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Five Cutting-edge Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Their Applications in Medicine

February 21, 2024

Five Cutting-edge Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Their Applications in Medicine

Bridging precision engineering and precision medicine to create personalized physiology avatars. Pursuing on-demand tissue and organ engineering for human health. Revolutionizing neuroscience by using AI to engineer advanced brain interface systems. Engineering the immune system for health and wellness. Designing and engineering genomes for organism repurposing and genomic perturbations.  These are the five research areas where the field of biomedical engineering has the potential to achieve tremendous impact on the field of medicine. Full Story


Renowned UC San Diego Microbiome Pioneer Rob Knight Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 7, 2024

Renowned UC San Diego Microbiome Pioneer Rob Knight Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Rob Knight, a University of California San Diego professor and international leader in the study of the roles microbes play in human health and disease and the functioning of ecosystems, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering–the highest professional recognition afforded to engineers and computer scientists. On Feb. 6, 2024, the National Academy of Engineering recognized Knight for his pioneering leadership and “for understanding microbiomes and their application to healthcare and sustainability.” Full Story


Researchers Uncover Surprising Link Between Body Temperature and Depression

February 5, 2024

Researchers Uncover Surprising Link Between Body Temperature and Depression

People with depression have higher body temperatures, a finding that supports nascent research suggesting a mental health benefit to lowering the temperatures of those with the disorder, a new research team that includes scientists at the University of California San Diego found.   Full Story