• Development of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) biosensor utilizing liquid core waveguides 

    Smith, Rosalynn M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Millions of individuals are diagnosed each year with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1. Each day more individuals are receiving antiretroviral medication to suppress the amount of virus in their blood, and diminish viral ...
  • Nano- and micro-scale studies of exocytosis 

    Shin, Won-Chul, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Neurons and neuroendocrine cells contain vesicles packed with hormones or neurotransmitters. Upon appropriate stimulation, a rise in intracellular Ca2+ concentration triggers the fusion of vesicles with the outer membrane ...
  • Optical characterization of skeletal muscles 

    Xia, Jinjun, 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The optical absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of bulk skeleton muscle were measured by fitting the diffusion model to spatially resolved diffuse reflectance measurements. Muscle pigments were characterized ...
  • Optical glucose nanobiosensor encapsulated in erythrocytes 

    El-Dweik, Majed, 1966- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    An implantable glucose biosensor encapsulated in erythrocytes, Red Blood Cells (RBC), will become a method for continuously measuring blood glucose concentration in diabetics. In 2005, the American Diabetes Association ...