Claudia P. Moreno

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Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogenous population of immature myeloid cells whose numbers dramatically increase in chronic and acute inflammatory diseases, including cancer, autoimmune disease, trauma, burns and sepsis. Studied originally in cancer, these cells are potently immunosuppressive, particularly in their ability to suppress(More)
Overeating and associated obesity are major public health problems. In addition to its notable adverse health consequences, the behavior of overeating has significant neurobiological and psychological underpinnings. Current classification systems of mental disorders (DSM-IV and ICD-10) address this increasingly prevalent "disorder" in a limited and(More)
Current human subject research training modules fail to capture ethically relevant cultural aspects of research involving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) community members. Applying a Community Engaged Research (CEnR) approach, we adapted the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative training module "assessing risk and benefits." In a two-arm(More)
Gene expression analysis can be a powerful tool in predicting patient outcomes and identifying patients who may benefit from targeted therapies. However, isolating human blood polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) for genomic analysis has been challenging. We used a novel microfluidic technique that isolates PMNs by capturing CD66b(+) cells and compared it with(More)
For the last three decades, government and health institutions have recognised that unsafe abortion is an important social and public health problem in Mexico. Although the Penal Code in every state defines at least one situation in which abortion is legal, access to legal abortion services is restricted for women throughout Mexico. In August 2000, the(More)
This paper applies a model reduction method for linear parameter-varying (LPV) systems based on parameter-varying balanced realization techniques to a body freedom flutter (BFF) vehicle. The BFF vehicle has a coupled short period and first bending mode with additional structural bending and torsion modes that couple with the rigid body dynamics. These(More)
This paper presents an overview of Dr. Gary Balas research activities in linear, parametervarying (LPV) systems applied to aeroservoelastic (ASE) aircraft. More efficient aircraft can be designed by reducing weight and structure in the wings and fuselage. This makes the aircraft more flexible leading to increased ASE effects. Such ASE aircraft can be(More)
The generation of a finite element based structural model of a small, flexible unmanned aircraft is presented. The paper focuses on obtaining a simple model suitable for control design based on a two step procedure. In an initial step, static and dynamic tests of the wings are conducted. These experiments give first estimates of the material properties(More)