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Modeling Metastasis

Modeling Metastasis

Slater lab awarded NIH funds to develop new tissue-engineered device to mimic organ-specific breast cancer metastasis patterns Metastasis, which is the development of a malignant growth somewhere in the body other than the primary tumor site, is responsible for 90...

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Elucidating lung development

Elucidating lung development

Gleghorn awarded NIH funding to identify molecular mechanisms underlying lung development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia The University of Delaware’s Jason Gleghorn has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate pressure...

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Improving Cancer Detection

Improving Cancer Detection

Undergrad biomedical engineering student is lead author on PLOS ONE paper Accurate detection of antigens — receptors that are overexpressed on diseased cells relative to healthy cells — is imperative for clinicians to diagnose disease, assess treatment success and...

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