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Biomedical Engineering News
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Winter 2021
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Colored light investigated to control irregular heartbeat noninvasively

A team led by Chao Zhou in biomedical engineering will use fruit flies to study a noninvasive stimulation and imaging technique to regulate an irregular heartbeat.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative names two WashU groups Frontiers of Imaging grantees
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative names two WashU groups Frontiers of Imaging grantees

Teams were awarded $1M each to overcome limits of optical imaging.

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Mechanism behind heartbeat regulation, heart function uncovered
Mechanism behind heartbeat regulation, heart function uncovered

New findings in Jianmin Cui's lab show how two biomolecules orchestrate large-scale molecular movement of the KCNQ1 cytoplasmic domain to facilitate channel opening.

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Imaging method now used for eyes may boost colon cancer detection, diagnosis
Imaging method now used for eyes may boost colon cancer detection, diagnosis

Yifeng Zeng, a doctoral student in Quing Zhu's lab, has built a machine learning system that detects normal colorectal tissue from abnormal tissue.

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Fighting racial inequity by funding Black scientists
Fighting racial inequity by funding Black scientists

Network of U.S. biomedical engineers, including Lori Setton and Princess Imoukhuede in biomedical engineering, calls to end funding discrimination.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Washington People: Andrew Whitaker

Biomedical engineering major Andrew Whitaker juggles life in pandemic while continuing to give back, play two sports and take classes.

Washington People: Andrew Whitaker
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Other news
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Silva paper named one of JACC’s 'most talked about' in 2020

Imoukhuede named AIMBE Fellow

Imoukhuede named AIMBE Fellow

Focused-ultrasound intranasal delivery promising in therapeutic agent delivery to brain tumor

Student-led nonprofit wins international road safety prize

Student-led nonprofit wins international road safety prize

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NOTABLE
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Zhou to pursue novel imaging method with Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness
Zhou to pursue novel imaging method with Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

With this funding, Zhou and his team plan to develop an ultrahigh-speed parallel imaging optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for motion-free imaging in children.

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