Below are this week's updates from the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, including reminders about upcoming events. Have a story item or event you want shared? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saving Lives with Robots
One of the biggest dangers for trauma patients during the ambulance ride is undiagnosed, internal hemorrhagic bleeding. It’s currently undetectable with methods available on the ambulance ride. You can’t see it – but a robot can. Fischell Institute faculty member Axel Krieger says that estimates suggest one-third of trauma fatalities likely would have survived if they had access to hospital-level care sooner.
Making ‘Smart Cells’ Smarter: Fischell Institute Featured in Maryland Today
Recent work put forth by Fischell Institute Director William E. Bentley and a team of University of Maryland researchers was highlighted in Maryland Today earlier this week. The piece details the group's technique for engineering bacteria to work together autonomously – a first in metabolic engineering.
Now Accepting Fischell Institute/IBBR Travel Fellowship Applications
The Fischell Institute and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) are now accepting travel fellowship applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working with Fischell Institute or IBBR mentors. The goal of this program is to support the success of scholars whose projects translate scientific and engineering research into innovative solutions to biomedical challenges.