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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.

 

 

Nanovis Wins the Global Health & Pharma 2018 Technology Awards

Thomas Webster | Via PR Web | February 5, 2019

Nanovis today announced that Global Health & Pharma magazine recognized Nanovis as the Best Nanotechnology Driven Implant Company, 2018. Nanovis is a technology-driven growth company committed to helping surgeons and hospitals achieve excellent fixation and infection outcomes using advanced nanotechnology platforms. Its industry-leading fixation technologies offer surgeons and hospitals the best aspects of fixation, visualization, […]

Fibrosis-Targeting Drugs May Improve Immunotherapy Response in Breast Cancer

Rakesh Jain | Via Specialty Pharmacy Times | February 4, 2019

New research has revealed a correlation between fibrosis, CXCR4 expression, and immunosuppression in metastatic breast cancer, according to a study published in PNAS. The findings could lead to new therapeutic approaches that could improve the efficacy of immunotherapy in patients with the disease. According to the study, many treatment-resistant tumors are highly fibrotic. Fibrosis, which […]

New vaccine for malaria developed at IME could be more effective

Jeffrey Hubbell | Via University of Chicago | February 1, 2019

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have developed an innovative new system for delivering a malaria vaccine that shows promise in its effectiveness. By developing a vaccine that targets specific cells in the immune system, they have seen a much greater immune and antibody response to the vaccine. Though […]

MIMIC Chest X-Ray database to provide researchers access to over 350,000 patient radiographs

Roger Mark | Via MIT | February 1, 2019

Computer vision, or the method of giving machines the ability to process images in an advanced way, has been given increased attention by researchers in the last several years. It is a broad term meant to encompass all the means through which images can be used to achieve medical aims. Applications range from automatically scanning […]

Microneedle Patch Delivers Long-Acting Contraceptive

Mark Prausnitz | Via Hospi Medica | January 31, 2019

A new study shows how a long-acting contraceptive designed for self-administration could provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations. Developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech; Atlanta, GA, USA) and the University of Michigan (U-M; Ann Arbor, USA), the novel patch is made of 100 microneedles molded from […]

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin receives 2019 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

Cato T. Laurencin | Via EurekAlert | January 30, 2019

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, founding director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering and the Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences at the University of Connecticut, is the winner of the 2019 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. An eminent biomedical engineer and orthopedic surgeon, […]

Study reveals how brain tumors escape the effects of antiangiogenic drugs

Rakesh Jain | Via Massachusetts General Hospital | January 30, 2019

A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Cyprus reveals details of a way the dangerous brain tumors called glioblastomas resist the effects of antiangiogenic drugs designed to cut off their blood supply. In their report published in PNAS, the researchers describe how the tumors can spread along existing […]

New therapeutic targets for kidney fibrosis emerge

Joseph Bonventre | Via EurekAlert | January 28, 2019

Chronic kidney disease is a global health concern, affecting about 10 percent of the world’s population–and increasing in prevalence. A final, common pathway in chronic kidney disease is fibrosis. Just as fibrosis–or the formation of fibrous connective tissue–can cause devastating effects in the lung, liver, heart and elsewhere, fibrosis of the kidneys can ultimately lead […]

Emery N. Brown Awarded CMU’s Dickson Prize in Science

Emery Brown | Via Carnegie Mellon University | January 24, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University will award the Dickson Prize in Science to Dr. Emery N. Brown, an esteemed anesthesiologist, neuroscientist and statistician. He is the Edward Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology , the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and a practicing anesthesiologist at […]

Mapping the brain at high resolution

Edward Boyden | Via MIT | January 17, 2019

Researchers have developed a new way to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. Using this approach, they can locate individual neurons, trace connections between them, and visualize organelles inside neurons, over large volumes of brain tissue. The new technology combines a method for expanding brain tissue, making it possible to image at higher […]

A Comprehensive Metabolic Map for Production of Bio-Based Chemicals

Sang Yup Lee | Via Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | January 15, 2019

A KAIST research team completed a metabolic map that charts all available strategies and pathways of chemical reactions that lead to the production of various industrial bio-based chemicals. The team was led by Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee, who has produced high-quality metabolic engineering and systems engineering research for decades, and made the hallmark chemicals […]

Antihypertension drug losartan may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

Rakesh Jain | Via Massachusetts General Hospital | January 15, 2019

A new study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the hypertension drug losartan, which targets the angiotensin signaling pathway, may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy agents used to treat ovarian cancer. Previous research from the same team identified a similar effect for losartan in animal models of breast and pancreatic […]

3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Shaochen Chen | Via UC San Diego | January 14, 2019

For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats. The implants, described in a […]

Time to Chew the Fat on Lipidomics

Shankar Subramaniam | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | January 11, 2019

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing and many focused on getting in shape, there is no better time to discuss a three-letter word that is often taboo for many health-conscious individuals: Fat, or scientifically speaking lipids. For almost two decades scientists have been ardently working to specify and classify these fatty acids in order […]

Celebration of Life in Memory of Prof. Warren S. Grundfest

Warren Grundfest | Via UCLA | January 11, 2019

Warren S. Grundfest, MD, FACS, was recognized internationally as an unparalleled scientist, surgeon, physician, inventor and biomedical engineer whose work in minimally invasive surgery improved and saved the lives of countless patients. He was also celebrated for his pioneering work in laser research and development as well medical ethics at a national policy level. After […]

Acid reflux could cause death during epileptic seizures, study finds

Pedro Irazoqui | Via Purdue University | January 9, 2019

Pedro Irazoqui had just enjoyed a huge lobster dinner. Then he woke up that night finding he couldn’t breathe. Terrified, Irazoqui sat up and tried to relax. Air suddenly returned to his lungs like nothing had happened. After grabbing his phone and Googling like crazy, Irazoqui, a professor at Purdue University, discovered that what he had experienced […]

Mass. General study reveals how solid stress from brain tumors causes neuronal loss, neurologic dysfunction

Rakesh Jain | Via Massachusetts General Hospital | January 7, 2019

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-led research team has demonstrated, for the first time, how solid stress – the physical forces exerted by the solid components of a tumor – impacts the tissue surrounding brain tumors and contributes to resulting neurological dysfunction and neuronal cell death. In their report published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the investigators […]

Innovators of the Coronary Angioplasty Win 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

Julio Palmaz | Via National Academy of Engineering | January 3, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University announced today that the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Julio Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, Richard Schatz, John Simpson, and Paul Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary […]

Innovators of the Coronary Angioplasty Win 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

Leonard Pinchuk | Via National Academy of Engineering | January 3, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University announced today that the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Julio Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, Richard Schatz, John Simpson, and Paul Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary […]

Innovators of the Coronary Angioplasty Win 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

Paul Yock | Via National Academy of Engineering | January 3, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University announced today that the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Julio Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, Richard Schatz, John Simpson, and Paul Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary […]