News

Individual finger control for advanced prostheses demonstrated in primates

September 30, 2021

In a first, a computer that could fit on an implantable device has interpreted brain signals for precise, high-speed, multifinger movements in primates. This key step toward giving those who have lost limb function more natural, real-time control over advanced prostheses—or even their own hands—was achieved at the University of Michigan.

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Predicting how well a vaccine will work for you

September 3, 2021

A conventional approach to HIV vaccination does not induce immune responses in everyone equally, and a new computer model shows why. by James Lynch, Michigan Engineering In an advance that sheds light on why certain vaccines may influence people differently, a new computational approach developed at the University of Michigan may predict how individual patients […]

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Low levels of electrical current can block pain

August 27, 2021

A team from King’s College London, University of Michigan and Presidio Medical Inc., have published a study in Science Translational Medicine, demonstrating that low levels of electrical current can be used to inhibit pain signals in nerves from ever reaching the brain, resulting in a marked decrease in the levels of pain experienced by participants.

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Events

“The role of muscle activity in structure-function relationships of embryonic tendon development”

BME 500 Seminar: Spencer Szczesny, Ph.D.

October 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Off Campus Location

Making a Difference

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.