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UConn Scientists Team Up to Conduct New Cancer Research

Diane Burgess | Via UConn Today | September 27, 2012

Three cross-disciplinary teams of UConn researchers from the Storrs campus and the Health Center in Farmington recently received two-year start-up grants of $100,000 from the University to pursue their work. The funding through the University of Connecticut Health Center/Storrs and Regional Campus Incentive Grants (UCIG) program, are meant to support interdisciplinary, inter-campus research proposals that […]

With $6M Grant, UC San Diego Bioengineers Take On Key Role in New NIH Common Funds Metabolomics Program

Shankar Subramaniam | Via UC San Diego | September 21, 2012

With a $6 million grant over five years, bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego will play a central role in a new program from theNational Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate “metabolomics”, an emerging field of biomedical research that offers a path to a wealth of information about a person’s nutrition, infection, health, […]

Collaborative Team Develops New Astro Surgery Tools for NASA Deep Space Missions

George Pantalos | Via Carnegie Mellon Engineering | September 20, 2012

Move over “Bones” McCoy. Future voyages of the starship Enterprise just might include astro surgery as this dynamic discipline jumps from the pages of fiction to reality. A team of biomedical engineering researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Louisville are developing surgical tools that could be used for future expeditionary spaceflights to […]

Getting Jazzed About High-Tech Healthcare

Michael Harsh | Via Business Innovation Factory | September 19, 2012

When Mike Harsh came to work as an electrical design engineer at GE Healthcare in 1979, he planned to stay for two years and move on to something else. That was 33 years ago, and he’s still “jazzed” about the place. “It feels like I just started, and today’s my first day,” he says about […]

New Antibacterial Coating for Sutures Could Reduce Infections After Surgery

Gregory N. Tew | Via American Chemical Society | September 19, 2012

Responding to an urgent need for better antibacterial coatings on surgical sutures, scientists are reporting the discovery of a new coating that is almost 1,000 times more effective than the most widely used commercial coating. Their report appears in ACS’ journal Langmuir. Professor Gregory Tew, who is from UMass-Amherst, and colleagues explain that infection at […]

Doctors, Engineers Team Up to Fight Cancer

Catherine Klapperich | Via BU Today | September 18, 2012

Imagine a world where a simple mouth swab could predict lung cancer, a blood test could warn of a recurrence of melanoma, and a rectal scan could tell if you would benefit from a colonoscopy. That world is the vision of the Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (FTCC), founded here in July with […]

Seeking Visionary Scientists with Business Sense

Donald Gaver | Via Tulane University | September 18, 2012

Donald P. Gaver is looking for serious science students who possess a penchant for taking entrepreneurial risks. Gaver, the Alden J. “Doc” Laborde professor and chair of biomedical engineering, is directing a new interdisciplinary PhD program in bioinnovation at Tulane University. Donald P. Gaver, biomedical engineering professor and director of the interdisciplinary bioinnovation PhD program, […]

Coated Nanoparticles Move Easily into Brain Tissue

Justin Hanes | Via Johns Hopkins CCNE | September 17, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers report they are one step closer to having a drug-delivery system flexible enough to overcome some key challenges posed by brain cancer and perhaps other maladies affecting that organ. In a report published online Aug. 29 in Science Translational Medicine, the Johns Hopkins team says its bioengineers have designed nanoparticles that can safely […]

Commercializing Medical Pesearch: Pitt Building a Bridge to the Investment Community

Pratap Khanwilkar | Via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | September 16, 2012

Pitt’s McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the Swanson School of Engineering just received a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps to develop a strategy for commercializing a nerve regeneration treatment. That team is led by Kacey Marra, who is laboratory director for plastic surgery research at Pitt. A key player in […]

Four from MIT Win NIH Grants

Emery Brown | Via MIT News | September 13, 2012

Brown, Gore, Ploegh and Zhang receive grants for innovative biomedical research. Four MIT faculty members have been awarded National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants designed to promote innovative biomedical research. The Institute’s recipients of these new NIH grants are Hidde Ploegh, professor of biology and member of the Whitehead Institute; Feng Zhang, assistant professor of […]

Keasling Wins Heinz Award

Jay Keasling | Via UC Berkeley Chemistry | September 12, 2012

Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Jay Keasling, the Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor in Biochemical Engineering, has been named a recipient of an 18th Annual Heinz Award. Established by Teresa Heinz in 1993 to honor the memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz, the Heinz Awards celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of the […]

Improved Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs Into Brain

Justin Hanes | Via Johns Hopkins Medicine | September 11, 2012

The brain is a notoriously difficult organ to treat, but Johns Hopkins researchers report they are one step closer to having a drug-delivery system flexible enough to overcome some key challenges posed by brain cancer and perhaps other maladies affecting that organ. In a report published online on August 29 in Science Translational Medicine, the […]

New Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Responds to Industry’s Needs

Sean J. Kirkpatrick | Via Michigan Tech | September 11, 2012

Biomedical engineers need to know engineering inside out. How knowledgeable do they need to be about biological sciences?  They need to know at least as much about that fast-moving field too. The biomedical device and biotech industries are evolving so rapidly that it takes the latest engineering skills and a thorough understanding of cutting-edge cell […]

New Faculty Dr. Pratap Khanwilkar: Translating Research into Reality

Pratap Khanwilkar | Via University of Pittsburgh Engineering | September 10, 2012

For the past twelve years while leading his company, MedQuest Products Inc. and acting as an officer of its successor WorldHeart Corp, Dr. Pratap Khanwilkar developed and maintained very productive research partnerships with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh. Those collegial experiences helped him decide to trade the mountains of the Wasatch Range for the […]

Jay D. Miller Joins IMRIS as President & COO

Jay D. Miller | Via IMRIS | September 7, 2012

IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) (“IMRIS” or the “Company”) today announces the appointment of Jay Miller as President and COO, reporting directly to David Graves, Chairman & CEO, effective Monday, September 10, 2012. Mr. Miller has extensive technical and managerial experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining IMRIS he was the President […]

Biomedical Engineering Head to Help Lead University Research Efforts

Jennifer Barton | Via UA@Work | September 5, 2012

The inaugural head of the biomedical engineering department, Jennifer Barton, is adding yet another role to her growing list of distinguished contributions at the University of Arizona. She was recently appointed to the new position of associate vice president for research, a job that involves expanding collaborative research efforts campuswide and strengthening partnerships with the […]

Renowned Researcher to Join Biomedical Engineering Program

Leon D. Iasemidis | Via Louisiana Tech University News | September 4, 2012

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is pleased to announce that Dr. Leon Iasemidis will join the biomedical engineering and rehabilitation science program this fall as the H.A. ‘Dusty’ Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair. Iasemidis joins Louisiana Tech after several years at Arizona State University where he earned tenure as an associate […]

Pittsburgh Researchers Prepare for Space Surgery

James Antaki | Via Carnegie Mellon University | September 4, 2012

Before humans can take long expeditions to Mars and beyond, and even back and forth to the moon, one problem must be solved. In the weightlessness of space, an appendectomy, removal of a gall bladder, cuts or wounds, or even the pulling of a tooth would contaminate the spaceship with blood, tissue and bodily fluids. […]

Carnegie Mellon Project Could Make Surgery in Space Possible

George Pantalos | Via Trib Live | September 2, 2012

The health of astronauts on space missions to Mars could hinge on research conducted along the banks of the Monongahela River. Biomedical engineering researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, with a colleague from the University of Louisville, are developing a device that would enable surgery in space — which isn’t currently possible, despite what science fiction […]

Fuel on the Farm

Sue Nokes | Via UK Now | September 1, 2012

Sue Nokes and her colleagues in the colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences can picture a day when farmers not only grow the crops needed for biofuels, but also do much of the processing on their own land. The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering department chair leads a multidisciplinary team of UK researchers and […]