Periodontitis is a chronic infection that results from the interaction of periodontopathogenic
bacteria and host inflammatory and immune responses and is the most common bacterial
infection worldwide. Estimates reveal that 10-15 % of adults have advanced periodontitis,
and periodontal disease can contribute to widespread oral health dysfunction and enhanced
susceptibility to other systemic diseases (Pussinen et al. 2007).
This book, which presents- standing work from leading researchers HRI includes a wide spectrum of leading
ics, is an attempt to capture and present some of the important contributions of HRI a volume. I hope that this book will bring benefits to both experts and novices and professional Vide an insight into the exciting field of HRI.
Enteric pathogens have developed a variety of tactics to overcome host defenses. Understanding the virulence factors employed by these organisms is important in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disease.
The number of microorganisms that must be ingested to cause disease varies considerably from species to species. For Shigella, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, Giardia lamblia, or Entamoeba, as few as 10–100 bacteria or cysts can produce infection, while 105–108Vibrio cholerae organisms must be ingested orally to cause disease.
Managing water for all is not only a question of
resource availability and money, but also a matter of
good governance. Water involves a wide range of
stakeholders at basin, municipal, regional, national
and international levels. In the absence of effective
public governance to manage interdependencies
across policy areas and between levels of
government, policymakers inevitably face obstacles to
effectively designing and implementing water reforms.
In addition, good governance and financial
sustainability are inextricably linked.
In order to establish the preferred shopping places for food, consumers were asked to
indicate what shop they traditionally buy their groceries from. Six places were identified
from past research as: supermarket, spaza shops (which are common in rural areas),
Grocery stores, Farmers markets such as the Kei Fresh produce in Mthatha or the farmers
market in Wilsonia, East London, Street vendors or the farm gate. Respondents’ were
free to mark all the choices. An overwhelming majority of the respondents, 96% in the
Transkei and 89.
The Bank assumes that the four types of capital it identifies are substitutable, in other words that
the economy is a self-sufficient system, rather than a subsystem of a finite ecosystem,
dependent upon the latter for inputs, sinks and life-support functions. The “weak sustainability”
approach which forms the basis of genuine savings calculations assumes that there are no ecological
limits, only moments when the economy may stumble a little before adapting (for example by inventing
new technologies or finding new raw materials) without critical damage occuring.
Earnings occupy a central position in accounting. It is accounting's summary measure of a firm's performance. Despite theoretical models that value cash flows, accounting earnings is widely used in share valuation and to measure performance in management and debt contracts.
Various explanations have been advanced to explain the prominence of accounting earnings and the reasons for its usage. An example is that earnings reflects cash flow forecasts (e.g., Beaver, 1989, p. 98; and Dechow, 1994) and has a higher correlation with value than current does cash flow (e.g.
It is not generally appreciated that early examples of critical path networks were developed
before 1950, although their value was not widely appreciated at the time. Without the existence
of computers, they were inflexible to change, tedious to translate into working schedules and
thus impracticable and difficult to use. Gantt’s bar charts were generally preferred, often set up on
proprietary charts that allowed rescheduling using movable magnetic or plug-in strips or cards.
We hope that readers will find valuable information and interesting new
material in the chapters of it.
Since biomass means many things to so many people, it is no wonder that
original book title, Remote sensing of biomass has attracted a series of papers,
many of them very far from remote sensing topics. If there is an odd number
that can not be filed in accordance with the subject at all, the choice will be simple. check
quality of the paper and if it is good, the authors suggest that it would be better to
In the study performed by Purushotham et al. (2011) showed that about 28% of total
hardness in the study site exceeded the desirable limits at 600 mg L-1. Naturally, the water
hardness is due to the presence of alkaline earths such as calcium (Ca) and magnesium
(Mg). Excess of magnesium affects the soil quality, which results in poor crops yield. The
high concentration of magnesium and calcium can cause decrease in water quality and may
cause encrustation in the water supply structure.
The scientific literature suggests that the best unit
to assess ecosystems is the 'socio-ecological system
(SES)' (Gallopin, 1991, Glaser, 2008). SES integrates
ecosystem functions and dynamics as well as
human activities and the interactions of all these.
The SES is equivalent to the SNA's institutional
unit. Considering the production of ecosystem
services, and in particular provisioning services,
SESs are more or less homogenous.
The writing of second language learners of English often presents problems that are
different from those found in the writing of native English speaking students. These
include culturally conditioned rhetorical patterns that sound ‘strange’ to the native
speaker ear as well as unfamiliar grammatical errors that are simply not found in
native speaker writing.
The industrial discharge carries various types of contaminants to the river, lake and
groundwater. The quality of freshwater is very important as it is highly consumed by
human for drinking, bathing, irrigation and etc. The presence of contaminants from
industrial contaminant within the water may reduce the yield of crops and the growth of
plant and it will harmful to the aquatic living organism too.
Take molecular genetics and
bioinformatics for example; these are perhaps two of the most exciting areas of biology and
are beginning to have an impact on other areas of medical therapeutics such as cancer and
diabetes, and provide a signpost to ‘personalised medicine’. Yet recent genome wide
association (GWAS) studies of large samples, have demonstrated that in schizophrenia
around 1000 or more genetic variants of low penetrance may be implicated in the
heritability of schizophrenia.
The past fifty years have witnessed two simultaneous and accelerating trends: an explosive
growth in population and a steep increase in resource depletion and environmental degradation.
These trends have fueled the debate on the link between population and environment that began
150 years earlier, when Malthus voiced his concern about the ability of the earth and its finite
resources to feed an exponentially growing population.
Although interior design involves creative solutions that can be
fairly subjective, a set of quantiﬁable design criteria has long
been accepted in the industry. Speciﬁcally, such criteria deter-
mine whether the design is functional and suitable for human in-
habitants. Panero and Zelnick  conducted a detailed study
on human dimensions and ergonomics, by carefully deﬁning met-
rics such as height, width, reachable-range, and visibility, which
are believed to be conducive to functional and comfortable de-
In this paper we develop a contingent valuation model for zero-coupon bonds with de-
fault. In order to emphasize the role of maturity time and place of the lenders claim in
the hierarchy of debt of a Þrm, we consider a Þrm that issues two bonds with different ma-
turities and different seniorage. The model allows us to analyze the implications of both
debt renegotiation and capital structure of a Þrm on the prices of bonds.
For new information to be valuable it must, of course, actually be new information. If
new cost estimation or accounting procedures simply confirm existing beliefs, they have little
likelihood of contributing to changes in decision-making, and thus little likelihood of adding
value. Environmental accounting techniques will be most valuable when they correct beliefs
that are biased or when they focus on issues subject to high degrees of uncertainty.
A focus in much of the environmental accounting literature is on the failure to quantify
environmental benefits and costs.
The price premium charged for competitive-market products depends on several factors
including the price of standard offer or default service, the availability of incentives to green
power marketers or suppliers, and the cost of renewable energy generation available in the
regional market. Some marketers have charged prices close to or even below the default market
price in recent years (e.g., in Texas); others have offered fixed-price products, providing
customers with protection against increasing prices for a specified period of time, usually one
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