Department of Biomedical Engineering News

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Ten-Year-Olds Tackle Biomedical Engineering

Mar 02, 2017

The Project in a Box initiative brings hands-on biomedical engineering lessons to local elementary schools

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Making meaningful devices under pressure

Feb 28, 2017

Undergraduate students flexed their hands-on engineering skills at the 2017 ASBME Makeathon, a competition to develop real-world biomedical devices.

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‘One life saved is huge, but I know it can be far more than that’

Feb 24, 2017

Deepika Bodapati’s low-cost, blood imaging device Athelas has already saved the lives of patients with early-stage leukemia

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Bioengineering models for muscular dystrophy research

Feb 16, 2017

Megan McCain receives a Rising Star Award for her innovative research on musculoskeletal disorders.

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Living in a Biomaterial World

Feb 01, 2017

Eun Ji Chung receives a Broad Innovation Award for her research proposal to use biologically inspired scaffolds in urethral tissue regeneration.

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Calling all “Makers”… are you ready for Makeathon 2017?

Jan 27, 2017

All students with biomedical interests are encouraged to participate in the annual engineering design team competition held in February.

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Beating the Spread

Jan 10, 2017

Knowing how cancer cells interface with surrounding cells may be key to preventing metastasis.

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Accessory Power

Jan 09, 2017

At 20 years old, USC Viterbi Biomedical Engineering student Nikita Dhesikan founded IDENTITI, a custom gemstone bracelet company that empowers women one gem at a time.

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They 3D Printed Hands for Children in Syria; Now They’re 3D Printing Eyewear for Children in Los Angeles

Dec 20, 2016

3D printed projects by students get ready to go from lab to market, including one ‘Spectacles Squad’.

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Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Nov 14, 2016

Members of 17 burgeoning startups and their mentors recently met for the kickoff of the seventh annual Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition.

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Sam McBirney, Superbug Sleuth

Nov 10, 2016

A USC Viterbi Ph.D. student uncovers a flaw in research on the two biggest culprits in hospital-acquired bloodstream infections—and she knows how to fix it.

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It gets ‘Real’ for USC startups

Nov 10, 2016

Innovators at ‘The Real Deal @ USC’ meet their matches with Gen. David Petraeus and fellow investors

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It Takes A Village To Educate A Child

Nov 03, 2016

The USC Viterbi STEM Spotlight on the Department of Biomedical Engineering illuminates STEM subjects for local middle and high school students.

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What if this protein holds the key to a new dimension in cancer immunotherapy?

Oct 19, 2016

Assistant Professor Stacey Finley uses mathematical modeling in her novel research on LCK protein regulation in cancer immunotherapy.

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Rosa’s Choice

Oct 14, 2016

A trailblazing alumna and surgeon-engineer describes how she lived in two countries and between two dreams at once

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Eva Kanso Awarded $1 Million NSF INSPIRE Grant

Sep 29, 2016

AME Associate Professor Eva Kanso receives NSF INSPIRE grant to study bacteria-host interaction