Andre P. Garcia

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A universal design paradigm in biology is the use of hierarchies, which is evident in the structure of proteins, cells, tissues, and organisms, as well as outside the material realm in the design of signaling networks in complex organs such as the brain. A fascinating example of a biological structure is that of diatoms, a microscopic mineralized algae that(More)
The interest in nanoscale biomimetics and biologically inspired designs for structural and mechanical applications has significantly increased over the past few years. One reason for this lies in the apparent benefits that come from nanomaterials, including enhanced mechanical properties and multifunctionality. Yet, many of these materials are produced from(More)
A nonprobability sample of 14 nonventilated preterm infants, with a mean postconceptional age of 33.9 weeks, was examined to determine their responses to two interventions during apnea. The interventions included a traditional tactile stimulation of moderate shaking applied to the infant's leg and an experimental oral intervention consisting of taste,(More)
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