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.
Image: A microfluidic platform that permits multiple drug testing of uniformly-sized microscale “cuboids” of live [...]
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 [...]
Patterned human microvascular grafts enable rapid vascularization and increase perfusion in infarcted rat hearts
Ying Zheng and colleagues demonstrate that engineered perfusable microvessel grafts enhance vascular remodeling and accelerate coronary perfusion, potentially supporting cardiac tissues after implantation.
SCAFFOLD-MEDIATED DELIVERY FOR NON-VIRAL MRNA VACCINES https://www.nature.com/articles/s41434-018-0040-9 Ruying Chen, Hong Zhang, Jingxuan Yan, James D. [...]
Kim Woodrow and colleagues demonstrate a LCNP that has the potential to co-deliver ARVs and mAbs for eradicating HIV reservoirs.
Use of En Face Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Identifying Choroidal Flow Voids in 3 Patients With Birdshot Chorioretinopathy
Ruikang Wang and colleagues demonstrate that swept-source OCTA may represent a new and noninvasive method for detecting and monitoring disease activity in BSCR.
Human embryonic stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes restore function in infarcted hearts of non-human primates
Charles Murry and colleagues demonstrate that remuscularization of the infarcted macaque heart with human myocardium provides durable improvement in left ventricular function.
Suzie Pun and colleagues We demonstrate transfection of both CD4+ and CD8+ primary human T cells with messenger RNA and plasmid DNA at efficiencies up to 25 and 18%, respectively, with similarly high viability.
Valerie Daggett and colleagues performed a comparative molecular dynamics study on the denatured states of two proteins, sharing nearly identical amino?acid sequences (88?%) but different topologies, namely an all?a?helical bundle protein named GA88 and an a+B?protein named GB88.