It seems like it was only yesterday that we drove the last of you to the
airport. The memories and the spirit of the Scientific Detectors for Astronomy
Workshop (SDW2002) remain fresh and strong. For us, this was a very special
event, a great gathering of what may be one of the friendliest and most cooperative
technical communities on our little planet.
We have tried to capture the spirit of the Workshop in these Proceedings
and we hope you are able to relive your week in Hawaii. For those readers who did
not attend, we invite you into this community....
Microbubble-based contrast agents for ultrasound were introduced some time ago,
although their clinical application has become widespread only in recent years. Since
color and power Doppler reveal overt artifacts after microbubble injection due to the
peculiar features of harmonic signals produced by insonation of microbubbles, dedicated
contrast-specifi c modes of US were introduced to optimize the registration of
Electrokinetics is a subject that has been at the core of numerous fundamental advancements
in the field of colloid science for over a century. Electrokinetics is a
self-contained body of science that has led to spectacular applications in separations,
characterization of surface properties, manipulation of colloidal materials, and facilitation
of fluid transport in microchannels. For instance, electrophoresis is one of the
common techniques for separation of biological macromolecules (such as proteins).
The picture of the Brazilian pulp and paper sector presented in this section is useful to qualify the
preliminary hypotheses pointed out above based on the general review of the literature on FDI
sustainable development impacts.
The Brazilian pulp and paper sector is presently composed by 220 firms widely located in 16 Brazilian
states. To give an idea about this sector importance for the Brazilian economy, in 2005: this sector
directly employed 108.000 workers; it produced 10.1 millions tons of pulp and 8.6 millions tons of
paper, corresponding to 1.4% of the GDP.
The mitochondrial respiratory complex II, or succinate:ubiquinone oxido-reductase, is an integral membrane protein complex in both the tricarboxy-lic acid cycle (Krebs cycle) and aerobic respiration. The gene sequences of
each complex II subunit were measured by RT-PCR. N-terminal sequen-cing work was performed to identify the mitochondrial targeting signal
peptide of each subunit.