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7354 – Telomeres are important for protecting the ends of chromosomal DNA as we age. They progressively shorten over time, but this process may undergo abnormal alteration during disease such as cancer. Telomerase is the enzyme complex responsible for extension of telomeres. More specifically, telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) is the catalytic portion of this complex responsible for telomere... Read More
7353 – FIZZ1 (found in inflammatory zone) is a cysteine rich secreted protein. It is encoded by a gene known as Retnla or Remα. Upon deletion or overexpression of the gene, researchers have found that it has many roles in the regulation of fibrosis, pulmonary allergic inflammation, immune response, tissue remodeling, wound healing, and infection. However, most of the studies to date have been... Read More
7199 – Congenital ear deformities such as low grade microtia, lop ear, Stahl ear, cryptotia, or prominotia are fairly common in infants. Currently, there are two ways to treat ear deformities: ear molding and ear surgery. Surgery is costly, and the risks of anesthesia and other complications usually defer surgery until the child reaches six years of age. However, deformities of the ears can lead to... Read More
7143 – The advent of tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) also known as shotgun proteomics has enabled the identification of large numbers of proteins in a biological sample and had become an indispensable tool for academic researchers as well as pharmaceutical and molecular diagnostic companies around the world. Currently, the field of tandem mass spectroscopy represents the biggest share (36%) of... Read More
7243 – To adequately diagnose and treat cancer, cancer cells are studied for particular gene expressions. Research has shown that the most important cells to look for are circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as these give rise to cancer. Traditional technologies for studying gene expression look at a population average, which masks diversity that is often seen in cancer patients. It is estimated that CTCs... Read More
7115 – The amniotic membrane (AM) forms the inner layer of placenta surrounding a fetus during pregnancy, allowing successful embryonic implantation, providing protection against physical trauma, maintenance of constant temperature, and amniotic fluid flow that assists in musculoskeletal development. Failure of the embryo to implant contributes to loss of pregnancy, which occurs at a rate of 10-12%... Read More
6437 – Ice accretion is a major concern for airplane wings, wind turbines, power lines, marine vessels and communications towers. Removal of ice can be a costly procedure, but insufficient removal can be dangerous to people and property. The EPA estimates that more than 25 million gallons of de-icing fluids are used to deice commercial flights each year in the US, costing airlines millions of... Read More
5871 – This technology uses electrical stimulation and a tissue engineered artificial muscle derived from the patient to treatment neuromas (painful nerve growths). This reduces the pain experienced by the patient. Neuromas are often result from the nerves left behind after a limb amputation. About 1.7 million limb amputees are present in the US. About 75% of limb amputees have report severe limb... Read More
7207 – Semiconductors have revolutionized our society. Continued advances in thin films of crystalline semiconductors promise to do the same. These materials can be used to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells and LEDs. However, it is difficult to process and synthesize such thin films of high quality crystals. This technology concerns a new process and reactor cell for performing... Read More
6931 – Welcome to PORT (Practice Oriented Research Training). This program was developed to meet the needs of practicing clinicians who want to become competent and active members of the research enterprise. The materials you download will give you an overview of the PORT program, outline the steps needed to implement the program successfully, and provide a list of resources you will need to achieve... Read More