University researchers have developed a novel imaging technique that distinguishes cells that have gone through a change that occurs during cancerous growth — among other processes — from cells that have not. A study published Oct. 3 describes the development and impressive accuracy of this tool, “the first of its kind to do a really extensive morphological study,” according to Susan Leggett GS, the lead author of the paper.
Congratulation to the BME & Biotechnology Graduate Program Retreat poster award winners! The retreat included over 100 doctoral and master's students from the two graduate programs, with fifty-six posters being presented. Students did an outstanding job presenting their work to multiple audiences and demonstrated the breadth and depth of research conducted at Brown and the affiliated hospitals.
Using a laboratory device that can deliver concussive impacts to cell cultures and image the aftermath in real time, researchers from Brown are gaining new insight into how brain cells react to trauma.
Knowing how cells move through different tissues in the body could be useful in treating conditions from cancer to autoimmune disorders. A new technique developed by Brown researchers can track cell movement in complex environments that mimic actual body tissues