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When crawling on a solid surface, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) moves forward by propagating sinusoidal dorso-ventral retrograde contraction waves. A uniform propagating wave leads to motion that undulates about a straight line. When C. elegans turns as it forages or navigates its environment, it uses several different strategies of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes after radical hysterectomy in patients with stage IB1 adenocarcinoma (AdCa) and adenosquamous carcinoma (AdSCCa) of the uterine cervix. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 265 patients with AdCa and 72 patients with AdSCCa. Demographic, clinicopathologic, surgical, and follow-up data were compared. RESULTS(More)
Inspired by its simple musculature, actuation and motion mechanisms, we have developed a small crawling robot that closely mimics the model organism of our choice: Caenorhabditis elegans. A thermal shape memory alloy (SMA) was selected as an actuator due to the similarities of its properties to C. elegans muscles. Based on the anatomy of C. elegans, a(More)
Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is a model organism widely utilized in various fundamental studies in developmental, neural and behavioural biology. The worm features four distinct larval stages, and many research questions are stage-specific; therefore, it is necessary to sort worms by their developmental stages, which are typically represented by(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical feasibility of and survival outcome after laparoscopy in obese Korean women with endometrial cancer which has recently been increasing. We reviewed the medical records of the patients treated at our medical institution between 1999 and 2012. The patients were divided into three groups, non-obese (Body(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative clinicopathological predictive factors for lymph node (LN) metastasis in women diagnosed with uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC). METHODS Women diagnosed with UPSC in our institution from 1997 to 2012 were identified. All patients underwent hysterectomy and bilateral(More)
Animals explore their environment to encounter suitable food resources. Despite its vital importance, this behavior puts individuals at risk by consuming limited internal energy during locomotion. We have developed a novel assay to investigate how food-search behavior is organized in Drosophila melanogaster larvae dwelling in hydrogels mimicking their(More)
Endometriosis is a major cause of disability in women, and 40% to 50% of patients experience disease recurrence by 5 years after surgery. This multicenter retrospective cohort study (N = 588) determined the rate and risk factors for recurrent endometrioma after primary surgery and examined the role of postoperative hormone therapy. When recurrence was(More)
The swimming behavior of a nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is investigated in a non-Newtonian shear thinning colloidal suspension. At the onset value (ϕ∼ 8%), the suspension begins to exhibit shear thinning behavior, and the average swimming speed of worms jumps by approximately 12% more than that measured in a Newtonian solution exhibiting no(More)
C. eleganspsila crawling locomotion including simple running and turning is analyzed with a mathematical model. C. elegans moves forward and backward by propagating dorso-ventral contraction waves toward the opposite direction of its movement. For straight run, the worm maintains a constant amplitude and period in its body curvature. While it changes these(More)
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