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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.

 

 

Scientists propose reliable viral labeling strategy for visualization of EV71 infection

Lintao Cai | Via Phys.org | April 2, 2020

Researchers led by Prof. Cai Lintao from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed a novel virus labeling strategy based on protein biosynthesis for dynamic visualization of nonenveloped enterovirus 71 infection. The study was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a major cause of […]

Clean Water Should Be a Right, Not a Privilege. These Entrepreneurs Are Working to Make It So.

Dean Kamen | Via Singularity Hub | April 1, 2020

Today, 785 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Waterborne diseases are the number one killer on Earth, claiming 3.4 million lives a year, most of them children. And by 2025, according to the UN, half the globe will be water stressed. Yet climate change, our rapidly ballooning population, and consistently poor resource management […]

CHOP Study Demonstrates How to Collect True Impact Incidents from Head Impact Sensors in Youth Sports

Kristy Arbogast | Via WFMZ-TV 69 News | April 1, 2020

An increased awareness of concussion risks in young athletes has prompted researchers to use a variety of head impact sensors to measure frequency and severity of impacts during sports. A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows these head sensors can record a large number of false positive impacts during real game play. […]

Cancerous tumors, surrounding cells illuminated by new imaging agent

Samuel Achilefu | Via Washington University in St. Louis | April 1, 2020

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new imaging agent that could let doctors identify not only multiple types of tumors but the surrounding normal cells that the cancer takes over and uses as a shield to protect itself from attempts to destroy it. The study appears March 9 […]

With Smartphone Camera, Researchers Can Create Hyperspectral Images to Analyze Skin Changes

Ruikang Wang | Via University of Washington | April 1, 2020

Modern smartphone cameras can be harnessed to analyze and track skin changes and blood flow dynamics under the skin, report UW Bioengineering Professor Ruikang Wang and his graduate student Qinghua He, in the February issue of Biomedical Optics Express. Dr. Wang, who is also a professor of ophthalmology, and He developed a smartphone-based system that […]

Man of Research, Man of the People

Robert Nerem | Via Georgia Tech | April 1, 2020

Remembering Robert M. Nerem, Georgia Tech’s Founding Father of Bioengineering and Bioscience Bob Nerem often said, “research, like life, is a people business,” and he spent most of his 56-year academic career proving the point. Nerem would enthusiastically strike up a conversation with the undergrad or the fellow bioengineer or the restaurant waiter, asking questions, […]

Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

Daniel Anderson | Via MIT | April 1, 2020

As more Covid-19 cases appear in the United States and around the world, the need for fast, easy-to-use diagnostic tests is becoming ever more pressing. A startup company spun out from MIT is now working on a paper-based test that can deliver results in under half an hour, based on technology developed at MIT’s Institute […]

Imaging researcher’s path leads to National Academy of Engineering honors

Peter Basser | Via NIBIB, NIH | April 1, 2020

Pioneering work formed nascent roots of NIBIB’s Intramural Research Program With his election this past February to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), NIH’s Peter Basser achieved one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to any engineer.  NAE membership is bestowed on those who have made crucial contributions to new and developing fields of technology […]

Ranu Jung on Neural Engineering and Her Philosophy Behind Bringing Discoveries to Humans

Ranu Jung | Via Neuronline | April 1, 2020

As director of the Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory and the owner of more than a half dozen patents, Ranu Jung designs neural engineering projects that drive the process of transforming basic discoveries into clinical applications. In this interview she explains how collaborative projects can at once advance the understanding of the brain and the development […]

New Biochip Tech Shows Promise in Traumatic Hemorrhage Outcomes

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie | Via Care Dash | April 1, 2020

Traumatic hemorrhage is a condition of bleeding resulting from a significant wound; such wounds as might be sustained in an automobile accident, a natural disaster such as a tornado, or on the battlefield (combat casualty). Trauma accounts for 47% of mortalities in individuals 1-46 years of age in the United States and is the most […]

Artificial intelligence helps researchers find new antibiotics

James Collins | Via Science Board | March 31, 2020

To address antibiotic resistance, researchers have developed a machine-learning approach that can search millions of known chemicals to find potential new antimicrobial compounds. This research, published in Cell on February 20, uncovered several promising antibiotic candidates that will move into clinical testing. After training a deep neural network to identify potential antibiotics that kill bacteria […]

How cancer cells stiff-arm normal environmental cues to consume energy

Gaudenz Danuse | Via Science Daily | March 31, 2020

Using human lung cancer cells, UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered how cells in general modulate their energy consumption based on their surroundings and, furthermore, how cancer cells override those cues to maximize energy use. The findings, published this week in Nature, extend a report from last year in which the same group discovered that the […]

FDA Grants De Novo Clearance to Bluegrass Vascular Technologies for the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System

Gabriele Niederauer | Via Bluegrass Vascular Technologies | March 31, 2020

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies (Bluegrass Vascular), a private medical technology company focused on innovating lifesaving devices and methods for vascular access procedures, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a De Novo classification order for its Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System. The Surfacer System is intended to obtain central venous access […]

Automated CT biomarkers predict cardiovascular events and mortality better than current practice

Ronald Summers | Via NIH | March 31, 2020

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Wisconsin have demonstrated that using artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans can produce more accurate risk assessment for major cardiovascular events than current, standard methods such as the Framingham risk score (FRS) and body-mass index (BMI). More than 80 million body CT scans are […]

Here’s How Nanoparticles Could Help Us Get Closer to a Treatment for COVID-19

Thomas Webster | Via Northeastern University | March 31, 2020

There is no vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. Since the outbreak began in late 2019, researchers have been racing to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, which is a strain from a family of viruses known as coronavirus for their crown-like shape. Northeastern […]

New Imaging Technique Enables the Study of 3D Printed Brain Tumors

Xavier Intes | Via Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | March 31, 2020

Glioblastomas are complex, fast-growing malignant brain tumors that are made up of various types of cells. Even with aggressive treatment — which often includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy — glioblastomas are difficult to treat, leading to an average survival of 11-15 months. In research published today in Science Advances, Xavier Intes, a professor of biomedical […]

Dr. Xiaobing Fu Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Xiaobing Fu | Via AIMBE | March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Xiaobing Fu, MD, Professor and Chair, Key Laboratory of Tissue Repair and Regenerative Medicine of PLA, College of Life Sciences, The PLA General Hospital and PLA Medical College, to its College of Fellows. Election to the AIMBE College […]

Dr. Xingyu Jiang Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Xingyu Jiang | Via AIMBE | March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Xingyu Jiang, Ph.D., Chair Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China, to its College of Fellows. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical […]

Dr. Xiaojuan Li Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Xiaojuan Li | Via AIMBE | March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Xiaojuan Li, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, to its College of Fellows. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of […]

Dr. Andreas Linninger Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Andreas Linninger | Via AIMBE | March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Andreas Linninger, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, to its College of Fellows. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological […]