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Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show

Researchers led by UW Department of Bioengineering Professor Valerie Daggett have developed synthetic peptides that can target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. The team reports their achievement in a paper published the week of April 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

By | April 16th, 2019|

Patterned human microvascular grafts enable rapid vascularization and increase perfusion in infarcted rat hearts

Ying Zheng and colleagues demonstrate that engineered perfusable microvessel grafts enhance vascular remodeling and accelerate coronary perfusion, potentially supporting cardiac tissues after implantation.

By | February 28th, 2019|

Lara Gamble to Lead UW Molecular Analysis Facility

UW Bioengineering Associate Research Professor Lara Gamble has been named director of the UW Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF), a fully-staffed instrumentation facility with extensive microscopy, spectroscopy and surface science capabilities.

By | February 28th, 2019|

UW Bioengineering welcomes Soraya Bailey as MAB design instructor

Teaching engineering students to create thoughtful, user-focused design, and connecting her students with clinicians and public health experts is Soraya Bailey’s professional passion.

By | December 6th, 2018|

Cardiac systems simulation expert Patrick Boyle joins UW Bioengineering

Computational cardiology expert Patrick Boyle joined UW Bioengineering in September as an Assistant Professor. He will lead the Cardiac Systems Simulation (CardSS) Lab at UW, with the goal to engineer new methods for preventing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death.

By | December 5th, 2018|

Stem cells restore working heart muscle in monkeys after heart failure

Monkeys with heart failure regrew working heart muscle after receiving human stem cells, report a UW team led by Charles Murry, professor of bioengineering, pathology and cardiology/medicine.

By | July 6th, 2018|

Master’s student Dylan Guelig developing rapid flu, Ebola tests with focus on global health

UW Bioengineering master's student Dylan Guelig is developing a cartridge-style two-dimensional paper network test that can detect minute amounts of proteins present in deadly flu viruses as well as a similar test for the Ebola virus.

By | June 9th, 2018|

New technique adheres cancer-fighting agents to prostate tumors

Dr. Xiaohu Gao, professor of bioengineering, and Eva Corey, in UW Medicine’s Department of Urology, have developed a new way to deliver cancer-killing genetic material to prostate tumors that overcomes past hurdles. Their work appears today in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

By | April 2nd, 2018|

Donald Baker – UW Bioengineering pioneer of medical ultrasound – has died at age 85

Donald W. Baker, former professor in UW Bioengineering and in Electrical Engineering, and inventor whose device has enabled life-saving imaging for millions of patients, passed away Feb. 27, 2018.

By | March 5th, 2018|

50 years of engineering better health for a boundless future

The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of UW’s Center for Bioengineering and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the UW Department of Bioengineering, a department jointly operated by the UW School of Medicine and College of Engineering.

By | July 12th, 2017|