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December 14, 2009

First annual BME Undergraduate Research Day

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering held its first annual BME Undergraduate Research Day on November 12, 2009 to showcase and recognize the research done by our undergraduate students. The program featured student posters and selected presentations. All full-time undergraduate BME students who had done research during the past year while at Johns Hopkins or at an […]

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Laura Paulsen, the Audience Choice in the 2009 MIT $100 Elevator Pitch competition.

November 10, 2009

BME senior’s elevator pitch is audience favorite

Laura Paulsen, a BME senior, won the Audience Choice award and was an overall runner-up at the 2009 MIT $100K Elevator Pitch Competition. Laura pitched a product called “The Apex,” developed in a BME Design Team course, with a catchy Indiana Jones-themed presentation. Cryoablation, or freezing, is an effective and minimally-invasive treatment for prostate cancer, […]

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July 27, 2009

A suture with stem cells for faster healing

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patient’s own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious orthopedic injuries such as ruptured tendons. The goal, the students said, is to enhance healing and reduce the likelihood of re-injury without changing the surgical procedure itself. […]

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Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students Erica Jantho, Hanlin Wan and Swarnali Sengupta test their team's ICU MOVER, a mobility aid designed to safely ambulate critical care patients. Photo: Will Kirk/HIPS

May 30, 2008

A Better Way to Move ICU Patients

Johns Hopkins undergraduates have designed and built a device to enable critically ill intensive care unit patients to leave their beds and walk while remaining tethered to essential life-support equipment. The invention allows doctors to better understand whether carefully supervised rehabilitation, as opposed to continuous sedation and bed rest, can improve the recovery of intensive […]

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December 3, 2007

BME Undergraduates’ Invention Finds ‘Lost’ Orthopedic Screws

Inspired by the device used to find lost coins in the sand, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a small handheld metal detector to help doctors locate hidden orthopedic screws that need to be removed from patients’ bodies. The device emits a tone that rises in pitch as the surgeon moves closer to the metal screw. […]

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