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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.

 

 

Pioneering Engineer-Researcher to Receive 2022 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

Rakesh Jain | Via NFCR | August 15, 2022

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2022 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. The blue-ribbon Prize selection committee, consisting of renowned leaders in cancer research, elected Dr. Jain for his pioneering research and breakthrough discoveries on overcoming barriers posed by […]

Smart Contact Lenses for Cancer Diagnostics and Screening

Ali Khademhosseini | Via Terasaki Institute | August 11, 2022

Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found in bodily secretions which have the potential for being diagnostic cancer biomarkers. The lens was designed with microchambers bound to antibodies that can capture exosomes found in tears. This antibody- conjugated signaling […]

Experimental drug reduces risk of death from blood vessel rupture in mice

Samuel Wickline | Via Washington University in St. Louis | August 9, 2022

An experimental drug therapy protects mice from sudden death due to the rupture of a major blood vessel in the abdomen, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, available online in Biomaterials Advances, may lead to a new strategy in treating abdominal aortic aneurysm, a […]

Scaling up cell imaging

Anne Carpenter | Via Phys.org | August 3, 2022

Scientists have learned a lot about human biology by looking at cells under a microscope, but they might not notice tiny differences between cells or even know what they’re looking for. Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, in the laboratories of Anne Carpenter and Stuart Schreiber, first started developing cell painting 13 […]

The Next Blood Pressure Breakthrough: Temporary Tattoos

Roozbeh Jafari | Via Nagaland Post | August 3, 2022

As scientists work on wearable technology that promises to revolutionize health care, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University are reporting a big win in the pursuit of one highly popular target: a noninvasive solution for continuous blood pressure monitoring at home. Not only that, but this development comes in […]

Advancing dynamic brain imaging with AI

Bin He | Via Carnegie Mellon University | July 29, 2022

New research from Carnegie Mellon University’s Bin He introduces a novel, AI-based dynamic brain imaging technology alternative which could map out rapidly changing electrical activity in the brain with high speed, high resolution, and low cost. MRI, electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography have long served as the tools to study brain activity, but new research from […]

Advances in Pesticide Screening Techniques

Shalini Prasad | Via Technology Networks | July 29, 2022

Pesticides have become an integral part of the modern farming process due to their usefulness in preventing crop losses to pests, weeds and disease. With the United Nations “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” goals placing a renewed emphasis on sustainable farming technologies and environmental safety, demand is increasing for screening techniques that can detect and […]

Protein-Designing AI Opens Door to Medicines Humans Couldn’t Dream Up

David Baker | Via Singularity Hub | July 26, 2022

Designing a protein is a bit like making a cabinet. The first step is building the backbone that holds the protein together. But then comes the hard part: figuring out where to install hinges on the scaffold—that is, finding the best “hotspots”—to put on doors, shelves, and other attachments that ultimately make the cabinet fully […]

Researchers Use MRI to Show Brain Changes, Differences in Children with ADHD

Weili Lin | Via UNC Health | July 25, 2022

Multitasking is not just an office skill. It’s key to functioning as a human, and it involves something called cognitive flexibility – the ability to smoothly switch between mental processes. UNC scientists conducted a study to image the neural activity analogues to cognitive flexibility and discover differences in the brain activity of children with ADHD […]

Scientists find molecular clues behind acute and chronic phases of traumatic brain injury

Sarah Stabenfeldt | Via EurekAlert | July 22, 2022

New research led by scientists at Arizona State University has revealed some of the first detailed molecular clues associated with one of the leading causes of death and disability, a condition known as traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a growing public health concern, affecting more than 1.7 million Americans at an estimated annual cost […]

Controlling glaucoma: Eye drop therapy reaches posterior ocular tissues

Laura Ensign | Via Ophthalmology Times | July 22, 2022

A novel eye drop under development may provide neuroprotection to the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). An added plus is that only once-weekly dosing is required, according to Laura Ensign, PhD, who headed up the research. Ensign holds the Marcella E. Woll Professorship in Ophthalmology and is an associate professor of ophthalmology and vice chair for […]

Controlling glaucoma: Eye drop therapy reaches posterior ocular tissues

Justin Hanes | Via Ophthalmology Times | July 22, 2022

A novel eye drop under development may provide neuroprotection to the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). An added plus is that only once-weekly dosing is required, according to Laura Ensign, PhD, who headed up the research. Ensign holds the Marcella E. Woll Professorship in Ophthalmology and is an associate professor of ophthalmology and vice chair for […]

New DNA editing tool could enable more personalized cell therapies

Casim Sarkar | Via Science Advisory Board | July 21, 2022

An integrated experimental and computational method could make site-specific recombination more efficient and predictable. A research team used the model to predict and control simultaneous production of multiple proteins within a cell, pointing to applications in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities developed the experimental model to calculate […]

How different cancer cells respond to drug-delivering nanoparticles

Paula Hammond | Via MIT | July 21, 2022

The findings of a large-scale screen could help researchers design nanoparticles that target specific types of cancer. Using nanoparticles to deliver cancer drugs offers a way to hit tumors with large doses of drugs while avoiding the harmful side effects that often come with chemotherapy. However, so far, only a handful of nanoparticle-based cancer drugs […]

Suffocating from Medical Bias

Harriet Nembhard | Via American Scientist | July 15, 2022

The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis, reeling from two serious pandemics: COVID-19 and systemic racism. Everyone is familiar with the impact of the virus. The categorization of racism as a pandemic may seem less obvious, but when viewed through the lens of systems engineering, racism in the American health […]

Suffocating from Medical Bias

Gilda Barabino | Via American Scientist | July 15, 2022

The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis, reeling from two serious pandemics: COVID-19 and systemic racism. Everyone is familiar with the impact of the virus. The categorization of racism as a pandemic may seem less obvious, but when viewed through the lens of systems engineering, racism in the American health […]

Torn rotator cuff or ligament? Northeastern team could speed your recovery

Jeffrey Ruberti | Via Northeastern University | July 15, 2022

A Northeastern University professor has teamed up with one of his former graduate students to develop a new soft tissue repair process they believe could revolutionize rehabilitative medicine. Instead of waiting until injuries such as damage to the rotator cuff get bad enough to require surgery, the idea is to inject liquid crystal collagen into […]

Teaching AI to ask clinical questions

Peter Szolovits | Via MIT | July 14, 2022

Researchers have made strides toward machine-learning models that can help doctors more efficiently find information in a patient’s health record. Physicians often query a patient’s electronic health record for information that helps them make treatment decisions, but the cumbersome nature of these records hampers the process. Research has shown that even when a doctor has […]

Microparticles could be used to deliver “self-boosting” vaccines

Ana Jaklenec | Via MIT | July 13, 2022

Most vaccines, from measles to Covid-19, require a series of multiple shots before the recipient is considered fully vaccinated. To make that easier to achieve, MIT researchers have developed microparticles that can be tuned to deliver their payload at different time points, which could be used to create “self-boosting” vaccines. In a new study, the […]

Microparticles could be used to deliver “self-boosting” vaccines

Robert Langer | Via MIT | July 13, 2022

Most vaccines, from measles to Covid-19, require a series of multiple shots before the recipient is considered fully vaccinated. To make that easier to achieve, MIT researchers have developed microparticles that can be tuned to deliver their payload at different time points, which could be used to create “self-boosting” vaccines. In a new study, the […]