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PURPOSE This study evaluated the in vivo performance of a liposome formulation that co-encapsulates iohexol and gadoteridol as a multimodal contrast agent for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR)-based image guidance applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS The pharmacokinetics and biodistribution studies were conducted in Balb-C mice using… (More)
OBJECTIVES Current outcome measures in cardiac surgery are largely described in terms of mortality. Given the changing demographic profiles and increasingly aged populations referred for cardiac surgery this may not be the most appropriate measure. Postoperative quality of life is an outcome of importance to all ages, but perhaps particularly so for those… (More)
Six amphiphilic diblock copolymers based on methoxy poly(ethylene glycol) (MePEG) and poly(delta-valerolactone) (PVL) with varying hydrophilic and hydrophobic block lengths were synthesized via a metal-free cationic polymerization method. MePEG-b-PVL copolymers were synthesized using MePEG with Mn = 2000 or Mn = 5000 as the macroinitiator. 1H NMR and GPC… (More)
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was the first hard X-ray free-electron laser (FEL) to operate as a user facility. After five years of operation, LCLS is now a mature FEL user facility. Our personal views about opportunities and challenges inherent to these unique light sources are discussed.
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California is currently in operation with the goal to demonstrate fusion energy gain for the first time in the laboratory-also referred to as "ignition." Based on these demonstration experiments, the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) power plant is being designed… (More)