Masako Yamada

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Protein-to-protein electron transfer (ET) is a critical process in biological chemistry for which fundamental understanding is expected to provide a wealth of applications in biotechnology. Investigations of protein-protein ET systems in reductive activation of artificial cofactors introduced into proteins remains particularly challenging because of the(More)
BACKGROUND Disseminating palliative care is a critical task throughout the world. Several outcome studies explored the effects of regional palliative care programs on a variety of end-points, and some qualitative studies investigated the process of developing community palliative care networks. These studies provide important insights into the potential(More)
In this article we describe our study of assistance for family decisions and caregiving by Japanese home care nurses to families of elderly relatives at the end of life. The participants were 31 nurses who had been evaluated as providing good end-of-life care. We carried out semistructured interviews concerning the practice of family support in two cases(More)
CONTEXT The Japan Outreach Palliative Care Trial of Integrated Model (OPTIM) study, a mixed-methods study to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive regional palliative care program, revealed that the program provided broad positive outcomes at the regional level: increased home death, palliative care use, patient- and family-reported qualities of care, and(More)
We show the results of Mie-scattering Monte Carlo models developed to simulate the optical properties of light incident on particle-containing coatings. The model accommodates mixtures of particles with different sizes and complex refractive indices, enabling the simulation of formulations, including pigments. The simulation tracks trajectories of photons(More)
Metal particles of silver (Ag) have been synthesized by the photoreduction of silver nitrate (AgNO3) in water-in-ionic liquid (IL) microemulsions consisting of nonionic surfactant Tween 20 or Triton X-100, water and ionic liquid, 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([OMIm][PF6]). The formation of microemulsions as well as Ag particles produced(More)
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