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Archive March 2019

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2019 BMES Coulter College: Call for Team Applications

BMES Coulter College will take place from August 1-4, 2019 in Minneapolis. BMES Coulter College is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations that is funded through a grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

BMES endorses bill aimed at combating sexual harassment in science

The Biomedical Engineering Society recently joined other societies and organizations in endorsing the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019.

2019 BMES, FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference examines personalized healthcare

The 2019 BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference kicked things off with a keynote talk from Stanford University's Alison Marsden about her lab’s work around computational methods for the study of cardiovascular disease progression, surgical methods, treatment planning and medical devices.  

WPI cell research could lead to better understanding of cancer and heart disease

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are trying to better understand the physical factors that help regulate the life and death of cells in our bodies, and the important roles they play in the development of a wide range of disorders—from heart disease to cancer.

U of Delaware researchers develop new way to fight breast cancer

Two University of Delaware researchers have developed a new approach to attack cancer, using two light-activated treatments that appear to be more effective together than when applied independently, according to a university article.

Artificial intelligence tech developed at UCLA detects the presence of viruses

To overcome the shortcomings of the existing biosensing application solutions, UCLA researchers have developed a rapid and automated biosensing method applying one of the most promising and successfully used methods in artificial intelligence, AI.

Silvia Blemker writes USA Today column on attracting girls to STEM careers

With the recent release of astrophysicist Barbie doll, University of Virginia biomedical engineering professor Silvia Blemker penned a column for USA Today, examining real ways of attracting girls to STEM careers.

Wash U in St. Louis researchers integrating ultrasound imaging with ultrasound therapy for precision drug delivery

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis are developing the tools necessary to allow precise delivery of a certain amount of drugs to an exact location, according to a university article.