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  • Modelización computacional cardiaca 

    Bragard, Jean; Camara Rey, Oscar; Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Pueyo, Esther; Soudah Prieto, Eduardo; Vázquez, Mariano (Elsevier, 2020-08-01)
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    Las enfermedades cardiovasculares tienen en la actualidad un gran impacto social y económico y constituyen una de las principales causas de mortalidad y morbilidad. Los modelos computacionales personalizados del corazón ...
  • Buffering and total calcium levels determine the presence of oscillatory regimes in cardiac cells 

    Marchena Angos, Miquel; Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Shiferaw, Yohannes; Álvarez Lacalle, Enrique (2020-09-24)
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    Calcium oscillations and waves induce depolarization in cardiac cells which are believed to cause life-threathening arrhythimas. In this work, we study the conditions for the appearance of calcium oscillations in both a ...
  • Origin of tuberculosis in the Paleolithic predicts unprecedented population growth and female resistance 

    Cardona Iglesias, Pere Joan; Català Sabaté, Martí; Prats Soler, Clara (Nature, 2020-01-08)
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    Current data estimate the origin of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MtbC) infection around 73,000 years before the common era (BCE), and its evolution to “modern” lineages around 46,000 BCE. Being MtbC a major killer ...
  • Effects of strain aging in NiTi SMA wire for dampers 

    Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Auguet Sangrá, Carlota E.; Torra Ferré, Vicenç; Carreras, Guillem; Lovey, Francisco Carlos (Elsevier, 2015)
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    The thermo-mechanical properties of Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) as smart materials suggest their application as actuators, but also as dampers, thanks to the high damping properties during the hysteresis of the thermo-elastic ...
  • Modeling cell crawling strategies with a bistable model: from amoeboid to fan-shaped cell motion 

    Moreno Ramos, Eduardo; Flemming, Sven; Font Clos, Francesc; Holschneider, Matthias; Beta, Carsten; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio (2020-11-01)
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    Eukaryotic cell motility involves a complex network of interactions between biochemical components and mechanical processes. The cell employs this network to polarize and induce shape changes that give rise to membrane ...
  • Built in dampers for stayed cables in bridges via SMA. The SMARTeR-ESF project: a mesoscopic and macroscopic experimental analysis with numerical simulations 

    Torra Ferré, Vicenç; Auguet Sangrá, Carlota E.; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Carreras, Guillem; Terriault, Patrick; Lovey, Francisco Carlos (Elsevier, 2013-04)
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    Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) are good candidates for solid-state dampers appropriate for the oscillations of bridge stay cables because of their large recoverable strain, hysteresis and reasonable fatigue-life. This work ...
  • Diamagnetic interactions in superheated-superconducting granules under an external magnetic field 

    Peñaranda Ayllón, Angelina; Auguet Sangrá, Carlota E.; Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano; Girard, Tom A. (2002-11)
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    The study of the phase transitions produced in ensembles of metastable superconducting granules by magnetic field variations is important both for fundamental physics and for applications in particle detectors. Theoretical ...
  • The effect of a prototype hydromulch on soil water evaporation under controlled laboratory conditions 

    Verdú González, Antoni Maria Claret; Mas Serra, Maite; Josa March, Ramon; Ginovart Gisbert, Marta (2020)
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    Organic hydromulches can be an interesting alternative for weed control in perennial crops, but can also reduce soil water evaporation. To examine the effect of a hydromulch layer on soil water content in dry conditions ...
  • Lunar ISRU energy storage and electricity generation 

    Fernández Palos, Mario; Serra, Pol; Fereres, Sonia; Stephenson, Keith; González Cinca, Ricardo (2020-05-01)
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    Fifty years after the first human step on the Moon, many challenges for its exploration have yet to be overcome. Among them, the survival of the crew and/or lunar assets during the lunar night is mandatory for long duration ...
  • Performance assessment of ultrasonic waves for bubble control in cryogenic fuel tanks 

    Suñol Galofre, Francesc Xavier; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Granados Jiménez, Marta; González Cinca, Ricardo; García García, José Eduardo (2020-05-27)
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    An efficient long-term storage of cryogenic propellants is a challenge for future space exploration missions. The vapour bubbles formed as a result of boil-off in the tank walls can generate foam structures, which could ...
  • Cording mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli have a key role in the progression towards active tuberculosis, which is stopped by previous immune response 

    Arias, Lilibeth; Cardona, Paula; Català Sabaté, Martí; Prats Soler, Clara; Vilaplana, Cristina; Cardona Iglesias, Pere Joan; Julian Gómez, Esther; Campo Pérez, Víctor (2020-02-08)
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    Cording was the first virulence factor identified in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). We aimed to ascertain its role in the induction of active tuberculosis (TB) in the mouse strain C3HeB/FeJ by testing the immunopathogenic ...
  • Trade-off analysis of phase separation techniques for advanced life support systems in space 

    Fili, Thomas; Gòdia, Francesc; González Cinca, Ricardo (2021-01)
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    Phase separation in multiphase flows in space systems is a challenging task due to the absence of buoyancy. Several phase separation approaches have been presented in the last years given the important role that systems ...

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