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Archive March 2018

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Call for BMES Award Applications Due May 15th

BMES recognizes individuals for their accomplishments, significant contributions and service to the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. BMES is now accepting nominations and applications for the following Awards through May 15th

Vanderbilt BME students repair medical devices at four Guatemala hospitals during spring break

Vanderbilt biomedical engineering undergraduates spent their 2018 break week in Guatemala, working alongside 30 engineering students and their professors from a Guatemala university repairing medical equipment at four hospitals, according to a university article.

Duke researchers find modified biomaterials perform orderly self-assembly in response to temperature cues

Biomedical Engineers from Duke University have demonstrated a new approach to making self-assembled biomaterials that relies on protein modifications and temperature, according to a university article.

Webster co-authors book on immune aspects of biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicines

BMES fellow Thomas Webster co-authored a new book that examines and provides a broad survey of various topics pertaining to the immune effects of biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicines, both beneficial and adverse.

Wake Forest scientists use nanotechnology to detect molecular biomarker for osteoarthritis

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to measure a specific molecule related to osteoarthritis and a number of other inflammatory diseases using a newly developed technology, according to a university article

In memoriam: Former BMES board of directors member Murray Sachs

Murray Sachs, who served as Director of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University, passed away this month.

MRI-guided spinal injection could make ALS therapy faster and less invasive

A robotic system named SpinoBot uses MRI guidance to position a needle for percutaneous injection into the spinal cord and could potentially be used for procedures that require precise access to the spine, according to a paper in the most recent issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

Pick the best ideas in biomedical science ... STAT Madness tournament

The second annual STAT Madness, a bracket-style tournament to find the best innovations in science and medicine is underway and wants your vote.

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