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

BME Aloha Friday Luau

August 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Lurie Biomedical Engineering

“Structural remodeling and volumetric growth in the heart”

BME 500 Seminar: Michael S. Sacks, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

September 5, 2019 - 9:00 am
Chrysler Center

“Multi-Omics Systems Biology Approach to Vascular Biology”

BME 500 Seminar: Shankar Subramaniam, Ph.D. University of California San Diego

September 12, 2019 - 9:00 am
Chrysler Center