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Evidence of prehistoric dentistry has been limited to a few cases, the most ancient dating back to the Neolithic. Here we report a 6500-year-old human mandible from Slovenia whose left canine crown bears the traces of a filling with beeswax. The use of different analytical techniques, including synchrotron radiation computed micro-tomography (micro-CT),(More)
The description of a Neanderthal hyoid from Kebara Cave (Israel) in 1989 fuelled scientific debate on the evolution of speech and complex language. Gross anatomy of the Kebara 2 hyoid differs little from that of modern humans. However, whether Homo neanderthalensis could use speech or complex language remains controversial. Similarity in overall shape does(More)
We present evidence for the rst observation of electromagnetically bound π ± K ∓-pairs (πK-atoms) with the DIRAC experiment at the CERN-PS. The πK-atoms are produced by the 24 GeV/c proton beam in a thin Pt-target and the π ± and K ∓-mesons from the atom dissociation are analyzed in a two-arm magnetic spectrometer. The observed enhancement at low relative(More)
Acellular scaffolds obtained via decellularization are a key instrument in regenerative medicine both per se and to drive the development of future-generation synthetic scaffolds that could become available off-the-shelf. In this framework, imaging is key to the understanding of the scaffolds' internal structure as well as their interaction with cells and(More)
Quantitative assessment of trabecular bone structure based on magnetic resonance microimages requires a segmentation step, which is difficult to perform because of low signal-to-noise ratio and spatial signal inhomogeneities in these images. In this paper, we present the design of voxel classifiers based on statistical mixture models and classifiers using(More)
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