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Comparing Face-To-Face and Electronic Discussion in the Second Language Classroom

One of the supposed benefits of computer-mediated communication is that it can result in more equal participation among students. This study tested that claim by comparing equality of student participation in two modes: face-to-face discussion and...

The Development of Buyer‐Seller Relationships in Industrial Markets

Notes buyer‐seller interdependence is crucial to industrial marketing — industrial firms establish buyer‐seller relationships of the close kind and long term. Examines buyer‐seller nature in industrial markets by considering development as a process...

Efficient Estimation of Word Representations in Vector Space

: We propose two novel model architectures for computing continuous vector representations of words from very large data sets. The quality of these representations is measured in a word similarity task, and the results are compared to the previously best...

Sofosbuvir for Previously Untreated Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

In the single-group study, a sustained virologic response was reported in 90% of patients (95% confidence interval, 87 to 93). In the noninferiority trial, a sustained response was reported in 67% of patients in both the sofosbuvir–ribavirin group and...

The chemistry of two-dimensional layered transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets

Ultrathin two-dimensional nanosheets of layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are fundamentally and technologi- cally intriguing. In contrast to the graphene sheet, they are chemically versatile. Mono- or few-layered TMDs — obtained either...

Critical factors for successful implementation of enterprise systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have emerged as the core of successful information management and the enterprise backbone of organizations. The difficulties of ERP implementations have been widely cited in the literature but research on the...

The hepatitis B x antigen anti-apoptotic effector URG7 is localized to the endoplasmic reticulum membrane

Hepatitis B x antigen up-regulates the liver expression of URG7 that contributes to sustain chronic virus infection and to increase the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma by its anti-apoptotic activ ...

Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012

Paul McCrory, Willem Meeuwisse, Mark Aubry, Bob Cantu, Ruben J. Echemendia, Lars Engebretsen, Karen M. Johnston, Jeffrey S. Kutcher, Martin J. Raftery, Allen Sills, Brian W. Benson, Gavin Davis, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Grant L. Iverson, Barry D. Jordan, James Kissick, Michael McCrea, Andrew S. McIntosh, David Maddocks, Michael Makdissi, Laura Purcell, Margot Putukian, Kathryn Schneider, Charles H. Tator, Michael Turner

Why Some New Products Are More Successful Than Others

Product innovation is increasingly valued as a key component of the sustainable success of a business's operations. As a result, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of studies directed at explicating the drivers of new product success....

Targeting consumers who are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products

Concerns related to the environment are evident in the increasingly ecologically conscious marketplace. Using various statistical analyses, investigats the demographic, psychological and behavioral profiles of consumers who are willing to pay more for...

GROMACS 4.5: a high-throughput and highly parallel open source molecular simulation toolkit

Motivation: Molecular simulation has historically been a lowthroughput technique, but faster computers and increasing amounts of genomic and structural data are changing this by enabling largescale automated simulation of, for instance, many conformers...

The relationships of customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, and profitability: an empirical study

Presents the findings of a study performed on data from a large bank’s retail‐banking operations. Illustrates the relationship of customer satisfaction to customer loyalty, and customer loyalty to profitability, using multiple measures of satisfaction,...

What is this thing called science

A. F. (Alan Francis) Chalmers

No Pain, No Gain: A Critical Review of the Literature on Signaling Unobservable Product Quality

Recent research in information economics has focused on signals as mechanisms to solve problems that arise under asymmetric information. A firm or individual credibly communicates the level of some unobservable element in a transaction by providing an...

The Datacenter as a Computer: An Introduction to the Design of Warehouse-Scale Machines, Second Edition

As computation continues to move into the cloud, the computing platform of interest no longer resembles a pizza box or a refrigerator, but a warehouse full of computers. These new large datacenters are quite different from traditional hosting facilities...

Brand Equity, Brand Preference, and Purchase Intent

The issue of brand equity has emerged as one of the most critical areas for marketing management in the 1990s. Despite strong interest in the subject, however, there is little empirical evidence of how brand value is created and what its precise effects...

Random effects structure for confirmatory hypothesis testing: Keep it maximal

Linear mixed-effects models (LMEMs) have become increasingly prominent in psycholinguistics and related areas. However, many researchers do not seem to appreciate how random effects structures affect the generalizability of an analysis. Here, we argue...

Distributed Representations of Words and Phrases and their Compositionality

The recently introduced continuous Skip-gram model is an efficient method for learning high-quality distributed vector representation s that capture a large number of precise syntactic and semantic word relationships. I n this paper we present several...

Consumer behaviour in tourism

The analysis of consumer behaviour requires the consideration of various processes internal and external to the individual. To understand behaviour, it is necessary to examine the complex interaction of many influencing elements. This study deals with...

Integrating the Supply Chain

Common to all manufacturing companies is the need to control the flow of material from suppliers, through the value adding processes and distribution channels, to customers. The supply chain is the connected series of activities which is concerned with...

Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading

Harry Singer, Robert B. Ruddell

A framework of sustainable supply chain management: moving toward new theory

Purpose – The authors perform a large‐scale literature review and use conceptual theory building to introduce the concept of sustainability to the field of supply chain management and demonstrate the relationships among environmental, social, and...

Signatures of mutational processes in human cancer

All cancers are caused by somatic mutations; however, understanding of the biological processes generating these mutations is limited. The catalogue of somatic mutations from a cancer genome bears the signatures of the mutational processes that have been...

A Multiple-Layer Model of Market-Oriented Organizational Culture: Measurement Issues and Performance Outcomes

Previous research addressing market orientation from a cultural perspective typically has used behavioral measures of this construct. Drawing on literature in the fields of organizational theory and marketing, the authors develop a multilayer model of...

Culture and psychology

David Ricky Matsumoto, Linda P. (Linda Pailiang) Juang

Planck 2013 results - I. Overview of products and scientific results

The Planck Collaboration acknowledge the support of: ESA; CNES and CNRS/INSU-IN2P3-INP (France); ASI, CNR, and INAF (Italy); NASA and DoE (USA); STFC and UKSA (UK); CSIC, MICINN and JA (Spain); Tekes, AoF and CSC (Finland); DLR and MPG (Germany); CSA...

Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo

This straightforward, jargon-free book provides an invaluable introduction to planning and conducting qualitative data analysis with NVivo. Written by leading authorities, with over 40 years combined experience in computer-assisted analysis of qualitative...

NCBI GEO: archive for functional genomics data sets—update

The Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO, http://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/) is an international public repository for high-throughput microarray and next-generation sequence functional genomic data sets submitted by the research community. The resource supports...

The performance measurement revolution: why now and what next?

Asks why business performance measurement has become so topical, so recently. Argues that there are seven main reasons: the changing nature of work; increasing competition; specific improvement initiatives; national and international quality awards; changing...

One-Step Generation of Mice Carrying Mutations in Multiple Genes by CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Genome Engineering

SUMMARY Mice carrying mutations in multiple genes are traditionally generated by sequential recombination in embryonic stem cells and/or time-consuming intercrossing of mice with a single mutation. The CRISPR/Cas system has been adapted as an efficient...

CLIMATE SENSITIVITY: ANALYSIS OF FEEDBACK MECHANISMS

We study climate sensitivity and feedback processes in three independent ways : (1) by using a three dimensional (3-D) global cli- mate model for experiments in which solar irra- diance So is increased 2 percent or C02 is doubled, (2) by using the CLIMAP...

Do green supply chains lead to competitiveness and economic performance

Purpose – Green supply chain management is a concept that is gaining popularity in the South East Asian region. For many organizations in this region it is a way to demonstrate their sincere commitment to sustainability. However, if green supply chain...

The determinants of service quality: satisfiers and dissatisfiers

Briefly describes five current debates in the service quality literature. One debate, of importance to operations academics and managers, is the identification of the determinants of service quality. Seeks to investigate whether there are some quality...

Characteristics of Supply Chain Management and the Implications for Purchasing and Logistics Strategy

The concepts of a supply chain and supply chain management are receiving increased attention as means of becoming or remaining competitive in a globally challenging environment. What distinguishes supply chain management from other channel relationships?...

Valvular Heart Disease

Ludovico La Grutta, Emanuele Grassedonio, Giovanni Gentile, Giuseppe Lo Re, Francesco Coppolino, Giuseppe La Tona, Massimo Galia, Massimo Midiri

Knowledge management in organizations: examining the interaction between technologies, techniques, and people

Argues that the knowledge management process can be categorized into knowledge creation, knowledge validation, knowledge presentation, knowledge distribution, and knowledge application activities. To capitalize on knowledge, an organization must be swift...

Endovascular Therapy after Intravenous t-PA versus t-PA Alone for Stroke

Background Endovascular therapy is increasingly used after the administration of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for patients with moderate-to-severe acute ischemic stroke, but whether a combined approach is more effective than intravenous...

An Overview of the North Atlantic Oscillation

James W. Hurrell, Yochanan Kushnir, Geir Ottersen

A knowledge‐based theory of the firm to guide in strategy formulation

This article is seeking to explore the practical implications of an epistemological approach to strategy formulation. In doing so it tries to expand the field of knowledge management and intellectual capital beyond its operational and often inwardly technological...

More evolution than revolution: transition management in public policy

Transitions are transformation processes in which society changes in a fundamental way over a generation or more. Although the goals of a transition are ultimately chosen by society, governments can play a role in bringing about structural change in a...

Understanding Relationships Using Copulas

This article introduces actuaries to the concept of "copulas," a tool for understanding relationships among multivariate outcomes. A copula is a function that links univariate marginals to their full multivariate distribution. Copulas were introduced...

ACMG recommendations for reporting of incidental findings in clinical exome and genome sequencing

Robert C. Green, Jonathan S. Berg, Wayne W. Grody, Sarah S. Kalia, Bruce R. Korf, Christa Lese Martin, Amy L. McGuire, Robert L. Nussbaum, Julianne M. O’Daniel, Kelly E. Ormond, Heidi L. Rehm, Michael S. Watson, Marc S. Williams, Leslie G. Biesecker

Orbital interactions in chemistry

Thomas A. Albright, Jeremy K. Burdett, Myung-Hwan Whangbo

Beneficial effects of green tea--a review.

Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water. Green tea is a ‘non-fermented’ tea, and contains more catechins, than black tea or oolong tea. Catechins are in vitro and in vivo strong antioxidants. In addition, its content of certain minerals...

Management of Thyroid Dysfunction during Pregnancy and Postpartum: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Objective: The objective is to provide clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems present during pregnancy and in the postpartum. Participants: The Chair was selected by the Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee (CGS) of The Endocrine Society....

Design thinking

Design thinking is the newest fashion for finding better solutions to problems. Combining it with computational thinking offers some real possibilities for improving software design.

An Examination of Organizational Factors Influencing New Product Success in Internal and Alliance-Based Processes

New products provide increased sales, profits, and competitive strength for most organizations. However, nearly 50% of the new products that are introduced each year fail. Organizations thus find themselves in a double bind. On the one hand they must...

Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networks sites, and text messaging. Yet there is little actual...

Efficient In Vivo Genome Editing Using RNA-Guided Nucleases

Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) systems have evolved in bacteria and archaea as a defense mechanism to silence foreign nucleic acids of viruses and plasmids. Recent work has shown that bacterial...

Motivation and barriers to participation in virtual knowledge‐sharing communities of practice

This paper reports the results of a qualitative study of motivation and barriers to employee participation in virtual knowledge‐sharing communities of practice at Caterpillar Inc., a Fortune 100, multinational corporation. The study indicates that,...

ZFN, TALEN, and CRISPR/Cas-based methods for genome engineering

ZFNs, TALENs, and CRISPR/Cas-based RNA-guided DNA endonucleases are programmable site-specific nucleases.

Service logic revisited: who creates value? And who co‐creates?

Purpose – In the discussion on service‐dominant logic and its consequences for value creation and marketing the inner meaning of the value‐in‐use notion and the nature of service marketing have not been considered thoroughly. The purpose of this...

Abiraterone in Metastatic Prostate Cancer without Previous Chemotherapy

Background Abiraterone acetate, an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor, improves overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer after chemotherapy. We evaluated this agent in patients who had not received previous chemotherapy....

Customer satisfaction with services: putting perceived value into the equation

This research investigated the relationship between three elements – core service quality, relational service quality‐ and perceived value – and customer satisfaction and future intentions across four services. The results revealed that core service...

Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience

A study with low statistical power has a reduced chance of detecting a true effect, but it is less well appreciated that low power also reduces the likelihood that a statistically significant result reflects a true effect. Here, we show that the average...

Chemical Management for Colorful, Efficient, and Stable Inorganic–Organic Hybrid Nanostructured Solar Cells

Chemically tuned inorganic–organic hybrid materials, based on CH3NH3(═MA)Pb(I1–xBrx)3 perovskites, have been studied using UV–vis absorption and X-ray diffraction patterns and applied to nanostructured solar cells. The band gap engineering brought...

Frailty in elderly people

Frailty is the most problematic expression of population ageing. It is a state of vulnerability to poor resolution of homoeostasis after a stressor event and is a consequence of cumulative decline in many physiological systems during a lifetime. This...

Tracking pathophysiological processes in Alzheimer's disease: an updated hypothetical model of dynamic biomarkers

In 2010, we put forward a hypothetical model of the major biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The model was received with interest because we described the temporal evolution of AD biomarkers in relation to each other and to the onset and progression...

Global epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection: new estimates of age-specific antibody to HCV seroprevalence.

Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah, Justina Groeger, Abraham D. Flaxman, Steven T Wiersma

Increased Survival in Pancreatic Cancer with nab-Paclitaxel plus Gemcitabine

Background In a phase 1–2 trial of albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) plus gemcitabine, substantial clinical activity was noted in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. We conducted a phase 3 study of the efficacy and safety of the combination...

Edoxaban versus Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

The annualized rate of the primary end point during treatment was 1.50% with warfarin (median time in the therapeutic range, 68.4%), as compared with 1.18% with high-dose edoxaban (hazard ratio, 0.79; 97.5% confidence interval [CI], 0.63...

Calcium Absorption Varies within the Reference Range for Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D

Background: Calcium absorption is generally considered to be impaired under conditions of vitamin D deficiency, but the vitamin D status that fully normalizes absorption is not known for humans.Objective: To quantify calcium absorption at two levels of...

STAR: ultrafast universal RNA-seq aligner

Motivation: Accurate alignment of high-throughput RNA-seq data is a challenging and yet unsolved problem because of the noncontiguous transcript structure, relatively short read lengths and constantly increasing throughput of the sequencing technologies....

Consumer acceptance of online banking: an extension of the technology acceptance model

Advances in electronic banking technology have created novel ways of handling daily banking affairs, especially via the online banking channel. The acceptance of online banking services has been rapid in many parts of the world, and in the leading e‐banking...

Internet of Things (IoT): A vision, architectural elements, and future directions

Ubiquitous sensing enabled by Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies cuts across many areas of modern day living. This offers the ability to measure, infer and understand environmental indicators, from delicate ecologies and natural resources to urban...

The Geography of Transport Systems

Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Claude Comtois, Brian Slack

Customer Satisfaction and Shareholder Value

In this article, the authors develop a theoretical framework that specifies how customer satisfaction affects future customer behavior and, in turn, the level, timing, and risk of future cash flows. Empirically, they find a positive association between...

Antecedents and consequences of trust and satisfaction in buyer‐seller relationships

The perspective of marketing has changed from regarding marketing as a series of independent transactions to a dynamic process of establishing, maintaining and enhancing relationships. In an emerging theory of relationship marketing, both trust and satisfaction...

2013 ESC guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease: the Task Force on the management of stable coronary artery disease of the European Society of Cardiology.

2013 ESC guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease: the Task Force on the management of stable coronary artery disease of the European Society of Cardiology

Formal Methods for Components and Objects

Frank S. de Boer, Marcello M. Bonsangue, Susanne Graf, Willem P. de Roever

THE PROBABILITY RANKING PRINCIPLE IN IR

The principle that, for optimal retrieval, documents should be ranked in order of the probability of relevance or usefulness has been brought into question by Cooper. It is shown that the principle can be justified under certain assumptions, but that...

Improved luminosity determination in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC

The luminosity calibration for the ATLAS detector at the LHC during pp collisions at s√=7 TeV in 2010 and 2011 is presented. Evaluation of the luminosity scale is performed using several luminosity-sensitive detectors, and comparisons are made of the...

Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment

Black carbon aerosol plays a unique and important role in Earth’s climate system.Black carbon is a type of carbonaceous material with a unique combination of physicalproperties. This assessment provides an evaluation of black-carbon climate forcing...

Co‐creating unique value with customers

The traditional system of company‐centric value creation (that has served us so well over the past 100 years) is becoming obsolete. Leaders now need a new frame of reference for value creation. In the emergent economy, competition will center on personalized...

Duodenal Infusion of Donor Feces for Recurrent Clostridium difficile

Background Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection is difficult to treat, and failure rates for antibiotic therapy are high. We studied the effect of duodenal infusion of donor feces in patients with recurrent C. difficile infection. Methods We randomly...

Mutational heterogeneity in cancer and the search for new cancer-associated genes

Michael S. Lawrence, Petar Stojanov, Paz Polak, Gregory V. Kryukov, Kristian Cibulskis, Andrey Sivachenko, Scott L. Carter, Chip Stewart, Craig H. Mermel, Steven A. Roberts, Adam Kiezun, Peter S. Hammerman, Aaron McKenna, Yotam Drier, Lihua Zou, Alex H. Ramos, Trevor J. Pugh, Nicolas Stransky, Elena Helman, Jaegil Kim, Carrie Sougnez, Lauren Ambrogio, Elizabeth Nickerson, Erica Shefler, Maria L. Cortés, Daniel Auclair, Gordon Saksena, Douglas Voet, Michael S. Noble, Daniel DiCara, Pei Lin, Lee Lichtenstein, David I. Heiman, Timothy Fennell, Marcin Imielinski, Bryan Hernandez, Eran Hodis, Sylvan C. Baca, Austin M. Dulak, Jens Lohr, Dan-Avi Landau, Catherine J. Wu, Jorge Melendez-Zajgla, Alfredo Hidalgo-Miranda, Amnon Koren, Steven A. McCarroll, Jaume Mora, Ryan S. Lee, Brian Crompton, Robert C. Onofrio

Towards a model of work engagement

Purpose – This paper aims to provide an overview of the recently introduced concept of work engagement.Design/methodology/approach – Qualitative and quantitative studies on work engagement are reviewed to uncover the manifestation of engagement, and...

BUILDING THE RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

In today's uncertain and turbulent markets, supply chain vulnerability has become an issue of significance for many companies. As supply chains become more complex as a result of global sourcing and the continued trend to “leaning‐down”, supply...

Cardiovascular effects of intensive lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes

Rena R. Wing, Paula Bolin, Frederick L. Brancati, George A. Bray, Jeanne M. Clark, Mace Coday, Richard S. Crow, Jeffrey M. Curtis, Caitlin M. Egan, Mark A. Espeland, Mary Evans, John P. Foreyt, Siran Ghazarian, Edward W. Gregg, Barbara Harrison, Helen P. Hazuda, James O. Hill, Edward S. Horton, S. Van Hubbard, John M. Jakicic, Robert W. Jeffery, Karen C. Johnson, Steven E. Kahn, Abbas E. Kitabchi, William C. Knowler, Cora E. Lewis, Barbara J. Maschak-Carey, Maria G Montez, Anne Murillo, David M. Nathan, Jennifer Patricio, Anne Peters, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Henry J. Pownall, David M. Reboussin, Judith G. Regensteiner, Amy D. Rickman, Donna H. Ryan, Monika M. Safford, Thomas A. Wadden, Lynne E. Wagenknecht, Delia Smith West, David F. Williamson, Susan Z. Yanovski

Single-Layer MoS2 Phototransistors

: A new phototransistor based on the mechanically-exfoliated single-layer MoS2 nanosheet is fabricated and its light-induced electric properties are investigated in details. Photocurrent generated from the phototransistor is solely determined by the illuminated...

On the relationship between store image, store satisfaction and store loyalty

In this article the relationship between store image, store satisfaction and store loyalty is examined. A distinction is made between true store loyalty and spurious store loyalty and manifest and latent satisfaction with the store. We hypothesise that...

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Juliana Barr, Gilles L. Fraser, Kathleen Puntillo, E. Wesley Ely, Céline Gélinas, Joseph F. Dasta, Judy E. Davidson, John W. Devlin, John P. Kress, Aaron M. Joffe, Douglas B. Coursin, Daniel L. Herr, Avery Tung, Bryce R. H. Robinson, Dorrie K. Fontaine, Michael Ramsay, Richard R. Riker, Curtis N. Sessler, Brenda Pun, Yoanna Skrobik, Roman Jaeschke

Corporate identity, corporate branding and corporate marketing ‐ Seeing through the fog

Outlines 15 explanations for the fog which has enveloped the nascent domains of corporate identity and corporate marketing. However, the fog surrounding the area has a silver lining. This is because the fog has, unwittingly, led to the emergence of rich...

A continuum mechanics based four-node shell element for general non­ linear analysis

A new four‐node (non‐flat) general quadrilateral shell element for geometric and material non‐linear analysis is presented. The element is formulated using three‐dimensional continuum mechanics theory and it is applicable to the analysis of thin...

Visualizing and Understanding Convolutional Networks

Large Convolutional Network models have recently demon- strated impressive classification performance on the ImageNet bench- mark Krizhevsky et al. (18). However there is no clear understanding of why they perform so well, or how they might be improved....

Maternal and child undernutrition and overweight in low-income and middle-income countries

SummaryMaternal and child malnutrition in low-income and middle-income countries encompasses both undernutrition and a growing problem with overweight and obesity. Low body-mass index, indicative of maternal undernutrition, has declined somewhat in the...

Integrated genomic characterization of endometrial carcinoma

Gad Getz, Stacey Gabriel, Kristian Cibulskis, Eric S. Lander, Andrey Sivachenko, Carrie Sougnez, Michael S. Lawrence, Cyriac Kandoth, David J. Dooling, Robert S. Fulton, Lucinda Fulton, Joelle Kalicki-Veizer, Michael D. McLellan, Michelle O’Laughlin, Heather Schmidt, Richard K. Wilson, Kai Ye, Li Ding, Elaine R. Mardis, Adrian Ally, Miruna Balasundaram, Inanc Birol, Yaron S. N. Butterfield, Rebecca Carlsen, Candace D. Carter, Andy Chu, Eric Chuah, Hye-Jung Chun, Noreen Dhalla, Ranabir Guin, Carrie Hirst, Robert A. Holt, Steven J. M. Jones, Darlene Lee, Haiyan I. Li, Marco A. Marra, Michael Mayo, Richard A. Moore, Andrew J. Mungall, Patrick Plettner, Jacqueline E. Schein, Payal Sipahimalani, Angela Tam, Richard Varhol, A. Gordon Robertson, Andrew D. Cherniack, Itai Pashtan, Gordon Saksena, Robert Onofrio, Steven E. Schumacher

Vitamin C as an Antioxidant: Evaluation of Its Role in Disease Prevention

Vitamin C in humans must be ingested for survival. Vitamin C is an electron donor, and this property accounts for all its known functions. As an electron donor, vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant in humans. Antioxidant effects of vitamin...

Building organisational culture that stimulates creativity and innovation

The purpose of this article is to present, by means of a model, the determinants of organisational culture which influence creativity and innovation. A literature study showed that a model, based on the open systems theory and the work of Schein, can...

Designing, implementing and updating performance measurement systems

This paper addresses issues met when designing, implementing, using and continuously updating performance measurement systems in manufacturing companies. The paper develops, from theory, a framework for analysing the implementation of a performance measurement...

An empirical investigation into supply chain management: a perspective on partnerships

States that we have witnessed, over the last several years, a profound change in understanding the dynamics of competitive advantage. Managers now acknowledge that a firm’s success is tied, in part, to the strength of its weakest supply chain partner....

Speech Enhancement: Theory and Practice

With the proliferation of mobile devices and hearing devices, including hearing aids and cochlear implants, there is a growing and pressing need to design algorithms that can improve speech intelligibility without sacrificing quality. Responding to this...

Compact Proofs of Retrievability

In a proof-of-retrievability system, a data storage center must prove to a verifier that he is actually storing all of a client's data. The central challenge is to build systems that are both efficient and provably secure--that is, it should be possible...

Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology

The 4th edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology expands upon the previous 3 versions, providinga comprehensive updateon research pertaining tonew and emerging educational technologies. Chapters that are no longer...

Understanding the meaning of collaboration in the supply chain

Despite its infancy, some authors are already suggesting that the writing may be on the wall for supply chain collaboration. It has been reported that supply chain collaboration has proved difficult to implement; there has been an over‐reliance on technology...

Recommendations for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing in Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Purpose.—To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/College of American Pathologists (CAP) guideline recommendations for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in breast cancer to improve the accuracy of HER2 testing...

Representation Learning: A Review and New Perspectives

The success of machine learning algorithms generally depends on data representation, and we hypothesize that this is because different representations can entangle and hide more or less the different explanatory factors of variation behind the data. Although...

The Proteomics Identifications (PRIDE) database and associated tools: status in 2013

Juan Antonio Vizcaíno, Richard G. Côté, Attila Csordas, José A. Dianes, Antonio Fabregat, Joseph M. Foster, Johannes Griss, Emanuele Alpi, Melih Birim, Javier Contell, Gavin O’Kelly, Andreas Schoenegger, David Ovelleiro, Yasset Perez-Riverol, Florian Reisinger, Daniel Rios, Rui Wang, Henning Hermjakob

Psychological and Environmental Correlates of HPA Axis Functioning in Parentally Bereaved Children: Preliminary Findings

This study examined bereaved children’s HPA-axis functioning (cortisol awakening response; CAR) in relation to psychological distress, coping, and surviving parents’ grief reactions. Participants included 38 children (20 girls) with recent parental...

Adoption of Internet banking by Australian consumers: an empirical investigation

Quantifies the factors affecting the adoption of Internet banking by Australian consumers. The sample for this survey was drawn from individual residents and business firms in Australia. Shows that security concerns and lack of awareness about Internet...

Towards the Fifth‐generation Innovation Process

The growing complexity and pace of industrial technological change are forcing firms to forge new alliances and to respond more efficiently to market changes. This process is leading some companies towards more strategically directed integration within...

Essentials of Electronic Testing for Digital, Memory and Mixed-Signal VLSI Circuits

Today's electronic design and test engineers deal with several types of subsystems, namely, digital, memory, and mixed-signal, each requiring different test and design for testability methods. This book provides a careful selection of essential topics...

New Product Quality and Product Development Teams

New product quality has been found to have a major influence on the market success and profitability of a new product. Firms are increasingly using cross-functional teams for product development in hopes of improving product quality, yet researchers know...

Autophagy in Human Health and Disease

This review discusses the cellular process of autophagy (“self-eating”), which plays key roles in normal development of the immune system and adaptation to stress, as well as in a wide range of disease states.

A general and simple method for obtaining R2 from generalized linear mixed‐effects models

The use of both linear and generalized linear mixed-effects models (LMMs and GLMMs) has become popular not only in social and medical sciences, but also in biological sciences, especially in the field of ecology and evolution. Information criteria, such...

Saxagliptin and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Methods We randomly assigned 16,492 patients with type 2 diabetes who had a history of, or were at risk for, cardiovascular events to receive saxagliptin or placebo and followed them for a median of 2.1 years. Physicians were permitted to adjust other...

The influence of firm behavior on purchase intention: do consumers really care about business ethics?

Posits that although behaving “ethically” should be important for its own sake, whether a firm behaves ethically or unethically may also have a significant influence on consumers’ purchase decisions. Examines the issue of unethical corporate behavior...

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