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Mt. Rainier

In Iraq

In the lab

Killing bacteria

Femur implant

Notch molecules

Battlefield wound

Ed Salau attempts to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier a few years after his leg was amputated at, and then above, the knee.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Photo courtesy of Ed Salau
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Mt. Rainier

In Iraq

In the lab

Killing bacteria

Femur implant

Notch molecules

Battlefield wound

Salau uses his prosthetic leg to his advantage in Iraq in 2009.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Photo courtesy of Ed Salau
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Mt. Rainier

In Iraq

In the lab

Killing bacteria

Femur implant

Notch molecules

Battlefield wound

Tianhong Dai at work in his lab testing UV-C light on mice.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sulbha K Sharma/Harvard
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Mt. Rainier

In Iraq

In the lab

Killing bacteria

Femur implant

Notch molecules

Battlefield wound

The cell inactivation curve in the image shows that UV-C is highly bactericidal, meaning capable of killing bacteria.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: UVComparison.Com
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Mt. Rainier

In Iraq

In the lab

Killing bacteria

Femur implant

Notch molecules

Battlefield wound

Orthopedic surgery Profesesor Christopher T. Born hopes to infuse metal implants like this one in a patient's femur with drug-like characteristics that fight infections.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Image courtesy of Christopher T. Born
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Mt. Rainier

In Iraq

In the lab

Killing bacteria

Femur implant

Notch molecules

Battlefield wound

Notch molecules slow stem cell growth, enabling scientists to use them as building blocks to rebuild bone, cartilage, or tissue.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Image courtesy of Yufeng Dong
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Mt. Rainier

In Iraq

In the lab

Killing bacteria

Femur implant

Notch molecules

Battlefield wound

Battlefield wounds can be especially messy, with multiple fractures and drug-resistant bacteria.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Photo courtesy of Airlift Research Foundation
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