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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Oct
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3:30 pm ChemBE Seminar Series: Guohao Dai
ChemBE Seminar Series: Guohao Dai
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Guohao Dai, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be presenting a seminar on October 2. His research interests are biomechanics, vascular tissue engineering, and stem cells.
4:30 pm GSLC Annual BBQ @ Druid Hill Park -- Chinese Pavilion
GSLC Annual BBQ @ Druid Hill Park -- Chinese Pavilion
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm
The GSLC is hosting its annual BBQ in Druid Hill at the Chinese Pavilion this Thursday October 2nd after our ChemBE seminar.  Directions can be found at the following link Directions to BBQ!  The park has plenty of free space so bringing a football/Frisbee/volleyball[...]
Oct
9
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3:30 pm ChemBE Seminar Series: Amrinder ... @ Maryland Hall 110
ChemBE Seminar Series: Amrinder ... @ Maryland Hall 110
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dr. Amrinder Nain, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, will be presenting a seminar on October 9.

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