Discipline of Chemistry
An Amoc (9-anthracenemethoxycarbonyl)-capped dipeptide-based biocompatible, injectable, thixotropic and self-healable hydrogel has shown antibacterial efficacy against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. In vivo anti-inflammatory activity of the hydrogel has been investigated using the rat air pouch model of acute inflammation. The rat air pouch is one of the most elegant in vivo models to study acute-granulomatous inflammation. In this model, air pouch is made by the subcutaneous injection of sterile air over several days into the thoracic region of the back of the rat. Injection of inflammatory agent carrageenan administration induces the oxidative stress response, increment in the fluid exudates volume and the histological change in the inner cellular lining of the rat air pouch.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Recent digital-born electronic literature has heterogeneous components such as kinetic texts, kinetic images, graphical designs, sounds, and videos. These digital components are embedded with the
main text as the paratext of print and digital works such as preface, author’s name, illustrations, and
title. However, the comparative study between paratext and embedded paratext of electronic
literature shows different strategic patterns and functions of these entities. We discuss the conceptual
framework of illuminant devices of paratexts and propose a new term technoeikon to recognize the
functions of embedded literary artefact in digital literary works.