BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Maternal obesity and increased neonatal adiposity correspond with altered infant mesenchymal stem cell metabolism

Date: 3/14/18 - 3/14/18
Principal Researchers: Baker PR, Patinkin Z, Shapiro AL, De La Houssaye BA, Woontner M, Boyle KE, Vanderlinden L, Dabelea D, Friedman JE

JCI Insight. 2017 Nov 2;2(21)
PMID: 29093265

BIRD Past Research Projects

Maternal obesity and increased neonatal adiposity correspond with altered infant mesenchymal stem cell metabolism

Date: 3/14/18 - 3/14/18
Principal Researchers: Baker PR, Patinkin Z, Shapiro AL, De La Houssaye BA, Woontner M, Boyle KE, Vanderlinden L, Dabelea D, Friedman JE

JCI Insight. 2017 Nov 2;2(21)
PMID: 29093265