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Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar
The research by Zhen Gu, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering, aims to improve methods for delivering precise amounts of medications less frequently.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Egan publishes commentary about recent change in donor lung allocation policy
Thomas Egan, MD, says that the change in policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation, it came as a “tsunami” that was “sudden, unexpected, and may have huge consequences.”
Located in News / 2018 / January
For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue
The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.
Located in News / 2013 / April
Four faculty featured in 'What's the Big Idea?' lecture series
Each Thursday evening in October, a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty will share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Sept. 29
Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.
Located in News / 2019 / August
Gessner, Dobes win Carolina KickStart fellowships
Recent graduates Ryan Gessner and Nicholas Dobes will work with biomedical engineers Paul Dayton, PhD, and Nancy Albritton, PhD, respectively.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 19
Hu Earns NSF Early Career Award
Xiaogang Hu, PhD, in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was selected to receive a National Science Foundation Early Career Award to enhance the quality of biomedical technology addressing neurological conditions.
Located in News / 2019 / April
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
Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2019 class of Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, including Wesley Legant, PhD, in the biomedical engineering and pharmacology departments.
Located in News / 2019 / 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