News

Tumors partially destroyed with sound don’t come back, in rats

April 25, 2022

Non-invasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans. By destroying only 50% to 75% percent of liver tumor volume, the rats’ immune systems were able to clear away the rest, with no evidence of recurrence or metastases in more than 80% of animals.

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Recovery from muscle loss injuries hindered by immune cell conflicts

April 14, 2022

Studies in mice show how the two of the body’s natural injury responders conflict following traumatic muscle injuries.

Tissues often fail to regenerate from traumatic muscle-loss injuries such as gunshot wounds and car accidents, and new research in mice from the University of Michigan sheds light on why. The findings suggest new treatment strategies that could eventually restore function and prevent limb loss.

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How well do boosters work? Depends on your genes

February 24, 2022

Computer modeling links a person’s genes to whether producing more antibodies will help them fight off the disease.

Genetics play an important role in how our bodies respond to vaccines and booster shots, suggesting that certain protective responses elicited by vaccination could be more effective with personalization, according to a new study led by University of Michigan researchers.

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Events

Glenn V. Edmonson Lecture & 2022 Biomedical Engineering Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Paul Cederna, M.D.

May 18, 2022 - 10:00 am
Palmer Commons

Bone Marrow Stromal Cells Regulate Functional States of ER+ Breast Cancer Cells

BME PhD Defense: Johanna Buschhaus

May 25, 2022 - 1:00 pm
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BME Design Space Welcomes Students Back to Campus

The newly renovated BME Commons, teaching, learning, teamwork, collaboration and ideation space is poised to welcome the BME community back to campus this fall. This fall, after over a year of virtual meetings, distance learning, and remote activities, BME is delighted to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus to get a first look […]

Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program

The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program is a funding and commercialization program that accelerates development of medical product concepts invented at UM to the point of licensing to established companies or to venture/angel-backed startups. https://bme.umich.edu/research/coulter/

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.