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Have you heard the PEPS talk? Towards standardized public engagement practices for scientists (PEPS)
Publicly-funded scientists have a responsibility to engage with the public on scientific information, but are lacking a standardized framework and assessment strategy to do it well. The PEPS (Public Engagement ...
The Effect of Petrographic Characteristics and Physico-Mechanical Properties of Aggregates on the Quality of Concrete
This paper examines the effect of the aggregate type on concrete strength and more specifically how the petrographic characteristics of various aggregate rocks as well as their physico-mechanical properties influences ...
Perspectives from Montiaceae (Portulacineae) Evolution. II. Ecological Evolution, Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis, and the Principle of Evolutionary Idiosyncraticity
The present paper reviews evidence for ecological evolution of Montiaceae. Montiaceae (Portulacineae) comprise a family of ca. 275 species and ca. 25 subspecific taxa of flowering plants distributed mainly in ...
How Cadaver Bone Transplants Mineralize and Sclerotic Bone Fails
Cadaver bone is possibly the most common transplant material used today. Common types of cadaver bone transplants are freeze dried bone allografts and xenografts. In the case of freeze dried ...
Blockchain-Based ICOs: Pure Hype or the Dawn of a New Era of Startup Financing?
This study explores the determinants of ICO success, where success is defined as the amount of capital a project was able to raise. ICOs are a tool for startups in ...

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Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is most common idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. IIPF is often seen in elderly smoker man. Diagnosis of IPF is integration of detailed clinical history, specific physical examination, ...
Modeling the Effects of Macrophages on Bone Fracture Healing
A new mathematical model is presented to study the effects of macrophages on the bone fracture healing process. The model consists of a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations that ...
Assessment of the Awareness, Attitude and Environmental Literacy about Environmental Issues and Challenges (Case Study: Yazd Citizen’s View in 2017)
Introduction: Different factors such as rapid growth of population, urbanization and industrialization of communities have detrimental effects on the environment. In regard to the importance of the environment and its ...
Relativistic Jet Simulations of the Weibel Instability in the Slab Model to Cylindrical Jets with Helical Magnetic Fields
The Particle-In-Cell (PIC) method has been developed in order to investigate microscopic phenomena, and with the advances of computing power, newly developed codes have been used for several fields such ...
EFR-Mediated Innate Immune Response in ER α–Glucosidase II rsw3 and UGGT uggt1-1 Arabidopsis thaliana Mutants
Plants offer a simpler and cheaper alternative to mammalian animal models for the study of Endoplasmic Reticulum glycoprotein folding Quality Control (ERQC). In particular, the Arabidopsis thaliana (At) innate immune ...
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