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Turning blood into a laser emitter for drug testing, cancer treatment

University of Michigan researchers have successfully demonstrated a new technique that combines laser light with an FDA-approved fluorescent dye to monitor cell structure and activity at the molecular level.

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UM Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program Awards 4 Projects for 2016-2017 Funding

The UM Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program “Coulter Program” is pleased to announce its funding selection for FY 2017.

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SpecOp wins second place at BMEidea competition

U-M Biomedical Engineering graduate design team SpecOp took home second place in the 2016 BMEidea competition.

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One Lab, Three Approaches to Restoring Ovarian Function Ariella Shikanov

Ariella Shikanov has just received an NSF CAREER award to help restore ovarian function in women and girls undergoing treatment for cancer and autoimmune diseases.

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2016 NSF Fellowships

Three BME students won prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships in 2016.

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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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2016 Wolverine ‘Women to Watch’

BME senior Anastasia Ostrowski was recently named one of 26 up-and-coming women innovators at U-M.

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BME Students Triumph in Michigan Business Challenge

BME students took top honors in this year’s Michigan Business Challenge. The winning team featured a BME graduate student tackling cytokine release syndrome. An M-HEAL team took fourth in the social impact category.

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Virtual biopsy

A new imaging method in development at U-M uses infrared light to recover both ultrasound images and chemical information from tissues inside the body without breaking the skin. The technique could improve traditional biopsies or, in some cases, replace them.

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U-M BME Launches Streamlined, User-Centered Website

ANN ARBOR— The University of Michigan Department of Biomedical Engineering has just launched a new version of its website designed to better tell the BME story and allow users to access the information that matters to them quickly and intuitively.

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Andrew J. Putnam to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Andrew J. Putnam, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, to its College of Fellows.

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New Michigan Regenerative Medicine Center Formed

The U-Michigan School of Dentistry is one of 10 institutions in the country that has been selected by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to establish …

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The sweet smell of science: A failed candy recipe solves a sticky problem in the lab

Anyone who has made Jello knows how difficult it can be to spring the wobbly treat from its mold intact.

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Engineering Alum Bets on Millennials with $2M Gift

“Your teaching style will crash and burn with the millennials.” That’s what friends told University of Michigan alum Bill Hall in 2004 when he took on a teaching role at U-M …

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$3.46M to Combine Supercomputer Simulations with Big Data

A new way of computing could lead to immediate advances in aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research …

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Fighting Cancer with Microfluids

When fighting cancer, speed is of the utmost importance. A microfluidic chip developed by Michigan engineers has enabled a breakthrough in testing the efficacy of specialized cancer drugs …

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‘Touchy-feely’ bionic hands come closer to reality

“Touchy-feely” bionic hands have come closer to reality as researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing “sensory feedback.” …

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In vitro pregnancy rates improve with new device that mimics motions in the body

Gently rocking embryos while they grow during in vitro fertilization improves pregnancy rates in mice by 22 percent, new U-M research shows …

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Biomedical engineering student named to 30 Under 30

University of Michigan biomedical engineering doctoral student Barry Belmont has been named to Manufacturing Engineering Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list …

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High-tech labels to fight counterfeiting

An outline of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic face appeared on the clear, plastic film when a researcher fogs it with her breath …

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Smart gas sensors for better chemical detection

Portable gas sensors can allow you to search for explosives, diagnose medical conditions through a patient’s breath, and decide whether it’s safe to stay in a mine …

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Spiky “hedgehog particles” for safer paints, fewer VOC emissions

A new process that can sprout microscopic spikes on nearly any type of particle may lead to more environmentally friendly paints …

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New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood

Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and a team of University of Michigan researchers has come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood …

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Wearable fluid status sensor could lead to new ‘vital sign’

A wearable sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could provide doctors with the first simple, portable, non-invasive way to measure fluid status …

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New technology could lead to tailor-made cancer treatments

U-M researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study …

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Liquid biopsy could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment

A microfluidic chip developed at the U-M is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood …

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Traces of DNA exposed by twisted light

Structures that put a spin on light reveal tiny amounts of DNA with 50 times better sensitivity than the best current methods …

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