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DGIF 2015

T-type Ca2+ channels in motor coordination

Abstract: Specific behavioral patterns are determined by the complex coordination of muscle excitation and relaxation. Tremor, which is characterized by rhythmic muscle contractions, is one of the simplest types of motor coordination, and has been the focus of studies on […]

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The roles of Drosophila DJ-1 in neural sensitivity to stress

Abstract:   DJ-1 is an antioxidant protein that has been implicated in autosomal recessive Parkinson’s disease (PD), although the mechanism by which DJ-1 deficiency causes PD remains elusive. Drosophila DJ-1 mutants are highly sensitive to oxidative stress and UV irradiation, […]

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Mitochondrial Quality Control in the Nervous System

Abstract:   Mitochondria perform a number of essential cellular functions, but their damage can lead to bioenergetic failure and the release of cytotoxins that are implicated in aging and in neurodegenerative disease. Fortunately, eukaryotes have evolved a number of cellular […]

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Neuroimmunity and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract:   All data acquired over the last two decades indicate that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has multiple causes. While genetic factors have been implicated in about 50% of the etiologies of ASD, it is likely that environmental factors are […]

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Novel Nanomaterials for a Green and Sustainable Future Energy

Abstract : To achieve a drastic CO2 reduction in the world, the realization of electric vehicles and energy network systems are essential. For the further progress in the development of polymer electrolyte fuel cells, their materials require to be controlled […]

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Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Conversions for Energy and Environmental Applications

Abstract : The photoinduced electron transfers occurring at the semiconductor surface are the key process of solar photosynthetic and photocatalytic processes. Metal oxides such as TiO2, WO3, and Fe2O3 that consists of earth-abundant elements are the most practical base materials […]

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CO2 Capture from Humid Flue Gases and Humid Atmosphere using a Microporous Coppersilicate and Conversion of Solar Energy to Hydrogen

Abstract: In an effort to curtail the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations, economic methods need to be developed to capture CO2 from flue gas and the atmosphere. One possible approach involves the capture of CO2 by using physical adsorption on […]

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Clean Fuel Production by Photoelectrochemical Cells Using Solar Energy and Water

Abstract : Harvesting energy directly from sunlight as nature accomplishes through photosynthesis is a very attractive and desirable way to solve the energy challenge. Many efforts have been made to find appropriate materials and systems that can utilize solar energy […]

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Using Exoelectrogenic and Electrotrophic Microorganisms for Direct Electricity, Biofuels or Chemical Production

Abstract : The ability of certain microorganisms to transfer electrons outside the cell has created opportunities for new methods of renewable energy generation based on microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that can be used to produce electrical power, microbial electrolysis cells […]

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Towards enhancing the precision and safety of microsurgery: bimanual SMART

Abstract: Micro-surgeons rely on excellent motor control to perform critical tasks and may have hand tremor on the order of 50-100 microns. Surgical procedures on the retina require especially precise motor control to achieve surgical objectives and minimize surgical risks. […]

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