Modern environmental monitoring and modeling requires a good global
grid system for survey sampling and accurate, spatially complete data
collection of relevant environmental phenomena. A prime requirement for the
global grid system is that the global sampling grids be regular and equal in area
and have minimal shape distortion. None...
The first part of the dissertation is to evaluate the use of proposed and established equations for area under the plasma concentration versus time (AUC) for molecules undergoing nonlinear Michaelis–Menten pharmacokinetic elimination. The effects of varying Michaelis-Menten parameters, rate of drug absorption, or bioavailability on the predictability of drug exposure...
Knowledge of the shear stress on a fault during slip is necessary
for a physically-based understanding of earthquakes. Borehole
temperature measurements inside the fault zone immediately after
an earthquake can record the energy dissipated by this stress. In the
first Wenchuan Earthquake Fault Zone Scientific Drilling Project
hole (Sichuan province,...
Soluble surimi wash water (SWW) proteins could be recovered using
chitosan (Chi) complexed with alginate (Chi-Alg) generating co-products for feed
formulations. Chi with a degree of deacetylation (DD) of 84% complexed with Alg
at a mixing ratio (MR) of 0.2 was used to study Chi-Alg concentration and
treatment time protein...
We introduce a novel ambient hydrolysis deposition (AHD) methodology that, for the first time, employs sequential water adsorption followed by a hydrolysis reaction to infiltrate tiny SnO2₂ particles inside nanopores of mesoporous carbon in a conformal and controllable manner. The empty space in the SnO2₂/C composites can be adjusted by...
Heavy biodegraded crude oils have larger numbers of coeluting compounds than non- biodegraded oils, and they are typically not resolved with conventional gas chromatography (GC). This unresolved complex mixture (UCM) has been investigated using comprehensive two- dimensional gas chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-ToFMS) within a set of biodegraded petroleums derived from...
Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) studies of aqueous [Ta₆O₁₉]⁸⁻
compared to prior studies of aqueous [Nb₆O₁₉]⁸⁻ reveals key
differences in behaviour, which is likely at the root of the difficultly
in developing polyoxotantalate chemistry. Specifically, where
contact ion-pairing dominates between [Nb₆O₁₉]⁸⁻ and its
counterions, solvent-separated ion-pairing between [Ta₆O₁₉]⁸⁻
and its counterions...
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G. B. Zhu, Z. Luo, J. Song, T. Q
Phospholipase C-β (PLC-β) isozymes are key effectors in G protein-coupled
signaling pathways. Prior research suggested that some isoforms of PLC-β may exist
and function as dimers, but little is known about dimerization of PLC-β. Data from coimmunoprecipitation
assays of differentially-tagged PLC-β constructs and sizeexclusion
chromatography of native PLC-β support homodimerization...
Animated cartography is still a new field. It has been experimented with for years, but it
has not gained general usage except partially in use by the news media. Nevertheless, certain
subjects cry out for displaying the patterns of movement over time, such as historical patterns of
migration and settlement,...
Violent right-wing groups have emerged in the German youth scene since reunification in 1990. By the early 1990's, many groups of people have had to face racist violence and harassment as a threatening part of everyday life.
With the social, political, economic, demographical and ideological changes which have taken place...