CREB upregulates long non-coding RNA, HULC
expression through interaction with microRNA-372 in liver cancer.
, which had its origins in the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) from UC Berkeley's Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory, has been developed to be powered by fuel cell power to make it a completely untethered military exoskeleton.
Lockheed Martin's HULC
system is designed to transfer heavy loads, carried on combat operations or in logistical support operations, to the ground via powered titanium legs.
On-board computers ensure the HULC moves in time with the soldier without the need for any external controls, and if the battery runs out the whole unit can be quickly packed into a carry case.
The suit even supports its own weight, so a soldier wearing the HULC does not feel any extra load.
Testing of the HULC is currently under way at the army's research centre in Massachusetts.
The results will tell them just how much energy a soldier can conserve by wearing the HULC
The HULC runs on a battery that, depending on the activity level of a soldier, could last five hours or all day.
The HULC consists mainly of metal legs, a backpack and lightweight shoulder straps.
You can walk, you can run, you can bend, you can crawl, you can leap," said James Ni, HULC program manager with Lockheed Martin.
The HULC would allow them to have energy left to complete the mission, he explained.
The company also believes HULC
will have application in both industry and health care.