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Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards research grants to BMES members

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Doug Beizer
Two Biomedical Engineering Society members received grant awards from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund recently to support their research, the organization announced.

Grande-Allen named director of the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineer

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Doug Beizer
Jane Grande-Allen was recently named director of the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, which promotes cross-disciplinary research and education encompassing biology, chemistry and engineering.

Neural interfaces developed at UT Austin could help patients with nerve injuries

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Doug Beizer
Researchers in The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Biomedical Engineering are creating advanced neural interfaces to help patients with peripheral nerve injury or amputated limbs.

U of Arizona researchers develop method for early detection of ovarian cancer

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Doug Beizer
Researchers at the University of Arizona are identifying biomarkers and creating optical imaging tools to screen for a form of cancer often called a "silent killer" of women.

UT San Antonio students create device to ease locating veins

Monday, June 6, 2016
Doug Beizer
A team that created a biomedical engineering device for finding veins won the top prize at The University of Texas at San Antonio $100K Student Technology Venture Competition, according to a university article.

Personalized heart models can predict the risk of sudden cardiac death

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Doug Beizer
An interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins University team has developed a non-invasive, 3-D virtual heart assessment tool to help doctors determine whether a particular patient faces the highest risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and would benefit most from a

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.

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


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