Coordination and collaboration are critical to U.S. leadership in plasma science: a Q&A with the Plasma 2020 Decadal Study co-chair
Plasma science has the potential to speed advances in medicine, energy, electronics and more—including helping us deal with pandemics.
The Future of LasersA research profile of Prof. Gérard Mourou and other ECE scientists talks about the future of lasers, from transmuting nuclear waste to shooting space junk.
Improving cancer and disease treatments by understanding electromagnetic communication among biological cells
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi and ECE PhD student Navid Barani won a best paper award for their research on how biological cells may use electromagnetic signal transmission to communicate.
New machine learning method improves testing of stem-like tumor cells for breast cancer research
To improve the prediction and identification of stem-like cancer cells, Prof. Euisik Yoon’s group developed a method that is 3.5 times faster than the standard approach.
Enabling large-scale testing of cancer drugs with machine learning
Prof. Euisik Yoon and his team developed a new machine learning tool that enables large-scale testing of cancer drug effectiveness with microfluidics.
Two ‘U’ researchers receive Distinguished University Innovator AwardThe Michigan Daily profiles Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, who are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award.
By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage
Cancer biologists and engineers collaborated on a device that could help predict the likelihood of breast cancer metastasis.
Laura Balzano aims to improve precision medicine as a Fulbright Scholar
Balzano will work with Portuguese researcher Mário Figueiredo to develop new machine learning methods impacting medical diagnosis and treatment.
Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells
Capturing cancer cells from blood samples offers a non-invasive way to observe whether the cancer is disappearing or whether it is becoming resistant to the treatment.
Biopsy alternative: “Wearable” device captures cancer cells from blood
New device caught more than three times as many cancer cells as conventional blood draw samples.
An even smaller world’s smallest ‘computer’
The latest from IBM and now the University of Michigan is redefining what counts as a computer at the microscale.
Students win prizes for improving image processing techniques for liver cancer detection and much more
Students in EECS 556: Image Processing, explore methods to improve image processing in applications such as biomedical imaging and video and image compression
‘Sister cell’ profiling aims to shut down cancer metastasis
Michigan engineers release individual cells from a specially-designed chip using laser pulses.
Cancer stem cells: new method analyzes 10,000 cells at once
A new tool for making sense of the cells believed to cause cancer relapses and metastases.
Using data science to achieve ultra-low dose CT image reconstruction
Ultra-low dose CT scans that provide superior image quality could not only benefit patients, but they could open up entirely new clinical applications.
What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues
Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.
Fighting lung cancer: Faster image processing for low-radiation CT scans
This advance could be important for fighting lung cancers, as symptoms often appear too late for effective treatment.
Student Spotlight: Mai Le – Finding a better way to diagnose breast cancer with MRI
The research group is using statistical signal processing to create crisper images with only 20% of the data required by a traditional MRI scan.
Biochips for better cancer therapy
One promising area of cancer treatment is photodynamic therapy, which combines the agents of a photosensitive drug, light, and oxygen.