Refined 3600 years palaeointensity curve for Mexico
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary InteriorsAuthor(s): Ahmed Nasser Mahgoub, Erick Juárez-Arriaga, Harald Böhnel, Linda R. Manzanilla, Ann CyphersAbstractOur knowledge of the Earth's magnetic field intensity changes over the past few thousand years is still limited because of the uneven spatial and temporal distribution of data, which also includes the Americas. The present study reports 41 new palaeointensity data covering the past 3600 years which, together with 38 previously published data of similar quality, are used to construct a palaeointensity secular variation curve for Central Mexico. These new data are an important contribution to the global intensity database and will also improve the application of palaeomagnetic dating in Mexico, which is of interest because of the many Holocene monogenetic volcanoes within the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, and of its archaeological heritage. The most conspicuous feature of the new intensity curve is the rapid increase between 400 and 250 BCE, from about 45 to 65 μT. Other relative intensity highs of ≈45–55 μT were found around 1600 BCE, 370 CE, and 1200 CE and relative intensity lows of ≈30–35 μT around 1350 BCE and 700 CE. Comparing the virtual axial dipole moment of our intensity curve with global VADM-VDM dipole estimates indicates that non-dipole components in Central Mexico have been observed at several times...
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Dimitris Christelis, Dimitris Georgarakos, Anna Sanz-de-GaldeanoAbstractEconomic theory predicts that a reduction in background risk should induce financial risk-taking, particularly for individuals with low stock market participation costs. Hence, health insurance coverage could affect financial risk-taking by offsetting health-related background risk. We use a regression discontinuity design to examine whether Medicare eligibility at age 65 increases stockholding in the US and find that it does so for those with college educa...
In this study, serum IL6 was measured by ELISA, and the HSD11B1rs12086634(T/G) polymorphism was analyzed using a TaqMan allelic discrimination assay technique. There were statistically significant differences between the two studied groups concerning the serum IL-6 level and HSD11B1rs12086634(T/G) genotype distribution, with increased serum IL6 and increased frequencies of the GG and TG genotypes in patients with PCO. The GG genotype of HSD11B1 rs12086634(T/G) and its associated high level of serum IL-6 may represent genetic risk factors for PCOS.
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Tom Marcelissen, Kevin Rademakers
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Zhengzheng Xu, Guangzhe Ge, Bao Guan, Zhentao Lei, Xueyu Hao, Yuanyuan Zhou, Yue Shi, Huan Lu, Jilu Wang, Ding Peng, XiKang Wu, Huiying He, Bao Zhang, Xuesong Li, Liqun Zhou, Weimin Ci
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Pirus Ghadjar, Thomas Wiegel
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Elise De Bleser, Piet Ost
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