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Levy, Y. 1989 . Analysis of epidemics of northern leaf blight on sweet corn in Israel. Phytopathology 79:1243-1245. ... Levy, Y., and Cohen, Y. 1983. ... Levy, Y., and Cohen, Y. 1983. Biotic and environmental factors affectblight was dependent mainly on fitness of the population of F. ing infection of sweet corn with Exserohilum turcicum. ...doi:10.1094/phyto-79-1243 fatcat:63hgzuz2qrhlrjkay6uoqix2ja
She subsequently Sweet syndrome and its association with hematopoietic neoplasms Rodrigo Soto, MD, Yair Levy, MD, and John R. Krause, MD was found to have a small 0.7 g/dL IgG monoclonal protein. ... From the Department of Pathology, Section of Hematopathology (Soto, Krause) and Department of Hematology/Oncology (Levy), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and the Charles A. ...doi:10.1080/08998280.2015.11929190 pmid:25552802 pmcid:PMC4264714 fatcat:ipw7ky6a4jdhjh5zoh3svceewe
Afterwards, the peels were stained for 1 hour with an aniline blue solution prepared according to a protocol developed previously (Levy et al. 2007 ). ... Measurements were carried out in healthy and infected sweet orange scions grafted on two different rootstocks. ...doi:10.1101/2021.07.07.451171 fatcat:xf4vs4ice5gzbogit66lafqxki
Here we characterized HLB affected sweet orange trees in the field in order to identify the specific traits that are correlated with the yields. ... 'Hamlin' sweet orange trees on Swingle citrumelo. ... Currently, because of the prevalence of HLB in Florida, it is unlikely to find healthy CLas-negative sweet orange trees as controls in open-air groves. ...doi:10.1101/2021.09.07.459315 fatcat:lded7tqfqvewlayqr4w5upybpe
Neural-like networks which minimize a global energy function have been proposed for solving computationally intensive optimization problems. These networks have several parameters that need to be selected, and often, carefully tuned for a network to produce a sensible computation. We examine the Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP) as a representative NP-complete optimization problem and present a cookbook approach to setting these parameters. Importantly, there appears to be a lineardoi:10.1109/icnn.1988.23941 dblp:conf/icnn/HegdeSL88 fatcat:ond26qb23zhmhpzukjcia2bsiy
more »... p between two of these parameters. The relationship between these two parameters and the problem size leads to a simple understanding of why these networks are less and less useful for the TSP computation as the number of cities increases.
The importance of moving from the "sweat spot" (nonflow state) to the "sweet spot" (flow state) can also be highlighted by considering the example of surgeons who may find themselves overly challenged ... corollary to that statement: if physicians find the right balance by minimizing what they need to do but dislike or are uncomfortable doing (the "sweat spot"), while maximizing what they enjoy doing (the "sweet ...doi:10.1093/neuros/nyy447 pmid:30239927 fatcat:5zb26a4odnfjtj4alax33j5dvm
Ancrod improves survival in murine systemic tupus erythematosus. The effect of ancrod, a defibrinating agent, on murine lupus glomerulonephritis in the male BXSB mouse was studied to determine the relationship between macrophage procoagulant activity (PCA), fibrin deposition and glomerulonephritis. Marked renal disease and fibrin deposition were noted by three months of age in control mice, whereas little or no disease was seen in ancrod treated mice until five months of age. Similar highdoi:10.1038/ki.1990.4 pmid:2299806 fatcat:uzbdl44awbab3gwo3ujnvdxuaq
more »... of anti-DNA antibodies and renal deposition of IgG were seen in both groups of mice. PCA rose with age in both ancrod response [10, 11] . PCA can be induced by a number of immu-
Levy is the recipient of a Medical Research Council of Canada Scholarship. ... Sweet) in a double-blind fashion. Pathologic diagnosis was made according to World Health Organization criteria (16) . ...doi:10.1172/jci112676 pmid:3760190 pmcid:PMC423709 fatcat:tmhnkgf4dvfj3dc5ceidxxammm
These maps provide a useful tool for investigating traits of interest in sweet cherry and represent a qualitative advance in the understanding of the cherry genome and its synteny with other members of ... Using two sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) intra-specific progenies derived from crosses between 'Black Tartarian' 6 'Kordia' (BT6K) and 'Regina' 6 'Lapins'(R6L), high-density genetic maps of the four parental ... for genome scanning capability in sweet and sour cherry. ...doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054743 pmid:23382953 pmcid:PMC3561380 fatcat:so2sy7hzorgqlkwgl5rcc6rlsa
Almond et al. in press; Levy and Mislevy 2004 ], which we also applied to observable score variables; they were constructed to provide finer summaries of learner performance. ... Yen 1984] , and (c) a marginal generalized dimensional discrepancy measure (GDDM) [Levy and Svetina 2011] for all of the primary observables as well as for each of the subsets of primary observables ...doi:10.5281/zenodo.3554643 fatcat:ccab2rqpqfgg5abynygd3ibbiu
The long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury can create major barriers to community integration. Peer support represents a sustainable model of support across this transition. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial on the Ontario Brain Injury Association Peer Support Program and the preliminary effectiveness of the program on community integration, mood, health-related quality of life, and self-efficacy; Methods: Adoi:10.3390/jcm10132913 pmid:34210061 pmcid:PMC8269307 fatcat:q22vmbpjurcx5d5iphq7mbl4v4
more »... pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial with an embedded qualitative component was conducted. Mentees with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (n = 13) were randomized to a weekly intervention or waitlist control group. Interviews were conducted with a subset of mentees and peer mentors (n = 10). Integration of the quantitative and qualitative data was completed using a joint display approach; Results: No statistically significant results were found for community integration, mood, or self-efficacy; however, changes in these outcomes were accompanied by moderate-to-large effect sizes. Within health-related quality of life, the mean pain score of the intervention group was significantly lower than that of the control group at the two-month timepoint but not at completion. Interviews revealed proximal improvements in knowledge, skills, and goals, and identified two domains related to trial acceptability: (1) environmental context and resources, and (2) reinforcement; Conclusions: Given the conceivable importance of proximal improvements in domains such as knowledge, skills, and/or goals for the attainment of more distal outcomes, modifications to the existing Peer Support Program may be warranted. The introduction of program recommendations which promote discussion around particular domains may help facilitate long-term improvements in health outcomes.
Disease is a major threat to corals-particularly in places with high local anthropogenic impacts (Sweet and Brown, 2016) , and was a key theme presented at ECRS. ... ., 1999; Sweet et al., 2012) . Plastic pollution, despite a recent high profile (Villarrubia-Gómez et al., 2018; Stafford and Jones, 2019) , has featured the least of all reef threats. ...doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00364 fatcat:nz3da4tx25c6jgqrqat4mu6i3i
Background Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is associated with adverse health effects in children. Valid exposure assessment methods with accurate spatial and temporal resolution across pregnancy is a critical need for advancing environmental health studies. Objective The objective of this study was to quantify maternal PAH exposure in pregnant women residing in McAllen, Texas where the prematurity rate and childhood asthma prevalence rates are high. A secondarydoi:10.1038/s41370-021-00348-y pmid:34131287 pmcid:PMC8920889 fatcat:n6zmbo3kujhcdffgbi543p22te
more »... tive was to compare PAH levels in silicone wristbands deployed as passive samplers with concentrations measured using standardized active air-sampling techniques. Methods Participants carried a backpack that contained air-sampling equipment (i.e., filter and XAD sorbent) and a silicone wristband (i.e., passive sampler) for three nonconsecutive 24-h periods. Filters, XAD tubes, and wristbands were analyzed for PAHs. Results The median level of exposure for the sum of 16 PAHs measured via active sampling over 24 h was 5.54 ng/m3 (filters) and 43.82 ng/m3 (XADs). The median level measured in wristbands (WB) was 586.82 ng/band. Concentrations of the PAH compounds varied across sampling matrix type. Phenanthrene and fluorene were consistently measured for all participants and in all matrix types. Eight additional volatile PAHs were measured in XADs and WBs; the median level of exposure for the sum of these eight PAHs was 342.98 ng/m3 (XADs) and 632.27 ng/band. The silicone wristbands (WB) and XAD sorbents bound 1-methynaphthalyne, 2-methylnaphthalene, biphenyl following similar patterns of detection. Significance Since prior studies indicate linkages between PAH exposure and adverse health outcomes in children at the PAH levels detected in our study, further investigation on the associated health effects is needed. Data reflect the ability of silicone wristbands to bind smaller molecular weight, semivolatile PAHs similar to XAD resin. Application of wristbands as passive samplers may be useful in studies evaluating semivolatile PAHs.
Sweet, Mark Bayley, Ben B. Levy, Monika Kastner, Michelle L. A. Nelson, Nancy M. Salbach, Susan B. Jaglal, John Shepherd, Ruth Wilcock, Carla Thoms, Sarah E. P. Munce. ... Sweet, Mark Bayley, Ben B. Levy, Monika Kastner, Michelle L. A. Nelson, Nancy M. Salbach, Susan B. Jaglal, John Shepherd, Ruth Wilcock, Carla Thoms, Sarah E. P. Munce. ...doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0256650 pmid:34428259 pmcid:PMC8384186 fatcat:opb6vwvrxjdwtg6m6livd4wm7m
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), currently under construction, will be used to measure the expansion history of the Universe using the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation technique. The spectra of 35 million galaxies and quasars over 14000 sq deg will be measured during the life of the experiment. A new prime focus corrector for the KPNO Mayall telescope will deliver light to 5000 fiber optic positioners. The fibers, in turn, feed ten broad-band spectrographs. We will describe thedoi:10.1117/12.2313006 fatcat:nvt5qlmbvbd2lontuoq73h522y
more »... and AR coating (360 nm to 980nm) that was applied to the lenses of the camera system for DESI using ion assisted deposition techniques in a 3 m coating chamber. The camera has 6 lenses ranging in diameter from 0.8 m to 1.14 m, weighing from 84 kg to 237 kg and made from fused silica or BK7. The size and shape of the surfaces provided challenges in design, uniformity control, handling, tooling and process control. Single surface average transmission and minimum transmission met requirements. The varied optical surfaces and angle of incidence considerations meant the uniformity of the coating was of prime concern. The surface radius of curvature (ROC) for the 12 surfaces ranged from nearly flat to a ROC of 611 mm and a sag of 140 mm. One lens surface has an angle of incidence variation from normal incidence to 40°. Creating a design with a larger than required bandwidth to compensate for the non-uniformity and angle variation created the ability to reduce the required coating uniformity across the lens and a single design to be used for all common substrate surfaces. While a perfectly uniform coating is often the goal it is usually not practicable or cost effective for highly curved surfaces. The coating chamber geometry allowed multiple radial positions of the deposition sources as well as substrate height variability. Using these two variables we were able to avoid using any masking to achieve the uniformity required to meet radial and angle performance goals. Very broadband AR coatings usually have several very thin and optically important layers. The DESI coating design has layers approaching 3 nm in thickness. Having sensitive thin layers in the design meant controlling layer thickness and azimuthal variation were critical to manufacturing repeatability. Through use of strategically placed quartz crystal monitors combined with stable deposition plumes, the manufacturing variability was reduced to acceptable levels. Low deposition rates and higher rotation rates also provided some stability to azimuthal variation.
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