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Natural product-based nanomedicine: recent advances and issues
(Dove Medical Press Ltd, 2015-01-01)
Privacy-Preserving Scanning of Big Content for Sensitive Data Exposure with MapReduce
The exposure of sensitive data in storage and transmission poses a serious threat to organizational and personal security. Data leak detection aims at scanning content (in storage or transmission) for exposed sensitive ...
Controlling Morphological Parameters of Anodized Titania Nanotubes for Optimized Solar Energy Applications
Anodized TiO2 nanotubes have received much attention for their use in solar energy applications including water oxidation cells and hybrid solar cells [dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and bulk heterojuntion solar cells ...
Willingness to pay to avoid the consumption of pesticide residues in Uganda: An experimental auction approach
(African Association of Agricultural Economists, 2014)
Experimental auctions were used to determine factors affecting the willingness to pay (WTP) of Ugandan rural and urban populations to avoid consuming pesticide residues. Information or type of proxy good did not affect ...
Bridging the Information Gap with Cost-Effective Dissemination Strategies: The Case of Integrated Pest Management in Bangladesh
(Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2013)
Cost-effective extension strategies are needed to promote widespread adoption of agricultural technologies in developing countries. Integrated pest management (IPM) practices, for example, can offer economic, health, and ...
Modeling Commodity Flow in the Context of Invasive Species Spread: Study of Tuta absoluta in Nepal
(Virginia Tech, 2017)
Trade and transport of goods is widely accepted as a primary pathway for the introduction and dispersal of invasive species. However, understanding commodity flows remains a challenge owing to its complex nature, unavailability ...
Cycad Aulacaspis Scale, a Newly Introduced Insect Pest in Indonesia
(Department of Biology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia; Indonesian Society for Biology, 2012-09)
Cycad aulacaspis scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui Takagi (Hemiptera: Diaspididae)) is native to Thailand and Vietnam. Since the early 1990s it has been spreading around the world due to the trade in cycad plants for ornamental ...
Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
IMPORTANCE Acute low back pain is common and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a treatment option. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses have reported different conclusions about the effectiveness of SMT. ...
Sphingolipid Metabolites Modulate Dielectric Characteristics of Cells in a Mouse Ovarian Cancer Progression Model
(The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013-03-27)
Currently, conventional cancer treatment regimens often rely upon highly toxic chemotherapeutics or target oncogenes that are variably expressed within the heterogeneous cell population of tumors. These challenges highlight ...
Successful Treatment of a Large Soft Tissue Sarcoma With Irreversible Electroporation
(American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2011-05-01)
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a promising technique for the focal treatment of pathologic tissues that involves placing minimally invasive electrodes within the targeted region. A series of short, intense electric ...