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BACKGROUND Nanomaterials such as SiO2 nanoparticles (SiO2NP) are finding increasing applications in the biomedical and biotechnological fields such as disease diagnostics, imaging, drug delivery, food, cosmetics and biosensors development. Thus, a mechanistic and systematic evaluation of the potential biological and toxic effects of SiO2NP becomes crucial(More)
The ordered, directional migration of T-lymphocytes is a key process during immune surveillance, immune response, and development. A novel series of pyrrolo-1,5-benzoxazepines have been shown to potently induce apoptosis in variety of human chemotherapy resistant cancer cell lines, indicating their potential in the treatment of both solid tumors and tumors(More)
BACKGROUND Aerosolized therapeutics hold great potential for effective treatment of various diseases including lung cancer. In this context, there is an urgent need to develop novel nanocarriers suitable for drug delivery by nebulization. To address this need, we synthesized and characterized a biocompatible drug delivery vehicle following surface coating(More)
There is an increasing interest to develop nanoscale biocompatible graphene structures due to their desirable physicochemical properties, unlimited application opportunities and scalable production. Here we report the preparation, characterization and biocompatibility assessment of novel graphene flakes and their enabled thin films suitable for a wide range(More)
Endovascular stent-supported angioplasty is a treatment option for atherosclerotic disease of the cervical internal carotid artery in high-risk patients. The traditional transfemoral approach is not suitable for patients who suffer from common femoral artery or abdominal aorta atheropathy. We report a case of carotid stent deployment using the radial route(More)
Effects of oligotryptophan end-tagging on the uptake of arginine-rich peptides into melanoma cells was investigated under various conditions and compared to that into non-malignant keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and erythrocytes, also monitoring resulting cell toxicity. In parallel, biophysical studies on peptide binding to, and destabilization of, model lipid(More)
An international symposium for nanosafety was held recently at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Topics relating to understanding nanomaterial properties, tools, and infrastructure required for predicting hazardous outcomes, measuring nanomaterial exposure levels, systems approach for risk assessment and public's perception of(More)
Post-transcriptional gene silencing holds great promise in discovery research for addressing intricate biological questions and as therapeutics. While various gene silencing approaches, such as siRNA and CRISPR-Cas9 techniques, are available, these cannot be effectively applied to "hard-to-transfect" primary T-lymphocytes. The locked nucleic acid-conjugated(More)
In this paper we prove some common fixed point theorem for occasionally weakly compatible mapping in fuzzy metric spaces by reducing the minimum value. We extend this result to fuzzy metric space and establish the existence of common fixed points theorems for four self mappings. The result obtained for some common fixed point theorem in the fuzzy metric(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral vasospasm is commonly seen in subarachnoid hemorrhage. However the vasospasm in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage without subarachnoid extension has not been described. REPORT We report a patient who developed intracerebral hemorrhage associated with cerebral vasospasm demonstrated by conventional angiography. The vasospasm involved(More)
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