LUKE Arm Researcher Receives NIH Award

Jacob A. George, an incoming assistant professor at the University of Utah, has received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. Part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the Director’s Early…

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Undergraduate Laura Ziegler’s research accepted for publication

Biomedical Engineering undergraduate, Laura Ziegler, has had her research accepted for publication in Neuroscience Letters as a major part of a peer-reviewed paper. Laura was previously the recipient of two Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program…

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Undergraduate Isabella Archibald Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Isabella Archibald, a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering, was one of three University of Utah students to be awarded the Goldwater Scholarship for 2020. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was…

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LUKE Arm Documentary

Canal 13 television in Chile and Colomba Films have recently produced and broadcast a short documentary film about the University of Utah’s involvement in the LUKE Arm project for the science program, “At the Edge of Fiction.” The LUKE Arm is a…

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Graduate student Michael Paskett receives fellowship from National Institute of Health

BME graduate student Michael Paskett was awarded a prestigious F31 graduate fellowship from the National Institute of Health. The NIH F31 program enables promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, independent research…

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A Sound Treatment

When things get rough, many Americans turn to prescription pills. About one in eight over the age of 12 take antidepressants for mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, and a quarter of those have done so for 10 years or more,…

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Genome-wide pattern found in tumors from brain cancer patients predicts life expectancy

In her Genomic Signal Processing Lab, Alter develops new mathematical methods that are uniquely suited for personalized medicine. For the past 70 years, the best indicator of life expectancy for a patient with glioblastoma (GBM) — the most common…

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BME students awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation

This year students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah received four fellowships and five honorable mentions from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The NSF GRFP is a…

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Mucus and the coronavirus

As the lethal COVID-19 coronavirus propagates around the globe, we know a sneeze, a cough or simply touching a surface with the virus can spread the infection. What researchers don’t know is exactly the role different compositions of mucus, the…

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