Bringing Engineering Discoveries to Medicine
Dr. Ji Ma and Dr. Ibrahim Karaman, from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have designed a growing rod material that can significantly reduce the complications from corrective surgeries for scoliosis patients.
A Texas A&M University-led research effort aimed at treating potentially fatal brain aneurysms by filling them with polymer foams has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the goal of beginning human trials by 2018.
Elastography, a procedure developed a decade ago, is providing a faster, more accurate picture of what’s going on inside the patient. Dr. Raffaella Righetti, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has studied the technology since its inception.
A Texas A&M University researcher is developing a new method for detecting glucose based on how it absorbs a specific type of light, which could spell the end of the painful, invasive finger-prick tests diabetics rely on to monitor their condition.
A new injectable material designed to deliver drug therapies and sensor technology to targeted areas within the human body is being developed by a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who says the system can lock its payload in place and control how it is released.
A Texas A&M University biomedical engineering researcher is developing a smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist and could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don’t know sign language.
Biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University have developed new technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope that could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries.
Texas A&M University mechanical engineering professor Dr. Yong Joe-Kim and his students are conducting research that seeks to develop a method of cancer detection that identifies the mechanical properties of cancer cells.
Researchers in Texas A&M University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering are using sophisticated computer analysis techniques to make early detection of diabetic retinopathy easier.
An implantable sensor that allows diabetics to more effectively monitor their blood-sugar levels is a step closer to reality, thanks to a researcher at Texas A&M University who is developing technology aimed at enabling these sensors to remain functional in the body for an extended period of time.
Internal bleeding is a leading cause of death on the battlefield, but a new, injectable material developed by a team of researchers from Texas A&M University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could buy wounded soldiers the time they need to survive by preventing blood loss from serious internal injuries.
A student team from Texas A&M University, led by engineering Ph.D. students Blake Teipel and Charles “Brandon” Sweeney, won the grand prize at the Rice Business Plan Competition for its startup company TriFusion Devices and its customizable, 3-D printed prosthetic leg devices.