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Correction to: A review of assistive spatial orientation and navigation technologies for the visually impaired

The fourth author name was missed in the original publication. The correct list of authors should read as “Hugo Fernandes, Paulo Costa, Vitor Filipe, Hugo Paredes, João Barroso”. It has been

Does growth path influence beef lipid deposition and fatty acid composition?

Conceptualization: Paulo Costa, Jose A. M. Prates, Jean-FrancËois Hocquette, Rui J. B. Bessa. Formal analysis: Rui J. B. Bessa. Investigation: Ana S. H. Costa, Paulo Costa. Methodology: Ana S. H. Costa, Susana P ... . Alves, Cristina M. Alfaia, Isabelle Cassar-Malek, Jean-FrancËois Hocquette. 16 / 20 Project administration: Paulo Costa. Resources: Rui J. B. Bessa. Supervision: Paulo Costa, Jose A. M. Prates, Jean

The Role of the Trypanosoma cruzi TcNRBD1 Protein in Translation

The regulation of gene expression in trypanosomatids occurs mainly at the post-transcriptional level. Despite the importance of this type of control in Trypanosoma cruzi, few RNA binding proteins have been characterized. The RRM domain (RNA Recognition Motif) is one of the most abundant domains found in RNA-binding proteins in higher eukaryotes. Proteins containing the RRM domain...

Professional dental prophylaxis increases salivary cortisol in children with dental behavioural management problems: a longitudinal study

Background Dental procedures may cause stress and increase the salivary cortisol levels. It is important to known if apparently simple procedures such as professional dental prophylaxis at low speed (DP) are stressful for children with dental behaviour management problems (DBMP) to help with behaviour guidance strategies. This longitudinal study aimed to evaluate if DP changes a...

Memory effects of sedative drugs in children and adolescents—protocol for a systematic review

Background Some sedatives used in children and adolescents can affect memory function. Memory impairment of traumatic experience can minimize the chance of future psychological trauma. Knowledge about the potential of different sedatives to produce amnesia can help in the decision-making process of choosing a sedative regimen. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the...

Integrating Decision Support and Social Networks

Coimbra, Portugal Received 14 July 2011; Revised 29 March 2012; Accepted 16 April 2012 Academic Editor: Arun Kumar Tripathi Copyright © 2012 Francisco Antunes and João Paulo Costa. This is an open

Using Peano–Hilbert space filling curves for fast bidimensional ensemble EMD realization

Empirical mode decomposition (EMD) is a fully unsupervised and data-driven approach to the class of nonlinear and non-stationary signals. A new approach is proposed, namely PHEEMD, to image analysis by using Peano–Hilbert space filling curves to transform 2D data (image) into 1D data, followed by ensemble EMD (EEMD) analysis, i.e., a more robust realization of EMD based on white...

Magnetic resonance imaging-guided occult breast lesion localization and simultaneous sentinel lymph node mapping

Background Radio-guided occult lesion localization is a valid technique for the diagnosis of suspicious non-palpable lesions. Here we determine the feasibility of pre-operative localization of occult suspect non-palpable breast lesions using radio-guided occult lesion localization, as well as for identifying the sentinel lymph node. Methods This is a descriptive study of data...

Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) in gliomas: expression and exploitation as therapeutic targets

Background Gliomas exhibit high glycolytic rates, and monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) play a major role in the maintenance of the glycolytic metabolism through the proton-linked transmembrane transport of lactate. However, their role in gliomas is poorly studied. Thus, we aimed to characterize the expression of MCT1, MCT4, and their chaperone CD147 and to assess the...

Downregulation of RKIP Is Associated with Poor Outcome and Malignant Progression in Gliomas

Malignant gliomas are highly infiltrative and invasive tumors, which precludes the few treatment options available. Therefore, there is an urgent need to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying gliomas aggressive phenotype and poor prognosis. The Raf Kinase Inhibitory protein (RKIP), besides regulating important intracellular signaling cascades, was described to be...