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Erin Purcell

Creating Diamond Devices To Detect Parkinson’s Early

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Spartan engineers have secured $3.4 million in grants to develop diamond implants that could let doctors diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease earlier. Michigan State University’s Wen Li and…

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Riggins Receives NIH Blueprint D-Span Award

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate Ti’Air Riggins has been awarded the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award (F99/K00). This award supports graduate students from diverse…

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Purcell Earns NSF CAREER Award to Improve Performance of Brain Implants

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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A biomedical engineer at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to improve the biocompatibility and performance of brain implants….

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MSU Lands $1.8M NIH Grant to Improve Brain Implants

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants – “electroceuticals” used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and traumatic…

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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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MSU Researcher Working to Improve Electrical Communication with Brain

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Erin Purcell

A researcher in the Michigan State University College of Engineering will use a $413,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore why devices implanted in…

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