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    Probing Higgs in Type III Seesaw at the LHC

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    We show that the type III seesaw mechanism opens up a promising possibility of searching the Higgs boson in the bbˉb \bar b channel through the Higgs production associated with a charged lepton coming from the decay of the triplet seesaw particle. In particular we look for the 2b2b signals with trileptons or same-sign dileptons to construct the Higgs and the triplet fermion mass and calculate the reach with the integrated luminosity of 10 fb1^{-1} at the 14 TeV LHC.Comment: 4 pages and 8 figure

    Optimizing Cement Asphalt Mortar Mixtures for Bridge Expansion Joints in Tropical Climates: Performance and Durability Assessment

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    In this study, the suitability of various Cement Asphalt Mortar (CAM) mixtures for bridge expansion joint applications in tropical climates was quantitatively assessed. A comprehensive analysis encompassed key properties, including mixing stability, flowability, unconfined compressive strength, expansion characteristics, and resistance to acidic and alkali environments. The influence of high-temperature exposure on unconfined compressive strength and the microstructural features were also examined. The results revealed a discernible trend: lower cement content, in conjunction with anionic Asphalt Emulsion (AE) or epoxy resin, significantly enhanced mixing stability and flowability while contributing to improved unconfined compressive strength and chemical degradation resistance. Notably, epoxy resin emerged as a valuable component in mitigating high-temperature-induced strength reduction, indicating potential promise for CAM mixture design. SEM analysis visually supported these findings by highlighting the microstructural distinctions among CAM mixtures. Quantitatively, the findings indicated that CAM mixtures with a 25% cement content and 75% anionic AE exhibited an 11% improvement in mixing stability, along with a 13% enhancement in flowability, relative to the control mixture with 100% cement. Additionally, CAM mixtures incorporating epoxy resin (at various percentages) with anionic AE exhibited a significant 15% resistance to high-temperature-induced UCS reduction, surpassing other mixtures. The SEM micrographs visually confirmed the superior microstructural connectivity achieved with epoxy resin, further validating the observed enhancements. These quantitative results offer a robust foundation for tailoring CAM mixture compositions to optimize their suitability for rigorous infrastructure projects in tropical climates

    Altered gut microbiota in individuals with episodic and chronic migraine

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    Abstract Emerging evidence reveals a close association between gut microbiota and human neurological disorders. The present study aimed to assess whether the composition of gut microbiota in participants with episodic migraine (EM) and chronic migraine (CM) was altered in comparison to that of the controls. This study was a cross-sectional, case–control study. The gut microbiota were evaluated by the partial, targeted sequencing of the 16S rRNA V3–V4 region. This study enrolled 42 and 45 participants with EM and CM, respectively, and 43 controls. Alpha and beta diversities revealed no significant difference among the three groups; however, the microbiota composition at the class, order, family, and genus levels differed significantly between EM and the control, CM and the control, and the EM and CM groups. Moreover, higher composition of PAC000195_g was significantly associated with a lower headache frequency among the five genera that exhibited significantly different microbiota composition in EM and CM. Agathobacter revealed a significant negative association with severe headache intensity. The findings of the present study provide evidence of altered gut microbiota in EM and CM. These findings will help in understanding the course and treatment of migraine