While engineers have gathered a lot of information about cells, they have not been able to tell the difference between how structural and material stiffnesses affect the behavior of a cell — until now.
Cells in a group mimic birds migrating in a flock, giving insight into how aggressive tumor cells invade the body
Mechanical engineer’s research on cell behavior’s relationship to metastasis gets boost from NIH grant
Amit Pathak, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and his team found that one small defect in tissue boundaries known as the basement membrane can lead normal cells to take on characteristics of diseased cells, such as cancer cells, and invade the surrounding tissue.
Washington University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) partnered to present the multi-day symposia, “University Partnerships for Innovation: Advancing Human Well-Being.” The event included a symposium on mechanobiology, one on inclusion in asset building, and a special joint session on innovation partnerships. The aim was to illuminate applied research and innovations at the intersection of social policy, engineering and medicine.
Guy Genin, an internationally renowned expert in mechanobiology, was installed as the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis Feb. 12.
Molecular brakemen keep transporter proteins in check until it’s their turn to move
Washington University in St. Louis strives to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems, but the effort doesn’t occur in a vacuum. The university is fully engaged with a global network of partners, via education programs and research initiatives, to develop tangible and lasting solutions.
How dandelion seeds act as a perfect pipette in the lab
Guy M. Genin, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected to the 2017 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Mechanobiology provides insight into life. Engineers and scientists have recently identified a missing link that is critical to understanding and improving human health and the living environment — the emerging field of mechanobiology, or how biological systems sense, generate and respond to physical forces.
Washington University-Penn partnership will investigate biology’s mechanics