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We have made it possible for users to explore these correlations by building scatterplots designed expressly for this purpose. ... This was the topic of a dissertation and subsequent presentations by Jenny Rankin (2013) who reported that California teachers made incorrect inferences from test score data 48 percent of the time. ...arXiv:1609.08770v1 fatcat:otbvmepatjdyto7wdixyc5ozoe
Difficult enteral stenting made simple Enteral stenting is an accepted palliative option for malignant strictures. Long narrow duodenal strictures can be technically challenging [1, 2] . ... Am J Gastroenterol 2002; 97: 72 -78 Endoscopy_UCTN_Code_TTT_1AO_2AZ Amit Desai, Amy Tyberg, Steve Zerbo, Reem Sharaiha, Michel Kahaleh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medical ...doi:10.1055/s-0042-106963 pmid:27285650 fatcat:alv4zzhbvnayrhfztos7kcgooi
Energy and Buildings
This study describes the production of low density thermal insulation boards made from coconut husk and bagasse without the use of chemical binding additives. ... A total of 81 binderless coconut husk insulation boards were made, three boards being made for each of the 27 different manufacturing conditions. ... binderless boards were dark brown and had a peculiar smell, especially those boards made from bagasse at high temperature. ...doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.03.015 fatcat:fxvi22fekfgsjadgxhddffxtau
and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made ...doi:10.1038/s41598-018-22465-9 pmid:29511259 pmcid:PMC5840360 fatcat:sp5rqf75cretrlxw74x6qywzhi
Thin Solid Films
We studied four trialkoxysilane thin films, fabricated via self-assembly by casting neat silane reagents onto hydrophilic SiO x /Si substrates in the ambient. This drop-casting method is simple, yet rarely studied for the production of silane self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). Various exsitu techniques were utilized to systematically characterize the growth process: Ellipsometry measurements can monitor the evolution of film thickness with silanization time; water droplet contact angledoi:10.1016/j.tsf.2007.07.208 fatcat:fb77oydf4vfojd4une3z423dou
more »... ts reveal the wettability; the change of surface morphology was followed by Atomic Force Microscopy; the chemical identity of the films was verified by Infrared-Visible Sum Frequency Generation spectroscopy. We show that the shorter carbon chain (propyl-) or branched (2-(diphenylphosphino)ethyl-) silane SAMs exhibit poor ordering. In contrast, longer carbon chain (octadecyl and decyl) silanes form relatively ordered monolayers. The growth of the latter two cases shows Langmuir-like kinetics and a transition process from lying-down to standing-up geometry with increasing coverage.
By utilizing the tailor made reactions with AgNPRs based on these findings, we successfully determined the individual biothiols in human serum with great sensitivity and selectivity by simply measuring ... Received: 19 August 2020; Accepted: 28 January 2021 Figure 1 . 1 A schematic illustration of colorimetric detection system for individual biothiols based on the tailor made reactions with AgNPRs.Scientific ... and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made ...doi:10.1038/s41598-021-83433-4 pmid:33594153 pmcid:PMC7886879 fatcat:ylf4oltfizhg3ms7cshfjv4eki
Recently, several plant-made recombinant proteins received favorable regulatory review as food antibacterials in the United States through the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) regulatory procedure, ... Suitability: -The target specificities of plant-made colicins match those reported for the bacterial colicins; -The specific activities (potency) of plant-made colicins are in the range of those reported ... In its first GRAS notice (GRN 593 8 ), the following arguments were used to support safety and suitability of colicins made in food species hosts as food antimicrobials. ...doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.00437 pmid:31024601 pmcid:PMC6465592 fatcat:vuacj2atlngunnpv6ae63g2ble
Abstract Introduction Alkali borate glasses [R(M 2 O).B 2 O 3 , where M is the alkali metal] are generally made by fusing alkali carbonates and boric acid or boron oxide. ... Since high R-value glasses are extremely hygroscopic, the glasses are made in an N 2 -environment glove box to prevent contact of the glass with moisture and CO 2 in the air. ... Royle made alkali borates up to R=3.8. However, this method was cumbersome as the starting materials were very hygroscopic and the glass samples needed to be prepared under an inert environment. ...doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2005.11.051 fatcat:ttacdxbd4jcppo3ld5invu3ety
In this study, welds were made homogeneously as well as heterogeneously with various concentrations of nitrogen added through the shielding gas. ... Data Availability Statement: The data cannot currently be made available because this is an ongoing research project. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. ... Some welds made using 10% N 2 + Ar mixture were in fact found to have lower BWs that those made using pure Ar. ...doi:10.3390/jmmp5030072 fatcat:pnizutzwrrbslhoc34cfhsffjq
The results confirm the effectiveness of the OPHT technology and the new leakage control scheme for coils made from Bi-2212 Rutherford cables. ... Voltage taps made of pure Ag foil were added during coil winding. ... Here we apply the OPHT for the first time to racetrack coils made using Bi-2212 Rutherford cables. ...doi:10.1088/1361-6668/aada2f fatcat:cl42fldiavb2nhpsfchmwbezoi
Of the 22 villages in Malinau that had b Estimate based on information that four payments were made, each payment was made after 10,000 m 3 had been produced at Rp. 20,000/m 3 . c $1 = Rp. 9200 (end May ... Where Punan shared decision making with another ethnic group, negotiations were often made without Punan leaders even present (Palmer, in press ). ...doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2005.08.012 fatcat:hyiptpeqq5crno6gppjonwgxnq
Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment on Bridging from the eXtreme to the campus and beyond - XSEDE '12
USAGE STATISTICS Globus Connect was first made available in April 2011 and GCMU in October 2011. ...doi:10.1145/2335755.2335847 fatcat:yxoigbdyhzggnjdbxwuadfnlry
Bancroft, MSN, FNP-C, who made this study possible. Funding: We thank Stanford Health Care for providing the resources and funding for the study. ... It is well known that swabs made from natural fiber sources (cotton-tipped or alginate treated) can interfere with the assay either by strongly binding the RNA/DNA analyte or by inhibiting the enzymatic ... Given that the latticed NP swabs were being made using a material of unknown compatibility with PCR testing, they were evaluated with several different analytical systems including the Qiagen QIAsymphony ...doi:10.1101/2020.05.25.20112201 fatcat:gt7hhhqejrdr7biowrb5ckqyda
We have previously demonstrated that the meningococcal antigen Ag473 in the presence of Freund's adjuvant can elicit protective immune responses in mouse challenge model. In this study, we evaluated the structural requirement for the immunological activity and the possible signaling pathway of recombinant Ag473 antigen produced in E. coli. We found that lipidated Ag473 (L-Ag473) possesses an intrinsic adjuvant activity that could be attributed to its ability to activate dendritic cells anddoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040873 pmid:22844415 pmcid:PMC3402496 fatcat:r4kzsjk36jfqflmslmkw7k7sau
more »... te their maturation. In addition, we found that L-Ag473 can activate human monocytes and promote maturation of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells. These results provide an indirect support that L-Ag473 may also be immunogenic in human. Interestingly, the observed activity is dependent on the overall conformation of L-Ag473 because heating and proteinase K treatment can diminish and abolish the activity. Furthermore, our data suggest a species-differential TLR recognition of L-Ag473. Overall, these data suggest a new paradigm for the ligand-TLR interaction in addition to demonstrating the self-adjuvanting activity of the vaccine candidate L-Ag473.
Ecology and Society
The central government made numerous attempts to stop logging. With the passage of a regulation in 2002, the Ministry of Forestry made the district cutting permits illegal. ... Working with spontaneous cooperation made the chaotic environment more predictable and manageable. ...doi:10.5751/es-01943-120103 fatcat:eelkuyth5vgtpkze2vhmywvyza
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