Mrinal Musib
National University of Singapore
BiophysicsBiomedical engineeringSurgeryRoundness (object)Mathematics educationNanoparticlePsychologyNanotechnologyChemistryMaterials scienceDentistryIn vivoActive learningInteractive LearningCell membraneFace (sociological concept)PolyethyleneRAW 264.7 CellsTotal Joint ReplacementsScenario based learningSignificant differenceWear debrisElongationComputer scienceTerm (time)Teaching methodFractionation
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#1Mrinal Musib (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 5
Active and interactive learning are considered harbingers to life-long learning and many have recommended appropriate integration of technology and teaching methodologies to impart authentic learning. It is of utmost importance that classroom teaching be relevant and should involve potential real-life ethical situations that the students may face in the workplace. We thus need to ensure that the students retain and find application of their learning that they have accomplished in the classroom, ...
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#1Mrinal MusibH-Index: 5
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are rather a new phenomenon that has been possible due to the introduction and integration of technology into education to attain various learning objectives. Over the last 10 to 15 years MOOC?s have evolved at a phenomenal pace and are presently being offered by various commercial platforms such as Udacity, Edx and Coursera, and are being offered by expert faculty members from several leading educational institutions and universities. The initial objective of...
#1Mrinal Musib (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 5
#2Feng WangH-Index: 17
Last. Icell M. Sharafeldin (The: American University in Cairo)H-Index: 5
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We asked young scientists to describe an example of artificial intelligence or machine learning in research, its broader implications in the field, and the challenges scientists face when using such technologies. Our survey's responses reflected a variety of countries and fields, but only 6% came
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#1Jean-Yves Dewavrin (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Muhammed Abdurrahiem (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 1
Last. Michael Raghunath (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 52
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The competition for access to space that arises between macromolecules is the basis of the macromolecular crowding phenomenon, known to modulate biochemical reactions in subtle ways. Crowding is a highly conserved physiological condition in and around cells in metazoans, and originates from a mixture of heterogeneous biomolecules. Here, using collagen fibrillogenesis as an experimental test platform and ideas from the theory of nonideal solutions, we show that an entropy-based synergy is created...
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#1Mrinal MusibH-Index: 5
During the last decade or so, there has been a gradual but continuous shift in how learning is accomplished in a classroom. With the advent of new pedagogical techniques, more and more faculty members are adopting the blended approach to attain and improve students’ learning experience (Ragupathi, 2013; Hughes, 2012; Bonk & Graham, 2006; Friesen, 2012). The “blended learning” approach synergistically brings together the compelling aspects of online, classroom and mobile learning to enhance stude...
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#1Gavriel Feuer (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Mrinal Musib (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 5
Last. R. LeGeros (NYU: New York University)
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The objective of this research was to develop a calcium phosphate-based synthetic bone mineral (SBM) that will have a potential for osteoporosis therapy and prevention. The goal of this study was to test the efficacy of SBM in preventing loss of strength in long bones of osteoporotic sheep. The animals were divided into four groups: sham-operated; ovariectomized (OVX); OVX supplemented with SBM without fluoride; OVX supplemented with SBM containing fluoride. The bones were scanned by CT and test...
#1Mrinal Musib (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 5
#2Jeremy Jones (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Subrata Saha (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 27
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Bi-antibiotic-impregnated bone cements (BIBCs) are widely used in orthopaedics as a prophylactic agent (depot) to address post-surgical infections. Although hardness is widely considered a viable index to measure the integrity of the cement structure, there are few specific studies involving changes in hardness characteristics of BIBCs post elution of high doses of two widely used antibiotics: tobramycin and gentamicin. Increased doses of antibiotics and increased duration of elution may also de...
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#1Mrinal MusibH-Index: 5
Since its introduction as a bearing component for Total Joint Replacements (TJR) by Dr. Charnley in the early 1960's, Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has become the gold standard to fabricate one of the articulating surfaces of total hip, total knee and total shoulder prostheses. More than a million TJR's are performed every year and is a multi-billion dollar industry. In-spite-of the overwhelming success of this medical procedure, aseptic loosening as a result of wear limits i...
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In this study I have used well characterized simulated wear-nano-particles of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) of known size and shape to study particulate phagocytosis by MG63 osteoblast-like cells. The particles were treated to decrease their propensity to form aggregates in aqueous suspension and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was performed to image them as individual particles on 0.01 µm pore size polycarbonate filter membranes. These images were further subjected to mor...
#1Mrinal Musib (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 5
#2Subrata Saha (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 27
: Nanotechnology is the use of nanobiomaterials at the nanoscale (one dimension < 100 nm). Owing to the inherent nano-building blocks of native bone, nanotechnology has immense potential in orthopedics and may be used to develop materials to overcome the shortage of suitable biological grafts. Fabrication of nanomaterials having appropriate biomechanical properties may be the best means to replace not only the non-functional bone tissue but also to deliver pharmaco-therapeuticals in situ. In thi...