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In-vitro ultrasound evaluation of flow in a saccular aneurysm treated with a stent
The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate blood flow and density inside intravascular stenting in the straight-vessel and curved-vessel aneurysm models and to investigate the effect of treatment with intravascular stenting. ...
A granulosa cell culture model of lipoprotein and cholesterol metabolism associated gene expression
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is the sole lipoprotein present within the preovulatory ovarian follicular fluid (FF) and there is increasing evidence that FF-HDL plays an important role in mammalian female fertility. ...
Synthesis and characterization of sol-gel-derived xerogel films with antifouling/foul release properties and the preparation, immobilization, and evaluation of a sequestered selenoxide catalyst for brominations with hydrogen peroxide and sodium bromide in an aqueous environment
Xerogel films with uniform surface topogrophy, as determined by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, were prepared from aminopropylsilyl-, ...
Two classes of virtually fibered Montesinos links of type SL2
We find two new infinite families of virtually fibered Montesinos links of type [special characters omitted].
Analysis of PBDEs, PCBs and their metabolites in environmental and biological samples by gas and liquid chromatography with mass spectrometric detection
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of persistent organic pollutants that are found in the environment since the 1970’s due to its heavy usage in transformers and paints. PCBs are highly lipophilic and tend to ...
Heme as an iron source and as a target for manganese-mediated regulation of iron metabolism in Bradyrhizobium japonicum
Iron is required for a wide variety of biological functions but can be a limiting nutrient in most bacterial niches. Many bacteria can utilize heme as an alternative source of nutritional iron. However heme degrading enzymes ...
Taurodeoxycholic acid stimulates cholangiocyte potassium channels
Liver bile duct epithelial cells (cholangiocytes) are responsible for producing the HCO 3 -rich solution which alkalinizes bile and promotes bile flow to the duodenum. Basolateral membrane K + channels found in cholangiocytes ...
Evaluation of binary intermediate endpoints for their departure from perfect surrogacy
Methods of evaluating and validating potential surrogate variables have received considerable attention in the statistical and medical literature. While there is an implicit recognition of a connection with path analysis, ...
Development of computational and chemical tools to improve methods for targeting RNA with small molecules
The ubiquitous role of RNA in living systems is becoming more and more apparent each year. Historically RNA was treated as a passive carrier of genetic information from its more stable chemical brother DNA, to a more ...
Atomistic modeling of the microstructure and transport properties of lead-free solder alloys
Damage mechanics models of lead-free solder joints in nanoelectronics continue to improve, and in doing so begin to utilize quantitative values describing processes at the atomic level, governing phenomena like electromigration ...