carriers have different shapes and sizes, and their biogenesis, modality of transport,
and delivery to the final destination are regulated by a multitude of very complex
molecular machineries, which include cytoskeletal elements, signaling complexes, and
lipid modifying enzymes to name a few. A concept that has clearly emerged in the last
decade is that each membrane pathway does not represent a close system, but is fully
integrated with all the other trafficking pathways.
Le Trong Trai et al. (2001) argued that with an abundance of heavily degraded
land available for rehabilitation, forest management and other land uses, there is
considerable potential for cash earning activities in the buffer zone (for example
through economic crop plantations). This activity would also reduce the overall
pressure on the forest resources in the nature reserve. They also suggested that
current arrangements for forest development and management in the bare lands
are costly, create social tensions and seem to be unsustainable in the long run.
Our list of providers was determined from the HHSC’s list of providers who billed the
WHP in state fiscal year 2011. In each county, Planned Parenthood centers saw the largest
number of WHP patients, based on statistics for state fiscal year 2011, as shown in Table 4.
Planned Parenthood affiliates often operate multiple clinics or sites, particularly in the larger
urban areas. In this report, we use the term “affiliate” to refer to a Planned Parenthood
organization, which may have multiple clinics or sites. The WHP provider list is based on the
Buses and other fleet vehicles are the perfect avenue to introduce fuel cell power plants into the marketplace. Because the vehicles return to a central station each night, they can fill up with hydrogen without the need for an extended hydrogen infrastructure.
We are pleased with how our fuel cell power system has performed during revenue service in buses in California, Connecticut, and Belgium. Our customers have been impressed with the performance and fuel efficiency of the power plants, and passengers enjoy the comfortable, quiet, and odor-free ride of the bus.
Some programs train CHWs to provide care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Simple checklists
and guidelines help CHWs identify sexually transmitted infections, malnutrition, complications during pregnancy,
and early childhood illnesses, allowing them to counsel and refer the client to the proper facilities if necessary.
Pathfinder CHWs, with a few exceptions, work entirely as volunteers. The majority of them are women, selected
because of their respect in the community and their leadership abilities.
Modern communication tools such as the Internet provide a relatively inexpensive, accessible,
easy-entry means of sharing ideas, information, and pictures around the world. In a political and
human rights context, in closed societies when the more established, formal news media is denied
access to or does not report on specified news events, the Internet has become an alternative
source of media, and sometimes a means to organize politically.
Agency securities. Agency securities are the obligations of federal gov-
ernment agencies or government-sponsored enterprises. Generally, agency
debt offers a slight yield premium over T-bills. Turn back to Chapter 6 for
more on agency securities.
Commercial paper. Commercial paper, or CP, is issued by corporations
(including banks) to ﬁnance short-term cash needs. While smaller corpo-
rations usually depend on bank loans for this type of funding, larger cor-
porations with good credit ratings can access the CP market and often do
Biodiversity forms patterns not just across space, but also across time. New species
emerge, old ones become extinct; rates of diversification speed up and slow down.
These long-term patterns in evolution get their start in the generation-to-
generation processes of natural selection, genetic drift, and reproductive isolation.
When a lineage of organisms evolves over a few million years, these processes
can potentially produce a wide range of patterns (see ). Natural selec-
tion may produce a significant change in a trait such as body size, for example.
Microsoft has started later but with huge investments in the creation of new
data centres. In the fall of 2008, the leading software company has introduced a
cloud platform called Windows Azure, currently available only in a preview ver-
sion. Azure is able to provide a number of new technologies: a Windows-based en-
vironment in the cloud to store data in Microsoft data centres and to run applica-
tions; an infrastructure for both on-premises and cloud applications (through .
The latest Cyber Navi has a variety of advanced functions to support comfortable driving. The AR
HUD View function displays information in the AR HUD unit, such as information about the route and
the distance to the vehicle ahead, in a way that is easy to understand. The Parking Watcher function
downloads information in real-time to show the latest information about car park congestion in the
navigation screen. There is also a function that detects and displays speed limit signs, notifying the
driver with a sound effect when a sign is detected.
We investigate this possibility using a two-stage-least-squares approach: the first stage
involves a regression of actual fiscal consolidation on the forecast of fiscal consolidation; and
the second stage is a regression of the growth forecast error on the instrumented values of
actual fiscal consolidation obtained in the first stage. As Table 3 reports, the first stage is
strong, and the slope coefficient is 1.057 (t-statistic = 5.714). This coefficient close to 1
indicates that, on average, actual consolidation was neither smaller nor larger than expected.
The ability of the mammalian kidney to concentrate urine is an important factor
contributing to survival in arid lands. The low urine volumes normally voided by the
camel are reduced further under dehydration and a relatively high total osmolarity (i.e.
the concentration of solutes) is further increased (Table 22). In relation to its body weight
the camel passes very little urine, even when it has free access to water, and the total
amount rarely exceeds five litres/day. In addition, the camel has another peculiarity i.e.
Ventricular assist devices are here to stay and will stand the test of time. The imagina-
tive frontier is a reality with multiple venues for active clinical, basic and translational
research. Clinically applicable assist devices for short-, intermediate- and long-term
support have improved signiﬁ cantly in the last ten years. Current devices are down-
sizing with enhanced durability and reliability. The associated complication burden
including thomboembolism and hemolysis remain a limitation that is not insurmount-
able in the near future.
The Global status report on alcohol and health (2011) presents a comprehensive
perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of
drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States. It represents a
continuing effort by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support Member States in
collecting information in order to assist them in their efforts to reduce the harmful use of
alcohol, and its health and social consequences.
The market capitalization, GDP information and market capitalization to GDP ratio is presented
in table1. Also figure 1 shows the trend in the market size between 1996 and 2004. It can be seen from
the table and the figure that the stock market size increased from 1996 to 2002 and then fluctuated
slightly from 2002 to 2004. In April 2002 Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) got listed and the
data show that its impact on the stock market size has been enormous. It had a market concentration of
and this is the reason for the significant increase in...
Universities are distressed about the level of these cuts, particularly in light of the future changes
to the health education and training system in England. Universities remain concerned that if the
cuts are front loaded now and a new system emphasizing local decision making is implemented
at a later date, instability within this educational sector could increase. Equally, some universities
receive approximately 25% of their funding from health professional courses. Therefore the
broader stability of some institutions could be influenced by the cuts.
With a reduction of their size, nanoparticles reveal unique properties. A size reduction results in a
substantial increase in the specific surface and the surface Gibbs free energy. This physical
parameter of free energy reflects the fact that chemical reactivity increases rapidly as particle size
diminishes. For example, water has a specific surface of 12.57x10-3
/g at a diameter of one
millimetre but the surface expands to 12.57x10+3
/g at a diameter of one nanometre.
In 2006 Korean shipbuilding companies got new orders of 19,585,000 CGT, which was
the highest number since 2000. Moreover in the first half of 2007 Korean shipbuilders
have received 51.3% more orders than that of a year ago. Strong demand for new
vessels was expected to continue for the next few years at least, due to expanding
world-wide seaborne trade, especially between China and USA, and increasing need of
new ships to adapt new International Maritime Organization’s requirements.
eradicate extreme poverty and hunger (Mdg 1). Poverty
contributes to unintended pregnancies and pregnancy-related
mortality and morbidity in adolescent girls and women,
and under-nutrition and other nutrition-related factors
contribute to 35% of deaths of children under five each
year, while also affecting women’s health. Charging people
less for health services reduces poverty and makes women
and children more willing to seek care.
Led by the Pediatric Residency Director, Susan Guralnick, MD, Stony Brook first began implementing
PPHE by enlisting the assistance of faculty members from both the departments of pediatrics and family
medicine. Dr. Guralnick and Dr. Jaffe of Family Medicine arranged for both pediatric and family
medicine meeting and conference days to take place at the same time.
The faculty introduced the program to residents during these coordinated times.