Konrad Schneider

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We examined how hand-trajectory smoothness changed during the practice of a motor task where smoothness was quantified by jerk-cost. Four human subjects each moved his nondominant arm between an upper target and a lower target, while circumnavigating a barrier that extended outward from the vertical plane of the targets. The two targets and the barrier(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the bioactive, surface-coated polycaprolactone-co-lactide scaffolds as bone implants in a tibia critical size defect model. Polycaprolactone-co-lactide scaffolds were coated with collagen type I and chondroitin sulfate and 30 piled up polycaprolactone-co-lactide scaffolds were implanted into a 3 cm sheep tibia(More)
The aim of this study on the mandibles of minipigs was to compare the biomechanical stability of different methods of osteosynthesis that are used in the operative treatment of fractures of the base of the condyle. Ten different systems of osteosynthesis were used to fix 164 fractures, which were tested by a two-point bending test after repositioning and(More)
1. Growth models for body mass and length were fitted to data collected from 1842 sea otters Enhydra lutris shot or live-captured throughout south-west Alaska between 1967 and 2004. Growth curves were constructed for each of two main year groups: 1967-71 when the population was at or near carrying capacity and 1992-97 when the population was in steep(More)
The use of electrospray LC-MS and LC-MS/MS for the quantitative determination of two low molecular weight (< 500 Da) organic compounds in human plasma (Lovastatin) and cell supernatants (Arachidonic acid) and medium molecular weight (> 2000 Da) endogenous peptides (Endothelins) in supernatants of human umbilical vein endothelial cell cultures is reported.(More)
Wear studies were performed on polystyrene (PS)-poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) mixed polymer brushes and corresponding monobrushes in a dried state. The aim was to study the wear mechanism in polymer brush surfaces as well as to investigate the effect of switching of PS + PAA binary brush surfaces (on treatment with the selective solvents for the PS and PAA) on(More)
The core-shell structure in oriented cylindrical rods of polypropylene (PP) and nanoclay composites (NCs) from PP and montmorillonite (MMT) is studied by microbeam small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). The structure of neat PP is almost homogeneous across the rod showing regular semicrystalline stacks. In the NCs the discrete SAXS of arranged crystalline PP(More)