Monthly Archives: December 2017
Combining biological processes and microfluidic platforms have recently attracted significant attention due to the possibility to fabricate devices for diagnosis of wide range of disorders. Although many immobilization techniques have been established for such systems, developing proper
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is considered to be adult-onset disease, since it typically occurred in middle-age and old adults. There is, hovewer, increasing evidence that risk for development of T2D can be influenced not only by adult
The interaction of light with matter always ignited the curiosity of researchers and has been a driving force for the discovery and development of new theories, niche technology and novel functional materials. Light emission from an electronically
Mycobacterium tuberculosis the causative agent of human tuberculosis (TB) is consider the most successful pathogen that could infect (2 billion), induce (10.4 million) and kill (1.7 million) a large number of people around the world. Besides this
Is caveolin-1 depletion the key to endothelial cell phenotypic switching in inflammatory vascular disease?
Endothelial cells (ECs) function as the central regulators of blood – tissue communication, controlling the exchange of solutes and immune cells between the vascular and extravascular compartments. In healthy lungs, quiescent ECs express high levels of caveolin-1
Fatigue and torsional resistance of controlled memory and conventional nickel-titanium endodontic instruments
The endodontic field encountered an important breakthrough with the introduction of the nitinol alloy. It offers special mechanical properties like a shape memory effect and superelasticity. Despite of the particular properties of NiTi instruments, they could suffer
The male gamete, the spermatozoon, is a highly specialized cell with a trimmed shape, far from the original cells of origin in the testicles. Their primary function is to deliver the paternal gene component of the new
Millions of fractures occur every year worldwide. Most of them heal uneventfully but 5-10 % show delayed healing or non-union. This leads to a great burden for the patients and high economic load for the healthcare system.
Confabulation is a relatively rare but debilitating memory disorder. It affects mainly (but not exclusively) brain injury survivors. Patients with confabulations have false memories, for example believing something happened to them which never in fact took place,
Zika virus has come to global attention even when it only causes mild symptoms to none. Then, why WHO declared a global emergency in 2016? Beside the rapid expansion of the outbreak through Asia and Latin America,