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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092430/optimal-reactivity-and-improved-self-healing-capability-of-structurally-dynamic-polymers-grafted-on-janus-nanoparticles-governed-by-chain-stiffness-and-spatial-organization
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Guoxi Xu, Zihan Huang, Pengyu Chen, Tianqi Cui, Xinghua Zhang, Bing Miao, Li-Tang Yan
Structurally dynamic polymers are recognized as a key potential to revolutionize technologies ranging from design of self-healing materials to numerous biomedical applications. Despite intense research in this area, optimizing reactivity and thereby improving self-healing ability at the most fundamental level pose urgent issue for wider applications of such emerging materials. Here, the authors report the first mechanistic investigation of the fundamental principle for the dependence of reactivity and self-healing capabilities on the properties inherent to dynamic polymers by combining large-scale computer simulation, theoretical analysis, and experimental discussion...
January 16, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091413/expert-consensus-on-wenxin-granule-for-treatment-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
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2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090771/differential-adhesive-bioactive-properties-of-polymeric-surface-coated-with-graphene-oxide-thin-film
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Sudhin Thampi, A Maya Nandkumar, Vignesh Muthuvijayan, Ramesh Parameswaran
Surface engineering of implantable devices involving polymeric biomaterials has become an essential aspect for medical implants. Surface enhancement technique can provide an array of unique surface properties that improves its biocompatibility and functionality as an implant. Polyurethane based implants that have found extensively acclaimed usage as an implant in biomedical applications, especially in the area of cardiovascular devices still lacks any mechanism to ward off bacterial or platelet adhesion. To bring out such a defense mechanism we are proposing a surface modification technique...
January 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090431/a-role-for-3d-printing-in-kidney-on-a-chip-platforms
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Ryan D Sochol, Navin R Gupta, Joseph V Bonventre
The advancement of "kidney-on-a-chip" platforms - submillimeter-scale fluidic systems designed to recapitulate renal functions in vitro - directly impacts a wide range of biomedical fields, including drug screening, cell and tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and disease modelling. To fabricate kidney-on-a-chip technologies, researchers have primarily adapted traditional micromachining techniques that are rooted in the integrated circuit industry; hence the term, "chip." A significant challenge, however, is that such methods are inherently monolithic, which limits one's ability to accurately recreate the geometric and architectural complexity of the kidney in vivo...
March 2016: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088691/stability-effect-of-cholesterol-poly-acrylic-acid-in-a-stimuli-responsive-polymer-liposome-complex-obtained-from-soybean-lecithin-for-controlled-drug-delivery
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M G Simões, P Alves, Manuela Carvalheiro, P N Simões
The development of polymer-liposome complexes (PLCs), in particular for biomedical applications, has grown significantly in the last decades. The importance of these studies comes from the emerging need in finding intelligent controlled release systems, more predictable, effective and selective, for applications in several areas, such as treatment and/or diagnosis of cancer, neurological, dermatological, ophthalmic and orthopedic diseases, gene therapy, cosmetic treatments, and food engineering. This work reports the development and characterization of a pH sensitive system for controlled release based on PLCs...
January 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078915/synthesis-and-characterization-of-thermosensitive-poly-n-vinylcaprolactam-g-collagen
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Serap Durkut, Yaşar Murat Elçin
In this study, we synthesized poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)-g-collagen (PNVCL-g-Col) by grafting collagen with carboxyl group-terminated thermosensitive PNVCL-COOH. The resulting biopolymer was evaluated for its structural, thermal, and rheological properties. Aqueous solutions of PNVCL-g-Col exhibited a temperature-dependent phase transition around human physiological temperature (at ∼38.5 °C), and temperature-dependent tunability. PNVCL-g-Col exhibited temperature-dependent release of the model drugs, lidocaine hydrochloride and bovine serum albumin...
January 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078841/differential-expression-and-distribution-of-cytokeratins-and-vimentin-in-buccal-pouch-mucosal-cells-during-real-time-cell-proliferation-research-based-on-a-porcine-model
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A Bryja, M Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, A Chachuła, S Ciesiółka, W Kranc, D Bukowska, P Antosik, M Bruska, M Nowicki, M Zabel, B Kempisty
In recent years, buccal pouch oral mucosa cells were used as a source of potential biological grafting material in advanced tissue engineering. However, there are several limitations in the process of graft fabrication: donor and recipient patient availability as well as an incomplete knowledge of in vitro procedures related to tissue surgical recovery, in vitro cell culture (IVC) and/or tissue processing in “human somatic cell therapy.” Therefore, the animal model for oral mucosa grafting is still recognized as a source for xenografts and a useful model for biomedical research...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078811/the-effects-of-nanomaterials-on-blood-coagulation-in-hemostasis-and-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Jan Simak, Silvia De Paoli
The blood coagulation balance in the organism is achieved by the interaction of the blood platelets (PLTs) with the plasma coagulation system (PCS) and the vascular endothelial cells. In healthy organism, these systems prevent thrombosis and, in events of vascular damage, enable blood clotting to stop bleeding. The dysregulation of hemostasis may cause serious thrombotic and/or hemorrhagic pathologies. Numerous engineered nanomaterials are being investigated for biomedical purposes and are unavoidably exposed to the blood...
January 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078529/rethinking-preconception-care-a-critical-women-s-health-perspective
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Erika L Thompson, Coralia Vázquez-Otero, Cheryl A Vamos, Stephanie L Marhefka, Nolan S Kline, Ellen M Daley
Objectives Preconception care aims to provide care to reproductive aged individuals in order to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes. Given that preconception care is a public health priority, it is important to evaluate the evolution of this health paradigm and the promotion of preconception messages that are obtained by the public. We identified online preconception health messages, which were critically assessed through a women's health perspective. Methods We searched for "preconception care" on three major search engines...
January 11, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075432/aggregation-and-deposition-of-in-situ-formed-colloidal-particles-in-the-presence-of-polyelectrolytes
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Feng Li, Dejun Sun, Tao Wu, Yujiang Li
In this work, aggregation and deposition of in situ formed magnesium hydroxide (IFM) in the presence of hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM) were investigated. Relative concentrations of interactants, as well as other experimental conditions, were changed to elucidate the interaction mechanisms from microscopic to macroscopic levels. Light scattering measurements were used to investigate the aggregation kinetics, fractal dimension, and collision efficiency of the aggregates on a microscopic level. Electrophoretic mobility and TEM were utilized to measure the charging properties and morphologies of aggregates, respectively...
January 11, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072567/commentary-on-the-integration-of-model-sharing-and-reproducibility-analysis-to-scholarly-publishing-workflow-in-computational-biomechanics
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Ahmet Erdemir, Trent M Guess, Jason P Halloran, Luca Modenese, Jeffrey A Reinbolt, Darryl G Thelen, Brian R Umberger, Ahmet Erdemir, Trent M Guess, Jason P Halloran, Luca Modenese, Jeffrey A Reinbolt, Darryl G Thelen, Brian R Umberger, Brian R Umberger, Ahmet Erdemir, Darryl G Thelen, Trent M Guess, Jeffrey A Reinbolt, Luca Modenese, Jason P Halloran
OBJECTIVE: The overall goal of this paper is to demonstrate that dissemination of models and analyses for assessing the reproducibility of simulation results can be incorporated in the scientific review process in biomechanics. METHODS: As part of a special issue on model sharing and reproducibility in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, two manuscripts on computational biomechanics were submitted: Rajagopal et al., IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 2016 and Schmitz and Piovesan, IEEE Trans...
October 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070988/renal-clearable-noble-metal-nanoparticles-photoluminescence-elimination-and-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Jing Xu, Chuanqi Peng, Mengxiao Yu, Jie Zheng
Metal nanoparticles have demonstrated broad and promising biomedical applications in research laboratories, but how to fulfill their promises in the clinical practices demands extensive effort to minimize their non-specific accumulation in the body. In the past 6 years, we have developed a class of renal clearable noble metal nanoparticles with tunable visible and near-infrared emission, which can behave like small molecular contrast agents to be effectively eliminated through the kidneys. By taking advantage of the unique clearance pathway, we were able to gain some fundamental understanding of how engineering nanoparticles cleared out of the body through urinary system...
January 10, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070773/challenges-and-opportunities-building-a-relationship-between-a-department-of-biomedical-engineering-and-a-medical-school
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EDITORIAL
Steven C George, M Elizabeth Meyerand
A department of biomedical engineering can significantly enhance the impact of their research and training programs if a productive relationship with a medical school can be established. In order to develop such a relationship, significant hurdles must be overcome. This editorial summarizes some of the major challenges and opportunities for a department of biomedical engineering as they seek to build or enhance a relationship with a medical school. The ideas were formulated by engaging the collective wisdom from the Council of Chairs of the biomedical engineering departments...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069025/interaction-of-biomedical-nanoparticles-with-the-pulmonary-immune-system
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REVIEW
Fabian Blank, Kleanthis Fytianos, Emilie Seydoux, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Alke Petri-Fink, Christophe von Garnier, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
Engineered nanoparticles (NPs) offer site-specific delivery, deposition and cellular uptake due to their unique physicochemical properties and were shown to modulate immune responses. The respiratory tract with its vast surface area is an attractive target organ for innovative immunomodulatory therapeutic applications by pulmonary administration of such NPs, enabling interactions with resident antigen-presenting cells (APCs), such as dendritic cells and macrophages. Depending on the respiratory tract compartment, e...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068065/sustained-nitric-oxide-release-from-a-tertiary-s-nitrosothiol-based-polyphosphazene-coating
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Alec Lutzke, Jesus B Tapia, Megan J Neufeld, Melissa M Reynolds
Nitric oxide (NO) occurs naturally in mammalian biochemistry as a critical signaling molecule and exhibits antithrombotic, antibacterial, and wound-healing properties. NO-forming biodegradable polymers have been utilized in the development of antithrombotic or antibacterial materials for biointerfacial applications, including tissue engineering and the fabrication of erodible coatings for medical devices such as stents. Use of such NO-forming polymers has frequently been constrained by short-term release or limited NO storage capacity and has led to the pursuit of new materials with improved NO release function...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059871/modified-nanoantibodies-increase-sensitivity-in-avidin-biotin-immunohistochemistry
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Anthony Wong, Chelsea Sykora, Lewis Rogers, Jennifer Higginbotham, Jiwu Wang
Revealing the spatial arrangement of molecules within a tissue through immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an invaluable tool in biomedical research and clinical diagnostics. Choosing both the appropriate antibody and amplification system is paramount to the pathologic interpretation of the tissue at hand. The use of single domain VHH nanoantibodies (nAbs) promise more robust and consistent results in IHC, but are rarely used as an alternative to conventional immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies. nAbs are originally obtained from llamas and are the smallest antigen-binding fragments available...
January 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053525/self-assembled-peptide-nanomaterials-for-biomedical-applications-promises-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Linlin Sun, Chunli Zheng, Thomas J Webster
Over the last several decades, a great number of advances have been made in the area of self-assembled supramolecules for regenerative medicine. Such advances have involved the design, preparation, and characterization of brand new self-assembled peptide nanomaterials for a variety of applications. Among all biomolecules considered for self-assembly applications, peptides have attracted a great deal of attention as building blocks for bottom-up fabrication, due to their versatility, ease of manufacturing, low costs, tunable structures, and versatile properties...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053071/mouse-models-for-drug-discovery-can-new-tools-and-technology-improve-translational-power
#18
Aamir Zuberi, Cathleen Lutz
The use of mouse models in biomedical research and preclinical drug evaluation is on the rise. The advent of new molecular genome-altering technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 allows for genetic mutations to be introduced into the germ line of a mouse faster and less expensively than previous methods. In addition, the rapid progress in the development and use of somatic transgenesis using viral vectors, as well as manipulations of gene expression with siRNAs and antisense oligonucleotides, allow for even greater exploration into genomics and systems biology...
December 2016: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048903/su-f-e-17-a-dedicated-teaching-and-research-linac-as-a-stepping-stone-to-introduce-medical-physics-to-students
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L Beaulieu, L Gingras, M Bergeron, L Archambault
PURPOSE: This work describes how a non-clinical, research and teaching Linac is used as an extremely motivating and exciting way to introduce students to medical physics. METHODS: The dedicated facility was inaugurated in 2014. The facility is composed of a fully equipped and functional state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam Linac and a complete set of physics instruments and QA phantoms for the Linac and onboard imaging. The Linac bunker and treatment console are oversized such that a class of 12-15 can comfortably fit, seated if needed for longer sessions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047731/su-f-t-672-a-novel-kernel-based-dose-engine-for-kev-photon-beams
#20
M Reinhart, M F Fast, S Nill, U Oelfke
PURPOSE: Mimicking state-of-the-art patient radiotherapy with high precision irradiators for small animals allows advanced dose-effect studies and radiobiological investigations. One example is the implementation of pre-clinical IMRT-like irradiations, which requires the development of inverse planning for keV photon beams. As a first step, we present a novel kernel-based dose calculation engine for keV x-rays with explicit consideration of energy and material dependencies. METHODS: We follow a superposition-convolution approach adapted to keV x-rays, based on previously published work on micro-beam therapy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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