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Alum Jennifer West Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

West74Alum Jennifer L. West has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. West is the the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering and associate dean for Ph.D. Education in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. 

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Peppas and Khademhosseini Call for Safer Biomaterials

PeppasThumbDesign and test new polymers with clinical uses in mind, urge Nicholas A. Peppas and Ali Khademhosseini in a commentary published by scientific journal Nature.

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Belz Receives Student Leadership Award

franz belzThe Cockrell School of Engineering has recognized undergraduate student Franz Belz with a 2017 Student Leadership Award.

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Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

thumbthomas breast cancer imagelg 0A research team led by scientists at The University of Texas Austin has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The new treatment and results from preclinical trials are described in a paper published in the Nov. 21 issue of Nature Medicine.

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