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All In The News tagged "School of Biomedical Engineering"

Philadelphia Engineer Creates Backup Ventilators for Coronavirus Pandemic

Marek Swoboda, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was featured in an April 17 episode of WHYY-Radio's “The Pulse” about his efforts to lead a team that is creating back-up ventilators for hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also interviewed in the piece about the role of creative problem-solving during the pandemic.

Coronavirus PPE: Drexel University Engineers Creating Hundreds of 3D-Printed Face Shields for Hospitals

Michele Marcolongo, PhD, a professor and head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department in the College of Engineering, was interviewed in April 1 WPVI-TV (6-abc) and KYW-TV (CBS-3) stories about her work with Amy Throckmorton, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, to 3D print headbands to make face shields for medical workers. The stories were picked up by affiliates and outlets across the country, including Yahoo! News.

Brain Scans Can Detect Who Has Better Skills

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in an Oct. 3 Wall Street Journal story about how functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) could be useful in fields like design and marketing to understand how people make decisions. Ayaz and Rajneesh Suri, PhD, vice dean for research and strategic partnerships and professor in the LeBow College of Business, are collaborating on this type of research.

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems was featured in an Aug. 28 New York Times article about iBreastExam — a portable technology developed by Wan Y. Shih, PhD, a professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems; and Wei-Heng Shih, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering — that was licensed to a Philadelphia-based company led by Drexel alumnus Mihir Shah and is now being used to detect breast cancer in countries where mammograms are less common.

Hop and Knee-Replacement Infections: Doctors Debate Best Solutions

Research by Steven M. Kurtz, PhD, a research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, about the effectiveness of joint replacements, was mentioned in a July 27 Philadelphia Inquirer story about researchers working on new strategies for improving success in joint replacement.

Jefferson, Drexel Researchers Test Gel to Restore Independent Breathing After Spinal Cord Injuries

Yinghui Zhong, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was mentioned in a June 11 Philly Voice story about a hydrogel she helped to design that may be able to restore independent, unassisted breathing in spinal cord injury patients.

Stories Literally Put Our Brain Waves in Sync

Research about the synchronization of brain waves between speakers and listeners by Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was mentioned in a June 6 Quartz story.

For These Researchers, Building a ‘Smart Cockpit’ Means Reading a Pilot’s Mind

A study by Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, which measured the brain activity of pilots, was featured in a May 30 Digital Trends story.

Scientists Measure What Goes Through a Pilot's Brain in Real Time While Flying

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was interviewed for a May 28 segment on WHYY-Radio about his recent study that used fNIRS technology to measure brain activity while pilots were in flight. 

Researchers Aim To Refine Human-Aircraft Interface

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in a May 22 AVweb story about a recent study he led that measured the cognitive workload of airplane pilots.

Scientists Examine Why Some Pilots Thrive Under Pressure, and Some Crack

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in a May 21 Popular Mechanics story about his new study that measured pilots' brain activity while they were in flight. The story was also picked up by Yahoo! News.

This Artificial Cartilage Gets Its Strength From the Stuff in Bulletproof Vests

Kara Spiller, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in a February Science News magazine story about a new kind of artificial cartilage.