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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 […]

Kinder, Gentler Breast Prosthesis in Development

Judit Puskas | Via University of Akron | March 9, 2010

For the past decade, Dr. Judit E. Puskas, professor of polymer science at The University of Akron, has worked to develop a new and innovative breast prosthesis safer for implant patients than the current silicone variety. With one in eight American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year — 70,000 of whom undergo mastectomies followed […]

Cleveland Researchers Use Natural and Artificial Sheaths to Mend Traumatic Bone Loss

Melissa Knothe Tate | Via Case Western Reserve University | March 9, 2010

A husband and wife research team has found a way to use the sleeve-like cover on bone to heal serious bone injuries faster and more simply than current methods. And they’ve developed an artificial sleeve that spurs fast healing when a car wreck, bomb blast or disease leaves too little cover. Melissa Knothe Tate, a […]

Dr. Adele Boskey 2010 Recipient of ORS/AOA Award for Lifetime Contributions to Orthopaedics

Adele Boskey | Via Hospital for Special Surgery | March 8, 2010

Biomineralization and osteoporosis investigator Adele L. Boskey, Ph.D., the Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, has been selected the 2010 recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society/American Orthopaedic Association Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Award.  The award will be presented to Dr. Boskey on Monday, March 8, at the […]

Cancer Researchers Get Crucial Funding

Krishnendu Roy | Via University of Texas at Austin | March 3, 2010

University of Texas at Austin engineering professors George Georgiou and Krishnendu Roy are working on ways to treat cancer with drugs. Georgiou is developing new proteins for treating liver cancer. Roy is engineering systems for delivering vaccines for lymphoma. And they have received funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) that […]

NSF Program Director Appointment

Theresa Good | Via UMBC Engineering and Information Technology | March 2, 2010

Theresa Good, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering was selected by National Science Foundation (NSF) to be a Program Director in Biotechnology, Biochemical and Biomass Engineering. She began her position at NSF in 2010, where she manages research programs in areas of biotechnology and biochemical engineering including metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, stem cell technologies and […]

School of Engineering Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Judy Cezeaux | Via Western New England University | March 1, 2010

The Western New England College Department of Biomedical Engineering will soon feature a state-of-the-art biomaterials research laboratory, thanks to a $293,450 National Science Foundation grant. The funding was made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The award will allow the Western New England College School of Engineering to acquire new lab equipment to […]

Questions for Nancy Allbritton

Nancy Allbritton | Via NC State Engineering | March 1, 2010

Dr. Nancy Allbritton became the new head of the Joint UNC-NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering in August 2009. She talks about her background, her plans for the department and the fast-growing field of biomedical engineering.

Getting Rid of the Stent

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern Engineering | March 1, 2010

Late one night several years ago in a shared office on the top floor of the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the Chicago campus, Guillermo Ameer and Melina Kibbe came up with a new idea for their research. Kibbe, associate professor of vascular surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, had spread out […]

Rodgers Honored With Engineers’ Council Educator Award

Victor Rodgers | Via UCR Newsroom | February 26, 2010

UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers was honored with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award at The Engineers’ Council’s 55th annual honors and awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 20. On the podium, Rodgers thanked the council for recognizing the importance of engineering educators. He also thanked Bourns College of Engineering Dean Reza […]

Big Ideas Reap Big Rewards

Kenneth Lutchen | Via Boston University | February 23, 2010

The College of Engineering has reason to celebrate: a sizable fellowship was recently named in honor of the dean and two mechanical engineering professors have received top awards in their field. Coincidentally, these accolades come during National Engineers Week 2010, which several ENG student organizations are marking with special events through February 26. The Kenneth […]

Rimnac Named Associate Dean, Alexander Chair

Clare Rimnac | Via Case Western Reserve University | February 23, 2010

Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert S. Austin Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been promoted to associate dean of research at the Case School of Engineering. Rimnac will implement the school’s strategic research plan, coordinating the school’s four new institutes, and assisting with new faculty hires. Dean Norman C. Tien said he selected Rimnac for […]

UCF’s Seal is “Face of Technology” in Local Tech Magazine

Sudipta Seal | Via UCF Today | February 18, 2010

UCF researcher Sudipta Seal is highlighted in “florida HIGH .TECH 2010″ magazine as one of four Orlando-area “Faces of Technology” entrepreneurs whose innovative work has the potential to revolutionize the high-tech industry.  Seal is director of UCF’s Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and NanoScience Technology Center, a research and educational facility that develops nanostructures […]

Interview: Harold Craighead

Harold Craighead | Via Institute of Nanotechnology | February 17, 2010

Harold Craighead, head of the Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornell, is considered to be one of the great international figures of the nanoscience revolution. He talks to Ottilia Saxl of NANO Magazine about Cornell’s early vision for supporting nanoscience research, his own role in realizing a netwokd of national centres to support nanoscience research, his particular […]

Rebecca Bergman Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Rebecca Bergman | Via Medtronic Newsroom | February 17, 2010

Medtronic Vice President Becomes Part of Elite Group of Engineers Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today that Rebecca Bergman, vice president of new therapies and diagnostics in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM) business, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE now has 2,267 peer-elected members in the United States and […]

Two Engineering Faculty Named Distinguished Professors

Cheng Dong | Via Penn State News | February 17, 2010

College of Engineering faculty members Cheng Dong, of bioengineering, and Jerzy Ruzyllo, of electrical engineering, were recently bestowed with the title of distinguished professor. The honor recognizes outstanding professors for exceptional instruction, research and service as demonstrated by evaluation of teaching, research support, graduate student supervision, refereed journal publication, professional society activities and service to […]

Bashir’s Research Highlighted With Six Journal Cover Articles

Rashid Bashir | Via University of Illinois ECE | February 8, 2010

At-home diagnostic tests–things like cholesterol tests, pregnancy tests and blood-glucose monitors–are readily available at pharmacies around the world. But ECE and Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir sees the possibility for a wider variety for at-home diagnostic tests, moving technologies only in labs to be available at home. Bashir, director of the Micro and Nanotechology Laboratory, and […]

Hofstra Professor’s Research May Lead to New Treatments of Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke

Sina Rabbany | Via Hofstra University | February 1, 2010

A team of scientists, including Hofstra bio-engineering professor Sina Rabbany, have devised a new method of turning embryonic stem cells into durable blood-vessel-forming cells, a breakthrough with potential to dramatically improve the treatment of diseases ranging from stroke to cardiovascular disease. The new technique, outlined in a study that appears in the Jan. 17, 2010 […]

Engineers Develop Cancer-Targeting Nanoprobe Sensors

Luke Lee | Via UC Berkeley | January 29, 2010

A small number of research teams around the world have been developing target-specific nanoprobes for the past 10 years in an effort to reduce — and perhaps eliminate — the toxic toll chemotherapy takes on the healthy cells that reside near their diseased counterparts. What had been missing, however, is a mechanism by which the […]