Bernd Schweizer

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Medical investigations targeting a quantitative analysis of the position emission tomography (PET) images require the incorporation of additional knowledge about the photon attenuation distribution in the patient. Today, energy range adapted attenuation maps derived from computer tomography (CT) scans are used to effectively compensate for image quality(More)
Deformation of the bone matrix by mechanical strain causes fluid shifts within the osteocytic canaliculi which affect osteocytic cell metabolism. We applied low fluid shear (1 - 63 micro Pa for 10 - 48 h) to human osteoblastic cells (HOB) in vitro to study its impact on cell proliferation and differentiated functions. Proteins involved in translating the(More)
The clinical course and laboratory findings of a patient with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia due to anti-phospholipid antibodies and secondary to a systemic lupus erythematosus-like syndrome are described. IgG and IgM with anti-phospholipid activity coexisted in both sera and acid eluates prepared from the patient's red cells, as demonstrated by ELISA using(More)
Following the interest generated by two previous blind tests of crystal structure prediction (CSP1999 and CSP2001), a third such collaborative project (CSP2004) was hosted by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. A range of methodologies used in searching for and ranking the likelihood of predicted crystal structures is represented amongst the 18(More)
A collaborative workshop was held in May 1999 at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre to test how well currently available methods of crystal structure prediction perform when given only the atomic connectivity for an organic compound. A blind test was conducted on a selection of four compounds and a wide range of methodologies representing, the(More)
The first collaborative workshop on crystal structure prediction (CSP1999) has been followed by a second workshop (CSP2001) held at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. The 17 participants were given only the chemical diagram for three organic molecules and were invited to test their prediction programs within a range of named common space groups.(More)
Three-dimensional dosimetry based on quantitative SPECT/CT has potential advantages over planar approaches, but may be impractical due to acquisition durations. We combine one SPECT/CT with improved quantification of multiple planar scintigraphies to shorten acquisitions. A hybrid 2-D/3-D quantification technique is proposed, using SPECT/CT information for(More)
We report on the organization and outcome of the fourth blind test of crystal structure prediction, an international collaborative project organized to evaluate the present state in computational methods of predicting the crystal structures of small organic molecules. There were 14 research groups which took part, using a variety of methods to generate and(More)
Quantitative SPECT imaging of In is of growing importance in nuclear medicine applications like patient-specific radionuclide dosimetry. In this study, the quality of a Monte-Carlo based model of the imaging chain from nuclear decay to detection in a gamma camera is investigated. Important characteristics like the camera point spread function (PSF), the(More)
The formation of a sulfuranyl radical intermediate followed by methyl transfer to the nickel(I) center of coenzyme F430 and generation of the disulfide has been proposed as a possible mechanism for the formation of methane catalyzed by methyl coenzyme M reductase in methanogenic archaea. In order to test this hypothesis, a sterically shielded, bifunctional(More)