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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