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 Beta Carotene
Beta carotene is plentiful in vegetables and fruits, and is beneficial in this form.
The problem is partly the smoking, partly the beta carotene, and partly the oxygen-rich environment of the lungs.
Beta carotene is oxidized as it inactivates the free radicals from cigarette smoke, and its antioxidant capacity is "used up." In the process, it can turn into a pro-oxidant or form oxidized by-products, particularly if adequate amounts of vitamins C and E aren't present.
www.berkeleywellness.com /html/ds/dsBetaCarotene.php   (979 words)

 Beta (letter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beta (uppercase Β, lowercase β) is the second letter of the Greek alphabet.
It was derived from the Phoenician letter Beth
Beta should not be confused with the German ligature eszett (ß), which closely resembles the lower case letter beta but is otherwise unrelated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beta_(letter)   (194 words)

 Beta particle Summary
Beta particles are produced within the atomic nucleus when a neutron decays to produce an electron, a proton, and a neutrino.
Beta particles are high-energy electrons or positrons emitted by certain types of radioactive nuclei such as potassium-40.
Beta particles are also used in quality control to test the thickness of an item coming through a machine (paper coming through a roller being the most notable example).
www.bookrags.com /Beta_particle   (1530 words)

 Pi Beta Phi Fraternity For Women
The Badge The badge of I.C. Sorosis was decided upon by the Founders in 1867, and consisted of a golden arrow with the letters IC on its wings.
The pistil is the spirit and the stamens are ideals of Pi Beta Phi.
The pledge pin is an arrowhead of Roman gold mounted with the Greek letter B (Beta) in burnished gold.
www.pibetaphi.org /aboutus/symbols.html   (552 words)

 beta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Beta releases are generally made to a group of lucky (or unlucky) trusted customers.
beta is a series of one night events investigating and exposing art in a social format.
beta 2.0 On the 9th of may 2005 Bergens most interesting theatre, BIT Teatergarasjen hosted a wide range of artists lurking behind or emerging from cables, connections and peculiar systems.
beta.bek.no   (324 words)

 ReliaSoft's Reliability Edge: A High Value of Beta is Not Necessarily Cause for Concern
Values of beta less than 1 indicate that the failure rate is decreasing with time and are commonly associated with "infantile failures" or failures that occur at a relatively early time due to egregious flaws.
Values of beta approximately equal to 1 indicate a failure rate that does not vary over time and are associated with failures of a random nature.
Values of beta greater than 1 indicate that the failure rate is increasing with time and are associated with failures related to mechanical wearout modes.
www.reliasoft.com /newsletter/1q2001/beta.htm   (923 words)

 The National Beta Club - Membership
The letter "B" on an ebony background surrounded by a border of gold is the most prominent feature of the emblem.
Above the letter "B" on the emblem there appear three stars, which represent the spiritual side of human life in the specific traits of altruism, honesty, and courage.
The wearer of the Beta Club emblem accepts the challenge of the world to contribute to the progress of mankind towards perfection by striving to live up to the ideals which are represented by the Beta Club emblem.
www.betaclub.org /whoweare/emblem.html   (440 words)

 Interloping Scripts
The real justification for their disjunction, where other letters have been borrowed into the IPA from Greek, is that they are not limited to phonetic usage; they have been adopted in the widely used, and largely IPA-based, Practical Orthography of African languages.
The mathematical typesetting of Greek letters in an overall Latin context has developed its own tradition, which Haralambous (§2) spends a little time discussing; it includes the obligatory italicising of Greek, and the preference for closed phi and theta, and distinctive glyphs for alpha and gamma.
This is resolved for Latin mathematical letters in a Latin context by the use of italics—or of plenty of indentation.
www.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/unicode/unicode_interloping.html   (3326 words)

 CBER Approval Letter, Agalsidase beta, Fabrazyme, Genzyme Corp
Agalsidase beta is indicated for use in patients with Fabry disease to reduce globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) deposition in capillary endothelium of the kidney and certain other cell types.
You are not currently required to submit samples of future lots of Agalsidase beta to the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) for release by the Director, CBER, under 21 CFR 610.2.
As requested in your letter of June 23, 2000, marketing approval of this product is granted under the accelerated approval of biological products regulations, 21 CFR 601.40-46.
www.fda.gov /cder/foi/appletter/2003/agalgen042403L.htm   (1235 words)

However, the system's trademark punningly incorporated the Greek letter Beta.
Compared with VHS, the size of the cassette is smaller and is widely said to have a better picture quality than VHS.
Beta based videotape, however, became the most widely used professional recording format by television stations until it was surpassed by digital media at the end of the 1990s.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/be/Betamax.html   (110 words)

 AEGiS-BETA: Letter From The Editor: We've Come a Long Way… Haven't We? - Winter, 2001
Whatever the case may be, the very name "BETA" is an anachronism, hearkening back to the clinic of the early days of the epidemic.
When the first issue of BETA appeared fourteen years ago, any conceivable treatment for HIV infection was experimental, so the Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS was an entirely relevant, non-ironic name.
Published in June 1988, the first issue of BETA consisted of a single, six-page article entitled and concerning "AZT." At that time AZT had received limited approval for use in people with AIDS and severe ARC, or AIDS-related complex, a diagnosis no longer in popular use that involved clinical manifestations of immune impairment.
www.aegis.com /pubs/beta/2001/BE010101.html   (757 words)

 Windows Vista Betas
When a beta becomes available to the general public it is often widely used by the technologically savvy and those familiar with previous versions as though it were the finished product.
It noted that Gmail and Google News, for example, had been in beta for a long period of time and were not expected to drop the beta status despite the fact that they were widely used; however, Google News did leave beta in January 2006.
As the second major stage in the development cycle, following the alpha stage, it is named after the Greek letter beta, the second letter in the Greek alphabet.
www.windows-vista-update.com /Windows_Vista_betas.html   (517 words)

 :: Healthline Aerosol Medicine -- Ref List Beta Agonists ::
Beta 2-adrenoceptor agonist-mediated inhibition of human airway smooth muscle cell proliferation: importance of the duration of beta 2-adrenoceptor stimulation.
Ineffectiveness of intravenous beta 2-agonists on improving exercise tolerance in patients with reversible chronic airway obstruction.
Effects of nebulized beta 2-adrenergic agonists on pulmonary mechanics in anesthetized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
www.healthlinemed.com /ref-beta-agonists.htm   (1913 words)

 The Camelot Herald
A: Well, if you are an open beta tester (and you can tell because you did NOT get a copy of the NDA with your CD), your account is not active until Monday.
If you are not an open beta tester (and you can tell because you DID get a copy of the NDA, which incidentally, we’re still under), then please try all of your possible log in names/passwords before you contact us.
Beta accounts were limited to one a customer, and I deleted your duplicate entries before the drawings were held.
www.camelotherald.com /more/594.php   (691 words)

 Beta (letter)
GreeklettersBetabetasecond2Bethbeththe Roman B and the Cyrillic letters Be and Ve
Beta should not be confused with esszet (ß), a similar-looking but unrelated letter in German language orthography.
The Modern Greek name of the letter is IPA/ˈviˑta/.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Beta_(letter)   (174 words)

 Pi Phi Symbols
At the 1890 convention the wine carnation was adopted as the official flower of Pi Beta Phi.
The badge of I.C. Sorosis was chosen by the founders in 1867, and consisted of a golden arrow with the letters IC on its wings.
The angel is the unofficial symbol of Pi Beta Phi.
www.greek.villanova.edu /pibetaphi/symbols.html   (295 words)

 Software release life cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the first major stage in the release lifecycle, it is named after the Greek letter alpha, the first letter in the Greek alphabet.
As the second major stage in the release lifecycle, following the alpha stage, it is named after the Greek letter beta, the second letter in the Greek alphabet.
Developers release either a closed beta or an open beta; closed beta versions are released to a select group of individuals for a user test, while open betas are to a larger community group, usually the general public.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Development_stage   (1974 words)

 Pi Beta Phi: DePauw University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The coat of arms of Pi Beta Phi is derived from those of the Brownlee family.
The coat-of-arms of Pi Beta Phi was inspired by the Brownlee family crest.
The pledge pin is a gold arrowhead with the Greek letter B (Beta).
www.depauw.edu /student/greek/piphi/history.htm   (787 words)

 Violative Advertising and Promotional Labeling Letter - Interferon beta-1a, Avonex (Biogen Inc)
In a Dear Patient letter you stated, “…24% of people treated with Rebif developed neutralizing antibodies, antibodies your body produces that reduce the long-term effectiveness of therapy.” There is no evidence to support this statement.
However, neither the exacerbation data nor the MRI outcomes at one year suggest that the advantages of Rebif observed at 6 months were reversing.
This letter is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of deficiencies associated with your promotion of the above product.
www.fda.gov /cder/biologics/adpromo/ifnbbio050902.htm   (1066 words)

 Baylor Pi Beta Phi History and Heritage
Pi Beta Phi was the first national secret college society of women to be modeled after the Greek-letter fraternities of men.
The greek motto Pi Beta Phi replaced I.C. Sorosis at the convention in 1882.
The badge of I.C. Sorosis was decided upon by the Founders in 1867, and consisted of a golden arrow with the letters IC on its wings.
www3.baylor.edu /pibetaphi/history.html   (804 words)

 World of Warcraft - Planet Warcraft
Even though the beta has not been optimized for all computers, I found that my Pentium 4, 2.6 gHz, with 512 RAM, and a Geforce 3, was able to run the game at medium level detail as smooth as silk.
However, a co-worker who was testing the beta as well, experienced slightly more lag with the exact same PC except with 256 RAM.
Blizzard's quest system in the beta is incomplete and yet even as it is, still rivals that of most completed and released MMOs.
www.planetwarcraft.com /wow/features/articles/beta.shtml   (1550 words)

 About Us
The Washington Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi was founded at Washington State College on July 6, 1912.
She was initiated into Pi Beta Phi here at Washington Beta on December 13, 1930.
As members of the Washington Beta chapter, we strive to live by the values of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity.
cub.wsu.edu /pibetaphi/about.htm   (711 words)

 Got Beta Letter from Microsoft! - Flexbeta
Then I visit beta place, login and there are still nothing to do with it--i think we all got the same.
Hey guys, when you get a beta testers ID you get accepted into the program it doesnt mean you have been accepted into a beta program.
In their beta help files it says that they will contact you when a beta program best suited for you is availible.
www.flexbeta.net /forums/index.php?act=findpost&pid=46941   (383 words)

 Statistics Explained   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Statisticians use the Greek letter beta to indicate the probability of failing to reject the hypothesis tested when that hypothesis is false and a specific alternative hypothesis is true.
For a given test, the value of beta is determined by the previously elected value of alpha, certain features of the statistic that is being calculated (particularly the sample size) and the specific alternative hypothesis that is being entertained.
While it is possible to carry out a statistical test without entertaining a specific alternative hypothesis, neither beta nor power can be calculated if there is no specific alternative hypothesis.
www.sysurvey.com /tips/statistics/beta.htm   (130 words)

 Greek Script
Versions of epsilon that look like other letters: the top two can easily be taken for sigma and the bottom two may be mistaken for alpha, although the one on the right is unmistakable once you know that the downward stroke is part of the letter.
Ligatured lambda, the stroke from the previous letter moving straight across then down to form the left leg, to which is added the right leg by lifting the pen.
Typical psi, not quite like the printed letter (the cross is straight rather than curved), but easily identified as long as the letter is not damaged or faded.
www.columbia.edu /~rcc20/papyrus/script.html   (1981 words)

 Sigma Beta Delta
The Sigma Beta Delta insignia is embroidered on the right breast, and the word “Honors” appears on the left.
Please note that you must be a Sigma Beta Delta member to purchased the following items.
Membership will be confirmed through Sigma Beta Delta's Central Office's database, and purchases will be voided if purchaser is not a member of the Honor Society.
www.sigmabetadelta.org /sbdmerchandise.htm   (442 words)

 Beta Codes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
For the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae project of the University of California at Irvine, a method for representing Greek characters in ASCII was devised, called Beta Codes.
Most of the Greek letters are represented by their Roman phonetic equivalents, except for eta (H), theta (Q), xi (C), psi (Y), omega (W), and Digamma (V), which are represented by a Roman letter that is similar in appearance to the Greek letter.
For purposes of writing numbers, the standard Beta Code is extended with lower and upper primes (written <>), qoppa (written @) and sampi (written #); for example the Greek numerals for 2,996 are written `'.
www.cs.utk.edu /~mclennan/OM/Beta-codes.html   (316 words)

 The Greek Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Besides this word, direct evidence for beta comes from a fragment of Attic comedy where it is said that the voice of the sheep is BH-BH.
The name of the letter is pronounced “lamtha” ([b] is eliminated because it is difficult to pronounce it between [m] and [th]).
Now, there are three letters for [i] in the alphabet (eta, iota, and upsilon), pronounced identically, and two letters for [o] (omicron and omega), also pronounced identically.
www.cogsci.indiana.edu /farg/harry/lan/grkphon.htm   (3989 words)

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