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Ravi Bellamkonda Named Associate Vice President for Research

Ravi Bellamkonda | Via Georgia Tech News Center | July 26, 2010

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 […]

Two UCSF Scientists Put Their Discoveries to Work

Tejal Desai | Via UC San Francisco | July 19, 2010

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 […]

Bioengineering Promises Help to Patients, Cost Savings

Joseph Pancrazio | Via George Mason News | July 19, 2010

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 […]

Milestone in Mind Control

Bin He | Via University of Minnesota | July 15, 2010

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 […]

Alan Waggoner Receives ISAC Distinguished Service Award-Department of Biological Sciences – Carnegie Mellon University

Alan Waggoner | Via Carnegie Mellon University | July 9, 2010

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.

New Magnet to Sharpen Imaging Capabilities at Vanderbilt

John Gore | Via Vanderbilt School of Engineering | June 10, 2010

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 […]

MassDevice Q & A: Boston Scientific Co-Founder John Abele

John Abele | Via MDT Magazine | June 9, 2010

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. […]

Wyss Founding Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of In Vitro Biology

Donald Ingber | Via Wyss Institute | June 7, 2010

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 Named Distinguished Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center

Shankar Subramaniam | Via UC San Diego | June 7, 2010

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 […]

$12 Million Grant to Fund New Approach to Cancer Study at Stanford

Sylvia K. Plevritis | Via Stanford Medicine | June 3, 2010

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 […]

Pioneering Engineering Track of Study to Help Prevent Large-scale Disasters Like Gulf Oil Spill

Martha Bidez | Via University of Alabama at Birmingham | June 1, 2010

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 […]

Zhang inducted into Austrian Academy of Sciences

Shuguang Zhang | Via MIT News | May 27, 2010

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.

Libraries of Flesh: The Sorry State of Human Tissue Storage

Allison Hubel | Via Wired | May 24, 2010

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 […]

Pentagon to Troop-Killing Superbugs: Resistance Is Futile

Gregory N. Tew | Via Wired | May 24, 2010

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 Wins AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award

Antonios Mikos | Via Rice Bioengineering | May 21, 2010

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 […]

New Microneedle Antimicrobial Techniques May Foster Medical Tech Innovation

Roger Narayan | Via NC State Newsroom | May 19, 2010

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 […]

New Study Reveals Ways to Better Inhibit Blood Clots

Shuming Nie | Via Georgia Tech News Center | May 19, 2010

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 […]

Clemson Professor Receives $100,000 Gates Grant for Diagnostics Research

Guigen Zhang | Via Clemson University Newsstand | May 11, 2010

Guigen Zhang, a Clemson University professor in both bioengineering and electrical and computer engineering, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   Awarded through a program to support innovative global health research, the grant will help fund Zhang’s work to create low-cost diagnostic tools for doctors in […]

$1.9 Million Grant To Help UCF Find Multiple Sclerosis ‘Nerve-Ana’

James Hickman | Via UCF Newsroom | May 10, 2010

A National Institutes of Health grant will help University of Central Florida researchers explore new ways to potentially reverse the damage caused by multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. Stephen Lambert, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and a member of UCF’s Hybrid Systems Laboratory, has received $428,000, the first installment of a […]

Dan Luo Receives First Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Board Award

Dan Luo | Via Cornell Chronicle | May 3, 2010

Dan Luo, associate professor of biological and environmental engineering, has been selected to receive the 2010 Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Board Award, which honors a younger scientist who has made a significant contribution to the materials chemistry field. Luo will be the first recipient of the new award, which will be given annually. In […]