Benjamin Krisper Robinson

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Since the introduction of targeted therapies in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), more individualized treatment options have become available. Molecular markers might support treatment planning due to more accurate individual risk stratification. Current molecular markers in RCC were reviewed to elucidate clinical impact and future perspectives. An(More)
In this study, we sought to clarify the effects of users' cultural background and cultural context on human-robot team collaboration by investigating attitudes toward and the extent to which people changed their decisions based on the recommendations of a robot collaborator. We report the results of a 2×2 experiment with nationality (Chinese vs. US)(More)
This study investigates the effects of group orientation and communication style on Chinese subjects' responsiveness to robots. A 2x2 experiment was conducted with group orientation (ingroup vs. outgroup) and communication style (implicit vs. explicit) as dimensions. The results confirm expectations that subjects with a Chinese cultural background are more(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly aggressive malignancy with a dismal survival rate. Persistent activation of pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) can perturb the biomechanical homoeostasis of the tumour microenvironment to favour cancer cell invasion. Here we report that ATRA, an active metabolite of vitamin A, restores mechanical quiescence(More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling is integral to numerous physiological and pathological processes in biology, such as embryogenesis, wound healing, fibrosis and cancer. Until recently, most cellular studies have been conducted on 2D environments where mechanical cues significantly differ from physiologically relevant 3D environments, impacting(More)
Bladder cancer is the second most common genitourinary malignancy in the United States, and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Despite aggressive treatment, survival for patients with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder remains poor. Cancer stage, grade, and other clinical and pathological characteristics provide only limited(More)
The exact nature and role of the epithelial layer in cholesteatoma remains undetermined. The aim of this study was to investigate cholesteatoma epithelium and normal aural epithelia in common cell culture conditions. Samples of cholesteatoma, external meatal epidermis and middle ear mucosa were obtained, successfully grown in cell culture, and subcultured.(More)
Cells are known to respond to physical cues from their microenvironment such as matrix rigidity. Discrete adhesive ligands within flexible strands of fibronectin connect cell surface integrins to the broader extracellular matrix and are thought to mediate mechanosensing through the cytoskeleton-integrin-ECM linkage. We set out to determine if adhesive(More)
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