The Cullen Education and Research Fund has awarded the inaugural CERF Medical Engineering Prize for ALS Research to the members of BrainGate+SoftRobotics, a research team based at Brown University, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Retinal microaneurysms (MAs) are one of the earliest clinically visible signs of diabetic retinopathy (DR). MA leakage or rupture may precipitate local pathology in the surrounding neural retina that impacts visual function. In this work, the authors perform computational modeling of blood cell transport in microvessels containing various MAs, a process that is very difficult to observe directly in vivo.
For the first time, researchers have recorded electrical signals from the brains of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation for obsessive compulsive disorder over a prolonged period of time, allowing them to capture the brain activity of patients with daily OCD symptom fluctuations.
Tejal Desai '94, a professor and researcher who has led academic programs at the University of California San Francisco, Boston University and elsewhere, will work to expand collaborative engineering research and teaching.