With Keck Funding, BU-UCI Team to Study Cell Signaling
Runyon Grant for Study of Tumor “Design Principles”
Klumpe has won a fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to figure out how cells aggregate into tumors.
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 […]
Could a Computer Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?
Researchers at Boston University have developed a new tool that could automate the process and, eventually, allow it to move online. Their machine learning–powered computational model can detect cognitive impairment from audio recordings of neuropsychological tests—no in-person appointment needed.
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 […]
The Quest for a Heart Attack Cure
A BU-led team is engineering small patches of cardiac muscle that could repair the heart, treat heart disease, and speed drug development By David Levin for BU Brink Heart disease is one of the world’s most deadly and insidious killers. In the United States alone, it causes one in every four deaths nationwide—that’s a staggering […]
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.
New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures
Boston University–led team has engineered a tiny living heart chamber replica to more accurately mimic the real organ and provide a sandbox for testing new heart disease treatments By Andrew Thurston There’s no safe way to get a close-up view of the human heart as it goes about its work: you can’t just pop it […]
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. […]