Victoria A. Barron

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(nominal inner diameter: 0.6 mm) needles into rotating 40 wt.-% PEI (branched; average molecular weight, M w ~ 25 000; water-free; Aldrich) solutions in methanol. The SWNT/PEI composite fibers were characterized by SEM (LEO 1590 VP microscope) and micro-Raman spectroscopy (Jobin± Yvon Horiba high-resolution LabRam micro-Raman spectrometer; helium±neon(More)
The CUG-BP and ETR-3 like factors (CELF) are a family of six highly conserved RNA-binding proteins that preferentially bind to UG-rich sequences. One of the key functions of these proteins is to mediate alternative splicing in a number of tissues, including brain, heart and muscle. To fully understand the function of CELF proteins, it is important to(More)
The goal of this study was to generate a realistic 3D FE model of the seven level thoracolumbar spine. This research focused on the development of a robust and efficient procedure for generating anatomical 3D FE models, directly from a series of medical images, i.e., CT data. A complex model of the spine was created by combining two different modelling(More)
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-seeded polyethylene-oxide-terephthalate/polybutylene-terephthalate (PEOT/PBT) scaffold for cartilage tissue repair in an osteochondral defect using a rabbit model. Material characterisation using scanning electron microscopy indicated that the scaffold had a(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of intervertebral disk degeneration on the flexibility of the thoracolumbar spine in flexion and extension, both experimentally and computationally. A seven-level biomechanically tested human cadaveric spine (T11-L5) and a 3D finite element model of the same thoracolumbar spine were used for this(More)
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is characterised by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This results in reduced bone strength and a high risk of fracture, especially in the aged population. Previous numerical investigations examined the biomechanical changes associated with osteoporosis but in many cases these analyses were limited to a(More)
T issue engineering (TE) has the potential of improving the quality of life for many thousands of people throughout the world. One particular area which presents an exciting challenge in this field is the repair and regeneration of cartilage where traumatic injuries and arthritis result in pain and restriction of movement. In order to achieve this goal of(More)
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