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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.

 

 

Libraries of Flesh: The Sorry State of Human Tissue Storage

Allison Hubel | Via Wired | May 24, 2010

Located in hospitals, universities, nonprofit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies, biobanks play a quiet but crucial role in health care. Like libraries of the human organism, they archive a wide range of biospecimens—including blood, hair, sperm, saliva, plasma, whole organs, and purified DNA—to use in research and experimentation. From drug development to assisted reproduction, progress in […]

Pentagon to Troop-Killing Superbugs: Resistance Is Futile

Gregory N. Tew | Via Wired | May 24, 2010

A super-germ that’s become a lethal threat to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan may have met its match in a novel technique that kills entire bacterial colonies within hours. Today’s troops have a nine in 10 chance of surviving their battle injuries. But wounds and amputation sites leave them vulnerable to infection, especially by Acinetobacter  […]

Antonios Mikos Wins AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award

Antonios Mikos | Via Rice Bioengineering | May 21, 2010

Antonios Mikos is the 2010 recipient of the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award in Chemical Engineering of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his outstanding achievements in tissue engineering and controlled drug delivery, service to academia, and the field of chemical engineering. AIChE, the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, will formally present Mikos […]

New Microneedle Antimicrobial Techniques May Foster Medical Tech Innovation

Roger Narayan | Via NC State Newsroom | May 19, 2010

A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has developed two new approaches for incorporating antimicrobial properties into microneedles – vanishingly thin needles that hold great promise for use in portable medical devices. Researchers expect the findings to spur development of new medical applications using microneedles. Microneedles cause less pain, tissue damage and […]

New Study Reveals Ways to Better Inhibit Blood Clots

Shuming Nie | Via Georgia Tech News Center | May 19, 2010

Fibrin, the primary ingredient of blood clots, creates a fibrous network that stems the loss of blood at an injury site. But beyond this essential work, fibrin can also cause heart attack, stroke and tissue damage by forming clots that block blood vessels. Fibrin forms when an enzyme removes parts of a blood protein called […]

Clemson Professor Receives $100,000 Gates Grant for Diagnostics Research

Guigen Zhang | Via Clemson University Newsstand | May 11, 2010

Guigen Zhang, a Clemson University professor in both bioengineering and electrical and computer engineering, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   Awarded through a program to support innovative global health research, the grant will help fund Zhang’s work to create low-cost diagnostic tools for doctors in […]

$1.9 Million Grant To Help UCF Find Multiple Sclerosis ‘Nerve-Ana’

James Hickman | Via UCF Newsroom | May 10, 2010

A National Institutes of Health grant will help University of Central Florida researchers explore new ways to potentially reverse the damage caused by multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. Stephen Lambert, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and a member of UCF’s Hybrid Systems Laboratory, has received $428,000, the first installment of a […]

Dan Luo Receives First Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Board Award

Dan Luo | Via Cornell Chronicle | May 3, 2010

Dan Luo, associate professor of biological and environmental engineering, has been selected to receive the 2010 Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Board Award, which honors a younger scientist who has made a significant contribution to the materials chemistry field. Luo will be the first recipient of the new award, which will be given annually. In […]

College Establishes First New Department in 30 Years – Biomedical Engineering

Jennifer Barton | Via University of Arizona | April 27, 2010

The UA College of Engineering recently celebrated the inauguration of its first new academic department in more than 30 years. The department of biomedical engineering, widely known as BME, is the newest undergraduate program in the College of Engineering, indeed at the UA. U.S. News & World Report recently reported that more jobs will be […]

Bioengineers Win ASEE Textbook Award

Antonios Mikos | Via Rice Engineering News | April 22, 2010

Rice’s Antonios Mikos and Johnna Temenoff of the Georgia Institute of Technology are recipients of the 2010 Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for their textbook Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science. This is the first time authors of a biomedical engineering textbook have been recognized with […]

Bashir to Lead Research Thrust in New EBICS Center

Rashid Bashir | Via University of Illinois ECE | April 19, 2010

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $25 million to establish a Science and Technology Center named Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS). ECE Professor Rashid Bashir will be the leader of Thrust Four, which focuses […]

Purdue’s New Science on Tap Forums to Reach Out to Community

Alyssa Panitch | Via Purdue University | April 15, 2010

Purdue next week will launch Science on Tap, a monthly forum between Purdue and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community designed to spur discussion about the world of science. The inaugural Science on Tap is scheduled for 6 p.m. next Thursday (April 22) at the Upstairs Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., in downtown Lafayette. Food will […]

Ultrasensitive Imaging Method Uses Gold-Silver ‘Nanocages’

Ji-Xin Cheng | Via Purdue University | April 12, 2010

New research findings suggest that an experimental ultrasensitive medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic “nanocages” might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease. The system works by shining near-infrared laser pulses through the skin to detect hollow nanocages and solid nanoparticles – made of an alloy of gold […]

Biomedical Engineering Names New Department Chair

Abraham P. Lee | Via UC Irvine Engineering | April 5, 2010

Abraham (Abe) P. Lee, Ph.D., a pioneer in micro and nano fluidics technology, and professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, has been named the new chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), effective July, 1, 2010. Currently, Lee directs the Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus […]

New Resources Create Professorship and Advance School’s Entrepreneurial Efforts

Ananth Annapragada | Via UTHealth | March 31, 2010

In further recognition of the entrepreneurial culture of The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston, a gift has been made that will provide resources for the school’s efforts in this area. This includes the establishment of a new professorship and resources to advance new collaborative, educational and funding opportunities. Specifically the […]

Beyond Fantastic Voyage: Drug delivery research at UCSB

Samir Mitragotri | Via UCSB Convergence | March 22, 2010

In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, the principals were put in a submarine which was then shrunk to one micron in length and injected into a comatose scientist’s body so that they could navigate through the body to the site of a life-threatening cerebral blood clot and destroy it. That was a fantasy […]

Paper Describes Functional Nanomaterials For Medical, Health Devices

Roger Narayan | Via NC State Newsroom | March 22, 2010

A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has published a paper that describes the use of a technique called atomic layer deposition to incorporate “biological functionality” into complex nanomaterials, which could lead to a new generation of medical and environmental health applications. For example, the researchers show how the technology can be […]

Forehand and Bates Accept Leadership Roles at UVM

Jason Bates | Via University of Vermont | March 16, 2010

Two senior members of the University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty recently accepted leadership roles at the University. In February, Jason Bates, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor of medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, was appointed interim director of the School of Engineering SoE in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences CEMS. A March 15 […]

Researchers Identify Gene that May Play Key Role in Atherosclerosis

Gang Bao | Via Georgia Tech | March 15, 2010

To understand the role of inflammation in cardiovascular and other diseases, it is essential to identify and characterize genes that induce an inflammatory response in the body — and the genes that regulate them. A study published online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that a gene called […]

Gilbert Named Provost, Executive Vice President

Jerome A. Gilbert | Via Mississippi State University | March 12, 2010

A veteran Mississippi State faculty member and administrator is being named provost and executive vice president at the 132-year-old land-grant institution, pending approval of the Board of Trustees, state Institutions of Higher Learning. Jerome A. Gilbert, a 21-year MSU faculty member who has served since 2004 as associate provost, was selected following a national search […]