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Predicting Breast Cancer Metastasis by Cell Behavior Instead of Genetics

May 31, 2019

Researchers and clinicians don’t fully understand why some cancers spread and others do not. What they do know is that when cancer does spread, it dramatically decreases survival rates. If physicians could predict the likelihood that primary tumors will metastasize, they would be able to choose the best treatment options for patients. However, current testing […]

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ChemBE Crafts Values Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

May 31, 2019

Following the department’s Diversity Action Plan, a group of students, staff and faculty met several times this year to discuss the department’s aspirations in diversity, equity, and inclusion.  One result is a collaborative statement of values, approved by the full faculty this spring. Along with the values statement, the department created a new web page […]

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Self-Healing DNA Nanostructures

May 30, 2019

Rebecca Schulman, associate faculty member at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology’s (INBT) and associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering, along with PhD student Yi Li, have developed DNA nanostructures that can self-heal from damage caused by nuclease enzymes in the body. Their results were published in […]

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Jamie Spangler wins Maryland Stem Cell Discovery Award

May 15, 2019

Congratulations to Asst. Prof. Jamie Spangler (ChemBE/BME) for winning a Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) Discovery award. MSCRF has funded “the most cutting-edge companies and institutions engaging in the development of stem cell research and cures throughout the state of Maryland.” The goal of the project is to develop an engineered growth factor ligand/receptor […]

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Sharon Gerecht Receives Award to Advance Graft Technology to Treat CAD and CCD

October 10, 2018

Sharon Gerecht, Director and core faculty member at INBT, Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar, and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was awarded funding by The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commissions for her project, “Swine Study of Patient-Specific Small-Diameter Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts for Arterial Conduits.” Established by the governor […]

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