Pig Model to Help Research on Human Knee Growth, Injury Treatment
New research shows how the knees of pigs and humans compare at various stages of maturity – a finding that will advance research by this group (and others) on injury treatment in young people.
Researchers Use Modified Insulin and Red Blood Cells to Regulate Blood Sugar
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive “smart” insulin delivery system.
New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs
A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema.
MythBusters Finalist Inspired to Work With Kids
NC State alum Tamara Robertson won’t be the next MythBusters host, but she can still help youngsters break into the exciting world of science and technology.
Paper Pumps Power Portable Microfluidics, Biomedical Devices
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools.
Ligler Named to Inventors Hall of Fame
Professor Frances Ligler of the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is one of 15 inductees in the 2017 class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Outfitting the Future
NC State researchers are developing wearable technologies that are functional, efficient, innovative and practical, and that could have an impact on countless lives.
New Devices, Wearable System Aim to Predict, Prevent Asthma Attacks
NC State researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The researchers plan to begin testing the system on a larger subject population this summer.
Microneedle Patch Delivers Localized Cancer Immunotherapy to Melanoma
Biomedical engineers have developed a technique that uses a patch embedded with microneedles to deliver cancer immunotherapy treatment directly to the site of melanoma skin cancer.
Recreating the Web of Blood Vessels That Keep Human Tissue Alive
For years, one of the largest obstacles facing the field of regenerative medicine was the need to create a circulatory system to support new tissues and organs as they grew. Now two researchers are being recognized for creating technology to make the customized blood vessels necessary to support tissue generation.