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[Illinois] The Spectacular Nano-Structured Attachment of Tendon to Bone and Our Appalling Attempts to Reconstitute It
17 Dec 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Guy Genin
Joining mechanically dissimilar materials is a challenge throughout engineering, with spectacular and often devastating failures. This challenge also underlies one of the worst procedures in all of medical practice, the surgical reattachment of tendon to bone. The body presents a highly effective...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Understanding and Controlling Fibrotic Myocardium
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Guy Genin
Hypertension kills 1 in every 5000 Americans each year and affects the majority of those over the age of 55. Following prolonged hypertension, cardiac fibroblasts within the heart convert to myofibroblasts, a larger, contractile phenotype that produces fibrous connective tissue and thereby...
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