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Accession Number ADA564077
Title Stanford MFEL and Near Infrared Science Center.
Publication Date Jan 2011
Media Count 30p
Personal Author C. Contag D. Palanker H. A. Schwettman J. Helms M. Schnitzer
Abstract The Stanford MFEL and Near Infrared Science Center, through its support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), developed an interdisciplinary and collaborative program to advance military medicine in several areas of critical importance. The program has developed advanced surgical tools that will enable more precise procedures with less collateral damage such that wounds heal faster with less scarring. This advance is complemented by sophisticated analyses of laser and thermal damage to tissues that identified key regulators of the healing process, now being developed as therapies in skin and muscle as well an in the eye. The ophthalmology aspects of this program have developed technologies for restoration of sight and prevention of tissue damage. Similarly the projects on hearing have led to new tools for assessing hearing loss and guiding procedures for restoration of hearing cochlear implants. Multifaceted approaches have been taken to understand the molecular and cellular basis of tissue damage and develop sophisticated means of tissue repair and restoration of function, including recruitment of resident stem cells in regenerative medicine. The teams consisted of biologists, engineers, physicists, and chemists such that many areas of investigation with a diversity of disciplines could be addressed.
Keywords Cars(Coherent anti-stokes raman scattering) microscopy syste
Cellular stress
Drug delivery
Electronic retinal prostheses
Hearing loss treatment
Hydrogels. surgical tools
Laser issue interactions
Lipid encapsulated biomolecules
Medical research
Military medicine
Multispectral miniaturized confocal microscopes
Pulsed electron avalanche knife
Vibrational microspectroscopy
Wound healing
Wounds and injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57 - Medicine & Biology
95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
44H - Health Care Technology
Corporate Author Stanford Univ., CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Feb 2004-31 May 2010.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-04-1-0075

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