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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.
Caption by / Photo by Photo courtesy of Ed Salau
Salau uses his prosthetic leg to his advantage in Iraq in 2009.
Caption by / Photo by Photo courtesy of Ed Salau
Tianhong Dai at work in his lab testing UV-C light on mice.
Caption by / Photo by Sulbha K Sharma/Harvard
The cell inactivation curve in the image shows that UV-C is highly bactericidal, meaning capable of killing bacteria.
Caption by / Photo by UVComparison.Com
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.
Caption by / Photo by Image courtesy of Christopher T. Born
Notch molecules slow stem cell growth, enabling scientists to use them as building blocks to rebuild bone, cartilage, or tissue.
Caption by / Photo by Image courtesy of Yufeng Dong
Battlefield wounds can be especially messy, with multiple fractures and drug-resistant bacteria.
Caption by / Photo by Photo courtesy of Airlift Research Foundation
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