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(1) Using Hypothesis Testing in Medical Packaging Validation  Article

Software programs can simplify sample-size determination for validation protocols.

(2) New Fossil Cercopithecoids from the Late Miocene of As Sahabi, Libya  Article

Source: Garyounis Scientific Bulletin, 2008, Special Issue, No. 5

Authors: Brenda R. Benefit, Monte McCrossin, Noel T. Boaz, and Paris Pavlakis

From the Introduction
The discovery of two new well-preserved Old World monkey specimens at As Sahabi by the East Libya Neogene Research project during 2007 adds significantly to our knowledge of early stages in cercopithecoid evolution.

(3) The Effects of Time and Habitat Differences on the Dentition of VICTORIAPITHECUS MACINNESI from Middle Miocene Deposits at Maboko  Poster

Authors: Brenda Benefit and Elizabeth Lynch, New Mexico State University

Introduction
In this study we compare molar size and shape in 15 mya samples of Victoriapithecus from three stratigraphic levels at Maboko Island.  Our goal is to determine whether differences exist between samples from these three levels and whether observed size or shape differences reflect differences in habitat or time.

(4) Calibration of an FTIR Spectrometer for Measuring Carbon  Book preview

Author: Peter C. Pancratz

Source: Statistical Case Studies for Process Improvement edited by Veronica Czitrom and Patrick D. Spagon, ASA–SIAM Series on Statistics and Applied Probability

Introduction
The following case study shows how design of experiments, statistical process control, and ordinary least squares regression each play a role in the calibration of a Digilab SQ-200 FTIR apparatus...

(5) A Case Study of Teaching Statistics in Environmental Science Studies  Article

Authors: Carmen Capilla and Amparo Montesinos, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Abstract
...This work considers the current situation of environmental science studies in Spain and discusses the role of statistics in them. A course organization and its teaching methodology, in which theory and practice has been integrated, is presented.

(6) Statistical Multivariate Analysis of Melon Shape: A Case Study using Near Isogenic Lines  Article

Authors: J.P. Fernández-Trujillo, J. Obando, J.A. Martínez, A. Alarcón, I. Eduardo, A.J. Monforte, P. Arús

Source: ISHS Acta Horticulturae 674: III International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Agri-Food Chain; MODEL-IT

Abstract
...The aim of our melon project is to increase the knowledge on the genetics of fruit market and fruit quality traits...

(7) Reliability Analysis of a Mine Production System - A Case Study  Article

Authors: Kumar, U.; Huang, Y.

Source: Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, 1993

Summary
At the LKAB Kiruna Iron Ore Mine in Sweden, reliability and maintainability analysis techniques have been gradually accepted as standard tools for planning and operation of automatic and complex mining systems since the mid-1980s. The reliability analysis and modeling of the production system at the Kiruna mine are discussed...

(8) Does elision account for molecular saturation: Case study based on mitochondrial ribosomal DNA among Characiform fishes (Teleostei: Ostariophysii)  Article

Authors: Nicolas Hubert, Céline Bonillo, Didier Paugy

Source: Molecular Phylogenics and Evolution, 2005

(9) Computer-Assisted Discrepancy Management - A Case Study in Research Transfer to Industry  Article

Authors: Javier Andrade, Juan Ares, Santiago Rodrigues, Francsico J. López

Summary
This paper reports on the "repackaging" and transfer to industry of research results in Viewpoint-Based Requirements Engineering (VBRE)...

(10) Probabilistic assessment of forest biomass storage times and its effect on cost: a beech biomass case study  Article

Source: Forest Products Journal

Abstract
The storage time of beech forest biomass units in northern Greece were recorded through time studies in different stands, at the roadside, and at the mill yard. Probability distribution of each recorded storage time was assessed...

(11) Teaching Statistics to Engineers: An Innovative Pedagogical Experience  Article

Authors: R. Romero, A. Ferrer, C. Capilla, L. Zunica, S. Balasch, V. Serra, and R. Alcover,Polytechnic University of Valencia

Source: Journal of Statistics Education v.3, n.1

Abstract
In recent years, the growing consciousness of the importance of statistics in the training of engineers has been accompanied in the western world by an increasing dissatisfaction with the teaching of statistics in universities...

(12) Bioavailability of Cadmium in Food and Water: A Case Study on the Derivation of Relative Bioavailability Factors for Organics and Their Relevance to the Reference Dose  Article

Authors: William L. Ruoff, Gary L. Diamond, Susan F. Velazquez, William M. Stiteler, Daniea J. Gefell

Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 20, 139-160

Abstract
Published studies in which rats were exposed to CdCl2 in standard chow or drinking water were analyzed to compare the relative bioavailability of cadmium from the two media. Relative bioavailability was assessed from estimates of the rate of accumulation of cadmium in kidney cortex or liver...

(13) Fault and cause diagnosis of casting defects: A case study  Article

Authors: F. B. J. Sweeting, W. R. Thorpe, A. N. Pettitt

Source: Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Volume 8 Issue 2, pages 79-91, 2007

Abstract
The product selected for detailed study was a cored grey iron disc, cast in a five cavity mould, subject to rejection at a highly variable rate. The behaviour of process variables in the sub-systems of green sand, core making, metal pouring and metallurgical composition was analysed to detect any statistically significant correlations with the incidence of blisters, which was the predominant cause of rejection...

(14) The Comparative Effectiveness of Teaching English Grammar with the Help of Textbook and by Using Group Work Activities  Full document

Author: Aisha Bibi

Source: Pakistan Research Repository

Abstract
The problem under study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of teaching English grammar with the help of textbook (deductive method) and by using group work activities (inductive teaching model)...

(15) Long-term Fluctuations of the Ice Cover of the Baltic Sea

Authors: Ago Jaani, Igor Libin, Mykolas Mikalajūnas, Jorge Pérez-Peraza

Source: Geografijos metraštis, 1999

Introduction
...In this paper an attempt for defining the evolution trends of the variation of the ice cover of the Baltic Sea is made.

Article

(16) Demand Forecasting and Production Planning for Highly Seasonal Demand Situations: Case Study of a Pressure Container Factory  Article

Authors: Pisal Yenradee, Anulark Pinnoi, Amnaj Charoenthavomying

Source: ScienceAsia 27 (2001): 271-278

Abstract
This paper addresses demand forecasting and production planning for a pressure container factory in Thailand, where the demand patterns of individual product groups are highly seasonal...

(17) An application of design of experiments for optimization of plastic injection molding processes  Article

Author: Shad Dowlatshahi

Source: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Abstract
Making improvements in products or in processes can be one of the most challenging tasks confronting an organization. This paper uses design of experiment (DOE) to identify causes of defects associated with plastic injection molding processes at the early phases of designing processes and operations... 

(18) Hydrochemical Aspects of the Flooding of the Mine Königstein - A Water Mixing Model for Recognizing the Influence of Groundwater by Contaminated Water  Document

Authors: Karl-Otto Zeißler, Kerstin Nindel and Thomas Hertwig

Source: Uranium in the Environment: Mining Impact and Consequences Springer, 2006

Abstract
A water mixing model has been developed which supports the decision for evaluating the influence of groundwater by contaminated water...The model has been implemented in a software program and tested on the basis of the flooding data of the mine Königstein.

(19) Bringing Sterilization Inside  Article

Author: David B. Vogel

Source: Medical Design Technology

Abstract
...The selection of a sterilization method, the cycle development, and the process validation performed by the company’s microbiology and research teams provide a practical case study for manufacturers contemplating upgrading or bringing their own sterilization processes in-house.

(20) Production yield analysis in the poultry processing industry  Article

Authors: Derk Somsen, Anthony Capelle and Johannes Tramper

Source: Journal of Food Engineering, 2004

Abstract
The paper outlines a case study where the PYA-method (production yield analysis) was implemented at a poultry-slaughtering line, processing 9000 broiler chicks per hour. It was shown that the average live weight of a flock of broilers could be used to predict the maximum production yield of the parts (fillet, legs, wings, etc.)...

(21) Hydration Kinetics of Rice Kernels under Vacuum and Pressure  Article

Authors : Marcelo O. Bello, Marcela P. Tolaba, Constantino Suárez, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Source: International Journal of Food Engineering, 2008

Abstract
Hydration of rough rice under vacuum (0.01, 0.03, 0.06, 0.08 MPa) and pressure (0.25, 0.4, 0.55 and 0.7 MPa) was conducted at 15°, 35° and 55°C. As a reference, hydration tests at each temperature and atmospheric pressure were also conducted...

(22) Investigations on indoor radon in Austria, Part 1: Seasonality of indoor radon concentration  Article

Authors: Peter Bossew and Herbert Lettner

Source: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 98, Issue 3, December 2007, Pages 329-345

Abstract
In general, indoor radon concentration is subject to seasonal variability. The reasons are to be found (1) in meteorological influence on the transport properties of soil, e.g. through temperature, frozen soil layers and soil water saturation; and (2) in living habits, e.g. the tendency to open windows in summer and keep them closed in winter, which in general leads to higher accumulation of geogenic Rn in closed rooms in winter...

(23) Forecasting malaria incidence based on monthly case reports and environmental factors in Karuzi, Burundi, 1997–2003  Article

Authors: Alberto Gomez-Elipe, Angel Otero, Michel van Herp, and Armando Aguirre-Jaime

Source: Malaria Journal, V. 6, 2007

Background
The objective of this work was to develop a model to predict malaria incidence in an area of unstable transmission by studying the association between environmental variables and disease dynamics.

(24) Safety and accessibility effects of code modifications and traffic calming of an arterial road  Article

Authors: Lars Leden, Per-Erik Wikström, Per Gårder, and Peter Rosander

Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Volume 38, Issue 3, May 2006, Pages 455-461

Abstract

The European Road E12 through the community center of Storuman, Sweden was reconstructed in 1999 and 2000. Pedestrian walkways, traffic islands, chicanes of a type referred to as “Danish buns”, a roundabout and a two-directional cycle track along the E12 were installed...

(25) Using two multivariate methods for line congestion study in transmission systems under uncertainty  Article

Authors: S. Deladreue, F. Brouaye, P. Bastard, L. Peligry

Source: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,Volume 18, Issue 1, Feb 2003 Page(s): 353 - 358

Summary
Two multivariate methods (correlation analysis and principal components analysis) are used to forecast which lines may be simultaneously congested...

(26) Modeling the spatio-temporal diffusion of health technology: the case of MRI in Spain.  Article

Author: Monteagudo JL, Lazaro P

Source: International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Meeting.

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To develop and test a mathematical model describing the dynamic of early stages of technology diffusion processes by considering spatial propagation on geographical domains with different local growth characteristics. This tool would be useful for health technology management applications such as forecasting the adoption of new techniques, analysis of influential factors, and the evaluation of policy measures...

(27) Evaluation of respiratory gases and acid-base gradients in human fetal fluids and uteroplacental tissue between 7 and 16 weeks' gestation.  Article

Authors: Jauniaux, Eric MD, PhD; Watson, Adrian PhD; Burton, Graham MD

Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Abstract
Objective: Our purpose was to evaluate the changes in intrauterine gases and acid-base gradients inside the human fetoplacental unit at 7 to 16 weeks' gestation...

(28) Influence of long-term spaceflight on neuromechanical properties of muscles in humans  Article

Authors: Daniel Lambertz, Francis Goubel, Rustem Kaspranski, and Chantal Pérot

Source: Journal of Applied Physiology

Abstract
Reflex and elastic properties of the triceps surae (TS) were measured on 12 male cosmonauts 28-40 days before a 3- to 6-mo spaceflight, 2 or 3 days after return (R+2/+3) and a few days later (R+5/+6). H reflexes to electrical stimulations and T reflexes to tendon taps gave the reflex excitability at rest...

(29) Business process redesign in healthcare: Facing the technical challenge  Article

Author: Rob J.B. Vanwersch

Source: Master's thesis: Eindhoven

Abstract
...This research aims at developing and validating a set of process redesign heuristics for application in those situations where patient participation is intensive throughout the healthcare process...A case study at the Catharina-hospital Eindhoven evaluates whether the extended set of redesign heuristics can be successfully applied.

(30) Effect of crosslinking method on collagen fiber-fibroblast interactions  Article

Authors: Lisa D. Bellincampi, Michael G. Dunn

Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Abstract
...In this study, we evaluated the effects of crosslinking on collagen fiber-fibroblast interactions in vitro...

(31) Changes in Water Chemistry Along the Course of Two Rivers with Different Hydrological Regimes  Article

Authors: P. Zieliński, A. Górniak, T. Suchowolee

Source: Polish Journal of Environmental Studies

Abstract
Chemical composition of water and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) levels were investigated over two large rivers in NE Poland, with different hydrological regimes...

(32) The Role of Credit Rationing in Czech Agriculture - The Case of Large Agricultural Enterprises  Article

Author: L. Čechura, Czech University of Agriculture

Abstract
This article is concerned with the analysis of the role of credit rationing in Czech agriculture on the case of large agricultural enterprises...

(33) Statistical Development of Quality in Medicine  Textbook

Authors: Per Winkel and Nien Fan Zhang

Source: John Wiley and Sons, 2007

Abstract
statistical Development of Quality in Medicine presents the statistical concepts behind the application of industrial quality control methods. Filled with numerous case studies and worked examples, the text enables the reader to choose the relevant control chart, to critically apply it, improve it if necessary, and monitor its stability...

(34) Detection of Internal Cracks in Manchego Cheese Using the Acoustic Impulse-Response Technique and Ultrasounds  Article

Authors: T. Conde, A. Mulet, G. Clemente and J. Benedito

Source: Journal of Dairy Science

Abstract
Nowadays, due to the more global nature of markets, the commercialization of cheese relies on the high quality of the product. Internal defects such as cracks or flaws may affect quality. Two different nondestructive inspection techniques (ultrasonic and acoustic experiments) were used to detect cracks in Manchego cheese...

(35) Effect of acute exercise on low molecular weight thiols in plasma  Article

Authors: A. Zinellu, S. Sotgia, M. A. Caria, F. Tangianu, G. Casu, L. Deiana, C. Carru

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Abstract
An important defense against free radicals is represented by plasma low molecular weight (LMW) thiols that compose a dynamic system of reduced and oxidized forms able to act as a buffer redox system. This study examined the effect of an acute graded exercise bout on LMW thiols in 16 young subjects (six sedentaries and 10 athletes)...

(36) The Velocity of Soccer Kicking and the Laterality of the Lower Extremities  Article

Authors: F. Vaverka, M. Janura, and M. Elfmark

Source: Biomechanics, ACTA Press

Abstract
The laterality of the lower extremities is a very important factor influencing the efficiency of soccer players . The main purpose of this research is to focus on the study of differences in the maximum velocity of the soccer ball kicked with the preferred and non-preferred leg and the kinematic variables of the kick...

(37) Influence Stress on the Training Process of the Horses  Article

Authors: Halo, M., Strapák, P., Hollý, A., Mylneková, E., Kovalčík, E., Horný, M.

Source: Slovak University of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry

Abstract
Etological and physiological tests were realized on 48 horses. They were observed following activities: spontaneous kinetic activity, voice display, the elimination behavior (excretion and urination), and motionless standing. The horses were observed in 40 minute periods during the morning hours...

(38) A study of the discomfort associated with tennis shoes   Article

Authors: S. Llana;  G. Brizuela;  J. V. Dura; A. C. Garcia

Source: Journal of Sports Sciences

Abstract
Subjective tests based on information gathered using 'discomfort questionnaires' have been used widely in ergonomics. In this study, we used a similar method to examine the discomfort associated with the footwear worn in tennis matches. A sample of 146 tennis players from a population of approximately 4000 completed the questionnaire...

(39) Guide to Methods and Tools for Safety Analysis in Air Traffic Management  Article

Authors: GAIN Working Group B: Analytical Methods and Tools

Source: Flight Safety Foundation

Forward
This guide to methods and tools is intended for air traffic control/management service providers, air traffic system developers, air traffic rules and procedures specialists, or air traffic safety managers...

(40) Case Study on French, Greek and Romanian Hotel Websites - A Comparative Approach  Article

Authors: Liciniu-Alexandru Kovács, Veronica Rozalia Rus, Cristian-Ioan Chifu

Source: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Business, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Abstract
Tourism develops rapidly and, in some countries, it is a priority for the Government. As a consequence, hotel companies develop too. The Internet and Internet technologies have become affordable and have deeply transformed the hotel industry...

(41) Influence of Foliar Dust Deposition on Ficus Benjamina Variegata Stomatal Conductance  Article

Authors: H. Abo-Rizq, M. Albaho, A. Christopher, B. Thomas, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research

Source: European Journal of Scientific Research, 2008

Abstract
Kuwait is frequently subjected to severe dust storms that may last many days at times in addition to the fact that suspended dust particles is a common problem almost all year round in this part of the world. Indoor plant leaves attract suspended dust and consequently dust deposition and accumulation on leaves may have negative effect on photosynthetic activities and thus growth and development of ornamental indoor plants are effected as a consequence...

(42) SARS Transmission Pattern in Singapore Reassessed by Viral Sequence Variation Analysis  Article

Authors: Jianjun Liu, Siew Lan Lim, Yijun Ruan, Ai Ee Ling, Lisa F. P Ng, Christian Drosten, Edison T Liu, Lawrence W Stanton, and Martin L Hibberd

Source: PLoS Medicine

Background
...We present here a novel application of mass spectrometry (MS)–based technology in characterizing viral sequence variations that overcomes these problems, and we apply it retrospectively to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Singapore.

(43) Multicriteria Evaluation in Coastal Management  Article

Authors: Amalia Moriki, Harry Coccossis, Michael Karydis

Source: Journal of Coastal Research

Abstract
The driving forces of the development of the coastal area of the island of Rhodes (Greece) are examined in relation to the quality of the marine environment. The integrated variables of the system were analyzed by four multidimensional techniques: Multicriteria Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling and Principal Components Analysis...

(44) Forest externalities, demography and rural development in inland Spain  Article

Authors: Sigfredo F. Ortuño Pérez and Angel J. Martín Fernández

Source: Forest Policy and Economics, 2006

Abstract
The maintenance of the rural population, culture and landscape and the conservation of natural resources are the priority objectives of the new European agricultural policy as defined in Agenda 2000 fundamentally through rural development actions aimed at encouraging the diversification of economic activities in the rural environment and the valorisation of existing natural resources and farms...

(45) The place of cultural tourism for Cluj-Napoca, Romania as a tourist destination  Article

Authors: Smaranda Cosma, Adina Negrusa

Source: WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, 2008

Abstract
Tourism industry represents the sector with the highest development at global level. Cultural tourism became an important trend at international level; 60% of the European tourists are interested in cultural discovery...

(46) The development of coastal dunes and their vegetation in Finland  Article

Author: Pirjo Hellemaa

Source: University of Helsinki Department of Geography

Abstract
The area of open coastal dune landscapes and their vegetation is only about 1300 ha and is continuously diminishing. The development of coastal dune fields in the area from Virolahti to Hailuoto is studied here from the literature, maps, aerial photographs and vegetation transect analysis...

(47) On the evolution of blue Cuckoo eggs in Europe  Article

Authors: A. Moksnes, E. Roskaft, T. Tysse

Source: Journal of Avian Biology

Abstract
The aim of the present study was to investigate the question of whether blue Cuckoo Cuculus canorus eggs have evolved as an adaptation for successful parasitism of host species which themselves lay blue eggs...

(48) Determining Traffic Stream Impacts of Radar Detectors Using Microscopic Simulation  Article

Authors:  Marcelo G. Simas de Oliveira, Billy Williams, John D. Leonard II

Source: Journal of Transportation Engineering

Abstract
 ...The case study shows that the efficacy of using radar as a speed reduction strategy is a function of congestion and radar detector density, with the strategy being most effective for volumes levels between 200 and 1,400 vehicles per hour per lane.

(49) Thermal and Temporal Stability of Swimming Performance in the European Sea Bass  Article

Authors: Guy Claireaux, Corey Handelsman, Emily Standen, Jay A. Nelson

Source: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2007

Abstract
...The objective of this study was to broaden our understanding of the relevance of fish swimming performance studies by testing the hypothesis that swimming performance (endurance and sprint) is ontogenetically and temporally stable across fluctuating environmental conditions...

(50) Breeding Biology of the Barn Swallow (Hirundo Ristica) in the Surroundings of Bratislava (Slovakia)  Article

Authors: Zlatica Országhová, Vanda Benická, Karolína Sobeková

Source: Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, 2007

Abstract
The breeding biology of the barn swallow has been studied in the south-eastern part of Brastislava on the right bank of the Danube river during 1993-1995...

(51) Six Sigma for Medical Device Design  Book

Authors: Jose Justiniano, Venky Gopalaswamy

Source: CRC Press, 2004

Summary
For designers of medical devices, the FDA and ISO requirements are extremely stringent. Designers and researchers feel pressure from management to quickly develop new devices, while they are simultaneously hampered by strict guidelines...

(52) Feasibility Study of a New Sternal Closure Device using Tubular Braided Superelastic Nitinol Structures  Article

Authors: Y. Baril, V. Branovski, P. Terriault, R. Cartier

Source: Proceedings of the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference, Boston, 2005

Abstract
To reduce the risk of sternal dehiscence among patients subjected to median steonotomy, a new sternal closure device is developed. This device prevents cuts in and through the sternum bones during aggressive psot-surgery physiological activities such as coughing, deep breathing, and sudden movement...

(53) Integrated Duck-cum-Fish Farming in Bangladesh  Article

Authors: Muhammad A. Latif, Mohammad J. Alam, Mohammad A. Rahman

Source: Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 2007

Abstract
An experiment on integrated duck-cum-fish farming was conducted in 11 ponds of 0.1 ha each at the Fisheries Research Institute, Mymensingh, Bangladesh...

(54) Small-scale dairy farming in the highlands of central Mexico: technical, economic and social aspects and their impact on poverty  Article

Authors: A. Espinoza-Ortega, E. Espinosa-Ayala, J. Bastida-López, T. Castañeda-Martínez and C. M. Arriaga-Jordán

Source: Experimental Agriculture, 2007

Abstract
...The objective of this paper is to analyse the social, productive and economic characteristics of small-scale dairy production systems in the central highlands in the northwest of the State of Mexico...

(55) Increased plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in retinal venous occlusive disease  Article

Authors: Zinellu, Angelo; Pinna, Antonio; Sotgia, Salvatore; Zinellu, Elisabetta; Usai, Maria Franca; Carta, Francesco; Gaspa, Leonardo; Deiana, Luca; Carru, Ciriaco

Source: Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine, 2008.

Abstract
We investigated the levels of the endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), as well as homocysteine and cysteine thiols, in a cohort of subjects affected by retinal vein occlusion (RVO) disease...

(56) Control of Musth in an Asian Elephant Bull (Elephas Maximus) Using Leuprolide Acetate  Article

Authors: Claudio A. de Oliveira, D.V.M., Ph.D., Gary D. West, D.V.M., Richard Houck, D.V.M., and Michelle Leblanc, D.V.M.

Source: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2003

Abstract
The results of long-term administration of leuprolide acetate (LA) depot in a 52-yr-old Asian elephant bull (Elephas maximus) for control of musth are presented...

(57) Effect of Nitrate and Ammonium Ions on the Pigment Content (Xanthophylls, Carotenes and Chilorophylls) of Ramalina Capitata  Article

Authors: M. A. Sanchez-Hoyos and E. Manrique

Source: The Lichenologist (1995), 27 : 155-160 Cambridge University Press

Abstract
Thalli of Ramalina capitata were sprayed with deionized water, 10 mM solutions of KNO3 or NH4Cl, or maintained without any water supply, for 10 days under controlled conditions...

(58) Modelling Wheat Growth and Yield Losses from Late Epidemics of Foliar Diseases using Loss of Green Leaf Area per Layer and Pre-anthesis Reserves  Article

Authors:

Source: Annals of Botany, 2008

Abstract
Crop protection strategies, based on preventing quantitative crop losses rather than pest outbreaks, are being developed as a promising way to reduce fungicide use. The Bastiaans' model was applied to winter wheat crops (Triticum aestivum) affected by leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) and Septoria tritici blotch (STB; Mycosphaerella graminicola) under a range of crop management conditions...

(59) Development of volatile compounds of cava (Spanish sparkling wine) during long ageing time in contact with lees  Article

Authors: M. Riu-Aumatell, J. Bosch-Fusté, E. López-Tamames and S. Buxaderas

Source: Food Chemistry, 2006

Abstract
In order to study the evolution of volatile compounds during long ageing times in contact with lees (more than 2 years), Headspace–solid phase microextraction (HS/SPME) method was applied to different cavas (Spanish Sparkling wine)...

(60) Beer identity in Denmark  Article

Authors: O. Mejlholm and M. Martens

Source: Food Quality and Preference, 2006

Abstract
In this study a sensory profiling and a consumer test including 10 commercially Danish beers were conducted...

(61) Table-Games Revenue Management 

Article

Author: Clayton Peister

Source: Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 2007

Abstract
The application of survival analysis to create a revenue management scheme for a casino’s table games is illustrated...

(62) Effective Risk Management: Keys to Success  Book

Author: Edmund H. Conrow

Preface
The purpose of this book is two-fold: first, to provide key lessons learned that I have documented from performing risk management on a wide variety of programs, and second, to assist you, the reader, in developing and implementing an effective risk management process on your program...

(63) Correlation study using saturated hydrocarbons as a model, of the retention time in GLC and different physico-chemical parameters  Article

Author: E. Cornwell

Source: Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, 2005

Summary
Using a model of 27 saturated hydrocarbons, the logarithm retention times relative to n-hexane were correlated with 11 physico-chemical properties...

(64) Getting Students to Account for Variation in their Analysis of Real ChE Processes  Article

Author: Milo D. Koretsky, Oregon State University

Source: Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition

Abstract
...This paper describes efforts to infuse statistics into the curriculum at Oregon State University...

(65) Changes in the Relative Abundance and Distribution of Gray Whales (Eschrichtius Robustus) in Magdelena Bay, Mexico during an El Niño Event  Article

Authors: S. C. Gardner, S. Chávez-Rosales

Source: Marine Mammal Science, 2006

Abstract
The oceanographic changes during the El Niño and La Niña of 1998–1999 have provided an opportunity to document the effects of these events on the migratory patterns of gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus)...

(66) Satellite-Monitored Movements and Dive Behavior of a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) In Tampa Bya, Florida  Article

Authors: SBruce R. Mate, Kelly A. Rossbach, Sharon L. Nieukirk, Randall S. Wells, A. Blair Irvine, Michael D. Scott, Andrew J. Read

Source: Marine Mammal Science, 2006

Abstract
An adult, female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops trucncatus) was radio tagged and monitored via satellite-based Argos receivers for 25 d from 28 June to 23 July 1990, in Tampa Bay, Florida. A total of 794 transmissions were obtained during 106 satellite passes...

(67) Forecasting Agricultural Commodity Prices using Hybrid Neural Networks  Article

Authors: Tamer Shahwan and Martin Odening

Source: Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance Volume II, SpringerLink, 2007

Abstract
...In this paper, a hybrid model that combines a seasonal ARIMA model and an Elman neural network (ENN) is used to forecast agricultural commodity prices...

(68) Long-term central venous catheters: size and location do matter  Article

Authors: R. Onders, R. Shenk, T. Stellato

Source: The American Journal of Surgery

Abstract
The records of 502 consecutive long-term central venous catheters places in patients while in the operating room over a 1-year period were reviewed and 230 subclavian vein tunneled catheters were analyzed...

(69) The importance of nutrient hot-spots in the conservation and management of large wild mammalian herbivores in semi-arid savannas  Article

Authors: C.C. Grant and M.C. Scholes

Source: Biological Conservation, 2006

Abstract
...The purpose of this study was to examine to what extent favoured forage patches in the Lowveld of South Africa are determined by forage quality and how important these are as forage resources...

(70) DNA technology application procedures in forensic practice: social and ethical conditioning I   Article

Authors: J. J. Gamero, J. L. Romero, J. L. Peralta, F. Corte-Real and M. C. Vide

Source: Progress in Forensic Genetics 10, 2004

Abstract
In the study carried out it is intended, in accordance with the preliminary draft of the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data, that information be gathered concerning the diverse questions regarding DNA analysis and its application in the identification of individuals (sample extraction, laboratory treatment, sample analysis and storage, information from the obtained results, etc.) that different social groups in our country may have...

(71) Follow-Up on Diagnostic Proficiency of Laboratories Equipped To Perform Orthopoxvirus Detection and Quantification by PCR: the Second International External Quality Assurance Study  Article

Authors: Matthias Niedrig, Hermann Meyer, Marcus Panning, and Christian Drosten

Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2006

Abstract
Two years after the first external quality assurance study on bioterrorism-relevant viruses, we have conducted a follow-up study on orthopoxvirus detection by PCR. Thirty-three laboratories (27 European, 4 Austral-Asian, and 2 American) participated. Samples contained 0 to 40,000,000 DNA copies of lyophilized monkeypox, cowpox, and vaccinia virus per ml...

(72) Rapid Detection and Differentiation of Human Pathogenic Orthopox Viruses by a Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Real-Time PCR Assay    Article

Authors: Marcus Panning, Marcel Asper, Stefanie Kramme, Herbert Schmitz and Christian Drosten

Source: Clinical Chemistry, 2004

Abstract
...PCR is a powerful tool to detect and differentiate orthopox viruses, and real-time PCR has the further advantages of rapid turnaround time, low risk of contamination, capability of strain differentiation, and use of multiplexed probes...

(73) Comparison of saccadic eye movements and facility of ocular accommodation in female volleyball players and non-players  Article

Authors: Jafarzadehpur, E.; Aazami, N.; Bolouri, B.

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 2007

Abstract
...
Eighty-three normal females were categorized in four groups; non-players (NP), beginner volleyball players, intermediate and advanced players. Facility of accommodation and far saccade for optotypes at three distances were measured...

(74) Comparison of Surgically Repaired Achilles Tendon Tears Using Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrices  Article

Authors: Mikel Sánchez, MD, Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, Juan Azofra, MD, Isabel Andía, PhD, Sabino Padilla, MD, PhD and Iñigo Mujika, PhD

Source: The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007

Abstract
...Open suture repair in conjunction with a preparation rich in growth factors (PRGF) was performed in 6 athletes and retrospectively compared with a matched group that followed conventional surgical procedure...

(75) Effect of temperature on the respiration rate of forest soil organic layer along an elevation gradient in the Polish Carpathians  Article

Authors: Maria Niklińska and Beata Klime

Source: Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2007

Abstract
The aim of our studies was to determine the relation between temperature and the respiration rate of the forest soil organic layer along an altitudinal gradient while controlling the effects of the soil characteristics... T

(76) In vitro chromium availability in breakfast cereals  Article

Authors: Carmen José Mateos, María Victorina Aguilar and María Carmen Martínez Para

Source: European Food Research and Technology, 2008

Abstract
Chromium (Cr) availability (expressed as percentage dialysed Cr) in breakfast cereals (n = 93) was evaluated by an in vitro method of simulated human gastrointestinal digestion followed by GFAAS measurement of dialysed Cr...

(77) Mapping of ice cream formulation using front-face fluorescence spectroscopy  Article

Authors: C. Granger, J.P. Da Costa, J. Toutain, P. Barey and M. Cansell

Source: International Dairy Journal, 2005

Abstract
Front-face fluorescence spectroscopy was used to characterize 16 ice cream formulations (four fats, two mono-/diglyceride mixtures, and two protein mixtures). Tryptophan fluorescence spectra were recorded directly from the ice cream samples. The discriminant ability of the data was investigated by principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least square (PLS) discriminant analysis...

(78) Tomato purèe quality from transgenic processing tomatoes  Article

Authors: Sebastiano Porretta, Giovanna Poli

Source: International Journal of Science and Food Technology, 2008

Summary 
The quality of tomato purèe prepared from transgenic fruits (Lycopersicon esculentum) which had reduced amounts of polygalacturonase (PG) activity, were evaluated...

(79) Modeling and analysis of the growth of copper dendrites in saturated conditions using a multilevel factorial design analysis    Article

Authors: Wayne Lawson, R.D. Pilkington, A.E. Hill

Source: Microelectronics International, 2007

Abstract
Tracks, pads and vias on printed circuit boards can suffer from a variety of problems, if the surfaces are contaminated with electrically-conducting substances. Aims to model a multilevel full-factorial design to study the effects of temperature, voltage and electrode gap on dendritic growth under saturated conditions, i.e. water droplet contamination...

(80) Mechanics of machining of face-milling operation performed using a self-propelled round insert milling cutter  Article

Authors: Kaushikkumar M. Patel and Suhas S. Joshi

Source: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2006

Abstract
...This paper presents an investigation into the application of rotary tools in a face-milling operation. The work involved analysis of cutting forces and chip characteristics, and the development of analytical as well as conceptual models to predict the cutting forces. It was evident that the proposed model predicts cutting force magnitude with a fair accuracy.

(81) An amylase gene polymorphism is associated with growth differences in the Pacific cupped oyster Crassostrea gigas  Article

Authors: M. Prudence, J. Moal, P. Boudry, J. Y. Daniel, C. Quéré, F. Jeffroy, C. Mingant, M. Ropert, E. Bédier, A. Van Wormhoudt, J. F. Samain and A. Huvet

Source: Animal Genetics, 2006

Abstract
This study investigated the non-neutrality of genetic polymorphism in two alpha-amylase genes (AMYA and AMYB) in the oyster Crassostrea gigas. Bi-parental oyster families, bred to be polymorphic for markers in these genes, were monitored for growth and survival for 1 year under standard culture conditions in two French production sites...

(82) Understanding population history for conservation purposes: population genetics of Saxifraga aizoides (Saxifragaceae) in the lowlands and lower mountains north of the Alps  Article

Authors: Eva Lutz, J. Jakob Schneller and Rolf Holderegger

Source: American Journal of Botany, 2000

Abstract
Several alpine species have outlying populations in the lowlands and lower mountains north of the Alps...A floristic survey of the historic and present distributions and an allozyme investigation were performed on one of these relic species, Saxifraga aizoides...

(83) Genetic Diversity of Eurycoma longifolia Inferred from Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms  Article

Authors: Asiah Osman, Barbara Jordan, Philip A. Lessard, Norwati Muhammad, M. Rosli Haron, Norifiza Mat Riffin, Anthony J. Sinskey, ChoKyun Rha, and David E. Housman

Source: Plant Physiology, 2003

Abstract
...Suitable genetic markers would be very useful for propagation and breeding programs to support conservation of this species, although no such markers currently exist. To meet this need, we have applied a genome complexity reduction strategy to identify a series of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the genomes of several E. longifolia accessions...

(84) A study of 82 extended HLA haplotypes in HFE-C282Y homozygous hemochromatosis subjects: relationship to the genetic control of CD8+ T-lymphocyte numbers and severity of iron overload  Article

Authors: Eugénia Cruz, Jorge Vieira, Susana Almeida, Rosa Lacerda, Andrea Gartner, Carla S. Cardoso, Helena Alves, Graça Porto

Source: BMC Medical Genetics, 2006

Abstract
...The present study was designed with the objective of narrowing the region associated with the setting of CD8+ T-lymphocyte numbers in a population of C282Y homozygous hemochromatosis  subjects, in whom a high prevalence of abnormally low CD8+ T-lymphocyte counts has been described.

(85) Water quality assessment using SVD-based principal component analysis of hydrological data  Article

Author: Petr Praus

Source: VSB-Technical University Ostrava

Abstract
Principal component analysis (PCA) based on singular value decomposition (SVD) of hydrological data was tested for water quality assessment...

(86) Robust and non-parametric statistics in the evaluation of figures of merit of analytical methods  Article

Authors: M. Cruz Ortiz, Ana Herrero, Silvia Sanllorente and Celia Reguera

Source: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2005

Abstract
A set of laboratory practices is proposed in which evaluation of the quality of the analytical measurements is incorporated explicitly by applying systematically suitable methodology for extracting the useful information contained in chemical data. Non-parametric and robust techniques useful for detecting outliers have been used to evaluate different figures of merit in the validation and optimization of analytical methods...

(87) Performance characteristics according to Commission Decision 2002/657/EC in the fluorimetric determination of tetracycline in the absence and in the presence of magnesium  Article

Authors: Noelia Rodríguez, M. Cruz Ortiz, Ana Herrero, Luis A. Sarabia

Source: Luminescence, 2007

Abstract
...In this work, the univariate and multivariate fluorescence determination of tetracycline is performed in the presence and absence of Mg2+, comparing the quality of the analyses through some performance characteristics that, according to Commission Decision 2002/657/EC define the functional qualities of analytical methods...

(88) Time Series Forecasts of Poison Center Call Volume  Article

Authors: Dan Tandberg, Leslie Jones Easom, Clifford Qualls

Source: Clinical Toxicology

Abstract
We tested the hypothesis that time series analysis can provide accurate predictions of future poison center telephone call volume by a prospective stochastic time series modeling of calk to a university-based regional poison center...

(89)  Cleaning for Improved Indoor Air Quality: an Initial Assessment of Effectiveness  Article

Authors: Deborah L. Franke, Eugene C. Cole, Keith E. Leese, Karin K. Foarde and Michael A. Berry

Source: International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health, 2004

Abstract
A study was conducted to characterize the indoor environment of a multifloor, multiuse, nonproblem, noncompliant building through long-term monitoring for biological, chemical, and particulate pollutants. The study also assessed the effects of cleaning on indoor air quality by providing a program to monitor baseline levels, providing a rigorous (deep) cleaning of the building, and then continuing to monitor after implementation of a standardized, improved, cleaning program...

(90) Production of Rhodotorula glutinis: a yeast that secretes α-L-arabinofuranosidase  Article

Authors: Claudio Martínez, Cecilia Gertosio, Angelica Labbe, Rafael Pérez, Maria Angélica Ganga

Source:
Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 2006

Abstract
...To determine improved culture conditions of this organism, different factors of the culture media were evaluated such as the use of peptone as nitrogen source, salts composition, pH and growth temperature. Likewise, beet molasses and beet cosette were tested as industrial carbon sources to induce the production of the enzyme and how they influence the yeast growth...

(91) The use of an 'electronic nose' device to monitor the ripening process of anchovies  Article

Authors: M. J. Vázquez , R. A. Lorenzo & R. Cela

Source: International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2003

Summary
Qualitative changes in flavour profiles that are associated with the ripening of anchovies were investigated. Samples, either commercially processed or ripened on a laboratory scale, were analysed by a device known as an electronic nose, which is based on conductive polymers...

(92) Strategically designed sample composition for fastest screening of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in water samples  Article

Authors: E. Martinez, P. Landin, A. M. Carro, M. P. Llompart and R. Cela

Source: Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2002

Abstract
A new strategy for preparing composite samples of special interest and applicability in environmental screening studies is presented. The use of supersaturated experimental design matrices to conduct the sample composition of water sample specimens in screening studies is demonstrated...

(93) On the Performance of Workflow Processes with Distributed Actors: Does Place Matter?    Article

Authors: Hajo A. Reijers, Minseok Song and Byungduk Jeong

Source: Business Process Management, SpringerLink, 2007

Abstract
...In this paper, we evaluate the effects on the performance of a workflow process in an organizational setting where actors are geographically distributed...

(94) Root cause analysis based maintenance policy  Article

Authors: Cher Ming Tan, Nagarajan Raghavan

Source: International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 2007

Abstract
The paper seeks to ease the implementation of predictive maintenance policy in industry using the root cause analysis technique, and to compare the reliability and cost effectiveness of root cause based maintenance (RCBM) relative to conventional corrective maintenance (CM).

(95) DNA fingerprinting using AFLP markers to search for markers associated with yield attributes in the silkworm, Bombyx mori  Article

Authors: Duverney A. Gaviria, Enrique Aguilar, Herman J. Serrano and Alvaro H. Alegria

Source: Journal of Insect Science, 2006

Abstract
This study was carried out on 11 Chinese and 12 Japanese silkworm strains maintained by the Center for the Technological Development of Sericulture (CDTS) germplasm bank, located in Pereira, Colombia. The goals were to determine the genetic population structure of the two groups and the association between molecular markers (AFLPs) and important productivity characters...

(96) How Does Roasting Process Influence the Retention of Coffee Aroma Compounds by Lyophilized Coffee Extract?  Article

Authors: López-Galilea, I. Andriot, I. de Peña, M. P. Cid, C. Guichard, E.

Source: Journal of Food Science, 2008

Abstract
The aims of this study were (1) to study the effect of lyophilized coffee extract on the retention of aroma compounds and (2) to study if aroma compounds selected are differently affected by the lyophilized coffee extracts obtained from conventional and Torrefacto coffee brews prepared by filter coffeemaker and by espresso coffee machine...

(97) Inspection Frequency Optimization Model for Degrading Flowlines on an Offshore Platform  Article

Authors: Saurabh Kumar, Rajiv Dandotiya, Rajesh Kumar, Uday Kumar   

Source: International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 2008

Abstract
...In this paper, an inspection frequency optimization model has been developed which can be used effectively by the inspection and maintenance personnel in the industry to estimate the number of inspections/optimum preventive maintenance time required for a degrading component at any age or interval in its lifecycle at a minimum total maintenance cost...

(98) Central Composite Design in a Refinery's Wastewater Treatment by Air Flotation  Article

Authors: F. Rigas, P. Panteleos, C. Laoudis

Source: Global Nest, The Int. Journal, 2000

Abstract
Water resulting from the dewatering process of petroleum storage tanks was treated in a pilot separator to investigate the effectiveness of the combined action of a coagulant (aluminum sulfide) and a cationic flocculant (NALCO 71403). Central composite design of experiments was used to construct second order response surfaces for the turbidity, suspended solids and oil content as optimization parameters...

(99) Assessment of hearing loss in elderly people: the feasibility of a nurse administered screening test  Article

Author: Deborah Newman MSc BSc RGN

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2006

Abstract
This paper examines the findings and implications of an exploratory study which was designed to determine the feasibility of a nurse administered hearing screen test for elderly patients Theoretical and practical considerations which influenced the design of the hearing assessment test (HAT) and the method of the study are discussed A sample of 27 elderly hospital inpatients, with a mean age of 81 years, participated in the study...

(100) Preferential flow in simulated greenhouse golf putting green profiles as affected by aeration and two soil moisture regimes  Article

Authors: Nektarios, Panayiotis A.; Petrovic, A. Marty; Steenhuis, Tammo S.

Source: Soil Science, 2007

Abstract
...Forty-eight lysimeters located in a greenhouse were established to simulate greens constructed of sand or existing sandy clay soil. The movement of blue dye was observed under two moisture regimes for three aeration practices (shallow hollow tines, deep drill, and high-pressure water injection) and a nonaerated control...

(101) Metabolic reaction after concentric and eccentric endurance-exercise of the knee and ankle  Article

Authors: Horstmann, Thomas; Mayer, Frank; Maschmann, Jens; Niess, Andreas; Roecker, Kai; Dickhuth, Hans-Herrmann

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2001.

Abstract
Power training plays an essential part in many sport disciplines. The importance of eccentric power training remains a matter of controversial discussion. The objective of this study was therefore to investigate the difference in metabolic reaction between eccentric and concentric stress in comparable work...

(102) Backpacks on! Schoolchildren's Perceptions of Load, Associations With Back Pain and Factors Determining the Load.  Article

Authors: Negrini, Stefano MD; Carabalona, Roberta DIPEng

Source: Spine, 2002

Abstract
A cross-sectional study was conducted...to investigate schoolchildren's subjective perceptions of their daily backpack loads, to ascertain whether an association exists between these sensations or the load itself and back pain, and to identify the school, family, and personal factors that determine the backpack load, and that might, with a view to primary prevention, be addressed with specific interventions...

(103) Characterization and mapping of dwelling types for forest fire prevention  Article

Authors: Corinne Lampin-Maillet, Marielle Jappiot, Marlène Long, Denis Morge and Jean-Paul Ferrier

Source: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 2008

Abstract
In a context of risk of forest fire, the development of actions concerning wildfire prevention and land management is necessary and essential particularly in wildland–urban interfaces (WUI). The term ‘WUI’ always includes components such as human presence and wildland vegetation...

(104) Temperature Limit Values For Touching Cold Surfaces with the Fingertip  Article

Authors: Geng, Q.; Holmer, I.; Hartog, Den E. A.; Havenith, G.; Jay, O.; Malchaire, J.; Piette, A. 5; Rintamaki, H.; Rissanen, S.

Source: Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 2006

Abstract
At the request of the European Commission and in the framework of the European Machinery Directive, research was performed in five different laboratories to develop specifications for surface temperature limit values for the short-term accidental touching of the fingertip with cold surfaces. Data were collected in four laboratories with a total of 20 males and 20 females performing a grand total of 1655 exposures...

(105) Staphylococcus epidermidis: A differential trait of the fecal microbiota of breast-fed infants  Article

Authors: Esther Jiménez, Susana Delgado, Antonio Maldonado, Rebeca Arroyo, Mar Albújar, Natalia García, Manel Jariod, Leonides Fernández, Adolfo Gómez, and Juan M Rodríguez

Source: BMC Microbiology, 2008

Abstract
Breast milk is an important source of staphylococci and other bacterial groups to the infant gut. The objective of this work was to analyze the bacterial diversity in feces of breast-fed infants and to compare it with that of formula-fed ones...

(106) Neurosteroids: Cerebrospinal Fluid Levels for Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia Diagnostics

Authors: Sae-Bom Kim, Martin Hill, Yonk-Tae Kwak, Richard Hampl, Do-Hyun Jo, Robert Morfin

Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2003

Abstract
A neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with significantly higher dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)...

Article

(107) Using human activity data in exposure models: Analysis of discriminating factors

Authors: Thomas Mccurdy and Stephen E Graham

Source: Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 2003

Abstract
This paper tests factors thought to be important in explaining the choices people make in where they spend time. Three aggregate locations are analyzed: outdoors, indoors, and in-vehicles for two different sample groups: a year-long (longitudinal) sample of one individual and a cross-sectional sample of 169 individuals from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Consolidated Human Activity Database (CHAD)...

Article

(108) Comparison of visual acuity in reduced lumination and facility of ocular accommodation in table tennis champions and non-players

Authors: Ebrahim Jafarzadehpur and Mohammad R. Yarigholio

Source: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2004

Abstract
A table tennis player should fixate at different distances: track the objects with different speed, and in different visual environment... Twenty-nine young table tennis champions and 29 normal matched non-players (did not take part in any racket sports game) were evaluated...

Article

(109) Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy

Authors: Wolfgang E. Paulus, M.D., Mingmin Zhang, M.D., Erwin Strehler, M.D., Imam El-Danasouri, Ph.D., and Karl Sterzik, M.D.

Source: Fertility and Sterility, 2002

Objective
To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction therapy (ART) by comparing a group of patients receiving acupuncture treatment shortly before and after embryo transfer with a control group receiving no acupunture.

Article

(110) Phosphorus Analysis at Archaeological Sites: An Optimization of the Method and Interpretation of the Results  Article

Authors: A. Sánchez, M. L. Cañabate, R. Lizcano

Source: Archaeometry, 2007

Abstract
The application of phosphorus analysis to archaeological contexts can be considerably improved through ultrasonic extraction and the statistical evaluation of results through an analysis of variance...This paper describes the features of these tools and provides a practical case: the Late Neolithic—Early Copper phase of the site 'Polideportivo'in Martos, southern Spain.

(111) Geostatistical analysis of the spatial structure of acidity and organic carbon in zonal soils of the Russian plain  Article

Authors: P. Krasilnikov & V. Sidorova

Source: Soil Geography and Geostatistics, 2008

Abstract
This chapter considers geostatistical parameters of variation in pH values (in the aqueous and saline extracts) and organic carbon content in the zonal series of the Russian plain soils...

(112) Analysis of the temporal and spatial disease progress of Bemisia tabaci-transmitted Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus and Cucumber vein yellowing virus in cucumber  Article

Authors: Ruiz, L.; Janssen, D.; Martin, G.; Velasco, L.; Segundo, E.; Cuadrado, I. M.

Source: Plant Pathology, 2006

Abstract
The
temporal and spatial spread of disease symptoms were monitored in experimental plastic-covered greenhouses during six consecutive cucumber plantings from 2000 to 2002. Using linear regression analysis of 46 disease-progress curves, the Gompertz model best described the CYSDV epidemics in 2000, whereas the logistic model best described the development of CYSDV and CVYV epidemics in 2001 and 2002...

(113) Optimization of a Long-Term Monitoring Program at an Arizona Superfund Site  Presentation

Authors: Catherine Schladweiler and Malcolm Pirnie, 2004

Goal
Determine the most efficient frequency and distribution of sampling points that will allow evaluation of the extraction and containment system.

(114) Response of clonal growth in Phyllostachys praecox f. prevernalis to changing light intensity  Article

Authors: Chunlei Yue, Jie Chang, Kuihong Wang and Yinmei Zhu

Source: Australian Journal of Botany, 2004

Abstract
The morphological plasticity and biomass allocation pattern of clones of Phyllostachys praecox f. prevernalis were studied at four light intensities of 100, 70, 50 and 30% of sunlight. The results showed that ramet number and total biomass of clones were positively linearly correlated with light intensity...

(115) Ellagic acid content in strawberries  Article

Authors: Williner M.R.; Pirovani M.E.; Güemes D.R.

Source: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2003

Abstract
...The objective of this study was to determine the ellagic acid content in strawberries compared with that in other common fruits and to evaluate its variability, the effects of ripening stage, and the tissue and seasonal variability in selected cultivars widely grown in Argentina...

(116) Nitrogen Oxide and Methane Emissions under Varying Tillage and Fertilizer Management  Article

Authors: Rodney T. Venterea, Martin Burger and Kurt A. Spokas

Source: Journal of Environmental Quality, 2005

Abstract
...This study demonstrates that N2O emissions can represent a substantial component of the total GHG budget of reduced tillage systems, and that interactions between fertilizer and tillage practices can be important in controlling non-CO2 GHG emissions.

(117) Comparison of Potassium Fertilizer Products and Amounts on DPL555BR Cotton, 2003  Article

Authors: Michael D. Rethwisch, Mark Reay, Aron Quist, Tim Cox, Jessica Grudovich, Jessica Wellman

Source: Arizona Cotton Report, 2004

Abstract
This experiment was initiated to compare differing potassium levels applied at planting and at first bloom to help ascertain the effects of potassium on cotton yields and quality under local conditions.

(118) Biological variability of the minutiae in the fingerprints of a sample of the Spanish population  Article

Authors: Esperanza Gutiérrez, Virginia Galera, Jose Manuel Martínez and Concepción Alonso

Source: Forensic Science International, 2007

Abstract
...Using the adhesive paper and graphite method, the fingerprints of 200 students, 100 males and 100 females, with ages ranging between 20 and 35, have been taken at the University of Alcala (Madrid). From this sample, the distal phalanx of the index finger of the right hand has been studied...

(119) Discriminant function sexing of fragmentary and complete femora: standards for contemporary Croatia  Article

Authors: Šlaus, M; Strinovic, D; Škavic, J; Petrovecki, V

Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2003

Abstract
...This paper establishes standards for determining sex from fragmentary and complete femurs in a modern Croatian population...

(120) Patterns of variation across primates in jaw-muscle electromyography during mastication  Article

Authors: Christopher J. Vinyard, Christine E. Wall, Susan H. Williams and William L. Hylander

Source: Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2008

Abstract
....We combine data on jaw-muscle electromyography (EMG) collected during mastication from 14 species of primates and one of treeshrews to assess patterns of neuromuscular variation in primates...

(121) Chemical characterization of majolica from 14th–18th century production centers on the Iberian Peninsula: a preliminary neutron activation study   Article

Authors: Javier Garcia Iñañez, Robert J. Speakman, Jaume Buxeda i Garrigós and Michael D. Glascock

Source: Journal of Archaeological Science, 2008

Abstract
...A preliminary study of Spanish-produced majolica was conducted on a set of 246 samples from the 12 primary majolica production centers on the Iberian Peninsula...

(122) The ancient Minoans of Crete: A biodistance study  Article

Author: Manolis S. K. 

Source: Human Evolution, 2001

Abstract

...Cranial samples from the prehistoric population of Crete were studied to try to answer an archaeological problem (the hypothesis of the Mycenean invasion in the island during Late Bronze Age period)...

(123) Population ecology of the endangered fan mussel Pinna nobilis in a marine lake  Article

Author: Stelios Katsanevakis

Source: Endangered Species Research, 2006

Abstract
...The population density of P. nobilis was estimated in the lake with line transect sampling...

(124) Propogation of Errors in Spatial Modeling with GIS  Article

Authors: Gerard B.M. Heuvelink, Peter A. Burrough, and Alfred Stein

Source: Classics from IJGIS: Twenty Years of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science and Systems by Peter F. Fisher

Abstract
...This paper demonstrates how the standard stochastic theory of error propagation can be extended can applied to continuously differentiable arithmetic operations (quantitative models) for manipulating gridded map data...

(125) Consumer testing with children on food combinations for school lunch  Article

Authors: Ela Pagliarini, Nicola Gabbiadini and Sabrina Ratti

Source: Food Quality and Preference, 2005

Abstract
Awareness of how important food and food culture are to the quality of children's life is a presupposition that promotes research in the sector of school lunch. The aim of this work was to evaluate liking for meals supplied to primary school refectories of the Municipality of Milan...

(126) How does landscape context contribute to effects of habitat fragmentation on diversity and population density of butterflies?  Article

Authors: Jochen Krauss, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter and Teja Tscharntke

Source: Journal of Biogeography, 2003

Abstract
...In our study, on habitat fragmentation and the importance of landscape context, we expected that habitat specialists are more affected by area and isolation, and habitat generalists more by landscape context...

(127) Biology and ecology of Nezumia liolepis and N. stelgidolepis from the west coast of North America  Article

Authors: G. R. Hoff, T. W. Buckley, J. C. Drazen, K. M. Duncan

Source: Journal of Fish Biology, 2005

Abstract
Nezumia liolepis and Nezumia stelgidolepis were collected during a National Marine Fisheries Service 1997 groundfish survey along the Pacific coast of North America...

(128) Relationships between joint apparent separation, Schmidt hammer rebound value, and distance to faults, in rocky outcrops, Calabria, Southern Italy  Article

Authors: R. Greco and M. Sorriso-Valvo

Source: Engineering Geology, 2005

Abstract
In order to investigate how the apparent separation of jointing varies according to the distance from faults, and how the mechanical properties of rock masses depend on this distance and jointing density, a number of regression analysis were performed on the variables s (apparent joint separation), d (distance from major fault), and sh (rebound value of Schmidt hammer)...

(129) Geo-ecology of the Lake Urema / Central Mozambique  Article

Author: Beate Böhme

Source: Freiberg Online Geology, 2005

Abstract
Lame Urema is one of the most important ecological features of the Gorongosa National Park, Central Mozambique... The understanding of the geo-ecology of the lake and its tributaries is particularly important for the conservation of its floodplain habitats...

(130) Classification of remotely sensed images for superficial geological mapping in Canada's North  Article

Authors: Jeff Harris, Eric Grunsky, Ian McMartin

Source: Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, 2007

Abstract
Mapping in the North is an expensive proposition due to remoteness, lack of infrastructure, logistical problems, and the generally short mapping season...
 

(131) Water quality trend analysis for the Karoon River in Iran  Article

Authors: K. Naddafi, H. Honari and M. Ahmadi

Source: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2007

Abstract
...In this paper the time series of monthly values of water quality parameters and the discharge were analyzed using statistical methods and the existence of trends and the evaluation of the best fitted models were performed...

(132) Employment of Halophylous Compost in Coastal Aquaculture and Its Relation to Water Quality  Article

Authors: De La Lanza-Espino G.; Garcia-Calderón J.L; Pulido S.H; Díaz P.R.

Source: Environmental Technology, 2000

Abstract
Detritus and nutrients derived from compost (NH4+, PO43-, COD) were obtained experimentally after a 90 day decomposition pretreatment of coastal halophytes (Sesuvium sp. Cressa sp. Suaeda sp. and Salicornia sp.)...

(133) Material removal rate and electrode wear study on the EDM of silicon carbide  Article

Authors: C.J. Luis, I. Puertas, and G. Villa

Source: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2005

Abstract
In this work, a material removal rate (MRR) and electrode wear (EW) study on the die-sinking electrical discharge machining (EDM) of siliconised or reaction-bonded silicon carbide (SiSiC) has been carried out...

(134) The funnel experiment: The Markov-based SPC approach  Article

Authors: Gonen Singer, Irad Ben-Gal

Source: Quality and Reliability International, 2008

Abstract
The classical funnel experiment was used by Deming to promote the idea of statistical process control (SPC)...

(135) SPC for Particle Counts  Article

Authors: William A. Levinson, Frank Stensney, Ray Webb and Ronald Glahn

Source: Semiconductor International, 2001

Abstract
Traditional statistical process control (SPC) relies on the assumption that data follow a normal distribution. As undesirable random arrivals, particle counts in semiconductor process equipment are more likely to follow the Poisson distribution...

(136) Monitoring the Quality of Ultra-Pure Water in the Semiconductor Industry by Online Ion Chromatography  Article

Authors: Thomas Ehmann, Claus Mantler, Detlef Jensen and Ralf Neufang

Source: Microchimica Acta, 2006

Abstract
To manufacture 300 mm wafers, large quantities of ultra-pure water are required, which makes water the most important chemical used in this process...

(137) Short-term Perceptions, Corporate Governance and the Management of R & D in Italian Companies  Article

Author: Franco Cescon

Source: Journal of Management and Governance, 2002

Abstract
The aim of this paper was to measure the short-term perceptions of Finance Directors and how managers react to pressures from the financial and corporate governance systems in the management of R and D expenditure and innovation...

(138) Assessment of ozone variations and meteorological effects in an urban area in the Mediterranean Coast  Article

Authors: C. Dueñas, M. C. Fernández, S. Cañete, J. Carretero and E. Liger

Source: The Science of the Total Environment, 2002

Abstract
Ozone concentrations are valuable indicators of possible health and environmental impacts. However, they are also used to monitor changes and trends in the sources of both ozone and its precursors...

(139) Predictability of Zimbabwe summer rainfall  Article

Authors: Amos Makarau, Mark R. Jury

Source: International Journal of Climatology, 1998

Abstract
Predictors of Zimbabwe summer rainfall are investigated with a view to improved long-range forecasts...

(140) Time-series analysis and forecasting of daily averaged surface pressure on Mars (VL1 and VL2 sites)  Article

Author: V. Badescu

Source: Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 2001

Abstract
Stationarity of daily averaged surface pressure time series on Mars can be obtained (by differencing) for short time intervals only...

(141) The Lateral Distal Femoral DEXA Scan in Children: A Chronology of Growing Bone?  Article

Author: Elyce Tryon, BA; Elizabeth A. Szalay, MD

Source: Orthopedics, 2008

Abstract
...The lateral distal femoral scans of 40 children whose bone growth was tainted by distant chemotherapy (chemotherapy group) were compared to the lateral distal femoral scans of 40 children whose bone environment had remained relatively stable over time (control group).

(142) Hospital Factors Associated With Emergency Center Patients Leaving Without Being Seen  Article

Authors: Hobbs, Douglas MD; Kunzman, Sandra C. PA-C; Tandberg, Dan MD; Sklar, David MD

Source: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2000

Abstract
We developed a statistical model that would identify and quantify the relative contributions of different factors hypothesized to impact the frequency of emergency center (EC) patients who leave without being seen (LWBS)...

(143) Indications for female mate choice in grey-cheeked mangabeys Lophocebus albigena johnstoni in Kibale National Park, Uganda   Article

Authors: Arlet, Małgorzata; Molleman, Freerk; Chapman, Colin

Source: Acta Ethologica, 2007

Abstract
...We investigated female sexual behaviour within five groups of grey-cheeked mangabeys in Kibale National Park, Uganda, and tested the hypothesis that females exhibit mate choice using as indications the prevalence of (1) females soliciting matings by presenting to males and (2) females refusing to mate with approaching males...

(144) Using human activity data in exposure models: Analysis of discriminating factors  Article

Authors: Thomas Mccurdy and Stephen E Graham

Source: Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 2003

Abstract
This paper tests factors thought to be important in explaining the choices people make in where they spend time...

(145) Cholesterol Starvation Induces Differentiation of Human Leukemia HL-60 Cells  Article

Authors: Carolina C. Sánchez-Martín, Alberto Dávalos, Covadonga Martín-Sánchez, Gema de la Peña, Carlos Fernández-Hernando and Miguel A. Lasunción

Source: Cancer Research, 2007

Abstract
...In the present work, we explored whether cholesterol starvation by culture in cholesterol-free medium and treatment with different distal cholesterol biosynthesis inhibitors induces differentiation of HL-60 cells...

(146) The Econometric Models of the Forecasting of the Transport Flows  Article

Authors: A. Baublys

Source: Computer Modelling and New Technologies, 2006

Abstract
The importance of forecasting the economic characteristics of transportation (i.e. the amount of freight and passengers carried, the turnover rate of freight and passengers, etc. in transportation as a whole and in particular areas using various transport facilities) is demonstrated...

(147) Statistical and trend analysis of water quality and quantity data for the Strymon River in Greece  Article

Authors: Vassilis Z. Antonopoulos, Dimitris M. Papamichail and Konstantina A. Mitsiou

Source: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2001

Abstract
...In this paper a) the time series of monthly values of water quality parameters and the discharge were analyzed using statistical methods, b) the existence of trends and the evaluation of the best fitted models were performed and c) the relationships between concentration and loads of constituents both with the discharge were also examined...

(148) The Promise and Performance of Privatization: The Knoxville Experience  Article

Authors: Michael R. Fitzgerald

Source: Review of Policy Research, 2005

Abstract
The promoters of privatization promise a lot, most especially cost savings. Upon what are these promises based and to what degree is actual performance consonant with them?

(149) Electoral promises and minority governments: An empirical study  Article

Authors: Joaquín Artés and Antonio Bustos

Source: European Journal of Political Research, 2008

Abstract
This article studies the relationship between electoral policy proposals and subsequent government actions in the case of minority governments...

(150) An approach to the satisfaction of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS): analysis and empirical contrast  Article

Authors: Jose Sanchez and Mariano Aguayo

Source: International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2007

Abstract
This study attempts to place and to consolidate the figure of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) firmly in the context of business management, particularly in the so-called strategic human resource management...

(151) Transformational versus transactional styles of cabinet leadership in Australian politics  Article

Authors: Andrew Hede; Rae Wear

Source: Australian Journal of Political Science, 1995

Abstract
...This paper examines the cabinet leadership styles of four Australian political leaders: Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, John Cain and Joh Bjelke-Petersen...

(152) Characterization of municipal solid waste from the main landfills of Havana city  Article

Authors: Ma. del C. Espinosa Lloréns, Matilde López Torres, Haydee Álvarez, Alexis Pellón Arrechea, Jorge Alejandro García, Susana Díaz Aguirre and Alejandro Fernández

Source: Waste Management, 2007

Abstract
...The present study characterizes MSW in Havana city during 2004...

(153) Data Mining Applied to the Instrumentation Data Analysis of a Large Dam  Article

Authors: Villwock, R.; Steiner, M.T.A.; Dyminski, A.S.

Source: Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, 2007

Abstract
...
With this work we intend to confirm the choice of the instruments that shall be automated focusing on one type of them, namely extensometers, located at the dam's section F...

(154) Modeling of nitro group in explosives: spectroscopic measurements and theoretical calculations  Article

Authors: Pacheco-Londono, L.; Primera-Pedrozo, O.M.; Castro, W.O.M.; Hernandez-Rivera, S.

Source: Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2007 IEEE

Abstract
...
A statistical description, based on discriminant analysis, of explosive substances allows a characterization and classification of the spectroscopic properties of the effect of nitro group in accordance with the molecular structure...

(155) Central venous pressure in humans during microgravity  Article

Authors: N. Foldager, T. A. Andersen, F. B. Jessen, P. Ellegaard, C. Stadeager, R. Videbaek and P. Norsk

Source: Journal of Applied Physiology, 1996

Abstract
Based on the results of head-down simulation studies and the results of parabolic flights, the hypothesis was tested that central venous pressure (CVP) in humans increases during microgravity (weightlessness) compared with during the ground-based supine position.

(156) Induction of chromatid-type aberrations in peripheral lymphocytes of hospital workers exposed to very low doses of radiation  Article

Authors: Michela Ballardin, Alessandro Antonelli, Monica Cipollini, Poupak Fallahi, Roberto Scarpato, Antonio Tomei, Claudio Traino and Roberto Barale

Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 2007

Abstract
...We aimed to explore the extent of chromosomal damage in circulating lymphocytes of hospital workers (technicians, nurses and physicians) chronically exposed to a very low level of radiation using conventional and molecular cytogenetic analyses (chromosome painting with chromosomes #2, #3 and #10 as probe cocktail)...

(157) Top Performer Survey: Computerized Psychological Assessment in Aircrew  Article

Authors: Armstrong Lab Brooks AFB TX Aerospace Medicine Directorate

Source: Storming Media Pentagon Reports

(158) Text data mining applied to clustering with cost effective tools  Article

Author: Moebes, T.A.

Source: Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2005 IEEE International Conference on

Abstract
Classification by reading of corrective action reports at NASA can be a lengthy and labor intensive process. This paper shows that a process requiring several weeks of engineer labor can be reduced to a few hours of analyst labor using commercial and in-house data mining applications...

(159) Peculiar transient phenomena observed by HF Doppler sounding on infrasound time scales  Article

Authors: J. Chum, J. Laštovička, T. Šindelářová, D. Burešová and F. Hruška

Source: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2008

Abstract
...Here we present some recent results on peculiar transient phenomena occurring at infrasound timescales, as observed by HF Doppler sounding in the Czech Republic...

(160) Continuous Fabrication of Silicon Carbide Fiber Tows by Chemical Vapor Deposition  Article

Authors: W. Jack Lackey, John A. Hanigofsky, Garth B. Freeman, Regina D. Hardin, Ajit Prasad

Source: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2005

Abstract
The feasibility of preparing small-diameter, high-strength, thermally stable silicon carbide fiber tows by the continuous chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of SiC onto carbon fiber tows was experimentally evaluated...

(161) Chlorophyll, bacteria and picophytoplankton in ecological provinces of the North Atlantic  Article

Authors: W. K. W. Li and W. G. Harrison

Source: Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 2001

Abstract
A comparative ecology of chlorophyll, bacteria and picophytoplankton is presented for seven ecological provinces in the North Atlantic...

(162) Ocean Dead Zones May Be Worse Than Thought  Article

Author: Brandon Keim

Source: Wired Blog Network, 2008

Abstract
Oxygen-starved ocean dead zones may be more widespread than thought...

(163) Effect of the rotation matrix factorization on the quality of images rotation  Article

Authors: Bitjoka Laurent and Boukar Ousman

Source: International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 2007

Abstract
....Statistical analysis of experimental results showed that the computational complexity of images rotation does not depend significantly (p>0.05) on the factorization ULU of LUL, whereas the precision depends on it significantly (p<0.05)....

(164) Mobility of important toxic analytes in urban dust and simulated air filters determined by sequential extraction and GFAAS/ICP-OES methods  Article

Authors: J. Sysalová and J. Száková

Source: Chemical Papers, 2007

Abstract
The modified BCR three-step sequential extraction procedure has been applied to homogenized urban dust samples and to simulated air filters loaded with the prepared urban dust via the wet deposition procedure...

(165) Abandoned farmlands as components of rural landscapes: An analysis of perceptions and representations  Article

Authors: Karyne Benjamin, André Bouchard and Gérald Domon

Source: Landscape and Urban Planning, 2007

Abstract
...Using photographs, the perceptions of abandoned farmland (herbaceous and shrub dominated) and 5 other land uses (hay fields, corn fields, pastures, woodlots and plantations) were measured from a sample of 33 abandoned farmland owners in order to compare and rank the perceptions of abandoned farmland to that of other types of land use...

(166) The impact of agroforestry networks on scenic beauty estimation: The role of a landscape ecological network on a socio-cultural process  Article

Authors:

Source: Landscape and Urban Planning, 2003

Abstract
The reintroduction of agroforestry networks (via a GIS-supported design procedure) is one of a number of strategies that some authorities of the lagoon of Venice drainage basin (in Italy) are planning to use in order to control lagoon pollution and to achieve landscape amelioration.

(167) Determination of factors that influence public transport  Article

Authors: R. Uspalyte-Vitkuniene & M. Burinskiene

Source: Transactions of the Wessex Institute, 2008

Abstract
This paper proves that modeling of the public transport route network in Lithuanian towns is very important.

(168) Analysis of the dynamics of walking distances to public transport routes and its influence on housing prices  Article

Authors: Rasa Uspalyte-Vitkuniene,  Marija Burinskiene

Source: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 2006

Abstract
...For the purpose of identifying public transport service levels and its influence on housing prices, an analysis of indicators by applying Statgraphics software was done, and which describes social and public transport in Vilnius' districts...

(169) A Comparison of Snow Quality in Two Swedish Municipalities – Luleå and Sundsvall  Article

Authors: Karin Reinosdotter and Maria Viklander

Source: Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 2005

Abstract
In municipal planning of locations of snow deposits and investigations of the environmental effects of snow dumping, the partitioning of contaminants between particulate and dissolved matter is of great importance...

(170) First International Quality Assurance Study on the Rapid Detection of Viral Agents of Bioterrorism  Article

Authors: Matthias Niedrig, Herbert Schmitz, Stephan Becker, Stephan Günther, Jan ter Meulen, Herman Meyer, Heinz ellerbrok, Andreas Nitsche, Hans R. Gelderblom, Christian Drosten

Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2004

Abstract
We have conducted an international quality assurance study of filovirus, Lassa virus, and orthopox virus PCR with 24 participants...

(171) High throughput screening for spores and vegetative forms of pathogenic B. anthracis by an internally controlled real-time PCR assay with automated DNA preparation  Article

Authors: Marcus Panning, Stefanie Kramme, Nadine Petersen and Christian Drosten

Source: Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 2007

Abstract
Human infections with Bacillus anthracis have become rare but in cases of intentional release, masses of samples would have to be expected...

(172) The Incidence, Prevalence, and Severity of Sarcoidosis in New York City Firefighters  Article

Authors: David J. Prezant, MD, FCCP; Atheya Dhala, MD; Andrew Goldstein, MD, FCCP; Denise Janus, MD; Felipe Ortiz, MD; Thomas K. Aldrich, MD, FCCP and Kelly J. Kelly, MD

Source: Chest, 1999

Abstract
The etiology of sarcoidosis is unknown, but epidemiology suggests that environmental agents are a factor. Because firefighters are exposed to numerous toxins, we questioned whether sarcoidosis was increased in this cohort...

(173) Using bomb radiocarbon analyses to validate age and growth estimates for the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, in the western North Atlantic  Article

Authors: Kneebone, Jeff; Natanson, Lisa; Andrews, Allen; Howell, W.

Source: Marine Biology, 2008

Abstract
...Two- and three-parameter von Bertalanffy and Gompertz growth functions fit to length at age data demonstrated that growth rates were similar for males and females up to around 200 cm fork length (FL) after which male growth slowed. Both sexes appear to reach maturity at age 10...

(174) Microwave-integrated extraction of total fats and oils  Article

Authors: Matthieu Virot, Valérie Tomao, Christian Ginies, Franco Visinoni and Farid Chemat

Source: Journal of Chromatography, 2008

Abstract
An improved process of Soxhlet extraction assisted by microwave, called microwave-integrated Soxhlet (MIS) is proposed for the extraction of oils and fats from different food matrixes such as oleaginous seeds, meat and bakery products...

(175) Identification and mapping of AFLP markers linked to peanut ( Arachis hypogaea L.) resistance to the aphid vector of groundnut rosette disease  Article

Authors: L. Herselman, R. Thwaites, F. M. Kimmins, B. Courtois, P. J. A. van der Merwe and S. E. Seal

Source: TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2004

Abstract
Groundnut rosette disease is the most destructive viral disease of peanut in Africa and can cause serious yield losses under favourable conditions.,,

(176) Porosity and Hydrological Changes in Surface Mine Soils  Article

Authors: A.R.A. Marashi and J. Scullion

Source: 13th International Soil Conservation Organisation Conference, 2004

Abstract
...Results from studies into long-term changes in soil pore and moisture characteristics on land restored after surface mining in the UK will be presented...

(177) Soil microbial activity in opencast coal mine restorations  Article

Authors: J.A. Harris, P. Birch

Source: Soil Use and Management, 2007

Abstract
A number of restored areas, a soil store and undisturbed areas on opencast coal mine sites, all of similar soil type, were sampled...

(178) Acid mine drainage and acid rock drainage processes in the environment of Herrerías Mine (Iberian Pyrite Belt, Huelva-Spain) and impact on the Andevalo Dam  Article

Authors: J. A. Grande, R. Beltrán, A. Sáinz, J.C. Santos, M. L. de la Torre and J. Borrego

Source: Environmental Geology, 2005

Abstract
The present work describes the process of acid water discharge into the Andévalo Dam (Iberian Pyrite Belt, Huelva-Spain) starting from the interpretation of rainfall data and chemical analyses regarding pH, conductivity, metal and sulphate content in water, from a time series corresponding to the sampling of two confluent channels that discharge water into the referred dam...

(179) Effect of old mining activities on nutrient and toxic elements concentration in the biomass of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) and European Birch (Betula pendula L.)  Article

Authors: Milan Bussinow, Borivoj Sarapatka, Pavel Dlapa

Source: International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2008

Abstract
...This article characterises the contaminated site and the effects of acidification and heavy metal pollution on two plant species: European birch and Norway spruce...

(180) Audit of the management of victims of sexual assualt in a city centre genitourinary medicine clinic  Article

Author:

Source: International Journal of STD and AIDS, 2005

Abstract
A total of 113 individuals (101 women, 12 men) who had experiencedc sexual assualt (SA) attended the genitourinary medicine clinic...

(181) Concentrations of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc in adult female hair with different body mass indexes in Taiwan  Article

Authors: Wang, Chin-Thin; Chang, Wei-Tun; Zeng, Weng-Feng; Lin, Chang-Hua

Source: Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine, 2005

Abstract
We investigated concentrations of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc using atomic absorption spectroscopy in the hair of four groups of adult females (n = 392), ranging in age from 20 to 50 years, with different body mass index (BMI): BMI <18, slim group; BMI 18-25, normal group; BMI 26-35, overweight or obese group; and BMI > 35, morbidly obese group...

(182) The hybrid queuing and bi-objective integer programming model for scheduling frontline employees in a retail organisation  Article

Authors: Emanuel Melachrinoudis and Hokey Min

Source: International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2008

Abstract
This paper presents a computerised system for scheduling frontline employees of a retail store...

(183) Creativity and its intrapsychic bounds  Article

Author: Thomáš Kováč

Source: Psychology Science, 2004

Abstract
This study deals with some theoretic issues as a result of investigations on talent and creativity development in Slovakia...

(184) MRI and Muscle Signal Intensities in Alcoholics Compared With Control Subjects  Article

Authors: Bigliocchi, Marco; Lo Mele, Luigi; Stasolla, Alessandro; Kharrub, Zaher; Riley, Edward P.; Ceccanti, Mauro; Attilia, Maria L.; Giacomelli, Stefano; Masciangelo, Raffaele; Marini, Mario

Source: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 2004

Abstract
Objective: To evaluate by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the difference in muscle signal intensities between alcoholics and control subjects...

(185) Brain Mediation of Anolis Social Dominance Displays  Article

Authors: Lewis R. Baxter, Jr., Robert F. Ackermann, Edward C. Clark, John E.G. Baxter

Source: Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 2001

Abstract
Ritualistic displays of aggressive intent are important social signals, often obviating physically dangerous engagement...

(186) The efficacy of high and low volume spray applications of Mimic® (tebufenozide) for managing autumn gum moth larvae Mnesampela privata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in eucalypt plantations  Article

Authors: Jane A. Elek, Martin J. Steinbauer, Natasha Beveridge and Peter Ebner

Source: Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 2003

Abstract
The autumn gum moth Mnesampela privata (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae) is a native moth that can outbreak, resulting in significant defoliation of plantation eucalypts in southern Australia...

(187) Agroforestry: Participative Education in Statistics  Article

Authors: E. Ayuga Téllez, C. Gonzalez García, J. Moral Medina, A. Martín Fernández

Source: Current Developments in Technology-Assisted Education, 2006

Abstract
Applied statistics may be regarded as a basic as well as technical subject in engineering, and therefore play a central role in the agro-forestry engineer professional curriculum.

(188) An extreme-value approach to detect clumping and an application to tropical forest gap-mosaic dynamics  Article

Authors: Douglas Sheil and Mark Ducey 

Source: Journal of Tropical Ecology, 2002

Abstract
Although forest tree pattern-dynamics has long been a focus for ecological theory, many aspects of basic analysis remain problematic. This paper describes, examines and illustrates an ‘extreme-value’ approach to clump detection...

(189) Toxicity of thiamethoxam against Philippine subterranean termites  Article

Author: Menandro N. Acda

Source: Journal of Insect Science, 2007

Abstract
Thiamethoxam (ACTARA® 25WG) was evaluated for its termiticidal properties against three species of economically important subterranean termites (Isoptera: Termitidae) in the Philippines: Nasutitermes luzonicus Oshima, Macrotermes gilvus Hagen, and Microcerotermes losbanosensis Oshima...

(190) Ligninolytic enzyme ability and potential biotechnology applications of the white-rot fungus Grammothele subargentea LPSC no. 436 strain  Article

Authors: Mario C.N. Saparrat, Paulina Mocchiutti, Constanza S. Liggieri, Mónica B. Aulicino, Néstor O. Caffini, Pedro A. Ballatti, María Jesús Martínez

Source: Process Biochemistry, 2008

Abstract
To get a better insight into the ligninolytic system of Grammothele subargenta, extracellular ligninolytic enzyme activities and ability to degrade synthetic dyes as well as Eucalyptus globulus wood were assayed in cultures on an agar medium with Cu2+ or dyes and on E. Globulus wood chips.

(191) Effect of Independent Variables on Mechanical Properties and Maximization of Aspen—Polypropylene Composites  Article

Author: Ruijun Gu

Source: Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 2008

Abstract
Study on the effect of concentration of maleated polypropylene (MAPP), dicumyl peroxide (DCP), nanoclay (NC), and aspen fiber loading on the mechanical properties of Aspen—PP composites has been undertaken with the objective to protect or increase the impact strength without losing or weakening the tensile strength...

(192) Papermaking Potential of Acacia Dealbata and Acacia Melanoxylon  Article

Authors: Santos, Antonio JA; Anjos, Ofelia MS; Simoes, Rogerio MS

Source: Appita Journal: Journal of the Technical Association of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry, 2008

Abstract
The pulping and papermaking potential of Acacia dealbata and Acacia melanoxylon were studied using Eucalyptus globulus as a reference...

(193) The visual grading system for Scots pine logs in relation to the quality of sideboards produced  Article

Author: Sorin Chiorescu

Source: Forest Products Journal, 2003

Abstract
Presorting logs in the sawmill's log yard is one of the strategies used by the Swedish sawmilling industry in order to maximize profits. Almost 96 percent of Swedish sawmills perform the presorting of logs according to their dimension, most commonly by the top diameter...

(194) Application of Response Surface Methodology to laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: Influences of hardware configuration  Article

Authors: J.S. Cowpe, J.S. Astin, R.D. Pilkington and A.E. Hill

Source: Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 2007

Abstract
Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was employed to optimize LIBS analysis of single crystal silicon at atmospheric pressure and under vacuum conditions (pressure not, vert, similar 10− 6 mbar)...

(195) Usefulness of geological, mineralogical, chemical and chemometric analytical techniques in exploitation and profitability studies of iron mines and their associated elements  Article

Authors: M. Dolores Petit-Dominguez, M. Isabel Rucandio, Almudena Galan-Saulnier and Rosario Garcia-Gimenez

Source: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 2008

Abstract
...The aim of this work was to demonstrate the utility of these disciplines to carry out optimization studies of iron mines...

(196) Living macromolluscs from a paleo-reef region on the northeastern Venezuelan continental shelf  Article

Authors: Joaquín Buitrago, Juan Capelo, Javier Gutiérrez, Martín Rada, Ricardo Hernández and Sylvia Grune

Source: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2007

Abstract
Drowned reefs, fossil reefs or paleo-reefs, are important ecologically as areas of high biodiversity, foraging, shelter environment, and as areas supporting the spawning aggregations of economically important reef fish species...

(197) Recommendations for an educational programme to improve consumer knowledge of and attitudes towards nutritional information on food labels  Article

Authors: D J Anderson, MDipTech; D J Coertze, DSc, MBL

Source: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2001

Abstract
The needs and objectives of the various groups affected by nutritional labelling illustrate the complex and controversial nature of nutritional labelling and the problems in formulating a simple and easily understood system...

(198) A comparison of three xylanases on the nutritive value of two wheats for broiler chickens  Article

Authors: Choct, M.; Kocher, A. 1; Waters, D. L. E.; Pettersson, D.; Ross, G.

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2004

Abstract
Three xylanase products, xylanase A derived from Thermomyces lanuginosus, xylanase B from Humicola insolens and xylanase C from Aspergillus aculeatus, were examined for their effects on the nutritive value of wheat.

(199) Randomized, Multicenter Trial of Two Different Formulas for Very Early Enteral Feeding Advancement in Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight Infants  Article

Authors: Mihatsch, Walter Alexander; von Schoenaich, Patrik; Fahnenstich, Hubert; Dehne, Norma; Ebbecke, Hartmut; Plath, Christian; von Stockhausen, Hans-Burkhardt; Gaus, Wilhelm; Pohlandt, Frank

Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 2001

Abstract
...
In a randomized multicenter trial, 99 ELBW infants were fed according to a standardized protocol beginning at 48 hours of age with 12 ml/kg daily increments...

(200) Adapting the contents of computer-based instruction based on knowledge tests maintains effectiveness of nutrition education  Article

Authors: Martin Kohlmeier, Walter J McConathy, Karen Cooksey Lindell and Steven H Zeisel

Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2003

Abstract
...Multiple-choice questions were used to determine knowledge of 117 second-year medical students in each of the main knowledge areas covered by our Nutrition and Cancer instructional module...

(201) Nitrogen Contents In Food: A Comparison Between The Kjeldahl And Hach Methods  Article

Authors: Rossi, A.M.; Villarreal, M.; Juárez, M.D.; Sammán, N.C.

Source: Journal of the Argentine Chemical Society, 2004

Abstract
The objective of the present work is to compare the nitrogen contents measured by  the fast method of Hach and  the traditional Kjeldahl method, allowing for the influence of the variation in structure and macronutrient in the food content.

(202) Correlation between Anthropometric Measures and Birthweight of Infants: Value in Measuring Actual Birthweight  Article

Authors: Elshibly, Eltahir M. F.R.C.P.C.H., M.D., M.P.H.; Schmalisch, Gerd Ph.D.

Source: American Journal of Perinatology, 2008

Abstract
Birthweight (BW) is an important predictor of newborn morbidity and mortality. In Africa, infant mortality is very high mainly due to low birthweight (LBW)...
 

(203) Human Bocavirus Infection in Children With Respiratory Tract Disease  Article

Authors: Brieu, Nathalie MSc; Guyon, Gael MD; Rodiere, Michel MD; Segondy, Michel PhD; Foulongne, Vincent PhD

Source: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2008

Abstract
...
A prospective 1-year study was conducted in children <5 years of age hospitalized with RTD and in asymptomatic control children...

(204) Development and Validation of the Random Walk Algorithm: Application to the Classification of Diffuse Heterogeneity in Brain SPECT Perfusion Images  Article

Authors: Modzelewski, Romain PhD; de la Rue, Thierry PhD; Janvresse, Elise PhD; Hitzel, Anne MD; Menard, Jean Francois PhD ; Manrique, Alain MD, PhD ; Gardin, Isabelle PhD ; Gerardin, Emmanuel MD, PhD; Hannequin, Didier MD, PhD; Vera, Pierre MD, PhD

Source: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 2008

Abstract
Heterogeneity analysis has been studied for radiological imaging, but few methods have been developed for functional images...

(205) A 48% Ni–Fe alloy of low coercivity and improved corrosion resistance in a cyclic damp heat test  Article

Author: H. Hattendorf

Source: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2001

Abstract
...In a cyclic damp heat test the melts with Ce show better corrosion behaviour...

(206) Risk factors influencing the probability of browsing by hoofed game on forest trees  Article

Authors: Malík V., Stuchlý J.

Source: Journal of Forestry Science, 2007

Abstract
In this paper we analyze how selected risk factors determine the probability of browsing by hoofed game on forest trees...

(207) Dietary Fiber in Brewed Coffee  Article

Authors: M. Elena Díaz-Rubio and Fulgencio Saura-Calixto

Source: Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2007

Abstract
Coffee beans are rich in nondigestible polysaccharides (dietary fiber), which may partially pass into brewed coffee; however, to the authors' knowledge, there is not enough literature on dietary fiber in brewed coffee...

(208) Nutritional Utilization in Malagueña Dairy Goats Differing in Genotypes for the Content of alpha-S1 Casein in Milk  Article

Authors: G. De la Torre, J. M. Serradilla, F. Gil Extremera and M. R. Sanz Sampelayo

Source: Journal of Dairy Science, 2008

Abstract
A study was carried out with 20 goats of the Malagueña breed, half with a high (HG) and half with a low (LG) genetic capability for {alpha}S1-casein (AS1-CN) synthesis, to determine whether the 2 different genotypes (that cause differences in goat milk composition) are related to differences in nutritional feed utilization...

(209) Supplementing Young Women with Both Zinc and Iron Protects Zinc-Related Antioxidant Indicators Previously Impaired by Iron Supplementation   Article

Authors: Fernanda Kamp and Carmen Marino Donangelo

Source: Journal of Nutrition, 2008

Abstract
...We investigated the effect of supplementing both zinc and iron on iron, zinc, and antioxidant status in 18 women (22–31 y) studied during 2 sequential 8-wk periods...

(210) Influence of neutralization and fatliquoring processes on the characteristics of goatskins  Article

Authors: Palop R. ; Manich A. M ; Marsal A. ;

Source: Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association, 2007

Abstract
The effect of neutralization at three different pH values (4, 5, 6) and that of the fatliquoring agent applied at three different offers (0, 5 and 10 %) on the physical properties of skins was assessed...

(211) Effect of the air-jet and the false-twist texturing processes on the thermomechanical behaviour of polyamide 6.6 yarns  Article

Authors: A. M. Manich, J. Maíllo, D. Cayuela, J. Carilla, M. Ussman, J. Gacén

Source: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2008

Abstract
Polyamide 6.6 multifilament yarns are converted to crimped fibres by texturing in order to simulate the properties of natural staple fibre yarns for textile applications...

(212) Ceramides Extracted from Wool: Pilot Plant Solvent Extraction  Article

Authors: Ramírez, Raquel,  Martí, Meritxell,  Manich, Albert,  Parra, Jose Luis,  Coderch, Luisa

Source: Textile Research Journal, 2008

Abstract
...This work sought to obtain internal wool lipid extract enriched in ceramides at pilot plant level without causing significant damage to the wool fiber...

(213) Viscoelastic modeling of natural and synthetic textile yarns  Article

Authors: A. M. Manich, P. N. Marino, M. D. de Castellar, M. Saldivia, R. M. Saurí

Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2000

Abstract
Viscoelastic models were employed to analyze the stress-strain behavior of cotton, acrylic, and polyester yarns.

(214) Antifungal Protection and Sizing of Paper with Chitosan Salts and Cellulose Ethers  Article

Authors: Maria del Pilar Ponce-Jiménez, Fernando A. López-Ddellamary Toral, & Humberto Gutierrez-Pulido

Source: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 2002

Abstract
In search of alternatives for the professional conservator to use in the struggle against fungi that deteriorate paper documents, we decided to research chitosan, given its antimolding and strengthening properties...

(215) Correlation Between the Ultraviolet Protection Factor and the Weight and Thickness of Undyed Cellulosic Woven Fabrics  Article

Authors: Inés M. Algaba, Montserrat Pepió, Ascensión Riva

Source: Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe, 2008

Abstract
...In the present paper, the UPF is correlated with the structural parameters of fabrics which are widely used in their technical description such as weight per surface unit and thickness...

(216) Thermal protective uniforms and hoods: impact of design modifications and water content on burn prevention in New York City firefighters: laboratory and field results  Article

Authors: D J Prezant, K S Malley, R L Barker, C Guerth, K J Kelly

Source: Injury Prevention, 2001

Abstract
...Laboratory tests (fully dressed manikin) evaluated the different uniform and water conditions when exposed to an average 24 cal/cm2 heat flux, approximately 2250°F air temperature...

(217) Reversibly labile, sclerotization-induced elastic properties in a keratin analog from marine snails: whelk egg capsule biopolymer (WECB)  Article

Authors: H. Scott Rapoport and Robert E. Shadwick

Source: Journal of Experimental Biology, 2007

Abstract
Egg capsules from two caenogastropod whelks, Busycon canaliculatum and Kelletia kelletii, were studied to investigate the genesis of mechanical properties of nascent capsules and to formulate a biomechanical model of this material...

(218) The Contribution of Tropical Secondary Forest Fragments to the Conservation of Fruit-feeding Butterflies: Effects of Isolation and Age  Article

Authors: Dorthe Veddeler, Christian H. Schulze, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Damayanti Buchori and Teja Tscharntke

Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, 2005

Abstract
Concomitant with the rapid loss of tropical mature forests, the relative abundance of secondary forests is increasing steadily and the latter are therefore of growing interest for conservation...

(219) Native grass seeding and forb planting establishment in a degraded oak savanna plant community in the Coast Range foothills of western Oregon  Article

Authors: Nan Vance, Andrew Neill, Frank Morton

Source: Native Plants Journal, 2006

Abstract
After a dense stand of conifers encroaching on an oak savanna/meadow was removed, exotic forbs and grasses quickly populated the newly disturbed area...

(220) Effect of Several Factors on the Mechanical Properties of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Used in Transdermal Therapeutic Systems  Article

Authors: Dimas DA, Dallas PP, Rekkas DM, Choulis NH.

Source: AAPS PharmSciTech., 2000

Abstract
The effects of coating thickness, type of adhesive, and type and concentration of enhancer on the mechanical properties of two acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) were investigated using a 24 factorial design and an optimization technique...

(221) Synthesis and Acid Digestion of Biomorphic Ceramics: Determination of Alkaline and Alkaline Earth Ions  Article

Authors: Catalina Bosch Ojeda, Fuensanta Sánchez Rojas, José Manuel Cano Pavón

Source: Annali di Chimica, 2007

Abstract
Ceramic and glass are some of the more recent engineering materials and those that are most resistant to environmental conditions.

(222) Experimental design of plasma spraying and laser treatment of hydroxyapatite coatings  Article

Authors: S. Dyshlovenko, C. Pierlot, L. Pawlowski, R. Tomaszek and P. Chagnon

Source: Surface and Coatings Technology, 2006

Abstract
Plasma spray process of hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, HA) followed by laser treatment of obtained coatings were optimized by an advanced statistical planning of experiments...

(223) Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Microstructure of Laser Chemical Vapor Deposition of SiC  Article

Authors: Jian Mi, Ryan Johnson and W. Jack Lackey

Source: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2005

Abstract
Thermodynamic and kinetic analyses as well as extensive experimentation were used to better understand the laser chemical vapor deposition of silicon carbide (SiC)...

(224) Modelling the manufacturing parameters in electrical discharge machining of siliconized silicon carbide  Article

Authors: Puertas I.; Perez C.J.L.

Source: Proceedings of the I MECH E Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 2003

Abstract
The correct selection of production conditions is one of the most important aspects to take into consideration in processes related to the electrical discharge machining (EDM) of conductive ceramic materials, as it is these conditions that determine such important characteristics as surface roughness, material removal rate and the wear on the electrode...

(225) A forecasting methodology for academic manpower requirements in a small sized technical university  Article

Author: Aldosary A.S.

Source: Higher Education Policy, 1999

Abstract
The operation of any organization depends on the supply of its manpower, and forecasting manpower needs is an essential part of the future strategic planning...

(226) Effect of autocorrelated data on composite panel production monitoring and control: A comparison of SPC techniques  Article

Authors: Noffsinger, John R. ; Anderson, R. Bruce

Source: Forest Products Journal, 2002

Abstract
Traditional statistical process control (SPC) methodology is based on a fundamental assumption that the process data are independent...

(227) A Crop Loss-Related Forecasting Model for Sclerotinia Stem Rot in Winter Oilseed Rape  Article

Authors: S. Koch, S. Dunker, B. Kleinhenz, M. Röhrig, and A. von Tiedemann

Source: Phytopathology, 2007

Abstract
Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) is an increasing threat to winter oilseed rape (OSR) in Germany and other European countries due to the growing area of OSR cultivation...

(228) Real Estate Appraisal: A Double Perspective Data Envelopment Analysis Approach  Article

Authors: Marcos Pereira Estellita Lins, Luiz Fernando de Lyra Novaes and Luiz Fernando Loureiro Legey

Source: Annals of Operations Research, 2005

Abstract
This paper proposes a new methodology for the assessment of the value range for real estate units...

(229) On the Applicability of Credit Scoring Model in Egyptian banks  Article

Authors: Abdou, Hussein,  El-Masry, Ahmed,  Pointon, John

Source: Banks and Bank Systems, 2007  

Abstract
Credit scoring is regarded as a core competence of commercial banks during the last few decades...

(230) Distribution of crushing strength of tablets  Article

Author: Jørn M. Sonnergaard

Source: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 2002

Abstract
The distribution of a given set of data is important since most parametric statistical tests are based on the assumption that the studied data are normal distributed...

(231) Analysis and interpretation of the plumbing materials file of the NYS combustion toxicity data bank  Article

Author: Deborah Wallace

Source: Fire and Materials, 2004

Abstract
New York State's Building and Fire Prevention Code includes a requirement that combustible materials used in electrical, plumbing and finishing systems be tested by the University of Pittsburgh protocol and that particular data from that testing be reported on standard forms to the Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

(232) Cultural Responsiveness of School Curriculum and Students' Failure in Turkey  Article

Authors: Ismet Şahin

Source: Interchange, 2003

Abstract
Education should develop the common values needed to enhance the unity and progress of a multi-ethnic, multicultural society...

(233) Short-term Perceptions, Corporate Governance and the Management of R & D in Italian Companies  Article

Authors: S.-Y. Edna Chan, Jeff Ohlmann, Steven Dunbar, Charlene Dunbar, Sarah Ryan and Paul Savory

Source: Health Care Management Science, 2002

Abstract
...This paper describes quantitative models incorporating available data to represent transcription activities of a medical records department...

(234) Multivariate statistical projection methods to perform robust feature extraction and classification in surface grading  Article

Authors: José Manuel Prats-Montalbán, Fernando López and José M. Valiente, Alberto Ferrer

Source: Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2008

Abstract
We present an innovative way to simultaneously perform feature extraction and classification for the quality-control issue of surface grading by applying two multivariate statistical projection methods: SIMCA and PLS-DA...

(235) Correlation based models for the simulation of energy performance of screw chillers  Article

Authors: Babak Solati, Radu Zmeureanu and Fariborz Haghighat

Source: Energy Conversion and Management, 2003

Abstract
This paper presents several correlation based models to be used for estimation of the energy performance of vapor compression screw chillers.

(236) Model for Electric Energy Consumption in Eastern Saudi Arabia  Article

Author: Ahmed Z. Al-Garni

Source: Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effect, 1997

Abstract
Electrical energy consumption in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia is modeled as a function of weather data, global solar radiation, population, and gross domestic product per capita...

(237) Portfolio theory based approach to risk management in electricity markets: Colombian case study  Article

Authors: Martinez, Y.C.C.; Valencia, L.B.

Source: Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, 2003 IEEE

Abstract
Since 1994, the Colombian electricity market has been operating under a new structure...

(238) Computer modelling of rubber-toughened plastics  Article

Author: R. A. Hall

Source: Journal of Materials Science, 1992

Abstract
Coarse models of high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) have been created by computer simulation of the rubber particle spacing in the resin...

(239) Effects of molecular structure on the rheology and processability of blow-molding high-density polyethylene resins  Article

Authors: Alfonsius B. Ariawan, Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, Shivendra K. Goyal, Henry Hay

Source: Advances in Polymer Technology, 2001

Abstract
The influence of molecular structure on the rheology and processability of blow-molding grade high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resins is studied using capillary and extensional rheometers, a melt indexer, and a blow-molder unit...

(240) Improvement of the Moulding Process in an Automotive Company by Robust Design Application  Article

Authors: D. Falcone, F. De Felice, G. Di Bona, and A. Silvestri

Source: Modelling and Simulation, 2003

Abstract
...
The present work involves the design and the realization of experimental tests to improve an injection moulding productive process...

(241) Staged versus Simultaneous Bilateral Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: An Outcome Study  Article

Authors: Nesbitt, Kristin S. M.D.; Innis, Peter C. M.D.; Dubin, Norman H. Ph.D.; Wilgis, E F. Shaw M.D.

Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2006

Abstract
This study compared outcomes of bilateral simultaneous endoscopic carpal tunnel release to staged release using the Levine-Katz outcome instrument and physical measurements...

(242) Experimental Design of Fire-Retarded Formulations. Low Viscosity Polyester Resins  Article

Authors: A. Hernangil, M.