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Author: Matt McGowan

New Biomedical Company Helps Train Clinicians and Test Medical Equipment

  Two University of Arkansas engineering professors and an engineering doctoral student have formed Vivas LLC, a new company with licensed technology that can be used to train clinicians in various procedures and test medical imaging equipment. Vivas has partnered with Humimic Medical LLC, a Fort Smith company that produces medical gels for training, testing and device development. These medical gels are clear or opaque models, made of synthetic gelatin, that accurately simulate human tissue. The U of A researchers – Morten Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Jamie Hestekin, professor of chemical engineering; and Megan Laughlin, a doctoral...

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Imaging Method Evaluates Cell Functional Changes and Wound Healing

Optical redox ratio maps of fibroblasts isolated from young and aged rats. Red regions correspond to high redox ratios, while blue regions correspond to low ratios. Images courtesy of Olivia Kolenc and Kyle Quinn.    Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, has published a review highlighting recent advances in autofluorescence imaging and discussing its role in evaluating cell metabolism. Autofluorescence is the emission of light by molecules naturally present in cells and tissue when those molecules have absorbed light. Quinn and graduate student Olivia Kolenc have published an article in Antioxidants & Redox...

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MarTREC Receives Additional $1.4 Million Grant

Transportation researchers at the University of Arkansas and their collaborators at five other research institutions will continue to lead the nation in maritime and multimodal transportation research with an additional $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will be used on a wide range of ongoing research. The U of A-based Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, or MarTREC, has received funding from the transportation department since 2013, and the new grant is part of a five-year program that has received a total of $7 million in federal funding and $3.5 million in matching funds....

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Terhune Discusses Research at Famous Fossil Site in Romania

Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas, highlights research and scholarly work across campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. Matt McGowan: Hello and welcome to Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast of the University of Arkansas. My name is Matt McGowan. Today we are talking to Claire Terhune, assistant professor of anthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Claire Terhune: Hello, thanks for having me. MM: I guess the first question I want to ask you is to talk a little bit about...

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