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Simplified design method for energy dissipating devices in retrofitting of seismically isolated bridges
Other titre : Building on our growth opportunities = Miser sur nos opportunités de croissance
Abstract: This paper presents an innovative simplified method for the optimum design of seismically isolated bridges incorporating energy dissipating devices. For an isolated bridge subjected to an earthquake, the deformation ...
Surface-Enhanced Nitrate Photolysis on Ice
Heterogeneous nitrates photolysis is the trigger for many chemical processes occurring in the polar boundary layer and is widely believed to occur in a quasi-liquid layer (QLL) at the surface of ice. The dipole forbidden ...
Cyclic Di-GMP Riboswitch-Regulated Type IV Pili Contribute to Aggregation of Clostridium difﬁcile
Clostridium difﬁcile is an anaerobic Gram-positive bacterium that causes intestinal infections with symptoms ranging from mild diarrhea to fulminant colitis. Cyclic diguanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a bacterial ...
Replication and active partition of integrative and conjugative elements (ICEs) of the SXT/R391 family : the line between ICEs and conjugative plasmids is getting thinner
Integrative and Conjugative Elements (ICEs) of the SXT/R391 family disseminate multidrug resistance among pathogenic Gammaproteobacteria such as Vibrio cholerae. SXT/R391 ICEs are mobile genetic elements that reside in the ...
Electrophysiological and firing properties of neurons: categorizing soloists and choristers in primary visual cortex
Abstract: Visual processing in the cortex involves various aspects of neuronal properties such as morphological, electrophysiological and molecular. In particular, the neural firing pattern is an important indicator of ...