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Strength Characteristics and Slope Stability of Expansive Soil from Pingdingshan, China

; Published 25 February 2018 Academic Editor: João M. P. Q. Delgado Copyright © 2018 Ju-yun Zhai and Xiang-yong Cai. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License

A covariant Lagrangian for stable nonsingular bounce

The nonsingular bounce models usually suffer from the ghost or gradient instabilities, as has been proved recently. In this paper, we propose a covariant effective theory for stable nonsingular bounce, which has the quadratic order of the second order derivative of the field ϕ but the background set only by P (ϕ, X). With it, we explicitly construct a fully stable nonsingular...

Potential coordination role between O-GlcNAcylation and epigenetics

specific protease 7. COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS GUIDELINES Donglu Wu, Yong Cai, and Jingji Jin declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies with human or animal ... subjects performed by any of the authors. AUTHORS CONTRIBUTIONS Donglu Wu, Yong Cai, and Jingji Jin participated in writing, editing and making figures. All authors read and approved the final manuscript

The effective field theory of nonsingular cosmology: II

Based on the effective field theory (EFT) of cosmological perturbations, we explicitly clarify the pathology in nonsingular cubic Galileon models and show how to cure it in EFT with new insights into this issue. With the least set of EFT operators that are capable to avoid instabilities in nonsingular cosmologies, we construct a nonsingular model dubbed the Genesis-inflation...

Chirality oscillation of primordial gravitational waves during inflation

We show that if the gravitational Chern-Simons term couples to a massive scalar field (m > H), the primordial gravitational waves (GWs) will show itself the chirality oscillation, i.e., the amplitudes of the left- and right-handed GWs modes will convert into each other and oscillate in their propagations. This oscillation will eventually develop a permanent difference of the...

The slow expansion with nonminimal derivative coupling and its conformal dual

We show that the primordial gravitational wave with scale-invariant spectrum might emerge from a nearly Minkowski space, in which the gravity is asymptotic-past free. We illustrate it with a model, in which the derivative of background scalar field nonminimally couples to gravity. We also show that since here the tensor perturbation is dominated by its growing mode...

Towards the bounce inflationary gravitational wave

In the bounce inflation scenario, the inflation is singularity-free, while the advantages of inflation are preserved. We analytically calculate the power spectrum of its primordial gravitational waves (GWs), and show a universal result including the physics of the bounce phase. The spectrum acquires a cutoff at large scale, while the oscillation around the cutoff scale is quite...

The Effective Field Theory of nonsingular cosmology

In this paper, we explore the nonsingular cosmology within the framework of the Effective Field Theory (EFT) of cosmological perturbations. Due to the recently proved no-go theorem, any nonsingular cosmological models based on the cubic Galileon suffer from pathologies. We show how the EFT could help us clarify the origin of the no-go theorem, and offer us solutions to break the...

Quality Traceability System of Traditional Chinese Medicine Based on Two Dimensional Barcode Using Mobile Intelligent Technology

, we made a further attempt on how to apply 2D barcode of chemical fingerprint to quality traceability in actual production and circulation. According to the method reported by Yong Cai et al [ 4

Association between a syndemic of psychosocial problems and unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China

Background Previous studies have discussed the overlapping and reinforcing effects (defined as a syndemic) of psychosocial problems on high-risk sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM). The present study aimed to apply the syndemic theory to verify the reinforcing effects of psychosocial problems on unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among MSM in Shanghai, and...

Oscillation in power spectrum of primordial gravitational wave as a signature of higher-order stringy corrections

In low-energy effective string theory, α′ corrections involve the coupling of the dilaton field to Gauss-Bonnet term. We assume that the dilaton potential is fine tuned so that the dilaton field may oscillate rapidly for a while around the minimum of its potential but the inflation background is not affected. By numerical method, we find that if the dilaton starts to oscillate at...

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for adult Bochdalek hernia: a case report

Background Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood, while this diseases is extremely rare in adults. Case presentation We review a case of a 63-year-old man with a left-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing occasional pain at the left side of his chest for 8 months. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by...

Multi-dimensional factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse with regular partners among Chinese men who have sex with men in Hong Kong: a respondent-driven sampling survey

Yong Cai 1 Joseph T F Lau 0 0 Centre for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , 5/F. , School of Public

Progress in the study of mercury methylation and demethylation in aquatic environments

LI YanBin 0 CAI Yong 0 0 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University , Miami, Florida 33199, USA Mercury (Hg) and

Human INO80/YY1 chromatin remodeling complex transcriptionally regulates the BRCA2- and CDKN1A-interacting protein (BCCIP) in cells

, Jingji Jin and Yong Cai declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors. AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS JS

Platelet to lymphocyte ratio as an independent prognostic indicator for prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy

Background Platelet to Lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is thought to be associated with a worse outcome in multiple types of cancer. However, the prognostic significance of PLR has not been investigated in the prostate cancer (PCa) patients receiving hormonal therapy. The objective of this study was to determine the prognostic value of PLR in PCa patients treated with androgen deprivation...

Personality, Perceived Environment, and Behavior Systems Related to Future Smoking Intentions among Youths: An Application of Problem-Behavior Theory in Shanghai, China

Background Smoking among youths is a worldwide problem, particularly in China. Many endogenous and environmental factors influence smokers’ intentions to smoke; therefore, a comprehensive model is needed to understand the significance and relationship of predictors. This study aimed to develop a prediction model based on problem-behavior theory (PBT) to interpret intentions to...

Knockdown of Expression of Cdk5 or p35 (a Cdk5 Activator) Results in Podocyte Apoptosis

Podocytes are terminally differentiated glomerular epithelial cells. Podocyte loss has been found in many renal diseases. Cdk5 is a cyclin-dependent protein kinase which is predominantly regulated by p35. To study the role of Cdk5/p35 in podocyte survival, we first applied western blotting (WB) analysis to confirm the time-course expression of Cdk5 and p35 during kidney...