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Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust commits $12 million to the UI College of Engineering to improve human health

Joseph Reinhardt | Via University of IOWA | November 8, 2018

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a transformational $12 million grant to fund life-changing research and discoveries in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering. With this grant, the department will build on its exceptional contributions to the field of pulmonary and respiratory biomedicine to find solutions […]

Martine LaBerge honored as Fellow by the Biomedical Engineering Society

Martine LaBerge | Via Clemson University | November 1, 2018

Martine LaBerge of Clemson University is one of the newest Fellows in the Biomedical Engineering Society, an honor recognizing her for exceptional achievements and experience in biomedical engineering. LaBerge is chair of the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson and executive director of the Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus, or CUBEInC, in Greenville. She is […]

Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer Receives Key to Panama City, Panama

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern University | October 31, 2018

Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer, a pioneer in the field of regenerative engineering, was presented the Key to Panama City, Panama, by Vice Mayor Raisa Banfield last week. The event was covered by Telemetro, a national Spanish-language television network based in Panama City. Ameer, the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering with the McCormick School […]

Myoscience Announces the Completion of Enrollment in the Campbell Clinic Study

William Mihalko | Via PRWeb | October 31, 2018

Myoscience, Inc. announced today that it has completed enrollment in its randomized, controlled trial at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. This study enrolled 125 patients and compares the effect of cryoanalgesia using the iovera° system to the standard of care for managing pain after total knee replacement surgery (TKA). The Myoscience iovera° system is […]

Laser-activated silk sealants outperform sutures for tissue repair

Kaushal Rege | Via MD Linx | October 31, 2018

NIBIB-funded researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures for containing body fluids and preventing bacterial infection. Tissue repair following injury or during surgery is conventionally performed with sutures and staples, which can cause tissue damage and complications, including infection. Glues and adhesives have been […]

Nicholas Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

Nicholas Peppas | Via University of Texas at Austin | October 30, 2018

Nicholas A. Peppas, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, as well as in UT’s Dell Medical School and College of Pharmacy, has been named the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ (AAPS) Distinguished Award winner for 2018. He is honored for his pioneering work in […]

The Key to Healthy Humans, Safe Spacecraft and Prospering Plants

Wolfgang Fink | Via The University of Arizona College of Engineering | October 29, 2018

Wolfgang Fink (Right) has always had a knack for seeing how the pieces of a puzzle fit together. Once, when a team of researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was stumped on how to fix a problematic planetary rover arm, he suggested using a method he’d developed to improve the function of proteins, pointing out […]

UVA Creates a Simple Way to Solve the Complex Mysteries of the Microbiome

Jason Papin | Via University of Virginia | October 25, 2018

This much is clear: The tiny bacteria that live on and inside us are tremendously important for our health and well-being, affecting everything from our mood to the risk of autism. But understanding how those multitudes of microbes interact – and how they influence human health – is a gargantuan task, akin to counting the […]

Reinhart-King receives the inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award

Cynthia Reinhart-King | Via Vanderbilt University | October 25, 2018

Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, a nationally recognized cellular bioengineer, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award. Reinhart-King delivered the award lecture Saturday, Oct. 20, at the BMES 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Reinhart-King received the 2010 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award and she is the only person to have received two of […]

Celebrating Earl Bakken

Earl Bakken | Via Medtronic | October 22, 2018

Medtronic co-founder Earl E. Bakken, a pioneer in medical technology whose inventions impacted the lives of millions of people around the world, passed away Sunday in Hawaii. He was 94 years old. “All of us at Medtronic are saddened today by the news of Earl’s passing,” said Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic. “Earl […]

Cryptographic protocol enables greater collaboration in drug discovery

Bonnie Berger | Via MIT | October 18, 2018

MIT researchers have developed a cryptographic system that could help neural networks identify promising drug candidates in massive pharmacological datasets, while keeping the data private. Secure computation done at such a massive scale could enable broad pooling of sensitive pharmacological data for predictive drug discovery. Datasets of drug-target interactions (DTI), which show whether candidate compounds […]

Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination

Robert Langer | Via MIT | October 17, 2018

In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. In a new study, the researchers showed that by delivering a combination of antibiotic drugs and probiotics, they could eradicate two strains of drug-resistant bacteria that often infect wounds. To achieve this, they encapsulated the probiotic bacteria […]

Why do digital health startups keep failing?

Paul Yock | Via Fast Company | October 17, 2018

The “move fast and break things” approach that works in tech doesn’t translate well to healthcare. Instead, digital health startups should try need-driven innovation. A decade ago, a wave of companies promised to transform people’s health by allowing them to track data about their eating, sleep, exercise, and other habits. One hot startup of that […]

National Academy of Medicine Honors Nicholas Peppas for Outstanding Service

Nicholas Peppas | Via National Academy of Medicine | October 15, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are Elaine L. Larson, senior associate dean of scholarship and research, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research, and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University; Hedvig Hricak, chair of the department of radiology at Memorial […]

Connecting the dots of Alzheimer’s disease

Ellen Kuhl | Via Stanford University | October 15, 2018

Some people may follow a football team, others may follow their favorite television streaming series. For Ellen Kuhl, PhD, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, her passion lies in following proteins. In a recent Stanford news article, Kuhl explains how her team developed a computer simulation to track the spread of defective proteins in […]

How Are Pulsed Electric Fields Being Used in Cancer Therapy?

Richard Nuccitelli | Via Mary Ann Lieberty | October 11, 2018

Pulsed electric fields are helping fight cancer, whether by inducing tumor cell death or by stimulating the immune system. A comprehensive overview of this developing field is published in the preview issue of Bioelectricity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Click here to read the full-text article free on the Bioelectricity website. […]

Bashir named College of Engineering dean

Rashid Bashir | Via University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | October 10, 2018

Rashid Bashir will become the next dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Nov. 1, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Bashir is the executive associate dean and chief diversity officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Bashir joined the Illinois faculty as […]

Brain circuits for successful emotional development established during infancy

Weili Lin | Via UNC Health Care | October 10, 2018

Researchers in the UNC Early Brain Development Study tracking the development of the brain’s emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections for emotional regulation emerge during the first year of life. And the growth of these brain circuits during the second year of life predicted the IQ and emotional control of the […]

Eyeing NASH, Glympse Raises $22M to Test Disease Detection Nanotech

Sangeeta Bhatia | Via Xconomy | October 9, 2018

Glympse Bio has developed sensor technology that it says can give clinicians an early look at a developing disease. As Glympse prepares to test its disease detection approach in a serious liver disorder, the startup has raised $22 million in Series A financing. LS Polaris Innovation Fund and Arch Venture Partners co-led the investment in […]

New CMU Degree Prepares Researchers for AI-Directed Experimentation

Robert Murphy | Via Carnegie Mellon University | October 9, 2018

Computers increasingly are helping scientists identify and select experiments necessary for scientific discoveries, so Carnegie Mellon University has created a two-year master’s degree program to train specialists needed to design, configure, operate and maintain these systems. CMU’s Computational Biology Department will offer the Master of Science in Automated Science: Biological Experimentation beginning in fall 2019 […]