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Diagnosing and treating complex diseases are among the world's most significant long-term challenges. Yet, these present some of the greatest possibilities for improving global quality of life. Historically, physicians have approached diseases with standardized treatments, but recently, through a convergence of disciplines, physicians, scientists and engineers are beginning to understand the medical and health potential of cutting-edge research in areas such as: genome and imaging sciences, novel medical devices, and new drugs and delivery methods.

Wang receives prestigious NIH BRAIN initiative award

Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received a prestigious $2.7 million BRAIN Initiative Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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WUSTL students ‘print’ pink prosthetic arm for teen girl

Kendall Gretsch, Henry Lather and Kranti Peddada, all May 2014 graduates in biomedical engineering, used a 3-D printer to create a robotic prosthetic arm for a local teen in their senior design class last spring.

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Special glasses help surgeons ‘see’ cancer

The technology, developed by a team led by Samuel Achilefu, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, may help surgeons distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells.

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