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Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition and must be diagnosed and treated promptly. For treatment planning the reliable identification of the true and false lumen is crucial. However, a fully automatic Computer Aided Diagnosis system capable to display the different lumens in an easily comprehensible and timely manner is still not available.(More)
This work presents a computer simulation study on the reliability of the wireless connection between a base station and a robot swarm busy in a searching and collecting task. The size of the searched area supposed to be much bigger that the wireless coverage of a robot, so the communication is modeled by a multi-hop ad hoc network. We use the idea of(More)
Unlike the electroweak sector of the standard model of particle physics, quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is surprisingly symmetric under time reversal. As there is no obvious reason for QCD being so symmetric, this phenomenon poses a theoretical problem, often referred to as the strong CP problem. The most attractive solution for this requires the existence of(More)
Activation of the ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases is involved in a range of human cancers. Transmembrane signaling mediated by ErbB proteins is stimulated by peptide growth factors and is blocked by monoclonal antibodies such as trastuzumab and pertuzumab. ErbB receptors exert their function in conjunction with non-ErbB proteins, e.g. CD44. Here we(More)
Spermatogenesis is a transitionary process in which the diploid spermatogonia transform into haploid mature spermatozoa. Actin and myosin have been implicated in various aspects during spermatogenesis. Actin is present in the form of monomer, oligomer and polymer within cells, the latter is called microfilament. There are five actin-containing structures(More)
We set out to investigate the time-dependent colon motility and inflammatory changes in a rodent model of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in order to estimate the efficacy of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist therapy administered 6 day after the acute inflammatory event. Anaesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition and must be diagnosed and treated promptly. For treatment planning the reliable identification of the true and false lumen is crucial. However, a fully automatic Computer Aided Diagnosing system capable to display the different lumens in an easily comprehensible and timely manner is still not(More)
Beta-lactam antibiotics comprise the largest group of antibacterial agents. Due to their bactericidal properties and limited toxicity to humans they are preferred in antimicrobial therapy. In most cases, therapy is empiric since susceptibility testing in diagnostic laboratories takes a relatively long time. This paper presents a novel platform that is based(More)
Although cationic liposome-mediated transfection has become a standard procedure, the mechanistic details of the process are unknown. It has been suggested that endocytic uptake of lipoplexes is efficient, and transfectability is largely determined by later steps. In this article, we stained GM1-enriched membrane microdomains, a subclass of lipid rafts,(More)