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[1] The Superconducting Submillimeter‐Wave Limb‐Emission Sounder (SMILES) was successfully launched and attached to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September 2009. It has been making atmospheric observations since 12 October 2009 with the aid of a 4 K mechanical cooler and superconducting mixers for(More)
Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy is a reversible myocardial dysfunction that typically resolves in 7-10 days. It is characterized by left ventricular dilatation and depressed ejection fraction. However, many uncertainties exist regarding the mechanisms, characteristics, and treatments of this condition. Therefore, this review attempts to summarize our current(More)
PURPOSE There have been scarce data evaluating the differences of clinical characteristics and prognosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) depending on underlying pulmonary diseases. We tried to clarify them in CPA patients who had pulmonary emphysema or previous pulmonary tuberculosis. METHODS We reviewed and evaluated CPA patients diagnosed(More)
Silk has attracted widespread attention due to its superlative material properties and promising applications. However, the determinants behind the variations in material properties among different types of silk are not well understood. We analysed the physical properties of silk samples from a variety of silkmoth cocoons, including domesticated Bombyx mori(More)
Chemically synthesized inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have metal cores and organic ligand shells. They exhibit unique electronic, optical, magnetic, and catalytic properties, which are dependent on their size, shape, and crystal structure. These properties, which are very different to those of the bulk components, are mainly derived from the quantum size(More)
Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) has been operated on orbit since late September 2009. The on-orbit performance of the SMILES submillimeter receiver satisfied the specifications and demonstrated a high capability of superconducting technology for atmospheric science by providing an invaluable low-noise atmospheric(More)
RD3-0028, a benzodithiin compound, has antiviral activity against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in cell culture. We used a mouse model of RSV infection to determine the in vivo effect of RD3-0028. Cyclophosphamide (CYP)-treated, immunosuppressed mice were inoculated intranasally. The lungs of the mice were removed on day 4. The virus titers of the lungs(More)