Sebastián Palacios

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Landscape conversion by humans may have detrimental effects on animal populations inhabiting managed ecosystems, but human-altered areas may also provide suitable environments for tolerant species. We investigated the spatial ecology of a highly mobile nocturnal avian species-the red-necked nightjar (Caprimulgus ruficollis)-in two contrastingly managed(More)
1. The present study examines the effect of angiotensin11 (A11) on Cl- and Na+ transport in canine tracheal epithelium. 2. A concentration-dependent increase in the potential difference and in short-circuit current of the trachea was found. 3. Frusemide reduced values of Cl- dependent electrical parameters; net Cl- flux from serosa to mucosa accounted for(More)
R-albuterol (levalbuterol) is a drug used for asthma therapy and some formulations of it are in solid dosage forms. The aim of this work was to describe and characterize two polymorphic modifications of R-albuterol sulfate by means of typical structure-sensitive analytical techniques such as X-ray powder diffraction, FT-IR spectroscopy, visual and(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract— We present TRUSS, or Tracking Risk with Ubiquitous Smart Sensing, a novel system that infers and renders safety context on construction sites by fusing data from wearable devices, distributed sensing infrastructure, and video.(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have potential military, industrial, biomedical, environmental, and residential applications. However, implementing sensor networks and realizing their potential faces various challenges. Sensors nodes should be small in size, ultra-low-power, and WSNs should be comprised of large quantities of sensor nodes [1][2]. These(More)
Landscape change provides a suitable framework for investigating population-level responses to novel ecological pressures. However, relatively little attention has been paid to examine the potential influence of landscape change on the geographic scale of population differentiation. Here, we tested for morphological differentiation of red-necked nightjars(More)
Intra-body electromagnetic propagation through dispersive tissue and studies of wireless power transmission have tended to focus on MHz frequencies due to relatively lower tissue absorption loss in this frequency range. Other studies have focused on the 2.4GHz frequency. The Medical Implant Communication Service, a standard specified by the U.S. Federal(More)
We present a new case of a primary carcinoid tumour of the skin. The mitotic index (4/10 HPF) warrants classification of this case as atypical. The patient was a 58-year-old woman with a 1-year history of a mass on the scalp. Literature review showed this to be only the seventh case of primary carcinoid tumour of the skin. Importantly, the evolution has(More)
The canine tracheal epithelium causes net transport of Cl- from serosa to mucosa and of Na+ from mucosa to serosa. These processes are manifested by the short-circuit current which represents the algebraic sum of both fluxes. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) alters the permeability of several epithelia. This work examines the effect and possible mechanism of(More)