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Ant Rafts and Other Water Repellent Systems
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-10)
We present a series of experiments demonstrating the water-repellent adaptations of a range of animals, from insects to mammals. These adaptations are necessary for survival in rain and other wet environments. During ...
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Angiogenic Capacity in Amputated Limbs
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12-11)
Patients with critical limb ischemia have inadequate perfusion for resting nutritional needs leading to rest pain, ulceration, and eventually major amputation or death. Approximately half of critical limb ischemia patients ...
Biomaterials to Program Cells in situ
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09-13)
There are hundreds of clinical trials of cell therapy currently underway, but simple cell infusions lead to large-scale cell death, little control over cell fate, and a typically poor clinical outcome. We propose ...
Uncovering Metabolic Regulation and Dynamics
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-07-10)
Understanding and controlling cellular metabolism (the process by which nutrients taken into a cell are turned into energy and the building blocks for more cells) is crucial to numerous applications, from enabling more ...
Warding Off Disease on Coral Reefs: Antimicrobial Chemical Cues and their Future in Drug Discovery
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-08)
Unlike many animals, seaweeds do not possess adaptive immune systems to ward off disease. In many cases, they produce small molecules – natural antibiotics – that prevent colonization or infection by pathogens. We have ...
The Two Unknowns of Nucleosomes: How They Are Formed and How They Are Removed
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-13)
In eukaryotes, the genomic DNA is highly packaged inside the nucleus of a cell by forming beads-on-a string-like structure called nucleosomes. The propensity of a ~150-bp duplex DNA to form a nucleosome, termed the ...