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www.cerf-jcr.org Rhodolith Morphology and the Diversity of Polychaetes Off  

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de Po´s-Graduac¸a~o em Zoologia Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Quinta da Boa Vista s/n, Sa~o Cristo´va~o Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20940-040, Brazil { Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Bota^nico do Rio de Janeiro Rua Pacheco Lea~o 915 Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22460-030, Brazil 1 Departamento de

Paiva, Paulo Cesar de

374

A Geometric View Integer Lifting  

E-print Network

of continuous nonbasic variables: x = f + k j=1 rj sj x P Zq s 0 Every inequality cutting off the point (¯x,¯s) = (f , 0) can be expressed in terms of the nonbasic variables s only, in the form k j=1 j sj 1. We R such that the inequality k j=1 (rj )sj 1 is valid for every choice of k and vectors r1

Cornuejols, Gerard P.

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The Singular Value Decomposition Goal: We introduce/review the singular value decompostion (SVD) of a matrix and discuss some  

E-print Network

by the number of singular values sj that are non-zero. · If n = k, then U is an orthonormal matrix, UT = U-1 matrix. The the jth entry on the diagonal of R is rj = 1/sj if sj = 0, and rj = 0 if sj = 0. Here R, for distinct positive singular values, sj > 0, the jth columns of U and V are also unique up to a sign change

Jepson, Allan D.

376

A unified accretion-ejection paradigm for Black Hole X-ray Binaries  

E-print Network

We present a new picture for the central regions of Black Hole X-ray Binaries. In our view, these central regions have a multi-flow configuration which consists in (1) an outer standard accretion disc down to a transition radius r_J, (2) an inner magnetized accretion disc below r_J driving (3) a non relativistic self-collimated electron-proton jet surrounding, when adequate conditions for pair creation are met, (4) a ultra relativistic electron-positron beam. This accretion-ejection paradigm provides a simple explanation to the canonical spectral states by varying the transition radius r_J and disc accretion rate independently. Large values of r_J correspond to the Quiescent state for low $\\dot m$ and the Hard state for larger $\\dot m$. These states are characterized by the presence of a steady electron-proton MHD jet emitted by the disc below r_J. The hard X-ray component is expected to form at the jet basis. When r_j becomes smaller than the marginally stable orbit r_i, the whole disc resembles a standard accretion disc, characteristic of the Soft state. Intermediate states correspond to situations where r_J ~ r_i. At large $\\dot m$, an unsteady pair cascade process is triggered within the jet axis, giving birth to ejection of relativistic pair blobs. This would correspond to the luminous intermediate state, with its associated superluminal motions. The variation of r_J independently of $\\dot m$ is a necessary ingredient in this picture, arising from the presence of a large scale vertical magnetic field threading the disc.

J. Ferreira; P. O. Petrucci; G. Henri; L. Sauge; G. Pelletier

2005-11-04

377

Can EEG asymmetry patterns predict future development of anxiety and depression?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has shown that those reporting symptoms of depression and anxiety tend to exhibit greater relative right frontal electroencephalographic (EEG) activity. Thus, Davidson [Davidson, R.J., 1995. Cerebral asymmetry, emotion, and affective style. In: Davidson, R.J., Hugdahl, K. (Eds.), Brain Asymmetry. MIT, Cambridge, pp. 361–387] has suggested that greater relative right anterior activity may act as a vulnerability marker for

Ginette C. Blackhart; Jennifer A. Minnix; John P. Kline

2006-01-01

378

Energetic particle evidence for magnetic filaments in Jupiter's magnetotail  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Jupiter's immense magnetotail was uniquely traversed and observed in situ to 2562 Jovian radii (RJ = 71,492 km) for the first time by the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft during the first half of 2007. We show evidence that energetic ions with sulfur-rich composition traceable to Io's volcanism originated 150 ± 40 RJ antisunward of the planet and were recurrently released and funneled by the magnetic field down the magnetotail. Ions detected at New Horizons by the Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) instrument showed unmistakable signatures of velocity dispersion. We performed a survey of the unambiguous dispersion events observed by PEPSSI and provide a quantitative description of each event's dispersion characteristics. Energetic ions are sensitive probes of the magnetic field structure in the magnetotail; so, for a case study of one of the most interesting events, beginning on day of year 118, 28 April 2007, we are also able to estimate small-scale features of the magnetotail. Our observations (which include energies above ˜2 keV/nuc and total energies below ˜1 MeV), combined with straightforward simulations of particle flow, are consistent with narrow spatial structures, or filaments, on the order of 5 RJ wide in the ˜400 RJ wide > 9000 RJ long magnetotail; the Solar Wind Around Pluto plasma instrument measurements show coherent structures on a much larger scale (˜500 RJ) in the same region.

Hill, Matthew E.; Haggerty, Dennis K.; McNutt, Ralph L.; Paranicas, Christopher P.

2009-11-01

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Royal Jelly and Its Dual Role in TNBS Colitis in Mice  

PubMed Central

Royal Jelly (RJ) is widely consumed in diets throughout the world due to its beneficial effects: antioxidant, antitumor and anti-inflammatory. We have investigated the role of RJ in the development of TNBS colitis in mice. Colitis was induced by a rectal instillation of TNBS at 0.1?mL per mouse. Intestine samples of the animals orally treated with RJ (100, 150, and 200?mg/kg) were collected for antioxidant assays (GSH and GSH-Px), proinflammatory protein quantification (COX-2 and NF-?B), and histological analyses. RJ 100?mg/kg maintained GSH levels and increased the activity of GSH-Px, downregulated key inflammatory mediators (COX-2 and NF-?B), and decreased the lesions caused by TNBS as shown by the histological analyses. In conclusion, RJ showed anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in experimental colitis, resulting in the amelioration of the macroscopic and histological analyses. These results corroborate with the RJ supplementation in diets.

Manzo, Luis Paulo; de-Faria, Felipe Meira; Dunder, Ricardo José; Rabelo-Socca, Eduardo Augusto; Consonni, Silvio Roberto; de Almeida, Ana Cristina Alves; Souza-Brito, Alba Regina Monteiro; Luiz-Ferreira, Anderson

2015-01-01

380

Royal Jelly and Its Dual Role in TNBS Colitis in Mice.  

PubMed

Royal Jelly (RJ) is widely consumed in diets throughout the world due to its beneficial effects: antioxidant, antitumor and anti-inflammatory. We have investigated the role of RJ in the development of TNBS colitis in mice. Colitis was induced by a rectal instillation of TNBS at 0.1?mL per mouse. Intestine samples of the animals orally treated with RJ (100, 150, and 200?mg/kg) were collected for antioxidant assays (GSH and GSH-Px), proinflammatory protein quantification (COX-2 and NF-?B), and histological analyses. RJ 100?mg/kg maintained GSH levels and increased the activity of GSH-Px, downregulated key inflammatory mediators (COX-2 and NF-?B), and decreased the lesions caused by TNBS as shown by the histological analyses. In conclusion, RJ showed anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in experimental colitis, resulting in the amelioration of the macroscopic and histological analyses. These results corroborate with the RJ supplementation in diets. PMID:25821860

Manzo, Luis Paulo; de-Faria, Felipe Meira; Dunder, Ricardo José; Rabelo-Socca, Eduardo Augusto; Consonni, Silvio Roberto; de Almeida, Ana Cristina Alves; Souza-Brito, Alba Regina Monteiro; Luiz-Ferreira, Anderson

2015-01-01

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The effect of topical application of royal jelly on chemoradiotherapy-induced mucositis in head and neck cancer: a preliminary study.  

PubMed

Purpose. One of the common side effects experienced by head and neck cancer patients on chemoradiotherapy is mucositis. Severe mucositis may be controllable by limiting cancer therapy, but it has resulted in decreasing the completion rate of chemoradiotherapy. The efficacy of royal jelly (RJ) as prophylaxis against chemoradiotherapy-induced mucositis was evaluated through clinical scoring of oral and pharyngeal mucositis. Methods. In this randomized, single-blind (physician-blind), clinical trial, 13 patients with head and neck cancer requiring chemoradiation were randomly assigned to two groups. Seven patients assigned to the study group received RJ, and 6 patients were assigned to the control group. RJ group patients took RJ three times per day during treatment. The patients in both groups were evaluated twice a week for the development of mucositis using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0. Results. A significant reduction in mucositis was seen among RJ-treated patients compared with controls (P < 0.001). Conclusion. This study demonstrated that prophylactic use of RJ was effective in reducing mucositis induced by chemoradiotherapy in head and neck cancer patients. However, further studies are needed because of the small sample size and the absence of double blinding. PMID:25400667

Yamauchi, Kohichi; Kogashiwa, Yasunao; Moro, Yorihisa; Kohno, Naoyuki

2014-01-01

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Effect of royal jelly in ovo injection on embryonic growth, hatchability, and gonadotropin levels of pullet breeder chicks.  

PubMed

The objectives of this study were to compare the following: (1) hatchability, (2) chicks' body and internal organs weights, and (3) plasma gonadotropin levels of hatchlings after in ovo administration of royal jelly (RJ) on Day 7 of incubation. Fertile eggs (n = 270) were injected into the air sac or yolk sac with 0.5 mL normal saline solution consisting of four formulations (normal saline solution with antibiotics, ultrafiltrate RJ, pure RJ, and RJ with antibiotics). The eggs were randomly divided into nine groups of 30 eggs each: (i) C: the control eggs received no injection, (ii) ASA: air sac-injected eggs received normal saline solution with antibiotics, (iii) ARJ: air sac-injected eggs received pure RJ, (iv) ARJA: air sac-injected eggs received RJ with antibiotics, (v) ARJF: air sac-injected eggs received RJ ultrafiltrate solution, (vi) YSA: yolk sac-injected eggs received normal saline solution with antibiotics, and (vii) YRJ: yolk sac-injected eggs received pure RJ, (viii) YRJA: yolk sac-injected eggs received RJ with antibiotics, and (ix) YRJF: yolk sac-injected eggs received ultrafiltrate RJ solution. Hatchability rate was lower in ARJ (46.7%), ARJA (43.3%), ARJF (43.3%), and YRJF (46.7%) groups than in the control (80.0%; P < 0.05). Hatchability rate in ASA (70.0%), YSA (66.7%), YRJ (66.7%), and YRJA (63.3%) groups were comparable to the control (P > 0.05). In ovo injection of RJ and or RJ with antibiotics in both sacs increased chicks' body weight (CWT), heart weight (HWT), and liver weight (LWT) and FSH and LH levels compared with control (P < 0.05). CWT in YRJ (37.02 g), YRJA (37.03 g), ARJ (36.82 g), and ARJA (36.89 g) groups were higher than control (34.9 g; P < 0.05). Similarly, HWT significantly increased in YRJ (0.22 g), YRJA (0.21 g), ARJ (0.20 g), and ARJA (0.20 g) in comparison to control (0.18 g; P < 0.05). In addition, LWT were higher in YRJ (0.83 g), YRJA (0.82g), ARJ (0.81g), and ARJA (0.81g) than control (0.72 g; P < 0.05). Six hours post-hatch, the mean plasma FSH and LH levels in ARJ (1.13 and 2.80 mIu/mL), YRJ (1.32 and 3.36 mIu/mL), ARJA (1.23 and 2.95 mIu/mL), and YRJA (1.31 and 3.28 mIu/mL) groups were higher than in the control (0.56 and 1.48 mIu/mL, P < 0.05). We concluded that in ovo administration of RJ or RJ with antibiotics might be an effective method to increase CWT, chicks' internal organs weights, and LH and FSH secretion rate without deleterious effect on hatchability. However, further research should be conducted to determine the putative endocrine disruptive effects of RJ and its byproducts. PMID:23726295

Moghaddam, Aliasghar; Karimi, Isaac; Borji, Mohsen; Bahadori, Sirous; Abdolmohammadi, Alireza

2013-08-01

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Possibility of stretch-shortening cycle movement training using a jump rope.  

PubMed

Although jumping rope has been said to be a typical stretch-shortening cycle movement (SSC) from the dynamic analysis of muscle contraction, there are few research reports that focus on this point. Recently, the function of SSC of the legs with respect to the jumping movement has been evaluated using the rebound jump index (RJ-index). This study aimed to examine the possibility of using rope jumping in SSC training by comparing the RJ-index of the rebound jump (standard value) and the 2 different methods of rope jumping. The subjects included 76 healthy young men. Most subjects were involved in routine sports training 2-3 times per week. They performed the rebound jump (5 consecutive vertical jumps) and both a basic and a double-under jump with the jump rope, according to each participant's individual style (rhythm or timing). The RJ-index was calculated using the ground contact time and the jump height. The reliabilities of the RJ-index in the basic (intraclass correlation coefficient: 0.85) and double-under jump (0.92) were high, and the RJ-index of the latter (1.34 ± 0.24) was significantly higher than that of the former (0.60 ± 0.21). In the case of a group with inferior SSC ability, the RJ-index of the rebound jump only showed a significant correlation with the double-under but not with the basic jump. When using the RJ-index (1.97 ± 0.38) of the rebound jump as a criterion, the double-under-using about 70% of the SSC ability-may be effective for reinforcement of SSC ability. PMID:23860284

Miyaguchi, Kazuyoshi; Sugiura, Hiroki; Demura, Shinichi

2014-03-01

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Determination of royal jelly freshness by ELISA with a highly specific anti-apalbumin 1, major royal jelly protein 1 antibody.  

PubMed

Major royal jelly protein 1 (MRJP1), designated apalbumin 1, has been regarded as a freshness marker of royal jelly (RJ). A MRJP1-specific peptide (IKEALPHVPIFD) identified by bioinformatics analysis of homologous members of the major royal protein family was synthesized and used to raise polyclonal anti-MRJP1 antibody (anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody). Western blot analysis showed that anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody only reacted with MRJP1 in RJ. In contrast, the previously reported antibody against recombinant MRJP1 (anti-R-MRJP1 antibody) reacted with other members of MRJP family in RJ. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody demonstrated that MRJP1 content in RJ stored at 40 °C significantly degraded by 37.3%, 55.9%, 58.0%, 60.6%, 65.7%, 72.7%, and 73.1% at 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49 d, respectively, when compared with MRJP1 content in fresh RJ (0 d). Optical density analysis of MRJP bands from sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) profiles demonstrated that the degradation of MRJP1, MRJP2, MRJP3, and MRJP5 in RJ was strongly and positively correlated with the period of storage (P<0.0001). Our results indicated anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody was highly specific for MRJP1, and ELISA using the antibody is a sensitive and easy-to-use method to determine the freshness and authenticity of RJ. PMID:25644470

Shen, Li-rong; Wang, Yi-ran; Zhai, Liang; Zhou, Wen-xiu; Tan, Liang-liang; Li, Mei-lu; Liu, Dan-dan; Xiao, Fa

2015-02-01

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Determination of royal jelly freshness by ELISA with a highly specific anti-apalbumin 1, major royal jelly protein 1 antibody*  

PubMed Central

Major royal jelly protein 1 (MRJP1), designated apalbumin 1, has been regarded as a freshness marker of royal jelly (RJ). A MRJP1-specific peptide (IKEALPHVPIFD) identified by bioinformatics analysis of homologous members of the major royal protein family was synthesized and used to raise polyclonal anti-MRJP1 antibody (anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody). Western blot analysis showed that anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody only reacted with MRJP1 in RJ. In contrast, the previously reported antibody against recombinant MRJP1 (anti-R-MRJP1 antibody) reacted with other members of MRJP family in RJ. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody demonstrated that MRJP1 content in RJ stored at 40 °C significantly degraded by 37.3%, 55.9%, 58.0%, 60.6%, 65.7%, 72.7%, and 73.1% at 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49 d, respectively, when compared with MRJP1 content in fresh RJ (0 d). Optical density analysis of MRJP bands from sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) profiles demonstrated that the degradation of MRJP1, MRJP2, MRJP3, and MRJP5 in RJ was strongly and positively correlated with the period of storage (P<0.0001). Our results indicated anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody was highly specific for MRJP1, and ELISA using the antibody is a sensitive and easy-to-use method to determine the freshness and authenticity of RJ. PMID:25644470

Shen, Li-rong; Wang, Yi-ran; Zhai, Liang; Zhou, Wen-xiu; Tan, Liang-liang; Li, Mei-lu; Liu, Dan-dan; Xiao, Fa

2015-01-01

386

The efficacy of topical royal jelly on healing of diabetic foot ulcers: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.  

PubMed

Foot ulcers are major sources of morbidity in individuals with diabetes mellitus. As royal jelly (RJ, a worker honey bee product) contains enzymatic, antibacterial and vasodilative properties, it can potentially help in healing of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of topical RJ on healing of DFUs. Diabetic patients with foot ulcers who were referred to us at Khorshid Hospital, Isfahan, Iran, were managed by offloading, infection control, vascular improvement and debridement (if required). Then, all ulcers were randomly selected to receive either 5% sterile topical RJ or placebo on their total surface area. Patients were followed for 3?months or until complete healing. Twenty-five patients (6 females and 19 males) and a total of 64 ulcers were included and randomly allocated to case or control group (32 per group). Four ulcers were excluded and 60 ulcers included in the final analysis. Healing parameters including depth, length and width reduction rate, duration of complete healing and incidence of complete healing did not show any significant difference (P?=?0·69, 0·95, 0·7, 0·74 and 0·6, respectively) between groups. We did not observe any side effect of topical RJ application. This study could not confirm any significant superiority of 5% topical RJ over placebo for the treatment of DFUs. PMID:23566071

Siavash, Mansour; Shokri, Saeideh; Haghighi, Sepehr; Shahtalebi, Mohammad Ali; Farajzadehgan, Ziba

2015-04-01

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Towards functional proteomics of minority component of honeybee royal jelly: the effect of post-translational modifications on the antimicrobial activity of apalbumin2.  

PubMed

This study illustrates multifunctionality of proteins of honeybee royal jelly (RJ) and how their neofunctionalization result from various PTMs of maternal proteins. Major proteins of RJ, designated as apalbumins belong to a protein family consisting of nine members with M(r) of 49-87 kDa and they are accompanied by high number of minority homologs derived from maternal apalbumins. In spite of many data on diversity of apalbumins, the molecular study of their individual minority homologous is still missing. This work is a contribution to functional proteomics of second most abundant protein of RJ apalbumin2 (M(r) 52.7 kDa). We have purified a minority protein from RJ; named as apalbumin2a, differ from apalbumin2 in M(r) (48.6 kDa), in N-terminal amino acids sequences - ENSPRN and in N-linked glycans. Characterization of apalbumin2a by LC-MALDI TOF/TOF MS revealed that it is a minority homolog of the major basic royal jelly protein, apalbumin2, carrying two fully occupied N-glycosylation sites, one with high-mannose structure, HexNAc2Hex9, and another carrying complex type antennary structures, HexNAc4Hex3 and HexNAc5Hex4. We have found that apalbumin2a inhibit growth of Paenibacillus larvae. The obtained data call attention to functional plasticity of RJ proteins with potential impact on functional proteomics in medicine. PMID:19322786

Bíliková, Katarína; Mirgorodskaya, Ekaterina; Bukovská, Gabriela; Gobom, Johan; Lehrach, Hans; Simúth, Jozef

2009-04-01

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Genetic Diversity and Geographical Distribution of Indigenous Soybean-Nodulating Bradyrhizobia in the United States  

PubMed Central

We investigated the relationship between the genetic diversity of indigenous soybean-nodulating bradyrhizobia and their geographical distribution in the United States using nine soil isolates from eight states. The bradyrhizobia were inoculated on three soybean Rj genotypes (non-Rj, Rj2Rj3, and Rj4). We analyzed their genetic diversity and community structure by means of restriction fragment length polymorphisms of PCR amplicons to target the 16S-23S rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer region, using 11 USDA Bradyrhizobium strains as reference strains. We also performed diversity analysis, multidimensional scaling analysis based on the Bray-Curtis index, and polar ordination analysis to describe the structure and geographical distribution of the soybean-nodulating bradyrhizobial community. The major clusters were Bradyrhizobium japonicum Bj123, in the northern United States, and Bradyrhizobium elkanii, in the middle to southern regions. Dominance of bradyrhizobia in a community was generally larger for the cluster belonging to B. elkanii than for the cluster belonging to B. japonicum. The indigenous American soybean-nodulating bradyrhizobial community structure was strongly correlated with latitude. Our results suggest that this community varies geographically. PMID:23563944

Shiro, Sokichi; Matsuura, Syota; Saiki, Rina; Sigua, Gilbert C.; Yamamoto, Akihiro; Umehara, Yosuke; Hayashi, Masaki

2013-01-01

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A "clean cigarette" for a clean nation: a case study of Salem Pianissimo in Japan  

PubMed Central

Objective: To illustrate, through internal industry documents, how RJ Reynolds exploited the concerns of the Japanese society about cleanliness to market the concept of cleaner, implicitly healthier cigarettes in Japan. Design: Systematic keyword and opportunistic website searches of formerly private internal industry documents. Results: Industry documents show that RJ Reynolds developed marketing plans based upon their cultural assumptions of Japanese people as fastidious about hygiene and manners, and with relatively high penchants to try new products. RJ Reynolds found there was also a growing concern for health, the environment, and smokers were conscious about annoying others. Deodorised consumer products were one of Japan's biggest trends. These characteristics presented RJ Reynolds with a profitable formula for marketing Salem Pianissimo, a clean cigarette with less smell and smoke. Salem Pianissimo, a 100 mm cigarette claiming to contain 1 mg tar and 0.1 mg nicotine, targeted women since menthol cigarettes were popular among 18–24 year old female smokers, although Japan's law prohibited those below 20 years to smoke and the tobacco industry had a voluntary code disallowing advertising to women and youth. Conclusion: RJ Reynolds successfully launched its clean cigarette, Salem Pianissimo, in Japan aiming to exploit perceived cultural characteristics such as a penchant for cleanliness, an eagerness to try new products, and social harmony. PMID:15564222

Assunta, M; Chapman, S

2004-01-01

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Royal Jelly alleviates sperm toxicity and improves in vitro fertilization outcome in Stanozolol-treated mice  

PubMed Central

Background: Stanozolol (ST) is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid often abused by athletes. An increasing body of evidence points towards the role of ST misuses in the pathogenesis of a wide range of adverse effects including reprotoxicity. Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the possible reproprotective effect of royal jelly (RJ) as an efficient antioxidant in ST-treated mice. Materials and Methods: Adult male mice were divided into four groups (n=5). Two groups of mice received ST (4.6 mg/kg/day) via gavage for 35 days. RJ was given orally to one of these groups at the dose level of 100 mg/kg body weight per day synchronously. Untreated control group and RJ-only treated group were also included. Epididymal sperm characteristics and in vitro fertilizing capacity were evaluated after 35 days. Results: ST treatment caused a significant (p<0.05) decrease in sperm count and motility and fertilization rate along with poor blastocyst formation and increased sperm DNA damage. Moreover, the incidence of apoptosis and abnormality in spermatozoa was significantly (p<0.05) higher in ST-exposed mice than those of control. The above-mentioned parameters were restored to near normal level by RJ co-administration. Conclusion: Data from the current study suggest that RJ has a potential repro-protective action against ST-induced reproductive toxicity in mice. However, clinical studies are warranted to investigate such an effect in human subjects. PMID:25653671

Shalizar Jalali, Ali; Najafi, Gholamreza; Hosseinchi, Mohammadreza; Sedighnia, Ashkan

2015-01-01

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Errors from Rayleigh-Jeans approximation in satellite microwave radiometer calibration systems.  

PubMed

The advanced technology microwave sounder (ATMS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) satellite is a total power radiometer and scans across the track within a range of ±52.77° from nadir. It has 22 channels and measures the microwave radiation at either quasi-vertical or quasi-horizontal polarization from the Earth's atmosphere. The ATMS sensor data record algorithm employed a commonly used two-point calibration equation that derives the earth-view brightness temperature directly from the counts and temperatures of warm target and cold space, and the earth-scene count. This equation is only valid under Rayleigh-Jeans (RJ) approximation. Impacts of RJ approximation on ATMS calibration biases are evaluated in this study. It is shown that the RJ approximation used in ATMS radiometric calibration results in errors on the order of 1-2 K. The error is also scene count dependent and increases with frequency. PMID:23338200

Weng, Fuzhong; Zou, Xiaolei

2013-01-20

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Origin and function of the major royal jelly proteins of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) as members of the yellow gene family.  

PubMed

In the honeybee, Apis mellifera, the queen larvae are fed with a diet exclusively composed of royal jelly (RJ), a secretion of the hypopharyngeal gland of young worker bees that nurse the brood. Up to 15% of RJ is composed of proteins, the nine most abundant of which have been termed major royal jelly proteins (MRJPs). Although it is widely accepted that RJ somehow determines the fate of a female larva and in spite of considerable research efforts, there are surprisingly few studies that address the biochemical characterisation and functions of these MRJPs. Here we review the research on MRJPs not only in honeybees but in hymenopteran insects in general and provide metadata analyses on genome organisation of mrjp genes, corroborating previous reports that MRJPs have important functions for insect development and not just a nutritional value for developing honeybee larvae. PMID:23855350

Buttstedt, Anja; Moritz, Robin F A; Erler, Silvio

2014-05-01

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Resistance to the mainlandization of criminal justice practices: a barrier to the development of restorative justice in Hong Kong.  

PubMed

This article examines the political and legal barriers to introducing restorative justice (RJ) in Hong Kong. It argues that the processes involved in RJ may be in conflict with the rule of law, which is regarded by the citizens of Hong Kong as sacrosanct in their resistance to the "mainlandization" of criminal justice practices after China resumed sovereignty of Hong Kong. It is argued that, because it could admit such potentially harmful Chinese criminal justice concepts as "rule by the people," "absence of the presumption of innocence," "leniency for self-confession and severity for resistance," and "toeing the party line," RJ would be devoid of any restorative substance and could breach the principles of due process. PMID:21490000

Lo, T Wing

2012-06-01

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Rapid assessment of cardiac contractility on a home bathroom scale.  

PubMed

Analyzing systolic time intervals-specifically the preejection-period (PEP)-is widely accepted as one of the few methods for the noninvasive assessment of cardiac contractility. In this paper, we investigated the ballistocardiogram (BCG) as a way to noninvasively measure myocardial contractility when combined with the ECG. Specifically, we derived a parameter from the BCG and ECG that we hypothesized would be highly correlated to PEP. This is the time delay between the J-wave peak of the BCG and the R-wave of the ECG, which we refer to as the RJ interval. The RJ interval was correlated to PEP (r(2) = 0.86) for 2126 heartbeats across ten subjects, with a y-intercept of 138 ms and slope of 1.05. This suggests that the RJ interval can be reliably used as a noninvasive assessment of cardiac contractility. PMID:21843998

Etemadi, Mozziyar; Inan, Omer T; Giovangrandi, Laurent; Kovacs, Gregory T A

2011-11-01

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Royal jelly (honey bee) is a potential antioxidant against cadmium-induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in albino mice.  

PubMed

Cadmium (Cd) is a highly toxic heavy metal that induces genotoxic damage in the body. Besides, Cd induces oxidative damage in various tissues by altering antioxidant defence enzymes system. In this study, we investigated the protective role of royal jelly (RJ) on Cd-induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in mice. For this aim, the micronucleus (MN) test in erythrocytes and exfoliated cells of buccal mucosa and the chromosome aberration (CA) test in bone marrow cells were applied. In addition, the levels of reduced glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were evaluated in the liver and kidneys. Thirty-six animals were divided into six groups: the control group received distilled water alone, whereas mice in the treatment groups received RJ alone (100 and 250 mg/kg of body weight), Cd alone (2 mg/kg of body weight), and RJ+Cd. Cd toxicity resulted in a significant (P < .05) increase in CAs, abnormal metaphase number, and MN formation. Cd also caused a decrease in mitotic index. Oral administration of RJ at two doses (100 and 250 mg/kg of body weight) showed significant (P < .05) suppression of mutagenic effects of Cd. Moreover, Cd-induced oxidative damage caused a significant decrease in GSH level and a significant increase in MDA level in the liver and kidneys. Treatment with two doses of RJ caused a significant recovery in antioxidant status of GSH and a significant inhibition of MDA production. It could be concluded that RJ has a protective role against Cd-induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in mice, due to its antioxidant effects. PMID:20041783

Cavu?o?lu, Külti?in; Yapar, Kür?ad; Yalçin, Emine

2009-12-01

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Effect of Royal Jelly on Formalin Induced-Inflammation in Rat Hind Paw  

PubMed Central

Background: Royal Jelly (RJ), a food item secreted by worker honeybees, is a mixture that contains protein, glucose, lipid, vitamins, and minerals; it is widely used as a commercial medical product. Previous studies have shown that RJ has a number of physiological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiallergic and antioxidant activities. Objectives: In the present study, the anti-inflammatory properties of RJ were investigated in formalin-induced rat paw edema. Materials and Methods: In this study, 30 male Wistar albino rats were divided into five equal groups (n = 6) as follows: test groups received different doses (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg, ip) of RJ and a negative control group received normal saline (5 mL/kg) and a positive control group received aspirin (300 mg/kg, i.p). Edema was induced on the right hind paw of the rat by a subplantar injection of 100 µL of formalin (2.5%) after 30 minutes. Paw edema was measured in the rats received the drugs, saline and aspirin before and after the formalin injection during 5 hours, using a plethysmometer. Results: The results showed that RJ has a dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effect and the highest anti-inflammatory effect was observed in the doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg. Conclusions: Royal jelly has potent anti-inflammatory effects compared to aspirin and it could be used in the treatment of inflammation. However, further studies are required to determine the active components in RJ responsible for this effect and its mechanism of action. PMID:25866724

Arzi, Ardeshir; Olapour, Samaneh; Yaghooti, Hamid; Sistani Karampour, Neda

2015-01-01

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Novel vasotocin-regulated aquaporins expressed in the ventral skin of semiaquatic anuran amphibians: evolution of cutaneous water-absorbing mechanisms.  

PubMed

Until now, it was believed that only one form of arginine vasotocin (AVT)-regulated aquaporin (AQP) existed to control water absorption from the ventral skin of semiaquatic anuran amphibians, eg, AQP-rj3(a) in Rana japonica. In the present study, we have identified a novel form of ventral skin-type AQP, AQP-rj3b, in R. japonica by cDNA cloning. The oocyte swelling assay confirmed that AQP-rj3b can facilitate water permeability. Both AQP-rj3a and AQP-rj3b were expressed abundantly in the ventral hindlimb skin and weakly in the ventral pelvic skin. For the hindlimb skin, water permeability was increased in response to AVT, although the hydroosmotic response was not statistically significant in the pelvic skin. Isoproterenol augmented water permeability of the hindlimb skin, and the response was inhibited by propranolol. These events were well correlated with the intracellular trafficking of the AQPs. Immunohistochemistry showed that both AQP-rj3 proteins were translocated from the cytoplasmic pool to the apical membrane of principal cells in the first-reacting cell layer of the hindlimb skin after stimulation with AVT and/or isoproterenol. The type-b AQP was also found in R. (Lithobates) catesbeiana and R. (Pelophylax) nigromaculata. Molecular phylogenetic analysis indicated that the type-a is closely related to ventral skin-type AQPs from aquatic Xenopus, whereas the type-b is closer to the AQPs from terrestrial Bufo and Hyla, suggesting that the AQPs from terrestrial species are not the orthologue of the AQPs from aquatic species. Based on these results, we propose a model for the evolution of cutaneous water-absorbing mechanisms in association with AQPs. PMID:24654785

Saitoh, Yasunori; Ogushi, Yuji; Shibata, Yuki; Okada, Reiko; Tanaka, Shigeyasu; Suzuki, Masakazu

2014-06-01

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SPOLM 2008 ISSN 1806-3632 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 05 e 06 de agosto de 2008. ANLISE DE UM ALGORITMO DE OTIMIZAO DE REDES DE  

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ALGORITMO DE OTIMIZAÇÃO DE REDES DE FILAS FINITAS Helinton A. L. Barbosa Departamento de Estatística ­ ICEx de espera em redes de filas finitas gerais com servidores múltiplos. Um método de aproximação é utilizado para estimar o desempenho da rede de filas e um algoritmo iterativo de busca é empregado para

Cruz, Frederico

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Landslide Susceptibility Analysis by the comparison and integration of Random Forest and Logistic Regression methods; application to the disaster of Nova Friburgo - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (January 2011)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study of landslide susceptibility by multivariate statistical methods is based on finding a quantitative relationship between controlling factors and landslide occurrence. Such studies have become popular in the last few decades thanks to the development of geographic information systems (GIS) software and the related improved data management. In this work we applied a statistical approach to an area of high landslide susceptibility mainly due to its tropical climate and geological-geomorphological setting. The study area is located in the south-east region of Brazil that has frequently been affected by flood and landslide hazard, especially because of heavy rainfall events during the summer season. In this work we studied a disastrous event that occurred on January 11th and 12th of 2011, which involved Região Serrana (the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro State) and caused more than 5000 landslides and at least 904 deaths. In order to produce susceptibility maps, we focused our attention on an area of 93,6 km2 that includes Nova Friburgo city. We utilized two different multivariate statistic methods: Logistic Regression (LR), already widely used in applied geosciences, and Random Forest (RF), which has only recently been applied to landslide susceptibility analysis. With reference to each mapping unit, the first method (LR) results in a probability of landslide occurrence, while the second one (RF) gives a prediction in terms of % of area susceptible to slope failure. With this aim in mind, a landslide inventory map (related to the studied event) has been drawn up through analyses of high-resolution GeoEye satellite images, in a GIS environment. Data layers of 11 causative factors have been created and processed in order to be used as continuous numerical or discrete categorical variables in statistical analysis. In particular, the logistic regression method has frequent difficulties in managing numerical continuous and discrete categorical variables together; therefore in our work we tried different methods to process categorical variables , until we obtained a statistically significant model. The outcomes of the two statistical methods (RF and LR) have been tested with a spatial validation and gave us two susceptibility maps. The significance of the models is quantified in terms of Area Under ROC Curve (AUC resulted in 0.81 for RF model and in 0.72 for LR model). In the first instance, a graphical comparison of the two methods shows a good correspondence between them. Further, we integrated results in a unique susceptibility map which maintains both information of probability of occurrence and % of area of landslide detachment, resulting from LR and RF respectively. In fact, in view of a landslide susceptibility classification of the study area, the former is less accurate but gives easily classifiable results, while the latter is more accurate but the results can be only subjectively classified. The obtained "integrated" susceptibility map preserves information about the probability that a given % of area could fail for each mapping unit.

Esposito, Carlo; Barra, Anna; Evans, Stephen G.; Scarascia Mugnozza, Gabriele; Delaney, Keith

2014-05-01

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Simulated Extreme Prepitation Indices over Northeast Brasil in Current Climate and Future Scenarios RCP4.5 and RCP8.5  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, we analyzed extreme precipitation indices, for present and future modeled climates over Northeast of Brazil (NEB), from CORDEX simulations over the domain of Tropical Americas. The period for the model validation was from 1989-2007, using data from the European Center (ECWMF) Reanalysis, ERA-INTERIM, as input to drive the regional model (RAMS 6.0). Reanalysis data were assimilated via both lateral boundaries and the entire domain (a much weaker "central nudging"). Six indices of extreme precipitation were calculated over NEB: the average number of days above 10, 20 and 30 mm in one year (R10, R20, R30), the number of consecutive dry days (CDD), the number of consecutive wet days (CWD) and the maximum rainfall in five consecutive days (RX5). Those indices were compared against two independent databases: MERRA (Modern Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications) and TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission). After validation, climate simulations were performed for the present climate (1985-2005) and short-term (2015-2035), mid-term (2045-2065) and long-term (2079 to 2099) future climates for two scenarios: RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5, nesting RAMS into HadGEM2-ES global model (a participant of CMIP5). Along with the indices, we also calculated Probability Distribution Functions (PDFs) to study the behavior of daily precipitation in the present and by the end of the 21st century (2079 to 2099) to assess possible changes under RCPs 4.5 and 8.5. The regional model is capable of representing relatively well the extreme precipitation indices for current climate, but there is some difficulties in performing a proper validation since the observed databases disagree significantly. Future projections show significant changes in most extreme indices. Rnn generally tend to increase, especially under RCP8.5. More significant changes are projected for the long-term period, under RCP8.5, which shows a pronounced R30 enhancement over northern states. CDD tends to decrease over most of NEB in the short but this trend is reverted toward the end of the century in both scenarios with a significant increase in the duration of the dry season over Northwestern and Eastern NEB (exceeding 50 days over certain areas), whereas projected CWD changes are smaller. Rx5 shows a general increasing trend especially in the long term period,under RCP8.5.

Wender Santiago Marinho, Marcos; Araújo Costa, Alexandre; Cassain Sales, Domingo; Oliveira Guimarães, Sullyandro; Mariano da Silva, Emerson; das Chagas Vasconcelos Júnior, Francisco

2013-04-01

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Unidade NATAL: Rua Carlos Serrano, 2073 -CEP 59076-740 -Natal -RN -BRASIL -FONE: (84) 3204 9100 -PEDIDO DE COTAO ELETRNICA N 053/2012  

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software o Usuários do Mac®: Mac OS X 10.5x ou superior Navegador Apple Safari 3 ou superior para ver o), pontes de áudio, reprodutores iTunesTM, porta-retratos, TVs ligadas na rede, etc. o Software incluso instalar o software o Usuários do Linux®: Linux: Redhat 9, Enterprise 4/5, Gentoo, Mandrake 10, Devian 4

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First results of the Radioactive Ion Beam facility in Brasil (RIBRAS): Elastic scattering of 6He and 8Li beams on light and medium mass targets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A double superconducting solenoid system (RIBRAS) for the production of secondary light exotic nuclear beams was installed at the São Paulo Pelletron Laboratory of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. The two solenoids are presently operating in one of the beam lines of the 8 MV Tandem Accelerator. Secondary beams of 8Li and 6He were produced using a 7Li primary beam and a production target of 9Be. These beams were impinged on targets of 27Al, 51V and 197Au and the scattered radioactive nuclei were detected in Si telescopes. Elastic scattering angular distributions were measured at several energies close and above the Coulomb barrier. The angular distributions were analysed with optical potentials and reaction cross sections were obtained from the optical model calculations.

Lépine-Szily, A.; Lichtenthäler, R.; Ribras Collaboration

2007-05-01

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Impact of vinasse application in the C and N in the soils cultivaded with sugarcane in South Brasil, using Isotopic Technique  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main anthropogenic sources in the environment are fertilizers, pesticides, biomass burning, vehicle emissions, and disposal of urban and industrial waste. Vinasse is characterized as a residual of sugarcane distillery effluent with high concentrations of potassium and organic matter. The environmental impact caused by its use in the vinasse is modification chemical and physical properties in the soil and water. For this, the isotopic technique can be a powerful tool to understand the biogeochemical cycling of light elements (C and N). Some environmental studies have been conducted involving isotopic characterization of Carbon and Nitrogen in soil. Several soils cultivated with sugarcane of different regions of São Paulo state, Brazil, were analyzed to perform the isotopic characterization. The study area was selected where soil management is by mechanical harvesting of sugarcane and vinasse application. The area was divided into three parts: control (without cultivation); after mechanical harvesting of sugarcane; after mechanical harvesting of sugarcane and vinasse application. Three days after the harvest of sugarcane the vinasse was applied and sampling of soil surface was carried out in two periods of 7 and 30 days after application of vinasse. The isotopic determination in the sample soil and concentration of C and N was by IRMS, Thermo Delta Plus, allowing simultaneous determination of 13C/12C isotope ratios (?13C) and 15N/14N (?15N). The results of the C and N concentration in the vinasse applied were average values 2.52% and 0.02% and isotopic values of 13C and 15N were -14.1‰ and 5.2‰. The results for the C concentration of the three areas in two periods showed values around 0.86 to 1.01%. The 13C isotopic values were -16.8 to -15.0‰, demonstrating the predominant cultivation in the region in relation to ?13C values of C4 plant (sugarcane). The results of N analysis were 0.08 to 0.10% and 15N isotope analysis, showing values ranging from 7.9 to 8.5‰. No significant variation in concentration of N and C in three study areas was observed. Considering 13C and 15N isotopic characterization independent of management, there was noted no isotopic fractionation by microbial activity. The results evidenced that the addition of vinasse in the soil did not increase the concentration of C and N does not represent a source of C and N. Furthermore, the isotopic technique can be applied in studies involving biogeochemical cycling, aiming to identify progress or setbacks in the quality of soil and possible impact in ecosystem.

Rossete, A. M.; Medeiros, G. G.; Adorno, F. C.; Possignolo, N. V.; Moreira, M. Z.; Camargo, P. B.

2013-12-01

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Anais XI SBSR, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, 05 -10 abril 2003, INPE, p. 2193 -2200. MAPSAR: A NEW L-BAND SPACEBORNE SAR MISSION FOR ASSESSMENT  

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of weather or sun light is particularly important for regions of the planet that present restrictions) mission for Earth Observation. MAPSAR is the result of a joint pre-phase A study made by INPE and DLR of weather conditions for assessment, management and monitoring natural (renewable and non

Domingues, Margarete Oliveira

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Níveis de mercúrio em peixes consumidos pela comunidade indígena de Sai Cinza na Reserva Munduruku, Município de Jacareacanga, Estado do Pará, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated fish consumption and mercury levels in fish consumed by an in- digenous community in the State of Pará. Eighty fish samples were collected (barbado, surubim, traíra, tucunaré, piranha, aruanã, caratinga, aracu, mandiá, jandiá, and pacu). Mercury analy- sis was performed using a Mercury Analyzer HG-3500. Average mercury concentration in carniv- orous species was 0.293 µg\\/g (SD =

Edilson da Silva Brabo; Elisabeth de Oliveira Santos; Iracina Maura de Jesus; Artur Fernando Mascarenhas; Kleber Freitas Faial

1999-01-01

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Teores de ácido anacárdico em pedúnculos de cajueiro Anacardium microcarpum e em oito clones de Anacardium occidentale var. nanum disponíveis no Nordeste do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anacardic acid, a phenolic compound present in cashew apple and in some medicinal plants, is being associated to some specific biological effects. The purpose of this work was to determine anacardic acid content in peduncles of A. microcarpum and eight clones of A. occidentale from Northeastern Brazil, evaluating some physical-chemical and sensory characteristics of these peduncles. Cashew apples from BRS

Tânia da Silveira Agostini-Costa; Katiane Arrais Jales; Deborah dos Santos Garruti; Viviane Azevedo Padilha; Jedaias Batista de Lima; Maria de Jesus Aguiar; João Rodrigues de Paiva

2004-01-01

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A Educacao dos Portadores de Necessidades Especiais no Brasil no Periodo de 1910 a 1949 (Education of Those with Special Needs in Brazil from 1920 to 1949).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines education given to those with special needs in Brazil from 1910-1949. Shows the dichotomy of meanings in which the education of special needs persons during that period, besides being marked by concepts related to the exclusion paradigm, already indicated signs of respect for diversity and civil rights. (BT)

Marques, Carlos Alberto; Santiago, Mylene Cristina; de Moura, Simone Moreira

2000-01-01

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Dating human occupation at Toca do Serrote das Moendas, São Raimundo Nonato, Piauí-Brasil by electron spin resonance and optically stimulated luminescence.  

PubMed

Excavation of Toca do Serrote das Moendas, in Piauí state, Brazil revealed a great quantity of fossil wild fauna associated with human remains. In particular, fossils of a cervid (Blastocerus dichotomus) were found, an animal frequently pictured in ancient rock wall paintings. In a well-defined stratum, two loose teeth of this species were found in close proximity to human bones. The teeth were independently dated by electron spin resonance (ESR) in two laboratories. The ages obtained for the teeth were 29 ± 3 ka (thousands of years) and 24 ± 1 ka. The concretion layer capping this stratum was dated by optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) of the quartz grains to 21 ± 3 ka. As these values were derived independently in three different laboratories, using different methods and equipment, these results are compelling evidence of early habitation in this area. PMID:25456825

Kinoshita, Angela; Skinner, Anne R; Guidon, Niede; Ignacio, Elaine; Felice, Gisele Daltrini; Buco, Cristiane de A; Tatumi, Sonia; Yee, Márcio; Figueiredo, Ana Maria Graciano; Baffa, Oswaldo

2014-12-01

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[The therapeutic community for recuperation from addiction to alcohol and other drugs in Brasil: in line with or running counter to psychiatric reform?].  

PubMed

In the second half of the last century a revolutionary movement began in the world mental health scenario, namely Psychiatric Reform. At the same juncture, the concept was also put forward for Therapeutic Communities, which would later become the tried and tested model for treatment of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. However, due to the alarming increase of this problem in Brazil, as well as the absence of public policies to address the problem, there was an indiscriminate proliferation of chemical dependency internment locations that, despite calling themselves Therapeutic Communities, in no way resembled the initial model proposed. These places featured inhuman and iatrogenic practices, very similar to those criticized by the Psychiatric Reform movement, which consequently discredited the Therapeutic Community model. This article seeks to demonstrate, through bibliographic research, how the conceptual and methodological bases of Psychiatric Reform closely resemble the Therapeutic Communities movement, having appeared at the same time and for the same reason, and how the lack of control and regulation of chemical dependency internment locations in Brazil has contributed to the current disrepute of this model. PMID:24863833

Perrone, Pablo Andrés Kurlander

2014-02-01

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Ocorrência sazonal e reprodução do socó-caranguejeiro Nyctanassa violacea no estuário da Lagoa dos Patos (RS, Brasil), novo limite sul da sua distribuição geográfica  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seasonal occurrence and breeding of the Yellow Crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea in the Patos Lagoon estuary (RS, Brazil): the new southern geographic range of the species. The aim of this note is to report the seasonal occurrence and breeding of Nyctanassa violacea in the Patos Lagoon estuary, southern Brazil, its new southernmost area of occurrence. The Pólvora Island, located

Dimas Gianuca

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Perfil epidemiológico do suicídio no extremo oeste do estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil Epidemiological profile of suicide in the west of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: The State of Santa Catarina is located in Southern Brazil. The suicide rate in this state is one of the largest in the country. Preliminary studies showed that the westernmost region of Santa Catarina has the largest rate in the state. Descriptive studies about suicide epidemiological profile in this area are not available. Method: A descriptive study of suicide

Ricardo Schmitt; Maria Gabriela Lang; João Quevedo; Talita Colombo

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Diversidade de Lepidoptera (Papilionoidea e Hesperioidea) em dois fragmentos de floresta no município de Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Diversity of Lepidoptera (Papilionoidea e Hesperioidea) in two fragments in Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. A systematic survey was carried out in two localities of the Municipal District of Frederico Westphalen, fragment of Villa Faguense and Schoenstatt's Sanctuary, situated 1,500 m apart, from March 2005 to April 2006. In 140 hours of sampling, 3123 individuals, distributed in

Ricardo Giovenardi; Rocco Alfredo Di Mare; Jonas Sponchiado; Suelem H. Roani; Fábio A. F. Jacomassa; Augusto B. Jung; Mirian A. Porn

2008-01-01

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Estimation of atmospheric turbidity and surface radiative parameters using broadband clear sky solar irradiance models in Rio de Janeiro-Brasil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main goal of this paper is to estimate a set of optimal seasonal, daily, and hourly values of atmospheric turbidity and surface radiative parameters Ångström's turbidity coefficient (?), Ångström's wavelength exponent (?), aerosol single scattering albedo (? o ), forward scatterance (F c ) and average surface albedo (? g ), using the Brute Force multidimensional minimization method to minimize the difference between measured and simulated solar irradiance components, expressed as cost functions. In order to simulate the components of short-wave solar irradiance (direct, diffuse and global) for clear sky conditions, incidents on a horizontal surface in the Metropolitan Area of Rio de Janeiro (MARJ), Brazil (22° 51' 27? S, 43° 13' 58? W), we use two parameterized broadband solar irradiance models, called CPCR2 and Iqbal C, based on synoptic information. The meteorological variables such as precipitable water (u w ) and ozone concentration (u o ) required by the broadband solar models were obtained from moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on Terra and Aqua NASA platforms. For the implementation and validation processes, we use global and diffuse solar irradiance data measured by the radiometric platform of LabMiM, located in the north area of the MARJ. The data were measured between the years 2010 and 2012 at 1-min intervals. The performance of solar irradiance models using optimal parameters was evaluated with several quantitative statistical indicators and a subset of measured solar irradiance data. Some daily results for Ångström's wavelength exponent ? were compared with Ångström's parameter (440-870 nm) values obtained by aerosol robotic network (AERONET) for 11 days, showing an acceptable level of agreement. Results for Ångström's turbidity coefficient ?, associated with the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere, show a seasonal pattern according with increased precipitation during summer months (December-February) in the MARJ.

Flores, José L.; Karam, Hugo A.; Marques Filho, Edson P.; Pereira Filho, Augusto J.

2015-01-01

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O beat e o bit do rock brasileiro: internet, indústria fonográfica e a formação de um circuito médio para o rock no Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: Uma das principais características do rock brasileiro é que ele sempre circulou pelo mainstream fonográfico. Em cinqüenta anos de história, o rock brasileiro foi lançado por grandes gravadoras, esteve em trilhas sonoras de telenovelas, entre outros elementos típicos desse modelo de distribuição. Mas, nas últimas duas décadas, é possível notar a formação de um circuito de rock brasileiro entre

Danilo Fraga

415

Ocorrência de carrapatos em tamanduá-bandeira (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) e tamanduá-mirim (Tamandua tetradactyla) na região do Pantanal Sul Mato-Grossense, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The occurrence of ticks on anteaters in the Pantanal region, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil, between March and February 2001 is described. Tick species identified were Amblyomma cajennense (123 males and 63 females), A. parvum (35 males, 67 females) and A. nodosum (2 males), species considered as specific of anteater in its adult phase. A. cajennense was found in

João Ricardo Martins; Ísis Meri Medri; Carlos Marcos Oliveira; Alberto Guglielmone

2004-01-01

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Cidadania Negada: A Educacao como Instrumento de Combate a Pobreza no Brasil (Denial of Citizenship: Education as a Way to Fight Poverty in Brazil).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares two compensatory social/educational programs developed by the Brazilian government in the last 15 years. States that although one was formulated during the military regime and one during the present government, they both combat poverty and encourage privatization. Concludes that this promotes a process that sees education as social…

Germano, Jose Willington

1995-01-01

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Taxonomic Treatment of Solanum Section Petota (Wild Potatoes) in Catálogo de Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, y sur del Brasil)  

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Solanum section Petota (Solanaceae), which includes the cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) and its wild relatives, contains over 150 wild species distributed from the southwestern U.S.A. (38°N) to central Argentina and adjacent Chile (41°S). This catalog includes all species from the Southern Con...

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4 Jornada de Educao em Sensoriamento Remoto no mbito do Mercosul 11 a 13 de agosto de 2004 So Leopoldo, RS, Brasil UTILIZAO DE SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO COMO  

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) 39229618 / (12) 97635841 Email- sufransi@ig.com.br ABSTRACT According to the educational policies educators High School (E E Profª Dinorá Pereira Ramos Brito), at Environmental Education discipline. The specific of the trash volume and mainly their responsibility at all this context as citizen. 1. INTRODUÇÃO Este projeto

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O IMPACTO DO COMÉRCIO INTERNACIONAL, DA MUDANÇA TECNOLÓGICA E DA DEMANDA FINAL NA ESTRUTURA DE EMPREGO, POR NÍVEL DE QUALIFICAÇÃO, NO BRASIL, 1985-19951  

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This article examines the impact of trade liberalization, technological change and final demand on employment structure by skill level, in Brazil, in between 1985 and 1995. In the light of the Heckscher-Ohlin model, we decompose the employment change, using input-output and PNAD data. The results show relative change on the employment structure in favor of the skilled workers, caused by

Katy Maia

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Valor econômico e sociocultural do ecoturismo e das atividades recreacionais providas pela Área de Proteção Ambiental Serra de São José (MG - Brasil) 1  

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This article estimates the current economic and socio-cultural value of some market and non-market components of ecosystem goods and services provided by São José Mountain (Brazil), and introduces willingness to work voluntarily as a valuation methodology. Located in historic and colonial cities like Tiradentes and São João del Rei, Minas Gerais State (which confers ethical, aesthetic and heritage values), its

Eneida M. G. Campos

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Barreiras a superar na gestão descentralizada, participativa e integrada das águas no Brasil Barriers to overcome in the decentralized , participative and integrated management of waters in Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decentralized, integrated and participatory management of water resources in Brazil was established by the Law 9.433\\/97, called Law of the Waters, at the National level. This juridical mark establishes national parameters for the implantation of a system that imposes deep alterations to the traditional watershed way - centralized, technical and bureaucratic. The decentralization and the direct participation of the

Adonai Telese; Marcelo Milano; Falcão Vieira

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Determinação de coberturas de alteração intempérica com imagens TM\\/Landsat e dados pedogeoquímicos, na região do Vale do Paraíba, SP, Brasil  

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This study was performed at the Upper and Middle Rio Paraíba do Sul valley, localized at the eastern border of São Paulo State. Its objective was to develop a systematic evaluation of the physical environment (Geology, Geomorphology and Soils), using spatial attributes of TM Landsat images. The technique used consisted of an analysis of the textural characteristics of relief and

TOMOYUKI OHARA; JAIRO ROBERTO JIMÉNEZ; TAVARES DE MATTOS

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Caracterização de risco de déficit hídrico nas regiões produtoras de soja no Brasil Characterization of the water deficit for brazilian soybean producing regions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current globalized agro-scenario, increments in yield and reductions in costs and in risks of failure became basic requirements to the competitiveness. Increased efficiency in the use of resources and inputs, improved quality of farm products and preserved environments are challenges of the modern agriculture. Tools for helping the decision making process are essential to tackle these challenges and

José Renato Bouças Farias; Eduardo Delgado Assad; Ivan Rodrigues de Almeida; Balbino Antônio; Cláudio Lazzarotto; Norman Neumaier; Alexandre Lima Nepomuceno

2001-01-01

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Utilização de imagens do satélite CBERS-2 na atualização do sistema de informação de recursos hídricos do estado do Ceará, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, there is a substantial deficit in the Bra zilian cartography, in terms of updating and generation of new maps and charts. Twenty-five percent of the Brazilian territory, including Amazon, st ill do not have charts in the 1:100.000 scale. The coverage is considerably less if the scale raises, for example to 1:25.000 scale, absent in 99 % of the

Guilherme Marques; Marcus Vinícius; Chagas da Silva

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Living on the edge: Social and environmental exclusion in the periphery of São Paulo, Brazil Vivendo no limite: Exclusão social e ambiental na periferia de São Paulo, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brazil is known for its exuberant affluence next to acute poverty. Most of the government programs that have tackled the issue in the past have failed to eradicate this condition on a broad scale. Widespread no- and low-income neighbourhoods in metropolitan peripheries are a visual example for this. Over centuries historically rooted disadvantage and exploitation have reiterated neopatrimonial conditions. Public

Jutta Gutberlet

2006-01-01

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Análise preliminar da dinâmica de implantação de pivôs de irrigação central, de 1985- 2005 na bacia hidrográfica do Alto rio das Mortes - MT, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Present study aims the assessment of the spatio-temporal dynamics of the implantation of center pivot irrigations between 1985-2005 in the upper Rio das Mortes watershed, Mato Grosso state, in order to subsidy decision making in environmental licensing and water resource management. For the mapping, a total of 23 images from the Landsat 5 (E)TM (1985; 1990; 1995 e 2000, scenes

Suzy Mara Klemp

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Mental health research in Brazil: policies, infrastructure, financing and human resources A pesquisa em saúde mental no Brasil: políticas, infra-estrutura, financiamento e recursos humanos  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this descriptive study was to map mental health research in Brazil, providing an overview of infrastructure, financing and policies mental health research. As part of the Atlas-Research Project, a WHO initiative to map mental health research in selected low and middle-income countries, this study was carried out between 1998 and 2002. Data collection strategies included evaluation of

Jair de Jesus Maria; Rodrigo A Bressana; Naomar Almeida-Filho; Jerônimo Gerolin; Pratap Sharan; Shekhar Saxena

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Fsica da UFRGS conquista Prmio L'Oral-Unesco O Brasil um dos vencedores do 15o Prmio L'Oral-Unesco  

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, do Instituto Nacional de Padrões e Tecnologia e da Universidade de Colorado em Boulder, nos Estados a medicina ou para novas fontes de energia". Marcia Barbosa, por sua vez, entrou na seleta lista por

Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

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L2 Norm Estimation Piotr Indyk  

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is equal to E[Z2] = E[i,j rixirjxj] = i,j xi x j E[rirj] · We have ­ For ij, E[rirj] = E[ri] E[rj] =0 ­ term disappears ­ For i=j, E[rirj] =1 · Therefore E[Z2] = i xi 2 =||x||2 2 (unbiased estimator) #12 expectation= i xi 4 ­ 6 i (ri rj xixj )2 expectation= 6i xi 2 xj 2 ­ Terms involving single multiplier ri

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ASSESSMENT OF TECHNETIUM LEACHABILITY IN CEMENT STABILIZED BASIN 43 GROUNDWATER BRINE  

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This report is an initial report on the laboratory effort executed under RPP-PLAN-33338, Test Plan for the Assessment of Technetium Leachability in Cement-Stabilized Basin 43 Groundwater Brine. This report delineates preliminary data obtained under subcontract 21065, release 30, from the RJ Lee Group, Inc., Center for Laboratory Sciences. The report is predicated on CLS RPT-816, Draft Report: Assessment of Technetium Leachability in Cement Stabilized Basin 43 Groundwater Brine. This document will be revised on receipt of the final RJ Lee Group, Inc., Center for Laboratory Sciences report, which will contain data subjected to quality control and quality assurance criteria.

COOKE GA; DUNCAN JB; LOCKREM LL

2008-09-30

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STATO NOME SEDE Promotori Posti disponibili  

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pagamento di una tassa (c.a. US$ 100 - cfr. accordo al 09/11/2011 sono 400R$) BRASILE UEL - UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE LONDRINA Giovanni Conti 2 LM http://www.uel.br/ari/ BRASILE UFPR - UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO

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Uma Abordagem Sistemtica de Prototipao Colaborativa para a Criao de Tangveis  

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Depto. Informática PUC-Rio Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (+5521)3527-1500 r.4553 dcosta@inf.puc-rio.br Denise Filippo ESDI/UERJ Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 95 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Vicente, 225 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (+5521)3527-1500 r.4553 wugulino@inf.puc-rio.br Alberto Raposo Depto

Barbosa, Alberto

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ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

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JANEIRO RUA MARQUÊS DE SÃO VICENTE, 225 - CEP 22453-900 RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL #12;Monografias em Ciência Departamento de Informática ­ PUC-Rio Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Rio de Janeiro ­ Brasil, 22453-900 {guga, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 22290-270 choren@de9.ime.br Abstract. In open multi-agent systems, in which

Endler, Markus

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Toxicidade de água e sedimentos e comunidade bentônica do estuário do rio Itanhaém, SP, Brasil: bases para a educação ambiental Water toxicity and sediments and benthic community from the estuary of the Itanhaém river, (SP Brazil): basis for environmental education Toxicidad del agua y sedimentos y comunidad béntica del estuario del río Itanhaém, (SP el Brasil): base para la educación ambiental  

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DESCRITORES: Água, Toxicidade, Comunidade bentônica - Itanhaém Abstract: The Estuary of the Itanhaém River is situated at Baixada Santista, located on the Southern Coast of São Paulo State (23°50'-24°15'S; 46°35'- 47°00'W). This area is now the object of human settlements. Although the estuary seems to be low degraded, the discharge of pollutants into this river may put aquatic life in

Fernanda Voietta Pinna; Denis Moledo de; Souza Abessa; Robson Seriani; Fabiana Lima Silveira; Priscilla Romano

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Preprint: PPPL-3230, February 1997 Deuterium-tritium plasmas in novel regimes in the  

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.M. MEADE, S.S. MEDLEY, D.R. MIKKELSEN, S.V. MIRNOV,2 D. MUELLER, Y. NAGAYAMA,16 G.A. NAVRATIL,15 R. FISHER,8 R.J. FONCK,5 E.D. FREDRICKSON, G.Y. FU, H.P. FURTH, N.N. GORELENKOV,2 V.YA. GOLOBOROD'KO,10 B

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PPPL3217, Preprint: November 1996, UC420, 426 PHYSICS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE DEUTERIUMTRITIUM  

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, G. MCKEE, 6 D.M. MEADE, S.S. MEDLEY, R. MIKA, D.R. MIKKELSEN, S.V. MIRNOV, 3 D. MUELLER, Y. NAGAYAMA. DUONG, 10 P.C. EFTHIMION, D. ERNST, 11 H. EVENSON, 6 N.J. FISCH, R. FISHER, 10 R.J. FONCK, 6 C. FOREST

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PPPL-3217, Preprint: November 1996, UC-420, 426 PHYSICS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE DEUTERIUM-TRITIUM  

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, G. MCKEE, 6 D.M. MEADE, S.S. MEDLEY, R. MIKA, D.R. MIKKELSEN, S.V. MIRNOV, 3 D. MUELLER, Y. NAGAYAMA. DUONG, 10 P.C. EFTHIMION, D. ERNST, 11 H. EVENSON, 6 N.J. FISCH, R. FISHER, 10 R.J. FONCK, 6 C. FOREST

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Preprint: PPPL3230, February 1997 PPPL3230 Preprint: February 1997, UC420, 421, 426  

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.S. MEDLEY, D.R. MIKKELSEN, S.V. MIRNOV, 2 D. MUELLER, Y. NAGAYAMA, 16 G.A. NAVRATIL, 15 R. NAZIKIAN, M, 8 P.C. EFTHIMION, D. ERNST, 9 H. EVENSON, 5 N.J. FISCH, R. FISHER, 8 R.J. FONCK, 5 E.D. FREDRICKSON

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PPPL3197, Preprint: October 1996, UC420, 421, 424, 425, 426 REVIEW OF DT RESULTS FROM TFTR  

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Kee, 8 D.M. Meade, S.S. Medley, D.R. Mikkelsen, S.V. Mirnov, 9 D. Mueller, G. Navratil, 14 R. Nazikian, B. Dorland, L. Dudek, H. Duong, 7 R. Durst, 8 P.C. Efthimion, H. Evenson 8 N. Fisch, R. Fisher, 7 R.J. Fonck

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6 0 o p r a h . c o m o c t o b e r 2 0 1 1 LifeLive Your  

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in love." As the multimedia specialist for the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program (RJD body. Nothing beats having a job. my mother was a stay-at- home mom until I was about 11, when she got. When you love what you do, you bring that stimulation back to your family. Exercise is the best escape

Miami, University of

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Macroinvertebrates associated with Chara in a tropical coastal lagoon (Imboassica lagoon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Imboassica lagoon is an urban coastal lagoon located in the municipality of Macaé (RJ), which has been exposed to a process of artificial eutrophication through the inflow of untreated sewage, as well as artificial openings of the sandbar that separates it from the ocean, provoking drastic modifications in this ecosystem. The sampling for the analysis of the community of macroinvertebrates

Edélti Faria Albertoni; Cleber Palma-Silva; Francisco de Assis Esteves

2001-01-01

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1040-6182(94)110tO4-1 Quaternary International, Vol. 26, pp. 43-47, 1995.  

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.00 RADIOMETRIC FINGERPRINTING OF SEDIMENTS ON THE DUTCH, GERMAN AND DANISH COASTS R.J. de Meijer* and J in Dutch beach sands include garnet, zircon, epidote, ilmenite and magnetite (De Meijer et al., 1990 concentration than light minerals (De Meijer et al., 1990). This large difference allows the detection of heavy

Donoghue, Joseph

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Vacuum packing: a model system for laboratory-scale silage fermentations  

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Vacuum packing: a model system for laboratory-scale silage fermentations H.E. Johnson1 , R.J. Merry-scale silage studies. Methods and Results: Using perennial ryegrass or red clover forage, similar fermentations settings (initial packing densities of 0Ã?397, 0Ã?435, 0Ã?492 and 0Ã?534 g cm)3 ) on the silage fermentation

Griffith, Gareth

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THE EFFECT OF AN INSECT CHITIN SYNTHESIS INHIBITOR ON HONEY BEES  

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THE EFFECT OF AN INSECT CHITIN SYNTHESIS INHIBITOR ON HONEY BEES E.W. HERBERT, Jr. R.J. ARGAUER * H-flying colonies of honey bees. Brood rearing was temporarily terminated for a period of 2-3 weeks depending brood cells containing older larvae or pupae. INTRODUCTION The Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Validation of an egg-injection method for embryotoxicity studies in a small, model songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)  

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, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) V. Winter a , J.E. Elliott b , R.J. Letcher c , T.D. Williams a validated an egg-injection method to study in ovo exposure to xenobiotics. " Zebra finch eggs (1 g) were Developmental effects Zebra finch Flame retardant PBDE-99 a b s t r a c t Female birds deposit or `excrete

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Technology and Health Care 9 (2001) 257267 257 Analysis of mechanical stresses within the  

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the alveolar septa leading to pulmonary edema A. Gefena , P. Halpernb , R.J. Shinerc , R.C. Schroterd and D leading to edema. Knowledge of the stress distribution within the alveolar septa would be an important step in understanding this phenomenon. A newly developed saline-filled alveolar sac model was utilized

Gefen, Amit

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Teaching Perspectives and Usage of Journal Writing by Clinical Faculty  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between teaching perspectives (TPs), faculty usage and perceptions of reflective journaling (RJ), and demographic characteristics among clinical faculty in nursing, social work, and counseling. A combination of causal-comparative and correlational designs was utilized, with stratified…

Alschuler, Mari L.

2012-01-01

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Panoramic radiographs do not accurately detect curvature of or close association with the mandibular canal of mandibular third molar roots  

Microsoft Academic Search

Original ArticleBell GW, Rodgers JM, Grime RJ, Edwards KL, Hahn MR, Dorman ML, et al. The accuracy of dental panoramic tomographs in determining the root morphology of mandibular third molar teeth before surgery. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2003;95(1):119–25.

S. Thomas Deahl

2003-01-01

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78 FR 44469 - Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes  

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...Avro 146-RJ Series AMM, Revision 104, dated April 15, 2011, to remove life limits on shock absorber assemblies, but not on the individual shock absorber components, amend life limits on MLG up-locks and door up-locks, and to...

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Theoretical Computer Science 306 (2003) 339351 www.elsevier.com/locate/tcs  

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Laber2 Informatics Department of PUC-Rio, Brazil, Rua Marqu^es de S~ao Vicente 225, EPLF, 13o andar, CEP 22453-900, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil Received 31 October 2002; received in revised form 7 April 2003 of petroleum products. It uses a directed graph G, where arcs represent pipes and nodes represent locations

Laber, Eduardo Sany

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Modeling and Optimization of Next Generation Feedstock Development for Chemical Process  

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and SustainabilityProcess Modeling and Optimization for Energy and Sustainability Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brazil July Metals Other 13% Petroleum 8% 13% Feedstock 55% · natural gas · liquefiedand Coal Products 33% Energy 45% Chemicals 24% liquefied petroleum gas · natural gas liquids Food 6%Paper 11% NMP 5% NMP

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Accelerating Benders Stochastic Decomposition for the Optimization under Uncertainty of the Petroleum Product  

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of the Petroleum Product Supply Chain F. Oliveiraa, , I.E. Grossmannb , S. Hamachera aIndustrial Engineering´avea - Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22451-900, Brazil bChemical Engineering Department - Carnegie Mellon University-stage stochastic programming model for a supply chain investment planning problem applied to the petroleum products

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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A New Characteristics-Based Numerical Method for Miscible Displacement in Heterogeneous Formations  

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in contexts such as tertiary recovery in petroleum reservoirs and contaminant transport in aquifers have^andia, Brazil y Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA 47907 z Instituto Polit#19;ecnico, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil 28601 1 #12; In this paper we

Douglas Jr., Jim

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Operator Splitting for Compressible Miscible Displacement in Porous Media  

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, relevant for tertiary recovery in petroleum reservoirs, have been related to incompressible ow problems was supported by FAPERJ and CNPq, Brazil. y Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN~ao Cient#19;#16;#12;ca, Petr#19;opolis, RJ, 25651-070, Brazil. x Instituto Polit#19;ecnico, Universidade do

Douglas Jr., Jim

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2007; 72:10951110  

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-970, Brazil. E-mail: alvaro@nacad.ufrj.br, alvaro@coc.ufrj.br Contract/grant sponsor: Petroleum National, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, P.O. Box 68506, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21945-970, Brazil SUMMARY Agency (ANP, Brazil) Contract/grant sponsor: Center for Parallel Computations (NACAD) Contract

Frey, Pascal

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Computational Geosciences 7: 115135, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.  

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Rio de Janeiro, Rua Alberto Rangel, s/n, Nova Friburgo, RJ, 28601-970, Brazil E-mail: pereira remediation and the management of petroleum reservoirs. We focus on two-phase, immiscible, incompressible flow which corresponds physically to waterflooding in a petroleum reservoir. This problem is important in its

Furtado, Fred

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3D scientific visualization of reservoir simulation post-processing  

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This paper describes a 3D visualization software designed at PETROBRAS and TecGraf/PUC-RJ in Brazil for the analysis of reservoir engineering post-processing data. It offers an advanced functional environment on graphical workstations with intuitive and ergonomic interface. Applications to real reservoir models show the enriching features of the software.

Sousa, M.C.; Miranda-Filho, D.N.

1994-12-31

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Miscible Displacement Simulation by Finite Element Methods in Distributed Memory  

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Lauro Muller 455, Botafogo, 22290­160, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil Alvaro L. G. A. Coutinho Deptamento de­970, Brazil Abstract Finite element methods taylored for large scale simulation of incompressible misci­ ble computationally intensive field in petroleum engineering. Miscible displacements which model enhanced oil recovery

Coutinho, Alvaro L. G. A.

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SIAM J. APPL. MATH. c 2006 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Vol. 66, No. 5, pp. 15121532  

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of natural gas in aquifers or in depleted petroleum reservoirs for storage purposes also result and vice versa, occurs in sec- ondary migration of hydrocarbons during the formation of petroleum Janeiro, RJ, Brazil (cschaer@fluid.impa.br, marchesi@impa.br). The research of the first and third au

Sarkis, Marcus

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ORGANIZATION, EXPRESSION AND EVOLUTION OF A DISEASE RESISTANCE GENE CLUSTER IN SOYBEAN  

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PCR amplification was previously used to identify a cluster of resistance gene analogs (RGAs) on soybean linkage group J. Resistance to powdery mildew (Rmd-c), Phytophthora stem and root rot (Rps2) and an ineffective nodulation gene (Rj2) map within this cluster. BAC fingerprinting and RGA-specifi...

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FROM ISLAND ARC TO CRATON: TIMESCALES OF CRUSTAL FORMATION ALONG THE  

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Geological Survey, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia The work on which this report is based was performed, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Saudi Geological Survey Technical Report SGS-TR-2006-6, 69 p., 4 tables, 32 figs ZONE, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA BY U.S. HARGROVE, R.J. STERN, W.R. GRIFFIN, P.R. JOHNSON, AND M

Stern, Robert J.

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How juvenile is the ArabianNubian Shield? Evidence from Nd isotopes and pre-Neoproterozoic inherited  

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-8504, Japan c Saudi Geological Survey, Box 54141, Jeddah 21514, Saudi Arabia Received 24 September 2005-Neoproterozoic inherited zircon in the Bi'r Umq suture zone, Saudi Arabia U.S. Hargrove a,, R.J. Stern a , J.-I. Kimura b: R.W. Carlson Abstract The Bi'r Umq suture zone (BUSZ) in western Saudi Arabia comprises

Stern, Robert J.

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Precambrian Research, 53 ( 1991 ) 99-118 99 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam  

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of Pan-African island arc assemblages in the southern Red Sea Hills, Sudan, and in southwestern Arabia, 75083-0688, USA cMax-Planck-lnstitutf~r Chemie, Postfach 3060, 6500 Mainz, FRG d Geological, and in southwestern Arabia as exemplified by geochemistry and geochronology. In: R.J. Stern and W.R. van Schmus

Stern, Robert J.

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Mixed-integer programming methods for supply chain optimization Christos Maravelias, University of Wisconsin -Madison  

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Mixed-integer programming methods for supply chain optimization Christos Maravelias, University of Wisconsin - Madison Mixedinteger programming methods for supply chain optimization C h r i s t o s T. M July 19-29, 2011, Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brazil #12;Mixed-integer programming methods for supply chain

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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________________________________________________________________________The MIND Institute__________________ Rebecca J. Schmidt, Ph.D.  

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Birth Defects Prevention Study (2009 Nov). Maternal caffeine consumption and risk of neural tube defects TL, Browne ML, Druschel CM, Olney RS, Murray JC (2010 Jul). Caffeine, selected metabolic gene MIND Institute__________________ 2 Schmidt RJ, Browne ML, Pessah IN (2011 Jan). Caffeine intake

Nguyen, Danh

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Simulation of root development based on the dielectric breakdown model  

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Knowing the root distribution in soil is essential for estimating water uptake by plant roots. It is difficult, however, to characterize and model undisturbed root systems. Root development in a two-dimensional potential field is simulated with the dielectric breakdown model (DBM), which implies a similarity between electric discharge and root distribution. A weighted potential gradient with an exponent rj was

O. HIROTA

1999-01-01

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Microrobot Design Using Fiber Reinforced Composites School of Engineering & Applied Sciences  

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1 Microrobot Design Using Fiber Reinforced Composites R.J. Wood School of Engineering & Applied and high-speed, low-loss joints with micron scale features required for such systems. Here we present rigid links and large angle flexure joints through a laser micromachining and lamination process. We

Wood, Robert

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS NATURE METHODS | VOL.1 NO.1 | OCTOBER 2004 | 9  

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the human vasculature by phage display. Nat. Med. 8,121­127 (2002). Chen, L. et al. Design and validationRESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS NATURE METHODS | VOL.1 NO.1 | OCTOBER 2004 | 9 important applications. "You this in high throughput. Veronique Kiermer RESEARCH PAPERS Giordano, R.J. et al. Biopanning and rapid analysis

Cai, Long

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Sunco formulation Spring 2011 Phillips  

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costs, crude oil purchases, gas sale revenues, and crude oil processing costs. The calculation of each of crude oil types. Parameters pi = price of crude oil i per barrel in dollars; rj = revenue in dollars gas type produced and each crude oil type purchased are represented by (b) and (c). The constraint (d

Phillips, David

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Toshiba recommends Windows 7 Satellite P755-0M6  

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Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Key Features Toshiba Eco Utility Toshiba USB Sleep & charge harman Stick Pro, Mini SD Card, Micro SD Card), 1x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0 RJ45, external microphone port, headphone port, RGB, HDMI Keyboard Canadian Bilingual Keyboard 102 keys with 15 Function keys Color: Tile

Saskatchewan, University of

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Toshiba recommends Windows 7 Satellite P755-0CN  

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Windows® 7 Home Premium Key Features Toshiba Eco Utility Toshiba USB Sleep & charge harman/kardon Speakers Card, Micro SD Card), 1x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0 RJ45, external microphone port, headphone port, RGB, HDMI Keyboard Canadian Bilingual Keyboard 102 keys with 15 Function keys Color: Tile Half Glossy Black w

Saskatchewan, University of

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INSTALLING THE PC104 AND 2 PAN-TILT CAMERAS 1. Install the PC104/Kameleon block to the rear of the Koala using the four provided hex bolts  

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of the Koala using the four provided hex bolts 2. Connect the 2-pin Wago power cable (from Koala connector number 5) to the REB 3. Connect the MMA cable to the Koala 4. Connect the Ethernet cable from the radio modem to the RJ45 connector on the PC104 5. Connect the camera power cables to the Koala power supply

Napp, Nils

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Bee products prevent VEGF-induced angiogenesis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of pathogenic angiogenesis in diseases such as cancer and diabetic retinopathy. Bee products [royal jelly (RJ), bee pollen, and Chinese red propolis] from the honeybee, Apis mellifera, have been used as traditional health foods for centuries. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-angiogenic effects of bee products

Hiroshi Izuta; Masamitsu Shimazawa; Kazuhiro Tsuruma; Yoko Araki; Satoshi Mishima; Hideaki Hara

2009-01-01

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Search for the Decay K L ! 0 Kazunori Hanagaki  

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appreciate the help of L. Bellantoni, R. Ben­David, E. Cheu, R. Kessler, and P. Shawhan. Their advice. Ben­David. I would like to thank L. Bellantoni, R. Ben­David, B. Hsiung, R. Kessler, and R.J. Tesarek

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Protons and Electrons in Jupiter's Magnetic Field: Results from the University of Chicago Experiment on Pioneer 10  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fluxes of high energy electrons and protons are found to be highly concentrated near the magnetic equatorial plane from distances of ~ 30 to ~ 100 Jovian radii (RJ). The 10-hour period of planetary rotation is observed as an intensity variation, which indicates that the equatorial zone of high particle fluxes is inclined with respect to the rotation axis of

J. A. Simpson; G. Lentz; R. B. McKibben; A. Mogro-Campero; M. Perkins; K. R. Pyle; A. J. Tuzzolino; J. J. O'Gallagher

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Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC02-76CH03073. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory  

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Physics Laboratory Details of Neutral Transport in Gas Puff Imaging Experiments D.P. Stotler, J. Boedo, B transport in gas puff imaging experiments D.P. Stotler a,, J. Boedo b , B. LeBlanc a , R.J. Maqueda c Alamos, NM, USA Abstract Gas puff imaging (GPI) experiments are designed to provide high time and space

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The effect of a surfactant monolayer on oxygen transfer across an air/water interface during mixed convection  

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convection R.J. Lee, J.R. Saylor * Clemson University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson, SC March 2010 Accepted 12 March 2010 Keywords: Gas exchange Mixed convection Free surface Surfactant a b monolayer on the transport of oxygen across an air/water interface during mixed convection conditions

Saylor, John R.

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1. D.K. Cheng, Gain optimization for YagiUda arrays, IEEE Antennas Propagat Mag 33 (1991), 4245.  

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REFERENCES 1. D.K. Cheng, Gain optimization for Yagi­Uda arrays, IEEE Antennas Propagat Mag 33 structure, IEEE Trans Antennas Propagat AP-7 (1959), 234­239. 3. D.L. Sengupta, On uniform and linearly tapered long Yagi antennas, IEEE Trans Antennas Propagat AP-8 (1960), 11­17. 4. R.J. Mailloux, Excitation

Park, Seong-Ook

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EFFECT OF AN ACUTE EXPOSURE TO MOLINATE ON OVULATION IN THE LONG-EVANS HOODED RAT  

EPA Science Inventory

EFFECT OF AN ACUTE EXPOSURE TO MOLINATE ON OVULATION IN THE LONG-EVANS HOODED RAT. T E Stoker, D L Guidici, S C Jeffay, W K McElroy, S D Perreault and R L Cooper. Reproductive Toxicology Division, NHEERL, ORD, US EPA, RTP, NC. Sponsor: RJ Kavlock. Molinate, a thiocarbamate ...

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May 19, 2010 Student author  

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.N. Clark, F. Zhen* , R.J. Atkinson, and D. McKain. 2009. Testing of a heavy heavy-duty diesel engine. Predicting production performance of CBM reservoirs. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 1 science and engineering in Arabic. An editorial: Communications of the Arab Computer Society. 2(2). (LCSEE

Mohaghegh, Shahab

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MuSA.RT: Music on the Spiral Array . Real-Time Elaine Chew  

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by the author/owner. MM'03, November 2­8, 2003, Berkeley, California, USA. ACM 1-58113-722-2/03/0011. Figure 1 Interfaces and Presentation]: Sound and Music Computing--Systems; I.5.5 [Pattern Recogni- tionMuSA.RT: Music on the Spiral Array . Real-Time Elaine Chew and Alexandre R.J. Franc

Southern California, University of

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78 FR 68091 - Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof...  

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...importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain...and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection...Cartwright Drive, Fareham PO15 5RJ, United Kingdom In-Tech Electronics Ltd.,...

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Publication list November 7th Page 1 of 18  

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Publication list November 7th , 2011 Page 1 of 18 Reviewed publications Names of graduate students-shaped oligothiophene molecules for organic electronics applications R.G. Wilks, G.S. Chang, K.H. Kim, D.H. Choi, and A State Reaction #12;Publication list November 7th , 2011 Page 2 of 18 A. Bouaine, R.J. Green, S. Colis, P

Saskatchewan, University of

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arXiv:astro-ph/001122210Nov2000 Virtual Observatories of the Future  

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Virtual Observatory Technologies R.J. Brunner Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 91125 T. Prince Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 91125 J. Good, T. H. Handley, & C. Lonsdale IPAC, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Prince, Thomas A.

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Parallel Application Software on High Performance A guide to Fortran 90 programming and the Cray T3D  

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and the Cray T3D The CCLRC HPCI Centre at Daresbury Laboratory A.Sunderland, C.J.Noble, R.J. Allan, I.J. There are now a number of other languages with good optimising compilers, but Fortran is still the most suitable supercomputer power, but specifically targeted at the numerical computing community. There are now numerous good

Ferreira-Resende, António

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The RiSE Climbing Robot: Body and Leg Design A. Saundersa  

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and the limitations of a tether. Climbing robots need unprecedented reliability: even one misstep in a thousand canThe RiSE Climbing Robot: Body and Leg Design A. Saundersa , D.I. Goldmanb , R.J. Fullb , M Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA 94720-3140 ABSTRACT: The RiSE robot is a biologically

Goodisman, Michael

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DCCPS: Health Behavior Constructs: Theory, Measurement, & Research  

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Cameron, L.D., Booth R.J., Schlatter, M., Ziginskas D., Harman, J.E., Benson, S.R.C. (2005). Cognitive and affective determinants of decision to attend a group psychosocial support program for women with breast cancer. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, 584-589.

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Data-Driven Combined State and Parameter Reduction for Extreme-Scale Inverse Problems  

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-based ap- proach for combined state and parameter reduction of a parametrized lin- ear control system which setting after discretization. Control systems usually comprise some internal state (x), allow external(x(t), u(t), ), t , with external input u(t) RJ , output y(t) RO and parameters RP . Naturally

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Toward a Better Understanding of First Language Vocabulary Knowledge: The Case of Second-Generation Russian-Jewish Immigrants in Israel  

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the first language (L1) vocabulary knowledge in a large-scale sample (n = 70) of second-generation Russian-Jewish immigrants in Israel. The interest in this research population follows from the unique demographic, sociocultural, linguistic, and psychological distinctiveness of RJ immigration in Israel.…

Schwartz, Mila; Kozminsky, Ely; Leikin, Mark

2009-01-01

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MRS Online Publications Page 1 of 12 http://www.mrs.org/publications/epubs/proceedings/fall2000/g/ 07/22/03  

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of AlGaN on SiC Wafer by Using Highly-Si-Incorporated AlGaN Superlattice G1.3 Hideki Hirayama, Makoto. Morkoç, C.W. Litton, and R.J. Molnar Simulation of Stress Generation During GaN Lateral Epitaxial

Wetzel, Christian M.

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IMPACT OF BODY WEIGHT CHANGE ON THE EDSTAC TIER 1 MALE AND FEMALE PUBERTAL PROTOCOLS  

EPA Science Inventory

IMPACT OF BODY WEIGHT CHANGE ON THE EDSTAC TIER I MALE AND FEMALE PUBERTAL PROTOCOLS. R.L. Cooper, T.E. Stoker, K. McElroy, J. Ferrell, K. Leffler, K. Bremser and S.C. Laws. Endocrinology Branch, Reproductive Toxicology Division, NHEERL, ORD, USEPA, RTP, NC. Sponsor: R.J. Kavl...

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CYTOKINE PROFILING FOR CHEMICAL SENSITIZERS: APPLICATION OF THE RIBONUCLEASE PROTECTION ASSAY AND EFFECT OF DOSE  

EPA Science Inventory

Cytokine Profiling for Chemical Sensitizers: Application of the Ribonuclease Protection Assay and Effect of Dose. L.M. Plitnick1, S.E. Loveless3, G.S. Ladics3, M.P. Holsapple4, M.J. Selgrade2, D.M. Sailstad2 and R.J. Smialowicz2. 1UNC, Curriculum in Toxicology, Chapel Hill, NC a...

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Presence of Avian Influenza Viruses in Waterfowl and Wetlands during Summer 2010 in California: Are  

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Presence of Avian Influenza Viruses in Waterfowl and Wetlands during Summer 2010 in California for low pathogenic avian influenza viruses (LPAIv), the environment plays a critical role RJ, Fleskes JP, Ip HS (2012) Presence of Avian Influenza Viruses in Waterfowl and Wetlands during

Mladenoff, David

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2008 The Paleontological Society. All rights reserved. 0094-8373/08/3404-0006/$1.00 Paleobiology, 34(4), 2008, pp. 516533  

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Michael J. Benton Abstract.--Taxon discovery underlies many studies in evolutionary biology, including lists. Michael J. Benton. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, United. Com- pleteness of a species list depends on sam- pling and error. It is commonly assumed that some

Benton, Michael

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Long term retention of retigabine in a cohort of people with drug resistant epilepsy  

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Long term retention of retigabine in a cohort of people with drug resistant epilepsy Tim Wehner a and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom b Epilepsy Society, Chalfont St Peter SL9 0RJ) and University of Lausanne, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland d Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN

Guillas, Serge

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Universittsmedizin Gttingen Publikationen und Hochschulschriften 2007  

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for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. BONE MARROW TRANSPL, 40(11): 1007-17. 12. Gralla RJ, Griesinger F (2007 against malignant lymphoma? Biotechnol J (Internet-Journal), 2(11): 1435-43. 3. Chapuy B, Wulf G, Tessen algorithm in patients with follicular lymphoma--role of radioimmunotherapy. ANN HEMATOL, 86(2): 81-7. 6

Gollisch, Tim

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Conservation science and elephant management in  

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of habitat due to land transformation for agriculture and human settlement, compressed wildlife into proConservation science and elephant management in southern Africa R.J. van Aarde* , T.P. Jackson concern for their impact on biologi- cal diversity. Several approaches to elephant management focus

Pretoria, University of

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SOBRE AULAS DE FÍSICA E AMBIENTES DE APRENDIZAGEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: Os primeiros resultados de uma experiência didática utilizando um ambiente de aprendizagem, denominado Espaço Virtual de Aprendizagem (EVA) em apoio a atividades presenciais, realizada no CEFET -Campos\\/RJ apontam que o fórum deste ambiente teve alto nível de aceitação e contribuiu para melhorar a qualidade das aulas de Física no Ensino Médio. Para que essa primeira avaliação tenha sido confirmada

Ernesto Macedo Reis; Marília Paixão Linhares; Norte Fluminense

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Anais da Academia Brasileira de Cincias (2002) 74(3): 463-476 (Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences)  

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and RICARDO GATTASS1 1Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, UFRJ, 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 2 is dedicated to Professor Carlos Chagas Filho, men- tor and founder of the Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas

Albright, Tom

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RAYMOND J. WINCHCOMBE Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies  

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. Controlled access hunting for deer population management: a case study. Northeast Wildlife. 50:1-9. Deer deer population management. Proc. East. Wildl. Damage Control Conf. 5:182-186. Winchcombe, R.J. 1993:15A. Man is most effective means of deer population control (letter to the editor), Millbrook Round