Robert J Wagner

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Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) in mature, normal blood vessels exhibit a differentiated, quiescent, contractile morphology, but injury induces a phenotypic modulation toward a proliferative, dedifferentiated, migratory phenotype with upregulated extracellular matrix protein synthesis (synthetic phenotype), which contributes to intimal hyperplasia. The(More)
The growth of aerosol due to the aqueous phase oxidation of sulfur dioxide by ozone was measured in laboratory-generated clouds created in the Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets (CLOUD) chamber at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Experiments were performed at 10 and − 10 • C, on acidic (sulfuric acid) and on partially to fully(More)
Atmospheric aerosols and their effect on clouds are thought to be important for anthropogenic radiative forcing of the climate, yet remain poorly understood. Globally, around half of cloud condensation nuclei originate from nucleation of atmospheric vapours. It is thought that sulfuric acid is essential to initiate most particle formation in the atmosphere,(More)
About half of present-day cloud condensation nuclei originate from atmospheric nucleation, frequently appearing as a burst of new particles near midday. Atmospheric observations show that the growth rate of new particles often accelerates when the diameter of the particles is between one and ten nanometres. In this critical size range, new particles are(More)
The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the applicability of natural fibers and natural core materials in high performance composites, by competing in the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering's (SAMPE's) 16 th Annual Bridge Contest. An I-beam of uniform cross section was designed with a poplar plywood and balsa wood core,(More)
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