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The hyper-arid western Namib Sand Sea (mean annual rainfall 0-17 mm) is a detritus-based ecosystem in which primary production is driven by large, but infrequent rainfall events. A diverse Namib detritivore community is sustained by minimal moisture inputs from rain and fog. The decomposition of plant material in the Namib Sand Sea (NSS) has long been(More)
OBJECTIVE The DBA/1 mouse is a relevant animal model of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), as it exhibits seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) evoked by acoustic stimulation, followed by cardiac arrhythmia and death. Defects in serotonergic neurotransmission may contribute to S-IRA. The tryptophan hydroxylase-2 (TPH2) enzyme converts(More)
BACKGROUND Sevoflurane is the most widely used inhalational anesthetic in pediatric medicine. Despite this, sevoflurane has been reported to exert potentially neurotoxic effects on the developing brain. Clinical interventions and treatments for these effects are limited. Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA), extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen), has been(More)
Compared to neutral memory, emotional memory is extremely strong and persistent immediately after acquisition, therefore it may recruit specific mechanisms during acquisition. The calcineurin-dependent mechanisms engaging early growth response 1 (Egr-1) have been proved to determine the strength of emotional memory during establishment. Isoflurane, a widely(More)
With the emergence of eTextbooks initiatives on the rise, it is promising that eTextbooks support significant opportunities for improving the educational practices. However, there are both positive and negative reports of using eTextbooks in the academic setting. This study was aimed at exploring the concept of eTextbooks by confirming the opinions from(More)
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