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New Computer Model Designs a Drug Delivery Strategy to Fight Cancer

Monday, October 29, 2018
Brownian

Researchers from Michigan State University and Stanford University have created a computer simulation, validated by experimental results, to help design drug-delivery nanoparticles that carry cancer-fighting medicines directly to…

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MSU Researcher Regenerates Tissues in Humans to Treat Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Friday, October 12, 2018
Aitor

Aitor Aguirre is an assistant professor at MSU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. He’s part of Chris Contag’s team at IQ. He works on understanding how human tissues respond…

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Aguirre Brings Tissue Remodeling Expertise to IQ and MSU

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Aitor Aguirre

Aitor Aguirre joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2018. Aitor Aguirre focuses on investigating cell plasticity and tissue remodeling in health and…

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New Biofuel Production System Powered by a Community of Algae and Fungi

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MSU scientists have a new proof of concept for a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting…

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IQ Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Advance Biological Circuits

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Glass catfish, transparent fishes in aquarium

Michigan State University engineering researchers are working to create synthetic biological devices inside the cells of mammals that will enable new treatments for chronic and uncured diseases. A…

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Magnetic Gene in Fish May Someday Help Those with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other…

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IQ at MSU Revolutionizing Healthcare by Converging Medicine, Engineering to Promote Precision Health

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Contag

Christopher H. Contag is the James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. He is director of…

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Critical State Transitions: Towards a Predictive Systems Toxicology

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sudin Bhattacharya, assistant professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology and Toxicology, presents his research in computational toxicology on Feb. 8, 2018. Bhattacharya is also a member of…

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New Engineering Insights into Brain Implants

Monday, March 12, 2018
Purcell and Salatino uncovered information about brain implants and the cells surrounding them, which will improve designs for future devices.

Patients suffering from brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s have more treatment options than ever before, thanks to medical advances in the use of brain implants. In spite…

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Virus-Like Particle Could Lead to New Cancer Vaccine

Friday, March 2, 2018
Xuefei Huang, Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, Paulo VilarSaavedra

Michigan State University scientists are engineering a virus-like particle, known as Qβ, that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body and potentially be used as a new…

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