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$1.9 million NIH project to investigate effects of shear stress on cancer cells

Sep. 9, 2021—A biomedical engineering professor has received a $1.9 million NIH grant to investigate the effects of mechanical stimuli such as shear stress on the behavior of cancer cells in blood flow. J. Lawrence Wilson Professor Mike King and his research group will develop the devices for the study as well as new cell lines to...

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Discovery points to new avenues to kill aggressive cancer cells

Aug. 3, 2021—Chemoresistant SW480 colon cancer cells stained for lipid rafts (green), death receptor 4 (red) and cell nuclei (blue). Image taken by Joshua Greenlee using a Zeiss LSM 880 from the Vanderbilt Cell Imaging Shared Resource Center. By Marissa Shapiro THE IDEA Vanderbilt faculty and researchers are looking for the “Achilles’ heel” of the cancer cells...

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Researchers by day, rockers by night, biofunkiest engineers hit the airwaves

May. 31, 2019—When some of Vanderbilt University’s biomedical engineers aren’t improving lives, they’re dropping beats. The Vanderbilt Initiative of Biofunky Engineers (VIBE) – a wink at the university’s love for both initiatives and acronyms – began performing together in 2017 and have played a handful of gigs, including the biomedical engineering department’s holiday party. On Tuesday afternoon,...

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