Department of Biomedical Engineering Media Coverage

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Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

Nov 16, 2017

Our memories could one day get a boost from a new brain implant device, according to a new study by USC researchers

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Michelson Hall, Ready To Open — And Change The World

Nov 01, 2017

The largest building on the University Park Campus brings together top engineers and scientists in shared spaces designed to encourage collaborative research.

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World’s smallest movie studio

Oct 31, 2017

At the USC Michelson Center, Professor Scott Fraser’s incredible movies explore an unanswered question. How memories are formed?

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Inside SynTouch, the Mad Lab Giving Robots the Power to Feel

Oct 05, 2017

SynTouch, which spun out of the University of Southern California, has created a robotic fingertip that rubs a material and precisely measures the “feel” of it in 15 dimensions, ranging from coarseness to coolness

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Viterbi Faculty Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Dec 12, 2016

Mark Humayun and Shri Narayanan recognized for innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact.

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$100 Million Project to Make Intelligence-Boosting Brain Implant

Oct 26, 2016

New Scientist highlighted research by Ted Berger to develop a neuroprosthetic to help Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke and other brain disorders and injuries.

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White House To Announce Big Push For Cancer Blood Tests

Oct 24, 2016

Forbes highlighted a partnership among Peter Kuhn and other educational institutions and biomedical research companies to develop cancer blood tests as part of Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot.

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USC to show how wearable technology can improve cancer treatment

Sep 28, 2016

USC researchers to participate in Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot exhibit at a White House event.

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Stacey Finley Recognized as 2016 CMBE Journal Young Innovator

Aug 12, 2016

Work by Viterbi’s Stacey Finley, an investigator in the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience was highlighted for her work with colleagues to create a predictive computational model of T cell activation

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Just gellin’: How to grow strong muscles-on-a-chip

Jul 15, 2016

USC researchers hope to usher in new treatments for patients with muscular dystrophy

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Using Gelatin to Bulk up “Muscles-on-a-Chip”

Jul 12, 2016

Research by Megan McCain and colleagues on a new method to build bigger and stronger muscle fibers was featured

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Gelatin Hydrogel Could Develop Stronger Muscles, Might Be Used For ALS Cure

Jul 12, 2016

Research by Megan McCain and colleagues on an innovative new method for studying skeletal muscle development was featured.