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Prof. Opitz receives nearly $7 million to advance brain stimulation technologies

Posted June 7, 2021

Funding is supporting Prof. Opitz’s efforts to better understand the mechanisms of widely used brain stimulation methods and develop improved applications.

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Prof. Sachs secures more than $6 million to advance molecular therapeutics

Posted June 7, 2021

An infusion of new funds will help advance scientists’ understanding of molecular dynamics and develop new drugs for treating neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. 

Breanne Retherford

BME student goes beyond volunteering

Posted May 26, 2021

Recent biomedical engineering graduate Breanne Retherford was one of three College of Science and Engineering students in the Class of 2021 who graduated as a University of Minnesota Community Engagement Scholar.


BME-developed polymer ‘wafers’ could deliver vaccines of the future

Posted May 26, 2021

Researchers have created a new way to effectively deliver and preserve vaccines.

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Bakken Medical Devices Center to join the Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Posted May 20, 2021

By capitalizing on their combined expertise, experience, and institutional support, BMDC and the IEM aim to make the University of Minnesota known nationally and internationally as a top leader in medical technology innovation.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

BME community members receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Posted May 20, 2021

Four members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering community have received 2021 fellowships through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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New BME research optimizes body’s own immune system to fight cancer

Posted May 14, 2021

First-of-its-kind study from Prof. Paolo Provenzano shows how engineered immune cells move faster to attack the tumor.

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BME researchers to hold non-invasive brain stimulation workshop

Posted May 12, 2021

All are invited to attend the online workshop on June 3-4, which will cover state-of-the-art modeling methods in non-invasive brain stimulation, their combination with imaging methods, and practical applications in clinical science.

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Three BME PhD candidates receive Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Posted May 11, 2021

Thanks to the fellowship, recipients can devote full-time effort to a research project during the fellowship year.

Prototypes from the senior design showacase

Senior design awards announced

Posted May 10, 2021

The recent Virtual Senior Design Showcase recognized several Biomedical Engineering seniors who presented their devices and prototypes.