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State support for nuclear new build

State support in one form or another has been necessary throughout the history of nuclear power station construction, both for political reasons and as a matter of economic necessity. This article considers various forms of state support, by reference to four contrasting jurisdictions: the UK, France, the USA and China. Of these, with the exception of China, new nuclear projects...

Small bowel obstruction due to intraluminal metastasis from malignant melanoma

The most common form of presentation of malignant melanoma is cutaneous. However, it is important to notice that it can occur in any part of the body, mostly from metastatic route. Gastrointestinal forms of symptomatic metastasis are rare, making it sometimes difficult to diagnose. We present a rare case of an 84-year-old female with a small bowel obstruction due to melanoma...

Efficacy of High-intensity Statin Use for Transient Ischemic Attack Patients with Positive Diffusion-weighted Imaging

To determine whether positive or negative DWI TIA patients could get benefits from HST we conducted a cohort study which data from the prospective, hospital-based, TIA database of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. The end-point was 7-day and 90-day incidence of stroke. Cox proportional hazard regression models were used to analyze the association between end...

Reinforcement contribution to the behavior of low-rise concrete walls

Based on steel strains recorded during shake table tests of six wall specimens, the effect and contribution of steel reinforcement to peak shear strength and displacement capacity of low-rise concrete walls is assessed and discussed. The experimental program included four variables such as wall geometry, concrete type, web steel ratio and type of web reinforcement. Wall response...

The FXR agonist obeticholic acid inhibits the cancerogenic potential of human cholangiocarcinoma

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive cancer with high resistance to chemotherapeutics. CCA is enriched in cancer stem cells, which correlate with aggressiveness and prognosis. FXR, a member of the metabolic nuclear receptor family, is markedly down-regulated in human CCA. Our aim was to evaluate, in primary cultures of human intrahepatic CCA (iCCA), the effects of the FXR...

Hematological Malignancies and Arterial Thromboembolism

Established guidelines exist for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism in hematological malignancies, but none for arterial thromboembolism. However, arterial and venous thromboembolism share the same provoking features—including altered procoagulant factors and defective fibrinolytic system. The morbidity for arterial thromboembolism is increasing in hematological...

Dust emission from different soil types in the northwest and the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India

Dust emission is a main source of aerosol in the atmosphere and is highly sensitive to wind velocity. Surface feature characteristics, soil properties and meteorological parameters also influence dust emission. Thus far, no study has referred to dust flux over the Indian subcontinent; therefore, we estimated dust flux using empirical equations and land cover data for seven...

Alluvial aquifer thickness and bedrock structure delineation by electromagnetic methods in the highlands of Bolivia

The porous aquifers in the area called Challapampa are the most important groundwater reservoirs that supply drinking water to Oruro city in the highlands of Bolivia. They consist of unconsolidated fluvial–lacustrine deposits, resting on a complex sedimentary bedrock and covered by a thin surficial clay layer. The settings of these geological units and the structures governing...

A new species of Taylorius (Bryozoa: Escharinidae) from the east coast of South Africa

A new species of Escharinidae, Taylorius nyembezi sp. nov., is described and illustrated from material collected by the R.V. Meiring Naudé cruises at 90 m depth off the east coast of South Africa in 1979 and lodged in the collections of the Iziko Museums of South Africa, Cape Town and The Natural History Museum, London. The specimens were previously reported as conspecific with...

Deciphering human ribonucleoprotein regulatory networks

RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) control and coordinate each stage in the life cycle of RNAs. Although in vivo binding sites of RBPs can now be determined genome-wide, most studies typically focused on individual RBPs. Here, we examined a large compendium of 114 high-quality transcriptome-wide in vivo RBP–RNA cross-linking interaction datasets generated by the same protocol in the...

Acute Exacerbation of Fever Following Administration of Tropicamide and Phenylephrine Ophthalmic Solution: A Case Report

A 24-year-old woman with atopic dermatitis and persistent fever (axillary temperature of 37–38 °C for 6 months) received combination ophthalmic drops containing tropicamide and phenylephrine (Mydrin®-P), which exacerbated her fever within 15 min after instillation. Her axillary fever reached 40.1 °C but resolved the following day. No new dermatological symptoms developed...

Suppressed ACTH Is Frequently Unrelated to Autonomous Cortisol Secretion in Patients With Adrenal Incidentalomas

ACTH is considered a weak marker for autonomous cortisol secretion (ACS) in patients with adrenal incidentalomas (AIs). Our aim was to investigate suppressed basal ACTH as a marker of ACS and to elucidate why this criterion is of limited value.

Coulomb branches of star-shaped quivers

Abstract We study the Coulomb branches of 3d \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) “star-shaped” quiver gauge theories and their deformation quantizations, by applying algebraic techniques that have been developed in the mathematics and physics literature over the last few years. The algebraic techniques supply an abelianization map, which embeds the Coulomb-branch chiral ring into a vastly...

Polarización, subdesarrollo y desequilibrios regionales

In this essay centralization is considered as a basic element for the interpretation of city region relations in the underdeveloped countries. It is intended to be used as point of departure in the questioning of the concept of polarization which is used and applied to Latin America through current planning theories.

Diagnóstico da exigência do cafeeiro em nitrogênio pela utilização do medidor portátil de clorofila

Nitrogen is the most required nutrient by coffee crop and its management is very important. The losses of the nutrient are very important specially during rainy season. The study was developed in Sud Mennucci county (northwest of São Paulo State - Brazil) in an Alfisol in order to evaluate the effect of different rates and application times of nitrogen on the chlorophyll and...