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Entries from October 2015

Research Posts

October 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Research Posts

A new feature of the website will include monthly research posts that highlight the research of current tufts undergraduates/ graduate students. This is designed to build a greater understanding of what BME students on campus are working on and to see how they are getting active in the biomedical field. Check out the first post below!

Improved Wound Healing Through Electrical Stimulation

Yuki Ito (E16) and Watson Gifford (E15) are currently studying cutaneous wound healing on in vitro human skin equivalents (HSEs) to improve the overall wound healing process. They co-culture the HSEs with a silk scaffold soaked in fat with collagen, fibroblasts, and keratinocytes seeded on top of it. The three layers of the HSEs mimic the epidermal, dermal, and hypodermal layers of human skin in order to have as accurate a model of study as possible.
To induce a faster wound healing process with less scar tissue formation, they are developing an electrical stimulation (ES) device. This electrical stimulation device is a biocompatible device made of gold and parylene that applies a controlled electric field across wounds in order to enhance the cell’s natural bioelectrical signals. By adding an exogenous electric field to this otherwise slow process of wound healing, they plan to learn more about the process of wound healing in general. The long-term goal of their project is to allow people such as diabetics, chronic wound patients, and severe burn victims to heal their wounds that they could not otherwise heal themselves.

 

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BME Fall BBQ

October 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on BME Fall BBQ

Also, thanks to all of those who came out to our BME Fall BBQ last week! Despite the need for a rain date we had a great showing and enjoyed some great food/ fun and games! Check out some pics from the event below.

 

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Community Day 2015

October 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Community Day 2015

 

 

 

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Community day was a blast! Thanks to all of those who participated in the event. It’s always exciting to give kids a taste of how cool science is!

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