Filip Swirski, PhD, named Director of Mount Sinai’s new Cardiovascular Research Institute
Tag: biomedical engineering research
Nanoparticles create heat from light to manipulate electrical activity in neurons
Srikanth Singamaneni and Barani Raman in the McKelvey School of Engineering developed technology to use nanoparticles to heat, manipulate cells in the brain and heart.
‘Nanodecoy’ Therapy Binds and Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Nanodecoys made from human lung spheroid cells (LSCs) can bind to and neutralize SARS-CoV-2, promoting viral clearance and reducing lung injury in a macaque model of COVID-19.
Taking new steps with artificial platelets
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.1 million, four-year research grant to Anirban Sen Gupta at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and collaborators at the University of Michigan and University of North Carolina, to advance the design of artificial platelets that can promote and stabilize clots to stop bleeding.
A WINDOW INTO ADOLESCENCE
Why do some adolescents take more risks than others?
New research from University of Delaware Biomedical Engineer Curtis Johnson and graduate student Grace McIlvain suggests that two centers in the adolescent brain, one that makes them want to take risks and the other prevents them from acting on those impulses, physically mature at different rates and that adolescents with large differences in the rate of development between these two brain regions are more likely to be risk-takers.