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Fellowbook News

AIMBE Fellowbook collects news stories highlighting the members of the AIMBE College of Fellows. Read the latest stories, jump to the College Directory, or search below to find the newest research, awards, announcements and more for the leaders of the medical and biological engineering community.

 

 

New molecular probes to allow non-destructive analysis of bioengineered cartilage

Arnold Caplan | Via EurekAlert | January 16, 2018

New Rochelle, NY, January 16, 2018–A new study describes novel probes that enable non-invasive, non-destructive, direct monitoring of the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in real-time during the formation of engineered cartilage to replace damaged or diseased tissue. These molecular probes make it possible to assess the quality of the cartilaginous tissue and its […]

Researchers develop a remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system

Peter Wang | Via UC San Diego | January 15, 2018

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells. There is a critical need to non-invasively and remotely manipulate cells at a distance, particularly for translational applications in animals and humans, researchers said. The […]

Researchers develop a remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system

Shu Chien | Via UC San Diego | January 15, 2018

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells. There is a critical need to non-invasively and remotely manipulate cells at a distance, particularly for translational applications in animals and humans, researchers said. The […]

Frances Ligler’s Portable Optical Biosensors Improve Environmental Detection of Toxins, Pollutants

Frances Ligler | Via IPWatchdog | January 13, 2018

The term “biosensor” covers a variety of analytical devices which use a biological component, such as cells or tissue, which interact with the particular chemical being examined, and then a physicochemical detector which transforms the interaction of the biological component and the analyte to generate a signal which can be measured. Market research on biosensors […]

Chad Mirkin to receive prestigious Remsen Memorial Lecture Award

Chad Mirkin | Via Northwestern University | January 11, 2018

Northwestern University’s Chad A. Mirkin will receive the prestigious Remsen Memorial Lecture Award for his outstanding discoveries in chemistry. The award is presented annually by the American Chemical Society Maryland Section, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins department of chemistry. Mirkin is the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry and director of the International Institute […]

Innovator, imaging expert Juergen Willmann dies at 45

Juergen Willmann | Via Stanford University | January 11, 2018

Juergen Willmann, an international scholar, dedicated himself to advancing cancer detection imaging technologies and leading with energy and compassion. Juergen Willmann, MD, a professor of radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, died Jan. 8 in a car accident in Palo Alto. He was 45. Willmann honed a specific diagnostic tool known as targeted […]

One-Step Production of Aromatic Polyesters by E. coli Strains

Sang Yup Lee | Via Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | January 9, 2018

KAIST systems metabolic engineers defined a novel strategy for microbial aromatic polyesters production fused with synthetic biology from renewable biomass. The team of Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering produced aromatic polyesters from Escherichia coli (E. coli) strains by applying microbial fermentation, employing direct microbial fermentation from renewable […]

New drug capsule may allow weekly HIV treatment

Robert Langer | Via MIT | January 9, 2018

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose. This advance could make it much easier for patients to adhere to the strict schedule of dosing required for the drug cocktails used to fight the virus, the researchers say. […]

Using mechanical forces to improve wound healing

Dennis Orgill | Via MIT | January 5, 2018

To most, an operating room and a manufacturing plant are as different as any two places can be. But not to Dennis Orgill. “To some degree when you do an operation it’s much like manufacturing something in a factory,” explains Orgill SM ’80, PhD ’83, who serves as medical director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s […]

Paul Yock wins National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize

Paul Yock | Via Stanford University | January 4, 2018

Paul Yock, MD, professor of medicine and of bioengineering at Stanford University and the founder and director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, will receive the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The academy said Yock was chosen for “the development and global dissemination […]

New device selects healthy sperm

Utkan Demirci | Via Stanford University | January 3, 2018

A device the size of your business card can separate the strong, healthy sperm cells from the duds, and it does so in about 10 minutes, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The sperm-sorting tool is called the Simple Periodic Array […]

Total-body PET: Maximizing sensitivity for clinical research and patient care

Simon Cherry | Via EurekAlert! | January 3, 2018

The new total-body PET/CT scanner could revolutionize our understanding and treatment of disease through analysis of better imaging data from the whole body. In The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) featured January article, scientists at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), outline the development and benefits of this innovative diagnostic tool and explain how […]

Professor Molly Shoichet inducted into the Order of Canada

Molly Shoichet | Via University of Toronto | December 29, 2017

University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious recognitions. The new appointees, which also include University Professor Michael Sefton (IBBME), were announced today by Governor General Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0). “Professor Shoichet’s multidisciplinary research is addressing some of the world’s […]

Professor Michael Sefton inducted into the Order of Canada

Michael Sefton | Via University of Toronto | December 29, 2017

University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious recognitions. The new appointees, which also include University Professor Molly Shoichet, were announced today by Governor General Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0). “Professor Michael Sefton is internationally recognized as a pioneer in biomedical […]

How T-cells navigate the rough-and-tumble environment of the bloodstream

Klaus Ley | Via Science Daily | December 26, 2017

To eradicate pathogens or counteract inflammation, cells of the immune system move through often rapid blood flow toward peripheral disease sites, such as skin, gut or lung. Thus a goal of immunologists has been to define the repertoire of molecules that not only keep fast-moving immune cells on course but allow them to access inflamed […]

Professor Milica Radisic receives the Steacie Prize

Milica Radisic | Via University of Toronto | December 18, 2017

Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE) has been named the 2017 recipient of the Steacie Prize, awarded each year to one engineer or scientist 40 years of age or younger who has made notable contributions to research in Canada. The prize is administered by the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement […]

CWRU School of Medicine’s Mark Griswold elected 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Mark Griswold | Via Case Western Reserve University | December 12, 2017

Mark A. Griswold, a professor in the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors 2017 Fellows Program, the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors. He was elected as a fellow for having “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating […]

Teresa Woodruff Named to National Academy of Inventors

Teresa Woodruff | Via Northwestern University | December 12, 2017

Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Feinberg School of Medicine, professor of biomedical engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering, and dean of The Graduate School. She founded and directs the Women’s Health Research Institute and is director of the Center for Reproductive Science. An expert on […]

Susmita Bose named to National Academy of Inventors

Susmita Bose | Via Washington State University | December 12, 2017

Susmita Bose, the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair and Professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellows are academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions […]

Professor Tom Chau, U of T Engineering alumni awarded Governor General Meritorious Service Decoration

Tom Chau | Via University of Toronto | December 12, 2017

U of T Engineering Professor Tom Chau (IBBME) and his research team, including alumni Eric Wan (CompE 1T0, ECE MASc 1T3) and Pierre Duez (EngSci 0T0, MASc IndE 0T3), have been recognized with one of Canada’s highest honours, the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division). The decoration recognizes Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring […]