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    • The ABC's: Atherosclerosis, Blood Flow, and the Carotid Artery 

      Beers, Craig; Jennifer, Burlingame; Johnson, Leigh Ann; Stepp, Eliza (1999-01-10)
      The effects of blood flow were analyzed in the carotid artery, using computer aided engineering software (FIDAP and GAMBIT). The study was conducted because patients that have atherosclerosis often have plaque build up ...
    • Accidental Freezing of the Tongue to Metal Poles 

      Gurzo, Mike; Ho, Jeremy; Lally, Sean; Selig, Mike (2000-01-10)
      In an attempt to verify the age-old claim that your tongue will freeze to a metal pole and become stuck if you decide to lick it in the midst of winter, we have modeled tongue contact with a cold metal surface using ...
    • The Advantage of Under Armour for Winter Sports Performance 

      Allen, Lisa; Chen, Brenda; Pokwal, Sonam; Graunke, Steve (2006-05-24)
      Under Armour produces apparel designed for winter sports athletes. This apparel aims to keep athletes comfortable by retaining body heat and removing moisture due to perspiration. Special wicking properties are claimed to ...
    • Albuterol Uptake in Bronchioles 

      Ho, Jeff; Putnam, Lauren; Savath, Vince; Scott, Bill (2004-11-12)
      Millions of people around the world suffer from asthma, which is characterized by breathing problems due to constricting bronchioles. While current remedies involve an effective inhaler drug, such as Albuterol, that relieves ...
    • An Analysis of the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch 

      Fields, Rachel; Fisher, Elana; Kramer, Scott; Kwan, Elaine; Wong, Angela (2006-05-24)
      The Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch is an effective alternative method of birth control. It releases two drugs, norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol, and these two drugs diffuse through a person?s skin and into their ...
    • Angina Patch: Drug Delivery for Chest Pain 

      Lee, Jessica; Morgan, Lee; Yee, Jackie (2006-05-24)
      Angina pectoris is defined as chest pain due to lack of blood and oxygen to the heart. Nitroglycerin is an organic nitrate which treats angina by vasodilating both arteries and veins to increase blood flow to the heart. ...
    • Angiography 

      Fryman, Rodney Sean; Jarrad, Daniela Elizabeth; Lau, Christina Mei Lan; Raile, Benjamin William (1999-01-10)
      This paper explores the use of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to model angiography dye flow in the detection of cerebral aneurysms. To obtain a discernable image, the concentration of the dye, Conray-60 ? , needed to be ...
    • Antibiotic Releasing Biodegradable Sutures for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections 

      Bowen, Caitlin; Kersbergen, Calvin; Rappazzo, C. Garrett; Weed, Beth (2014-05-28)
      Although a necessary component of surgery, sutures have been shown to exhibit an affinity for microbial adherence and colonization. The sutures offer a conduit for bacteria directly into the wound and infection can be ...
    • Application of Computational Tear Flow Models to Smart Contact Lens Design 

      Ashley, Ryan; Fida, Marsela; Li, Jeffrey; Ly, Jeffrey (2014-05-28)
      Millions of diabetics could benefit from a noninvasive and cheaper method for monitoring their blood glucose. A solution recently popularized by Google makes use of smart contact lenses featuring embedded glucose sensors ...
    • AutoSyringe Injection: Mass transfer driven by plunger to force medication through a needle 

      Billington, Alicia; Deyle, Alex; Ippolito, Andrea; Kim, Jennifer; Weaver, Matt; Weitsman, Andrew (2006-05-24)
      The AutoSyringe is an automatic device that allows patients with limited dexterity to administer medication to themselves as painlessly as possible. The device allows patients to inject themselves subcutaneously, where ...
    • Bald is Beautiful, but is it Warm? 

      Dy, Eric; Ross, Rachel; Tataria, Jigar; Lundeen, Anna (2004-11-12)
      The head is a major source of heat loss (60-80%), and therefore, if conditions are cold enough, not keeping the head properly insulated could lead to hypothermia. Because of this, we were interested in determining to what ...
    • Biodegradable Implant with TGF-beta Delivery for Enhanced Healing of Bone Tissue: A Computational Model 

      Eckes, Kevin; Post, David; Sutermaster, Bryan; Villarreal, Sarah (2009-05-08)
      In most common fractures, bone is able to heal itself over a six week time period. Catastrophic fractures, however, may require that shards of bone be removed surgically, leaving critical size defects in fracture areas ...
    • Chemotherapuetic Treatment Using Controlled Drug Delivery of BCNU via Nanoparticles 

      Brendel, Matt; Casey, Molly; Gilbert, Rachel; Spinella, Mel (2013-05-30)
      The most common type of brain tumor is the glioma and despite advances in diagnostic imaging and drug delivery, there are no effective cures. This is due to the malignant glioma’s tendency to recur after treatment, with ...
    • Chemotherapy: Drug Diffusion through Solid Tumor 

      Saifi, Comron; Fallick, Jesse; Chen, William; Hsu, Jennifer; Perlmutter, Jason (2006-01-16)
    • Cold Therapy Analysis in Structurally Damaged Tissue 

      Lai, Sherry; Pottle, Bill; Schlesinger, Nicole; Lee, Jeff S. (2000-01-10)
      For our project, we conducted an analysis of cold therapy for structurally damaged tissue. Our intent was to determine the ideal conditions of temperature and time of cold therapy needed to most effectively treat a bruise. ...
    • Cold Therapy of Sporting Injury in Upper Thigh Region: A Comprehensive Study on the Time Required to Achieve Optimal Cooling and the Effects of Swelling 

      Chen, Jack; Chiang, Ian; Hu, Alex; Huland, David; Youn, Paul (2006-05-24)
      One of the most common injuries amongst athletes is soft tissue injury due to impact, and the traditional treatment for this is cold therapy using an ice pack. While this treatment is effective, inexpensive, and easily ...
    • Comparison of Vaccine Freezing Methods 

      Matthews, James; Cunningham, Megan; Joslin, Lisa; Peterson, David (2001-04-05)
      We have developed a temperature-sensitive vaccine formulation in a glass vial that needs to be frozen prior to lyophilization.The method for freezing the vial has traditionally been liquid nitrogen tunnel freezing, but ...
    • A Computational Model for the Facilitated Transport of Metronidazole by Iontophoresis 

      Corey, Brendan; Li, Anfei; Asrani, Roshan; D'Ambra, Robert (2012-05-03)
    • A Computational Model of Oral Transmucosal Carvedilol Delivery 

      Jarmas, Alison; Ly, Olivia; Tang, Lauren; Zhao, Heming (2014-05-26)
      In the past few decades, there has been a rapid growth in alternative drug delivery routes. The oral cavity has gained attention as an attractive drug delivery site because it enhances drug bioavailability, allows for rapid ...