Aaron Maki is taking a close look at grizzly bear bones from Yellowstone National Park—to help dispel a human affliction: osteoporosis, a condition char-acterized by a decrease in bone mass and bone density, and a corresponding increase in porosity and fragility. Featured in Michigan Tech Research 2007.
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The Senior Design Project of Danielle McCabe, Paul Jermihov, Erik Rice, and Jennifer Arnott, left, earned 3rd Place in the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research competition.
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Dr. Ryan Gilbert earned a grant of $20,000 for “Mentoring Program to Analyze Biomaterial Release of Therapeutic Agents in Modulating Inflammation and Improving Regeneration within the Injured Spinal Cord”
Faculty and students from the College of Engineering participated in the annual IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference Sept. 2-6 in Minneapolis.
Graduate student Sheng Hu and Professor Jindong Tan (ECE) presented a poster, “BioLogger: A Wireless Physiological Sensing and Logging System with Applications in Poultry Science.”
Benton Martin, Sherri Wiseman, and Rebecca Klank earned 2nd Place Award Undergraduate Research Presentation in the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research competition.
Students Presenting Senior Design Projects and Undergraduate Research for 2007 to the Biomedical Engineering Professional Advisory Board.
Receiving the Grand Award from the Biotech Research Center was Jared Cregg (Biomedical Engineering) for “Anisotropic Microfibrous Scaffolds for Nerve Regeneration Applications.”
Associate Professor Seth Donahue’s (Biomedical Engineering) latest work on bone formation and decay in bears has been featured on the Discovery, SciCentral and WZZM13 Grand Rapids websites. Donahue investigates why bears don’t develop osteoporosis, despite sleeping away most of the winter. He has synthesized the hormone he believes is responsible, which could have implications for treating human osteoporosis.
Bears emerge from hibernation with bones as strong as two-by-fours. Why bears are able to dodge the osteoporosis bullet has been a puzzle. Now, a Michigan Tech scientist may have solved the mystery.
Jeremy Goldman has received $227,000 for a three-year project from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for, “Mechanical Stretch and Vein Graft Intimal Hyperplasia.”