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An integrated networking approach for a sustainable textile sector in Solapur, India
Rahul B. Hiremath,Ruth Kattumuri,Bimlesh Kumar,Vishwas N. Khatri
Urbani Izziv , 2012,
Abstract: This article addresses the environmental aspects of an unorganised textile sector with large-scale employment through a case study of the city of Solapur in the state of Maharashtra, India. Waste generated from the textile sector is causing serious problems such as changes to land and agricultural patterns, air quality, health and biodiversity. The methodology includes qualitative and quantitative data regarding the possible impact on climate, health, agriculture, biodiversity, water, air and soil. A detailed analysis was carried out through an extensive literature review. A possible solution in the form of a sustainable networking model for mitigating change is suggested. The sustainable model with integration of information and communication technology (ICT) will help achieve the desired development goals. The role of ICT is to channelise the supply chain, which can increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the sector.
Celostni pristop mre enja za trajnostno tekstilno panogo v indijskem mestu Solapur
Rahul B. Hiremath,Ruth Kattumuri,Bimlesh Kumar,Vishwas N. Khatri
Urbani Izziv , 2012,
Abstract: Prek tudije mesta Solapur v indijski dr avi Mahara tra se v lanku obravnavajo okoljski vidiki neorganizirane tekstilne panoge, ki zaposluje veliko tevilo ljudi. Odpadki, ki jih ustvarja tekstilna panoga, povzro ajo spremembe zemlji kih in kmetijskih vzorcev, kakovosti zraka in biotske raznovrstnosti ter zdravstvene te ave. Uporabljena metodologija vklju uje kvalitativne in kvantitativne podatke o mogo em vplivu na podnebje, zdravje, kmetijstvo, biotsko raznovrstnost, vodo, zrak in prst. V okviru raziskave je bila opravljena obse na podrobna analiza literature in predlagana morebitna re itev v obliki trajnostnega modela mre enja za bla enje sprememb. Trajnostni model bo z informacijsko in s komunikacijsko tehnologijo (IKT) pomagal dose i elene razvojne cilje. Vloga IKT je usmeriti oskrbovalno verigo, kar lahko pove a u inkovitost in konkuren nost panoge.
Leadership and Faith in a School Tragedy: A School Principal’s Perspective  [PDF]
Ruth Tarrant
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2014.55051

On April 15, 2008, six students (aged 16 years) and one teacher (aged 29 years) from a New Zealand school lost their lives in a river canyoning tragedy. The present study investigated the school principal’s perspective of how he led his school through the tragedy, and the role of faith in the school’s coping. The school principal was interviewed two years after the event. The school’s Christian foundation was the fundamental source of strength and guidance for the principal, as well as for students, staff, teachers, and families in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and in the two years following (i.e., to the time of the present study), the Christian culture of the school guiding decision-making. Support from outside the school (e.g. critical incident support; teaching support from other schools; social support from community agencies and civic leaders) also played an important role in assisting the school through the tragedy, particularly in the immediate aftermath of the event. Further studies are required that allow the voices of children, families and school staff to be heard regarding leadership strategies that impact on them through a disaster.

Restoring Washed Out Bridges so ELearners Arrive at Online Course Destinations Successfully  [PDF]
Ruth Gannon Cook
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.34083
Abstract: This study researched the impact of strategic navigation improvements in an online course selected for the study over one quarter (12 weeks) at a large Midwestern private university. The primary purpose of the study was to see if navigation enhancements and specific graphic enhancements (semiotic tools) in the online course selected for the study could make it easier for adult students to learn new course materials. The study also sought to see if these factors could contribute to increased positive learning experiences and to see whether there might be a higher percentage of completion rates in this enhanced online course than in other online courses at the university. While not generalizable, the findings could provide inferences about which factors could positively influence adult learning in online courses and contribute to increased course completion rates; the study could also provide recommendations on graphic enhancements and online course navigation that positively influence student learning in online courses.
Therapeutic MUC1-Based Cancer Vaccine Expressed in Flagella-Efficacy in an Aggressive Model of Breast Cancer  [PDF]
Nathalie Machluf, Ruth Arnon
World Journal of Vaccines (WJV) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/wjv.2012.23015
Abstract: MUC1, a tumor-associated antigen overexpressed in many carcinomas, represents a candidate of choice for cancer immunotherapy. Flagella-based MUC1 vaccines were tested in therapeutic setting in two aggressive breast cancer models, comprising the implantation of the 4T1-MUC1 cell line in either Balb/c, or Human MUC1 transgenic mice in which spontaneous metastases occurs. Recombinant flagella carrying only 7 amino acid of MUC1 elicited therapeutic activity, affecting both the growth of established growing tumors and the number of metastases. Higher therapeutic activity was achieved with an additional recombinant flagella designed with the SYFPEITHI algorithm. The vaccines triggered a Th1 response against MUC1 with no evident autoimmune response towards healthy MUC1-expressing tissues. Recombinant flagella carrying a 25-residue fragment of MUC1, induced the most effective response, as evidenced by a significant reduction of both the size and growth rate of the tumor as well as by the lower number of metastases, and expanding life span of vaccinated mice.
Two male study groups with adiposity and hypertriglyceridemia were at risk for hypertension and alcohol use declined renal endothelium  [PDF]
Ruth-Maria Korth
Health (Health) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/health.2012.412A201

Men who attended a Bavarian General Medicine Practice were confidentially invented here. Two male study groups were enrolled to characterize adiposity or hypertriglyceridemia showing that these men were at baseline risk for hypertension [1]. Adverse alcohol consumption mediated dysfunction of renal endothelium as shown here and before [1]. This study found that alcohol use aggravated dyslipidemia, fatty liver disease and critical fasting blood glucose of obese men predicting then late hepatorenal disorders. Overall, two male study groups showed a relevant proportion of men who reported alcohol consumption showing then critical morning urines indicating dysfunction of renal endothelium. The present report looked also at healthy men who reported positive lifestyle behaviour and at men with nonalcohol adiposity and nonalcohol hypertriglyceridemia who then showed normal morning urines indicating functional renal endothelium. Relatively young men at risk were motivated to replace adverse alcohol use by healthy liquids without alcohol and by higher quality of food.

Understanding the individual with Alzheimer’s disease: Can socioemotional selectivity theory guide us?  [PDF]
Ruth E. Mark
Advances in Alzheimer's Disease (AAD) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/aad.2012.13010
Abstract: Individuals often get lost behind the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) while widespread differences between these patients are morecommon than similarities. Socioemotional Selectivity Theory (SST) suggests that as we age our goals change from future-oriented (acquiringnew information) to present-oriented (enhancing the emotional, especially positive, meaning of encounters). The goal of the current article is to examine whether the principles of SST might also apply for people with AD. Some aspects of SST are found especially in the early stages of AD when awareness is often intact and cognitive impairment is relatively limited. This review has clinical significance for the treatment of AD because it focuses on what is important to the individual rather than treating patients as a homogenous group. It also highlights the importance of social networks and emphasizes the role of the proxy in AD care. Lastly, it suggests that if those with AD (like the healthy elderly) have a positivity bias then positive emotional stimuli/wording/instructions could usefully be employed in their daily treatment. I suggest that SST may be a useful starting point when attempting to address what matters to individuals with AD and conclude by providing a few suggestions for future studies.
Women with overweight, mixed hyperlipidemia, intolerance to glucose and diastolic hypertension  [PDF]
Ruth-Maria Korth
Health (Health) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.65064
Abstract: Primarily healthy women who attended a practice of General Medicine were examined and coded data were evaluated using two statistical methods (n = 248, aged 36 ± 14 years). It was found that participants with LDL-related (mixed) hyperlipidemia showed higher blood pressure, a higher proportion of alcohol problems and/or smoking compared to normolipidemic women (p ≤ 0.05). These hyperlipidemic women who reported alcohol problems and/or smoking more often showed proteinuria and/or hematuria, rise of LDL/HDL, critical fasting blood glucose and lower HDL-cholesterol compared to hyperlipidemic women reporting healthy lifestyle (p ≤ 0.05). Likewise, high triglycerides were associated with rise of blood pressure and intolerance to glucose (p ≤ 0.05) and also with elevated total cholesterol. Alcohol-related hypertriglyceridemia overlapped with diastolic hypertension, rise of body weight and urine pathology, lowering of HDL-cholesterol and critical fasting blood glucose. The motivating message was that women with mixed hyperlipidemia and healthy lifestyle had functionally renal endothelium and healthy HDL-related baseline measures. Altogether, LDL-related hyperlipidemia and/or high triglycerides were correlated with diastolic hypertension whereby critical alcohol consumption declined renal endothelium and lowered HDL-cholesterol implicating baseline strategies to neutralize early risk factors.
Groundwater Recharge Through Infiltration Process: A Case Study of Umudike, Southeastern Nigeria  [PDF]
M. U. Igboekwe, Adindu Ruth
Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2011.35037
Abstract: Although water is a renewable resource for sustaining life and environment, excessive pumping of groundwater results in the ground water table being depleted. The major natural source of groundwater recharge is rainfall. In Umudike just like many other areas, the rate of natural recharge is lower than pumping rate. This is due to increasing economic and agricultural activities and also urbanization. Over exploitation of groundwater is a threat to the water quality and table and creates hydrological imbalance. This imbalance includes degradation in hydrological and hydro-chemical characteristics of the aquifer. Artificial recharge of water table aquifers becomes necessary to improve the hydrodynamic conditions of groundwater. A drop in piezometric level can be remedied by artificial recharge of groundwater through infiltration process using water from dams, lakes, rivers, runoff and sewage effluent. Results of water table survey conducted at Umudike show that it peaks at 85m (above sea level) before recharge and 95m after recharge. The recharge of groundwater is basically through rainfall and river water.
Electrical Resistivity Survey for Predicting Aquifer at Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State, Nigeria  [PDF]
Ruth E. Iserhien-Emekeme
Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (JAMP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2014.27060

A geoelectric survey employing the vertical electrical sounding (VES) was carried out in parts of Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State using Abem Terrameter SAS 300C together with SAS 2000 booster. The study was carried out with the aim of delineating the subsurface geologic sequence present in the study area, determining their geoelectrical parameters (layer thicknesses and resistivities), and delineating the structural and geomorphological features present beneath the subsurface. The results of the survey suggest that the subsurface comprises of 5 -  6 layers and that clay and silt content varies vertically and horizontally, thus influencing the apparent resistivity of the area. The geoelectric section developed shows that the subsurface units are dominantly sandy underlying loamy sandy topsoil which is relatively dry. The depth to water table from the sites is above 150 m and suggests that groundwater exploration is encouraging.

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