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Air mass modification over the Europe : EARLINET aerosol observations from Wales to Belarus
For the first time, the vertically resolved aerosol optical properties of western and central/eastern European haze are investigated as a function of air mass transport. Special emphasis is put on clean maritime air masses ...
Not so EEZE : the ‘EDHF’ antagonist 14, 15 Epoxyeicosa-5(z)-enoic Acid has vasodilator properties in mesenteric arteries
P-450 metabolites, including the epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, are likely candidates for endothelial derived hyperpolarising factor (EDHF). In the present study, we confirm that the stable analogue 11-nonyloxyundec-8(Z)-enoic ...
Development of a decision support system for phoma and light leaf spot in winter oilseed rape (PASSWORD project)
Pests and diseases in winter oilseed rape cause serious loss of yield and quality. Losses, predominantly from diseases, are estimated to exceed £80 million/annum in some years. These losses have occurred despite an annual ...
Role of inducible nitric oxide synthase in N-methyl-D-aspartic acid-induced strio-nigral degeneration
N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced striatal excitotoxicity is mediated by nitric oxide (NO) but the role of inflammatory mechanisms and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) induction is not clear. Unilateral intrastriatal ...
Characterization of Asian dust and Siberian smoke with multiwavelength Raman lidar over Tokyo, Japan in spring 2003
[ 1] In the spring of 2003, we observed lofted Asian dust and Siberian forest-fire smoke plumes in the free troposphere over Tokyo, Japan with a dual-wavelength Raman lidar. These data show clear signatures of the optical ...
Modal description of vibratory behaviour of structures using fuzzy membership functions
A method is developed to model vibratory systems in terms of their modal shapes estimated by fuzzy membership functions and updated by use of frequency response functions. In this method, fuzzy output membership functions ...
Pramipexole protects against apoptotic cell death by non-dopaminergic mechanisms
We have investigated the ability of pramipexole, a dopamine agonist used in the symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), to protect against cell death induced by 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) and rotenone ...
The ISM in nearby galaxies
Automated interpretation and accessible presentation of technical diagrams for blind people
The EU-supported TeDUB (Technical Drawings Understanding for the Blind) project is developing a software system that aims to make technical diagrams accessible to blind and visually impaired people. It consists of two ...