Carmen Hernández

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Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by a total or partial loss of motor and sensory functions due to the inability of neurons to regenerate. This lack of axonal regenerative response has been associated with the induction of inhibitory proteins for regeneration, such as the Eph receptor tyrosine kinases. One member of this family, the EphA4 receptor,(More)
Functional impairment after spinal cord injury (SCI) is partially attributed to neuronal cell death, with further degeneration caused by the accompanying apoptosis of myelin-forming oligodendrocytes. The Eph receptor protein tyrosine kinase family and its cognate ligands, the ephrins, have been identified to be involved in axonal outgrowth, synapse(More)
Dementia is a growing concern due to the aging process of the western societies. Non-invasive detection is therefore a high priority research endeavor. In this paper we report results of classification systems applied to the feature vectors obtained by a feature extraction method computed on structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) volumes for the(More)
Mel frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) are a standard tool for automatic speech recognition (ASR), but they fail to capture part of the dynamics of speech. The nonlinear nature of speech suggests that extra information provided by some nonlinear features could be especially useful when training data are scarce or when the ASR task is very complex. In(More)
Replication of viroids, small non-protein-coding plant pathogenic RNAs, entails reiterative transcription of their incoming single-stranded circular genomes, to which the (+) polarity is arbitrarily assigned, cleavage of the oligomeric strands of one or both polarities to unit-length, and ligation to circular RNAs. While cleavage in chloroplastic viroids(More)
Swarm Intelligent Systems are computational models of the spatial evolution of populations explaining it as a global behavior emerging from locally controlled movements, which are guided by decisions taken on the basis of local information. The increase of agents' cognitive capabilities, endowing them with memory and with the ability of selecting the rules(More)