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Ilhan Bok working in the lab

Neural engineers use simulation to test nanoparticles for whole-brain imaging

Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is an emerging technology that could allow researchers and clinicians to glimpse organs, in real time, with a resolution and sensitivity superior to commonly used tools…

UW Crest with engineering background

New nanoparticles aid sepsis treatment in mice

Sepsis, the body’s overreaction to an infection, affects more than 1.5 million people and kills at least 270,000 every year in the U.S. alone. The standard treatment of antibiotics and…

PhD student Alana Stempien

Cell mechanics offers new clue in genetic heart disease

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a mouthful of a heart disease that’s essentially an invisible ticking time bomb for the estimated 1 in 10,000 people who have it. Often,…

Tandem bike

Long ride: Biomedical engineering students persevere to build tandem bike for autistic adult

As an 8-year-old, Noah would pedal around the cul-de-sac in his Madison, Wisconsin, neighborhood, showing off hard-won biking skills his mom had patiently taught him over the course of multiple…

The colors in this image of induced pluripotent stem cells indicate the relative oxidation-reduction state of cells.

Label-free imaging, plus data science, means better quality control for biomanufacturing stem cells

By reprogramming cells from a patient to yield induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists and clinicians can wield a fertile and versatile resource for personalizing patient healthcare via regenerative medicine, cell…

Play-Doh replica of Goldilocks with oxygen levels

Channeling Goldilocks creates a lab environment for cells that’s ‘just right’

Humans breathe in a mix of air containing roughly 21% oxygen—yet, the oxygen levels in our individual cells vary considerably, depending upon their location and function and our body’s overall…

Undergrad Dhruv Biswas works with PhD student Wihan Adi in the lab

By delivering more details, biosensor boosts antibody testing

In the future, with a finger prick and a portable testing device featuring a biosensor, a light source and a camera, you might be able to check your antibody levels…

Students working with a microscope system in lab course

New lab course shines light on optical principles

Walk through any of the buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering campus and it won’t take you long to come across a microscope in a research lab….

Photo of Clyde, a black lab with paralyzed back legs

Making a difference: First-year engineers build wheelchair for paralyzed dog

For Clyde the dog, University of Wisconsin-Madison first-year engineering students have offered one of the greatest gifts of all: renewed freedom to move about on his own. Clyde is a…

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Co-op confirms BME undergrad’s career plans

It’s hard to say which was the bigger challenge for Gabrielle Ibrahim in 2021: navigating pandemic-enforced travel delays and restrictions to get to her cooperative education experience at Siemens Healthineers…