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Barel, A; Calomme, M; Timchenko, A; De Paepe, K; Paepe, K De; Demeester, N; Rogiers, V; Clarys, P; Vanden Berghe, D
Chronic exposure of the skin to sunlight causes damage to the underlying connective tissue with a loss of elasticity and firmness. Silicon (Si) was suggested to have an important function in the formation and maintenance of connective tissue. Choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid ("ch-OSA") is a bioavailable form of silicon which was found to increase the hydroxyproline concentration in the dermis of animals. The effect of ch-OSA on skin, nails and hair was investigated in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. Fifty women with photodamaged facial skin were administered orally during 20 weeks, 10 mg Si/day in the form of ch-OSA pellets (n=25) or a placebo (n=25). Noninvasive methods were used to evaluate skin microrelief (forearm), hydration (forearm) and mechanical anisotropy (forehead). Volunteers evaluated on a virtual analog scale (VAS, "none=0, severe=3") brittleness of hair and nails. The serum Si concentration was significantly higher after a 20-week supplementation in subjects with ch-OSA compared to the placebo group. Skin roughness parameters increased in the placebo group (Rt:+8%; Rm: +11%; Rz: +6%) but decreased in the ch-OSA group (Rt: -16%; Rm: -19%; Rz: -8%). The change in roughness from baseline was significantly different between ch-OSA and placebo groups for Rt and Rm. The difference in longitudinal and lateral shear propagation time increased after 20 weeks in the placebo group but decreased in the ch-OSA group suggesting improvement in isotropy of the skin. VAS scores for nail and hair brittleness were significantly lower after 20 weeks in the ch-OSA group compared to baseline scores. Oral intake of ch-OSA during the 20 weeks results in a significant positive effect on skin surface and skin mechanical properties, and on brittleness of hair and nails.
... Puerto Rico, a swimming event. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1, 2013... navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation establishes a swim area, where all persons and vessels, except those participating in the race or vessels patrolling the...
Kathy Nado delivers a presentation on Participatory Exploration on May 25, 2010, at the NASA Exploration Enterprise Workshop held in Galveston, TX. The purpose of this workshop was to present NASA'...
Taylor, Yuki Io
This dissertation examines how the Japanese particles "nado", "toka", and "tari" which all may be translated as "such as", "etc.", or "like" behave differently in written and spoken discourse. According to traditional analyses (e.g. Martin, 1987), these particles are assumed to be Exemplifying Particles (EP) used to provide concrete examples to…
Charles, Claire; Mahoney, Caroline; Fox, Brandi; Halse, Christine
This study responds to Nado Aveling's call in "Anti-racism in Schools: A question of leadership?" ("Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education," 2007, 28(1), 69-85) for further investigation into racism in Australian schools. Aveling's interview study concluded that an overwhelming number of school principals…
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Seguro, C; Sau, F; Cherchi, A
The influence of cardioselectivity and/or intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA) of betablockers on hemodynamic antihypertensive effect and on left ventricular (LV) dimensions and function was studied by echocardiography in 72 hypertensive patients, mean age 43 years. After 15 days of placebo, active therapy was given for 1 month: acebutolol (ACEB, n: 16, 400-800 mg/day), atenolol (ATEN, n: 16, 50-100 mg/day), pindolol (PIND, n: 13, 15-30 mg/day), timolol (TIMO, n: 15, 10-20 mg/day) and nadolol (NADO, n: 12, 80-160 mg/day). All betablockers showed effective antihypertensive activity. Betablockers without ISA (ATEN, TIMO, NADO) reduced cardiac output (p less than 0.05), those with ISA (ACEB, PIND) decreased total peripheral resistance (p less than 0.01 and p less than 0.05 respectively). Independently from ISA, cardioselective betablockers (ATEN, ACEB) increased LV end diastolic dimension and stroke volume (p less than 0.05). LV mass was not changed, although interventricular septum thickness decreased after TIMO and NADO (p less than 0.05). LV function, as assessed by fractional shortening, was not impaired by any betablocker.
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Nailor, Tarlton, and Cassidy1 3 have reported more miscarriages and birth defects among pregnancies occurring in women residing in the Love Canal area...Disserta- tion, State University of New York at Albany, 1976. 13. Nailor, M.G., Tarlton, F., Cassidy, J.J. Love Canal : Public Health Time Bomb - a...literature include natural disasters such as a dam bursting, 3 a tor- nado,6 a smog episode,7 floods,8 ,9 ,10,11,12 man-made disasters such as the Love
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Austin, James H
Zen Buddhist meditative practices emphasize the long-term, mindful training of attention and awareness during one's ordinary daily-life activities, the shedding of egocentric behaviors, and the skillful application of one's innate compassionate resources of insight-wisdom toward others and oneself. This review focuses on how such a comprehensive approach to training the brain could relate to a distinctive flavor of Zen: its emphasis on direct experience, with special reference to those major acute states of awakening that create deep transformations of consciousness and behavior. In Japanese, these advanced states are called kensho and satori. Ten key concepts are reviewed. They begin by distinguishing between the concentrative and receptive forms of meditation, noticing the complementary ways that they each train our normal "top-down" and "bottom-up" modes of attentive processing. Additional concepts distinguish between our two major processing pathways. The self-centered, egocentric frame of reference processes information in relation to our body (our soma) or to our mental functions (our psyche). The other-centered frame of reference processes information anonymously. Its prefix, allo- simply means "other" in Greek. Subsequent concepts consider how these useful Greek words-ego/allo, soma/psyche-correlate with the normal functional anatomy of important thalamo ↔ cortical connections. A plausible model then envisions how a triggering stimulus that captures attention could prompt the reticular nucleus to release GABA; how its selective inhibition of the dorsal thalamus could then block both our higher somatic and psychic cortical functions; so as to: (a) delete the maladaptive aspects of selfhood, while also (b) releasing the direct, all-inclusive, globally-unified experience of other. Two final concepts consider how the long-term meditative training of intuitive functions relates to certain kinds of word-free spatial tasks that involve insightful creative
Austin, James H.
Zen Buddhist meditative practices emphasize the long-term, mindful training of attention and awareness during one's ordinary daily-life activities, the shedding of egocentric behaviors, and the skillful application of one's innate compassionate resources of insight-wisdom toward others and oneself. This review focuses on how such a comprehensive approach to training the brain could relate to a distinctive flavor of Zen: its emphasis on direct experience, with special reference to those major acute states of awakening that create deep transformations of consciousness and behavior. In Japanese, these advanced states are called kensho and satori. Ten key concepts are reviewed. They begin by distinguishing between the concentrative and receptive forms of meditation, noticing the complementary ways that they each train our normal “top–down” and “bottom–up” modes of attentive processing. Additional concepts distinguish between our two major processing pathways. The self-centered, egocentric frame of reference processes information in relation to our body (our soma) or to our mental functions (our psyche). The other-centered frame of reference processes information anonymously. Its prefix, allo- simply means “other” in Greek. Subsequent concepts consider how these useful Greek words—ego/allo, soma/psyche—correlate with the normal functional anatomy of important thalamo ↔ cortical connections. A plausible model then envisions how a triggering stimulus that captures attention could prompt the reticular nucleus to release GABA; how its selective inhibition of the dorsal thalamus could then block both our higher somatic and psychic cortical functions; so as to: (a) delete the maladaptive aspects of selfhood, while also (b) releasing the direct, all-inclusive, globally-unified experience of other. Two final concepts consider how the long-term meditative training of intuitive functions relates to certain kinds of word-free spatial tasks that involve
Walther, Christa G; Whitfield, Robert; James, David C
The biopharmaceutical production process relies upon mammalian cell technology where single cells proliferate in suspension in a chemically defined synthetic environment. This environment lacks exogenous growth factors, usually contributing to proliferation of fibroblastic cell types such as Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. Use of CHO cells for production hence requires a lengthy 'adaptation' process to select clones capable of proliferation as single cells in suspension. The underlying molecular changes permitting proliferation in suspension are not known. Comparison of the non-suspension-adapted clone CHO-AD and a suspension-adapted propriety cell line CHO-SA by flow cytometric analysis revealed a highly variable bi-modal expression pattern for cell-to-cell contact proteins in contrast to the expression pattern seen for integrins. Those have a uni-modal expression on suspension and adherent cells. Integrins showed a conformation distinguished by regularly distributed clusters forming a sphere on the cell membrane of suspension-adapted cells. Actin cytoskeleton analysis revealed reorganisation from the typical fibrillar morphology found in adherent cells to an enforced spherical subcortical actin sheath in suspension cells. The uni-modal expression and specific clustering of integrins could be confirmed for CHO-S, another suspension cell line. Cytochalasin D treatment resulted in breakdown of the actin sheath and the sphere-like integrin conformation demonstrating the link between integrins and actin in suspension-adapted CHO cells. The data demonstrates the importance of signalling changes, leading to an integrin rearrangement on the cell surface, and the necessity of the reinforcement of the actin cytoskeleton for proliferation in suspension conditions.
Orozco-Cabal, Luis Felipe; Herin, David
Resumen Introducción La impulsividad es un rasgo de personalidad multidimensional relacionado con el control del comportamiento y las emociones. Está presente de manera diversa en los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, particularmente, en la bulimia nerviosa (BN). Aunque la relación entre la impulsividad y BN ha sido objeto de numerosas investigaciones, en la actualidad se desconocen los sustratos neurobiológicos de esta relación. Objetivos Discutir críticamente la evidencia que sugiere que las alteraciones en los sistemas neuronales relacio-nados con las funciones ejecutivas, con la formación de preferencias y con la regulación de los estados emocionales sirven como base para el rasgo de personalidad impulsiva, así como su estado en subgrupos de pacientes con BN. Métodos Búsqueda selectiva de la literatura relevante. Resultados y conclusiones Esta discusión ilustra la complejidad de la relación entre la impulsividad y BN, donde la impulsividad actúa como un factor de vulnerabilidad que puede sensibilizar al sujeto con BN a estados emocionales negativos, durante los cuales modifica el impacto de estímulos internos y externos sobre el comportamiento y su regulación, favoreciendo así patrones de comportamiento maladaptativos e inflexibles. PMID:19838321
Robalo, Raquel; Pedroso, Célia; Amaral, Njila; Soares, Clara
Introdução: A morte fetal tardia é um acontecimento que se mantém na prática diária, apesar de protocolos de vigilância pré-natal e intraparto. Objectivo: Análise dos factores que contribuíram para a causa principal ou condições associadas a morte fetal tardia num período de 10 anos Métodos: Coorte retrospectiva de 208 gestações tardias simples, cujo parto em unidade terciária de cuidados perinatais resultou no nascimento de um nado morto, num período de dez anos. Através de consulta de processo clínico foram analisados dados clínicos, laboratoriais e resultados de estudo anatomo-patológico feto-placentário. Resultados: A incidência de morte fetal tardia foi de 3,5 por cada 1000 nascimentos. Não foram encontradas quaisquer tendências na incidência de MF tardia ao longo do tempo de estudo. Em 12 (5,8%) casos a morte fetal foi um acontecimento intraparto e 72 (35%) eram gestações de termo. Em 14% a gravidez não foi vigiada. A IG média de diagnóstico foi 34 semanas. A principal causa de morte associou-se a patologia fetal, tendo sido identificados factores fetais em 59 casos, destes 25% foram considerados leves para a idade gestacional. Em 24.5% dos casos a causa de morte foi inexplicada. Identificaram-se factores de risco materno em 21% dos casos, a patologia hipertensiva foi frequente e foi associada a idade gestacional precoce (p = 0,028). Conclusões: Não houve oscilações na incidência de morte fetal tardia ao longo dos dez anos avaliados. A incidência foi de 3,5‰, idêntica à descrita em países desenvolvidos. Cerca de um quarto das mortes fetais foram inexplicadas. A patologia materna mais frequente foi a hipertensão crónica.