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BME MONITOR: The Biomedical Engineering Department Newsletter


Fall/Winter 2005
Featured articles

Department receives W.H. Coulter tran slational partnership award in BME

Unlocking the brain

Learning clinical research

Microfluidics offers new portals for discovery

It's no shock: Tasers may be safer than bullets

Teaching clinic-based neuroengineering

Biology and engineering at UW-Madison: A student's landscape

Yongmin Kim receives College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award on Oct. 21, 2005

Regular Features

Message from the chair

Faculty news

In the news

Student news

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Decorative initial cap An April 22 Miami Herald story about advances in neuroscience and new knowledge of the brain's capacity to heal itself as a means for physicians to treat patients with traumatic brain injuries quoted Professor Paul Bach-y-Rita. A May 25 story on about a unique public experiment in which volunteers are hooked up to electronics that will give them sensory powers, such as the ability to sense magnetism or see behind them — using not their senses, but their brains — also mentioned Bach-y-Rita's research.

A story in the March 28 issue of Chemical and Engineering News cites Professor David Beebe's work in using microfluidic devices to re-create cellular environments, specifically his work in designing devices for cell culturing in fertility clinics. Beebe was one of two recipients of a National Institutes of Health mid-career retraining grant profiled in the Sept. 21 issue of Nature. An Aug. 29 story, "Microfluidics: Semiconductor-industry sensibilities are shrinking the life science lab," in The Scientist, quoted Beebe, who said that the key to moving the technology forward lies in learning more about the biological problems.

The July 11 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel told the story of a patient whose chronic severe facial pain dropped as a result of motor-cortex stimulation initiated by Assistant Professor P. Charles Garell.

A Sept. 10 story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that TomoTherapy, the company founded eight years ago by Professor Rock Mackie and then-researcher Paul Reckwerdt, has gained the attention of both Wall Street and healthcare centers worldwide. A Sept. 17 story in the paper cites the company as an illustration of how university research can spur economic development.

A Feb. 17 New York Times story about the controversy surrounding police use of Tasers and the numerous deaths that resulted, cited Professor Emeritus John Webster's studies of the health effects of the stun guns. Webster also was quoted on the National Public Radio program “All Things Considered.”

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