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Validation of a 3-Dimensional Human Liver Microtissue Model for Long-term Hepatotoxicity Studies
Brad Larson1, Stewart Hunt2, Timothy Moeller3, Diana Long4, and Peter Banks1

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drug commonly used as analgesics and antipyretics, as well as for management of rheumatological disorders. They are one of the most highly prescribed drug families around the world, and consequently, along with antimicrobial agents, are the most frequent causes of druginduced liver injury (DILI) (Bjornsson et al., 2010).

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Characterization of Proteins and Protein Self Association (Oligomerization) with SEC-MALS
Michel Terray, Mark Pothecary

In this poster, a series of proteins and their oligomers were characterized using SEC-MALS with UV and RI detection. The monomer molecular weights are measured and compared with those from column calibration. The molecular weights of their oligomers are also compared with column calibration and the differences explored.

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Identifying Molecular Signatures of Tumors Using Novel Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Networks
Vishwa Nellore, Chris Dwyer

We developed FRET sensors that can detect 125 fluorophores simultaneously. From experimental analyses of over 1200 time-resolved fluorescence signatures on 300 prototypical sensors, we show that the optical responses are highly repeatable and minor variations between FRET networks can be discriminated resulting in a total of 10^375 unique responses in theory.

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Liposomes and Nanoparticles as Delivery Vehicles for the Treatment of Lung Diseases
Raisa Kiseleva1, Jennifer Mulligan2, Carl Atkinson2, Rodney Schlossser2, Alexey Vertegel1

Targeted nanoparticle-based drug delivery to the lungs is an emerging area of interest for both scientists and medical workers because it allows better drug retention in the lungs and can provide prolonged drug release. In our study we investigated the potential of using liposomes and polymeric nanoparticles surface modified with a specific antibody as drug carriers for targeted drug delivery to the lungs.

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Amino-Coated Metallofullerene Nanoparticles for Glioblastoma Mutiforme Tumor Detection
Tinghui Li , Susan. Murphy, Kanwarpal Bakshi, Steven LaConte, Zhi Sheng, and Harry Dorn

We report the preparation of a new functionalized trimetallic nitride endohedral metallofullerene, with a cage surface consisting of positively charged amino groups, which is expected to bind more efficiently to negatively charged cell phospholipid bi-layer cellular surfaces and will more readily undergo endocytosis. We now report that this Gd-nanoplatform when subsequently conjugated with an IL-13 peptide, (IL-13-Gd3N@C80(OH)x(NH2)y) exhibits enhanced targeting of U-251 GBM cell lines.

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Performance of a hybrid gamma-optical camera for improved utility in diagnostic imaging
L.K. Jambi1, J.E. Lees1, S.L. Bugby1, B.S. Bhatia1,2, M.S. Alqahtani1, W.R. McKnight1, A.H. Ng3 and A.C. Perkins3

Performance of a hybrid gamma-optical camera for improved utility in diagnostic imaging

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Next Generation Multivalent PRINT Nanoparticle Vaccine Targeting Pneumococcal Disease
Shyam Rele,1 RiLee Robeson,1 Anton Beletskii,1 Jeremy Hansen,1 Meredith Earl,1 Gabe Fawcett,1* Marquita Lilly,1 Joseph Marchand,1 Michele Stone,1 Camille Bernasconi,1 Jinny Conley,1 Michael Hunter,1 Ramya Yadavalli,1 Nicole Meyer,1 Lara Kelly,1 Ben Yerxa,1 Jeff Maisonneuve,2 Mark Alderson,2 Frank Malinoski1

A new generation PRINT nanoparticle Pneumococcal vaccine matrix has been designed to mimic size and structural aspects of bacterial pathogens to efficiently present and deliver polysaccharide and protein antigens to elicit robust immune responses.

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Print Nanoparticle Vaccine Carrying Bacterial Polysaccharide And Protein Antigens Induces Enhanced B- And T-Cell (Il-17) Immunity
Anton Beletskii,1 Camille Bernasconi,1 Jinny Conley, Meredith Earl,1 Gabe Fawcett,1 Jeremy Hansen,1 Lara Kelly,1 Marquita Lilly,1 Frank Malinoski,1 Joseph Marchand,1 Nicole Meyer,1 Shyam Rele,1 RiLee Robeson,1 Michele Stone,1 Ben Yerxa,1 Jeff Maisonneuve,2 Mark Alderson 2

Antigenic multivalent PRINT nanoparticle formulations leverage precise control of size, shape and composition, sterile filterability and scalable cGMP roll-to roll manufacturing to offering a low cost and simplified manufacturing advantage over traditional conjugate vaccines.

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Significant Increase of Sensitivity on Rapid Influenza Antigen Assays Using Silver Amplification Immunochromatography.
Satoshi KIMURA1), Hideyoshi OHTO2), Hayato YAMAGUCHI1), Seiji FUKUOKA1), Emiko NAKAMA1), Akiko TERADA3), and Yoh UMEDA2)

We have developed a new rapid bed-side assay system for in vitro diagnosis of infectious diseases, using “silver amplification method”, an application of photography-developing technology. The automatic analyzer brings results in fifteen minutes, enhancing sensitivity up to 1000 times compared to the conventional immunochromatography. We applied the technology for diagnosis of hospitalized children. The analyzer was useful for rapid and precise diagnosis of influenza A and B.

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Characterizing the Micro-Mechanical Properties of Soft Materials, Tissues and Cells
Ernst Breel of Optics11 discusses the current problems with characterizing the mechanical properties of soft materials, focusing on how the company's Piuma Nanoindenter can assist researchers.
Gene Variant Linked to Smoking Longer, Getting Lung Cancer Sooner
Smokers with a particular variation in a nicotine receptor gene were more likely to continue smoking for four years.
Kimchi-based Preservative Used in Cosmetics is Not So Natural
Scientists report that kimchi-based preservative marketed as “all-natural” contains synthetic ingredients.
Novel Nanoparticles Could Save Soldiers’ Lives After Explosions
Researchers paired clot-promoting nanoparticles with a corticosteroid that stops inflammation.
Paternal Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism
Tags on DNA from fathers’ sperm linked to children’s autism symptoms.
New Transitional Stem Cells Discovered
New stem cells are easier to manipulate, could help future research on reproductive problems.
NIH Study Finds Genetic Link for Rare Intestinal Cancer
Researchers recommend screening for people with family history.
Potential For Prediction Of Progression For Early Form Of Breast Cancer
Scientists in Manchester have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression.
Protein That Boosts Immunity To Viruses And Cancer Discovered
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a central role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies.
Systems-Wide Genetic Investigation Of Blood Pressure Regulation
A genetic investigation of individuals in the Framingham Heart Study may prove useful to identify novel targets for the prevention or treatment of high blood pressure.
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