Spasticity is a condition in which muscles are contract strongly, resulting stiffness or tightness, and quite often, pain. Usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, it’s particularly common in people with neurological maladies like cerebral palsy or stroke.
Platinum has long been used as a catalyst to enable the oxidation reduction reaction at the center of fuel cell technology. But the metal’s high cost is one factor that has hindered fuel cells from competing with cheaper ways of powering automobiles and homes.
Ahmet Coskun recently joined the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University on August 1, 2019, as an assistant professor.
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms — bulges that can cause death or serious injury if they burst.
Brain waves – or, oscillatory brain activity – are thought to play an important role in how different areas of the brain communicate. They’re also altered in many diseases.
By Yasmine Bassil, Communications Assistant
The inner-workings of the neural circuitry that underlies brain function is better understood today thanks to recent technological advances developing new tools that increasingly peel back the mysteries of the three pounds of gray tissue between our ears.
Paul Benkeser, professor and senior associate chair in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, has been elected to the 2019 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of Fellows.
The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology has expanded its roster of world class scientists and engineers with the addition of 12 new faculty researchers from three different universities: the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, an
Tiny silica bottles filled with medicine and a special temperature-sensitive material could be used for drug delivery to kill malignant cells only in certain parts of the body, according to a study published recently by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
By the time he was 15 years old, Connor McMahon had spent at least a third of his life receiving chemotherapy to fight the cancer that would not leave him alone.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story by Victor Rogers was published originally on July 19, 2019, in the Georgia Tech News Center. It has been slightly revised for the College of Sciences' website.
A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by conventional adhesive sensors with conductive gels.
The one-year Master in Biomedical Innovation and Development (MBID) program was created in 2013 by the Wallace H.
By Michael Pearson
Chethan Pandarinath, an assistant professor in the Wallace H.
For as long as she can remember, Karmella Ann Haynes has been intrigued in the sights and sounds of the real world, curious about how the universe works.
Anna Romanov and Julia Woodall, undergraduate students in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, will probably never leave the Earth’s orbit.
Women continue to be disproportionally affected by HIV around the world, but particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where three in four new HIV infections are among young girls. For women seeking care in developing countries, preventing and managing HIV is an expensive proposition.