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Modeling Insulin-Glucose Dynamics during Insulin Induced Hypoglycemia. Evaluation of Glucose Counterregulation

A dynamical network model of insulin-glucose interactions in subjects with Type I Diabetes was developed and applied to data sets for 40 subjects. Each data set contained the amount of dextrose

A Constitutional Case for Extending the Due Process Clause to Asylum Seekers: Revisiting the Entry Fiction After Boumediene

In the last two decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has actively grappled with balancing the interests of immigrant detainees and the federal government in the context of prolonged immigration detention by reconciling the statutory framework with constitutional guarantees of due process. The Court has focused on how prolonged detention without an opportunity for an individualized...

Home range size, vegetation density, and season influences prey use by coyotes (Canis latrans)

To ensure reproductive success, Canis species establish contiguous mosaics of territories in suitable habitats to partition space and defend limiting resources. Consequently, Canis species can exert strong effects on prey populations locally because of their year-round maintenance of territories. We assessed prey use by coyotes (Canis latrans) by sampling scats from within known...

James MacMillan's Mass of Blessed John Henry Newman and the Culture of Liturgical Music-Making in the Scottish Catholic Church

James MacMillan composed his Mass of Blessed John Henry Newman as a congregational setting for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom in 2010. The work was heralded as the first setting of the new English Missal translation, and MacMillan expressed hope that it would make a longer-term contribution to music-making in the Roman Catholic Anglosphere. However, in...

Splanchnic Haemodynamics and Vasoactive Agents in Experimental Cirrhosis

It is well known that portal hypertension is associated with a hyperdynamic systemic circulatory state. This study measures systemic and splanchnic haemodynamics in an experimental rat model of hepatic cirrhosis. It also investigates the association between haemodynamic changes in cirrhotic animals and circulating levels of the vasoactive hormones glucagon and vasoactive...

The Need to Handicap the Recipient's Native Liver in the Rat Model of Heterotopic Auxiliary Liver Transplantation

In the rat model of heterotopic auxiliary liver transplantation (HALTx), the opinion varies on whether and how the recipient's native liver should be handicapped. To avoid atrophy of the transplanted organ, in this study, two different handicaps were evaluated and their effects on post-operative animal survival and liver biology are described. With a sole portacaval shunt (group...

Solid state 13C and 1H MAS NMR investigations of C60(ferrocene‒d10)2 complex

The article presents NMR investigations of a molecular crystalline material C60(ferrocene‒d10)2, which consists of two highly mobile molecules. 13C and 1H NMR line shapes and T1 relaxation times are discussed and compared with results obtained for the undeuteriated compound. The mobilities of C60 and ferrocene molecules were found to increase in the complex in comparison with the...

Small Bowel Review - Part I

Significant advances have been made in the study of the small bowel. Part I of this two-part review of the small bowel examines carbohydrates, including brush border membrane hydrolysis and sugar transport; amino acids, dipeptides, proteins and food allergy, with a focus on glutamine, peptides and macromolecules, and nucleosides, nucleotides and polyamines; salt and water...

Harmonic and Intermodulation Performance of Nonlinear Electronic Circuits

A unified technique for mathematical modelling of the input output characteristics of nonlinear electronic circuits is presented. This technique can be easily implemented using simple hand computations without recourse to standard curve-fitting techniques, which invariably requires extensive computing facilities and well-developed software. The mathematical model, basically a...

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis in A Patient with Turner Syndrome

An increased prevalence of X chromosome monosomy has recently been demonstrated in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Chronic cholestasis of unknown etiology is a common clinical feature in patients with Turner syndrome who reach the fourth and fifth decades of life. A 37-year-old patient with Turner syndrome who presented with clinical and biochemical features of...

Genocide, Oppression, Ambivalence: Online Narratives of Identity and Religion in Postcolonial Nigeria

Digital media platforms have emerged as important socio-cultural sites that enable the engagement of historical and contemporary contestations around religion and identity against the background of ethnoreligious conflicts and social tensions in Nigeria. The post-election violence of 2011 and subsequent mass killings of mostly Christians in rural Southern Kaduna saw the emergence...

About feeding children: factor structure and internal reliability of a survey to assess mealtime strategies and beliefs of early childhood education teachers

Children spend a substantial amount of time in early care and education (ECE) settings and may eat a majority of their diet in this setting. While there are several instruments focused on measuring factors of the ECE environment that may influence diet and weight outcomes, there are few comprehensive, valid, and reliable measures for collecting self-report of ECE providers...

Stability Studies of Transition Metal Chelates of 5-Bromosalicylidene-4-methoxyaniline andSalicylidene-2,3-dimethylaniline as Ligands

Binary and ternary complexes of the type M-Y and M-X-Y [M = Mn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II); X = 5-bromosalicylidene-4-methoxyaniline and Y = salicylidene-2,3-dimethylaniline] have been examined pH-metrically at 27±0.5 °C and at constant ionic strength, μ = 0.1 M (KCl) in 75 : 25(v/v) 1,4-dioxne-water medium. The stability constants for binary (M-Y) and ternary (M-X-Y) systems...

Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology in Gastrointestinal Medicine and Hepatology: Basic Paradigms of Molecular Cell Biology. Part C: Protein Synthesis and Post-Translational Processing in Eukaryotic Cells

The translation of mRNA constitutes the first step in the synthesis of a functional protein. The polypeptide chain is subsequently folded into the appropriate three-dimensional configuration and undergoes a variety of processing steps before being converted into its active form. These processing steps are intimately related to the cellular events that occur in the endoplasmic...

Chemical Etching of {hk0} Silicon Plates in EDP Part I: Experiments and Comparison with TMAH

This paper deals with the anisotropic chemical etching of various silicon plates etched in EDP. Changes with orientation in geometrical features of etched surface and in the etching shape of starting circular sections are systematically investigated. These etching shapes are compared with shapes produced by etching in KOH and TMAH solutions; This experimental study allows us to...

Minimum Crosstalk Vertical Layer Assignment for Three-Layer VHV Channel Routing

With the increasing density of VLSI circuits, the interconnection wires are getting packed even closer. This has increased the effect of interaction between these wires on circuit performance and hence, the importance of controlling crosstalk. We consider the gridded channel routing problem where, specifically, the channel has 3 routing layers in the VHV configuration. Given a...

On hereditary interval algebras

We show that each hereditary interval algebra has a countable density and not conversely. Moreover, we show that, for an interval algebra, having countable density and being subalgebra of the interval algebra over the real line are equivalent statements.

Population structure and classification of Apis cerana

Multivariate morphometric analyses of Apis cerana Fabricius, 1793 across its full geographical range were performed. Principal components plots did not reveal distinct morphoclusters. Further substructuring of the principal component plots could not initially be derived but only by introducing local labelling did it reveal six main morphoclusters. We apply geographically based...

Some results on compact convergence semigroups defined by filters

In this paper the concept of convergence defined by filters is used and applied in the study of semigroups. Special emphasis is placed on compact convergence semigroups and their properties.