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Framework for the establishment of a feasible, tailored and effective perinatal education programme
(Biomed Central, 2017-02-08)
Background: Antenatal education needs to be renewed and adapted to the needs of women. Objectives: to assess women needs, identify factors that influence the desired outcomes, and propose a framework for developing new ...
U-Shaped and Surface Functionalized Polymer Optical Fiber Probe for Glucose Detection
In this work we show an optical fiber evanescent wave absorption probe for glucose detection in different physiological media. High selectivity is achieved by functionalizing the surface of an only-core poly(methyl ...
On the recalcitrant use of Arnon’s method for chlorophyll determination
(New Phytologist Trust, 2017-11-28)
A Component-Based Approach for Securing Indoor Home Care Applications
eHealth systems have adopted recent advances on sensing technologies together with advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) in order to provide people-centered services that improve the quality of life ...
Age-Based Positivity Effects in Imagining and Recalling Future Positive and Negative Autobiographical Events
(Frontiers Media, 2017-09-27)
Thoughts about the future reflect personal goals, and projections into the future enrich our emotional life. Researchers have taken an interest in determining whether the tendency to remember more positive than negative ...
Photoactive Nanomaterials Inspired by Nature: LTL Zeolite Doped with Laser Dyes as Artificial Light Harvesting Systems
The herein reported work describes the development of hierarchically-organized fluorescent nanomaterials inspired by plant antenna systems. These hybrid materials are based on nanostructured zeolitic materials (LTL zeolite) ...
Optical Tip Clearance Measurements as a Tool for Rotating Disk Characterization
An experimental investigation on the vibrational behavior of a rotating disk by means of three optical fiber sensors is presented. The disk, which is a scale model of the real disk of an aircraft engine, was assembled in ...
The role of birthplace and educational attainment on induced abortion inequalities
(Biomed Central, 2017-01-13)
Background: Induced abortion (IA) has shown social inequality related to birthplace and education with higher rates of IAs in immigrant and in less educated women relative to their native and highly educated counterparts. ...
Study of the Influence of Various Stress-Based Mechanisms on Polarization of an SM mPOF for the Development of Useful Devices
In contrast to conventional polymer optical fibres (POFs), single-mode microstructured POFs (SM mPOF) exhibit polarization properties that make them potentially interesting for their use in the design and development of ...
Impulsive Vaccination for an Epidemiology Model
(IOP Publishing, 2017)
This paper investigates sufficient conditions of almost periodic sand periodic solutions of an integral model under impulsive controls. Since the model is of generic epidemiological interest, such impulsive controls are ...