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We developed previously a mouse voluntary climbing exercise model as a physiological mechanical loading model and reported that climbing exercise increased bone formation, but its effect on adipogenesis is unknown. We assessed the effects of loading and PTH/PTHrP receptor (PTHR1) on bone marrow adipocyte differentiation in relation with osteoblast(More)
This paper proposes a method to build an individual hand model that consists of a surface skin and an inside link model, which can be used to reconstruct hand behavior from motion capture (MoCap) data. Our system uses a static posture data, a palmar side photo and marker positions captured simultaneously by MoCap, to reduce extra time and effort demanded(More)
INTRODUCTION High consumption of alcohol is one of the risk factors for osteoporosis. Approximately 45% of Chinese and Japanese individuals have the inactive aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (Aldh2) phenotype. The absence of the ALDH2*2 allele is found to adversely influence the risk of osteoporosis. The aim of this study is to clarify the effects of alcohol(More)
Non-synaptic interactions among neurons via extracellular electric fields may play functional roles in the CNS. Previously in a study using voltage-sensitive dye imaging, we reported characteristic membrane polarization profiles in the CA1 region of hippocampal slices during exposure to extracellular DC fields: slow monophasic polarization in somatic region(More)
Here we report a design and synthesis of a chemically functional polymer membrane by an interfacial polycondensation reaction and multilayer flow inside a microchannel. Single and parallel dual-membrane structures are successfully prepared by using organic/aqueous two-layer flow and organic/aqueous/organic three-layer flow inside the microchannel followed(More)
This paper proposes an interactive information support system to activate shopping streets and local communities using robot partners based on informationally structured system. The aim of this paper is to recommend restaurants, shops, sightseeing spots to visitors in a rental bicycle shop. The interactive support system is composed of three main subsystems(More)