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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 […]

Bashir Elected Fellow of AAAS

Rashid Bashir | Via University of Illinois ECE | January 12, 2012

ECE Professor Rashid Bashir has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was one of eight Illinois faculty members elected to this distinction. “This is great honor,” said Bashir, an Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and the director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab. “I am very […]

Researchers Develop “Smart” Nanotherapeutics that Deliver Drugs Directly to Pancreas

Donald Ingber | Via Wyss Institute | January 12, 2012

A research collaboration between the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston has developed “smart” injectable nanotherapeutics that can be programmed to selectively deliver drugs to the cells of the pancreas. Although this nanotechnology will need significant additional testing and development before being ready for clinical use, it could […]

Clearing a Potential Road Block to Bisabolane

Jay Keasling | Via Berkeley Lab News Center | January 9, 2012

The recent discovery that bisabolane, a member of the terpene class of chemical compounds used in fragrances and flavorings, holds high promise as a biosynthetic alternative to D2 diesel fuel has generated keen interest in the green energy community and the trucking industry. Now a second team of researchers with the U.S Department of Energy […]

Prof. Konofagou Develops Single-Heartbeat Diagnosis for Arrhythmia

Elisa E. Konofagou | Via Columbia University Biomedical Engineering | January 6, 2012

Thanks to a new study from Columbia Engineering School, doctors may now be able to diagnose in their offices non-periodic arrhythmias-noninvasively and at low cost-within a single heartbeat. Non-periodic arrhythmias include atrial and ventricular fibrillation, which are associated with severely abnormal heart rhythm that can in some cases be life-threatening. Using Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI), […]

Rice’s Grande-Allen Wins AHA Established Investigator Award

Jane Grande-Allen | Via Rice University News | January 5, 2012

Rice University’s Jane Grande-Allen, one of the world’s foremost experts on the biomechanics of heart-valve tissue, has won an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association. The award, which includes a five-year research grant, recognizes midcareer scientists who have shown “unusual promise and an established record of accomplishments.” Grande-Allen, associate professor of bioengineering and […]

New UT Arlington Sleep Apnea Device May Reduce Cost, Time Required for Diagnosis

Khosrow Behbehani | Via University of Texas at Arlington | January 4, 2012

UT Arlington bioengineering researchers have designed an innovative, ultrasonic sensor system that can accurately detect whether a person suffers from sleep apnea without the inconvenience or cost associated with an overnight stay in a sleep center. The University of Texas at Arlington has applied for a provisional patent for the concept and technology. Researchers are […]

Blinking bacteria trained in ‘biopixel’ displays | Cutting Edge – CNET News

Jeff Hasty | Via cnet | January 2, 2012

To make a new kind of display, researchers have engineered bacteria to be brighter. The University of California at San Diego last month detailed the latest advances toward making a lighting system powered by genetically engineered e. coli bacteria. Bioengineers insert a protein that causes the bacteria to fluoresce. Assembled in colonies, these bacteria act […]