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Recent endeavors in tissue engineering have attempted to identify the optimal parameters to create an artificial ligament. Both mechanical and biochemical stimulation have been used by others to independently modulate growth and differentiation, although few studies have explored their interactions. We applied previously described fabrication techniques to(More)
BACKGROUND Nerve growth factor (NGF) is an endogenous neurotrophic-factor protein with the potential to restore function and to protect degenerating cholinergic neurons in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but safe and effective delivery has proved unsuccessful. METHODS Gene transfer, combined with stereotactic surgery, offers a potential means to solve the(More)
The objectives of this investigation were (1) to characterize the growth factor release profile of a basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-coated three-dimensional (3D) polymer scaffold under static and cyclically strained conditions, and (2) to delineate the individual and collective contributions of locally released bFGF and mechanical strain on cellular(More)
IMPORTANCE Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder and lacks effective disease-modifying therapies. In 2001, we initiated a clinical trial of nerve growth factor (NGF) gene therapy in AD, the first effort at gene delivery in an adult neurodegenerative disorder. This program aimed to determine whether a nervous system growth(More)
The effect of annealing cycle on regeneration efficiency was investigated through isothermal treatments between 700 and 1000°C. We determined an inverse relationship between the recovery rate of the peak reflectivity and temperature. A regeneration efficiency of 85.2% and long-term stability at 1000°C for 500 hours were achieved via a slow regeneration(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aims to describe an ultrasound (US)-guided peripheral nerve stimulation implant technique and describe the effect of high-frequency peripheral nerve stimulation on refractory postherpetic neuralgia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Following a cadaver pilot trial using US and confirmatory fluoroscopic guidance, a 52-year-old man with refractory(More)
Open source electrophysiology (ephys) recording systems have several advantages over commercial systems such as customization and affordability enabling more researchers to conduct ephys experiments. Notable open source ephys systems include Open-Ephys, NeuroRighter and more recently Willow, all of which have high channel count (64+), scalability, and(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is being used to treat an increasing number of movement and psychiatric disorders. However, the risk of infection remains as a problem that can hinder the usefulness of this technology. We report a case of a patient with dystonia who underwent bilateral globus pallidus interna electrode and impulse generator (IPG) placement,(More)
Germanium nanocrystals (Ge-ncs) were synthesized by implantation of Ge+ ions into the fused silica, followed by a thermal annealing at 1000 °C. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy was employed to characterize both the morphology of the formed Ge-ncs and the evolution of their depth-distribution as a function of annealing durations. The(More)
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