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    • Hearts Ablaze: Radio Frequency Ablation as Treatment for Cardiac Arrythmia 

      gillen, kelly; greenberg, jason; pevsner, sam; rounds, becky; schneller, quinn (2003-06-17)
      This project analyzes several of the parameters involved in the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is an irregular beating of the heart that can be caused by improperly ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...