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The Biomedical engineering division is a group for Engineers Ireland members working in the MedTech sector. It provides opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing in this fascinating, diverse and life-changing division of engineering.

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Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's: investigating changes in brain network dynamics

My PhD research investigates changes in brain network dynamics that occur in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the death of dopamine producing cells in a region of the brain known as the substantia nigra pars compacta. This area is part of the basal ganglia network which is located under the cortex, deep within the brain. The basal ganglia is associated with a variety of functions including cognition, emotion, learning and control of ...

Trinity bridges humanitarianism and medical-device design with 3D printing

Three-dimensional printing (3DP) and additive manufacturing (AM) have evolved rapidly, enabling engineers, researchers, clinicians and medical-device specialists to develop new innovations and approaches to biomedical engineering. To keep pace with the extraordinary developments in the global phenomenon that is 3D printing, and to ensure that our biomedical-engineering students were being trained for the future, Prof Conor Buckley, assistant professor in biomedical engineering in Trinity ...

CÚRAM engineers nanomechanical stem-cell technologies to benefit orthopaedics

[caption id="attachment_38535" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr Manus Biggs[/caption] Dr Manus Biggs, lecturer within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Investigator at CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway, has just published two separate research papers on the role of nanomechanical cues in cell biology in top-tier international journals, one in the Nature journal Nature Biomedical Engineering and another in the ...

A war made me realise that the world needs biomedical engineers

It was a sunny and pleasant spring day in Dezful, a small city in the south part of Iran. There were not many people on the street, but I remember a young teenager pedalling slowly on his bike. I remember him because a moment later he was decapitated by a piece of metal when an Iraqi missile hit the neighbourhood. His headless body pedalled for a while before falling to the ground. Everything in that moment registered in my brain like a scene in slow motion. In shock, all I was thinking ...

New medical device concept could reduce time to diagnose infections

When a patient arrives at a hospital with a serious infection, doctors have precious few minutes to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly. Doctors' ability to act quickly and correctly not only makes a difference to the patient's outcome, it determines whether the infection spreads to other patients in the clinic, and can even contribute to the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Luckily for patients and doctors alike, a new diagnostic device created by ...

Biomedical 'skin-like bandage' is stretchy, durable and long lasting

[caption id="attachment_37743" align="alignright" width="300"] The conducting nanowires are around 50 nanometers in diameter and more than 150 microns long, and are embedded inside a thin layer of elastomer, or elastic polymer, about 1.5 microns thick (Purdue University image/Min Ku Kim)[/caption] A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical ...
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