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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 7 Issue 3 2014

Posted on 27. August, 2014.

Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.

Bidirectional selection for yolk testosterone content in Japanese quail

Posted on 25. February, 2014.

The variability of hormone levels in avian eggs has often been accounted for by adaptive yolk hormone-mediated maternal effects by which the phenotype of the next generation can be adjusted to environmental conditions experienced by the mother. The environment, therefore, represents an important variable that can create variations in the relative amounts of yolk hormones.

Synthesis, crystal structure and Cu2+ recognition of novel azobenzene derivatives

Posted on 25. February, 2014.

Copper is the third most abundant transition metal following zinc and iron in human bodies and plays a crucial role in many fundamental physiological processes in organisms. However, exposure to a high level of copper even for a short period of time can cause gastrointestinal disturbance, while long-term exposure can cause liver or kidney damage.

Free to read in Science Progress - Chemistry in the clouds: the role of aerosols in atmospheric chemistry

Posted on 24. February, 2014.

Ever since the discovery of the ozone hole over the Antarctic and the recognition of the damaging effects of acid rain, the role of atmospheric aerosol particles in determining the chemical balance of the atmosphere has received much attention. 

Reaction mechanisms for the heterogeneous hydrogenolysis of biomass-derived glycerol to propanediols

Posted on 24. February, 2014.

Biomass-derived glycerol is emerging as a renewable, cheap and versatile feedstock for the production of a variety of chemicals and fuels. In particular, hydrogenolysis of glycerol to other value-added chemicals over heterogeneous catalysts has been extensively studied in the past few years. The most desired products arising from this process are propanediols, i.e. 1,2-propanediol and 1,3-propanediol.

Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 39, No.1, 2014

Posted on 24. February, 2014.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.

A Kinetic model of proton transport in a multi-redox centre protein: cytochrome c oxidase

Posted on 21. February, 2014.

Cytochrome c Oxidase (CcO) is the final complex of the respiratory chain. Its purpose is to use the energy gained by the reduction of oxygen to water to pump protons against a difference of electrochemical potentials across the mitochondrial inner membrane. 

An outline of object-oriented philosophy

Posted on 21. February, 2014.

The term “object-oriented philosophy” was initially borrowed in jest from computer science, but took on a life of its own. It is one variant of a broader philosophical trend known as speculative realism. Together these schools raise interesting questions about the relationship between philosophy and science, and the role of metaphysics in human knowledge. 

Trace elements in different marine sediment fractions of the Gulf of Tunis (Central Mediterranean Sea)  

Posted on 20. February, 2014.

Most of the metal discharged into estuarine environments is the result of human activity, leading to the formation of sediments that are large repositories of potentially toxic compounds.