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Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures are frequently associated with massive inflammatory responses, resulting in a high rate of morbidity and mortality in routine cardiac operations. One recognized attribute of these deleterious responses is the synergic effect of heparin and protamine, which elicit the activation of the complement system in vivo. To(More)
Angiogenesis is the process of new blood vessel formation, and it plays a key role in various physiological and pathological conditions. The β2-glycoprotein I (β2-GPI) is a plasma glycoprotein with multiple biological functions, some of which remain to be elucidated. This study aimed to identify the contribution of 2-GPI on the angiogenesis induced by(More)
The interaction between appetite activation and the energy content of the brain and the body is mathematically modeled. General influence functions with saturation are used to describe the interaction. The resulting class of models is investigated with respect to the circadian periodicity of human food intake. We show that very weak and physiologically(More)
For satisfactory traffic management of an intelligent transport system, it is vital that traffic microwave radar detectors (TMRDs) can provide real-time traffic information with high accuracy. In this study, we develop several information-aided smart schemes for traffic detection improvements of TMRDs in multiple-lane environments. Specifically, we select(More)
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