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RETURN TO ISSUEPREVREVIEWNEXT Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements and Biological Imaging

Berezin MY, Achilefu S. Fluorescence lifetime measurements and biological imaging. Chem Rev. 2010;110(5):2641-2684. doi:10.1021/cr900343z

Abstract: When a molecule absorbs a photon of appropriate energy, a chain of photophysical events ensues, such as internal conversion or vibrational relaxation (loss of energy in the absence of light emission), fluorescence, intersystem crossing (from singlet state to a triplet... Read More


Mexican Households’ Food Shopping Patterns in 2015: Analysis Following Nonessential Food and Sugary Beverage Taxes

Pedraza, L., Popkin, B., Adair, L., Robinson, W., & Taillie, L. (2021). Mexican households’ food shopping patterns in 2015: Analysis following nonessential food and sugary beverage taxes. Public Health Nutrition, 24(8), 2225-2237. doi:10.1017/S1368980020001858

Abstract: Objective To examine patterns of taxed and untaxed food and beverage shopping across store types after Mexico’s sugary drink and non-essential food taxes, the nutritional quality of these patterns and the socio-economic characteristics associated with them. Design We performed k... Read More

Biomimetic Microsystems for Cardiovascular Studies

Inbody,SC, Sinquefield,BE, Lewis, JP, and Horton, RE. Biomimetic Microsystems for Cardiovascular Studies. American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology 2021 320:5, C850-C872

Abstract: Traditional tissue culture platforms have been around for several decades and have enabled key findings in the cardiovascular field. However, these platforms failed to recreate the mechanical and dynamic features found within the body. Organs-on-chips (OOCs) are cellularized microfluidic-based devices... Read More


Epigenetic regulator BMI1 promotes alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma proliferation and constitutes a novel therapeutic target

Shields CE, Potlapalli S, Cuya-Smith SM, Chappell SK, Chen D, Martinez D, Pogoriler J, Rathi KS, Patel SA, Oristian KM, Linardic CM, Maris JM, Haynes KA, Schnepp RW. Epigenetic regulator BMI1 promotes alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma proliferation and constitutes a novel therapeutic target. Mol Oncol. 2021 Aug;15(8):2156-2171. doi: 10.1002/1878-0261.12914. Epub 2021 Mar 27. PMID: 33523558; PMCID: PMC8333775.

Abstract: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an aggressive pediatric soft tissue sarcoma. There are two main subtypes of RMS, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) and embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. ARMS typically encompasses fusion-positive rhabdomyosarcoma, which expresses either PAX3-FOXO1 or PAX7-FOXO1 fusion proteins. There are no targeted therapies... Read More


N Domain of the Lon AAA+ Protease Controls Assembly and Substrate Choice

Brown BL, Vieux EF, Kalastavadi T, Kim S, Chen JZ, Baker TA. N domain of the Lon AAA+ protease controls assembly and substrate choice. Protein Sci. 2019 Jul;28(7):1239-1251. doi: 10.1002/pro.3553. Epub 2018 Dec 20. PMID: 30461098; PMCID: PMC6566560.

Abstract: The protein quality control network (pQC) plays critical roles in maintaining protein and cellular homeostasis, especially during stress. Lon is a major pQC AAA+ protease, conserved from bacteria to human mitochondria. It is the principal enzyme that degrades most unfolded... Read More


Candida Albicans Stimulates Streptococcus Mutans Microcolony Development Via Cross-Kingdom Biofilm-Derived Metabolites

Kim, D., Sengupta, A., Niepa, T. et al. Candida albicans stimulates Streptococcus mutans microcolony development via cross-kingdom biofilm-derived metabolites. Sci Rep 7, 41332 (2017).

Abstract: Candida albicans is frequently detected with heavy infection of Streptococcus mutans in plaque-biofilms from children affected with early-childhood caries, a prevalent and costly oral disease. The presence of C. albicans enhances S. mutans growth within biofilms, yet the chemical interactions associated with bacterial accumulation remain unclear. Thus,... Read More


Dendritic Cell Activation and T Cell Priming with Adjuvant- and Antigen-Loaded Oxidation-Sensitive Polymersomes

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Abstract: While current subunit vaccines successfully induce humoral immune responses, a need exists for vaccine strategies to elicit strong cell-mediated immunity to address diseases such as cancer and chronic viral infection. Polymersomes are stable vesicles composed of self-assembling block copolymers with... Read More


Quantifying Colorimetric Assays in Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices by Measuring the Transmission of Light through Paper

Anal. Chem. 2009, 81, 20, 8447–8452 Publication Date:September 1, 2009

Abstract: This article describes a point-of-care (POC) system—comprising a microfluidic, paper-based analytical device (μ-PAD) and a hand-held optical colorimeter—for quantifying the concentration of analytes in biological fluids. The μ-PAD runs colorimetric assays, and consists of paper that has been (i) patterned... Read More

Untapped Resources: Black Parent Engagement That Contributes to Learning

Yvette Latunde, and Angela Clark-Louque. “Untapped Resources: Black Parent Engagement That Contributes to Learning.” The Journal of Negro Education, vol. 85, no. 1, Journal of Negro Education, 2016, pp. 72–81,

Abstract: Conversations around the achievement gap are often centered on what parents and students can do to close it. Overall school leaders have not made the achievement of Black students a priority, but it continues to be a priority for Black... Read More

The Danger of an Untold Story: Excerpts of My Life as a Black Academic.

Hill, R.F. (July, 2019). The danger of an untold story: Excerpts of my life as a black academic. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science, 60(3), 208-214.

Abstract: People of color who choose careers in higher education may encounter microaggressions, marginalization, and other unpleasant situations. This narrative shares the experiences and perspectives of one African-American academic’s experiences with the intent of encouraging academic professionals from underrepresented populations to... Read More