Francisco Cortés

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The present study investigated the long-term effects of ethanol consumption in rats. Subjects were maintained on either an ethanol (alcohol) (2.7-6.7%, v/v) or an isocaloric liquid control diet for 26 consecutive days (M=13.7 g/kg/day). Testing for working memory was conducted in a Morris water maze (2 trials/day for 8 days) and commenced after either a(More)
Microcystins (MCs) are produced by cyanobacteria in aquatic environments and adversely affect macrophytes at very high concentrations. However, the effects of MC on macrophytes at concentrations of environmental relevance are largely unknown. The main objective of this study was to analyze the allelopathic effects of MC-LR at natural concentrations (1, 8(More)
This paper presents a system based on electronic equipments, standard mobile phones and WLAN networks for managing evacuation routes, or for obtaining information about victims’ location and status, whenever a building collapses due to a disaster like earthquakes. The system is based on the standard Blue tooth specification to guarantee their(More)
Services based on packet switched networks are becoming dominant in telecommunication business and both operators and service providers must evolve in order to guarantee the required quality. Increasing bandwidth is no longer a viable solution because of the business erosion for network operators which cannot expect revenues due to the large investments(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the cytotoxic effect of human cancer cells on three series of novel dehydroepiandrosterone derivatives containing triazole or pyrazole rings at C-17 and an ester moiety at C-3 of the androstane skeleton. The panel cancer cells used in this study were the following: PC-3, MCF-7 and SKLU-1. The results from this study(More)