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Stressful life events and depressive symptoms among symptomatic long QT syndrome patients
We examined whether long QT syndrome status moderates the association between stressful life events and depressive symptoms. Participants were 562 (n = 246 symptomatic) long QT syndrome mutation carriers. Depressive symptoms were measured with a modified version of the Beck’s Depression Inventory. There was an interaction between long QT syndrome status and stressful life events on depres...


Depression and disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A comprehensive meta-regression analysis
Depression in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal and progressive neurodegenerative disorder, is a serious issue with important clinical consequences. However, physical impairment may confound the diagnosis when using generic questionnaires. We conducted a comprehensive review of literature. Mean scores from depression questionnaires were meta-regressed on study-level mean time s...
Évaluation préliminaire de l’efficacité de la Luminette® chez des adolescents atteints du syndrome de retard de phase du sommeil (SRPS) : essai randomisé en simple insu et contrôlé par placebo
Cette étude préliminaire avait pour objectif d’évaluer l’efficacité d’un appareil de luminothérapie (la Luminette®) destiné au traitement du syndrome de retard de phase du sommeil (SRPS) chez un groupe d’adolescents (n =10) âgés de 15 à 18 ans (trois filles et sept garçons, âge moyen de 16,3 ans). L’étude a été menée au moyen d’un protocole expérimental en simple...


Timing for success: expression phenotype and local adaptation related to latitude in the boreal forest tree, Populus balsamifera
Timing of seasonal dormancy is among the most important traits allowing forest tree populations to span latitudinal gradients of temperature and growing season length. We used RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) data to identify gene expression differences between latitude-adapted populations and search for elevated genetic differentiation, a signature of adaptation, between northern and southern populati...
Factors influencing attitudes among all-terrain vehicle users on the island portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
This study examined the underlying factors that influence the attitudes of ATV users toward the recreation environment. Data were collected through a quantitative survey of 600 residents of the Burin Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland. Multiple regression analysis was used to assess how the attitudes of ATV users are affected by specific beliefs about the environmental and social impacts o...


Extraction and fractionation of polysaccharides and B-phycoerythrin from the microalga Porphyridium cruentum by membrane technology
Porphyridium species are exploited for the production of exopolysaccharides and B-phycoerythrin, two high-value compounds. Extraction and purification of these two substances often involve antagonistic processes (precipitation with ethanol, isoelectric precipitation, aqueous two-phase systems, chromatography and ultrafiltration) that work better for one than for the other. We developed a two-st...
The reverse logistics as an environmental tool integrated to environmental management system for an effective management of solid industrial waste
This work is a study that delimited areas such as environmental management and reverse logistics. It aims at demonstrating the possibility of integrating these processes within organisational environment, to prove that ran this way, they turn the management of industrial generated solid waste more effective and it will mitigate the negative impacts resulting from production activities to the en...

Best practices for optimising energy efficiency in the hotel sector: case study in Rondônia, Brazil
Energy efficiency has become extremely important in recent decades. We can identify two factors leading to the search for energy efficiency. One of the factors is economic spending cuts and the other factor is a concern about environmental issues. Since 1968, with Club Rome, 92 in 2012 and Eco92 at Rio +20, these concerns have been intensified. This paper presents a case study on energy efficie...
Industrial ecology as an ecological model for business: diversity and firm survival
Krebs (2008) suggests that an ecological worldview should displace the economic worldview. This means business could increasingly be analysed from an ecological perspective. Some moves in this direction have been made, but one area so far left unexplored is the question of whether the ecosystem metaphor allows a comparison between the way ecosystems change over time and the way human economic e...

Opportunities and obstacles: integrating energy efficiency into the transmission and distribution planning process
This paper seeks to highlight issues that warrant further evaluation associated with more precisely incorporating energy efficiency (EE) into a utility's system wide transmission and distribution (T&D) plan from a financial and load forecasting perspective while accounting for system reliability and ratepayer concerns. This paper also analyses how EE is integrated into grid operators' transmiss...
Gross is gross and net is net: simple, right?
The identification of the correct baseline is essential for accurately estimating the gross impacts of any measure. For example, for replacement on burnout (ROB) or an addition, there are various baselines that could be used including applicable local, state and federal energy codes and standards and current practice, which is used to represent the energy use of equipment purchased on average b...

Assessment of industrial by-product synergies from process engineering and sustainability principles
Industrial synergy has long been one of the applications of industrial ecology; popularised in the 1980's. Industrial synergy increases the interaction between industries through the utilisation of wastes/by-products, thereby offering a closed-loop system. A target application for industrial synergy is Primary industry which generates a huge amount of waste. Historically however, most existing ...
Applying an ethical decision-making model: the case of Avco Environmental
This paper discusses the principles of ethical decision-making at enterprises, as a tool for corporate social responsibility. In particular, it focuses on the particularities inherent to ethical guidelines in an organisation. A case study from an environment company provides the basis for an analysis, in the context of which the role played by ethical issues, as well as some steps to ensure the...
Performance studies of bulk Micromegas of different design parameters
The present work involves the comparison of various bulk Micromegas detectors having different design parameters. Six detectors with amplification gaps of 64,128,192,220μm and mesh hole pitch of 63,78μm were tested at room temperature and normal gas pressure. Two setups were built to evaluate the effect of the variation of the amplification gap and mesh hole pitch on different detector charac...
GaAs detectors irradiated by low doses of electrons
Semi-insulating (SI) GaAs detectors were irradiated by 5 MeV electrons up to a dose of 69 kGy, in order to test their radiation hardness. The electric and spectrometric stability of detectors was examined as a function of the absorbed dose. Investigated detectors showed a very good detector radiation resistance within a dose up to 40 kGy followed by deterioration of some spectrometric and elect...