Reinhard Research Rates Two Journal Covers

in Faculty, Front Page, Research
March 3rd, 2014

This February, the Reinhard Laboratory‘s research made the cover of two peer-reviewed journals:  Biomaterials Science and Advanced Functional Materials.

The Biomaterials Research paper (Biomater. Sci., 2014, 2, 156), “Nanoconjugation:  a materials approach to enhance epidermal growth factor induced apoptosis,” was authored by graduate students, Linxi Wu (4th year), Xinwei Yu (5th year), Amin Feizpour (3rd year), and Prof.  Reinhard. (Download here.)

This work demonstrates for the first time that it is possible to bind the epidermal growth factor (EGF) to a nanoparticle to manipulate its signaling pathway to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. This finding is medically significant because apoptosis evasion is a hallmark of cancer.