Gabriel Albors

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Applied electric fields (EFs) have previously been presented as a potential method of inducing functional recovery after neural trauma. To date, most of this research has focused on the application of a direct current (DC) stimulus to produce the desired EF and induce neuronal growth. We propose that high duty-cycle alternating current (AC) stimulation is(More)
The use of focused ultrasonic waves to modulate neural structures has gained recent interest due to its potential in treating neurological disorders non-invasively. While several papers have focused on the use of ultrasound neuromodulation on peripheral nerves, none of these studies have been performed on the vagus nerve. We present preliminary observations(More)
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by chronic, unexplainable seizures. Recurring epileptic seizures are associated with long-term structural damage and cognitive deficits, and can even lead to sudden, unexplainable death. Approximately 30% of epilepsy cases are not responsive to medication. Epileptic seizures often induce inflammation in the(More)
The efficacy of an acoustic transmission line model (TLM) for predicting distortion that occurs with axial propagation in liquid-filled arterial segments was assessed. Water-filled segments of excised bovine aorta were excited with acoustic pulses and noise to evaluate if velocities, attenuation, and transverse resonance frequencies could be accurately(More)
A computer tool, based on an acoustic transmission line model, was developed for modeling and predicting sound propagation and reflections in cascaded tube segments. This subroutine considered the number of interconnected tubes, their dimensions and wall properties, as well as medium properties to create a network of cascaded transmission line model(More)
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