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Wu, Fabai (author), Japaridze, A. (author), Zheng, X.Z. (author), Wiktor, J.M. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Although the physical properties of chromosomes, including their morphology, mechanics, and dynamics are crucial for their biological function, many basic questions remain unresolved. Here we directly image the circular chromosome in live E. coli with a broadened cell shape. We find that it exhibits a torus topology with, on average, a lower...
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Mouter, N. (author), Cabral, Manuel Ojeda (author), Dekker, T. (author), van Cranenburgh, Sander (author)
Environmental effects of transport projects have a weak position in Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) which might be rooted in the valuation approach adopted in the dominant style of CBA. This conventional valuation approach has been criticized for not valuing positive and negative impacts of transport projects in relation to each other and for not...
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Hol, F.J.H. (author), Whitesides, George M. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Habitat spatial structure has a profound influence on bacterial life, yet there currently are no low-cost equipment-free laboratory techniques to reproduce the intricate structure of natural bacterial habitats. Here, we demonstrate the use of paper scaffolds to create landscapes spatially structured at the scales relevant to bacterial ecology...
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Kabiri, Y. (author), Ravelli, Raimond B.G. (author), Lehnert, Tibor (author), Qi, Haoyuan (author), Katan, A.J. (author), Roest, Natascha (author), Kaiser, Ute (author), Dekker, C. (author), Peters, Peter J. (author), Zandbergen, H.W. (author)
Over the last few years, tremendous progress has been made in visualizing biologically important macromolecules using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and understanding their structure-function relation. Yet, despite the importance of DNA in all forms of life, TEM visualization of individual DNA molecules in its native unlabeled form...
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Zhao, Shidi (author), Restrepo Perez, L. (author), Soskine, Misha (author), Maglia, Giovanni (author), Joo, C. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Aksimentiev, A. (author)
Ion channels form the basis of information processing in living cells by facilitating the exchange of electrical signals across and along cellular membranes. Applying the same principles to man-made systems requires the development of synthetic ion channels that can alter their conductance in response to a variety of external manipulations....
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Dekker, R. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Structures are subjected to cyclic loads that can vary in direction and magnitude, causing constant amplitude mode I simulations to be too simplistic. This study presents a new approach for fatigue crack propagation in ductile materials that can capture mixed-mode loading and overloading. The extended finite element method is used to deal with...
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Schrijvers, Jim (author), van den Noort, Josien C. (author), van der Esch, Martin (author), Dekker, Joost (author), Harlaar, J. (author)
Background: Instability of the knee joint during gait is frequently reported by patients with knee osteoarthritis or an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. The assessment of instability in clinical practice and clinical research studies mainly relies on self-reporting. Alternatively, parameters measured with gait analysis have been explored...
review 2019
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Quiros Solano, W.F. (author), Gaio, N. (author), Silvestri, C. (author), Pandraud, G. (author), Dekker, R. (author), Sarro, P.M. (author)
Organ-on-chip (OOC) is becoming the alternative tool to conventional in vitro screening. Heart-on-chip devices including microstructures for mechanical and electrical stimulation have been demonstrated to be advantageous to study structural organization and maturation of heart cells. This paper presents the development of metal and polymeric...
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de Haas, K. (author), Broere, W. (author), Dekker, H. (author), van Gelder, L. (author)
The COB is The Netherlands Knowledge Centre for Underground Construction and Underground Space. Over sixty organisations, from government, industry and knowledge institutes, work together to learn and develop smart solutions regarding tunnels. This network has developed a long-term vision on tunnels in The Netherlands. As a result, nineteen...
conference paper 2019
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Mountain, Christopher (author), Kluba, M.M. (author), Bergers, L.I.J.C. (author), Snijder, Jaap (author), Dekker, R. (author)
Accurate alignment between the cavities in cavity-SOI (c-SOI) wafers and lithography on the wafer surface is essential to advanced MEMS production. Existing alignment methods are well defined, but often require specialized equipment or costly software packages available only in professional manufacturing environments. It would be beneficial...
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Nelck, Anne-Marie (author), Sosef, Dirk (author), Zeeman, Dorine (author), Walvisch, Mick (author), Elsenaar, Erik Jan (author), Rodenburg, Paul (author), Lammers, Gerdwin (author), van Schaijk, Pieter (author), Quak, Hans (author), Havelaar, Rogier (author), van den Bosch, Jaap (author), Brinkhof, Rogier (author), Jongeneel, Joeri (author), van Duin, Ron (author), Dekker, Johan (author), Donkersloot, Vincent (author), Spoelstra, Jop (author), Boverhof, Willem (author), Sijtsma, Micha (author), van Hofwegen, Tom (author), Nieuwkerk, Michiel (author), van Gompel, Luc (author)
1. Een Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) maakt het mogelijk om de stad zero-emissie te beleveren en zorgt ervoor dat goederen gebundeld de stad in gaan. Met als doel het minder belasten van klimaat, gezondheid van mensen en leefbaarheid van de stad. 2. Het UCC is een multimodaal overslagpunt, geschikt voor een variëteit aan voertuigen....
book chapter 2019
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Fragasso, A. (author), Pud, S. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
The performance of solid-state nanopores as promising biosensors is severely hampered by low-frequency 1/f noise in the through-pore ionic current recordings. Here, we develop a model for the 1/f noise in such nanopores, that, unlike previous reports, accounts for contributions from both the pore-cylinder, pore-surface, and access regions. To...
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Kabiri, Y. (author), Angelin, Alessandro (author), Ahmed, Ishtiaq (author), Mutlu, Hatice (author), Bauer, Jens (author), Niemeyer, Christof M. (author), Zandbergen, H.W. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Staining compounds containing heavy elements (electron dyes) can facilitate the visualization of DNA and related biomolecules by using TEM. However, research into the synthesis and utilization of alternative electron dyes has been limited. Here, we report the synthesis of a novel DNA intercalator molecule, bis-acridine uranyl (BAU). NMR...
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Ha, S. (author), Tang, Y. (author), van Oene, M.M. (author), Janissen, R. (author), Dries, R.M. (author), Solano Hermosilla, B.P. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
Optical trapping of (sub)micron-sized particles is broadly employed in nanoscience and engineering. The materials commonly employed for these particles, however, have physical properties that limit the transfer of linear or angular momentum (or both). This reduces the magnitude of forces and torques, and the spatiotemporal resolution,...
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Al Nahas, K. (author), Cama, J. (author), Schaich, M. (author), Hammond, K. (author), Deshpande, S.R. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Ryadnov, M. G. (author), Keyser, UF (author)
The spread of bacterial resistance against conventional antibiotics generates a great need for the discovery of novel antimicrobials. Polypeptide antibiotics constitute a promising class of antimicrobial agents that favour attack on bacterial membranes. However, efficient measurement platforms for evaluating their mechanisms of action in a...
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Deshpande, S.R. (author), Brandenburg, Frank (author), Lau, A.W.H.R. (author), Last, M.G.F. (author), Spoelstra, W.K. (author), Reese, L. (author), Wunnava, Sreekar (author), Dogterom, A.M. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS), especially coacervation, plays a crucial role in cell biology, as it forms numerous membraneless organelles in cells. Coacervates play an indispensable role in regulating intracellular biochemistry, and their dysfunction is associated with several diseases. Understanding of the LLPS dynamics would...
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Schaich, M. (author), Cama, J. (author), Al Nahas, K. (author), Sobota, Diana (author), Sleath, Hannah (author), Jahnke, Kevin (author), Deshpande, S.R. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Keyser, Ulrich F. (author)
The low membrane permeability of candidate drug molecules is a major challenge in drug development, and insufficient permeability is one reason for the failure of antibiotic treatment against bacteria. Quantifying drug transport across specific pathways in living systems is challenging because one typically lacks knowledge of the exact...
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Fanalista, F. (author), Birnie, A.T.F. (author), Maan, R. (author), Burla, Federica (author), Charles usagé Charles-Carty, K.V. (author), Pawlik, G. (author), Deshpande, S.R. (author), Koenderink, Gijsje H. (author), Dogterom, A.M. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Bottom-up biology is an expanding research field that aims to understand the mechanisms underlying biological processes via in vitro assembly of their essential components in synthetic cells. As encapsulation and controlled manipulation of these elements is a crucial step in the recreation of such cell-like objects, microfluidics is...
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Deshpande, S.R. (author), Wunnava Venkata, S.S. (author), Hueting, D.A. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Recent years have seen a tremendous interest in the bottom-up reconstitution of minimal biomolecular systems, with the ultimate aim of creating an autonomous synthetic cell. One of the universal features of living systems is cell growth, where the cell membrane expands through the incorporation of newly synthesized lipid molecules. Here, the...
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Kawasaki, S. (author), Giagka, V. (author), de Haas, M (author), Louwerse, M. (author), Henneken, V (author), van Heesch, C. (author), Dekker, R. (author)
Vagus nerve stimulators currently on the market can treat epilepsy and depression. Recent clinical trials show the potential for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) to treat epilepsy, autoimmune disease, and traumatic brain injury. As we explore the benefits of VNS, it is expected that more possibilities for a new treatment will emerge in the future....
conference paper 2019
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