Research

Health-care problems posed by complex diseases present the most daunting challenges for modern society. Our faculty and trainees find purpose in research applied to study cancer, trauma and injury, immunological disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Since our founding in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU BME) has combined excellence in research and teaching to advance knowledge and new technology to improve the global quality of life.

 

 

Machine learning, imaging technique may boost colon cancer diagnosis https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Machine-learning-imaging-technique-may-boost-colon-cancer-diagnosis.aspxMachine learning, imaging technique may boost colon cancer diagnosis Washington University in St. Louis engineers and physicians are teaming up to develop a new way to diagnose colorectal cancer using imaging and machine learning. <img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Zhu_colon_imaging.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Computational model allows researchers to investigate phase transitionshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Computational-model-allows-researchers-to-investigate-phase-transitions.aspxComputational model allows researchers to investigate phase transitionsRohit Pappu and members of his lab have developed an open-source computational model to help other scientists study phase transitions. <img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/lassi.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
New model of irregular heartbeat could boost drug efficacy https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/New-model-of-irregular-heartbeat-could-boost-drug-efficacy.aspxNew model of irregular heartbeat could boost drug efficacy Jon Silva and his team used a computational model to determine a way for a drug for irregular heartbeats to work more effectively.<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Silva-heart-2019.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

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