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Fund Black Scientists

Commentary with lead author Kelly Stevens: Our nationwide network of BME women faculty collectively argue that racial funding disparity by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains the most insidious barrier to success of Black faculty in our profession. We thus refocus attention on this critical barrier and suggest solutions on how it can be dismantled.

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Microdissected “cuboids” for microfluidic drug testing of intact tissues

Image: A microfluidic platform that permits multiple drug testing of uniformly-sized microscale “cuboids” of live tissue with well-preserved microenvironments. Image by Dr. Albert Folch. Microdissected “cuboids” for microfluidic drug testing of intact tissues Lisa F. [...]

Injectable Biodegradable Chitosan-Alginate 3D Porous Gel Scaffold for mRNA Vaccine Delivery

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mabi.201800242 Jingxuan Yan, Ruying Chen, Hong Zhang, James D. Bryers. Macromol Biosci. 2019 Feb;19(2):e1800242. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201800242. Abstract: mRNA vaccines have proven to be more stable, effective, and specific than protein/peptide-based vaccines in stimulating both humoral and cellular immune response. However, mRNA's fast [...]