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Archive February 2019

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BMES Award Applications Now Open

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. 

U of Maryland researchers develop breakthrough technique to combat cancer drug resistance

University of Maryland researchers have developed a technique that uses specially designed nanoparticles and near infrared laser treatment to cause cancer cells to lose their multidrug resistance capabilities for days at a time, the university announced.

UC Irvine researchers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis.

Biomedical tool that could help treat glioblastoma gets FDA Breakthrough Device designation

A biomedical tool that tricks aggressive brain tumors such as glioblastoma into migrating into an external container rather than throughout the brain has been designated a “Breakthrough Device” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a Duke University article.

Rensselaer Polytechnic research shows big data approach can help evaluate autism treatments

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have now successfully applied their distinctive big data-based approach to evaluating possible treatments for autism.

Barabino elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering elected 86 new members and 18 foreign members, including BMES Fellow and Past President Gilda Barabino.

Real-time detection of cholesterol in liver-on-chip cultures of human liver cells

Researchers have developed a novel microfluidic device for measuring in real-time the cholesterol secreted from liver tissue-chip containing human hepatocytes.

U of Minnesota research focused on stopping the spread of cancer cells

Research at the University of Minnesota could impact how millions of people, fighting cancer, get treatment, according to an article by the local NBC affiliate.