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3D-sensing wristband opens possibilities for sign language translation, virtual reality

July 22, 2020

The researchers dubbed their device FingerTrak. It can sense and translate into 3D the many positions of the human hand, including 20 finger joint positions.

UW Changes Lives: Building a biomanufacturing hotbed

May 3, 2019

To Bill Murphy and the other leaders of the Forward BIO Initiative, Wisconsin possesses all the elements to become a hub of biomanufacturing in the United States, the Midwest’s version of Boston or San Francisco in this rapidly expanding industry.

UW–Madison engineering alum awarded prominent fellowship

April 16, 2019

Bailey Flanigan is a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Hertz Fellowship for young researchers. Eleven fellows were awarded as much as $250,000, allowing them to pursue innovative lines of research.

Undergrads design ventilator device; form company to aid newborns during surgery

January 25, 2019

Undergraduates in biomedical engineering created an improved "wye" that connects airway tubes for infants during surgery. They've applied for a provisional patent.

Students to showcase biomedical engineering projects Friday

December 6, 2018

The problem-solving abilities of 64 teams of students will be on display Friday. The projects run the gamut from assistive devices to analytical tools, from surgical aids to a radiation shield.

Biomanufacturing projects stepping out at UW–Madison

November 29, 2018

The Forward BIO Institute institute aims at making Wisconsin a Midwestern hub of the ongoing merger of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cutting-edge tissue engineering.

Stem Cells @ 20: Students find inspiration, support in UW–Madison’s stem cell community

November 1, 2018

When Kaivalya Molugu was considering graduate schools, she knew she was interested in stem cell research, but she had to decide where to apply. The answer soon became clear: the place where it all began.

Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

October 8, 2018

An international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack.

Advance furthers stem cells for use in drug discovery, cell therapy

July 14, 2017

UW–Madison researchers have invented an all-chemical replacement for  the confusing, even dangerous materials, now used to grow stem cells.