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Method And Apparatus For Controlling Acoustic Signal Bandwidth In An Ultrasonic Diagnostic Imaging System, Jeffrey R. Resnick, Gregory R. Bashford Nov 1999

Method And Apparatus For Controlling Acoustic Signal Bandwidth In An Ultrasonic Diagnostic Imaging System, Jeffrey R. Resnick, Gregory R. Bashford

Biomedical Imaging and Biosignal Analysis Laboratory

An ultrasonic imaging system includes a receive beam former that generates analog receive signals and a scan converter. A receive signal processing path interconnects the receive beamformer and the scan converter, and this processing path includes both an A/D converter characterized by a selectable sampling rate and at least one filter characterized by at least one filter parameter. The filter parameter is selected as a function of the sampling rate to provide enhanced image quality.


Design Of A Low Power Two-Channel Biotelemetry Transmitter And Demodulator For Use In Studies Of Sleep Behavior In Birds, Charles Amlaner, Brent Carr, Denis Curtis, Samuel Mcgarrah, Derek Sunderman Apr 1999

Design Of A Low Power Two-Channel Biotelemetry Transmitter And Demodulator For Use In Studies Of Sleep Behavior In Birds, Charles Amlaner, Brent Carr, Denis Curtis, Samuel Mcgarrah, Derek Sunderman

Charles J. Amlaner

Current technology in biomedical engineering has made it possible to remotely transmit, demodulate, store and accurately display a large suite of physiological electrical signals. By carefully selecting modern CMOS circuitry, the designer can fabricate micro-miniature, low power systems that ultimately can be hermetically sealed and implanted in a live, free-ranging animal. It was the lack of miniature, low power transmitter circuitry that has hampered some of the basic research questions on sleep patterns in free ranging animals, particularly birds and other small animals. We formulated a team of engineers in our Animal Sleep Research Laboratory to identify the critical technical ...


Half-Awake To The Risk Of Predation, Niels Rattenborg, Steven Lima, Charles Amlaner Feb 1999

Half-Awake To The Risk Of Predation, Niels Rattenborg, Steven Lima, Charles Amlaner

Charles J. Amlaner

Birds have overcome the problem of sleeping in risky situations by developing the ability to sleep with one eye open and one hemisphere of the brain awake. Such unihemispheric slow-wave sleep is in direct contrast to the typical situation in which sleep and wakefulness are mutually exclusive states of the whole brain. We have found that birds can detect approaching predators during unihemispheric slow-wave sleep, and that they can increase their use of unihemispheric sleep as the risk of predation increases. We believe this is the first evidence for an animal behaviourally controlling sleep and wakefulness simultaneously in different regions ...


Atherosclerosis And Plaque Rupture: An Update, M N. Afzal, S A. Saeed, B H. Shah Feb 1999

Atherosclerosis And Plaque Rupture: An Update, M N. Afzal, S A. Saeed, B H. Shah

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

No abstract provided.


Facultative Control Of Avian Unihemispheric Sleep Under The Risk Of Predation, Niels Rattenborg, Steven Lima, Charles Amlaner Dec 1998

Facultative Control Of Avian Unihemispheric Sleep Under The Risk Of Predation, Niels Rattenborg, Steven Lima, Charles Amlaner

Charles J. Amlaner

Birds and aquatic mammals are the only taxonomic groups known to exhibit unihemispheric slow-wave sleep (USWS). In aquatic mammals, USWS permits sleep and breathing to occur concurrently in water. However, the function of avian USWS has been unclear. Our study is based on the premise that avian USWS serves a predator detection function, since the eye contralateral to the awake hemisphere remains open during USWS. If USWS functions as a form of predator detection, then birds should be able to control both the proportion of slow-wave sleep composed of USWS and the orientation of the open eye in response to ...


Sleep, Sleep Disorders, And Biological Rhythms, Charles Amlaner, Robert Greene, Michael Hanson, Greg Greg Nichols, Naomi Rogers, Carol Thibodeau Dec 1998

Sleep, Sleep Disorders, And Biological Rhythms, Charles Amlaner, Robert Greene, Michael Hanson, Greg Greg Nichols, Naomi Rogers, Carol Thibodeau

Charles J. Amlaner

A module to help students to understand the nature and function of sleep and its effects on human health; to experience the process of scientific inquiry; and to recognize the role of science in society and the relationship of basic science and human health.


Lateral Hypothalamic Nmda Receptor Subunits Nr2a And/Or Nr2b Mediate Eating: Immunochemical/Behavioral Evidence, Arshad Khan, Margarita C. Curras, Jennifer Dao, Faizi A. Jamal, Rishi K. Goel, Elizabeth R. Gillard, Stefany D. Wolfsohn, B. Glenn Stanley Dec 1998

Lateral Hypothalamic Nmda Receptor Subunits Nr2a And/Or Nr2b Mediate Eating: Immunochemical/Behavioral Evidence, Arshad Khan, Margarita C. Curras, Jennifer Dao, Faizi A. Jamal, Rishi K. Goel, Elizabeth R. Gillard, Stefany D. Wolfsohn, B. Glenn Stanley

Arshad M. Khan, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.