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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.

 

 

Olin President Gilda Barabino Named AAAS President-Elect

Gilda Barabino | Via Olin College of Engineering | March 3, 2021

Gilda A. Barabino, Ph.D., President of Olin College of Engineering, has been selected as president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Barabino was elected as an AAAS Fellow in 2010 and has been a member of the organization since 1987. She began her term on Feb. 24. After serving for one year […]

LNP Delivers CRISPR Directly to Mouse Liver, Dramatically Cuts Cholesterol Levels for Months

Qiaobing Xu | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | March 2, 2021

Scientists at Tufts University and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have developed a lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology that can package and deliver CRISPR gene editing machinery specifically to the liver. Their studies in mice demonstrated use of the LNP technology to shuttle CRISPR Cas9 mRNA and guide RNA directly to the liver, to […]

Scientists achieve milestone in animal-free production of biologics

Mattheos Koffas | Via Science Board | March 2, 2021

For the first time, scientists have successfully produced sugar-based biologic molecules utilizing bacteria, without the need for animal products. The paper, published in Nature Communications on March 2, describes the production of a common designer polysaccharide, chondroitin sulfate (CS). Sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are linear polysaccharides consisting of repeating disaccharide units composed of N-acetylhexosamine and uronic […]

Purigen Simplifies Simultaneous Extraction and Purification of DNA and RNA from Challenging FFPE Samples

Juan Santiago | Via Business Wire | March 2, 2021

Purigen Biosystems, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation technologies for extracting and purifying nucleic acids from biological samples, today announced the launch of the Ionic® FFPE Complete Purification Kit. Scientists are now able to consistently recover both DNA and RNA (mRNA and miRNA) simultaneously from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples in a single workflow. Purigen […]

Scientists achieve milestone in animal-free production of biologics

Jonathan Dordick | Via Science Board | March 2, 2021

For the first time, scientists have successfully produced sugar-based biologic molecules utilizing bacteria, without the need for animal products. The paper, published in Nature Communications on March 2, describes the production of a common designer polysaccharide, chondroitin sulfate (CS). Sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are linear polysaccharides consisting of repeating disaccharide units composed of N-acetylhexosamine and uronic […]

Doppler Used in Novel Microbial Assay To Tell a Friend from a Foe

Michael Ladisch | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | March 2, 2021

You must have noticed the sudden change in pitch of a siren on a police car zooming past. That’s the Doppler effect. Scientists at Purdue University have now used the Doppler effect to look inside living cells in a novel approach to detect pathogens and treat infections. In this unique method, Doppler is used to […]

Tissue-engineered implants provide new hope for vocal injuries

Sherry Harbin | Via Purdue University | February 23, 2021

New technology from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine innovators may one day help patients who suffer devastating vocal injuries from surgery on the larynx. A collaborative team consisting of Purdue biomedical engineers and clinicians from IU has tissue-engineered component tissue replacements that support reconstruction of the larynx. The team’s work is published […]

Gut Microbiome Uniqueness May Predict Healthy Aging and Lifespan in Older People

Nathan Price | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | February 22, 2021

Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle have identified distinct signatures in the human gut microbiome that are associated with either healthy or unhealthy aging trajectories, and which in turn could help to predict survival in a population of older individuals. The team’s combined analysis of gut microbiome, phenotypic, and clinical data […]

AIMBE Fellow, Peter Basser, Won the Prestigious Eduard Rhein Technology Award

Peter Basser | Via Eduard Rhein Stiftung | February 20, 2021

Following unanimous proposals by the Board of Trustees and the jury, the Board decided to award Prof. Koblitz, Ph.D. and Mr. Victor S. Miller, Ph.D. with the Technology Award 2020 and Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen with the Culture Award 2020, and Prof. Denis LE BIHAN, MD, PhD and Mr. Peter J. Basser, Ph.D. with the […]

New Technique Developed for Large-Scale Continuous Protein Purification

Andrew Zydney | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | February 17, 2021

Scientists have developed a new technique for purifying proteins during antibody manufacturing. The aim is to reduce the cost of continuous manufacturing for large-scale applications, such as COVID-19 therapeutics or Alzheimer’s disease treatments, without the need for Protein A. “Protein A chromatography is robust and works well, but it’s also expensive and can create significant […]

Acclaimed biomedical scientist, former Emory professor Ravi Bellamkonda named provost

Ravi Bellamkonda | Via Emory University | February 16, 2021

Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves today announced the appointment of biomedical scientist Ravi Bellamkonda as the university’s next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1, 2021. Bellamkonda returns to Emory after serving as dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University for five years. He previously held a […]

A*Star scientist Jackie Ying elected to prestigious US engineering academy based on work in Singapore

Jackie Ying | Via Straits Times | February 11, 2021

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) senior fellow and head of NanoBio Lab Jackie Y. Ying has become the first scientist to be elected as a member to the prestigious United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) based on her research in Singapore. Recognised for her contributions in nanotechnology, Professor Ying, an American, is […]

Jonathan Dordick Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jonathan Dordick | Via News Wise | February 10, 2021

Jonathan Dordick, the Howard P. Isermann ’42 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), for his “contributions to methods for rapidly screening drug efficacy and toxicity, and biocatalytic technologies for improving human health.” Election to the NAE is among the highest professional […]

Francis J. Doyle III elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Frank Doyle | Via Harvard University | February 10, 2021

Honor is among the highest distinctions to be accorded in the field of engineering Francis J. Doyle III, Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Donald Ingber, Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Doyle and Ingber are among […]

Donald E. Ingber elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Don Ingber | Via Harvard University | February 10, 2021

Honor is among the highest distinctions to be accorded in the field of engineering Francis J. Doyle III, Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Donald Ingber, Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Doyle and Ingber are among […]

Christopher Bowman elected to National Academy of Engineering

Christopher Bowman | Via University of Colorado Boulder | February 10, 2021

Distinguished Professor Christopher Bowman of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers. He was elected in an elite group of 106 new members and 23 international members of the class of 2021, announced on […]

García One of Four Georgia Tech NAE Inductees

Andrés García | Via Georgia Tech | February 10, 2021

Four Georgia Tech engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Faculty members Andrés García and Glaucio Paulino, as well as alumni Christopher Jones and Roger Krone, join 103 new members and 23 international members based on their outstanding contributions to engineering. […]

TACC Partnership Applies State-of-the-Art Computation to Individualize Medical Care

Christopher Zarins | Via HPC Wire | February 10, 2021

An innovative partnership at The University of Texas at Austin takes aim at medicine down to the individual level by applying state-of-the-art computation to medical care. “Medicine in its essence is decision-making under uncertainty, decisions about tests and treatments,” said Radek Bukowski, MD, PhD, professor and associate chair of Investigation and Discovery in the Department […]

AIMBE Fellow Josh Makower elected to National Academy of Engineering

Josh Makower | Via National Academy of Engineering | February 9, 2021

National Academy of Engineering elected Josh Makower, an AIMBE Fellow and General Partner, New Enterprise Associates for inventing balloon sinuplasty, and for leading the commercialization of this and multiple other innovations. — The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 106 new members and 23 international members, announced NAE President John L. Anderson today. This […]

AIMBE Fellow Xiaobing Fu elected to National Academy of Engineering

Xiaobing Fu | Via National Academy of Engineering | February 9, 2021

National Academy of Engineering elected Xiaobing Fu, an AIMBE Fellow, Professor and director, College of Life Sciences, The General Hospital of PLA, China for achievements in elucidating wound healing mechanisms and sweat gland regeneration, and national leadership in clinical management of trauma. — The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 106 new members and […]