Graduate student Michael Paskett receives fellowship from National Institute of Health

Graduate student Michael Paskett was awarded an F31 fellowship from the National Institute of Health. The NIH F31 program enables promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, independent research scientists to conduct…

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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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Chair’s Message to BME Students

To our BME students: The quote “May you live in interesting times!” (unknown origin) seems particularly thematic as we move forward in this new strange world in which we now work, study and live. We do find ourselves in interesting times, both good…

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Warnock to Deliver 2020 U Commencement

College of Engineering graduate, John Warnock, a computer scientist and visionary co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., will deliver the commencement address at the University of Utah’s campus-wide convocation, set for Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the…

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Bio Grads Win Lassonde Contest

Vitapul, a company developing an injection device that stores medication in a way that extends its shelf-life, won first place and the $5,000 grand prize at the 2019-2020 University of Utah Opportunity Quest business-model, executive-summary…

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Timmins Receives Grant for Heart Disease Research

University of Utah biomedical engineering assistant professor Lucas Timmins has received a five-year $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the biomechanics associated with heart disease. The grant will allow…

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See LUKE Arm in New Commercial

When Utahns saw the new “Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker” in theaters its first two weeks, they got a glimpse of real-life technology involving the University of Utah that seems fitting for a galaxy far far away. The LUKE Arm, a motorized…

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