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Most biological phenomena, including behavior and metabolic pathways, are governed by an internal clock system that is circadian (i.e., with a period of approximately 24 h) and is reset by light exposure from outside. In order to understand the molecular basis of the resetting mechanism of the clock, we attempted to isolate light-inducible transcripts in(More)
Nowadays, a lot of people die or are injured due to sudden disasters. In these disasters, it is important to discover them early and evacuate people quickly. To cope with these problems, we are developing ERESS (Emergency Rescue Evacuation Support System). Mobile terminals with this system exchange their information that associate with their sensors among(More)
We conducted human language identification (LID) experiments using signals with reduced segmental information in pursuit of cues that humans use in their remarkable LID ability, which may be applicable to the development of robust automatic LID. American English and Japanese excerpts from the OGI-TS were processed by (1) spectral-envelope removal (SER) and(More)
Serotonin (5-HT)1A and σ1 receptors have been implicated in psychiatric disorders. We previously found that combined 5-HT reuptake inhibition and σ1 receptor activation has a synergistic effect on prefrontal dopaminergic transmission in adrenalectomized/castrated mice lacking circulating steroid hormones. In the present study, we examined the mechanisms(More)
We have found that fluvoxamine-induced increases in prefrontal dopamine release are enhanced by adrenalectomy/castration and 5-HT1A receptors are involved in the enhancement. This study examined which 5-HT1A autoreceptors or postsynaptic receptor play a key role in the enhancement in mice. Adrenalectomy/castration-induced enhancement of fluvoxamine-induced(More)
We conducted human language identification experiments using signals with reduced segmental information with Japanese and bilingual subjects. American English and Japanese excerpts from the OGI_TS Corpus were processed by spectral-envelope removal (SER), vowel extraction from SER (VES) and temporal-envelope modulation (TEM). With the SER signal, where the(More)
A 1-inch optical format, 80fps, 10.8M-pixel CMOS image sensor for both high-end video and still camera applications will be presented in this paper. The 80fps readout speed was chosen because of a minimum requirement for a strobe sync speed of 1/60s for mechanical shutter-less still camera use and also for reducing rolling shutter distortion on moving(More)
BACKGROUND In patients ≥80 years of age, the use of second-generation cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stents (CoCr-EES) versus bare-metal stents has been shown to reduce myocardial infarction (MI) and target vessel revascularization (TVR) rates, without an increase in bleeding. However, safety and efficacy of CoCr-EES in octogenarians compared to younger(More)