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Edward Song

Engineering Neuroscience

Edward Song is developing a biosensor to detect chemical conversations in the brain
To better understand how neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases develop, researchers need to study how neurons and immune cells in the brain communicate with each other. With a major new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Edward Song hopes to be a part of that conversation, even though his background...
Electrochemical sensor highlighted as March 2019 Innovation of the Month

Electrochemical sensor highlighted as March 2019 Innovation of the Month

A reusable electrochemical sensor has been highlighted as a the March 2019 Innovation of the Month by UNHInnovation.   This monthly recognition features UNH Intellectual Property that has excellent potential for commercialization.  The sensor was developed by CIBBR Investigator and CEPS Faculty Jeffrey  Halpern and uses cyclodextrin as a reusable and renewable surface for hydrophobic molecular...
Healing Hydrogel

Healing Hydrogel

UNH researchers create a hydrogel contact lens to treat serious eye disease
UNH researchers have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a significant cause for blindness world-wide. The incurable eye disease can be initiated by a number of different causes such as autoimmune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or Stevens-Johnson syndrome), chemical burns, or even some...
Xuanmao (Mao) Chen, assistant professor of neurobiology

UNH Researchers Identify Role Sex-Biased Protein May Play in Autism

Could lead to promising treatment strategies
UNH researchers are one step closer to helping answer the question of why autism is four times more common in boys than in girls after identifying and characterizing the connection of certain proteins in the brain to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). “Our study is the first to look at the sex-biased regulation of proteins in the brain and how they may play a role in affecting abnormal changes in...
David L. Kaplan Tufts University

Tufts University Distinguished Professor David Kaplan to give seminar: “Bioengineered silk proteins for regenerative medicine"

The next CIBBR sponsored Seminar will be collaboration with the Department of Chemical Engineering and will feature Tuft University Distinguished Professor David Kaplan.  He will be visiting campus on Friday 2/22 and providing a lecture from his research. Topic: Bioengineered Silk Proteins for Regenerative Medicine When & Where:  Friday Feb. 22 2019 , 2:30-3:30pm in Kingsbury Hall S145...
3d microscope image of skin cells

Speedy Healing

UNH researchers create a more effective hydrogel for healing wounds
 Scanning electron microscope image of a porous hydrogel, which could help wounds heal faster. Credit: University Instrumentation Center at UNH. UNH researchers have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster, especially for patients with compromised health issues. Wound healing can be complex and challenging, especially when a patient has other...
Expert in Nanosensors, Brian Cunningham to Visit UNH

Expert in Nanosensors, Brian Cunningham to Visit UNH

The Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) is hosting a series of seminars in 2018-2019 that will bring prominent scientists from the fields of biomedical and bioengineering research to UNH's campus to present and meet with faculty. The first in this series will be Brian T. Cunningham , a distiguished professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign whose...
The UNH campus at sunset

Faculty Honors

Six receive Presidential Chairs, Professorship Awards
Six members of the faculty from CEPS, COLA, COLSA and UNH Law were honored recently with Presidential Chairs and Professorship Awards. Ellen Fitzpatrick Made available through the President’s Fund for Excellence, Presidential Chairs are awarded for a period of 10 years at $15,000 per year, with the option of renewal. Recipients of Presidential Chairs are full professors who have demonstrated...
Spark 2018 - Innovation from Bench to Bedside

Innovation from Bench to Bedside

Center brings together disciplines to advance solutions for human health and well-being
Jeffrey Halpern, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at UNH, is working to address a prevalent mental health challenge: major depressive disorder (MDD), which frequently goes unrecognized and undiagnosed in the 16.1 million Americans who suffer from it. But the path from the lab to the doctor’s office can be a long one, especially for researchers working in higher education. That’s...
UNH students working in a lab

Biomedical Bridgebuilder

A new grant will help UNH research move from the lab bench to the bedside
Jeffrey Halpern, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, is conducting research into diagnostic sensors that can be used in a doctor’s office to adjust patients’ medications in real time. Halpern’s colleague, assistant professor of chemical engineering Kyung Jae Jeong, is carrying out tissue-engineering research that could one day lead to regenerating human bones. Xuanmao Chen, an...