Brock is Finalist for SLAS Innovation Award for Cancer Research

Amy Brock, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was recently named an Innovation Award Finalist at the 2019 SLAS International Conference and & Exhibition.

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Measuring the Effects of Ministrokes on the Brain

Lan Luan, a research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is leading a study to understand the pathological impacts of ministrokes on the brain.

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Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new noninvasive technique for simulating repairs to the heart’s mitral valve with levels of accuracy reliable enough for use in a clinical setting. Read more...

Peppas Honored in Journal of Bioengineering & Translational Medicine

PeppasThumbPeppas is recognized for establishing the quantitative principles for describing drug release from porous matrices and hydrogels, and his subsequent work in biomaterials and bionanotechnology, which have spawned many biomedical breakthroughs.

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771 numerical thumbTo study mitral valve disease and repair, researchers in the Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation developed a novel,  noninvasive computational method to estimate mitral valve leaflet in‐plane strains from clinical‐quality, realtime three‐dimensional echocardiography images. Their work was featured on the cover of Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering journal. Read more...

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Miller Receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

miller thumbail 2David Miller, a postdoctoral research fellow working with Professor Andrew Dunn, is a first prize recipient of the Baxter Young Investigator Award for his work related to the visualization of blood flow during surgery.

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Chiu Receives Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

chiu thumbnail 2As the first BME student to receive this scholarship, Alex Chiu will have the opportunity to study abroad in Porto, Portugal and take International Perspectives on Biomedical Engineering Design with Dr. Mia Markey.

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Jiang's Neurodegenerative Disease Research Gets Financial Boost Thanks to Facebook Founder

Jiang74Jenny Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School’s Department of Oncology, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to participate in the philanthropic organization’s inaugural Neurodegeneration Challenge Network.

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A new technology that identifies disease-related antigens and T cells that could potentially destroy them could speed the development of new therapies to treat diseases as diverse as influenza and cancer. Read more...

Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

He has received the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Distinguished Award for pioneering work in protein and drug transport and release from polymer systems.

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The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by Dr. Hyun Jung Kim and his team of engineers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Nicholas Peppas received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), of which Peppas is a member.

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Researchers Discover New Mechanism for Membrane Curvature Sensing

 A new paper in Nature Communications sheds light on this first step in membrane trafficking, which will allow researchers to better understand how cells work and how to treat disease.

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Creating a Vasculature Map to Treat Disease

Professor Andrew Dunn has received a new NIH R01 grant to find out how type 2 diabetes affects the vasculature in the brain chronically over time. 

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Discovering the Role of the Gut Microbiome on Cancer Immunotherapy

Hyun Jung Kim has received a $200,000 grant from the Cancer Research Institute to find out how the gut microbiome orchestrates the human immune system’s ability to treat cancer.

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