Dean G. Johnson

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Small mammals, particularly mice, are very useful animal models for biomedical research. Extremely small anatomical dimensions, however, make design of implantable microsystems quite challenging. A method for coupling external fluidic systems to microfluidic channels via in-plane interconnects is presented. Capillary tubing is inserted into channels etched(More)
Low flow rate micropumps play an increasingly important role in drug therapy research. Infusions to small biological structures and lab-on-a-chip applications require ultra-low flow rates and will benefit from the ability to expend no power in the blocked-flow state. Here we present a planar micropump based on gallium phase-change actuation that leverages(More)
Hemodialysis involves large, periodic treatment doses using large-area membranes. If the permeability of dialysis membranes could be increased, it would reduce the necessary dialyzer size and could enable a wearable device that administers a continuous, low dose treatment of chronic kidney disease. This paper explores the application of ultrathin silicon(More)
Hypothalamic and ruminal cooling raised serum thyrotropin (TSH), adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), norepinephrine (NE), and glucose in conscious goats in 20 degree C ambient temperature. Cooling of the preoptic anterior hypothalamus (POAH) for 2 h initially evoked shivering and vasoconstriction, leading to 1.5 degree C rise in rectal temperature (Tr).(More)
The perfusate of the isolated, acetylcholine-stimulated bovine adrenal was studied for epinephrine (E) concentration and dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) activity. Analysis of single stimuli showed that DBH disappeared from the perfusate with a t1/2 of 19.1-29.0 min. whereas E disappeared with a t1/2 of 0.78-1.0 min. Stimulation every 5 min over 105 min(More)
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