Miguel Heleno

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Extracts and secretion of the Duvernoy's gland are venomous, inducing in several cases motor paralysis in experimental animals. The extracts of the Duvernoy's gland from the aglyphous colubrid Dryadophis bifossatus are very toxic, eliciting flaccid paralysis in pigeons, rabbits and Hylae (Brazil and Vellard, 1926). In the present study, the neuromuscular(More)
The effects of Ancylometes sp. venom on muscle contraction and bioelectrical potentials were investigated in the rat phrenic nerve diaphragm muscle preparation. The venom (50 microg/ml) depolarized the diaphragm muscle fiber membranes. This effect was abolished by tetrodotoxin and by reduction of the sodium concentration of the Tyrode solution. The increase(More)
This paper presents the development framework for an energy management platform that is being developed within the AnyPLACE project. In order to ensure that end-users become active participants in services like demand response, a combined approach is necessary in terms of monitoring, automation, and user interfacing. The success in engaging the end-user, as(More)
Optimal microgrid design is a challenging problem, especially for multi-energy microgrids with 7 electricity, heating, and cooling loads as well as sources, and multiple energy carriers. To address this 8 problem, this paper presents an optimization model formulated as a mixed-integer linear program, 9 which determines the optimal technology portfolio, the(More)
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