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Imagining a New Kind of Image
Graduate student Sarah Shelton reinvented herself from a dancer to a scientist. Now, she’s creating a new ultrasound technique to improve cancer diagnostics.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award
The $500,000 grant will allow Jeffrey Stirman, PhD, a postdoc biomedical engineer at UNC, to develop a new kind of microscope and study the brain like never before.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes
A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment
Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator
The editors of the MIT Technology Review highlighted Gu’s work on a novel way to monitor and treat diabetes.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Scientists disguise drugs as platelets to target cancer cells
The new drug-creation method could allow cancer drugs to last longer in the body to attack tumors, as well as cancer cells floating in the blood stream.
Located in News / 2015 / October
NC researchers awarded $5.3 million to develop novel gut-on-a-chip technology
Scientists from the UNC / NC State joint biomedical engineering department are creating a new kind of research tool that will be nearly indistinguishable from the human gastrointestinal tract.
Located in News / 2015 / October
Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells
The new cancer drug delivery system improved efficacy of standard chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in mice with limited toxicity.
Located in News / 2015 / December
The Power of Proteins
Biomedical engineering student Scott Vu creates a new tool that prompts bacteria to make proteins for various biotech industrial uses.
Located in News / 2015 / December
A Grand Opening
With the dedication of Marsico Hall, UNC ushered in a new era of medical research, collaboration, and promise for the people of North Carolina and beyond.
Located in News / 2014 / March