Chia-Hung Sze

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BACKGROUND Acute brain injury is an important health problem. Given the critical position of caspase 8 at the crossroads of cell death pathways, we generated a new viable mouse line (Ncasp8(-/-)), in which the gene encoding caspase 8 was selectively deleted in neurons by cre-lox system. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Caspase 8 deletion reduced rates of(More)
Light microscopy allows for the inexpensive and fast detection of neuronal /glial cell demise and estimation of infarct and traumatic lesion volumes; the direct correlates of cell death. Quantitative assessment of brain tissue damage following stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI ) or neurodegenerative diseases, and recovery after therapeutic intervention(More)
To computationally optimize the design of an endovascular magnetic filtration device that binds iron oxide nanoparticles and to validate simulations with experimental results of prototype devices in physiologic flow testing. Three-dimensional computational models of different endovascular magnetic filter devices assessed magnetic particle capture. We(More)
PURPOSE To establish that a magnetic device designed for intravascular use can bind small iron particles in physiologic flow models. MATERIALS AND METHODS Uncoated iron oxide particles 50-100 nm and 1-5 µm in size were tested in a water flow chamber over a period of 10 minutes without a magnet (ie, control) and with large and small prototype magnets.(More)
To report a novel method using immobilized DNA within mesh to sequester drugs that have intrinsic DNA binding characteristics directly from flowing blood. DNA binding experiments were carried out in vitro with doxorubicin in saline (PBS solution), porcine serum, and porcine blood. Genomic DNA was used to identify the concentration of DNA that shows optimum(More)
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