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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.

 

 

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 […]

Conserving oxygen by manually pinching off the supply during exhalation

Samsun Lampotang | Via University of Florida Health | May 3, 2021

Summary In an oxygen-pinching technique developed and refined on a model-driven, oxygen-consuming Human Patient Simulator, the patient or a caregiver manually interrupts oxygen flow from a cylinder during exhalation by pinching the oxygen tubing with pliers. Simulated oxygen saturation (SpO2) improved from 87% at room air to above 95% while decreasing oxygen usage by up […]

USF Engineering Professor Norma Alcantar to be Inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Norma Alcantar | Via University of South Florida | April 29, 2021

USF Professor Norma Alcantar—who engineered an ancient practice of cleaning water with cactus mucilage to create modern technologies—is among seven new inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announced today. Alcantar joins noted inventors Dean Kamen, often referred to as the modern Thomas Edison due to the breadth and scope of his inventions, and […]

BME Professor Matthew Walker III was biomedical design leader

Matthew Walker, III | Via Vanderbilt Engineering | April 27, 2021

Matthew Walker III, professor of the practice of biomedical engineering and associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, died April 24, 2021, at his home. Walker, 56, designed an innovative biomedical engineering design curriculum that leveraged connections between the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, the medical school and the biotechnology community. He served as the biomedical […]

Society’s New Fellows Show Strength of Wales’ Academic and Intellectual Life

David F. Williams | Via Learned Society of Wales | April 27, 2021

The Learned Society of Wales has welcomed 45 new academics, researchers and professionals to its Fellowship. The new Fellows demonstrate the ongoing excellence of Welsh research, universities and intellectual life, all of which have shone during the extraordinary events of this pandemic-marked year. The new Fellows include academics from Welsh, UK and overseas higher education institutions as well as individuals who a play a significant role in Welsh public […]

Professor Cato T. Laurencin Has Been Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Cato Laurencin | Via University of Connecticut | April 27, 2021

On April 26, 2021 the National Academy of Sciences announced that Dr. Cato T. Laurencin was elected as a new member, making him the first surgeon to be elected to membership in the three National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Laurencin is known as a world […]

Stroke-recovery device using brain-computer interface receives FDA market authorization

Daniel Moran | Via Washington University in St. Louis | April 27, 2021

A first-of-its kind device that helps people disabled by stroke regain significant control over their arm and hand function by using their minds has received market authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The IpsiHand Upper Extremity Rehabilitation System, developed by Neurolutions Inc. — a Washington University in St. Louis startup company — leverages […]

These cellular clocks help explain why elephants are bigger than mice

Helen Blau | Via Nature | April 27, 2021

In her laboratory in Barcelona, Spain, Miki Ebisuya has built a clock without cogs, springs or numbers. This clock doesn’t tick. It is made of genes and proteins, and it keeps time in a layer of cells that Ebisuya’s team has grown in its lab. This biological clock is tiny, but it could help to […]

Hitting a home run for artificial organ research

Keith Cook | Via Carnegie Mellon University | April 26, 2021

For tens of millions of patients who battle chronic lung diseases, present-day care options are mostly limited to short-term drug and oxygen therapy. Biomedical Engineering’s Interim Department Head and Professor Keith Cook is working on innovative technologies to advance the long-term effectiveness and future use of artificial organs to address this worldwide issue. In new […]

He Lab Taps Machine Learning to Improve Cell-Based Medicine

Shawn He | Via University of Maryland | April 26, 2021

University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) Professor Xiaoming (Shawn) He and members of his Multiscale Biomaterials Engineering Lab have developed an affordable system that uses machine learning and smartphone technology to improve how living cells are identified and sorted for applications in cell-based medicine. Their technique – highlighted today in Small – […]

Jennifer West Named Dean of Engineering and Applied Science

Jennifer West | Via UVA | April 23, 2021

The University of Virginia today announced the appointment of Jennifer L. West as the 14th dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1. West is currently the Associate Dean for Ph.D. Education and the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at the Pratt School […]

New AI tool calculates materials’ stress and strain based on photos

Markus Buehler | Via MIT | April 22, 2021

Isaac Newton may have met his match. For centuries, engineers have relied on physical laws — developed by Newton and others — to understand the stresses and strains on the materials they work with. But solving those equations can be a computational slog, especially for complex materials. MIT researchers have developed a technique to quickly […]

Noninvasive technology steps ahead to help epilepsy patients

Bin He | Via Carnegie Mellon University | April 22, 2021

Discovering and developing innovative, noninvasive solutions to advance medical technology and, ultimately, help people, is the driving force behind Bin He’s research. His team’s latest work leverages noninvasive EEG technology along with the development of a novel machine learning algorithm to automatically identify and delineate concurrent high-frequency oscillations and epileptiform spikes, a key link related […]

Micro-molded ‘ice cube tray’ scaffold is next step in returning sight to injured retinas

Zhenqiang Ma | Via University of Wisconsin - Madison | April 21, 2021

Tens of millions of people worldwide are affected by diseases like macular degeneration or have had accidents that permanently damage the light-sensitive photoreceptors within their retinas that enable vision. The human body is not capable of regenerating those photoreceptors, but new advances by medical researchers and engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison may provide hope […]

Micro-molded ‘ice cube tray’ scaffold is next step in returning sight to injured retinas

Dave Gamm | Via University of Wisconsin - Madison | April 21, 2021

Tens of millions of people worldwide are affected by diseases like macular degeneration or have had accidents that permanently damage the light-sensitive photoreceptors within their retinas that enable vision. The human body is not capable of regenerating those photoreceptors, but new advances by medical researchers and engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison may provide hope […]

Micro-molded ‘ice cube tray’ scaffold is next step in returning sight to injured retinas

Sarah Gong | Via University of Wisconsin - Madison | April 21, 2021

Tens of millions of people worldwide are affected by diseases like macular degeneration or have had accidents that permanently damage the light-sensitive photoreceptors within their retinas that enable vision. The human body is not capable of regenerating those photoreceptors, but new advances by medical researchers and engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison may provide hope […]

Cancer cells soften as they metastasize, study suggests

Roger Kamm | Via MIT | April 20, 2021

When cancer cells metastasize, they often travel in the bloodstream to a remote tissue or organ, where they then escape by squeezing through the blood vessel wall and entering the site of metastasis. A study from MIT now shows that tumor cells become much softer as they undergo this process. The findings suggest that drugs […]

Novel MultiPulse Therapy for Terminating AF Passes Feasibility Hurdle

Igor Efimov | Via TCTMD | April 20, 2021

Delivering a sequence of pulses with low energy and low voltage may be a safe and effective—and relatively painless—way to get patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) back into sinus rhythm, according to a first-in-human feasibility study of MultiPulse Therapy (MPT; Cardialen). The approach, tested in patients undergoing catheter ablation, terminated induced AF within 20 […]

UArizona devise concept for NASA’s historic helicopter flight over Mars

Wolfgang Fink | Via KVOA | April 20, 2021

A University of Arizona professor explains that NASA’s historic helicopter flight over Mars has a technique behind it. It is known as the tier-scalable reconnaissance paradigm. That’s when aerial vehicles provide a regional overhead perspective for rovers on the planet’s surface while also connecting to technology already in orbit… Continue reading.