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Dr. Mark Humayun elected a 2016 Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Mark Humayun | Via PRNewswire | December 13, 2016

OS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, co-director of the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute and director of the USC Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics, has been elected to the NAI 2016 Fellows Program, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to […]

Two CWRU researchers elected 2016 National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Jeffrey Lewis Duerk | Via The Daily Case | December 13, 2016

Two Case Western Reserve University researchers have been elected National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows for lifetime achievements and leadership in innovation and scientific discovery. Case School of Engineering Dean Jeffrey Duerk, the Leonard Case Professor of Engineering, and Francis Papay, a professor of surgery in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western […]

Rice celebrates Richards-Kortum’s MacArthur Fellowship

Rebecca Richards-Kortum | Via Rice | December 12, 2016

Rice President David Leebron, Provost Marie Lynn Miranda and dozens of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university gathered Dec. 8 at Baker Hall to celebrate the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship of Rice global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum. Richards-Kortum, Rice’s Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, won […]

Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

George Georgiou | Via U. Texas Austin | December 9, 2016

A research team led by Texas ChE Professor George Georgiou has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The new treatment and results from preclinical trials are described in a paper published in the Nov. 21 issue of […]

Blood-Brain Barrier on a Chip Sheds New Light on “Silent Killer”

John Wikswo | Via Vanderbilt | December 6, 2016

The blood-brain barrier is a network of specialized cells that surrounds the arteries and veins within the brain. It forms a unique gateway that both provides brain cells with the nutrients they require and protects them from potentially harmful compounds. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education […]

Dunn Receives TAMEST’s 2017 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

Andrew Dunn | Via U. Texas Austin | December 5, 2016

Andrew Dunn, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Center for Emerging Imaging Technologies, will receive the 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) at its annual conference on Jan. 11. The O’Donnell Awards were established to recognize and promote outstanding scientific […]

Simon Cherry Elected as AAAS Fellow

Simon Cherry | Via UC Davis | December 1, 2016

DAVIS, Calif.; November 30, 2016–The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its newest class of fellows.Simon Cherry is a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering.Cherry is pioneering new medical imaging technologies to improve cancer detection […]

Peppas, Horava Develop First-Ever Capsule to Treat Hemophilia

Nicholas Peppas | Via U. Texas Austin | November 28, 2016

In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. Thanks to a breakthrough led by researchers in the McKetta Department of Chemical  Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, treatment for hemophilia can now be administered via a biodegradable system, a capsule, giving people affected by the […]

Case Western Reserve, ICBM Medical Sign License Option to Advance Biosensor Technology

Chung-Chiun Liu | Via Case Western | November 28, 2016

Case Western Reserve University and ICBM Medical Inc. signed a one-year, option-to-license agreement to commercially advance a low-cost, rapid catalytic biomarker technology that improves patient screening and monitoring for a range of clinical conditions, from concussion to prostate cancer. By leveraging existing biomarkers and developing new ones, ICBM Medical plans to commercialize its first clinical […]

Bioceramic Pioneer Awarded to Paul Ducheyne

Paul Ducheyne | Via Bioceramics | November 21, 2016

Dr. Ducheyne has dedicated close to 40 years serving the bioceramics community. In 1993 Paul organized the Bioceramics symposium in Philadelphia, only the second to be organized in the US, and he continued to support the bioceramics and biomaterials community all over the years. Shortly after, this is in 1994, the Society for Biomaterials elected […]

A Hydrogel That Helps Stop Uncontrolled Bleeding

Ali Khademhosseini | Via Harvard | November 21, 2016

Small blood clots called emboli are mostly known for traveling through the vasculature before they lodge and obstruct vessels, impeding blood and oxygen supply to organs such as the lung. To stop excessive bleeding or the flow of blood into an aneurysm, clinicians harness the same principle by forming artificial therapeutic emboli that can plug […]

Setton named Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Lori Setton | Via Wash. U. STL | November 18, 2016

Lori Setton, a renowned researcher into the role of the degeneration and repair of the body’s soft tissues, has been named the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. She was installed Oct. 24 in a ceremony at Whitaker Hall. Setton joined the School of Engineering & […]

Dr. Freddie Fu Inaugural Lecture as Distinguished Service Professor

Freddie Fu | Via Ortho | November 17, 2016

There really aren’t many awards that Freddie Fu, M.D. has NOT received during his distinguished career at the University of Pittsburgh. But a few of his ardent admirers have found a new way to honor him. Dr. Fu has been appointed as a Distinguished Service Professor and on November 3, 2016 he presented the Dr. […]

Buddy Ratner co-directs new Center for Dialysis Innovation

Buddy Ratner | Via U. Washington | November 17, 2016

A new Center for Dialysis Innovation was launched in early November. The Center hopes to  improve the health and well-being of people with advanced kidney disease as they initiate and receive dialysis treatment. Its vision is that future dialysis therapy will be complication-free and completely restorative of kidney health. Solutions to meet these goals will combine a comprehensive technical redesign […]

Former Medtronic Chairman Bill Hawkins Elected to Board of Focused Ultrasound Foundation

William Hawkins | Via Focused Ultrasound Foundation | November 9, 2016

Charlottesville, VA (Nov 9, 2016) – Former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic Bill Hawkins has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.“I have had the privilege of spending my career at the forefront of medical technology innovation. And focused ultrasound represents the future of non-invasive care – improving outcomes while […]

Peppas Receives NIH Funding to Improve Early Detection of Autoimmune Disorders

Nicholas Peppas | Via U. Texas Austin | November 4, 2016

Treatment of autoimmune disorders is most effective when they are diagnosed early. In Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects the exocrine system, patients suffer from dry eye and dry mouth. Diagnosis is often delayed by six to ten years even after symptoms appear. Currently, patients must undergo multiple tests, including a biopsy of the […]

Indian National Academy of Engineering Elects Dr. Laurencin

Cato Laurencin | Via U. Conn | November 1, 2016

UConn Health’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has been elected a Foreign Fellow by The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) for his outstanding accomplishments bridging engineering and medicine. This is the second time India has honored Laurencin. In 2015, the Indian National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1930, elected him a Foreign Fellow. The Academy […]

Warren Chan named U of T Distinguished Professor

Warren Chan | Via U. Toronto | November 1, 2016

IBBME Professor Warren Chan has been named the University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Nanobioengineering. The Distinguished Professor Award recognizes individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments and those who display exceptional promise. Chan will hold the professorship for a five-year term starting November 1, 2016. He is one of nine Distinguished Professors in the Faculty. Chan […]

Bayer, CRISPR Tap Sanofi Exec, Burns, to Run Gene Editing Venture

James Burns | Via Xconomy | November 1, 2016

Bayer and CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CRSP) have named James Burns the president and CEO of Cambridge, MA-based Casebia Therapeutics, a joint venture the two companies created to develop gene editing drugs for blood disorders, blindness, and heart disease. Burns has been at Sanofi/Genzyme for three decades, and most recently ran the company’s North American R&D […]