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Chris Lam (second from left, back row) with the medical staff at Family Health Ministries at the Blanchard Clinic in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, one of his clinical collaborator sites.

October 18, 2017

Chris Lam Brings Engineering Expertise to Global Health

The BME PhD student and DGHI doctoral scholar has a passion for engineering medical devices to influence global health outcomes

Duke and Makerere BME students during the Spring Break trip to Uganda earlier this year.

October 17, 2017

Building Biomedical Engineering Capacity through Educational Partnerships

In an editorial in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, researchers discuss the value of international education partnerships

Black dots mark gold nanoparticles that have been attracted to the surface of pressure-sensitive domes constructed by engineered bacteria.

October 09, 2017

Bacteria Self-Organize to Build Working Sensors

Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble into working device

Amanda Randles

September 28, 2017

Amanda Randles Wins IEEE-CS High Performance Computing Award

Award recognizes young researchers who have made outstanding, influential and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high-performance computing

A light assay used in the new cancer treatment moving toward clinical trials

September 26, 2017

Light-Based Cancer Therapy Moves Through Clinical Trials

A major interdisciplinary collaboration led by Duke CTSI yields a novel cancer therapy using light-activated compounds

September 20, 2017

Farsiu Receives Signal Processing Award

BME’s Sina Farsiu recognized for role on IEEE Signal Processing Society Editorial Board

prototype device that separates exosomes from whole blood samples

September 18, 2017

Sound Waves Separate Biological Nanoparticles for 'Liquid Biopsies'

Combining acoustic cell-sorting and microfluidic technologies, this device can sift blood samples without having to send them off to a lab

This lung-on-a-chip serves as an accurate model of human lungs to test for drug safety and efficacy. Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University Photo

September 13, 2017

Tissue Chips Take Aim at Atherosclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

New $2 million grant builds on five years of 3-D human muscle and vasculature model development

Mechanical engineering professor Josiah Knight, standing, with neuroscientists Angel Peterchev and Stefan Goetz on right. The team’s new battery and power conversion system will be the heart of this student-built vehicle for the Shell Eco-Marathon.

August 25, 2017

Energy Initiative-Supported Project Connects Brain Science with Electric Cars

Electronics developed for deep brain stimulation useful for electric vehicles too

August 24, 2017

New Faculty Join BME

Five new researchers join BME, bringing together expertise in soft matter research, biomaterials and novel biomedical imaging techniques

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