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Bae S.H.,The Good
The Korean journal of hepatology | Year: 2010

Toxic hepatitis has been reported as a major cause of acute hepatitis, but its potential induction by herbal remedies and/or health foods is usually neglected. We experienced a case of toxic hepatitis associated with Polygoni multiflori, a Chinese herb commonly known as Ho-Shou-Wu. A 54-year-old woman consumed Ho-Shou-Wu for 1 month, after which she experienced fatigue and overall weakness. A diagnosis of toxic hepatitis was made based on her clinical history, the findings for viral markers and other laboratory data, and ultrasonography. Her condition improved considerably after she stopped taking Ho-Shou-Wu. However, she resumed taking Ho-Shou-Wu immediately after discharge from hospital, which aggravated her symptoms and liver function. She was immediately readmitted and stopped taking Ho-Shou-Wu. Her relapse into hepatitis immediate after resuming consumption of the herb is strongly indicative of the validity of Koch's postulate in this case.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: LCE-04-2015 | Award Amount: 1.99M | Year: 2016

Europes electricity sector is in the midst of major transformation moving from public monopolies to competitive private companies in liberalized markets. The liberalization is expected to increase competition and thus increase cost-efficiency in energy production, transmission and distribution with the result of decreasing electricity prices. The efforts of Member State governments to create a more competitive and sustainable electricity sector are currently clouded by a major economic downturn in Europes economic activity. Such economic hardship often triggers reluctance to change which is becoming visible in particular in the electricity sector, where measures to protect jobs and national industry start to compete with market liberalization. The affordability of sustainable electricity is questioned. There is a strong need for innovative business models for Renewable Energy Source (RES) electricity generation in the long and mid-term because support schemes will fade out in the long term pushing renewables on the market at no marginal costs which then in particular for strongly correlated generation as wind and PV leads to price deterioration during production hours. Already today many Member States have drastically reduced measures to further support the development of the RES sector, so that new investment is not possible without tapping new revenues with new business. The aim of the BestRES project is to identify best practices business models for renewable electricity generation in Europe and to improve these further taking into account new opportunities and synergies coming along with changing market designs in line with the EU target model. Business models investigated in this project shall make use of the aggregation of various renewable sources, storage and flexible demand. The improved business models will be implemented during the project in real-life environments, depending on the market conditions, to proof the soundness of the developed concept.

A Salinity Gradient Solar Pond has saturated salt water in the bottom of the pond and nearly fresh water at the top, with a gradient zone between the top and bottom. Due to this salinity stratification the upward diffusion of salt is a natural consequence in SGSPs. This upward diffusion of salt has been found to range 60-80 gr/m

The Good | Date: 2015-08-17

A torsion bar includes a housing and at least one inner core. The housing has a receiving space, two opposite fixing grooves defined a sidewall of the housing and communicating with the receiving space, and a plurality of strips positioned at outer surface thereof. The inner core is received in the receiving space, and comprises two opposite fixing elements corresponding to the fixing grooves. Each of the fixing elements including a plurality of first protruding portions located at a side end thereof to facilitate that user disengages the inner core from the housing, and a plurality of second protruding portions located at a surface thereof adjacent to the side end to prevent the inner core from disengaging accidently from the housing. A cross-section of the receiving space is similar to a cross-section of the inner core.

A monolithic interlocking tile, manufacturing method, and covering are disclosed. A closed-cell foam material is injected into a mold to form a monolithic structure having a first surface, a second surface offset and opposite the first surface, the first surface including a first lip located at two adjacent sides of the structure with a plurality of shaped protrusions, and the second surface including a second lip located at two other adjacent sides of the structure and forming a plurality of shaped apertures matching in number and shape with the plurality of protrusions; and a recess formed in the second lip and forming a hole for receiving a fastener to secure the monolithic structure to a supporting structure. Multiple monolithic interlocking tiles are interlocked together to form the covering for a floor, wall, ceiling, or roof.

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