Pathogens and humans share an intrinsic relation related to molecular mimicry in their antigens. Interactions between immune system and pathogenic antigens result in a production of antibodies that could protect against infection, but develop autoreactive responses mediated by autoantibodies that react to pathogenic and human antigens because they share epitopes.
In this paper we introduce a STEAM learning activity workshop addressed to familiarizing pre- and in-service basic school teachers with Educational Robots (ER) as didactic tools.
We present a static-condensation method for time-implicit discretizations of the Discontinuous Galerkin Spectral Element Method on Gauss-Lobatto points (GL-DGSEM). We show that, when solving the compressible Navier-Stokes equations, it is possible to reorganize the linear system that results from the implicit time-integration of the GL-DGSEM as a Schur complement problem, which can be efficiently solved using static condensation.
There has been much recent interest in nuclear fission, due in part to a new appreciation of its relevance to astrophysics, stability of superheavy elements, and fundamental theory of neutrino interactions.
We introduce a new quantum optimization algorithm for dense linear programming problems, which can be seen as the quantization of the interior point predictor-corrector algorithm using a quantum linear system algorithm.
We study the impact of fission on the production and destruction of translead nuclei during the r-process nucleosynthesis occurring in neutron-star mergers. Abundance patterns and rates of nuclear energy production are obtained for different ejecta conditions using three sets of stellar reaction rates, one of which is based on microscopic and consistent calculations of nuclear masses, fission barriers, and collective inertias.