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Andrew Zydney named recipient of Alan S. Michaels Award

Andrew Zydney | Via Penn State University | November 28, 2018

The Division of Biochemical Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Andrew Zydney, Bayard D. Kunkle Chair and professor of chemical engineering at Penn State, as the 2019 recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products. The award recognizes outstanding research and practice contributions in the field of […]

Glenn Prestwich honored as 2018 AAAS Fellows

Glenn Prestwich | Via University of Utah | November 27, 2018

University of Utah professors Shelley Minteer and Glenn Prestwich are among the 416 newly-elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. AAAS members have been awarded this honor because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to […]

Guillermo Ameer named AAAS fellow

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern University | November 27, 2018

Three Northwestern University faculty members have been elected 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Guillermo Ameer, Jian Cao and Frederic Rasio have been recognized for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. They will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 16, at […]

Quantitative Analysis Improves Breast Screening: Research Highlights from RSNA

Elizabeth Burnside | Via PR Newswire | November 27, 2018

Quantitative analysis improves breast cancer screening, according to four abstracts at the 104th Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, November 25–30, 2018. The investigators all used Volpara Solutions’ breast imaging analysis tools, including assessment of volumetric density and compression pressure, in their research. In the study “Using Quantitative Breast Density Analysis to Predict […]

Guiseppi-Elie named associate dean of EnMed

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie | Via Texas A&M University | November 27, 2018

Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie has been named associate dean of Engineering Medicine (EnMed) at Texas A&M University. He is currently a TEES Research Professor and professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. EnMed is Texas A&M University’s innovative engineering medicine school option at Houston […]

US Scientists Win the Three Highest Medical Awards by Hamdan Medical Award

Vijay Goel | Via PR Newswire | November 22, 2018

Three American scientists are included among the winners of the International Awards given by the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, according to an official announcement that was given recently in Dubai. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and the Patron of […]

Brain implant lets people with limb paralysis compose and send emails, select videos and even play music, just by thinking

Krishna Shenoy | Via Stanford Medicine | November 21, 2018

New clinical trial results show that people with paralysis who have been equipped with a technologically advanced, baby-aspirin-sized brain implant can learn to directly operate an off-the-shelf computer tablet, just by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks on a wireless mouse paired to the device. The implant-enabled trial participants were able to carry out […]

Accelerating health care innovation by connecting engineering and medicine

Jeffrey Holmes | Via The Conversation | November 19, 2018

Artificial heart valves, prosthetic hips, bedside monitors, MRI machines – these and so many other innovations that we now take for granted emerged at the interface of engineering and medicine. In an era of big data, personalized medicine and artificial intelligence, the importance of engineering, especially in medicine, is increasing. In my own field of […]

Human images from the world’s first total-body medical scanner unveiled

Simon Cherry | Via UC Davis | November 19, 2018

EXPLORER, the world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans. The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire […]

Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

Hal S. Alper | Via The University of Texas at Austin | November 14, 2018

Hal S. Alper, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). Dr. Alper’s research looks for sustainable ways to create new molecules that can be used for plastics, drugs and other products that typically require petroleum products as […]

Moths and magnets could save lives

Gang Bao | Via Rice University | November 12, 2018

A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Rice University bioengineer Gang Bao has combined magnetic nanoparticles with a viral container drawn from a particular species of moth to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 payloads […]

Researchers Develop ‘Bio-patch’ to Monitor Post-surgical Success of Breast Reconstruction

Guang-Zhong Yang | Via Breastcancer News | November 9, 2018

An international team of researchers has developed a wireless device that can detect early problems after a patient undergoes breast reconstruction surgery. The work, led by Imperial College London in the U.K., and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), was part of the Smart Sensing for Surgery project. Breast reconstruction surgery […]

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust commits $12 million to the UI College of Engineering to improve human health

Joseph Reinhardt | Via University of IOWA | November 8, 2018

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a transformational $12 million grant to fund life-changing research and discoveries in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering. With this grant, the department will build on its exceptional contributions to the field of pulmonary and respiratory biomedicine to find solutions […]

Martine LaBerge honored as Fellow by the Biomedical Engineering Society

Martine LaBerge | Via Clemson University | November 1, 2018

Martine LaBerge of Clemson University is one of the newest Fellows in the Biomedical Engineering Society, an honor recognizing her for exceptional achievements and experience in biomedical engineering. LaBerge is chair of the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson and executive director of the Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus, or CUBEInC, in Greenville. She is […]

Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer Receives Key to Panama City, Panama

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern University | October 31, 2018

Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer, a pioneer in the field of regenerative engineering, was presented the Key to Panama City, Panama, by Vice Mayor Raisa Banfield last week. The event was covered by Telemetro, a national Spanish-language television network based in Panama City. Ameer, the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering with the McCormick School […]

Myoscience Announces the Completion of Enrollment in the Campbell Clinic Study

William Mihalko | Via PRWeb | October 31, 2018

Myoscience, Inc. announced today that it has completed enrollment in its randomized, controlled trial at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. This study enrolled 125 patients and compares the effect of cryoanalgesia using the iovera° system to the standard of care for managing pain after total knee replacement surgery (TKA). The Myoscience iovera° system is […]

Laser-activated silk sealants outperform sutures for tissue repair

Kaushal Rege | Via MD Linx | October 31, 2018

NIBIB-funded researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures for containing body fluids and preventing bacterial infection. Tissue repair following injury or during surgery is conventionally performed with sutures and staples, which can cause tissue damage and complications, including infection. Glues and adhesives have been […]

Nicholas Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

Nicholas Peppas | Via University of Texas at Austin | October 30, 2018

Nicholas A. Peppas, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, as well as in UT’s Dell Medical School and College of Pharmacy, has been named the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ (AAPS) Distinguished Award winner for 2018. He is honored for his pioneering work in […]

The Key to Healthy Humans, Safe Spacecraft and Prospering Plants

Wolfgang Fink | Via The University of Arizona College of Engineering | October 29, 2018

Wolfgang Fink (Right) has always had a knack for seeing how the pieces of a puzzle fit together. Once, when a team of researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was stumped on how to fix a problematic planetary rover arm, he suggested using a method he’d developed to improve the function of proteins, pointing out […]

UVA Creates a Simple Way to Solve the Complex Mysteries of the Microbiome

Jason Papin | Via University of Virginia | October 25, 2018

This much is clear: The tiny bacteria that live on and inside us are tremendously important for our health and well-being, affecting everything from our mood to the risk of autism. But understanding how those multitudes of microbes interact – and how they influence human health – is a gargantuan task, akin to counting the […]