Bringing Hope to Ben

On a lifelong mission to help a childhood friend, Tim O’Shea is working on a new way to repair spinal cords By Patrick L. Kennedy Ben Harvey was an active fifteen-year-old. He was a rower, a swimmer—one of the fastest in the state of Queensland, Australia. And especially, he played rugby. In his hometown of […]

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Nia Earns NIH Award for Ground-Breaking Lung Research Technology

Assistant Professor Hadi Nia (BME, MSE) has earned the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. Granting him nearly $2.5 million, the award will empower Nia to pursue novel models and tools to image the lung in real time and at cellular resolution. He will probe the links between the physics, biology, and […]

Studying the biomechanics of voice disorders

By Gina Mantica, Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering Voice disorders don’t just change how a person sounds when they speak; they can also cause pain and impact a person’s wellbeing. Studying voice disorders in patients provides researchers with a snapshot of what’s happening during speech, whereas modeling can provide […]