Frank Schulze

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The effect of pressure on melt viscosity was investigated in the system NaAlSi3O8-CaMgSi2O6 (Ab-Di) at pressures from 0.1 to 400 MPa using a parallel plate viscometer. The new measurements in the high viscosity range of 10 –10 Pa·s are consistent with previous data obtained at higher temperature (lower viscosity) in that the pressure dependence changes from(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are promising candidates in regenerative cell-therapies. However, optimizing their number and route of delivery remains a critical issue, which can be addressed by monitoring the MSCs' bio-distribution in vivo using super-paramagnetic iron-oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs). In this study, amino-polyvinyl alcohol coated (A-PVA)(More)
In hip arthroplasty the implants' articulating surfaces can be made of a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum (CoCrMo) alloy. The use of these metal-on-metal (MoM) pairings can lead to the release of wear products such as metallic particles and dissociated metal species, raising concerns regarding their safety amongst orthopedic surgeons and the public. MoM-wear(More)
AIMS First, it will be investigated if amino-polyvinyl alcohol-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (A-PVA-SPIONs) are suitable for MRI contrast enhancement in bone marrow. Second, the impact of A-PVA-SPION exposure in vivo on the viability and key functions of local bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) will be investigated. MATERIAL & METHODS(More)
After accidental observations of unicellular algae trapped in the intermediate layer of Tricho­ plax, dead yeast cells were offered systematically as a food. Some of them could be found several hours later engulfed by the big tetraploid fibre cells closely beneath the dorsal epithelium of the animal. This thin epithelial sheet not only allows the expulsion(More)
Porous tantalum components are widely used for complex acetabular reconstructions in revision hip arthroplasty. Multiple other metal alloys such as titanium-aluminum-vanadium or cobalt-chromium-molybdenum are principally used in artificial joint setups. We report a case of tantalum component failure being both cause and effect of a multiple metal exposure.(More)
Air quality depends on the various gases and particles present in it. Both natural phenomena and human activities affect the cleanliness of air. In the last decade, many countries experienced an unprecedented industrial growth, resulting in changing air quality values, and correspondingly, affecting our life quality. Air quality can be accessed by employing(More)