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Stem cell treatment may offer option for broken bones that don’t heal
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly.
Located in News / 2011 / June
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
A piece of history (and research) goes up
Stephanie Crayton of UNC Health Care's News Team shares her thoughts, in words and video, after witnessing the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. On board the shuttle were a group of 30 mice being sent into space as part of a UNC-led study of an experimental treatment for bone loss.
Located in News / 2011 / July
Weili Lin, PhD, appointed Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor in Neurological Medicine
The professorship was established with a gift from Dr. L.Y. Soo, a 1955 graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his wife, Dr. Dixie Lee Boney Soo of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Located in News / 2011 / September
UNC researchers receive $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant to develop male contraceptive
The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”
Located in News / 2010 / May
$3.3 million to fund study of comparative effectiveness of prostate cancer therapies
UNC Lineberger team will examine minority, underserved populations
Located in News / 2010 / July
UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients
To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Melina Kibbe to be featured speaker at American Scientist Pizza Lunch
Melina Kibbe, MD, the Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, will give a talk titled, "When Mice Are Men: Sex Bias in Biomedical and Clinical Research," on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Sept. 13
Summer 2014 Biomedical Engineering Newsletter
The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, a co-venture between UNC and NC State, has published its Summer 2014 Newsletter.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Aug. 28
McAllister Heart Inst. presents: Jeff Holmes, MD, PhD, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering & Medicine at the University of Virginia
Seminar Title: “Scar Formation After Myocardial Infarction: What Happens, Why does it Matter, and What Can We Do about It?
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Nov. 9