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Wireless, Fully-Passive, Multi-Channel Neural Recorder

One in five people in the United States alone suffer from neurological damage which can lead to complications such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and many other disorders.  However, while these issues cause the function of the brain to be of great interest to medical scientists, all current procedures to study the brain are either […]

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Epileptic Seizure Detection and Prediction

Epilepsy is the 3rd most common neurological disorder in the United States. Despite continuous research efforts, 30% of those with epilepsy have uncontrolled seizures, and its unpredictability can become disabling. This project will analyze EEG data to detect, and ultimately predict the oncoming of epileptic seizures utilizing machine learning tools and algorithms. This project will […]

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Using Salmonella as a pH-modulator to Explore the Tumor Microenvironment

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation are expensive, painful, and often ineffective, as they compromise the patient’s immune system. Genetically-modified Salmonella Typhimurium (GMS) strains, however, have been proven to suppress tumor growth. The GMS then undergo programmed lysis, optimally leaving no trace of Salmonella in the body. Additionally, constant culturing of S. Typhimurium changes […]

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A Self-Fluctuating Actuator Air Prosthetic Liner With Memory Foam Design for Lower Limb Amputees to Improve Comfort, Stability, and Fluctuation in Prosthetic Sockets:

The question being presented is could this device replace stump socks as well as socket fillers to help amputees with the constant volume fluctuation inside their sockets, rather fresh amputation, prolonged walking, or exercising. Amputees have faced these problems of comfortability and fluctuation for years. Caused by weight fluctuations, heat, exercising, sweating and or shrinking […]

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Modification of Synthetic Hydrogel Chemistry to Generate Complex Macroencapsulation Device Geometries

Islet cell replacement via transplantation is a promising therapy to restore blood glucose regulation in patients afflicted by type 1 diabetes mellitus, but is limited by the need for multiple donor pancreata due to rapid graft destruction and immune rejection. This research tests the viability of alternatively functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) macromers for a synthetic […]

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Study of How Yeast Transport in Membrane Protein

Protein transporter Sul1 and Sul2 in yeast is similar to those in human gene family SLC26. Thus, identify the mutations in Sul1 and Sul2 can guide scientists to discover what caused the mutation in SLC26. Primers are designed to target each mutation, and the mutation will be cloned into BG1805 plasmid. Yeast growth is recorded […]

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Synthesis of Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles with the Inclusion of Metabolites and Ovalbumin

Cancer is a life-threatening disease that involves uncontrolled cell growth. This project aims to inhibit glucose metabolism that feeds the cancer cells and cause the cells to proliferate by using a glycolytic inhibitor, PFK15. Moreover, a novel combination of calcium phosphate nanoparticles that contain specific metabolites will be synthesized to further modify the glycolytic pathway. […]

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Development of Electrospun 3D Biomaterials

The motivation for the research conducted over the summer semester was to understand the mechanical properties of three-dimensional electrospun rolled scaffolds made from Polycaprolactone. To determine how scaffold thickness may influence mechanical properties, samples were electrospun at various times. These samples were then rolled to create a three-dimensional scaffold. After confirming the 3D structure of […]

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