News

Shoe-box size breath-analyzer spots deadly lung disease faster, more accurately than doctors The device could also be used to detect other diseases such as pneumonia, sepsis, asthma and others associated with lung or systemic blood inflammation.

August 1, 2019

A small, portable breath monitor developed at the University of Michigan can quickly and accurately detect acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), an often deadly disease that causes fluid to leak into the lungs and demands early diagnosis. To detect the condition today, doctors rely heavily on their own judgement, and time-consuming tests. The researchers say […]

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Injectable ‘bone spackling’: A cell therapy approach to heal complex fractures A Q&A with biomedical engineering professor Jan Stegemann, whose work in mice shows the promise of ‘microtissues.’

August 1, 2019

Large, complex bone wounds are hard for doctors and patients alike to contend with. They often require grafts and multiple surgeries. Jan Stegemann, a University of Michigan professor of biomedical engineering, is reprogramming adult cells from bone marrow so that they can be injected directly into a wound and grow into bone. The marrow-derived cells […]

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Overuse, or one bad move? New view on ACL tears prompt questions on how athletes train New research suggests a reevaluation of the way athletes train and prepare for competition.

July 29, 2019

Tears of the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a serious injury for athletes, may not just be the result of one instant of giving the joint more than it can handle, but rather the cumulative effect of less-severe, repeated stresses. It’s a finding from University of Michigan researchers that could have implications for athletes of […]

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Events

BIONIC Lunch: The Quantified Self

September 24, 2019 - 12:00 pm
North Campus Research Complex Building 10

Let's Fix Healthcare: Rights

or: Owing to our nature, what nature owes us

September 26, 2019 - 11:00 am
Lurie Biomedical Engineering

Bioethics Discussion: Body/Modification

October 1, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Lurie Biomedical Engineering

Making a Difference

Biomedical Engineering at Michigan: Looking Back

Michigan has been pushing forward the field of biomedical engineering for over 50 years, with incredible technological contributions like ECMO, the silicon neural probe, and the spherocentric knee, to the world-class education of today’s top biomedical engineering minds.

Biomedical Engineering at Michigan: Happening Now

From an engineered scaffold to aid in the early detection of breast cancer metastasis, to a controlled form of ultrasound to non-invasively destroy bad tissue in the body, to a determined mission to enable neural control of prosthetics, Michigan Biomedical Engineering is developing incredible solutions to the worlds most pressing biological and medical challenges.

Biomedical Engineering at Michigan: Moving Forward

Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan is poised to make incredible impact in the fields of engineering, biology and medicine in the years and decades ahead, from innovations in undergraduate and graduate education to groundbreaking research.