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UA researchers develop novel ‘lung-on-a-leaf’ model to study pulmonary diseases

Frederic Zenhausern | Via EurekAlert | June 20, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a revolutionary “lung on a leaf” to study pulmonary diseases. Kenneth Knox, MD, professor and associate dean of faculty affairs and development, and Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, professor and director of the UA Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, have received a […]

New microscope system may image cancer progression, tumorous cells in real time

Stephen Boppart | Via Health Imaging | June 20, 2018

A new molecular imaging system developed by researchers from the University of Illinois may allow researchers to monitor cancerous cells as they progress inside the body. Simultaneous label-free auto fluorescence multi-harmonic (SLAM) microscopy utilizes tailored pulses of light to simultaneously image cancerous cells and tissue with multiple wavelengths, according to a University of Illinois news […]

Success of blood test for autism affirmed

Juergen Hahn | Via Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | June 19, 2018

One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. A physiological test that supports a clinician’s diagnostic process has the potential to lower the age at which children are diagnosed, leading to earlier treatment. […]

New photoacoustic CT system detects breast tumors with 15-second scans

Lihong Wang | Via Radiology Business | June 19, 2018

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena have developed a single-breath-hold photoacoustic CT (SBH-PACT) system that can image a patient’s breast in 15 seconds and requires no ionizing radiation or contrast agents, sharing their findings in a new study published by Nature Communications. Lihong Wang, PhD, a Caltech professor of medical engineering […]

Robert Langer named 2018 US Science Envoy

Robert Langer | Via MIT | June 18, 2018

Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch (1962) Institute Professor at MIT, has been named one of five U.S. Science Envoys for 2018. As a Science Envoy for Innovation, Langer will focus on novel approaches in biomaterials, drug delivery systems, nanotechnology, tissue engineering, and the U.S. approach to research commercialization. One of 13 Institute Professors […]

Giorgio wins spot in 2018 NIH mobile health institute at UCLA

Todd Giorgio | Via Vanderbilt University | June 15, 2018

Todd Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected by the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) to attend a Mobile Health Training Institute at UCLA July 29-Aug. 3. The summer institute seeks to advance biomedical discovery and improve health through mobile sensor big data. Participation is limited to 30 scholars for a […]

Regenerative Bandage Accelerates Healing in Diabetic Wounds

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern University | June 11, 2018

A simple scrape or sore might not cause alarm for most people. But for diabetic patients, an untreated scratch can turn into an open wound that could potentially lead to a limb amputation or even death. A Northwestern University team has developed a new device, called a regenerative bandage, that quickly heals these painful, hard-to-treat […]

“Definitions In Biomaterials” Conference Attracts World Experts to Chengdu

Xingdong Zhang | Via International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE) | June 8, 2018

It has been more than 30 years since the first “Definitions in Biomaterials” consensus conference was held in Chester, UK, in 1986. Over these thirty-two years, new concepts, materials and technologies in the field of biomaterials have emerged while some controversies surfaced concerning some traditional terms in the field. This urged the leaders of the […]

Cynthia Reinhart-King to serve on National Academies inaugural New Voices panel

Cynthia Reinhart-King | Via Vanderbilt University | June 8, 2018

Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is one of 18 early-career leaders selected by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to serve on New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a pilot initiative to engage a diverse network of emerging leaders in SEM fields across the United […]

Rebecca Richards-Kortum named US science envoy

Rebecca Richards-Kortum | Via Rice University | June 8, 2018

The State Department has selected Rice University bioengineer and global health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum to serve as a U.S. science envoy. She is one of five science envoys announced today and one of only 23 scientists ever selected for this prestigious position. Launched in 2009, the Science Envoy Program selects renowned and distinguished American scientists […]

BD lifts Bard vet DeFord to CTO

John A. DeFord | Via Mass Device | June 4, 2018

Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said last Friday it is lifting former C.R. Bard science, technology and clinical affairs senior VP John DeFord to the role of chief technology officer and exec VP. Since acquiring Bard in a $24 billion deal that closed last December, DeFord has served as BD interventional segment R&D SVP, the Franklin Lakes, […]

Joseph J. Pancrazio Appointed Vice President for Research

Joseph Pancrazio | Via University of Texas, Dallas | June 1, 2018

Dr. Joseph J. Pancrazio, associate provost and professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been named vice president for research for the University. Effective June 1, the appointment was made after a national search that attracted exceptional candidates, said UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson. “Dr. Pancrazio has a deep understanding […]

Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs

Muhammad Zaman | Via Boston University | May 30, 2018

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future invites you to attend an upcoming seminar with Muhammad H. Zaman, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a Pardee Center Faculty Associate, where he will discuss his recent book, Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs. The seminar will take place on […]

Engineers design color-changing compression bandage

Jennifer Lewis | Via MIT | May 29, 2018

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities. Compression stockings and bandages, wrapped tightly around the affected limb, can help to stimulate blood flow. But there is currently no clear way to gauge whether […]

Wake Forest researchers create advanced brain organoid to model strokes, screen drugs

Anthony Atala | Via EurekAlert | May 29, 2018

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have developed a 3-D brain organoid that could have potential applications in drug discovery and disease modeling. This is the first engineered tissue equivalent to closely resemble normal human brain anatomy, containing all six major cell types found in normal organs including, neurons and immune cells. In […]

Xin Zhang Presents DeLisi Distinguished Lecture

Xin Zhang | Via Boston University | May 29, 2018

Professor Xin Zhang, recipient of the 2018 Charles DeLisi Award and Distinguished Lecture, presented “Tailoring Electromagnetic and Acoustic Waves with MEMS and Metamaterials” on April 12, 2018. The Charles DeLisi Award and Lecture recognizes faculty members with extraordinary records of well-cited scholarship, senior leaders in industry and extraordinary entrepreneurs who have invented and mentored transformative […]

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Paula Hammond | Via MIT | May 24, 2018

Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Only a handful of drugs are approved to treat glioblastoma, and the median life expectancy for patients diagnosed with the disease is less than 15 months. MIT researchers have now devised a new drug-delivering nanoparticle that could offer a better way […]

Dr. Michael Boninger Awarded NYU Langone’s Rusk Leadership and Innovation Award

Michael L. Boninger | Via McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine | May 24, 2018

New York University (NYU) Langone Health’s Rusk Rehabilitation hosted its fourth annual research symposium recently featuring several renowned speakers, including McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Michael Boninger, MD, Professor and UPMC Endowed Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Boninger, […]

HeartFlow Analysis Demonstrates Highest Diagnostic Performance for Detecting Heart Disease Compared to Other Non-Invasive Tests

Campbell Rogers | Via Globe News Wire | May 22, 2018

HeartFlow, Inc. today announced new data from the PACIFIC trial showed that the HeartFlow Analysis had the highest diagnostic performance for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease, when compared to other commonly used non-invasive cardiac tests. Additionally, data from the SYNTAX III Revolution trial demonstrated the utility of the […]

Bionic pancreas device approved for home-use clinical study in US

Edward R. Damiano | Via Diabetes Digital Media | May 22, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given permission for a dual-hormone artificial pancreas, dubbed the bionic pancreas, to be used in the homes of people with type 1 diabetes. It is thought the pioneering iLet device could revolutionise diabetes treatment as it mimics the way a pancreas works, delivering insulin, glucagon or a […]