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Multiple myeloma (MM), a plasma cell malignancy, is the second most prevalent hematologic malignancy in the US. Although much effort has been made trying to understand the etiology and the complexities of this disease with the hope of developing effective therapies, MM remains incurable at this time. Because of their antiproliferative and proapoptotic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Endoscopic applications of the Erbium:YAG laser have been limited due to the lack of a suitable optical fiber delivery system. The purpose of this study was to compare the transmission of Er:YAG laser radiation through germanium oxide trunk fibers with silica and sapphire fiber tips for potential use in contact tissue ablation(More)
Increasing angiogenesis has long been considered a therapeutic target for improving heart function after injury such as acute myocardial infarction. However, gene, protein and cell therapies to increase microvascularization have not been successful, most likely because the studies failed to achieve regulated and concerted expression of pro-angiogenic and(More)
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