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Fellowbook News

AIMBE Fellowbook collects news stories highlighting the members of the AIMBE College of Fellows. Read the latest stories, jump to the College Directory, or search below to find the newest research, awards, announcements and more for the leaders of the medical and biological engineering community.

 

 

New spherical nucleic acid ‘drug’ kills tumor cells in humans with glioblastoma

Chad Mirkin | Via International Institute for Nanotechnology | March 10, 2022

An early clinical trial in individuals with the deadly brain cancer, glioblastoma, showed an experimental spherical nucleic acid (SNA) drug developed by Northwestern University scientists was able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and trigger the death of tumor cells. This is the first time a nanotherapeutic has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier when […]

Tattoos and car sensors inspire UArizona team’s new navigational tool for the visually impaired

Wolfgang Fink | Via KOLD News 13 | March 9, 2022

 Those who are visually impaired may have a new navigational tool thanks to a collaboration at the University of Arizona. Dr. Sunggye Hong is an associate professor of the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and the program coordinator of the visual impairments teacher training program. “People with visual impairments are capable of doing […]

Remembering Michael Buschmann

Michael Buschmann | Via George Mason University | March 7, 2022

George Mason University’s Michael Buschmann is being remembered by friends and colleagues as a brilliant mind and translational researcher with a gentle spirit and a burning love for jazz. Buschmann, who died at his home last week, had been an Eminent Scholar and the chair of the Bioengineering Department within Mason’s College of Engineering and […]

Nanotechnology helps soybean growers and the environment

Cristina Sabliov | Via Phys.org | March 4, 2022

Louisiana farmers rely on herbicides, pesticides and fungicides to protect their crops against weeds, insects and diseases. Even though most farmers try to be good stewards of the environment, some of those chemicals inevitably end up in waterways, or elsewhere, instead of benefiting the plants. To address this problem, LSU Professor Cristina Sabliov is working […]

Disentangling interactions across brain areas

Byron Yu | Via Carnegie Mellon University | March 2, 2022

Exploring how brain areas communicate with each other is the focus of a long-standing research collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Champalimaud Research. The cross-continental team is simultaneously recording populations of neurons across multiple brain areas in the visual system and utilizing novel statistical methods to observe neural activity patterns […]

AI and machine learning could improve cancer diagnosis through biomarker discovery

Debiao Li | Via News-Medical.Net | March 1, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL), and machine learning (ML) have transformed many industries and areas of science. Now, these tools are being applied to address the challenges of cancer biomarker discovery, where the analysis of vast amounts of imaging and molecular data is beyond the ability of traditional statistical analyses and tools. In a […]

Rochester researchers seek ‘direct hit’ on leukemic stem cells

Danielle Benoit | Via University of Rochester | February 25, 2022

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a particularly aggressive disease that develops when cells in the bone marrow turn into cancerous blood cells. Even when chemotherapy or other treatments kill leukemic cells circulating in the blood, the cancerous stem cells can linger in the bone marrow, enabling the disease to re-emerge. With support of internal seed […]

Disabling partners in crime: Gold nanoparticles disrupt multicellular communications within the tumor microenvironment to inhibit ovarian tumor aggressiveness

Priyabrata Mukherjee | Via Science Direct | February 23, 2022

The tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a key role in the poor prognosis of many cancers. However, there is a knowledge gap concerning how multicellular communication among the critical players within the TME contributes to such poor outcomes. Using epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) as a model, we show how crosstalk among cancer cells (CC), cancer associated […]

Finding New Options for Sickle Cell Disease Pain

Bin He | Via NIH HEAL Initiative | February 23, 2022

One of the hallmark symptoms of sickle cell disease is severe pain that often occurs in intense bouts called crises that can be triggered by dehydration, cold or warm temperatures, or certain foods. These episodes begin in infancy or early childhood and can persist throughout life. A pain crisis can send a person to the […]

Researchers identify a promising drug for treating serious COVID-19 complication in children

David Walt | Via EurekAlert | February 23, 2022

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have identified a promising drug candidate for the treatment of multi-inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), they report in Clinical Care Explorations. MIS-C is a rare but severe and potentially life-threatening condition that usually develops in children weeks to months after they have experienced […]

Guilak elected into National Academy of Engineering

Farshid Guilak | Via Washington University in St. Louis | February 21, 2022

Farshid Guilak, PhD, the Mildred B. Simon Research Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and co-director of the Washington University Center for Regenerative Medicine, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Guilak was honored for his research involving the treatment of arthritic joints. His work has focused on uncovering factors that contribute to […]

Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Fabrisia Ambrosio, Ph.D., MPT, Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh to its College of Fellows. Dr. Ambrosio was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions […]

Dr. Donald Anderson Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Donald Anderson | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Donald D. Anderson, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa to its College of Fellows. Dr. Anderson was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions […]

Dr. Sameer Antani Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Sameer Antani | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Sameer Antani, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health to its College of Fellows. Dr. Antani was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for exceptional skill […]

Dr. Ellen Arruda Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Ellen Arruda | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Ellen M. Arruda, Ph.D., Tim Manganello / BorgWarner Department Chair and Maria Comninou Collegiate Chair, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan to its College of Fellows. Dr. Arruda was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the […]

Dr. Giorgio Ascoli Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Giorgio Ascoli | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Giorgio Ascoli, Ph.D., University Professor, Bioengineering, George Mason University to its College of Fellows. Dr. Ascoli was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions in the development of […]

Dr. Regina Barzilay Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Regina Barzilay | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Regina Barzilay, Ph.D., School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology to its College of Fellows. Dr. Barzilay was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows […]

Dr. Maria Blanco-Prieto Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Maria Blanco-Prieto | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Maria J. Blanco-Prieto, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry, University of Navarra to its College of Fellows. Dr. Blanco-Prieto was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for contribution to the […]

Dr. Elliot Botvinick Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Elliot Botvinick | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Surgery, University of California, Irvine to its College of Fellows. Dr. Botvinick was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to […]

Dr. Lydia Bourouiba Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Lydia Bourouiba | Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Lydia Bourouiba, Ph.D., Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology to its College of Fellows. Dr. Bourouiba was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for groundbreaking contributions to our fundamental understanding of […]