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We explore the likelihood that early remains of Earth, Mars, and Venus have been preserved on the Moon in high enough concentrations to motivate a search mission. During the Late Heavy Bombardment, the inner planets experienced frequent large impacts. Material ejected by these impacts near the escape velocity would have had the potential to land and be(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion lung injury is doubly important in thoracic surgery because of the associated ventilation damage to 1 lung. In this study we evaluated the cytoprotective effects of sevoflurane in a pulmonary autotransplant model in pigs. METHODS Twenty Large White pigs undergoing pneumonectomy plus lung autotransplant were divided into 2(More)
Parasites are usually assumed to negatively affect fitness components of their hosts, particularly during adverse environmental conditions. We experimentally tested whether the ectoparasitic house martin bug (Oeciacus hirundinis) had larger negative effects on its house martin (Delichon urbica) host during second clutches. Conditions for reproduction(More)
This pilot study was designed to determine the serum cytokine profile of acute otitis media (AOM) due to Streptococcus pneumoniae and the impact of clarithromycin (Abbott Laboratories, Inc). Serum levels of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), IL-6, and IL-8 were measured at diagnosis and 3 to 5 days after start of(More)
We consider and compare the various different kinds of flow that may take place in the anterior chamber of a human eye. The physical mechanisms responsible for causing such flows may be classified as follows: (i) buoyancy-driven flow arising from the temperature difference between the anterior surface of the cornea and the iris, (ii) flow generated by the(More)
Nestling birds produced later in the season are hypothesized to be of poor quality with a low probability of survival and recruitment. In a Spanish population of house martins (Delichon urbica), we first compared reproductive success, immune responses and morphological traits between the first and the second broods. Second, we investigated the effects of an(More)
We measured the energy cost of ectoparasitism in an experimental study of the house martin bug Oeciacus hirundinis and its main host, nestlings of the house martin Delichon urbica. Nests were randomly assigned to inoculation with 0 (control) 10, or 100 bugs during egg laying, and this resulted in statistically significant differences in parasite loads(More)