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BACKGROUND Diastolic wall motion asynchrony is a major determinant of impaired left ventricular (LV) filling in patients with concentric hypertrophy and coronary artery disease. We evaluated the ability of Color Kinesis, a new echocardiographic technique that color-encodes endocardial motion, to quantitatively assess global and regional LV filling(More)
The image on The Shroud of Turin consists of linen fibrils that are colored by substances produced through a cellulose oxidation-degradation process. No evidence was found to suggest that pigmented or dye materials were applied to the cloth. Iron, calcium, and strontium are present in the cloth. The "blood" areas give positive test results for proteinaceous(More)
Historical Perspectives There has been increasing interest during the entire twentieth century in using the techniques of science to study the Shroud. This interest is the result of a natural and healthy disposition of our modern, technically sophisticated world which, in addition to asking important religious and philosophical questions of meaning, asks(More)
Many important investigations have been made on the Shroud of Turin in the last few years. Above all, the scientists of the "Shroud of Turin Research Project" (STURP) established that the Shroud is not any work of art nor a forgery fabricated in the Middle Ages, but that it must have originated from the body of a crucified man. 1 More exactly, by new(More)
The Indiana Center for Shroud Studies is a non-profit, tax-exempt, publicly-supported corporation. Grantors and donors may deduct contributions as provided in section 170 of the IRS Code. Bequests, legacies and devises, transfers and gifts are deductable for Federal, estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106(More)
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