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Cartilage Responds Positively to Tension: Nature Materials Paper by the Athanasiou Group

June 12, 2017

Scientists have known for 2,300 years that articular cartilage neither repairs itself nor regenerates with ease. “Cartilage, when once cut off, [does not] grow again,” observed Aristotle, the Greek philosopher and scientist, in the fourth century BC.  In the last fifty years, scientists have succeeded in creating tissue that closely resembles native cartilage, but the engineered tissue lacks the tensile values required to endure the natural strains it would encounter when implanted in human joints to replace damaged cartilage.

Marc Facciotti Is PI on HHMI $1 Million Grant for Educational Equity

June 07, 2017

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a grant of $1 million to the University of California, Davis, to use software, data and personal networking among faculty and staff professionals to create a more inclusive educational environment engaged in ongoing improvement.

Eric Berg Receives 2017 Munir Award

May 31, 2017
The College of Engineering’s Awards Committee has selected Dr. Eric Berg as the winner of the 2017 Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation.

Immune cells are uniquely capable biodetectors

March 06, 2017
The Heinrich lab found that single human neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are able to accurately and reliably recognize and interact with real-world pathogens such as Salmonella bacteria and Coccidioides, the cause of Valley Fever.

TEAM alumni revolutionize transgenics with new device

February 27, 2017
Biomedical device built by former UC Davis students and TEAM researchers takes advantage of single cell sensing and electroporation to deliver reagents into embryos in a fast, viable, and efficient manner.

Taking tech to heart

February 14, 2017
First, a replica of your heart that a doctor can hold in her hands. Next, a living sensor inside your phone that detects nearby pollutants or pathogens. That’s TEAMwork. Their motto is “What can we help you make?”

Third annual Make-a-Thon looks blindness in the eye

January 18, 2017
Sixty-four students from universities all over California competed in the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter’s third annual Make-a-Thon January 14-16, 2017. The problem this year was to build an inexpensive device for looking into the eye.