MSE News

When Slower Means Faster

As bacteria grow increasingly resistant to antibiotics, scientists are on the hunt for a fast way test how the bacteria infecting a patient will respond to a particular antibiotic. Professor Kamil Ekinci (ME, MSE), Assistant Professor Chuanhua Duan (ME, MSE) and postdoctoral fellow Vural Kara, along with collaborators from the BU School of Medicine, have developed a new rapid antibiotic susceptibility test that works by measuring the movements of bacteria More

Behind BU Bold: MechE’s Role in the Climate Action Plan

For BUMechE professor Michael Gevelber, the Climate Action Plan has been a project 10 years in the making. By Shruti Bhiwandiwala   Prof. Gevelber (ME, MSE, SE) who offered energy audit courses for five years starting in 2008, worked with a team of students in Spring 2017 to formulate the research that would... More

Hearts, Minds, and Microbubbles: Researchers are developing technology to prevent tiny strokes that cause vascular dementia

By David Levin Takeaways: Stiffened arteries can cause microbleeds in the brain, possibly leading to dementia. A prototype drug might control artery stiffness. Microscopic bubbles and ultrasound beams could deliver the drug straight into artery walls. Memory loss in old age starts small, with misplaced keys or wallets. In some people, it... More