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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.

 

 

Tracer molecule may improve imaging tests for brain injury

Georges El Fakhri | Via EurekAlert | October 22, 2020

Researchers have validated a new radiolabeled molecule that can be used with imaging tests to accurately detect and characterize brain injury. The team, led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a first-in-human study with the strategy. As described in the Journal […]

DrugCell: New Experimental AI Platform Matches Tumor to Best Drug Combo

Trey Ideker | Via UC San Diego | October 22, 2020

Only 4 percent of all cancer therapeutic drugs under development earn final approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “That’s because right now we can’t match the right combination of drugs to the right patients in a smart way,” said Trey Ideker, PhD, professor at University of California San Diego School of Medicine […]

Medical device using Northwestern-invented biomaterial receives FDA clearance

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern University | October 21, 2020

An innovative orthopedic medical device fabricated from a novel biomaterial pioneered in the laboratory of Northwestern University professor Guillermo A. Ameer has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in surgeries to attach soft tissue grafts to bone. The biomaterial is the first thermoset biodegradable synthetic polymer ever approved for […]

Engineering Customized Blood Vessels to Support Organ Regeneration

Sina Rabbany | Via Hofstra University | October 20, 2020

A team of scientists that includes Sina Rabbany, PhD, dean of Hofstra University’s Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, has pioneered a method for manufacturing functioning human blood vessels that can transport blood, an advancement that could potentially revolutionize the production of human transplantable organs. “More than 100,000 people on the national transplant […]

Scott E. Fraser elected to National Academy of Medicine

Scott Fraser | Via USC | October 19, 2020

USC biophysicist Scott E. Fraser, PhD, has as been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the organization announced Monday. He’s among 100 new members of the Academy. “For integrating biophysics, quantitative biology, and molecular imaging to enable unprecedented views of normal function and disease in live organisms, from embryonic development to old age,” the […]

Melody Swartz elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Melody Swartz | Via University of Chicago | October 19, 2020

Today it was announced that Melody Swartz, William B. Ogden Professor of Molecular Engineering at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine. Swartz holds a joint appointment in the Ben May Department for Cancer Research and serves as deputy […]

Susan Margulies Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Susan Margulies | Via Georgia Tech - Emory | October 19, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Georgia Tech Professor Susan Margulies to its prestigious 2020 class. Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. She is only the second person from […]

Prof. Kam Leong Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Kam Leong | Via Columbia University | October 19, 2020

Kam Leong, the Samuel Y. Sheng Professor in the departments of biomedical engineering and systems biology, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Election to the Academy recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to […]

Gilda Barabino Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Gilda Barabino | Via Olin College of Engineering | October 19, 2020

Olin College President Gilda A. Barabino has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the academy announced on Monday, October 19 at its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment […]

New Cartilage Grown Using Magnetic Fields and Hydrogels

Robert Mauck | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | October 19, 2020

Scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania used a magnetic field and hydrogels to demonstrate a new possible way to rebuild complex body tissues, which they say could result in more lasting fixes to common injuries, such as cartilage degeneration. Their study “Magneto‐Driven Gradients of Diamagnetic Objects for Engineering Complex […]

With Deep Learning Algorithms, Standard CT Technology Produces Spectral Images

Ge Wang | Via Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | October 19, 2020

Bioimaging technologies are the eyes that allow doctors to see inside the body in order to diagnose, treat, and monitor disease. Ge Wang, an endowed professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received significant recognition for devoting his research to coupling those imaging technologies with artificial intelligence in order to improve physicians’ “vision.” […]

Ultrafast Camera Films 3-D Movies at 100 Billion Frames Per Second

Lihong Wang | Via Caltech | October 16, 2020

In his quest to bring ever-faster cameras to the world, Caltech’s Lihong Wang has developed technology that can reach blistering speeds of 70 trillion frames per second, fast enough to see light travel. Just like the camera in your cell phone, though, it can only produce flat images. Now, Wang’s lab has gone a step […]

Researchers find more precise way to detect pneumonia caused by COVID-19

Guang-Hong Chen | Via Wis Business | October 16, 2020

Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, UW‒Madison investigators have developed a far more precise way to identify cases of COVID-19 induced pneumonia. Using a custom artificial intelligence algorithm called CV19-Net, the UW research team dug into a vast resource database of tens of thousands of COVID-19 chest X-rays to show its method could identify pneumonia caused […]

Researchers find more precise way to detect pneumonia caused by COVID-19

Scott Reeder | Via Wis Business | October 16, 2020

Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, UW‒Madison investigators have developed a far more precise way to identify cases of COVID-19 induced pneumonia. Using a custom artificial intelligence algorithm called CV19-Net, the UW research team dug into a vast resource database of tens of thousands of COVID-19 chest X-rays to show its method could identify pneumonia caused […]

New test can target and capture most lethal cells in fatal brain cancer

Konstantinos Konstantopoulos | Via EurekAlert | October 15, 2020

A laboratory test developed by a research team led by Johns Hopkins University bioengineers can accurately pinpoint, capture and analyze the deadliest cells in the most common and aggressive brain cancer in adults. The method’s ability to capture the invasive proliferating and very mobile cells in the fatal condition called glioblastoma could lead to the […]

Penn Medicine researchers use artificial intelligence to ‘redefine’ Alzheimer’s Disease

Li Shen | Via EurekAlert | October 14, 2020

As the search for successful Alzheimer’s disease drugs remains elusive, experts believe that identifying biomarkers — early biological signs of the disease — could be key to solving the treatment conundrum. However, the rapid collection of data from tens of thousands of Alzheimer’s patients far exceeds the scientific community’s ability to make sense of it. […]

Researchers Use Lab-grown Tissue Grafts for Personalized Joint Replacement

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic | Via Columbia Engineering | October 14, 2020

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which forms the back portion of the lower jaw and connects your jaw to your skull, is an anatomically complex and highly loaded structure consisting of cartilage and bone. About 10 million people in the United States alone suffer from TMJ dysfunction due to birth defects, trauma, or disease. Current treatments […]

Penn Medicine researchers use artificial intelligence to ‘redefine’ Alzheimer’s Disease

Christos Davatzikos | Via EurekAlert | October 14, 2020

As the search for successful Alzheimer’s disease drugs remains elusive, experts believe that identifying biomarkers — early biological signs of the disease — could be key to solving the treatment conundrum. However, the rapid collection of data from tens of thousands of Alzheimer’s patients far exceeds the scientific community’s ability to make sense of it. […]

Skin-care product based on U of T Engineering research donated to health-care workers fighting COVID-19

Milica Radisic | Via University of Toronto | October 13, 2020

A U of T Engineering spinoff company has donated its entire stock of skin-care product to health-care workers fighting the global pandemic. Several years ago, Professor Milica Radisic (BME, ChemE) and her team developed a peptide-hydrogel biomaterial that prompts skin cells to “crawl” toward one another. The material was initially designed to help close the […]

Team receives $4 million NIH grant for rapid test of COVID-19, other respiratory infections

Frederick Haselton | Via Vanderbilt University | October 13, 2020

Twice in 2019, Nick Adams and his colleagues applied for federal grant money to develop a rapid, precise, in-office test for respiratory infections. This test would skip the time-consuming and expensive steps of purifying the samples for testing or sending them to a lab. Doctors and their patients would not have to wait days, sometimes […]