Biomedical Engineering

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Artistic render of cells in the body

Implantable cancer traps could provide earlier diagnosis and help monitor treatment

Synthetic scaffolding could detect multiple types of cancers before they start to spread.|Medium Read
An overhead 3D rendering of the planned design space renovation.

Regents approve first floor renovations in Biomedical Engineering building

New space will support experiential learning and collaboration opportunities for students.|Medium Read
The summer sun rises on North Campus

Global health pioneer honored with recent alumni award

The award, among the highest accolades given by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board, honors an alumnus/a who has contributed substantially to their field and has either graduated from the college within the last ten years or is no more than 35 years old.|Short Read
Fibronectin network with cells.

Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

While previous structures guessed at the environment that cells would want, the new design lets the cells build to their own specifications.|Medium Read
Biomedical Engineering graduate student research assistant Menglian Zhou, adjusts the lung monitoring device.

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.|Medium Read
Inspecting the injectable bone graft.

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.’|Medium Read
Illustration of the human body showing the skeletal system, with the lower spine highlighted in red to indicate pain spots

An EpiPen for spinal cord injuries

U-M researchers have designed nanoparticles that intercept immune cells on their way to the spinal cord and redirect them away from the injury.|Medium Read
A doctor uses a stethoscope to examine another person

Crackling and wheezing are more than just a sign of sickness

Re-thinking what stethoscopes tell us.|Medium Read
Seen under a confocal fluorescent microscope, germ cells appear as green.

A step toward recovering reproduction in girls who survive childhood cancer

New approach can boost ovarian follicle survival in mice by up to 75 percent.|Medium Read
Cells under a microscope

Speedy “slingshot” cell movement observed for the first time

New findings suggest it might one day be possible to direct healthy cells to advance tissue repair therapies.|Short Read
Colony of bacteria in culture medium plate. Getty Images

A ‘decathlon’ for antibiotics puts them through more realistic testing

Surprise findings could upend the current drug discovery approach for treating one of the most dangerous hospital-borne infections.|Medium Read
A runner kneels down to prepare to begin the race

Has the Olympics changed how it measures false-starts in track?

A Q&A with a biomechanics expert who has researched reaction times|Medium Read