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U-M Schools and Colleges Form Regenerative Medicine Collaborative

March 31, 2017

ANN ARBOR, MI –A Regenerative Medicine Collaborative, formed with support from U-M Office of Research, College of Engineering, and School of Medicine, aims to foster connections and enable new initiatives among investigators at the major U-M schools and colleges, including: U-M Engineering, Medical School, Dentistry, LSA, Public Health, and Pharmacy.

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U-M leads major new regenerative medicine center funded by NIH

March 8, 2017

ANN ARBOR—A new interdisciplinary health sciences resource center at the University of Michigan has received an $11.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health to advance regenerative medicine.

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Coating method could improve temporary implants that dissolve in the body

March 3, 2017

A strategy for coating complicated surfaces with biodegradable polymers has been pioneered by a team of researchers led by Joerg Lahann, a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Biointerfaces Institute at U-M. It could enable coatings for implants that dissolve in the body, such as drugs to improve healing.

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Tim Bruns wins NSF CAREER Award

March 1, 2017

U-M BME assistant professor Tim Bruns has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

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3-D printed orthotics and prosthetics: A better fit, the same day

February 28, 2017

A new way to design and 3D print custom prosthetics and orthotics could give amputees, stroke patients and individuals with cerebral palsy lighter, better-fitting assistive devices in a fraction of the time it takes to get them today.

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Ellen Arruda elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering

February 13, 2017

Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Professor Ellen Arruda, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

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

January 19, 2017

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

January 6, 2017

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

December 8, 2016

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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BME PhD student Yiying Zhu wins 2016 ESB EDGE Award

November 14, 2016

U-M Biomedical Engineering PhD student Yiying Zhu, out of Dr. Oliver Kripfgans Ultrasound Group in Radiology, was selected as one of the recipients of the 2016 Endowment for the Development of Graduate Education (EDGE) award.

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U-M research center spurs new approach to musculoskeletal health

November 7, 2016

ANN ARBOR – A promising new approach to musculoskeletal disease that focuses on the interactions between body systems like bone and muscle is a top priority at the newly established Michigan Integrative Musculoskeletal Health Core Center.

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M-HEAL’S Project MESA Wins $25K from Ford C3 Prize supports distribution of team’s portable exam table in Nicaragua

October 14, 2016

A team of U-M students is one of seven across the country to win $25,000 in the 2016 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3).

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Clinical Peer Mentors Identifying clinical needs and resources for the BME design program

September 29, 2016

This summer marks the second round of a new clinical peer mentor (CPM) program that offers internships to BME students interested in documenting clinical needs and resources for BME design courses.

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

September 8, 2016

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

July 22, 2016

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

June 15, 2016

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

June 13, 2016

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

May 27, 2016

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

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A ‘Communication Breakdown’ During General Anesthesia

May 10, 2016

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

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Whitaker Awards

May 5, 2016

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

April 18, 2016

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’

April 11, 2016

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

March 22, 2016

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

February 24, 2016

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

February 12, 2016

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

February 9, 2016

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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Researchers use ovarian follicles to preserve fertility Technique could be beneficial for women with cancer; study in mice produced live births

February 2, 2016

Technique could be beneficial for women with cancer; study in mice produced live births.

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New Michigan Regenerative Medicine Center Formed

January 19, 2016

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

January 19, 2016

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

January 19, 2016

“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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