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Leptin is secreted by adipocytes and regulates food intake and energy balance through the activation of specific receptors (OB-R). Recent evidence suggests that it is also involved in the control of reproductive processes, by possibly acting on central and peripheral targets. In particular, it has been shown that leptin may indirectly stimulate GnRH release(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims were: (1) to quantify the functional limitation of children at the beginning of recovery of independent ambulation after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), using clinical-functional scales; (2) to evaluate the changes in gait pattern during rehabilitation (about 5 months later), using 3D Gait Analysis (GA) in post-acute phase; (3) to(More)
The growth of a species feeding on a limiting nutrient supplied at a constant rate is modelled by chemostat-type equations with a general nutrient uptake function and delayed nutrient recycling. Conditions for boundedness of the solutions and the existence of non-negative equilibria are given for the integrodifferential equations with distributed time lags.(More)
(1) After inoculation of the pseudorabies virus in the anterior chamber of the eye of the rat, virions can be found only in the neurons of the superior cervical sympathetic ganglion and in the sensory ganglion of the fifth nerve on the inoculated side. Other nervous structures--central or peripheral--are not infected. (2) It is shown that the retrograde(More)
Using resting state (RS) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), we identified the predictors of clinical improvement following constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in pediatric patients with chronic hemiplegia.From 14 children with congenital or acquired brain injury and 10 sex- and age-matched healthy(More)
We derive asymptotic formuli for two dimensional steady state voltage potentials associated with thin, " curve-like " conductivity imperfections. Our derivation is formal, and based on asymptotic matching of terms in an appropriate set of integral equations. In combination with the formuli (rigorously) derived in [3] for imperfections of small diameter ,(More)
In order to reconstruct small changes in the interface of an elastic inclusion from modal measurements, we rigorously derive an asymptotic formula which is in some sense dual to the leading-order term in the asymptotic expansion of the perturbations in the eigenvalues due to interface changes of the inclusion. Based on this (dual) formula we propose an(More)
In this paper, we propose an original and promising optimization approach for reconstructing interface changes of a conductivity inclusion from measurements of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions associated with the transmission problem for the Laplacian. Based on a rigorous asymptotic analysis, we derive an asymptotic formula for the perturbations in the modal(More)