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Holocene Climatic Change And Past Irish Societal Response, David Brown, M. Baillie, J. Palmer, Christian Turney Dec 2015

Holocene Climatic Change And Past Irish Societal Response, David Brown, M. Baillie, J. Palmer, Christian Turney

David C. Brown

No abstract provided.


Whole-Body Vibration Improves Functional Mobility, Flexibility, And Relative Risk For Falling In The Assisted Living Elderly: A Case Series, Christina Garrity, Harold Merriman, C. Brahler Dec 2015

Whole-Body Vibration Improves Functional Mobility, Flexibility, And Relative Risk For Falling In The Assisted Living Elderly: A Case Series, Christina Garrity, Harold Merriman, C. Brahler

C. Jayne Brahler

Study design: A randomized double blind repeated measures, case series study of whole body vibration (WBV) in the assisted living elderly.

Background: A single exposure to WBV has been shown to have benefit with respect to muscle activity, strength, balance, and power in some studies while other studies have found no benefit. Its overall effectiveness is unknown due to the conflicting findings reported in the literature.

Case description: Six subjects (5 female, 1 male; mean age = 85.4) in an assisted living community volunteered to participate. Subjects were exposed to a single bout of WBV at 0, 2, 20, and ...


Influence Of Catchment Land Cover On Stoichiometry And Stable Isotope Compositions Of Basal Resources And Macroinvertebrate Consumers In Headwater Streams, Joseph Milanovich, Adam Berland, Matthew Hopton Dec 2015

Influence Of Catchment Land Cover On Stoichiometry And Stable Isotope Compositions Of Basal Resources And Macroinvertebrate Consumers In Headwater Streams, Joseph Milanovich, Adam Berland, Matthew Hopton

Joseph Milanovich

Anthropogenic land use affects aquatic landscapes. For example, landscape-level conversion to urban or agricultural land can heavily influence nutrient cycles in headwater streams via increased nutrient loading and altered hydrologic patterns. Recent studies in headwater streams have found that the stoichiometry and stable isotope compositions of basal resources and consumers can vary as a result of landscape-level change. To this end, we examined the stoichiometry and stable isotope compositions (δ13C and δ15N) of headwater stream flora and fauna in 16 streams located within forested, agricultural, urban, and mixed (urban, forested, and agricultural) catchments. Our results suggest ...


Informal Care Vs. Formal Services: Changes In Patterns Of Care Over Time, S Tennstedt, B Harrow, Sybil L. Crawford Dec 2015

Informal Care Vs. Formal Services: Changes In Patterns Of Care Over Time, S Tennstedt, B Harrow, Sybil L. Crawford

Sybil L. Crawford

Longitudinal data from a representative sample of community-residing older persons were used to document changes in patterns and costs of care, both informal and formal. It was found that use of formal services was usually in conjunction with, and secondary to, informal care. Limited availability of informal care as well as increased disability raised the odds of using services. Substitution of formal services for informal care was limited and usually temporary. Total costs of community care, including living expenses, were generally less than the cost of nursing home care.


Lighting The Bulb: Sharing Your Profession And Passion With The Community, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Lighting The Bulb: Sharing Your Profession And Passion With The Community, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Investigating Subspecies Identity For Sasha, A Panther Living At San Martin Zoological Gardens In Baños, Ecuador, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Investigating Subspecies Identity For Sasha, A Panther Living At San Martin Zoological Gardens In Baños, Ecuador, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Video Versus Visual Sampling Techniques To Assess The Abundance Of Snapper (Family: Lutjanidae) And Grouper (Family: Serranidae) On Shallow Water Reefs, Emily Schmitt Lavin, J. Leslie Nov 2015

A Comparison Of Video Versus Visual Sampling Techniques To Assess The Abundance Of Snapper (Family: Lutjanidae) And Grouper (Family: Serranidae) On Shallow Water Reefs, Emily Schmitt Lavin, J. Leslie

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Herbivorous Fishes In The Florida Keys: A Study Among Reef Community Types And Seasons, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Herbivorous Fishes In The Florida Keys: A Study Among Reef Community Types And Seasons, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


The Roving Diver Technique - Reef Survey Method, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

The Roving Diver Technique - Reef Survey Method, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Research Applications Of Volunteer Generated Coral Reef Fish Surveys, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Research Applications Of Volunteer Generated Coral Reef Fish Surveys, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Finding Your Identity, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Finding Your Identity, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Letter Concerning Adaptive Bleaching In Corals, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Letter Concerning Adaptive Bleaching In Corals, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Invasion Associated P. Gingivalis Polymorphisms, Emil Kozarov, M. Farrell, Emily Schmitt Lavin, P. Rodrigues, A. Progulske-Fox Nov 2015

Invasion Associated P. Gingivalis Polymorphisms, Emil Kozarov, M. Farrell, Emily Schmitt Lavin, P. Rodrigues, A. Progulske-Fox

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Reef Fish Survey Project, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Reef Fish Survey Project, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Exploring Identity Through Genetic And Genealogical Research: Development Of A Collaborative Course Between Humanities And Biology, Emily Schmitt Lavin, James Doan Nov 2015

Exploring Identity Through Genetic And Genealogical Research: Development Of A Collaborative Course Between Humanities And Biology, Emily Schmitt Lavin, James Doan

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Academic Instruction For Students With Asd:Teaching And Adapting Core Academic Content In Science And Math, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Academic Instruction For Students With Asd:Teaching And Adapting Core Academic Content In Science And Math, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Community Structure Of Fishes At Two Reef Sites In John Pennekamp State Park, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Community Structure Of Fishes At Two Reef Sites In John Pennekamp State Park, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Status Of Reef Fishes In The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Regional Project Summary, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Status Of Reef Fishes In The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Regional Project Summary, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

This report is a summary of the first 3 years of the Fish Survey Project in the Florida Keys, with comparisons among FKNMS sites and with other distant regions. It demonstrates some ways in which data from the Project can be used.


Surveying Coral Reef Fishes : A Manual For Data Collection, Processing, And Interpretation Of Fish Survey Information For The Tropical Northwest Atlantic, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Deena Feeley, Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey Nov 2015

Surveying Coral Reef Fishes : A Manual For Data Collection, Processing, And Interpretation Of Fish Survey Information For The Tropical Northwest Atlantic, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Deena Feeley, Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

In order to utilize the untapped resources of volunteers, REEF and TNC, in active partnership, established the REEF Fish Survey Project. The Project involves the training and mobilization of a large corps of volunteers and is currently the only program with the technical and organizational ability to gather marine biodiversity data in a systematic and reliable manner. Objectives of the project are: 1.) to provide training and education opportunities for SCUBA divers and snorkelers to learn to identify and appreciate marine life 2.) to make data and summary reports readily accessible to the marine science, resource management, and conservation communities ...


The Influence Of Herbivores On Coral Reef Communities, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

The Influence Of Herbivores On Coral Reef Communities, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Reflections On Research, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Reflections On Research, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Investigating Effects Of Aluminum On Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: A Model For Laboratory-Based Investigative Teaching, M. Farrell, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Investigating Effects Of Aluminum On Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: A Model For Laboratory-Based Investigative Teaching, M. Farrell, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Deep Indexing: A New Approach To Searching Scholarly Literature - High Level Undergraduate Research In The Biological Sciences, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Deep Indexing: A New Approach To Searching Scholarly Literature - High Level Undergraduate Research In The Biological Sciences, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Genomics Research At Nsu, Emily Schmitt Lavin Nov 2015

Genomics Research At Nsu, Emily Schmitt Lavin

Emily F Schmitt Lavin

No abstract provided.


Physical, Thermal, And Spectroscopic Characterization Of Biofield Energy Treated Potato Micropropagation Medium, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Khemraj Bairwa, Snehasis Jana Nov 2015

Physical, Thermal, And Spectroscopic Characterization Of Biofield Energy Treated Potato Micropropagation Medium, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Khemraj Bairwa, Snehasis Jana

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Potato Micropropagation Medium (PMM) is the growth medium used for in vitro micropropagation of potato tubers. The present study was intended to assess the effect of biofield energy treatment on the physical, thermal and spectroscopic properties of PMM. The study was attained in two groups i.e. control and treated. The control group was remained as untreated, while the treated group was received Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment. Finally, both the samples (control and treated) were evaluated using various analytical techniques such as X-ray diffractometry (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis- differential thermal analysis (TGA-DTA), UV-Vis spectrometry, and ...


Improved Susceptibility Pattern Of Antimicrobials Using Vital Energy Treatment On Shigella Sonnei, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana Nov 2015

Improved Susceptibility Pattern Of Antimicrobials Using Vital Energy Treatment On Shigella Sonnei, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become increasingly popular and reported for countless benefits in biomedical health care systems. The study assessed the potential impact of The Trivedi Effect® (biofield energy) on Shigella sonnei for changes in antimicrobial sensitivity, biochemical study, and biotype number using MicroScan Walk-Away® system. The cells were obtained from MicroBioLogics Inc., USA bearing the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC 9290) number, and divided into two groups, Group (Gr.) I: control and Gr. II: treated. Gr. II was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment and further subdivided into two sub-groups, Gr. IIA and Gr. IIB ...


In Vitro Evaluation Of Biofield Treatment On Viral Load Against Human Immunodeficiency-1 And Cytomegalo Viruses, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana Nov 2015

In Vitro Evaluation Of Biofield Treatment On Viral Load Against Human Immunodeficiency-1 And Cytomegalo Viruses, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Viral load quantification is the amount of particular viral DNA or RNA in a blood samples. It is one of the surrogate biomarker of AIDS. High viral load indicates that the immune system is failed to fight against viruses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of biofield treatment on HIV-1 and HCMV in terms of viral loads as surrogate marker. The viral load assay was performed on stored stock cultures of HIV infected human plasma samples before and after 7 days of biofield treatment using Roche COBAS® AMPLICOR analyzer. Viral load (HIV-1 RNA and HCMV DNAaemia ...


Physicochemical Characterization Of Biofield Treated Orchid Maintenance/Replate Medium, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Ragini Singh, Snehasis Jana Oct 2015

Physicochemical Characterization Of Biofield Treated Orchid Maintenance/Replate Medium, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Ragini Singh, Snehasis Jana

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Orchids are used worldwide for indoor decoration, vanilla production, and beverage preparation. They are also reported for their therapeutic efficacy in brain-related problems. The in vitro micropropagation technique was used for their propagation using the orchid maintenance/replate (OMR) medium. The current study was based on analysing the effect of biofield energy treatment on the physicochemical properties of OMR medium. A part of the sample was treated with Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy; various physicochemical properties were analyzed and compared with the untreated (control) part. The X-ray diffraction analysis revealed the decrease in crystallite size of treated sample (132.80 ...


Antibiogram Of Multidrug-Resistant Isolates Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa After Biofield Treatment, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana Oct 2015

Antibiogram Of Multidrug-Resistant Isolates Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa After Biofield Treatment, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

In recent years, prevalence of multidrug resistance (MDR) in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) has been noticed with high morbidity and mortality. Aim of the present study was to determine the impact of Mr. Trivedi’s biofield treatment on MDR clinical lab isolates (LS) of P. aeruginosa. Five MDR clinical lab isolates (LS 22, LS 23, LS 38, LS 47, and LS 58) of P. aeruginosa were taken and divided into two groups i.e. control and biofield treated. Control and treated group were analyzed for antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), biochemical study and biotype number using MicroScan Walk-Away ...


Our Chemical Selves : Gender, Toxics, And Environmental Health, Dayna Scott Oct 2015

Our Chemical Selves : Gender, Toxics, And Environmental Health, Dayna Scott

Dayna N. Scott

Everyday exposures to chemicals found in homes, schools, and workplaces are having devastating consequences on human health. These toxic exposures derive from common personal care products and cosmetics, household cleaners, pharmaceuticals, furniture, the food we eat, the water we drink, and even the air we breathe. Our Chemical Selves examines the impact of toxics on the long-term health of Canadians. Written by leading researchers in science, law, and public policy, the chapters in this collection reveal that while exposures to chemicals are pervasive and widespread, people from low-income, racialized, and Indigenous communities face a far greater risk of exposure. At ...