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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 […]

College Establishes First New Department in 30 Years – Biomedical Engineering

Jennifer Barton | Via University of Arizona | April 27, 2010

The UA College of Engineering recently celebrated the inauguration of its first new academic department in more than 30 years. The department of biomedical engineering, widely known as BME, is the newest undergraduate program in the College of Engineering, indeed at the UA. U.S. News & World Report recently reported that more jobs will be […]

Bioengineers Win ASEE Textbook Award

Antonios Mikos | Via Rice Engineering News | April 22, 2010

Rice’s Antonios Mikos and Johnna Temenoff of the Georgia Institute of Technology are recipients of the 2010 Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for their textbook Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science. This is the first time authors of a biomedical engineering textbook have been recognized with […]

Bashir to Lead Research Thrust in New EBICS Center

Rashid Bashir | Via University of Illinois ECE | April 19, 2010

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $25 million to establish a Science and Technology Center named Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS). ECE Professor Rashid Bashir will be the leader of Thrust Four, which focuses […]

Purdue’s New Science on Tap Forums to Reach Out to Community

Alyssa Panitch | Via Purdue University | April 15, 2010

Purdue next week will launch Science on Tap, a monthly forum between Purdue and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community designed to spur discussion about the world of science. The inaugural Science on Tap is scheduled for 6 p.m. next Thursday (April 22) at the Upstairs Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., in downtown Lafayette. Food will […]

Ultrasensitive Imaging Method Uses Gold-Silver ‘Nanocages’

Ji-Xin Cheng | Via Purdue University | April 12, 2010

New research findings suggest that an experimental ultrasensitive medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic “nanocages” might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease. The system works by shining near-infrared laser pulses through the skin to detect hollow nanocages and solid nanoparticles – made of an alloy of gold […]