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—A global clock distribution strategy used on several microprocessor chips is described. The clock network consists of buffered tunable trees or treelike networks, with the final level of trees all driving a single common grid covering most of the chip. This topology combines advantages of both trees and grids. A new tuning method was required to(More)
—This paper concerns continuous nondisturbing estimation of blood pressure using mechanical plethysmography in connection with standard electrocardiography (ECG). The plethysmography is given by a novel magnetoelastic skin curvature sensor (SC-sensor) applied on the neck over the carotid artery. The sensor consists of a magnetoelastic bilayer partly(More)
The enteric nervous system contains excitatory and inhibitory neurons, which control contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle cells as well as gastrointestinal motor activity. Little is known about the exact cellular mechanisms of neuronal signal transduction to smooth muscle cells in the gut. Here we generate a c-Kit(CreERT2) knock-in allele to target a(More)
Gastric motility is controlled at various levels including the enteric nervous system (ENS). The gastric ENS is involved in the regulation of accommodation reflexes as well as of the peristaltic waves which are responsible for grinding and emptying. Polarised projections consisting of ascending cholinergic and descending nitrergic muscle motor neurons make(More)
to accommodate large meals for subsequent delivery to the intestine. The smooth muscle cells in this region generate myogenic tone which can be actively inhibited to bring about gastric relaxation 1. This occurs during receptive as well as adaptive relaxation 2. The relaxation involves parasympathetic innervation via the vagus nerve and, in particular for(More)
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