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Mortality events in cork and holm oaks have occurred in the Mediterranean basin since the beginning of the XX century, but severity of decline increased during the 1980s. By that time, the exotic soil borne pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi was often recovered from declining stands and since then it has been considered the main factor associated with decline.(More)
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OBJECTIVES This study sought to explore the views and experiences of healthy young adults concerning the fundamental features of a cancer prevention smartphone app that seeks behaviour change. METHODS Three focus groups were conducted with 16 healthy young adults that explored prior experiences, points of view and opinions about currently available(More)
Soil compaction promoted either by inadequate management (pressure of livestock and machinery) or by soil natural conditions (podzolisation) can influence the growth of cork oak seedlings. We hypothesized that compaction could be related with the lack of natural regeneration and decline on cork oak stands. In this paper, we evaluated the response of cork(More)
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and thus represents a priority for national public health programs. Prevention has been assumed as the best strategy to reduce cancer burden, however most cancer prevention programs are implemented by healthcare professionals, which constrain range and educational impacts. We developed an innovative(More)
 This paper describes the design of a platform-independent delivery mechanism for on-line lectures that may be used live in the lecture theatre and during private study (at home or in the workplace). The essence of the system is twofold. First there is a simple and complete specification for ordering lecture-based multimedia content that aligns itself with(More)
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