Department of Bioengineering

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Wearable Artificial Lung Designed to Help Sick Children Remain Mobile While Hospitalized

Researchers hope the device will be a bridge to transplant or recovery in children with acute and chronic lung failure, allowing the children to move around and avoid being bedridden.

Using Novel Stent, Pitt Researchers Aim to Double Number of Successful Organ Donations

Each year, the United States experiences an extreme shortage of organ donations. Pitt researchers aim to change that.
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Bioengineer Develops Brain Sensor for Investigating Drug Addiction Risks

Young adults are more susceptible to addiction, especially to drugs like cocaine. Using a new high-resolution sensor, bioengineer Xinyan Cui plans to figure out why.
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Four Pitt Teams Receive NIH BRAIN Grants

Ervin Sejdić Named Editor of Engineering Journal

Ervin Sejdić, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, was recently named an...

Pharmacy's Shilpa Sant Named a Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

Assistant Professor Shilpa Sant, in the School of Pharmacy, was named a 2017 Young Innovator by Cellular and Molecular...
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Findings About Immune System Could Stop Allergic Skin Reactions at the Cellular Source

Engineer Steven Little and colleagues may have found the cell-sized source of irritation caused by contact with allergens.
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Warren Ruder Receives Award to Develop ‘Smart Biomaterials’

Warren Ruder, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of...