When cancer cells metastasize, they morph, becoming missile-shaped in order to penetrate into other tissues throughout the body.
In fact, to travel throughout the body, metastatic cancer cells must change their phenotypes—their physical characteristics. This change allows stationary, epithelial cells which compose the barriers of our organs and our skin, to morph into mesenchymal cells, or the cells that develop into connective tissue, blood vessels and lymphatic tissue… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Shuichi Takayama, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Takayama was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions in micro- and nanofluidic technology development and its application to cell and molecular analysis.