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15/10/2008

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Exploring the Use of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Enhancing Blood Flow Images Via Computational Fluid Dynamics

Robert McGregor, Dominik Szczerba, Martin von Siebenthal, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gábor Székely, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 5242/2008, pp. 782–789, October 2008

 

 
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01/10/2008

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Modeling Intravasation of Liquid Distension Media in Surgical Simulators

Stefan Tuchschmid, Michael Bajka, Dominik Szczerba, Bryn A. Lloyd, Gabor Székely, and Matthias Harders, Medical Image Analysis, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp. 567–576, October 2008

 

 
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01/09/2008

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Computational Framework for Modelling Solid Tumour Growth

Bryn A. Lloyd, Dominik Szczerba, Markus Rudin and Gábor Székely, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Volume 366, Issue 1879, pp. 3301–3318, September 2008

 

 
The Expression of PHOX2A, PHOX2B and of Their Target Gene dopamine-β-hydroxylase (DβH) is Not Modified by Exposure to Extremely-Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field (ELF-EMF) in a Human Neuronal Model
01/09/2008

The Expression of PHOX2A, PHOX2B and of Their Target Gene dopamine-β-hydroxylase (DβH) is Not Modified by Exposure to Extremely-Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field (ELF-EMF) in a Human Neuronal Model

Roberta Benfante, Ruth Adele Antonini, Niels Kuster, Juergen Schuderer, Christian Maercker, Franz Adlkofer, Francesco Clementi and Diego Fornasari, in Toxicology in Vitro, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp. 1489–1495, September 2008


“The homeodomain transcription factors PHOX2A and PHOX2B are vital for development of the autonomic nervous system. Their spatial and temporal expression at the neural crest is instrumental in determining neuronal precursor fate, and by regulating DβH expression, the enzyme catalysing noradrenaline synthesis from dopamine, they also play a role in determination of noradrenergic phenotype. Disturbing this finely regulated process leads to disruption of autonomic development and autonomic dysfunction syndromes such as DβH deficiency. As it had previously been shown that the catecholamine system is responsive to ELF-EMF, and as this has also been linked to various pathologies and to certain types of cancer, we wondered whether exposure to this type of radiation could affect the expression of PHOX2A, PHOX2B and DβH, also during differentiation triggered by retinoic acid. To investigate this possibility we exposed the human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell line to 50 Hz power-line magnetic field at various flux densities and for various exposure times. We measured gene expression in exposed cells compared to control cells and also investigated any changes at protein level. Using our exposure protocol, we found no changes at either transcript or protein level of these important components of the autonomic nervous system and catecholaminergic system.”

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01/08/2008

 

Effective EM Simulations with Micro-λ Resolution in Macro-λ Objects – Generalized Huygens Box Method

Nicolas Chavannes et al, Microwave Engineering Europe, July/August 2008

 

 
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15/07/2008

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Mechanism and Localization of Wall Failure During Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation

Dominik Szczerba, Robert McGregor, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gábor Székely, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Biomedical Simulation 5104/2008, pp. 119–126, July 2008

 

 
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15/04/2008

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chavanne@itis.ethz.ch

 

Mastering Conformal Meshing for Complex CAD-Based C-FDTD Simulations

Stefan Benkler, Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp. 45–57, April 2008

 
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15/04/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Headache and Other Symptoms: An Experimental Provocation Study

Lena Hillert, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Arne Lowden, Clairy Wiholm, Niels Kuster, Sven Ebert, Clementine Boutry, Scott Douglas Moffat, Mats Berg, and Bengt Birger Arnetz, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 185–196, April 2008

 

 
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15/02/2008

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Analysis and Optimization of Mobile Phone Antenna Radiation Performance in the Presence of Head and Hand Phantoms

Erdem Ofli, Chung-Huan Li, Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, in Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Vol.16, No.1 2008. Available online 5 February 2008