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Cyro-Electron Microscopy and the BK Ion Channel

Cyro-Electron Microscopy and the BK Ion Channel

The BK channel, an ion channel that conducts potassium ions through cell mem­branes, has been implicated in the regulation of smooth muscles and neuron excitability.

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A Golden Ticket: The Massive Potential of Bulk Metallic Glass

A Golden Ticket: The Massive Potential of Bulk Metallic Glass

In the search for a material with the durability of steel and the flexibility of plastic, Dr. Jan Schroers, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, may have found the “golden ticket” – a biomaterial called bulk metallic glass.

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An Artificial Approach to a Very Real Problem: Creating a Pancreas to Treat Type I Diabetes

An Artificial Approach to a Very Real Problem: Creating a Pancreas to Treat Type I Diabetes

The insulin pump, developed at Yale in the 1970s, revolutionized the management of Type 1 Diabetes, but manual pump adjustment can be inexact. Now, researchers are designing an artificial pancreas that aims to imitate the natural organ’s function of keeping blood sugar levels in a safe range.

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Undergraduate Profile: Jarrad Aguirre, DC ’09, Rhodes Scholar: “Dissecting Medical Anthropology at Oxford”

Undergraduate Profile: Jarrad Aguirre, DC ’09, Rhodes Scholar: “Dissecting Medical Anthropology at Oxford”

A Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major, Jarrad Aguirre ’09 was one of thirty-two American winners to be awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, which he will use to complete an MSc in Medical Anthropology at Oxford University.

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Synthetic Proteins: Designing Your Own Biomedical Toolkit

Synthetic Proteins: Designing Your Own Biomedical Toolkit

The lab of Dr. Alanna Schepartz, Milton Harris ’29 is changing how researchers study proteins by pioneering research into the design and synthesis of three classes of molecules: miniature proteins, ß-peptide foldamers, and proto-fluorescent probes.

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Artificial Cells Boost T Cell Production

Artificial Cells Boost T Cell Production

In adoptive immunotherapy, a potential new cancer therapy, blood is drawn from the patient and T cells from that blood are proliferated, or expanded, outside the body. The expanded T cells are then re-injected to fight the cancer.

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Pushing Particles with PEG

Pushing Particles with PEG

Professor Mark Saltzman has now developed a promising new method of treatment that could evade the problem of chemotherapy delivery in the brain.

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Mechanism of Bacterial Infection in Legionnaire’s disease

Mechanism of Bacterial Infection in Legionnaire’s disease

It is not often that a pathogen is compared to a “crafty burglar,” yet the description is apt for the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease, a severe form of pneumonia. When Legionella pneumophila enters the body, it is ingested by macrophages and

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