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NASA’s vision for space exploration stresses the cultivation of human‐robotic systems. Similar systems are also envisaged for a variety of hazardous earthbound applications such as urban search and rescue. Recent research has pointed out that to reduce human workload, costs, fatigue driven error and risk, intelligent robotic systems will need (More)
It is a challenge for mobile robots to climb a vertical wall primarily due to requirements for reliable locomotion, high manoeuvrability, and robust and efficient attachment and detachment. Such robots have immense potential to automate tasks which are currently accomplished manually, offering an extra degree of human safety in a cost effective manner. In(More)
Chainmail for catalysts: a catalyst with iron nanoparticles confined inside pea-pod-like carbon nanotubes exhibits a high activity and remarkable stability as a cathode catalyst in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), even in presence of SO(2). The approach offers a new route to electro- and heterogeneous catalysts for harsh conditions.
Although robotics is well established as a research field, there has been relatively little work on human-robot collaboration. This type of collaboration is going to become an increasingly important issue as robots work ever more closely with humans. For example, in space exploration, recent research has pointed out that to reduce human workload, costs,(More)
Tissue engineering is a rapidly growing field with the aim of developing replacement tissues and organs for patients. An important aspect to the success of regenerated tissue is in the seeding of cells into structured porous scaffolds. This paper reports on an integrated system that is capable of printing bio-scaffold structures and automating the process(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most aggressive malignancies in the gastrointestinal tract. Emerging studies have indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) are strongly implicated in the development and progression of ESCC. Here, we focused on the function and the underlying molecular mechanism of miR-202 in ESCC. The results showed that(More)
miR-135a was downregulated in the majority of human primary gastric cancer (GC) tissues and GC cell lines. Kinesin family member C1 (KIFC1) was significantly upregulated in GC tissues and cell lines and promoted GC development and progression. We searched for miR-135a targets by using MiRanda, TargetScan, and PicTar tools, and found that KIFC1 was a(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 2 (SPINT2), a Kunitz-type serine proteinase inhibitor, has been identified as a putative tumor suppressor gene silenced by promoter methylation. We aimed to investigate whether SPINT2 might act as an esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tumor suppressor gene. Four ESCC cell lines, Fifty-two ESCC tissues(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenously expressed, small non-coding RNAs, which suppress their target mRNAs at the post-transcriptional level. miRNAs play key roles in tumor metastasis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression of miRNA-32 (miR-32) on the biological behavior of the human gastric cancer cell line, SGC-7901.(More)