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During the production of biodiesel, crude glycerol is produced as a byproduct at 10% (w/w). Clostridium pasteurianum has the inherent potential to grow on glycerol and produce 1,3-propanediol and butanol as the major products. Growth and product yields on crude glycerol were reported to be slower and lower, respectively, in comparison to the results(More)
PURPOSE To assess the biocompatibility of materials for possible use in subretinal prostheses. METHODS Strips (0.5 x 5 mm; 10-microm thick) of either plain poly(imide) or poly(imide) coated with amorphous aluminum oxide (AAO), amorphous carbon (AC), parylene, poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP), or poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) were each implanted into the(More)
Titan is the only satellite in our Solar System with a dense atmosphere. The surface pressure is 1.5 bar (ref. 1) and, similar to the Earth, N2 is the main component of the atmosphere. Methane is the second most important component, but it is photodissociated on a timescale of 10(7) years (ref. 3). This short timescale has led to the suggestion that Titan(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL)-induced abolition of potassium siphoning by the vitreal end feet of Miller cells. METHODS Porcine eyecups were filled with stained balanced salt solution and PFCLs (perfluorodecalin, perfluorooctane, perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene or the semifluorocarbon perfluorohexylhexane). With optical(More)
I was told about the $9 billion deficit in the retirement system. I will try to give you an update on that. Most of the information I am presenting today comes directly from the Retirement System's Annual Audit Report. I have also looked at a study to give us some perspective.  Background on Retirement System of Alabama In total, it serves over 300,000(More)
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