Biomedical Engineering - Theses
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Stent-based endovascular brain interface: characterization of recording and stimulating properties
Brain interfaces have the potential to treat traumatic and degenerative neurological conditions, which are major causes of morbidity and disability in modern society. However, despite outstanding progress and numerous ...
Improving ex-vivo expansion of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells using acellular fetal membranes
Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have considerable potential in the fields of cell therapies, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. According to clinicaltrials.gov, MSCs are employed in more than 700 registered ...
Role of ultrastructural alterations in diabetic cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyocytes inside the heart are densely packed with parallel columns of myofibrils and mitochondria. Growing evidence indicates a strong correlation between alterations in this sub-cellular ultrastructure and the ...
Assessment of the anabolic effects of PTH drug treatment and mechanical loading on bone using high-resolution imaging and in silico modelling
Osteoporosis (OP) is a progressive bone disease characterised by significant reduction of bone mineral density (BMD) due to loss of bone matrix and changes in bone tissue properties. OP is regarded as a worldwide health ...
Ultra-low power, low-noise and small size transceiver for wearable and implantable biomedical devices and neural prosthesis
There is high demand for research into the innovation and development of miniaturized electronics devices for biomedical applications such as implantable medical devices (IMD), neural prostheses (NP), embedded neural ...
Modeling human neurogenesis in vitro using pluripotent stem cells: the evolution from 2D to 3D
Progress in stem cell technologies is based on fundamental research on exploring culture conditions that improve and optimize in vitro generation of human cell types and tissues. To date, there has been significant progress ...
Multiple compartment modelling and estimation in magnetic resonance imaging
The magnetic resonance (MR) signal encapsulates invaluable information about the structural and functional organization of an object of interest. In brain imaging applications, parametric models of the MR signal are designed ...
Adjusting the parameters of electrical stimulation of retinal ganglion cells to reduce neural adaptation and improve efficacy of retinal prostheses
Retinal prostheses aim to provide visual percepts through electrical stimulation of the retina to blind people affected by diseases caused by photoreceptor degeneration. Two challenges presented by current devices are a ...
Neural tissue electrical modelling at micro and macro scales
A better understanding of electrical stimulation of the retina by neural prostheses may be essential for progress to be made towards a viable mass-market design of such devices. Dividing the problem into electrode models, ...
Techniques for signal acquisition, reconstruction and analysis in sodium magnetic resonance imaging
Over the last decades, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has undergone a high-paced development rendering it an extremely versatile imaging technique with revolutionary impact on medical practice and research. Typically, ...