Kingsley Wong
University of Waterloo
Morphology (linguistics)TrenchComposite materialFluorescence microscopeMaterials sciencePseudopodiaScanning electron microscopeSilicon oxideLayer (electronics)Cell morphologyNanoscopic scaleTantalumAdhesionNanocomposite
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#1Kingsley Wong (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 2
#2Juewen Liu (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 87
DNA oligonucleotides are widely used in a diverse range of research fields from analytical chemistry, molecular biology, nanotechnology to drug delivery. In these applications, DNA hybridization is often the most important enabling reaction. Achieving control over hybridization kinetics and a high yield of hybridized products is needed to ensure high-quality and reproducible results. Since DNA strands are highly negatively charged and can also fold upon itself to form various intramolecular stru...
#1Hassan I. MoussaH-Index: 4
#2Megan LoganH-Index: 4
Last. Ting Y. TsuiH-Index: 9
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Tantalum is one of the most important biomaterials used for surgical implant devices. However, little knowledge exists about how nanoscale-textured tantalum surfaces affect cell morphology. Mammalian (Vero) cell morphology on tantalum-coated comb structures was studied using high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy. These structures contained parallel lines and trenches with equal widths in the range of 0.18 to 100 μm. Results showed that as much as 77% of adheren...
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#1Hassan I. MoussaH-Index: 4
#2Megan LoganH-Index: 4
Last. Ting Y. TsuiH-Index: 9
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The primary goal of this work was to investigate the resulting morphology of a mammalian cell deposited on three-dimensional nanocomposites constructed of tantalum and silicon oxide. Vero cells were used as a model. The nanocomposite materials contained comb structures with equal-width trenches and lines. High-resolution scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy were used to image the alignment and elongation of cells. Cells were sensitive to the trench widths, and their observed ...
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