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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

First Wearable Device for Vocal Fatigue Senses When Your Voice Needs a Break

Singers, politicians, teachers, and coaches could benefit from the new smart technology developed by Professor John Rogers.
Feb 20, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Julio M. Ottino Selected for 2023 G.I. Taylor Medal

Awarded by the Society of Engineering Science, Ottino was recognized for “pioneering theoretical and experimental contributions to the fluid mechanics of mixing.”
Jan 23, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Vertical Electrochemical Transistor Pushes Wearable Electronics Forward

The electrochemical transistor is compatible with blood and water and can amplify important signals, making it especially useful for biomedical sensing.
Jan 19, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Muscle-powered Robots Have Freedom of Movement

Researchers said the hybrid “eBiobots” are the first to combine soft materials, living muscle, and microelectronics.
Jan 18, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Mature ‘Lab Grown’ Neurons Hold Promise for Neurodegenerative Disease

Northwestern-led researchers have created the first highly mature neurons from human induced pluripotent stem cells, a feat that opens new opportunities for medical research and potential transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic injuries.
Jan 12, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Chad Mirkin Receives King Faisal Prize for Work in Chemistry

Mirkin is the first Northwestern professor to win the most prestigious award in the Muslim world.
Jan 5, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Northwestern and MIT Receive Funding from Army’s Synthetic Biology Center

These awards are part of the Army’s recently established basic research center that applies synthetic biology to design advanced materials and to engineer environmental microbial communities.
Jan 5, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Researchers Detect Fluoride in Water with New Simple Color Change Test

A cross-disciplinary team of synthetic biologists is developing a sensor platform that will be able to detect a range of environmental and biological targets in real-world samples.
Jan 4, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Roozbeh Ghaffari Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Ghaffari is among 169 2022 fellows hailing from 110 research universities, governmental and non-profit research institutes.
Dec 19, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News
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