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biomedical engineering

A laser focus on cell research

Biomedical engineer Elliot Botvinick uses optical tweezers to understand how disease takes hold

Dorothy Williams with robotic device

Merging robotic rehab and stem cell research

Cutting-edge rehab programs at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center utilize robotics and computer software that someday could be combined with stem cell-based therapies to accelerate recovery from strokes and spinal cord injuries.

David Reinkensmeyer with Robert Sanchez

Can robots take over rehab?

Visiting the iMove center at UC Irvine’s Gross Hall is like being on the set of a sci-fi movie. Here, the merging of machines and humans — the premise of such futuristic films as “Alien” and “The Terminator” — has become a reality. Inside the lab, at Sue & Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute, patients whose […]