4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for nearly 18 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. In recent years, scientists have looked to regenerative therapies – including those that use 3D-printed tissue – to repair damage done to the heart and restore cardiac function. Thanks to advancements in … Continue reading 4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart


Making “Smart” Cells Smarter

University of Maryland researchers have rewired the bacterial quorum sensing systems in two strains of E. coli to enable groups of cells to work together, autonomously. For years, scientists have explored ways to alter the cells of microorganisms in efforts to improve how a wide range of products are made – including medicines, fuels, and … Continue reading Making “Smart” Cells Smarter

Saving Lives…With Robots

University of Maryland engineer wants to equip ambulances with medical robots enhanced by machine learning to help trauma patients Assistant Professor Axel Krieger and master's student Anirudh Topiwala test a new robotic system for remote trauma assessment. At the moment of traumatic injury, no physician is present. Emergency medical technicians respond first—they stabilize the patient … Continue reading Saving Lives…With Robots

Shedding Light on the Future of LASIK

A University of Maryland-developed microscopy technique could eliminate the “surgery” aspect of LASIKFischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) researchers have developed a microscopy technique that could one day be used to improve LASIK and eliminate the “surgery” aspect of the procedure. Their findings were published in March in Physical Review Letters. In the 20 years since the … Continue reading Shedding Light on the Future of LASIK