• Four Cell Lines, One Great Discovery

    1 month ago - By Bond Life Sciences Center

    Using cell lines to better understand copper homeostasis
    Nikita Gudekar working at her lab table. | photo by Becca Wolf, Bond LSC
    By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC
    When one thinks of copper, they often think of a shiny new penny. A striking engravement of Abraham Lincoln's side profile with the words, ‘In God we trust' engraved over his head. This, however, is not the case for Nikita Gudekar.
    Gudekar, a genetics area program Ph.D. candidate in the Petris lab, thinks of copper and gets inspired.
    Copper is an essential element in the body that has many roles such as energy production, the formation...
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  • Four months in, Baker lab hits the ground running and won't be stopping anytime soon

    Four months in, Baker lab hits the ground running and won't be stopping anytime soon

    1 month ago - By Bond Life Sciences Center

    Post doctorate Harim Tavares from the Baker lab works in “the hood,” which is a space used to prevent researchers and other outside factors from contaminating cells.
    By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC
    Saliva is often something people take for granted.
    It helps break down food, maintain teeth and keep the oral cavity feeling comfortable. But head and neck cancer patients lose those benefits when chemotherapy treatments damage their salivary glands.
    Olga Baker set out to research tissue regeneration for these cancer patients by collaborating with the Michael Petris and Gary Weisman labs after...
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