Tag: Virology

 

 

Celebrating Pioneering Virologist

Myron Brakke When an inventor revolutionizes an entire field, no gesture honoring that legacy seems grand enough. Such was the case for Myron Brakke, a pioneering Nebraska plant virologist. In the 1940s, he codesigned a swinging-bucket rotor for the centrifuge, transforming research in virology and cellular biology. Changing the mechanics solved a major problem: keeping […]


Enhancing Nonviral Gene Therapy

Most gene therapies, a long-sought method for treating numerous medical conditions, have yet to achieve both safety and effectiveness. Nebraska biomedical engineer Angela Pannier’s novel research is finding ways to overcome the technique’s significant hurdles. For her achievements, Pannier received a 2017 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, an honor that supports exceptionally […]