HST Student Aikaterini Mantzanivou is a 2018 Koch Institute Image Awards Winner

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Into the Fold: Using Origami to Beat Metastasized Cancer Contributors: Aikaterini Mantzanivou, Lina A. Colucci, Michael J. Cima Many advanced cancer patients have tumors growing throughout their abdomen. They need treatment that combines surgery and chemotherapy to kill as many cancer cells as possible while minimizing damage to their body….

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Collins Lab student, Ally Huang wins AAAS Poster Competition

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Collins Lab member, Ally Huang has been named as a winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2018 Student E-Poster Competition in the Education category for her presentation – an introduction of a low-cost synthetic biology educational kit. These shelf-stable, freeze-dried, cell-free reactions are activated by water,…

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Understanding and treating disease

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Mechanical engineering researchers are developing new and innovative ways to improve health care. In 2006, a discovery opened up a new world of possibility for treating diseases. For the first time, researchers created stem cells without using embryos. Adult skin cells were reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs,…

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