- October 8,2010: Allison presents Cholesterol Enrichment Inhibits Endothelial Capacitative Calcium Entry (CCE) at BMES in Texas!
- September 1, 2010 : First annual lab retreat is a success!
- August 2010 - Nitric Oxide Paper is accepted.
- February 2010 - Dr.Barbee sends pictures from Germany
Allison M. Andrews, Dov Jaron, Donald G. Buerk, Patrick L. Kirby and Kenneth A. Barbee
The first is from a Fasching parade – the German version of Carnivale. The carved wooden masks are passed down through generations. The second is the entrance to Heidelberg from the bridge over the Neckar River. The last one is some drawings on the walls of the students prison. The University actually had legal jurisdiction over the students and could put them in prison for bad behavior for 24 hours to up to 4 weeks. Hmmm… it makes you think…
- January 2010: Crissy's paper is published:
Time-varied magnetic field enhances transport of magnetic nanoparticles in viscous gel
Authors:Cristin Macdonald, Gary Friedman, John Alamia, Kenneth Barbee, Boris Polyak
Aim: The potential of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) to deliver various forms of therapy has not been fully realized, in part due to difficulties in transporting the carriers through soft tissue to different target sites. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that transport of MNPs through a viscous gel can be controlled by a combined AC (time-varying) magnetic field and static field gradient. Materials & methods: MNP velocity and transport efficiency were measured in a viscous gel at various settings of magnetic field and magnetite loadings. Results: Combined application of an AC magnetic field with the static field gradient resulted in a nearly 30-fold increase in MNP transport efficiency in viscous gel for 30% (w/w) magnetite-loaded particles as compared with static field conditions. Conclusion: The 'oscillating' effect of an AC magnetic field greatly improves the ability to transport MNPs within soft media by decreasing the effective viscosity of the gel.
- December 2009 - Raha passes her preproposal
- June 2009 - Allison and Dr.Jaron go to Switzerland for the third International Meeting on the Role of Nitrite in Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics
- June 2009 - Allison passes her proposal