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Questions for Nancy Allbritton

Nancy Allbritton | Via NC State Engineering | March 1, 2010

Dr. Nancy Allbritton became the new head of the Joint UNC-NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering in August 2009. She talks about her background, her plans for the department and the fast-growing field of biomedical engineering.

Getting Rid of the Stent

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern Engineering | March 1, 2010

Late one night several years ago in a shared office on the top floor of the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the Chicago campus, Guillermo Ameer and Melina Kibbe came up with a new idea for their research. Kibbe, associate professor of vascular surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, had spread out […]

School of Engineering Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Judy Cezeaux | Via Western New England University | March 1, 2010

The Western New England College Department of Biomedical Engineering will soon feature a state-of-the-art biomaterials research laboratory, thanks to a $293,450 National Science Foundation grant. The funding was made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The award will allow the Western New England College School of Engineering to acquire new lab equipment to […]

Rodgers Honored With Engineers’ Council Educator Award

Victor Rodgers | Via UCR Newsroom | February 26, 2010

UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers was honored with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award at The Engineers’ Council’s 55th annual honors and awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 20. On the podium, Rodgers thanked the council for recognizing the importance of engineering educators. He also thanked Bourns College of Engineering Dean Reza […]

Rimnac Named Associate Dean, Alexander Chair

Clare Rimnac | Via Case Western Reserve University | February 23, 2010

Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert S. Austin Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been promoted to associate dean of research at the Case School of Engineering. Rimnac will implement the school’s strategic research plan, coordinating the school’s four new institutes, and assisting with new faculty hires. Dean Norman C. Tien said he selected Rimnac for […]

Big Ideas Reap Big Rewards

Kenneth Lutchen | Via Boston University | February 23, 2010

The College of Engineering has reason to celebrate: a sizable fellowship was recently named in honor of the dean and two mechanical engineering professors have received top awards in their field. Coincidentally, these accolades come during National Engineers Week 2010, which several ENG student organizations are marking with special events through February 26. The Kenneth […]

UCF’s Seal is “Face of Technology” in Local Tech Magazine

Sudipta Seal | Via UCF Today | February 18, 2010

UCF researcher Sudipta Seal is highlighted in “florida HIGH .TECH 2010″ magazine as one of four Orlando-area “Faces of Technology” entrepreneurs whose innovative work has the potential to revolutionize the high-tech industry.  Seal is director of UCF’s Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and NanoScience Technology Center, a research and educational facility that develops nanostructures […]

Rebecca Bergman Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Rebecca Bergman | Via Medtronic Newsroom | February 17, 2010

Medtronic Vice President Becomes Part of Elite Group of Engineers Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today that Rebecca Bergman, vice president of new therapies and diagnostics in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM) business, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE now has 2,267 peer-elected members in the United States and […]

Interview: Harold Craighead

Harold Craighead | Via Institute of Nanotechnology | February 17, 2010

Harold Craighead, head of the Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornell, is considered to be one of the great international figures of the nanoscience revolution. He talks to Ottilia Saxl of NANO Magazine about Cornell’s early vision for supporting nanoscience research, his own role in realizing a netwokd of national centres to support nanoscience research, his particular […]

Two Engineering Faculty Named Distinguished Professors

Cheng Dong | Via Penn State News | February 17, 2010

College of Engineering faculty members Cheng Dong, of bioengineering, and Jerzy Ruzyllo, of electrical engineering, were recently bestowed with the title of distinguished professor. The honor recognizes outstanding professors for exceptional instruction, research and service as demonstrated by evaluation of teaching, research support, graduate student supervision, refereed journal publication, professional society activities and service to […]

Bashir’s Research Highlighted With Six Journal Cover Articles

Rashid Bashir | Via University of Illinois ECE | February 8, 2010

At-home diagnostic tests–things like cholesterol tests, pregnancy tests and blood-glucose monitors–are readily available at pharmacies around the world. But ECE and Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir sees the possibility for a wider variety for at-home diagnostic tests, moving technologies only in labs to be available at home. Bashir, director of the Micro and Nanotechology Laboratory, and […]

Hofstra Professor’s Research May Lead to New Treatments of Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke

Sina Rabbany | Via Hofstra University | February 1, 2010

A team of scientists, including Hofstra bio-engineering professor Sina Rabbany, have devised a new method of turning embryonic stem cells into durable blood-vessel-forming cells, a breakthrough with potential to dramatically improve the treatment of diseases ranging from stroke to cardiovascular disease. The new technique, outlined in a study that appears in the Jan. 17, 2010 […]

Engineers Develop Cancer-Targeting Nanoprobe Sensors

Luke Lee | Via UC Berkeley | January 29, 2010

A small number of research teams around the world have been developing target-specific nanoprobes for the past 10 years in an effort to reduce — and perhaps eliminate — the toxic toll chemotherapy takes on the healthy cells that reside near their diseased counterparts. What had been missing, however, is a mechanism by which the […]

New Biomedical Chair Earns Esteemed Engineering Honors

Metin Akay | Via University of Houston | January 22, 2010

Just weeks into his post as John S. Dunn Distinguished Professor and founding chair of the University of Houston Department of Biomedical Engineering, Metin Akay is already being recognized. He has been selected and will be inducted next month into two prestigious engineering and science organizations—the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and […]

Eleven U-M Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

James Baker, Jr. | Via University of Michigan News | January 20, 2010

Eleven University of Michigan faculty members are among 532 newly elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The tradition began in 1874, with fellows elected by peer AAAS members chosen because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be presented with an […]

Dr. Shuming Nie: Targeting Tumors with Multicolored Crystals and Gold Nanoparticles

Shuming Nie | Via NIH | January 20, 2010

The science of nanotechnology involves developing and manipulating materials on the same scale at which our bodies carry out the chemical reactions that keep us alive. Researchers want to use nanomaterials — materials with dimensions smaller than 100 nanometers — for all sorts of applications related to health and disease. Biomedical engineer Dr. Shuming Nie […]

New Way to Generate Abundant Functional Blood Vessel Cells From Human Stem Cells Discovered

Sina Rabbany | Via Weill Cornell Medical College | January 20, 2010

In a significant step toward restoring healthy blood circulation to treat a variety of diseases, a team of scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College has developed a new technique and described a novel mechanism for turning human embryonic and pluripotent stem cells into plentiful, functional endothelial cells, which are critical to the formation of blood […]

A Bountiful Harvest Offers Promise for Regenerating Blood Vessels | Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Sina Rabbany | Via Howard Hughes Medical Institute | January 17, 2010

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have devised a new method that increases the number of blood vessel-forming cells they can make from human embryonic stem cells. The advance could improve the odds for successful cell-based therapies to treat heart disease or stroke, and might also aid engineering of artificial organs.

Carnegie Mellon’s Philip R. LeDuc Discovers New Protein Function That Could Save Lives

Philip LeDuc | Via Carnegie Mellon University | January 12, 2010

Carnegie Mellon University’s Philip R. LeDuc and his collaborators in Massachusetts and Taiwan have discovered a new function of a protein that could ultimately unlock the mystery of how these workhorses of the body play a central role in the mechanics of biological processes in people. "What we have done is find a new function […]

UCF Alzheimer’s Discovery Could Lead To Long-Sought Preventive Treatment

James Hickman | Via UCF Newsroom | January 8, 2010

Despite a massive global research effort, many basics of Alzheimer’s disease onset remain elusive. This has hampered development of treatments effective during the earliest stages of the disease, when prevention is most likely. But a new discovery by University of Central Florida researchers has revealed a previously unknown mechanism that may drive the early brain […]