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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.

The Salesman

The Salesman

Seira sagged against the restraints of the pilot’s chair, sucking air into laboring lungs. Her earpiece had been dislodged in the crash. It blinked an angry red and she could faintly hear a woman’s insistent voice.

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.

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.

Sonic Golf: A Stroke of Genius

Sonic Golf: A Stroke of Genius

Professor of Applied Physics and Physics Robert D. Grober has recently combined his passion for golf and his professional expertise to produce a real-time audio biofeedback device for golfers.

Spreading the Word about Diffusion: Professor Daniel Rosner Investigates Thermal Diffusion

Spreading the Word about Diffusion: Professor Daniel Rosner Investigates Thermal Diffusion

It is the rare scientific concept that manages to crossover to the vernacular. It is even rarer that the concept becomes essential to the standard ninth grade social studies curriculum, but diffusion has done it. You may have been introduced

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

Departmental Notes: Engineering

Departmental Notes: Engineering

Kim Woodrow, a postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the L’Oréal USA 2007 Fellowship for Women in Science. Developed to support female scientists just beginning their careers, the prestigious fellowship is awarded to only five