Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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Cerebral autoregulation in healthy humans was studied using a novel methodology adapted from Bendat nonlinear analysis technique. A computer simulation of a high-pass filter in parallel with a cubic nonlinearity followed by a low-pass filter was analyzed. A linear system transfer function analysis showed an incorrect estimate of the gain, cut-off frequency, and phase of the high-pass filter. By contrast, using our nonlinear systems identification, yielded the correct gain, cut-off frequency, and...
The Veterans Health Administration determined that over 250,000 U.S. service members were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) between 2008 and 2018, of which a great proportion were due to blast exposure. Although the penetrating (secondary) and inertia-driven (tertiary) phases of blast-induced TBI (bTBI) have been studied thoroughly and are known to be injurious, primary blast brain injury has been less studied. We investigated the biomechanics of primary bTBI in our previously develo...
Spray drying biologics into a powder can increase thermal stability and shelf-life relative to liquid formulations, potentially eliminating the need for cold chain infrastructure for distribution in developing countries. In this study, process modelling, microparticle engineering, and a supplemented phase diagram were used to design physically stable fully amorphous spray-dried powder capable of stabilizing biological material. A greater proportion of anti-Campylobacter bacteriophage CP30A remai...
This paper aims to develop and validate a subject-specific framework for modelling the human hand. This was achieved by combining medical image-based finite element modelling, individualized muscle force and kinematic measurements. Firstly, a subject-specific human hand finite element (FE) model was developed. The geometries of the phalanges, carpal bones, wrist bones, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous tissue and skin were all included. The material properties were derived from in-vivo and in-vit...
Conventional acoustic brain stimulators that transmit low frequency (< 1 MHz) bursts in a pulse repetition frequency with large-sized transducers are barely compatible with small animal models because of broad beam width, possible stimulation of auditory pathways, and blocking of field-of-view for in vivo imaging of brain hemodynamics and neuronal activities. A miniaturized ultrasound stimulator with higher stimulation frequencies will enhance spatial specificity and enable simultaneous elicitin...
Minimally invasive surgical procedures often require needle insertion. For these procedures, efficacy greatly depends on precise needle placement. Many methods, such as optical tracking and electromagnetic tracking, have been applied to assist needle placement by tracking the real-time position information of the needle. Compared with the optical tracking method, electromagnetic tracking is more suitable for minimally invasive surgery since it has no requirement of line-of-sight. However, the de...
A vaccine that induces broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) would be instrumental in controlling the disease. The membrane proximal external region (MPER) peptide is an appealing antigen candidate since it is conserved and is the target of several human bnAbs, such as 2F5. We previously found that liposomes containing cobalt porphyrin-phospholipid (CoPoP) can bind to a his-tagged MPER peptide, resulting in biomimetic antigen presentation on a lip...
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