Rodrigo Weber dos Santos

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The bidomain equations are considered to be one of the most complete descriptions of the electrical activity in cardiac tissue, but large scale simulations, as resulting from discretization of an entire heart, remain a computational challenge due to the elliptic portion of the problem, the part associated with solving the extracellular potential. In such(More)
The use of the GPU as a general purpose processor is becoming more popular and there are different approaches for this kind of programming. In this paper we present a comparison between different implementations of the OpenGL and CUDA approaches for solving our test case, a weighted Jacobi iteration with a structured matrix originating from a finite element(More)
Key aspects of cardiac electrophysiology, such as slow conduction, conduction block, and saltatory effects have been the research topic of many studies since they are strongly related to cardiac arrhythmia, reentry, fibrillation, or defibrillation. However, to reproduce these phenomena the numerical models need to use subcellular discretization for the(More)
The bidomain equations are widely used for the simulation of electrical activity in cardiac tissue but are computationally expensive, limiting the size of the problem which can be modeled. The purpose of this study is to determine more efficient ways to solve the elliptic portion of the bidomain equations, the most computationally expensive part of the(More)
The in vivo effect of ultraviolet radiation-B (UVBR) in apical segments of Chondracanthus teedei was examined. Over a period of 7 days, the segments were cultivated and exposed to photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) at 80 μmol photons m−2 s−1 and PAR + UVBR at 1.6 W m−2 for 3 h per day. The samples were processed for electron microscopy and(More)
The agarophyte macroalgae Gracilaria domingensis (Kützing) Sonder ex Dickie is widely distributed along the Brazilian coast. While this species produces agarana, it is more important in the human diet. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the biological effects of cadmium on its morphology and cellular organization. To accomplish this, the effects(More)
The in vitro effect of cadmium on apical segments of Hypnea musciformis was examined. Over a period of 7 days, the segments were cultivated with different concentrations of cadmium, ranging from 50 to 300 μM. The samples were processed for microscopic and histochemical analysis of growth rates, content of photosynthetic pigments, and photosynthetic(More)
As a source of agar, the red macroalga Gelidium floridanum is a seaweed of great economic importance. However, it grows in a region exposed to high ultraviolet B radiation (UVBR). Therefore, to study the in vitro effect of UVBR on this plant, apical segments of G. floridanum were cultivated and exposed to photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) at 80 μmol(More)