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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.

 

 

Cytovale Begins Enrollment in FDA 510(k) Clinical Validation Study of IntelliSep Rapid Sepsis Test

Dino Di Carlo | Via Business Wire | June 2, 2021

Cytovale, a medical diagnostics company focused on providing a faster, more insightful way to diagnose fast-moving and immune-mediated diseases, today announced the first enrollment in a clinical trial of the Cytovale system and IntelliSep test to aid in the rapid assessment of potential for sepsis in the emergency department (ED). The trial, A Clinical Validation […]

Building better bubbles for ultrasound could enhance image quality, facilitate treatments

Michael Kolios | Via NIBIB | May 25, 2021

Ultrasound is a non-invasive technique that uses sound waves to either generate images of tissues inside of the body, or to interact with tissues as a therapeutic tool – to break up gallstones, increase blood flow, or ablate tumors, for instance. Ultrasound contrast agents, which are typically tiny bubbles filled with gas, can enhance the […]

Building better bubbles for ultrasound could enhance image quality, facilitate treatments

Agata Exner | Via NIBIB | May 25, 2021

Ultrasound is a non-invasive technique that uses sound waves to either generate images of tissues inside of the body, or to interact with tissues as a therapeutic tool – to break up gallstones, increase blood flow, or ablate tumors, for instance. Ultrasound contrast agents, which are typically tiny bubbles filled with gas, can enhance the […]

New AI technology protects privacy

Daniel Rueckert | Via TUM | May 24, 2021

AI algorithms can support medical personnel in diagnosing illnesses. However, to train these algorithms, a precious good warranting careful protection must be accessed: medical data. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a technology that ensures that patients’ personal data are protected in the training of algorithms. It is […]

Virgin Galactic successfully makes first human spaceflight from New Mexico

George Pantalos | Via NASA Spaceflight.com | May 22, 2021

Virgin Galactic has successfully performed the first human spaceflight from Spaceport America, just south of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, today, using the VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo spacecraft. The WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft VMS Eve climbed to an altitude of 44,000 feet before releasing VSS Unity for a rocket-powered flight to space. Flight restrictions in the airspace […]

Virgin Galactic successfully makes first human spaceflight from New Mexico

Jim Antaki | Via NASA Spaceflight.com | May 22, 2021

Virgin Galactic has successfully performed the first human spaceflight from Spaceport America, just south of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, today, using the VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo spacecraft. The WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft VMS Eve climbed to an altitude of 44,000 feet before releasing VSS Unity for a rocket-powered flight to space. Flight restrictions in the airspace […]

Computer science research team gains international recognition for method that accurately predicts intrinsic disorder in proteins

Lukasz Kurgan | Via VCU | May 19, 2021

A computer science research team from VCU Engineering won an international challenge for their novel method of predicting intrinsically disordered proteins. These proteins are inherently unstructured and have been found to be associated with cancers, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, which makes them promising targets for drug discovery. Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D., the Robert J. Mattauch Professor […]

Keeping immune cells in check to ward off diabetes

Andy Wang | Via Advanced Science News | May 18, 2021

Researchers have shown they can avert the immune destruction of pancreatic beta cells and potentially halt the progression of type 1 diabetes. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks itself, as it does foreign pathogens. In the case of type 1 diabetes, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are the marked targets. As […]

Compound may prevent risk of form of arrhythmia from common medications

Jianmin Cui | Via Washington University in St. Louis | May 17, 2021

Dozens of commonly used drugs, including antibiotics, anti-nausea and anticancer medications, have a potential side effect of lengthening the electrical event that triggers contraction, creating an irregular heartbeat, or cardiac arrhythmia called acquired Long QT syndrome. While safe in their current dosages, some of these drugs may have a more therapeutic benefit at higher doses, […]

Engineered organism could diagnose Crohn’s Disease flare-ups

Jeff Tabor | Via Rice University | May 17, 2021

In an important step toward the clinical application of synthetic biology, Rice University researchers have engineered a bacterium with the necessary capabilities for diagnosing a human disease. The engineered strain of the gut bacteria E. coli senses pH and glows when it encounters acidosis, an acidic condition that often occurs during flareups of inflammatory bowel […]

Linda Petzold Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Linda Petzold | Via Noozhawk | May 15, 2021

For their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, UC Santa Barbara professors Denise Montell, Linda Petzold and Glenn Fredrickson have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). They are among 120 members, and 30 international members, to join the academy this year. Membership in the NAS is one of the most prestigious […]

Casana Announces the Launch of Their Smart Integrated Technologies Lab (The SIT Lab) in Rochester, NY; Led by Nicholas Conn, PhD and Dave Borkholder, PhD

Dave Borkholder | Via GlobeNewswire | May 14, 2021

Casana, a healthcare technology firm that is reinventing in-home health monitoring, announced today that they have launched a Smart Integrated Technologies Lab (The SIT Lab) from which they will conduct research studies to evaluate Casana’s effortless and noninvasive health monitoring products, including The Heart Seat. The SIT Lab, located in Casana’s Rochester, NY headquarters, will […]

Implantable ‘Living Pharmacy’ Could Control Body’s Sleep/Wake Cycles

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern University | May 13, 2021

A Northwestern University-led team of researchers has signed a cooperative agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a wireless, fully implantable device that will control the body’s circadian clock, halving the time it takes to recover from disrupted sleep/wake cycles. The first phase of the highly interdisciplinary program will focus on […]

Biomedical engineering researchers target glioblastoma recurrence

Paul Dayton | Via NCSU | May 12, 2021

Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, affecting the brain and spine and often recurring despite treatment. With funding from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, a team of researchers at NC State’s and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering gathered crucial preliminary data about glioblastoma recurrence, […]

Anticancer drug effective against severe COVID-19

Yihai Cao | Via Sciencenews | May 7, 2021

A small trial with participants from Italy and China shows that the anticancer drug bevacizumab is extremely effective in reducing severe COVID-19 symptoms. The whole world is looking for new ways to combat COVID-19. This mainly relates to manufacturing vaccines, but pharmaceutical companies have also developed many antibody treatments to the clinical trial stage and […]

Feinstein receives $3.7M NIH grant for bioelectronic medicine research

Kevin Tracey | Via Northwell Health | May 6, 2021

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, the global scientific home of bioelectronic medicine, has been awarded a five-year grant totaling more than $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to support research in the molecular basis of bioelectronic medicine. Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO […]

AI spots individual neurons in the eye better than human experts

Dan Hammer | Via Medical Xpress | May 5, 2021

A new combination of optical coherence tomography (OCT), adaptive optics and deep neural networks should enable better diagnosis and monitoring for neuron-damaging eye and brain diseases like glaucoma. Biomedical engineers at Duke University led a multi-institution consortium to develop the process, which easily and precisely tracks changes in the number and shape of retinal ganglion […]

Subtle Medical Awarded Breakthrough Patent for Reduced Contrast Agent Dosage in Medical Imaging Exams

Greg Zaharchuk | Via PR News Wire | May 4, 2021

Subtle Medical, Inc., a leading healthcare technology company using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the speed and quality of medical imaging, announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,997,716 for their licensed innovative software that uses deep learning to drastically reduce contrast dosage needed during contrast-enhanced medical imaging exams. The patent was invented by Drs. […]

Focused ultrasound enables precise noninvasive therapy

Bin He | Via Carnegie Mellon University | May 4, 2021

Carnegie Mellon University’s He Lab in new window is focusing on noninvasive neuroengineering solutions that not only provide diagnostic techniques, but also innovative treatment options. Their latest research has demonstrated that noninvasive neuromodulation via low-intensity ultrasound can have cell-type selectivity in manipulating neurons. Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, and insomnia are just a few of the neurological […]

Winter named Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry

Jessica Winter | Via The Ohio State University | May 4, 2021

In recognition of her significant contributions to publishing in the chemical sciences, Professor Jessica Winter has been Invited to become a Fellow of the internationally-renowned Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). An influential champion for the chemical sciences, the RSC is the world’s leading chemistry community and an influential champion for the chemical sciences. Its mission […]