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Recent progress in human islet transplantation demonstrates the feasibility of using purified human islets for treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus; however, a shortage of human pancreata remains a major obstacle. This report describes methods to isolate porcine islets using a modification of the automated chamber method. The pancreata from 2-year-old sows(More)
Evaporation is a ubiquitous phenomenon in the natural environment and a dominant form of energy transfer in the Earth's climate. Engineered systems rarely, if ever, use evaporation as a source of energy, despite myriad examples of such adaptations in the biological world. Here, we report evaporation-driven engines that can power common tasks like locomotion(More)
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