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Archive January 2020

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Improved brain chip for precision medicine developed at U of Houston

The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston has improved on a microfluidic brain cancer chip previously developed in their lab, the university reports. The new chip allows multiple-simultaneous drug administration, and a massive parallel testing of drug response for patients with glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor.

Boston U researchers create sustainable adhesive that is biodegradable and made of natural components

Boston University researchers have created an alternative adhesive formula that is biodegradable and easily adapts to suit a wide range of industrial and medical applications that benefit from sticky materials, the university reports

CMBE 2020 features educational outreach, high-level talks and prestigious awards

The New Year kicked off with another successful Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference, organized by BMES’ first special interest group CMBE.

Northwestern researchers find disorderly DNA helps cancer cells evade treatment, discovery could help create new therapeutics

A new Northwestern University study has discovered that the packing of the three-dimensional genome structure, called chromatin, controls how cells respond to stress, the university announced.

U of Minn. study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines for cancer, diabetes and more

A study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for diseases such as cancer, HIV, and autoimmune diseases, the university announced.

Wichita State adds biomedical engineering Ph.D. program

Wichita State University is moving forward with a plan to create a biomedical engineering doctoral program, the university announced.

Nanogels developed at U of Texas could deliver numerous therapeutic treatments to treat cancer in a precise manner

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed new guidelines for fabricating nanoscale gel materials, or nanogels, that can deliver numerous therapeutic treatments to treat cancer in a precise manner, the university announced.

Virginia Tech researchers using computers to detect musculoskeletal injuries

Virginia Tech University researchers are using clinical ultrasound images to train computers to detect Musculoskeletal injuries, such as small tendon tears, with the goal of facilitating more accurate medical diagnoses.