325 research outputs found

    sj-doc-1-taj-10.1177_20406223231222828 – Supplemental material for Tafamidis improves myocardial longitudinal strain in A97S transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis

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    Supplemental material, sj-doc-1-taj-10.1177_20406223231222828 for Tafamidis improves myocardial longitudinal strain in A97S transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis by Yuan-Kun (Aden) Wu, An-Li Yu, Mei-Fang Cheng, Lung-Chun Lin, Ming-Jen Lee, Chia-Hung Chou, Chia-Tung Shun, Hsueh-Wen Hsueh, Jimmy Jyh-Ming Juang, Ping-Huei Tseng, Siao-Ping Lin, Mao-Yuan Su, Chi-Chao Chao, Sung-Tsang Hsieh, Cheng-Hsuan Tsai and Yen-Hung Lin in Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease</p

    Search for subsolar-mass black hole binaries in the second part of Advanced LIGO's and Advanced Virgo's third observing run

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    International audienceWe describe a search for gravitational waves from compact binaries with at least one component with mass 0.2 M⊙M_\odot--1.0M⊙1.0 M_\odot and mass ratio q≄0.1q \geq 0.1 in Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data collected between 1 November 2019, 15:00 UTC and 27 March 2020, 17:00 UTC. No signals were detected. The most significant candidate has a false alarm rate of 0.2 yr−1\mathrm{yr}^{-1}. We estimate the sensitivity of our search over the entirety of Advanced LIGO's and Advanced Virgo's third observing run, and present the most stringent limits to date on the merger rate of binary black holes with at least one subsolar-mass component. We use the upper limits to constrain two fiducial scenarios that could produce subsolar-mass black holes: primordial black holes (PBH) and a model of dissipative dark matter. The PBH model uses recent prescriptions for the merger rate of PBH binaries that include a rate suppression factor to effectively account for PBH early binary disruptions. If the PBHs are monochromatically distributed, we can exclude a dark matter fraction in PBHs fPBH≳0.6f_\mathrm{PBH} \gtrsim 0.6 (at 90% confidence) in the probed subsolar-mass range. However, if we allow for broad PBH mass distributions we are unable to rule out fPBH=1f_\mathrm{PBH} = 1. For the dissipative model, where the dark matter has chemistry that allows a small fraction to cool and collapse into black holes, we find an upper bound fDBH<10−5f_{\mathrm{DBH}} < 10^{-5} on the fraction of atomic dark matter collapsed into black holes

    Search for gravitational-lensing signatures in the full third observing run of the LIGO-Virgo network

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    International audienceGravitational lensing by massive objects along the line of sight to the source causes distortions of gravitational wave-signals; such distortions may reveal information about fundamental physics, cosmology and astrophysics. In this work, we have extended the search for lensing signatures to all binary black hole events from the third observing run of the LIGO--Virgo network. We search for repeated signals from strong lensing by 1) performing targeted searches for subthreshold signals, 2) calculating the degree of overlap amongst the intrinsic parameters and sky location of pairs of signals, 3) comparing the similarities of the spectrograms amongst pairs of signals, and 4) performing dual-signal Bayesian analysis that takes into account selection effects and astrophysical knowledge. We also search for distortions to the gravitational waveform caused by 1) frequency-independent phase shifts in strongly lensed images, and 2) frequency-dependent modulation of the amplitude and phase due to point masses. None of these searches yields significant evidence for lensing. Finally, we use the non-detection of gravitational-wave lensing to constrain the lensing rate based on the latest merger-rate estimates and the fraction of dark matter composed of compact objects

    Search for gravitational-lensing signatures in the full third observing run of the LIGO-Virgo network