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(1) (MSC.Software Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, Founded in 1963 by Richard H. MacNeal and Robert G. Schwendler, MSC is the world's largest provider of mechanical computer aided engineering (MCAE) strategies, simulation software and services. It is the largest single provider of finite element analysis (FEA) products and a leader in FEA pre- and post-processing. MSC products have played a key role in the design of almost every major automobile, aircraft and space vehicle developed in the 1990s. Formerly MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation, the company changed its name in 1999.

(2) (Mobile Switching Center) See 2G/3G architecture.

(3) (Message Sequence Chart) A diagramming technique used to describe the message interchange between entities in a system. The MSC language is the Z.120 Recommendation from the ITU. An MSC is similar to a UML Sequence Diagram. See UML.

Message Sequence Chart
This MSC shows the simple sequence of adding two values and summing the results. This chart was created in the Telelogic Tau SDL suite. (Diagram courtesy of Telelogic, AB,

Same Example in UML
This is the Sequence Diagram in UML, which is very similar to the MSC example. See UML for more diagrams. (Diagram courtesy of Telelogic, AB,
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The studies show that delivery of Cymerus MSCs via CTM CRC's proprietary polymer-coated dressing can accelerate re-epithelialization and wound closure when compared to the dressing alone or treatment with commercially produced bone marrow-derived MSCs.
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We performed a study to isolate MSCs residing in the human placental decidua basalis (PDB-MSCs) Wharton's Jelly (WJ-MSCs) amniotic membrane (AM-MSCs) and characterize in reference to their morphology surface phenotypes and differentiation potential in vitro in order to obtain an alternative source of MSC for BM-MSC for therapeutic clinical applications.
P3 MSCs with good growth were used to prepare single-cell suspensions, which were then seeded onto 6well plates at a density of 1 x [10.sup.4] cells/[cm.sup.2].
As IL-12 is a very important proinflammatory cytokine rapidly released by immune cells, for example, during infection, and the effect of MSC on NK cells in the IL-12-containing cytokine milieu has not been examined so far, we investigated the influence of bone marrow-derived MSC on the IL-12/IL-18-stimulated IFN-[gamma] production of NK cells.
24-well (ultralow attachment) plates containing disks of MBCP+ (macroporous biphasic calcium phosphate) granules with the same diameter of each well bottom were prepared in collaboration with Biomatlante (France) to achieve a complete adherence of seeded MSCs to the biomaterial and then a complete induction of osteoblastic differentiation of MSCs.
The MSCS architecture handles this issue using a single quorum resource in the cluster that is used as the tie-breaker to avoid split-brain scenarios.
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