Diana Dimitrova

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Most ancient specimens contain very low levels of endogenous DNA, precluding the shotgun sequencing of many interesting samples because of cost. Ancient DNA (aDNA) libraries often contain <1% endogenous DNA, with the majority of sequencing capacity taken up by environmental DNA. Here we present a capture-based method for enriching the endogenous component(More)
Death receptors (DRs) induce apoptosis but also stimulate proinflammatory "non-apoptotic" signaling (e.g. NF-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation) and inhibit distinct steps of DR-activated maturation of procaspase-8. To examine whether isoforms of cellular FLIP (cFLIP) or its cleavage products differentially regulate DR signaling, we(More)
Genome sequencing of the 5,300-year-old mummy of the Tyrolean Iceman, found in 1991 on a glacier near the border of Italy and Austria, has yielded new insights into his origin and relationship to modern European populations. A key finding of that study was an apparent recent common ancestry with individuals from Sardinia, based largely on the Y chromosome(More)
Several kinds of thymic cells express MHC class II antigens, including human-leukocyte-associated antigen-DR (HLA-DR) during postnatal development. The present study was focused on the detection and analysis of HLA-DR immunoreactivity in human fetal thymuses (6-7th month of gestation). Using monoclonal antibodies, indirect immunoperoxidase staining (IIP),(More)
In process automation batch processes play a dominant role. With ISA SP88 and its IEC standard equivalent IEC 61512, there is a standard available covering the description of batch processes and plants over several hierarchical layers. For the instrumentation and automation components in all industrial systems there is a trend towards distributed solutions.(More)
Traditionally batch control is one of the most difficult and complex control system for implementation since it includes basic regulatory as well as logic control operating under supervisory recipe-based sequential control. In order to enhance the reliability and reusability and to enable fast reconfiguration of batch plants, a new approach for sequential(More)
Communication is facilitated when listeners allocate their attention to important information (focus) in the message, a process called "information structure." Linguistic cues like the preceding context and pitch accent help listeners to identify focused information. In multimodal communication, relevant information can be emphasized by nonverbal cues like(More)
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