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A cutting-edge micro-engineering tool being developed at the University of Iowa College of Engineering could help scientists understand how lung diseases form and discover new therapies to combat them. Yuliang Xie, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and member of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, calls the tool a “trachea-on-a-chip.”
University of Iowa professor Michael J. Welsh, MD, has won the 2022 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine together with Paul A. Negulescu, senior vice president and site head for San Diego research with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.