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Michael King Leads Journal on Nanotechnology in Medicine

Michael King | Via Cornell Chronicle | March 12, 2012

Michael R. King, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is editor-in-chief of the first scientific journal focused on nanotubes, nanorods and nanowires applied to medicine and biology. The online, peer-reviewed journal Nanotube Therapy launched in March through the open-access publisher Versita. The journal publishes papers on the chemistry, biology and engineering involved in the application of […]

National Geographic Cites Work by UConn’s Laurencin Among ‘Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World’

Cato T. Laurencin | Via UConn Today | March 9, 2012

A research breakthrough made by Cato T. Laurencin, director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the UConn Health Center, may someday revolutionize recoveries for patients with tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – one of the most common knee injuries. That’s according to a special issue of National Geographic that includes Laurencin’s work […]

Quirky Physics Brown Bag Series Prizes Unusual Questions

Ka Yee Christina Lee | Via University of Chicago News | March 7, 2012

The subscribers to Thomas Witten’s brown bag e-mail list receive a terse message from him almost every week. These invitations to the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center’s Friday brown bag luncheons name the topic of the week and little else. The titles are almost always quirky. Recent examples have included “In Search of Sandy […]

Spectroscopic Imaging Reveals Early Changes Leading to Breast Tumors

Ji-Xin Cheng | Via Purdue University | March 6, 2012

Purdue University researchers have created a new imaging technology that reveals subtle changes in breast tissue, representing a potential tool to determine a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer and to study ways of preventing the disease. The researchers, using a special “3-D culture” that mimics living mammary gland tissue, also showed that a fatty […]

UA Engineering Professor Connects His Work in Medicine and Space

Wolfgang Fink | Via University of Arizona | March 6, 2012

Connections. University of Arizona physicist Wolfgang Fink, Ph.D., constantly makes them as he pursues research in medicine, space exploration and robotics. The energetic associate professor embraces connections that enhance investigations into his varied interests. He enthusiastically pursues private- and public-sector connections that can turn his discoveries into marketable products. The down-to-earth Fink, 43, is director […]

Allen Northrup Membre of Fluigent Scientific Advisory Board

Allen Northrup | Via Fluigent | March 2, 2012

Fluigent team is very pleased to welcome on board Dr. Norhthrup. Allen Northup will bring his extensive knowledge in microfluidics and engineering as member of Fluigent scientific advisory board and support Fluigent in always developping the best products for R&D laboratories and industrials.

Bill Hawkins & Amy Peterson to Lead FDA Regulatory Science Partnership for LifeScience Alley

William Hawkins | Via BusinessWire | February 29, 2012

LifeScience Alley announced today that Bill Hawkins, former CEO of Medtronic and current CEO of Immucor, Inc., will serve as inaugural chairman of a new public-private partnership among Minnesota’s medical technology community, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and the University of Minnesota, aimed at advancing regulatory science. The partnership was initiated […]

UK Founders Day Ceremony to Celebrate Faculty Achievement

Sue Nokes | Via UK Now | February 22, 2012

University of Kentucky educators and others will be honored with teaching and public service awards today in UK’s second annual Founders Day Award Ceremony at 4 p.m. in Worsham Theater in the UK Student Center.  Members of the campus and local communities are invited.  A reception will follow in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural […]

Engineering a Way to Treat Neurological Disorders

Joseph Pancrazio | Via Mason Research | February 22, 2012

They say that space is the final frontier, but there’s something much closer to home that’s still a mystery: the human brain. One of the more frustrating issues facing researchers is not necessarily how the brain works, but why the brain doesn’t always work the way it should. Neurological disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome and […]

Dr. Savio Woo IEEE Gold Medal

Savio Woo | Via University of Pittsburgh Engineering | February 16, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D. Sc.(Hon.), D. Eng. (Hon.) the 2012 recipient of the prestigious IEEE Gold Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology. The IEEE Gold Medal is presented for outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within the fields of […]

Successful Human Tests for First Wirelessly Controlled Drug-Delivery Chip

Robert Langer | Via Massachusetts Institute of Technology | February 16, 2012

About 15 years ago, MIT professors Robert Langer and Michael Cima had the idea to develop a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip that would deliver drugs after implantation in a patient’s body. This week, the MIT researchers and scientists from MicroCHIPS Inc. reported that they have successfully used such a chip to administer daily doses of […]

Two University Scientists to be Honored as Fellows of the AAAS

Richard Waugh | Via University of Rochester | February 15, 2012

Richard E. Waugh, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and James M. Farrar, professor of chemistry, have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Waugh and Farrar are among 539 […]

Wyss Institute’s George Church Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering : Wyss Institute at Harvard

George M. Church | Via Wyss Institue at Harvard | February 13, 2012

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that one of its core faculty members, George Church, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to human genome sequencing technologies and DNA synthesis and assembly. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the […]

From dream to startup: Glycobia becomes McGovern Center’s first client

Matthew DeLisa | Via Cornell Chronicle | February 10, 2012

Several years ago, when Adam Fisher, Ph.D. ’08, was still a graduate student, he and colleagues dreamed up an entirely new way to synthesize human drugs called glycoproteins, which are used to treat a range of conditions from cancer to multiple sclerosis and are a fast-growing corner of the biopharmaceutical industry. On Feb. 9, a […]

Researchers Develop New Method for Creating Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern Engineering | February 10, 2012

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new method for creating scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, providing an alternative that is more flexible and less time-intensive than current technology. A paper describing the results, “Low-Pressure Foaming: A Novel Method for the Fabrication of Porous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering,” was featured in the February issue of […]

Rice’s Antonios Mikos Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Antonios Mikos | Via Rice University News | February 10, 2012

Rice University bioengineer Antonios Mikos, a pioneer in the field of tissue engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) — one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. He becomes Rice’s 14th active NAE member. Mikos, Rice’s Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering, professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering and director […]

Duke MOOCs Earn ACE Credit Recommendations

Roger Barr | Via Duke CIT | February 7, 2012

The American Council on Education has announced that five Coursera MOOC courses have earned credit recommendations. Two of the courses – Mohamed Noor’s “Introduction to Genetics and Evolution” and Roger Barr’s “Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach” – are part of Duke’s Coursera effort. The ACE’s process includes faculty reviewers who consider creditworthiness, content, pedagogical approaches, technical […]

Smallest Tools Could Yield Biggest Results in Bone Repair

William L. Murphy | Via University of Wisconsin Engineering | February 7, 2012

When William Murphy works with some of the most powerful tools in biology, he thinks about making tools that can fit together. These constructions sound a bit like socket wrenches, which can be assembled to turn a half-inch nut in tight quarters, or to loosen a rusted-tight one-inch bolt using a very persuasive lever. The […]

IBBME Professor Appointed Vice-President of Research and Director of the Bloorview Research Institute

Tom Chau | Via University of Toronto Engineering | February 6, 2012

ssociate Professor Tom Chau (IBBME) has been appointed Vice President of Research and Director of the Bloorview Research Institute at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, effective April 1. “He is recognized as a bright and accomplished leader, who has achieved success and recognition for his research at Holland Bloorview,” stated Sheila Jarvis, President and […]