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The Effect Of Vehicle Speeds On Emissions - ScienceDirect

Communications The effect of vehicle speeds on emissions Recent vehicle speed surveys provide greater detail and accuracy than previously, and suggest ...

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Riccati Equations In Open-Loop Nash Games With Discount ...

CONCLUSION. It is shown in this paper that a general solution could be given for coupled matrix Riccati equations as­sociated with open-loop Nash equilibrium in linear quadratic differential games with discount ...

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Neuro-computational Impact Of Physical Training Overload ...

This suggests that training overload increased the attraction of immediate rewards, but not the way option values were estimated and compared. In particular, the weight assigned to delay (discount factor) and the stochasticity of choices (temperature parameter) were not significantly affected by training overload.

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Retrogression And Re-aging Treatment On Short Transverse ...

These coupons were re-solutionised at 480 C for 90 min followed by aging at 120 C for 24 h (T6 temper). Retrogression of these coupons was carried out at 200 o C using a salt bath furnace for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 min. This was followed by re-aging at 120 C for 24 h.

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Glutamine And Arginine Affect Caco-2 Cell Proliferation By ...

Glutamine and arginine affect Caco-2 cell proliferation by promotion of nucleotide synthesis Author links open overlay panel Keiko Yamauchi MSc a b Tatsushi Komatsu PhD a Anil D Kulkarni PhD b Yoshinobu Ohmori MD c Hisanori Minami PhD d Yuh Ushiyama MSc a ...

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TGFβ In Cancer - ScienceDirect

The transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling pathway is a key player in metazoan biology, and its misregulation can result in tumor development. The regulatory cytokine TGFβ exerts tumor-suppressive effects that cancer cells must elude for malignant evolution.

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Pathological And Therapeutic Implications Of Eosinophil ...

Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS) is a subtype of chronic rhinosinusitis. Clinical markers for ECRS disease activity and treatment strategies...

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A Note On The Sensitivity Analysis Of The Internal Rate Of ...

As a consequence, in order to make a comparison between the local sensitivity analysis of the NPV and of the IRR on the basis of the ranking (computed by observing the absolute values of D), we must consider the rank IRR =rank NPV −1 for exogenous variables whose importance is lower than the one of the discount rate in the NPV case.

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Investment Decisions And Sensitivity Analysis: NPV ...

The economic significance and the reliability of a metric depend on its compatibility with the Net Present Value (NPV). Traditionally, a metric is said to be NPV-consistent if it is coherent with NPV in signaling value creation. This paper makes use of Sensitivity Analysis (SA) for measuring coherence between rates of return and NPV.

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Gelatin Methacrylate (GelMA) Mediated Electrochemical DNA ...

1. Polymer derivated electrochemical DNA biosensor for highly sensitive determination of hybridization is described. 2. Electrochemical behavior of GelMA modified Pencil Graphite Electrode (PGE) was investigated by using Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and compared with those of the bare PGE.

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Terbinafine/miconazole Nitrate 2% Tincture Compound For ...

We examined the effectiveness of a miconazole nitrate 2% tincture/terbinafine topical compound for the treatment of onychomycosis. Twenty-three patients with potassium hydroxide-positive dermatocyte infection were given a 10% miconazole nitrate 2% tincture*/terbinafine topical compound.

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The Use Of The H-index To Evaluate And Rank Academic ...

1. Introduction. The h-index, proposed by Hirsch , has had a deep impact on the quantification of the productivity of researchers.It is defined as : A scientist has index h if h of his/her N p papers have at least h citations each, and the other (N p-h) papers have no more than h citations each.Since its inception in 2005, it has stimulated a lively debate over its relevance.

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A Cost-benefit Analysis Of A Smoking Cessation Program ...

Analysis of the costs and benefits of a smoking cessation program to a firm will be used to demonstrate the application of these questions in the next two sec- tions. MEASURING COSTS AND BENEFITS Cost-benefit analysis allows direct comparison of the monetary value of costs and benefits of health educa- tion and health care programs.

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Smoking, Discount Rates, And Returns To Education ...

As our sample contains different cohorts, and information about smoking risks was not so widespread in the earlier years, we proceed by introducing a cohort dummy for those born after 1952 and interact it with the smoking indicator. 7 Now we get a return to education of 5.0% - very close to the OLS result - which is now very precisely estimated (column 3). Whereas teenage smokers who were born before ...

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Costs Of Promoting Cancer Screening: Evidence From CDC's ...

The Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) provided funding to 29 grantees to increase colorectal cancer screening. We describe the screening promotion costs of CRCCP grantees to evaluate the extent to which the program model resulted in the use of funding to support interventions recommended by the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide).

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Characterization Of TMAH Based Cleaning ... - ScienceDirect

Tetra methyl ammonium hydroxide (TMAH) has wide range of applications in the post CMP cleaning process for Poly Si , W and Cu , , , , .TMAH has the ability to remove particles from various surfaces due to change in the surface charges of the particles , .It does not form complexes with Cu and hence will not lead to rapid corrosion. On the other hand, it is important to ensure that the Cu ...

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Screening Of Plants Used In Argentine Folk Medicine For ...

Screening of 132 extracts from Argentine folk-medicinal plants for antimicrobial activity has been conducted using a penicillin G resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Aspergillus niger as test microorganisms. Cephazolin, ampicillin and miconazole were used as standard antibiotics and concentration-response curves were obtained using the agar-well diffusion method.

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SAFETY AND SECURITY IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC ...

Public transportation poses a higher risk of safety and security since there happen to be more passengers in one car. The problem becomes worse in developing countries, because of the lack of suitable and integrated approaches.

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Persuasive Communication: Marketing Health Promotion ...

Persuasive Communication: Marketing Health Promotion Carol Stubblefield, PhD, RN How can nurses become more effective health educators? The message-learning approach to persuasive communication provides useful strategies for direct patient education and, when integrated with other teaching techniques, helps health educators promote change in the health behavior of their patients.

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School Health Promotion: A Cross-sectional Study On Clean ...

Objective. This study aims to identify the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of students using eight indicators of Clean and Healthy Living Behavior (CHLB) in relation to the health education and grade levels in Islamic Boarding Schools (IBS) in Jember regency, East Java Province, Indonesia.

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"A Good Spot": Health Promotion Discourse, Healthy Cities ...

Health promotion at a community level has gained popularity in recent decades within and outside academic environments. The health promotion discourse is part of a wider political discourse, aimed at empowering individuals to take control of their own lives and enabling them to be engaged, responsible and active citizens in their own communities.

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The Role Of The Forecasting Process In Improving Forecast ...

As a result, the forecasting process has changed its role over time: if at first attention was mainly given to the quality of the forecast in terms of accuracy, now several companies consider forecasting an important process, useful not only for defining sales plans, but also for better managing product life cycles, promotions, or relationships ...

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Preliminary Study On Sustained Arc Due To Plasma Excited ...

Recently, solar array has become higher in potential and larger in capacitance. Therefore, possibility of collision between space debris and enlarged ...

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Discharge On Solar Array Coupon By Debris Impact ...

Pseudo solar coupon In this study, pseudo solar array coupon made of aluminum plate, Kapton tape, cooper plate and cover glass was used. Figure 1 shows pseudo solar coupon. The specification of this target is shown in Table 1. In our test, the aluminum and copper plates represented respectively the substrate and the solar cells.

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Imidazolium Based Ionic Liquid As An Efficient And Green ...

Interestingly, the ionic liquid interactions with the metal substrate are obtained using Schrodinger - Materials Science Suite version 2018-3 (MS-Suite) in order to get advanced molecular dynamics simulation. A lucid understanding of the mechanism of inhibition due to this kind of structure needs to be explored too.

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Geoinformatics For The Conservation And Promotion Of ...

Geoinformatics for the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals ... technologies have been applied to CH conservation and promotion. This paper analysed all aspects (Section 2) of CH conservation as well as sustainable tourism promotion, including identification and localisation, 3D ...

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Tower Hamlets Health Authority Measles Immunisation ...

Public Health (1989), 103, 421~426 Tower Hamlets Health Authority Measles Immunisation Initiative 1987-88 Drusilla Hertogs Senior Clinical Medical Officer Tower Hamlets Health Authority, Community and Priority Services, Tredegar House, 97-99 Bow Road, London E3 2AN Measles as a cause of childhood death and disability can be prevented by vaccination of 95% of the pre-school population, as in ...

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Evaluating The Effects Of Advertising And Sales Promotion ...

Evaluating the effects of advertising and sales promotion campaigns Author links open overlay panel C. Whan Park 1 Martin S. Roth 2 Philip F. Jacques 3 Show more

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Sales Promotion Strategies And Youth Drinking In Australia ...

Sales promotion strategies and youth drinking in Australia Author links open overlay panel Simone Pettigrew a Nicole Biagioni a Sandra C. Jones b Mike Daube c Gary Kirby d ...

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Health Promotion And Disease Prevention In Home Care ...

Health promotion and disease prevention in home care apply to the patient receiving services for an illness as well as to his or her care providers and social supports. With that in mind, it is helpful t~ define health promotion and disease prevention concepts.

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Aggregate Earnings And Why They Matter - ScienceDirect

Volume 34, February 2015, Pages 39-57. Aggregate earnings and why they matter ... The choice of dividends as the proxy for cash flows loads the dice in favor of concluding that aggregate discount rate shocks dominate aggregate price changes.

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Accruals, Cash Flows, And Aggregate Stock Returns ...

This paper examines whether the firm-level accrual and cash flow effects extend to the aggregate stock market. In sharp contrast to previous firm-level findings, aggregate accruals is a strong positive time series predictor of aggregate stock returns, and cash flows is a negative predictor.

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Collective Action To Improve Market Access For Smallholder ...

Collective action to improve market access for smallholder producers of agroforestry products: key lessons learned with insights from Cameroon's experience. ... Discusses the importance of markets to the development of agroforestry and promotion of agroforestry and tree products. 20.

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The Case For A New Energy Research, Development And ...

The case for a new energy research, development and promotion policy for the UK ☆ Author links open overlay panel Tooraj Jamasb a William J. Nuttall b Michael Pollitt b Show more

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Psychology As A Theoreticalfoundation For Health Education ...

Psychology as a theoreticalfoundation for health education in nursing: empowerment or social control? ... Peterborough PE3 6DA, UK) Manuscript accepted: 19 November 1997 Health education, health promotion and psychology Beattie (1991) identifies health persuasion techniques (preventive - medical model) and personal counselling for health (self ...

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The Lancet Oncology | Vol 18, Issue 6, Pages 695-834, E291 ...

Read the latest articles of The Lancet Oncology at ScienceDirect.com, Elsevier's leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature ... Volume 18, Issue 6 Pages 695-834, e291-e364 (June 2017) Download full issue. Previous vol/issue. ... Cracking the cancer code: a personalised genomic approach. Catherine Lucas. Page 717 Download PDF;

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The Lancet Oncology | Vol 18, Issue 1, Pages 1-154, E1-e59 ...

Read the latest articles of The Lancet Oncology at ScienceDirect.com, Elsevier's leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. Skip to Journal menu Skip to Issue articles. ADVERTISEMENT ... Volume 18, Issue 1 Pages 1-154, e1-e59 (January 2017) Download full issue. Previous vol/issue. Next vol/issue. Actions for selected articles

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Defining Meridians: A Modern Basis Of Understanding ...

Thus, tendinomuscular structures, primo-vessels (Bonghan ducts), regions of increased temperature and low skin resistance have been suggested to represent meridians or as methods to identify them. However, none of these methods have met the criteria for a meridian, an entity that, when stimulated by acupuncture can result in clinical improvement.

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Blended Learning System For Efficient Professional Driving ...

This article presents a blended learning method which makes use of an on-board tutoring system, an e-learning platform and traditional courses to guide professional drivers to more efficient driving. Through visual and acoustic recommendations, the tutoring system helps drivers achieve more efficient driving in ...

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Effect Of Disinfectant Formulation And Organic Soil On The ...

In the absence of organic soil and with a 5-min contact time, all the disinfectants used in this study killed 7 log 10 of planktonic organisms. The efficacy of the formulated peracetic acid disinfectant Surfex was unaffected by organic soil, whereas the efficacy of the generic disinfectant ...

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Selective Persulfide Detection Reveals Evolutionarily ...

Life on Earth emerged in a hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S)-rich environment eons ago and with it protein persulfidation mediated by H 2 S evolved as a signaling mechanism. Protein persulfidation (S-sulfhydration) is a post-translational modification of reactive cysteine residues, which modulate protein structure and/or function.Persulfides are difficult to label and study due to their reactivity and ...

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Design Intelligence: The Use Of Codes And Language Systems ...

Design intelligence: the use of codes and language systems in design Anita Cross Design Discipline, Faculty of Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK In competent designing, skills and abilities associated with many forms of knowledge are variously combined in performance.

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Evaluation Of Low Immunization Coverage Among The Amish ...

The Ohio Department of Health, with assistance from the CDC, the Holmes County Health Department, and the Knox County Health Department, began investigating a measles outbreak in Holmes and Knox counties in April 2014. A group of Amish individuals traveled to the Philippines in March of that same year on a mission trip.

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A Big Data Driven Framework For Demand-driven Forecasting ...

The availability of timely information about future customer needs is a key success factor for any business. For profit maximization, manufacturers want to sense demand signals and shape future demands using price, sales, promotion and others economic factors so that they can fulfil customer's orders immediately.

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The Performance Of Privatized Firms In The Czech Republic ...

This study uses 453 separate firms (101 firms privatized in both waves for a total of 554 observations), in the first and second waves of Czech voucher privatization. Using methodology from previous studies, we find that while the overall effects from privatization are positive, the effects vary by privatization wave, size, and industry.

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Investor Behavior In Mass Privatization: The Case Of The ...

The Czech voucher scheme Some 988 Czech enterprises entered the voucher privatization scheme. Each adult citizen was eligible to buy one non-transferable voucher booklet for about $35. A booklet provided a total of 1000 investment points that could be bid in part or in whole for one or more enterprises.

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Gabor-CNN For Object Detection Based On Small Samples ...

Our object detection process is presented in Fig. 1, where the first part of the method, which is defined as the Gabor-assisted Region Proposal Network (Gabor-assisted RPN), is shown in the orange dotted box.This part can greatly reduce the number of regional proposals that do not contain objects or have a low probability of overlapping with objects, significantly improve the quality of output ...

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Compatibility, Network Effects, And Collusion - ScienceDirect

When the critical discount factor is low (such that collusion under incompatibility is only sustainable at lower-than-maximum prices), full collusion or at least partial collusion at much higher prices is sustainable under compatibility.

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Product Differentiation, Price Discrimination And Collusion

The critical discount factor of the first and the third collusive scheme does not depend on product differentiation. Instead, the critical discount factor of the second collusive scheme decreases when the product differentiation degree decreases.

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The Effect Of Extended Aging On The Optical Properties Of ...

The specimens were fabricated with square shape (15 x 15 mm) from presintered zirconia discs using the Roland DWX-50 system (Roland DGA Corporation, Irvine, CA, USA). The color of zirconia samples was attained by the use of preshaded discs or dipping the samples after milling in a coloring solution as illustrated in Table 1.

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