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Klein R.,Saint Stephen University
Prostor | Year: 2013

This paper establishes links between Judaic heritage, Einstein's ideas, and modern architecture. It analyses the influences of Judaism on Albert Einsten's notions of space-time, theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and discovers their impact on the concepts of 20th century architecture, such as Adolf Loos' Raumplan, Erich Mendelsohn's speed end energy and Sigfried Giedion's Raumzeit and simultaneity. The impact of László Moholy-Nagy and El Lissitzky is also dealt with. The paper shortly discusses some post-modernists and deconstructivists, who applied further Judaic concepts in their theories and buildings during the fin de milleneum.

Ottoffy G.,University of Pécs | Szigeti E.,University of Szeged | Bartyik K.,University of Szeged | Nyari C.,Saint Stephen University | And 3 more authors.
Pathology and Oncology Research | Year: 2015

Our aim was to investigate the ecological association between death from infectious disease of the respiratory system and the risk of acute lymphoid leukaemia (ALL) in children aged less than 7 years. Poisson regression analyses were carried out using overall data and gender-specific models. The study included 176 cases (92(52.3 %) boys and 84 (47.7 %) girls) of ALL in those aged 0–6 years in South Hungary. Eight cases were diagnosed before the age of 1 year. A significant risk of ALL disease was observed with higher levels of mortality from the chronic respiratory diseases (p = 0.035) and pneumonia (p = 0.010) among children aged 2–5 years (Odds Ratio for trend was 1.001 and 95%CI [1.000–1.002] and Odds ratio for trend was 1.013 and 95%CI [1.003–1.023], respectively). Significantly increased risk of childhood ALL was detected among children under 1 year of age residing in areas around birth with higher levels of mortality from influenza (Odds Ratio (OR) for trend was 1.05; 95%CI [1.01–1.09]; p = 0.012). This risk was also detected in girls (p < 0.001), but not in boys (p = 0.43). Our findings provide new evidence that will help to understand the different pattern of female and male childhood ALL occurrence , but further studies are needed using detailed individual medical history to clarify the role of influenza and other infectious diseases in the etiology of childhood ALL and to explain gender-specific effects. © 2014, Arányi Lajos Foundation.

Ordog G.,Saint Stephen University | Gelencser G.,Vox Vallis Development Association | Nagy A.,Saint Stephen University | Feher Z.,Saint Stephen University | Penksza K.,Saint Stephen University
Journal of Landscape Ecology | Year: 2012

The work presents the results of the habitat mapping of the area of the Koppány-creek valley belonging to Somogydöröcske and Somogyacsa-Gerézdpuszta settlements. Protected and invasive species were both recorded in the area. 70 separate habitats were detected in the area, consisting of 22 habitat types and their combinations. These 22 habitat types were covering 54,54% of the area surveyed, although, because of the anthropogenic effects and fragmentedness, in their clear form they were only occurring on 25,71%. 6 protected and 7 invasive species were recorded in the area. Five habitats were selected as the characteristic types of the area, which were also evaluated on the basis of the relative ecological and nature conservation value of their species. The complex water and waterfront habitats along the creek show the abundancy of nitrophilous species because of the species of greater water demand. Apart from the natural species all of the habitats detected can also be characterized with species indicating disturbance. These species occurred in larger quantities in the competitor and natural pioneer dry grass showing the most natural habitat.

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