Department of Bioengineering
Monday, April 20, 2020
Researchers at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are finding out how the brain learns new tasks, which could help people who have suffered injuries to the nervous system. Their latest findings were published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Douglas J. Weber, associate...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Posture Protect doesn’t just help users sit up straight—it could help people with Parkinson’s disease avoid falls. The student innovation effort that started in Joseph Samosky’s bioengineering course is nearing a pilot program in clinics.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Two Pitt projects will blast off to the International Space Station this spring to study microgravity’s effects on people and spacecrafts. The research brings together faculty, students and a tiny, see-through crustacean.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
To address the critical need for long-lasting heart valve replacements, a team of Pitt researchers created a mesh that harnesses the body’s own healing power.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The question for regenerative medicine research is “‘What can we do in space that we can't do on Earth that makes a difference?’" said William Wagner, director of the McGowan Institute, which has joined with the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory to look for answers. "That's a pretty exciting question, because it's currently unanswered."
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
For stroke survivors whose ability to walk has been impaired by neurological damage, rehabilitation using robotics has proven to be an effective therapy to improve their gait. However, one of the major issues with this type of rehabilitation is that following training with a robotic device, motor improvements are not maintained in the patient’s daily life. Gelsy Torres-Oviedo, of Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, is applying a novel approach to improve locomotor learning in stroke patients.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Students from Pittsburgh’s Hill District put their coding skills to the test to recreate the 1978 game Space Invaders, using a computer program provided by Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information. The coding exercise was part of a three-day STEM mini-camp hosted by Pitt’s Hill District Community Engagement Center.