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Ram Dixit awarded $2M NIH grant to study dynamics of intracellular scaffolds

Biologist Ram Dixit in the Biology Department at Washington University in St. Louis has been awarded $2 million by the National Institutes of Health to help uncover the mechanisms underlying the dynamics, spatial organization and ...

April 9, 2021|

Center for Engineering MechanoBiology Team Uses Magnetic Fields to Regrow Cartilage

Robert Mauck and Xuemei Cheng have collaborated on a recent study published in Advanced Materials that demonstrates how magnetic fields and hydrogels can grow new joint cartilage. The technique produces cartilage tissue that bonds with bone and may lead ...

November 11, 2020|

Ben Prosser to Co-Lead $6.5 Million Transatlantic Grant to Investigate Cytoskeleton’s Role in Heart Disease

Benjamin L. Prosser, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will serve as the North American coordinator for a new, multi-institutional $6.5 million grant from ...

June 22, 2020|

Motor proteins create more stable tracks to deliver much-needed materials in plant cells

  From WashU's, The Source. June 2, 2020. As a plant grows, it moves cellular material from its version of manufacturing sites to the cell wall construction zone. Transporter proteins, called motor proteins, are ...

June 12, 2020|
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