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This study is aimed at understanding the behavior of monazite, xenotime, apatite and zircon, and the redistribution of Zr, REE, Y, Th, and U among melt, rock-forming and accessory phases in a prograde metamorphic sequence, the Kinzigite Formation of Ivrea-Verbano, NW Italy, that may represent a section from the middle to lower continental crust.(More)
The Central Iberian Zone comprises low-grade metamorphic zones alternating with Variscan thermal domes apparently equilibrated at the same pressure. The Variscan thermal domes are composed of authochtonous to allochtonous granites and anatectic complexes that represent remnants of the granite source layer. The anatectic complexes consist of ∼90% high-grade(More)
Population studies on normal and dysfunctional characteristics of menstrual cycles are scarce for western populations and practically non-existent for non-western ones. Recent data suggest that the type of menstrual cycle can be relevant for later gynaecological problems in several ways. The type of menstrual cycle is related to menarcheal age in a way that(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of 10-min continuous pressure and pulsed pressure in two 5-min steps (400 MPa at 7 degrees C) on the microbial flora, total volatile bases, pH, and texture of purified and unpurified oysters. High-pressure treatment reduced the number of all the target microorganisms (total viable count, H2S-producing(More)
The Avila batholith of central Spain is composed of upper Carboniferous peraluminous granitoids that were preceded by volumetrically insignificant bodies of mafic-ultramafic hybrid magmas and postdated by several dike swarms of camptonitic lamprophyres. Rb-Sr dating indicates continuous magmatic activity from 350 Ma to 280 Ma, starting ∼ ∼ with the mafic(More)
Essential oils of clove (Syzygium aromaticum L.), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Miller), cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.), herb-of-the-cross (Verbena officinalis L.), pine (Pinus sylvestris) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) were tested for their antimicrobial activity on 18 genera of(More)
This study aimed to investigate the correspondence between the nutritional status of children aged 7-10 years and their mothers' perceptions of their children's weight. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 1,282 children. Weight and height were measured and classified according to International Obesity Taskforce (IOTF) criteria. Mothers' perceptions(More)
BACKGROUND The visually impaired represents a fairly numerous group in Spain although no data on their nutritional status has previously been published. AIM This work aims to assess the nutritional state of a sample of visually impaired children and the quality of their diet. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The sample comprised 229 boys and girls aged between 8(More)
Using a cross-sectional sample of 1147 urban adolescents, aged between 14 and 20 years, the variability of some menstrual cycle indicators was related to weight loss. Nearly 40% of the adolescents tried to lose weight and the results showed that attempting to lose weight is significantly associated with increased prevalence of menstrual irregularity and(More)
This paper demonstrates the presence of an active laccase-like enzyme from deepwater pink shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris) using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. This enzyme was found in all anatomical parts of the deepwater pink shrimp, but particularly in the cephalothorax, and became active during the course of storage. Gel staining with(More)