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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.

 

 

Brain-Training App Creators Join In The Genetics Game

| Via Harvard | March 9, 2017

Producers of the popular online brain-training program Lumosity will collaborate with Harvard researchers to investigate the relationship between genetics and memory, attention, and reaction speed.Scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard Medical School Personal Genome Project (PGP) announced today a new collaboration with Lumos Labs that will leverage the unique […]

New Material Regrows Bone

| Via Northwestern | March 8, 2017

A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse’s skull by regrowing “quality bone,” a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to the skull or face.The work by a joint team of Northwestern Engineering and University of Chicago researchers was a resounding success, showing that a potent […]

DOD Funds New Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Institute

Jon Dobson | Via U. Florida | March 6, 2017

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces an award of nearly 300 million in a new public-private Manufacturing USA Institute to Advance Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) from leading manufacturers, universities, non-profit organizations and the federal government to develop scalable manufacturing processes for engineering tissues and organs. The UF Southeast node is led by Dr. Greg Sawyer, […]

New Blood Test Could Help Detect and Locate Cancer Early On

Kun Zhang | Via UC San Diego | March 6, 2017

Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new blood test that could detect cancer — and locate where in the body the tumor is growing. The study could provide a way to diagnose cancer early on without having to do invasive surgical procedures like biopsies. Researchers published their findings March 6 […]

Ligler To Be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall Of Fame

Frances Ligler | Via NC State | February 27, 2017

Dr. Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 15 2017 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Ligler is being recognized for her innovative application of emerging technologies in a variety of fields to make optical biosensors smaller, more versatile and more sophisticated. Thanks […]

Organ-on-a-chip Mimics Heart’s Biomechanical Properties

John Wikswo | Via Vanderbilt | February 24, 2017

The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties. “We created the I-Wire Heart-on-a-Chip so that we can understand why cardiac cells behave the way they do by asking the cells questions, instead […]

Pettigrew set for next Discovery Lecture

Roderic Pettigrew | Via Vanderbilt | February 23, 2017

Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 2. His lecture, entitled “Engineering Medicine for a Global Society,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. It is sponsored by the […]

Melur K. Ramasubramanian Appointed UVA Vice President For Research

Melur Ramasubramanian | Via U. Virginia | February 22, 2017

Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian has been appointed the University of Virginia’s vice president for research, UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan announced today. Ramasubramanian will assume this position on Aug. 8 and will report to the president. He is currently program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and D.W. Reynolds […]

Adapting High-Tech Medicine to Third World

Rebecca Richards-Kortum | Via JAMA Network | February 21, 2017

At a time when budgets for science and global health seem under threat, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD, is doubling down on efforts to bring modern medicine to the developing world at a fraction of the cost. The Rice University bioengineer, winner of a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, a $625 000 award often called a “genius grant,” specializes in […]

Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

Nicholas Peppas | Via U. Texas Austin | February 20, 2017

The John Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine recently honored McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering professor Nicholas Peppas with the inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award, recognizing individuals whose work is at the intersection of nanotechnology and medicine and has profoundly impacted society and human health. As part of the honor, Peppas delivered a talk at the Center […]

NIBIB Director Dr. Roderic Pettigrew is Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, India

Roderic Pettigrew | Via NIBIB | February 13, 2017

NIBIB Director Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew was recently inducted into India’s National Academy of Sciences as a foreign fellow.  In recent meetings with healthcare officials in India, Dr. Pettigrew explored developing technologies to help underserved populations gain access to healthcare in both countries.

Better Than A Pill

Lori Setton | Via Wash. U. STL | February 9, 2017

A twisted ankle, broken hip or torn knee cartilage are all common injuries that can have medical ramifications long after the initial incident that causes them. Associated pain, inflammation, joint degeneration and even osteoarthritis can sideline a variety of different people: athletes, weekend warriors and patients who are either aging or inactive. A team from […]

Better Than A Pill

David Kaplan | Via Wash. U. STL | February 9, 2017

A twisted ankle, broken hip or torn knee cartilage are all common injuries that can have medical ramifications long after the initial incident that causes them. Associated pain, inflammation, joint degeneration and even osteoarthritis can sideline a variety of different people: athletes, weekend warriors and patients who are either aging or inactive. A team from […]

Better Than A Pill

Farshid Guilak | Via Wash. U. STL | February 9, 2017

A twisted ankle, broken hip or torn knee cartilage are all common injuries that can have medical ramifications long after the initial incident that causes them. Associated pain, inflammation, joint degeneration and even osteoarthritis can sideline a variety of different people: athletes, weekend warriors and patients who are either aging or inactive. A team from […]

Dobson Receives International Journal of Nanomedicine Distinguished Scientist Award

JonDobson | Via U. Florida | February 1, 2017

Dr. Jon Dobson, UF BME professor, has been selected for the International Journal of Nanomedicine Distinguished Scientist Award. The Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes an established scientist who has made significant contribution to the field of nanomedicine. Dobson will receive this award at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Minneapolis on April 6, 2017.The International Journal […]

TBEP and MBD: Engineered Smart Scaffolds Could Help Repair Damaged Hearts And Muscles

Michael Sefton | Via U. Toronto | January 25, 2017

A scar on your skin may be insignificant, but a scar on your heart could be deadly. Scar tissue in muscle can impair its function and lead to long-term damage, from limping to heart failure. Leading-edge research from U of T Engineering is addressing this challenge. Two multidisciplinary teams consisting of engineers, biologists, physicians and […]

Renowned bioengineer to Join Harvard Faculty

Samir Mitragotri | Via Harvard | January 23, 2017

Samir Mitragotri, a leading chemical- and bio-engineer who develops new techniques and materials for treating conditions such as diabetes, cancer and bleeding disorders, will join the faculty of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). He is currently the Mellichamp Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, […]

Winners announced in the Blackwood Design Awards 2016

Rory Cooper | Via Blackwood | January 23, 2017

After months of planning and preparation, last Friday marked the ‘Dragon’s Den’ style finale of the Blackwood Design Awards 2016. We assembled a panel of judges from various sectors of expertise and Skyped our finalists from all over the world including Japan and the USA. The winner of the ‘Best New Concept’ was the MeBot created by […]

Biomedical Pioneer, Gilda Barabino, Video Profile

Gilda Barabino | Via MAKE IT COUNT | January 18, 2017

In this latest episode of MAKE IT COUNT, meet Dr. Gilda Barabino, Dean of the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York…a true pioneer and woman of her time. She is a biomedical engineer, who as an African-American, a woman, has broken stereotypes and achieved the highest honors in her field. […]

Researchers Use Salmonella Bacteria To Combat Brain Tumors

Ravi Bellamkonda | Via Duke Chronicle | January 18, 2017

Although most people associate salmonella with a bad case of food poisoning, a team of Duke scientists have shown that the bacteria could potentially be used to treat cancer. Led by Ravi Bellamkonda, Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering, the researchers adopted a strain of Salmonella typhimurium and made several genetic modifications to […]