BME Undergraduate Design Poster Session Fall 2017

The Biomedical Engineering Department invites everyone to visit a poster session that includes demonstrations of prototype devices presented by biomedical engineering undergraduate students. This expo summarizes the 61 design projects that teams of biomedical engineering students are conducting for …

Brain boot camp: New technology aims to accelerate learning

The adage, “Put your thinking caps on,” might evoke visions of an elementary classroom, where a teacher has just admonished cherubic little learners about to embark on a particularly difficult academic adventure.

In today’s high-stakes world, where we all need …

12th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium to focus on bioengineering

Over the past several years, gene editing has become a powerful tool for creating cellular models of human diseases, particularly with the emergence of technologies like CRISPR-Cas9.

But one concern with gene editing tools like CRISPR — which allows scientists …

Madison company obtains FDA approval for sleep-data software

EnsoData, a UW–Madison spinoff that sifts through mountains of data from studies at sleep centers, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration on April 11, 2017, for its automated sleep analysis product.

“FDA clearance of the EnsoSleep technology represents …

Parsley and other plants lend form to human stem cell scaffolds

Borrowing from nature is an age-old theme in science. Form and function go hand-in-hand in the natural world and the structures created by plants and animals are only rarely improved on by humans.

Taking that lesson to heart, scientists at …

Center helps make radiation treatment for cancer safer

A patient preparing for cancer treatment that uses radiation has plenty to worry about. Getting the right treatment every time — just the right dose in just the right place — should be taken for granted. And yet in radiotherapy, …