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Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot


Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS Panahon ng mga Filipino ang 21st century: Ang Asian Century (Ang pagpapanumbalik sa likas na Karangalan ng lahat ng Filipino sa buong mundo) Manifest Greatness is a work-in-progress Manifesto of, for and by Filipino citizens of the world in synergy with foreign national friends of the Filipino people worldwide in pursuit of genuine entrepreneurial wisdom


Effect Of Superconsciousness External Energy On The Atomic, Crystalline And Powder Characterisitics Of “Carbon Allotrope Powders”, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi Dec 2009

Effect Of Superconsciousness External Energy On The Atomic, Crystalline And Powder Characterisitics Of “Carbon Allotrope Powders”, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Scientists are searching for eluding link between spirituality and science. Some believe fundamental essences of universe to be energy and information. As per current understanding energy and matter always co- existed and is considered one and the same. Energy is consideredas ‘matter-inperpetual-motion’and matter as ‘stationary-energy’.Inter conversion between matter and energy has been defined by Einstein’s famous energy-mass equation (E=mc2) which has been provedby nuclear physicists using complex nuclear reactions involving high energy particles. However, many spiritual masters have claimed to realize this energy-matter inter conversion using their spiritual powers/energy but scientifically unknown and unverified. It ...


Genetic Effect Of The Dwarfing Genes On Some Culm Characteristics Associatcd With Lodging Resistance In Bread Wheat, Md. Mahbub Hasan Dec 2009

Genetic Effect Of The Dwarfing Genes On Some Culm Characteristics Associatcd With Lodging Resistance In Bread Wheat, Md. Mahbub Hasan

Md. Mahbub Hasan

Due to the challenge of screening traits related to lodging resistance under natural field conditions, selection for lodging resistant varieties in wheat breeding programs is difficult. The identification of easily measurable culm anatomical traits related to lodging resistance would simplify the selection process. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of dwarfing genes on culm anatomical traits related to lodging resistance in our of basal internode 1. Field and laboratory study was conducted in Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh with eight wheat genotypes having Rhr1, Rht2 dwarfing genes in them and a local land race ...


Effects Of Different Denture Cleansers On The Tensile Bond Strength Of Denture Liners, Selda Keskin Nov 2009

Effects Of Different Denture Cleansers On The Tensile Bond Strength Of Denture Liners, Selda Keskin


The effect of two denture cleansers (Polident1 and Protefix1) on the tensile bond strength between four soft liner materials (Molloplast B1, Permaflex1, Sofreliner Tough Medium1, and GC Reline Soft1) and a conventional denture base resin was investigated. For each of the liner materials 35 test specimens were prepared according to test the requirements and assigned into seven groups (n¼5). Before tensile testing, five of the liner specimens were kept in water or soaked in two cleansing solutions during 2 and 7 d. Five other samples served as a control group subjected directly to tensile testing. The bond strength values were ...


Isolation, Purification And Biochemical Characterization Of Lectin From Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus Sajor-Caju., Rajesh Pati Oct 2009

Isolation, Purification And Biochemical Characterization Of Lectin From Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus Sajor-Caju., Rajesh Pati

Rajesh Pati

No abstract provided.


Tracking Insertion Mutants Within Libraries By Deep Sequencing And A Genome-Wide Screen For Haemophilus Genes Required In The Lung, Jeffrey D. Gawronski, Sandy M. S. Wong, Georgia Giannoukos, Doyle V. Ward, Brian J. Akerley Sep 2009

Tracking Insertion Mutants Within Libraries By Deep Sequencing And A Genome-Wide Screen For Haemophilus Genes Required In The Lung, Jeffrey D. Gawronski, Sandy M. S. Wong, Georgia Giannoukos, Doyle V. Ward, Brian J. Akerley

Brian J. Akerley

Rapid genome-wide identification of genes required for infection would expedite studies of bacterial pathogens. We developed genome-scale "negative selection" technology that combines high-density transposon mutagenesis and massively parallel sequencing of transposon/chromosome junctions in a mutant library to identify mutants lost from the library after exposure to a selective condition of interest. This approach was applied to comprehensively identify Haemophilus influenzae genes required to delay bacterial clearance in a murine pulmonary model. Mutations in 136 genes resulted in defects in vivo, and quantitative estimates of fitness generated by this technique were in agreement with independent validation experiments using individual mutant ...


Control Of Tribolium Castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) With Spinosad Dust Formulation In Different Oilseeds, Adel Khashaveh Jul 2009

Control Of Tribolium Castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) With Spinosad Dust Formulation In Different Oilseeds, Adel Khashaveh

Adel Khashaveh

The insecticidal effect of spinosad dust, a formulation that contains 0.125% spinosad, was evaluated against adults of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) on 4 commodities: safflower, sunflower, sesame, and canola. Fifty grams of each commodities were treated with 3 doses of the formulation: 100, 200, and 300 ppm, (corresponding to 0.125, 0.25, and 0.375 mg kg–1 a.i., respectively) at 27 °C and 60 ± 5% relative humidity. The mortality of T. castaneum adults was measured after 1, 2, 7, 14, and 21 days of exposure. After the mortality count on day 21, all surviving insects were removed ...


Incorporating Fairness Motives Into The Impulse Balance Equilibrium And Quantal Response Equilibrium Concepts: An Application To 2x2 Games, Alessandro Tavoni Jun 2009

Incorporating Fairness Motives Into The Impulse Balance Equilibrium And Quantal Response Equilibrium Concepts: An Application To 2x2 Games, Alessandro Tavoni

Alessandro Tavoni

Substantial evidence has accumulated in recent empirical works on the limited ability of the Nash equilibrium to rationalize observed behavior in many classes of games played by experimental subjects. This realization has led to several attempts aimed at finding tractable equilibrium concepts which perform better empirically; one such example is the impulse balance equilibrium (Selten, Chmura, 2008), which introduces a psychological reference point to which players compare the available payoff allocations. This paper is concerned with advancing two new, empirically sound, concepts: equity-driven impulse balance equilibrium (EIBE) and equity-driven quantal response equilibrium (EQRE): both introduce a distributive reference point to ...


Neurosteroid Replacement Therapy For Catamenial Epilepsy, Doodipala S. Reddy, Michael A. Rogawski Apr 2009

Neurosteroid Replacement Therapy For Catamenial Epilepsy, Doodipala S. Reddy, Michael A. Rogawski

Michael A. Rogawski

Perimenstural catamenial epilepsy, the cyclical occurrence of seizure exacerbations near the time of menstruation, affects a high proportion of women of reproductive age with drug refractory epilepsy. Enhanced seizure susceptibility in perimenstrual catamenial epilepsy is believed to be due to the withdrawal of the progesterone-derived GABA-A receptor modulating neurosteroid allopregnanolone as a result of the fall in progesterone at the time of menstruation. Studies in a rat pseudopregnancy model of catamenial epilepsy indicate that following neurosteroid withdrawal there is enhanced susceptibility to chemoconvulsant seizures. There is also a transitory increase in the frequency of spontaneous seizures in epleptic rats that ...


High-Throughput Protein Purification For X-Ray Crystallography And Nmr, Rachele M. Hendricks-Sturrup Feb 2009

High-Throughput Protein Purification For X-Ray Crystallography And Nmr, Rachele M. Hendricks-Sturrup

Rachele M Hendricks-Sturrup

In structural biology, the most critical issue is the availability of high-quality samples. “Structural-biology-grade” proteins must be generated in a quantity and quality suitable for structure determination using X-ray crystallography or nuclear magnetic resonance. The additional challenge for structural genomics is the need for high numbers of proteins at low cost where protein targets quite often have low sequence similarities, unknown properties and are poorly characterized. The purification procedures must reproducibly yield homogeneous proteins or their derivatives containing marker atom(s) in milligram quantities. The choice of protein purification and handling procedures plays a critical role in obtaining high-quality protein ...


Mmtv-Wnt1 And -Dn89b-Catenin Induce Canonical Signaling In Distinct Progenitors And Differentially Activate Hedgehog Signaling Within Mammary Tumors, Brigitte Teissedre, Alicia Pinderhughes, Angela Incassati, Sarah J. Hatsell, Minoti Hiremath, Pamela Cowin Feb 2009

Mmtv-Wnt1 And -Dn89b-Catenin Induce Canonical Signaling In Distinct Progenitors And Differentially Activate Hedgehog Signaling Within Mammary Tumors, Brigitte Teissedre, Alicia Pinderhughes, Angela Incassati, Sarah J. Hatsell, Minoti Hiremath, Pamela Cowin

Minoti Hiremath

Canonical Wnt/b-catenin signaling regulates stem/progenitor cells and, when perturbed, induces many human cancers. A significant proportion of human breast cancer is associated with loss of secreted Wnt antagonists and mice expressing MMTVWnt1 and MMTV-DN89b-catenin develop mammary adenocarcinomas. Many studies have assumed these mouse models of breast cancer to be equivalent. Here we show that MMTV-Wnt1 and MMTV-DN89b-catenin transgenes induce tumors with different phenotypes. Using axin2/conductin reporter genes we show that MMTV-Wnt1 and MMTV-DN89b-catenin activate canonical Wnt signaling within distinct cell-types. DN89b-catenin activated signaling within a luminal subpopulation scattered along ducts that exhibited a K18+ER2PR2CD24highCD49flow profile and ...


Fisher Management Regimes And Fisheries Governance In Floodplain Wetland Of Assam, Ganesh Chandra Feb 2009

Fisher Management Regimes And Fisheries Governance In Floodplain Wetland Of Assam, Ganesh Chandra

Ganesh Chandra

Assam is endowed with copious aquatic wealth in the form of beels, swamps, ponds and rivers. The floodplain wetlands (beels) extending over one lakh hectare, constitute the most important fishery resource of the state. The beels are considered as one of the most productive ecosystems owing to their characteristic interactions between land and water system. These wetlands are the common property resource and under different management regimes. Livelihood of fishers’ family from time immemorial is dependent upon fishing in floodplain wetlands. Fishers include the actual fishermen belonging to the Schedule castes and the Maimal community of the district of Cachar ...


Stock Enhancement And Its Impact On The Productivity Of Haribhanga Beel In Assam, Ganesh Chandra Jan 2009

Stock Enhancement And Its Impact On The Productivity Of Haribhanga Beel In Assam, Ganesh Chandra

Ganesh Chandra

The floodplain wetlands (beels), extending over one lakh hectare, constitute the most important fishery resource of the Assam. The average productivity of Assam beels is 150-200 kg./ha/year. Many factors can be attributed for this situation, but inadequate auto stocking might be one of the basic reasons. To tide over this situation, rearing of seed in pens could be a viable alternative. Stock enhancement through pen culture was demonstrated by CIFRI at Haribhanga beel with three IMC. The fisher has adopted with modification using three Indian major carp and three exotic carp. A pen enclosure of 5000 m2 has ...


Impact Of An External Energy On Enterococcus Faecalis [Atcc – 51299] In Relation To Antibiotic Susceptibility And Biochemical Reactions – An Experimental Study, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi Jan 2009

Impact Of An External Energy On Enterococcus Faecalis [Atcc – 51299] In Relation To Antibiotic Susceptibility And Biochemical Reactions – An Experimental Study, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Background:

While spiritual and mental energies are known to man, their impact has never been scientifically measurable in the material world and they remain outside the domain of science. The present experiments on Enterococcus faecalis [ATCC –51299], report the effects of such energy transmitted through a person, Mahendra Trivedi, which has produced an impact measurable in scientifically rigorous manner.

Methods:

Enterococcus faecalis strains in revived and lyophilized state were subjected to spiritual energy transmitted through thought intervention and/or physical touch of Mr. Trivedi to the sealed tubes containing strain, the process taking about 3 minutes and were analyzed within ...


The Effects Of Increased Pco2 And Temperature On The North Atlantic Spring Bloom: I. The Phytoplankton Community And Biogeochemical Response, Y. Feng, C.E. Hare, K. Leblanc, J.M. Rose, Y Zhang, G.R. Ditullio, P. Lee, Steven Wilhelm, J.M. Rowe, J. Sun, N. Nemcek, C. Gueguen, U. Passow, I. Benner, C. Brown, D.A. Hutchins Jan 2009

The Effects Of Increased Pco2 And Temperature On The North Atlantic Spring Bloom: I. The Phytoplankton Community And Biogeochemical Response, Y. Feng, C.E. Hare, K. Leblanc, J.M. Rose, Y Zhang, G.R. Ditullio, P. Lee, Steven Wilhelm, J.M. Rowe, J. Sun, N. Nemcek, C. Gueguen, U. Passow, I. Benner, C. Brown, D.A. Hutchins

Steven Wilhelm

ABSTRACT: The North Atlantic spring bloom is one of the largest annual biological events in the ocean, and is characterized by dominance transitions from siliceous (diatoms) to calcareous (coccolithophores) algal groups. To study the effects of future global change on these phytoplankton and the biogeochemical cycles they mediate, a shipboard continuous culture experiment (Ecostat) was conducted in June 2005 during this transition period. Four treatments were examined: (1) 12°C and 390 ppm CO2 (ambient control), (2) 12°C and 690 ppm CO2 (high pCO2), (3) 16°C and 390 ppm CO2 (high temperature), and (4 ...


Obesity: The Bioethics We Need Now, Or What We Owe To Each Other, Lee T. Nutini Jan 2009

Obesity: The Bioethics We Need Now, Or What We Owe To Each Other, Lee T. Nutini

Lee T Nutini

This is an essay written to address the philosophical and food industrial practices underlying the current obesity epidemic in the United States. It appears in its modified lecture format, given at Yale University in 2009. As such, citations are not included. For any question about a specific citation, please contact the author directly.


Size Matters: Scalar Phenomena And A Proposal For An Ecological Definition Of ‘Cave’., Max Moseley Jan 2009

Size Matters: Scalar Phenomena And A Proposal For An Ecological Definition Of ‘Cave’., Max Moseley

Max Moseley

Caves, as ecological units, are redefined in terms of the ecologically-significant scalar phenomena that, in contrast with such traditional criteria as perpetual darkness, environmental stability and oligotrophy, are the special characteristics of large cavities (macrocaverns) in rocks. When so defined, ‘caves’ are ecologically distinct from the mesocaverns and all other subterranean habitats. Some implications of this perspective for the ecological classification of animals found in subterranean habitats are briefly discussed.


A Sustainable Future, David A. Bainbridge Jan 2009

A Sustainable Future, David A. Bainbridge

David A Bainbridge

A key step toward a more sustainable future is beginning the discussion of what this would entail. What are the defining characteristics of sustainability? How could we get there? What benefits and costs might this involve?


New Models Of Emergence Traps For Endophytic Egg Parasitoids Capture, Rodrigo Souza Santos Rss Jan 2009

New Models Of Emergence Traps For Endophytic Egg Parasitoids Capture, Rodrigo Souza Santos Rss

Rodrigo Souza Santos RSS

For strain selection studies of natural enemies from the field, studies of behavior or even of taxonomy, capture of alive insects are of great importance. One alternative for obtaining adult parasitoids (Hymenoptera) is the use of emergency traps. Therefore, the objective of this work was to propose two models of emergency traps (traps like “box” and “bottle”), for obtaining alive endophytic egg parasitoids. The two models proposed were efficient in the capture of alive parasitoids, however a larger capture of specimens was observed in the “box” trap in relation to the e “bottle”, due to larger folioles storage inside the ...


Description Of New Species Of Fidicinoides Boulard & Martinelli (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) From Brazil, Rodrigo Souza Santos Rss Jan 2009

Description Of New Species Of Fidicinoides Boulard & Martinelli (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) From Brazil, Rodrigo Souza Santos Rss

Rodrigo Souza Santos RSS

The examination of entomological collections of cicadas of several Brazilian institutions revealed three undescribed species in the genus Fidicinoides Boulard & Martinelli i.e., F. dolosa sp.n., F. carmenae sp.n. and F. rosabasalae sp.n. They are described and illustrated based on the male genitalia, the right anterior femur and the operculum.


Diversity And Spatial Distribution Of Ground Arthropods In Agroecosystems, Rodrigo Souza Santos Rss Jan 2009

Diversity And Spatial Distribution Of Ground Arthropods In Agroecosystems, Rodrigo Souza Santos Rss

Rodrigo Souza Santos RSS

The knowledge of the diversity and distribution of ground arthropods contributes for the development of sustainable agricultural systems. This work was carried out at the Paulista State University, Jaboticabal campus, State of São Paulo, Brazil, during the period from February to April 2004. The objective was to analyse the community of Carabidae, Staphylinidae, Formicidae e Araneae through faunistic indexes, to determine the spatial distribution and interespecific interactions of predominant species in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.), corn (Zea mays L.) and rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.). The arthropods were sampled by pitfall traps distributed each 10 m in two ...


First Report Of Sweet Wormwood Leaf Blight Disease In India, Kunal Mandal Jan 2009

First Report Of Sweet Wormwood Leaf Blight Disease In India, Kunal Mandal

Kunal Mandal

Artemisia annua is an important drug plant yielding antimalarial compounds. It was found to be infected by Alternaria alternata in India. The pathogen reduces active leaf area and is also known to produce mycotoxins. Hence, the disease demands serious attention to ensure the availability of a safe drug.


Uniqueprimer - A Web Utility For Design Of Specific Pcr Primers And Probes, Torstein Tengs Jan 2009

Uniqueprimer - A Web Utility For Design Of Specific Pcr Primers And Probes, Torstein Tengs

Dr. Torstein Tengs

We have developed a web-based tool for design of specific PCR primers and probes. The program allows you to enter primer sequence information as well as an optional probe, and sequence similarity searches (MegaBLAST) will be performed to see if the sequences match the same sequence entry in the specified database. If primers (and probe) match, this will be reported. The program can handle overlapping amplicons, amplification from a single primer, ambiguous bases and other problematic cases.


How Fast Is The World's Center Of Co2 Emissions Moving Eastwards?, Nicole Andréa Mathys, Grether Jean-Marie Jan 2009

How Fast Is The World's Center Of Co2 Emissions Moving Eastwards?, Nicole Andréa Mathys, Grether Jean-Marie

Nicole Andréa Mathys

Borrowing from physics the concept of center of mass and applying it to the distribution of CO2 anthropogenic sources provided by the EDGAR data base, we can draw on the Earth’s surface the trajectory of the world’s pollution center of gravity over the 1970-2005 period. It is strongly heading to the East, and more so than GDP, which suggests that Asian production is getting more CO2 intensive than Western production.


Computational Method For Inferring Objective Function Of Glycerol Metabolism In Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Zhaohua Gong, Chongyang Liu, Enmin Feng, Qingrui Zhang Jan 2009

Computational Method For Inferring Objective Function Of Glycerol Metabolism In Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Zhaohua Gong, Chongyang Liu, Enmin Feng, Qingrui Zhang

Chongyang Liu

Flux balance analysis (FBA) is an effective tool in the analysis of metabolic network. It can predict the flux distribution of engineered cells, whereas the accurate prediction depends on the reasonable objective function. In this work, we propose two nonlinear bilevel programming models on anaerobic glycerol metabolism in Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) for 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) production. One intends to infer the metabolic objective function, and the other is to analyze the robustness of the objective function. In view of the models’ characteristic an improved genetic algorithm is constructed to solve them, where some techniques are adopted to guarantee ...


Modelling And Optimal Control For Nonlinear Multistage Dynamical System Of Microbial Fed-Batch Culture, Chongyang Liu, Zhaohua Gong, Enmin Feng, Hongchao Yin Jan 2009

Modelling And Optimal Control For Nonlinear Multistage Dynamical System Of Microbial Fed-Batch Culture, Chongyang Liu, Zhaohua Gong, Enmin Feng, Hongchao Yin

Chongyang Liu

In this paper, we propose a new controlled multistage system to formulate the fed-batch culture process of glycerol bio-dissimilation to 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) by regarding the feeding rate of glycerol as a control function. Compared with the previous systems, this system doesn’t take the feeding process as an impulsive form, but a time-continuous process, which is much closer to the actual culture process. Some properties of the above dynamical system are then proved. To maximize the concentration of 1,3-PD at the terminal time, we develop an optimal control model subject to our proposed controlled multistage system and ...


Optimal Control And Properties Of Nonlinear Multistage Dynamical System For Planning Horizontal Well Paths, Zhaohua Gong, Chongyang Liu, Enmin Feng Jan 2009

Optimal Control And Properties Of Nonlinear Multistage Dynamical System For Planning Horizontal Well Paths, Zhaohua Gong, Chongyang Liu, Enmin Feng

Chongyang Liu

The goal of planning a horizontal well path is to obtain a trajectory that arrives at a given target subject to various constraints. In this paper, the optimal control problem subject to a nonlinear multistage dynamical system (NMDS) for horizontal well paths is investigated. Some properties of the multistage system are proved. In order to derive the optimality conditions, we transform the optimal control problem into one with control constraints and inequality-constrained trajectories by defining some functions. The properties of these functions are then discussed and optimality conditions for optimal control problem are also given. Finally, an improved simplex method ...