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Researchers engineer a 'smart bomb' to attack childhood leukemia

Published Date:November 5, 2014

Jianjun Cheng and Fatih Uckun (USC) are developing a so-called "smart bomb" to attack the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer, B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Published Date: November 5, 2014


Study reveals optimal particle size for anticancer nanomedicines

Published Date:October 16, 2014

Jianjun Cheng has shown that there is an optimal particle size for nanomedicines. The results are important for guiding future research in designing new nanomedicines for cancer treatment.

Published Date: October 16, 2014


All directions are not created equal for nanoscale heat sources

Published Date:October 1, 2014

David Cahill and Richard Wilson have found that standard thermal models will lead to the wrong answer in a three-dimensional heat-transfer problem if the dimensions of the heating element are on the order of one micron or smaller.

Published Date: October 1, 2014


Braun interviewed on glucose monitoring material

Published Date:September 3, 2014

Local TV station WCIA interviewed Paul Braun and Chunjie Zhang about their new hydrogel that changes color depending upon the glucose level around it.

Published Date: September 3, 2014


A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring

Published Date:August 25, 2014

Paul Braun has developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate. The material is simple and low-cost to manufacture, and one square inch of hydrogel could be enough for up to 25 patients.

Published Date: August 25, 2014