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Mutations in the MeCP2 gene cause Rett syndrome, a neurologic condition affecting primarily young girls. To gain insight into the normal function of MeCP2, we examined its temporal and spatial expression patterns, and immunoreactive prevalence, during late embryonic and perinatal brain development. MeCP2 mRNA was detected in most regions of the developing(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the relative contribution of variables in the crown-cement-tooth system that can influence magnitude of maximum principal stress in all-ceramic crowns. METHODS.: Factorial analysis was performed to calculate the coefficients of main and interactive effects of seven variables on maximum stress(More)
Large amount of sludge has been a great trouble and raised significant concerns in China. This paper reviewed the current situation of sludge production, management, treatment and disposal in China. Total sludge production in China had an average annual growth of 13% from 2007 to 2013, and 6.25 million tons dry solids was produced in 2013. Per Capita sludge(More)
Stoichiometric homeostasis, the degree to which an organism maintains its C:N:P ratios around a given species- or stage-specific value despite variation in the relative availabilities of elements in its resource supplies, is a key parameter in ecological stoichiometry. However, its regulation and role in affecting organismal and ecosystem processes is still(More)
In integrating CAD and CAM applications, one major problem is how to interpret CAD information in a manner that makes sense for CAM. Our goal is to develop a general approach that can be used with a variety of CAD and CAM applications for the manufacture of machined parts. In particular, we present a methodology for taking a CAD model, extracting(More)
Excessive cyanobacterial growth in eutrophic water sources has been a serious environmental problem, and both sight preservation and drinking water production demand control of cyanobacterial growth in water. Ultrasonic treatment was reported to effectively inhibit cyanobacterial growth through vesicle collapsing and cell fracturing, but little was known(More)
The aim of this work was to study the effect of ultra sound treatment on the solid content of sludge and biological activity, and the increase in the soluble chemical oxygen demand (SCOD), proteins and nucleic acids concentrations during sonication. The results showed that sonication effectively degraded and inactivated the sludge. The sludge disintegration(More)
PURPOSE Mechanical analyses of idealized crown-cement-tooth systems through finite element analysis (FEA) has provided valuable insight concerning design parameters and materials that favor lower stress patterns. However, little information regarding variation of basic preparation guidelines in stress distribution has been available. The primary objective(More)
This paper studied in detail the sludge disintegration and supernatant changes during ozonation and investigated the possible mechanisms. Ozone effectively lysed the sludge. The most important mechanism is proposed to be damages of microorganism cells. The ozone dose of 50 mgO(3)/gDS was found optimal for sludge lysis; 25 mgO(3)/gDS achieved only 10.4%(More)
Sludge treatment has long become the most challenging problem in wastewater treatment plants. Previous studies showed that ozone or chlorine effectively liquefies sludge into substrates for bio-degradation in the aeration tank, and thus reduces the excess sludge. This paper employs ultrasound to reduce the excess sludge from the sequential batch reactor(More)