Wendelin J. Stark

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Predominantly, studies of nanoparticle (NPs) toxicology in vitro are based upon the exposure of submerged cell cultures to particle suspensions. Such an approach however, does not reflect particle inhalation. As a more realistic simulation of such a scenario, efforts were made towards direct delivery of aerosols to air-liquid-interface cultivated cell(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess the in vivo performance of synthetic, cotton wool-like nanocomposites consisting of a biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide) fibrous matrix and containing either calcium phosphate nanoparticles (PLGA/CaP 60:40) or silver doped CaP nanoparticles (PLGA/Ag-CaP 60:40). Besides its extraordinary in(More)
Movement is a key characteristic of higher organisms. During mammalian embryogenesis fetal movements have been found critical to normal tissue development. On the single cell level, however, our current understanding of stem cell differentiation concentrates on inducing factors through cytokine mediated biochemical signaling. In this study, human(More)
[a] Riboflavin (vitamin B 2) is essential for the health of humans and animals. Its structure is part of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and riboflavin-5'-phosphate (flavin mononucleotide, FMN), redox cofactors found among others in dehydrogenases, oxidases and photolyases. [1] A lack of vitamin B 2 can cause growth failure, seborrheic dermatitis or even(More)
BACKGROUND Peri-implantitis has gained significant clinical attention in recent years. This disease is an inflammatory reaction to microorganisms around dental implants. Due to the limited accessibility, non-invasive antimicrobial strategies are of high interest. An unexpected approach to implant disinfection may evolve from electrolysis. Given the(More)
After radial keratotomy (RK), some patients experience a mild decrease in best corrected visual acuity, visual distortion, or monocular diplopia. These optical effects of radial keratotomy are best explained by subregions of different refractive powers within the surgery-free clear zone. To investigate the topography of the clear zone, we performed four-(More)
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