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New research tackles the design of mRNA delivery to the muscle

March 16, 2023

Scientists at the University of Toronto have shown that the molecular structure of ionizable lipids in lipid-based nanoparticles plays a critical role in the translation efficiency of mRNA in the muscle.

Three BME community members recognized with Minister’s Awards of Excellence

February 17, 2023

Dr. Elaine Biddiss, PhD students Negar Balaghi and Anson Lau are three BME members recognized for their contribution to the betterment of Ontario students’ education.

Answering business questions with AI algorithms

January 25, 2023

After Brandon Rufino completed his master’s in clinical engineering at BME in 2021, he leveraged skillsets in coding, machine learning, and biomedical engineering to design adaptable platforms that helps answer business questions at Sanofi.

Facilitating pediatric rehabilitation through interactive technologies

January 6, 2023

Can gamifying the rehabilitation experience lead to better outcomes for kids and their families? This is the question Dr. Elaine Biddiss is trying to address at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Grip-enhancing agents quantitatively improve sliding friction between a fingertip and a baseball

December 15, 2022

A study conducted by Tohoku University in collaboration with the University of Toronto and NTT Communication Science Laboratories has shown that applying substances to fingertips can considerably change the handling of a baseball. This finding, published in Communications Materials, could alter how these substances will be used in competitive baseball leagues.

Halliday Party 2022 – Gallery

December 14, 2022

On December 13, 2022, BME celebrated the start of the holiday season with our annual ‘Halliday Party’.

Professor Molly Shoichet elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 8, 2022

University Professor Molly Shoichet has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Two BME students awarded prestigious 2022 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

November 28, 2022

Mohammadamir Ghasemian Moghaddam and Meghan Rothenbroker are two of the BME Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship winners of 2022.

Faces of BME – Soowan Choi

November 25, 2022

Inspired by the need to help others, MASc candidate Soowan Choi is developing tools that incentivize children’s rehabilitation through video games. Ultimately, he wants to make these technologies more accessible to people, regardless of their background.

Dr. Elaine Biddiss named Bloorview Childrens Hospital Foundation Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation

November 22, 2022

Elaine Biddiss, a senior scientist at BRI and faculty member at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, creates new pathways to improve kids’ wellness through play using affordable, accessible technologies

KITE trainee earns multiple awards for asthma and obstructive sleep apnea research

November 9, 2022

Shaghayegh Chavoshian, a PhD student in BME, will receive $20,000 in combined funding to support her research at KITE.

The Quintessential Game Changer

October 26, 2022

Dr. Geoff Fernie’s legacy is one that’s related to the positive outcomes people experience in their lives: helping people live their lives to the fullest following life-altering disease or illness.