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Islet encapsulation - Strategies to enhance islet cell functions
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2007)
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent, costly, and debilitating diseases in the world. Although traditional insulin therapy has alleviated the short-term effects, long-term complications are ubiquitous and harmful. For ...
Targeted nanoparticles for cancer therapy: promises and challenge
(OMICS Group International, 2011)
Nanomaterials for photo-based diagnostic and therapeutic applications
Photo-based diagnosis and treatment methods are gaining prominence due to increased spatial imaging resolution, minimally invasive modalities involved as well as localized treatment. Recently, nanoparticles (NPs) have ...
Biophysical assessment of single cell toxicity: diesel exhaust particle-treated human aortic endothelial cells
(PLOS (Public Library of Science), 2012)
Exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs), a major source of traffic-related air pollution, has become a serious health concern due to its adverse influences on human health including cardiovascular and respiratory ...
Multifunctionality of indocyanine green-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles for enhanced optical imaging and hyperthermia intervention of cancer
The aim of this study was to develop and characterize multifunctional biodegradable and biocompatible poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles loaded with indocyanine green (ICG) as an optical-imaging contrast agent ...
Enhanced endothelialization on surface modified poly(l-lactic acid) substrates
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2011)
Improved biodegradable vascular grafts and stents are in demand, particularly for pediatric patients. Poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) is an FDA-approved biodegradable polymer of potential use for such applications. However, ...
High-resolution imaging in a deep turbid medium based on an ultrasound-switchable fluorescence technique
(American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012)
The spatial resolution of fluorescence imaging techniques in deep optically turbid media such as tissues is limited by photon diffusion. To break the diffusion limit and achieve high-resolution and deep-tissue fluorescence ...
Mesenchymal stem cells as targeted cell vehicles to deliver drug-loaded nanoparticles for cancer therapy
(OMICS Group International, 2013)
Effects of cyclic strain and growth factors on vascular smooth muscle cell responses
(Bentham Open Access, 2009)
Under physiological and pathological conditions, vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC) are exposed to different biochemical factors and biomechanical forces. Previous studies pertaining to SMC responses have not investigated ...