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The view through the polarizer shows where light-twisting structures have formed in a soup of cells and biological materials

Light-twisting ‘chiral’ nanotechnology could accelerate drug screening

A new approach makes liquid-crystal-like beacons out of harmful amyloid proteins present in diseases such as Type II diabetes. |Medium Read
Mario Gutierrez consults Prof. Lola Eniola in a lab

Black biomedical scientists still lag in research funding – here’s why that matters to all Americans

In The Conversation, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso says "If science is to benefit all Americans, science first must be done by all Americans."|Short Read
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Sunitha Nagrath elected fellow of AIMBE

Nagrath is recognized for her pioneering work on microfluidic technologies for circulating tumor cells isolation and genotyping leading to novel cancer treatments.|Short Read
A photograph of a microfluidic chip.

Scientists ‘Farm’ Natural Killer Cells in Novel Cancer Fighting Approach

Engineers and oncologists teamed to develop a microfluidic chip capable of capturing the body’s natural killer immune cells to harvest their cancer-killing exosomes.|Medium Read

In Memoriam: Tenho Connable, ChE alumna

Tenho Connable, one of the first female engineers to graduate from the College of Engineering and a highly respected member of the U-M ChE alumni community, died on January 17, 2020 at the age of 101.|Short Read
Mario Gutierrez consults Prof. Lola Eniola in a lab

How to end discrimination in health research funding

Network of U.S. biomedical engineering researchers calls to end funding disparities between Black and white scientists.|Medium Read

Electron transfer discovery is a step toward viable grid-scale batteries

The liquid electrolytes in flow batteries provide a bridge to help carry electrons into electrodes, and that changes how chemical engineers think about efficiency.|Short Read
James O. Wilkes

In Memoriam: James O. Wilkes

Long-time professor and mentor, department chair, assistant dean, and department historian passed away following heart surgery |Long Read
the particule making process

Nanomedicine crosses into brain, eradicates recurring brain cancer in mice

The new approach helped seven out of eight mice fight off glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of adult brain cancer. |Medium Read
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Scott Fogler honored as Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year

Award recognizes Fogler’s outstanding contributions to undergraduate education|Medium Read
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In Memoriam: Peter B. Lederman

Beloved member of the U-M ChE alumni community, Peter B. Lederman died on June 9, 2020, at the age of 88.|Short Read
A closer look at two catalyst reactions

Chemistry and energy: Machine learning to understand catalyst interactions

Toward harnessing machine learning to design the materials we want.|Medium Read