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Washington University in St. Louis
BME News

FALL 2016

Engineers to use cyborg insects as biorobotic sensing machines
A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used in homeland security applications.
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Stem cells engineered to grow cartilage, fight inflammation

Biomedical engineering PhD student Ali Ross is among a team of scientists behind a new technique using 3-D weaving to grow living hip replacements.



Student team wins $10,000 for Alzheimer's disease diagnostic tool

Memento team members are motivated by personal reasons: Two students in the group have lost family members to Alzheimer's disease.



How Sling Health grew from a Washington University organization to a national model

Since its inception, Sling Health (formerly IDEA Labs) has ushered 59 teams through the program, with 14 spin-off companies.


September 26

Communicating Science Symposium

October 6

BMES Annual Meeting Reception

October 24

Professorship Installation for Lori Setton

November 4


The shape-shifting protein behind Alzheimer's disease

Jan Bieschke and his collaborators investigate what happens next to amyloid beta once inside the cell and how it interacts with the mitochondria.

Chen aims to revolutionize medicine by improving tried-and-true technique

Hong Chen will share her knowledge of ultrasound imaging with students this fall in what is the first course on the subject taught in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Heart of the matter: Silva studying genetic mutations

Research in Jonathan Silva's lab could aid in discovering new drug targets to halt the life-threatening arrhythmia linked to Brugada Syndrome.

Imaging Sciences & Engineering Initiative: Hiring 12 positions

The School of Medicine and School of Engineering & Applied Science are hiring 12 new positions, in multiple departments, in the area of imaging.


Faculty Openings

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is hiring four new positions, at all ranks, in multiple research areas.


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Department of Biomedical Engineering