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Motion Simulation of Geometric Constraint Structures
Motion simulation is a classical problem in areas of research such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), robotics, and protein folding and flexibility. Efficient motion simulation techniques could facilitate advancements in many ...
Zebrafish Cardiac Development: The Effects of Retinoic Acid on Heart Tube Morphology and Function
The formation of a heart occurs through a series of dynamic developmental events where individual cells differentiate, migrate, fuse, and loop to form a muscular tube which then has the ability to pump blood throughout the ...
Sticky and Fast: Jumping and Landing of the Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)
When landing from a jump or fall, humans and other mammals, such as cats and monkeys, modulate the timing and degree of activation of limb muscles in mid-air in response to fall height. Recent work revealed the presence ...
The Chilean Winter: Student Movements and Higher Education Reform in Chile
In the winter of 2011 (May-August) higher education students throughout Chile mobilized to improve their neoliberalized education system that they perceive to be in crisis. Through a historical review of Chilean higher ...
Passages and Parallels: Forty Days in Cape Town
This is a personal narrative of one person's journey from childhood to adulthood, juxtaposed against the social narrative of contemporary, post-apartheid South Africa.
Mechanical Characterization of Photo-crosslinkable Hydrogels with AFM
Photo-crosslinkable hydrogel films are versatile materials for controlled drug delivery devices (Duncan, 2003), three-dimensional micro-assemblies, and components in microfluidic systems (Beebe et al., 2000). A hydrogel ...
Evidence Supporting a Novel Mechanism of Abortive Initiation by E. coli RNA Polymerase
Transcription is one of the highly regulated steps in gene expression and comprises three phases – initiation, elongation and termination. In prokaryotes, the initiation phase is further divided into two steps: (1) promoter ...
IL-10 and Suppression/ Susceptibility in MAIDS Model
Individuals infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) typically progress to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is characterized by an increase in opportunistic infections like tuberculosis, as well ...
Using Rigidity Theory To Identify Hinge Joints In Proteins
Computational biology uses tools from different fields, including computer science, to solve the challenges in the field of molecular biology and engages in the interpretation, classification and understanding of biological ...