Water-Based ‘Engine’ Propels Tumor Cells

Professors Konstantopoulos and Sun have discovered a new mechanism that explains how cancer cells spread through extremely narrow three-dimensional spaces in the body by using a propulsion system based on water and charged particles.

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Healing Wonders of Hydrogel

A simple substance comprised of a water-based, three-dimensional network of polymers shows amazing promise for treatment of third-degree burns.

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Flipping the Switch on Cancer

A team of researchers led by Marc Ostermeier, Professor and Vice Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, have created a molecular switch that activates chemotherapy drugs only within cancer cells.

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Getting a Better Grip on Biopsies

The Gracias Group has developed novel mu-grippers as a noninvasive surgical technique.

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Ph.D. candidate Shivendra Pandey from the Gracias lab will be defending his graduate thesis entitled, “Self-assembly of lithographically patterned micropolyhedra,” on September 24, 2014 at 1:00pm in Maryland Hall 214.
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Dr. Rong Li of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research will be presenting a ChemBE Special Seminar on Wednesday, September 24th at 2pm in Mason Hall Auditorium.
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Thesis Defense: Ph.D. Candidate ... @ Hackerman 320
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Ph.D. candidate Wei-Chien Hung from the Konstantopoulos lab will be defending his graduate thesis on September 25, 2014 in Hackerman Hall 3:20 at 1:00pm.

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