Archive November 2019

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Virtual reality system makes attending therapy easier for stroke survivors

Researchers from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend their physical and occupational therapy sessions.

President's Column: Giving thanks and looking forward

As we head into the holiday season, I want to thank you, our members and friends, for making the Biomedical Engineering Society stronger and healthier than it has ever been. At its core BMES is a professional membership society, so you -- our members -- are the most important ingredient to the society’s success.

CMBE Conference early-bird registration discounts end Nov. 21

Early-bird registration discounts for the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference in Puerto Rico ends Nov. 21 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. 

Duke's Lingchong You research examines antibiotic resistance and other medical conditions

As a professor in Duke’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lingchong You studies and manipulates the dynamics of microbial communities with the goal of developing practical applications in medicine and other fields.

U of Wisconsin breakthrough could help soothe chronic pain without opioids

University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineers and their collaborators have made a breakthrough that could dramatically reduce the cost of neuromodulation therapy, increase its reliability and make it much less invasive, the university announced.

Martine LaBerge leads Clemson University bioengineering to new heights

Clemson University article highlights Martine LaBerge’s 17-year career at the university.

University of Texas researcher Janet Zoldan wins $627,000 NIH grant

University of Texas – Austin biomedical engineering assistant professor Janet Zoldan won a $627,000 National Institutes of Health grant to fund her stem cell research, the Daily Texan reports. 

UNC researchers win grant to develop ultra-long-acting HIV drug

Adherence to taking daily medication at the proper times is important in ensuring HIV is not transmitted to others, clinical trials have found. Researchers at the University of North Carolina were recently awarded a large grant to create an ultra-long-acting antiretroviral drug, the university announced.

Louisiana Tech researches discover self-assembled metal-organic biohybrids can be used to deliver drugs to human body

Louisiana Tech University Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology professors, students and alumni have published a paper on the discovery of metals-based organic biohybrids and their use in drug delivery.