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Organ-Level Function on a Chip: Bile Duct-on-a-Chip

In a recent paper published in Hepatology, CEMB’s Rebecca G. Wells, reports on creating the first bile duct-on-a-chip, making it possible for more-complete research to be conducted without the need for human or animal ...

October 8, 2019|

Plant Cell Mechanobiology Blossoming at WashU

Plant biologist Lucia Strader in the School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis discovered a cellular transporter that regulates root initiation and progression.  Roots anchor plants in place and allow ...

August 14, 2019|

Restoring the heart’s elasticity: new path against heart failure

Ben Prosser, Assistant Professor of Physiology and CEMB faculty researcher and his colleague, Ken Margulies recently reported in Nature Medicine, promising work into restoring elasticity to previously 'damaged' and stiff cardiac muscle cells.  The work ...

July 23, 2018|

“Interstitium” may be shock absorber to many organs and tissues

A system of interconnected, fluid-filled compartments lies below the skin’s surface, lining the digestive tract, lungs and urinary systems, and around arteries, veins, and the space between muscles, according to a research team from ...

April 11, 2018|

Matching material and cellular timescales enhances cell spreading on viscoelastic substrates

Congrats to CEMB PIs Vivek Shenoy, Jason Burdick, Paul Janmey, and Robert Mauck and their new publication on how matching material and cellular timescales effects cell spreading in viscoelastic substrates. Read more in the ...

March 23, 2018|

Dixit Lab: Molecular Regulators Act as “Brakemen” to Transporter Proteins in Plant Cells

Two new publications from the lab of Ram Dixit at Washington University in St. Louis indicate how kinesin motor proteins and the microtubule tracks on which they move are regulated in plant cells. Kinesins ...

March 19, 2018|
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