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Raj Rao to head U of Arkansas Biomedical Engineering Dept.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Doug Beizer
The University Of Arkansas College Of Engineering has selected Raj R. Rao to be head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Rao, a BMES member, comes to the U of A from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was associate professor of chemical a

BMES receives $1.2 million grant from Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Friday, May 20, 2016
Doug Beizer
The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and the Biomedical Engineering Society signed an agreement this month for a $1.2 million grant for the Society to produce programs over the next four years.

Laurencin receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Doug Beizer
BMES Fellow Dr. Cato Laurencin received his National Medal of Technology and Innovation award at the White House this week.

Ultrasound could become a diagnostic imaging tool for better oral care

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Doug Beizer
Ultrasound could potentially become a non-invasive diagnostic imaging tool for better oral care, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering journal.

Method for printing 3D keratin scaffolds could potentially aid tissue engineerin

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Doug Beizer
Keratin, a naturally-derived polymer derived from human hair, is physiologically biodegradable, provides adequate cell support, and can self-assemble or be crosslinked to form hydrogels, according to a paper published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineeri

U of Michigan 'kidney on a chip' could lead to more precise drug dosing

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Doug Beizer
University of Michigan researchers have used a "kidney on a chip" device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells, according to a university article. The new technique could lead to more precise dosing o

NIH Funds Pitt Study to Develop Culture-Free Fat Cell-Based Vascular Grafts

Monday, May 2, 2016
Doug Beizer
The National Institutes of Health have awarded BMES Fellow David Vorp, , with a two-year, $417,838 R21 grant for research into the use of cells from a patient's own adipose (fat) as vascular grafts in arterial bypass surgery, according to the university.

Laser technology improves on inkjet printing for tissue engineering

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Doug Beizer
Laser induced forward transfer (LIFT) acts as a novel alternative to other plotting techniques such as inkjet printing due to its ability to precisely deposit and position tiny droplets while being gentle enough to preserve sensitive structures within the

Study of structure inside nucleus of cells could lead to new cancer treatments

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Doug Beizer
Research focused on the nucleus of cancer cells could one day lead to new therapies to treat the disease and provide a better understand of cancer's progression, according to a study published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.


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