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[1] The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) is a hyperspectral imager on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft. CRISM consists of three subassemblies, a gimbaled Optical Sensor Unit (OSU), a Data Processing Unit (DPU), and the Gimbal Motor Electronics (GME). CRISM's objectives are (1) to map the entire surface using a(More)
We propose a new type of optical waveguide that consists of a sequence of coupled high-Q resonators. Unlike other types of optical waveguide, waveguiding in the coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) is achieved through weak coupling between otherwise localized high-Q optical cavities. Employing a formalism similar to the tight-binding method in(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract: Electrically pumped lasing from Germanium-on-Silicon pnn(More)
We have constructed a physical map of the human genome by using a panel of 83 whole genome radiation hybrids (the Stanford G3 panel) in conjunction with 10,478 sequence-tagged sites (STSs) derived from random genomic DNA sequences, previously mapped genetic markers, and expressed sequences. Of these STSs, 5049 are framework markers that fall into 1766(More)
This Letter reports results from the MINOS experiment based on its initial exposure to neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. The rates and energy spectra of charged current nu(mu) interactions are compared in two detectors located along the beam axis at distances of 1 and 735 km. With 1.27 x 10(20) 120 GeV protons incident on the NuMI target, 215 events(More)
We performed serologic testing for Campylobacter jejuni in 17 consecutive patients with acute Guillain-Barré syndrome from the Boston, Mass area to compare the frequency of this preceding infection with the high rates reported from other areas of the world. The rate of seropositivity, 18%, was considerable, but it was lower than that reported in Australia.(More)
Stimulation of muscarinic m1 or m3 receptors can, by generating diacylglycerol and activating protein kinase C, accelerate the breakdown of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) to form soluble, nonamyloidogenic derivatives (APPs), as previously shown. This relationship has been demonstrated in human glioma and neuroblastoma cells, as well as in transfected(More)
Classical multiple sclerosis (CMS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are distinct central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disorders (CNS IDD). Early diagnosis of CNS IDD is important as appropriate immunotherapies to optimize prognosis. We studied the diagnoses of CNS IDD among Hong Kong Chinese in a hospital-based setting.(More)
Amyloid plaques that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are primarily composed of aggregates of amyloid peptides that are derived from the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Overexpression of APP in cell cultures increases the formation of amyloidogenic peptides and causes neurodegeneration and cognitive dysfunction in(More)