Saffron has been used traditionally to treat fever, respiratory diseases, and depression. In children it has been used for respiratory infections, colic and to relieve teething pain. Constituents Saffron contains water-soluble pigments called crocins, bitters (eg. picrocrocin), and an essential oil containing safranal. It also contains flavonoids and carotenoids (which give it its colour). Recent
Curriculum vitaeALFRED ANDREW VAN BAAK
80 Fort Brown
LHSB – 1830
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Telephone: (956) 882.5032 e-mail: Alfred.Vanbaak@utb.edu
Doctor of Medicine, December 1987
São Paulo- SP, Brazil
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
Lecturer Anatomy & Physiology – UTB/TSC 2007-present
QEP Biology I Lecture – UTB/TSC 2010
Program Director Polysomnography Program –UTB/TSC 2009-present
Assistant Professor of Oculoplastic Surgery at Umberto Primo Hospital 1992 – 1994 Seminar and courses of Ophthalmology for physicians and residents at Annual University of São Paulo Ophthalmology Congress from 1999 – 2007 Anatomy & Physiology Lab I & II Courses– UTB/TSC 2007 to current Preparation and maintenance of UTB Polysomnography online course 2007 to current Participation in UTB Summer Learning Institute 2009 in preparation for QEP Biology
UTB/TSC Power of Two Summer Institute May 2009
UTB/TSC Professional Development Certification Program in aligning and assessing
student writing March 2010
Implementation of Paragraph writing in Biology 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab classes
Implementation of Clicker Quizzes in Biology 1308 classes Spring 2010
Calcium Transport across Rat inner Medullary Collecting Duct Perfused in Vitro. Am. J.
Physiol. 257 : 738-745, 1989
Effect of Furosemide on water and urea transport in cortical and inner medullary collecting
duct. Kidney International. 37:1248-55, 1990
Traumatism of the Optic Chiasm. Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia. 50(4):246-250, 1991
Visual Fields alterations after mechanical trauma of the optic nerve. Revista Brasileira de
Oftalmologia 50(5):297-304, 1991
Dacryocystectomy: indication and results – Orbit, 2003.
Study of the data obtained on surgery to make an eyelid fold in Asian patients. Arquivos
Brasileiros de Oftalmologia 71(5):665-669, 2008.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT MEDICAL MEETINGS:
Clinical and ophthalmological study in diabetics with and without hand abnormalities. VI
Brazilian Diabetes congress - 1987
Clinical and ophthalmological study in insulin dependent diabetics with and without hand
abnormalities. XXIV Brazilian Ophthalmology congress. -1987.
Visual Fields alterations after mechanical trauma of the optic nerve. IX Brazilian Congress
for the prevention of blindness - 1990
Traumatism of the Optic Chiasm. IX Brazilian Congress for the prevention of blindness -
Accommodation spasm associated with head trauma IV International Cornea and contact
lens symposium - 1991.
Enophthalmos – Surgical Treatment IV Congress of Ophthalmology – 2001.
Surgical correction of tearing caused by conjunctivo chalasis . XXXII Brazilian Congress of
Ophthalmology – 2003.
Best work: Clinical and Ophthalmological study of insulin dependent diabetics with and without hand abnormalities. XXIV Brazilian Congress of Ophthalmology. – 1987 Honorable mention: Primary Duodenal Adenocarcinoma – Case report and Literature revew. II South American Scientific Congress of Medical Students. 1987
Solid-State Quantum Communication With Josephson ArraysNEST-INFM & Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa, ItalyDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, SwitzerlandJosephson junction arrays can be used as quantum channels to transfer quantum informationbetween distant sites. In this work we discuss simple protoco