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  • Comparison of Two Gas Injection Methods for Generating Bubbles in a T-Junction 

    Arias Calderón, Santiago (2020-05-28)
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    In this work, we compare the performance of two different methods for generating bubbles in conditions relevant to microgravity. A T-junction formed by two cylindrical (1 mm of internal diameter) and perpendicular channels ...
  • Numerical and Experimental Study of the Squeezing-to-Dripping Transition in a T-Junction 

    Arias Calderón, Santiago; Villardi de Montlaur, Adeline de (2020-05-26)
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    In this work, we study the transition from squeezing to dripping during the formation of bubbles in a capillary T-junction in conditions relevant to microgravity. The junction is formed by two perpendicular cylinders of ...
  • Modelling the dynamics of tuberculosis lesions in a virtual lung: role of the bronchial tree in endogenous reinfection 

    Català Sabaté, Martí; Bechini, Jordi; Tenesa, Montserrat; Pérez, Ricardo; Moya, Mariano; Vilaplana, Cristina; Valls Ribas, Joaquim; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; López Codina, Daniel; Cardona Iglesias, Pere Joan; Prats Soler, Clara (2020-05-20)
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    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that still causes more than 1.5 million deaths annually. The World Health Organization estimates that around 30% of the world’s population is latently infected. However, the ...
  • Empiric model for short-time prediction of COVID-19 spreading 

    Català Sabaté, Martí; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Álvarez Lacalle, Enrique; López Codina, Daniel; Cardona Iglesias, Pere Joan; Prats Soler, Clara (2020-05-19)
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    Covid-19 appearance and fast spreading took by surprise the international community. Collaboration between researchers, public health workers and politicians has been established to deal with the epidemic. One important ...
  • How cortical waves drive fission of motile cells 

    Flemming, Sven; Font Martínez, Francesc; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Beta, Carsten (2020-03-24)
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    Cytokinesis—the division of a cell into two daughter cells—is a key step in cell growth and proliferation. It typically occurs in synchrony with the cell cycle to ensure that a complete copy of the genetic information is ...
  • Influence of the tubular network on the characteristics of calcium transients in cardiac myocytes 

    Marchena Angos, Miquel; Echebarría Domínguez, Blas (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2020-04-17)
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    Transverse and axial tubules (TATS) are an essential ingredient of the excitation-contraction machinery that allow the effective coupling of L-type Calcium Channels (LCC) and ryanodine receptors (RyR2). They form a regular ...
  • Robust estimation of diagnostic rate and real incidence of COVID-19 for European policymakers 

    Català Sabaté, Martí; Pino González, David; Marchena Angos, Miquel; Palacios, Pablo; Urdiales, Tomás; Cardona Iglesias, Pere Joan; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; López Codina, Daniel; Prats Soler, Clara; Álvarez Lacalle, Enrique (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2020-04-24)
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    Policymakers need a clear and fast assessment of the real spread of the epidemic of COVID-19 in each of their respective countries. Standard measures of the situation provided by the governments include reported positive ...
  • Gap junction dynamics induces localized conductance bistability in cardiac tissue 

    Hawks, Claudia; Elorza Barbajero, Jorge; Witt, Annette; Laroze, David; Rodríguez Cantalapiedra, Inma; Peñaranda Ayllón, Angelina; Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Bragard, Jean (2019-07-01)
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    Connexins are specialized ionic channels that control the action potential propagation between cardiac myocytes. In this paper, we study the connexin dynamics in a one-dimensional model of cardiac tissue. We show that the ...
  • In-situ approach for thermal energy storage and thermoelectricity generation on the Moon: modelling and simulation 

    Fleith, Patrick; Cowley, Aidan; Canals Pou, Alberto; Valle Lozano, Aaron; Frank, Rebecca; López Córdoba, Pablo; González Cinca, Ricardo (2020-01)
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    Human, tele-operated rovers, and surface infrastructures are now being actively considered for lunar polarexploration. Current approaches to energy provision consider, among others, hybrid direct energy/chemicaltechnologies, ...
  • Development of a methodology to analyze leaves from Prunus dulcis varieties using near infrared spectroscopy 

    Borraz Martínez, Sergio; Boqué, Ricard; Simó Cruanyes, Joan; Mestre, Mariàngela; Gras Moreu, Anna Maria (2019-11-01)
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    Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be a faster and more economical alternative to traditional methods for screening varietal mixtures of nursery plants during the propagation process to ensure varietal purity and ...
  • Modeling domain formation of MARCKS and protein kinase C at cellular membranes 

    Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Baer, Markus (EDP Sciences, 2014-01-30)
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    Phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of proteins are mechanisms of activation and deactivation which regulate many cellular processes. Both mechanisms have been usually described in well mixed environments. MARCKS is a ...
  • Surfactant-induced gradients in the three-dimensional Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction 

    Kupitz, Dennis; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Baer, Markus; Hauser, Marcus (2011-11-10)
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    Scroll waves are prominent patterns formed in three-dimensional excitable media, and they are frequently considered highly relevant for some types of cardiac arrhythmias. Experimentally, scroll wave dynamics is often studied ...

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