• UW Bioengineering students participate in Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center
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    UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW Bioengineering’s BMES chapter engaged scientists of all ages at Life Sciences Research Weekend, held at Seattle Center November 7-9, 2014. Volunteers at the booth led activities demonstrating ultrasound and controlled release.

BioE PhD students lead, participate in CSNE Hackathon

UW Bioengineering PhD students led and participated in a weekend-long hackathon October 10-12, hosted by UW CSNE (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) . 15 Students from UW, MIT and San Diego State University were split into five teams of three students – one from each school – to build a device or system that aligned with the CSNE’s core missions of uniting the human brain with technology.

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    BS Bioengineering alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait

BS Bioengineering alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait

Since graduating and finishing an internship at Physio-Control, BS Bioengineering alumnus and Fulbright Student Study/Research grant recipient Hani Mahmoud left Seattle in August to travel to Kuwait, eager to begin his project and help establish collaborations between his host country and the United States on mutual interests in biomedicine to improve health.

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    Nation’s graduate students rate UW BioE #2 “Best Biomedical Engineering School” in Graduateprograms.com ranking

Nation’s graduate students rate UW BioE #2 “Best Biomedical Engineering School” in Graduateprograms.com ranking

The nation’s graduate students have rated UW Bioengineering as having the second-best biomedical engineering program in the US, according to the Fall 2014 Graduate School Rankings recently published by Graduateprograms.com.

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    Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Not all swabs used in diagnostic testing are created alike: UW BioE Ph.D student Nuttada Panpradist is lead author of study published recently in PLOS One that offers a quantitative, objective analysis of a common, critical component of diagnostic tests for disease. The study’s results may inform future diagnostic test development, helping test developers select appropriate swab types and transfer methods for diagnosis of a wide variety of disease.

SACNAS, BMES AND ABRCMS 2014 Conference Information

Prospective students, alumni, and other peers of UW Bioengineering are welcome to stop by and visit us at the following upcoming conferences! Conference dates, locations, booth numbers and more.

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    Ph.D. student’s idea for device that diagnoses tuberculosis from urine leads to Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant

Ph.D. student’s idea for device that diagnoses tuberculosis from urine leads to Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant

An interdisciplinary research team led by PIs Drs. James Lai and Barry Lutz of UW Bioengineering and UW tuberculosis researcher-clinician Dr. David Horne has received the 2014 Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant to develop a point-of-care diagnostic device to diagnose TB from urine samples. The idea originated from a proposal developed by UW BioE student Nuttada Panpradist and UW MPH student and pediatrician Dr. Diana Marangu in a Global Health course, GH 590, “Bioengineering Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Adolescents and Children”.

Direct freshman admit Solomon Muche “found hope in the margins” to overcome adversity and study at UW

UW BIOE Direct freshman admit and recent Ethiopian immigrant Solomon Muche faced a difficult path to UW, including homelessness. However, perseverance and hope guided him to complete high school, apply to UW and study bioengineering.

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    Huffington Post: Dissolvable “tampon” could quickly deliver anti-HIV drug

Huffington Post: Dissolvable “tampon” could quickly deliver anti-HIV drug

Anti-HIV materials being developed by the Woodrow group could be integrated into a dissolvable, “tampon”-like product that is both easy for women to use and also effective, reports the Huffington Post.

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    Dissolving fabric may offer fast, potent anti-HIV protection

Dissolving fabric may offer fast, potent anti-HIV protection

Bioengineers in Dr. Woodrow’s lab have discovered a faster way to deliver a topical drug that can protect women from contracting HIV. The researchers created a fiber material embedded with the drug through a process called electrospinning that quickly dissolves and releases a potent antiretroviral drug, maraviroc, when it comes into contact with moisture.