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  • Researchers develop new approach for studying deadly brain cancer

    U. of I. chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Brendan Harley, right, and postdoctoral researcher Sara Pedron found a way to adjust the malignancy of brain cancer cells in a newly developed polymer gel that mimics conditions in the brain.

    U. of I. chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Brendan Harley, right, and postdoctoral researcher Sara Pedron found a way to adjust the malignancy of brain cancer cells in a newly developed polymer gel that mimics conditions in the brain.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Brendan Harley, call 217-244-7112; email bharley@illinois.edu. To reach Sara Pedron, email spedron@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Regulation of Glioma Cell Phenotype in 3D Matrices by Hyaluronic Acid,” is availableonline.