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Soft Materials Seminar

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MatSE Department
119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
Oct 15, 2013   4:00 pm  
Gerard C. L. Wong, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
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MatSE Seminars

"Auto-immune diseases, infectious diseases, and soft matter concepts" - In the Soft Matter Seminar at the MatSE Department, we often learn about the latest results on polymers, membranes, and functionalized nanoparticles (among many other interesting topics). Here I will show that governing concepts from soft matter can impact biomedicine, such as auto-immune diseases (psoriasis, lupus), infectious diseases (viral and bacterial infections), and mitochondrial pathologies (under-regulated apoptosis leads to neurodegenerative diseases whereas over-regulated apoptosis leads to cancer.)

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