Making a Difference

U-M student draws on personal experience for prosthetics research

The Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan looks part playground, part film studio, part bionic woman.

Taking the Guesswork out of Surgical Planning How BME professor Alberto Figueroa’s patient-specific blood flow simulations help clinicians find the ideal surgical path

Last summer, Alberto Figueroa’s BME lab achieved an important “first” – using computer-generated blood flow simulations to plan a complex cardiovascular procedure.

Surgery without Knives or Needles

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has developed a new, revolutionary technique that has the potential to reshape the practice of surgery.

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‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ could give insights into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

ANN ARBOR—In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Proteins are essential to the function of every cell. Measuring their properties in blood and other […]

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Meet the new BME faculty

On January 2, 2017, five new faculty started at U-M Biomedical Engineering. Each brings their own expertise in diverse areas, adding to U-M BME’s many strengths. Carlos Andres Aguilar Assistant Professor Integrative Genomics Carlos Andres Aguilar joins BME in January. He will use his background in muscle stem cell biology, epigenetic regulation, and micro/nanofabricated devices […]

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U-M, colleges team up in biomedical science teaching and learning

They’re at two different ends of the higher-education journey: some just starting out on associate’s degrees, others finishing up advanced training after earning a doctorate in biomedical science.

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