UMass Amherst scientist awarded American Cancer Society Grant for immunotherapy study

VIDEO: University of Massachusetts Amherst biomedical engineer Ashish Kulkarni discusses his cancer immunotherapy research as his graduate students design self-assembled supramolecular nanoparticles that target immune suppressor cells in bladder cancer tumors…. view more  Biomedical engineer Ashish Kulkarni, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a four-year, $792,000 grant from…

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Helping transplanted stem cells stick around and do their jobs

Bone marrow transplants of hematopoietic stem cells have become standard treatment for a host of conditions including cancers of the blood and lymphatic systems, sickle cell anemia, inherited metabolic disorders, and radiation damage. Unfortunately, many bone marrow transplants fail due to rejection by the patient’s immune system or graft-versus-host disease (in which the transplanted marrow…

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