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Search for a compressed supersymmetric spectrum with a light gravitino

Presence of the light gravitino as dark matter candidate in a supersymmetric (SUSY) model opens up interesting collider signatures consisting of one or more hard photons together with multiple jets and missing transverse energy from the cascade decay. We investigate such signals at the 13 TeV LHC in presence of compressed SUSY spectra, consistent with the Higgs mass as well as ...

Preference for Boys, Family Size, and Educational Attainment in India

Using data from nationally representative household surveys, we test whether Indian parents make trade-offs between the number of children and investments in education. To address the endogeneity due to the joint determination of quantity and quality of children, we instrument family size with the gender of the first child, which is plausibly random. Given a strong son preference ...

A prospective study to evaluate the risk malignancy index and its diagnostic implication in patients with suspected ovarian mass

There is no universal screening method for discrimination between benign and malignant adnexal masses yet. Various authors have tried tumor markers, imaging studies, cytology but no one yet is a definite method for screening of cancer ovary, for which a combined diagnostic modality has come to practice in form of RMI. With this background we conducted our study “Evaluation of risk ...

On the Exact Distribution of Mutual Information of Two-User MIMO MAC Based on Quotient Distribution of Wishart Matrices

We propose an exact calculation of the probability density function (PDF) and cumulative distribution function (CDF) of mutual information (MI) for a two-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) multiple access channel (MAC) network over block Rayleigh fading channels. This scenario can be found in the uplink channel of MIMO non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) system, a ...

Discovery of a new hypotrich ciliate from petroleum contaminated soil

Pollution after oil spill represents extreme habitat for survival and is a major concern for loss of species diversity in the affected area. In this study, we investigated soil samples collected from a petrochemical industry, Ulsan, South Korea. The soil was in the phase of recovery from the contamination of crude oil spill. Detailed investigation, based on morphology, ontogenesis, ...

Modeling of all-optical even and odd parity generator circuits using metal-insulator-metal plasmonic waveguides

Plasmonic metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguides sustain excellent property of confining the surface plasmons up to a deep subwavelength scale. In this paper, linear and S-shaped MIM waveguides are cascaded together to design the model of Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI). Nonlinear material has been used for switching of light across its output ports. The structures of even and ...

Resonant slepton production and right sneutrino dark matter in left-right supersymmetry

Right-handed sneutrinos are natural components of left-right symmetric supersymmetric models where the gauge sector is extended to include right-handed weak interactions. Unlike in other models where right-handed sneutrinos are gauge singlets, here the right sneutrino is part of a doublet and could be a dark matter candidate whose annihilation proceeds via gauge interactions. We ...

Antibacterial effects of Lactobacillus isolates of curd and human milk origin against food-borne and human pathogens

This study was undertaken to assess the antibacterial efficacy of lactobacilli isolated from curd and human milk samples. Identities of thirty-one different lactobacilli (20 from curd and 11 from human milk) were confirmed by genus-specific PCR and 16S rRNA-based sequencing. These strains belonged to five species, Lactobacillus casei, L. delbrueckii, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, and ...

Alterations in cellular pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of elvitegravir in response to ethanol exposure in HIV-1 infected monocytic (U1) cells

are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. Funding: This research was supported by National Institute of Health grants to Dr. Santosh Kumar (NIAAA/NIH AA-022063) and Bernd Meibohm (OD ... information that contains original data and/or statistical analysis for Figs 1 to 5. (XLSX) Acknowledgments This research was supported by National Institute of Health grants to Dr. Santosh Kumar (NIAAA/NIH

Hydrological simulation of a small ungauged agricultural watershed Semrakalwana of Northern India

A study was conducted to develop a hydrological model for agriculture dominated Semra watershed (4.31 km2) and Semrakalwana village at Allahabad using a semi distributed Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. In model evaluation it was found that the SWAT does not require much calibration, and therefore, can be employed in unguaged watershed. A seasonal (Kharif, Rabi and Zaid ...

Molecular mapping of the grain iron and zinc concentration, protein content and thousand kernel weight in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Genomic regions responsible for accumulation of grain iron concentration (Fe), grain zinc concentration (Zn), grain protein content (PC) and thousand kernel weight (TKW) were investigated in 286 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross between an old Indian wheat variety WH542 and a synthetic derivative (Triticum dicoccon PI94624/Aegilops squarrosa [409]//BCN). RILs ...

Chitosan-fabricated Ag nanoparticles and larvivorous fishes: a novel route to control the coastal malaria vector Anopheles sundaicus?

Mosquitoes represent a key threat for millions of humans worldwide, since they act as vectors for malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika virus, filariasis, and encephalitis. In this study, we tested chitosan-synthesized silver nanoparticles (Ch–AgNP) using male crab shells as a source of chitosan, which acted as a reducing and capping agent. Ch–AgNP were characterized by UV–Vis ...

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Effect of paclobutrazol on photosynthesis and expression of pyrroline-5-carboxylatesynthase in contrasting wheat genotypes under water deficit stress condition

Dwivedi 0 Santosh Kumar 0 0 Division of Crop Research, ICAR Research complex for Eastern Region , Patna, Bihar 800 014 , India 1 Sharad Kumar Dwivedi line first due to the unreliability of findings

Little Higgs after the little one

At the LHC, the Littlest Higgs Model with T-parity is characterised by various production channels. If the T-odd quarks are heavier than the exotic partners of the W and the Z, then associated production can be as important as the pair-production of the former. Studying both, we look for final states comprising at least one lepton, jets and missing transverse energy. We consider ...

Job Related Stress and Employment of People with Mental Illness: A Catch 22

A roaring hike in stress related psychiatric symptoms is being noticed in the employees of corporate sectors. However, the industries are not well equipped to provide adequate medical help to these individuals, leading them to seek help on their own from outside. Due to the lack of collaboration with the mental health sector, mental health professionals face various dilemmas in ...

Isolation of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don Nuclei and Measurement of Rate of Tryptophan decarboxylase Gene Transcription Using Nuclear Run-On Transcription Assay

Background An accurate assessment of transcription ‘rate’ is often desired to describe the promoter activity. In plants, isolation of transcriptionally active nuclei and their subsequent use in nuclear run-on assays has been challenging and therefore limit an accurate measurement of gene transcription ‘rate’. Catharanthus roseus has emerged as a model medicinal plant as it exhibits ...

Effects of Cigarette Smoke Condensate on Oxidative Stress, Apoptotic Cell Death, and HIV Replication in Human Monocytic Cells

. Funding: This research was supported by grant from the National Institute of Health to Santosh Kumar (NIH AA-022063). The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to ... Health to Santosh Kumar (NIH AA-022063). The authors thank Dr. Tony Marion for his technical assistance and UTHSC flow cytometry facility. Author Contributions Conceived and designed the experiments: SK

Evaluation of the muscle morphology of the obturator externus and piriformis as the predictors of avascular necrosis of the femoral head in acetabular fractures

Avascular necrosis (AVN) of femoral head is a recognised complication of fracture dislocation of the hip joint but is not studied frequently in relation to acetabulum fractures. The aim was to establish the relationship between obturator externus and piriformis muscle morphology in acetabulum fractures and potenital development of AVN of the femoral head. Twenty-five fractures were ...

Characterization and Expression Analysis of Phytoene Synthase from Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Phytoene synthase (PSY) regulates the first committed step of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway in plants. The present work reports identification and characterization of the three PSY genes (TaPSY1, TaPSY2 and TaPSY3) in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The TaPSY1, TaPSY2, and TaPSY3 genes consisted of three homoeologs on the long arm of group 7 chromosome (7L), short arm of group ...