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BIOLIFE4D Welcomes Computational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering Expert Raimond Winslow, Ph.D. to Scientific Advisory Team

Raimond Winslow | Via PR Newswire | October 13, 2017

Complementing the acclaimed talent already assembled on its scientific leadership team, bioprinting startup BIOLIFE4D announced the addition of Raimond Winslow, Ph.D. whose vast expertise will help the company deliver on its mission to 3D bioprint a viable human heart suitable for transplant. Winslow’s new role at BIOLIFE4D comes in addition to the leadership positions he […]

Elazer Edelman honored with Cardiovascular Research Foundation career achievement award

Elazer Edelman | Via MIT | October 13, 2017

Elazer Edelman, the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences at MIT, has been awarded this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Career Achievement Award ­for his extraordinary contributions to the field of cardiology. A lifelong researcher and innovator, Edelman is core member of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, director of […]

Veracyte Chairman and CEO Bonnie Anderson Receives Prestigious Innovation Award at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting

Bonnie Anderson | Via Business Wire | October 13, 2017

Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) announced today that the company’s Chairman and CEO Bonnie Anderson is the recipient of the 2017 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Healthcare Innovation. Dr. Lori Setton, president of the Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, will present the award to Ms. Anderson today at the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Ms. […]

Stanford develops novel PET tracer to ID most bacterial infections

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir | Via Health Imaging | October 12, 2017

Bacteria are experts at mutating to become resistant to any antibiotic treatment. With no promise of stagnation, it is no wonder that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called for medical scientists to develop new novel diagnostics to detect and help regulate the treatment of infections and infectious diseases. A new study […]

Blood test may find liver cancer earlier, improve survival

Kang Zhang | Via San Diego Union Tribune. | October 11, 2017

Liver cancer can be caught at an early stage through a newly developed blood test, improving the odds for survival, according to a study led by University of California San Diego scientists. The test looks for changed gene activity, caused by a process called methylation, that indicate liver cancer, said Kang Zhang, M.D., the study’s […]

Novel catheter combines FLIm, IVUS to assess plaque buildup in heart patients

Laura Marcu | Via Health Imaging | October 11, 2017

A newly developed, single-catheter probe that combines intravascular ultrasounds with fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIm) in one device could be the answer to physicians’ difficulties predicting plaque rupture, a study published in Scientific Reports suggests. The catheter was developed by Laura Marcu, PhD, and colleagues at her UC Davis-based lab. The device was a response to […]

Imaging a killer

Rohit Pappu | Via Washington University in St. Louis | October 9, 2017

Huntington’s disease is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by mutations in one specific gene called huntingtin (Htt). In the 20-plus years since the Htt gene was identified, researchers have focused on the protein encoded by the Htt gene, called Httex1. This protein accumulates in the brains of Huntington’s disease patients, and the […]

‘Squirtable’ elastic glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

Anthony Weiss | Via University of Sydney | October 5, 2017

Biomedical engineers from the University of Sydney and the United States collaborated on the development of the potentially life-saving surgical glue, called MeTro. MeTro’s high elasticity makes it ideal for sealing wounds in body tissues that continually expand and relax – such as lungs, hearts and arteries – that are otherwise at risk of re-opening. […]

Scientists Develop “Body-on- a-Chip” System to Accelerate Testing of New Drugs

Anthony Atala | Via News Wise | October 5, 2017

Using the same expertise they’ve employed to build new organs for patients, scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have engineered micro hearts, lungs and livers that can potentially be used to test new drugs. By combining the micro-organs in a monitored system, the researchers aim to mimic how the human body […]

Coming a step closer to understanding how gastric bypass works

Martin L. Yarmush | Via Medical Xpress | October 5, 2017

A study by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) and Shriners Hospital for Children has made a technological advancement toward accelerating the discovery of drug targets for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases. The novel experimental and computational workflow involves the first use of […]

Novel PET tracer identifies most bacterial infections

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir | Via Medical | October 5, 2017

Stanford University medical scientists have developed a novel imaging agent that could be used to identify most bacterial infections. The study is the featured basic science article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine’s October issue. Bacteria are good at mutating to become resistant to antibiotics. As one way to combat the problem of antimicrobial resistance, […]

Internationally acclaimed scholar, with over 400 publications and 40 patents, joins UB RENEW

Thomas Thundat | Via University at Buffalo | October 4, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thomas Thundat, an internationally recognized expert on nanomechanical sensors, network of sensors and quasi-wireless transmission of electricity, has joined the University at Buffalo’s RENEW Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Thundat will serve as Professor of Empire Innovation in RENEW— an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally […]

Joseph Moskal Receives Top Biotechnology Innovator Award

Joseph Moskal | Via Northwestern University | October 3, 2017

Northwestern Engineering professor Joseph Moskal has received the iCON Innovator Award from the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBIO), an industry association of more than 200 companies, academic institutions, and service providers dedicated to making Illinois and the Midwest a leader in life sciences ventures and technology. The iCON Innovator Award recognizes an active researcher within […]

Cynthia Reinhart-King named Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow

Cynthia Reinhart-King | Via Vanderbilt University | September 28, 2017

Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is a member of the 2017 Class of Fellows of the Biomedical Engineering Society. The BMES is the premier society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering professionals with more than 7,000 members. This year’s class includes 20 members nominated by their peers. Reinhart-King is […]

Smart molecules trigger white blood cells to become better cancer-eating machines

YingXiao Wang | Via UC San Diego | September 28, 2017

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 — A team of researchers has engineered smart protein molecules that can reprogram white blood cells to ignore a self-defense signaling mechanism that cancer cells use to survive and spread in the body. Researchers say the advance could lead to a new method of re-engineering immune cells to fight […]

Smart molecules trigger white blood cells to become better cancer-eating machines

Shu Chien | Via UC San Diego | September 28, 2017

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 — A team of researchers has engineered smart protein molecules that can reprogram white blood cells to ignore a self-defense signaling mechanism that cancer cells use to survive and spread in the body. Researchers say the advance could lead to a new method of re-engineering immune cells to fight […]

Robert Langer of MIT receives $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine from Northwestern

Robert S. Langer | Via Northwestern University | September 27, 2017

EVANSTON – Chemical engineer and prolific inventor Robert S. Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — known as the “Edison of medicine” — is the recipient of the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine for 2017, Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology announced today (Sept. 27). The Kabiller Prize is the largest monetary […]

On Hilton Head, the future promises a human heart built with a desktop printer

Anthony Atala | Via The Island Packet | September 27, 2017

This is a story of hope and promise. To me, it sounds like science fiction. But it is not. You can hear and see for yourselves at a presentation Oct. 5 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island called “Adult Stem Cells: Medicine of the Future.” Two world-famous doctors and researchers — Dr. Keith […]

MRI contrast agent locates and distinguishes aggressive from slow-growing breast cancer

Zheng-Rong Lu | Via Case Western Reserve | September 25, 2017

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent being tested by researchers at Case Western Reserve University not only pinpoints breast cancers at early stages but differentiates between aggressive and slow-growing types. “Doing both will help doctors find the right treatment,” said Zheng-Rong Lu, the M. Frank Rudy and Margaret Dormiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical […]

How Artificial Intelligence Could Save Healthcare

Omar Ishrak | Via UBM Americas | September 25, 2017

They say the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, but you could also make an argument for adding rising healthcare costs to the list. “There is no end in sight to the amount of healthcare spending because it scales with multiple on the population,” Josh Makower, MD, general partner venture capital firm […]