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While many non-destructive ultrasonic signal test scenarios involve very shallow surfaces, signals for testing shafts are long and the new problem of mode-converted reflection emerges. They are echoes that do not correspond to cracks in the material, neither to characteristics of the shaft. Also, the length of the signals demands the application of(More)
Ischemic stroke is caused by the interruption of cerebral blood flow that leads to brain damage with long-term sensorimotor deficits. Stem cell transplantation may recover functional deficit by replacing damaged brain. In this study, we attempted to test whether the human neural stem cells (NSCs) can improve the outcome in the rat brain with intravenous(More)
An animal model induced by striatal quinolinic acid (QA) injection shows ongoing striatal degeneration mimicking Huntington's disease. To study the migratory ability and the neuroprotective effect of human neural stem cells (NSCs) in this model, we transplanted NSCs (5 x 10(6)) or saline intravenously at 7 days after unilateral QA injection. NSCs-group(More)
Single-crystalline silicon nanomembranes (Si NMs) represent a critically important class of material for high-performance forms of electronics that are capable of complete, controlled dissolution when immersed in water and/or biofluids, sometimes referred to as a type of "transient" electronics. The results reported here include the kinetics of hydrolysis(More)
Natural killer (NK) cell development relies on signals provided from the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. It is thought that lymphotoxin (LT) α1β2 expressed by the NK cell lineage interacts with BM stromal cells to promote NK cell development. However, we now report that a small number of RORγt(+) innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), and not CD3(-)NK1.1(+)(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells are critical in the immune response to tumor cells, virally infected cells, and bone marrow allografts. 2B4 (CD244) is expressed on all NK cells and the ligand for 2B4, CD48, is expressed on hematopoietic cells. Cross-linking 2B4 on NK cells with anti-2B4 monoclonal antibody leads to NK cell activation in vitro. Therefore, 2B4 is(More)
A loss of neostriatal neurons is a characteristic of Huntington's disease (HD), and neural tissue transplantation has been performed directly into the striatum. Since the neural stem cells have ability to migrate into the lesion site, we administered immortalized neural stem-like cells (NSC) into the ventricle or via a tail vein following unilateral(More)
Nociceptin is a non-opioid peptide that modulates pain response. One of mechanism underlying its analgesic action is the inhibition of voltage-dependent calcium current (ICa), similar to that of opioids. We investigated the molecular mechanism by which nociceptin inhibits ICa using sensory neurons and a heterologous expression system. ICa inhibition by(More)
Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) coefficients of ultrasonic test signals are considered useful features for input into classifiers due to their effective time-frequency representation of non-stationary signals. However, DWT exhibits a time-variance problem that has resulted in reservations for its wide acceptance. In this paper, a new technique to derive a(More)