Jason Solomon

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Bone formation and remodeling involve coordinated interactions between osteoblasts and osteoclasts through signaling networks involving a variety of molecular pathways. We hypothesized that overexpression of Sonic hedgehog (Shh), a morphogen with a crucial role in skeletal development, would stimulate osteoblastogenesis and bone formation in adult animals(More)
Noninvasive transdermal insulin delivery could provide diabetic patients with sustained physiological levels of basal insulin in a pain-free manner. We have developed a novel transdermal lipid-based system (Biphasix) suitable for macromolecule delivery across the skin. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pharmacological effects of the(More)
Bone marrow contains distinct microenvironments that regulate hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). The endosteal HSC niche includes osteoblasts, mineral, and extracellular matrix proteins that interact through various molecular signals to control HSCs. Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is a morphogen involved in the regulation of skeletal development and hematopoiesis, but(More)
Intercostal herniation is very rarely and sporadically reported in the literature. Intercostal hernia can occur following blunt trauma and may be associated with rib fractures. We present a case of a patient who presented with rib fractures, diaphragmatic rupture, and intrathoracic herniation of abdominal contents with subsequent herniation of both lung and(More)
If at the end of your life you were told you had fulfilled all your moral duties, you would be proud. If you were told you had only fulfilled your moral duties, you would be less proud. We all aim to do more than fulfill our duties. We wish to have been more generous than obligatory, more patient, more wise—in short, we wish to be virtuous. The insight that(More)