News

Brain interface pioneers find meaningful signal in the grey matter noise

July 28, 2020

by Dan Newman, Michigan Robotics Institute By tuning into a subset of brain waves, University of Michigan researchers have dramatically reduced the power requirements of neural interfaces while improving their accuracy. This discovery could lead to long-lasting brain implants that can both treat neurological diseases and enable mind-controlled prosthetics and machines. The team, led by Cynthia […]

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Improving Flexible Neural Probe Delivery Published in Nature: Microsystems & Nanoengineering

July 9, 2020

BME Prof. Tim Bruns, Affiliated Faculty members Euisik Yoon and John Seymour and their labs have developed a novel diamond shuttle to deliver a flexible neural probe that reduces surrounding tissue compression and blood vessel damage. The collaboration between faculty and students in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering included BME PhD student […]

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Study Suggests Method to Starve Pancreatic Cancer Cells

July 6, 2020

Rather than attacking cancer cells directly, new cell-model research probes weaknesses in pancreatic cancer’s interactions with other cells to obtain nutrients needed for tumor growth. A University of Michigan-led study is shedding new light on the way pancreatic cancer cells turn nearby connective tissue cells into co-conspirators in their deadly growth. The findings, which appear in Nature […]

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Events

Bioethics Discussion: The Theory of Mind

September 15, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Lurie Biomedical Engineering (formerly ATL)

Bioethics Discussion: Artificial Intelligence

September 29, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Lurie Biomedical Engineering (formerly ATL)

Bioethics Discussion: Artificial Parts

October 13, 2020 - 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.