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BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence suggests a cardioprotective role of α-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-derived ω-3 fatty acid. It is unclear whether ALA is beneficial in a background of high marine ω-3 fatty acids (long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) intake. In persons at high cardiovascular risk from Spain, a country in which fish consumption is(More)
We undertake the investigation of sheared polymer chains grafted onto flat surfaces to model liposomes covered with polyethylene glycol brushes as a case study for the mechanisms of efficient drug delivery in biologically relevant situations, for example, as carriers for topical treatments of illnesses in the human vasculature. For these applications,(More)
1. The DPD forces The dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) algorithm [S1] is in essence the same as that of traditional, microscopic molecular dynamics: Newton's second law of motion is solved for the total force acting on each particle using finite time steps to calculate the momenta and positions of each particle at each time step. The main distinction(More)
The study of the modification of interfacial properties between an organic solvent and aqueous electrolyte solutions is presented by using electrostatic dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. In this article, the parametrization for the DPD repulsive parameters a(ij) for the electrolyte components is calculated considering the dependence of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The relationship between Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis has been assessed in several studies. Development and conclusions. Their results suggest a possible role of Chlamydia pneumoniae in the origin and development of the disease, while the actual link between them are still unknown. However, the presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae in(More)
An experimental model for local administration of neuronotrophic substances at the site of peripheral nerve lesion is presented. The model consists of a subcutaneously located silicone reservoir and a connecting tube with its distal end fixed in the proximity of the severed and repaired nerve. The results of the preliminary tests of the model are presented.(More)
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