Archive February 2018

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Oklahoma U engineers create 3D printed hand for 12 year old boy

Researchers at Oklahoma University designed and created a 3-D printed hand for a local boy who was born with a condition that made his left hand significantly smaller than his right, and fused his fingers together.

Now accepting abstracts for 2018 BMES Annual Meeting

The Biomedical Engineering Society is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 BMES Annual Meeting which will take place in Atlanta, October 17-20. The deadline to submit an abstract is May 1, 2018

Study of data from previous Alzheimer studies identifies potential new target for research

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology used data from 51 existing studies. A new data analysis performed by Georgia Tech researchers has untangled evidence amassed in years of Alzheimer’s studies and has given researchers new targets for studies about the diesease, according to a university article.

BMES Launches New Mid-Career Award

The BMES Board of Directors recently approved a new BMES award to recognize mid-career members for meritorious achievements and energetic leadership in biomedical engineering.

Medical research advocacy group says Trump budget proposal will slow research

President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget would effectively freeze funding for the National Institutes of Health at a level that falls below what Congress has proposed for even FY 2018, the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research said this week in a statement.

BMES members among new class of NAE members

The National Academy of Engineering announced it new members for the class of 2018 that includes three BMES members.

U of Penn researchers find stem cell property to speed up the restart of blood cells and immune systems in cancer patients

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have found a property of stem cells that may speed the restart of blood cells and immune system components after a patient’s own are compromised, according to a university article.

Polina Anikeeva and Feng Zhang awarded 2018 Vilcek Prize

MIT professors Polina Anikeeva and Feng Zhang have each been awarded a 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.