Helping clinicians to better understand pediatric injury from falls. Speed School faculty are using crash test dummies to fill the void in evidence based data.
Biomedical Applications & Devices
From diagnostics to application, engineers are rapidly becoming essential partners in finding solutions for our greatest medical challenges. Our research is contributing to earlier and more reliable detection of cancers and infectious diseases, targeted drug delivery, and increasing the survival of donor organs. Research in this area bridges the gap between medical discoveries and saving lives by creating the diagnostic tools and delivery devices that increases the efficacy of a patient’s treatment.
Active Research Projects
Faculty doing research in this area
“The small size, the mechanism, the intriguing design and exquisite structures took my heart. This field is very active and there are new developments everyday. I’m excited about it.” - Ruoshi Zhang
Nursing robot could assist patients with around-the-clock monitoring
Faculty and students in the Schools of Dentistry, Engineering and Medicine have created a 3D printed swab made of a pliable resin material to help fight the coronavirus.
Fu Wins NIH Grant for Research in Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Facility Biomeasurements and Bioinstrumentation Laboratory
The Biomeasurements and Bioinstrumentation Laboratory is equipped with PC workstations, digital multimeters, benchtop oscilloscopes, patient simulators, Keithly 2400 sourcemeters, and other equipment.
MicroRNAs (miRs) are dysregulated in pathological left ventricular hypertrophy. AntimiR inhibition of miR-23a suppressed hypertension-induced cardiac hypertrophy in preclinical models, but clinical translation is limited by a lack of cardiac-targeted delivery systems. Ultrasound-targeted microbubble cavitation (UTMC) utilizes microbubbles as nucleic acid carriers to target delivery of molecular therapeutics to the heart.
Exposure to ionizing radiation associated with highly energetic and charged heavy particles is an inherent risk astronauts face in long duration space missions.