ChemBE Bond Newsletter

The Fall 2017 edition of ChemBE Bond has just been published! Read all the latest about ChemBE faculty, student, and alum accomplishments.


Schulman and Gracias collaborate on new way to create 'soft robots'

Researchers join forces to pioneer new approach to change the shape of water-based gels using specific DNA sequences, opening new opportunities in soft robotics, smart actuators, and programmable matter.

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New Faculty

Joining Johns Hopkins July 1 will be Yannis Kevrekidis (Princeton): Bloomberg Distinguished Professor; Stavroula Sofou (Rutgers): tenured associate professor; Jamie Spangler (Stanford): assistant professor.

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Explaining Neurodegenerative Disease

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Rong Li publishes paper in Nature explaining why protein clumping and mitochondrial deterioration are both hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Bridging the Gap

ChemBE researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmarks in a lab dish, potentially opening new lines of direct communication with living cells.

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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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Research Highlight

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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