Heated gloves are one luxury some use to stay warm in the winter. Texas BME Professor Kenneth Diller is among the experts who weigh in and describe how heat transfers in the body when we're cold. (His research shows that the tissue that regulates body temperature is primarily located along the spinal cord). Learn what's most important to stay warm this season. NBC News, January 2022. 

Dr. Amy Brock and her team describe a tumor cell tracking system that aims to understand cancer treatment resistance in a paper from Nature Cancer. (Multiple outlets, August 2021)

Professor George Georgiou and other experts discuss COVID-19 antibody therapy discovery, development, and challenges for Nature.com. October 21, 2020.

Big & Mini co-founders Allen Zhou, Aditi Merchant and Anthony Zhou talk about their nonprofit organization that is bringing teens and seniors together to cope with social isolation. Today Show. July 24, 2020. 

Sophomore Aditi Merchant is featured in the Alcalde for helping to bridge the gap between seniors and younger generations during the pandemic with the Big & Mini website. The Alcalde, July/August 2020. 

Dr. Hyun Jung Kim was featured on the Cancer Research Institute's blog to discuss microbiome, cancer-on-a-chip, and building personalized avatars for people with colorectal cancer. June 22, 2020.

Three UT students majoring in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer science have created a site called bigandmini.org, which matches older people (Bigs) with younger individuals (Minis) to battle social isolation imposed by COVID-19. Since its conception in early April, the site has connected both young and old individuals across the world by serving as a platform for them to interact and conversate. April 27, 2020. Houston Chronicle.

Two recent biomedical engineering graduates from The University of Texas at Austin are now among a fleet of inventors who are attempting to create a more simple, low-cost breathing ventilators in light of COVID-19. Working primarily in their living rooms and using the tools they can, the two graduates are creating these emergency devices that would be used for a patient until a larger ventilator would become available. April 20, 2020, KUT 90.5.

Thomas Milner, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is leading project in collaboration with faculty at Dell Medical School, UT Health San Antonio, and UC Irvine to create a novel type of ventilator composed of cheap, widely available components. Called the Assisted Bag Breathing Unit, the ventilator will use a manual resuscitator and windshield wiper motor parts to create a simple modification to how the oxygen is delivered and will hopefully help fill the rising demand of ventilators created by the spread of COVID-19. April 3, 2020, TechXplore, etc.

Professor Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Computational Oncology Thomas Yankeelov pens an Op-Ed for The Hill. September 30, 2019.