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Eight UC San Diego Professors Named New AAAS Fellows

Bernhard Palsson | Via UC San Diego News Center | January 11, 2011

Eight professors at the University of California, San Diego have been named new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Philip E. Bourne, Xiang-Dong Fu, Kun-Liang Guan, Yishi Jin, Peter J. Novick, Bernhard Palsson and Kang Zhang were among 503 AAAS members selected by colleagues […]

Frances Arnold, 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Frances Arnold | Via National Science & Technology Medals Foundation | January 10, 2011

For pioneering research on biofuels and chemicals that could lead to the replacement of pollution-generating materials. Frances Arnold has never cared much for ‘tradition.’ As a high schooler, she moved into her own apartment and paid the bills as a waitress and cab driver. As a chemical engineer and biochemist, she has found a groundbreaking […]

Giving Children with Physical Challenges the Tools to Speak Out

Tom Chau | Via University of Toronto Engineering | January 7, 2011

Professor Tom Chau (EngSci 9T2) of the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering has been chosen as one of 25 Transformational Canadians. The Globe and Mail’s Transformational Canadians program celebrates 25 living citizens who have made a difference by immeasurably improving the lives of others. Over several weeks this past autumn, a panel of six […]

Researchers Investigate Why a Limited Number of White Blood Cells Are Attracted to Injured Tissue

Richard Waugh | Via University of Rochester | January 6, 2011

As any weekend warrior knows, an errant elbow or a missed ball can put a crimp in an afternoon of fun. The bruising and swelling are painfully obvious, but the processes occurring under the skin remain full of mystery. What is known is that leukocytes, or white blood cells, mobilize to protect injured body tissue […]

Software for Programming Microbes

Christopher A. Voigt | Via MIT Technology Review | January 5, 2011

Genetically modified microbes could perform many useful jobs, from making biofuels and drugs, to cleaning up toxic waste. But designing the complex biochemical pathways inside such microbes is a time-consuming process of trial and error. Christopher Voigt, an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco, hopes to change that with software that automates […]

Detecting Esophageal Cancer with Light

Adam P. Wax | Via Duke Today | January 4, 2011

A tiny light source and sensors at the end of an endoscope may provide a more accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus. Developed by biomedical engineers at Duke University and successfully tested on patients during a clinical trial at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the device […]

Understanding the Anesthetized Brain

Emery Brown | Via MIT News | January 3, 2011

Neuroscientist Emery Brown hopes to shed light on a longstanding medical mystery: how general anesthesia works. Since 1846, when a Boston dentist named William Morton gave the first public demonstration of general anesthesia using ether, scientists and doctors have tried to figure out what happens to the brain during general anesthesia. Though much has been […]

UTSA Biomedical Engineer Joseph C. Salamone Elected by Peers to Join National Academy of Engineering

Joseph Salamone | Via University of Texas at San Antonio | January 1, 2011

Joseph C. Salamone, chief scientific officer at Rochal Industries LLP, UTSA adjunct professor of Biomedical Engineering and professor emeritus of Chemistry and Polymer Science at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Mass., has been elected by his peers to become a Fellow in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE is a member of […]

Purdue Receives $1.35 Million Grant to Develop Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Tool

J. Paul Robinson | Via Purdue University | December 10, 2010

Purdue University researchers have received a $1.35 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for developing a next-generation biological tool designed to more accurately detect early stages of cervical cancer. A team led by Purdue professors J. Paul Robinson and Vincent Jo Davisson, whose laboratories are based at Discovery Park’s Bindley Bioscience Center, will use […]

Two from Brigham and Women’s Hospital Receive Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award

Jeffrey Karp | Via Brigham and Women's Hospital | December 9, 2010

Two researchers from the Center for Biomedical Engineering and the Regenerative Therapeutics Research Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have been awarded the 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials (SFB). Jeffrey Karp, PhD, and Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, MASc, will receive their awards at the SFB Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida […]

Professor Georges Belfort Wins Biochemical Engineering Award

Georges Belfort | Via RPI News | December 2, 2010

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Georges Belfort has been recognized for his fundamental and applied research of separations processes in biochemical engineering. Belfort, the Russell Sage Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer, in recent weeks received the 2011 Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products from the American Chemical Society (ACS) […]

Scientists Map Changes in Genetic Networks Caused By DNA Damage

Trey Ideker | Via UC San Diego News | December 2, 2010

Using a new technology called “differential epistasis maps,” an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has documented for the first time how a cellular genetic network completely rewires itself in response to stress by DNA-damaging agents. The research – to be published in the […]

Rice Bioengineer Antonios Mikos Wins Society For Biomaterials’ Founders Award

Antonios Mikos | Via Rice University News | December 1, 2010

Rice University Professor Antonios Mikos has received one of the highest honors in the biomaterials and tissue engineering fields: the Society For Biomaterials’ 2011 Founders Award. The award was given for his long-term, landmark contributions to the discipline of biomaterials. The award credits Mikos’ decades of research and published studies that have produced new clinical applications in the treatment and repair of […]

Advances in Drug Delivery Methods May Make Pills and Shots Obsolete

Daniel Kohane | Via Boston Globe | November 29, 2010

Whether it’s a headache or a sore knee, a toothache or a strep throat, people are used to taking their medicine in pill form. But to scientists, such drugs can be hard to swallow because the pill is a blunt tool: As it wends its way through the body, such medication may wreak side effects […]

Engineers Share the Next Revolution in Medicine with Kids

Timothy Wick | Via University of Alabama at Birmingham | November 22, 2010

Chipped a bone in a car accident? No problem. Ripped cartilage apart in your knee from years of running? That can be fixed, too. Blood vessels constricted by disease? Let’s make some new ones to replace them. These scenarios aren’t as far-fetched as they may seem. In fact, UAB researchers are researching those possibilities and […]

Medtronic’s Master of Invention: Michael R.S. Hill

Michael Hill | Via Star Tribune | November 20, 2010

If someone at a get-together asked Michael R.S. Hill what he does for a living, he’d cheerily reply, “Scientist.” An accurate description, for sure. In truth, his business card reads: “Senior Director, New Therapies and Diagnostics Programs, Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Medtronic Inc.” He could also be called an inventor — and a prolific one, […]

Transforming Healthcare

Ross Ethier | Via Imperial College London | November 18, 2010

From the design of heart monitors, anaesthesia equipment and ultrasound scanners, to biomaterials used in artificial ocular lenses and the creation of artificial heart valves, biomedical engineers have revolutionised healthcare. Reporter speaks to Professor Ross Ethier, Head of the Department of Bioengineering and Director for the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), about the work being […]

Turning off Cancer Genes

Daniel Anderson | Via Massachusetts Institute of Technology | November 16, 2010

A single cancer cell may harbor dozens or even hundreds of mutant genes. Some of those genes instruct the cell to grow abnormally large, others tell it to divide repeatedly or to detach itself and roam the body looking for a new home. What if you could shut off one, two or even a dozen […]

Gore Joins Radiological Society’s Committee on Molecular Imaging

John Gore | Via Vanderbilt School of Engineering | November 16, 2010

John C. Gore, the Hertha Ramsey Cress University Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Physics, has accepted an invitation to join the Committee on Molecular Imaging of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Imaging Tool May Aid Nanoelectronics by Screening Tiny Tubes

Ji-Xin Cheng | Via Purdue University | November 16, 2010

Researchers have demonstrated a new imaging tool for rapidly screening structures called single-wall carbon nanotubes, possibly hastening their use in creating a new class of computers and electronics that are faster and consume less power than today’s. The semiconducting nanostructures might be used to revolutionize electronics by replacing conventional silicon components and circuits. However, one […]