News

Lab-on-a-chip offers faster means of identifying best plasma donors in COVID fight

October 1, 2020

University of Michigan collaboration with Hackensack Meridian CDI offers new pathway to identify antibodies. A new, portable lab-on-a-chip developed at the University of Michigan can identify the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in blood with greater speed and efficiency than the current standard “enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay” or ELISA technology. With assistance from U-M startup Optofluidic Bioassay and Hackensack Meridian […]

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New treatments for deadly lung disease could be revealed by 3D modeling

September 11, 2020

Traditional 2D research may rule out better treatment options. A 3D bioengineered model of lung tissue built by University of Michigan researchers is poking holes in decades worth of flat, Petri dish observations into how the deadly disease pulmonary fibrosis progresses.  The causes of pulmonary fibrosis are not fully understood, but the condition is marked […]

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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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Events

BME Seminar Series: Lori Setton

Lori Setton, Washington University in St. Louis

November 5, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Off Campus Location

BME PhD Defense: Zhonghua (Aileen) Ouyang

Closing the Loop: Exploring the Use of Sacral Level Dorsal Root Ganglia Signals for Adaptive Neuromodulation of Bladder Function

November 6, 2020 - 10:00 am
Off Campus Location

Bioethics Discussion: Democracy

November 10, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Lurie Biomedical Engineering