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.  

Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Infants Born to Obese Mothers Exhibit Greater Potential for Adipogenesis: The Healthy Start BabyBUMP Project.

Date: 3/14/18 - 3/14/18
Principal Researchers: Boyle KE, Patinkin ZW, Shapiro AL, Baker PR 2nd, Dabelea D, Friedman JE

Diabetes. 2016 Mar;65(3):647-59
PMID: 26631736

BIRD Past Research Projects

Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Infants Born to Obese Mothers Exhibit Greater Potential for Adipogenesis: The Healthy Start BabyBUMP Project.

Date: 3/14/18 - 3/14/18
Principal Researchers: Boyle KE, Patinkin ZW, Shapiro AL, Baker PR 2nd, Dabelea D, Friedman JE

Diabetes. 2016 Mar;65(3):647-59
PMID: 26631736