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CSE’s Clare Rimnac receives ORS Women’s Leadership Award!

Clare Rimnac | Via Case Engineering | February 12, 2013

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) recently awarded Clare Rimnac, associate dean of research and the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering, with the 2013 ORS Women’s Leadership Forum Award. The ORS Women’s Leadership Forum seeks to mentor, foster, encourage and inspire women in orthopaedic research at all stages of their careers, and advise and support […]

Bionic Muscles Toughen Up

Ali Khademhosseini | Via MIT Technology Review | February 11, 2013

Hybrid materials made of cardiac cells and carbon nanotubes might patch damaged hearts and provide muscle for robots made of living tissues. The tissues of the heart are mechanically tough and electrically conductive, and they keep a strong, rhythmic beat—properties that are tough to mimic in the lab. But a new hybrid material that combines […]

New Sensor Screens Your Blood for Drugs in Real-Time

Hyongsok Soh | Via Healthline | February 10, 2013

It’s every doctor’s dream—a small, wearable sensor that can monitor levels of, say, the heart drug digoxin in a patient’s blood, and make sure that he or she gets just the right amount of medication 24 hours a day.  But the MEDIC biosensor, developed by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), can be […]

Distinguished University Professor James M. Anderson Named to National Academy of Engineering

James Anderson | Via Case School of Engineering | February 8, 2013

Today James M. Anderson adds another honor to an already impressive list: membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The recognition comes a decade after Anderson won election to the Institute of Medicine, five years after he won election to the Association of American Physicians, and a year after he won election to the […]

National Academy of Engineering Elects 69 Members And 11 Foreign Associates

Raphael Lee | Via National Academy of Sciences | February 7, 2013

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 69 new members and 11 foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today.  This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,250 and the number of foreign associates to 211. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  […]

Shu Chien Named San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Chief Engineer

Shu Chien | Via UC San Diego | February 7, 2013

At the 2011 National Medal of Science ceremony in which Shu Chien accepted his award, President Obama stressed the importance of encouraging young students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Chien, a UC San Diego professor of bioengineering and medicine and director of the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, echoed the sentiment: […]

Personalized Healthcare Will Revolutionize 21st Century Medicine, Says NJIT Professor

Atam P. Dhawan | Via New Jersey Institute of Technology | February 6, 2013

A closer look at personalized or point-of-care healthcare was the focus of a recent international conference in India organized and chaired by NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan.  The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) International Special Topic Conference  in point-of-care healthcare technologies, broadcast around the world, focused on topics ranging from 21st century […]

Jay Keasling: Using Microbes to Create the Next Generation of Fuel

Jay Keasling | Via CNN | February 5, 2013

Editor’s Note: The Next List will air a full 30min profile of synthetic biologist Jay Keasling this Sunday, Feb. 10th, at 2:30PM ET (all-new time!) only on CNN. Quotable Jay Keasling: “The carpets, the paint on the walls, the ceiling tiles, we have the potential to produce all of these products from sugar.” Who is […]

Two Named Faculty Fellows in Provost’s Office​

Shelly Sakiyama-Elber | Via Washington University in St. Louis | February 4, 2013

Two faculty members have been named Faculty Fellows in the Office of the Provost by Edward S. Macias, PhD, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD, professor and associate chair of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering, and Heather Corcoran, MFA, associate professor of communication design in the Sam Fox […]

Chisholm, Langer Receive Nation’s Highest Honors for Scientists and Inventors

Robert Langer | Via Massachusetts Institute of Technology | February 4, 2013

President Barack Obama on Friday presented MIT professors Sallie (Penny) Chisholm and Robert Langer with the nation’s highest honors for scientific discovery and invention. They were among 22 eminent scientists nationwide honored during a White House ceremony. Chisholm, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies, was presented the National Medal of Science for […]

Alyssa Panitch to Complete ELATE Program

Alyssa Panitch | Via Purdue University | February 1, 2013

Alyssa Panitch, professor and associate head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, will complete the rigorous Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program next month. ELATE at Drexel™ is a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related disciplines into leadership roles […]

Award-Winning Research May Make ACL Healing Without Reconstruction Possible

Martha Murray | Via American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | February 1, 2013

Preclinical studies have shown promising results for the use of a “bioenhanced repair” technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears as an alternative to ligament reconstruction. The research, under the direction of Martha M. Murray, MD, and Braden C. Fleming, PhD, received the 2013 Ann Doner Vaughn Kappa Delta Award. After a series of laboratory […]

Gilbert to Serve as Interim During Dean of Engineering Search

Jerome A. Gilbert | Via Mississippi State University | January 31, 2013

Mississippi State University’s provost and executive vice president will serve as interim leader of the Bagley College of Engineering during a national search for its next dean. Jerome A. Gilbert will assume the responsibilities of interim dean in late February. He will serve in this position as the university conducts a nationwide search to fill […]

Maglev Tissues Could Speed Toxicity Tests

Jane Grande-Allen | Via Rice University News | January 23, 2013

Scientists use magnetic levitation to make in vitro lung tissue more realistic In a development that could lead to faster and more effective toxicity tests for airborne chemicals, scientists from Rice University and the Rice spinoff company Nano3D Biosciences have used magnetic levitation to grow some of the most realistic lung tissue ever produced in […]

Blocking Digestive Enzymes May Reverse Shock, Stop Multiorgan Failure

Geert Schmid-Schonbein | Via UC San Diego Engineering | January 23, 2013

New research from the University of California, San Diego published in the Jan. 23 issue of Science Translational Medicine moves researchers closer to understanding and developing treatments for shock, sepsis and multiorgan failure. Collectively, these maladies represent a major unmet medical need: they are the number one cause of mortality in intensive care units in […]

The 2013 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal has been Awarded to Dr. James M. Anderson

James Anderson | Via Elsevier | January 23, 2013

The 2013 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal has been awarded to Dr. James M. Anderson. The award recognizes undisputed world leaders who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in biomaterials, including basic science and translation to practice.

Five With Ties to MIT Earn Top IEEE Awards

Robert Langer | Via Massachusetts Institute of Technology | January 22, 2013

Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor; Jack Dennis, MIT professor emeritus; Leo Beranek, former associate professor of communications engineering at MIT; and MIT alumni Irwin M. Jacobs and Sunlin Chou have earned awards this year from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). They are among 20 award recipients who will be […]

Trio of BME Professors Honored

Edward Guo | Via Columbia Engineering | January 22, 2013

Three biomedical engineering professors at Columbia Engineering have recently been recognized by two professional organizations for their innovative research and leadership… …Biomedical Engineering Professor X. Edward Guo has been elected as a member-at-large of the board of directors of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), an organization whose mission is to promote, support, develop, and encourage […]

Mars Journey: Researchers Test Methods For Doing ‘Astrosurgery’ In Zero Gravity

George Pantalos | Via Houston Public Media | January 21, 2013

NASA is hoping to send humans to Mars within twenty years. In the private sector, companies are working on plans to mine asteroids and launch tourists into orbit. This all means humans will soon be spending longer and longer amounts of time in space, and potentially getting sick or injured up there. As KUHF Health […]

From Nature to Clinic

Jeffrey Karp | Via SciLogs | January 18, 2013

One late evening in a coffee shop near McGill University, Jeff Karp overheard two students talking about drug delivery and tissue engineering. Jeff, an undergrad, listened closely as the students discussed two graduate level courses. At the time Jeff was questioning his major. He had switched from biology to chemical engineering but found himself bored […]