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Systems biology and reproduction.
Spatial and temporal RF electromagnetic field exposure of children and adults in indoor micro environments in Belgium and Greece.
Personal radio frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure, or exposimetry, is gaining importance in the bioelectromagnetics community but only limited data on personal exposure is available in indoor areas, namely schools, crèches, homes, and offices. Most studies are focused on adult exposur...
Pulsatile diastolic increase and systolic decrease in arterial blood pressure: their mechanism of production and physiological role.
The diastolic pulsatile increase in arterial blood pressure is shown to occur earlier in the aorta than in other arteries. It is thus not a reflection of the systolic pressure wave, as has been generally assumed, but an independent pressure wave produced by the sequential contraction of the arterial...
Rethinking the (im)possible in evolution.
This paper will discuss the philosophical background to evolutionary theory and present multiple counterfactuals to each of the following seven empirically unsustainable but nonetheless widespread assumptions about genomic (DNA-based) evolution: 1. "All heredity transmission occurs from parent to pr...
Chance: from metaphysical principle to explanatory concept. The idea of uncertainty in a natural history of knowledge.
The term "chance" has been given varied and different meanings in the history of occidental thought, carrying metaphysical connotations and controversial power. Despite the obscurity implied by this polysemy, this term is still frequently used without undergoing the conceptual clarifications that co...
Analyzing electrical activities of pancreatic β cells using mathematical models.
We have recently developed a new detailed model by incorporating most of ion channels and transporters recorded experimentally (the Cha-Noma model), yet the model satisfies the charge conservation law and reversible responses to physiological stimuli. Here, we review the mechanisms underlying bursti...
Towards a computational reconstruction of the electrodynamics of premature and full term human labour.
We apply virtual tissue engineering to the full term human uterus with a view to reconstruction of the spatiotemporal patterns of electrical activity of the myometrium that control mechanical activity via intracellular calcium. The three-dimensional geometry of the gravid uterus has been reconstruct...
UV and Children's skin
There is indicative epidemiological evidence that exposures of children younger than about 10 years are linked with an increased risk of the development of malignant melanoma as well as non-melanocytic skin cancers later in life. However, an important area of uncertainty relates to l...
The challenges of UV-induced immunomodulation for children's health
Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is recognised to have both beneficial and harmful effects on human health. With regard to immune responses, it can lead to suppression of immunity and to the synthesis of vitamin D, a hormone that can alter both innate and adaptive immuni...
Evolving homeostatic tissue using genetic algorithms.
We have investigated the evolution of structural homeostasis in the simplest of cases, a tissue formed by a mono-layer of cells. To this end, we made use of a 3-dimensional hybrid cellular automaton, an individual-based model in which the behaviour of each cell depends on its local environment. Usin...