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Affiliates receive state stem cell research awards

Several researchers associated with Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology have received grants from the Maryland Stem Cell fund. In the Whiting School of Engineering, awardees include Sharon Gerecht, Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management … more

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INBT summer seminars begin June 7 with Rong Li

As a service to the university community, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology offers seminars with guest speakers on topics relevant to nanotechnology, medicine and engineering. All seminars will take place on select Tuesdays in Croft G40 … more

COVER IMAGE CAPTION: Hung et al. describe two cooperating signaling modules by which cells sense and traverse confined spaces. Signaling output is optimized through complex feedback loops ultimately leading to efficient cell motility. Artist Jun Cen ( cenjun.com ) depicts a small diver exploring confined migration, which is symbolized by the large size and tangled arms of the octopus trying to squeeze into the cave.

Cancer cells use two pathways to sense and move in tight quarters

Like a bicycle messenger weaving through busy city streets, cancer cells are skilled at maneuvering through microenvironments. Researchers know they use complex signalling pathways to move through and sense their surroundings, but exactly how these … more

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