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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Therapeutic Ultrasound and the Blood Brain Barrier

The main goal is to investigate the molecular and cellular effects of focused ultrasound (FUS) with microbubble (MB) infusion on the blood brain barrier and neurovascular unit (NVU)1. This research will explore the mechanotransductive effects of pFUS+MB on the brain microenvironment deconstructing the shockwave induced changes on the various cellular elements of the NVU in transgenic models and serve as basis for enhances homing of stem cells as part of an immunotherapy in treating CNS disease, traumatic brain injury and malignancy.

Kovacs ZI, et al Disrupting the blood brain barrier by focused ultrasound induces sterile inflammation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017;114:E75-E84.

Please see posting for more info.
Contact: Joseph Frank M.D., jfrank@helix.nih.gov


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Postdoctoral Research Position – Neurovascular Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease - Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Univ. of Kentucky

The Hartz Laboratory at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is seeking a qualified candidate for a postdoctoral position for an NIH-funded project (2R01AG039621) entitled "Re-storing Blood-Brain Function to Improve Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease".

For more information:
Postdoctoral Research Position Posting

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Anika Hartz, anika.hartz@uky.edu

Interested candidates should send an email that includes a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae, and three reference letters directly to Dr. Anika Hartz.

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"Biological Barriers" Jr. Scientist at Austrian Institute of Technology

We are Austria's largest Research and Technology Organisation and an international player in the research areas that we cover. This makes us a leading development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Health & Bioresources is seeking to hire a new Ingenious Partner for our location in Vienna: Junior Scientist (m/f) in the field "Biological Barriers."

Junior_Scientist_in_the_field_Biological_Barriers.pdf

If interested, please click on flyer link above or contact our Human Resources Division Head, Maria Leonhard-Maurer, MSc: maria.leonhard-maurer@ait.ac.at
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Postdoctoral/Research Associate Position to study Immune-Neurovascular Interactions in Stroke

Postdoctoral/Research Associate Position is available in Dr. Zena Vexler’s laboratory at the University California San Francisco.

Postdoctoral fellow/Research Associate will study the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate lipid signaling as modulator of immune-neurovascular interactions and brain repair after neonatal experimental stroke.

In particular, we are interested to understand lipid signaling in microglial cells and how it affects release of exosomes/microvesicles and modulates injury and repair. Studies will be performed in the in vivo stroke model in neonatal mice and in microglial cells acutely isolated from injured brains.

Position requires PhD in neuroscience/pharmacology or in related disciplines, hands-on experience with animal experimentation, development of biochemical assays and flow cytometry.

If interested, please contact me at zena.vexler@ucsf.edu
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Postdoctoral positions are currently available in Dr. Toborek’s laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Miami, Florida

The main focus of our research is on HIV-1 and/or drug of abuse-induced molecular and cellular mechanisms of injury to the brain endothelium and the blood-brain barrier. The work involves both cell culture research and animal experiments. The candidate is required - upon the appropriate training - to work with HIV-1. The ideal candidate for this position will be a recent doctoral graduate, who is highly motivated and has expertise in virology, molecular biology, cellular techniques, and/or animal experimentation. If interested, please contact Dr. Toborek at mtoborek@med.miami.edu.

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Postdoctoral Research or Research Assistant position at Johns Hopkins

A Postdoctoral Research or Research Assistant position is available in the Department Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg SPH in Baltimore, MD, USA. We are using multidisciplinary approaches to study mechanisms of activation of the blood brain barrier (BBB) endothelium in Cerebral Malaria. Techniques include but are not limited to in-vitro cell culture models, intracellular signaling, RT-PCR, microarray and computational/analytical approaches. Experience with confocal microscopy is a plus. This project involves various local and international collaborations. Opportunities exist to attend scientific and/or working meetings.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Enthusiastic and qualified individuals with a background and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are sought. Experience in neuroscience is a plus. If interested, please email your CV, a letter of research interests, the names and contact information of three recent professional references to:

Monique Stins, MAT, PhD.
Email: mstins@jhmi.edu
Johns Hopkins is an equal opportunity employer.

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PhD Opportunity: Intracranial pressure elevation and cerebrospinal fluid change after ischaemic stroke

Two PhD scholarships are available for students to undertake a research project in the translational stroke research laboratory at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. We invite applications from motivated domestic and international graduates to undertake a Higher Degree by Research (HDR/PhD) to study aspects of how intracranial pressure elevation and cerebrospinal fluid change after ischaemic stroke. The studies will fall within a program of work within our laboratory, in which we aim to elucidate the mechanisms causing transient intracranial pressure elevation following ischaemic stroke and how this rise in pressure alters blood flow to vulnerable brain regions and secondary infarct expansion. We also aim to evaluate novel interventions that may halt these processes in preclinical stroke models such as short-duration therapeutic hypothermia.


For more information:
flyer

Email: adjanie.patabendige@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: +61 02 4921 7856
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EueFj4MZ-xo
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Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available in the Laboratory of Dr. Patrick T. Ronaldson, Ph.D.

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Ronaldson to investigate the role of endogenous blood-brain barrier transporters in CNS drug delivery for treatment of ischemic stroke. This project involves extensive transporter expression measurements (i.e., mRNA, protein), microscopy approaches to examine transporter localization, and molecular studies to examine intracellular signaling pathways involved in transporter regulation. Additionally, transporter functional studies will be performed using freshly isolated brain capillaries or via the in situ brain perfusion technique. Research will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Ronaldson and will include experiments outlined in the grant proposal, development of additional experiments as warranted by progress on the project, and preparation of research results for publication in top-tier peer reviewed journals and for presentation at scientific meetings. A strong interest in blood-brain barrier biology and CNS drug delivery as well as a willingness to work with animals, and expertise in applying the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model of ischemic stroke to pharmacological studies are required; a background in molecular pharmacology of transporters and microscopy is preferred. This position is open immediately and a minimum three-year commitment to the laboratory is required. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and three (3) letters of recommendation. The statement of research interests should include an overview of the applicant’s three (3) most significant first author scientific publications and how these papers demonstrate the applicant’s ability to make cutting-edge contributions to the study of drug transport processes at the blood-brain barrier.


For more information:
Patrick T. Ronaldson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email : pronald@email.arizona.edu
Flyer with detailed information: http://www.ibbsoc.org/postdoc.pdf

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PhD student BBB position opening available at the Research Center of CHU de Québec

PhD student position opening
in Brain Barriers Research
available at the Research Center
of CHU de Québec
in Dr. ElAli's Lab.


For more information:
Ayman ElAli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Faculty of Medicine, Laval University
Research Centre of CHU de Québec - CHUL
Neuroscience Axis
2705, boulevard Laurier, T2-33
Québec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada
Phone : (418) 525-4444 / Extension 46211
Email : ayman.el-ali@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca
Website : http://www.crchudequebec.ulaval.ca/en/research/researchers/23449

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PhD fellowship available at UCL Institute of Ophtalmology (IOO)

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD fellowship at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IOO) under the supervision of Dr Patric Turowski and Prof Pete Coffey. The ideal start date is after 1st September 2017. This project is aimed at characterising the mitochondrial dynamics in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The RPE constitutes a protective cell layer in the eye located at the back of the retina. RPE mitochondria are crucial for dealing with the chronic accumulation of retinal waste. We have identified a novel family of proteins, ARMCX, which appear key to mitochondrial health and dynamics and propose to study how they regulate RPE function. The successful candidate will be using cutting edge technology, in particular cell and mitochondrial biology, molecular genetic, biochemistry, live cell microscopy and electron microscopy.

More information and how to apply

Informal inquiries:
Please email Dr Patric Turowski for further information abou t the project at p.turowski@ucl.ac.uk.


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Post doc position in Sass Lab Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS)

Bioanalytics & Biochemistry, Department of Natural Sciences, Rheinbach GERMANY

The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS) is a dynamic and internationally focused university with a strong research orientation. Located in the heart of the lively Rhineland region near Cologne and Bonn, H-BRS currently hosts over 8,000 students from more than 50 countries studying on 31 degree programs.

For a research project on functions of ketone bodies beyond their role in energy supply, which is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia via the program “FH Zeit für Forschung 2016”, the Department of Natural Science at the Rheinbach Campus seeks in full-time (39.83 hours per week) a Biochemist as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Postdoctoral Research Associate position flyer
For further questions click on flyer link above or contact Prof. Dr. Jörn Oliver Sass, phone +49 2241 865 9668.

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Perinatal Brain Research Laboratory

Research associate and post-doctoral candidate positions are available starting April 2017. Our laboratory is concerned with understanding the effects of brain ischemia/inflammation on brain injury and blood-brain barrier permeability to cytokines during development and potential anti-cytokine neuroprotective strategies using the large animal translational fetal sheep and neonatal rodent models.

For more information, see flyer.

Contact: Dr. Barbara Stonestreet at (401) 274-1122, x47429 or at Bstonestreet@wihri.org

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Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position Quantitative Macromolecular Therapeutics Department of Pharmaceutics, Univ. of MN, Mpls, USA

The Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, at the University of Minnesota, invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) specializing in quantitative and/or modeling-based approaches to macromolecular therapeutics. Exceptional candidates in other areas of pharmacokinetics and quantitative drug delivery will also be considered.

For more information, please see flyer.

Application instructions may be found at www.pharmacy.umn.edu./about/job-opportunities. For specific questions about this position, please contact the search chair, Dr. William Elmquist at elmqu011@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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Scientific Researcher / PostDoctoral Fellow position available at the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research in Leipzig, Germany

The Department of Neuroradiopharmaceuticals of the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research in Leipzig, Germany, invites applications as

Scientific Researcher / PostDoctoral Fellow for in vivo imaging studies in animal models of human cancer (m/f)

We are seeking a highly motivated and technically skilled scientist to join the Leipzig-based Department of Neuroradiopharmaceuticals. Our multidisciplinary team is devoted to the design and implementation of radiolabeled small molecules for molecular imaging of brain cancer by means of positron emission tomography (PET). The employment contract is initially limited to four years. The regular weekly working time will be 39 hours. The salary is based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund. The place of work is Leipzig.

For more information and to apply, click here.

For details on the research, HZDR, and the lab please contact Dr. Winnie Deuther-Conrad (Tel.: +49 351 260 - 4613 or Email: w.deuther-conrad@hzdr.de) or Prof. Peter Brust (Tel.: +49 351 260 - 4610 or Email: p.brust@hzdr.de).

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BBB Lab @ University of Artois (Lens, France) is recruiting a phD student in the framework of a European Project call In3

phD position available in the framework of the In3 project = An integrated interdisciplinary approach to animal-free nanomaterial and chemical safety assessment

The in3 project (grant no. 721975) is a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network that aims to drive the synergistic development and utilisation of in vitro and in silico tools for human chemical and nanomaterial (NM) safety assessment. The project will focus on differentiation of human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSC) to toxicologically relevant target tissues including; brain, lung, liver and kidney. The tissues, from the same genetic backgrounds, will be exposed to several compounds and the data generated will be used to develop safety assessment approaches by integrating cheminformatics, mechanistic toxicology and biokinetics into computational models. The project will hire 15 PhD students to carry out these activities in a coordinated and highly collaborative fashion. The scientists trained within in3 will acquire a unique multidisciplinary skill set giving them a competitive employment advantage in safety assessment sciences, either in industry, governmental bodies or academia.

The project will run from January 2017 to the end of 2021. Recruitment is open now and will remain open until all positions are filled. Each of the 15 phD positions advertised is a 3 year PhD position. Applicants must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), meaning that they are within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD). We expect the first ESRs to commence employment in March 2017. We aim to have all positions filled by July 2017.

15 phD positions are available including one at the BBB Lab (University of Artois, Lens, France)

ESR4: Differentiation of brain like endothelial cells from iPSC and application to BBB toxicity testing and prediction of CNS distribution
Host organisation: University of Artois, Lens, France
Person in charge: Assoc. Prof. Maxime Culot

For more information and to apply for a position please visit http://estiv.org/in3.

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Postdoctoral position opening at the Nano-Thermal Bioengineering Lab at the University of Texas, Dallas, USA

The Nano-Thermal Bioengineering Laboratory (NT-BEL) at The University of Texas at Dallas is looking for one Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the nanomaterials and their applications in brain cancer drug delivery. For more information, see flyer.

Send application materials listed on flyer to Dr. Zhenpeng Qin at zhenpeng.qin@utdallas.edu.

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Available Postdoctoral position at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA

Available: NIH funded Postdoctoral Research position in Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) Biology in the MMI Department, Johns Hopkins SPH in Baltimore, MD, USA. We are using multidisciplinary approaches to study mechanisms of activation of blood brain barrier (BBB) endothelium in cerebral malaria, including in-vitro cell culture models exposure to pathogens (Plasmodium infected erythrocytes). This project also involves collaborations with the Department of Neurology, SOM, and various USA-national and international collaborations.

Salary is commensurate with experience. If you are interested in working in this area, enthusiastic and qualified with a background and/or experience in one or more of the following areas; vascular biology, molecular-, micro-, cell biology and / or neuroscience, then please email your CV, a letter of research interests, the names and contact information of three recent professional references to: Monique Stins, MAT, PhD. Email: mstins@jhmi.edu

flyer

Johns Hopkins is an equal opportunity employer.


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Post-Doctoral Candidate in Perinatal Brain Research Laboratory

Research associate and post-doctoral candidate positions are available starting July 2016 in Professor Barbara Stonestreet's laboratory. Her lab is concerned with understanding the effects of brain ischemia/inflammation on brain injury and blood-brain barrier permeability to cytokines during development and potential anti-cytokine neuroprotective strategies using the large animal translational fetal sheep and neonatal rodent models. See position announcement.

For more information, please contact Professor Barbara Stonestreet, M.D., The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Pediatrics, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 274-1122, x 47429
Fax: (401) 453-7571
E-mail: bstonestreet@wihri.org


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PhD Student Position in Neuroimmunology, Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern

A PhD student position is available in Prof. Britta Engelhardt’s group. The opening is for a qualified and highly motivated individual aiming to pursue a PhD thesis in the field of neuroimmunology. Announcement.

If interested, please contact Prof. Britta Engelhardt, Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern, Freiestr. 1, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.
E-Mail: bengel@tki.unibe.ch
Homepage:www.tki.unibe.ch.

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European Training Network BtRAIN PhD student early stage researcher position available


The new European Training Network BtRAIN, coordinated by Prof. Britta Engelhardt, University of Bern has an open PhD position with a bioinformatic focus at GenXPro GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany (see http://www.btrain-2020.eu/esrSeven). The project is entitled: Blood-brain barrier derived non-coding RNAs as functional biomarkers for the aging BBB versus the BBB in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Position Announcement


Submit applications now:
http://www.btrain-2020.eu/application

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University of Minnesota - Neuroscience or Neurological Drug Development Tenure/Tenure-Track: Assistant/Associate or Full Professor


The University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus (CoPD), Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPPS) invites nominations and applications for the position of Full (tenure), Associate (tenure) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track) for a 12 month (100%) appointment. This opening represents a dynamic opportunity for an individual to complement our Department’s commitment to outstanding research, innovative teaching and leadership in the optimization of drug therapy.

Position Announcement & Application Instructions


For questions:
Dr. Jon Rumbley, Search Chair, jrumbley@d.umn.edu

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Univ. of Washington Tacoma Seeking Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurobiology

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurobiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period.

For more information:
Dr. Erica Cline, Search Chair, ecline@uw.edu
Position Announcement

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Postdoctoral Research Position at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

The Hartz Laboratory at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is seeking qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position for a NIH-funded R01 project on blood-brain barrier function in Alzheimer’s disease. This position is open immediately and will be filled as soon as possible.

For more information, see the postdoctoral position attachment.

or contact Dr. Anika Hartz at anika.hartz@uky.edu.

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Two Blood Brain Barrier Positions available in Dr. Stins Lab at Johns Hopkins

A postdoctoral position and a technician position are available in Dr. Monique Stins' Lab at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. For more information:

*Postdoctoral Position
*Technician

Or contact Dr. Stins at mstins@jhmi.edu.

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions in the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology at UC Davis

Description

The Department of Physiology & Membrane Biology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine seeks to fill up to two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, and an outstanding record of research creativity, independence, and productivity. Research areas of particular interest include cell signaling, membrane transport physiology, metabolism, and neurovascular physiology.

UC Davis is a campus of about 35,000 students; it was recently ranked among the top 10 public Universities in the nation and 14th for extramural research funding. The campus has exceptional strength in the biological sciences, and is renowned for its highly collaborative environment. The campus is situated in an attractive college town in northern California.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program and participate in the teaching and educational activities of the department.

A complete application should include Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, a summary of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience, a diversity statement, two peer-reviewed papers, and the names of 3-5 individuals who can act as references. All applications must be submitted online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00680.

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2015. These positions will remain open until filled, but no later than March 31, 2016.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Recruitment Period
Open date: October 5th, 2015
Next review date: November 16th, 2015
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 31st, 2016

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
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12 positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR)/PhD students - The European Training Network Brain Barriers Training - BtRAIN

The European Training Network Brain Barriers Training – BtRAIN invites applications for 12 positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR)/PhD students.

Research in BtRAIN (www.btrain-­2020.eu) is dedicated to create and disseminate unique knowledge on the vertebrate brain barrier signature genes and their specific role in regulating brain barrier function in development, health, ageing and disease. BtRAIN will train a new generation of young researchers to think out of the box and to bridge disciplinary interfaces by providing trans-disciplinary training in research and technological development in the field of brain barriers research.

For more info: BtRAIN_Advertisement.pdf

Pre-­requisites for the candidates
• University Master Degree in any discipline in the Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, or in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or Bioinformatics, depending on the project applied for
• Mobility during the program to fullfill the requirements for secondments
• Ability to work in an international team and to meet deadlines
• Ability to analyze, integrate and communicate large amounts of data
• Ability to multi-­task

If interested, submit your application now: http://www.btrain-2020.eu/application.

Contact:
Dr. rer. physiol. Britta Engelhardt
Professor for Immunobiology, Director, Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern
E-Mail: bengel@tki.unibe.ch


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Postdoctoral Position in the Vexler lab - University California San Francisco

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Zena Vexler’s laboratory at the University California San Francisco, California, USA, effective November 15, 2015, to study the role neuroinflammation in modulating neurovascular integrity in the in vivo stroke models in neonatal rats and mice.

A position requires PhD in neuroscience/pharmacology or related disciplines, as well as expertise with animal experimentation and hands-on experience with biochemical techniques, including ELISA and flow cytometry. Experience in surgical procedures is a plus.

If interested, please contact Dr. Vexler at zena.vexler@ucsf.edu.

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