Archive April 2019

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Extension available to submit abstract for BMES Annual Meeting

An extension is now available to submit an abstract for the BMES Annual Meeting. The general submission deadline is Wednesday, May 1 for a $35 fee. The extended deadline is Wednesday May 8 for $50. To submit your abstract please visit:

2019 BMES Annual Meeting High School Expo & Poster Competition - Call for HS Student Applications

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is inviting junior and senior high school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in science and engineering to apply to attend the High School Biomedical Engineering Expo at the 2019 BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 17, 2019. 

Laurencin and Vunjak-Novakovic named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two BMES fellows are among the new class of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the organization announced this week.

Johns Hopkins researchers advance creation of 'artificial lymph node' to fight cancer, other diseases

In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and multiply cancer-fighting immune system T-cells, the university announced.

UTSA researchers and oncologists develop protein cancer atlas to accelerate personalized medicine for leukemia patients

To improve the survival rate of acute myelogenous leukemia patients, researchers at UTSA and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created an online atlas to identify and classify protein signatures present at AML diagnosis.

Penn State researchers win $1.5 million grant to build multimodal optical microscope

Penn State University researchers won a $1.5 million grant to construction a new multimodal optical microscope, SCATTIRSTORM, that could enable more efficient bioenergy production, the university announced

Purdue-developed technology that helps visually impaired see digital images presented on Capitol Hill

HaptImage LLC, a Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering-affiliated startup, presented an assistive technology that helps people with visual impairments “see” digital images at the 2019 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C.

U of Michigan researchers explore new method of bone and soft tissue regeneration

University of Michigan researchers are exploring a potential therapy for bone and soft tissue regeneration, according to a recent announcement. Marrying high-intensity focused ultrasound with genetically modified cells may spur bone and soft tissue regeneration.

Michigan State wins $1.8 million NIH grant to improve brain implants

Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and traumatic injuries, according to the university.