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.

During the dog days of summer, your feet and and hands can actually prevent heatstroke! Dr. Ken Diller explains how in the August 29, 2019 issue of the Houston Chronicle. 

A photo gallery that shows how a synthetic gut-on-a-chip from Dr. Hyun Jung Kim's lab can be used to grow intestinal cells to give us a better understanding of Crohn's Disease. August 7, 2019, Austin American-Statesman.

A new wearable technology that is made from stretchy, lightweight material, could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate. June 20, 2019, Science Daily, etc.