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Hippocampal sclerosis (HS) is the most common pathological substrate for temporal lobe epilepsy with a characteristic pattern of loss of principle neurons primarily in CA1 and hilar subfields. Other cytoarchitectural abnormalities have been identified in human HS specimens, including dispersion of dentate granule cells and cytoskeletal abnormalities in(More)
Telemedicine is the delivery of health care and the exchange of health-care information across distances. It is not a technology or a separate or new branch of medicine. Telemedicine episodes may be classified on the basis of: (1) the interaction between the client and the expert (i.e. realtime or prerecorded), and (2) the type of information being(More)
The Sixth Epilepsy Research Foundation workshop, held in Oxford in March 2006, brought together basic scientists, geneticists, epidemiologists, statisticians, pharmacologists and clinicians to consider progress, issues and strategies for harnessing genetics to improve the understanding and treatment of the epilepsies. General principles were considered,(More)
In this paper we propose a new model for gripping parts with an industrial parallel-jaw gripper. In contrast to many previous models, we use two grip points and define candidate grips that are resistant to slipping and torque about the part's center of mass. These grips must also be accessible and robust to perturbations in part position. We give an O(n 3)(More)
In automated assembly lines, part feeders often impose a bottleneck that restricts throughput. To facilitate the design of parts and assembly lines, we'd like to estimate feedrates based on CAD models of parts. A previous paper 7] described how to predict throughput for a vision-based robotic part feeder given the distribution of part poses when parts are(More)
—Many of the most fundamental examples in probability involve the pose statistics of coins and dice as they are dropped on a flat surface. For these parts, the probability assigned to each stable face is justified based on part symmetry, although most gamblers are familiar with the possibility of loaded dice. In industrial part feeding, parts also arrive in(More)
0 ABSTRACT In this paper we propose a model for grasping with an industrial parallel-jaw gripper. Two points on the part are candidate 'grip points' if they are accessible and are resistant to frictional slip and torque. We formalize these conditions geometrically on a polygonal slice through the part's center of mass. We describe an efficient algorithm for(More)
Ascorbate has both antioxidant and pro-oxidant activities. We have previously shown that plasma levels of ascorbate induce constriction and blockade of dilatation mediated by endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF). In this study we sought to determine if these detrimental actions were mediated by a prooxidant action of ascorbate. Since trace(More)