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May 2015 Issue

Development of an Enhanced Microfluidic Platform for Three-Dimensional Neuron Cell Culture

Here the development of a novel microfluidic device is described that enhanced media perfusion that can benefit neurons cultured in a three-dimensional matrix, attempting to model the in vivo microenvironment in the brain.

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Analyzing Specific Health Hazards in Perfumes by Identifying Ingredients using Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry

The ingredients in perfumes were identified using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry then analyzed for health hazards based on data provided on publically available Safety Data Sheets as well as standards set by the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

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Activation of Silent Biosynthetic Pathways in Cave Microorganisms for Drug Discovery

Cave microorganisms were exposed to a variety of stimuli for the purpose of secondary metabolic pathway activation and potential acceleration of techniques for drug discovery.

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The Development of a Robot-Assisted Joint Attention Training System for Children with Autism

This research aims to help children with autism develop their social skills.

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Utilization of LEDs in a Communication Protocol for Endoscopic Submarine Capsules

A protocol for communication among a swarm of endoscopic submarine capsules was developed using light emitting diodes and color sensors.

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Characterization of Novel Drugs that Target the Hedgehog Signaling Pathway in Tumor Induced Bone Disease

This research presents information about optimized transfection conditions for MDA-MB- 231 cells, as well as cell viability data on known antagonists.

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Investigating the Function of CTGF in β-Cell Mass and Glucose Tolerance During Pregnancy

CTGF is necessary for glucose tolerance during pregnancy, but overall β-cell mass is unchanged at the measured time-point.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Monday, April 27th, 2015 in May 2015, , ,

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