UNC Health Care

Tag: Biomedical Engineering

Virtual Reality Senior

April 20, 2017

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State Unive

Senior Health, Technology, Wellness

Read Article
Zhen Gu

January 23, 2017

On target: UNC researcher arms platelets to deliver cancer immunoth...

UNC, NCSU biomedical engineering research team’s findings show that engineered platelets can deliver antibodies to kill cancer cells before they can grow or spread elsewhere in the body.

Cancer, Hematology, Research

Read Article
Microneedle patch

November 30, 2016

Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?

In lab experiments, North Carolina researchers developed the first patch to monitor blood viscosity and release blood thinning medication as needed.

Hematology, Research, Technology

Read Article

October 13, 2016

UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

From non-invasive brain stimulation to the inner workings of fMRI, UNC researchers will study the human brain like never before to address neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia.

Awards, Neurology

Read Article
UNC Chapel

July 28, 2016

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neurology, Research, Sleep, Treatment

Read Article
Zhen Gu

March 30, 2016

Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

UNC / NC State researchers devise a new nanotechnology to enhance the body’s own immune response to kill skin cancer tumors.

Cancer, Technology, Treatment

Read Article
Zhen Gu

March 14, 2016

Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to...

The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.

Diabetes, Research, Treatment

Read Article
Zhen Gu

February 29, 2016

Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu receives prestigious Sloan Fellowship

The joint UNC/NC State researcher also earned a grant from JDRF and Sanofi to further develop glucose responsive insulin therapies for diabetes.


Read Article
Scott Vu (courtesy of NC State)

December 14, 2015

The Power of Proteins

Biomedical engineering student Scott Vu creates a new tool that prompts bacteria to make proteins for various biotech industrial uses.

Gastroenterology, Studies

Read Article
Illustration of the nano terminators (courtesy of Zhen Gu

December 2, 2015

Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

The new cancer drug delivery system improved efficacy of standard chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in mice with limited toxicity.


Read Article
From top left: Nancy Allbritton

October 9, 2015

NC researchers awarded $5.3 million to develop novel gut-on-a-chip ...

Scientists from the UNC / NC State joint biomedical engineering department are creating a new kind of research tool that will be nearly indistinguishable from the human gastrointestinal tract.

Awards, Gastroenterology, Research, Technology, Treatment

Read Article
Zhen Gu

August 19, 2015

Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator

The editors of the MIT Technology Review highlighted Gu’s work on a novel way to monitor and treat diabetes.

Awards, Diabetes, Research

Read Article