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BACKGROUND The plant-derived estrogen biochanin A is known to cause vasodilation, but its mechanism of action in hypertension remains unclear. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects and mechanisms of biochanin A on the thoracic aorta in two-kidney, one clip (2K1C) renovascular hypertensive rats. METHODS Hypertension was induced by clipping(More)
This paper introduces ‘Ground Following Locomotion’ as a means to traverse rough terrain inspired by pill bugs(Armadillidium vulgare). The locomotion of pill bugs is unique and effective on irregular terrain. Pill bugs bend their bodies actively along with the terrain to maintain traction force and the behavior enables them to overcome(More)
This paper proposes a neural stimulation device integrated with a silicon nanowire (SiNW)-based photodetection circuit for the activation of neurons with light. The proposed device is comprised of a voltage divider and a current driver in which SiNWs are used as photodetector and field-effect transistors; it has the functions of detecting light, generating(More)
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