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Harnessing Biological Sensors Outside the Cell

The bacterial sensory system developed by Northwestern Engineering’s Neha Kamat could lead to novel biosensors with applications in diagnostics and environmental monitoring.
May 22, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

2023 Symposium on Physical Genomics Highlights Future of Medicine

The event featured talks by five world-renowned scientists who explored the latest research in genome structure and dynamics, imaging and engineering, and more.
Apr 27, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Three McCormick Faculty Members Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Guillermo A. Ameer, Jian Cao, and Shana O. Kelley were elected members of the AAAS, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
Apr 19, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Graphene ‘Tattoo’ Treats Cardiac Arrhythmia with Light

Developed by Professor Igor Efimov and researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, the first graphene-based cardiac implant senses irregularities and then stimulates the heart.
Apr 17, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

The Common Ground Between Art and Science

During an April 12 event co-hosted by Northwestern Engineering and the Block Museum of Art, Professor Malcolm MacIver and Artist-at-Large Dario Robleto discussed how art and science explore the physical and temporal limits of human life.
Apr 14, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Multi-University Team Building Actuators for Next-Gen Bio-Bots

A group including Professor Jonathan Rivnay received a $6.25 million MURI grant from the Department of Defense.
Apr 11, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

New Therapy Harnesses Patients’ Blood Cells to Fight Tumors

A noninvasive approach used by Professor Shana Kelley is fast, cost-effective, and could be used to treat a variety of cancers.
Apr 10, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Christina Kosmowski, Rodney D. Priestley to Address 2023 McCormick Graduates

On June 11, Kosmowski and Priestley will speak at the McCormick Undergraduate Convocation and PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony, respectively.
Apr 6, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Plastic Transistor Amplifies Biochemical Sensing Signal

A new technology developed by Professor Jonathan Rivnay paves the way for sensitive bioelectronic diagnostics.
Apr 3, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

A Pen Designed for Parkinson’s Patients

The student startup SteadyScrib is developing a wide-gripped pen with magnets to negate the effects of shaking and tremors.
Mar 9, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan on Their New ‘Biohub’ in Chicago and How They Plan to Spend Billions to Help Others Cure or Manage Disease

Zuckerberg and Chan discuss their plans to use technology to deepen understanding of human cells and tissues—and the impact they want it to have on human health.
Mar 7, 2023|from Forbes

Northwestern to Co-lead New CZ Biohub Chicago

Northwestern professor Shana Kelley named president of the biomedical science hub, which will develop new technologies for studying human tissues with unprecedented resolution.
Mar 2, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

A New Biodegrading ‘Smart’ Bandage Promises Faster Healing

The smart bandage produced by Professors Guillermo Ameer and John Rogers can stimulate cell growth without overstaying its welcome.
Feb 23, 2023|from Popular Science

A Smartly Trained Voice Monitor Could Save Singers, Teachers, and Loud Talkers from Strain

A Northwestern team including Professor John Rogers enlisted opera singers to assist in designing the first wearable device that monitors users’ voices for real-time vocal fatigue and strain.
Feb 23, 2023|from Popular Science

First Transient Electronic Bandage Speeds Healing by 30 Percent

The bandage developed by Professors Guillermo Ameer and John Rogers also monitors the healing process, alerting clinicians to issues in real time.
Feb 22, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News
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