Questions related to Mexico
I'm currently writing an essay for a university assignment on whether a, presumably hypothetical, clinical trial is ethically justified. I see that the second of the 4 questions that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) prompts you to answer/think about when defining if a study is a clinical trial is: "Are the participants prospectively assigned* to an intervention**?" (https://grants.nih.gov/ct-decision/index.htm)
The question is then further broken down by explaining that "prospectively assigned" refers to a pre-defined process (e.g. randomisation).
The essay question I have reads as follows: An investigator plans to conduct a clinical trial in remote parts of Brazil and Mexico. The trial involves giving children with suspected cutaneous leishmaniasis (a parasitic infection) a newly developed drug treatment over a 3 week period and then collecting a series of samples from them, including stool samples. What ethical issues does this scenario raise, and are they acceptable?
If a researcher is looking to do a clinical trial on children in the rural parts of Mexico and Brazil, I imagine the sampling method here would come under the non-probability sample method purposive sampling (https://www.scribbr.co.uk/research-methods/sampling/) -- Does this still fit what "prospectively assigned" refers to, even if the subjects for the trial aren't randomly chosen?
Also, I'm guessing that the question Are the participants prospectively assigned to an intervention? in full means to ask, 'Are the participants, that have been selected by a method of sampling, assigned to an intervention treatment for the disease the trial is investigating?'
Sorry that this wasn't written very succinctly, it's my first time asking a question on the website and I've only begun my second year of university, so I'm still coming to understand various terminologies.
In Mexico, as in other latitudes, the measures against COVID-19 have decreased and the governments and health entities of each country have applied their own criteria as a result of what they know and that their population tends to respond epidemiologically speaking. Do you think that the WHO should make the declaration that the pandemic has ended?
Hello, can you help me please?
I'm working with plants, Jatropha curcas especifically, and i need to analyze some genes. The size of these is from 5 kb to 7 kb, and i need to get their nucleotide sequence. There is already a reference genome, but i only want the to sequence fragments of my interest, so i don't think that NGS is a good option.
By the way, i'm from Mexico.
Has anybody done research on the possible relationship between the medieval taedium vitae, and the modern cultural fatigue? I touch upon this issue just passing by in a chapter entitled El ser para la muerte, de mi libro "Historia y Etnografía de la indumentari indígena en México"
I am participating in a conservation project related to the illegal harvesting of species of high commercial value (Granadillo, Tzalam, Hormigo, Mahogany, etc.) in the Mayan Forest on the mexican side.
Illegal logging of high-value species is one of the main threats to forest conservation in southeastern Mexico. It is an ultra-complex subject that surely requires several branches of science to understand. Do any of you know if anyone is actually studying the illegal logging occurring in Mexico's tropical forests?
Thank you all in advance for your answers!
I'm looking for daily precipitation and temperature data during the period 2020-2050 and different RCP (2.6, 4.5 and 8.5). I tried the CORDEX project but, aparently, the server has down. What other options for climate change projection exist for central Mexico? Thanks in advance
I am looking for links of datasets from Latin American countries that can be used in classification tasks in machine learning. Preferably the datasets have been exposed in scientific journals.
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I am looking for links of Mexican datasets that can be used in classification tasks in machine learning. Preferably the datasets have been exposed in scientific journals.
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I am looking for links of Mexican image datasets that can be used in classification tasks in machine learning. Preferably the datasets have been exposed in scientific journals.
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Entomophagy is practiced in various parts of Oaxaca, however, it's history is unclear. While its place in central Mexico is more evident, it has been difficult to find data and information on its practice in Oaxaca, and in particular where chapulines (toasted grasshoppers) might fit. Grateful for any insights.
I am looking for links of audio datasets of indigenous Mexican languages that can be used in classification tasks in machine learning.
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I have just entered the doctoral program in Arts and Design at UNAM (México), and it would help me a lot to have more sources of information to carry out my research and thesis related to Fashion Films. I would thank you a lot.
Hello all Research Gate community,
I would like to share my interest and enthusiasm for contacting with undergraduate women who are thinking in pursue a scientific career. Especially those ones from Latin America, or in general, women interested in S.T.E.M. I am from Mexico, graduated as Biologist, with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, and several years of postdoctoral experience. Now, seeing the perspective of my career path, I realize that, women (and moreover those from under-represented countries) we need to support each other. If you are interested in this project, or if you know undergraduate or early-career ladies that would like to establish a contact, feel free in reaching me.
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Good afternoon, I am currently researching body image in women with breast cancer and I would like to ask where can I get the Hopwood body image scale validated in Mexico or in Spanish? Thank you very much for your support
Hello, i have case study project regarding my question, so anyone from Mexico could help to collect information. Response will be appreciated. in advance thanks.
I'm working on a study of how selection criteria of Tourism have changed considering Pandemic + Vaccination expectation, so propose a new prediction behavioral dynamic model for Riviera Maya (Mexico).
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"Seismic site effects in the central zone of Monterrey Metropolitan Area (northeast Mexico) from a geotechnical multidisciplinary assessment" (Bull Eng Geol Environ (2019) 78:48 )
Red Compartida or Whole Shared Network is a project headed by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) of the Government of the Republic, in coordination with the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT). Its development contemplates the coverage of Magical Towns like Artega, Coahuila.
I am currently working on my M.Sc. thesis assessing the body condition of the Northeast Pacific gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) population. I am using drone photogrammetry in a breeding lagoon in Mexico. My thesis aims to make a photo-identification catalog and for that, we visually compare images of the dorsal region of the whales because each individual has different color patterns and spots, with which we can differentiate between individuals. I don't know if there is software that can facilitate comparisons.
I am currently working on my M.Sc. thesis studying how climate change affects the presence of the gray whale in one of its main breeding areas in Mexico. We have considered temperature, chlorophyll and extent of ice in their feeding areas (Bering Sea, Chukchi and Beaufort) and temperature in migration route and breeding areas. In addition, PDO and ENSO indices.
Should we consider other environmental variables and / or indices, which ones?
I thank in advance for your help and support.
I have been taking your Coursera Classes and reading some of your articles on equivalence testing, and I do not know how to interpret and effect and its corresponding CI, but I do not how to interpret these kind of effects when one can not reject the null in this kind of test. I would appreciate your response and thanks for giving us the chance to learn about this testing.
Greetings from Mexico!
I have seen so many of those strange marks in rocks near my hometown in Mexico, and to me, they look like fossil footprints. However, they could be the product of geological activity. Does somebody have an idea?
Does anyone know where to find data on the costs of fossil fuel extraction (shallow water, deep water oil; natural gas) in Mexico? My co-author and I are looking for data of currently exploited and future sites to evaluate their profitability and asses the fossil fuel policy strategy of the current Mexican government.
I am working on the Food Provision module in Mexico (in schools) and in the process of publishing the results. We're trying to find results from any other countries that have completed this module. Are you, or others working on this module, aware of any publications? Thank you
My investigation is related to measures countries (Mexico for example) have taken focusing on lung cancer prevention, considering sustainable environmental policies.
I'm drafting my PhD research proposal and my main objective is to determine if the different territorial planning instruments in Mexico (NPA, Urban Plan, Ecological & Marine Ordering) have been able to mantain Ecosystem Services, specifically on coasts with high touristic development (Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo and Los Cabos, Baja California Sur).
In federal or descentralized countries with great regional diversity, such as Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and others, should foreign service recruitment policy applies domestic regional representation when choosing new diplomats? If the answer is yes, why? What kind of benefits a regional, state, provincial representation can bring to the country's foreign policy? Does it garantee a domestic equal vision and practice on how the state will or could act in foreign policy?
Which Railway magazines are relvenat in Middle and South America? We want to publish a technical article about vibration reduction measures carried out in Mexico. Who has a recommendation or give us a link to any helpful Information. Thank you.
I have been following your research for years and I would love to expand to Brazil and to contribute using my expertise on older adults in Mexico.
As of June 1, 2020, the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities are in America 112,000, Brazil 36,500, United Kingdom 40,550, Spain 27,000, Italy 34,000, France 29,155, and Mexico 13,000.
India has 256,611 cases but only 7,200 deaths. China has 83,036 cases and only 4,634 deaths.
My Source as of June 8, 2020:
Conozco algunos centros comunitarios que trabajan con este tipo de medicina, y considero que parte de la sabiduría en ciencias de la salud parte de como se tratan las enfermedades actualmente en las comunidades de los pueblos nativos.
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Me encuentro colaborando en un proyecto de Colombia y México para evaluar el estigma y discriminación que se ha generado hacia el COVID-19. Esto para contribuir de manera apremiante en la identificación del rol que el estigma y la discriminación podrían tener en el control de la epidemia por COVID-19 en Colombia y México, y por supuesto dar luces a países con contextos culturales similares. Por lo que agradezco infinitamente si pueden diligenciar y compartir la siguiente encuesta con sus familiares, amigos, colegas y/o conocidos en Colombia y México. El diligenciamiento es de aproximadamente 5 minutos, y cada participación es de gran valor para contribuir con este valioso estudio.
Muchas gracias por el apoyo!
During a recent geological field study with students, we observed a structure (see image attached) and wanted to know what could the structure corresponds to. Based on its morphology and the geological context (Northwestern Oaxaca, Mexico), I assumed it could be a remnant volcanic neck. However, I am a little curious and would like to know more about the features that can make it easier to determine whether a structure is or not a volcanic neck.
We center our concern on the following two questions:
1. How could we recognize a remnant volcanic neck?
2. What features determine if the eroded volcano was placed under deep (or shallow) water or not ?
Thank you very much for your contributions.
Boris Chako Tchamabe
Canada, Mexico and the United States recently signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down prices for biologic drugs by eliminating a patent provision. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been blamed for the loss of millions of US manufacturing jobs. The new deal therefore replace NAFTA, thus creating a new agreement called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The US and Mexico produced more stringent rules on labor rights aimed at reducing Mexico’s low-wage advantage, including verification of labor compliance by independent labor experts. Who stands to benefit most from this new deal and why?
I am working on a project which one country has ten trade partner countries I will take ten time period data, for example, US trade with Canada, China, Mexico and Brazil (US export and also import from partner counties ) my question is How to arrange cross-sectional pooled data in excel..?
Dear professors and researchers from Latin American universities:
I am conducting this research in 4 different metropolises:
Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, and Lima.
If you are concerned about the quality of life and economic growth in one of these cities, would you help me to help you?
Simply enter the link, answer the questions (3 minutes) and spread it among your colleagues, students, family, etc. No personal questions are asked. Total safety, and ethically responsible.
We can make a difference! For all the people who help me to help these cities, I will share the database with 'Fresh Evidence' Thank you!
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Business and Economics Research Center
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He tratado de encontrar una clasificación de canales de corderos de leche y no he podido encontrar nada, quizás por su bajo consumo. Trabajo actualmente con suplementación de ovejas Pelibuey en etapa de lactancia y voy a evaluar la calidad de la carne de sus corderos y me encontré con su trabajo evaluación de corderos en pie y en canal y me surgió esa pregunta.
Eyes are occuping most of the head surface; grouped un two fields on each side of head, in p5 the propodus length about 0.5x of length of remaining articles combined
Quiero obtener una idea del desarrollo y contenido de las Humanidades como orientación etica y filosofica en México.
I am interested in the way governments select urban elements of cities. In Mexico they are usually selected following aesthetic criteria and not functionality
I worked at DIRECTV projects and know many Mexican residents buy their satellite dishes in the U.S. using the address for a friend and then transport the device to Mexico to gain access to American television. I was wondering if that is something your project is touching at all...
My Institution just applied for a patent based on a finding of my group (we are based in Mexico). I want to promote its licensing to some company that might be interested. Has someone done this? is there any good resource for these matters? I do basic Science.
In which configuration would the case of Mexico fall part ?
Which option is most moral?
The long term consequences of the Mexican-American War of 1848 was the annexation of the northern half of Mexico. This (formerly Mexican) land became the states of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California. Today, the people living in these lands enjoy a material existence far superior to those people left in Mexico. So the moral questions we might ponder are:
Had the USA not annexed the northern half of Mexico, would the people of that country be living far better than they do now and would Mexico (twice as large as it is now) be far closer to the USA in military strength and GDP?
If California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona remained part of Mexico, would all the people in those states be living in conditions close to that of the other Mexican people today?
Finally, would both the people of Mexico and those of USA be better off today had the USA annexed the entire Mexican nation in 1848?
Recently, the president of the United States threatened to issue a tariff against Mexico if the government of Mexico doesn't help lower the number of illegal immigrants into the USA from Latin American countries. Do you think a tariff can be an effective government policy to persuade a border country to change their policy? Why or why not? Are there other real-world examples?
Hola, alguien sabe de proyectos que se esten realizando para la produccion de metano a partir de restos de comida en Mexico ???
Why the latin american ornithology comunity isn't that impactful?
I am from Mexico and in my exchange program at Galicia, Spain, I observed that in Europe, there are a lot of scientific ornithology associations. There is even one per country.
I searched for the Mexican Ornithology Society, but I think recently it shut itself down.
Where can I network about ornithological topics in Mexico and Latin America?
What are the main Ornithological Societies in Latin America?
Do they fund PhD projects?
I ´m finishing an article on case study as a convenient method to find the main characteriscs of a public policy. Most literature on methodology I´m using is not in Spanish and when analysing case studies in Mexico I find that most of them have been conducted outside a methodological framework. I need to find examples of case studies that followed a rigurous methogology recommended for case studies. I would be grateful if you could share articles titles and full texts with me. Thanks.
I have a reference:
Primer registro de Panthera leo atrox (Felidae, Mammalia) en el Pleistoceno de Hidalgo, centro de México. VIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología. XIII Congreso Mexicano de Paleontología. 23-27 septíembre 2013. Guanajuato, Méxíco.
Is it correct?
I am trying to calibrate a hydrologic model for a large watershed in central Mexico(Lerma). I found several stream gages in the watershed, but hourly streamflow data from the gages is not consistently available till 2018. Also, I haven't been able to find any historical rainfall data. To collaborate my model, I need both rainfall & runoff data.
Can someone suggest any source to download rainfall and runoff data for the central Mexico-Conauga?
I would truly appreciate any help.
We are professors at UAM (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana) in Mexico and we do research in Software Engineering. We ask you for help in our current research project. It would be very valuable to us. We would like you to answer a short questionnaire (anonymously) taking about 5 to 10 minutes. The link to the questionare is
https://goo.gl/forms/RUjWktXaulPx0vet1 Wishing so much that you have the availability to collaborate in this study, we send you warm greetings from Mexico. Sincerely Dr. María Gómez, Dr. Jorge Cervantes and Dr. Abel García.
We are conducting a research on DMSS (Decision-Making Support Systems) tools for supporting IT Service Management tasks. With this aim, we are asking voluntary international evaluators (remotely connected via RDP to our server) for 3 DMSS tools (prototypes). If interest, please contact us on or before Jan.31.2019.Sincerely, Lead Research Team Prof. Manuel Mora PS We have co-edited a book on these themes recently for Springer:https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642399275
Prof. Dr. José Manuel Mora Tavarez / Depto. de Sistemas de Información Centro de Ciencias Básicas / Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes / Ave. Universidad 940 / Aguascalientes, AGS. México 20131 / Email: email@example.com
I acknowledge the fact that Mexico is not your traditional case of insurgency, but there are some factors to consider in this sense: the violence towards the Mexican government, police forces and citizens added up with the fact that the country is being ripped of economically (plus the considerable amount of time Mexico spent fighting cartels) by TCOs. I'm looking for help to narrow down my research puzzle as much as possible and correlate it with appropriate data/evidence. For example, would you analyse state's performative power in relation with TCOs activity? Any help appreciated.
Bario is famous for its rice. However, one of Bario’s hidden treasures is its salt, made from salt spring but sold in very little quantities at the local marketplace that its existence is not commonly known outside of Miri, even for the Sarawakians.
From a geological prospective, the more intriguing question is - where is the origin of the salt? The Late Charles Hutchison had suggested an evaporate origin but I believe so far there is no detail scientific investigation has been conducted on the mineral and isotopic composition of the salt, nor the brine that may have geological and climatic implications and shed some light on the tectonic evolution of the complex Sarawak hinterland.
Therefore, it would be greatly appreciated if friends and colleagues in RG can share some thoughts on the subject, or point to any publication available for references of other altiplano or highland salts found in Latin America’s Bolivia, Mexico or in Tibet.
I am making a description of a fishery of poecilids from estuarine systems of Guatemala, specifically Poecilia butleri. I would like to know if in any other part of the world, poecilids are captured for human consumption. There is a capture of poecilidae in Mexico for aquarium food, it is the only one I know.
I have seen in the last decades in Latin America, that countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Colombia, have move to try to organize national systems of research, in which the classification of research groups as well of researchers, is officially made in a periodical way. E.g. in Colombia, research groups, after criteria-based measurement (based mainly in article and other products historic and recent performance), classifies them in four levels: A1 (highest recognition), A, B and C. Also researchers as: junior, associate and senior (highest recognition). Then, my question is in which other countries, a national science agency classifies and certifies the research groups and researchers officially?
Recent results (2017) of classification of research groups and researchers in Colombia by the national agency Colciencias (in Spanish):
Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
Research Group Public Health and Infection A1,
Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira,
I live in Guadalajara, Mexico, where more than 55% of the professionals do not work in what they studied, nor studied what was really their dream.
We really have little support for this, which translates into low self-esteem and hopelessness, as well as low labor productivity.
What is being done in your countries to attend this, if happen?
Suppose a survey is done in which a participant indicates their name and gender, the countries to which they have traveled, and their rating of each. Suppose the Excel file has data looking like this (the commas indicating a separate column value and each line break being a different row):
Joe Smith, M, Germany, Above Average
Joe Smith, M, Italy, Excellent
Joe Smith, M, Australia, Average
Jane Jones, F, Canada, Below Average
Jack Green, M, USA, Below Average
Jack Green, M, Mexico, Excellent
Jack Green, M, Brazil, Above Average
Jack Green, M, Austria, Excellent
Jack Green, M, Switzerland, Average
Megan Brown, F, Ireland, Below Average
Megan Brown, F, Ukraine, Above Average
In order to do my analysis, I need each so that each row reflects the data of one person, looking like this:
Joe Smith, M, Germany, Above Average, Italy, Excellent, Australia, Average,
Jane Jones, F, Canada, Below Average
With a small data set like this, I can simply manually do it. However, this dataset has about 5000 rows with about 400 names, some with one row to their name and others with upwards of 5 to 6. This would take many hours to do.
My question is this: Is there a shortcut way where I can merge rows based on a value (like name)?
Why in México don’t exist an institutional gate for construct a way were the anthropology of engagement build an epistemological bridge whit public policies… considering that in countries of south America like Ecuador, the paradigm of applied anthropology exist at private universities.
I am studying the K/T contact in eastern Mexico and have found several locations, but I would also like to know where the iridium spike is located at each location. Do I need to sample at a fine interval and send these samples to a lab, or is there an easy and affordable iridium detector that can be taken to the field, similar to a hand held gamma ray detector?
Quezacoalt God promised to come back, bringing the red color to the Aztecs, which mean they didn't had bright red colorant. Hernan Cortes, who conquered Mexico, was born in Medellin, Extremadura, a zone where cochineals were raised, in order to do "kermes", the Arabic colorant for royal Spanish family (so Joaquin Cortez did not brought cochineal from America). As a matter of a fact, cochineal was even more valuable than gold in Europe, and did not showed off as much as gold: a brown almost dead insect thing you had to squash to get a bright red colorant. Spanish King didn't trust much Joaquin Cortez so he just allowed him 250 men to conquer an unknown territory. As far nobody believed in his project, imitating Hollanders, to raise cochineal in new territories, Cortez was rewarded the worst and sicker sailor men. Can you imagine those sick and feeble Europeans, in unknown Central America jungles, meeting an Aztec warrior and squashing with fingers a cochineal in front of his eyes, making the holy Quezacoalt color to happen? That's why Barbary (North-Africa) fig isn't called Chiapas fig, in despite of the roman-looking Aztec fresco describing an eagle on prickly pears. On the top of it, Spanish could pretend Indians were so stupid they were unable to squash a cochineal to get the bright red color and were stupidly waiting for Quezacoalt to bring it.
Are you interested in joining our Juglandaceae-network?
We are working on global biogeography and conservation of the relict tree family Juglandaceae. However, the distribution and status knowledge of many species of Meso- and South America are not well known.
We are searching therefore for local experts of Oreomunnea mexicana. According to our knowledge, the species is present in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The indications from Colombia need revision. Please see the attached schematic map with known distribution (administrative units & countries).
Any information, maps, publications, reports, personal observations, etc. from your region are interesting for us.
We know an earthquake is severe when it has a high magnitude number. The 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City was an 8.
In 2011, Japan was hit by a devastating magnitude nine earthquake which caused widespread liquefaction. The energy created by an earthquake starts to rock and jostle the layers of sediment and the structure suddenly collapses. This sudden collapse forces the grains of sand to push up against each other, which puts pressure on the water molecules surrounding the soil. To add to this, vibrations from the ground force the sand grains to keep moving around and around.
The combination of these two forces creates an effect similar to a sink hole - and the liquefied ground starts to swallow up anything that lies on top of it. Areas with a high water to soil ratio near coastlines, harbours and rivers were most affected by the phenomenon.