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Preparation and characterization of flax, hemp and sisal fiber-derived mesoporous activated carbon adsorbents
The first aim of this study was to investigate mesoporous activated carbon adsorbents from sisal, hemp, and flax fibers by cost-effective methods. Fibers were impregnated with low concentration (20 wt.%) phosphoric acid. ...
Monitoring Rice Phenology Based on Backscattering Characteristics of Multi-Temporal RADARSAT-2 Datasets
Accurate estimation and monitoring of rice phenology is necessary for the management and yield prediction of rice. The radar backscattering coefficient, one of the most direct and accessible parameters has been proved to ...
miRNA-23a/27a attenuates muscle atrophy and renal fibrosis through muscle-kidney crosstalk
Background The treatment of muscle wasting is accompanied by benefits in other organs, possibly resulting from muscle– organ crosstalk. However, how the muscle communicates with these organs is less understood. Two microRNAs ...
Mitigation Effect of Waste Glass Powders on Alkali–Silica Reaction (ASR) Expansion in Cementitious Composite
The effects of different contents and particle sizes of waste glass powder on alkali–silica reaction (ASR) expansion of cementitious composite bar were investigated in this study. Waste glass powder with particle size less ...
Innovative Controller Design for a 5MW Wind Turbine Blade
The development and evaluation of a nonlinear pitch controller for wind turbine blades and the design and modeling of an associated actuator and controller was examined. The pitch actuator and controller were modeled and ...
ECU Sustainability Plan
ECU's first Sustainability Plan for 2019 through 2023 lays out goals and strategies in the following focus areas: Climate Change Mitigation, Academics and Research, Campus Grounds, and Materials Management.
Impaired T cell-mediated hepatitis in peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα)-deficient mice
Background Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα), a regulator of enzymes involved in β oxidation, has been reported to influence lymphocyte activation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ...
protaTETHER – a method for the incorporation of variable linkers in protein fusions reveals impacts of linker flexibility in a PKAc‐GFP fusion protein
Protein fusions are of fundamental importance in the study of cellular biology and the elucidation of cell signaling pathways, and the importance of linkers for the proper function of protein fusions is well documented in ...
Factors Affecting Patient Portal Use Among Low-Income Pregnant Women: Mixed-Methods Pilot Study
Background: Patient portals offer patients personalized and secure Web access to their medical information and enable patients to manage their health care online. However, there is a lack of information about patient ...
Recommendations for active correction of hypernatremia in volume-resuscitated shock or sepsis patients should be taken with a grain of salt: A systematic review
Background: Healthcare-acquired hypernatremia (serum sodium >145 mEq/dL) is common among critically ill and other hospitalized patients and is usually treated with hypotonic fluid and/or diuretics to correct a “free water ...