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    Underplaying the 'Okinawa card': how Japan negotiates its alliance with the United States

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    The US military bases in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa have long been a source of domestic political opposition to the US-Japan alliance. As an alliance management issue, the ongoing troubles surrounding the bases raise questions as to when and why

    Feminist Internationalisms

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    A simple model for performance evaluation of a smart antenna in a CDMA system

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    Smart antennas are recognized as a key technology to improve the performance of wireless communication systems. In this paper we propose a simple model to analyse the Mean Bit Error Rate (BER) of an IS-95 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) system with base station antenna array operating in a Rayleigh fading multipath environment. We present an expression for the Signal to Interference plus Noise (SINR) at the output of the smart antenna receiver, as a function of the system parameters. Good agreement between the results proposed by the model and the simulation results of the actual system is noted

    Immune Thrombocytopenia after Renal Transplantation for IgA Nephropathy

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    Immune thrombocytopenic purpura associated with renal disease is usually therapy-related, occurring after administration of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy or anti-D. Secondary cases occurring after renal transplantation are extremely rare. We presen

    Cerebral localization and regulation of the cell volume-sensitive serum- and glucocorticoid-dependent kinase SGK1

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    The serum- and glucocorticoid-dependent kinase SGK1 is regulated by alterations of cell volume, whereby cell shrinkage increases and cell swelling decreases the transcription, expression and activity of SGK1. The kinase is expressed in all human tissues studied including the brain. The present study was performed to localize the sites of SGK1 transcription in the brain, to elucidate the influence of the hydration status on SGK1 transcription and to explore the functional significance of altered SGK1 expression. Northern blot analysis of human brain showed SGK1 to be expressed in all cerebral structures examined: amygdala, caudate nucleus, corpus callosum, hippocampus, substantia nigra, subthalamic nucleus and thalamus. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry in the rat revealed increased expression of SGK1 in neurons of the hippocampal area CA3 after dehydration, compared with similar slices from brains of euvolaemic rats. Additionally, several oligodendrocytes, a few microglial cells, but no astrocytes, were positive for SGK1. The abundance of SGK1 mRNA in the temporal lobe, including hippocampus, was increased by dehydration and SGK1 transcription in neuroblastoma cells was stimulated by an increase of extracellular osmolarity. Co-expression studies in Xenopus laevis oocytes revealed that SGK1 markedly increased the activity of the neuronal K+ channel Kv1.3. As activation of K+ channels modifies excitation of neuronal cells, SGK1 may participate in the regulation of neuronal excitability

    Burma's Broken Balance

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    The aftermath of the 2010 election has been punctuated by eruptions of violence; the balance that prevailed during the ceasefire years has finally broken

    Word Territory: Recording Aboriginal language with R. H. Mathews

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    Conical square functions and non-tangential maximal functions with respect to the gaussian measure

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    We study, in L1(R̃n; γ) with respect to the gaussian measure, non- tangential maximal functions and conical square functions associ- ated with the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck operator by developing a set of techniques which allow us, to some extent, to compensa
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