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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9:00 am Thesis Presentation: Maureen Wan... @ Hackerman 320
Thesis Presentation: Maureen Wan... @ Hackerman 320
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am
PhD Candidate Maureen Wanjare of Dr. Sharon Gerecht’s lab will be presenting her thesis entitled, “Perivascular cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells using biochemical and biomechanical stimuli,” on August 28 at 9:00am in Hackerman[...]
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3:30 pm ChemBE Seminar Series: Samir Mit...
ChemBE Seminar Series: Samir Mit...
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Samir Mitragotri, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara, will be presenting a seminar on September 25. His research interests are drug delivery and biomaterials.
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3:00 pm Don P. Giddens Inaugural Profess... @ Mason Hall Auditorium
Don P. Giddens Inaugural Profess... @ Mason Hall Auditorium
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
David Gracias, Russell Croft Faculty Scholar and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will present “Big Ideas in a Small World” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 in Mason[...]

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