Research News

Lingchong You

February 21, 2018

New Tool Tells Bioengineers When to Build Microbial Teams

Researchers help bioengineers decide when to use multiple cell populations to assemble a product

Nimmi Ramanujam demonstrates how to use the Pocket Colposcope

February 12, 2018

Ramanujam, Asiedu Receive the 2018 Velji Award for Global Health

Nimmi Ramanujam and graduate student Mercy Asiedu recognized for innovative projects that address women’s health disparities

stained cross-section of muscle fibers

January 08, 2018

Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle from Skin Cells

First functioning human muscle grown from induced pluripotent stem cells holds promise for cellular therapies, drug discovery and studying rare diseases

Nimmi Ramanujam, David Izatt and Tuan Vo-Dinh were elected to the National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

Three Duke Biomedical Engineers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Izatt, Ramanujam and Vo-Dinh honored for innovative photonics-based health technologies

The new, large heart patch being tested

November 28, 2017

Beating Heart Patch is Large Enough to Repair the Human Heart

Beating patch is as strong and electrically active as healthy adult heart

cell culture demonstrating conjugation

November 22, 2017

Managing Antibiotics Not Enough to Reverse Resistance

Gene-swapping bacteria don’t lose resistance after antibiotics end

BME’s Nimmi Ramanujam demonstrates the Pocket Colposcope to Duke University President Vincent Price. The invention is a low-cost device that helps screen for and diagnose cervical cancer.

November 01, 2017

Engineering a New Narrative

Duke biomedical engineers are creating unique tools geared toward women's health to address global health disparities

Daniel Joh, MD-PhD student in BME, prepares serum samples during a field test at the Redemption Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia

November 01, 2017

Five Days of Fieldwork

BME students test a diagnostic tool in Liberia

Associate Professor Xiling Shen

November 01, 2017

"Body-on-a-Chip" Technology to Explore Colorectal Cancer

Collaborative five-year, $2.6 million grant with Cleveland Clinic and Cornell University will help better understand disease development

Duke 3D ultrasound device

October 31, 2017

The $10 Ultrasound Upgrade

Clip-on device featuring a $10 microchip gives standard 2-D ultrasound machines 3-D imaging capabilities

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