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Electronics that are capable of intimate, non-invasive integration with the soft, curvilinear surfaces of biological tissues offer important opportunities for diagnosing and treating disease and for improving brain/machine interfaces. This article describes a material strategy for a type of bio-interfaced system that relies on ultrathin electronics(More)
We have detected the optical counterpart to the nearby isolated neutron star RX J1605.3+3249 using observations from the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The counterpart, with m 50CCD = 26.84 ± 0.07 mag and very blue colors, lies close to the ROSAT HRI error circle and within the Chandra error circle. The spectrum is(More)
Detailed knowledge of mechanical parameters such as cell elasticity, stiffness of the growth substrate, or traction stresses generated during axonal extensions is essential for understanding the mechanisms that control neuronal growth. Here, we combine atomic force microscopy-based force spectroscopy with fluorescence microscopy to produce systematic,(More)
We present HST/STIS, Keck J-and K s-band, and VLA 332-MHz and 1400-MHz images of the region around the Soft γ-ray Repeater SGR 1900+14. No non-stellar sources were detected at the position of SGR 1900+14, giving 3-σ limits 6.2 mJy arcmin −2 (extended emission). Given the very high extinction, the STIS and J-band non-detections are not constraining, but the(More)
Honeybee silk is composed of four fibrous proteins that, unlike other silks, are readily synthesized at full-length and high yield. The four silk genes have been conserved for over 150 million years in all investigated bee, ant and hornet species, implying a distinct functional role for each protein. However, the amino acid composition and molecular(More)
It is now commonly believed that Soft gamma-ray repeaters (SGRs) and Anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) are magnetars — neutron stars powered by their magnetic fields. However, what differentiates these two seemingly dissimilar objects is, at present, unknown. We present Chandra observations of RX J052600.3−660433, the quiescent X-ray counterpart of SGR(More)
RX J1856.5−3754, a bright soft X-ray source believed to be the nearest thermally emitting neutron star, has commanded and continues to command intense interest from X-ray missions. One of the main goals is to determine the radius of this neutron star. An integral part of the determination is an accurate parallax. Walter (2001) analyzed Hubble Space(More)
Most astronomers now accept that stars more massive than about 9 M ⊙ explode as supernovae and leave stellar remnants, either neutron stars or black holes, with neutron stars being more prevalent. Recent modeling of the explosions suggests a significant diversity in the key natal properties — rotation rate, velocity, and magnetic field strength — of the(More)
We present observations of the Soft γ-ray Repeater SGR 1806−20 taken with the Chandra X-ray Observatory. We identify the X-ray counterpart of SGR 1806−20 based on detection of 7.5-s pulsations. Using three unrelated X-ray sources (and USNO stars) as position references, we are able to determine that the SGR is at α 2000 = 18 h 08 m 39. s 32 and δ 2000 = −20(More)
Adenosine augmentation therapies (AAT) make rational use of the brain's own adenosine-based seizure control system and hold promise for the therapy of refractory epilepsy. In an effort to develop an AAT compatible with future clinical application, we developed a novel silk protein-based release system for adenosine. Adenosine releasing brain implants with(More)