Tiantian C. Lin

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We demonstrate a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor that provides unprecedented spatial resolution to resolve circumferential variations in shear stress in a scaled-up model of a symmetric bifurcation. The Reynolds numbers for the bifurcation model, based upon the average flow velocity and the tube diameter upstream of the bifurcation, ranged from(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disorder of the joints that affects 0.5–1 % of adults. Excessive growth of the fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) promotes hyperplasia of synovial tissues and causes its invasion into the bone and cartilage, which eventually causes deformity and dysfunction of affected joints. Interleukin 35 (IL-35) was shown to(More)
According to the Shifting Defense Hypothesis, invasive plants should trade-off their costly quantitative defense to cheaper qualitative defense and growth due to the lack of natural specialist enemies and the presence of generalist enemies in the introduced areas. Several studies showed that plant genotypes from the invasive areas had a better qualitative(More)
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