Researchers discover specific tumor environment that triggers cells to metastasize
Researchers discover specific tumor environment that triggers cells to metastasize Nov 21, 2017 A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells. Specifically, when tumor cells are confined in a dense environment, the researchers found that they turn on a specific set of genes and begin to form structures that resemble blood vessels. 

A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants
A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants Nov 9, 2017 Eight of the top 10 research grants awarded to UC San Diego departments outside of health sciences this year are led by women. And Karen Christman, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, is one of them. Christman brought in $2.8 million dollars in research grants from the State of California. 

UC San Diego's Biomedical Engineering Society earns top honor
UC San Diego's Biomedical Engineering Society earns top honor Nov 8, 2017 UC San Diego’s chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) was recognized with the Chapter Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2017 BMES annual meeting.

Five UC San Diego bioengineering graduate students selected for prestigious Siebel Scholars program
Five UC San Diego bioengineering graduate students selected for prestigious Siebel Scholars program Nov 3, 2017 Five bioengineering graduate students from the University of California San Diego have been named 2018 Siebel Scholars. 

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