Receiving the Grand Award from the Biotech Research Center was Jared Cregg (Biomedical Engineering) for “Anisotropic Microfibrous Scaffolds for Nerve Regeneration Applications.”
• Keat Ghee Ong comes to Michigan Tech from the KMG2 Sensors Corporation.
• Ryan Gilbert comes to Michigan Tech from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
• Rupak M. Rajachar comes to Michigan Tech from the University of Washington, Seattle.
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.”
The Biomedical Engineering department is proud to announce that its undergraduate (BS) program has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, engineering, and technology. The accreditation was extended retroactively from October 1, 2003.
The couch potato lifestyle may appeal to the sedentary beast in all of us, but it can be a major cause of osteoporosis. For black bears, however, it’s a different story. Seth Donahue’s research has shown that their bones remain strong year round, despite snoozing away for months in hibernation.
Journal article : Journal of Experimental Biology