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Oct 24, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Determination of Zoledronic Acid and Four Common Anions in Zoledronic Acid Injection by Gradient Ion Chromatography with a Self-Regeneration Suppressor

Meilan Chen, Mingli Ye
A simple method to determine zoledronic acid and impurities in drug by ion chromatography with conductivity detection was developed. Target analytes have been sufficiently separated from each other on an Ionpac AS19 by using potassium hydroxide as eluent with a self-regeneration suppressor. This novel proposed method enables direct analysis of zoledronic acid in injection sample and provides good resolution. This novel method also exhibits satisfactory precision (less than 1.68%) and accuracy (9...


Oct 24, 2014Open    AccessArticle

On Time Resonances (Explosions) in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions

V. S. Olkhovsky
The review of the results of time analysis at the range of high-energy nuclear collisions (with the bombarding-particle energies near 0.1 - 10 GeV/nucleon) is presented. It was shown that the formation of time resonances (explosions) in the decays of compound nuclei or final clots at the range of dense strongly overlapped energy resonances was possible. These time resonances rather well explain a lot of the experimental data.


Oct 24, 2014Open    AccessArticle

The Integral Equation, Corresponding to the Ordinary Differential Equation

Igor Petrovich Dobrovolsky
The differential operator of the ordinary differential equation (ODE) is represented as the sum of two operators: basic and supplementing operators. The order of the higher derivatives of a basic operator and ODE operator should coincide. If the basic operator has explicit system of fundamental solutions it is possible to make integral equation Volterra of II kind. For linear equations the approximate solutions of the integral equation are system of the approximate fundamental solutions of the i...


Oct 23, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Implementation of an In-House Quantitative Real-Time PCR for Determination of HIV Viral Load in Kinshasa

Kamangu Ntambwe Erick, Chatte Adawaye, Boreux Raphael, Kalala Lunganza Richard, Mvumbi Lelo Georges, Demol Patrick, Vaira Dolores, Hayette Marie Pierre
Background: Measurement of Viral Load (VL) is the most reliable mean for evaluating virological monitoring of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. It allows determination of the amount of virus present in a given volume. Due to the constraints of costs, the VL is not often requested for patient’s follow-up in countries with limited resources. Hence the objective of this study is to implement an in-house Quantitative Real-Time PCR to assess the VL of HIV infected patients in K...


Oct 23, 2014Open    AccessArticle

FABP-2 and PPAR-γ Haplotype as Risk Factors for Dyslipidemia in a Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Population of Santa Rosa del Conlara, San Luis, Argentina

Susana Siewert, María Florencia Olmos Nicotra, Irma Ines Gonzalez, Gustavo Fernandez, Marta Susana Ojeda
Introduction: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a complex disorder caused by the interaction between genetic predisposition and environmental factors. Genetics plays an important role on lipid homeostasis. Many genes are involved in the lipid metabolism, such as FABP-2 and PPAR-γ. Aim: To evaluate the association between specific SNPs and haplotypes of the FABP-2 and PPAR-γ genes with T2DM and lipid profile in an Argentinean population. Methods: The FABP-2 (rs1799883) and PPAR-...


Oct 23, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Neurological Pain as a Result of Mouthwash Usage—A Case Report

Ali Nankali
Pain in pharynx is one of the leading complaints raised by patients with the common diagnosis pointing to: sore throat, odynophagia, pharyngitis and tonsillitis [1]. Recently, an interesting case of a 47-year-old patient (male-dentist) who claimed to have acquired a sudden sharp pain in pharynx (throat) location was observed. The absurd strength of the pain prevented the patient to even hold short-length verbal communicat...


Oct 22, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Effect of Grinding Time of Mill Scale on the Physicochemical Properties of Produced Briquettes and Its Reduction via Hydrogen

Naglaa Ahmed El-Hussiny, Hassan Hussein Abdul-Wahab, Mohamed Mahmoud Ali, Abdud-Lattif Abdel-Motagally Omar, Mohamed El-Menshawi Hussien Shalabi, Mohamed Reda Moharm
This study deals with the grinding of mill scale in a laboratory ball mill for different milling time then briquetted by using 2% molasses as a binder and investigates the effect of grinding of mill scale for different time on the physicochemical properties and the reduction degree of the mill scale briquettes via hydrogen. Diffusion process control equation was applied and the energy of activation was calculated = 28.33 kJ/mole.


Oct 22, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Trusted-CDS Based Intrusion Detection System in Wireless Sensor Network (TC-IDS)

Amin Mohajer, Mohammad Hasan Hajimobini, Abbas Mirzaei, Ehsan Noori
Security mechanism is a fundamental requirement of wireless networks in general and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in particular. The Intrusion Detection System (IDS) has become a critical component of wireless sensor networks security strategy. There are several architectures for embedding IDS in WSN. Due to Energy Limitation, in this paper we use a distributed architecture which activates intrusion detection system for limited number of nodes. For this purpose we select a secure set of nodes c...


Oct 21, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Development of College of Industrial Technology Frequency Modulation Broadcast Trainer

Bernardo A. Pangilinan
A frequency modulation broadcast station trainer was developed to expose the students to the basic equipment needed in radio broadcasting. The cost of portable FM broadcast trainer is much lower than the cost of the traditional commercially available equipment because of the materials used. The FM broadcast trainer is laboratory equipment that can be used by schools offering academic programs in industrial courses specifically Electronics and Communication Technology courses. At present there is...


Oct 21, 2014Open    AccessArticle

The Addicted Human Brain: An Overview of Imaging Studies and Their Treatment Implications

Marc Fakhoury
Addiction is characterized by loss of control over substance use, often operationally defined as continued use of substances despite knowledge of adverse consequences. The exact cause of addiction is not known, but it’s hypothesized that both environmental and genetic factors play a crucial role in the predisposition of this disease. When an individual abruptly stops using a drug or an addictive substance, withdrawal symptoms often take place, which include vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and...


Oct 20, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Comparative Study of the Haemagglutination Capabilities of Lectin Extracted from Submerged Cultures of Wild and Mutant Strains of Schizophyllum commune

O. A. Awoyinka, D. A. Aina, J. K. Oloke, O. N. Majolagbe, O. I. Akoni
Haemagglutination studies on lectin from both wild (SCW) and mutant strains (SCM1, SCM2, SCM3) of Schizophyllum commune using human blood were explored in this study after six days of submerged fermentation. Haemagglutination assay showed that the lectin from all the strains showed slight discrimination in their haemmaglutinating activity against human blood group with st...


Oct 20, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Use of Artificial Neural Network and Theoretical Modeling to Predict the Effective Elastic Modulus of Composites with Ellipsoidal Inclusions

Anupama Upadhyay, Ramvir Singh
In this paper, a possible applicability of artificial neural networks to predict the elastic modulus of composites with ellipsoidal inclusions is investigated. Besides it, based on the general micromechanical unit cell approach, theoretical formula is also developed, for effective elastic modulus of composites containing randomly dispersed ellipsoidal in homogeneities. Developed theoretical model considers
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Oct 17, 2014Open    AccessArticle

TiO2 Nanotubes for Room Temperature Toluene Sensor

Patricia María Perillo, Daniel Fabian Rodríguez, Norberto Gabriel Boggio
TiO2 nanotubes were used to prepare gas sensor and the gas sensing properties towards toluene were analyzed. Titania nanotube arrays were fabricated via electrochemical anodization method in glycerol electrolytes containing NH4F. The sensor fabricated from these nanotubes exhibits a good response to toluene at room temperature with good sensitivity. The toluene sensing properties were tested from 20 to 150 ppm concentrations.


Oct 17, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Duodenogastric Reflux after Biliary Procedure

Naoki Hashimoto
Duodenogastric reflux (DGR) is a poorly understood gastrointestinal process that is defined as reflux of duodenal contents into the stomach. Therapeutic biliary procedures disrupt the function of the sphincter of Oddi. Patients are potential “bile refluxers”. Methods: The present study was carried out to document the incidence and evaluate the clinical significance of DGR after cholecystectomy (n = 9) and choledochoduodenostomy (CDD) (n = 6). Duodenogastric reflux was quantified using continuous...


Oct 16, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Development of Reintroduction Techniques and Population Monitoring of Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) in Southern Madagascar: Ampotaka: First Result for 3 Month Acclimatation

Soary Tahafe Randrianjafizanaka, Rejo Fienena Felicity, Lily-Arison Rene Roland, Herilala Randriamahazo, Bernard Devaux

The radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) of Madagascar is critically endangered with extinction. The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) oversees the in-situ captive breeding program for this species and assesses the suitability of reintroduction from captivity as a management strategy is of great importance. 120 adult and juvenile animals from the quarantine center Mangily/Ifaty (30 km north of Toliara) and 24 resident animals from Ampotaka and Tranovaho will

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Oct 16, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Analysis of Two Different Techniques for Treatment of Patellar Dislocation Due to Fibrous Quadriceps Muscle in Children

Nguyen Ngoc Hung, Do Tan, Nguyen Do Ngoc Hien
Objective: To evaluate the clinical and functional results of two surgical treatments of patellar dislocation in children. Material and Methods: A prospective study was undertaken from January 1995 to December 2009. Pre-postoperatively, the clinical and roentgenographic examinations were performed. Patellar dislocation was classified according to Bensahel’s criteria. There were two surgical techniques performed: 1) the iliotibial tract passing through patella (ITT), and 2) transferring vastus me...


Oct 15, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Teacher’s Personality: Reflected by Responding to the Environmental Stimuli Instead of Reacting

C. Girija Navaneedhan
In psychological terms personality is defined as the particular combination of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual. It is believed philosophically that the personality of an individual is determined by following factors namely: 1) freedom vs determinism, 2) heredity vs environment, 3) uniqueness vs universality, 4) activeness vs reactiveness, 5) optimism vs pessimism. The paper work focuses on finding how teacher’s personality is reflected by being intuitive...


Oct 14, 2014Open    AccessArticle

A Qualitative Assessment of the Effectiveness of the “Incentive Package” Piloted in Shahjahanpur, Bogra under “Alive and Thrive” Program

Umme Salma Mukta, Syed Masud Ahmed, Umme Sayka, Md. Raisul Haque

Bangladesh is one of the countries with a high rate of infant malnutrition and the major cause is inappropriate breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. To improve the situation, both GO/NGO organizations are working intensively on the issue. In pursuance of this, AED and BRAC became partners in the Alive and Thrive project (A&T) for improving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices through motivation and counseling by BRAC’s volunteer commu

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Oct 13, 2014Open    AccessArticle

One-Pot Synthesis of Imidazolidine-2-Thiones, Hydantoins and Thiohydantoins under Solvent-Free and Grinding Conditions

Mohammad M. Ghanbari, Javad Safari, Zahra Roohi
A convenient, environmentally friendly and mild green synthesis of imidazolidine-2-thiones, hydantoin and thiohydantoin derivatives was developed by the one-pot reaction of benzils, urea or thiourea derivatives, and strong base at with grinding. The key advantages are the short reaction times, excellent yields, simple workup, and easy purification in the solvent-free condition. The present method aimed to overcome the limitations and drawbacks of the reported methods such as hard work-up, low yi...


Oct 10, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Application of Terrestrial and Aerial Gravimetry in the Pimenta Bueno Graben, Brazil

Hans Schmidt Santos, Diego Moreno Monteiro, Bruno Leite Teixeira
This paper presents an application of the gravimetric method using terrestrial and aerial data collected in one sector of the Parecis Basin, Brazil. The data received latitude and elevation corrections and also the Eotvos correction in the aerial survey case. Maps of Free-Air anomaly and Bouguer anomaly were obtained. These maps allowed us to identify the Pimenta Bueno Graben, which is an attractive region for oil and gas prospecting. Finally, the maps were compared and correlated to tectonic do...


Oct 09, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) Performance in Solving the Train Location Problem at Transshipment Yard

Alhossein Mohamed, Qiyuan Peng
Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is an evolutionary computation technique; it has shown its effectiveness as an efficient, fast and simple method of optimization. In this paper, the mathematical model represents NP-hard in the strong sense; since any instance of the quadratic assignment problem (QAP), I will implement the particle swarm optimization (PSO) for the quadratic assignment problem (QAP). The results show that the PSO is an appropriate optimization tool for use in determining the trai...


Oct 08, 2014Open    AccessArticle

No-Cloning Theorem, Leibniz’s Principle, and the Notion of Uniqueness

Qiankai Yao, Bin Zhang, Yanwei Luo, Hui Huang
The impossibility of cloning an unknown quantum state is one of the basic rules governing quantum physics. This statement, known as the “no-cloning theorem”, prohibits perfect cloning, but doesn’t oppose approximate copying. In this paper, we will prove that, due to the uncontrollable quantum fluctuations, no perfect cloning can be achieved. Such a situation allows us to treat the no-cloning theorem as an equivalent one to Leibniz’s principle, and further unify them under the notion of uniquenes...


Oct 07, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Electron Beam Effects on Kinetic Alfven Waves in the Plasma Sheet Boundary Layer

G. Shrivastava, J. Shrivastava
This work studies the effect of earthward electron beam on kinetic Alfven wave in plasma sheet boundary layer (PSBL). The particle aspect approach is adopted to investigate the trajectories of charged particles in the electromagnetic field of kinetic Alfven wave. Expressions are found for the dispersion relation, growth/damping-rate and associated currents in the presence of electron beam in homogenous plasma. Kinetic effects of electrons and ions are included to study kinetic Alfven wave becaus...


Oct 06, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Skeletally Modified Polyamide Flame Retardant Coatings

J. Sheeba Vinolia, D. Duraibabu, S. Aparna, S. Ananda Kumar
The use of polyamide coatings for electrical applications is restricted mainly because of its inadequate flame retardant behaviour. In order to improve its flame retardant behaviour, polyamide is modified by incorporating phosphorus moiety in its backbone. The structure of the phosphorus and poly amide was confirmed by infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), NMR, thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), UL-94 vertical burning tests and char residue tests. From the resul...


Sep 30, 2014Open    AccessArticle

The Usage of Videogame as a Physiotherapeutic Intervention in Individuals with Down Syndrome

Barbara Beatriz Joei Mioto, Cristiane Goncalves Ribas
Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disease which has a set of characteristics that result in delays of basic motor skills. Physiotherapy aims to reduce delays in gross and fine motor skills. It also aims to prevent joint instabilities and deformities of the bones. A feature that has drawn the attention of therapists includes virtual reality as a method of rehabilitation. The goal of this study is to analyze the degree of effectiveness of the usage of the game in the rehabilitation of patients with ...


Sep 30, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Bacteraemia: Analysis of 33 Episodes Occurred in the ICU at the University Hospital in Sousse, Tunisia

Nadia Jaidane, Cherifa Chaouech, Walid Naija, Nourddine Boujaafar, Olfa Bouallegue
Background: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a multidrug-resistant, Gram negative bacillus that has emerged as an opportunistic pathogen associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Aim: The aim of this study is to describe the characteristics of patients with bloodstream infections due to S. maltophilia. Methods: A descriptive retrospective study was performed at the ICUs over seven-year period in a teaching hospital. Cases of SMB were identified through a review of c...


Sep 30, 2014Open    AccessArticle

A Non-Simple and Not Completed History of Quantum Mechanics and Really Long History of Resolving the Problem of Time as a Quantum Observable

Vladislav S. Olkhovsky

It shortly described a far from being completed history of quantum mechanics—quantum theory of measurements. Furthermore, there was a relatively recently finished chapter of quantum mechanics which for a long time had not been resolved. This chapter is dedicated to time as a quantum observable, canonically conjugated to energy. And the mathematical reasons for its principal resolving are explained.



Sep 30, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Radiometric Study in the Itaboraí Region, Brazil

Hans Schmidt Santos, Luíza Viênna Rangel Peixoto
This current paper discusses an application of the aerial radiometric method in the Itaboraí Region, located in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Radiometric data acquired by aircraft registered in counts per second of potassium, thorium and uranium channels were processed generating radiometric maps of the entire region. The generated maps provide important information regarding the superficial geology. At last, all the radiometric information gained is correlated with geological and topographical ...


Sep 29, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Jute Crop Discrimination and Biophysical Parameter Monitoring Using Multi-Parametric SAR Data in West Bengal, India

Dipanwita Haldar, Chakrapani Patnaik, Manab Chakraborty
The article highlights the results of a study carried out to understand the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) response to the second most important fibre crop of India i.e. Jute at C and L band frequency and at multiple polarizations. Methodology has been well established to classify jute crop using 3-date multitemporal HH SAR data and is being used for national level forecast in India. Performance comparison of single polarization (HH) multi-date versus dual-polarization 2-date data from Ra...


Sep 29, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Job Satisfaction and Organisational Commitment: A Study of Library Personnel in Private Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria

Toyosi Daniel Samuel, Uloma Doris Onuoha, Adebowale Ifeoluwa Ojo
This study investigated job satisfaction and organisational commitment among library staff in private universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The survey research design was used for the study. Study population consisted of 162 library personnel in seven private university libraries. Sampling was enumerative as all members of the population were used for the study. A questionnaire titled “Job Satisfaction and Organisational Commitment (JSOC)” was used for data collection. Data collected were analyse...


Sep 29, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Investigating the Challenges Faced by Women Rice Farmers in Nigeria

Ojinga Gideon Omiunu
The study investigated the major constraints faced by women rice farmers in Nigeria. The study employed a survey research design. One hundred women rice farmers were randomly selected and information were obtained with the aid of well-structured questionnaire. The frequency, percentage, t-test and regression analysis were used to analyze data obtained. The study revealed that, only 26% had negative productivity, 53% had positive productivity, few (31%) had a positive profit of above 100,000 Nair...


Sep 29, 2014Open    AccessArticle

The Role of Small Towns for Surrounding Rural Development: The Case of Metema Town, North West Ethiopia

Kassahun Gashu
There is a growing need to identify the most appropriate mechanisms through which to stimulate economic activity across a broad range of economic sectors in rural areas. One strategy is to use small towns as “sub-poles” in rural economic development but the effectiveness of such a strategy depends not only on the size of the various multipliers but their spatial distribution. The spatial economic data from small town that were used to measure the strength of economic integration between town and...


Sep 29, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Genetic Polymorphisms at TNF Microsatellites from the HLA CLASS III Region in a South Tunisian Population

Nadia Mahfoudh, Arwa Kamoun, Lilia Gaddour, Faiza Hakim, Hafedh Makni
To evaluate the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) a-b-c microsatellite polymorphism in South Tunisia, we studied 123 healthy unrelated controls from South Tunisia. TNF microsatellite alleles were typed using genomic DNA amplified with specific primers. Statistical analyses were performed using ARLEQUIN software. The TNFa6 (18.9%), TNFa2 (16.4%), TNFb5 (41.9%), and TNFc1 (68.7%) were the most frequent alleles in our population, whereas the TNFa8 and TNFb2 were the least frequent alleles. To investigate...


Sep 29, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Determinants of Neonatal Mortality in Ethiopia: A Case Control Study, 2013

Desalegn Tsegaw Hibstu, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha
Introduction: Neonatal mortality is an obstacle to the continued step down of under-five mortality and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal four. In Ethiopia, the neonatal mortality rate is decreased from 49 in 2000 to 39 deaths per 1000 live births in 2005, remaining stable at 37 deaths per 1000 live births in 2011 accounting for about 42% of under-five mortality. The aim of the study was to identify determinants of neonatal mortality in Ethiopia. Methods: Unmatched case-control st...


Sep 26, 2014Open    AccessArticle

The Basic Problems of Contemporary Scientific View of the World

Joseph J. Smulsky
Contemporary scientific view of micro- and macro-world was built on a chain of successive hypotheses, each link of which has no reliable evidence. The examples of scientific concepts “Big Bang” and “neutrino” show the formation of erroneous hypotheses that lead to the emergence of these concepts. In addition, the accepted hypotheses lead to the emergence of new objects of scientific vision of the world, which in the real world are absent. The paper proves the fallacy of hypotheses about the depe...


Sep 26, 2014Open    AccessArticle

An Approach for Life Cycle Assessment of Electricity Generation at Gas-HFO Internal Combustion Engines in a Central Station

Juan-Pedro Hernández Touset, Jandecy Cabral Leite, Iván-Leandro Rodríguez Rico, Alcimar de Jesus Franca, Elena-Rosa Dominguez, Oiama de Assis Guedes, Italo-Jorge Tavares Jimenez, Arnaldo Herrera Artiles, Maylier Pérez Gil
This paper applies the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as an assessment tool to quantify the environmental impacts associated with electricity generation by internal combustion engines. Steps, resources and/or supplies that have the greatest impacts during the life cycle of electricity generation are identified to contribute with measures of cleaner production in companies with similar power generation. The goal of this study is to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the production of...


Sep 26, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Solitons and Heat Transfer in Nonlinear Lattices with Cubic On-Site and Quartic Interaction Potentials

Rovinita Perseus, M. M. Latha
This paper deals with the transfer of soliton-like heat waves in nonlinear lattices with cubic on- site potential and quartic interparticle interaction potential. A model Hamiltonian was proposed using the second quantized operators and the same was averaged using a suitable wavefunction. The equations were derived numerically in the discrete form for the field amplitude. Moreover the resulting equations were analyzed analytically using the continuous approximation technique and the properties o...


Sep 26, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Staff Perception towards Leadership in Transforming Wolaita Sodo University: Qualitative Inquiry

Mulatu Dea Lerra
In the stir of the competitive era of education today, higher education institutions (HEIs) attempt to advance themselves in academic programs, researches and innovations. To this end, they need to transform to realize such aspiration. This study was designed to look at staff perception toward leadership in transforming Wolaita Sodo University. Qualitative research design and case study method are used under the study. Part of the data was collected from a sample of 15 participants. The sample c...


Sep 26, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Axisymmetric Coulomb Interaction and Research of Its Stability by System Galactica

Joseph J. Smulsky
Indeterministic consideration of micro-world based on quantum mechanics has resulted in its probabilistic understanding. At the same time the study of the micro-world based on Coulomb interactions in some cases gives deterministic view of it. However, at this way it is necessary to solve complex problems of many particles interaction. The program Galactica have to be developed for the numerical solution with high accuracy gravitational problems of many-bodies. The paper considers a modification ...


Sep 25, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Low-Complexity LDPC-Coded USTM Noncohereny MIMO Receivers

Li Peng, Lingling Yang
This paper proposes a scheme of combining low-density parity check (LDPC) code with unitary space time modulation (USTM) for noncoherent multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) transmitter and receiver over Rayleigh block fading and additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel. The main aim is to design the low complexity coded noncoherent MIMO receiver which is completely dependent on the structural feature of unitary space-time matrix without sending the pilot symbol at the transmitter and estim...


Sep 25, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Studies on Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from Hospitalized Patients

Shahidul A. Chowdhury, Jabun Naher, Abdullah A. Mamun, Ruhul A. Khan, Jannatul Ferdous, Sharmin Sultana

This study was performed to evaluate the antibiotic sensitivity pattern and determination of MIC (Minimum inhibitory concentration) and MBC (Minimum bactericidal concentration) value of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The samples were collected from hospitalized and outdoor patients of Chittagong Maa-O-Shisu General hospital (October, 2010 to April, 2011). From the sample (blood, pus and urine) the isolate was identified on the basis of their morphological, cultur

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Sep 25, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Living Status/Shelter of Street Families of Kolkata: Prospects and Challenges

Harasankar Adhikari
Kolkata is a densely populated city of eastern India with an estimated population of about 10 million and it is the fourth largest city in India (after Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore). A huge number of the population has settled their family on the pavements/streets or in the unauthorized slums (jhupri at canal side) of Kolkata for more than 40 years after migration from different districts of West Bengal and its neighboring states like Bihar, Orissa & Uttar Pradesh and from the neighbor...


Sep 25, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Botanical Pesticides and Luring Efficacy of Natural Substances in the Management of Sorghum Chafer under Field and Laboratory Conditions

Asmare Dejen
Sorghum chafer, Pachnoda interrupta (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) is one of the major problems on sorghum. The purpose of this study was to investigate alternative manage- ment methods. The studies were conducted under laboratory and field conditions. We tested efficacy of Jatropha curcas, Lantana camara, Croton mychrostaches, Agave sp. (sisal) and Melia azad- rech. The lure effects of banana, guava, local b...


Sep 25, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Weed Interference in Zero-Till Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Ayyadurai Pachamuthu, Poonguzhalan Ramadoos, Sathya Priya Ramalingam
An investigation to study the effect of weed competition on zero-till cotton was carried out at the experimental farm of the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agricultural and Research Institute, Karikal during the summer season (February to July) of 2007. The predominant weed species found in the experimented field were Echinochola colanum L., Leptochloa chinensis L., Cyperus rotundus L., Trianthema portulacastru, Rotala densiflora, Ec...


Sep 24, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Geological Risks Management and Reduction Procedure for Santiago Cuba Province

Galban Liber Rodriguez, Rafael Saved Lacaba, Chuy Jacinto Tomas Rodriguez, Noelia Vidaud Ingrid Quintana
Santiago de Cuba Province due to its seismicity, mountainous relief, lithological composition and stratigraphy, tectonic conditions, hydrological and geotechnical conditions, is regarded as the greatest potential for manifestation of geological hazards Cuba. The analysis of this province, notes that there are problems in the geological engineering study, land use and planning, organization, evaluation, management, analysis, implementation, monitoring and control of geological risks in the territ...


Sep 24, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Comparative Analysis of Different Classifiers for the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Dataset

Leena Vig
The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Dataset has been heavily cited as a benchmark dataset for classification. Neural Network techniques such as Neural Networks, Probabilistic Neural Networks, and Regression Neural Networks have been shown to perform very well on this dataset. However, despite its obvious practical importance and implications for cancer research, a thorough investigation of all modern classification techniques on this dataset remains to be done. In this paper we examine the efficacy of c...


Sep 24, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Some Thoughts on Logic and Intuition in Science and Chemical Engineering

Christo Boyadjiev
The role of the logic and intuition in the chemical engineering is presented. Basic rules of logic in chemical engineering are used: “Construction of mathematical models of chemical engineering structures use the general rules (approximations) of the continuous media mechanics” and “A full correspondence between physical effects and mathematical operators (in the form of functions and their derivatives) in the mathematical models”. The basic mathematical operators as gradient, divergence and Lap...


Sep 24, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Democratic Principle and the Right to Decide: The Case of Catalan Secession

José J. Jiménez Sánchez
These pages reflect on the connection, at first sight evident, between the democratic principle and the right to decide. However, this work highlights some of the contradictions in which certain of its supporters fall and it defends. On the contrary, the need to establish that the relationship between the principle of the rule of law and the democratic principle cannot give either preeminence over the other. The reason lies in that the democratic principle cannot be understood as the mere sum of...


Sep 23, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Weighted Voting Analysis of DNA Microarray for Gene Selection and Gene Expression Analysis of Two Types of Rats Treated with Aristolochic Acid and Ochratoxin A Drugs

Saeed Masoum, Ebrahim Haghir Ebrahimabadi

DNA microarray is an authoritative method for investigation in various cancer and tumors such as renal cancer. Gene expression data include a huge amount of data that the selection of informative data among it is very difficult. Broadly chemometric methods have been used for statistical analysis of gene expression data and different algorithms are used for gene selection. Weighted voting algorithm (WVA) provides a statistical basis for the selection from an origi

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Sep 23, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Performance of Domestic LPG Cooking Stove with Porous Media

Syed Mohd Masood Ali
The world demand for energy is rapidly increasing. This demand for energy is increasing due to population growth and rising living standard. World population is doubling about every thirty five years. The combined effect of increasing need and diminishing supply constitutes the energy crises. Besides this, the use of biomass fuels like wood, dung cake and agro waste are used as a source of energy. The combustion of these fuels destructs the earth’s atmosphere and directly affects the human life ...


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