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Many neurological and psychiatric disorders affect the cerebral cortex, and a clearer understanding of the molecular processes underlying human corticogenesis will provide greater insight into such pathologies. To date, knowledge of gene expression changes accompanying corticogenesis is largely based on murine data. Here we present a searchable,(More)
The rapidly expanding market for monoclonal antibody and Fc-fusion-protein therapeutics has increased interest in improving the productivity of mammalian cell lines, both to alleviate capacity limitations and control the cost of goods. In this study, we evaluated the responses of an industrial CHO cell line producing an Fc-fusion-protein to hyperosmotic(More)
Cultured mammalian cells [e.g., murine hybridomas, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells] used to produce therapeutic and diagnostic proteins often exhibit increased specific productivity under osmotic stress. This increase in specific productivity is accompanied by a number of physiological changes, including cell size variation. Investigating the cell size(More)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), a cell monolayer essential for photoreceptor survival, and is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. There are no disease-altering therapies for dry AMD, which is characterized by accumulation of subretinal drusen deposits and complement-driven inflammation. We(More)
Multielectrode arrays (MEA) are routinely used to observe the development of neuronal networks in vitro, making simultaneous recordings of small proximal sub-population activity within a cell culture. We propose the use of graph theoretic measures to deduce behavioral properties of neuronal networks as they develop in culture. We utilize 878 recordings from(More)
PURPOSE Numerous preclinical studies have shown that transplantation of stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cell (RPE) preserves photoreceptor cell anatomy in the dystrophic Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rat. How rescue is spatially distributed over the eye, relative to the transplantation site, is less clear. To understand spatial variations in(More)
Big Data is no longer solely the purview of big organizations with big resources. Today's routine tools and experimental methods can generate large slices of data. For example, high-throughput sequencing can quickly interrogate biological systems for the expression levels of thousands of different RNAs, examine epigenetic marks throughout the genome, and(More)
Multielectrode arrays (MEA) are broadly used for in vitro cell culture observation. Complete realization of this platform's potential to the study of disease and development depends on the capability to make 1) reliable and repeatable observations, 2) neuronal network behavior characterizations, and 3) meaningful comparisons between cultures. Using an(More)
We are interested in explaining neuronal network development through visualizations that summarize trends in large data. We utilized previously-recorded spiking patterns of embryonic rat cortex cells grown on multielec-trode arrays [1]. We present results for batch 1 culture 3. Recordings were divided into 100 17.7 s intervals (the time required to(More)
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