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    • Mechanisms underlying muscle recruitment in response to postural perturbations 

      Honeycutt, Claire Fletcher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-17)
      The neural and sensory mechanisms underlying appropriate muscle recruitment in response to balance challenges remains elusive. We asked whether the decerebrate cat preparation might be employed for further investigation ...
    • Mechanistic Features of Ultrasound-Mediated Bioeffects 

      Schlicher, Robyn Kathryn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-28)
      The inability to transport molecules efficiently and easily into cells and across tissues is one of the major limitations of developing drug delivery systems. A novel approach to overcoming this problem could be the use ...
    • Mechanistic Interrogation of Phthalimide Neovascular Factor 1 using Network Analysis Tools 

      Wieghaus, Kristen A.; Gianchandani, Erwin P.; Brown, Milton L.; Papin, Jason A.; Botchwey, Edward A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyMary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2007-10)
      Neovascularization is essential for the survival and successful integration of most engineering tissues after implantation in vivo. The objective of this study was to elucidate possible mechanisms of phthalimide neovascular ...
    • Method of Fabrication for Nerve Cuff Electrodes for Use in Animal Models 

      Sanner, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      Many electrophysiological experiments require the recording, stimulating, or both in the peripheral nervous system. There are many electrodes currently on the market, but they are either not designed for implantation or ...
    • Microdermabrasion for transdermal drug delivery 

      Andrews, Samantha Nacole (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-08-27)
      The skin serves as a semi-permeable barrier that protects the body from pathogens and water loss. The stratum corneum, the upper 10-15 µm layer of skin, is the primary barrier layer. Due to its structure, only drugs that ...
    • Microenvironmental stimulation of cardiac progenitor cells 

      French, Kristin Marie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-13)
      Heart failure, predominately caused by myocardial infarction (MI), is the leading cause of death in the United States. Currently the only treatment for heart failure is cardiac transplantation, but studies show that ...
    • Microfluidic Stiffness-Dependent Separation of Red Blood Cells for Early Malaria Diagnosis and Surveillance 

      Byler, Rebecca (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-12-13)
      The characterization of the mechanical properties of cells has many broad applications since cell elasticity can indicate pathological state. Notably, many diseases cause significant changes in mechanical properties; for ...
    • Microfluidic system for thrombosis under multiple shear rates and platelet therapies 

      Li, Melissa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-13)
      Thrombosis is the pathological formation of platelet aggregates that cause stroke and heart attack\textemdash the leading causes of death in developed nations. Determining effective dosages for platelet therapies (e.g. ...
    • A microscale molecular weight analysis method for characterizing polymers solutions of unknown concentrations 

      Li, Melissa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-08-25)
      Molecular weight and concentration are two most important characteristics of polymers synthesized through chemical or microbial processes. However, current methods for characterizing polymer molecular weight such as ...
    • Microsphere-mediated control of embryoid body microenvironments 

      Carpenedo, Richard L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-04-05)
      Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) hold great promise for treatment of degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The ability of ESCs to differentiate to all somatic ...
    • Minimizing Flows for the Monge–Kantorovich Problem 

      Angenent, Sigurd; Haker, Steven; Tannenbaum, Allen R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2003)
      In this work, we formulate a new minimizing flow for the optimal mass transport (Monge–Kantorovich) problem. We study certain properties of the flow, including weak solutions as well as short- and long-term existence. ...
    • Missile Tracking Using Knowledge-Based Adaptive Thresholding 

      Haker, Steven; Sapiro, Guillermo; Tannenbaum, Allen R.; Washburn, Donald (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001-10)
      We apply a knowledge-based segmentation method developed for still and video images to the problem of tracking missiles and high speed projectiles. Since we are only interested in segmenting a portion of the missile (namely, ...
    • A mixed integer horizon formulation for prioritized objective inferential control of a bioprocess system. 

      Long, C. E.; Gatzke, Edward P.; Voit, Eberhard O. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, 2003-06)
      This paper presents a model predictive control (MPC) algorithm utilizing a state-space approach that allows for inferential control of unmeasured states using a prioritized control objective formulation. Knowledge of the ...
    • Mobile Medical App for Remote Screening of Appendicitis 

      Weiss, Alexander (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      This study aimed to identify the possibility of using the sensors found in mobile devices as tools for remotely diagnosing or assessing the risk of appendicitis. The study was performed by created a mobile application on ...
    • Modeling alternation to synchrony with inhibitory coupling: A neuromorphic VLSI approach 

      Cymbalyuk, Gennady S.; Patel, Girish N.; Calabrese, Ronald L.; DeWeerth, Stephen P.; Cohen, Avis H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyMIT Press, 2000)
      We developed an analog very large-scale integrated system of two mutually inhibitory silicon neurons that display several different stable oscillations. For example, oscillations can be synchronous with weak inhibitory ...
    • Modeling Fluid Mechanics in Individual Human Carotid Arteries 

      Wake, Amanda Kathleen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-28)
      In the interest of furthering the understanding of hemodynamics, this study has developed a method for modeling fluid mechanics behavior in individual human carotid arteries. A computational model was constructed from ...
    • Modeling the Intersegmental Coordination of Heart Motor Neurons in the Medicinal Leech 

      Garcia, Paul Anthony (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-07-12)
      We constructed a model of the coordination of segmental heart motor neurons driving blood circulation in leeches. The heart motor neuron models were conductance-based; conductances of voltage-gated and synaptic currents ...
    • Modulating liposomal stealth properties to evade RES and target tumors 

      McNeeley, Kathleen Margaret (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-08-25)
      Liposomal nanocarriers offer much promise in chemotherapeutic drug delivery because they may be specifically targeted to tumors thereby shielding healthy organs from toxic side effects of incorporated drugs. Passive ...
    • Modulation of CSPG sulfation patterns through siRNA silencing of sulfotransferase expression to promote CNS regeneration 

      Millner, Mary Angela (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-07-10)
      Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) results in the formation of a highly inhibitory glial scar consisting mainly of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs). CSPGs are comprised of a protein core with covalently ...
    • Modulation of pulmonary epithelial to mesenchymal transitions through control of extracellular matrix microenvironments 

      Brown, Ashley Carson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-07)
      Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), the transdifferentation of an epithelial cell into a mesenchymal fibroblast, is a cellular process necessary for embryonic development and wound healing. However, uncontrolled ...