News

Tracking radiation treatment in real time promises safer, more effective cancer therapy 

January 3, 2023

The ability to accurately detect where X-rays land and in what dose could reduce the collateral damage from radiation therapy.

Radiation, used to treat half of all cancer patients, can be measured during treatment for the first time with precise 3D imaging developed at the University of Michigan.

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Century-old question on fluid in lungs answered

December 9, 2022

A “new physiological flow” modeled in the body could aid in treatment of lung infections and pulmonary edema.
Pulmonary edema, a buildup of fluid in the lungs that can be fatal, presents a 125-year-old medical puzzle—one that has now been solved by researchers at the University of Michigan and Arts et Métiers ParisTech. 

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Shutting down backup genes leads to cancer remission, in mice

September 30, 2022

Cancer cells delete DNA when they go to the dark side, so a team of doctors and engineers targeted the “backup plans” running critical cell functions.

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Events

Richard A. Auhll Endowed  Professorship Ceremony & Lecture

“Breath and body odor analysis for precision healthcare: from benchtop to wearable”

January 27, 2023 - 3:00 pm
Pierpont Commons

Biomedical Engineering (BME 500) Seminar Series - Kate Wofford, PhD

Understanding and Controlling Neuroinflammation after Traumatic Brain Injury

February 2, 2023 - 3:30 pm
Cooley Building

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.