News & Highlights

Joint Function

NSF grant supports research to shed light on how cartilage works. Cartilage, a connective tissue found throughout the body, is critical to the function of our joints. Tough yet flexible, it supports load and enables frictionless motion between joint surfaces....

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Healthy Knees

NIH grant supports investigation of connection between ACL surgery and osteoarthritis Every year, about 250,000 people in the U.S. sustain injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and about half of these individuals end up having reconstructive surgery. But...

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Funding improves breast cancer survival rates

April Kloxin is part of an ever-growing body of researchers and clinicians making it their mission to outsmart breast cancer cells. Kloxin, a University of Delaware engineering professor and Pew Scholar in Biomedical Science, wants to know why 20 percent of women who...

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BME Graduates First PhD Student

Ashutosh Khandha (center) completed his doctoral degree under the advisement of Profs. Tom Buchanan (left) and Lynn Snyder-Mackler. His research focused on knee gait mechanics after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using magnetic resonance imaging and...

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Papoutsakis receives Murphree Award from ACS

Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. The award is sponsored...

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Research Experiences for Undergrads

NSF-funded program supports diverse group of undergraduates in biomechanical engineering Even accomplished researchers know that luck can play a role in scientific breakthroughs. That was one important message shared by Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of...

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