Astrid Bergmann

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This article describes our conceivability of a software platform, which should facilitate collaboration, coordination and communication within virtual-networked cooperations in the context of civil and building engineering projects. These cooperations are characterized by highly dynamic structures and complex heterogeneities, frequently leading to problems(More)
We present a new approach to regulating traffic related pollution in urban environments by utilising hybrid vehicles. We give a number of different strategies and some variants of how to achieve this. The efficacy of our approach is exemplified both by the construction of a proof of concept vehicle and by extensive simulations. Within the context of(More)
Preeclampsia (PE) is characterized by widespread endothelial damage with hypertension, proteinuria, glomeruloendotheliosis and elevated soluble Flt-1 (sFlt-1), a natural occurring antagonist of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Cancer patients receiving anti-VEGF therapy exhibit similar symptoms. We suggested that a decrease in circulating sFlt-1(More)
Proneurotensin/neuromedin N (pro NT/NMN) is the common precursor of two biologically active peptides, neurotensin (NT) and neuromedin N (NMN). We have established antibodies against peptide sequences of the NT/NMN precursor and developed a sandwich immunoassay for the detection of pro NT/NMN immunoreactivity in human circulation. Endogenous pro NT/NMN(More)
In this report, we describe a newly developed sandwich immunoassay using antibodies against the proenkephalin A 119-159 peptide (PENK A 119-159). PENK A 119-159 immunoreactivity was detectable in the circulation of human blood donors and in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients without a neurologic disorder. The concentration was about 100 times higher in(More)
Integrated access to the many heterogeneous and distributed sources of Geo data is an important precondition in order to facilitate the investigation of global processes like temporal development of ecosystems. The object oriented paleoecological information system OPALIS aims to support interoperability of various data sources. While retaining the(More)
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