Alison M Berman

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Porous silk protein scaffolds are designed to display shape memory characteristics and volumetric recovery following compression. Two strategies are utilized to realize shape recovery: addition of hygroscopic plasticizers like glycerol, and tyrosine modifications with hydrophilic sulfonic acid chemistries. Silk sponges are evaluated for recovery following(More)
BACKGROUND Cerclage therapy is an important treatment option for preterm birth prevention. Several patient populations benefit from cerclage therapy including patients with a classic history of cervical insufficiency; patients who present with advanced cervical dilation prior to viability; and patients with a history of preterm birth and cervical(More)
The ultrastructure of pigmented villonodular synovitis was studied on the operation material from 5 patients. Differences in the cell composition of villous and nodular formations typical of the disease were found. Different functional conditions of foamy cells was noted. Since foamy and fibroblastic cells were most numerous the possibility of accumulation(More)