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Novel Exogenous Agents for Improving Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering
This thesis demonstrated the effects of exogenous stimuli on engineered articular cartilage constructs and elucidated mechanisms underlying the responses to these agents. In particular, a series of studies detailed the ...
Regional Characterization of the Knee Meniscus and Tissue Engineering with Dermal Stem Cells
Towards understanding regional meniscus characteristics important for tissue engineering efforts, meniscus cells were characterized biomechanically and an effective method for isolating these cells for tissue engineering ...
Reverse-Engineering Self-Organized Behavior in Myxococcus xanthus Biofilms
Myxococcus xanthus ( M. xanthus ) is a gram-negative, rod-shaped soil-dwelling predatory bacterium. It can move on solid surfaces forming cooperative single-species biofilm in which various self-organizing patterns are ...
Harnessing Inflammatory Signaling to Promote Bone Regeneration and Mitigate Joint Damage
Inflammatory processes are infamous for their destructive effects on tissues and joints in a variety of diseases. Within the body, inflammation is a highly regulated biological response whose purpose is to promote tissue ...