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March 1, 2016

Sureerat “Ja” Reaungamornrat named SPIE 2016 Young Scientist

The MIND Demons MRI to CT registration method for 3D image-guided spine surgery could facilitate safer surgery — with increased precision and targeting confidence.

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January 7, 2016

David Narrow, BME MS ’13, among Forbes 30 Under 30 in healthcare

Narrow was selected for the 30 Under 30 honor as a notable entrepreneurs in health care for his clot monitoring technology as well as his adaptive bikes for stroke survivors.

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November 18, 2015

BME undergrad entrepreneurs win 2015 Retail Health & Innovation Competition

Revision spinal surgery complications, such as cerebrospinal fluid leaks, increase health care costs and taxing on the health of the patient. The BME team developed a simple, specialized tool designed specifically for successful revision spinal surgery.

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October 15, 2015

Entrepreneurial engineer focuses on clinical needs

Physician and engineer Ananth Natarajan, MSE ’92, returned to Homewood campus this year as part of an ongoing speakers series to share his experience launching a medical device company.

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August 6, 2015

PhD student Qian Cao awarded HHMI research fellowship

Cao’s biomedical imaging research uses 3D imaging and reconstruction methods to overcome conventional spatial resolution to provide insights on the early stage progression and treatment response of osteoarthritis.

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June 24, 2015

BME graduate student Jennifer Xu, receives 2014 Best Paper Award in Medical Physics

Jen’s research involves breakthrough work in modeling the imaging performance of new x-ray photon counting detectors. Her image quality model gives analytical insight into the benefits of photon counting, low electronics noise, and the potential for high-quality x-ray spectral imaging.

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June 12, 2015

BME grads develop noninvasive deep brain stimulator to control Parkinson’s symptoms

A promising new in-home treatment for symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease will more efficiently control the debilitating tremors and muscle stiffness without invasive therapy or even a trip to the doctor’s office

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June 2, 2015

BME undergrads develop contraceptive implant training kit for global health technicians

Access to long-term, reversible contraceptive in the form of a tiny implant in the arm can be a challenge in areas around the world where medical services are limited and frontline providers have minimal training.

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May 15, 2015

BME alumni team enters wireless home lighting market

At their startup company, Switchmate, recent alumni Peng, Dua and Romano draw on their Design Team training as they probe the automatic light switch landscape, and seek a simple installation solution for consumers.

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May 13, 2015

SpiroSense offers hope to patients with respiratory illness

A low-cost, deskilled spirometer, invented by BME undergraduates, offers hope to patients struggling with respiratory illnesses in low-resource areas.

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