Antonio Beltrán Rodríguez

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A tissue-engineered oesophageal scaffold could be very useful for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with benign or malignant diseases such as carcinomas, trauma or congenital malformations. Here we decellularize rat oesophagi inside a perfusion bioreactor to create biocompatible biological rat scaffolds that mimic native architecture, resist(More)
Stem cells contribute to regeneration of tissues and organs. Cells with stem cell-like properties have been identified in tumors from a variety of origins, but to our knowledge there are yet no reports on tumor-related stem cells in the human upper respiratory tract. In the present study, we show that a tracheal mucoepidermoid tumor biopsy obtained from a 6(More)
Within intertidal communities, aerial exposure (emergence during the tidal cycle) generates strong vertical zonation patterns with distinct growth boundaries regulated by physiological and external stressors. Forecasted accelerations in sea-level rise (SLR) will shift the position of these critical boundaries in ways we cannot yet fully predict, but(More)
Laura J. Rogers: Anthropogenic Controls on Overwash Deposition: Evidence and Consequences (Under the direction of Laura J. Moore) Accelerated sea-level rise and potential future increases in storminess due to climate change will threaten the vitality of barrier islands by lowering their relative elevation and altering overwash frequency. High-density(More)
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JENNIFER MASON JOHNSON: Geomorphic Consequences of Wave Climate Alteration along Cuspate Coastlines (Under the direction of Dr. Laura J. Moore) Cuspate coastlines are particularly sensitive to changes in wave climate and represent the best type of coastline for detecting initial responses to changing wave conditions. Previous work indicates that Capes(More)
BETH MARIE VANDUSEN: Habitat Complexity and Patch Choice: Spatiotemporal Distribution of Foraging Shorebirds on Intertidal Sand Flats (Under the direction of Charles H. " Pete " Peterson) This early-winter study correlated patch-and landscape-level factors with spatial and temporal shorebird foraging patterns on four discrete, yet connected, intertidal sand(More)
JOHN ROBERT GUNNELL: Accretion Patterns of Newly Built Marshland (Under the direction of Brent McKee) Marshes are among the most important ecosystems in the world, but also are rapidly disappearing on a global scale, making it necessary but difficult to understand the processes behind natural marsh building. In this study, 210 Pb-derived accretion rates are(More)
SPENCER SAMUEL PERKINS: Event-driven sediment transport in a highly responsive lowland river as influenced by climate and land-Anthropogenic activities have dramatically altered river systems from their natural state. Not only has population growth enhanced the magnitude of human impacts such as contaminants, it has also led to an increasingly direct link(More)
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