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  1. Hughes-Stovin Syndrome

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    2011-01-01

    Hughes-Stovin Syndrome (HSS) is a very rare clinical disorder characterized by thrombophlebitis and multiple pulmonary and/or bronchial aneurysms. Less than 40 published cases of HSS have been described in English medical literature so far. The exact etiology and pathogenesis of HSS is unknown; possible causes include infections and angiodysplasia. HSS has also been considered as a variant of Behcet's disease (BD). Patients with HSS usually present with cough, dyspnea, fever, chest pain and haemoptysis. The management of HSS can either be medical or surgical. Medical management includes the use of steroids and cytotoxic agents. Cyclophosphamide, in particular, is a favored therapeutic agent in this regard. Antibiotics have no proven role in HSS while anticoagulants and thombolytic agents are generally contraindicated due to an increased risk of fatal hemorrhage. However, their use may be considered with great care under special circumstances, for instance, intracardiac thrombi or massive pulmonary embolism. For cases of massive hemoptysis due to large pulmonary aneurysms or those with lesions confined to one segment or one lung, lobectomy or pneumectomy can be carried out. However, surgical risks merit serious consideration and must be discussed with the patient. Transcatheter arterial embolization has emerged as a less invasive alternative to surgery in selected cases of HSS. Overall, patients with HSS have a poor prognosis and aneurysmal rupture is the leading cause of death. However, early diagnosis and timely intervention is crucial in improving the prognosis. There is a need to clearly elucidate the genetic, etiologic and pathologic basis for HSS in the future. Although most of the evidence put forward to refute the role of an infectious agent in the etiology and pathogenesis of HSS is based on negative blood and other body fluid cultures, more robust objective assessment is needed through the use of electron microscopy or 16 sRNA studies. The development of

  2. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome.

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    Perlman, P E; Mills, R L

    1987-10-01

    The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome consists of right upper quadrant abdominal pain, perihepatitis and genital tract infection. Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis have been identified as causative agents. This syndrome frequently mimics other diseases and typically occurs in sexually active young women. A high index of suspicion is essential for early diagnosis. Laparoscopy may be indicated for diagnosis and for lysis of adhesions.

  3. Hughes communications' Galaxy Satellite System

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    Farrell, J. F.

    1986-03-01

    This paper presents an overview of the Galaxy Satellite System owned and operated by Hughes Communications, Inc. Summary descriptions of the spacecraft and the architecture of the spacecraft ground operations are given, as well as a discussion of the business applications of the system. Finally, plans for future expansion of the system into other frequency bands and for other applications are presented.

  4. A guide to Hughes' syndrome.

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    Sheehan, Tina Louise

    Hughes' syndrome, or antiphospholipid syndrome, is thought to be the cause of one in four strokes in people aged less than 40 years. It is an antiinflammatory autoimmune disorder in which the blood has a tendency to clot too quickly. It can affect any artery or vein in the body and the main symptoms are thrombosis, pregnancy loss and the presence of antibodies. If detected it can be treated effectively.

  5. Dr. Hugh L. Dryden - portrait

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    1959-01-01

    Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden, had many titles after his name in his lifetime. In 1949 he became the director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Dr. Dryden received many accolades and awards both during his life and after his death, but the greatest and most appropriate honor came on March 26, 1976, when NASA renamed the NASA Flight Research Center as the NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center. At the dedication ceremony NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher stated: 'in 1924, when the fastest racing planes did well to fly at 280 m.p.h., Dryden was already probing the transonic range of . . . flight. Later in the 1920s, he sought to develop methods of accurately measuring . . . turbulence in wind tunnels. In 1938 he was the first American to deliver the Wright Brothers lecture. His 'Turbulence and the Boundary Layer' became a classic summary on the subject. It is most fitting that this Flight Research Center, with its unique and highly specialized capability for solving aerospace problems, should memorialize the genius of Hugh Dryden.' Dr. Dryden was initially an aerodynamicist with the National Bureau of Standards. He did important early work in high-speed aerodynamics. In 1947 he became the director of aeronautical research for the NACA (a predecessor of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Two years later, he became NACA's director, a position he held until 1958 when he became deputy administrator of NASA.

  6. A Q & A with Karen Hughes

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    Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an excerpt from the interview of Karen Hughes, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. Hughes discusses the Bush administration's effort to attract foreign students to the United States and to send American students overseas. She also talks about what American colleges and universities can do to help.

  7. A Q & A with Karen Hughes

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    Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an excerpt from the interview of Karen Hughes, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. Hughes discusses the Bush administration's effort to attract foreign students to the United States and to send American students overseas. She also talks about what American colleges and universities can do to help.

  8. The Blues Poetry of Langston Hughes

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    Waldron, Edward E.

    1971-01-01

    The author discusses the criteria of the blues as an American art form. He then shows how Langston Hughes captures the mood, the feeling, the rhythm and the impact of the blues in his poetry. (Author/LF)

  9. Hughes Aircraft technicians work on Telstar 3

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    1984-01-01

    Hughes Aircraft technicians, monitored by AT and T customers, work on the Telstar 3 satellite being readied in Hanger AM at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for launch on Mission 41-D. The Kennedy Space Center alternative photo number is 108-KSC-384C-2361/5.

  10. Binary optics at Hughes Danbury Optical Systems

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    Logue, James; Power, Michael

    1993-01-01

    An overview of binary optics development at Hughes Danbury Optical Systems is presented. Design software used for mask design is presented. A brief discussion of fabrication follows. Two examples of actual projects are used to highlight the discussion: (1) a large aspheric lens; and (2) a set of grating and lenslet arrays.

  11. Hughes et al.: Science or Promotion?

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    Loman, L. Anthony; Siegel, Gary L.

    2013-01-01

    The Hughes et al. paper is critiqued generally and in specific areas. The weak nature of the authors' empirical work is discussed along with their enigmatic writing and vague and incorrect use of references, and their simultaneous use of sweeping statements of opinion and narrow analytical focus. This review examines the authors' errors…

  12. Differential Response: Response to Hughes and Colleagues

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    Samuels, Bryan; Brown, Brett Vaughn

    2013-01-01

    In their critique of differential response (DR), Hughes and colleagues raise a number of important issues that are central to broader efforts at the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) including the need for greater reliance on evidence-based practice in child welfare, more rigorous evaluation methodologies, and a robust set of…

  13. Hugh Blair and the True Eloquence.

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    Brinton, Alan

    1992-01-01

    Characterizes the extent to which--and the ways in which--Hugh Blair's "Sermons" are pathetic or emotional, in light of criticisms that maintain his work is passionless. Examines the closely related matter of Blair's moral philosophy, in which the passions play an important role as subject matter. (TB)

  14. Hugh Blair and the True Eloquence.

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    Brinton, Alan

    1995-01-01

    Attempts to resolve an apparent contradiction between Hugh Blair's admiration for the Classical emphasis on rhetorical pathos and emotion and the apparent absence of that emphasis in the style of his own sermons. Characterizes the ways in which Blair's sermons are actually pathetic and explores the moral philosophy of those sermons. (TB)

  15. Howard Hughes and His Colorful Aircraft Career

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    Karwatka, Dennis

    2012-01-01

    The HK-1 "Hercules" airplane made its maiden flight over 60 years ago, and it still holds the record as the airplane with the largest wingspan that ever flew. Powered by eight massive 28-cylinder engines, it was piloted by Howard Hughes during its one brief flight in California. A large portion of the airplane was made of wood, which…

  16. Hugh Blair and the Female Pen.

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    Huber, Carole

    To show how Hugh Blair's treatise on rhetoric helped shape the patriarchal context in which women write and to suggest some considerations for modern teachers of writing, it will be useful to look at the ways 18th-century belletristic rhetoric responded to the disruption occasioned by women's entry into public discourse. Blair's work, the most…

  17. Responses to Hugh Heclo's "On Thinking Institutionally"

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    Fennell, Robert C.; Ascough, Richard S.; Liew, Tat-siong Benny; McLain, Michael; Westfield, Nancy Lynne

    2010-01-01

    Hugh Heclo's recent book "On Thinking Institutionally" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008) analyzes changes that have taken place in the past half century in how North Americans tend to think and act in institutions. The volume is receiving particular attention as it can be applied to higher education and to religious denominations, and so deserves…

  18. Hughes et al.: Science or Promotion?

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    Loman, L. Anthony; Siegel, Gary L.

    2013-01-01

    The Hughes et al. paper is critiqued generally and in specific areas. The weak nature of the authors' empirical work is discussed along with their enigmatic writing and vague and incorrect use of references, and their simultaneous use of sweeping statements of opinion and narrow analytical focus. This review examines the authors' errors…

  19. Religion in the Poetry of Langston Hughes.

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    Culp, Mary Beth

    1987-01-01

    Religious feeling is always interdependent with racial feeling in the poetry of Langston Hughes. He views religion in the larger context of black culture, presenting it variously as a source of strength for the oppressed, an opiate of the people, the religion of slavery, and an obstacle to emancipation. (BJV)

  20. Differential Response: Response to Hughes and Colleagues

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    Samuels, Bryan; Brown, Brett Vaughn

    2013-01-01

    In their critique of differential response (DR), Hughes and colleagues raise a number of important issues that are central to broader efforts at the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) including the need for greater reliance on evidence-based practice in child welfare, more rigorous evaluation methodologies, and a robust set of…

  1. Howard Hughes and His Colorful Aircraft Career

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    Karwatka, Dennis

    2012-01-01

    The HK-1 "Hercules" airplane made its maiden flight over 60 years ago, and it still holds the record as the airplane with the largest wingspan that ever flew. Powered by eight massive 28-cylinder engines, it was piloted by Howard Hughes during its one brief flight in California. A large portion of the airplane was made of wood, which…

  2. Dr. Hugh L. Dryden - artist's sketch

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    1980-01-01

    Artist's depiction of Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden. Dr. Dryden saw his first airplane, the Antoinette, on November 7, 1910. Years later he was fond of remarking. 'The airplane and I grew up together.' In addition to his professional work, Dr. Dryden was a licensed preacher for 45 years. One of his later sermons perhaps best describes his legacy: 'None of us knows what the final destiny of man may be, or if there is any end to his capacity for growth and adaptation. Wherever this venture leads us, I am convinced that the power to leave the Earth -- to travel where we will in space and to return at will -- marks the opening of a brilliant new stage in man's evolution.' The honors, offices and awards bestowed on Hugh Dryden were great both in significance and in number. His honorary degrees numbered 16. In 1962 the Methodist Union named him the Methodist Layman of the Year. Dr. Dryden was initially an aerodynamicist with the National Bureau of Standards. He did important early work in high-speed aerodynamics. In 1947 he became the director of aeronautical research for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA -- predecessor of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Two years later, he became NACA's director, a position he held until 1958 when he became deputy administrator of NASA.

  3. Dr. Hugh L. Dryden - artist's sketch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1980-01-01

    Artist's depiction of Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden. Dr. Dryden saw his first airplane, the Antoinette, on November 7, 1910. Years later he was fond of remarking. 'The airplane and I grew up together.' In addition to his professional work, Dr. Dryden was a licensed preacher for 45 years. One of his later sermons perhaps best describes his legacy: 'None of us knows what the final destiny of man may be, or if there is any end to his capacity for growth and adaptation. Wherever this venture leads us, I am convinced that the power to leave the Earth -- to travel where we will in space and to return at will -- marks the opening of a brilliant new stage in man's evolution.' The honors, offices and awards bestowed on Hugh Dryden were great both in significance and in number. His honorary degrees numbered 16. In 1962 the Methodist Union named him the Methodist Layman of the Year. Dr. Dryden was initially an aerodynamicist with the National Bureau of Standards. He did important early work in high-speed aerodynamics. In 1947 he became the director of aeronautical research for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA -- predecessor of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Two years later, he became NACA's director, a position he held until 1958 when he became deputy administrator of NASA.

  4. Moderate Hemoptysis Caused by Hughes-Stovin Syndrome

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    El Aoud, Sahar; Frikha, Faten; Snoussi, Mouna; Bahloul, Zouhir

    2014-01-01

    Hughes and Stovin first reported a syndrome consisting of multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms and venous thrombosis in 1959. Here, we encountered a 42-year old woman who had hemoptysis revealing a Hughes-Stovin syndrome. Helical computed tomography showed multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms with pulmonary thromboembolism. The patient was treated with steroid therapy, cyclophosphamide and anticoagulation with a good response. PMID:25568765

  5. Langston Hughes Curriculum Packet: Dig and Be Dug in Return.

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    Danielson, Susan

    Designed in a flexible format for use by college instructors, high school teachers, and community education workers, this curriculum packet serves as an introduction to the life and works of black poet Langston Hughes. The major component of the packet is a critical essay that explores the thematic highlights of Hughes's career. The remaining…

  6. Dedication: Hugh Daubeny, Berry Breeder and Enthusiast Extraordinaire

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    This manuscript presents a short biography of Dr. Hugh Daubeny, now emeritus geneticist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. This biography is being published as a dedication chapter for a book on raspberry breeding, an activity that Dr. Daubeny pursued for his 45-year career. Hugh has released 15...

  7. Theme: The Smith-Hughes Act at 70.

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    Hillison, John; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Consists of seven articles dealing with the Smith-Hughes Act. Articles discuss (1) accomplishments, (2) the political ratification fight, (3) agricultural education prior to the act, (4) agricultural education a decade later, (5) founding of public vocational education, (6) philosophy of Smith-Hughes, and (7) teacher education. (CH)

  8. Hugh E. Huxley: the compleat biophysicist.

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    Hitchcock-DeGregori, Sarah E; Irving, Thomas C

    2014-10-07

    The sliding filament model of muscle contraction, put forward by Hugh Huxley and Jean Hanson in 1954, is 60 years old in 2014. Formulation of the model and subsequent proof was driven by the pioneering work of Hugh Huxley (1924-2013). We celebrate Huxley's integrative approach to the study of muscle contraction; how he persevered throughout his career, to the end of his life at 89 years, to understand at the molecular level how muscle contracts and develops force. Here we show how his life and work, with its focus on a single scientific problem, had impact far beyond the field of muscle contraction to the benefit of multiple fields of cellular and structural biology. Huxley introduced the use of x-ray diffraction to study the contraction in living striated muscle, taking advantage of the paracrystalline lattice that would ultimately allow understanding contraction in terms of single molecules. Progress required design of instrumentation with ever-increasing spatial and temporal resolution, providing the impetus for the development of synchrotron facilities used for most protein crystallography and muscle studies today. From the time of his early work, Huxley combined electron microscopy and biochemistry to understand and interpret the changes in x-ray patterns. He developed improved electron-microscopy techniques, thin sections and negative staining, that enabled answering major questions relating to the structure and organization of thick and thin filaments in muscle and the interaction of myosin with actin and its regulation. Huxley established that the ATPase domain of myosin forms the crossbridges of thick filaments that bind actin, and introduced the idea that myosin makes discrete steps on actin. These concepts form the underpinning of cellular motility, in particular the study of how myosin, kinesin, and dynein motors move on their actin and tubulin tracks, making Huxley a founder of the field of cellular motility.

  9. Dr. Hugh L. Dryden seated at desk

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    1976-01-01

    As a very young undergraduate Student at Johns Hopkins University Hugh L. Dryden proved himself especially gifted in physics and mathematics and began advanced study with Professor Joseph Ames, an important figure on campus. Ames not only headed the Physics Department but also eventually became President of Johns Hopkins. More important to Dryden's development, his professor would one day chair the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), an institution at the vanguard of aircraft research. In Dryden, Ames had discovered a star pupil, whom he called, 'the brightest young man [I] ever had, without exception.' He took his Bachelor's degree with honors in three years and in 1918 completed a Masters thesis entitled 'Airplanes: An Introduction to the Physical Principles Embodied in their Use.' Ames had introduced Dryden to a subject that would occupy the rest of his life. Certain of Ames' encouragement and assistance, Dryden decided to work toward his doctorate. In the spring of 1919, he received the Ph.D. degree in applied physics, at 20 the youngest person ever to earn a Johns Hopkins University doctorate. His dissertation, titled 'Air Forces on Circular Cylinders,' described the scale effects of air flowing around columns perpendicular to the wind and launched him in the rising field of aerodynamics. Dryden's scientific standing rested largely on the theoretical insights, the experiments, and the publications dating from his first six years in his position as Chief of the Aerodynamics Section at the National Bureau of Standards. Later in 1949 he became director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and then deputy administrator of the NACA's successor, NASA, in 1958. Very much interested in flight research, he had been responsible for establishing a permanent facility at the location later named in his honor, the NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.

  10. Hugh E. Huxley: The Compleat Biophysicist

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    Hitchcock-DeGregori, Sarah E.; Irving, Thomas C.

    2014-01-01

    The sliding filament model of muscle contraction, put forward by Hugh Huxley and Jean Hanson in 1954, is 60 years old in 2014. Formulation of the model and subsequent proof was driven by the pioneering work of Hugh Huxley (1924–2013). We celebrate Huxley’s integrative approach to the study of muscle contraction; how he persevered throughout his career, to the end of his life at 89 years, to understand at the molecular level how muscle contracts and develops force. Here we show how his life and work, with its focus on a single scientific problem, had impact far beyond the field of muscle contraction to the benefit of multiple fields of cellular and structural biology. Huxley introduced the use of x-ray diffraction to study the contraction in living striated muscle, taking advantage of the paracrystalline lattice that would ultimately allow understanding contraction in terms of single molecules. Progress required design of instrumentation with ever-increasing spatial and temporal resolution, providing the impetus for the development of synchrotron facilities used for most protein crystallography and muscle studies today. From the time of his early work, Huxley combined electron microscopy and biochemistry to understand and interpret the changes in x-ray patterns. He developed improved electron-microscopy techniques, thin sections and negative staining, that enabled answering major questions relating to the structure and organization of thick and thin filaments in muscle and the interaction of myosin with actin and its regulation. Huxley established that the ATPase domain of myosin forms the crossbridges of thick filaments that bind actin, and introduced the idea that myosin makes discrete steps on actin. These concepts form the underpinning of cellular motility, in particular the study of how myosin, kinesin, and dynein motors move on their actin and tubulin tracks, making Huxley a founder of the field of cellular motility. PMID:25296301

  11. Chlamydia trachomatis and the fitz-hugh-curtis syndrome.

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    McSherry, J A

    1985-07-01

    Right upper abdominal pain in the presence of pelvic inflammatory disease is called Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. It is due to perihepatitis secondary to transperitoneal spread of Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis. Twenty-five percent of all patients present with right upper abdominal pain as their sole complaint. In order to recognize and manage Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, the clinician must carefully consider that young, sexually active women may have occult pelvic inflammatory disease. A case history demonstrates how clinical recognition allows effective management before the results of laboratory investigations are available. The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is readily treated with conventional antibiotic regimens.

  12. Chlamydia Trachomatis and the Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

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    McSherry, J. A.

    1985-01-01

    Right upper abdominal pain in the presence of pelvic inflammatory disease is called Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. It is due to perihepatitis secondary to transperitoneal spread of Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis. Twenty-five percent of all patients present with right upper abdominal pain as their sole complaint. In order to recognize and manage Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, the clinician must carefully consider that young, sexually active women may have occult pelvic inflammatory disease. A case history demonstrates how clinical recognition allows effective management before the results of laboratory investigations are available. The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is readily treated with conventional antibiotic regimens. PMID:21274025

  13. Official portrait of the Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford

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    1984-01-01

    Official portrait of Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford. She is wearing the blue shuttle flight suit with an American flag in the background and a model of the shuttle orbiter on the table in front of her.

  14. 35. Photocopy of photograph (from Hugh Ackroyd photograph, Study for ...

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    35. Photocopy of photograph (from Hugh Ackroyd photograph, Study for POP Drydock Passage, 1978, Burlington Northern correspondence files) RIVER VIEW FROM WEST - Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge, Spanning Willamette River at River Mile 6.9, Portland, Multnomah County, OR

  15. 21. Photocopy of photograph (from Hugh Ackroyd photograph, Study for ...

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    21. Photocopy of photograph (from Hugh Ackroyd photograph, Study for POP Drydock Passage, 1978, Burlington Northern correspondence files) AERIAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST - Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge, Spanning Willamette River at River Mile 6.9, Portland, Multnomah County, OR

  16. The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, an unusual presentation.

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    Schrander-vd Meer, A M; de Nooyer, C A; Ferwerda, J

    1995-12-01

    The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome consists of adnexitis combined with perihepatitis. Prompt therapy with adequate antibiotics is required to prevent damaging complications. We describe a young woman with an unusual presentation, leading to initial confusion about the proper diagnosis.

  17. 6. HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY, HUGHES CO., PHOTOGRAPHER. APRIL 1936. ...

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    6. HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY, HUGHES CO., PHOTOGRAPHER. APRIL 1936. NORTH FRONT - FROM PAINTING MADE DURING MEXICAN WAR - NOW IN POSSESSION OF MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY. - 107 West Monument Street (House), 107 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  18. Acute gonococcal Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a case report.

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    Joshi, R M; Alkhalegy, A A

    2012-03-01

    A case of acute Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a young woman with purulent peritonitis and acute purulent appendicitis and oophoritis is presented. Open emergency appendectomy was performed and peritoneal pus was drained. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was cultured from the peritoneal pus. The hepatic enzymes were found to be raised. The patient was successfully managed and is asymptomatic after three months follow-up. To our knowledge, this is the first case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome reported from Kuwait.

  19. [Fitz-Hugh and Curtis syndrome].

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    Garcia Compean, D; Blanc, P; d'Abrigeon, G; Larrey, D; Michel, H

    1995-10-07

    The Fitz-Hugh and Curtis syndrome is a perihepatitis following a genital infection. It usually occurs in young women but male cases have been reported. Chlamydia trachomatis is the most frequent causal agent observed in Europe and the United States. This germ is the number one cause of salpingitis in developed countries. Clinical signs include acute or recurrent pain in the right hypochondria. Liver tests are not modified and the sonographic examination is normal. The diagnosis can be suspected on the basis of serology results using either indirect immunofluorescence with live antigens specific for serotype D or K or ELISA. Positive predictive value is 80-90% and negative predictive value 96-99%. Diagnosis is formally established with laparoscopy. In our experience with more than 100 patients, the perihepatitis (glissonitis with pseudo-membranes) is frequently associated with adherences. The peritoneum is inflammatory and there are usually a small amount of liquid. Specimens are taken for culture. Polymerase chain reaction will improve the detection of Chlamydia since this germ is very difficult to culture. Antibiotic treatment with adapted drugs given for sufficient time is effective.

  20. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. Radiologic manifestation.

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    Nishie, Akihiro; Yoshimitsu, Kengo; Irie, Hiroyuki; Yoshitake, Tadamasa; Aibe, Hitoshi; Tajima, Tsuyoshi; Shinozaki, Kenji; Nakayama, Tomohiro; Kakihara, Daisuke; Matsuura, Takashi; Takahashi, Makoto; Kamochi, Noriyuki; Onitsuka, Hideo; Honda, Hiroshi

    2003-01-01

    To clarify radiologic findings of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS). Thirteen women with right upper abdominal pain who were clinically diagnosed with FHCS were included. Biphasic helical computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen was performed in all patients. Posttherapeutic follow-up CT was available in 7 patients. Ultrasonography (US) was also performed in 12 patients. These imaging findings were reviewed retrospectively. On enhanced CT, hepatic and splenic capsular enhancement was identified in 13 and 4 patients, respectively. Hepatic capsular enhancement on the early phase, which was detected in all patients, disappeared after treatment. No adhesive band or fluid collection around the liver was evident. No enhancement of the "bare area" of the liver and spleen was seen. No definite abnormality of the liver or perihepatic region was detected by US. Hepatic and splenic capsular enhancement on abdominal enhanced CT may be characteristic of FHCS. Enhanced CT may be a useful and noninvasive modality to help a diagnosis of FHCS, especially in young women with right upper abdominal pain without significant findings on US and gastrointestinal endoscopy.

  1. Wendell L. Hughes' life and contributions to plastic surgery.

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    McClellan, W Thomas; Rawson, Ashley E

    2011-12-01

    Wendell L. Hughes was a pioneer in ophthalmic plastic surgery and best known for the "Hughes flap," a tarsoconjunctival flap used for lower eyelid reconstruction. In 1937, Wendell L. Hughes sought to achieve the criterion standard of replacing "like with like" in his development of the tarsoconjunctival flap for lower lid reconstruction. This work was published in his ground-breaking thesis, Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids, the most comprehensive book on ophthalmic plastic surgery of its time. Although this flap has undergone many modifications, it has stood the test of time and is still used today. In addition, Dr. Hughes was heavily involved in surgical education, a founding member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a leader in the development of sutures and microneedles. More importantly, he was a gracious humanitarian and inspiring mentor loved by peers and patients alike. Other authors have reviewed the intricacies of the Hughes flap; however, little attention has been given to the contributions of its creator.

  2. Fitz -Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a male patient.

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    Saurabh, S; Unger, E; Pavlides, C

    2012-03-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a condition characterized by inflammation of the liver capsule with concomitant pelvic inflammation without involvement of liver parenchyma. It is classically seen in young women who present with sharp, pleuritic right upper quadrant pain, usually but not always accompanied by symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and is frequently confused with biliary tract disease. Rarely the syndrome has been reported in males, hematogenous and lymphatic spread to liver is thought to be the underlying mechanism. Serological tests and computed tomography (CT) scan may aid in diagnosis of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. Definitive diagnosis is made by laparoscopy, which provides both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. We report a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a young male patient, which was diagnosed and treated by laparoscopy. We also include a review of the literature. © JSCR.

  3. Positive electrode processing for Hughes NiH2 cells

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    Bleser, C. A.

    1982-01-01

    The basic procedures were developed for the manufacture of nickel cadmium batteries. An electrochemical impregnation in an aqueous ethanol solution is used in this process. Several additional controls were instituted for production of flight electrodes, including a Hughes controlled MCD, a solution reserved exclusively for the impregnation of Hughes positive electrodes a system of complete traceability for individual electrodes, an electrical characterization test to provide information on weight and capacity at the plaque level, and a stress test to provide data on capacity, weight, and physical parameters at the electrode level.

  4. Positive electrode processing for Hughes NiH2 cells

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    Bleser, C. A.

    1982-01-01

    The basic procedures were developed for the manufacture of nickel cadmium batteries. An electrochemical impregnation in an aqueous ethanol solution is used in this process. Several additional controls were instituted for production of flight electrodes, including a Hughes controlled MCD, a solution reserved exclusively for the impregnation of Hughes positive electrodes a system of complete traceability for individual electrodes, an electrical characterization test to provide information on weight and capacity at the plaque level, and a stress test to provide data on capacity, weight, and physical parameters at the electrode level.

  5. The concept of social class: the contribution of Everett Hughes.

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    Helmes-Hayes, R

    2000-01-01

    In French Canada in Transition (1943) and a set of related essays written between 1933 and 1941, Everett Hughes, a key figure in the "Second Chicago School" of sociology developed a novel and noteworthy conceptualization of social class. This contribution, which was not recognized outside of French-language sociology in Quebec, was an integral element of Hughes's "interpretive institutional ecology" theoretical frame of reference. It combined elements of the classical ecological theory of class (human ecology, functionalism, Simmel), aspects of a Weber-inspired analysis of class, status, and political power, and elements of a proto-dependency analysis of Quebec's industrialization in the 1930s.

  6. Clinical acute cholecystitis and the Curtis-Fitz-Hugh syndrome.

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    Shanahan, D.; Lord, P. H.; Grogono, J.; Wastell, C.

    1988-01-01

    When patients are admitted with clinically diagnosed acute cholecystitis, no cause will be found for their pain in 9-13% (4.5). Our retrospective study shows that women between 15-35 years are most likely to be in this group. Our prospective study of all patients in the 15-35 year age group admitted with clinical 'acute cholecystitis', showed that in 6 out of 7 patients with 'undiagnosed' pain, the Curtis-Fitz-Hugh syndrome was the cause. We suggest that screening for the Curtis-Fitz-Hugh syndrome is performed in all patients with right upper quadrant pain who have a normal ultrasound scan. PMID:3408139

  7. 78 FR 18226 - Airworthiness Directives; Hughes Helicopters, Inc., and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems...

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    ...-019-AD; Amendment 39-17388; AD 2013-05-16] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Hughes Helicopters...): 2013-05-16 Hughes Helicopters, Inc., and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems (Type Certificate...

  8. Black Poets, White Patrons: The Harlem Renaissance Years of Langston Hughes.

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    Berry, Faith

    1981-01-01

    Describes the life, artistic development, literary associations and poetry of Langston Hughes during his college years at Lincoln University from 1926-1930. Adapted and condensed from the author's forthcoming biography on Langston Hughes. (APM)

  9. Evaluation of the Howard Hughes Science Grant Project, Year One

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    Wolanin, Natalie; Wade, Julie

    2015-01-01

    The goal of the Howard Hughes Science Institute (HHMI) supported science program is to train one staff member to become a science lead within each of the elementary schools in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) district. The specific objectives of the first year of HHMI grant project were to: (1) provide approximately 20…

  10. Implementing Organic Education: An Interview with Hugh Osborn

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    Morrison, James L.; Osborn, Hugh

    2006-01-01

    Editor-in-chief James Morrison talks with organic education proponent Hugh Osborn at the 2005 World Future Society conference. The current school system in America is inflexible and not conducive to technological innovation; a complete reform of American education, Osborn feels, is required. Osborn calls for a move to organic education, a…

  11. Ted Hughes: The Development of a Children's Poet

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    Lockwood, Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article looks at how Ted Hughes' poetry for children developed over more than 30 years of publication. It traces the movement from his earlier, more conventional rhyming poems, such as "Meet My Folks!" (1961) and "Nessie the Mannerless Monster" (1964), to the mature, free verse "animal poems" for older readers of "Season Songs" (1976c),…

  12. Ted Hughes: The Development of a Children's Poet

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    Lockwood, Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article looks at how Ted Hughes' poetry for children developed over more than 30 years of publication. It traces the movement from his earlier, more conventional rhyming poems, such as "Meet My Folks!" (1961) and "Nessie the Mannerless Monster" (1964), to the mature, free verse "animal poems" for older readers of "Season Songs" (1976c),…

  13. A Haphazard Reading of McHugh and Barlow (2010)

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    McHugh, R. Kathryn; Barlow, David H.

    2010-01-01

    Replies to comments on Do haphazard reviews provide sound directions for dissemination efforts? by Eileen Gambrill and Julia H. Littell on the current authors' article The dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments: A review of current efforts by Kathryn R. McHugh and David H. Barlow. In their commentary, Gambrill…

  14. Response to the Hughes et al. Paper on Differential Response

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    Baird, Christopher; Park, Katherine; Lohrbach, Suzanne

    2013-01-01

    Ronald Hughes, Judith Rycus, and their colleagues have produced a seminal review of differential response (DR) programs implemented across the nation. Their review questions nearly every aspect of the DR movement, beginning with the concept on which all DR programs are based and ending with serious concerns about the quality of evaluations…

  15. Saving the Dust Bowl: "Big Hugh" Bennett's Triumph over Tragedy

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    Smith, Rebecca

    2007-01-01

    In the 1930s, years of injudicious cultivation had devastated 100 million acres of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. This was the Dust Bowl, and it exposed a problem that had silently plagued American agriculture for centuries--soil erosion. Farmers, scientists, and the government alike considered it trivial until Hugh Hammond…

  16. Anecdotes and "serendipities" in American urology: Hugh Hampton Young.

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    Engel, Rainer

    2010-03-01

    Short review of the life and achievements of Hugh Hampton Young, inventor, supporter of the arts, great surgeon and teacher and innovator. A urologist by accident, he became the father of American Urology and influenced the growth of his chosen profession across the globe.

  17. Hugh Hampton Young: a pioneer in pediatric urology.

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    Meldrum, K K; Mathews, R; Gearhart, J P

    2001-10-01

    Hugh Hampton Young (1870-1945) is regarded as a major force in urology during the first half of the 20th century. While he is acknowledged for many advances in open and transurethral prostatic surgery, his contributions to pediatric urology have been less well recognized. The manuscripts and autobiography of Hugh Hampton Young were reviewed and major contributions to pediatric urology were identified. Patient records corresponding to these areas were then obtained from the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives and reviewed. Hugh Hampton Young was the first clinically to recognize and surgically treat posterior urethral valves, the first to develop a procedure to correct incontinence in patients with the epispadias-exstrophy complex and the first to describe bilateral subtotal adrenalectomy for virilization secondary to congenital adrenal hyperplasia. He was successful in his endeavors and his techniques are still in use today or have become the building blocks of future modifications. The contributions of Hugh Hampton Young to pediatric urology were numerous. In addition to his accomplishments in academic and adult urology, Young should be recognized as a true pioneer in pediatric urology.

  18. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Researcher and former NASA payload specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., accepts the European Space Agency ESA T-cell experiment flight units being handed over in a Space Station Processing Facility laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left are Raimondo Fortezza of ESA, Hughes-Fulford, and Pier Luigi Ganga, Marco Vukich and Fabio Creati of Kayser Italia, manufacturer of the hardware. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  19. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Researcher and former NASA payload specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., accepts the European Space Agency ESA T-cell experiment flight units being handed over in a Space Station Processing Facility laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left are Raimondo Fortezza of ESA, Hughes-Fulford, and Pier Luigi Ganga and Fabio Creati of Kayser Italia, manufacturer of the hardware. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  20. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Researcher and former NASA payload specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., accepts the European Space Agency ESA T-cell experiment flight units being handed over in a Space Station Processing Facility laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left are Hughes-Fulford shaking hands with Pier Luigi Ganga of Kayser Italia, manufacturer of the hardware, with Raimondo Fortezza of ESA looking on. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  1. Additional Responses to Hugh Heclo's "On Thinking Institutionally"

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    Lincoln, Timothy D.; Fennell, Robert C.

    2011-01-01

    Issue 13:3 of this journal (July 2010) included a "Conversation" on Hugh Heclo's recent publication "On Thinking Institutionally" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008) with a book review by Robert Fennell and responses by Richard Ascough, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Michael McLain, and Lynne Westfield. Here we publish two additional responses to this same book.…

  2. Hughes, Rosner, Weiss: Stellar MHD: Magnetohydrodynamics of stellar interiors

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    Hughes, David; Rosner, Robert; Weiss, Nigel

    2005-08-01

    David Hughes, Robert Rosner and Nigel Weiss describe what was achieved during a programme on stellar magnetic fields at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge. Over a four-month period more than 90 participants visited the Institute for a mixture of structured workshops and informal collaboration.

  3. Additional Responses to Hugh Heclo's "On Thinking Institutionally"

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    Lincoln, Timothy D.; Fennell, Robert C.

    2011-01-01

    Issue 13:3 of this journal (July 2010) included a "Conversation" on Hugh Heclo's recent publication "On Thinking Institutionally" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008) with a book review by Robert Fennell and responses by Richard Ascough, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Michael McLain, and Lynne Westfield. Here we publish two additional responses to this same book.…

  4. Saving the Dust Bowl: "Big Hugh" Bennett's Triumph over Tragedy

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    Smith, Rebecca

    2007-01-01

    In the 1930s, years of injudicious cultivation had devastated 100 million acres of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. This was the Dust Bowl, and it exposed a problem that had silently plagued American agriculture for centuries--soil erosion. Farmers, scientists, and the government alike considered it trivial until Hugh Hammond…

  5. Response to the Hughes et al. Paper on Differential Response

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    Baird, Christopher; Park, Katherine; Lohrbach, Suzanne

    2013-01-01

    Ronald Hughes, Judith Rycus, and their colleagues have produced a seminal review of differential response (DR) programs implemented across the nation. Their review questions nearly every aspect of the DR movement, beginning with the concept on which all DR programs are based and ending with serious concerns about the quality of evaluations…

  6. Differential Response: What to Make of the Existing Research? A Response to Hughes et al.

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    Drake, Brett

    2013-01-01

    This article is a response to "Issues in Differential Response", a review of the current evidence pertaining to differential response (DR) programs in child protective services (CPS). In my view, the Hughes, Rycus, Saunders-Adams, Hughes, and Hughes article suffers from several weaknesses. First, DR programs are critiqued as if they were…

  7. Differential Response: What to Make of the Existing Research? A Response to Hughes et al.

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    Drake, Brett

    2013-01-01

    This article is a response to "Issues in Differential Response", a review of the current evidence pertaining to differential response (DR) programs in child protective services (CPS). In my view, the Hughes, Rycus, Saunders-Adams, Hughes, and Hughes article suffers from several weaknesses. First, DR programs are critiqued as if they were…

  8. Obituary: Lawrence Hugh Aller, 1913-2003

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    Kaler, James B.

    2003-12-01

    Michigan, he taught a two-semester course in advanced general astronomy that covered nearly everything, in addition to a remarkable four-semester sequence in astrophysics (general, stellar atmospheres, nebular astrophysics, and stellar interiors). These were backed up by an extraordinary set of books. In 1943, Goldberg and he turned out the seminal toms, Stars, and Nebulae. (A solo third edition was published in 1991.) Then in 1953 arrived "The Atmospheres of the Sun and Stars" (revised a decade later), a tour de force on the physics of stellar plasmas and radiative transfer that became the bible of a generation of astronomers. "Nuclear Transformations, Stellar Interiors, and Nebulae" appeared a year later, and "Gaseous Nebulae" two years after that (rewritten in 1984 as "Physics of Thermal Gaseous Nebulae"). Not having a computer available in the early years, he used his students, creating mammoth "Aller Problems" that solved the equations for results that went into the books. Never formally published were two massive tomes of advanced general astronomy. To those of us lucky enough to have them, they serve as references to this day. His students, both undergraduate and graduate, are everywhere, their own students in turn carrying on Lawrence's ideas and work. In 1941, Lawrence married Rosalind Duncan Hall (who survives), and together they raised three children: Hugh, Gwen, and Raymond. Not only did one son become an astronomer, but so has one granddaughter (a dynasty established). Lawrence was absorbed by news and politics. He hated injustice of any kind, and let you know about it. He could entertain for hours with stories of his youth and of other astronomers, never realizing that he would also be the source of affectionate stories that would be told and retold by his own students. Of beautiful heart, he was a good father, both to his own children and to those he adopted as his students, none of whom, having been taught by him, will ever forget. Incredibly prolific, his

  9. The Hughes Co., Photographers, Baltimore, Maryland 4 March 1943 Ironwood ...

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    The Hughes Co., Photographers, Baltimore, Maryland 4 March 1943 Ironwood under construction at the U.S. Coast Guard shipyard in Curtis Bay, Maryland. Ironwood was the only 180 built by the U.S. Coast Guard and the only one not built in Duluth, Minnesota (Note the caption on the photograph reads: U.S.C.G.C. Ironwood, top view starboard looking forward) - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter IRONWOOD, Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, AK

  10. Remembrance of Hugh E. Huxley, a founder of our field.

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    Pollard, Thomas D; Goldman, Yale E

    2013-09-01

    Hugh E. Huxley (1924-2013) carried out structural studies by X-ray fiber diffraction and electron microscopy that established how muscle contracts. Huxley's sliding filament mechanism with an ATPase motor protein taking steps along an actin filament, established the paradigm not only for muscle contraction but also for other motile systems using actin and unconventional myosins, microtubules and dynein and microtubules and kinesin.

  11. An atypical presentation of the Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome.

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    McCormick, M; DelCastillo, J; Berk, R S

    1990-01-01

    We present an unusual case of the Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome as manifested in a young woman with right upper quadrant pain. The presentation was atypical and misleading because of the presence of a colonic ileus and the lack of salpingitis by pelvic exam. Diagnosis was made by exclusion of other abdominal disease processes, the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis antibody from a cervical specimen, and a dramatic response to appropriate antibiotic therapy.

  12. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Researcher and principal investigator Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., at the microscope, examines T-cells as part of preflight experiment operations in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  13. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Researcher and principal investigator Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., discusses her laboratory's T-cell experiment and the impact the research may have on aging adults and their immune systems with an interviewer in the Space Station Processing Facility. From left, T-cell science team members Miya Yoshida, Emily Martinez and Tara Candelario are at work preparing for launch in the background. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  14. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - T-cell science team member Tara Candelario of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., at the microscope, discusses preflight and post-flight experiment operations with researcher and principal investigator Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as T-cell science team members Emily Martinez, left, and Miya Yoshida look on. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  15. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Researcher and former NASA payload specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., discusses her laboratory's T-cell experiment and the impact the research may have on aging adults and their immune systems with an interviewer in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  16. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Researcher and principal investigator Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., at right, plans preflight and post-flight experiment operations with T-cell science team members Emily Martinez, left, and Tara Candelario in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  17. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - From left, T-cell science team members Emily Martinez, Miya Yoshida and Tara Candelario, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, San Francisco, Calif., discuss preflight and post-flight experiment operations with researcher and principal investigator Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  18. Hughes Syndrome (the antiphospholipid syndrome): ten clinical lessons.

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    Hughes, Graham R V

    2008-01-01

    The APS was described 25 years ago as a triad of manifestations (GRV Hughes). During the last 3 decades the disease became more systemic than systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The paper entails many of the old clinical findings as well as novel ones which are still not well documented in large series. The authors also refer to the second hit theory of infectious origin of APS. How to treat and indications for self monitoring the INR are detailed. The question of whether specific IVIG (directed against anti cardiolipin) or anti CD 20 be incorporated into the therapeutic armamentarium employed in APS will be answered in the near future.

  19. Hugh Henry Bentall, a pioneer of cardiovascular surgery

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    Thiene, Gaetano

    2014-01-01

    Hugh Henry Bentall, the inventor of the surgical procedure that enabled concomitant replacement of the aortic valve and ascending aorta, died on September 2012 at the age of 92. He was the first Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the United Kingdom, at the Hammersmith Hospital, and carried out the first open-heart operations with a heart-lung machine in London in 1953. Besides cardiac surgery, he paid particular attention to cardiac anatomy and embryology, which he enriched even following retirement. He leaves three sons and a daughter. PMID:24368549

  20. [Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a case report].

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    Lajtman, E; Mlyncek, M; Uharcek, P; Dlugos, B

    2009-04-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is a liver inflammation associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It is usually associated with a sharp pain in the right upper quadrant at the rib margin. Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are thought to be primary causative agents of FHCS. Location of pain as well as the course FHCS can simulate various diseases which is necessary in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain thinking. In the case report we describe the occurrence of a typical syndrome in an association with PID.

  1. [Hughes-Stovin syndrome: report of one case].

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    Silva O, Rafael; Escobar, Alejandro; Vega, Rodrigo; Tapia, Roberto

    2013-07-01

    We report a 25 year old mole admitted to a critical care unit for fever, lung opacities and acute respiratory failure. A chest angio-CAT sean showed multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms. A deep venous thrombosis of both lower limbs was also documented. A Hughes-Stovin syndrome was postulated. An inferior vena cava filter was placed. The patient received antimicrobial therapy subsiding fever and respiratory failure. Subsequently, he was treated with intravenous and oral steroids and one dose of cyclophosphamide. The patient was discharged in good conditions fifteen days after admission.

  2. Hughes Syndrome: the antiphospholipid syndrome--a clinical overview.

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    Hughes, Graham

    2007-02-01

    In 1983, a detailed clinical description of a new syndrome was published. This prothrombotic syndrome was initially called the anticardiolipin syndrome and subsequently the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), or Hughes Syndrome. Almost uniquely, it results in arterial as well as venous thrombosis and is marked by the presence of circulating antiphospholipid antibodies. Clinical features are protean, ranging from peripheral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to involvement of internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, and adrenals. Likewise, arterial thrombosis can result in life-threatening infarction of organs such as the heart. The nervous system is frequently affected, with migraine, memory loss, balance disorders, stroke, and atypical multiple sclerosis being prominent. Other features include recurrent miscarriage, thrombocytopenia, and livedo reticularis. More recent observations have included ischemic bone fractures, renal and celiac artery stenosis, and a possible tendency toward accelerated atherosclerosis. The condition is seen in patients with lupus, but, significantly, occurs without associated lupus ("primary" APS)-indeed, increasing clinical recognition of Hughes Syndrome suggests that this condition will overtake lupus in prevalence. Treatment at present is by anticoagulation. The mechanisms for thrombosis are being worked out; it has been suggested that in some situations (e.g., pregnancy loss), an inflammatory component as well as thrombosis may play a part.

  3. Millie Hughes-Fulford, Scientist and Prior Astronaut

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    2014-03-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - T-cell science team member Miya Yoshida, of the Hughes-Fulford Laboratory in San Francisco, Calif., works in a biosafety hood during preflight experiment preparations in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The immunology experiment will launch on SpaceX-3 and focus on the effects of microgravity on early T-cell signaling pathways. Current work aims to identify and compare the gene expression of microRNAs miRNAs during T-cell activation under normal gravity and in microgravity, and compare those patterns to changes seen in aging populations. The experiment will be the first flown on SpaceX funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard space shuttle mission STS-40 in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. For more information on the T-cell experiment, visit http://hughesfulfordlab.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/t-cell-activation-in-aging-spacex-3/. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

  4. STS-40 Payload Specialist Hughes-Fulford inserts contact lens into her eye

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    1991-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford inserts a contact lens into her eye while on the middeck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Hughes-Fulford is preparing for Experiment No. 072, Vestibular Experiments in Spacelab. The rotating dome associated with one of this experiment's procedures requires the contact lenses to record eye movements.

  5. 77 FR 52264 - Airworthiness Directives; Hughes Helicopters, Inc., and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems...

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    ... Directives; Hughes Helicopters, Inc., and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems (Type Certificate Currently... proposed AD, contact MD Helicopters Inc., Attn: Customer Support Division, 4555 E. McDowell Rd., Mail Stop... Airworthiness Directive (AD): Hughes Helicopters Inc., and McDonnel Douglas Helicopter Systems (Type...

  6. 75 FR 24973 - United States v. Baker Hughes Inc., et al.

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    ..., quality assurance and control, and health, safety and environment; (5) Data concerning historic and..., leading to higher prices and a reduction in service quality. 3. Absent the merger, Baker Hughes and BJ... Gulf. Baker Hughes and BJ Services have competed on price, terms of sale and service quality, and have...

  7. Surviving To Write and Writing To Survive: The Complex Case of Langston Hughes.

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    Ostrom, Hans

    Studying the life of Langston Hughes in the context of how to teach freshman composition can shed light on two sometimes conflicting pedagogies, the expressivist and the social-constructionist. A discouraging period of fierce criticism, illness, depression, and financial woes coincided with Hughes' 39th birthday, which his biographer Arnold…

  8. STS-40 Payload Specialist Hughes-Fulford inserts contact lens into her eye

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    1991-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford inserts a contact lens into her eye while on the middeck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Hughes-Fulford is preparing for Experiment No. 072, Vestibular Experiments in Spacelab. The rotating dome associated with one of this experiment's procedures requires the contact lenses to record eye movements.

  9. 77 FR 1975 - Union Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Pittsburg, Hughes, and...

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    2012-01-12

    ... Pittsburg, Hughes, and Seminole Counties, OK Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has filed a verified notice..., Hughes, and Seminole Counties, Okla. (the line). The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip... in Hughes County, which makes the line 0.19 miles longer than the terminal mileposts would otherwise...

  10. Hughes advanced nickel-cadmium batteries: An update

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    Bogner, R. Sam

    1991-01-01

    After delivering a significant data base on boilerplate and prototype advanced nickel cadmium (Ni/Cd) battery cells, Hughes decided to start using the Advanced Ni/Cd batteries on several of their flight programs. The advanced cell can been operated at 80 percent depth of discharge (DOD) for more than 10 years, and possibly 15 years, in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) applications. This cell offers an important weight saving over the standard Ni/Cd cell that is usually only operated at 50 to 60 percent DOD in GEO applications. The negative and positive electrodes are manufactured using electrochemical deposition methods which reduce the sinter corrosion problems encountered by the chemical deposition process used in the standard cells. The degradable nylon separators used in standard cells was replaced by polymer impregnated Zirconia separators.

  11. Hughes syndrome (the antiphospholipid syndrome): a disease of our time.

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    Hughes, Graham R V

    2011-04-01

    A pro-thrombotic condition was described in 1983 which was characterised by the presence of circulating antiphospholipid antibodies, as well as peripheral thrombosis (e.g. DVT), a tendency to internal organ involvement, repeated miscarriage, and, occasionally, thrombocytopenia (aPL) (Hughes, Br Med J 287:1088-1089, 1983). Previously, there had been a number of observations, mainly in patients with lupus having "false positive" tests for syphilis, miscarriage and circulating lupus anticoagulants. The description in 1983 had three notable features (a) a detailed comprehensive clinical picture of the syndrome; (b) this description differed from other coagulopathies in showing a propensity for arterial thrombosis (e.g. stroke and heart attack); and (c) this was a syndrome quite independent from lupus. There are indications that the primary antiphospholipid syndrome will turn out to be more common than lupus, though this could still be a reflection of referral practice.

  12. A Powerful Friendship: Theodore von Karman and Hugh L. Dryden

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    Gorn, Michael

    2003-01-01

    During their long personal friendship and professional association, Theodore von Karman (1882-1963) and Hugh L. Dryden (1898-1965) exercised a pivotal if somewhat elusive influence over American aeronautics and spaceflight. Both decisive figures in organizing scientists and engineers at home and abroad, both men of undisputed eminence in their technical fields, their range of contacts in government, academia, the armed forces, industry, and professional societies spanned the globe to an extent unparalleled then as now. Moreover, because they coordinated their activities closely, their combined influence far exceeded the sum of each one s individual contributions. This paper illustrates their personal origins as well as the foundations of their friendship, how their relationship became a professional alliance, and their joint impact on the world of aeronautics and astronautics during the twentieth century.

  13. Is Hughes-Stovin syndrome Behçet's disease?

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    Erkan, D; Yazici, Y; Sanders, A; Trost, D; Yazici, H

    2004-01-01

    Hughes-Stovin syndrome (HSS) is a rare clinical disorder, which has been described as the presence of pulmonary artery aneurysm in the setting of systemic thrombosis. The term "Incomplete Behçet's Disease" has also been used to describe this syndrome due to the clinical and histopathological similarities between Behçet's disease and HSS. Indeed, pulmonary involvement can be indistinguishable between these two conditions of unknown pathophysiology. We describe an HSS patient who presented with a recurrent pulmonary artery aneurysm, review the clinical and pathological manifestations of HSS, discuss its similarities to Behçet's disease, and finally make the argument that HSS is in fact Behçet's disease.

  14. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: CT findings of three cases.

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    Cho, Hyeon Je; Kim, Ho Kyun; Suh, Jung Ho; Lee, Ghi Jai; Shim, Jae-Chan; Kim, Young Hwa

    2008-01-01

    Clinical manifestations and computed tomography (CT) findings of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) are relatively well stabilized as right upper quadrant abdominal pain and hepatic capsular enhancement because of perihepatitis associated with pelvic inflammatory disease caused by N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis. We encountered three patients with serial FHCS associated with pelvic inflammatory disease, who visited the emergency room with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Abdominal CT revealed hepatic capsular or pericapsular enhancement along the anterior surface of the liver on the arterial phase. Recently, multi-detector CT has evolved as the first-line imaging modality of acute abdomen at the emergency room; we reemphasized the importance of the CT findings of this syndrome for differential diagnosis of right upper quadrant abdominal pain in sexually active young women. Physicians at the emergency room acknowledge the syndrome and should perform dynamic abdominopelvic CT including the arterial phase.

  15. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome: single centre experiences.

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    Hong, D G; Choi, M H; Chong, G O; Yi, J H; Seong, W J; Lee, Y S; Park, I S; Cho, Y L

    2010-04-01

    This study was conducted to report 10 cases of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome (FHCS) diagnosed with CT and 101 cases of FHCS-like lesion that suggested perihepatitis during laparoscopic surgery. We reviewed retrospectively the images of 3,674 laparoscopies for obstetrical and gynaecological diseases and analysed 10 cases of FHCS diagnosed by clinical patterns and CT. All the 10 cases showed liver capsular enhancement on CT. Among the 3,674 laparoscopies, we found 101 cases (2.7%) with FHCS like lesion. Among them, 23 cases were during laparoscopic procedure for endometriosis, 16 for gynaecological malignant tumours, 16 for benign adnexal diseases excluding endometriosis, 13 for uterine leiomyoma, 7 for pelvic inflammatory disease, 2 had peritoneal tuberculosis and 21 for other gynaecological diseases. Further consideration should be given for the causes of FHCS other than N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis. Because FHCS may represent various clinical phases, other considerations and clinical classifications are necessary for treatment.

  16. Hughes advanced nickel-cadmium batteries: An update

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    Bogner, R. Sam

    1991-05-01

    After delivering a significant data base on boilerplate and prototype advanced nickel cadmium (Ni/Cd) battery cells, Hughes decided to start using the Advanced Ni/Cd batteries on several of their flight programs. The advanced cell can been operated at 80 percent depth of discharge (DOD) for more than 10 years, and possibly 15 years, in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) applications. This cell offers an important weight saving over the standard Ni/Cd cell that is usually only operated at 50 to 60 percent DOD in GEO applications. The negative and positive electrodes are manufactured using electrochemical deposition methods which reduce the sinter corrosion problems encountered by the chemical deposition process used in the standard cells. The degradable nylon separators used in standard cells was replaced by polymer impregnated Zirconia separators.

  17. Hughes advanced nickel-cadmium batteries: An update

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bogner, R. Sam

    1991-01-01

    After delivering a significant data base on boilerplate and prototype advanced nickel cadmium (Ni/Cd) battery cells, Hughes decided to start using the Advanced Ni/Cd batteries on several of their flight programs. The advanced cell can been operated at 80 percent depth of discharge (DOD) for more than 10 years, and possibly 15 years, in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) applications. This cell offers an important weight saving over the standard Ni/Cd cell that is usually only operated at 50 to 60 percent DOD in GEO applications. The negative and positive electrodes are manufactured using electrochemical deposition methods which reduce the sinter corrosion problems encountered by the chemical deposition process used in the standard cells. The degradable nylon separators used in standard cells was replaced by polymer impregnated Zirconia separators.

  18. An Uncommon Manifestation of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome with Right-side Chest Pain.

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    Harada, Ko; Iwamuro, Masaya; Hanayama, Yoshihisa; Otsuka, Fumio

    2016-01-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is characterized by an inflammation of the perihepatic capsules associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. The typical symptom is severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain. We report a patient with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome who presented with an atypical chief complaint of right-side chest pain unaccompanied by symptoms specific to pelvic inflammatory disease. This case indicates that Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of right-side chest pain in young women, because early diagnosis and treatment of the disease are essential to prevent chronic complications.

  19. INTELSAT VI series spacecraft (one of five) at Hughes Aircraft Company

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    1992-01-01

    International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) VI series spacecraft (one of five), weighing about 4.5 tons at launch and standing nearly 40 ft tall when deployed, is prepared for final testing at Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California.

  20. IN SITU STEAM ENHANCED RECOVERY PROCESS - HUGHES ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, INC. - INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT

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    This Innovative Technology Evaluation report summarizes the findings of an evaluation of the in situ Steam Enhanced Recovery Process (SERP) operated by Hughes Environmental Systems, Inc. at the Rainbow Disposal facility in Huntington Beach, California. he technology demonstration...

  1. INTELSAT VI series spacecraft (one of five) at Hughes Aircraft Company

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    1992-01-01

    International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) VI series spacecraft (one of five), weighing about 4.5 tons at launch and standing nearly 40 ft tall when deployed, is prepared for final testing at Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California.

  2. Placement Testing in Community Colleges: A Response to Hughes and Nelson.

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    Gillespie, Maggie

    1993-01-01

    Analyzes Hughes and Nelson's study of placement testing at Riverside Community College and offers an alternative method of evaluating placement systems using logistic regression. Reanalyzes data from an ASSET placement test validity study using logistic regression. (DMM)

  3. Hughes, Twain, Child, and Sanger: Four Who Locked Horns with the Censors

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    Meltzer, Milton

    1969-01-01

    A look at the lives and conflicts of four writers--Langston Hughes, Mark Twain, Lydia Maria Child, and Margaret Sanger--who faced public criticism and censorship because oftheir views on controversial issues. (RM)

  4. 40. View west of Wickersham Basin in vicinity of McHugh ...

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    40. View west of Wickersham Basin in vicinity of McHugh Basin, looking west. Photo by Brian C. Morris, Puget Power, 1989. - Puget Sound Power & Light Company, White River Hydroelectric Project, 600 North River Avenue, Dieringer, Pierce County, WA

  5. 41. West end of McHugh Basin, looking west toward Dingle ...

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    41. West end of McHugh Basin, looking west toward Dingle Basin. Photo by Brian C. Morris, PUget Power, 1989. - Puget Sound Power & Light Company, White River Hydroelectric Project, 600 North River Avenue, Dieringer, Pierce County, WA

  6. IN SITU STEAM ENHANCED RECOVERY PROCESS - HUGHES ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, INC. - INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT

    EPA Science Inventory

    This Innovative Technology Evaluation report summarizes the findings of an evaluation of the in situ Steam Enhanced Recovery Process (SERP) operated by Hughes Environmental Systems, Inc. at the Rainbow Disposal facility in Huntington Beach, California. he technology demonstration...

  7. Hughes, Twain, Child, and Sanger: Four Who Locked Horns with the Censors

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    Meltzer, Milton

    1969-01-01

    A look at the lives and conflicts of four writers--Langston Hughes, Mark Twain, Lydia Maria Child, and Margaret Sanger--who faced public criticism and censorship because oftheir views on controversial issues. (RM)

  8. STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford trains in JSC's SLS mockup

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    1987-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford conducts Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1) Experiment No. 198, Pulmonary Function During Weightlessness, in JSC's Life Sciences Project Division (LSPD) SLS mockup located in the Bioengineering and Test Support Facility Bldg 36. Hughes-Fulford monitors instruments and settings on Rack 8's panels. Behind her in the center aisle are the body mass measurement device (foreground) and the stowed bicycle ergometer.

  9. STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford trains in JSC's SLS mockup

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    1987-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford conducts Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1) Experiment No. 198, Pulmonary Function During Weightlessness, in JSC's Life Sciences Project Division (LSPD) SLS mockup located in the Bioengineering and Test Support Facility Bldg 36. Hughes-Fulford sets switches on Rack 8. Behind her in the center aisle are the stowed bicycle ergometer (foreground) and the body restraint system.

  10. STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford trains in JSC's SLS mockup

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    1987-03-10

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford conducts Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1) Experiment No. 198, Pulmonary Function During Weightlessness, in JSC's Life Sciences Project Division (LSPD) SLS mockup located in the Bioengineering and Test Support Facility Bldg 36. Hughes-Fulford sets switches on Rack 8. Behind her in the center aisle are the stowed bicycle ergometer (foreground) and the body restraint system.

  11. STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford trains in JSC's SLS mockup

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford conducts Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1) Experiment No. 198, Pulmonary Function During Weightlessness, in JSC's Life Sciences Project Division (LSPD) SLS mockup located in the Bioengineering and Test Support Facility Bldg 36. Hughes-Fulford monitors instruments and settings on Rack 8's panels. Behind her in the center aisle are the body mass measurement device (foreground) and the stowed bicycle ergometer.

  12. STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford trains in JSC's SLS mockup

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford conducts Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1) Experiment No. 198, Pulmonary Function During Weightlessness, in JSC's Life Sciences Project Division (LSPD) SLS mockup located in the Bioengineering and Test Support Facility Bldg 36. Hughes-Fulford sets switches on Rack 8. Behind her in the center aisle are the stowed bicycle ergometer (foreground) and the body restraint system.

  13. Synchrotron resource of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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    Staudenmann, J.-L.; Hendrickson, W. A.; Abramowitz, R.

    1989-07-01

    The Synchrotron Resource of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be dedicated to structural analyses of biological macromolecules, primarily through crystallography. This facility is under construction at the X4 port of the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and it will comprise three beamlines. The first line to be built has been devised to apply the multiwavelength anomalous diffraction method which provides direct estimates for the phases of reflections. The second line will be devoted to rapid and essentially routine diffraction measurements, mainly through the rotation method. These two experimental stations are contained within refrigerated radiation enclosures that will maintain clean environments, narrowly defined constant temperatures, and protection against biohazard at biosafety level BL-2. At the same time as the second line will be developed, the swath center is planned to first serve as a monitor of the white x-ray beam vertical stability. This project will be done in collaboration with accelerator physicists of the National Synchrotron Light Source. Later, this third line will be equipped for Laue experiments to study, for instance, dynamical processes in proteins.

  14. Hughes syndrome (the antiphospholipid syndrome): 25 years old.

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    Edwards, C J; Hughes, G R V

    2008-01-01

    The antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS) is a unique thrombotic disorder, causing both arterial and venous thrombosis, linked to the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipid-protein complexes. The first papers describing the syndrome were published in 1983 and, over the next two years, a series of publications described in detail the various clinical manifestations of the syndrome. Laboratory standardisation workshops were also set up and, in 1984, the first "world" symposium on APS was held. The international APS conferences have continued to grow in numbers and in stature. The APS has already had an impact in obstetrics, in medicine, in psychiatry, and in surgery. The approximate figure of 1 in 5 is a useful guide -- 1 in 5 of all young strokes, 1 in 5 recurrent miscarriages, 1 in 5 DVTs. More precise data will become available in the worlds of epilepsy, migraine, Alzheimer's, and MS. The advent of newer "biologic" immunosuppressives such as rituximab may offer help in selected cases. Intravenous immunoglobulin has proved successful, especially in the emergency setting.

  15. Straight talk with...Miyoung Chun. Interview by Virginia Hughes.

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    Chun, Miyoung

    2013-04-01

    It was a single tweet. In February, after US President Barack Obama made a subtle nod to a new neuroscience project in his annual State of the Union address, Francis Collins, director of the country's National Institutes of Health (NIH), posted on the @NIHDirector Twitter feed: "Obama mentions the #NIH Brain Activity Map in #SOTU." Instantly, scientists were buzzing with rumors that the Brain Activity Map could be the next moon shot, with a budget and timeline similar to the Human Genome Project. The brain map began as a brief white paper and has grown into a large--and still largely undefined--collaboration of several government agencies, nonprofit foundations and private companies. As the stakeholders describe in a commentary published last month (339, 1284-1285, 2013), the goal of the initiative is to understand how thousands of neurons work in concert to control behavior and trigger disease. Miyoung Chun, vice president for science programs at The Kavli Foundation in Oxnard, California, has been developing the project since the beginning and is the self-described "glue" between its many diverse stakeholders. Chun spoke with Virginia Hughes about the evolution of the project and what it might mean for biomedicine.

  16. [Chlamydia trachomatis antibody in Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome].

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    Choi, Tae Yeal; Kang, Jung Oak; Chung, Sung Ro; Ahn, Youhern

    2008-08-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis (FHC) syndrome is inflammation of the liver capsule associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. We measured Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies in 30 female patients with acute abdominal pain for diagnosis of FHC-syndrome, and the results were compared with other tests. A dual-polymerase chain reaction was used for the detection of C. trachomatis in the cervix, and a micro-immunofluorescence test was performed to measure the antibody to C. trachomatis in serum. Cervical specimens were stained with Gram stain and cultured on chocolate agar for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) and pelvic examinations were performed. Of the 30 patients examined, 19 were diagnosed as having FHC-syndromes and 11 abdominal pains without FHC-syndrome. C. trachomatis was detected from one of the five patients studied, and no N. gonorrhoeae was isolated from the patients with FHC-syndrome. High titers of IgG antibody (1:512-1:1,024) to C. trachomatis were demonstrated in all patients with FHC-syndrome. The CT scan revealed perihepatitis in 14 patients with FHC-syndrome. All patients with FHC-syndrome are associated with C. trachomatis infections, and a high titer of C. trachomatis antibody (IgG) is a very useful marker for FHC-syndrome.

  17. An Integrated Soft Computing Approach to Hughes Syndrome Risk Assessment.

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    Vilhena, João; Rosário Martins, M; Vicente, Henrique; Grañeda, José M; Caldeira, Filomena; Gusmão, Rodrigo; Neves, João; Neves, José

    2017-03-01

    The AntiPhospholipid Syndrome (APS) is an acquired autoimmune disorder induced by high levels of antiphospholipid antibodies that cause arterial and veins thrombosis, as well as pregnancy-related complications and morbidity, as clinical manifestations. This autoimmune hypercoagulable state, usually known as Hughes syndrome, has severe consequences for the patients, being one of the main causes of thrombotic disorders and death. Therefore, it is required to be preventive; being aware of how probable is to have that kind of syndrome. Despite the updated of antiphospholipid syndrome classification, the diagnosis remains difficult to establish. Additional research on clinically relevant antibodies and standardization of their quantification are required in order to improve the antiphospholipid syndrome risk assessment. Thus, this work will focus on the development of a diagnosis decision support system in terms of a formal agenda built on a Logic Programming approach to knowledge representation and reasoning, complemented with a computational framework based on Artificial Neural Networks. The proposed model allows for improving the diagnosis, classifying properly the patients that really presented this pathology (sensitivity higher than 85%), as well as classifying the absence of APS (specificity close to 95%).

  18. Synchronization of coupled chaotic FitzHugh-Nagumo systems

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    Aqil, Muhammad; Hong, Keum-Shik; Jeong, Myung-Yung

    2012-04-01

    This paper addresses dynamic synchronization of two FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) systems coupled with gap junctions. All the states of the coupled chaotic system, treating either as single-input or two-input control system, are synchronized by stabilizing their error dynamics, using simplest and locally robust control laws. The local asymptotic stability, chosen by utilizing the local Lipschitz nonlinear property of the model to address additionally the non-failure of the achieved synchronization, is ensured by formulating the matrix inequalities on the basis of Lyapunov stability theory. In the presence of disturbances, it ensures the local uniform ultimate boundedness. Furthermore, the robustness of the proposed methods is ensured against bounded disturbances besides providing the upper bound on disturbances. To the best of our knowledge, this is the computationally simplest solution for synchronization of coupled FHN modeled systems along with unique advantages of less conservative local asymptotic stability of synchronization errors with robustness. Numerical simulations are carried out to successfully validate the proposed control strategies.

  19. Pulmonary cytotoxicity of secondary metabolites of Stachybotrys chartarum (Ehrenb.) Hughes.

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    Pieckova, Elena; Hurbankova, Marta; Cerna, Silvia; Pivovarova, Zuzana; Kovacikova, Zuzana

    2006-01-01

    Damp dwellings represent suitable conditions for extended indoor moulds. A cellulolytic micromycete Stachybotrys chartarum (Ehrenb.) Hughes is considered to be a tertiary colonizer of surfaces in affected buildings. Known adverse health effects of S. chartarum result from its toxins--trichothecenes or atranones, as well as spirolactams. Mechanism of their potential pathological effects on the respiratory tract has not yet been sufficiently clarified. The cytotoxic effects of complex chloroform-extractable endo- (in biomass) and exometabolites (in cultivation medium) of an indoor S. chartarum isolate of an atranone chemotype, grown on a liquid medium with yeast extract and sucrose at 25 degrees C for 14 d, on lung tissue were evaluated in the 3-day experiment. For the purpose, 4 mg of toxicants were intratracheally instilled in 200 g Wistar male rats. A trichothecene mycotoxin diacetoxyscirpenol was used as the positive control. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) parameters--viability and phagocytic activity of alveolar macrophages (AM), activity of lactate dehydrogenase, acid phosphatase and cathepsin D in cell-free BAL fluid (BALF), as well as in BAL cells, were measured. Acute exposure to the metabolites caused statistically significant changes, indicating lung tissue injury in the experimental animals. Decreased AM viability and increased activity of lysosomal enzyme cathepsin D in BAL cells after fungal exometabolite exposure were the most impressive. As toxic principles were found predominantly in the growth medium, toxins were more likely responsible for lung cell damage than e.g. fungal cell wall components. S. chartarum toxic metabolites can contribute to the ill health of occupants of mouldy building after inhalation of contaminated aerosol.

  20. Clinical outcome of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome mimicking acute biliary disease.

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    Woo, Seong Yong; Kim, Jin Il; Cheung, Dae Young; Cho, Se Hyun; Park, Soo-Heon; Han, Joon-Yeol; Kim, Jae Kwang

    2008-12-07

    To analyze the clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. The clinical courses of patients that visited St. Mary's Hospital with abdominal pain from January 2005 to December 2006 and were diagnosed with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome were examined. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome was identified in 22 female patients of childbearing age; their mean age was 31.0+/-8.1 years. Fourteen of these cases presented with pain in the upper right abdomen alone or together with pain in the lower abdomen, and six patients presented with pain only in the lower abdomen. The first impression at the time of visit was acute cholecystitis or cholangitis in 10 patients and acute appendicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease in eight patients. Twenty-one patients were diagnosed by abdominal computer tomography (CT), and the results of abdominal sonography were normal for 10 of these patients. Chlamydia trichomatis was isolated from 18 patients. Two patients underwent laparoscopic adhesiotomy and 20 patients were completely cured by antibiotic treatment. For women of childbearing age with acute pain in the upper right abdomen alone or together with pain in the lower abdomen, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome should be considered during differential diagnosis. Moreover, in cases suspected to be Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, abdominal CT, rather than abdominal sonography, assists in the diagnosis.

  1. Clinical outcome of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome mimicking acute biliary disease

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    Woo, Seong Yong; Kim, Jin Il; Cheung, Dae Young; Cho, Se Hyun; Park, Soo-Heon; Han, Joon-Yeol; Kim, Jae Kwang

    2008-01-01

    AIM: To analyze the clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. METHODS: The clinical courses of patients that visited St. Mary’s Hospital with abdominal pain from January 2005 to December 2006 and were diagnosed with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome were examined. RESULTS: Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome was identified in 22 female patients of childbearing age; their mean age was 31.0 ± 8.1 years. Fourteen of these cases presented with pain in the upper right abdomen alone or together with pain in the lower abdomen, and six patients presented with pain only in the lower abdomen. The first impression at the time of visit was acute cholecystitis or cholangitis in 10 patients and acute appendicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease in eight patients. Twenty-one patients were diagnosed by abdominal computer tomography (CT), and the results of abdominal sonography were normal for 10 of these patients. Chlamydia trichomatis was isolated from 18 patients. Two patients underwent laparoscopic adhesiotomy and 20 patients were completely cured by antibiotic treatment. CONCLUSION: For women of childbearing age with acute pain in the upper right abdomen alone or together with pain in the lower abdomen, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome should be considered during differential diagnosis. Moreover, in cases suspected to be Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, abdominal CT, rather than abdominal sonography, assists in the diagnosis. PMID:19058334

  2. Case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in male without presentation of sexually transmitted disease.

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    Yi, Haram; Shim, Chan Sup; Kim, Gyu Won; Kim, Jung Seok; Choi, In Zoo

    2015-11-16

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a type of perihepatitis that causes liver capsular infection without infecting the hepatic parenchyma or pelvis. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is known to occur commonly in women of childbearing age who do not use oral contraceptives and have sexual partners older than 25 years of age. However, the syndrome has been reported to occur rarely in males. The clinical symptoms are right upper quadrant pain and tenderness, and pleuritic right sided chest pain. The clinical presentation is similar in male and female. We experienced a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a 60-year-old man with the chief complaint of right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Despite a previous history of gonorrhea, we have also described our experiences of improved symptoms and recovery with allopathic medicines and have thereby reported the present case with a literature review.

  3. Chlamydia trachomatis-induced Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a case report.

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    Ekabe, Cyril Jabea; Kehbila, Jules; Njim, Tsi; Kadia, Benjamin Momo; Tendonge, Celestine Ntemlefack; Monekosso, Gottlieb Lobe

    2017-01-03

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is defined as perihepatitis associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia trachomatis is one of its most common aetiologies. This syndrome usually presents with right upper quadrant abdominal pain mimicking other hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal pathologies, hence, posing a diagnostic dilemma in settings with limited diagnostic tools. A 32 year old African female presented with acute right upper quadrant abdominal pain and vaginal discharge, for which she had previously received treatment in another health center with no improvement. Clinical and laboratory findings were suggestive of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. Five days after treatment with oral doxycycline, the patient showed marked clinical improvement. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a common cause of right upper quadrant pain which is often under diagnosed in poor communities. Hence, it should be included as a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with right upper quadrant pain, especially in females of reproductive age.

  4. Case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in male without presentation of sexually transmitted disease

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    Yi, Haram; Shim, Chan Sup; Kim, Gyu Won; Kim, Jung Seok; Choi, In Zoo

    2015-01-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a type of perihepatitis that causes liver capsular infection without infecting the hepatic parenchyma or pelvis. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is known to occur commonly in women of childbearing age who do not use oral contraceptives and have sexual partners older than 25 years of age. However, the syndrome has been reported to occur rarely in males. The clinical symptoms are right upper quadrant pain and tenderness, and pleuritic right sided chest pain. The clinical presentation is similar in male and female. We experienced a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a 60-year-old man with the chief complaint of right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Despite a previous history of gonorrhea, we have also described our experiences of improved symptoms and recovery with allopathic medicines and have thereby reported the present case with a literature review. PMID:26601101

  5. Wavy fronts in a hyperbolic FitzHugh-Nagumo system and the effects of cross diffusion.

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    Zemskov, Evgeny P; Tsyganov, Mikhail A; Horsthemke, Werner

    2015-06-01

    We study a hyperbolic version of the FitzHugh-Nagumo (also known as the Bonhoeffer-van der Pol) reaction-diffusion system. To be able to obtain analytical results, we employ a piecewise linear approximation of the nonlinear kinetic term. The hyperbolic version is compared with the standard parabolic FitzHugh-Nagumo system. We completely describe the dynamics of wavefronts and discuss the properties of the speed equation. The nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch bifurcation of traveling fronts is found to occur in the hyperbolic case as well as in the parabolic system. Waves in the hyperbolic case typically propagate with lower speeds, in absolute value, than waves in the parabolic one. We find the interesting feature that the hyperbolic and parabolic front trajectories coincide in the phase plane for the FitzHugh-Nagumo model with a diagonal diffusion matrix, which is the case of self-diffusion, and differ for the system with cross diffusion.

  6. Fitz-hugh-curtis syndrome in a male patient: a case report and literature review.

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    Saurabh, Shireesh; Unger, Eric; Pavlides, Constantinos

    2012-01-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a condition characterized by inflammation of the liver capsule with concomitant pelvic inflammation without involvement of liver parenchyma. It is classically seen in young women who present with sharp, pleuritic right upper quadrant pain, usually but not always accompanied by symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and is frequently confused with biliary tract disease. Rarely the syndrome has been reported in males, and hematogenous and lymphatic spread to liver is thought to be the underlying mechanism. Serological tests and computed tomography (CT) scan may aid in diagnosis of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. Definitive diagnosis is made by laparoscopy, which provides both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. We report a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a young male patient, which was diagnosed and treated by laparoscopy. We also include a review of the literature.

  7. Real time optical edge enhancement using a Hughes liquid crystal light valve

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    Chao, Tien-Hsin

    1989-01-01

    The discovery of an edge enhancement effect in using a Hughes CdS liquid crystal light valve (LCLV) is reported. An edge-enhanced version of the input writing image can be directly obtained by operating the LCLV at a lower bias frequency and bias voltage. Experimental conditions in which this edge enhancement effect can be optimized are described. Experimental results show that the SNR of the readout image using this technique is superior to that obtained using high-pass filtering. The repeatability of this effect is confirmed by obtaining an edge enhancement result using two different Hughes LCLVs. The applicability of this effect to improve discrimination capability in optical pattern recognition is addressed. The results show that the Hughes LCLV can be used in both continuous tone and edge-enhancing modes by simply adjusting its bias conditions.

  8. Real time optical edge enhancement using a Hughes liquid crystal light valve

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    Chao, Tien-Hsin

    1989-01-01

    The discovery of an edge enhancement effect in using a Hughes CdS liquid crystal light valve (LCLV) is reported. An edge-enhanced version of the input writing image can be directly obtained by operating the LCLV at a lower bias frequency and bias voltage. Experimental conditions in which this edge enhancement effect can be optimized are described. Experimental results show that the SNR of the readout image using this technique is superior to that obtained using high-pass filtering. The repeatability of this effect is confirmed by obtaining an edge enhancement result using two different Hughes LCLVs. The applicability of this effect to improve discrimination capability in optical pattern recognition is addressed. The results show that the Hughes LCLV can be used in both continuous tone and edge-enhancing modes by simply adjusting its bias conditions.

  9. One Hundred Years of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins: A Story of Meyer to McHugh.

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    DePaulo, J Raymond

    2017-04-01

    This article describes a history of clinical methods and constructs that guide Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Phipps Clinic today. The contributions of Adolf Meyer and Paul McHugh are central and closely connected. Both emphasize the clinical examination as the central practice of psychiatry as a specialty within medicine. Meyer's comprehensive examination of the patient became the centerpiece of his approach and was the standard for psychiatrists in the English-speaking world. McHugh, with Phillip Slavney, developed a pluralistic and practical framework for interpreting that history and examination. Both argued against the uncritical use of the modern disease construct. McHugh argues that the disease construct, although fundamental, is but one of four useful "perspectives of psychiatry" and is, thus, an insufficient basis for psychiatric practice. The perspectives could be used as an organizing framework by all physicians who seek a practical and truly personalized approach to the care of patients.

  10. STS-40 Payload Specialist Hughes-Fulford checks RAHF cage in SLS-1 module

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    1991-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford, holding a checklist, opens a Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) cage while conducting experiments in the Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1) module. Hughes-Fulford freefloats in front of the Rack 3 RAHF with her feet positioned just above the body restraint system (BRS) in the center aisle. The SLS-1 module is located in Columbia's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102's, payload bay (PLB) and is accessible by the crewmembers from OV-102's middeck via the Spacelab (SL) tunnel. The SL tunnel opening is visible in the background.

  11. STS-40 Payload Specialist Hughes-Fulford 'flies' through SLS-1 module

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    1991-01-01

    STS-40 Payload Specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford floats through the Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1) module and around its equipment and racks aboard the Earth-orbiting Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Hughes-Fulford, with a surprised expression, 'dives' toward the aft end of the SLS-1 module and in between the ergometer in the center aisle and Rack 7 on the port side. Behind her Mission Specialist (MS) James P. Bagian is positioned at Rack 1 workbench and the blood draw station.

  12. Payload specialists Millie Hughes-Fulford in Body Mass Measurement Device

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    1985-02-01

    S85-26553 (Feb 1985) --- STS-40/SLS-1 payload specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford sits strapped in the special device scientists have developed for determining mass on orbit. As the chair swings back and forth, a timer records how much the crewmember's mass retards the chair's movement. Dr. Hughes-Fulford will be joined by three mission specialists, the mission commander, the pilot and a second payload specialist for the scheduled 10-day Spacelab Life Sciences-1 (SLS-1) mission. The flight is totally dedicated to biological and medical experimentation.

  13. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Toward a Creative Social Web for Learners and Teachers

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    Zhang, Jianwei

    2009-01-01

    This article commenting on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009) examines the potential strengths and weaknesses of Web 2.0 in supporting student collaborative creativity in light of sociocultural conditions of knowledge creation. Weaknesses and challenges are identified related to the embedded and dispersed representation of community knowledge,…

  14. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Technologies that Facilitate Generating Knowledge and Possibly Wisdom

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    Dede, Chris

    2009-01-01

    Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009) argue that Web 2.0 media are well suited to enhancing the education research community's purpose of generating and sharing knowledge. The author of this comment article first articulates how a research infrastructure with capabilities for communal bookmarking, photo and video sharing, social networking, wikis,…

  15. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Digital Immersion, Teacher Learning, and Games

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    Owston, Ronald D.

    2009-01-01

    In this comment article, the author elaborates on three significant issues that Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009) identified but did not explore. First, the author discusses the need for research on the impact that youth's immersion in a digital world may have on metacognitive and social skill development. Then teacher learning with the Web is…

  16. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Expanding the New Literacies Conversation

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    Leu, Donald J.; O'Byrne, W. Ian; Zawilinski, Lisa; McVerry, J. Greg; Everett-Cacopardo, Heidi

    2009-01-01

    Using a popularized notion such as Web 2.0 limits research efforts by employing a binary construct, one initially prompted by commercial concerns. Instead, the authors of this article, commenting on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009), suggest that continuous, not dichotomous, change in the technologies of literacy and learning defines the…

  17. Principles and Practices Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Lessons from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Capstone Institutions

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    DiBartolo, Patricia Marten; Gregg-Jolly, Leslie; Gross, Deborah; Manduca, Cathryn A.; Iverson, Ellen; Cooke, David B., III; Davis, Gregory K.; Davidson, Cameron; Hertz, Paul E.; Hibbard, Lisa; Ireland, Shubha K.; Mader, Catherine; Pai, Aditi; Raps, Shirley; Siwicki, Kathleen; Swartz, Jim E.

    2016-01-01

    Best-practices pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) aims for inclusive excellence that fosters student persistence. This paper describes principles of inclusivity across 11 primarily undergraduate institutions designated as Capstone Awardees in Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) 2012 competition. The Capstones…

  18. IN MEMORIAM: Hugh P Kelly, 3 September 1931 - 29 June 1992

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    Hansen, Jørgen E.

    1993-01-01

    It is said that Racah was one of the few physicists who was able not only to read Hermann Weyl's book "The Theory of Groups and Quantum Mechanics" but also to understand enough to use it himself. Something similar applies to Hugh Kelly, who introduced the methods of Many-Body Perturbation Theory (MBPT), which was being developed by nuclear physicists like Keith Brueckner whom Hugh worked with as a post-doc, into atomic physics. Since atomic physics with its "known" forces is a perfect area in which to apply the methods of MBPT, it is clear that this would have happened sooner or later. Hugh Kelly's achievement is that it happened very early. Hugh's death this summer after a long battle with cancer is a great loss to atomic physics and to his many friends in the community. Hugh P Kelly got his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1963 under the supervision of Kenneth Watson and in 1965 he was hired as assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. His appointment was to a large extent due to the support of M E Rose, also a nuclear physicist with interest in atoms as is clear from his book "Elementary Theory of Angular Momentum". Hugh remained at the University of Virginia for the rest of his life, over the years serving as Department Chairman, Faculty Dean and, during the last years, as University Provost, but throughout Hugh pursued his real passion which was Physics. It is a clear sign of his dedication that he is sole author on a large number of papers particularly of course in the early years when he alone was Atomic Theory in Charlottesville. Hugh contributed to many areas of atomic physics although early on photoionization became his favourite subject and the one where he made his main contribution: first for closed shell atoms, but later extending his techniques to open shell systems for which the normal MBPT techniques did not apply. Hugh had a good nose for finding projects that were of topical interest and many of his papers are

  19. Medieval Theories of Education: Hugh of St Victor and John of Salisbury

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    FitzGerald, Brian D.

    2010-01-01

    This paper offers an assessment of two 12th-century theories of education, Hugh of St Victor's "Didascalicon" and John of Salisbury's "Metalogicon", maintaining that their works both draw on traditional Christian teachings and respond to contemporary pedagogical interests in systematising knowledge and integrating classical learning. The two works…

  20. Hugh Mehan's "Learning Lessons" Reconsidered: On the Differences between Naturalistic and Critical Analysis of Classroom Discourse.

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    Macbeth, Douglas

    2003-01-01

    Discusses Hugh Mehan's "Learning Lessons" in the development of the naturalistic study of classroom discourse studies and considers the emergence of an alternative program for classroom discourse studies in critical discourse analysis. Critiques some studies of classroom discourse and analyzes a fourth-grade lesson on fractions to show how the…

  1. Medieval Theories of Education: Hugh of St Victor and John of Salisbury

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    FitzGerald, Brian D.

    2010-01-01

    This paper offers an assessment of two 12th-century theories of education, Hugh of St Victor's "Didascalicon" and John of Salisbury's "Metalogicon", maintaining that their works both draw on traditional Christian teachings and respond to contemporary pedagogical interests in systematising knowledge and integrating classical learning. The two works…

  2. Mrs. Hugh Dryden unveils the memorial to her late husband at center dedication, with center director

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    1976-01-01

    On March 26, 1976, the NASA Flight Research Center opened its doors to hundreds of guests for the dedication of the center in honor of Hugh Latimer Dryden. The dedication was very much a local event; following Center Director David Scott's opening remarks, the Antelope Valley High School's symphonic band played the national anthem. Invocation was given followed by recognition of the invited guests. Dr. Hugh Dryden, a man of total humility, received praise from all those present. Dryden, who died in 1965, had been a pioneering aeronautical scientist who became director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1949 and then deputy administrator of the NACA's successor, NASA, in 1958. Very much interested in flight research, he had been responsible for establishing a permanent facility at the location later named in his honor. As Center Director David Scott looks on, Mrs. Hugh L. Dryden (Mary Libbie Travers) unveils the memorial to her husband at the dedication ceremony.On March 26, 1976, the NASA Flight Research Center opened its doors to hundreds of guests for the dedication of the center in honor of Hugh Latimer Dryden.

  3. Christopher Hughes: an in vitro model for the study of angiogenesis (interview).

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    Hughes, Christopher C W

    2007-01-01

    Christopher C.W. Hughes describes the utility of his culture system for studying angiogenesis in vitro. He explains the importance of fibroblasts that secrete a critical, yet unidentified, soluble factor that allow endothelial cells to form vessels in culture that branch, form proper lumens, and undergo anastamosis.

  4. Christopher Hughes: An in vitro model for the Study of Angiogenesis (Interview)

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    Hughes, Christopher C.W.

    2007-01-01

    Christopher C.W. Hughes describes the utility of his culture system for studying angiogenesis in vitro. He explains the importance of fibroblasts that secrete a critical, yet unidentified, soluble factor that allow endothelial cells to form vessels in culture that branch, form proper lumens, and undergo anastamosis. PMID:18978990

  5. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a diagnosis to consider in women with right upper quadrant pain.

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    Peter, Nadja G; Clark, Liana R; Jaeger, Jeffrey R

    2004-03-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome--inflammation of the liver capsule associated with genital tract infection--occurs in up to one fourth of patients with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Classically presenting as sharp, pleuritic right upper quadrant pain, usually but not always accompanied by signs of salpingitis, it can mimic many other common disorders such as cholecystitis and pyelonephritis.

  6. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Toward a Creative Social Web for Learners and Teachers

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    Zhang, Jianwei

    2009-01-01

    This article commenting on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009) examines the potential strengths and weaknesses of Web 2.0 in supporting student collaborative creativity in light of sociocultural conditions of knowledge creation. Weaknesses and challenges are identified related to the embedded and dispersed representation of community knowledge,…

  7. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Technologies that Facilitate Generating Knowledge and Possibly Wisdom

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    Dede, Chris

    2009-01-01

    Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009) argue that Web 2.0 media are well suited to enhancing the education research community's purpose of generating and sharing knowledge. The author of this comment article first articulates how a research infrastructure with capabilities for communal bookmarking, photo and video sharing, social networking, wikis,…

  8. Whatever Happened to the Supervisor of the Smith-Hughes Man?

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    Hillison, John

    1999-01-01

    Formal supervision of agricultural education teachers by state supervisors began with the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act. Supervision has evolved from the "iron fist" to the consultant. Some felt that supervisors usurped the role of teacher educators. By the end of the 20th century, supervision had devolved to local administrators and vocational…

  9. Principles and Practices Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Lessons from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Capstone Institutions

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    DiBartolo, Patricia Marten; Gregg-Jolly, Leslie; Gross, Deborah; Manduca, Cathryn A.; Iverson, Ellen; Cooke, David B., III; Davis, Gregory K.; Davidson, Cameron; Hertz, Paul E.; Hibbard, Lisa; Ireland, Shubha K.; Mader, Catherine; Pai, Aditi; Raps, Shirley; Siwicki, Kathleen; Swartz, Jim E.

    2016-01-01

    Best-practices pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) aims for inclusive excellence that fosters student persistence. This paper describes principles of inclusivity across 11 primarily undergraduate institutions designated as Capstone Awardees in Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) 2012 competition. The Capstones…

  10. Status of the Hughes charge-coupled-device-addressed liquid crystal light valve

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    Welkowsky, M. S.; Efron, Uzi; Byles, W.; Goodwin, N. W.

    1987-05-01

    This paper discusses the present state of development of the Hughes charge-coupled-device-addressed liquid crystal light valve (CCD LCLV). The device is based on the photoactivated silicon LCLV and is suitable for a range of applications, including adaptive optics and as a programmable mask for optical data processing systems.

  11. Hugh Williamson: Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution. A Bicentennial Series, No. 7.

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    As a scholar of international renown, Hugh Williamson came into contact with some of the leading intellectuals of the patriot cause and their political ideas transformed him into an adroit politician and leader. This booklet on Williamson is one in a series on Revolutionary War soldiers who later signed the U.S. Constitution. The booklet reviews…

  12. Hugh L. Dryden's Career in Aviation and Space. No. 5; Monographs in Aerospace History

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    Gorn, Michael H.

    1996-01-01

    Hugh Latimer Dryden led a life rich in paradox. Born in obsurity, he attained international prominence. Indifferent to self-advancement, he nonetheless rose to the pinnacle of the aeronautics profession and subsequently assumed a pivotal role in the initial period of space exploration. Although a research scientist of the first order, he nurtured within himself a profoundly spiritual outlook.

  13. STS-40 Payload Specialist Hughes-Fulford "flies" through SLS-1 module

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    1991-06-14

    STS040-212-006 (5-14 June 1991) --- Payload specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford floats through the Spacelab Life Sciences (SLS-1) module aboard the Earth-orbiting Columbia. Astronaut James P. Bagian, mission specialist, is at the blood draw station in the background. The scene was photographed with a 35mm camera.

  14. The Political Economy of Rhetorical Style: Hugh Blair's Response to the Civic-Commercial Dilemma

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    Longaker, Mark Garrett

    2008-01-01

    Recent scholarship treats Hugh Blair's "Lectures" on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (1783) as an effort to endorse either the liberal or the civic political traditions in eighteenth-century Scotland. This essay questions this orthodoxy by reading the "Lectures", and in particular Blair's attention to considerations of rhetorical…

  15. Whatever Happened to the Supervisor of the Smith-Hughes Man?

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    Hillison, John

    1999-01-01

    Formal supervision of agricultural education teachers by state supervisors began with the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act. Supervision has evolved from the "iron fist" to the consultant. Some felt that supervisors usurped the role of teacher educators. By the end of the 20th century, supervision had devolved to local administrators and vocational…

  16. The Coalition that Supported the Smith-Hughes Act or a Case for Strange Bedfellows.

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    Hillison, John

    1995-01-01

    A coalition led by the National Society for Promotion of Industrial Education gained passage of the Smith-Hughes Act in 1917, but natural antagonisms quickly dissolved it. The coalition included unions, manufacturers, professional educators, political parties, farmers' groups, and home economics groups. This diverse group's accomplishment is a…

  17. George Hughes and the history of fish ventilation: from Du Verney to the present.

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    Wegner, Nicholas C; Graham, Jeffrey B

    2010-09-01

    This paper traces the research history of fish ventilation from its origins in the early 1700s to the present with emphasis on the work of George M. Hughes, who is considered by many to be the founder of the modern era of fish respiratory science. A particularly important year in the timeline for fish respiratory studies was 1960, when Hughes presented the currently accepted biomechanical model driving fish ventilation. He showed that both bony and cartilaginous fishes breathe through the use of a dual-pumping mechanism: a buccal or orobranchial pressure pump to force water over the gills and an opercular or parabranchial suction pump to pull water through the branchial chambers. Hughes divided this mechanism into four stages and demonstrated that during each the pressure of the buccal cavity usually exceeded that of the opercular chamber, thus indicating the continuous, or nearly continuous, nature of the ventilatory stream. Studies by Hughes and later researchers focused on variation in the four stages and related these to interspecific differences in fish habitat and activity level. Differences noted in the respiration of pelagic and benthic species largely led to the description and quantification of ram ventilation. Hughes further made significant contributions to the correlation of gill structure and function and was one of the first to examine gill morphometrics in relation to the ventilatory stream and the diffusivity of oxygen from the water into the blood. Such pioneering measurements paved the way toward the modern analyses of gill hydromechanics and the modeling of respiratory gas exchange in fishes. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Modified Hughes procedure for reconstruction of large full-thickness lower eyelid defects following tumor resection.

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    Hishmi, Ahmed M; Koch, Konrad R; Matthaei, Mario; Bölke, Edwin; Cursiefen, Claus; Heindl, Ludwig M

    2016-06-30

    Tarsoconjunctival flap advancement, or the Hughes procedure, is among the techniques of choice for reconstructing full-thickness lower eyelid defects so as to restore normal anatomy and function with the best possible cosmetic outcome. The purpose of this study is to report the outcome of a series of patients treated with a modified Hughes procedure following malignant tumor removal. This retrospective study included 45 consecutive cases of modified Hughes procedures performed between January 2013 and October 2015. During Hughes flap creation an incisional plane was chosen in all cases, which left Müller's muscle attached to the superior tarsal margin, while disinserting the levator aponeurosis. All cases were grouped according to the horizontal length of the lower lid defect to be reconstructed, as well as to the type of anterior lamella reconstruction (free graft vs. inferiorly based advancement flap). Grouped data were compared for the rate of surgical success, defined as achievement of normal lid function and satisfactory cosmesis without needing further surgical interventions, and for the frequency of specific complications. Surgical success was achieved in 39 cases (87 %). The remaining cases required additional surgery for minor complications including lower-lid ectropion (4 %), pyogenic granuloma (4 %), or lower lid margin hypertrophy (2 %). Donor-site complications were not detected apart from one case of mild entropion with focal trichiasis. No case of premature flap rupture was seen. Neither the horizontal length of the lower lid defect (p = 0.489), nor the type of anterior lamella reconstruction (p = 0.349) significantly affected the surgical success. Particularly, there was no increased onset of lower-lid ectropion among patients receiving an advancement flap. The modified Hughes procedure remains a well-suited technique for reconstructing lower eyelid defects involving up to 100 % of the horizontal lid length. Leaving Müller's muscle

  19. Hugh Cairns (1896-1952) and the mobile neurosurgical units of World War II.

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    Hughes, J T

    2004-02-01

    In World War II, Hugh Cairns, Oxford Nuffield Professor of Surgery and brigadier in the Royal Army Medical Corps, designed and administered the mobile neurosurgical units that treated casualties with head injuries in the various campaigns fought by the British Army. Cairns also created the Combined Services Hospital for Head Injuries at St Hugh's College, Oxford, where the staff of the units were trained and where evacuated casualties were received. The excellent outcome of the head-injured in World War II and the impetus to the expansion of neurosurgery in the UK during and after that war were, in large measure, due to Cairns. Others had knowledge of neurosurgery but Cairns inspired surgeons, neurologists and nursing sisters to perform neurosurgery at the highest level on the battlefield.

  20. [A case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a male].

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    Baek, Hyun Choul; Bae, Young Seok; Lee, Kwang Jae; Kim, Dong Hyun; Bae, Sang Hoon; Kim, Dong Wan; Yoon, Jung Bin; Song, Chul Soo

    2010-03-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome has been described as focal perihepatitis accompanying pelvic inflammatory disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis. The highest incidence occurs in young, sexually active females. However, the syndrome has been reported to occur infrequently in males, according to the foreign literature. The predominant symptoms are right upper quadrant pain and tenderness, and pleuritic right sided chest pain. The clinical presentation is similar in men and women. In women, the spread of infection to liver capsule is thought to occur directly from infected fallopian tube via the right paracolic gutter. In men, hematogenous and lymphatic spread is thought to be postulated. Recently, we experienced a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome occurred in a man. As far as we know, it is the first report in Korea, and we report a case with a review of the literature.

  1. Lawrence of Arabia, Sir Hugh Cairns, and the origin of motorcycle helmets.

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    Maartens, Nicholas F; Wills, Andrew D; Adams, Christopher B T

    2002-01-01

    When Colonel T.E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident in May 1935, one of the several doctors attending him was a young neurosurgeon, Hugh Cairns. He was moved by the tragedy in a way that was to have far-reaching consequences. At the beginning of the Second World War, he highlighted the unnecessary loss of life among army motorcycle dispatch riders as a result of head injuries. His research concluded that the adoption of crash helmets as standard by both military and civilian motorcyclists would result in considerable saving of life. It was 32 years later, however, that motorcycle crash helmets were made compulsory in the United Kingdom. As a consequence of treating T.E. Lawrence and through his research at Oxford, Sir Hugh Cairns' work largely pioneered legislation for protective headgear by motorcyclists and subsequently in the workplace and for many sports worldwide. Over subsequent decades, this has saved countless lives.

  2. The 2016 Hughes Lecture: What's new in maternal morbidity and mortality?

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    Arendt, K W

    2016-05-01

    Each year, the Board of Directors of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology selects an individual to review a given year's published obstetric anesthesiology literature. This individual then produces a syllabus of the year's most influential publications, delivers the Ostheimer Lecture at the Society's annual meeting, the Hughes Lecture at the following year's Sol Shnider meeting, and writes corresponding review articles. This 2016 Hughes Lecture review article focuses specifically on the 2014 publications that relate to maternal morbidity and mortality. It begins by discussing the 2014 research that was published on severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality in developed countries. This is followed by a discussion of specific coexisting diseases and specific causes of severe maternal mortality. The review ends with a discussion of worldwide maternal mortality and the 2014 publications that examined the successes and the shortfalls in the work to make childbirth safe for women throughout the entire world. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Application of the Hughes-LIU algorithm to the 2-dimensional heat equation

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    Malkus, D. S.; Reichmann, P. I.; Haftka, R. T.

    1982-01-01

    An implicit explicit algorithm for the solution of transient problems in structural dynamics is described. The method involved dividing the finite elements into implicit and explicit groups while automatically satisfying the conditions. This algorithm is applied to the solution of the linear, transient, two dimensional heat equation subject to an initial condition derived from the soluton of a steady state problem over an L-shaped region made up of a good conductor and an insulating material. Using the IIT/PRIME computer with virtual memory, a FORTRAN computer program code was developed to make accuracy, stability, and cost comparisons among the fully explicit Euler, the Hughes-Liu, and the fully implicit Crank-Nicholson algorithms. The Hughes-Liu claim that the explicit group governs the stability of the entire region while maintaining the unconditional stability of the implicit group is illustrated.

  4. Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a Full-Scale Model of the Hughes MX-904 Missile

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    1950-01-01

    A wind-tunnel investigation has been conducted to determine the stability and control characteristics of a full-size model of the Hughes MX-904 missile. Aerodynamic characteristics of the complete model through moderate ranges of angles of attack and yaw, with an additional test made through an angle of attack of 180 degrees, are presented. The effects of horizontal tail deflection are also included.

  5. A case report with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, what does it mean?

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    Muschart, X

    2015-10-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis (FHC) syndrome, also known as acute perihepatitis, was discovered in 1930 and is a rare disorder characterised by inflammation of the peritoneum and the tissues surrounding the liver. This syndrome can arise as a potential complication from a pelvic inflammatory disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis. This syndrome is not well known in the medical community and is often underdiagnosed. In this case report, we revisit FHC syndrome, particularly its noninvasive diagnosis and complications.

  6. Two-frequency self-oscillations in a FitzHugh-Nagumo neural network

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    Glyzin, S. D.; Kolesov, A. Yu.; Rozov, N. Kh.

    2017-01-01

    A new mathematical model of a one-dimensional array of FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons with resistive-inductive coupling between neighboring elements is proposed. The model relies on a chain of diffusively coupled three-dimensional systems of ordinary differential equations. It is shown that any finite number of coexisting stable invariant two-dimensional tori can be obtained in this chain by suitably increasing the number of its elements.

  7. Selected results from LLNL-Hughes RAR for West Coast Scotland Experiment 1991

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    Lehman, S K; Johnston, B; Twogood, R; Wieting, M; Yorkey, T; Robey, H; Whelan, D; Nagele, R

    1993-01-05

    The joint US -- UK 1991 West Coast Scotland Experiment (WCSEX) was held in two locations. From July 5 to 12, 1991, in Upper Loch Linnhe, and from July 18 to July 26, 1991, in the Sound of Sleat. The LLNL-Hughes team fielded a fully polarimetric X-band hill-side real aperture radar to collect internal wave wake data. We present here a sample data set of the best radar runs.

  8. Acute Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a man due to gonococcal infection.

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    Nardini, Paola; Compri, Monica; Marangoni, Antonella; D'Antuono, Antonietta; Bellavista, Sara; Calvanese, Claudio; Belluzzi, Andrea; Bazzoli, Franco; Montagnani, Marco

    2015-03-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a rare extra-pelvic complication of genital infection involving the perihepatic capsule. Most cases have been described in women in association with pelvic inflammatory disease; in rare cases it has been reported in men. Because the main symptom is acute abdominal pain, and laboratory and imaging findings are frequently nonspecific, the differential diagnosis, considering other gastrointestinal or renal diseases, can be difficult in the early stage of the syndrome, leading to frequent misdiagnosis and mismanagement. We report a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a 26-year-old man who first presented to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain, vomiting, and fever. Diagnosis was possible on the basis of clinical signs of orchiepididymitis, abnormal ultrasound findings, and specialist consultation with the Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic. An acute gonoccocal infection was revealed, which was complicated by a collection of free perihepatic fluid and a subcapsular hypoechoic focal lesion. Prompt antibiotic therapy was established, with complete resolution of the symptoms within a few days. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Awareness of the clinical presentation, imaging, and laboratory findings during the acute phase of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome could help emergency physicians to make an early diagnosis and to correctly manage such patients. Improved diagnostic skills could prevent chronic complications that are especially a risk in the case of delayed or minor genitourinary symptoms. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. [Role of Köllner-Hughes tarsoconjunctival flap in the reconstruction of large eyelid defects].

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    Bouazza, M; Elbelhadji, M; Cherkaoui, S; Mchachi, A; Benhmidoune, L; Chakib, A; Rachid, R; Amraoui, A

    2017-05-01

    To evaluate the aesthetic and functional results of the Köllner-Hughes tarsoconjonctival flap technique for large defects of over three-quarter of the lower eyelid. A retrospective descriptive study of a series of 15 patients treated between January 2013 and December 2015. We included all patients who underwent reconstructive surgery for a tumor involving more than three-quarter of the lower eyelid and sparing the canthi. Reconstruction of the lower eyelid defect was performed using Köllner-Hughes technique. The mean age of our patients was 65.7±8 years. The sex ratio was 1.5 with male predominance. All patients had well-differentiated basal cell carcinoma of the lower eyelid. The average size of the eyelid defect induced by the surgery was 18±4mm. Release of the tarsoconjonctival flap was performed after a period of 8 to 10 weeks after the reconstructive surgery. After a mean follow-up of 12±6 months, the aesthetic and functional results were satisfactory in 86.7% of cases especially in terms of eyelid closure and protection of the ocular surface. Complications included erythema of the newly formed free edge in 26.7% of cases, keratinization and hypertrophy of the free edge in 20% of cases, the deformation of the upper free edge with an associated entropion in 20% of cases and lower eyelid retraction in 6.67% of cases. Ocular surface disease such assuperficial punctate keratitis or dry eye was found in 13.4% of cases. Several authors have chosen the Köllner-Hughes technique to treat increasingly wide eyelid defects with very satisfactory results. Eyelid reconstruction with the Köllner and Hughes technique is a very attractive procedure because it offers several advantages. It is a quick and easy technique that covers wide defects over three-quarter of the lower eyelid well with very satisfactory cosmetic results and without significantly increasing morbidity at the donor site. In combination with additional procedures, this technique can totally

  10. A "Queen of Hearts" trial of organ markets: why Scheper-Hughes's objections to markets in human organs fail.

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    Taylor, J S

    2007-04-01

    Nancy Scheper-Hughes is one of the most prominent critics of markets in human organs. Unfortunately, Scheper-Hughes rejects the view that markets should be used to solve the current (and chronic) shortage of transplant organs without engaging with the arguments in favour of them. Scheper-Hughes's rejection of such markets is of especial concern, given her influence over their future, for she holds, among other positions, the status of an adviser to the World Health Organization (Geneva) on issues related to global transplantation. Given her influence, it is important that Scheper-Hughes's moral condemnation of markets in human organs be subject to critical assessment. Such critical assessment, however, has not generally been forthcoming. A careful examination of Scheper-Hughes's anti-market stance shows that it is based on serious mischaracterisations of both the pro-market position and the medical and economic realities that underlie it. In this paper, the author will expose and correct these mischaracterisations and, in so doing, show that her objections to markets in human organs are unfounded.

  11. A uniquely Canadian military moment: Sam Hughes and the No. 7 General Hospital, 1915-1916.

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    Coombs, Howard G

    2017-08-01

    Universities across Canada actively supported the call to arms in 1914, and Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, was no different. Though a myriad of units composed of Queen's faculty and students were created, the university perceived the military hospital raised by the school's medical faculty to be among its most vital contributions to the First World War. This commentary describes the engagement of the No. 7 General Hospital with the Minister of Militia, Sam Hughes, which has become an almost unknown footnote to its illustrious story. This commentary has an Appendix, available at canjsurg.ca.

  12. Performance of Hughes GaAs concentrator cells under 1-MeV electron irradiation

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    Curtis, H. B.; Swartz, C. K.

    1985-01-01

    Several Hughes gallium arsenide (GaAs) concentrator cells were exposed to 1-MeV electrons at fluences up to 1x10 to the 15th power electrons/sq cm. Performance data were taken after several fluences, at two temperatures, and at concentration levels from 1 to approx. 150x AMO. Data at 1 sun and 25 deg C were taken with an X-25 xenon-lamp solar simulator. Data at concentration were taken using a pulsed solar simulator with the assumption of a linear relationship between short-circuit current and irradiance. The cells are 5 by 5 mm with a 4-mm diameter illuminated area.

  13. HARP model rotor test at the DNW. [Hughes Advanced Rotor Program

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    Dawson, Seth; Jordan, David; Smith, Charles; Ekins, James; Silverthorn, Lou

    1989-01-01

    Data from a test of a dynamically scaled model of the Hughes Advanced Rotor Program (HARP) bearingless model main rotor and 369K tail rotor are reported. The history of the HARP program and its goals are reviewed, and the main and tail rotor models are described. The test facilities and instrumentation are described, and wind tunnel test data are presented on hover, forward flight performance, and blade-vortex interaction. Performance data, acoustic data, and dynamic data from near field/far field and shear layer studies are presented.

  14. Optical residue addition and storage units using a Hughes liquid crystal light valve

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    Habiby, S. F.; Collins, S. A., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Optical addition and storage units are described in this paper. These units are implemented using the Hughes Liquid Crystal Light Valve (LCLV) as a spatial light modulator using residue arithmetic for a numerical representation. The main hardware components of the design, besides the light valve, include an array of single-mode optical fibers that provide input information, a polarizing prism in combination with quarter-wave and half-wave retarders for residue arithmetic implementation in the adder, and a holographic array for spatial stability in the storage unit.

  15. Hub-enhanced noise-sustained synchronization of an externally forced FitzHugh-Nagumo ring

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    Sánchez, Alejandro D.; Izús, Gonzalo G.; dell'Erba, Matías G.; Deza, Roberto R.

    2017-02-01

    A ring of FitzHugh-Nagumo units with antiphase coupling between their activator fields and submitted to a adiabatic harmonic subthreshold signal, is in turn globally coupled in electrical mode with the activator field of a hub. Noise sustained synchronization of neural activity with the signal is numerically observed, and theoretically characterized. The different dynamical regimes are elucidated using the concept of nonequilibrium potential, and the hub is found to promote network synchronization. The minimum noise intensities triggering the activation and synchronization processes are estimated in the framework of a three-neuron model.

  16. Modeling active constrained-layer damping using Golla-Hughes-McTavish approach

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    Lam, Margaretha J.; Saunders, William R.; Inman, Daniel J.

    1995-05-01

    Viscoelastic material (VEM) adds damping to structures. In order to enhance the damping effects of the viscoelastic material, a constraining layer is attached. If this constraining layer is a piezoelectric patch, the system is said to have active constrained layer damping (ACLD). In this paper, the damping effects due to viscoelastic material which has an active constraining layer is modeled using the Golla-Hughes-McTavish (GHM) damping method. The piezoelectric patch and structure are modeled using a Galerkin approach in order to account for the effect of the constraining layer on the beam.

  17. Markov chain Monte Carlo approach to parameter estimation in the FitzHugh-Nagumo model.

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    Jensen, Anders Chr; Ditlevsen, Susanne; Kessler, Mathieu; Papaspiliopoulos, Omiros

    2012-10-01

    Excitability is observed in a variety of natural systems, such as neuronal dynamics, cardiovascular tissues, or climate dynamics. The stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo model is a prominent example representing an excitable system. To validate the practical use of a model, the first step is to estimate model parameters from experimental data. This is not an easy task because of the inherent nonlinearity necessary to produce the excitable dynamics, and because the two coordinates of the model are moving on different time scales. Here we propose a Bayesian framework for parameter estimation, which can handle multidimensional nonlinear diffusions with large time scale separation. The estimation method is illustrated on simulated data.

  18. Fast-slow asymptotic for semi-analytical ignition criteria in FitzHugh-Nagumo system

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    Bezekci, B.; Biktashev, V. N.

    2017-09-01

    We study the problem of initiation of excitation waves in the FitzHugh-Nagumo model. Our approach follows earlier works and is based on the idea of approximating the boundary between basins of attraction of propagating waves and of the resting state as the stable manifold of a critical solution. Here, we obtain analytical expressions for the essential ingredients of the theory by singular perturbation using two small parameters, the separation of time scales of the activator and inhibitor and the threshold in the activator's kinetics. This results in a closed analytical expression for the strength-duration curve.

  19. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a male patient due to urinary tract infection.

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    Jeong, Tae Oh; Song, Ji Soo; Oh, Tae Hwan; Lee, Jae Baek; Jin, Young Ho; Yoon, Jae Chol

    2015-01-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is inflammation of the liver capsule usually associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. FHCS has been rarely reported in male patients, and hematogenous and lymphatic spread to the liver is thought to be the underlying mechanism. Although a confirmatory diagnosis was made by laparoscopy, contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan is considered the first-line imaging tool in clinical diagnosis of FHCS. We report a case of FHCS that developed in a young male patient with a urinary tract infection. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Reconstructing parameters of the FitzHugh-Nagumo system from boundary potential measurements.

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    He, Yuan; Keyes, David E

    2007-10-01

    We consider distributed parameter identification problems for the FitzHugh-Nagumo model of electrocardiology. The model describes the evolution of electrical potentials in heart tissues. The mathematical problem is to reconstruct physical parameters of the system through partial knowledge of its solutions on the boundary of the domain. We present a parallel algorithm of Newton-Krylov type that combines Newton's method for numerical optimization with Krylov subspace solvers for the resulting Karush-Kuhn-Tucker system. We show by numerical simulations that parameter reconstruction can be performed from measurements taken on the boundary of the domain only. We discuss the effects of various model parameters on the quality of reconstructions.

  1. [Pulmonary artery sarcoma mimicking a Hughes Stovin syndrome. Report of one case].

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    Erlij, Daniel; Michalland, Susana; Neira, Óscar; Fernández, Cristina; Wolff, Verónica

    2014-11-01

    Pulmonary artery sarcoma is an uncommon entity with high mortality. Its clinical presentation is usually indistinguishable from pulmonary embolism, which leads to a significant delay in diagnosis. Hughes-Stovin syndrome is characterized by venous thrombosis and aneurysms of the pulmonary or bronchial artery. We report a 59 year-old female with a history of recurrent pulmonary embolism. In the last thromboembolic episode a pulmonary artery aneurysm was found on a CT scan. The patient was operated performing a left inferior lobectomy. The patient died five days after surgery and the pathological examination of the surgical piece revealed a pulmonary artery sarcoma.

  2. HARP model rotor test at the DNW. [Hughes Advanced Rotor Program

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    Dawson, Seth; Jordan, David; Smith, Charles; Ekins, James; Silverthorn, Lou

    1989-01-01

    Data from a test of a dynamically scaled model of the Hughes Advanced Rotor Program (HARP) bearingless model main rotor and 369K tail rotor are reported. The history of the HARP program and its goals are reviewed, and the main and tail rotor models are described. The test facilities and instrumentation are described, and wind tunnel test data are presented on hover, forward flight performance, and blade-vortex interaction. Performance data, acoustic data, and dynamic data from near field/far field and shear layer studies are presented.

  3. Synchronization in heterogeneous FitzHugh-Nagumo networks with hierarchical architecture

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    Plotnikov, S. A.; Lehnert, J.; Fradkov, A. L.; Schöll, E.

    2016-07-01

    We study synchronization in heterogeneous FitzHugh-Nagumo networks. It is well known that heterogeneities in the nodes hinder synchronization when becoming too large. Here we develop a controller to counteract the impact of these heterogeneities. We first analyze the stability of the equilibrium point in a ring network of heterogeneous nodes. We then derive a sufficient condition for synchronization in the absence of control. Based on these results we derive the controller providing synchronization for parameter values where synchronization without control is absent. We demonstrate our results in networks with different topologies. Particular attention is given to hierarchical (fractal) topologies, which are relevant for the architecture of the brain.

  4. Synchronization in heterogeneous FitzHugh-Nagumo networks with hierarchical architecture.

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    Plotnikov, S A; Lehnert, J; Fradkov, A L; Schöll, E

    2016-07-01

    We study synchronization in heterogeneous FitzHugh-Nagumo networks. It is well known that heterogeneities in the nodes hinder synchronization when becoming too large. Here we develop a controller to counteract the impact of these heterogeneities. We first analyze the stability of the equilibrium point in a ring network of heterogeneous nodes. We then derive a sufficient condition for synchronization in the absence of control. Based on these results we derive the controller providing synchronization for parameter values where synchronization without control is absent. We demonstrate our results in networks with different topologies. Particular attention is given to hierarchical (fractal) topologies, which are relevant for the architecture of the brain.

  5. Montage of a Queering Deferred: Memory, Ownership, and Archival Silencing in the Rhetorical Biography of Langston Hughes.

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    Summers, Ian

    2016-01-01

    This article explores the intersection of archival privilege and heteronormative bias in the queering of Langston Hughes. Although it has been a common belief in LGBTQ communities that Hughes was gay, the battle over how his sexuality is defined in various biographical texts involves broader issues of dominant representations of sexuality and who gets to speak for those no longer able to speak for themselves. As such, the article examines the texts Looking for Langston and The Life of Langston Hughes as well as the discourses that surrounded both. Through this case study, it is apparent that there are still numerous cultural challenges posed to historical queering and that scholars must take an inventive approach to overcome them.

  6. A Case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome Complicated by Appendicitis Conservatively Treated with Antibiotics

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    Kazama, Itsuro; Nakajima, Toshiyuki

    2013-01-01

    A 27-year-old woman developed a low grade fever and increased vaginal discharge that persisted for 2 weeks. Intermittent abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant had been experienced over the previous few days. Due to her clinical manifestations and typical abdominal computed tomography (CT) findings, including hepatic capsular enhancement and hepatomegaly, a diagnosis of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome was made. The early empirical use of antibiotics, azithromycin and levofloxacin, partially improved her symptoms. However, the low grade fever persisted and additional abdominal pain developed in the right lower quadrant. Based on the radiological evidence of an enlarged appendix with wall thickening, a diagnosis of appendicitis was additionally made, which was thought to occur secondarily to the genital tract infection. Following the administration of antibiotics ceftriaxone and cefditoren pivoxil, her symptoms were completely resolved without the need for any surgical intervention. Here, we report the first case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome complicated by appendicitis, which was conservatively managed with antibiotic treatment alone. In this case, the overgrowth of pathogens within the genital tract and their direct penetration into the appendix was thought to be responsible for the development of appendicitis. PMID:23515004

  7. See how they turn: false depth and motion in Hughes's reverspectives

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    Papathomas, Thomas V.

    2000-06-01

    'Reverspectives' is one of many titles given to a remarkable class of Patrick Hughes's paintings that share two basic properties: (1) They are painted on a set of intersecting planar surfaces, rather than a single flat surface. (2) The perspective produced by the painting elicits the percept of a depth configuration that is the reverse of the actual depth configuration, as dictated by the construction of the multi- planar combination of surfaces (hence the name reverspective). As a result of these two properties, reverspectives appear to turn vividly as viewers walk past the paintings. This strange motion, which can rarely be observed in flat-canvas paintings unless they elicit strong perspective depth, can be explained by a neural process that matches up kinesthetic information about the viewer's own motion to changes in the retinal images. In this paper I study the role played by the perspective painting, by comparing percepts elicited by conventional Hughes reverspectives to those elicited by the same multi-planar surfaces that are left blank (unpainted). I examine differences in the two precepts in terms of the critical distance, i.e. that viewing distance for which the depth percept switches from veridical to reverse. This paradigm is one example in which the adoption of a depth schema determines the interpretation of motion signals.

  8. Electrical Characterization of Hughes HCMP 1852D and RCA CDP1852D 8-bit, CMOS, I/O Ports

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    Stokes, R. L.

    1979-01-01

    Twenty-five Hughes HCMP 1852D and 25 RCA CDP1852D 8-bit, CMOS, I/O port microcircuits underwent electrical characterization tests. All electrical measurements were performed on a Tektronix S-3260 Test System. Before electrical testing, the devices were subjected to a 168-hour burn-in at 125 C with the inputs biased at 10V. Four of the Hughes parts became inoperable during testing. They exhibited functional failures and out-of-range parametric measurements after a few runs of the test program.

  9. Quality Control Review of the Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP FY 2014 Single Audit of Logistics Management Institute

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    2016-09-29

    Management Institute I N T E G R I T Y  E F F I C I E N C Y  A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y  E X C E L L E N C E Mission Our mission is to provide...Control Review of the Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP FY 2014 Single Audit of Logistics Management Institute Visit us at www.dodig.mil Objective We conducted a...quality control review of the Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) FY 2014 single audit of Logistics Management Institute (LMI) to determine whether

  10. 77 FR 76457 - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty...

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    2012-12-28

    ... Chase, MD 20815. Instrument: Micro-litre and nanolite dispensing system. Manufacturer: TTP Labtech Ltd...: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Instrument: Micro-litre and nanolitre dispensing...: SPECS Surface Nano Analysis, GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 77 FR 70141-42. Comments:...

  11. Further Issues in Determining the Readability of Self-Report Items: Comment on McHugh and Behar (2009)

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    Schinka, John A.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Issues regarding the readability of self-report assessment instruments, methods for establishing the reading ability level of respondents, and guidelines for development of scales designed for marginal readers have been inconsistently addressed in the literature. A recent study by McHugh and Behar (2009) provided new findings relevant…

  12. Further Issues in Determining the Readability of Self-Report Items: Comment on McHugh and Behar (2009)

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    Schinka, John A.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Issues regarding the readability of self-report assessment instruments, methods for establishing the reading ability level of respondents, and guidelines for development of scales designed for marginal readers have been inconsistently addressed in the literature. A recent study by McHugh and Behar (2009) provided new findings relevant…

  13. Mrs. Hugh Dryden unveils the memorial to her late husband at center dedication, with center director David Scott

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    1976-03-26

    On March 26, 1976, the NASA Flight Research Center opened its doors to hundreds of guests for the dedication of the center in honor of Hugh Latimer Dryden. The dedication was very much a local event; following Center Director David Scott’s opening remarks, the Antelope Valley High School’s symphonic band played the national anthem. Invocation was given followed by recognition of the invited guests. Dr. Hugh Dryden, a man of total humility, received praise from all those present. Dryden, who died in 1965, had been a pioneering aeronautical scientist who became director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1949 and then deputy administrator of the NACA’s successor, NASA, in 1958. Very much interested in flight research, he had been responsible for establishing a permanent facility at the location later named in his honor. As Center Director David Scott looks on, Mrs. Hugh L. Dryden (Mary Libbie Travers) unveils the memorial to her husband at the dedication ceremony.On March 26, 1976, the NASA Flight Research Center opened its doors to hundreds of guests for the dedication of the center in honor of Hugh Latimer Dryden.

  14. Reading The Blues: The Individual and Community In Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, Gloria Naylor’s Novel The Women of Brewster Place, and Bebe Moore Campbell’s Novel Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine.

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    2007-11-02

    Langston Hughes, Gloria Naylor, and Bebe Moore Campbell use the blues in their poetry and fiction to highlight the relationship between the...songs is a prerequisite for a valid analysis of Langston Hughes’s Selected Poetry of Langston Hughes, Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place, and Bebe Moore Campbell’s Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine.

  15. Report of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's workshop on the performance of laboratory chemical hoods.

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    DiBerardinis, Louis J; First, Melvin W; Party, Esmeralda; Smith, Thomas C; Warfield, Cheryl A; Carpenter, J Patrick; Cook, J Lindsay; Walters, Douglas B; Flynn, Michael R; Galson, Edgar L; Greenley, Pamela L; Hitchings, Dale T; Knutson, Gerhard W; Price, John M; Baum, Janet S; Burton, Jeff D; Finucane, Matthew D; Ghidoni, Daniel A; Koenigsberg, Jerry; Lyons, Mark; Memarzadeh, Farhad; Norton, David C; Schuyler, Glen; Zboralski, Jon; Barkley, W Emmett

    2003-01-01

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute sponsored a workshop on laboratory chemical hoods on June 8, 9, and 10, 1998, that brought together 24 experts in the field of laboratory chemical hoods to critically assess the information known about hood performance. Workshop participants developed 31 consensus statements that reflect their collective views on the body of knowledge or lack thereof, for laboratory chemical hoods. The consensus statements fall into four broad categories: (1) hood selection, use, and operation; (2) hood and laboratory design issues; (3) ventilation system design issues; and (4) hood performance testing. The consensus statements include 26 statements on what is known and unknown about the performance of laboratory chemical hoods, 2 statements of definition, and 3 statements that reflect the participants' agreement not to agree. The brief commentary that follows each consensus statement provides guidance and recommendations.

  16. Infrared ground-based astronomy with the Hughes 256 X 256 PtSi array

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    Fowler, A.; Joyce, R.; Gatley, I.; Gates, J.; Herring, J.

    1989-01-01

    It is shown that large format PtSi Schottky diode infrared arrays, the Hughes 256 X 256 hybrid Schottky array in particular, are competitive alternatives to the smaller format photovoltaic arrays for ground-based astronomy. The modest quantum efficiency of the PtSi compared to the photovoltaic devices is more than compensated for by the larger format. The use of hybrid technology yields effective fill factors of nearly 100 percent, and the low dark current, noise, excellent imaging characteristics, cost, and solid nitrogen operating temperature add to the effectiveness of this array for ground-based imaging. In addition to discussing the characteristics of this array, researchers present laboratory test data and astronomical results achieved at Kitt Peak.

  17. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Stromgren and Washington photometry in Boo I (Hughes+, 2014)

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    Hughes, J.; Wallerstein, G.; Dotter, A.; Geisler, D.

    2014-11-01

    As in HWB (Hughes et al., 2008AJ....136.2321H, Cat. J/AJ/136/2321), we observed the same central field in Bootes I (RA=14:00:06, DE=14.5 J2000) with the Apache Point Observatory's 3.5-m telescope, using the direct imaging SPIcam system. The detector is a backside-illuminated SITe TK2048E 2048x2048 pixel CCD with 24 micron pixels, which we binned (2x2), giving a plate scale of 0.28arcsec/pix, and a field of view (FOV) of 4.78x4.78arcmin2. The HWB data set for Bootes I was taken on 2007 March 19 (with a comparison field in M92 taken on 2007 May 24). We took 21 frames in Washington C, and Cousins R and I filters, with exposure time ranging from 1 to 1000s. (1 data file).

  18. Parameter estimation of the FitzHugh-Nagumo model using noisy measurements for membrane potential

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    Che, Yanqiu; Geng, Li-Hui; Han, Chunxiao; Cui, Shigang; Wang, Jiang

    2012-06-01

    This paper proposes an identification method to estimate the parameters of the FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) model for a neuron using noisy measurements available from a voltage-clamp experiment. By eliminating an unmeasurable recovery variable from the FHN model, a parametric second order ordinary differential equation for the only measurable membrane potential variable can be obtained. In the presence of the measurement noise, a simple least squares method is employed to estimate the associated parameters involved in the FHN model. Although the available measurements for the membrane potential are contaminated with noises, the proposed identification method aided by wavelet denoising can also give the FHN model parameters with satisfactory accuracy. Finally, two simulation examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  19. A correspondence between the models of Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo revisited

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    Postnikov, Eugene B.; Titkova, Olga V.

    2016-11-01

    We present the discussion on the possibility to scale the classical dimensionless FitzHugh-Nagumo model of neuronal self-sustained oscillations to the range of variables corresponding to the results, which are provided by the biophysically relevant reduced two-dimensional Hodgkin-Huxley equations (the Rinzel model). It is shown that there exists a relatively simple choice of affine transformation, which results in time-dependent solutions, which reproduce with a high accuracy the time course of the recovery variable and the sharp onsets (intervals of fast motions on a phase trajectories) of the voltage spikes. As for the latter, the reasons for unavoidable difference are discussed as well as a necessity of taking into account applied current values during such a scaling procedure.

  20. Perihepatitis (Fitz-Hugh--Curtis syndrome). A review and case presentation.

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    Ris, H W

    1984-10-01

    Perihepatitis, or Fitz-Hugh--Curtis syndrome (FHC), is a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Although though in the past Neisseria gonorrhoeae was thought to be the only etiological agent, recent data indicate that chlamydia trachomatis can produce the syndrome. Because cervical cultures frequently fail to demonstrate the presence of C. trachomatis, the serologic microimmunofluorescence antibody test is essential to diagnosis; the antibody titer in FHC syndrome is markedly higher than in PID without FHC syndrome. The classic presenting symptom of perihepatitis is severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain. If unnecessary diagnostic and surgical procedures are to be avoided, the FHC syndrome in the sexually active young woman must be included in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain irrespective of its location. To illustrate the diagnosis and management of the FHC syndrome caused by C. trachomatis, a case of a 16-year-old adolescent female is presented.

  1. [The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. Apropos of an unusual hepatic ultrasonic aspect].

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    Saint, D; Beaugerie, L; Boyez, M; Valette, M

    1984-01-01

    A 22 year old woman was diagnosed as having a Fitz-Hugh and Curtis syndrome (FHCS) or venereal perihepatitis during laparoscopy for investigation of pain in right hypochondrium and fever. Abdominal ultrasonography images presented an unusual appearance suggestive of a perihepatic effusion and of thickening of Glisson's capsule, lesions that were confirmed on laparoscopy. This ultrasound image could not be formally distinguished from a normal variant, but ultrasonography is still a valid method of diagnosis of FHCS. An acute cholecystitis in a young woman should suggest the diagnosis; absence of a right renal, hepatic or gallbladder anomaly should lead to investigation by ultrasound of the possible presence of an abdominal effusion of fluid and pelvic inflammation. Perihepatitis is confirmed on laparoscopy, which also allows sampling for bacteriologic and serologic tests to identify the causal germ: gonococcus and particularly Chlamydia trachomatis. Treatment consists of administration of specific antibiotics (ampicillin or doxycycline).

  2. [A case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome confirmed by laparoscopy].

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    Omori, F; Dohmen, K; Yamano, Y; Nagano, M; Sakuma, S; Tanaka, T; Soejima, J

    1992-05-01

    A 25-year-old Japanese female was admitted to the Department of Surgery in Kyushu Koseinenkin Hospital because of serious right hypochondralgia. Gastrofiberscopy, abdominal ultrasonography, intravenous pyelography and irrigoscopy did not reveal the origin of the pain, and she was introduced to the Department of Internal Medicine. Because enzyme immunoassay of the uterine cervical specimen in the Department of Urology showed positive chlamydial antigen, we suspected her of perihepatitis induced by Chlamydia trachomatis (Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome). Laparoscopy revealed typical violin string adhesions between the anterior surface of the liver and the corresponding parietal peritoneum, and the diagnosis was confirmed. After an administration of Ofloxacin was started, the symptom disappeared completely. It is considered to be important to remember this syndrome when examining a young women with right hypochondralgia.

  3. Between Thermodynamics and Thermometry: The Life and Scientific Achievements of Hugh Longbourne Callendar

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    Reif-Acherman, Simón

    2015-09-01

    This paper considers Hugh Longbourne Callendar's role in the developments of thermometry and thermodynamics during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. Callendar applied the physical principle of the variation of electrical conductivity with temperature to the construction of the resistance thermometer. These works opened the door to his later successful studies on steam properties, which led him to become one of the pioneers in the determination of a set of consistent, accurate, and standardized thermodynamic values for water. The article briefly reviews the state of the art of both subjects before Callendar's contributions and some of the consequences of his work for the later development of those disciplines. Callendar's qualities as experimenter, theoretical scientist, and as a human being, are also discussed.

  4. Inflammatory and haematotoxic potential of indoor Stachybotrys chartarum (Ehrenb.) Hughes metabolites.

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    Piecková, Elena; Hurbánková, Marta; Cerná, Silvia; Lisková, Aurélia; Kováciková, Zuzana; Kolláriková, Zuzana; Wimmerová, Sona

    2009-12-01

    Mould Stachybotrys chartarum (Ehrenb.) Hughes is known to pose a health risk in indoor environments. Most of its strains can produce several intra- and extracellular trichothecene mycotoxins. Complex secondary metabolites of stachybotrys isolates from mouldy dwellings/public buildings in Slovakia were intratracheally instilled in Wistar male rats (4 microg in 0.2 mL of 0.2 % dimethylsulphoxide; diacetoxyscirpenol as the positive control). After three days, haematological parameters were measured in peripheral blood and inflammatory response biomarkers in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), and the results were statistically analysed. Exometabolites proved to suppress red blood cell (RBC), decreasing the total RBC count, haemoglobin, and haematocrit. The exposed rats showed significantly higher total BALF cell count, indicating inflammation, lower alveolar macrophage counts, and increased granulocyte count related to the BALF cells. Due to haematotoxic and inflammation-inducing properties, metabolites of S. chartarum can cause damage to the airways and haematological disorders in occupants of mouldy buildings.

  5. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome lacking typical characteristics of pelvic inflammatory disease.

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    Mitaka, Hayato; Kitazono, Hidetaka; Deshpande, Gautam A; Hiraoka, Eiji

    2016-06-22

    A 23-year-old Japanese woman, previously a commercial sex worker, presented with a 2-day history of right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain, worse on deep inspiration. She had noticed increased vaginal discharge 2 months earlier and had developed dull, lower abdominal pain 3 weeks prior to presentation. Although pelvic examination and transvaginal ultrasonography revealed neither a tubal nor ovarian pathology, abdominal CT scan with contrast demonstrated early enhancement of the hepatic capsule, a finding pathognomonic for Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS). Cervical discharge PCR assay confirmed Chlamydia trachomatis infection. This case highlights that normal gynaecological evaluation may be insufficient to rule out FHCS, for which physicians should have a high index of suspicion when seeing any woman of reproductive age with RUQ pain. 2016 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  6. Robustness of chimera states for coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators

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    Omelchenko, Iryna; Provata, Astero; Hizanidis, Johanne; Schöll, Eckehard; Hövel, Philipp

    2015-02-01

    Chimera states are complex spatio-temporal patterns that consist of coexisting domains of spatially coherent and incoherent dynamics. This counterintuitive phenomenon was first observed in systems of identical oscillators with symmetric coupling topology. Can one overcome these limitations? To address this question, we discuss the robustness of chimera states in networks of FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators. Considering networks of inhomogeneous elements with regular coupling topology, and networks of identical elements with irregular coupling topologies, we demonstrate that chimera states are robust with respect to these perturbations and analyze their properties as the inhomogeneities increase. We find that modifications of coupling topologies cause qualitative changes of chimera states: additional random links induce a shift of the stability regions in the system parameter plane, gaps in the connectivity matrix result in a change of the multiplicity of incoherent regions of the chimera state, and hierarchical geometry in the connectivity matrix induces nested coherent and incoherent regions.

  7. The African-American grandmother in autobiographical works by Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Maya Angelou.

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    Hill-Lubin, M A

    1991-01-01

    Using the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Maya Angelou, this article demonstrates that the portrait of the African-American grandmother is one of action, involvement, hope, and dignity. In examining the works, we observe her functioning in three areas: as the preserver and most tenacious survivor of the African extended family; second, as repository and distributor of the family history, wisdom, and black lore; this role places her at the foundation of the Black, oral and written, literary and creative traditions; and third, as the retainer and transmitter of values and ideals that support and enhance her humanity, her family, and her community. This function emphasizes her spirituality. It is suggested that the grandmother, having played an important role in the growth, development, and artistic flowering of the autobiographer, can become a model and source of empowerment for future generations.

  8. Characterization of solar cells for space applications. Volume 13: Electrical characteristics of Hughes LPE gallium arsenide solar cells as a function of intensity and temperature

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    Anspaugh, B. E.; Beckert, D. M.; Downing, R. G.; Miyahira, T. F.; Weiss, R. S.

    1980-01-01

    Electrical characteristics of Hughes Liquid phase epitaxy, P/N gallium aluminum arsenide solar cells are presented in graphical and tabular format as a function of solar illumination intensity and temperature.

  9. 2002 Report to Congress: Evaluating the Consensus Best Practices Developed through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Collaborative Hazardous Waste Management Demonstration Project

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    This report discusses a collaborative project initiated by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to establish and evaluate a performance-based approach to management of hazardous wastes in the laboratories of academic research institutions.

  10. The NACA Exceptional Service Medal presented at the NACA High Speed Flight Station. L-R: Hugh Dryden, Joe Walker, Stan Butchart, Richard Payne

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    1956-11-26

    The NASA exceptional Service Medal presented at the NACA High Speed Flight Station. L-R: Hugh Dryden, Joe Walker (X-1A research pilot), Stan Butchart (pilot of the B-29 mothership), Richard Payne (X-1A crew chief).

  11. Resonance and the Formation of Death-Spot in One-Dimensional FitzHugh-Nagumo Equations

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    Yanagita, T.; Nishiura, Y.; Kobayashi, R.

    We analyze the effect of periodic forcing on a chain of FitzHugh-Nagumo elements in an excitable regime. The element at the end of chain is coupled unidirectional to a single pacemaker, limit cycle oscillator. With a suitable pacemaker's frequency, we find that the suppression of the pulse propagation occurs in some parameter regime, while the isolated pulse propagates stably in the chain. This propagation failure comes from the formation of the ``death-spot", where successive pulses annihilate.

  12. Design of external forces for eliminating traveling wave in a piecewise linear FitzHugh-Nagumo model.

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    Konishi, Keiji; Takeuchi, Masashi; Shimizu, Tsuyoshi

    2011-06-01

    Elimination and control of nonlinear phenomena in excitable media are important for academic interests and practical applications. This paper provides a systematic procedure to design external forces for eliminating a traveling wave in a one-dimensional piecewise linear FitzHugh-Nagumo model. This procedure allows us to design nonfeedback and feedback control systems. The feedback control systems are designed using classical control theory. Furthermore, this procedure is extended to a two-dimensional model and verified using numerical simulation.

  13. The Hughes phenomenon in hyperspectral classification based on the ground spectrum of grasslands in the region around Qinghai Lake

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    Ma, Weiwei; Gong, Cailan; Hu, Yong; Meng, Peng; Xu, Feifei

    2013-08-01

    Hyperspectral data, consisting of hundreds of spectral bands with a high spectral resolution, enables acquisition of continuous spectral characteristic curves, and therefore have served as a powerful tool for vegetation classification. The difficulty of using hyperspectral data is that they are usually redundant, strongly correlated and subject to Hughes phenomenon where classification accuracy increases gradually in the beginning as the number of spectral bands or dimensions increases, but decreases dramatically when the band number reaches some value. In recent years,some algorithms have been proposed to overcome the Hughes phenomenon in classification, such as selecting several bands from full bands, PCA- and MNF-based feature transformations. Up to date, however, few studies have been conducted to investigate the turning point of Hughes phenomenon (i.e., the point at which the classification accuracy begins to decline). In this paper, we firstly analyze reasons for occurrence of Hughes phenomenon, and then based on the Mahalanobis classifier, classify the ground spectrum of several grasslands which were recorded in September 2012 using FieldSpec3 spectrometer in the regions around Qinghai Lake,a important pasturing area in the north of China. Before classification, we extract features from hyperspectral data by bands selecting and PCA- based feature transformations, and In the process of classification, we analyze how the correlation coefficient between wavebands, the number of waveband channels and the number of principal components affect the classification result. The results show that Hushes phenomenon may occur when the correlation coefficient between wavebands is greater than 94%,the number of wavebands is greater than 6, or the number of principal components is greater than 6. Best classification result can be achieved (overall accuracy of grasslands 90%) if the number of wavebands equals to 3 (the band positions are 370nm, 509nm and 886nm

  14. Further issues in determining the readability of self-report items: comment on McHugh and Behar (2009).

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    Schinka, John A

    2012-10-01

    Issues regarding the readability of self-report assessment instruments, methods for establishing the reading ability level of respondents, and guidelines for development of scales designed for marginal readers have been inconsistently addressed in the literature. A recent study by McHugh and Behar (2009) provided new findings relevant to these issues. McHugh and Behar calculated indices of readability separately for the instructions and the item sets of 105 self-report measures of anxiety and depression. Results revealed substantial variability in readability among the measures, with most measures being written at or above the mean reading grade level in the United States. These results were consistent with those reported previously by Schinka and Borum (1993, 1994) in analyses of the readability of commonly used self-report psychopathology and personality inventories. In their discussion, McHugh and Behar addressed implications of their findings for clinical assessment and for scale development. I expand on their comments by addressing the failure to consider vocabulary difficulty, a major shortcoming of readability indices that examine only text complexity. I demonstrate how vocabulary difficulty influences readability and discuss additional considerations and possible solutions for addressing the gap between scale readability and the reading skill level of the self-report respondent. The work of McHugh and Behar clearly demonstrates that the issues of reading ability that arise in collecting self-report data are neither simple nor straightforward. Comments are offered to focus attention on the problems identified by their work. These problems will require additional effort on the part of researchers and clinicians in order to obtain reliable, valid estimates of clinical status. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

  15. New type of chimera structures in a ring of bistable FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators with nonlocal interaction

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    Shepelev, I. A.; Vadivasova, T. E.; Bukh, A. V.; Strelkova, G. I.; Anishchenko, V. S.

    2017-04-01

    We study the spatiotemporal dynamics of a ring of nonlocally coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators in the bistable regime. A new type of chimera patterns has been found in the noise-free network and when isolated elements do not oscillate. The region of existence of these structures has been explored when the coupling range and the coupling strength between the network elements are varied.

  16. Two-body problem for two-dimensional electrons in the Bernervig-Hughes-Zhang model

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    Sablikov, Vladimir A.

    2017-02-01

    We study the two-body problem for two-dimensional electron systems in a symmetrized Bernevig-Hughes-Zhang model, which is widely used to describe topological and conventional insulators. The main result is that two interacting electrons can form bound states with the energy in the gap of the band spectrum. The pairing mechanism can be interpreted as the formation of a negative reduced effective mass of two electrons. The problem is complicated because the relative motion of the electrons is coupled to the center-of-mass motion. We consider the case of zero total momentum. Detail calculations are carried out for the repulsive interaction potential of steplike form. The states are classified according to their spin structure and two-particle basis functions that form a given bound state. We analyze the spectra and electronic structure of the bound states in the case of both topological and trivial phases and especially focus on effects originating from the band inversion and the coupling of the electron and hole bands. In the trivial phase and the topological phase with the large coupling parameter a , the bound state spectra are qualitatively similar. However, when a is less a certain value, the situation changes dramatically. In the topological phase, new states arise with a higher binding energy at lower interaction potential, which evidences that the band inversion can favor pairing the electrons.

  17. Subthreshold and suprathreshold vibrational resonance in the FitzHugh-Nagumo neuron model

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    Zhu, Jinjie; Kong, Chen; Liu, Xianbin

    2016-09-01

    We study the subthreshold and suprathreshold vibrational resonance in the FitzHugh-Nagumo neuron model. For the subthreshold situation, two cases where the stationary states are equilibrium point and limit cycle are considered, where different natures of vibrational resonance are observed via theoretical and numerical methods. Especially when the frequency of the high-frequency driving force is near the so-called canard-resonance frequency, the firing rate can be significantly enhanced at the presence of noise. For the suprathreshold situation, we show that the local maxima of the response amplitude are located at the transition boundaries of different phase-locking patterns. The minimal required forcing amplitudes of high-frequency signal of the firing onset are just multiples of the spiking frequency. Furthermore, phase portraits and time series show that the presence of the global maxima of the response results from not only the suprathreshold but also the subthreshold phase-locking modes. In spite of the distinct characteristics for two stationary states on subthreshold oscillation, the suprathreshold vibrational resonance showed no qualitative difference between the two cases.

  18. On Propagation of Excitation Waves in Moving Media: The FitzHugh-Nagumo Model

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    Ermakova, Elena A.; Shnol, Emmanuil E.; Panteleev, Mikhail A.; Butylin, Andrey A.; Volpert, Vitaly; Ataullakhanov, Fazoil I.

    2009-01-01

    Background Existence of flows and convection is an essential and integral feature of many excitable media with wave propagation modes, such as blood coagulation or bioreactors. Methods/Results Here, propagation of two-dimensional waves is studied in parabolic channel flow of excitable medium of the FitzHugh-Nagumo type. Even if the stream velocity is hundreds of times higher that the wave velocity in motionless medium (), steady propagation of an excitation wave is eventually established. At high stream velocities, the wave does not span the channel from wall to wall, forming isolated excited regions, which we called “restrictons”. They are especially easy to observe when the model parameters are close to critical ones, at which waves disappear in still medium. In the subcritical region of parameters, a sufficiently fast stream can result in the survival of excitation moving, as a rule, in the form of “restrictons”. For downstream excitation waves, the axial portion of the channel is the most important one in determining their behavior. For upstream waves, the most important region of the channel is the near-wall boundary layers. The roles of transversal diffusion, and of approximate similarity with respect to stream velocity are discussed. Conclusions These findings clarify mechanisms of wave propagation and survival in flow. PMID:19212435

  19. Clinical features of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome in the emergency department.

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    You, Je Sung; Kim, Min Joung; Chung, Hyun Soo; Chung, Yong Eun; Park, Incheol; Chung, Sung Phil; Kim, Seungho; Lee, Hahn Shick

    2012-07-01

    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome (FHCS) is a clinical entity characterized by inflammation of the liver capsule associated with genital tract infection. The aim of this study is to provide physicians with clinical suggestions for diagnostic approaches based on a series of patients who were diagnosed with FHCS. We conducted a retrospective study of patients who were diagnosed with FHCS after presenting to the emergency department (ED). The symptoms, physical examinations, laboratory findings, radiological findings, and progress of the patients were reviewed. During the four-year study period, a total of 82 female patients received a final diagnosis of FHCS in the ED. Chlamydia trachomatis was identified as a pathogen in 89% of the patients. Their clinical characteristics and laboratory findings were described. Fifty-two patients (63.4%) were admitted to the hospital. All of the admitted patients improved after treatment combining antibiotic therapy with conservative care. FHCS should be considered as a differential diagnosis for female patients of childbearing age with right upper abdominal pain. Timely diagnosis using biphasic computed tomography (CT) with arterial and portal phases may help ensure adequate medical treatment as well as avoid invasive procedures.

  20. Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the Hughes NTMS quadrangle, Alaska

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    D'Andrea, R.F. Jr.; Zinkl, R.J.; Shettel, D.L. Jr.; Langfeldt, S.L.; Youngquist, C.A.

    1981-09-01

    This report presents results of a Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) of the Hughes NTMS quadrangle, Alaska. In addition to this abbreviated data release, more complete data are available to the public in machine-readable form through the Grand Junction Office Information System at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Presented in this data release are location data, field analyses, and laboratory analyses of several different sample media. For the sake of brevity, many field site observations have not been included in this volume. These data are, however, available on the magnetic tape. Appendices A and B describe the sample media and summarize the analytical results for each medium. The data were subdivided by one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) sorting programs of Zinkl and others into groups of stream sediment and lake sediment samples. For each group which contains a sufficient number of observations, statistical tables, tables of raw data, and 1:1000000 scale maps of pertinent elements have been included in this report. In addition, maps showing results of multivariate statistical analyses have been included. Further information about the HSSR program in general, or about the LANL portion of the program in particular, can be obtained in quarterly or semiannual program progress reports on open-file at DOE's Technical Library in Grand Junction. Information about the field and analytical procedures used by LANL during sample collection and analysis may be found in any HSSR data release prepared by the LANL and will not be included in this report.

  1. Noise-sustained synchronization between electrically coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo networks

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    Cascallares, Guadalupe; Sánchez, Alejandro D.; dell'Erba, Matías G.; Izús, Gonzalo G.

    2015-09-01

    We investigate the capability of electrical synapses to transmit the noise-sustained network activity from one network to another. The particular setup we consider is two identical rings with excitable FitzHugh-Nagumo cell dynamics and nearest-neighbor antiphase intra-ring coupling, electrically coupled between corresponding nodes. The whole system is submitted to independent local additive Gaussian white noises with common intensity η, but only one ring is externally forced by a global adiabatic subthreshold harmonic signal. We then seek conditions for a particular noise level to promote synchronized stable firing patterns. By running numerical integrations with increasing η, we observe the excitation activity to become spatiotemporally self-organized, until η is so strong that spoils sync between networks for a given value of the electric coupling strength. By means of a four-cell model and calculating the stationary probability distribution, we obtain a (signal-dependent) non-equilibrium potential landscape which explains qualitatively the observed regimes, and whose barrier heights give a good estimate of the optimal noise intensity for the sync between networks.

  2. OBITUARY: Eur.Ing. Professor David Dew-Hughes in memoriam

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    Campbell, Archie; Dew-Hughes, Denise; Donaldson, Gordon; Palmer, Richard

    2007-06-01

    We regret to announce the death of David Dew-Hughes, the second Honorary Editor of Superconductor Science and Technology, in Autumn 2006. He was born in Manchester, the eldest of three children, attended Manchester Grammar School and took his first degree in metallurgy at Birmingham, before undertaking a Doctorate of Engineering at Yale University. After initial work for IBM on semiconductors, he returned to England as a lecturer in metallurgy at Cambridge University. There he devoted his career to superconductivity long before it became fashionable, starting a group on the properties of what we now know as type II materials, with his students Jan Evetts, Archie Campbell and Anant Narlikar. Between them they paved the way to our understanding of the magnetic vortex properties of these materials, and thus to the development of modern practical materials for superconducting magnets. Eur.Ing. Professor David Dew-Hughes 1932-2006 In 1965 he became a founding Senior Lecturer in physics at Lancaster University, moving to Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1974. His final academic post was in engineering science at Oxford University where he also held a University College Tutorial Fellowship. As long ago as 1971 David wrote an authoritative review for Reports on Progress in Physics on 'The metallurgical enhancement of type II superconductors'. Following the discovery of high-Tc superconductivity, IOP Publishing launched Superconductor Science and Technology in 1988 and he was a founder member of its Editorial Board. When Jan Evetts retired as Honorary Editor in 1992, David was the natural choice as his successor. He served a five year term and remained on the Board as Deputy Editor until the end of 2000. To mark the 10th anniversary of high-temperature superconductivity in 1997, David edited a special issue of Superconductor Science and Technology in which past and present members of the Editorial Board contributed reviews of their specialities. He noted that at that time

  3. Principles and Practices Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Lessons from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Capstone Institutions.

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    DiBartolo, Patricia Marten; Gregg-Jolly, Leslie; Gross, Deborah; Manduca, Cathryn A; Iverson, Ellen; Cooke, David B; Davis, Gregory K; Davidson, Cameron; Hertz, Paul E; Hibbard, Lisa; Ireland, Shubha K; Mader, Catherine; Pai, Aditi; Raps, Shirley; Siwicki, Kathleen; Swartz, Jim E

    Best-practices pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) aims for inclusive excellence that fosters student persistence. This paper describes principles of inclusivity across 11 primarily undergraduate institutions designated as Capstone Awardees in Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) 2012 competition. The Capstones represent a range of institutional missions, student profiles, and geographical locations. Each successfully directed activities toward persistence of STEM students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups, through a set of common elements: mentoring programs to build community; research experiences to strengthen scientific skill/identity; attention to quantitative skills; and outreach/bridge programs to broaden the student pool. This paper grounds these program elements in learning theory, emphasizing their essential principles with examples of how they were implemented within institutional contexts. We also describe common assessment approaches that in many cases informed programming and created traction for stakeholder buy-in. The lessons learned from our shared experiences in pursuit of inclusive excellence, including the resources housed on our companion website, can inform others' efforts to increase access to and persistence in STEM in higher education. © 2016 P. M. DiBartolo, L. Gregg-Jolly, D. Gross, C. A. Manduca, E. Iverson, et al. CBE—Life Sciences Education © 2016 The American Society for Cell Biology. This article is distributed by The American Society for Cell Biology under license from the author(s). It is available to the public under an Attribution–Noncommercial–Share Alike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0).

  4. CT Diagnosis of Fitz-Hugh and Curtis Syndrome: Value of the Arterial Phase Scan

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    Joo, Seung Ho; Lim, Joon Seok; Kim, Joo Hee; Kim, Ki Whang

    2007-01-01

    Objective We wanted to evaluate the role of the arterial phase (AP) together with the portal venous phase (PP) scans in the diagnosis of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) with using computed tomography (CT). Materials and Methods Twenty-five patients with FHCS and 25 women presenting with non-specifically diagnosed acute abdominal pain and who underwent biphasic CT examinations were evaluated. The AP scan included the upper abdomen, and the PP scan included the whole abdomen. Two radiologists blindly and retrospectively reviewed the PP scans first and then they reviewed the AP plus PP scans. The diagnostic accuracy of FHCS on each image set was compared for each reader by analyzing the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (Az). Weighted kappa (wk) statistics were used to measure the interobserver agreement for the presence of CT signs of the pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) on the PP images and FHCS as the diagnosis based on the increased perihepatic enhancement on both sets of images. Results The individual diagnostic accuracy of FHCS was higher on the biphasic images (Az = 0.905 and 0.942 for reader 1 and 2, respectively) than on the PP images alone (Az = 0.806 and 0.706, respectively). The interobserver agreement for the presence of PID on the PP images was moderate (wk = 0.530). The interobserver agreement for FHCS as the diagnosis was moderate on only the PP images (wk = 0.413), but it was substantial on the biphasic images (wk = 0.719). Conclusion Inclusion of the AP scan is helpful to depict the increased perihepatic enhancement, and it improves the diagnostic accuracy of FHCS on CT. PMID:17277562

  5. Kinematic analysis of melange fabrics: Examples and applications from the McHugh Complex, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

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    Kusky, T.M.; Bradley, D.C.

    1999-01-01

    Permian to Cretaceous melange of the McHugh Complex on the Kenai Peninsula, south-central Alaska includes blocks and belts of graywacke, argillite, limestone, chert, basalt, gabbro, and ultramafic rocks, intruded by a variety of igneous rocks. An oceanic plate stratigraphy is repeated hundreds of times across the map area, but most structures at the outcrop scale extend lithological layering. Strong rheological units occur as blocks within a matrix that flowed around the competent blocks during deformation, forming broken formation and melange. Deformation was noncoaxial, and disruption of primary layering was a consequence of general strain driven by plate convergence in a relatively narrow zone between the overriding accretionary wedge and the downgoing, generally thinly sedimented oceanic plate. Soft-sediment deformation processes do not appear to have played a major role in the formation of the melange. A model for deformation at the toe of the wedge is proposed in which layers oriented at low angles to ??1 are contracted in both the brittle and ductile regimes, layers at 30-45??to ??1 are extended in the brittle regime and contracted in the ductile regime, and layers at angles greater than 45??to ??1 are extended in both the brittle and ductile regimes. Imbrication in thrust duplexes occurs at deeper levels within the wedge. Many structures within melange of the McHugh Complex are asymmetric and record kinematic information consistent with the inferred structural setting in an accretionary wedge. A displacement field for the McHugh Complex on the lower Kenai Peninsula includes three belts: an inboard belt of Late Triassic rocks records west-to-east-directed slip of hanging walls, a central belt of predominantly Early Jurassic rocks records north-south directed displacements, and Early Cretaceous rocks in an outboard belt preserve southwest-northeast directed slip vectors. Although precise ages of accretion are unknown, slip directions are compatible with

  6. How Hugh Hampton Young's treatment of President Woodrow Wilson's urinary retention and urosepsis affected the resolution of World War I.

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    Fogg, Ryan; Kutikov, Alexander; Uzzo, Robert G; Canter, Daniel

    2011-09-01

    President Woodrow Wilson was never able to gain ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, the peace accord to end World War I. Before he could convince the American people of the importance of ratification, Wilson suffered a stroke followed by life threatening urinary sepsis due to urinary retention, and was treated by the father of modern urology, Hugh Hampton Young. The effects of these health problems are examined in the context of their implications on international affairs. Biographical sources and primary documentation of Wilson's physicians were reviewed to determine the effect of Wilson's stroke on his voiding habits. Hugh Hampton Young's evaluation and decision making is examined in depth. In the fall of 1919 President Wilson was recovering from a stroke. Shortly after the stroke his preexisting voiding dysfunction progressed to urinary retention from which urinary sepsis developed. Hugh Hampton Young advised on Wilson's case and counseled patience over surgery. The President began voiding spontaneously and recovered from sepsis. The illness left him severely weakened and unable to mount an aggressive campaign to persuade the U.S. Senate of the importance of ratifying the Treaty of Versailles. His personal physician, Admiral Cary T. Grayson, stated that the President was mentally never the same after the sepsis. Wilson's voiding dysfunction contributed to his inability to win approval for the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. As a result, the United States returned to a policy of isolationism and Europe plunged into 2 decades of upheaval, leading to World War II. Copyright © 2011 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Failures in children's protection in Newfoundland and Labrador: from the Hughes (1991) to Markesteyn and Day (2006) inquiries and beyond.

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    Devine, Mike; Kimberley, Dennis

    2012-01-01

    The death in 2003 of Zachary Turner, a child in receipt of children’s protection services in Foxtrap, Newfoundland, sparked an independent inquiry into his death. Subsequently, other reviews were completed of children’s protection services. These were not the first reviews or inquiries of this kind in Newfoundland and Labrador. In 1991, Justice Samuel Hughes had conducted a public inquiry into children’s protection services. This article is a critical historical analysis of selected aspects of children’s protection services. The authors uncover repeated failures by government in its child protection systems and discuss implications for future concerns.

  8. Resistance Tests of a 1/16 Size Model of the Hughes-kaiser Flying Boat, NACA Model 183

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    Posner, Jack; Woodward, David R.; Olson, Roland E.

    1944-01-01

    Tank tests were made of a hull model of the Hughes-Kaiser cargo airplane for estimates of take-off performance and maximum gross load for take-off. At hump speeds, with the model free to trim, the trim and resistance were high, which resulted in a load-resistance ratio of approximately 4.0 for a gross load coefficient of 0.75. With a 4000,000-lb load, the full size craft may take off in 69 sec over a distance of 5600 ft.

  9. Kinematic analysis of mélange fabrics: examples and applications from the McHugh Complex, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

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    Kusky, Timothy M.; Bradley, Dwight C.

    1999-12-01

    Permian to Cretaceous mélange of the McHugh Complex on the Kenai Peninsula, south-central Alaska includes blocks and belts of graywacke, argillite, limestone, chert, basalt, gabbro, and ultramafic rocks, intruded by a variety of igneous rocks. An oceanic plate stratigraphy is repeated hundreds of times across the map area, but most structures at the outcrop scale extend lithological layering. Strong rheological units occur as blocks within a matrix that flowed around the competent blocks during deformation, forming broken formation and mélange. Deformation was noncoaxial, and disruption of primary layering was a consequence of general strain driven by plate convergence in a relatively narrow zone between the overriding accretionary wedge and the downgoing, generally thinly sedimented oceanic plate. Soft-sediment deformation processes do not appear to have played a major role in the formation of the mélange. A model for deformation at the toe of the wedge is proposed in which layers oriented at low angles to σ1 are contracted in both the brittle and ductile regimes, layers at 30-45° to σ1 are extended in the brittle regime and contracted in the ductile regime, and layers at angles greater than 45° to σ1 are extended in both the brittle and ductile regimes. Imbrication in thrust duplexes occurs at deeper levels within the wedge. Many structures within mélange of the McHugh Complex are asymmetric and record kinematic information consistent with the inferred structural setting in an accretionary wedge. A displacement field for the McHugh Complex on the lower Kenai Peninsula includes three belts: an inboard belt of Late Triassic rocks records west-to-east-directed slip of hanging walls, a central belt of predominantly Early Jurassic rocks records north-south directed displacements, and Early Cretaceous rocks in an outboard belt preserve southwest-northeast directed slip vectors. Although precise ages of accretion are unknown, slip directions are compatible with

  10. Array-enhanced coherence resonance and forced dynamics in coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons with noise

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    Shinohara, Yuji; Kanamaru, Takashi; Suzuki, Hideyuki; Horita, Takehiko; Aihara, Kazuyuki

    2002-05-01

    Nonlinear dynamics of coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons subject to independent noise is analyzed. A kind of self-sustained global oscillation with almost synchronous firing is generated by array-enhanced coherence resonance. Further, forced dynamics of the self-sustained global oscillation stimulated by sinusoidal input is analyzed and classified as synchronized, quasiperiodic, and chaotic responses just like the forced oscillations in nerve membranes observed by in vitro experiments with squid giant axons. Possible physiological importance of such forced oscillations is also discussed.

  11. Strong averaging principle for two-time-scale non-autonomous stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo system with jumps

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    Xu, Jie; Miao, Yu; Liu, Jicheng

    2016-09-01

    In this paper, we study an averaging principle for stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo system with different time scales driven by cylindrical Wiener processes and Poisson jumps, where the slow equation is non-autonomous and the fast equation is autonomous case. Under suitable assumptions, we show that the slow component mean-square strongly converges to the solution of the corresponding averaging equation, and the rate of the convergence as a by-product is also affirmed. Finally, we give some open problems which are derived from this paper.

  12. Two new species of the genus Neoseiulus Hughes (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from greece with re-description of Neoseiulus leucophaeus (Athias-Henriot).

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    Stathakis, Theodoros I; Kapaxidi, Eleftheria V; Papadoulis, Georgios Th

    2013-01-01

    Two new species, Neoseiulus elisiensis n. sp. and Neoseiulus neomarginatus n. sp., are described from Greece. Neoseiulus leucophaeus (Athias-Henriot) is re-described and illustrated based on specimens collected on Thymelaea hirsuta (L.) Endl. A key to all species of the genus Neoseiulus Hughes reported from Greece is provided.

  13. Positive Intervention for Serious Behavior Problems: Best Practices in Implementing the Hughes Bill (A.B. 2586) and the Positive Behavioral Intervention Regulations.

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    Wright, Diana Browning; Gurman, Harvey B.

    This manual provides guidelines to educators attempting to comply with California's Hughes Bill, which is intended to ensure the rights of special education students to have positive behavioral intervention plans designed to bring lasting behavioral changes without interventions that cause pain or trauma. An introductory chapter summarizes the…

  14. A dedication: Hugh A. Daubeny (1931-2015): A wonderful small fruit legacy including a critical driver of the Rubus-Ribes Symposia.

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    Dr. Hugh Daubeny had a productive career as a strawberry and red raspberry breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. As part of that career, he could be considered the “patron saint” of the Rubus-Ribes symposia as he was instrumental in the early development, hosted two symposia, attended all o...

  15. PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR HUGH HARRIS SPEAKS AT THE APOLLO/SATURN V CENTER RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

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    1996-01-01

    NASA/KSC Public Affairs Director Hugh W. Harris gives the welcome and introductions at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Apollo/Saturn V Center, part of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. The 100,000- square-foot facility includes two theaters, various exhibits and an Apollo-era Saturn V rocket, which formerly was on display outside the Vehicle Assembly Building and is one of only three moon rockets remaining in existence. The new center is located off the Kennedy Parkway at the Banana Creek launch viewing site.

  16. Implementation of the Golla-Hughes-McTavish (GHM) method for viscoelastic materials using MATLAB and NASTRAN

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    Gibson, Warren C.; Smith, Christian A.; McTavish, Donald J.

    1995-05-01

    Representation of frequency-dependent viscoelastic material properties has long been problematical in the frequency domain and especially in the time domain. The method of Golla, Hughes, and McTavish (GHM) addresses this problem with a Laplace-domain model of the complex material modulus, in which a number of parameters are determined by curve- fitting to experimental data. The result is well suited to finite element formulations because the equations of motion retain the familiar second-order, constant-coefficient form, at the expense of some extra scalar degrees of freedom. This paper reports on an implementation of GHM in MATLAB, using FEM data imported from NASTRAN. Sample problems demonstrate the efficacy and practicality of the method.

  17. Introducing internal model to robust output synchronization of FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons in external electrical stimulation

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    Wei, Xile; Wang, Jiang; Deng, Bin

    2009-07-01

    A novel internal model control method is proposed for the robust output synchronization of FizHugh-Nagumo (FHN) neurons under external electrical stimulation. The output synchronization problem can be converted into a robust stabilization problem of an augmented system consisting of the original given plant and an internal model. Hence, the design procedures include the design of a satisfied internal model and a proper state-feedback stabilizer for this augmented system. The stability analysis of the resulting closed-loop system leads to semiglobal Lyapunov asymptotic stability of the robust output synchronization achieved for some appointed initial condition in the state space and for all possible values of the uncertain parameter vector. Finally, the simulation results demonstrate the validity of the proposed method.

  18. Further studies in allergenic identity between house dust and the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides farinae Hughes, 1961.

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    Morita, Y; Miyamoto, T; Horiuchi, Y; Oshima, S; Katsuhata, A

    1975-12-01

    The sera from 99 Japanese asthmatic subjects were studied for the allergenic similarity between house dust and the House-dust Mite, Dermatophagoides farinae Hughes, 1961. A close correlation (correlation coefficient 0.92, P less than 0.01) was obtained between house dust and the mite with the radioallergosorbent test (RAST). High correlation was not noted between house dust and other allergens such as smoky brown cockroach, Periplaneta fuliginosa, Aspergillus, book lice, Liposcelis bostricophilus, Cheyletus malaccensis and Tribolium confusum. IgE antibody to the mite reduced significantly after the incubation of the sera with house dust and IgE antibody to house dust reduced markedly after the incubation of the sera with the mite. These results further support the view that the mite is the most important allergenic component in house dust.

  19. Antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome: description of population and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) using the SF-36.

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    Georgopoulou, S; Efraimidou, S; MacLennan, S J; Ibrahim, F; Cox, T

    2015-02-01

    Antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS) affects mainly women 15 to 50 years of age and is responsible for approximately 20% of strokes in people <40 years. Little is known about the psychological burden of this long-term condition. We investigated HRQoL in APS. We conducted a cross-sectional survey involving 270 members of the Hughes Syndrome Foundation worldwide. Data included HRQoL (SF-36), demographics, and APS-related self-reported major issues. Response rate was 60%. T-tests indicated significantly worse mean scores for seven of the eight domains of the SF-36 in secondary antiphospholipid syndrome (SAPS) compared to primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS), e.g. bodily pain t(263) = 6.10 p < 0.001 except for mental health t(267) = 1.95 p = 0.053. PAPS appeared to be associated with poorer HRQoL in most mental health domains but overall better physical domains compared to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) alone. SAPS appeared to have a more adverse impact on HRQoL compared to PAPS and SLE. Major issues identified: pain and fatigue, lack of health care professional/public awareness, and medication unpredictability. HRQoL in PAPS appears to be generally better than SLE and SAPS in physical domains, but poorer in mental domains. APS patients might need more social support in terms of information and awareness of the condition to improve their coping strategies. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  20. Petrogenesis of augite-bearing ureilites Hughes 009 and FRO 90054/93008 inferred from melt inclusions in olivine, augite and orthopyroxene

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    Goodrich, Cyrena Anne; Fioretti, Anna Maria; Van Orman, James

    2009-05-01

    Melt inclusions in ureilites occur only in the small augite- and orthopyroxene-bearing subgroups. Previously [Goodrich C.A., Fioretti A.M., Tribaudino M. and Molin G. (2001) Primary trapped melt inclusions in olivine in the olivine-augite-orthopyroxene ureilite Hughes 009. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta65, 621-652] we described melt inclusions in olivine in the olivine-augite-orthopyroxene ureilite Hughes 009 (Hughes). FRO 90054/93008 (FRO) is a near-twin of Hughes, and has abundant melt inclusions in all three primary silicates. We use these inclusions to reconstruct the major, minor and rare earth element composition of the Hughes/FRO parent magma and evaluate models for the petrogenesis of augite-bearing ureilites. Hughes and FRO consist of 23-47 vol % olivine (Fo 87.3 and 87.6, respectively), 7-52 vol % augite ( mg 89.2, Wo 37.0 and mg 88.8, Wo 38.0, respectively), and 12-56 vol % orthopyroxene ( mg 88.3, Wo 4.9 and mg 88.0, Wo 4.8, respectively). They have coarse-grained (⩽3 mm), highly-equilibrated textures, with poikilitic relationships indicating the crystallization sequence olivine → augite → orthopyroxene. FRO is more shocked than Hughes, experienced greater secondary reduction, and is more weathered. The two meteorites are probably derived from the same lithologic unit. Melt inclusions in olivine consist of glass ± daughter cpx ± metal-sulfide-phosphide spherules ± chromite, and have completely reequilibrated Fe/Mg with their hosts. We follow the method of Goodrich et al. (2001) for reconstructing the composition of the primary trapped liquid they represent (olPTL), but correct an error in our treatment of the effects of reequilibration. Inclusions in augite consist of glass, which shows only partial reequilibration of Fe/Mg. The composition of the primary trapped liquid they represent (augPTL) is reconstructed by reverse fractional crystallization of wall augite from the most ferroan glass. Inclusions in orthopyroxene consist of glass + 30-50 vol

  1. Status of the NOAO evaluation of the Hughes 20x64 Si:As impurity band conduction array. [for ground and space-based astronomy

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    Fowler, A. M.; Joyce, R. R.

    1990-01-01

    The Hughes 20 x 64 Si:As impurity band conduction arrays designed for ground-based and spaceborne astronomy observations is described together with experiments performed at NOAO to test these arrays. Special attention is given to the design and the characteristics of the test system and to the test methods. The initial tests on two columns of one array indicate that the array is easy to operate and performed satisfactorily.

  2. [Frontiers of anthropological research: ethics, autonomy, and trafficking in human organs. A commentary on The Global Traffic in Human Organs, by Nancy Scheper-Hughes].

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    Diniz, D

    2001-01-01

    The bioethical debate over the commercialization of the human body has intensified in recent years. This article discusses the principles of ethics and autonomy in the most important ethnography on international traffic in human organs, coordinated by anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes. The author discusses how defending the ethics of non-commercialization of the human body entails absolute ethical principles pertaining to human life, a political premise whose legitimacy is not recognized by relativist anthropologists.

  3. Status of the NOAO evaluation of the Hughes 20x64 Si:As impurity band conduction array. [for ground and space-based astronomy

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    Fowler, A. M.; Joyce, R. R.

    1990-01-01

    The Hughes 20 x 64 Si:As impurity band conduction arrays designed for ground-based and spaceborne astronomy observations is described together with experiments performed at NOAO to test these arrays. Special attention is given to the design and the characteristics of the test system and to the test methods. The initial tests on two columns of one array indicate that the array is easy to operate and performed satisfactorily.

  4. Later Paleozoic and Early Jurassic fossil ages from the McHugh Complex: A section in Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1985 Circular 978

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    Nelson, Steven W.; Blome, Charles D.; Harris, Anita G.; Reed, Katherine M.; Wilson, Frederic H.

    1986-01-01

    Late Mississippian through Early Pennsylvanian and Early Jurassic microfossils were collected from the type locality of the McHugh Complex (Clark, 1973) along the Seward Highway southeast of Anchorage (fig. 36). Radiolarians collected indicate that same of the oceanic rocks in the McHugh Complex are Early Jurassic in age. Conodonts extracted from a conglomerate clast are of Late Mississippian through earliest Pennsylvanian age. The conodont-bearing clast may have been derived from the Strelna Fornation. 

  5. Using an electronic FitzHugh-Nagumo simulator to mimic noisy electrophysiological data from stimulated crayfish mechanoreceptor cells

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    Pierson, David; Douglass, John K.; Pantazelou, Eleni; Moss, Frank

    1993-08-01

    It is well known that sensory information in biological systems is transmitted to the brain using a code which must be based on the time intervals between neural firing events or the mean firing rate. However, in any collection of such data, and even when the sensory system is stimulated with a periodic signal, statistical analyses have shown that a significant fraction of the intervals are random, having no coherent relationship to the stimulus. We call this component the ``noise''. It is clear that coherent and incoherent subsets of such data must be separated. The power spectrum of the time series of firing events accomplishes this, and, with a weak periodic signal present, one can measure the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) from the power spectrum. These tools allow one to study Stochastic Resonance (SR) in such a system. In this paper we show how SR can be observed in a commonly used neuron firing model, the FitzHugh-Nagumo (FN) model, and how an electronic analog simulator of this model can be used to mimic electrophysiological data from stimulated mechanoreceptor cells in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii.

  6. Synchronization of Coupled Different Chaotic FitzHugh-Nagumo Neurons with Unknown Parameters under Communication-Direction-Dependent Coupling

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    Iqbal, Muhammad; Rehan, Muhammad; Khaliq, Abdul; Rehman, Saeed-ur-; Hong, Keum-Shik

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the chaotic behavior and synchronization of two different coupled chaotic FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) neurons with unknown parameters under external electrical stimulation (EES). The coupled FHN neurons of different parameters admit unidirectional and bidirectional gap junctions in the medium between them. Dynamical properties, such as the increase in synchronization error as a consequence of the deviation of neuronal parameters for unlike neurons, the effect of difference in coupling strengths caused by the unidirectional gap junctions, and the impact of large time-delay due to separation of neurons, are studied in exploring the behavior of the coupled system. A novel integral-based nonlinear adaptive control scheme, to cope with the infeasibility of the recovery variable, for synchronization of two coupled delayed chaotic FHN neurons of different and unknown parameters under uncertain EES is derived. Further, to guarantee robust synchronization of different neurons against disturbances, the proposed control methodology is modified to achieve the uniformly ultimately bounded synchronization. The parametric estimation errors can be reduced by selecting suitable control parameters. The effectiveness of the proposed control scheme is illustrated via numerical simulations. PMID:25101140

  7. Reliability testing of the Hughes temperature controlled 1/4 watt split cycle cryogenic cooler (HD-1045 (V)/UA)

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    Shaffer, James; Dunmire, Howard; Samuels, Raemon; Trively, Martin

    1989-12-01

    The U.S. Army CECOM Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (C2NVEO) is responsible for developing cryogenic coolers for all infrared imaging systems for the Army. C2NVEO also maintains configuration management control of the forward-looking infrared (FLIR) Common Module coolers used in thermal imagers in fielded Army weapon systems such as: M60A3 and M1 Tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) System, tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) Missile System, and Army Attack Helicopters. Currently, there are over 30,000 coolers in fielded systems and several thousand more are added each year. C2NVEO conducts development programs and monitors contractor internal research and development efforts to improve cooler performance such as reliability, audio noise, power consumption, and output vibration. The HD-1045 1/4-Watt Split Stirling Cooler was originally designed and developed by the C2NVEO in the early 1970s as a replacement for the gas bottle/cryostat used on the Manportable Common Thermal Night Sights. To date, however, the HD-1045 cooler has been used in the field in the Integrated Sight Unit (ISU) of the BFV System and is currently being used in the Driver Thermal Viewer (DTV) full scale development program. This document describes and reports the results of reliability testing done on Hughes Temperature Controlled 1/4 Watt split Cycle Cryogenic Coolers (HD-1045 (V)/UA), referred to herein as the coolers.

  8. Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection in a clinical presentation of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a case report with multigene diagnostic approach

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    2014-01-01

    Background Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is caused by inflammation of perihepatic capsules associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. In recent years, infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have been increasingly occurring in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. However, NTM has never been reported in patients with FHCS. We present the first case of a patient with extrapulmonary NTM infection in a clinical presentation of FHCS. Case presentation A 26-year-old Korean woman presented with right upper quadrant and suprapubic pain. She was initially suspected to have FHCS. However, she was refractory to conventional antibiotic therapy. Laparoscopy revealed multiple violin-string adhesions of the parietal peritoneum to the liver and miliary-like nodules on the peritoneal surfaces. Diagnosis of NTM was confirmed by the polymerase chain reaction analysis results of biopsy specimens that showed caseating granulomas with positive acid-fast bacilli. Treatment with anti-NTM medications was initiated, and the patient’s symptoms were considerably ameliorated. Conclusions An awareness of NTM as potential pathogens, even in previously healthy adults, and efforts to exclude other confounding diseases are important to establish the diagnosis of NTM disease. NTM infection can cause various clinical manifestations, which in the present case, overlapped with the symptoms of perihepatic inflammation seen in FHCS. PMID:25115526

  9. An MMIC implementation of FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons using a resonant tunneling diode nonlinear transmission line

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    Klofaï, Yerima; Essimbi, B. Z.; Jäger, D.

    2015-02-01

    In this paper the electronic implementation of FitzHugh-Nagumo (F-N) neurons via monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC) based upon a resonant tunneling diode (RTD) nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) using a coplanar waveguide (CPW) is considered. The goals are twofold. In the framework of electrical equivalent circuit emulating nonlinear active wave propagation effects, it is shown, on one hand, how different physical mechanisms are responsible for the time evolution of given input signals. A key result is that this medium supports stable and stationary pulse propagation that is only determined by the parameters of the RTD-NLTL and is independent of the boundary conditions. On the other hand, the influence of specific line elements on the output signal waveform is discussed in a most systematic manner. This leads, for the first time, to a more physical interpretation of the properties of the RTD-NLTL and, furthermore, to interesting technical applications at multi-GHz frequencies and on picosecond time scales. As a result, physically based ways are elucidated regarding how the technical design of those compact neuromorphic electrical circuits can be optimized by numerical simulations and performed using standard MMIC technologies.

  10. Synchronization of coupled different chaotic FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons with unknown parameters under communication-direction-dependent coupling.

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    Iqbal, Muhammad; Rehan, Muhammad; Khaliq, Abdul; Saeed-ur-Rehman; Hong, Keum-Shik

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the chaotic behavior and synchronization of two different coupled chaotic FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) neurons with unknown parameters under external electrical stimulation (EES). The coupled FHN neurons of different parameters admit unidirectional and bidirectional gap junctions in the medium between them. Dynamical properties, such as the increase in synchronization error as a consequence of the deviation of neuronal parameters for unlike neurons, the effect of difference in coupling strengths caused by the unidirectional gap junctions, and the impact of large time-delay due to separation of neurons, are studied in exploring the behavior of the coupled system. A novel integral-based nonlinear adaptive control scheme, to cope with the infeasibility of the recovery variable, for synchronization of two coupled delayed chaotic FHN neurons of different and unknown parameters under uncertain EES is derived. Further, to guarantee robust synchronization of different neurons against disturbances, the proposed control methodology is modified to achieve the uniformly ultimately bounded synchronization. The parametric estimation errors can be reduced by selecting suitable control parameters. The effectiveness of the proposed control scheme is illustrated via numerical simulations.

  11. Principles and Practices Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Lessons from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Capstone Institutions

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    DiBartolo, Patricia Marten; Gregg-Jolly, Leslie; Gross, Deborah; Manduca, Cathryn A.; Iverson, Ellen; Cooke, David B.; Davis, Gregory K.; Davidson, Cameron; Hertz, Paul E.; Hibbard, Lisa; Ireland, Shubha K.; Mader, Catherine; Pai, Aditi; Raps, Shirley; Siwicki, Kathleen; Swartz, Jim E.

    2016-01-01

    Best-practices pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) aims for inclusive excellence that fosters student persistence. This paper describes principles of inclusivity across 11 primarily undergraduate institutions designated as Capstone Awardees in Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) 2012 competition. The Capstones represent a range of institutional missions, student profiles, and geographical locations. Each successfully directed activities toward persistence of STEM students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups, through a set of common elements: mentoring programs to build community; research experiences to strengthen scientific skill/identity; attention to quantitative skills; and outreach/bridge programs to broaden the student pool. This paper grounds these program elements in learning theory, emphasizing their essential principles with examples of how they were implemented within institutional contexts. We also describe common assessment approaches that in many cases informed programming and created traction for stakeholder buy-in. The lessons learned from our shared experiences in pursuit of inclusive excellence, including the resources housed on our companion website, can inform others’ efforts to increase access to and persistence in STEM in higher education. PMID:27562960

  12. Mean-field description and propagation of chaos in networks of Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons

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    2012-01-01

    We derive the mean-field equations arising as the limit of a network of interacting spiking neurons, as the number of neurons goes to infinity. The neurons belong to a fixed number of populations and are represented either by the Hodgkin-Huxley model or by one of its simplified version, the FitzHugh-Nagumo model. The synapses between neurons are either electrical or chemical. The network is assumed to be fully connected. The maximum conductances vary randomly. Under the condition that all neurons’ initial conditions are drawn independently from the same law that depends only on the population they belong to, we prove that a propagation of chaos phenomenon takes place, namely that in the mean-field limit, any finite number of neurons become independent and, within each population, have the same probability distribution. This probability distribution is a solution of a set of implicit equations, either nonlinear stochastic differential equations resembling the McKean-Vlasov equations or non-local partial differential equations resembling the McKean-Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equations. We prove the well-posedness of the McKean-Vlasov equations, i.e. the existence and uniqueness of a solution. We also show the results of some numerical experiments that indicate that the mean-field equations are a good representation of the mean activity of a finite size network, even for modest sizes. These experiments also indicate that the McKean-Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equations may be a good way to understand the mean-field dynamics through, e.g. a bifurcation analysis. Mathematics Subject Classification (2000): 60F99, 60B10, 92B20, 82C32, 82C80, 35Q80. PMID:22657695

  13. Hybrid damping models using the Golla-Hughes-McTavish method with internally balanced model reduction and output feedback

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    Lam, Margaretha J.; Inman, Daniel J.; Saunders, William R.

    2000-06-01

    Viscoelastic materials (VEMs) are used to increase passive damping in structures. The damping capabilities of the VEM can be enhanced by attaching a constraining layer to the VEM. If this constraining layer is active, the treatment is called active constrained layer damping (ACLD). In the last few years, ACLD has proven to be superior in vibration control to active or passive damping. The active element allows for more effective vibration suppression than purely passive constrained layer damping. On the other hand, the VEM provides a fail-safe in case of breakdown of the active element that is not present for purely active control. It has been shown that the control effort needed to damp vibration using ACLD can be significantly higher than purely active control. In order to combine the inherent damping of passive control with the effectiveness of the active element, different variations of active, passive and hybrid damping are explored. Some of the variations included in this paper are passive constrained layer damping (PCLD) separate from the active element, but on the same side of beam and PCLD separate from the active element on the opposite side of the beam. The discretized system equations are obtained using the assumed modes method and Lagrange's equation. The damping is modeled using the Golla-Hughes-McTavish (GHM) method. This method adds `dissipation coordinates' to the structure in order to account for the damping present. These additional modes are eliminated using a reduction method, rendering the method more practical. A linear quadratic regulator and output feedback are used to actively control vibration.

  14. Geochemical reanalysis of historical U.S. Geological Survey sediment samples from the Zane Hills, Hughes and Shungnak quadrangles, Alaska

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    Werdon, Melanie B.; Granitto, Matthew; Azain, Jaime S.

    2015-01-01

    The State of Alaska’s Strategic and Critical Minerals (SCM) Assessment project, a State-funded Capital Improvement Project (CIP), is designed to evaluate Alaska’s statewide potential for SCM resources. The SCM Assessment is being implemented by the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS), and involves obtaining new airborne-geophysical, geological, and geochemical data. As part of the SCM Assessment, thousands of historical geochemical samples from DGGS, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and U.S. Bureau of Mines archives are being reanalyzed by DGGS using modern, quantitative, geochemical-analytical methods. The objective is to update the statewide geochemical database to more clearly identify areas in Alaska with SCM potential.The USGS is also undertaking SCM-related geologic studies in Alaska through the federally funded Alaska Critical Minerals cooperative project. DGGS and USGS share the goal of evaluating Alaska’s strategic and critical minerals potential and together created a Letter of Agreement (signed December 2012) and a supplementary Technical Assistance Agreement (#14CMTAA143458) to facilitate the two agencies’ cooperative work. Under these agreements, DGGS contracted the USGS in Denver to reanalyze historical USGS sediment samples from Alaska.For this report, DGGS funded reanalysis of 105 historical USGS sediment samples from the statewide Alaska Geochemical Database Version 2.0 (AGDB2; Granitto and others, 2013). Samples were chosen from the Zane Hills area in the Hughes and Shungnak quadrangles, Alaska (fig. 1). The USGS was responsible for sample retrieval from the National Geochemical Sample Archive (NGSA) in Denver, Colorado through the final quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of the geochemical analyses obtained through the USGS contract lab. The new geochemical data are published in this report as a coauthored DGGS report, and will be incorporated into the statewide geochemical databases of both agencies.

  15. Mean-field description and propagation of chaos in networks of Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons.

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    Baladron, Javier; Fasoli, Diego; Faugeras, Olivier; Touboul, Jonathan

    2012-05-31

    We derive the mean-field equations arising as the limit of a network of interacting spiking neurons, as the number of neurons goes to infinity. The neurons belong to a fixed number of populations and are represented either by the Hodgkin-Huxley model or by one of its simplified version, the FitzHugh-Nagumo model. The synapses between neurons are either electrical or chemical. The network is assumed to be fully connected. The maximum conductances vary randomly. Under the condition that all neurons' initial conditions are drawn independently from the same law that depends only on the population they belong to, we prove that a propagation of chaos phenomenon takes place, namely that in the mean-field limit, any finite number of neurons become independent and, within each population, have the same probability distribution. This probability distribution is a solution of a set of implicit equations, either nonlinear stochastic differential equations resembling the McKean-Vlasov equations or non-local partial differential equations resembling the McKean-Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equations. We prove the well-posedness of the McKean-Vlasov equations, i.e. the existence and uniqueness of a solution. We also show the results of some numerical experiments that indicate that the mean-field equations are a good representation of the mean activity of a finite size network, even for modest sizes. These experiments also indicate that the McKean-Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equations may be a good way to understand the mean-field dynamics through, e.g. a bifurcation analysis.Mathematics Subject Classification (2000): 60F99, 60B10, 92B20, 82C32, 82C80, 35Q80.

  16. Hypolipidemic and Antioxidant Effects of Malus toringoides (Rehd.) Hughes Leaves in High-Fat-Diet-Induced Hyperlipidemic Rats.

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    Huang, Shan; Liu, Haifeng; Meng, Ning; Li, Bin; Wang, Jule

    2017-03-01

    Malus toringoides (Rehd.) Hughes (MT) leaves are traditionally used as a medicine for treating or preventing cardiovascular disease in Tibet. In addition to the effect of this medicinal plant on thrombosis, we tested its effect on dyslipidemia in a hypolipidemic rat model. A total of 60 healthy Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into six groups, as follows: normal control, model control, simvastatin groups, and MT low-, medium-, and high-dose groups. The normal controls were fed with a normal diet, whereas all other groups were fed with a high-fat diet. After 6 weeks, the high-fat diet had induced hyperlipidemia in the rats, which were then orally administered with different doses of MT leaf extract (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg) for an additional 6 weeks. Serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c and HDL-c, respectively), as well as the antioxidant capacity of glutathione peroxidase (GSHP-x), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and malondialdehyde (MDA) were measured at the end of the study. MT significantly reduced serum TC, TG, and LDL-c and increased the HDL-c content in MT-treated rats compared with the model group. These changes were dose dependent. MT treatment also significantly elevated the activity of SOD and GSHP-x, and decreased the serum levels of MDA compared with untreated hyperlipidemic rats, thereby increasing serum antioxidant capacity. In addition, MT reduced liver steatosis in hyperlipidemic rats. Overall, MT exerts considerable hypolipidemic and antioxidant properties.

  17. Hughes aircraft's architectural design of the federal aviation administration wide-area augmentation system: An international system

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    Ceva, Juan

    Hughes Aircraft is currently developing under contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) a GPS-based navigation system that is intended to become the primary navigational aid for commercial aviation during all phases of flight—from enroute through Category I precision approach. This innovative system, named the Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAAS), will make use of a network of reference stations distributed throughout the U.S. National Airspace System. These reference stations will collect GPS measurements and send them to master stations. The master stations will process the data to provide correctional information for each GPS satellite. This information will include as separate components the GPS ephemeris errors, satellite clock bias and ionospheric estimation data. The corrections will be sent to the users by means of a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite using a specific signal and data format. WAAS is first expected to provide supplemental radio navigation, and eventually to become the primary system of navigation. The system will add the following features to the current GPS system: a GEO ranging function that will improve availability and reliability; differential GPS corrections that will improve accuracy; and integrity monitoring that will provide and enhance safety. To meet the requirements associated with a primary navigation system, WAAS should be able to provide fault-free position fix with a time availability of 0.999 for Category I approaches, and 0.99999 for domestic enroute, terminal and nonprecision approach phases of flight. This paper presents the improvements that this augmentation system offers to stand-alone GPS in order to become the primary navigational system in the U.S. The paper also covers the features that make this wide-area system a naturally expandable system worldwide that will allow the integration of future local-area differential systems across the world.

  18. Archeological Test Excavations at Eight Sites in the Lake Sharpe Project Area of Hughes, Lyman, and Stanley Counties, South Dakota 1987. Appendixes A-O

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    1990-04-01

    Dakota National Register Late Plains Woodland Lake Sharpe Plains Village Mitigation Hughes County Initial Middle Missouri 2(L AB6TUACT rcant~ana am...the Antelope Dreamer site (39LM146), an Initial Middle Missouri village (ca. A.D. 1270); (3) the Windy Mounds site (39LM149), two late Plains Woodland ...location with Post-Contact Coalescent (ca. A.D. 1675-1780) and late Plains Woodland (ca. A.D. 600-1000) components. The Betty Bite Off site (39LM156) and the

  19. CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PHYSICS AND RELATED AREAS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Order parameters and synchronization of FitzHugh-Nagumo small-world networks

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    Li, Yan-Long; Ma, Jun; Zhang, Wei; Liu, Yan-Jun

    2009-10-01

    This paper numerically investigates the order parameter and synchronisation in the small world connected FitzHugh-Nagumo excitable systems. The simulations show that the order parameter continuously decreases with increasing D, the quality of the synchronisation worsens for large noise intensity. As the coupling intensity goes up, the quality of the synchronisation worsens, and it finds that the larger rewiring probability becomes the larger order parameter. It obtains the complete phase diagram for a wide range of values of noise intensity D and control parameter g.

  20. The relationship between social support and health-related quality of life in patients with antiphospholipid (hughes) syndrome.

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    Georgopoulou, Sofia; Efraimidou, Sofia; MacLennan, Sara Jane; Ibrahim, Fowzia; Cox, Thomas

    2017-05-02

    Antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS) is recognised as a systemic autoimmune disease defined by recurrent thromboembolic events and/or pregnancy morbidity. Little is known about the psychological burden of this long-term condition. This study aims to explore the relationship between social support and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with APS. A total of 270 patients with a clinical diagnosis of APS participated in a cross-sectional online questionnaire survey. Data included demographics, disease-related information, social support and HRQoL. Both perceived and ideal social support were associated with HRQoL in APS. Patients reported receiving insufficient social support. Perceived emotional support was related to physical functioning (B = 7.77, p = .006, 95% CI: 2.25, 13.29); perceived instrumental support was associated with bodily pain (B = 17.52, p <  .001, 95% CI: 11.15, 23.90) and perceived informational support with physical and social functioning (B = -6.30, p = .05, 95% CI: -12.52, -0.08; B = 8.06, p = .02, 95% CI: 1.17, 14.94). Ideal emotional support was related to physical and social functioning (B = 5.80, p = .04, 95% CI: 0.26, 11.34; B = 7.53, p = .04, 95% CI: 0.55, 14.51); ideal instrumental support was associated with mental health (B = 4.73, p = .03, 95% CI: 0.38, 9.07) and ideal informational support with vitality (B = 5.85, p = .01, 95% CI: 1.23, 10.46). Social support was linked to HRQoL in patients with APS. Insufficient social support was associated with limitations in various HRQoL domains. Increasing social support especially through provision of disease-specific education might contribute to improving HRQoL in patients with APS. Patient-tailored interventions addressing psychosocial aspects of living with APS are needed to improve patients' psychological and physical status.

  1. Hughes Associates Final Report

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    Olson, Brad

    2013-05-22

    This report focuses on the more limiting gasket material (neoprene and viton). The use of polymer based gasketing material has led the DOE to question whether the ducts will be able to maintain structural integrity during a fire.

  2. A modified FitzHugh-Nagumo model for cardiac instabilities: The replacement of a conductance variable with Ca current as a slow variable

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    Osaka, Motohisa

    2013-02-01

    The FitzHugh-Nagumo model of nerve conduction is also used as a model of cardiac excitability. We propose the replacement of a gating variable of the conductance of K+ current with Ca2+ current as a slow variable of the model, in which plays a key role in the cardiac action potential. Since ion currents conduct transversely as well as longitudinally through gap junctions between myocytes, particularly in ischemia, a respective diffusion term is involved to both equations of a fast variable and a slow variable. We show that only a small increase of a coefficient of the diffusion term of Ca2+ current may cause cardiac instabilities, which are presumed to cause breakup of conduction and finally a lethal arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation. Particularly, these instabilities do not occur without the diffusion term of Ca2+ current.

  3. Chronic intermittent abdominal pain in young woman with intestinal malrotation, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome and appendiceal neuroendocrine tumor: a rare case report and literature review.

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    Cusimano, Alessia; Abdelghany, Ahmed Mohammed Alaaeldien Beniamin; Donadini, Andrea

    2016-01-16

    There are a lot of different causes of abdominal pain; in this case, a young woman suffers from three diseases with similar symptoms. Adult intestinal mal-rotation is a rare condition of deviation from the normal 270° counter clockwise rotation of the midgut resulting in, not only mal-position of the small intestine, but also mal-fixation of the mesentery. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a rare complication of pelvic inflammatory disease; it involves liver capsule inflammation associated with genital tract infection, which is usually caused by Neisseria gonorrhoea and Chlamydia trachomatis. Neuroendocrine tumors are enterochromaffin cell neoplasms that arise from cells of the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems; the appendicular one is the most common primary malignant lesion of these tumors, it's incidence is about 0.3 - 0.9% of appendectomies done. Just for knowledge, this is the first described case of concomitant presence of all these diseases with clinical symptoms attributable to each one. 40-years-old woman suffers from acute abdominal pain, predominantly on the right quadrants, without abdominal distension, no guarding nor rigidity and normal intestinal peristalsis. She has a long history of abdominal intermittent pain, with cramps every 30-40 min, resolving spontaneously. She was diagnosed as intestinal mal-rotation through computed tomography scan which has evidenced a mobilized intra--peritoneal duodenum with cecum/ascending colon predominately lying on the left side and the small intestine almost entirely lying on the right side of abdomen, without evidence of effusion, edema or signs of intestinal ischemia or infarction. Exploratory laparoscopy demonstrated an inflammatory process in the hepatic-renal space, with bloody adhesions above the liver capsule; this is additional to the typical pelvic inflammatory disease signs (Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome). Appendectomy was performed with histological analysis resulting in appendicular neuroendocrine tumor

  4. Mercury in waters, soils, and sediments of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: A comparison of regional distribution and mobility with the mercury contamination at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic County, New Jersey

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    Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan; Reilly, Pamela A.

    2012-01-01

    Mercury in soils, surface water, and groundwater at the William J. Hughes Technical Center , Atlantic County, New Jersey, has been found at levels that exceed established background concentrations in Coastal Plain waters, and, in some cases, New Jersey State standards for mercury in various media. As of 2012, it is not known whether this mercury is part of regional mercury contamination or whether it is related to former military activities. Regionally, groundwater supplying about 700 domestic wells in the New Jersey Coastal Plain is contaminated with mercury that appears to be derived from anthropogenic inputs, such as agricultural pesticide use and atmospheric deposition. High levels of mercury occasionally are found in Coastal Plain soils, but disturbance during residential development on former agricultural land is thought to have mobilized any mercury applied during farming, a hypothesis borne out by experiments leaching mercury from soils. In the unsewered residential areas with mercury-contaminated groundwater, septic-system effluent is believed to create reducing conditions in which mercury sorbed to subsoils is mobilized to groundwater. In comparing the levels of mercury found in soils, sediments, streamwater, and groundwater at the William J. Hughes Technical Center site with those found regionally, mercury concentrations in groundwater in the region are, in some cases, substantially higher than those found in groundwater at the William J. Hughes Technical Center site. Nevertheless, concentrations of mercury in streamwater at the site are, in some instances, higher than most found regionally. The mercury contents in soils and sediment at the William J. Hughes Technical Center site are substantially higher than those found to date (2012) in the region, indicating that a source other than regional sources may be present at the site.

  5. The use of real-time, hardware-in-the-loop simulation in the design and development of the new Hughes HS601 spacecraft attitude control system

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    Slafer, Loren I.

    1989-01-01

    Realtime simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing is being used extensively in all phases of the design, development, and testing of the attitude control system (ACS) for the new Hughes HS601 satellite bus. Realtime, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, integrated with traditional analysis and pure simulation activities is shown to provide a highly efficient and productive overall development program. Implementation of high fidelity simulations of the satellite dynamics and control system algorithms, capable of real-time execution (using applied Dynamics International's System 100), provides a tool which is capable of being integrated with the critical flight microprocessor to create a mixed simulation test (MST). The MST creates a highly accurate, detailed simulated on-orbit test environment, capable of open and closed loop ACS testing, in which the ACS design can be validated. The MST is shown to provide a valuable extension of traditional test methods. A description of the MST configuration is presented, including the spacecraft dynamics simulation model, sensor and actuator emulators, and the test support system. Overall system performance parameters are presented. MST applications are discussed; supporting ACS design, developing on-orbit system performance predictions, flight software development and qualification testing (augmenting the traditional software-based testing), mission planning, and a cost-effective subsystem-level acceptance test. The MST is shown to provide an ideal tool in which the ACS designer can fly the spacecraft on the ground.

  6. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 4): Jadco-Hughes site, North Belmont, NC. (First remedial action), September 1990. Final report

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    Not Available

    1990-09-27

    The 6-acre Jadco-Hughes site is a former solvent reclamation and waste storage facility in North Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina. Two unnamed tributaries that flow through the site ultimately empty into the Catawba River, which is the predominant public drinking water supply source for the area. Ground water is not used as drinking water onsite, but offsite residents who do not yet have municipal water connections utilize the ground water for their drinking water source. From 1969 to 1975, the plant was operated to reclaim used waste paint and ink-type solvents. In addition, the plant area was used to store drummed wastes, including waste chemicals and sludges from area industries. The Record of Decision (ROD) addresses the remediation of remaining contaminated soil and the contaminated ground water and surface water. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, ground water, and surface water are VOCs including benzene, PCE, TCE, toluene and xylenes; other organics including PCBs and phenols; and metals including arsenic, chromium and lead.

  7. Demonstration Assessment of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Walkway Lighting at the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center, in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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    Kinzey, Bruce R.; Myer, Michael

    2008-03-18

    This report documents the results of a collaborative project to demonstrate a solid state lighting (SSL) general illumination product in an outdoor area walkway application. In the project, six light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires were installed to replace six existing high pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires mounted on 14-foot poles on a set of exterior walkways and stairs at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during December, 2007. The effort was a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SSL Technology Gateway Demonstration that involved a collaborative teaming agreement between DOE, FAA and Ruud Lighting (and their wholly owned division, Beta LED). Pre- and post-installation power and illumination measurements were taken and used in calculations of energy savings and related economic payback, while personnel impacted by the new lights were provided questionnaires to gauge their perceptions and feedback. The SSL product demonstrated energy savings of over 25% while maintaining illuminance levels and improving illuminance uniformity. PNNL's economic analysis yielded a variety of potential payback results depending on the assumptions used. In the best case, replacing HPS with the LED luminaire can yield a payback as low as 3 years. The new lamps were quite popular with the affected personnel, who gave the lighting an average score of 4.46 out of 5 for improvement.

  8. Sir Hugh Cairns and World War II British advances in head injury management, diffuse brain injury, and concussion: an Oxford tale.

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    Stone, James L; Patel, Vimal; Bailes, Julian E

    2016-11-01

    The authors trace the Oxford, England, roots of World War II (WWII)-related advances in head injury management, the biomechanics of concussion and brain injury, and postwar delineation of pathological findings in severe concussion and diffuse brain injury in man. The prominent figure in these developments was the charismatic and innovative Harvey Cushing-trained neurosurgeon Sir Hugh Cairns. Cairns, who was to closely emulate Cushing's surgical and scholarly approach, is credited with saving thousands of lives during WWII by introducing and implementing innovative programs such as helmets for motorcyclists, mobile neurosurgical units near battle zones, and the military usage of penicillin. In addition, he inspired and taught a generation of neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neurological nurses in the care of brain and spinal cord injuries at Oxford's Military Hospital for Head Injuries. During this time Cairns also trained the first full-time female neurosurgeon. Pivotal in supporting animal research demonstrating the critical role of acceleration in the causation of concussion, Cairns recruited the physicist Hylas Holbourn, whose research implicated rotary acceleration and shear strains as particularly damaging. Cairns' work in military medicine and head injury remain highly influential in efforts to mitigate and manage brain injury.

  9. FPGA implementation of a modified FitzHugh-Nagumo neuron based causal neural network for compact internal representation of dynamic environments

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    Salas-Paracuellos, L.; Alba, Luis; Villacorta-Atienza, Jose A.; Makarov, Valeri A.

    2011-05-01

    Animals for surviving have developed cognitive abilities allowing them an abstract representation of the environment. This internal representation (IR) may contain a huge amount of information concerning the evolution and interactions of the animal and its surroundings. The temporal information is needed for IRs of dynamic environments and is one of the most subtle points in its implementation as the information needed to generate the IR may eventually increase dramatically. Some recent studies have proposed the compaction of the spatiotemporal information into only space, leading to a stable structure suitable to be the base for complex cognitive processes in what has been called Compact Internal Representation (CIR). The Compact Internal Representation is especially suited to be implemented in autonomous robots as it provides global strategies for the interaction with real environments. This paper describes an FPGA implementation of a Causal Neural Network based on a modified FitzHugh-Nagumo neuron to generate a Compact Internal Representation of dynamic environments for roving robots, developed under the framework of SPARK and SPARK II European project, to avoid dynamic and static obstacles.

  10. Hughes syndrome and multiple sclerosis.

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    Uthman, I; Noureldine, M H A; Berjawi, A; Skaf, M; Haydar, A A; Merashli, M; Hughes, G R V

    2015-02-01

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) share common clinical, laboratory and radiological features. We reviewed all the English papers on MS and APS published in the literature from 1965 to 2014 using PubMed and Google Scholar. We found that APS can mimic antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL)-positive MS in many ways in its clinical presentation. Nevertheless, APS diagnosis, clinical manifestations and management differ from those of MS. aPL were found in MS patients with titers ranging from 2% to 88%. The distribution and volume of lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may help to differentiate MS from primary APS. In addition, atypical MS presentation can guide physicians toward an alternative diagnosis, especially when features of thrombosis and/or history of connective tissue disease are present. In that case, an anticoagulation trial could be worthwhile. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  11. Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a 0.6-Scale Model of Hughes MX-904 Tail Surface at Supersonic Speeds Several Combinations of the Tail with Each of Two Foreshortened Body Segments

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    Guy, Lawrence D.; Conner, D. William

    1950-01-01

    An investigation has been made in the Langley 9- by 12-inch super-sonic blowdown tunnel at Mach numbers of 1.62 and 1.96 of a partial-span body with one tail surface, designed for use on the Hughes Falcon (MX-904) missile. The present paper extends the work reported in NACA-RM-SL50E10. Force and moment data including elevator hinge moment were obtained for the conditions of the tail in the presence of a small segment of the fore-shortened body, in the presence of a semi-span body and attached to a semi-span body, and for the condition of the foreshortened semi-span body alone.

  12. Noise reduction experience at Hughes Helicopter, Inc.

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    Janakiram, D. S.

    1982-01-01

    Noise reduction is mostly limited to light helicopters whose noise signature is dominated by their tail rotors. It is primarily hardware oriented. Well known noise reduction techniques such as reduction of rotor speeds with an accompanying increase in solidity to maintain performance, engine noise reduction with the use of exhaust mufflers, and acoustic blanketing of transmission and engine compartment are used. The concept of blade phasing as a means of reducing tail rotor noise is also used. Engine noise (exhaust noise), power train noise and airframe noise becomes important at low rotor tip speeds and means must be found to reduce these noise sources if further noise reductions are desired. The use of a special test rig aids in isolating the various noise sources and arriving at the penalties (performance or payload) involved in quieting them. Significant noise reduction are achieved for the light helicopter with minimum performance or weight penalties because of the dominance of a single noise source (the tail rotor).

  13. Antiphospholipid syndrome (Hughes syndrome): 10 clinical topics.

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    Hughes, G R V

    2010-04-01

    This year in Galveston, Texas, Silvia Pierangeli hosts the 13th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. Twenty-six years after the first antiphospholipid syndrome meeting, the number of interested colleagues has multiplied, and the subject has become more scientifically understood. So also has the clinical picture. In this short contribution, I will highlight a number of clinical observations which may, or may not, contribute to our understanding of antiphospholipid syndrome.

  14. Noise reduction experience at Hughes Helicopter, Inc.

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Janakiram, D. S.

    1982-01-01

    Noise reduction is mostly limited to light helicopters whose noise signature is dominated by their tail rotors. It is primarily hardware oriented. Well known noise reduction techniques such as reduction of rotor speeds with an accompanying increase in solidity to maintain performance, engine noise reduction with the use of exhaust mufflers, and acoustic blanketing of transmission and engine compartment are used. The concept of blade phasing as a means of reducing tail rotor noise is also used. Engine noise (exhaust noise), power train noise and airframe noise becomes important at low rotor tip speeds and means must be found to reduce these noise sources if further noise reductions are desired. The use of a special test rig aids in isolating the various noise sources and arriving at the penalties (performance or payload) involved in quieting them. Significant noise reduction are achieved for the light helicopter with minimum performance or weight penalties because of the dominance of a single noise source (the tail rotor).

  15. Climatic Laboratory Survey Hughes YAH-64 Helicopter

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-03-01

    engine starts, (accessory gear box ( AGB ) not turning), and at the end of test runs, prior to shutting down the main engines ( AGB turning) (figures 1...test conditions and at 125*F and 00F the APU started and attained full operating speed on every attempt with the AGB not turning (figs 1, 2, 7, and 8...app E). Vvery start attempt was successful at all temper- atures with the AGB already turning. 8. On the first start attempt at -50 0 F the APU-to

  16. Use of Unlabeled Samples for Mitigating the Hughes Phenomenon

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    Landgrebe, David A.; Shahshahani, Behzad M.

    1993-01-01

    The use of unlabeled samples in improving the performance of classifiers is studied. When the number of training samples is fixed and small, additional feature measurements may reduce the performance of a statistical classifier. It is shown that by using unlabeled samples, estimates of the parameters can be improved and therefore this phenomenon may be mitigated. Various methods for using unlabeled samples are reviewed and experimental results are provided.

  17. Hughes/GE improved NiCd cell design

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    Krause, S.

    1978-01-01

    Synchronous orbit and elliptical orbit life tests are used to make improvements in cell design for spacecraft application. The test increased the electrolyte volume and the surface area in cells to reduce the current density on charge and discharge.

  18. Brownjohn, Hughes, Pirrie, and Rosen: What Rhymes with Oral Writing?

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    Wilson, Anthony

    2001-01-01

    Examines the work of four writers who have influenced the teaching of poetry writing to primary school children. Considers the merits of each, particularly in the context of arguments about "voice" and "form," and links their explicit and implicit philosophies and approaches. Supports "grace,""voice" and "form," and argues that one need not…

  19. Hughes syndrome and epilepsy: when to test for antiphospholipid antibodies?

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    Noureldine, M H A; Harifi, G; Berjawi, A; Haydar, A A; Nader, M; Elnawar, R; Sweid, A; Al Saleh, J; Khamashta, M A; Uthman, I

    2016-11-01

    Epilepsy and seizures are reported among the neurological manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) at a prevalence rate of approximately 8%, which is nearly 10 times the prevalence of epilepsy in the general population. The association of seizures with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) is even more significant in the presence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this review, we discuss the epidemiological, pathophysiological, laboratory, clinical, and radiological aspects of this association, and derive suggestions on when to consider testing for aPL in epileptic patients and how to manage seizures secondary to APS based on literature data. Epilepsy due to APS should be considered in young patients presenting with seizures of unknown origin. Temporal lobe epilepsy seems to be particularly prevalent in APS patients. The pathogenesis is complex and may not only involve micro-thrombosis, but also a possible immune-mediated neuronal damage. Patients with seizures and positive aPL tend to develop thrombocytopenia and livedo racemosa more frequently compared with those without aPL. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remains the imaging modality of choice in these patients. The presence of SLE and the presence of neurological symptoms significantly correlate with the presence of white matter changes on MRI. In contrast, the correlation between aPL positivity and the presence of white matter changes is very weak. Furthermore, MRI can be normal in more than 30-40% of neuropsychiatric lupus patients with or without aPL. aPL testing is recommended in young patients presenting with atypical seizures and multiple hyper-intensity lesions on brain MRI in the absence of other possible conditions. New MRI techniques can better understand the pathology of brain damage in neuro-APS. The therapeutic management of epileptic APS patients relies on anti-epileptic treatment and anticoagulant agents when there is evidence of a thrombotic event. In the absence of consensual recommendations, the decision of lifelong anticoagulation is discussed on a case-by-case basis. The anti-thrombotic benefit of hydroxychloroquine and statins is supported by several studies.

  20. Hugh Percival Wilkins, 1896-1960: an appreciation

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    Leatherbarrow, W.

    2010-02-01

    2010 January 23 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of H. P. Wilkins, one of the last in a long line of great British Moon-mappers, and the event prompts reflection on just how unkindly posterity has judged the work and achievements of this former Director of the BAA Lunar Section.

  1. ONR/Hughes High Speed Towed Array System (HSTAS)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1978-01-01

    see Figure 1) was conceived, designed, and fabricated. The system was successfully sea tested in July of 1977 in Exuma Sound in the Bahamas aboard...than PVC which is known to produce lower self noise levels at the water temperatures of Exuma Sound. 3 IIi ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATIONj The High Speed...in Exuma Sound during the perioe L6 to 22 July 1977. All the goals set forth in Section II of this report were met within the opera- ttonal constraints

  2. Finding the Maine Story in Hugh Cumbersome National Monitoring Datasets

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    What’s a manager, analyst, or concerned citizen to do with the complex datasets generated by State and Federal monitoring efforts? Is it possible to use such information to address Maine’s environmental issues without having a degree in informatics and statistics? This presentati...

  3. Hughes Jarvis launcher would use technology from Saturn, Shuttle

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    Smith, B. A.

    1986-08-01

    The proposed Jarvis medium launch vehicle (MLV) would incorporate Saturn propulsion system features and structures and STS electronic systems. The MLV would be 205 ft tall, 27.5 ft in diam, and would be capable of placing 85,000 lb into LEO or 17,500 lb into GEO. The all-liquid fueled booster could place up to six GPS satellites simultaneously or carry two GPS satellites into LEO and two communications spacecraft into GEO on the same launch. The first and second stages, built with tooling for the External Tank, would be powered by Saturn F-1 and J-2 engines, respectively. The kerosene/oxygen fuel burns would provide 3 M1b thrust. Fully-redundant avionics systems would be completely tested on the launch pad, which could be located at Vandenburg, Cape Canaveral, or Johnston Island in the Pacific Ocean. Development of the MLV is dependent on Air Force procurement of the capability.

  4. Finding the Maine Story in Hugh Cumbersome National Monitoring Datasets

    EPA Science Inventory

    What’s a manager, analyst, or concerned citizen to do with the complex datasets generated by State and Federal monitoring efforts? Is it possible to use such information to address Maine’s environmental issues without having a degree in informatics and statistics? This presentati...

  5. Agricultural Teacher Education Preceding the Smith-Hughes Act.

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    Hillison, John

    1987-01-01

    The author describes the development of agricultural education as a profession during the early 20th century. Topics covered include (1) supply and demand of agriculture teachers, (2) typical teacher training programs, (3) minority teacher education, and (4) practice teaching. (CH)

  6. Engineer Design Test 2 Hughes YAH-64 Advanced Attack Helicopter

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    1979-06-01

    Flight test data were obtained from calibrated test instrumentat ion and were recorded on magnetic tape. Real time telemetry was used to nionitor...performance measurements were made with the I111 Black lHole Ocarina (B-1O) infrared suppressor system installed. Performance data presented in this...Dynamic stability tests were discontinued after 2 oscillations at 136 KCAS 12 .. ... .. . . .. . .. ..... ... . - due to sideslip limits. Typical time

  7. Characteristics of the LeRC/Hughes J-series 30-cm engineering model thruster

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    Collett, C. R.; Poeschel, R. L.; Kami, S.

    1981-01-01

    As a consequence of endurance and structural tests performed on 900-series engineering model thrusters (EMT), several modifications in design were found to be necessary for achieving performance goals. The modified thruster is known as the J-series EMT. The most important of the design modifications affect the accelerator grid, gimbal mount, cathode polepiece, and wiring harness. The paper discusses the design modifications incorporated, the condition(s) they corrected, and the characteristics of the modified thruster.

  8. Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and other autonomic disorders in antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS).

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    Schofield, J R; Blitshteyn, S; Shoenfeld, Y; Hughes, G R V

    2014-06-01

    Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder that has been shown to cause a large number of cardiac and neurological manifestations. Two recent studies have demonstrated abnormalities in cardiovascular autonomic function testing in APS patients without other cardiovascular or autoimmune disease. However, an association between autonomic disorders such as postural tachycardia syndrome and APS has not previously been described. Data were obtained by retrospective chart review. We identified 15 patients who have been diagnosed with APS and an autonomic disorder. The median age of the patients at the time of data analysis was 39 years. The autonomic disorders seen in these patients included postural tachycardia syndrome, neurocardiogenic syncope and orthostatic hypotension. The majority of patients (14/15) were female and the majority (14/15) had non-thrombotic neurological manifestations of APS, most commonly migraine, memory loss and balance disorder. Many also had livedo reticularis (11/15) and Raynaud's phenomenon (nine of 15). In some patients, the autonomic manifestations improved with anticoagulation and/or anti-platelet therapy; in others they did not. Two patients with postural tachycardia syndrome who failed to improve with the usual treatment of APS have been treated with intravenous immunoglobulin with significant improvement in their autonomic symptoms. We believe that autonomic disorders in APS may represent an important clinical association with significant implications for treatment. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  9. Critique of the Hughes Aircraft shuttle Ku band leading edge bit synchronizer

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    Holmes, J. K.

    1980-01-01

    A bit synchronizer is analyzed via timing diagrams in a noise-free environment. It is believed that this new bit synchronizer will track the rising edge of the data bits with 25% asymmetry and up to a 90 deg phase shift between the received clock and data bit timing. In addition, the data bits will be demodulated correctly. It is not true that phase shifts larger than 90 deg will necessarily be corrected by this bit synchronizer. However, the specifications currently require the loop to operate over only a + or - 75 deg phase shift between the received data stream leading edges and the bit synchronizer leading edges; consequently, there should be no problem.

  10. Mapping traditional place names along the Koyukuk River: Koyukuk, Huslia, and Hughes, Western Interior Alaska

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    McCloskey, Sarah E.; Jones, Benjamin M.

    2014-01-01

    Koyukon Athabascan peoples have settled along the Koyukuk River in Western Interior Alaska for thousands of years using the surrounding landscape for subsistence and cultural resources. However, recent changes in climate, technology, resource availability, and way of life have affected land-use patterns in the region, as well as use of the Denaakk'e (Koyukon) language. The current Koyukon population is about 2,300, and about 150 still speak the language (the youngest of whom are in their fifties). In addition, Elders, important keepers of both language and traditional subsistence-use areas, are aging, and opportunities to record their knowledge are diminishing.

  11. Noise Measurement Flight Test: Data/Analyses, Hughes 500 D/E Helicopter,

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    1984-05-01

    TENPERATUREHUIIIOITYOR AIRCRAFT DEVIATION FR061 REF FLIGHT TRACK Ir ~ ~V ~ *< *r4~~~ W * .’*: .-- . TAILE NO. A.6-5.2 HES 500 HELICOPTER 81T/TU1/15/83 SUNWY NOISE LEYE ...information: Run No. The test run number SEL(dB) Sound Exposure Level, expressed in decibels AL(dB) A-Weighted Sound Level, expressed in decibels T( IO ...SEL(DB) AL(09) T( IO -0B) K(A) 0 E5 76.7 68.3 17 6.8 .4 E59 75 66.5 16 7.1 .4 E60 76.8 67.6 18 7.3 .5 AVERAE 76.20 67.50 17.00 7.10 .4 N 3 3 3 3 3

  12. Critique of a Hughes shuttle Ku-band data sampler/bit synchronizer

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    Holmes, J. K.

    1980-01-01

    An alternative bit synchronizer proposed for shuttle was analyzed in a noise-free environment by considering the basic operation of the loop via timing diagrams and by linearizing the bit synchronizer as an equivalent, continuous, phased-lock loop (PLL). The loop is composed of a high-frequency phase-frequency detector which is capable of detecting both phase and frequency errors and is used to track the clock, and a bit transition detector which attempts to track the transitions of the data bits. It was determined that the basic approach was a good design which, with proper implementation of the accumulator, up/down counter and logic should provide accurate mid-bit sampling with symmetric bits. However, when bit asymmetry occurs, the bit synchronizer can lock up with a large timing error, yet be quasi-stable (timing will not change unless the clock and bit sequence drift). This will result in incorrectly detecting some bits.

  13. Objection to the Revised Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station, Maysville, Kentucky, Title V Permit

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This document may be of assistance in applying the Title V air operating permit regulations. This document is part of the Title V Petition Database available at www2.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/title-v-petition-database. Some documents in the database are a scanned or retyped version of a paper photocopy of the original. Although we have taken considerable effort to quality assure the documents, some may contain typographical errors. Contact the office that issued the document if you need a copy of the original.

  14. Hugh's book and Krogh's animals: biodiversity and textbook examples in teaching.

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    Robischon, Marcel

    2014-09-01

    The medieval simile of the world as a book seems to anticipate modern notions of biodiversity as a key to insights and learning. This thought is translated into the practice of research in the August Krogh principle, which provides argumentative support for researchers who dare to venture beyond the range of commonly used models by choosing a new experimental organism for a particular scientific question. Established model organisms often hold high exploratory power to the researcher yet little explanatory power to the student, in particular when represented in a secondary source. This essay puts forward the suggestion that Krogh's principle applies to the use of organisms as instructional models and textbook examples too and encourages educators to continuously venture beyond established illustrative teaching examples in a continuous exploration of the "book of the world" and the "treasure house of nature."

  15. Stability Limits of Modified Hilber-Hughes Algorithm for Time Integration in Dynamic Analysis,

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    1986-08-01

    Materials Research Department of Civil Engineering, Report No. UCSESM 68-1, Jan 1968. 11. E. L. Wilson, I. Farhoomand, and K. J. Bathe, "Nonlinear Dynamic...Dimensional Structure/Media Interaction Computer Code," ITT Research Institute, AFWL-TR-81-109, Jan 1982, p. 101. 34. S. P. Chan, H. L. Cox, and W. A. Benfleld...Analysis of Thin Shells, SLA-73-0079, Sandia Labs, Jan 1973. 7-3 NSWC TR 86-324 REFERENCES (Cont.) 40. T. Belytschko, "Efficient Finite Element Methods

  16. Black Poets of the United States: From Paul Laurence Dunbar to Langston Hughes.

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    Wagner, Jean

    This book attempts to assess a half century of Afro-American poetry published from 1890 to 1940, focusing on the human experience--individual and collective--from which this poetry was produced. In analyzing the place of black poetry in the American literary domain, attention is given to historical, religious, sociological, and cultural…

  17. [Chlamydia trachomatis perihepatitis (Fitz Hugh-Curtis syndrome). Apropos of 20 cases].

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    Piton, S; Marie, E; Parmentier, J L

    1990-01-01

    We report a retrospective series of 20 cases of peri-hepatitis diagnosed using the laparoscope. They were all young women who were nulliparous or primiparous. In eight cases, the dominant clinical picture was of acute cholecystitis. In the other cases, asymptomatic peri-hepatitis was discovered when the laparoscope had been used to try to diagnose acute salpingitis. Chlamydia trachomatis is the principal aetiological agent (in 18 cases) and it has overtaken the gonococcus which was the common one in early publications but here was responsible for only one case. Treatment with tetracyclines or quinolones always brings about a cure. Whenever a young woman complains of pain in the right hypochondrium, one has to think of this infection as well as diagnosing and treating the associated salpingitis early.

  18. A Centennial Salute to Arna Bontemps, Langston Hughes, and Lorenz Graham.

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    Bishop, Rudine Sims; McNair, Jonda

    2002-01-01

    Discusses how the contributions of these three writers can best be appreciated in light of the state of African American children's literature early in the 20th century. Notes that the children's literature produced by these three writers is rich in its variety, and included poetry, fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, history,…

  19. A Centennial Salute to Arna Bontemps, Langston Hughes, and Lorenz Graham.

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    Bishop, Rudine Sims; McNair, Jonda

    2002-01-01

    Discusses how the contributions of these three writers can best be appreciated in light of the state of African American children's literature early in the 20th century. Notes that the children's literature produced by these three writers is rich in its variety, and included poetry, fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, history,…

  20. Transcriptome and Difference Analysis of Fenpropathrin Resistant Predatory Mite, Neoseiulus barkeri (Hughes).

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    Cong, Lin; Chen, Fei; Yu, Shijiang; Ding, Lili; Yang, Juan; Luo, Ren; Tian, Huixia; Li, Hongjun; Liu, Haoqiang; Ran, Chun

    2016-05-27

    Several fenpropathrin-resistant predatory mites have been reported. However, the molecular mechanism of the resistance remains unknown. In the present study, the Neoseiulus barkeri (N. barkeri) transcriptome was generated using the Illumina sequencing platform, 34,211 unigenes were obtained, and 15,987 were manually annotated. After manual annotation, attentions were attracted to resistance-related genes, such as voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC), cytochrome P450s (P450s), and glutathione S-transferases (GSTs). A polymorphism analysis detected two point mutations (E1233G and S1282G) in the linker region between VGSC domain II and III. In addition, 43 putative P450 genes and 10 putative GST genes were identified from the transcriptome. Among them, two P450 genes, NbCYP4EV2 and NbCYP4EZ1, and four GST genes, NbGSTd01, NbGSTd02, NbGSTd03 and NbGSTm03, were remarkably overexpressed 3.64-46.69-fold in the fenpropathrin resistant strain compared to that in the susceptible strain. These results suggest that fenpropathrin resistance in N. barkeri is a complex biological process involving many genetic changes and provide new insight into the N. barkeri resistance mechanism.

  1. Transcriptome and Difference Analysis of Fenpropathrin Resistant Predatory Mite, Neoseiulus barkeri (Hughes)

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    Cong, Lin; Chen, Fei; Yu, Shijiang; Ding, Lili; Yang, Juan; Luo, Ren; Tian, Huixia; Li, Hongjun; Liu, Haoqiang; Ran, Chun

    2016-01-01

    Several fenpropathrin-resistant predatory mites have been reported. However, the molecular mechanism of the resistance remains unknown. In the present study, the Neoseiulus barkeri (N. barkeri) transcriptome was generated using the Illumina sequencing platform, 34,211 unigenes were obtained, and 15,987 were manually annotated. After manual annotation, attentions were attracted to resistance-related genes, such as voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC), cytochrome P450s (P450s), and glutathione S-transferases (GSTs). A polymorphism analysis detected two point mutations (E1233G and S1282G) in the linker region between VGSC domain II and III. In addition, 43 putative P450 genes and 10 putative GST genes were identified from the transcriptome. Among them, two P450 genes, NbCYP4EV2 and NbCYP4EZ1, and four GST genes, NbGSTd01, NbGSTd02, NbGSTd03 and NbGSTm03, were remarkably overexpressed 3.64–46.69-fold in the fenpropathrin resistant strain compared to that in the susceptible strain. These results suggest that fenpropathrin resistance in N. barkeri is a complex biological process involving many genetic changes and provide new insight into the N. barkeri resistance mechanism. PMID:27240349

  2. Hugh's book and Krogh's animals: biodiversity and textbook examples in teaching

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    The medieval simile of the world as a book seems to anticipate modern notions of biodiversity as a key to insights and learning. This thought is translated into the practice of research in the August Krogh principle, which provides argumentative support for researchers who dare to venture beyond the range of commonly used models by choosing a new experimental organism for a particular scientific question. Established model organisms often hold high exploratory power to the researcher yet little explanatory power to the student, in particular when represented in a secondary source. This essay puts forward the suggestion that Krogh's principle applies to the use of organisms as instructional models and textbook examples too and encourages educators to continuously venture beyond established illustrative teaching examples in a continuous exploration of the “book of the world” and the “treasure house of nature.” PMID:25179607

  3. Development Test 1 Advanced Attack Helicopter Competitive Evaluation Hughes YAH-64 Helicopter

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    1976-12-01

    illuminates whenever hydraulic pressure is applied to the rotor brake caliper . DRIVE SYSTEM 9. The drive system, shown in figure 7, consists of two...applied to the rotor brake POSSIBLE. Shut not being applied to caliper down both engines the rotor brake I__ Icaliper NOTES: (1) Continued operation may...items from pilot to copilot: the inadequate wheel brake effectiveness and difficulty of operation: the pitch-up tendency between hover and 60 KCAS: and

  4. DEMONSTRATION BULLETIN: IN SITU STEAM ENHANCED RECOVERY PROCESS - HUGHES ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, INC.

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    The Steam Enhanced Recovery Process (SERP) is designed to remove volatile compounds such as halogenated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons, and semi-volatile compounds from contaminated soils in situ. The vapor pressures of most contaminants will increase by the addition of ste...

  5. VizieR Online Data Catalog: NGC 891 70-500um images (Hughes+, 2014)

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    Hughes, T. M.; Baes, M.; Fritz, J.; Smith, M.; Parkin, T.; Gentile, G.; Bendo, G.; Wilson, C.; Allaert, F.; Bianchi, S.; De Looze, I.; Verstappen, J.; Viaene, S.; Boquien, M.; Boselli, A.; Clements, D.; Davies, J.; Galametz, M.; Madden, S.; Remy-Ruyer, A.; Spinoglio, L.

    2014-02-01

    We present new, reduced Herschel Space Observatory PACS and SPIRE 70, 160, 250, 350, and 500 micron observations of NGC 891 taken has part of the Very Nearby Galaxy Survey (P.I.: C. Wilson) and an additional PACS 100 micron image taken from the Herschel EDGE-on galaxy Survey (P.I.: E. Murphy). The PACS 70, 100 and 160 observations were reduced with the Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (HIPE) v.11.0.1 with PACS Calibration v.32 and Scanamorphos v.22.0 (Roussel, 2013PASP..125.1126R). The SPIRE 250, 350, and 500 micron observations data were reduced with HIPE v.11.0.12 including the latest calibration due for inclusion in HIPE v.12.0 (Bendo et al., 2013MNRAS.433.3062B), and BriGAdE (Smith, in preparation). Complete details on the data reduction may be found in the paper. Image properties are summarised in images.dat. Please note that the FITS images presented here do not include the calibration factors to account for extended sources, nor colour corrections as described in the paper. The raw data can be retrieved from the Herschel Science Archive (ESA). (2 data files).

  6. (abstract) Observation by Clementine of a Hugh Opposition Surge on the Moon at Very Small Solar Phase Angles

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    Buratti, B. J.; Wang, M. C.

    1994-01-01

    The Clementine mission enabled the first quantative observations of the Moon at very small solar phase angles. It is well established from Earth-based observations that the Moon exhibits a non-linear increase in brightness as its face becomes fully illuminated to a terrestrial observer. Because the models of the opposition effect are sensitive indicators of surfical compaction state and particle size, observations at small solar phase angles are important to obtain. A recent model for optical coherent backscatter seeks to explain a narrow opposition spike at very small phase angles (< 1 degree) seen on several icy satellites , including Europa, Icarus 90, and Oberon . Over 90 images of the Moon's surface at phase angles less than 0.5(deg) (the minimum phase angle observable from Earth due to the Moon's angular size) were obtained by the Clementine spacecraft. Our analysis of these images shows the moon exhibits a surge in brightness of approximately 20% below 0.25(deg), comparable to the values observed on icy satellites. No color dependence was detected in the lunar phase curve below 2 degrees.

  7. A model for predicting the wearout lifetime of the LeRC/Hughes 30-cm mercury ion thruster

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    Beattie, J. R.

    1979-01-01

    An investigation of parameters that affect the erosion rates of 30-cm-diameter mercury-ion-thruster components is described. A sputter-erosion model is formulated in terms of the design, operational, and material characteristics of the thruster. The erosion model is applied to the screen electrode, which is assumed to be the life-limiting component of the 30-cm thruster, resulting in a model of wearout lifetime. Results of short-term erosion-rate tests are presented that illustrate the dependence of component wear rates on variables such as discharge voltage, accelerator-grid open-area fraction, ion energy, electrode material, and the partial pressure of facility residual gases such as nitrogen. Test results are compared with wearout rates predicted by the sputter-erosion model.

  8. Relativistic version of the Feynman-Dyson-Hughes derivation of the Lorentz force law and Maxwell's homogeneous equations

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    Essén, Hanno; Nordmark, Arne B.

    2016-09-01

    The canonical Poisson bracket algebra of four-dimensional relativistic mechanics is used to derive the equation of motion for a charged particle, with the Lorentz force, and the homogeneous Maxwell equations.

  9. Petition Objecting to the Proposed Revised Title V Operating Permit for the Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station, Maysville, Kentucky

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This document may be of assistance in applying the Title V air operating permit regulations. This document is part of the Title V Petition Database available at www2.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/title-v-petition-database. Some documents in the database are a scanned or retyped version of a paper photocopy of the original. Although we have taken considerable effort to quality assure the documents, some may contain typographical errors. Contact the office that issued the document if you need a copy of the original.

  10. 77 FR 20009 - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty...

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    2012-04-03

    ... Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c...: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 77 FR 12240..., AR 72079. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL Instruments, Japan. Intended Use:...

  11. Hugh's Book and Krogh's Animals: Biodiversity and Textbook Examples in Teaching

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    Robischon, Marcel

    2014-01-01

    The medieval simile of the world as a book seems to anticipate modern notions of biodiversity as a key to insights and learning. This thought is translated into the practice of research in the August Krogh principle, which provides argumentative support for researchers who dare to venture beyond the range of commonly used models by choosing a new…

  12. June 22, 2010, Objection to the Revised Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station, Maysville, Kentucky, Title V Permit

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This document may be of assistance in applying the Title V air operating permit regulations. This document is part of the Title V Petition Database available at www2.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/title-v-petition-database. Some documents in the database are a scanned or retyped version of a paper photocopy of the original. Although we have taken considerable effort to quality assure the documents, some may contain typographical errors. Contact the office that issued the document if you need a copy of the original.

  13. Hugh's Book and Krogh's Animals: Biodiversity and Textbook Examples in Teaching

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robischon, Marcel

    2014-01-01

    The medieval simile of the world as a book seems to anticipate modern notions of biodiversity as a key to insights and learning. This thought is translated into the practice of research in the August Krogh principle, which provides argumentative support for researchers who dare to venture beyond the range of commonly used models by choosing a new…

  14. HYDROBIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COASTAL LAGOONS AT HUGH TAYLOR BIRCH STATE RECREATION AREA, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

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    Brock, Robert J.

    1987-01-01

    The author presents initial results of an ongoing study of Southeast Florida coastal lagoon lakes. Objectives include presenting environmental conditions within and adjacent to the lagoons under a variety of hydrologic conditions and to determine water-quality changes in ground water and surface water and how these changes in water quality affect lagoonal biological communities within the lagoons.

  15. Technical Publication Transfer Test Using Hughes Tucson Support Systems Operation. MIL-D-28001A (SGML). Quick Short Test Report.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    HARDWARE Unknown SOFTWARE Unknown Evaluation Tools Used: MIL-STD-1840A (TAPE) SUN 3/280 CTN Tapetools (v1.2.8) UNIX Agfa Compugraphics CALS v40.4 MIL...M-28001 (SGML) SUN 3/60 AGFA Compugraphics CALS Cheetah Gold 486 Exoterica XGML V1.2e3.2 Datalogics ParserStation v3.36 Standards Tested: MIL-STD...evaluating the contents of the tape labels. The tape was read without error using Agfa CAPS read1840A utili- ty. 3.2.2 Declaration and Header Fields No errors

  16. The first woman doctor from Aberystwyth: Mary Angharad Guy (née Hughes) (1905-1994).

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    Owen, Buddug

    2004-11-01

    Mary Angharad Guy was born one of three daughters of an affluent seafaring family. After preclinical education in Cardiff she proceeded to Charing Cross Hospital, London, for her clinical studies and on qualification worked with eminent men. She married John Guy, who became county medical officer for Westmorland, and they had three children. She gave up her career after marriage and it was another 15 years before she returned to work, to undertake school and baby clinics. She was a woman of outstanding promise and gifted artistically, but she was caught in a social trap between the wars, when women were expected to give up professional careers on marriage.

  17. Dissecting the Science of "Angels and Demons" or Antimatter and Other Matters (Vernon W. Hughes Memorial Lecture)

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    Gordon, Howard

    2009-05-27

    Howard Gordon, a physicist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, and local educators will separate the science facts from the science fiction of “Angels & Demons,” a major motion picture based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel. The film, which opens nationally in theaters today, focuses on a plot to destroy the Vatican using antimatter stolen from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European particle physics laboratory CERN. Speakers will explain the real science of the LHC, including antimatter – oppositely charged cousins of ordinary matter with intriguing properties.

  18. (abstract) Observation by Clementine of a Hugh Opposition Surge on the Moon at Very Small Solar Phase Angles

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    Buratti, B. J.; Wang, M. C.

    1994-01-01

    The Clementine mission enabled the first quantative observations of the Moon at very small solar phase angles. It is well established from Earth-based observations that the Moon exhibits a non-linear increase in brightness as its face becomes fully illuminated to a terrestrial observer. Because the models of the opposition effect are sensitive indicators of surfical compaction state and particle size, observations at small solar phase angles are important to obtain. A recent model for optical coherent backscatter seeks to explain a narrow opposition spike at very small phase angles (< 1 degree) seen on several icy satellites , including Europa, Icarus 90, and Oberon . Over 90 images of the Moon's surface at phase angles less than 0.5(deg) (the minimum phase angle observable from Earth due to the Moon's angular size) were obtained by the Clementine spacecraft. Our analysis of these images shows the moon exhibits a surge in brightness of approximately 20% below 0.25(deg), comparable to the values observed on icy satellites. No color dependence was detected in the lunar phase curve below 2 degrees.

  19. 78 FR 44122 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2013-07-23

    ... 64198-0001: 1. Dow R. Hughes, Tulsa, Oklahoma, individually and as fiduciary, to retain control of... the following members of the Hughes Family Group acting in concert: the Dow R. Hughes Revocable Trust, Dow Hughes, trustee; the Deanne D. Hughes Revocable Trust, Deanne D. Hughes, trustee; DRH, LLC; Dave...

  20. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards. Fiscal Year 1992

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    1992-01-01

    NETWORK SYSTEMS INC 14,279 HUGHES STX CORPORATION 4,054 HUGHES TRAINING SYS INC 20,402 S T SYSTEMS CORPORATION 290 SPECTROLAB INC 599 TRANSLANT INC...INC 43 HUUdES DANBURY OPTICAL SYSTEMS 48,627 HUGHES ELECTRO OPTICAL OPNS IN 17,922 HUGHES LAN CYSTEMS INC 1,019 HUGHES MICROELECTRONICS LTD 85 HUGHES

  1. 76 FR 23322 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2011-04-26

    .... Jonathan Ross Kasling of Hughes Springs, Texas, Individually; Mayo Givens Kasling III of Hughes Springs, Texas, Individually; Jonathan Ross Kasling of Hughes Springs, Texas; Mayo Givens Kasling III of Hughes Springs, Texas; Mayo Givens Kasling, Jr. of Hughes Springs, Texas and Mayo Givens Kasling, Jr. as Trustee...

  2. Electrical Characterization of Hughes HCMP 1853D and RCA CDP1853D N-bit, CMOS, 1-of-8 Decoder Microcircuits

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    Stokes, R. L.

    1979-01-01

    Electrical characterization tests were performed on two different manufactured types of integrated circuits. The devices were subjected to functional and AC and DC parametric tests at ambient temperatures of -55 C, -20 C, 25 C, 85 C, and 125 C. The data were analyzed and tabulated to show the effect of operating conditions on performance and to indicate parameter deviations among devices in each group. Accuracy was given precedence over test time efficiency where practical, and tests were designed to measure worst case performance.

  3. A film producer focuses on issues of social justice and nurses: an interview with Richard Harding. Interviewed by Kathleen McHugh.

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    Harding, Richard

    2012-01-01

    This case study of Richard Harding, a producer currently making a film about the Benghazi Six, includes an introductory biography, an interview with the producer, and a brief conclusion. Harding's commitments to both filmmaking and social justice issues led him to The Benghazi Six and the injustices suffered by these Bulgarian nurses, who were persecuted and imprisoned in Libya for 9 years on false charges of infecting Libyan children with HIV. The film production ran alongside of and aided international efforts to free the nurses and one physician from Libya.

  4. Characterization of solar cells for space applications. Volume 14: Electrical characteristics of Hughes liquid phase epitaxy gallium arsenide solar cells as a function of intensity, temperature and irradiation

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    Anspaugh, B. E.; Downing, R. G.; Miyahira, T. F.; Weiss, R. S.

    1981-01-01

    Electrical characteristics of liquid phase epitaxy, P/N gallium aluminum arsenide solar cells are presented in graphical and tabular format as a function of solar illumination intensity and temperature. The solar cells were exposed to 1 MeV electron fluences of, respectively, 0, one hundred trillion, one quadrillion, and ten quadrillion e/sq cm.

  5. The Mysterious Origins of Solar Flares: New observations are beginning to reveal what triggers these hughes explosions of the sun's atmosphere

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    Holman, Gordon D.

    2006-01-01

    Solar flares can release the energy equivalent of billions of atomic bombs in the span of just a few minutes. These explosions give off a burst of x-rays and charged particles, some of which may later hit Earth, endangering satellites and causing power outages. The sun's tumultuous magnetic fields provide the fuel of flares. The sudden release of energy in a flare results from a process called reconnection, whereby oppositely directed magnetic field lines come together and partially annihilate each other. Although theoretical studies of magnetic reconnection on the sun have been carried out for decades, only recently have space probes uncovered observational evidence for this phenomenon. The telltale signs include pointed magnetic loops located below the spot where magnetic reconnection is taking place.

  6. Archeological Test Excavations at Eight Sites in the Lake Sharpe Project Area of Hughes, Lyman, and Stanley Counties, South Dakota 1987 Main Report

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-04-01

    Missouri is designated the MT-O in this system of nomenclature . The MT-4 is actually the western edge of the Coteau du Missouri, a high bench that...bone, Shelter-unknown hunting ( mammoth . 6000 B.C. style associated antler tools bison) complexes (i.e.. Gathering(?) Clovis, Folsom, Scottsbluff...West Bend site (39HU83) occupies the floodplain and first terrace of of two intermittent streams. Following nomenclature developed by Coogan (1984, 1987

  7. Reply to "Further Issues in Determining the Readability of Self-Report Items: Comment on McHugh and Behar (2009)"

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    McHugh, R. Kathryn; Behar, Evelyn

    2012-01-01

    In his commentary on our previously published article "Readability of Self-Report Measures of Depression and Anxiety," J. Schinka (2012) argued for the importance of considering readability of patient materials and highlighted limitations of existing methodologies for this assessment. Schinka's commentary articulately described the weaknesses of…

  8. Reply to "Further issues in determining the readability of self-report items: comment on McHugh and Behar (2009)".

    PubMed

    McHugh, R Kathryn; Behar, Evelyn

    2012-12-01

    In his commentary on our previously published article "Readability of Self-Report Measures of Depression and Anxiety," J. Schinka (2012) argued for the importance of considering readability of patient materials and highlighted limitations of existing methodologies for this assessment. Schinka's commentary articulately described the weaknesses of readability assessment and emphasized the importance of the development of improved strategies for assessing readability to maximize the validity of self-report measures in applied settings. In our reply, we support and extend Schinka's argument, highlighting the importance of consideration of the range of factors (e.g., use of reverse-scored items) that may increase respondent difficulty with comprehension. Consideration of the readability of self-report symptom measures is critical to the validity of these measures in both clinical practice and research settings.

  9. The Mysterious Origins of Solar Flares: New observations are beginning to reveal what triggers these hughes explosions of the sun's atmosphere

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holman, Gordon D.

    2006-01-01

    Solar flares can release the energy equivalent of billions of atomic bombs in the span of just a few minutes. These explosions give off a burst of x-rays and charged particles, some of which may later hit Earth, endangering satellites and causing power outages. The sun's tumultuous magnetic fields provide the fuel of flares. The sudden release of energy in a flare results from a process called reconnection, whereby oppositely directed magnetic field lines come together and partially annihilate each other. Although theoretical studies of magnetic reconnection on the sun have been carried out for decades, only recently have space probes uncovered observational evidence for this phenomenon. The telltale signs include pointed magnetic loops located below the spot where magnetic reconnection is taking place.

  10. The Will to Change: A Conversation about Schools and Learning with Dr. James Comer and Dr. Edmund Gordon, Comments by Hugh Price

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coalition for Community Schools, 2006

    2006-01-01

    The Fifth National Forum of the Coalition for Community Schools (Baltimore, Maryland, June 16, 2006) provided a historic opportunity for participants to hear two of America's most distinguished educators, Drs. James Comer and Edmund Gordon. These giants in their fields engaged in an animated and thought-provoking exchange on the educational…

  11. Clarification and Complement to "Mean-Field Description and Propagation of Chaos in Networks of Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo Neurons".

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    Bossy, Mireille; Faugeras, Olivier; Talay, Denis

    2015-12-01

    In this note, we clarify the well-posedness of the limit equations to the mean-field N-neuron models proposed in (Baladron et al. in J. Math. Neurosci. 2:10, 2012) and we prove the associated propagation of chaos property. We also complete the modeling issue in (Baladron et al. in J. Math. Neurosci. 2:10, 2012) by discussing the well-posedness of the stochastic differential equations which govern the behavior of the ion channels and the amount of available neurotransmitters.

  12. 19. Historic American Buildings Survey Alex Bush, Photographer, June 2, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    19. Historic American Buildings Survey Alex Bush, Photographer, June 2, 1937 LOOKING NORTHWEST AT SMOKE HOUSE. - Dr. William Hughes House & Outbuildings, Hughes Creek vicinity, Aliceville, Pickens County, AL

  13. A Critical Appraisal of Issues in Differential Response: Moving the Field Forward

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    Winokur, Marc A.; Gabel, George

    2013-01-01

    This reaction article highlights areas of agreement and disagreement with the study conducted by Hughes, Rycus, Saunders-Adams, Hughes, and Hughes on the current state of research and practice in differential response (DR). Overall, we agree with several of the arguments put forth by Hughes et al. regarding the limitations of DR research and the…

  14. A Critical Appraisal of Issues in Differential Response: Moving the Field Forward

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    Winokur, Marc A.; Gabel, George

    2013-01-01

    This reaction article highlights areas of agreement and disagreement with the study conducted by Hughes, Rycus, Saunders-Adams, Hughes, and Hughes on the current state of research and practice in differential response (DR). Overall, we agree with several of the arguments put forth by Hughes et al. regarding the limitations of DR research and the…

  15. Static Stability and Control Characteristics of a 0.5-Scale Model of the Hughes GAR-11 Missile at Mach Numbers from 1.60 to 2.30

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    Wong, Norman D.; Ellington, Rex R.

    1959-01-01

    Normal forces, axial forces, pitching moments, and rolling moments on the model and hinge moments on each of the four control surfaces were measured. Control surfaces were deflected from -35 deg to 15 deg in various combinations to produce pitching, yawing, and rolling moments on the model over a range of angles of attack from -5 deg to 25 deg at roll angles from -135 deg to 45 deg.

  16. To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range.

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    Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-22

    2012-11-29

    01/01/2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range.

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    Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-22

    2012-11-29

    01/01/2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  18. To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range.

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    Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-22

    2012-11-29

    Senate - 01/01/2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice (Fourth edition) Luker Karen McHugh Gretl and Bryar Rosamund Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice (Fourth edition) 312pp £32.99 Wiley Blackwell 9781119078586 111907858X [Formula: see text].

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    2017-04-12

    Children, families and the communities they live in deserve high-quality care from well-informed health visitors and healthcare staff. Having an understanding of the role and responsibilities of health visitors and the wider influences on their practice has never been more important.

  20. 77 FR 65690 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding...

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    2012-10-30

    ..., Oklahoma; and Warren Dean Hughes, Carmen, Oklahoma, is revised to read as follows: A. Federal Reserve Bank... Lee Mackey, all of Alva, Oklahoma; and Warren Dean Hughes, Carmen, Oklahoma; as a group acting in...

  1. 27 CFR 9.212 - Leona Valley.

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    2010-04-01

    ...; Photorevised 1974; (2) Sleepy Valley, CA, 1995; (3) Del Sur, CA, 1995; and (4) Lake Hughes, CA, 1995. (c... along the 3,600-foot elevation line, through section 4 and crossing onto the Lake Hughes map, to its...

  2. 77 FR 38584 - Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Israel-Clarification and Amendment

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    ... the international consultancy Baker Hughes, Givot Olam will develop Meged 6 and Meged 7 and perform....il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000732741 . Meged Field Reserves Classification. Rep. Baker Hughes...

  3. 75 FR 53331 - Alaska Native Claims Selection

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    ... Interest to Hadohdleekaga, Incorporated, for the Native village of Hughes, Alaska, pursuant to the Alaska... Hughes, Alaska, and are located in: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 9 N., R. 23 E., Sec. 5. Containing...

  4. Responding to "Issues in Differential Response"

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    Perry, Robin Ernest

    2013-01-01

    Hughes, Rycus, Saunders-Adams, Hughes, and Hughes's article represents an important effort to critically examine the foundation of thought and empirical evidence associated with the rise in prominence of differential response (DR) within child welfare systems throughout the United States. The insights and criticisms offered are an important…

  5. Responding to "Issues in Differential Response"

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    Perry, Robin Ernest

    2013-01-01

    Hughes, Rycus, Saunders-Adams, Hughes, and Hughes's article represents an important effort to critically examine the foundation of thought and empirical evidence associated with the rise in prominence of differential response (DR) within child welfare systems throughout the United States. The insights and criticisms offered are an important…

  6. 78 FR 13056 - Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; in re: Factory H Superfund Site, Meriden...

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    ... to Hugh W. Martinez, Senior Enforcement Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, 5... CONTACT: A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Hugh W. Martinez, Senior Enforcement...), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (telephone no. (617) 918-1867; email Martinez.hugh@epa.gov ). Dated: December 19...

  7. Achieving Information Superiority Using Hastily Formed Networks and Emerging Technologies for the Royal Thai Armed Forces Counterinsurgency Operations in Southern Thailand

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    2014-03-01

    MPU4) ..................................................48 Figure 21. Inmarsat BGAN Coverage Map with Look Angles (from Inmarsat, 2014) .......50...Figure 22. Hughes 9201 BGAN satellite terminal ...............................................................51 Figure 23. Hughes 9450 Mobile...Satellite Terminal .............................................................51 Figure 24. Hughes 9201 BGAN Terminal Connected to a WiMAX Antenna (from

  8. The Importance of Secondary Electron Collisional Ionization (Avalanche) for X-Ray Pulses Incident on Missiles-in-Flight

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    1985-05-14

    REIS HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO E-SYSTEMS, INC ATTN: B CAMPBELL El / EllO ATTN: DIV LIB HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO EATON CORP ATTN. R C HENDERSON ATTN: A ANTHONY HUGHES...scatter Monte Carlo approach we candischarges 6 " . Besides applying Monte Carlo to imagine a singie el ctr being launched at time zero. parameters of

  9. Bandwidth Allocation to Interactive Users in DBS-Based Hybrid Internet

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    1998-01-01

    NASA under cooperative agreement NASA- NCC3-528, by a contract from Lockheed Martin Telecommunica- tions, and by a contract from Hughes Network Systems through...Communication Networks (CSHCN) and 1 Hughes Network Systems (HNS) have been working together to develop inexpen- sive hybrid (satellite and terrestrial...Center of Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks and Hughes Network Systems (HNS) [4], [5]. The structure of this Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial

  10. Adaptive Data Broadcast in Hybrid Networks

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    1997-04-08

    the table 2. These correspond to a hybrid architecture like the DirecPC [Hug] of Hughes Network Systems . It can be easily computed that the broadcast...Infrastructure (NII/GII). The CSHCN 22 and Hughes Network Systems (HNS) co-developed hybrid networking products based on satel- lites [FAS+95] which...Francisco, California, May 1987. 25 [Hug] Hughes Network Systems . DirecPC. http://www.direcpc.com. [IB94] Tomasz Imielinski and B.R. Badrinath

  11. Crossing the Last Three Feet: Organizational Integration of State Department Public Diplomacy and Psychological Operations Overseas

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    2007-05-24

    Bush nominated Karen Hughes as the Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy.20 In 2006, Stephen Hadley, the President’s...Coordinating Committee. It also appointed Under Secretary Hughes as chair of this committee and gave her the responsibility to coordinate interagency... Hughes ’ Appointment as Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy,” 12 April 2005. Available from http://uscpublicdiplomacy.com

  12. Targeted Radiation Therapy for Cancer Initiative

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    2016-09-01

    continence during radiation therapy for prostate cancer. * *Waggoner A, Brown M, Tinnel B, Halligan J, Brand T, Brooks J, Ninneman S, Hughs G...Gossweiler M, Waggoner A, Huang R, Ninneman S, Hughs G, Wendt S, Brown M, Tinnel B, Macdonald D. (8-9 February 2013). Anorectal angle is associated...Therapy Symposium, Orlando, FL. * Gossweiler M, Waggoner A, Huang R, Ninneman S, Hughs G, Wendt S, Brown M, Tinnel B, Macdonald D. (2013, April

  13. Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on C-17 Review

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-12-01

    Mr. Oliver C. Boileau, Jr. President and GM B-2 Division, Northrop Dr. Malcolm R. Currie Chairman and CEO (Ret) Hughes Aircraft 3. The SLRG, in turn...President B-2 Division, Northrop Corporation Dr. Malcolm R Curie Chairman and CEO (Ret), Hughes Airft To conduct the required comprehensive review of the...Corporation Mr. Oliver C. Boileau President B-2 Division, Northrop Corporation Dr. Malcolm R. Currie Chairman and CEO (Ret), Hughes, Aircraft Special

  14. Linear 1 kW Multitone Troposcatter TWT.

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    1981-05-01

    AD-AIOO 886 HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO TORRANCE CA ELECTRON DYNAMICS OIV F/6 9/1 LINEAR 1 KM MULTITONE TROPOSCATTER TWT.(U> MAY 81 A L ROUSSEAU...TR-77-2713-F LINEAR 1 kW MULTITONE TROPOSCATTER TWT A. L. ROUSSEAU HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY Electron Dynamics Division 3100 West Lomita...efficiency to a minimum of 25 percent. The specification for the multitone troposcatter TWT is presented in Table 1. Hughes has designated the

  15. Solid T-spline Construction from Boundary Triangulations with Arbitrary Genus Topology

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    2012-04-01

    Lei Liu and Thomas J.R. Hughes The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 78712 Reference...Wenyan Wang, Yongjie Zhang, Lei Liu and Thomas J.R. Hughes, Solid T-spline Construction from Boundary Triangulations with Arbitrary Genus Topology...Wang a, Yongjie Zhang a,∗, Lei Liu a, and Thomas J.R. Hughes b aDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  16. 28. PENTHOUSE, ROOM 3005, LOOKING SOUTHWEST THROUGH DOUBLE DOORS. NORTH ...

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    28. PENTHOUSE, ROOM 3005, LOOKING SOUTHWEST THROUGH DOUBLE DOORS. NORTH SIDE OF BUILDING. - Hughes Aircraft Company, Processing & Electronics Building, 6775 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  17. Dreams of Possibilities: Linking Poetry to Our Lives.

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    Lowery, Ruth McKoy

    2003-01-01

    Notes how as a teacher educator, the author incorporates poems of Langston Hughes in hopes of preparing pre-service teachers to teach diverse students. Shares pre-service teachers' reflections to Hughes' poem "Dreams" in one literature class. Begins with an overview of poetry in children's lives, describes the setting and presents how…

  18. The Dynamic Duo

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    Hollingsworth, Jan Carter

    2007-01-01

    This article features a father and son team from Louisville, Kentucky--an exceptional son, Patrick Henry Hughes, and an exceptional parent, Patrick John Hughes. Patrick Henry, age 19, is a proud member of the University of Louisville's (UL) marching band. It is also worth noting that Patrick Henry, a virtuoso musician, is a young man challenged…

  19. Testimony Presented at an Open Hearing of the National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (New York, New York, October 18-19, 1984). Volume III.

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    1984

    Included are presentations on (or entitled): (1) role of schools of education (Lia Gelb); (2) teacher education programs (Katherine Sid); (3) "Quality and Quality Control in the Teaching Profession" (Hugh J. Scott); (4) "Educational Reform and Teacher Education" (Hugh G. Petrie); (5) teacher recruitment (Gladys M. Hannon); (6)…

  20. Perfluorinated Ligands in Organometallic Chemistry

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-12-12

    Decacarbonyldimanganese. Organometallics, 1986, 1,2391. W.P. Henry and R.P. Hughes, Organic Synthesis Using Carbon Monoxide. Regiospecific Cobalt Mediated...Pentamethylcyclopentadiene with Decacarbonyldi manganese. Organometalllcs, 1986, 1,2391. 4. W.P. Henry and R.P. Hughes, Organic Synthesis Using Carbon

  1. Transforming Teacher Education: Lessons in Professional Development.

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    Sockett, Hugh T., Ed.; DeMulder, Elizabeth K., Ed.; LePage, Pamela C., Ed.; Wood, Diane R., Ed.

    This book investigates many aspects of educational reform, pivoting around an innovative master's degree program for teachers. After "Foreword" (David T. Hansen), there are 14 papers: (1) "Transforming Teacher Education" (Hugh T. Sockett); (2) "From Educational Rhetoric to Program Reality" (Hugh T. Sockett and Pamela…

  2. Exploiting Remotely Piloted Aircraft: Understanding the Impact of Strategy on the Approach to Autonomy

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    political objective. 15 Thomas P. Hughes, Rescuing Prometheus : Four Monumental Projects that Changed the Modern World, (New York: Vintage, 2000) 69. 5...fails to 16 Thomas P. Hughes, Rescuing Prometheus : Four Monumental Projects that Changed the Modern...Close Air Support Missions: Operator Perspectives and Design Challenges,” Human Factors and Medicine Panel of the NATO Research and Technology

  3. An Experimental Investigation of Computer Program Development Approaches and Computer Programming Metrics.

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    1979-12-01

    HaLstead 77) M. Halstead. ELt~ens 2 2ltare Sience . New York, New York: ELsevier, 1977. [Hughes 792 J.W. Hughes. A formalization and explication of the...aaltimore, Marytand. Seconuary education : Loyola High School, Towson, Maryland, June, 1963. Collegiate Institutions Dates Degree Date of Degree

  4. 40 CFR 81.337 - Oklahoma.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Haskell County Hughes County Johnston County Latimer County Love County Marshall County McIntosh County... Hughes County Johnston County Latimer County Love County Marshall County McIntosh County Murray County.... Lincoln County Unclassifiable/Attainment. Logan County Unclassifiable/Attainment. Love County...

  5. Do Haphazard Reviews Provide Sound Directions for Dissemination Efforts?

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    Gambrill, Eileen; Littell, Julia H.

    2010-01-01

    Comments on The dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments: A review of current efforts by Kathryn R. McHugh and David H. Barlow. The lead article in the February-March issue by McHugh and Barlow (2010) emphasized the need for "dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments."…

  6. Paediatric surgery in Uganda.

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    Sekabira, John

    2015-02-01

    The Hugh Greenwood Lecture acknowledges the extremely generous support from Mr Greenwood that has enabled the BAPS to establish funds to advance paediatric surgical training in developing countries. In this Inaugural Lecture, Dr. Sekabira, the first Hugh Greenwood Fellow, describes the influence that this has had on his career and reviews the state of paediatric surgery in Uganda.

  7. The Dynamic Duo

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    Hollingsworth, Jan Carter

    2007-01-01

    This article features a father and son team from Louisville, Kentucky--an exceptional son, Patrick Henry Hughes, and an exceptional parent, Patrick John Hughes. Patrick Henry, age 19, is a proud member of the University of Louisville's (UL) marching band. It is also worth noting that Patrick Henry, a virtuoso musician, is a young man challenged…

  8. United States Military Space: Into the Twenty-First Century

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-01-01

    Hughes Network Systems Spaceway wireless broadband (Ka-band) system is scheduled to begin operation over North America in 2002 using two Boeing 702 GEO...Gbps. The Hughes Network Systems Spaceway wireless broadband (Ka-band) system is scheduled to begin operation over North America in 2002 using two

  9. An Overview of Cellular Telecommunications

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-03-01

    Network Systems , a subsidiary of GM Hughes Electronics, for marketing its TDMA Ultraphone. This system is being used to provide Basic Exchange...TDMA and CDMA. Industry inertia and politics probably favor TDMA at this writing, despite the potential of CDMA. IMM has allied itself with Hughes

  10. An Investigation of the Legal Criteria Governing Differing Site Conditions Disputes on Construction Contracts

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-12-01

    tunnels were to be built, varied from 3,000 to 12,000 psi. McHugh relied on this infcLmation in sizing a tunnel boring machine and estimated that the... boring machine could achieve a productivity rate of five feet per hour. During construction, McHugh achieved a significantly lower rate of production

  11. A Video Transmission System for Severely Degraded Channels

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-07-01

    proposed in the literature. Hughes- Hartogs [43] proposes an optimal bit-loading al- gorithm based on an approximation of the water-filling solution...vol. 2, pp. 774-777, 1997. [43] D. Hughes- Hartogs , “Ensemble modem structure for imperfect transmission media,” U.S. Patents Nos. 4,679,227 (Jul. 1987

  12. The Egalitarian Marriages of Six Froebelian Leaders in Late Nineteenth Century America.

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    Hewes, Dorothy W.

    During the final years of the nineteenth century, among the leaders of the American Froebelian kindergarten movement were three dual-career couples who exemplified the concept of egalitarian marriage: John Kraus and Maria Kraus-Boelte, William and Eudora Hailmann, and Ada Morean Hughes and John Hughes. This paper focuses on the way these six…

  13. Military Transformation: Progress and Challenges for DOD’s Advanced Distributed Learning Programs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-02-01

    continuing interest in the readiness and training of U.S. armed forces, we briefed your offices and those of Representatives John McHugh and Adam Smith on...this report to Representatives John McHugh and Adam Smith and other congressional members as appropriate. We will also send copies to the Secretary

  14. Balancing Agile Combat Support Manpower to Better Meet the Future Security Environment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-01-01

    we thank many colleagues for their research contributions. We thank Manuel Carrillo and Gary Massey for providing data and patiently explaining the...4 Raymond E. Conley, Albert A. Robbert, Joseph G. Bolten, Manuel Carrillo , and Hugh G. Massey...Program, Washington, D.C., June 2011. Conley, Raymond E., Albert A. Robbert, Joseph G. Bolten, Manuel Carrillo , and Hugh G. Massey, Maintaining the

  15. Growth hormone augments superoxide anion secretion of human neutrophils by binding to the prolactin receptor.

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    Fu, Y K; Arkins, S; Fuh, G; Cunningham, B C; Wells, J A; Fong, S; Cronin, M J; Dantzer, R; Kelley, K W

    1992-01-01

    Recombinant human growth hormone (HuGH) and human prolactin (HuPRL), but not GH of bovine or porcine origin, prime human neutrophils for enhanced superoxide anion (O2-) secretion. Since HuGH, but not GH of other species, effectively binds to the HuPRL receptor (HuPRL-R), we used a group of HuGH variants created by site-directed mutagenesis to identify the receptor on human neutrophils responsible for HuGH priming. A monoclonal antibody (MAb) directed against the HuPRL-R completely abrogated O2- secretion by neutrophils incubated with either HuGH or HuPRL, whereas a MAb to the HuGH-R had no effect. The HuGH variant K172A/F176A, which has reduced affinity for both the HuGH-binding protein (BP) and the HuPRL-BP, was unable to prime human neutrophils. This indicates that priming is initiated by a ligand-receptor interaction, the affinity of which is near that defined for receptors for PRL and GH. Another HuGH variant, K168A/E174A, which has relatively low affinity for the HuPRL-BP but slightly increased affinity for the HuGH-BP, had much reduced ability to prime neutrophils. In contrast, HuGH variant E56D/R64M, which has a similar affinity as wild-type HuGH for the HuPRL-BP but a lower affinity for the HuGH-BP, primed neutrophils as effectively as the wild-type HuGH. Finally, binding of HuGH to the HuPRL-BP but not to the HuGH-BP has been shown to be zinc dependent, and priming of neutrophils by HuGH was also responsive to zinc. Collectively, these data directly couple the binding of HuGH to the HuPRL-R with one aspect of functional activation of human target cells. Images PMID:1310696

  16. Correlated radon and CO2 variations near the San Andreas Fault

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    Shapiro, M. H.; Melvin, J. D.; Tombrello, T. A.; Fong-liang, Jiang; Gui-ru, Li; Mendenhall, M. H.; Rice, A.; Epstein, S.; Jones, V. T.; Masdea, D.; Kurtz, M.

    1982-05-01

    Correlations have been observed between groundwater radon and thoron concentrations and carbon dioxide discharges at the Lake Hughes station of the Caltech radon monitoring network. The Lake Hughes site is one of three radon monitoring stations located near the "big bend" segment of the San Andreas fault which began to record anomalous radon levels in August 1981. Two stations, Lake Hughes and Lytle Creek, recorded anomalous increases in radon while the third, Sky Forest, recorded an anomalous decrease. Several weeks after the onset of the anomaly, strongly correlated radon fluctuations began at Lake Hughes and Lytle Creek. These radon spikes also were found to be phase anti-correlated with barometric pressure fluctuations. Analyses of gas grab samples showed relatively high levels of CO2 and ethylene in borehole air at Lake Hughes and Lytle Creek, while analyses of water samples showed relatively large increases in HCO3- at both sites. Isotopic analysis of one gas sample from Lake Hughes yielded a 13C δ value of -22 ‰, which suggests that the CO2 originates from the oxidation of organic material. The correlation in radon fluctuations at Lake Hughes and Lytle Creek and their common dependence on barometric pressure changes began shortly after the onset of the radon anomaly in August, and probably resulted from the simultaneous saturation of the water in these boreholes with carbon dioxide.

  17. Hot and Cold Therapy Eases Pain

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2004-01-01

    In the 1960s, NASA civil servant Tom Hughes worked for Marshall Space Flight Center s Quality Control Laboratory as a systems engineer. Reporting directly to Dr. Wernher von Braun, Marshall s first director, Hughes was assigned as a NASA representative for quality control at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, to oversee the Saturn V rocket project. During this time, Hughes invented several technologies to improve the safety of the rocket, earning several commendations from von Braun. He also gained technical expertise in microwave technology, as NASA researched it to determine its relationship to radar.

  18. Analytic Methods of Image Registration: Displacement Estimation and Resampling

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    1991-02-28

    COVERED 4. TTLEAND UBTTLES. FUNDING NUMBERS PE - 0602111 G. AUTHOR( S ) PR - RAIIW53 A. Schaum and M. McHugh 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME( S ) AND...independent of scene statistics. Furthermore, if s is an *The width can be greater if the data are undersampled. 3 SCHAUM AND McHUGH integer, then pA...is fit only to smaller values of s , viz. s = 1,2. 17 SCHAUM AND McHUGH 075- o (CAGRE) / 075- -(CACRE) 0.50- .. 050 - C 0.5- d 02.5- 0.25.-- IE

  19. Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

    MedlinePlus

    ... for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness. "The good news is that many vision problems ... early," Hugh Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness, said in a news release from the organization. ...

  20. Fire modeling for Building 221-T - T Plant Canyon Deck and Railroad Tunnel

    SciTech Connect

    Oar, D.L.

    1994-09-29

    This report was prepared by Hughes Associates, Inc. to document the results of fire models for building 221-T Canyon Deck and Railroad Tunnel. Backup data is contained in document No. WHC-SD-CP-ANAL-010, Rev. 0.

  1. Building for the future

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    As the staff of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology settle into their new building in Cambridge, its director Hugh Pelham explains the challenges of living up to its prestigious past. PMID:23741620

  2. Community Education: The Making of an Empowering Profession.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McConnell, Charlie, Ed.

    The following papers are included: "Foreword" (Alexander); "Preface" (McConnell); "Editorial Introduction" (McConnell); "People Power" (Gibson); "Community Education within the Context of Reorganisation of Local Government" (Hughes); "The Challenge of Change" (Alexander Report);…

  3. The International Heat Pipe Experiment. [international cooperation zero g experiment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mcintosh, R.; Ollendorf, S.; Harwell, W.

    1976-01-01

    The aims of the experiment are outlined. Flight experiments included in this program were provided by NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, ESA (European Space Agency), the German Ministry of Technology, Hughes Aircraft Company and NASA, Ames Research Center.

  4. Letter from England: Right for Their Time.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chambers, Aidan

    1983-01-01

    Discusses and compares two poetry anthologies, "The Poet's Tongue," compiled by W. H. Auden and John Garrett, first published in 1935, and "The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry," compiled by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, recently published. (FL)

  5. 18. RADAR BED/SLAB AND ROOF OPENING FOR BEAM, WITH MIRROR ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    18. RADAR BED/SLAB AND ROOF OPENING FOR BEAM, WITH MIRROR ABOVE, ROOM 3001, PENTHOUSE. - Hughes Aircraft Company, Assembly & Manufacturing Building, 6775 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  6. 59 FR- Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments

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    1994-10-20

    ... Hughes Medical Institute, One Baylor Plaza, Room T 64, Houston, TX 77030. Instrument: X-Ray Diffraction... technique of x-ray crystallography. The instrument will also be used for educational purposes in the...

  7. 60 FR 13701 - Medical College of Pennsylvania, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty...

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    1995-03-14

    ... Hughes Medical Institute, Houston, TX 77030. Instrument: X-Ray Diffraction Image Processor, Model DIP..., 1994. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: (1) sensitivity of 1 x-ray proton per level,...

  8. Travelers' Health: Meningococcal Disease

    MedlinePlus

    ... Counterfeit Drugs Cruise Ship Travel Families with Children Fish Poisoning in Travelers Food and Water Getting Health ... Suppl 2: B26–36. Rosenstein NE, Perkins BA, Stephens DS, Popovic T, Hughes JM. Meningococcal disease. N ...

  9. Community Education: The Making of an Empowering Profession.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McConnell, Charlie, Ed.

    The following papers are included: "Foreword" (Alexander); "Preface" (McConnell); "Editorial Introduction" (McConnell); "People Power" (Gibson); "Community Education within the Context of Reorganisation of Local Government" (Hughes); "The Challenge of Change" (Alexander Report);…

  10. POPULATION DYNAMICS OF THE HOUSE DUST MITES, DERMATOPHAGOIDES FARINAE, D. PTERONYSSINUS, AND EUROGLYPHUS MAYNEI (ACARI: PYROGLYPHIDAE), AT SPECIFIC RELATIVE HUMIDITIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    Experiments were conducted to determine the effects of relative humidity (RH) on the population dynamics of single and mixed species of Dermatophagoides farinae (Hughes), D. pteronyssinus (Trouessart), and Euroglyphus maynei (Cooreman) at specific RHs, , and unlimited food. Sin...

  11. Compressed Air System Optimization Improves Production and saves energy at a Satellite Manufacturer

    SciTech Connect

    2002-05-01

    In 2001, a compressed air improvement project was implemented following an audit on the compressed air system at Boeing Satellite Systems (formerly Hughes Space & Communications Company) in Los Angeles, California.

  12. View west, barn, east elevation Woods Homestead, Barn, County ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    View west, barn, east elevation - Woods Homestead, Barn, County Route 12 on north side of North Fork of Hughes River, 2.2 miles north & east of Goose Run Road intersection, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV

  13. View south, barn, north elevation Woods Homestead, Barn, County ...

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    View south, barn, north elevation - Woods Homestead, Barn, County Route 12 on north side of North Fork of Hughes River, 2.2 miles north & east of Goose Run Road intersection, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV

  14. View west, interior, detail of joinery Woods Homestead, Barn, ...

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    View west, interior, detail of joinery - Woods Homestead, Barn, County Route 12 on north side of North Fork of Hughes River, 2.2 miles north & east of Goose Run Road intersection, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV

  15. View southeast, general view, barn at left Woods Homestead, ...

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    View southeast, general view, barn at left - Woods Homestead, County Route 12 on north side of North Fork of Hughes River, 2.2 miles north & east of Goose Run Road intersection, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV

  16. View north, barn, south elevation Woods Homestead, Barn, County ...

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    View north, barn, south elevation - Woods Homestead, Barn, County Route 12 on north side of North Fork of Hughes River, 2.2 miles north & east of Goose Run Road intersection, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV

  17. View east, barn, west elevation Woods Homestead, Barn, County ...

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    View east, barn, west elevation - Woods Homestead, Barn, County Route 12 on north side of North Fork of Hughes River, 2.2 miles north & east of Goose Run Road intersection, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV

  18. 15. SOUTH BAY, EAST END. LOOKING UP TO RIDGELINE. THE ...

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    15. SOUTH BAY, EAST END. LOOKING UP TO RIDGELINE. THE ARCHED "CONCRETE" IS PART OF A TEMPORARY MOVIE SET. - Hughes Aircraft Company, Cargo Building, 6775 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  19. MILITARY AIRCRAFT: Cannibalizations Adversely Affect Personnel and Maintenance

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    2001-05-22

    757) 552-8111 or William Meredith at (202) 512-4275. Individuals making key contributions to this statement included Harry Taylor, Hugh Brady, Douglas Mills, Janine Cantin, and Stefano Petrucci . Army (702067)

  20. Electro-Optic Beam Steering Using Non-Linear Organic Materials

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-08-01

    York (SUNY), Buffalo, for potential application to the Hughes electro - optic beam deflector device. Evaluations include electro - optic coefficient...response time, transmission, and resistivity. Electro - optic coefficient measurements were made at 633 nm using a simple reflection technique. The

  1. 11. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July ...

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    11. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July 17, 1935. MANTEL IN LIVING ROOM (N. E. FRONT ROOM) - Mrs. Hugh Foster House, 201 Kennon Street, Union Springs, Bullock County, AL

  2. 5. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July ...

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    5. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July 17, 1935. DOUBLE DOOR DETAIL, N. E. ROOM (LIVING ROOM) - Mrs. Hugh Foster House, 201 Kennon Street, Union Springs, Bullock County, AL

  3. Reifenstein syndrome

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    ... syndrome Images Male reproductive system References Achermann JC, Hughes IA. Pediatric disorders of sex development. In: Melmed S, ... Birmingham, Birminghum, AL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla ...

  4. 14. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July ...

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    14. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July 17, 1935. OLD WELL, ALSO OLD KITCHEN IN BACK YARD - Mrs. Hugh Foster House, 201 Kennon Street, Union Springs, Bullock County, AL

  5. 12. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July ...

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    12. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July 17, 1935. HALL, DOOR TREATMENT AND STAIR ON 2nd FLOOR - Mrs. Hugh Foster House, 201 Kennon Street, Union Springs, Bullock County, AL

  6. Highlights of the Carl Perkins Act.

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    Terry, David R.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Contains "Adult Learner and the Perkins Act" (Terry); "Special Needs Provisions of the Perkins Act" (Cobb, Kingsbury); "Strengthening the Academic Foundations of Vocational Education" (Parks, Henderson); "Planning New Directions for Consumer and Homemaking Education" (Kister, Smith, Hughes); "Sex Equity…

  7. The Relationship Between Training and Canada's Competitive Position

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    Canadian Training Methods, 1976

    1976-01-01

    Martin McBride, Hugh Henderson, Peter Dawson, and O. E. Gullander in a panel discussion present their views on the relationship between Canadian training needs and Canada's trade position. (Author/BP)

  8. Sequencing Complex Genomic Regions

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    Eichler, Evan

    2009-05-28

    Evan Eichler, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at the University of Washington, gives the May 28, 2009 keynote speech at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Part 1 of 2

  9. Sequencing Complex Genomic Regions

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    Eichler, Evan

    2009-05-28

    Evan Eichler, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at the University of Washington, gives the May 28, 2009 keynote speech at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Part 2 of 2

  10. 1. EAST ELEVATION, SHOWING PENTHOUSE, STAIRS, AND SHED USED TO ...

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    1. EAST ELEVATION, SHOWING PENTHOUSE, STAIRS, AND SHED USED TO TREAT HELICOPTER COMPONENTS. SOUTHEAST DOOR TO BUILDING 10 AT RIGHT. - Hughes Aircraft Company, Garage & Maintenance Building, 6775 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  11. Letters What causes an ice skater to accelerate? Note on the definitions of weight A-level physics is mathematical enough Correction to 'Confusion over the physics of circular motion'

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    2011-11-01

    What causes an ice skater to accelerate? Hugh Fricker Note on the definitions of weight Nenad Stojilovic A-level physics is mathematical enough Helen Hare Correction to 'Confusion over the physics of circular motion'

  12. 22. STEEL ARCH SEGMENT AND VENT IN OFFICE, ROOM 2351, ...

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    22. STEEL ARCH SEGMENT AND VENT IN OFFICE, ROOM 2351, SECOND FLOOR, NORTH SIDE. - Hughes Aircraft Company, Processing & Electronics Building, 6775 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  13. 18. PLAIN OFFICE; SHOWS WOODWORK AND WALL TREATMENT. ROOM 2662, ...

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    18. PLAIN OFFICE; SHOWS WOODWORK AND WALL TREATMENT. ROOM 2662, SECOND FLOOR, SOUTH SIDE. - Hughes Aircraft Company, Processing & Electronics Building, 6775 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  14. POPULATION DYNAMICS OF THE HOUSE DUST MITES, DERMATOPHAGOIDES FARINAE, D. PTERONYSSINUS, AND EUROGLYPHUS MAYNEI (ACARI: PYROGLYPHIDAE), AT SPECIFIC RELATIVE HUMIDITIES

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    Experiments were conducted to determine the effects of relative humidity (RH) on the population dynamics of single and mixed species of Dermatophagoides farinae (Hughes), D. pteronyssinus (Trouessart), and Euroglyphus maynei (Cooreman) at specific RHs, , and unlimited food. Sin...

  15. Case Studies of the Air Force Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) acquisition Management Process

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1975-12-01

    0056. It is a Fluke Inc. TRENDAR 1900 semi-automatic commercial-off-the-shelf test modified by Hughes Aircraft Company. No NSN has been assigned...technical data including details of software and required modifications including which modifications were to be done by Fluke and which by Hughes. Four...alternatives as, first a new equipment design, second the Fluke , Trendar 1000 Card Tester (case study 8). The Trendar 1000 is recommended by the study

  16. Small Combatants for the Homeland Defense Mission

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    2013-03-01

    FOR THE HOMELAND DEFENSE MISSION by Andrew M. Brown March 2013 Thesis Advisor: James C. Moltz Second Reader: Wayne Hughes THIS PAGE...Approved by: James C. Moltz, Ph.D. Thesis Advisor Wayne Hughes, Captain, USN (Ret.) Second Reader Harold A. Trinkunas, Ph.D. Chair...xiii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank both of my advisors for their help and support throughout my writing process. I want to thank James C

  17. Research & Development Challenges for Regional Stability and Capacity Building

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    2008-02-07

    Defense Robert Perito U.S. Institute of Peace Douglas Menarchik U.S. Agency for International Development Calestous Juma Harvard University...Ronald Poropatich Rebecca Goolsby Michelle Hughes Robert Popp Spanky Kirsch Department of Defense Beth DeGrasse Paul Hughes United States...Institute of Peace Shana Dale William Jeffrey Carol Burns Office of Science and Technology Policy Dayton Maxwell Edward Malloy U.S. Agency

  18. The Grading Abyss

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    Ross, Hugh

    2009-05-01

    Editor's note: Hugh Ross is a physics teacher at Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville, IN. He received his BS in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his MS in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. After being drawn to the field of education, he later earned his MS in math and science education from Purdue University. Hugh also freelances as a science writer, developing test preparation manuals, science texts, and science test items.

  19. JPRS Report, Science & Technology Europe.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-07-01

    state can be the contracting authority. It is only necessary to take care that the states do not produce a wild and chaotic competition with one...technology transfer need to be anticipated. Also Walter W. Bender, marketing manager for the EFA program at the Hughes Radar Systems Group, expected the...radar and that of the EFA are not so far apart. It is true that at present Walter W. Bender (Hughes) does not yet see any danger here, because

  20. On the Dynamics of the Auroral Ionosphere during the Breakup of a Substorm.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-03-01

    using preliminary ground- based observations (Hughes and Rostoker, 1979; Rostoker and Hughes, 1979; Tighe and Rostoker, 1981). A comprehensive static ...comprehensive static model of the westward starting near local midnight during the substorm electrodynamic structure within the surge. Kan et al...measured by the DMSP satellite F-6. sure on the poleward surge boundary. Using static conduc- In this example we see evidence for multiple surge

  1. The Iraqi Ballistic Missile Program: The Gulf War and the Future of the Missile Threat.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-06-01

    Bombing Survey, op. cit. p. 27. 5. These events were: November 25, 1944, Woolworths in Deptford, 160 killed: March 27. 1945, Hughes Mansions in...52 killed. The Hughes Mansions incident occurred on the last day of the V-2 attacks. See Norman Longmate, Hitler’s Rockets, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd ...Mifflin Company, Boston, 1953 p. 39. 11. On the V-l: Norman Longmate, The Doodlebugs, Hutchinson & Co., Ltd , London 1981, and on the V-2: Hitler’s

  2. Hair Styling Appliances

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    Key tool of Redken Laboratories new line of hair styling appliances is an instrument called a thermograph, a heat sensing device originally developed by Hughes Aircraft Co. under U.S. Army and NASA funding. Redken Laboratories bought one of the early models of the Hughes Probeye Thermal Video System or TVS which detects the various degrees of heat emitted by an object and displays the results in color on a TV monitor with colors representing different temperatures detected.

  3. A Laser Slope Guage and a Spar Buoy Wave Guage: Tools for the Validation of Microwave Remote Sensors

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-12-01

    deployment of this type of instrument requires some kind of wave follower (Tang and Shemdin , 1983) in order to retain the dynamic range and to keep the...laser " Wave - Follower " during the MARSEN experiment in 1979. Hughes and Gower (1983) and Hughes (1978) deployed a laser slope gauge from the bowsprit... Waves . Part 1 Experimental Measurement of Skew and Symmetric Wave Patterns. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v. 124, pp. 73-108. Tang, S. and 0. H. Shemdin

  4. Planning Australia’s Defense Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-03-01

    Alexander, Australia Since Federation (Melbourne: Thomas Nelson (Australia) Ltd., 1976), p. 208-210. 5. Charles Wilson, Australia 1788-1988: The Creation...p. 2. 9. Hughes, p. 48. 10. Charles Wilson, Australia 1788-1988: The Creation of a Nation (Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1988), p. 9. 11. Hughes, p. 52...Australia’s Defence Forces," Army Quarterly and Defence Journal," October 1986, p. 462. 15. Babbage , "Australia: Defence Palnning Patchy and Rudderless," 251

  5. Nonlinear Acoustics in Cicada Mating Calls Enhance Sound Propagation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-01

    NUWC-NPT Reprint Report 11,907 1 March 2009 Nonlinear Acoustics in Cicada Mating Calls Enhance Sound Propagation Derke R. Hughes Albert H...vol. 125, no. 2, February 2009. Nonlinear acoustics in cicada mating calls enhance sound propagation Derke R. Hughes,3 Albert H. Nuttall,h Richard A...2008; revised 31 October 2008; accepted 15 November 2008) An analysis of cicada mating calls, measured in field experiments, indicates that the very

  6. Air Power’s First Among Equals: Why Air Superiority Still Matters

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-04-04

    the inter-war theorists was still the prevailing sentiment in the summer of 1940. The leading inter-war air theorists from Guilio Douhet, Sir Hugh...designed, funded, and implemented by Fighter Command’s Air Officer Commanding, Air Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, challenged the prevailing strategic...saying “everything is possible if you have air superiority—little is possible if you lose it.”111 110 De Seversky, Alexander , Victory

  7. Standardization Plan for Fiber Optics Optional Phase. Volume 3.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    MISCELLANEOUS;PHASE 7 5 2CONTROL OF ANTENNA ARRAYS, LIQUID LEVEL, TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE SENSORS Goddard Space Flight Center H. Lopez INTERBUILDING OPTICAL301... TEMPERATURE 216-294-6136 SENSOR OPTICAL CONTROL OF ACTUATORS (UNITED TECHNOLOGIES) FABRY-PEROT TEMPERATURE SENSOR (OPCOA, INC.) v.. VENDORS & OTHER...Plug 1 1143741S Hughes Light Pipe Cable Assembly 1 1143747S Highes Pigtail Cables (2 Channel) 1 1143810-1S Hughes Connector Test Plug 1 1143812S

  8. Effects of Nicotine Withdrawal in Adult Male and Female Rats

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    differences in withdrawal symptomatology (e.g., Svikis, Hatsumaki, Hughes, Caroll, & Pickins, 1986 ), and other research reporting more nicotine...relapse (e.g. Covey, Glassman & Stetner, 1990; Gritz, Carr, & Marcus, 1991; Gunn, 1986 ). Patten and Martin concluded that overall, the results of the...self- reported withdrawal symptomatology (e.g., Svikis, et aI., 1986 ; Hughes, 1992), and other researchers finding more self-reported nicotine

  9. Near Field Antenna Measurement System.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1978-01-11

    programs in providing technical direction for many of the research and development programs In the microwave areas. While associated with the Antenna...Associations: Prior to joining Hughes, Mr. Hoiley worked on microwave antenna projects at the Naval Research Laboratory and special purpose computer equipment...Laboratory Communications and Rada r Division Education: BSEE and MSEE, Texa s A and M University Experience: 11 years at Hughe s Hug hes Positions: Mr. Lange

  10. Resonating models for the electric power market

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    Lucheroni, Carlo

    2007-11-01

    This paper describes the economic phenomenon of price spiking in electric power markets and introduces an alternative way to model it. A stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo dynamics in a special regime is proposed as a basic model for the power market, and an extension of the FitzHugh-Nagumo system is introduced to improve the statistical features of the basic model. Ideas from stochastic and coherence resonance are used to discuss the models.

  11. Universal Breast Cancer Antigens as Targets Linking Early Detection and Therapeutic Vaccination

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-09-01

    risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, in press Familial Cancer, 2008 19. Schwartz GF, Hughes KS, Lynch HT, Fabian CJ , Fentiman IS, Robson ME...JE, Sellers TA, Lindor N, Nevanlinna H, Tommiska J, Aittomaki K, Hamann U, Rashid MU, Torres D, Simard J, Durocher F, Guenard F, Lynch HT, Isaacs C...Familial Cancer, 2008 45. Schwartz GF, Hughes KS, Lynch HT, Fabian CJ , Fentiman IS, Robson ME, Domchek SM, Hartmann LC, Holland R, Winchester DJ

  12. Resonating models for the electric power market.

    PubMed

    Lucheroni, Carlo

    2007-11-01

    This paper describes the economic phenomenon of price spiking in electric power markets and introduces an alternative way to model it. A stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo dynamics in a special regime is proposed as a basic model for the power market, and an extension of the FitzHugh-Nagumo system is introduced to improve the statistical features of the basic model. Ideas from stochastic and coherence resonance are used to discuss the models.

  13. National Security Policy: Mexico.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-04-01

    military service or government agency. ------- NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY: MEXICO L TIC BY OELEc-re LIEUTENANT COLONEL HUGH SCRUGGS JUL 2 8 96 DISTRIBUTION...PERIOD COVERED National Security Policy: Mexico SMDENr EnSAY 6. PERFORMING ORG. REPORT NLMBER 7. AUTNOR(&) S. CONTRACT OR GRANT NUMBER(s) LTC Hugh...national security and sovereignty of Mexico and to determine the capability of the Nexican armed forces to meet these threats. Through literary research

  14. A Repair Network Concept for Air Force Maintenance: Conclusions from Analysis of C-130, F-16, and KC-135 Fleets

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-01

    AF/ A4L); Maj Gen Gary T. McCoy, formerly Director of Logistics Readi- ness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations, and...Thomas Lang, Kristin F. Lynch, Amy L. Maletic , Hugh G. Massey, James M. Masters, Raymond A. Pyles, Ricardo Sanchez, Jerry M. Sollinger, Brent Thomas...Lang, Amy L. Maletic , Hugh G. Massey, James M. Masters, Ronald G. McGarvey, Jerry M. Sollinger, Brent Thomas, and Robert S. Tripp, Analysis of the

  15. Local Refinement of Analysis-Suitable T-splines

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-03-01

    arterial blood flow , Computational Mechanics 38 (2006) 310–322. [10] Y. Bazilevs, V. M. Calo, T. J. R. Hughes, Y. Zhang, Isogeometric fluid-structure...Hughes, Patient-specific vascular NURBS modeling for isogeometric analysis of blood flow , Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 196...analysis of thoracic aortic blood flow due to implantation of the Jarvik 2000 left ventricular assist device, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and

  16. The treatment of a dictator.

    PubMed

    Wade, Owen

    2003-05-01

    In 1973 Mr Richard Hughes, who was working on the third novel of his trilogy on the rise of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler, came to see me regarding a document, some 300 pages long, on the medical treatment given by Dr Theodore Morell to Hitler. The document had been obtained at the Nuremberg war trials. My original report to Hughes on the content of this document is reproduced here.

  17. Using the conservative nature of fresh leaf surface density to measure foliar area

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    Castillo, Omar S.; Zaragoza, Esther M.; Alvarado, Carlos J.; Barrera, Maria G.; Dasgupta-Schubert, Nabanita

    2014-10-01

    For a herbaceous species, the inverse of the fresh leaf surface density, the Hughes constant, is nearly conserved. We apply the Hughes constant to develop an absolute method of leafarea measurement that requires no regression fits, prior calibrations or oven-drying. The Hughes constant was determined in situ using a known geometry and weights of a sub-set obtained from the fresh leaves whose areas are desired. Subsequently, the leaf-areas (at any desired stratification level), were derived by utilizing the Hughes constant and the masses of the fresh leaves. The proof of concept was established for leaf-discs of the plants Mandevilla splendens and Spathiphyllum wallisii. The conservativeness of the Hughes constant over individual leaf-zones and different leaftypes from the leaves of each species was quantitatively validated. Using the globally averaged Hughes constant for each species, the leaf-area of these and additional co-species plants, were obtained. The leaf-area-measurement-by-mass was cross-checked with standard digital image analysis. There were no statistically significant differences between the leaf-area-measurement-by-mass and the digital image analysis measured leaf-areas and the linear correlation between the two methods was very good. Leaf-areameasurement- by-mass was found to be rapid and simple with accuracies comparable to the digital image analysis method. The greatly reduced cost of leaf-area-measurement-by-mass could be beneficial for small agri-businesses in developing countries.

  18. Controlling chimera states: The influence of excitable units

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    Isele, Thomas; Hizanidis, Johanne; Provata, Astero; Hövel, Philipp

    2016-02-01

    We explore the influence of a block of excitable units on the existence and behavior of chimera states in a nonlocally coupled ring-network of FitzHugh-Nagumo elements. The FitzHugh-Nagumo system, a paradigmatic model in many fields from neuroscience to chemical pattern formation and nonlinear electronics, exhibits oscillatory or excitable behavior depending on the values of its parameters. Until now, chimera states have been studied in networks of coupled oscillatory FitzHugh-Nagumo elements. In the present work, we find that introducing a block of excitable units into the network may lead to several interesting effects. It allows for controlling the position of a chimera state as well as for generating a chimera state directly from the synchronous state.

  19. Joint UK/US Radar Program progress reports for period January 1--31, 1995

    SciTech Connect

    Twogood, R.E.; Brase, J.M.; Robey, H.F.; Mantrom, D.D.; Rino, C.; Chambers, D.H.; Belyea, J.

    1995-02-15

    Our current objectives are to modify the Hughes x-band radar for airborne implementation, to upgrade it to polarimetry, high-power, and add SLAR mode, and then to deploy in UK/US field experiments as needed. We are on schedule and within budget on bringing the airborne (Hughes A-3) system for future SAR and eventually, SLAR imaging at low grazing angles. Hughes and LLNL continued work on system integration, radar hardware, and associated control hardware and software. The belly radome design modification previously completed is now being procured. The overall radar and testbed remains on schedule for engineering checkout in April 1995, pending the arrival of FY95 funds as expected.

  20. [Peri-hepatitis abscess secondary to pelvic peritonitis].

    PubMed

    Chevalier, N; De Tayrac, R; Dagher, I; Mockly, J F; Franco, D; Fernandez, H

    2002-11-01

    To report the case of a 42-year-old patient referred for exploration of a tumor of the right flank and evidence of inflammation. and methods. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a liver mass associated with a heterogeneous adnexal mass. Serum CA-125 was elevated and ovarian cancer with liver metastasis was suspected. An alternative diagnosis was salpingitis complicated by Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in this patient wearing an intra-uterine contraceptive device. Exploratory laparoscopy was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of salpingitis complicated by an ovarian abscess and Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome with rare abscess formation. Outcome was favorable after adapted antibiotic treatment. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome can take on an atypical aspect and should be entertained as a possible diagnosis in young women presenting pain of the right flank and fever.

  1. Revitalizing science in rural North Carolina high schools with technology

    SciTech Connect

    Boyette, T.; Powell, J.

    1994-12-31

    North Carolina State University oversees two precollege science outreach programs in rural North Carolina: Team Science in chemistry and physics, and the Howard Hughes Science Program in biology, chemistry, and physics. Both programs are collaborative efforts of faculty from several departments in the university. The programs stress incorporating technology in the classroom, supply equipment loans to participants, provide a summer training workshop for teachers, and furnish on-site support from university faculty and staff. The programs are active in fifteen counties in eastern North Carolina and include twenty-eight teacher participants. The programs are primarily funded by grants from the NSF, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Dreyfus Foundation.

  2. Archaeological Investigations at Clayton Lake, Southeast Oklahoma. Phase II.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-01-01

    Table 4.5. Continued ART IFACT STEM STEM VARIETY LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS LENGTH WIDTH 01-10-01A x 56.0 43.0 23.0 - - s.d. 12.0 11.0 11.0 - - range 31 .0...1978: 178; House and Smith 1975: 79; Hughes 1978: 7; 1977; Duncan and Cheek 1976: 104). Other suggestions that they are remnants of hide smoking hearths...Burned rock features have a widespread distribution within the Ouachita Mountains (Hughes 1977, 1978; Duncan and Cheek 1976; Galm 1978a; Galm and Flynn

  3. Complete NACA Muroc Staff of 1947, in front of the XS-1 and B-29

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1947-01-01

    The NACA Muroc Contingent in October 1947 in front of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 and Boeing B-29 launch aircraft. Standing left to right: Le Roy Proctor, Jr., Don Borchers, Harold Nemecek, Phyllis Actis Rogers, Milton McLaughlin, Roxanah Yancey, Arthur 'Bill' Vernon, Dorothy Clift Hughes, Naomi C. Wimmer, Frank Hughes, John Mayer, Elmer Bigg, De E. Beeler. Kneeling left to right: Charles Hamilton, Joseph Vensel, Herbert Hoover, Hubert Drake, Eugene Beckwith, Walter Williams, Harold Goodman, Howard Lilly, John Gardner.

  4. Two Stage Sibling Cycle Compressor/Expander.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-02-01

    It has also been used to model a Stirling cryocooler developed by Hughes Aircraft for the United States Air Force using Hughes’ proprietary data...Sibling has been modelled with the MS*2 Stirling Cycle Code. A well-designed Sibling Cycle cryocooler continues to hold out the promise of a simple...compact, robust and reliable cryocooler with a single moving part. 41 REFERENCES 1. U.S. Patent 4,622,813, Stirling Cycle Engine and Heat Pump. 2. U.S

  5. Experimental implementation of a biometric laser synaptic sensor.

    PubMed

    Pisarchik, Alexander N; Sevilla-Escoboza, Ricardo; Jaimes-Reátegui, Rider; Huerta-Cuellar, Guillermo; García-Lopez, J Hugo; Kazantsev, Victor B

    2013-12-16

    We fabricate a biometric laser fiber synaptic sensor to transmit information from one neuron cell to the other by an optical way. The optical synapse is constructed on the base of an erbium-doped fiber laser, whose pumped diode current is driven by a pre-synaptic FitzHugh-Nagumo electronic neuron, and the laser output controls a post-synaptic FitzHugh-Nagumo electronic neuron. The implemented laser synapse displays very rich dynamics, including fixed points, periodic orbits with different frequency-locking ratios and chaos. These regimes can be beneficial for efficient biorobotics, where behavioral flexibility subserved by synaptic connectivity is a challenge.

  6. Controls on accretion of flysch and mélange belts at convergent margins: Evidence from the Chugach Bay thrust and Iceworm mélange, Chugach accretionary wedge, Alaska

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kusky, Timothy M.; Bradley, Dwight C.; Haeussler, Peter J.; Karl, Sue

    1997-12-01

    Controls on accretion of flysch and mélange terranes at convergent margins are poorly understood. Southern Alaska's Chugach terrane forms the outboard accretionary margin of the Wrangellia composite terrane, and consists of two major lithotectonic units, including Triassic-Cretaceous mélange of the McHugh Complex and Late Cretaceous flysch of the Valdez Group. The contact between the McHugh Complex and the Valdez Group on the Kenai Peninsula is a tectonic boundary between chaotically deformed melange of argillite, chert, greenstone, and graywacke of the McHugh Complex and a less chaotically deformed mélange of argillite and graywacke of the Valdez Group. We assign the latter to a new, informal unit of formational rank, the Iceworm mélange, and interpret it as a contractional fault zone (Chugach Bay thrust) along which the Valdez Group was emplaced beneath the McHugh Complex. The McHugh Complex had already been deformed and metamorphosed to prehnite-pumpellyite facies prior to formation of the Iceworm mélange. The Chugach Bay thrust formed between 75 and 55 Ma, as shown by Campanian-Maastrichtian depositional ages of the Valdez Group, and fault-related fabrics in the Iceworm mélange that are cut by Paleocene dikes. Motion along the Chugach Bay thrust thus followed Middle to Late Cretaceous collision (circa 90-100 Ma) of the Wrangellia composite terrane with North America. Collision related uplift and erosion of mountains in British Columbia formed a submarine fan on the Farallon plate, and we suggest that attempted subduction of this fan dramatically changed the subduction/accretion style within the Chugach accretionary wedge. We propose a model in which subduction of thinly sedimented plates concentrates shear strains in a narrow zone, generating mélanges like the McHugh in accretionary complexes. Subduction of thickly sedimented plates allows wider distribution of shear strains to accommodate plate convergence, generating a more coherent accretionary style

  7. Evolution and status of the 30-cm engineering model ion thruster

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Masek, T. D.; Poeschel, R. L.; Collett, C. R.; Schnelker, D. E.

    1976-01-01

    In the past five years the 30-cm ion thruster has developed from infancy to maturity through the joint efforts of the NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the Hughes Research Laboratories (HRL). The evolution of the 30-cm thruster from the 200-series design to the present 900-series is described. This evolution has included both breadboard and engineering model type thrusters. The evolution description includes functional requirements, design, performance, endurance test results, and major features. The major part of the discussion centers on Hughes-built hardware although NASA LeRC contributions are reflected in the designs.

  8. Transfer orbit determination accuracy for orbit maneuvers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pinheiro, Mery Passos

    This work intends to show the accuracy of the orbital elements determined during transfer orbit as a function of data span, as well as the feasibility of performance maneuvers. The orbit estimator used is a weighted least squares algorithm. The observation vector is composed of angle data (azimuth and elevation) and range data and are from the Astra IC mission. The state vector is either propagated by Brower model or numerical integration (for small eccentricities and inclination). The complete software to determine the orbit has been developed by Hughes Aircraft and been used for all Hughes satellite mission.

  9. Combined HW/SW Reliability Models.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-04-01

    ADAI16 SG6 HUSHES AIRCRAFT CO FULLERTON CA GROUND SYSTEMS GROUP F/G 9/2 COMINED HW/SW RELIABILITY MOOELS.(U) APR 82 L E JAMES .J E ANGUS. J B BOWEN...Report April 1082 COMBINED 11W/SW RELIABILITY MODELS Hughes Aircraft Company L.E. James, J.E. Angus, J.B. Bowen and J. McDaniel APPROVED FOR PUBLIC...PROGRAM ELEMENT, PROJECT TASK Hughes Aircraft Company, Ground Systems Group AREA A WORK UNMIT NUMBERS P 0 Box 3310 62702F Fullerton CA 92634 23380241 II

  10. An Analysis of Multiple Sensor System Payloads for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-09-01

    3.8x2.3 (n) 20 lbs 3.60 ft3 60 W CCD 2447 /LORAL 15.4x9.3 (w) IRTV-445G 52x0.60p (n) 71 lbs 0.50 ft3 50 W INFRAMETRICS 0.8x24P (w) WF 360 3.6x2.7 (n) 205...Labs, Loral, ESL, IBM, E Systems, Dalmo Victor, Westinghouse, Kollmorgen, Hughes, Inframetrics , Plinkington, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, Tadiran...Westinghouse KOL Kollmorgen HUG Hughes IRM Inframetrics PLK Plinkington HON Honeywell HON I Honeywell HON2 Honeywell TI Texas Instruments FMS FMPS IAI

  11. Controls on accretion of flysch and melange belts at convergent margins: evidence from the Chugach Bay thrust and Iceworm melange, Chugach accretionary wedge, Alaska

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    Kusky, Timothy M.; Bradley, Dwight C.; Haeussler, Peter J.; Karl, Susan M.

    1997-01-01

    Controls on accretion of flysch and melange terranes at convergent margins are poorly understood. Southern Alaska's Chugach terrane forms the outboard accretionary margin of the Wrangellia composite terrane, and consists of two major lithotectonic units, including Triassic-Cretaceous melange of the McHugh Complex and Late Cretaceous flysch of the Valdez Group. The contact between the McHugh Complex and the Valdez Group on the Kenai Peninsula is a tectonic boundary between chaotically deformed melange of argillite, chert, greenstone, and graywacke of the McHugh Complex and a less chaotically deformed melange of argillite and graywacke of the Valdez Group. We assign the latter to a new, informal unit of formational rank, the Iceworm melange, and interpret it as a contractional fault zone (Chugach Bay thrust) along which the Valdez Group was emplaced beneath the McHugh Complex. The McHugh Complex had already been deformed and metamorphosed to prehnite-pumpellyite facies prior to formation of the Iceworm melange. The Chugach Bay thrust formed between 75 and 55 Ma, as shown by Campanian-Maastrichtian depositional ages of the Valdez Group, and fault-related fabrics in the Iceworm melange that are cut by Paleocene dikes. Motion along the Chugach Bay thrust thus followed Middle to Late Cretaceous collision (circa 90-100 Ma) of the Wrangellia composite terrane with North America. Collision related uplift and erosion of mountains in British Columbia formed a submarine fan on the Farallon plate, and we suggest that attempted subduction of this fan dramatically changed the subduction/accretion style within the Chugach accretionary wedge. We propose a model in which subduction of thinly sedimented plates concentrates shear strains in a narrow zone, generating melanges like the McHugh in accretionary complexes. Subduction of thickly sedimented plates allows wider distribution of shear strains to accommodate plate convergence, generating a more coherent accretionary style

  12. Nonlinear Optical Studies of Rydberg Atoms Using Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing.

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    1984-08-01

    AD-Ai46 827 NONLINEAR OPTICAL STUDIES OF RYDBERG ATOMS USING 1/2 DEGENERATE FOUR -WAVE MIXING(U) HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA J F LAM ET AL. AUG 84...146 827 NONLINEAR OPTICAL STUDIES OF RYDBERG ATOMS USING DEGENERATE FOUR -WAVE MIXING J.F. Lam, R.A. McFarlane, and D.G. StMel Hughes Research...techniques were developed nearly degenerate four -wave mixing, polarization nearly degenerate four -wave mixing, fre- quency domain three-state

  13. Photographic copy of 7” x 12” black and white photograph ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Photographic copy of 7” x 12” black and white photograph of 1927 pencil drawing mounted on card stock by artist Hugh Ferris. Loose in oversized box located at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Archives Center, Work and Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 1927 PENCIL DRAWING MOUNTED ON CARD STOCK BY ARTIST HUGH FERRIS SHOWING EARLY DESIGN OF PROPOSED MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE. - Huey P. Long Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River approximately midway between nine & twelve mile points upstream from & west of New Orleans, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA

  14. Serological classification of Xanthomonas maltophilia (Pseudomonas maltophilia) based on heat-stable O antigens.

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    Schable, B; Rhoden, D L; Hugh, R; Weaver, R E; Khardori, N; Smith, P B; Bodey, G P; Anderson, R L

    1989-01-01

    Twenty-six serotypes of Xanthomonas maltophilia were defined by using 15 antisera described by Hugh and Ryschenkow (R. Hugh and E. Ryschenkow, J. Gen. Microbiol. 26:123-132, 1961) and 11 new antisera. The antisera were prepared by immunizing rabbits with bacterial strains heated at 100 degrees C for 2 h. Twelve antisera required adsorptions with cross-reacting heterologous immunizing strains. We tested 275 clinical and environmental strains of X. maltophilia with 26 antisera by the slide agglutination technique. A total of 259 (94.2%) strains were typeable, with 137 (49.8%) strains agglutinating in three antisera. PMID:2473089

  15. Design and development of a 5 kV isolated solid state switch

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    Holbrook, R. J.; Scapple, R. Y.; Keister, F. Z.; Gooder, S. T.

    1975-01-01

    This paper describes the design and fabrication of a 5000 volt isolated hybrid switch developed by Hughes Aircraft Company under contract to NASA/Lewis. Hughes did the packaging design and NASA did the circuit design. This unique microcircuit is intended for use as a shorting switch for large extraterrestrial solar cell arrays. The packaging design for the 5 kV isolated hybrid switch is different from most hybrid microcircuits in that it utilizes a compartmentalized plastic case (a portion of which is encapsulated), is not hermetic, and is designed for high voltage operation.

  16. Advanced HF anti-jam network architecture

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    Jackson, E. M.; Horner, Robert W.; Cai, Khiem V.

    The Hughes HF2000 system was developed using a flexible architecture which utilizes a wideband RF front-end and extensive digital signal processing. The HF2000 antijamming (AJ) mode was field tested via an HF skywave path between Fullerton, CA and Carlsbad, CA (about 100 miles), and it was shown that reliable fast frequency-hopping data transmission is feasible at 2400 b/s without adaptive equalization. The necessary requirements of an HF communication network are discussed, and how the HF2000 AJ mode can be used to support those requirements is shown. The Hughes HF2000 AJ mode system architecture is presented.

  17. Complete NACA Muroc Staff of 1947, in front of the XS-1 and B-29

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1947-01-01

    The NACA Muroc Contingent in October 1947 in front of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 and Boeing B-29 launch aircraft. Standing left to right: Le Roy Proctor, Jr., Don Borchers, Harold Nemecek, Phyllis Actis Rogers, Milton McLaughlin, Roxanah Yancey, Arthur 'Bill' Vernon, Dorothy Clift Hughes, Naomi C. Wimmer, Frank Hughes, John Mayer, Elmer Bigg, De E. Beeler. Kneeling left to right: Charles Hamilton, Joseph Vensel, Herbert Hoover, Hubert Drake, Eugene Beckwith, Walter Williams, Harold Goodman, Howard Lilly, John Gardner.

  18. Mesh Optimization

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-01-01

    AD-A277 644 ARAI !: ’ Mesh Optimization Technical Report # 93-01-01 Hughes Hoppe, Tony DeRose, Tom Duchamp , John McDonald and Werner Stuetzle DTIC...SrECT3D I 94 i 31 108 Mesh Optimization Technical Report # 93-01-01 Hughes Hoppe, Tony DeRose, Tom Duchamp , John McDonald and Werner Stuetzle Department...1:1. Januairy 1991. [2] T. DeRose. 11. Hoppe, T. Duchamp . .1. McDonald. and NV. Stuetzle. Fitting of surfaces to scattered data. ,PIE, 1830:212-220

  19. First record of the bigeye shiner (Notropis boops) from West Virginia

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    Welsh, Stuart; Cincotta, Daniel A.; Raesly, Richard L.

    2016-01-01

    We report a population of Bigeye Shiner Notropis boops in the South Fork Hughes River drainage of the Little Kanawha River, West Virginia. A total of 27 individuals of N. boops were collected during five sampling efforts from 1999 to 2005. These specimens represent an addition to the state fauna, a distributional record for the Little Kanawha River, and an eastern range extension for this species on the Appalachian Plateau, West Virginia. Notropis boops in the South Fork Hughes River drainage likely represents a native population.

  20. Thermal Video Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    Hughes Aircraft Corporation's Probeye Model 3300 Thermal Video System consists of tripod mounted infrared scanner that detects the degree of heat emitted by an object and a TV monitor on which results are displayed. Latest addition to Hughes line of infrared medical applications can detect temperature variations as fine as one-tenth of a degree centigrade. Thermography, proving to be a valuable screening tool in diagnosis, can produce information to preclude necessity of performing more invasive tests that may be painful and hazardous. Also useful in verifying a patient's progress through therapy and rehabilitation.

  1. Isogeometric Variational Multiscale Large-Eddy Simulation of Fully-developed Turbulent Flow over a Wavy Wall

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-09-01

    Isogeometric Variational Multiscale Large-Eddy Simulation of Fully-developed Turbulent Flow over a Wavy Wall K. Chang, T.J.R. Hughes, and V.M. Calo...Reference: K. Chang, T.J.R. Hughes, and V.M. Calo, "Isogeometric Variational Multiscale Large-Eddy Simulation of Fully-developed Turbulent Flow over a...REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2011 to 00-00-2011 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Isogeometric Variational Multiscale Large-Eddy Simulation of Fully

  2. Design and development of a 5 kV isolated solid state switch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holbrook, R. J.; Scapple, R. Y.; Keister, F. Z.; Gooder, S. T.

    1975-01-01

    This paper describes the design and fabrication of a 5000 volt isolated hybrid switch developed by Hughes Aircraft Company under contract to NASA/Lewis. Hughes did the packaging design and NASA did the circuit design. This unique microcircuit is intended for use as a shorting switch for large extraterrestrial solar cell arrays. The packaging design for the 5 kV isolated hybrid switch is different from most hybrid microcircuits in that it utilizes a compartmentalized plastic case (a portion of which is encapsulated), is not hermetic, and is designed for high voltage operation.

  3. Reconnaissance bedrock geology of the southeastern part of the Kenai quadrangle, Alaska: A section in Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1998

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    Bradley, Dwight C.; Wilson, Frederic H.

    2000-01-01

    We present a new reconnaissance geologic map of the southeastern part of the Kenai quadrangle that improves on previously published maps. Melange of the McHugh Complex is now known to form a continuous strike belt that can be traced from the Seldovia to the Valdez quadrangle; a problematic 75-km-long gap in the McHugh Complex in the Kenai and Seldovia quadrangles does not exist. An Eocene near-trench pluton underlies a range of nunataks in Harding Icefield.

  4. Very high speed integrated circuit /VHSIC/ antijam communications chipset and brassboard demonstration

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bowers, G. F.

    1982-10-01

    Three Hughes VHSIC chips for use in digital anti-jam communications systems are described. These chips will be produced in CMOS/SOS using the Hughes 1.25 micron SOS III process. Common features of four digital communications system applications are reviewed. The advantage of spread spectrum signal processing in a jamming environment is identified. The paper then describes the architecture of each signal processing chip type, their performance design goals, and their use in a demonstration with the Army's PLRS/JTIDS Hybrid System as a prototype battlefield information distribution system.

  5. Application of a partial differential equation in image processing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Huijuan; Yin, Zengqian; Wan, Jingyu; Pang, Juan

    2008-03-01

    Edge detection is realized by using a FitzHugh Nagumo model which is one type of partial differential equations. This model has three types of dynamic, excitable, Turing/Hopf bifurcation, and bistable. In the excitable region the model can realize the edge detection. In the simulation only one image is processed in order to confirm the effect of control parameters on the edge detection. A satisfying effect of edge detection can be obtained by choosing appropriate control parameters. By comparing with other operators it is found that the FitzHugh Nagumo model is superior to Canny operator, Prewitt operator, Roberts operator, and Sobel operator on edge detection.

  6. Hydrogeologic characteristics of four public drinking-water supply springs in northern Arkansas

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Galloway, Joel M.

    2004-01-01

    In October 2000, a study was undertaken by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Health to determine the hydrogeologic characteristics, including the extent of the recharge areas, for Hughes Spring, Stark Spring, Evening Shade Spring, and Roaring Spring, which are used for public-water supply in northern Arkansas. Information pertaining to each spring can be used to enable development of effective management plans to protect these water resources and public health. An integrated approach to determine the ground-water characteristics and the extent of the local recharge areas of the four springs incorporated tools and methods of hydrology, structural geology, geomorphology, geophysics, and geochemistry. Analyses of discharge, temperature, and water quality were completed to describe ground-water flow characteristics, source-water characteristics, and connectivity of the ground-water system with surface runoff. Water-level contour maps were constructed to determine ground-water flow directions and ground-water tracer tests were conducted to determine the extent of the recharge areas and ground-water flow velocities. Hughes Spring supplies water for the city of Marshall, Arkansas, and the surrounding area. The mean annual discharge for Hughes Spring was 2.9 and 5.2 cubic feet per second for water years 2001 and 2002, respectively. Recharge to the spring occurs mainly from the Boone Formation (Springfield Plateau aquifer). Ground-water tracer tests indicate the recharge area for Hughes Spring generally coincides with the surface drainage area (15.8 square miles) and that Hughes Spring is connected directly to the surface flow in Brush Creek. The geochemistry of Hughes Spring demonstrated variations with flow conditions and the influence of surface-runoff in the recharge area. Calcite saturation indices, total dissolved solids concentrations, and hardness demonstrate noticeable differences with flow conditions reflecting the

  7. 78 FR 14569 - Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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    2013-03-06

    ... November 29, 2012 350002 Docket No.: B-1274). (12-06-1889P). Berry, Mayor, City of Building Services... Docket No.: B- Unincorporated areas The Honorable Mary Horn, Denton County December 10, 2012 480774 1274.... ] Virginia Arlington, (FEMA Docket No.: B- Unincorporated areas The Honorable Mary Hughes 2100...

  8. Can This Marriage Be Saved? The Future of "Neuro-Education"

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    Schrag, Francis

    2013-01-01

    Neuro-education, a new frontier for educational researchers, has its passionate advocates and equally passionate detractors. Some philosophers, including Noel Purdy and Hugh Morrison, Andrew Davis, and Ralph Schumacher, have argued that the entire enterprise is misguided. I evaluate and challenge their arguments. This permits me to articulate my…

  9. Payload specialists in training for STS 51-L in mockup and integration lab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1986-01-01

    Payload specialists in training for STS 51-L take a break in Shuttle emergency egress training at JSC's mockup and integration laboratory. Left to right are Gregory Jarvis of Hughes, Sharon Christa McAuliffe and Barbara Morgan of the Teacher in Space Project.

  10. 78 FR 52433 - Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2013

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    2013-08-23

    ... rulemaking, user information, and international activities. 47 U.S.C. 159(a). \\4\\ In FY 2013, the... accurately reflect the regulatory activities of current Commission full time employees (FTEs).\\6\\ \\5\\ Table 1.... Association . EchoStar Satellite Operating EchoStar and DISH. Company and Hughes Network Systems, LLC and...

  11. To Establish a National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; Hearings before the Select Subcommittee on Education...on H.R. 8839 and H.R. 908...

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1969

    Testimony relative to establishing a National Commission on Libraries and Information Science as given in two committee sessions is presented in the form of verbatim oral questions and answers, prepared statements, letters and supplemental materials. Major prepared statements are by: (1) Joseph Becker, (2) Frederick Burkhardt, (3) Hugh L. Carey,…

  12. Aligning Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Evaluation Approaches

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    Askew, Karyl; Beverly, Monifa Green; Jay, Michelle L.

    2012-01-01

    The authors, three African-American women trained as collaborative evaluators, offer a comparative analysis of collaborative evaluation (O'Sullivan, 2004) and culturally responsive evaluation approaches (Frierson, Hood, & Hughes, 2002; Kirkhart & Hopson, 2010). Collaborative evaluation techniques immerse evaluators in the cultural milieu…

  13. Situated Learning through Social Networking Communities: The Development of Joint Enterprise, Mutual Engagement, and a Shared Repertoire

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    Mills, Nicole

    2011-01-01

    Scholars praise social networking tools for their ability to engage and motivate iGeneration students in meaningful communicative practice, content exchange, and collaboration (Greenhow, Robelia, & Hughes, 2009; Ziegler, 2007). To gain further insight about the nature of student participation, knowledge acquisition, and relationship development…

  14. Improving Underrepresented Minority Student Persistence in STEM

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    Estrada, Mica; Burnett, Myra; Campbell, Andrew G.; Campbell, Patricia B.; Denetclaw, Wilfred F.; Gutiérrez, Carlos G.; Hurtado, Sylvia; John, Gilbert H.; Matsui, John; McGee, Richard; Okpodu, Camellia Moses; Robinson, T. Joan; Summers, Michael F.; Werner-Washburne, Maggie; Zavala, MariaElena

    2016-01-01

    Members of the Joint Working Group on Improving Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) Persistence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)--convened by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute--review current data and propose deliberation about why the academic "pathways"…

  15. Teaching Mathematics by Comparison: Analog Visibility as a Double-Edged Sword

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    Begolli, Kreshnik Nasi; Richland, Lindsey Engle

    2016-01-01

    Comparing multiple solutions to a single problem is an important mode for developing flexible mathematical thinking, yet instructionally leading this activity is challenging (Stein, Engle, Smith, & Hughes, 2008). We test 1 decision teachers must make after having students solve a problem: whether to only verbally discuss students' solutions or…

  16. Underpinning the STEM Agenda through Technological Textiles? An Exploration of Design Technology Teachers' Attitudes

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    Hughes, Chris; Bell, Dawne

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses ongoing research into the role of design and technology education in emerging post industrial economies. Previous work (Hughes et al., 2010) focused on the changing characteristics of textiles technology in modern times and discussed how this could inform a design and technology curriculum related to the needs of a modern…

  17. For David and All Children with Autism: From a Father's and Researcher's Perspective

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    Lowe, R. Sandlin, III

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author shares his journey with autism which began when his son, David Braxton Hughes Lowe, was diagnosed in September of 2005. It was the confirmation of suspicions that he had had since he was about a year old. As a father and a physician, this was a particularly disheartening sequence of events. Over the next few months, he…

  18. First records of Nocomis biguttatus (Hornyhead Chub) from West Virginia discovered in museum voucher specimens

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Welsh, Stuart; Cincotta, Daniel A.; Starnes, Wayne C.

    2013-01-01

    Specimens of Nocomis biguttatus (Hornyhead Chub) from South Fork Hughes River (Little Kanawha River drainage, WV) were discovered in two museum lots at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. These accessions, collected in 1960 and 1966, represent an addition to the state fauna and are the first distribution records for this species from the Appalachian Plateau, WV

  19. Effectiveness of An Essay Writing Strategy for Post-Secondary Students with Developmental Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Therrien, William J.; Hua, Youjia; Hendrickson, Jo M.; Shaw, Julia W.; Hughes, Charles A.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of the ANSWER Strategy (Hughes, Schumaker, & Deshler, 2005) in improving the essay composition skills of post-secondary students with developmental disabilities. The six-step strategy incorporated analyzing essay prompts, creating an outline, generating an essay response, and reviewing the answer. The…

  20. Does Executive Function Matter for Preschoolers' Problem Behaviors?

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    Hughes, Claire; Ensor, Rosie

    2008-01-01

    Early problem behaviors are associated with a variety of cognitive deficits: in verbal ability, executive function (EF) and theory of mind (ToM). Previous studies with different age-groups yield contrasting results: for 2-year-olds, ToM skills appear particularly salient (Hughes & Ensor, 2006), but for 4-year-olds EF appears more important…

  1. Effects of a Social Skills Intervention among High School Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism and Their General Education Peers

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    Hughes, Carolyn; Golas, Melissa; Cosgriff, Joseph; Brigham, Nicolette; Edwards, Caitlin; Cashen, Kelly

    2011-01-01

    Incorporating general education peers into social skills instructional programs has been effective at increasing social interaction of high school students with intellectual disabilities and autism with their classmates. In this study, communication book use (Hughes et al., 2000), combined with providing the opportunity to interact, was associated…

  2. Effects of a Computerized Program on Use of the Test-Taking Strategy by Secondary Students with Disabilities

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    Lancaster, Paula E.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Lancaster, Sean J. C.; Deshler, Donald D.

    2009-01-01

    Students with disabilities must meet many testing demands, given the current emphasis on accountability and state competency testing. The purpose of this project was to develop and field test a computerized program to teach the Test-Taking Strategy (Hughes, Schumaker, Deshler, & Mercer, 1988) to secondary-level students with disabilities. The…

  3. Longing to Be Langston

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    Callier, Durell M.

    2011-01-01

    This article is an autoethnodrama, which originally began as a workshop piece coming to fruition as an enacted staged reading at the University of Illinois during Fall 2011. As an ethnodrama, the article explores the author's educational journey, pivoting around one of his fondest childhood memories reciting a Langston Hughes poem. Interwoven…

  4. Measures for Assessing Student Attitudes toward Older People

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    Lin, Xiaoping; Bryant, Christina; Boldero, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    Measuring medical and allied health students' attitudes towards older people has been identified as an important research area. The present study compared the use of implicit and explicit attitude measures. Sixty-five undergraduates completed one explicit measure, the Fraboni Scale of Ageism (FSA), (Fraboni, Saltstone, & Hughes, 1990) and one…

  5. Thinking Differentially: A Response to Issues in Differential Response

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    Fluke, John D.; Merkel-Holguin, Lisa; Schene, Patricia

    2013-01-01

    This is a response to the document by Hughes et al. in this issue that offers a critique of the status of differential response (DR). We find the document to be helpful in intent, but do not find that it reflects scientifically sound methods, and contains many mischaracterizations of the status, impetus, research, and evaluation of DR to date. We…

  6. Petrography and Mineralogy of Northwest Africa 3222: Magmatically Zoned Augite-Bearing Ureilite with only Little Carbon

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    Inoue, M.; Mikouchi, T.; Goodrich, C. A.

    2016-08-01

    We report petrography and mineralogy of a new augite-bearing ureilite NWA 3222. It is similar to Hughes 009 and FRO 90054 in some textural and chemical properties. However, NWA 3222 is distinct in terms of the presence of chemical zoning in augite.

  7. Focus on: Hendra virus in Australia.

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    Hughes, Kristopher

    2014-11-29

    Cases of Hendra virus infection in horses in Australia have been seen regularly since the virus was first isolated in 1994. Kristopher Hughes, associate professor of equine medicine at Charles Sturt University in Australia, gives an overview of how knowledge of the virus has developed in the past 20 years. British Veterinary Association.

  8. A Follow-Up of Mathematics Interventions for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Maccini, Paula; Mulcahy, Candace A.; Wilson, Michael G.

    2007-01-01

    This article extends a previous review of the literature (Maccini & Hughes, 1997) on mathematics interventions for secondary school students with learning disabilities (LD). A systematic review of the literature from 1995 to 2006 yielded 23 articles that met the criteria for inclusion. It was determined that a number of practices demonstrated…

  9. Color-Coded Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Ewoldt, Kathy B.; Morgan, Joseph John

    2017-01-01

    A commonly used method for supporting the writing of students with learning disabilities (LD), graphic organizers have been shown to effectively support instruction for students with LD in a variety of content areas (Dexter & Hughes, 2011). Students with LD often struggle with the process of developing their ideas into organized sentences; the…

  10. Invited Commentary on "Issues in Differential Response"

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    Vaughan-Eden, Viola; Vandervort, Frank E.

    2013-01-01

    Ronald Hughes and his colleagues have written a groundbreaking article on child welfare's use of differential response. Their research addresses the matter from a "lessons learned" and "ways to improve" approach. Our comments focused on three key issues: (1) the importance of evidence-based practice; (2) the recognition…

  11. Project UNIFY. National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Newsletter. Volume 22, Number 1

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    Duckenfield, Marty, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    The "National Dropout Prevention Newsletter" is published quarterly by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Special Olympics Project UNIFY (Andrea Cahn); (2) The Impact of Project UNIFY; (3) Project UNIFY Brings Youth Together to Learn and Graduate (William H. Hughes); (4)…

  12. The Development and Implementation of a New Medical Biology Major Including Physiology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goodman, Barbara E.; Koster, Karen L.; Swanson, David L.

    2015-01-01

    In response to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Association of American Medical Colleges Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians (SFFP) report and a concern for better preparing undergraduates for future doctoral programs in the health professions, the deans of the College of Arts and Sciences and Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences of…

  13. Using Assessment to Improve Learning in the Biochemistry Classroom

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    Loertscher, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, major drivers of undergraduate science education reform including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have called on college and university instructors to take a more scientific approach to their teaching. Although many biochemistry instructors are gaining confidence in using…

  14. Washback in Language Assessment

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    Green, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    This paper reviews the progress made in washback studies over the quarter century since Hughes' (1989) placed it at the centre of his textbook "Testing for Language Teachers." Research into washback and the development of models of washback are described and an agenda is suggested for test developers wishing to build washback into…

  15. Impact of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Mathematics and Biology on the Development of a New Course Integrating Five STEM Disciplines

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    Caudill, Lester; Hill, April; Hoke, Kathy; Lipan, Ovidiu

    2010-01-01

    Funded by innovative programs at the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Richmond faculty in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science teamed up to offer first- and second-year students the opportunity to contribute to vibrant, interdisciplinary research projects. The result was…

  16. Designing Vocational and Technical Teacher Education for the 21st Century: Implications from the Reform Literature. Information Series No. 368.

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    Lynch, Richard L.

    Vocational-technical teacher education has followed a different preparation path since the Smith-Hughes Act established a separate system for vocational training. This path has been increasingly challenged by end-of-the-century changes in the workplace and new knowledge about teaching and learning. This paper reviews reform initiatives in teacher…

  17. Erratum.

    PubMed

    1987-11-13

    In Eliot Marshall's article "Reinventing the space truck" (News & Comment, 16 Oct., p. 266), the photo identification was reversed. The Martin Marietta rocket design was on the right, and the Hughes Aircraft design was on the left. Also, the Air Force's Space Division is in Los Angeles, not Denver.

  18. Individual Differences in Growth in Executive Function across the Transition to School Predict Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors and Self-Perceived Academic Success at 6 Years of Age

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    Hughes, Claire; Ensor, Rosie

    2011-01-01

    Building on an existing latent variable analysis of executive function (EF) in children (N=191, 57% boys and 43% girls) making the transition to school (Hughes et al. (2010), "Developmental Neuropsychology", vol. 35, pp. 20-36), the current study both documented average developmental improvements from 4 to 6 years of age and examined individual…

  19. Validity of Memory Tasks across the WJ III COG, NEPSYII, and WRAML-2 in a Mixed Clinical Sample of Children: Applicability to Four Neurocognitive Theories

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    Psimas, J. Lynsey

    2012-01-01

    Current research regarding the neurocognitive construct of memory in children and adolescents within clinical populations is insufficient (Hughes & Graham, 2002). Controversial theories of memory have led to divergent hypotheses about the construct of memory. Based on current disparity regarding the theoretical paradigm of memory, it cannot be…

  20. Educational Cooperatives. PREP-23

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    National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

    Dr. Larry W. Hughes and Dr. C. M. Achilles of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, conducted a national survey for the Office of Education on educational cooperatives--studying and reporting on the nature and kind of cooperative endeavors, their organization, governance, financial arrangements, services, and personnel. Their study focused upon…