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The Saccharomyces Sun Gene, Uth1, Is Involved In Cell Wall Biogenesis, Father Nicanor Austriaco 2010 Providence College

The Saccharomyces Sun Gene, Uth1, Is Involved In Cell Wall Biogenesis, Father Nicanor Austriaco

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

Deletion of the Saccharomyces gene, UTH1, a founding member of the SUN family of fungal genes, has pleiotropic effects. Several phenotypes of Δuth1 cells including their decreased levels of mitochondrial proteins, their impaired autophagic degradation of mitochondria, and their increased viability in the presence of mammalian BAX, a proapoptotic regulator localized to the mitochondria, have prompted others to propose that the Uth1p functions primarily at the mitochondria. In this report, we show that cells lacking UTH1 have more robust cell walls with higher levels of β-d-glucan that allows them to grow in the presence of calcofluor white or sodium dodecyl ...


Why I Am A Buddhist, Stephen Asma 2010 Columbia College Chicago

Why I Am A Buddhist, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism.

There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma's iconoclasm, irreverence, and hardheaded approach to the subject. He is distressed that much of what passes for Buddhism is really little more than "New Age mush." He loudly asserts that it is time to "take the California out ...


The Future Of Southern Agriculture, Gregory Keith Bartley Jr. 2010 University of Tennessee

The Future Of Southern Agriculture, Gregory Keith Bartley Jr.

Gregory Keith Bartley Jr.

The increasing demand for the supply of energy in the south heavily impacts the allocation of water for use in agriculture. With such a high percentage of the south's freshwater going towards energy production, little can make its way into food, feed, and fiber. Because the need for this exponential energy production in the south is currently greater than its agricultural importance, southern farmers are left to endure heavy irrigation restrictions. The solution to this problem can manifest itself in one of two ways. Southern states can either implement strategies that can reduce plant water consumption without reducing yield ...


Model Estimates Of Net Primary Productivity, Evapotranspiration, And Water Use Efficiency In The Terrestrial Ecosystems Of The Southern United States During 1895–2007, Hanqin Tian, Guangsheng Chen, Mingliang Liu, Chi Zhang, Ge Sun, Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu, Xiaofeng Xu, Wei Ren, Shufen Pan, Arthur Chappelka 2010 Iowa State University

Model Estimates Of Net Primary Productivity, Evapotranspiration, And Water Use Efficiency In The Terrestrial Ecosystems Of The Southern United States During 1895–2007, Hanqin Tian, Guangsheng Chen, Mingliang Liu, Chi Zhang, Ge Sun, Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu, Xiaofeng Xu, Wei Ren, Shufen Pan, Arthur Chappelka

Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu

The effects of global change on ecosystem productivity and water resources in the southern United States (SUS), a traditionally ‘water-rich’ region and the ‘timber basket’ of the country, are not well quantified. We carried out several simulation experiments to quantify ecosystem net primary productivity (NPP), evapotranspiration (ET) and water use efficiency (WUE) (i.e., NPP/ET) in the SUS by employing an integrated process-based ecosystem model (Dynamic Land Ecosystem Model, DLEM). The results indicated that the average ET in the SUS was 710 mm during 1895–2007. As a whole, the annual ET increased and decreased slightly during the first ...


Metals: Typical And Less Typical, Transition And Inner Transition, Fathi Habashi 2010 Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Metals: Typical And Less Typical, Transition And Inner Transition, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

While most chemists agree on what is a metal and what is a non-metal there is a disagreement with respect to what is a metalloid and what is a transition metal. It is believed that this problem can be solved if two new terms are adopted: typical and less typical metals. These new terms will also help reconcile the European Periodic Table versus the North American regarding numbering of groups as well as the IUPAC numbering which could be as well abandoned in favour of group names as will be shown in the manuscript.


Palm Oil Tocotrienol Fractions Restore Endothelium Dependent Relaxation In Aortic Rings Of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic And Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Dharmani Devi A/P Murugan 2010 Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Palm Oil Tocotrienol Fractions Restore Endothelium Dependent Relaxation In Aortic Rings Of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic And Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Dharmani Devi A/P Murugan

Dharmani Devi A/P Murugan

Diabetes and hypertension are closely associated with impaired endothelial function. Studies have demonstrated that regular consumption of edible palm oil may reverse endothelial dysfunction. The present study investigates the effect of palm oil fractions: tocotrienol rich fraction (TRF), alpha-tocopherol and refined palm olein (vitamin E free fraction) on the vascular relaxation responses in the aortic rings of streptozotocin-induced diabetic and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). We hypothesize that the TRF and alpha-tocopherol fractions are able to improve endothelial function in both diabetic and hypertensive rat aortic tissue. A 1,1-diphenyl picryl hydrazyl assay was performed on the various palm oil fractions ...


Functional Generalized Linear Models With Images As Predictors, Philip T. Reiss, R. Todd Ogden 2010 New York University

Functional Generalized Linear Models With Images As Predictors, Philip T. Reiss, R. Todd Ogden

Philip T. Reiss

Functional principal component regression (FPCR) is a promising new method for regressing scalar outcomes on functional predictors. In this paper we present a theoretical justification for the use of principal components in functional regression. FPCR is then extended in two directions: from linear to the generalized linear modeling, and from univariate signal predictors to high-resolution image predictors. We show how to implement the method efficiently by adapting generalized additive model technology to the functional regression context. A technique is proposed for estimating simultaneous confidence bands for the coefficient function; in the neuroimaging setting, this yields a novel means to identify ...


Beethoven: Patriotism And Social Justice, Fathi Habashi 2010 Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Beethoven: Patriotism And Social Justice, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The great composer Ludwig van Beethoven was not only an exceptional musician but also a man of great ideals who expressed social justice in his music


Comparison Of Nine Different Real-Time Pcr Chemistries For Qualitative And Quantitative Applications In Gmo Detection, Torstein Tengs 2010 Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Comparison Of Nine Different Real-Time Pcr Chemistries For Qualitative And Quantitative Applications In Gmo Detection, Torstein Tengs

Dr. Torstein Tengs

Several techniques have been developed for detection and quantification of genetically modified organisms, but quantitative real-time PCR is by far the most popular approach. Among the most commonly used realtime PCR chemistries are TaqMan probes and SYBR green, but many other detection chemistries have also been developed. Because their performance has never been compared systematically, here we present an extensive evaluation of some promising chemistries: sequenceunspecific DNA labeling dyes (SYBR green), primer-based technologies (AmpliFluor, Plexor, Lux primers), and techniques involving double-labeled probes, comprising hybridization (molecular beacon) and hydrolysis (TaqMan, CPT, LNA, and MGB) probes, based on recently published experimental data ...


A Law-Policy Proposal To Promote The Public Nature Of Science In An Era Of Academia-Industry Integration, Michael J. Malinowski 2010 Louisiana State Univ. Law Center

A Law-Policy Proposal To Promote The Public Nature Of Science In An Era Of Academia-Industry Integration, Michael J. Malinowski

Michael J. Malinowski

This article addresses the impact of integration of academia, industry, and government on the public nature of research. The article concludes that, while the integration has benefited science immensely, regulatory measures should be taken to restore the public nature of research in an age of integration.


Interview With Jacquin Dole, Riverside Farms, 2010 (Audio), Jacquin Dole 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Jacquin Dole, Riverside Farms, 2010 (Audio), Jacquin Dole

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Interview of Jacquin Dole by Paul Hopper at Riverside Farm McMinnville, Oregon on February 28th, 2010.

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Interview With Bernard Smith, Full Of Life Farms, 2010 (Audio), Bernard Smith 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Bernard Smith, Full Of Life Farms, 2010 (Audio), Bernard Smith

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Interview of Bernard Smith by Kyle Dykstra on February 28th, 2010.

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Interview With Katy Kolker, Portland Fruit Tree Project, 2010 (Audio), Katy Kolker 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Katy Kolker, Portland Fruit Tree Project, 2010 (Audio), Katy Kolker

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Interview of Katy Kolker by Dan Stillinger in Portland, Oregon on February 27th, 2010.

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Dealing With Legal Liability Issues: A How-To-Guide For Protecting Yourself And Your Farm, Erin C. Herbold 2010 Iowa State University

Dealing With Legal Liability Issues: A How-To-Guide For Protecting Yourself And Your Farm, Erin C. Herbold

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Protecting yourself, your farm and your family from exposure to legal liability is something that every farmer must deal with. Having a good team behind you, including an attorney, financial advisor, and insurance agent, is the best way to protect your assets and way of life. Having a basic understanding of the law and how it applies to you and others can help you avoid the dreaded lawsuit and associated expenses that go along with it.


Reproductive Strategies That Work, Tom Geary 2010 Pfizer Animal Health

Reproductive Strategies That Work, Tom Geary

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

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Optimizing Forage Production During The Growing Season, Robert Kallenbach 2010 University of Missouri

Optimizing Forage Production During The Growing Season, Robert Kallenbach

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Cow/calf producers rely on forage to supply more than 85% of all feed units to the herd. Yet, many beef producers do not think critically about the contribution of forages to the profitability of their beef operations. They should. As far as forages go, pasture is a far more economical way to deliver feed to cattle than is hay or other stored forages. Recent analyses show that forage from pasture costs 40 to 60% less than stored forage (hay, silage) per pound of beef produced. That is substantial. And records supplied by IRM-SPA from real beef operations show that ...


Tips To Help Make Dog Training Easier, Gerry Goehring 2010 Iowa State University

Tips To Help Make Dog Training Easier, Gerry Goehring

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Socialize your puppy. Don‟t just get a pup and put them in a kennel or put them in a stall in a barn and expect them to come out a year later and have someone be able to train your dog. Let a puppy be a puppy. Lots of contact with the family, and in my personal opinion, there is nothing better than having a puppy grow up with kids.


Simple Practices For Better Hay, Jim Buchs 2010 John Deere

Simple Practices For Better Hay, Jim Buchs

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Making ‘Quality Hay’ is anything but simple. Quality hay is nutritious, digestible, palatable, free of contaminates such as toxic weeds, dirt, manure, metal, glass, plastic, mold and rotten material. So concentrate on the things that you can manage, plan ahead and know all your options. What is your goal? Only to make enough hay to cover non-pasture resources, have hay to sell, make only hay to be stored in one type of package. Have round bales for outdoors storage, small bales for in a barn and/or baled silage too


Livestock And Laundry, Crops And Kids: A Woman’S Role In Agriculture, Jenni Peters 2010 Peters Beef Genetics

Livestock And Laundry, Crops And Kids: A Woman’S Role In Agriculture, Jenni Peters

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

I want to thank Byron Leu for asking me to speak today and I think Denise had something to do with this too. So thank you both. Byron called me back in October. I think all of you can remember, or maybe you don’t want to remember, what the weather was like then. It was raining and at home we were all trying to think of jobs to accomplish until the monsoon let up. Everyone was anxious to get the corn out of the field and let our cows have some good grazing on the stalks. Byron asked if ...


Feeding Beef Cows In Winter, Robert Kallenbach 2010 University of Missouri

Feeding Beef Cows In Winter, Robert Kallenbach

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. The expense of producing, making and feeding hay accounts for approximately 50% of the cost to produce beef and 30% of the cost to produce milk in the Midwest. By using winter pastures to extend the grazing season, producers can reduce the amount of hay they feed and in doing so substantially reduce input costs.


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