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Antonios Mikos has received the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award–Isaac Schour Memorial Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). The award recognizes his outstanding scientific contributions in the anatomic sciences, including tissue engineering, tissue regeneration and stem cell research as it relates to the oral, dental and craniofacial complexes. The highest honor in the […]
Rice University’s Jane Grande-Allen has been selected for the 2011 A.J. Durelli Award by the Society for Experimental Mechanics Inc. (SEM) for her significant innovative contributions of new techniques in experimental mechanics. The award is given annually to recognize younger members of the society in honor of A.J. Durelli, one of the most outstanding experimental […]
Science magazine recently published an article featuring UA professor Wolfgang Fink’s research on using intelligent robots for planetary exploration. Science was founded in 1880 using seed money provided by Thomas Edison, and has grown into the world’s most widely read general science journal, with more than a million readers worldwide. The main thrust of the […]
Three-year appointment allows continuation of research agenda Ravi Bellamkonda, a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named an associate vice president within the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR). The three-year appointment, which begins on August 1, enables Bellamkonda to divide his time evenly between his […]
Together, diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) drive billions of dollars in health care costs each year, while hampering quality of life and causing premature death in millions of people worldwide. Existing therapies, while helpful, are flawed. Now two projects funded by the National Institutes of Health at UCSF’s Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences […]
Do engineers hold the key to cutting health care costs? By inventing new technologies that will help the sick and disabled to live more independently, they just might. Bioengineering applies engineering tools and approaches to solve problems in biology and medicine and has already had a substantial influence on medicine. Mason’s new bachelor of science […]
Seated before a computer screen, Elissa Gutterman does what once seemed impossible: She guides a helicopter through virtual 3-D space by the force of her thoughts. Watching her move the helicopter is fun, but biomedical engineering professor Bin He has a serious purpose in mind. He hopes that someday his work on brain-computer interfaces will […]
The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) presented Biological Sciences professor Alan Waggoner with the Distinguished Service Award at its 25th annual conference held in Seattle, Washington this spring. Waggoner is one of six eminent scientists to receive the honor, which acknowledges his significant contributions to both the advancement of flow cytometry and ISAC.
The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science has received a $3.45 million federal stimulus grant to purchase one of the world’s strongest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The 15 Tesla scanner will be used in studies of genetically engineered mice and other small animal models to further understanding of cancer, diabetes and brain disorders in […]
There aren’t many multi-billion-dollar companies that can say they got their start in the basement of a Catholic church rectory. Still fewer can claim a connection to a famous Czech mystic credited with pioneering research into human consciousness (and, not incidentally, with inventing the steerable catheter). But according to co-founder John Abele, Boston Scientific Corp. […]
Donald E. Ingber, MD, PhD, Founding Director of the Wyss Institute, today received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of In Vitro Biology in recognition of his trailblazing work in advancing the field of in vitro biology. Ingber has developed or applied several technologies — such as microcontact printing, cell magnetometry, laser nanosurgery, and […]
Shankar Subramaniam has been named a Distinguished Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), to assist the Organized Research Unit of the University of California, San Diego, in identifying new opportunities and solutions in the area of bioinformatics. Subramaniam’s appointment is effective June 1, 2010. Subramaniam, a professor of bioengineering, chemistry and biochemistry, cellular […]
The Stanford University School of Medicine has been awarded $12.8 million over five years by the National Cancer Institute to establish a Center for Cancer Systems Biology. The center is one of 12 recently funded by the NCI to stimulate integrative systems approaches and the application of computational modeling to cancer research. “Our work views […]
A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion […]
Shuguang Zhang, associate director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering, was inducted as a foreign member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences on May 19 in Vienna. Zhang is one of 13 foreign members elected this year to the academy, which was founded in 1847.
Located in hospitals, universities, nonprofit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies, biobanks play a quiet but crucial role in health care. Like libraries of the human organism, they archive a wide range of biospecimens—including blood, hair, sperm, saliva, plasma, whole organs, and purified DNA—to use in research and experimentation. From drug development to assisted reproduction, progress in […]
A super-germ that’s become a lethal threat to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan may have met its match in a novel technique that kills entire bacterial colonies within hours. Today’s troops have a nine in 10 chance of surviving their battle injuries. But wounds and amputation sites leave them vulnerable to infection, especially by Acinetobacter […]
Antonios Mikos is the 2010 recipient of the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award in Chemical Engineering of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his outstanding achievements in tissue engineering and controlled drug delivery, service to academia, and the field of chemical engineering. AIChE, the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, will formally present Mikos […]
A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has developed two new approaches for incorporating antimicrobial properties into microneedles – vanishingly thin needles that hold great promise for use in portable medical devices. Researchers expect the findings to spur development of new medical applications using microneedles. Microneedles cause less pain, tissue damage and […]
Fibrin, the primary ingredient of blood clots, creates a fibrous network that stems the loss of blood at an injury site. But beyond this essential work, fibrin can also cause heart attack, stroke and tissue damage by forming clots that block blood vessels. Fibrin forms when an enzyme removes parts of a blood protein called […]