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Grad Student Q&A Panel
A panel of grad students of various research fields who can answer grad school-related questions for undergrads.
Where: MRGN 112
When: (30 JUL 2014, Noon-1pm)
Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Symposium
A poster/presentation symposium in which undergraduate students doing research in Discovery Park can present their findings. Presentations/posters will be evaluated by Discovery Park researchers (e.g. grad students, post-docs, faculty). Prizes will be awarded at the end of the event
Where: BRK Atrium
When: (06 AUG 2014, 4:30pm-6:30pm)
Northwesten University Tour
When: Saturday April 19, 2014 (10-11am CST) to (3-4pm CST)
Purpose: Lab visit and meet students working in these labs.
Join us for the contest of “Tip of the Week”, yeah I am talking about the fliers every week. If you missed them then no worries they are in the Resources section.
When: Friday 03/28/2014 @ 3:30 pm
Where: BRK Atrium
Why: Millions of nano-prizes
Please join NSAC for Coffee Happy Hour.
Friday, March 21st at 3:30 pm
The Design of Silica Nanoparticles of Oxidative Stress Attenuation in Nurons
Acrolein, a very reactive aldehyde, is a culprit in the biochemical cascade after primary, mechanical spinal cord injury (SCI), which leads to the destruction of tissue initially unharmed, referred to as “secondary injury”. Additionally, in models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some clinical research, acrolein levels are significantly increased. Due to its ability to make more copies of itself in the presence of tissue via lipid peroxidation, researchers believe that acrolein plays a role in the increased destruction of the central nervous system in both SCI and MS. Hydralazine, an FDA-approved hypotensive drug, has been shown to scavenge acrolein, but its side effects and short half-life at the appropriate dose for acrolein scavenging must be improved for beneficial clinical translation. Therefore, a nanomedical approach has been designed using silica nanoparticles as a porous delivery vehicle hydralazine. The silica particles are formed in a one-step method that incorporates poly(ethylene) glycol (PEG), a stealth molecule, directly onto the nanoparticles. As an additional avenue for study, a natural product in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has been explored for its ability to react with acrolein, disabling its reactive capabilities. Upon demonstration of attenuating acrolein, EGCG’s delivery may also be improved using the nanomedical approach. The current work exposes the potential of using silica nanoparticles as a delivery vehicle and EGCG’s antioxidant capabilities in B35 neuroblastoma cells exposed to acrolein. We also measure nanotoxicity to individual rat neurons using high-throughput image scanning cytometry.
You are invited to a mid-semester social event hosted by NSAC/NCN/EDS! There will be food, pool tables, and fun people (you!), so come relax for while.
Who: You, all Birck students, staff, and faculty
Where: Lafayette Brewing Company (2nd floor) Main St. Lafayette, IN
When: Thursday, 2/27, starting at 7 pm
What: Delicious appetizers provided by NSAC/NCN/EDS!
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