Making a Difference

“Kidney on a chip” could lead to safer drug dosing

University of Michigan researchers have used a “kidney on a chip” device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells.

Nanoparticle Acts Like Trojan Horse To Halt Asthma

New technology can also be used to turn off peanut and other food allergies

A New Way to Operate

Non-invasive surgery with ultrasound, pioneered at Michigan.


A ‘Communication Breakdown’ During General Anesthesia

When ketamine is used for general anesthesia, two connected parts of the cortex turn to “isolated cognitive islands.”

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Whitaker Awards

Three BME students have received awards from the Whitaker International Program, which aims to support the development of BME leaders with an international outlook.

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Kohn Elected SFB President

U-M BME & Dentistry Professor David Kohn has been elected to serve as president of the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) for the 2017-2018 term. Kohn has provided exceptional service to SFB for nearly 30 years.

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