Benjamin Berger

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1. Electrically evoked release of [3H]-noradrenaline ([3H]-NA) or [3H]-5-hydroxytryptamine ([3H]-5-HT) in slices of human and the rat neocortex was used to characterize presynaptic opioid receptors. 2. Release of [3H]-NA in rat neocortical slices was reduced only by the mu-receptor agonist DAMGO (pIC50: 7.27, CI95: [7.22, 7.32]; Imax: 77.6+/-1.6%;(More)
Augmenting probabilities to conditional logic yields an expressive mechanism for representing uncertainty. The principle of optimum entropy allows one to reason in probabilistic logic in an information-theoretic optimal way by completing the given information as unbiasedly as possible. In this paper, we introduce the MECoRe system that realises the core(More)
Keywords: Spectral geometry processing Vector bundles Computational topology Laplace operator Finite elements a b s t r a c t Computing the spectral decomposition of the Laplace–Beltrami operator on a manifold M has proven useful for applications such as shape retrieval and geometry processing. The standard operator acts on scalar functions which can be(More)
Designing soft robots is difficult, time-consuming, and non-intuitive. Soft robot design faces two main challenges: structure and control. This research uses generative encodings to grow structures and a vibrational mechanism to control locomotion. In this paper, we demonstrate the ability to successfully evolve soft robots that can move when vibrated. Soft(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Activity of human cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) shows high inter-and intra-individual variability, which is determined by genetic and non-genetic factors. Using a combination of CYP-specific probe drugs, phenotyping cocktails allow simultaneous assessment of the activity of different CYP isoforms. The objective of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is usually done under steady-state conditions, when proteins (e.g., immunoglobulins) reach diffusion equilibrium between blood and CSF. However, little data has been published on CSF analysis under non-steady-state conditions after therapeutic apheresis. By reducing serum proteins (e.g., immunoglobulins),(More)
This publication is a contribution to basic research in image comparison using eigenvalue spectra as features. The differential-geometric approach of eigenvalue spectrum based descriptors is naturally applicable to shape data, but so far little work has been done to transfer it to the setting of image data painted on a rectangle or general curved surface.(More)
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