Gary Baldwin

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Maintaining blood vessel health – Solutions from nanoscience

Maintaining blood vessel health - Solutions from nanoscience Dr. May Azzawi, Vascular Physiology Group, School of Healthcare Science, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University. The incidence of CardioVascular Disease (CVD) is on the rise worldwide, affecting more than 5 million people in the UK alone. The clinical manifestation of the disease, in the form of [...]

Current HIV/AIDS research in nanomedicine in Liverpool

Current HIV/AIDS research in nanomedicine in Liverpool by Andrew Owen HIV/AIDS is described by the World Health Organisation as a global pandemic. Estimates show that over 25 million people have died since 1981 and over 33 million people including adults and children are currently living with the disease. In 2005, AIDS claimed an [...]

Fibrous scaffolds made by electrospinning for tendon repair

Fibrous scaffolds made by electrospinning for tendon repair Dr. Lucy A Bosworth, Research Associate,  Materials Science Centre, School of Materials, The University of Manchester The biomaterials and tissue engineering sector has become a routinely accepted practice for improving people’s quality of life – be it contact lenses, hip and knee replacements, or skin grafts.  Coupled [...]

Barriers in Human Medicine; Biophysics and mechanics at the disease interface

Barriers in Human Medicine; Biophysics and mechanics at the disease interface Dr Lewis Francis, Centre for NanoHealth, Swansea University Medical School.  To form a barrier is often the principal function of epithelial tissues; a process governed by the cytoskeletal network systems and cell-to-cell contacts. Membranes, which confine cells and cellular compartments, are [...]