Juan C Mendoza

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The aim of this study was to further define the eye movement response to combined visual and vestibular stimulation, especially during linear acceleration. Subjects included 15 asymptomatic healthy individuals (8 females and 7 males) between the ages of 20 and 31 years. Vestibular stimulation consisted of earth-vertical axis rotation and off-vertical axis(More)
Human spatial orientation in spaceflight is initially disturbed by the absence of usable graviceptor information from the otolithic organs. Experiments measuring astronaut visually induced motion (vection) strength on various flight days during the first 10 days of the Spacelab Life Sciences-2 mission demonstrated two new phenomena in addition to confirming(More)
We measured horizontal and vertical eye positions, using binocular search coils, in three humans. Subjects could maintain vergence by means of audio biofeedback. Feedback consisted of a pair of audio tones, one variable and one fixed at a reference frequency. The variable tone was controlled by instantaneous vergence and provided immediate feedback on the(More)
We measured the linear vestibulo-ocular reflex (LVOR) and vergence, using binocular search coils, in 3 humans. The subjects were accelerated sinusoidally at 0.5 Hz and 0.2 g peak acceleration, in complete darkness, while performing three different tasks: i) mental arithmetic; ii) tracking a remembered target at either 0.34 m or 0.14 m distance; and iii)(More)
BACKGROUND HIV-1 can be inhibited by RNA interference in vitro through the expression of short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) that target conserved genome sequences. In silico shRNA design for HIV has lacked a detailed study of virus variability constituting a possible breaking point in a clinical setting. We designed shRNAs against HIV-1 considering the variability(More)
This study assessed whether a change in the magnitude of the angular vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) influences the magnitude of the linear VOR, thereby suggesting a common gain element for these reflexes. The responses to linear acceleration using yaw off-vertical axis rotation (OVAR) at 30 degrees tilt were recorded before and after an adaptation protocol(More)
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