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  1. Asymptotic Symmetries in the BV-BFV Formalism 

    Rejzner, Kasia; Schiavina, Michele (2021)
    Communications in Mathematical Physics
    We show how to derive asymptotic charges for field theories on manifolds with “asymptotic” boundary, using the BV-BFV formalism. We also prove that the conservation of said charges follows naturally from the vanishing of the BFV boundary action, and show how this construction generalises Noether’s procedure. Using the BV-BFV viewpoint, we resolve the controversy present in the literature, regarding the status of large gauge transformation ...
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  2. A Comodulation Analysis of Atmospheric Energy Injection into the Ground Motion at InSight, Mars 

    Charalambous, Constantinos; Stott, Alexander E.; Pike, Tom; et al. (2021)
    Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets
    Seismic observations involve signals that can be easily masked by noise injection. For the NASA Mars lander InSight, the atmosphere is a significant noise contributor, impeding the identification of seismic events for two thirds of a Martian day. While the noise is below that seen at even the quietest sites on Earth, the amplitude of seismic signals on Mars is also considerably lower, requiring an understanding and quantification of ...
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  3. Three-dimensional preoperative planning in the weight-bearing state: validation and clinical evaluation 

    Roth, Tabitha; Carrillo, Fabio; Wieczorek, Matthias; et al. (2021)
    Insights into Imaging
    Objectives 3D preoperative planning of lower limb osteotomies has become increasingly important in light of modern surgical technologies. However, 3D models are usually reconstructed from Computed Tomography data acquired in a non-weight-bearing posture and thus neglecting the positional variations introduced by weight-bearing. We developed a registration and planning pipeline that allows for 3D preoperative planning and subsequent 3D ...
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  4. Impact of Immunoablation and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT) on Treatment Cost of Multiple Sclerosis: Real-World Nationwide Study 

    Orlewska K.; Bogusz K.; Podlecka-Piętowska A.; et al. (2021)
    Value in Health Regional Issues
    Objectives: To provide real-world data on the impact of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) on treatment costs of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Poland. Methods: Medical data of 105 patients who underwent AHSCT in the years 2011 to 2016 were obtained from the National Health Fund (NHF) database. Treatment costs were calculated from the public payer's perspective per patient-year for the total available ...
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  5. Analytical solution of the SIR-model for the temporal evolution of epidemics: part B. Semi-time case 

    Schlickeiser, R; Kröger, Martin (2021)
    Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
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  6. Enhancing Creative Redesign through Multi-Modal Design Heuristics for Additive Manufacturing 

    Bloesch-Paidosh, Alexandra; Shea, Kristina (2021)
    Journal of Mechanical Design
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  7. CD169<sup>+</sup> lymph node macrophages have protective functions in mouse breast cancer metastasis 

    Tacconi C.; Commerford C.D.; Dieterich L.C.; et al. (2021)
    Cell Reports
    Although the contribution of macrophages to metastasis is widely studied in primary tumors, the involvement of macrophages in tumor-draining lymph nodes (LNs) in this process is less clear. We find CD169 macrophages as the predominant macrophage subtype in naive LNs, which undergo proliferative expansion in response to tumor stimuli. CD169 LN macrophage depletion, using an anti-CSF-1R antibody or clodronate-loaded liposomes, leads to ...
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  8. The urban heat island mitigation potential of vegetation depends on local surface type and shade 

    Tan, Jonathan K.N.; Belcher, Richard N.; Tan, Hugh T.W.; et al. (2021)
    Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
    Urban areas face multiple environmental challenges that interact with climate change, including the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Plants can be a nature-based solution for UHI-effect mitigation, alongside various artificial materials, but their performance is only commonly compared to concrete or asphalt. Given shade's ubiquity in the urban environment, it also has a strong potential to interact with and change urban spaces' thermal ...
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  9. A unique period of bimodal volcanism at 130–110 Ma in the northern Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone: Evidence for an extensional setting 

    Rahimzadeh, Bahman; Mahmoudi, Shahryar; Corfu, Fernando; et al. (2021)
    The Sanandaj-Sirjan metamorphic-magmatic Zone (SaSZ) represents the Mesozoic active continental margin of the Neotethys Ocean between the Arabian plate and the Iranian plateau. The zone evolved at the margin of ancient Ediacaran basement, as documented in this paper with an age of 557 Ma for a trondhjemite. The Mesozoic activity of the SaSZ was most intense with sedimentation and magmatism in the Jurassic between 170 and 150 Ma, but this ...
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  10. Towards a circular plastics economy: Interacting barriers and contested solutions for flexible packaging recycling 

    Bening, Catharina R.; Pruess, Jakob T.; Blum, Nicola U. (2021)
    Journal of Cleaner Production
    The concept of a Circular Economy (CE) stands out as a holistic approach to mitigate the detrimental effects of traditionally linear economies. However, the transition towards circular systems of production and consumption does not happen automatically. While barriers are often analyzed in isolation and assumed to be equally relevant in an industry, this article focuses on the interrelation of regulatory with other barriers and explores ...
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  11. Long-term evolution and short-term adaptation of microbiota strains and sub-strains in mice 

    Yilmaz, Bahtiyar; Mooser, Catherine; Keller, Irene; et al. (2021)
    Cell Host & Microbe
    Isobiotic mice, with an identical stable microbiota composition, potentially allow models of host-microbial mutualism to be studied over time and between different laboratories. To understand microbiota evolution in these models, we carried out a 6-year experiment in mice colonized with 12 representative taxa. Increased non-synonymous to synonymous mutation rates indicate positive selection in multiple taxa, particularly for genes annotated ...
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  12. An Ensemble of Hyperdimensional Classifiers: Hardware-Friendly Short-Latency Seizure Detection with Automatic iEEG Electrode Selection 

    Burrello, Alessio; Benatti, Simone; Schindler, Kaspar; et al. (2021)
    IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
    We propose a new algorithm for detecting epileptic seizures. Our algorithm first extracts three features, namely mean amplitude, line length, and local binary patterns that are fed to an ensemble of classifiers using hyperdimensional (HD) computing. These features are embedded into prototype vectors representing ictal (during seizures) and interictal (between seizures) brain states are constructed. These vectors can be computed at different ...
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  13. Fine tuning laser focus for improved reproducibility of U–Pb isotope analysis by LA-ICP-MS 

    Huang, Hui-Qing; Guillong, Marcel; Hu, Yi; et al. (2021)
    Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
    Several reference zircons, titanite, rutile and NIST 610 glass were analyzed to evaluate a previously underappreciated source of error in U–Pb isotope determination associated with laser focus. We show that a variation of >30 μm in laser focus can occur for both manual and automatic focusing during routine operation. Using two independent laboratories with different LA systems but using similar laser parameters (a laser fluence of 2 J ...
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  14. The dynamics of stochastic mono-molecular reaction systems in stochastic environments 

    Cappelletti, Daniele; Majumder, Abhishek P.; Wiuf, Carsten (2021)
    Stochastic Processes and their Applications
    We study the stochastic dynamics of a system of interacting species in a stochastic environment by means of a continuous-time Markov chain with transition rates depending on the state of the environment. Models of gene regulation in systems biology take this form. We characterise the finite-time distribution of the Markov chain, provide conditions for ergodicity, and characterise the stationary distribution (when it exists) as a mixture ...
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  15. Citizen preferences on private-public co-regulation in environmental governance: Evidence from Switzerland 

    Kolcava, Dennis; Rudolph, Lukas; Bernauer, Thomas (2021)
    Global Environmental Change
    Environmental policy is touching on ever more aspects of corporate and individual behavior, and there is much debate over what combinations of top-down (government-imposed) and bottom-up (voluntary private sector) measures to use. In democratic societies, citizens’ preferences over such combinations are crucial because they shape the political mandates based on which policymakers act. We argue that policy designs that involve private-public ...
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  16. Preventing Agglomeration of CuO-Based Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Applications 

    Imtiaz, Qasim; Armutlulu, Andac; Donat, Felix; et al. (2021)
    ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
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  17. Identifying Opportunities to Promote Systems Thinking in Catalysis Education 

    Ravi, Manoj; Puente Urbina, Allen Arturo; van Bokhoven, Jeroen A. (2021)
    Journal of Chemical Education
    While several engineering and science disciplines, including biology and environmental science, have greatly benefited from adopting a systems thinking approach, its extension to chemistry education is a much more recent advancement. The initial body of literature in this direction has largely surveyed the feasibility for systems thinking in general chemistry courses. Herein, we go a step further to explore the possibilities that systems ...
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  18. COUNTDOWN: A Run-Time Library for Performance-Neutral Energy Saving in MPI Applications 

    Cesarini, Daniele; Bartolini, Andrea; Bonfà, Pietro; et al. (2021)
    IEEE Transactions on Computers
    Power and energy consumption are becoming key challenges for the supercomputers’ exascale race. HPC systems’ processors waist active power during communication and synchronization among the MPI processes in large-scale HPC applications. However, due to the time scale at which communication happens, transitioning into low-power states while waiting for the completion of each communication may introduce unacceptable overhead. In this article, ...
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  19. Using process mining to improve productivity in make-to-stock manufacturing 

    Lorenz, Rafael; Senoner, Julian; Sihn, Wilfried; et al. (2021)
    International Journal of Production Research
    This paper proposes a data-driven procedure to improve productivity in make-to-stock manufacturing. By leveraging recent developments in information systems research, the paper addresses manufacturing systems with high process complexity and variety. Specifically, the proposed procedure draws upon process mining to dynamically map and analyse manufacturing processes in an automated manner. This way, manufacturers can leverage data to ...
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  20. The role of oxytocin in delay of gratification and flexibility in non-social decision making 

    Kapetaniou, Georgia E.; Reinhard, Matthias A.; Christian, Patricia; et al. (2021)
    Oxytocin is well-known for its impact on social cognition. This specificity for the social domain, however, has been challenged by findings suggesting a domain-general allostatic function for oxytocin by promoting future-oriented and flexible behavior. In this pre-registered study, we tested the hypothesized domain-general function of oxytocin by assessing the impact of intranasal oxytocin (24 IU) on core aspects of human social (inequity ...
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