Archive March 2020

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Labs and institutions rally to donate personal protective equipment

Labs and institutions across the country donated thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment to hospitals this week to help fill the shortfall created by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology journal seeks Editor-in-Chief

Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (CVET) is one of the three BMES journals published by Springer Nature. The founding Editor-in-Chief, Ajit Yoganathan, has served since 2010 and is stepping down December 31, 2020.

Seven-minute microtalks are a new option for BMES Annual Meeting presenters

The 2020 BMES Annual Meeting will pilot microtalks for 3 sessions at this year’s event in San Diego, October 14-17.

COVID-19 update from the Biomedical Engineering Society

COVID-19 is of course omnipresent in all our lives now. BMES has been and will continue monitoring developments associated with the virus. Further, the Society is committed to following the guidance provided by worldwide health organizations and experts to effectively ensure your safety in your engagement in BMES programs.

Paper device developed at Purdue could bring portable coronavirus detection

Purdue University biomedical engineers have developed a handheld paper device that quickly and accurately detects a different strain of coronavirus, MERS-CoV, even in really small quantities, according to a university article. Because the device isn’t specific to any virus, the same platform could be used to detect the COVID-19 strain.

Yale launches diversity in science video series with Anjelica Gonzalez and Manu Platt

In celebration of Black History Month, the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science launched a video series: "Discussions on Science and Diversity."

Northeastern engineers investigate using nanoparticles to treat COVID-19 and other viruses

Northeastern chemical engineer Thomas Webster, who specializes in developing nano-scale medicine and technology to treat diseases, is part of a contingency of scientists who are contributing ideas and technology to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the university announced.

Washington University in St Louis researchers study electromechanics of healthy, living human hearts

Researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis have completed a study to combine electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI), a noninvasive method developed at the university, with tagged MRI to study the electromechanics of healthy hearts in living humans.

Stretchable, wearable coils may make MRI tests easier on patients Purdue researchers find

Purdue University researchers have developed RF coils that are formable and stretchable, that could one day replace an MRI machine with an imaging session where comfortable fabric with the coils embedded inside are strapped onto the patient. 

Handheld 3D printers developed at UConn to treat musculoskeletal injuries

Biomedical engineers at the UConn School of Dental Medicine have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could change the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed, the university reports.