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August 22, 2016

BME undergrads win $20,000 first prize

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates who created and prototyped an economically feasible method for diagnosing tuberculosis in small children has won first prize in the 2016 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge competition.
August 10, 2016

Seawalls, coastal forests in Japan help reduce tsunami damage

Researchers who analyzed a history of tsunamis along the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region have learned that seawalls higher than 5 meters reduce damage and death, while coastal forests also play an important role in protecting the public.
August 10, 2016

Research suggests new tool for cancer treatment based on cell type

A new tumor model has been shown to predict how certain types of cancer cells react differently to a commonly used chemotherapy drug, a potential tool for "precision medicine," in which drug treatment is tailored to individual patients and certain cancer types.
August 3, 2016

Project to help bring widespread use of micro-robotics

Micro-robotic manipulators with the ability to move in increments far smaller than the width of a human hair might be enlisted for a range of applications in research, manufacturing, medicine and homeland security.
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