The results point out to a possible use of this dye as a fluorescence probe for microenvironmental parameters as well as in some micellar systems. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All LY2835219 rights reserved.”
“Polymer nanofibers exhibit properties that make them a favorable
material for the development of tissue engineering scaffolds, filtration devices, sensors, and high strength lightweight materials. Electrospinning is a versatile method commonly used to manufacture polymer nanofibers. Collection of electrospun nanofibers across two parallel plates is a technique useful for creating nanofiber structures because it allows for the collection of linearly oriented individual SNX-5422 nanofiber arrays and these arrays can be easily transferred to other substrates
or structures. It is of importance to have some understanding of the capabilities of this collection method, such as the maximum length of fibers that can be collected across two parallel plates. The effect of different electrospinning parameters on maximum fiber length, average fiber diameter, diameter uniformity, and fiber quality was explored. It was shown that relatively long continuous polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers with average diameters from approximately 350 nm to 1 mu m could be collected across parallel plates at lengths up to 35-50 cm. Experimental results lead to the hypothesis that even longer continuous nanofibers over 50 cm could
be collected if the size Selleckchem PD98059 of the parallel plates were increased. Extending the maximum fiber length that can be collected across parallel plates could expand the applications of electrospinning. Polymer solution concentration, plate size, and applied voltage were all shown to have varying effects on maximum fiber length, fiber diameter, and fiber uniformity. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.”
“For the scientific credibility of study results, longitudinal cohort studies need to invest time, money and creative thought in establishing and maintaining the maximum number of study participants. Although success depends to a large extent on the resources available, much can be achieved by establishing a culture of integrity and enthusiasm among study staff that is conveyed to participants at all times. In this paper we outline various strategies that can be included in order to maximise the response rates.”
“Background: Keratinocytes are the major constituent of epithelial cells at skin and mucosal surfaces such as oral mucosa. In our previous study, it was indicated that oral keratinocytes play active roles in oral mucosal adaptive immune response and an IL-alpha sub-network was identified.