Gordon receives Luminary Award

The School of Medicine’s Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has received a 2018 Luminary Award from the Precision Medicine World Conference. He is being honored for his pioneering work in founding the field of gut microbiome research and for fundamentally altering the understanding of the origins of human health and disease, especially as they relate to nutrition.
Brainstem

Focused delivery for brain cancers

Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and assistant professor of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, reached across disciplines to work toward a more focused drug delivery system that could target tumors lodged in the brainstem, the body’s most precious system.

Lasers help fight deadly brain tumors

A research team at the School of Medicine has found that laser treatment designed to destroy the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma can add an average of two months to a patient’s life, compared with chemotherapy. The increase is small but meaningful for people who have only months left to live.
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