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Dr. Priyabrata Mukherjee has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Priyabrata Mukherjee | Via PR Newswire | December 3, 2019

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 168 prolific academic innovators from across the world to NAI Fellow status. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare […]

Yuehe Lin named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

Yuehe Lin | Via Washington State University | December 2, 2019

Professors Kris Kowdley and Yuehe Lin have been named Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by Web of Science Group. The group’s annual list identifies scientists who have produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers… Continue reading.

Machine, meet stem cells

Todd McDevitt | Via EurekAlert | November 20, 2019

Model organs grown from patients’ own cells may one day revolutionize how diseases are treated. A person’s cells, coaxed into heart, lung, liver, or kidney in the lab, could be used to better understand their disease or test whether drugs are likely to help them. But this future relies on scientists’ ability to form complex […]

Treatment for leading cause of blindness generates billions in value to society

Mark Humayun | Via MedicalXpress | November 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed an economic model to quantify the benefits of treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), the leading cause of blindness in western countries. Their work signals a step forward in the way ophthalmologists audit their practices to define the worth of modern treatments both to patients […]

Neural network improves imaging technique for an advanced look at cancer cells

Xavier Intes | Via Health Imaging | November 13, 2019

A new imaging technique developed by researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers a unique look at cells and tissue. The novel method uses a deep neural network to improve fluorescence lifetime imaging, which allowed scientists at the Troy, New York-based institution to view molecular-level interactions within cells, and may improve doctors’ ability to identify cancer […]

Sensory simulators give doctors a better feel for performance improvement

Carla Pugh | Via American Medical Association | November 11, 2019

It’s long been said that medicine is part science, part art. The science tells you so much, but while you may have one way of performing a procedure or exam, a colleague down the hall approaches it in a slightly different way. For example, when performing a breast exam: how much pressure do you use? […]

Protein decoy stymies lung cancer growth in mice, study finds

Jennifer Cochran | Via Medical Xpress | November 7, 2019

Scientists at Stanford and UC-San Francisco have developed an experimental drug that targets a currently untreatable type of lung cancer responsible for generating roughly 500,000 newly diagnosed cases worldwide each year. A paper to be published online Nov. 7 in Nature Medicine reports that the researchers slowed the spread of this cancer in mice by […]

Purigen Debuts New Advanced Technology System to Simplify and Improve the Purification of Nucleic Acids from Precious Clinical Genomic Samples

Juan Santiago | Via Business Wire | November 6, 2019

Purigen Biosystems, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation technologies for extracting and purifying nucleic acids from biological samples, today announced the launch of its Ionic™ Purification System. The small benchtop system utilizes the company’s core isotachophoresis (ITP) technology to extract, purify, and concentrate nucleic acids from biological samples in one hour with less than three […]

Allogene, Notch Partner to Develop iPSC-Derived Blood Cancer Therapies

Peter Zandstra | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | November 5, 2019

Allogene Therapeutics will partner with Notch Therapeutics to research and develop induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) AlloCAR™ therapies for initial blood cancer indications that include non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma, the companies said today, through an exclusive worldwide collaboration and license agreement that could generate more than $300 million for Notch. Under their partnership, […]

Synthetic Biomaterial Scaffold Could Serve as Early Cancer Diagnostic

Lonnie Shea | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | October 31, 2019

Invasive procedures to biopsy tissue from cancer-tainted organs could be replaced by simply taking samples from a tiny decoy implanted just beneath the skin, according to University of Michigan researchers. These devices attract cancer cells traveling through the body and can even pick up signs that cancer is preparing to spread, before cancer cells arrive, […]

Pettigrew Receives National Academy Of Engineering Award

Roderic Pettigrew | Via Texas A&M University | October 28, 2019

Roderic Pettigrew is the recipient of the 2019 National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Arthur M. Bueche Award for his contributions to technology research, policy, and national and international cooperation. Pettigrew is CEO of Engineering Health (EnHealth) and executive dean for Engineering Medicine (EnMed) at Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Hospital, as well as the […]

Pope names Nobel-winning U.S. chemical engineer to papal think tank

Frances Arnold | Via Catholic News Service | October 24, 2019

Pope Francis appointed Frances H. Arnold, a Nobel-winning chemical engineer from the United States, to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Arnold, 63, is the Linus Pauling professor of chemical engineering, biochemistry and bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology and director of its bioengineering center. Her appointment to the papal think tank was announced by […]

Arthritis risk linked to obesity may be passed down through generations

Farshid Guilak | Via Washington University in St. Louis | October 23, 2019

Arthritis affects one in five Americans, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number jumps to one in three among people with obesity. Now, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests obesity may increase arthritis risk not only in obese people but in their children and […]

Announcement of the laureates of UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

Cato Laurencin | Via UNESCO | October 22, 2019

This is the fifth edition of the Prize, which rewards outstanding scientific research projects in the life sciences that have led to an improvement in the quality of human life. The prize recognizes the fundamental contribution of Prof. Cato T. Laurencin to regenerative engineering applied to the development of biomaterials for clinical use; stem cell […]

Researchers use EHRs to identify cancer symptom clusters

Kun Huang | Via Medical Xpress | October 22, 2019

Patients with chronic diseases such as breast cancer or colorectal cancer often experience fatigue, pain, depression and other symptoms which can lead to distress and functional impairment if left untreated. With the ultimate goal of helping clinicians manage and treat symptoms that negatively affect health and quality of life, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and […]

Shape Memory Medical Receives CE Mark for the TrelliX Embolic Coil System

Duncan Maitland | Via Business Wire | October 21, 2019

Shape Memory Medical Inc. announced today it has received CE mark for its TrelliX® Embolic Coil System. The TrelliX Embolic Coil System is intended to obstruct or occlude blood flow in vascular abnormalities of the neurovascular and peripheral vessels. CE-marked indications include: Intracranial aneurysms, other neurovascular abnormalities such as arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulae, arterial […]

National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service

Cato Laurencin | Via National Academy of Medicine | October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are Cato Laurencin, University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut; David Savitz, professor of epidemiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics at Brown University; […]

Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer

Samuel Wickline | Via EurekAlert | October 21, 2019

Despite advances in cancer survival, more than 90 percent of people with pancreatic cancer die within five years. Most patients with pancreatic tumors (and half of those with colorectal cancers) carry a mutation in the KRAS gene, which normally controls cell growth and death. The KRAS oncogene was discovered more than 35 years ago and […]

Denise Aberle named to National Academy of Medicine

Denise Aberle | Via UCLA | October 21, 2019

Two UCLA professors, Dr. Denise Aberle and Dr. Carol Mangione, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in health and medicine. Aberle is a professor of radiology and bioengineering, and vice chair for research in the department of radiological sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at […]

Sharon Gerecht Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Sharon Gerecht | Via News Wise | October 21, 2019

Four faculty members of The Johns Hopkins University have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Announcement of new NAM members (100 total) was made today in conjunction with the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health, medicine and the natural, […]