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Seeing smaller than light: How an advanced microscopy technique can help in the fight against cancer and other diseases

October 14, 2022 | Microscopes are some of the most powerful tools in cell biology — but what if the cell component that needs to be imaged is smaller than the wavelengths of visible light? A new study from Professor Chris Yip (ChemE, BME) proposes a solution, one that could help advance research into cancer and other diseases.

New insight into how nanoparticles form could advance technologies from solar cells to medical tests

October 13, 2022 | A research team from U of T Engineering has discovered previously unknown phenomena in the growth of nanoparticles. The insights could open new ways of engineering these tiny structures for a variety of purposes, from designing next-generation solar cells to developing new medical tests and treatments.

Faces of BME – Ali Howidi

October 13, 2022 | Working as a MASc student in Dr. Paul Yoo’s lab, Ali is researching a novel method of recording continuous blood pressure through AI and machine learning. In his downtime, he finds solace in vinyl records.

New CRAFT Tissue Foundry provides infrastructure dedicated to bioengineering innovation

October 11, 2022 | The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) has opened a new and expanded Tissue Foundry at the University of Toronto. The new facility builds CRAFT’s fabrication capacity following the launch of its Device Foundry in 2021.

BME welcomes the 2022 MasterCard Scholar cohort

October 6, 2022 | Three students funded by the MasterCard Scholars program joined BME in 2022 to pursue their degrees in Masters of Engineering. As a part of the MasterCard Foundation initiative, this Scholarship aims to further education, leadership, and skill development for young people from Africa, while working to address systemic barriers in higher education. We asked the MasterCard Scholars what they look forward to at the University of Toronto, and how they will advance their knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering.

Incoming class of 2022

September 28, 2022 | In September, BME welcomed 100+ students into our graduate programs. We asked some of these students why they chose our programs, and what they are looking forward to in this unusual year. Here’s what they have to say.

Milica Radisic joins Donnelly Centre

September 19, 2022 | The Donnelly Centre is swelling its ranks of leading researchers with two new faculty appointments.

When the researcher becomes the patient

September 13, 2022 | KITE Scientist Dr. Alex Mihailidis experienced the rehab system first-hand after a devastating spinal cord injury. The ordeal altered how his team works with patients and clinicians.

BME Barbeque 2022

September 12, 2022 | On September 12, 2022, BME celebrated the start of a new academic year with our yearly BBQ.

Recipients of third round of Medicine by Design’s Pivotal Experiment Fund announced

September 1, 2022 | Dr. Omar Khan is one of four researchers are the latest to receive support to spin-off aspects of their Medicine by Design-funded research into an early-stage product or venture as part of Medicine by Design’s Pivotal Experiment Fund, which has distributed more than $2.5-million in funding since its launch in early 2021.

Making academic articles more accessible

August 23, 2022 | Graduated from BME in 2021, Dr. Lazar Jovanovic is now developing a platform, Summations, which allows researchers to efficiently communicate their work with large and broad audiences by enhancing the reader’s understanding of academic articles.

New strategy for delivery of therapeutic proteins could help treat degenerative eye diseases

August 18, 2022 | A U of T Engineering research team has created a new platform that delivers multiple therapeutic proteins to the body, each at its own independently controlled rate. The innovation could help treat degenerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss for people over 50.

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