Effects of Nitro-Oleic Acid on RAW-Blue™ Cell Activity

by David J Portnoy Abstract Chronic inflammatory disease affects millions of individuals around the world. Inflammation occurs when foreign bacteria bind to receptors on cell surfaces, thereby inducing macrophage activation. This series of actions leads to the release of pro-inflammatory molecules, like nitric oxide (NO), resulting in inflammation. A major driver of inflammatory responses is the transcription factor nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-kB). This study seeks to examine the interaction between OA-NO2 […]

Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing Sarcoma by Mafalda von Alvensleben Ewing Sarcoma, though unbeknownst to most of the general population, is a type of pediatric cancer that affects the soft tissue or bone. Approximately 225 people in the United States are diagnosed with this disease each year, primarily those between the ages of ten and twenty, making it comprise about 1% of all pediatric cancers. Ewing Sarcoma is typically discovered via radio-imaging techniques and confirmed by a biopsy of the […]

Deep Sea Oil Trap: An Underwater Cleanup System for Platforms and Ships to Contain and Recapture Oil Plumes

  By: Sachin Narayan Abstract: Underwater oil plumes are an accumulation of oil microdroplets that, due to a number of factors (namely size, temperature, pressure, and currents), do not rise to the surface (Zhao, 2016). This research aims to better understand underwater oil plume dynamics and forces and test reusable materials and processes that effectively recapture the oil without causing further environmental damage. The work concluded that a two-part system involving containment and recapture provides […]

Innovative New Technology Attempting to Reduce Hospital Associated Infections

Kenneth Trang Introduction Today, the modern American is more likely than ever before to visit a hospital, local doctor, or any healthcare provider. In fact, 83% of Americans (268 million) visited a healthcare professional in 2015 ((Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2015)). However, while hospitals do have general health benefits, visiting one exposes patients to a new risk: healthcare associated infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections. […]