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Volume 25


Number 5 October 2017


preview of some upcoming articles


Low Doses of Simvastatin Potentiate the Eff ect of Sodium Alendronate in Inhibiting Bone Resorption and Restore Microstructural and Mechanical Bone Properties in Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis Priscila L. Sequetto, Reggiani V. Gonçalves, Aloísio S. Pinto, Maria G. A. Oliveira, Izabel R. S. C. Maldonado, Tânia T. Oliveira, and Rômulo D. Novaes


Segmenting Microscopy Images of Multi-Well Plates Based on Image Contrast Weiyang Chen, Bo Liao, Weiwei Li, Xiangjun Dong, Matthew Flavel, Markandeya Jois, Guojun Li, and Bo Xian


Synchrotron X-ray Microtomography with Improved Image Quality by Ring Artifacts Correction for Structural Analysis of Insects Shengkun Yao, Yunbing Zong, Jiadong Fan, Zhibin Sun, Jianhua Zhang, and Huaidong Jianga


Atomic Force Microscopy Study of the Anti-infl ammatory Eff ects of Triptolide on Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes Zhanhui Su, Han Sun, Man Ao, and Chunying Zhao


Structural and Chemical Analysis of Hydroxyapatite (HA)-Boron Nitride (BN) Nanocomposites Sintered Under Diff erent Atmospheric Conditions Feray Bakan, Meltem Sezen, Merve Gecgin, Yapincak Goncu, and Nuran Ay


Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies of Electron-Selective Titanium Oxide Contacts in Silicon Solar Cells Haider Ali, Xinbo Yang, Klaus Weber, Winston V. Schoenfeld, and Kristopher O. Davis


Orientation Relationships in Al0.7CoCrFeNi High-Entropy Alloy Leo T.H. de Jeer, Václav Ocelík, and Jeff T.M. De Hosson


Quantitative Studies of Endothelial Cell Fibronectin and Filamentous Actin (F-Actin) Coalignment in Response to Shear Stress Xianghui Gong, Xixi Zhao, Bin Li, Yan Sun, Meili Liu, Yan Huang, Xiaoling Jia, Jing Ji, and Yubo Fan


Optimization of 3D Chemical Imaging by Soſt X-ray Spectro-Tomography Using a Compressed Sensing Algorithm Juan Wu, Mirna Lerotic, Sean Collins, Rowan Leary, Zineb Saghi, Paul Midgley, Slava Berejnov, Darija Susac, Juergen Stumper, Gurvinder Singh, and Adam P. Hitchcock


Microstructural Characterization of Solid State Reaction Phase Formed During Sintering of Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Iron Kaline Pagnan Furlan, Deise Rebelo Consoni, Breno Leite, Matheus Vinícius Gouvêa Dias, and Aloisio Nelmo Klein


Development and Application of a Sample Holder for In Situ Gaseous TEM Studies of Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Takeo Kamino, Toshie Yaguchi, and Takahiro Shimizu


T ree Dimensional Nanoscale Mapping of State of the Art fi nFETs Pritesh Parikh, Corey Senowitz, Don Lyons, Isabelle Martin, Ty J. Prosa, Michael DiBattista, Arun Devaraj, Ying Shirley Meng


High-Resolution FESEM Imaging of Cellulose Microfi bril Organization in Plant Primary Cell Walls Yunzhen Zheng, Daniel J. Cosgrove, and Gang Ning


3D Nanometrology Based on SEM Stereophotogrammetry V. N. Tondare, J. S. Villarrubia, and A. E. Vladá r


Ultrastructural, Elemental and Mineralogical Analysis of Vascular Calcifi cation in Atherosclerosis Ida Perrotta and Edoardo Perri


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DearAbbe Dear Abbe,


Lately, between social media and re-makes of old TV shows into movies, I’ve gotten this feeling that there isn’t any new or original material being produced. Is this a problem in your fi eld also? Cynical in San Jose


Dear Cynic,


Tatsächlich, I get that perception, too. I suspect that old Solomon was correct in stating that there is nothing new under the sun. I also get an itchy rash when I wear too much polyester, but we’re not talking about unfashionable fabrics, are we? It also seems that my latest young lab assistants have a peculiar style of horse sense. Big steaming piles of it. It’s hard work to get them to realize that there are several decades of published science before 1969, when library scientists starting scanning documents for digital retrieval. T ere are always new results being produced by science, but many times we end up reiterating what is already known. Someday I hope to cash in on this trend of repeating myself, if someone doesn’t beat me to it.


Dear Abbe,


I was rereading my biography of Paul Erdös and recalled how mathematicians covet a low Erdös number (1 = co-authored a paper with Erdös, 2 = co-authored a paper with someone who co-authored a paper with Erdös, etc.). Microscopy has many savants whose names would lend themselves to such measures. I myself have a Zaluzec number of 3! But I have never seen an “Abbe number.” Why is this? Puff ed in Peoria


Dear Puff-Daddy,


Personally, I have an Erdös of -1 since I got to know his parents while he was still an approximation theory waiting to happen. When he was just a boy, I sensed he was clearly a prodigy in mathematics. As a young man he was said to be an eccentric social practitioner of math, which makes sense aſt er spending so much time with Uncle Ernst. T e world isn’t ready for Abbe numbers since they are primarily irrational. Because of my long history of productivity (having moved on to running a product lab wherein my discoveries are propri- etary and hopefully profi table), I frequently have to squash any potential Abbe numbers—sometimes with the Lab Bat when a bribe is insuffi cient.


Once you’ve stepped in the knee-deep residue of debatable science, it’s time to contact Herr Abbe to dig you out. Contact him ASAP at jpshield@uga.edu .


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