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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.

 

 

How Thoughts Could Someday Control Electronic Prosthetics

Krishna Shenoy | Via AI Daily | August 6, 2020

For many years, Stanford researchers have been working towards an advance in technology that could one day help people with paralysis regain use of their limbs, and allow amputees to use their thoughts to control the wireless prostheses and to interact with computers. The brain-computer interface is a device that is implanted beneath the skull […]

Clinical trial in a dish: A novel strategy for drug development in heart disease

Joseph Wu | Via Medical Xpress | July 30, 2020

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle that results in decreased function of the left ventricle, the main pumping chamber. This decreases the heart’s ability to pump blood, which can lead to irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), blood clots, heart failure, or sudden cardiac death. While there are several contributing factors to the development […]

Rena Bizios to receive BioMedSA Award for health care, bioscience innovation

Rena Bizios | Via University of Texas at San Antonio | July 29, 2020

BioMedSA, the nonprofit corporation founded in 2005 to promote and grow San Antonio’s leading industry—health care and bioscience—will present its 2020 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience to Rena Bizios, the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in UTSA’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Bizios is a globally recognized educator and researcher who has made pioneering […]

Rapid antibody development yields possible treatment for yellow fever

Ram Sasisekharan | Via MIT | July 29, 2020

Yellow fever, a hemorrhagic disease that is common in South America and sub-Saharan Africa, infects about 200,000 people per year and causes an estimated 30,000 deaths. While there is a vaccine for yellow fever, it can’t be given to some people because of the risk of side effects, and there are no approved treatments for […]

Study Results from the UCSF Ci2 Suggest Deep Learning Methods Can Help Grade ACL Injuries

Sharmila Majumdar | Via UCSF | July 29, 2020

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are very common, and ACL injuries increase the risk of developing post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis and total knee replacement (TKR). At present, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the most effective imaging modality for distinguishing structural properties of the ACL in relation to adjacent musculoskeletal structures. Several multi-grading scoring systems […]

Label-Free Autofluorescence Imaging Method Differentiates Between Active, and Off-Duty T Cells

Melissa Skala | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | July 28, 2020

Researchers headed by a team at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, and the Morgridge Institute for Research, have developed a novel label-free imaging technique that exploits autofluorescence in cells to differentiate between active and off-duty T cells, at the single cell level. They suggest the technology, known as autofluorescence lifetime imaging, could be used to […]

Researchers Identify MicroRNA That Shows Promise for Hair Regrowth

Ke Cheng | Via NC State University | July 27, 2020

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a microRNA (miRNA) that could promote hair regeneration. This miRNA – miR-218-5p – plays an important role in regulating the pathway involved in follicle regeneration, and could be a candidate for future drug development. Hair growth depends on the health of dermal papillae (DP) cells, which regulate […]

UArizona Aims to Provide Rapid Tests for Exposure to Biothreats, Including COVID-19

Frederic Zenhausern | Via University of Arizona | July 27, 2020

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Defense contract for as much as $9.5 million, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and partners aim to develop a portable device to easily and accurately detects biological threats, including the virus that causes COVID-19. To better protect those serving on the front lines of battlefields […]

Drug Delivery Nanoparticles Given Neurotransmitter “Passports” to Cross Blood-Brain Barrier

Qiaobing Xu | Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | July 27, 2020

Biomedical engineers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed tiny lipid-based nanoparticles that incorporate neurotransmitters, which can help to carry drugs, large molecules, and even gene editing proteins across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and into the brain in mice. The researchers believe the new neurotransmitter-derived lipidoids—or NT-lipidoids—could overcome many of the current limitations encountered […]

Amazentis Launches Timeline™ powered by Mitopure™ A Breakthrough in Cellular Nutrition

Patrick Aebischer | Via Business Wire | July 27, 2020

Pioneering life sciences company, Amazentis, today announces new clinical findings and the commercial launch of Timeline Cellular Nutrition in the United States. After a decade of research by leading scientists and medical doctors, Timeline Nutrition is the first brand to offer Mitopure™, a highly pure form of Urolithin A proven to help counter age-associated cellular […]

Engineering Better Medicine for Public Health Crises and the Future

Roderic Pettigrew | Via National Academy of Medicine | July 27, 2020

When my brother told me he had been diagnosed with COVID-19, I was scared. My memory immediately jumped to visions of his childhood struggles with asthma, which he described as having an ever-tightening chain around his chest. I thought of intubated COVID-19 patients at so many hospitals across the nation, and all of the patients […]

Researchers to examine relation of dysfunctional brain hubs to mental disorders

Nanyin Zhang | Via Penn State News | July 24, 2020

The National Institutes of Health awarded Penn State researchers a $1.85 million grant to develop a new way to test if dysfunctions in certain areas of the brain lead to mental health complications and brain disorders. If successful, the research could lead to better mental health treatments. Like the internet, the brain is a highly […]

In Cell Studies, Seaweed Extract Outperforms Remdesivir in Blocking COVID-19 Virus

Jonathan Dordick | Via News Wise | July 24, 2020

Heparin, a common anitcoagulent, could also form basis of a viral trap for SARS-CoV-2 In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease. Heparin, a common blood thinner, and a heparin variant stripped of its […]

Humanity binds us

Rod Pettigrew | Via AAMC | July 24, 2020

The subtleties of racism don’t kill you in minutes, but they are deadly. What’s needed is a communal experience that teaches us we comprise one beautiful human mosaic. Many were appalled by the Central Park incident where a woman used the ethnicity of a peaceful visitor and a 911 call in a failed effort to […]

AIMBE Fellows’ Rapid and Ongoing Global Clinical Engineering Response to COVID-19

Tom Judd | Via AIMBE | July 23, 2020

With Yadin David, and Elliot Sloane, IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division (CED) Situation Three AIMBE Fellows created and lead an extensive global COVID-19 (C19) information and training program. The global Coronavirus pandemic (C19) is a crisis that demands agile worldwide response, not only by countries and their health systems, but also by most individuals on the […]

AIMBE Fellows’ Rapid and Ongoing Global Clinical Engineering Response to COVID-19

Yadin David | Via AIMBE | July 23, 2020

With Tom Judd, and Elliot Sloane, IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division (CED) Situation Three AIMBE Fellows created and lead an extensive global COVID-19 (C19) information and training program. The global Coronavirus pandemic (C19) is a crisis that demands agile worldwide response, not only by countries and their health systems, but also by most individuals on the […]

AIMBE Fellows’ Rapid and Ongoing Global Clinical Engineering Response to COVID-19

Elliot Sloane | Via AIMBE | July 23, 2020

With Tom Judd, and Yadin David, IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division (CED) Situation Three AIMBE Fellows created and lead an extensive global COVID-19 (C19) information and training program. The global Coronavirus pandemic (C19) is a crisis that demands agile worldwide response, not only by countries and their health systems, but also by most individuals on the […]

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at SEAS – Letter from Francis J. Doyle III

Frank Doyle | Via Harvard University | July 23, 2020

Discussions of race are more elevated in the public discourse than they have been in generations. It is a reminder that the time to address systemic racism and to prioritize anti-racist strategies is now. New York Times contributing opinion writer Erin Aubry Kaplan recently observed that “racism is a form of convenience, in the sense […]

Why Where You Live Can Impact Lung Health

Lydia Contreras | Via The University of Texas at Austin | July 23, 2020

It’s well known that poor air quality can lead to health problems. But research from Texas ChE faculty members Lydia Contreras and Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz uncovers new information about how air quality issues can affect important processes in the body and details how people who live in polluted areas could be at greater risk for […]

HHS and the American Society of Nephrology Announce Winners of $3 Million KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 Prize Competition at KidneyX Summit

Shuvo Roy | Via Dept. of Health & Human Services | July 22, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced the six winners exit disclaimer icon of the $3 million KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 competition during the virtual KidneyX Summit exit disclaimer icon. Each recipient will receive $500,000, recognizing the transformative work and creativity these innovators […]