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Wyss Institute’s George Church Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering : Wyss Institute at Harvard

George M. Church | Via Wyss Institue at Harvard | February 13, 2012

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that one of its core faculty members, George Church, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to human genome sequencing technologies and DNA synthesis and assembly. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the […]

Rice’s Antonios Mikos Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Antonios Mikos | Via Rice University News | February 10, 2012

Rice University bioengineer Antonios Mikos, a pioneer in the field of tissue engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) — one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. He becomes Rice’s 14th active NAE member. Mikos, Rice’s Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering, professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering and director […]

Researchers Develop New Method for Creating Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern Engineering | February 10, 2012

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new method for creating scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, providing an alternative that is more flexible and less time-intensive than current technology. A paper describing the results, “Low-Pressure Foaming: A Novel Method for the Fabrication of Porous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering,” was featured in the February issue of […]

From dream to startup: Glycobia becomes McGovern Center’s first client

Matthew DeLisa | Via Cornell Chronicle | February 10, 2012

Several years ago, when Adam Fisher, Ph.D. ’08, was still a graduate student, he and colleagues dreamed up an entirely new way to synthesize human drugs called glycoproteins, which are used to treat a range of conditions from cancer to multiple sclerosis and are a fast-growing corner of the biopharmaceutical industry. On Feb. 9, a […]

Duke MOOCs Earn ACE Credit Recommendations

Roger Barr | Via Duke CIT | February 7, 2012

The American Council on Education has announced that five Coursera MOOC courses have earned credit recommendations. Two of the courses – Mohamed Noor’s “Introduction to Genetics and Evolution” and Roger Barr’s “Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach” – are part of Duke’s Coursera effort. The ACE’s process includes faculty reviewers who consider creditworthiness, content, pedagogical approaches, technical […]

Smallest Tools Could Yield Biggest Results in Bone Repair

William L. Murphy | Via University of Wisconsin Engineering | February 7, 2012

When William Murphy works with some of the most powerful tools in biology, he thinks about making tools that can fit together. These constructions sound a bit like socket wrenches, which can be assembled to turn a half-inch nut in tight quarters, or to loosen a rusted-tight one-inch bolt using a very persuasive lever. The […]

IBBME Professor Appointed Vice-President of Research and Director of the Bloorview Research Institute

Tom Chau | Via University of Toronto Engineering | February 6, 2012

ssociate Professor Tom Chau (IBBME) has been appointed Vice President of Research and Director of the Bloorview Research Institute at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, effective April 1. “He is recognized as a bright and accomplished leader, who has achieved success and recognition for his research at Holland Bloorview,” stated Sheila Jarvis, President and […]

Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev Joins Biomedical Engineering Department, Named Fellow Of The Optical Society

Vladislav V. Yakovlev | Via Texas A&M University Times | February 3, 2012

Vladislav V. Yakovlev, who joined the faculty as professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in January, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow Member of the Optical Society (OSA). He is one of just 66 individuals among OSA’s regular members to be so distinguished in 2012. Election to Fellow is based on outstanding […]

BME Professor Published Article in Nature Photonics

Michael Berns | Via UC Irvine Engineering | February 2, 2012

Professor Michael W. Berns, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and his research team have had an article published online in the Nature Photonics journal and it is the cover story of the journals January 2012 print issue. Berns and his colleagues use an optically driven micromotor to study […]

Clemson Professor Receives Biomaterials Award

Martine LaBerge | Via Clemson University | February 1, 2012

Martine LaBerge, professor and chair of the bioengineering department at Clemson University, has received the first Award For Service from the Society For Biomaterials (SFB). The newly established award honors significant service to society in “establishing, developing, maintaining and promoting its objectives.” “I believe that Dr. LaBerge epitomizes the type of person for which this […]

Researchers Developing Nano Solutions for Corneal Transplants

Allison Hubel | Via University of Minnesota | January 31, 2012

Seeing is believing The cornea is one of the most important parts of our body because it enables our power of sight. It is also one of the most common parts of our body to break down over the years. “The cornea is the most commonly transplanted tissue in the country, far more commonly than […]

Portable Device Will Quickly Detect Pathogens in Developing Countries

Dan Luo | Via Cornell Chronicle | January 30, 2012

Two Cornell professors will combine their inventions to develop a handheld pathogen detector that will give health care workers in the developing world speedy results to identify in the field such pathogens as tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. Using synthetic DNA, Dan Luo, professor of biological and environmental engineering, has devised a method of “amplifying” […]

Schmidt Named Distinguished Engineering Graduate

Christine Schmidt | Via University of Texas at Austin | January 30, 2012

The Cockrell School of Engineering has honored Professor Christine E. Schmidt as a Distinguished Engineering Graduate, the highest honor bestowed on alumni. Recipients are graduates of the Cockrell School who have presented themselves to the world as consummate professionals, dedicated engineers, and strong supporters of engineering education.

Minnesota Sounds and Voices: Paul Iaizzo is the Visible Heart Lab’s Beating Core

Paul Iaizzo | Via Minnesota Public Radio | January 27, 2012

The University of Minnesota’s Visible Heart lab is the only place in the world where researchers can study beating hearts outside the body, and Paul Iaizzo, who runs the hi-tech facility, says it can sometimes feel as though he’s working in an episode of "ER." "Here we go," he says, as he stands near a […]

Rice Researchers, Collaborators Awarded Dunn Grants

George N. Bennett | Via Rice University News | January 24, 2012

Foundation donates seed money for initiatives at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative Three projects and a scientific meeting have been funded in a new round of John S. Dunn Foundation seed grants, which go to scientists based at Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) and their collaborators at other institutions. The awards were given by the […]

A Quest to Improve Treatment of Lung Disease

Donald Gaver | Via Tulane University | January 23, 2012

For 250,000 patients in the U.S. suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), mechanical ventilation is a necessary part of treatment. But the life-saving treatment also can cause great damage to the lungs. Tulane researchers Donald Gaver and Will Glindmeyer are investigating a new strategy that could improve the outcomes for ARDS patients. “In the […]

Drs. Howard Matthew and Yinlun Huang Receive NSF Grant for Mathematical Modeling of Fatty Liver Predictors

Howard Matthew | Via Wayne State University | January 19, 2012

Predicting problems in one of the body’s most complex organs soon may become easier because of work being done by Wayne State University researchers. Howard Matthew, Ph.D. and Yinlun Huang, Ph.D., professors of chemical engineering and materials science, recently received a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a mathematical model of […]

NSF Grant To Help Wayne State Predict Fatty Liver Problems

Howard Matthew | Via CBS Detroit | January 19, 2012

Predicting problems in one of the body’s most complex organs soon may become easier because of work being done by Wayne State University researchers. Howard Matthew and Yinlun Huang, professors of chemical engineering and materials science, recently received a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a mathematical model of liver metabolism that can […]

Making Safer Chemicals: New NIH Grant Helps Researchers Study How Chemicals in Drugs and Around Us Impact Stem Cells

Jonathan Dordick | Via RPI News | January 17, 2012

Chemicals in pharmaceutical drugs can obviously save lives. But as more and stronger chemicals have been introduced, our basic knowledge of the broader health impact of all these chemicals has not kept up with the rapid pace of innovation. There is exceptionally little information on how chemicals in our drugs and also in the environment […]