Farooq Ahmad

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The widespread adoption of mobile electronic devices and the advent of wearable computing have encouraged the development of compact alternatives to the keyboard and mouse. These include one-handed keyboards, digitizing tablets, and glove-based devices. This paper describes a combination pointer position and non-chorded keystroke input device that relies on(More)
Computer programming is the core of computer science curriculum. Several programming languages have been used to teach the first course in computer programming, and such languages are referred to as first programming language (FPL). The pool of programming languages has been evolving with the development of new languages, and from this pool different(More)
The neuroprotective window of magnesium for up to 8 h after ischemic insult was evaluated in a clinically relevant model of focal cerebral ischemia subjected to embolization of the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) with an autologous thrombus. The animals were treated with either vehicle or 5% magnesium sulfate (90 mg/kg) intravenously at 2, or 6, or 8 h(More)
This study aimed to develop and characterize a novel (standard) open field test adapted for larval zebrafish. We also developed and characterized a variant of the same assay consisting of a colour-enriched open field; this was used to assess the impact of environmental complexity on patterns of exploratory behaviours as well to determine natural colour(More)
Recently discovered orexigenic peptide, ghrelin, which is primarily produced by gastrointestinal tract, has been implicated in the malignant cell proliferation and invasion, presumably through an autocrine/paracrine mechanism. This study was aimed to identify the role of endogenously produced ghrelin in colorectal cancer progression. Malignant intestinal(More)
(-)Epicatechin, an active principle in the water extract of the bark of Pterocarpus marsupium increases the cAMP content of the islets which is associated with the increased insulin release, conversion of proinsulin to insulin and cathepsin B activity. The response of the islets to the (-)epicatechin stimulation is more pronounced in immature (one month(More)
Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic effective in the treatment of schizophrenia. The present study has examined the potential use of target concentration monitoring of olanzapine in plasma as a marker of clinical response and an aid in patient management. Fifty-three patients (mean age 32 years; 40 M, 13 F) with a DSM-IVR diagnosis of schizophrenia(More)
Grid technologies are appealing to deal with the challenges raised by computational neurosciences and support multi-centric brain studies. However, core grids middleware hardly cope with the complex neuroimaging data representation and multi-layer data federation needs. Moreover, legacy neuroscience environments need to be preserved and cannot be simply(More)