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Plane receding contact problem for a functionally graded layer supported by two quarter-planes

İ. Çömez, V. Kahya &

Subtle structure of streamers under conditions resembling those of Transient Luminous Events

Jan S. Błęcki & Krzysztof A. Mizerski

The Cost of Employer Insurance Is a Growing Burden for Middle-Income Families

Sara R. Collins & David C. Radley
Recent national surveys show health care costs are a top concern in U.S. households.1 While the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces receive a lot of media and political attention, the truth is that far more Americans get their coverage through employers. In 2017, more than half (56%) of people under age 65 — about 152 million people — had insurance through an employer, either their own or a family member’s.2 In contrast, only 9 percent had...

The Dose, Episode 9: A Whirlwind Tour of the Major Health Care Events of 2018

Shanoor Seervai

Cancer in Canada: Stage at diagnosis

Shirley Bryan, Huda Masoud, Ryan Woods, Gina Lockwood, Hannah K. Weir, Nadine Badets, Leah Smith, James Brierley & Mary Gospodarowicz
This study presents cancer incidence by stage at diagnosis for the top four cancers, using data from the Canadian Cancer Registry for the combined period of 2011 to 2015.

Protocollo AWIN di valutazione del benessere dei cavalli

Michela Minero, Emanuela Dalla Costa & Francesca Dai

First record of the near threatened native seahorse Hippocampus reidi (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) in an ecosystem dominated by the invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea in the Caribbean Sea

Mathieu Pinault, Julien Wickel, Jean-Benoît Nicet, Marc Chenoz, Benjamin de Montgolfier & Ronald Fricke
A specimen of the Longsnout seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) was photographed in a seagrass bed dominated by the invasive species Halophila stipulacea at 11 m depth, on 9thJune 2017, in front of the Madiana Beach, Schœlcher, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea. This short communication reports the first observation of H. reidiin this exotic ecosystem.

Future opportunities for using forest and sawmill residues in Australia

& Linden Whittle
The Australian forest industry generates millions of tonnes of wood residues every year as a by-product of harvesting and sawmilling operations. The efficient use of harvest and sawmill residues can reduce disposal costs and create additional revenue streams, contributing to the international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood processing industry. This report presents estimates of the potential production and use of harvest and sawmill residues in Australia in 2050. The modelling framework...

Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics 2017

A snapshot of Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture

L'Alternanza Scuola Lavoro in INAF a.s. 2016/2017

Livia Giacomini & Marco Ziggiotti
In Italia, tutti gli studenti frequentanti un Istituto di Istruzione Superiore devono per legge effettuare nel corso del triennio finale dei progetti di Alternanza Scuola Lavoro (ASL). L’obbligatorietà dell’ASL riguarda nel 2017/2018 circa 1 milione e mezzo di studenti. Questo documento costituisce la prima analisi globale delle attività didattiche di ASL svolte da INAF nell’anno 2016/2017, per un totale di 35.800 ore per studente erogate nelle 15 sedi coinvolte sul territorio italiano..

Performance of direct N-body code on ARM64 SoC

David Goz, Luca Tornatore, Sara Bertocco & Giuliano Taffoni
The ExaNeSt H2020 project will produce a prototype based on ARM64 CPUs and FPGA-based accelerators implementing a co-design approach where scientific applications requirements are driving the hardware design. We present strategies adopted in order to port our direct N-body code on an ARM SoC cluster, called INCAS, deployed at INAF-OATs. Each computational node is based on 64-bit ARMv8 Cortex-A72/Cortex-A53 core design, powered by the Mali-T864 GPU. We present the strategies to optimize the code and...

Performance of direct N-body code on ARM64 SoC

David Goz, Luca Tornatore, Sara Bertocco & Giuliano Taffoni
The ExaNeSt H2020 project will produce a prototype based on ARM64 CPUs and FPGA-based accelerators implementing a co-design approach where scientific applications requirements are driving the hardware design. We present strategies adopted in order to port our direct N-body code on an ARM SoC cluster, called INCAS, deployed at INAF-OATs. Each computational node is based on 64-bit ARMv8 Cortex-A72/Cortex-A53 core design, powered by the Mali-T864 GPU. We present the strategies to optimize the code and...

Monitoring the Future: Restricted-Use Panel Data, United States, 1976-2014: User Guide

SapTrap Builder: a desktop utility for CRISPR edit design

Matthew L Schwartz & Erik M Jorgensen
Designing and building DNA reagents for CRISPR edits can be complicated as well as tedious. To streamline reagent design for our SapTrap CRISPR plasmid assembly system, we developed the SapTrap Builder software utility. SapTrap Builder provides an intuitive graphical user interface for visualizing the design of reagents for CRISPR-based genetic tag insertion and point mutagenesis. Our program guides users through several steps of CRISPR edit design, alerts the user when incompatibilities arise, and generates sequences...

Establishment of a CRISPR/Cas9-based strategy for inducible protein dimerization

Jeffrey Zielich, Sriyash Mangal, Esther Zanin & Eric J. Lambie
We modified Norris’s mCherry-tag repair donor vector by fusing a C. elegans codon-optimized fkbp12 sequence 3’ to mCherry (Mangal et al. 2018) and re-establishing the critical NotI site for 3’ homology region insertion (Figure 1 A; pEL226). This vector can be used to C-terminally tag any GOI by following the protocol of Norris et al. (2015), including subsequent Cre-mediated excision of the dual marker selection cassette (Figure 1 B). As proof of principle we C-terminally...

Application of the red-shifted channelrhodopsin Chrimson for the Caenorhabditis elegans cGAL bipartite system

Mengyi Cao, Cynthia Chai, Jonathan Liu & Paul W. Sternberg
Channelrhodopsins are light-gated ion channels that serve as photoreceptors in photosynthetic microbes and have been applied as crucial optogenetic tools in genetic model organisms. When expressed in animals, they enable light-inducible control of ionic membrane permeability, which directly manipulates the activity of neurons expressing the protein. The application of channelrhodopsin-based optogenetics is particularly powerful when used in conjugation with the cGAL (GAL4-UAS) bipartite system (Wang, 2017). The mating of neuron-specific GAL4 driver lines to new...

GABA Receptor mutant gbb-1 accelerates morphological aging of GABA neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans

I. Dhillon, A. Momin & I. Chin-Sang
The aging of an organism is heterogeneous, that is to say, tissues and organs may age at unique rates compared to overall organism longevity. Inhibition of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor signaling (IIS), such as the daf-2 IIS receptor increases Caenorhabditis elegans longevity. The daf-2 pathway plays a key role in the regulation of metabolism and stress responses and as such, impacts the longevity of the organism (Uno and Nishida 2016). Evidence suggests that an increase...

Development of theoretical and practical aspects of disturbed lands restoration in the North of the Komi Republic

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The literature sources on the problem of disturbed lands restoration in the Komi Republic (Russia) have been reviewed. Development of empirical methods on biological recultivation of various technogenically disturbed lands from the tundra and north taiga zones was initiated in the end 80-ies of the former century and is in progress nowadays. We have created techniques on grassy ecosystems development at disturbed lands using a series of particular perennial grasses to be sown and cared...

First record of the copperstriped cardinalfish Ostorhinchus holotaenia (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Apogonidae) from Toamasina, Madagascar

Mathieu Pinault, Julien Wickel & Ronald Fricke
This paper reports the first record of the species Ostorhinchus holotaenia Regan, 1905 from Madagascar. This species was identified during a survey of marine introduced species, carried out in June 2018 in and close to the port of Toamasina, on behalf of the Indian Ocean Commission. However, although the question of a possible introduction of the species by maritime traffic may be raised, this observation is probably more of a range extension of the species,...

First record of the southwestern Indian Ocean endemic Apolemichthys kingi (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae) from Sainte Marie Island, Madagascar

Julien Wickel, Luciano Landry Toto, Mathieu Pinault, Ronald Fricke & Dominique Ponton
Known to date as an endemic species of the border area between South Africa and Mozambique, Apolemichthys kingiis reported for the first time from the northeast coast of Madagascar (Sainte-Marie Island) at 34 m deep. The presence of this species in Madagascar was corroborated by the record in the BOLD database of a specimen with similar morphology, captured in 2013 on the southeast coast of Madagascar (Fort Dauphin). These observations confirm the range extension of...

Assessment of the state of soils in specially protected natural reservations of the Kirov region

T.A. Adamovich, E.V. Tovstik, E.S. Soloveva, T.Ya. Ashikhmina, G.I. Berezin, A.M. Prokashev &
The assessment of the state of the specially protected natural areas (SPNA) of the regional (the “Pizhemsky” zakaznik) and of the federal significance (the “Nurgush” nature reserve) located in the Kirov region is given in the article. The predominant type of soils of the SPNRs under the study is alluvial turf soils, with strongly and slightly acidic reaction of the medium. The content of organic matter in the soils of the “Pizhemsky” zakaznik varies from...

About the promotion of natural restoration of Pinus sylvestris L.

N. P. Savinykh, E. V. Lelekova ORCID & M. N. Shakleina ORCID
The research was carried out in the pine forest of the specially protected natural areas “Medvedsky Bor” in the Nolinsky District of the Kirov Region. One can meet there both typical boron and boreal plant species and some representatives of broad-leaved forests and steppes. We researched the composition of vegetation and flora, as well as the state of Pinus sylvestris L. of the overgrown strip that had been formed after the gradual next-but-one belt logging,...

Shark Assessment Report 2018

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This report provides a synthesis of management arrangements, catch and sustainability of sharks across Australia. This report is a commitment under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and Australia's National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks.

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