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Heat Storage and Release Characteristics of Ceramic-Imbedded Woven Fabric for Emotional Clothing

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This study examined the heat storage and release characteristics of ZrC-imbedded woven fabrics by light emission and thermal manikin experiments. The surface temperature of the ZrC-imbedded fabric was higher than that of the regular PET fabric. Furthermore, the Clo values of both the total and torso of the ZrC-imbedded fabric by the thermal manikin experiment were higher than those of the regular PET fabric, which suggests that the heat release is caused by far infrared rays emitted from the ZrC particles imbedded in the yarns as they receive light. This was confirmed by the higher emissivity and emissive power of the ZrC-imbedded fabric. However, the tactile hand of the ZrC-imbedded fabric needs to be improved by adjusting the structural parameters of the fabric and finishing process factors.

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Improving Storability of Strawberries with Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide in Perforated Clamshell Packaging

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A chlorine dioxide generating pad has been used as postharvest treatment to maintain the quality and safety of strawberries in two different storage conditions. During the short storage time (3 days at 4°C + 2 days at 20°C) fruit treated with ClO2 maintained better quality parameters, as color, titratable acidity, total soluble solids, anthocyanins, antioxidant capacity and lower values of weight loss. During the long storage time (12 days at 2°C), the parameters related to postharvest quality were generally preserved and the effect of ClO2 was positive to reduce the total yeast and mold, except the last period of the experiment when the ClO2 gas-generating pad was probably exhausted. The sensory evaluation revealed that the sanitization with ClO2 maintained a global positive acceptance in particular during the short storage time. The results suggest that this treatment may be suitable to maintain the quality during short storage and long storage until 8 days and it may be an important alternative sanitizer thanks to the positive action against the yeast and mold without modifying the quality of the strawberries.

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Semi-Markov-Based Approach for the Analysis of Open Tandem Networks with Blocking and Truncation

References Akyildiz, I.F. (1988). Mean value analysis for blocking queuing networks, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 14(4): 418-428. Balsamo, S. and de Nitto Persone, V. (1994). A survey of product form queueing networks with blocking and their equivalences, Annals of Operations Research 48(1/4): 31-61. Balsamo, S., de Nito Persone, V. and Onvural, R. (2001). Analysis of Queueing Networks with Blocking , Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA

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Assessment of Three Inflammatory Markers of Cardiovascular Diseases with a Special Accent on C-Reactive Protein

References Biasucci LM. CDC/AHA workshop on markers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Application to clinical and public health practice clinical use of inflammatory markers in patients with cardiovascular diseases. A background paper. Circulation. 2004;110:e560-e567. Du Clos TW. Function of C-reactive protein. Ann Med. 2000; 32:274-8. Pearson TA, Mensah GA, Alexander RW, et al. AHA/CDC scientific Statement Markers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Application to

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Optimized geometry, vibration (IR and Raman) spectra and nonlinear optical activity of p-nitroanilinium perchlorate molecule: A theoretical study

.472°, respectively. Similarly, at the point of attachment of electron donating amino group, the bond angle of C5-C6-C1 was calculated at 122.124° and 122.160°, respectively. This demonstrates that the lone pair of electrons of the amino nitrogen is not delocalized into the ring, and is completely involved in the hydrogen bonding formation with ClO4 group. In order to compare results obtained at B3LYP and HSEH1PBE levels with X-ray results [ 8 ], the R 2 values have been presented in Table 1 . According to these R 2 values, HSEH1PBE level gives closer results in bond lengths

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Epidemiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and Helicobacter pylori infection: review of 3,488 Thai patients

with iron deficiency where the findings did not explain iron deficiency, or who needed lower gastro–enteroscopy, were excluded. Furthermore, data from patients with diagnoses that were outside the upper gastrointestinal tract, such as jejunal ulcer and gastrojejunal ulcer were also excluded from the study. The CLO test from tissue biopsy under endoscopy was used to diagnose H. pylori infection. Sensitivity was 90%–95% and specificity was 90%–95% [ 12 ]. Cutler et al. [ 13 ] also reported high positive predictive value (100%) and negative predictive value (84.1%) in

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Scanning capacitance microscopy characterization of AIIIBV epitaxial layers

at different points of examined structure. This is achieved by adjusting the contact mode topography imaging parameters: AFM tip press force (too small value may result in loosing the contact, too high may lead to tip damage) as well as feedback loop parameters and scanning speed (it has to be optimized to maintain constant tip press force at different locations of the sample). The SCM mode parameters (AC voltage amplitude (V AC ) and frequency, capacitance sensor frequency and DC bias voltage (V DC ) of sample) must be adjusted to obtain the maximal value of

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Potential Markers of Arterial and/or Venous Thromboses and their Complications in Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome

infectious and immune factors in coronary and cerebrovascular arteriosclerosis. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 2002; 9 (2): 207-15. Mold C, Gewurz H, Du Clos TW. Regulation of complement activation by C-reactive protein. Immunopharmacology 1999; 42: 23-30. Hirschfield GM, Pepys MB. C-reactive protein and cardiovascular disease: new insights from an old molecule. Q J Med 2003; 96: 793-807. Ridker PM, Rifai N, Rose L, Buring JE, Cook NR. Comparison of C-reactive protein and low-density lipoprotein

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Picea schrenkiana tree-ring chronologies development and vegetation index reconstruction for the Alatau Mountains, Central Asia

removed to obtain the anomalies. 3 Results Meteorological data and NDVI analysis Fig. 2a shows that the highest temperature periods in the study area were in summertime (from June to August), with peaks in July. Most of the annual precipitation fell in May, June, and July (120.1 mm). The two peak values of precipitation in May (42.2 mm) and November (30.1 mm), which account for 12.6% and 8.9%, respectively, of the total annual precipitation. Wintertime has less precipitation than summer. August is typically the wettest month of the year (PDSI=–0.46) for the

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Comparison of two in vitro methods for the detection of ivermectin resistance in Haemonchus contortus in sheep

) South Africa CAVR IVM, BZ LeJambre et al. (1995) Australia BZ, benzimidazole; CLO, closantel; IVM, ivermectin; RAF, rafoxanide Data analysis Motility indexes for the larval micromotility test were transformed to percent reductions of motility by the formula: [(vehicle control index - treatment index)/(vehicle control index - background index)] ×100. The results are presented as a resistance factor: the ratio of the LD50 or LD99 for the resistant strain to the LD 50 or LD 99 for the susceptible strain. The LD 50 and LD 99 values were

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