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Eleven direct refractory dies were made from separate polysulfide rubber impressions of two Dentoform teeth which had been prepared for porcelain-fused-to-gold veneer crowns with labial porcelain shoulders. Porcelain veneer crowns were built and fired directly on the dies, following the manufacturer's instructions and using a common laboratory technique.… (More)
The synthesis of 10 G*PE analogues, wherein the glycine residue has been modified, is described by coupling readily accessible dibenzyl-L-prolyl-L-glutamate 2 with various analogues of glycine. Pharmacological evaluation of the novel compounds was undertaken to further understand the role of the glycine residue on the observed neuroprotective properties of… (More)
The dietary polyphenols trans-resveratrol [5-[(1E)-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethenyl]-1,3-benzenediol; found in red wine] and curcumin [1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1E,6E-heptadiene-3,5-dione] (found in curry powders) exert anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects via poorly defined mechanisms. It is interesting that cannabinoids, derived from the marijuana… (More)
In this paper, using the ideas of Bessi and Mather, we present a simple mechanical system exhibiting Arnold diffusion. This system of a particle in a small periodic potential can be also interpreted as ray propagation in a periodic optical medium with a near-constant index of refraction. Arnold diffusion in this context manifests itself as an arbitrary… (More)
We construct a proper C 2-smooth function on R 4 such that its Hamiltonian flow has no periodic orbits on at least one regular level set. This result can be viewed as a C 2-smooth counterexample to the Hamiltonian Seifert conjecture in dimension four.
The model of a bicycle is a unit segment AB that can move in the plane so that it remains tangent to the trajectory of point A (the rear wheel is fixed on the bicycle frame); the same model describes the hatchet planimeter. The trajectory of the front wheel and the initial position of the bicycle uniquely determine its motion and its terminal position; the… (More)
We consider a ball bouncing off infinitely heavy periodically moving plate in the presence of a potential force. Assuming that the potential equals to a power of the ball's height we present conditions guaranteeing recurrence in the sense that the total energy of almost every trajectory does not go to infinity. 1. Introduction. Consider a point mass falling… (More)