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Students' Manuscript accepted to Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology Journal

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Dr. Corey Neu, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and students from his BME 695 Mechanobiology course recently wrote a manuscript that was accepted to the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology Journal.

Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology is a well-known journal that informs physicists of unsolved problems awaiting attention in biological sciences. The manuscript entitled "Mechanostasis in Apoptosis and Medicine," focused on exploring links between pro- and anti-apoptotic signaling and mechanotransduction signaling pathways. The goal was to identify potential clinical applications for treatments of disease by exploiting mechanically-linked apoptotic pathways.

What was unusual about the publication of the manuscript was that the first authorship was determined by a Haiku Writing Competition. The winning Haiku was: "Sensing outside force, / a cell shifts toward life or death. / But which path to take?." 

Congratulations to Deva Chan, Scott Van Dyke, Martin Bahls, Sean Connell, Paul Critser, Jordan Kelleher, Marcus Kramer, Serena Pearce, Shaili Sharma, and Corey Neu for all of their hard work in preparing the manuscript.