Leandro Oliveira

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—We consider the problem of periodic task scheduling in sensor nodes powered with energy harvesters. In particular, we focus on systems with stochastic energy sources such as solar panels, and we present two energy-aware scheduling algorithms that reduce the likelihood of task violations. Our algorithms, called Smooth to Average Method (STAM) and Smooth to(More)
— As pointed at LIVESTRONG.COM, Olympic weightlifters are quite possibly the strongest and most skilled lifters on earth. The ability to put nearly 300 kg over head or clean and jerk three times their bodyweight is feat of strength unmatched in other sports. While this takes years of dedicated training, diet is also critical as optimal nutrition is(More)
Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific syndrome characterized by hypertension, proteinuria and edema, is a major cause of fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries. Bj-PRO-10c, a proline-rich peptide isolated from Bothrops jararaca venom, has been attributed with potent anti-hypertensive effects. Recently, we have shown that(More)
The interactions of naltrexone with the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor were studied electrophysiologically using the frog sciatic nerve-sartorius muscle and biochemically using membranes from the electric organ of Torpedo ocellata. At nanomolar concentrations naltrexone increased the peak amplitude of endplate currents with little change in the decay time(More)
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