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Leon Bellan

First step toward model brain: turning iPSCs into working blood-brain barrier

Feb. 21, 2019—The brain endothelial barrier had previously been generated from induced pluripotent stem cells in a two-dimensional culture but not validated in three-dimensional, vein-like structures that are necessary to feed the organoids.

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Research that ruled in 2016: Readers’ favorite stories

Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.

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Cotton candy machines may hold key for making artificial organs

Feb. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt engineers have modified a cotton candy machine to create complex microfluidic networks that mimic the capillary system in living tissue and have demonstrated that these networks can keep cells alive and functioning in an artificial three-dimensional matrix.

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Research Roundup, Summer 2015

Jul. 31, 2015—Creating artificial human capillary blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin | Increasing and improving retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields

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VUCast: Sweet Sound of Success

Apr. 2, 2015—Hear how a talented student is earning accolades in Vienna; see what an engineering student built to advance biomedical research; and celebrate with the newly accepted members of the Class of 2019. Watch now!

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A VU Inside: Engineer uses cotton candy to build artificial blood vessels

Mar. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Leon Bellan is creating artificial human blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin.

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See how this sophomore is helping build artificial blood vessels!

Feb. 11, 2015—VANDERBILT COMPUTER ENGINEERING MAJOR MATTHEW RICHARDSON LOVES ROBOTICS. “I kind of view this as my own robot in a way.” THIS UNDERGRAD IS COMBINING COMPUTER ENGINEERING ON A 3-D PRINTER WITH THE COMPLEX BIO-ENGINEERING OF THE BODY. TODAY HE’S BUILDING A VERSION OF ARTIFICIAL BLOOD VESSELS. “The 3D printed structures will primarily be used for...

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New University Faculty 2013-14

Oct. 4, 2013—See a complete list of new university faculty for the 2013-14 academic year.

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