Archive August 2017

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Researchers receive $8 million grant to develop bioengineered, human heart-tissue patch

To prevent heart failure and restore heart function, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will work to create a bioengineered, human heart-tissue patch that is large, standardized and highly functional, according to the university. 

Rally for Medical Research set for Sept. 13 and 14 in DC

Held every September, this Capitol Hill Day event includes more than 300 national organizations coming together in support of the Rally for Medical Research. 

BMES 2017 Class of Fellows Announced

The Biomedical Engineering Society is proud to announce its 2017 Class of Fellows. This year’s class includes 20 members who were nominated by their peers. 

Michigan researchers grow three-dimensional lung tissue

Michigan University researchers have successfully coaxed stem cells to grow into three-dimensional lung tissue which could be useful in future cell-based therapies that repair damaged lungs by cultivating new, healthy tissue, according to a university article.

Nanomaterials for Targeting Circulating Tumor Cells highlighted in CMBE Journal

In the latest issue of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Editor-in-Chief Michael King and coauthor Zhenjiang Zhang of Vanderbilt University assess the state-of-the-art in nanomaterials technology for capturing and targeting circulating tumor cells. 

Inkjet-Printed Tool Enables Sensitive Diagnostic Testing in Point-of-Care Settings

Duke University researchers have created a portable diagnostic tool that can detect telltale markers of disease as accurately as the most sensitive tests on the market, while cutting the wait time for results from hours or even days to 15 minutes, the university announced.