a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: mantle plume seismic tomography plume dynamics shear velocity Seismic detection of a mantle plume may resolve the debate about the origin of hotspots and the role of plumes in mantle convection. In this paper, we test the hypothesis that whole-mantle plumes exist below major hotspots, by quantitatively comparing physically… (More)
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MicroRNAs are non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate mRNA expression and play significant roles in both health and disease. Differential microRNA expression has been used to aid diagnosis and discriminate disease stages. The accuracy and reliability of microRNA expression measurement is of utmost importance. Quantification of microRNA expression in human… (More)
Solid tumours undergo considerable alterations in their metabolism of nutrients in order to generate sufficient energy and biomass for sustained growth and proliferation. During growth, the tumour microenvironment exerts a number of influences (e.g. hypoxia and acidity) that affect cellular biology and the flux or utilisation of fuels including glucose. The… (More)
The number of patients seeking correction of abnormally protruding ears has decreased in the past ten years because of changing hairstyles and concepts of body image. During the same time there has been an increase in the number of surgeon and surgical disciplines seeking to perform cosmetic otoplasty. To compensate for this deficit in total volume… (More)
A new directional handle for the Zeiss operating microscope is presented. This handle offers the advantage of single-handed (right or left) control by natural movement of the wrist. The handle may be used by grasping it through the see-through sterile drape or sterilized separately and placed outside the sterile microscope drape.