Recombinant interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is an approved therapy for chronic hepatitis B (CHB), but the molecular basis of treatment response remains to be determined. The woodchuck model of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection displays many characteristics of human disease and has been extensively used to evaluate antiviral therapeutics. In this study,… (More)
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A new technique has been developed for determining the inductance and resistance gradients of electromagnetic launchers. These are fundamental parameters when estimating launcher performance. The method is based on our analysis that shows how a transmission line model describes the relationship between the voltage gradient along the launcher rails and the… (More)
The electromagnetic launcher is currently being explored as an alternative to propellant gun systems to satisfy the ordnance requirements of future military systems. Recent improvements in component technologies have increased the plausibility of making the electromagnetic launcher a practical alternative to chemically driven guns. The U.S. Army Armament… (More)