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Bone loss prevention experiment on the last space shuttle flight
Researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University joint biomedical engineering department will be at the Kennedy Space Center for the last space shuttle launch of the NASA program as Atlantis departs for its final mission into Earth’s orbit.
Located in News / 2011 / July
Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Building a Better Image
Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
Located in News / 2014 / April
Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?
In lab experiments, North Carolina researchers developed the first patch to monitor blood viscosity and release blood thinning medication as needed.
Located in News / 2016 / November
Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?
UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?
Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?
For the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions, balance is not taken for granted. UNC and NC State biomedical engineers are using a new virtual reality system that might one day be used to reveal balance impairments currently undetectable during conventional testing or normal walking.
Located in News / 2017 / April
Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposia slated for May 16 and 17
The School of Medicine Office of Graduate Education and the Biological Biomedical Sciences Program are sponsoring a reunion for biosciences graduate alumni from 14 member PhD programs from the School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and School of Dentistry.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 14
Combating chemical warfare with a catch-all antidote
Andy Hemmert, former post-doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine, has altered the structure of an enzyme so that it will destroy all known nerve agents used in chemical warfare. Now the U.S. Army is testing it.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Aug. 5
Developing materials that make a difference
This Gazette article features Dr. Nancy Albritton, Chair of the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four other UNC material scientists.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 5