[Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Mechanical Property Characterization for 3D Collagen Cancer Cell Cultures
08 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yue Wang
The tumor microenvironment is mechanically modified during cancer progression. Imaging of tumor mechanical environment will provide new information for early cancer diagnosis. However, it is less clear how the mechanical environment is tuned in cancer. The goal of this study is to understand...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Label-Free Electronic Detection of Cancer Biomarkers Using Silicon Nanowire Arrays
18 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brian Dorvel
Improving the performance and lowering the analyte detection limits of optical and electronic biosensors is essential for advancing wide ranging applications in diagnostics and drug discovery. One of these diagnostic platforms, based upon microfluidics coupled to ion-selective field effect...
[Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: The value of an international research experience and how it can change your approach to research
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Heather Huntsman, Samantha Knoll
Oct. 9, 2012Heather and Samantha spent part of Summer 2012 at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.This series is organized by PhD students who are appointed as Trainees in the NIH/NCI Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center (M-CNTC) and in the NSF IGERT in Cellular and Molecular Mechanics...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Understanding and Controlling Fibrotic Myocardium
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Guy Genin
Hypertension kills 1 in every 5000 Americans each year and affects the majority of those over the age of 55. Following prolonged hypertension, cardiac fibroblasts within the heart convert to myofibroblasts, a larger, contractile phenotype that produces fibrous connective tissue and thereby...