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Lu Wenhua W Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. - - 2014
To test a modified integrative model (IM) in explaining parents' intention toward active commuting to school (ACS) and children's ACS. Parents of fourth graders (N = 857) completed a survey assessing factors associated with ACS. A modified IM was developed and tested using structural equation modeling. The IM demonstrated good ...
Richard Ridderinkhof K K Dept. of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Weesperplein 4, 1018 XA Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC), University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 10, 1018 WB Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the present review is to provide a theoretical analysis of the role of intentions in inhibition. We will first outline four dimensions along which inhibition can be categorized: intentionality, timing, specificity, and the nature of the to-be-inhibited action. Next, we relate the concept of inhibition to theories ...
Malengier Benny B Department of Textiles, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Ghent, - - 2014
Determining how effective a product is to repel mosquitoes or other flying insects is a difficult task. One approach is using a bioassay with textile fabric. We investigated the role of the textile substrate in the bioassay with a numerical model, and compared with known results for DEET. We next ...
Sharma Mukesh C MC Drug Design and Development Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, Devi Ahilya University, Takshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, 452001, MP, India, - - 2014
Two Dimensional (2D) and Three Dimensional (3D) Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) studies were performed for correlating the chemical composition of Imidazole-5-carboxylic Acids analogues and their Angiotensin II AT1 Receptor Antagonists activity using partial least squares and k Nearest Neighbor respectively. For Comparing the three different feature selection methods of 2D-QSAR, ...
Sharma Mukesh C MC Drug Research Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, Devi Ahilya University, Takshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, (M.P), 452 001, India, - - 2014
To elucidate the structural properties required for antihypertensive activity, three different molecular modeling techniques; two-dimensional Quantitative structure activity relationship (2D-QSAR), Group-Based Quantitative structure activity relationship (G-QSAR), and three-dimensional Quantitative structure activity relationship (3D-QSAR) studies have been carried out on a series of substituted imidazolyl biphenyl sulfonylureas derivatives. Multiple linear regressions ...
Pavlovskiy Igor I Water & Earth System Science (WESS) Competence Cluster, c/o University of Tübingen, Hölderlinstaße 12, Tübingen, - - 2014
For karstified aquifer systems, numerical models of groundwater flow are difficult to setup and parameterize. However, a system understanding useful for groundwater management may be obtained without applying overly complicated models. In this study, we demonstrate for a karstified carbonate aquifer in south-western Germany that a combination of methods with ...
Sharma Mukesh C MC Drug Research Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, Devi Ahilya University, Takshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, M.P, 452 001, India, - - 2014
A QSAR study has been performed on a series of pyridines derivatives with potent angiotensin II AT1 receptor antagonists. Structural features responsible for the activity of the compounds were characterized by using topological, electrotopological, group based and 3D descriptors, calculated from the Molecular Design Suite software (V-life MDS 3.5). To ...
Aher Rahul Balasaheb - - 2014
Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR)-based classification approach is one of the important chemometric tools in drug discovery process for categorizing the target protein inhibitors into more active and less active classes. In this background, we have presented here a novel approach of two-fold QSAR-based classification modeling for the Plasmodium falciparum carbonic ...
Liu An-An - - 2014
This paper proposes a unified framework for multiple/single-view human action recognition. First, we propose the hierarchical partwise bag-of-words representation which encodes both local and global visual saliency based on the body structure cue. Then, we formulate the multiple/single-view human action recognition as a part-regularized multitask structural learning (MTSL) problem which ...
Chen Lei L Research Center for Drug Discovery & Institute of Human Virology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510006, - - 2014
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is an anti-cancer target. In this study, we propose an in silico protocol for identifying mTOR inhibitors from the ZINC natural product database. First, a three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship pharmacophore model was built based on known mTOR inhibitors. The model was validated with an ...
Lin Yangchen Y Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Interaction modification (IM), where one species modifies the strength of the density-mediated direct interaction between two other species, is an important ecological process, but little is known about the collective effect of multiple IM on overall community dynamics. We use stochastic bioenergetic modelling of ecological networks with different network topologies, ...
Baghestan K K Mechanical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address: - - 2014
Electro-hydraulic servo systems (EHSS) are used in many industrial applications for position and force control. Force control with a hydraulic actuator is challenging and requires complicated control algorithms used along with high crossover frequency electro-hydraulic valves, even for simple force control tasks. In this paper, a different hydraulic structure is ...
Wu Cen C Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT, 06520, - - 2014
Consider the integrative analysis of genetic data with multiple correlated response variables. The goal is to identify important gene-environment (G × E) interactions along with main gene and environment effects that are associated with the responses. The homogeneity and heterogeneity models can be adopted to describe the genetic basis of ...
Carlsson Magnus M Department of Health and Social Sciences, Dalarna University, Högskolegatan 2, 791 88, Falun, Sweden, - - 2014
To investigate the relationship between sprint-prologue performance (using the classical technique) and the oxygen uptake at the lactate threshold ([Formula: see text] 2obla), maximal oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text] 2max), and mean oxygen uptake during double poling ([Formula: see text] 2dp). Eight elite male cross-country skiers [age 24.8 ± 4.8 years, (mean ± SD)] completed ...
Rossow Heidi A HA Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, and - - 2014
The goal of this research was to use a computational model of human metabolism to predict energy metabolism for lean and obese men. The model is composed of 6 state variables representing amino acids, muscle protein, visceral protein, glucose, triglycerides, and fatty acids (FAs). Differential equations represent carbohydrate, amino acid, ...
Vanee Niti - - 2014
Background Thermobifida fusca is a cellulolytic bacterium with potential to be used as a platform organism for sustainable industrial production of biofuels, pharmaceutical ingredients and other bioprocesses due to its capability of potential to convert plant biomass to value-added chemicals. To best develop T. fusca as a bioprocess organism, it ...
Contrera Ronan Cleber RC Departamento de Engenharia Hidráulica e Ambiental (PHD), Escola Politécnica (EP), Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Avenida Prof. Almeida Prado, 83 trav. 2, Cidade Universitária, CEP: 05508-900 São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
This paper reports the kinetics evaluation of landfill leachate anaerobic treatment in a pilot-scale Anaerobic Sequence Batch Biofilm Reactor (AnSBBR). The experiment was carried out at room temperature (23.8 ± 2.1 °C) in the landfill area in São Carlos-SP, Brazil. Biomass from the bottom of a local landfill leachate stabilization pond was used ...
Spandonaro F F CREA Sanità (Consortium for Applied Economic Research in Health), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, 00133, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
Growth hormone (GH) consumption is the object of a particular attention by regulatory bodies, due to its financial impact; nevertheless, GH treatment has been demonstrated to be cost-effective and is, therefore, usually reimbursed by public health service systems. In Italy, significant differences in GH consumption between regions have been recorded. ...
Abrams Peter A PA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord St., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G5, - - 2014
The history of the idea that predation rates are functions of the ratio of prey density to predator density, known as ratio dependence, is reviewed and updated. When the term was introduced in 1989, it was already known that higher predator abundance often reduced an individual predator's average intake rate ...
Carré Matthieu M UM2-CNRS-IRD, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, UMR 5554, Pl. Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier, France. - - 2014
Understanding the response of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to global warming requires quantitative data on ENSO under different climate regimes. Here, we present a reconstruction of ENSO in the eastern tropical Pacific spanning the last 10 thousand years (ka) derived from oxygen isotopes in fossil mollusk shells from Peru. ...
Martin-Sampedro Raquel R Cellulose and Paper Laboratory, Forest Product Department, INIA-CIFOR, Carretera de la Coruña, km 7.5, 28040, Madrid, Spain, - - 2014
A laccase stage can be used as a pre-treatment of a standard chemical bleaching sequence to reduce environmental concerns associated to this process. The importance of each independent variable and its influence on the properties of the bleached pulp have been studied in depth in this work, using an adaptive ...
Heddam Salim - - 2014
In this study, a comparison between generalized regression neural network (GRNN) and multiple linear regression (MLR) models is given on the effectiveness of modelling dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration in a river. The two models are developed using hourly experimental data collected from the United States Geological Survey (USGS Station No: ...
Zhang Jie - - 2014
Multi-Electrode Arrays (MEA) have been widely used in neuroscience experiments. However, the reduction of their wireless transmission power consumption remains a major challenge. To resolve this challenge, an efficient on-chip signal compression method is essential. In this paper, we first introduce a signal-dependent Compressed Sensing (CS) approach that outperforms previous ...
Agrawal Gaurav G School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, - - 2014
In this article, we extend the simulated moving bed reactor (SMBR) mode of operation to the production of propylene glycol methyl ether acetate (DOWANOL™ PMA glycol ether) through the esterification of 1-methoxy-2-propanol (DOWANOL™ PM glycol ether) and acetic acid using AMBERLYST™ 15 as a catalyst and adsorbent. In addition, for ...
Rong Weibin W State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, - - 2014
Pick-and-place of micro-objects is a basic task in various micromanipulation demands. Reliable releasing of micro-objects is usually disturbed due to strong scale effects. This paper focuses on a vacuum micro-gripper with vibration releasing functionality, which was designed and assembled for reliable micromanipulation tasks. Accordingly, a vibration releasing strategy of implementing ...
Osth Jonas J Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Applied Mechanics, Division of Vehicle Safety, Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Human body models (HBMs) for vehicle occupant simulations have recently been extended with active muscles and postural control strategies. Feedback control has been used to model occupant responses to autonomous braking interventions. However, driver postural responses during driver initiated braking differ greatly from autonomous braking. In the present study, an ...
Russ Stefanie S Institut für Theoretische Physik, Arnimallee 14, Freie Universität Berlin, 14195 Berlin, - - 2014
It is shown that a two-component percolation model on a simple cubic lattice can explain an experimentally observed behavior [Savage et al., Sens. Actuators B 79, 17 (2001); Sens. Actuators B 72, 239 (2001).], namely, that a network built up by a mixture of sintered nanocrystalline semiconducting n and p ...
Larsen Peter E PE Argonne National Laboratory, Biosciences Division, Argonne, IL, - - 2014
Sampling ecosystems, even at a local scale, at the temporal and spatial resolution necessary to capture natural variability in microbial communities are prohibitively expensive. We extrapolated marine surface microbial community structure and metabolic potential from 72 16S rRNA amplicon and 8 metagenomic observations using remotely sensed environmental parameters to create ...
Celle-Jeanton Hélène H Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France; CNRS, UMR 6524, LMV, 63038 Clermont-Ferrand, France; IRD, R 163, LMV, 63038 Clermont-Ferrand, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Due to the current analytical processes that are not able to measure all the pharmaceutical molecules and to the high costs and the consumption of time to sample and analyze PhACs, models to calculate Predicted Environmental Concentrations (PECs) have been developed. However a comparison between MECs and PECs, taking into ...
Knudson Kelly J KJ Center for Bioarchaeological Research, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, - - 2014
Paleomobility has been a key element in the study of the expansion of ancient states and empires, including the Tiwanaku polity of the South Central Andes (AD 500-1000). We present radiogenic strontium and oxygen isotope data from human burials from three cemeteries in the Tiwanaku-affiliated Middle Horizon archaeological site complex ...
Küçüko─člu Ilker I Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Uludag University, Gorukle Campus, 16059, Bursa, - - 2014
Currently, reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption has become a critical environmental problem and has attracted the attention of both academia and the industrial sector. Government regulations and customer demands are making environmental responsibility an increasingly important factor in overall supply chain operations. Within these operations, transportation ...
Dai Jing - - 2014
The excessive energy consumption, environmental pollution and ecological destruction problems have gradually become the huge obstacles for the development of societal-economic-natural complex ecosystems. Regarding the national ecological-economic system, how to make explicit the resource accounting, diagnose the resource conversion and measure the disturbance of environmental emissions to the systems are ...
Brockway Paul E - - 2014
National exergy efficiency analysis relates the quality of primary energy inputs to an economy with end useful work in sectoral energy uses such as transport, heat and electrical devices. This approach has been used by a range of authors to explore insights to macro-scale energy systems and linkages with economic ...
Sánchez Benjamín J BJ Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Santiago, Chile. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dynamic flux balance analysis (dFBA) has been widely employed in metabolic engineering to predict the effect of genetic modifications and environmental conditions in the cell's metabolism during dynamic cultures. However, the importance of the model parameters used in these methodologies has not been properly addressed. Here, we present a novel ...
Huysman Sofie - - 2014
Although natural resources form the basis of our economy, they are not always used in a sustainable way. To achieve a more sustainable economic growth, resource consumption needs to be measured. Therefore, resource footprint frameworks (RFF) are being developed. To easily provide results, these RFF integrate inventory methodologies, at macro-level ...
Talib Ahmad Tarmezee AT Department of Process and Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, - - 2014
The effect of different aeration rates on the organic matter (OM) degradation during the active phase of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB)-rabbit manure co-composting process under constant forced-aeration system has been studied. Four different aeration rates, 0.13Lmin(-1)kgDM(-1),0.26Lmin(-1)kgDM(-1),0.49Lmin(-1)kgDM(-1) and 0.74Lmin(-1)kgDM(-1) were applied. 0.26Lmin(-1)kgDM(-1) provided enough oxygen level (10%) for the ...
Lefort Stelly S Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (CNRS/CEA/UVSQ), Orme des Merisiers, Point Courrier 132, Bât. 712, 91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, Cedex, - - 2014
Temperature, oxygen and food availability directly affect marine life. Climate models project a global warming of the ocean's surface (~ +3°C), a de-oxygenation of the ocean's interior (~ -3%) and a decrease of total marine net primary production (~ -8%) under the "business as usual" climate change scenario (RCP8.5). We ...
Castiglioni Sara S Department of Environmental Health Sciences, IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri", Milan, - - 2014
We propose a novel approach for measuring tobacco use in a community through the chemical analysis of nicotine metabolites in urban wastewater. It offers frequent monitoring and 'real-time', 'evidence-based' estimates of tobacco consumption which may complement epidemiological surveillance systems normally repeated only every few years. Two urinary metabolites of nicotine, ...
Manzanilla Pech C I V CI Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, 8200 AB Lelystad, the Netherlands; Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, 6700 AH Wageningen, the Netherlands; Mococha Research Station, National Research Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock, 97454 Mococha, Yucatan, Mexico. Electronic address: - - 2014
Breeding values for dry matter intake (DMI) are important to optimize dairy cattle breeding goals for feed efficiency. However, generally, only small data sets are available for feed intake, due to the cost and difficulty of measuring DMI, which makes understanding the genetic associations between traits across lactation difficult, let ...
Frank Alex A Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, - - 2014
Nitrogen oxides (NO x ) emissions from the combustion of municipal solid waste (MSW) in waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities are receiving renewed attention to reduce their output further. While NO x emissions are currently 60% below allowed limits, further reductions will decrease the air pollution control (APC) system burden and reduce ...
Henard S S Service des maladies infectieuses et tropicales, hôpital de Brabois, centre hospitalier universitaire de Nancy, allée du Morvan, 54500 Vandœuvre-les-Nancy, France; Réseau Antibiolor, CHU Nancy, Vandœuvre-les-Nancy, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The surveillance of antibiotic use in hospitals and of data on resistance is an essential measure for antibiotic stewardship. There are 3 national systems in France to collect data on antibiotic use: DREES, ICATB, and ATB RAISIN. We compared these databases and drafted recommendations for the creation of an optimized ...
Hurwitz Bonnie L BL Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; bhurwitz@E-mail.arizona.edu - - 2014
Long-standing questions in marine viral ecology are centered on understanding how viral assemblages change along gradients in space and time. However, investigating these fundamental ecological questions has been challenging due to incomplete representation of naturally occurring viral diversity in single gene- or morphology-based studies and an inability to identify up ...
Gulseven Osman O Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics, Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey, +90 (532) 6843734. Electronic address: - - 2014
This article investigates the socio-demographic determinants affecting the demand for functional and nutritional enhancements in milk products based on a two-stage model. In order to derive the implicit market values of these enhancements, first we estimated the relationship between the prices of differentiated dairy products and the amount or respectively ...
Ferretti Guido G Département des Neurosciences Fondamentales, Université de Genève, 1 Rue Michel Servet, 1211, Geneva 4, Switzerland, - - 2014
This article reviews the concept of maximal oxygen consumption ([Formula: see text]) from the perspective of multifactorial models of [Formula: see text] limitation. First, I discuss procedural aspects of [Formula: see text] measurement: the implications of ramp protocols are analysed within the theoretical work of Morton. Then I analyse the ...
Park Seongjun S Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, 1001 South McAllister Avenue, Tempe, AZ, 85287-5701; Construction Technology Center, Samsung Construction and Trading, Yeoksam-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
To achieve nitrite accumulation for shortcut biological nitrogen removal (SBNR) in a biofilm process, we explored the simultaneous effects of oxygen limitation and free ammonia (FA) and free nitrous acid (FNA) inhibition in the nitrifying biofilm. We used the multi-species nitrifying biofilm model (MSNBM) to identify conditions that should or ...
Dawson Deborah A DA Kelly Government Services, Bethesda, Maryland, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry, Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, - - 2014
ABSTRACT. Objective: Selective nonresponse represents a major source of potential bias in survey-based estimates of alcohol consumption and its association with harm. This study examined whether consumption differs for respondents and nonrespondents after correcting for their sociodemographic differences. Method: This study compared baseline consumption among initial respondents who did (n ...
Lerasle M M Lunam Université, Oniris, Nantes, France; INRA, UMR1014 SECALIM, Nantes, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to develop a probabilistic model in order to determine the contamination level of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-cook poultry meat, after a high pressure (HP) treatment. The model included four steps: i) Reception of raw meat materials, mincing and mixing meat, ii) Partitioning ...
Davenport Jon M JM Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 59812, USA, - - 2014
Non-consumptive effects (NCEs) of predators on prey can be as strong as consumptive effects (CEs) and may be driven by numerous mechanisms, including predator characteristics. Previous work has highlighted the importance of predator characteristics in predicting NCEs, but has not addressed how complex life histories of prey could mediate predator ...
Li Miling - - 2014
Seafood consumption is the primary route of methylmercury (MeHg) exposure for most populations. Inherent uncertainties in dietary survey data point to the need for an empirical tool to confirm exposure sources. We therefore explore the utility of Hg stable isotope ratios in human hair as a new method for discerning ...
Fritz Brandon M BM Department of Psychology and Indiana Alcohol Research Center, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, - - 2014
The combination of highly caffeinated "energy drinks" with alcohol (ethanol [EtOH]) has become popular among young adults and intoxication via such beverages has been associated with an elevated risk for harmful behaviors. However, there are discrepancies in the human literature regarding the effect of caffeine on alcohol intoxication, perhaps due ...
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