Archive October 2019

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Papin describes how biomedical engineers can combat superbugs

Steps can be taken to empower biomedical engineers to find innovative ways to combat superbugs that are resistant to drugs currently available to fight infections, writes BMES Fellow Jason Papin on the website The Hill.

BMES looks to the future at its 2019 Annual Meeting

More than 5,400 people gathered in Philadelphia this month, for the largest BMES Annual Meeting ever held. BMES President Dr. Dawn Elliott kicked off the meeting with her state of the society address, where she said BMES is strong and healthy, and is well positioned to evolve with its members.

NIH Director Lays Out His Vision of the Future of Medical Science in Time Magazine column

Many of today’s health advances have stemmed from a long arc of discovery that begins with strong, steady support for science funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIH Director Francis S. Collins said recently in a Time Magazine article.

BMES announces winners of the high school biomedical engineering expo project poster competition

BMES invited junior and senior high school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in science and engineering to apply to attend the 2019 High School Biomedical Engineering Expo at the BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The students had the option to submit a project poster that related to life sciences, biomedical engineering, or bioengineering to present at the meeting with prizes awarded to the top three winners.

BMES Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, catch up on what's going on

Check out our daily newsletters from Philadelphia to catch up on what’s happening at the 2019 BMES Annual Meeting.

2019 BMES journal awards presented at annual meeting

Editors from the BMES Journals – Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering and Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology – announced the winners of their annual awards at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Awards included most download, most cited and editor’s choice.

2019 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering announced

Editors at the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal have announced this year’s twelve Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, whose original research is featured in the October issue.

Cato T. Laurencin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin was formally inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently. Newly elected members received the honor amongst more than 200 outstanding individuals chosen for their achievements in academia, the arts, business, government, and public affairs.

B. Rita Alevriadou selected as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology

B. Rita Alevriadou -- the University at Buffalo – SUNY -- was selected as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology (AJP-Cell). 

Duke University: Machine learning predicts behavior of biological circuits

Duke University researchers have devised a machine learning approach to modeling the interactions between complex variables in engineered bacteria that would otherwise be too cumbersome to predict, the university announced.
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