• Cytoprotection and neural regeneration in peripheral nerve injury 

    Dahlgren, Kylie Joy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    Neural injuries are some of the most common ailments presented in the clinic, affecting up to 20 million Americans. While a number of treatments have been studied, many of their drawbacks outweigh their advantages, so new ...
  • Enhanced tissue engineering properties of osteoinductive chitosan hydrogel 

    Darkow, Blake Thomas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    [EMBARGOED UNTIL 6/1/2023] Lower back pain is a considerable medical problem that will impact 80 percent of the U.S. population at some point in their life. With the most severe cases, surgical repair is necessary and is ...
  • Natural and synthetic materials for the regeneration of osseous tissue 

    Josselet, Mary Allison (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Bone is a complex tissue with many regulation mechanisms which can be taken advantage of through the release of simple signaling molecules delivered via a biodegradable material like a hydrogel. Hydrogels are water swollen ...