Student research papers for Professor Ashim Datta's Biomed BEE 4530/Computer-aided Engineering course for 2003.

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  • Transdermal Scopolamine Drug Delivery Systems for Motion Sickness 

    Fung, Gloria; Ho, Terence; Lee, Soyoon; Munaretto, Joseph; Tsai, Christine (2003-07-12)
    Transdermal drug delivery systems are involved in the continuous administration of drug molecules from the surface of the skin into the circulatory system. Such systems have proved advantageous for delivery of certain ...
  • Cryopreservation of Umbilical Cord Tissue for Stem Cell Harvesting 

    Buchwald, Steven; Chiu, Nicole; Chu, Melvin; Kim, Hesed; Yeang, Calvin (2003-07-12)
    Stem cell transplantation has become an important process used to treat patients with bone marrow diseases. When implanted into patients, stem cells from the umbilical cord have been found to successfully proliferate as ...
  • Cryopreservation of the Kidney: A Feasibility Study Based on Cooling Rates 

    Malvica, Erica; Salter, Ben; Verma, Kush; Watkins, Tara; Shauhgnesy, Michael (2003-07-12)
    This project models the cryopreservation of a kidney submerged in liquid nitrogen. Attempts to cryopreserve whole organs have been unsuccessful in the past due to the formation of ice crystals in the intracellular fluid, ...
  • Temperature Profile Of the Brain During Suspended Animation 

    Ku, Cora; Sakai, Yuichi; Wong, Amy; Yeung, Ophelia (2003-07-12)
    In most cases of serious truncal injuries, cardiac arrest occurs within minutes due the severe blood loss. Although many of these injuries are potentially repairable, death is often resulted from fatal brain damage due ...
  • Modeling Heat Flows in a Hibernating Black Bear 

    Cottrell, Jocelyn; Hogan, Chris; Jain, Nieraj; Nogal, Bartosz; McWay, Michael (2003-07-12)
    The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) has the ability to sustain a high core temperature throughout the duration of its hibernation cycle, even as outside temperatures fall to -20?C. This ability is largely due the ...
  • Radiofrequency Ablation to kill Kidney Tumors 

    Sharma, Manish; Lafrance, Tim; Ducharme, Richard; Taylor, Kristin; Wobbrock, Nicholas (2003-07-12)
    Radiofrequency ablation is a technique to destroy tissue cells by heating them above 460C. This method is specifically used in treating tumors smaller than 5 cm in diameter by placing the heated probe within the dysfunctional ...
  • An Alternate Treatment for End Stage Coronary Artery Disease: Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMR) 

    Danny, Catropa; Dines, Megan; Kimmel, Jeremy; Rubin, Juli; Nocerino, Christina (2003-06-17)
    Coronary artery disease involves the buildup of plaque (from cholesterol) on the inside of the arteries, which limits the flow of blood through the vessel. Occlusion of these vessels leads to angina and ultimately to ...
  • Lord of the Mood Rings 

    Celia, Chan; Yen, Cu; Jessica, Kadlec; Jennifer, Lee (2003-06-17)
    Our main objective is to study the mechanisms by which heat transfer taking place in the human finger will affect the color change in the mood ring. This project uses GAMBIT and FIDAP to model the heat transfer from the ...
  • Hyperthermic Ablation of Hepatic Tumors by Inductive Heating of Ferromagnetic Alloy Implants 

    Androlowicz, Julie; Clark, Iain; Doerr, Georgr; Netravali, Nathan; Wynne, Joseph (2003-06-17)
    This study is an investigation into the ability of ferromagnetic thermal therapy to destroy cancerous hepatic tissue. Ferromagnetic rods are implanted in cancerous tissue and heated by induction. Increased temperatures ...
  • How Warm is an Igloo? 

    Holihan, Rich; Keeley, Dan; Lee, Daniel; Tu, Powen; Yang, Eric (2003-06-17)
    Homeostasis maintains the human body temperature within a few degrees of 37oC. However, in severe environments, such as a harsh winter blizzard, the body will not be able to maintain a 37oC temperature without the aid ...

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