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Methodology for implementing power plant efficiency standards for power generation: potential emission reduction

Some methods of generating power such as power generation through coal, natural gas, oil result in inevitable emissions of greenhouse gases. While power generation is necessary due to its increasing demand, it is important for power companies to generate their power in an efficient manner to reduce its effect on the environment. One of the most effective ways of tackling ...

Evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of low burden Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) in dogs and cats

The performance of a rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of Dirofilaria immitis antigens (Speed Diro™; BVT-Virbac, France) was assessed in 49 experimentally infected dogs and in 244 naturally infected animals; 142 dogs and 102 cats. In experimentally infected dogs, Speed Diro™ showed a sensitivity of 90.9% in dogs infected with one adult female worm and 100% in dogs ...

Scaling limit of the odometer in divisible sandpiles

In a recent work Levine et al. (Ann Henri Poincaré 17:1677–1711, 2016. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1007/​s00023-015-0433-x) prove that the odometer function of a divisible sandpile model on a finite graph can be expressed as a shifted discrete bilaplacian Gaussian field. For the discrete torus, they suggest the possibility that the scaling limit of the odometer may be related to the ...

The peripheral soft tissues should not be ignored in the finite element models of the human knee joint

In finite element models of the either implanted or intact human knee joint, soft tissue structures like tendons and ligaments are being incorporated, but usually skin, peripheral knee soft tissues, and the posterior capsule are ignored and assumed to be of minor influence on knee joint biomechanics. It is, however, unknown how these peripheral structures influence the ...

Correction to: Acute and chronic neuromuscular adaptations to local vibration training

The author would like to correct the reference in the publication of the original article. The corrected reference is given below for your reading.

Co-culture of human fibroblasts and Borrelia burgdorferi enhances collagen and growth factor mRNA

Skin fibrosis has been reported in Borrelia burgdorferi infection in Europe, but has been questioned by several authors. The objective of the present study was to examine the interaction of skin fibroblasts with B. burgdorferi sensu stricto B31 (BB) and B. afzelii (BA) in vitro by electron microscopy. We also determined the expression of collagen type I, TGF-β, FGF-1, calreticulin ...

A three-dimensional stereotaxic atlas of the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) brain

The gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small marsupial gaining recognition as a laboratory animal in biomedical research. Despite numerous studies on opossum neuroanatomy, a consistent and comprehensive neuroanatomical reference for this species is still missing. Here we present the first three-dimensional, multimodal atlas of the Monodelphis opossum brain. It ...

Copy number variation arising from gene conversion on the human Y chromosome

We describe the variation in copy number of a ~ 10 kb region overlapping the long intergenic noncoding RNA (lincRNA) gene, TTTY22, within the IR3 inverted repeat on the short arm of the human Y chromosome, leading to individuals with 0–3 copies of this region in the general population. Variation of this CNV is common, with 266 individuals having 0 copies, 943 (including the ...

Doping für das Gehirn

Ebenso wie die Steigerung der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit stellt auch die mögliche Verbesserung neurokognitiver Fähigkeiten wie Konzentration, Aufmerksamkeit oder Gedächtnis eine interessante Option dar. Als pharmakologisches „neuroenhancement“ bezeichnet man den Ge- oder Missbrauch psychoaktiver, nicht verbotener oder verschreibungspflichtiger Substanzen durch Gesunde mit Ziel ...

Correction to: A Two-Layer Computational Model for Discrimination of Enhancer and Their Types Using Hybrid Features Space of Pseudo K-Tuple Nucleotide Composition

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. One character was missing in the title, which was therefore incorrectly given as “A Two-Layer Computational Model for Discrimination of Enhancer and Their Types Using Hybrid Features Pace of Pseudo K-Tuple Nucleotide Composition”.

Multi-objective energy management system for DC microgrids based on the maximum membership degree principle

With the increasing quantity of DC electrical equipment, DC microgrids have been paid more and more attention. This paper proposes an approach to multi-objective optimisation of an energy management system (EMS) for a DC microgrid that includes a hybrid energy storage system (HESS). The operating and maintenance cost and the loss of power supply probability (LPSP) of the system are ...

Analysis method for PCBs in reclaimed oil using a fast-GC triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometer with the 13-component quantitation method

It is necessary for companies supplying reclaimed oil to analyze polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), because there is a possibility of the presence of contaminants due to trace-level PCBs in the reclaimed oil. However, common analysis methods of PCBs are time-consuming and complicated. Fast-GC triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometer with the 13-component quantitation method is an ...

Living with conduct problem youth: family functioning and parental perceptions of their child

Parenting children with conduct problems (CP) is challenging, yet very little is known about the impact of the child’s behaviour on family functioning or how parents of children with CP perceive their child. The aim of this research was to examine whether families with children with CP and high vs. low levels of callous–unemotional traits (HCU vs. LCU) experience differences in ...

The BRAIN test: a keyboard-tapping test to assess disability and clinical features of multiple sclerosis

Background The BRadykinesia Akinesia INcordination (BRAIN) test is an online keyboard-tapping test previously validated as a sensitive tool for detecting signs of Parkinson’s disease. Objectives To determine whether the BRAIN test can measure disability in MS and identify the presence of pyramidal or cerebellar dysfunction. Methods Kinesia scores (KS, number of key taps in 30 s), ...

Walnut: past and future of genetic improvement

Persian or English walnut (Juglans regia L.), the walnut species cultivated for nut production, is one of the oldest food sources known. Persian walnuts, native to the mountain valleys of Central Asia, are grown worldwide in temperate areas. World production exceeds three million tons since 2012, mostly provided by China, the USA, and Iran. Despite very ancient culture of walnut ...

Prospects for a euro-area budget: an analytical outline

In a reflection paper intended to generate debate among euro-area governments, the European Commission has put forward ideas on what could be done to deepen the Economic and Monetary Union by 2025. One of the ideas outlined by the Commission is the creation of a euro-area budget. This article reviews the key issues that are relevant in the discussion on establishing such a budget; ...

An evaluation of four modes of low-dose anticoagulation during intermittent haemodialysis

Introduction Intensive care participants that need dialysis frequently suffer from increased risk of bleeding. Standard intermittent haemodialysis (SHD) includes anticoagulation to avoid clotting of the dialysis system. The aim of this study was to clarify which of four different low-dose anticoagulant modes was preferable in reducing the exposure to i.v. unfractionated heparin ...