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  1. [Topic on clinical anthropology in scientific activity of docent Antanas Adomaitis].

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    Tutkuviene, Janina

    2006-01-01

    The present paper is dedicated to docent Antanas Adomaitis, anatomist and anthropologist, former member of editorial board of journal "Medicina", on the occasion of his 65th birthday and 40 years of scientific activity. First publications of Antanas Adomatis appeared in the 1960s, and now the list of his scientific publications exceeds 140 in number. The research field of docent Antanas Adomaitis is wide and covers problems from growth and development to physical status of adult people and its changes associated with a particular period. However, his most important scientific works are in the field of clinical anthropology. Antanas Adomaitis investigated growth and maturation under pathological circumstances, body composition of adult people, prevalence of obesity, growth diversity and secular trend: in 1975 he defended his thesis entitled "Physical development and sexual maturation of children with congenital heart defects" for the degree of Doctor of Medicine, later focused on growth and development of children with congenital facial anomalies, also blind and weak-sighted children. Recently docent together with the other scientists of our Department investigates growth variety of children from different towns and rural areas of Lithuania. Antanas Adomaitis collected probably most anthropological data on Lithuanians (children and adults)--this is ponderable contribution to Lithuanian auxology and clinical anthropology, valuable material for the future researches of growth and maturation, also physical status of adult people and secular trend.

  2. More Carrots than Sticks: Antanas Mockus's Civic Culture Policy in Bogota

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    Buendia, Felipe Cala

    2010-01-01

    The son of a Lithuanian artist, Antanas Mockus was the president of the National University in Colombia before he became mayor of Bogota in 1995. As mayor, he transformed the city into a huge classroom, not only bringing to his administration a new view of governing but also transforming the way people exercised their citizenship. Mockus resorted…

  3. More Carrots than Sticks: Antanas Mockus's Civic Culture Policy in Bogota

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    Buendia, Felipe Cala

    2010-01-01

    The son of a Lithuanian artist, Antanas Mockus was the president of the National University in Colombia before he became mayor of Bogota in 1995. As mayor, he transformed the city into a huge classroom, not only bringing to his administration a new view of governing but also transforming the way people exercised their citizenship. Mockus resorted…

  4. More carrots than sticks: Antanas Mockus's civic culture policy in Bogotá.

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    Buendía, Felipe Cala

    2010-01-01

    The son of a Lithuanian artist, Antanas Mockus was the president of the National University in Colombia before he became mayor of Bogotá in 1995. As mayor, he transformed the city into a huge classroom, not only bringing to his administration a new view of governing but also transforming the way people exercised their citizenship. Mockus resorted to a creative communicative and pedagogical effort to change the citizens' hearts and minds in favor of peaceful coexistence and legal compliance. Symbols, metaphors, and humor became the language through which the administration would enforce its measures to deal with urban violence. Unconventional techniques, such as a symbolic vaccine against domestic violence and the use of mimes to control traffic circulation and create a sense of shame among those who committed infractions, helped to stop crime and develop a new sense of citizenship.

  5. Emergency Protection from Aerosols

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-07-01

    70, November-December 1976. 4. Personal communication from Fred Mynatt , ORNL, December 3, 1979, re Kemeny Commission staff reports. 5. G. A. Cristy...Library 71. R. A. Lorenz 48. S. I. Auerbach 72. A. L. Lotts 49. J. A. Auxier 73. A. P. Malinauskas 50. R. E. Brooksbanks 74. F. R. Mynatt 51. T. J. Burnett

  6. Spectroscopic studies on the interaction of phosphate with uteroferrin.

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    Doi, K; Gupta, R; Aisen, P

    1987-05-25

    The effect of phosphate on the binuclear iron center of pink (reduced) uteroferrin was examined by magnetic resonance and optical spectroscopy. The purple (oxidized) protein, which contains 1 mol of tightly bound phosphate per mol of enzyme at isolation, does not give rise to a 31P NMR signal. Phosphate binding to phosphate-stripped pink uteroferrin is indistinguishable from that in the native purple phosphoprotein. As measured by EPR and optical spectroscopy, the rate of reaction between phosphate and pink uteroferrin is pH-dependent, decreasing as the pH increases. Phosphate is capable of binding to the reduced protein between pH 3 and 7.8, resulting in formation of the purple uteroferrin-phosphate complex. Evans susceptibility measurements at pH 4.9 indicate that the EPR silent species with a maximum absorption at 535 nm, generated upon phosphate addition to pink uteroferrin, is diamagnetic. Moreover, phosphate causes disappearance of the hyperfine-shifted resonances in the 1H NMR spectra of the reduced protein. We therefore have not been able to identify the paramagnetic "purple reduced enzyme-phosphate complex" reported by Pyrz et al. (Pyrz, J. W., Sage, J. T., Debrunner, P. G., and Que, Jr., L. (1986) J. Biol Chem. 261, 11015-11020) using Mossbauer spectroscopy and dithionite-reduced 57Fe-reconstituted uteroferrin. Our present data with native unmodified enzyme are in accord with our earlier results (Antanaitis, B. C., and Aisen, P. (1985) J. Biol. Chem. 260, 751-756) and with the results of Burman et al. (Burman, S., Davis, J. C., Weber, M. J., and Averill, B. A. (1986) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 136, 490-497) on bovine spleen phosphatase, suggesting that phosphate binding to reduced protein rapidly induces oxidation of the binuclear iron center.

  7. Stable isotopes in Lithuanian bioarcheological material

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    Skipityte, Raminta; Jankauskas, Rimantas; Remeikis, Vidmantas

    2015-04-01

    Investigation of bioarcheological material of ancient human populations allows us to understand the subsistence behavior associated with various adaptations to the environment. Feeding habits are essential to the survival and growth of ancient populations. Stable isotope analysis is accepted tool in paleodiet (Schutkowski et al, 1999) and paleoenvironmental (Zernitskaya et al, 2014) studies. However, stable isotopes can be useful not only in investigating human feeding habits but also in describing social and cultural structure of the past populations (Le Huray and Schutkowski, 2005). Only few stable isotope investigations have been performed before in Lithuanian region suggesting a quite uniform diet between males and females and protein intake from freshwater fish and animal protein. Previously, stable isotope analysis has only been used to study a Stone Age population however, more recently studies have been conducted on Iron Age and Late medieval samples (Jacobs et al, 2009). Anyway, there was a need for more precise examination. Stable isotope analysis were performed on human bone collagen and apatite samples in this study. Data represented various ages (from 5-7th cent. to 18th cent.). Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis on medieval populations indicated that individuals in studied sites in Lithuania were almost exclusively consuming C3 plants, C3 fed terrestrial animals, and some freshwater resources. Current investigation demonstrated social differences between elites and country people and is promising in paleodietary and daily life reconstruction. Acknowledgement I thank prof. dr. G. Grupe, Director of the Anthropological and Palaeoanatomical State Collection in Munich for providing the opportunity to work in her laboratory. The part of this work was funded by DAAD. Antanaitis-Jacobs, Indre, et al. "Diet in early Lithuanian prehistory and the new stable isotope evidence." Archaeologia Baltica 12 (2009): 12-30. Le Huray, Jonathan D., and Holger

  8. EDITORIAL Light-induced material organization Light-induced material organization

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    Vainos, Nikos; Rode, Andrei V.

    2010-12-01

    horizons to production processing (Koroleva et al). The use of femtosecond lasers enables polymerization for flexible production of micro-optics and integrated optics (Malinauskas et al). Laser beams of moderate intensity are used to create surface relief patterning in polymer and hybrid matter (Babeva et al) while the use of optimized acrylamide photopolymers results in submicron holographic structures (Trainer et al). In a different concept, the application of laser radiation forces in soft polymer matter offers intriguing, yet unexplored, means for the organization of dense structures and filaments in polymer solutes, pointing to nonlinear optical applications (Anyfantakis et al). Finally, high laser intensities are used for the processing of soft polymer and hybrid matter. In the two modes of operation available, laser-induced forward transfer of polymers is a promising alternative for the creation of controlled structures (Palla-Papavlu et al), while ablative structuring creates interfaces with enhanced properties by excimer laser irradiation at the deep ultraviolet 193 nm and 157 nm wavelengths (Athanasekos et al). Such methods provide flexible tools for the fabrication of optimized photonic sensor structures based on hybrid nanocomposites incorporating diffractive optic interfaces, a technology enabling the recent advent of remote point sensing of chemical and physical agents by light (Vasileiades et al). A substantial part of this work has been supported in the framework of COST MP0604 Action `Optical Micro-Manipulation by Nonlinear Nanophotonics' of the European Science Foundation. We are confident that this collection of papers on light-induced material organization will guide the reader in this emerging field, inspire the interested scientific community and stimulate further research and innovation in this exciting and growing field.