Hubert Lim portrait photo
Medical-Health Technology

UMN professor part of team that has received FDA approval for new tinnitus treatment

Posted May 17, 2023

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities researcher is part of an international team that has developed a new device that could help millions of people worldwide with tinnitus or “ringing of the ears.” The non-invasive device, called Lenire, is now available in the United States.

Misfolded proteins illustration
Energy-Environment, Medical-Health Technology, Research

U of M researchers develop technique for rapid detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Chronic Wasting Disease

Posted May 1, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have developed a groundbreaking new diagnostic technique that will allow for faster and more accurate detection of neurodegenerative diseases that affect humans, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and similar diseases that affect animals, such as chronic wasting disease (CWD) and mad cow disease.

CSE biomedical engineering student Marcus Flowers
Medical-Health Technology, Research, Students

The sky’s the limit for biomedical engineering Ph.D. student Marcus Flowers

Posted March 21, 2023

College of Science and Engineering graduate student Marcus Flowers engineers the materials behind drug delivery, and his research applications span everything from stem cell therapy to cancer treatment.

Research Associate Professor Nichole Morris and HumanFIRST lab researchers
Infrastructure/Transportation, Medical-Health Technology, Research

CSE’s HumanFIRST Lab helps engineer systems with people in mind

Posted November 22, 2022

From creating a national standard for crash reporting to investigating healthcare disparities for women in the military, the College of Science and Engineering’s HumanFIRST Lab brings a community focus to engineering research.

Illustration of a test flight scenario
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Test flight

Posted November 1, 2022

Like pilots using a flight simulator to practice a perfect landing, a team led by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers is using disease simulators to evaluate potential cancer treatments.

Illustration vagus nerve
Medical-Health Technology, Research

University of Minnesota awarded $21M to lead research revealing effects of vagus nerve stimulation in humans

Posted October 26, 2022

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers, including a biomedical engineering professor, are leading a comprehensive global clinical study that seeks to reveal the functional effects of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) across the human body.

Ph.D. student Harish Venkatachalapathy
Medical-Health Technology, Research, Students

Phenomenon behind cats' fur patterns may hold key to cancer recurrence

Posted October 17, 2022

University of Minnesota chemical engineering Ph.D. student Harish Venkatachalapathy’s research, which involves studying cellular noise and variability, could lead to better treatments for cancer.

Ph.D. student Matt Hausladen with a soft robot in the lab
Infrastructure/Transportation, Medical-Health Technology, Research

Engineers discover process for synthetic material growth, enabling soft robots to grow like plants

Posted September 26, 2022

An interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has developed a new, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth, and the creation of a soft robot that builds its own solid body from liquid to navigate hard-to-reach places and complicated terrain.

MRI imaging of a knee slice
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Researchers combine data science and machine learning techniques to improve traditional MRI image reconstruction

Posted September 13, 2022

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have found a way to improve the performance of traditional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) reconstruction techniques, allowing for faster MRIs without relying on the use of newer deep learning methods.

3D-printed light sensor on arm
Medical-Health Technology

Unique light-sensing 3D-printed device could help people with lupus

Posted September 8, 2022

A team of engineers and doctors at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that could help millions of people worldwide with lupus and other light-sensitive diseases.