There are four topics related to biomaterials and biocompatibility which I feel are key problems, are often unrecognized, and are therefore rich opportunities for work in the near future: (i) the covalent instability of proteins, (ii) the concept of statistical specificity and statistical heterogeneity, (iii) the issue of solid surface dynamics and surface relaxation, and (iv
) the growing concern with the costs of health care and of medical research.
(iv) the response and resilience of rainforest systems to climatic and land-use change; and (v) the scientific messages and policy implications arising from the research findings presented in the issue
In this work, we address the problem of automated measurement of the interventricular
septum thickness, one of the key parameters in cardiology, from B-mode echocardiograms.
Subsequent administration of the same IL-2 dose by iv injection caused recurrence of the problem
again necessitating discontinuation of IL-2 treatment.
(iii) suggested causes of problem drinking among Aborigines; and (iv
) treatment and preventive initiatives.