—Heavy-ion-induced soft and hard breakdown are investigated in thin gate oxides as a function of linear energy transfer, fluence, and voltage applied during irradiation. It is found that postirradiation oxide conduction is well described by the Suñé quantum point contact model.
Tuberculosis (TB) has been a persistent public health concern for hundreds of years. Despite advances in medicine and science, eliminating this disease has been beyond our reach. Several organizations, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have expressed their commitment… (More)
Vaccines have led to some of the greatest public health achievements in history, including the worldwide eradication of naturally occurring smallpox and the near eradication of polio. In addition, vaccines have contributed to significant reduction in the disease burden imposed by measles, mumps, hepatitis, influenza, diphtheria, and many other infections.… (More)
A novel mutatioin in the PSTPIP1 gene is associated with an autoinflammatory disease distinct from classical PAPA syndrome