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.

 

 

Rudy lab conducts first study of electromechanics of healthy, living human heartshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Rudy-lab-conducts-first-study-of-electromechanics-of-healthy,-living-human-hearts.aspxRudy lab conducts first study of electromechanics of healthy, living human heartsYoram Rudy and Christopher Andrews have completed the first study using a noninvasive imaging method using healthy living human hearts <img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Rudy%20Chris%20Andrews.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
In the media: Cyborg locusts could be used to sniff out bombs, scientists sayhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Cyborg-locusts-could-be-used-to-sniff-out-bombs-scientists-say.aspxIn the media: Cyborg locusts could be used to sniff out bombs, scientists sayScientists put sensors on the insects to monitor neural activity and decode the odors presents in the environment.<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/cyborg-locusts.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Collaboration lets researchers ‘read’ proteins for new propertieshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Collaboration-lets-researchers-read-proteins-for-new-properties.aspxCollaboration lets researchers ‘read’ proteins for new properties​Researchers can now translate patterns to determine how a protein will condense during phase separation<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pappu%20Collab%20%27read%27%20proteins.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Y

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