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Growing load factors in winter and summer peaks are a serious problem faced by the Spanish electric energy system. This has led to the extensive use of peak load plants and thus to higher costs for the whole system. Wind energy represents a strongly increasing percentage of overall electricity production, but wind normally does not follow the typical demand(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine whether immune activation occurs in major depression, and to evaluate the associations between disordered sleep and markers of inflammation in patients with major depressive disorder. METHODS All-night polysomnography was obtained in patients with acute Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,(More)
BACKGROUND Anogenital warts are the most easily recognized sign of genital Human Papilloma Virus infection. The objective was to develop a short, valid and reliable questionnaire to measure Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in patients with anogenital warts. METHODS First a literature review was performed to identify relevant papers describing the(More)
Cocaine dependence is associated with an increased risk of infectious diseases. The innate immune system triggers effector pathways to combat microbial pathogens through expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). It is not known whether cocaine alters the capacity of monocytes to respond to a bacterial challenge in(More)
We studied the development of neurons and fibers containing calbindin, calretinin, and parvalbumin in the mouse pallial amygdala, with special emphasis on those of the basolateral amygdalar complex. Numerous calbindin-immunoreactive (CB+) cells were observed in the incipient basolateral amygdalar complex and cortical amygdalar area from E13.5. At E16.5, CB+(More)
An adaptive control scheme for emergency braking of vehicles is designed based on a LuGre dynamic model for the tire-road friction. The wheel angular speed and longitudinal vehicle acceleration information are used to design a fast convergence observer to estimate the vehicle velocity and the internal state of the friction model. The unknown parameters of(More)
This paper investigates the application of adaptive control to the Spanish load-frequency regulation scheme, Automatic Generation Control (AGC). The Spanish AGC system regulates the frequency and the power exchange between France and Spain. The system is hierarchically structured with one master regulator that coordinates four control areas. Each control(More)
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to assess interferon-beta efficacy and safety in the treatment of anogenital condylomatous lesions. One hundred patients received a daily intramuscular injection of either interferon-beta (IFN-beta) (2 MIU/day) or placebo for 10 days. Of 94 evaluable patients, the complete response rate(More)
The expected deployment of massive renewable energy sources (RES, mainly of wind and solar) at a continental or even intercontinental level creates very complex transmission expansion planning (TEP) problems. Both the size of the system and the level of uncertainty are huge. Solving a TEP problem for such big networks under high levels of uncertainty(More)
Calbindin cells represent a major interneuron subtype of the cortical/pallial regions, such as the basolateral amygdala, which are often analyzed in studies of tangential migration of interneurons from the subpallial ganglionic eminences to the pallium/cortex. However, previous evidence suggests that during development the calbindin cells may include more(More)