New Material Offers Safer Breast Implants, Integrates Cancer Treatment

Published in on 12/17/2012. This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one in eight American women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Out of those women who develop breast cancer, many will have […]

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Breast cancer team wins global GE challenge, explores next steps

Published in on 06/18/2012. The development of a safer breast implant that could actually help detect and destroy cancer cells is the focus of research at The University of Akron that won international recognition as one of the most exciting and innovative ideas in the battle against breast cancer. Launched September 15, 2011, General Electric’s “Healthymagination […]

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Chemical engineering professor Judit Puskas named Austin Chemical Chair

Published in on 12/19/2011. University of Akron professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Judit Puskas, was named the Austin Chemical Company, Inc. Chair holder in the UA College of Engineering. Through a gift to the University’s College of Engineering, Illinois-based Austin Chemical Co., founded in 1976, is funding the position dedicated to education and research. Continue reading: […]

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