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.
Bionic Pancreas Better for Managing Type 1 Diabetes
Your pancreas is like a little digestive engine, working hard to keep your body fueled and running. Just six inches long, it’s responsible for turning lunch into the energy that gets you through the afternoon and making sure your blood sugars stay balanced.
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 […]
Schmidt Award Will Empower Khalil to Pursue Cross-Disciplinary Research
Associate Professor Ahmad “Mo” Khalil (BME) has earned the Schmidt Science Polymaths Award, recognizing him as a bold researcher and fueling the possibility of advances toward the engineering of new multicellular systems, including plants, that can help humanity address devastating diseases and grapple with climate change. Granting Khalil and his lab $500,000 a year for […]
Biotech Developing “Tissue Therapeutics” to Treat Diseased Organs Launches from BU and MIT Labs
Greater Boston has become the nation’s biotech hub—the Silicon Valley of life sciences, according to some—and Massachusetts is now reportedly home to more than 1,000 biotech companies, employing more than 80,000 people. One of the newest multimillion-dollar firms helping to drive the boom has its roots in a Boston University lab. Satellite Bio—fueled by technology codeveloped by BU biomedical engineer Christopher Chen—launched in April after announcing it had secured $110 million in venture funding.
BU Bestows Top Honor on Grinstaff
BU President Robert Brown has announced the appointment of College of Engineering Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chemistry, MSE, MED), along with Gary Lawson of the School of Law and Dana Robert of the School of Theology, as William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professors—the highest recognition the University bestows on faculty. The funds that come with the […]
A Simple Test for Viral Detection
Nature Biomedical Engineering has published Assistant Prof. Alex Green’s development of a new test that uses strands of RNA to return a test result. […]
Sparking Tomorrow’s Kidney Tech
With an NIH R25 grant, Professor Joyce Wong (BME, MSE) and colleagues are introducing engineering students to challenges in kidney medicine, and training them to tackle those challenges with technology. Wong’s co–principal investigators on the grant are MED nephrology professors Sushrut Waikar and Vipul Chitalia.
Green Garners Award to Develop Cell-Signal Sensor
Assistant Professor Alexander Green (BME) and a colleague at Yale University have earned a Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award to develop a new type of sensor capable of detecting heretofore hidden signals within a cell, with potential applications both diagnostic and therapeutic. In the dense chemical machinery of the cell, certain proteins elude detection—proteins, or signals, […]
Trio Tapped to Join AIMBE College of Fellows
Prestigious honor for top biomedical engineers For the second year in a row, three ENG faculty members have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). This time, the honorees are Professor James Galagan (BME, Microbiology), Associate Professor Xue Han (BME), and Professor Dimitrije Stamenovic (BME, […]