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Titan Medical CEO wants to up the game in robotic surgery: Here ’s how
[Image courtesy of Titan Medical]Titan Medical – the young, upstart Canadian robotic surgery company – is making a comeback this year. Just today, the company announced the completion of initial formative human factors studies for its Sport single port robotic surgical system. The Sport system boasts the ability for a variety of surgical instruments on snake-like arms to be deployed through a single 25 mm incision for a minimally invasive surgery. Surgeons get to work at a mobile, ergonomically designed workstation with a 3D high-definition endoscopic view inside the patient. Completing the human factors s...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical Robotic Surgery surgical robotics Titan Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Bathroom scales will inform about life threatening conditions
(Kaunas University of Technology) Weighing oneself has become one of the most common morning rituals. However, your weight is not the only message that can be delivered by your bathroom scales: the team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Institute of Biomedical Engineering are developing the multifunctional scales, which can monitor your health and inform about potentially dangerous life conditions, such as arteriosclerosis or cardiac arrhythmia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pig model to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment
Medical and biomedical engineering researchers have published research on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity -- a finding that will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experimental technology monitors and maintains drug levels in the body
A study published inNature Biomedical Engineering reports that researchers have developed a drug delivery tool that regulates the level of drugs needed in the body in real time, which could lead to improvements in diabetes care.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pig model to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment
(North Carolina State University) Medical and biomedical engineering researchers have published research on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity -- a finding that will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NAE Elects Treasurer and Four Councillors
The National Academy of Engineering has re-elected Martin B. Sherwin, retired vice president of W.R. Grace, to serve a four-year term as the NAE's treasurer. Re-elected to second terms as councillors are Frances S. Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the joint department of biomedical engineering at the North Carolina State University College of Engineering and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and H. Vincent Poor, Michael Henry Strater University Professor at Princeton University. And newly elected councillors are Katharine G. Frase, retired vice president of e...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

3-D-printed patch can help mend a 'broken' heart
(University of Minnesota) A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a revolutionary 3-D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] Nanoparticles for drug delivery in lungs
Author: Philip Yeagle (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Philip Yeagle Tags: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: news

Can thought-control technology be used to overcome physical paralysis?
A man paralysed from the shoulders down can now raise his arm to eat, thanks to neuroprosthetic implants – and there is hope that the technology will help many others in the futureIs it possible to overcome paralysis by harnessing thoughts?A man who was paralysed from the shoulders down after a bicycle accident in which he ploughed into the back of a mail truck is now able tomove his arm for the first time in eight years, thanks to thought-control technology, also known as neuroprosthetics.“He can now think about moving his arm, and his arm moves,” said Robert Kirsch, a professor of biomedical engineering...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: World news Neuroscience Technology Medical research Source Type: news

Penn State EMT Program Teaches Through Hands-on Experience
College is a place to explore known interests and discover hidden passions that may lead to future hobbies or, in some cases, careers. This holds true for Penn State biomedical engineering junior Molly Basilio, who enrolled in the four- credit Emergency Medical Technician training course as a first- Read More at State College (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Training News Source Type: news

WPI Scientists Developing Patch For Diseased Hearts Using Spinach Leaves
WORCESTER(CBS) – Biomedical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are working on a patch for diseased hearts that uses spinach leaves. When mixed with human stem cells, the veins in spinach could become heart muscle that pumps blood when the original organ is infected or damaged. “And so we haven’t actually put blood in there we put dye in there and we put small particles that represent blood cells and those flow right through the leaves,” said biomedical engineering professor Glenn Gaudette. During the process, the green of the spinach is removed, leaving just the cellulose structure. Spinac...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Glenn Gaudette Lana Jones Spinach Worcester Worcester Polytechnic Institute Source Type: news

Scientists Invented A Headband That Could Help Us Better Understand Each Other
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Invented A Headband That Could Help Us Better Understand Each Other
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Professor, researcher in brain machine interfaces to speak at Louisiana Tech
(Louisiana Tech University) Louisiana Tech University's Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) and its Consortium on Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory (NeuroNEM) will host a presentation by Dr. Jose C. Principe, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, as part of the Seminar Series on Probing and Understanding the Brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Paper pumps power portable microfluidics, biomedical devices
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Here ’s how you heat up cold hearts—for transplantation
[Photo courtesy University of Minnesota]A University of Minnesota–led research team has successfully warmed large-scale animal heart valves and blood vessels that were previously preserved at low temperatures. The discovery of this rewarming process is pivotal for organs and tissues that are left in storage for transplantation for extended periods. “This is the first time that anyone has been able to scale up to a larger biological system and demonstrate successful, fast, and uniform warming hundreds of degrees Celsius per minute of preserved tissue without damaging the tissue,” said John Bischof, a Unive...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech Transplants Cryogenics MedTech organ donation University of Minnesota Source Type: news

Paper pumps power portable microfluidics, biomedical devices
(North Carolina State University) Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Call for Papers: EHB 2017 - IEEE International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering
22 - 24 June 2017, Sinaia, Romania. The 6-th edition of the International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering, EHB 2017, will take place in the city of Sinaia, Romania. This year the conference motto is "Developing technologies for a better tomorrow", the sub-domains and topics of medical bioengineering and biomedical engineering represent fundamental pillars for the reinforcement of medical research and of health care. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Conferences and Events Source Type: news

New method rescues donor organs to save lives
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center have -- for the first time -- maintained a fully functional lung outside the body for several days. They designed the cross-circulation platform that maintained the viability and function of the donor lung and the stability of the recipient over 36-56 hours, used the advanced support system to fully recover the functionality of lungs injured by ischemia and made them suitable for transplant. (Nature Biomedical Engineering 3/6) (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Biomedical Engineering hosts national conference on STEM education for underserved students
(University of Akron) The University of Akron hosts a national conference aimed at ensuring underserved students have access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Taking place March 8-10, 2017, the conference is expected to draw 200 K-12 teachers and academics from across the nation. Through workshops and speakers, attendees explore why participation lags among underrepresented racial, ethnic and socioeconomic students. The LeBron James Family Foundation, NASA Glenn Research Center, and Facing History will be presenters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

4 Key Insights When Raising Money for Your Medtech Startup: Interview with Bruce Shook, CEO of Intact Vascular
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Bruce Shook joined Intact Vascular in 2014 as President and CEO. A highly-experienced, medical device executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, Bruce was previously Co-founder, Director, President, and CEO of Neuronetics, which is a privately held medical device company that markets a non-invasive brain stimulation technology for the treatment of depression. Previously, Shook was Co-founder, Director, P...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

EEG-based driver fatigue detection using hybrid deep generic model - San PP, Ling SH, Chai R, Tran Y, Craig A, Nguyen H, Phyo Phyo San, Sai Ho Ling, Rifai Chai, Tran Y, Craig A, Hung Nguyen, Craig A, Ling SH, Nguyen H, San PP, Tran Y, Chai R.
Classification of electroencephalography (EEG)-based application is one of the important process for biomedical engineering. Driver fatigue is a major case of traffic accidents worldwide and considered as a significant problem in recent decades. In this pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. In the journal Nature Communications the team, led by biomedical engineer Maarten Merkx, describes how it has developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood and performing subsequent calculations based on this input. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer
(Eindhoven University of Technology) Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. Led by biomedical engineer Maarten Merkx the team developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood and performing subsequent calculations based on this input. This is an important step towards the development of smart, 'intelligent' drugs that may allow better control of medication with fewer side-effects and at lower cost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Biocompatible 3-D tracking system has potential to improve robot-assisted surgery
(Children's National Health System) The cutting-edge biocompatible near-infrared 3-D tracking system used to guide the suturing in the first smart tissue autonomous robot (STAR) surgery has the potential to improve manual and robot-assisted surgery and interventions through unobstructed 3-D visibility and enhanced accuracy, according to a study published in the March 2017 issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers develop device that emulates human kidney function
(Binghamton University) Instead of running tests on live kidneys, researchers at Binghamton, University State University of New York have developed a model kidney for working out the kinks in medicines and treatments.Developed by Assistant Professor Gretchen Mahler and Binghamton biomedical engineering alumna Courtney Sakolish Ph.D. '16, the reusable, multi-layered and microfluidic device incorporates a porous growth substrate, with a physiological fluid flow, and the passive filtration of the capillaries around the end of a kidney, called the glomerulus, where waste is filtered from blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Dish: Katie Button
Growing up in New Jersey, Katie Button was a serious student, going on to earn a master's degree in biomedical engineering and entering a PhD program. But she soon discovered her heart was in the kitchen. She was chosen for an internship at Spain's famous "El Bulli." She went on to open "Curate" and "Nightbell" in Asheville, North Carolina. Button joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share her culinary journey and signature dishes. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to go from idea to commercialization: Interview with Dr. Marie Johnson, Founder of AUM Cardiovascular
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! More than a decade ago, AUM Cardiovascular founder Dr. Marie Johnson was a doctoral student when tragedy struck her and her family. Her husband, Rob, passed away suddenly at the age of 41. He had blockages in his coronary arteries including a ruptured plaque in the left anterior descending artery supplying a large part of the heart muscle. At that time, Dr. Johnson had been working on a prototype device to listen to he...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog johnson medsider Source Type: news

Media registration now open for 'Bio in Beer-Sheva, Israel: The Murray Fromson Journalism Fellowship'
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) This year, the Fromson Fellowship cohort will offer up to 10 selected science, health and medical journalists the opportunity to report on the myriad biomedical research projects and innovations that are being developed at or in partnership with BGU. Meetings will be held with top researchers and business leaders in the fields of biomedical engineering, robotics, nanomedicine, infectious diseases, sleep and nutrition, who will present new and soon-to-be-published research. Click here for the detailed preliminary itinerary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The beating heart of solar energy
(Springer) Using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math, and found that a 3.6 square centimeter solar cell is all that is needed to generate enough power during winter and summer to power a typical pacemaker. The study, led by Lukas Bereuter of Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern, is published in Springer's journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers develop nanosensor to differentiate cancer cells and healthy cells in surgery
Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have developed a threshold nanosensor that can differentiate between cancerous cells and healthy tissue during surgery. The team’s work was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  “We synthesized an imaging probe that stays dark in normal tissues but switches on like a light bulb when it reaches solid tumors. The purpose is to allow surgeons to see tumors better during surgery,” co-senior author Jinming Gao said in prepared remarks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researche...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Oncology Research & Development Surgical University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Source Type: news

How Can Wearable Technology Improve Cancer Treatment?
How can wearable technology improve cancer treatment? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora: Current cancer treatment is based on episodic encounters. Even during chemotherapy, patients generally see their physician for maybe eight to ten minutes every three weeks, said Peter Kuhn, ATOM-HP's co-lead researcher and a professor of medicine, biomedical engineering, and aerospace and mechanical engineering at t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Person of the Year 2016 Runner-Up: The CRISPR Pioneers
[time-ad size=”large”] Table of ContentsPerson of the Year THE CHOICE DONALD TRUMP The Short List HILLARY CLINTON THE HACKERS RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN THE CRISPR PIONEERS BEYONCÉ Plus EUROPE’S POPULIST REVOLT ARE PRESIDENTS ALWAYS POY? 90 YEARS OF POY BY ALICE PARK Dr. Carl June’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania looks like any other biology research hub. There are tidy rows of black-topped workbenches flanked by shelves bearing boxes of pipettes and test tubes. There’s ad hoc signage marking the different workstations. And there are postdocs buzzing around, calibra...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: person of the year POY Source Type: news

Modification to delivery polymer sidesteps allergic response
Researchers from Duke University have reconfigured the popular drug-delivery polymer, polyethylene glycol, to sidestep dangerous immune responses that have previously halted clinical trials at Duke. The team’s work was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Polyethylene glycol, PEG, is a polymer that is found in toothpaste and cosmetics, but is often used in pharmaceuticals. It can be attached to active drugs in the bloodstream, thus slowing the body’s ability to clear them and lengthening the duration that the drug can be useful. But because this polymer is so widely used, many people have developed ...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Duke University Source Type: news

Hemosep: the machine set to revolutionise blood transfusions
A new medical device that give a patient ’s own blood back to them could, its makers say, save lives and money, and is already being used around the world. So why isn’t the NHS buying any of them?The idea of being able to recover a patient ’s own blood and put it back into their body is not new. But until now it has been expensive and largely unworkable. Autotransfusion, as it is known, has typically used large, complex, centrifugal devices that require skilled operators, take a lot of time and are very expensive. The cumbersome mac hines used in many hospitals return just the red blood cells, eliminating...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Joan McFadden Tags: Health & wellbeing Medical research Healthcare industry Life and style Hospitals Science Source Type: news

Researchers find potential therapy for brain swelling during concussion
A team of biomedical engineering researchers has identified a cause of fluid swelling of the brain, or cellular edema, that occurs during a concussion. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap
Join us in the new Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) Idea Incubator Space on the second floor of the University of Washington Health Sciences Library to watch the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) online Webinar, “Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap.” The one hour webinar starts at 11:00 am Pacific Time on December 7, 2016. “This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and...
Source: Dragonfly - November 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for November 14, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Final FDA rules clarify adverse event reporting for contract manufacturers The FDA last week issued final guidance for medical device companies on the requirements for reporting adverse events that walked back much of the burde...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Sofregen buys Allergan ’ s Seri surgical scaffold
Sofregen Medical said today that it bought the Seri surgical scaffold from Allergan (NYSE:AGN) for an undisclosed amount. Polaris Partners and other investors provided financing for the acquisition, according to the Medford, Mass.-based company. Seri, which is approved by the FDA for use as soft tissue support in plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures, is the only approved silk-based surgical mesh on the market. Allergan acquired the technology when it bought Serica Technologies in 2010, a spinout from Tuft University’s biomedical engineering lab run by David Kaplan and Fiorenzo Omenetto. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Materials Testing Regenerative Medicine Surgical Allergan Inc. Serica Technologies Sofregen Medical Source Type: news

RIT awarded $1.8 million NIH grant to develop ultrathin membranes for tissue engineering
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are advancing tissue engineering through new work in developing improved porous membranes that will be the 'scaffolds,' or foundational structures, for in vitro tissue models. Thomas Gaborski, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, was awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop 'Transparent ultrathin nano-membranes for barrier cell models and novel co-cultures systems.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘ Connectosomes ’ efficiently deliver chemo to targeted cells
Researchers have developed a new form of nanoparticles called “connectosomes” that can efficiently deliver chemotherapy to human cells more efficiently than traditional delivery methods, according to a report out of the University of Texas at Austin. The team, who published their research in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, equipped the connectosomes with gap junctions to create direct channels that could be used to deliver chemotherapy to individual cells. “Gap junctions are the cells’ mechanism for sharing small molecules between neighboring cells. We believed that there must be ...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Research & Development Source Type: news

Clean water-treatment option targets sporadic outbreaks
(University of Cincinnati) Environmental and biomedical engineer David Wendell, an associate professor in the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, developed a protein-based photocatalyst that uses light to generate hydrogen peroxide to eliminate E. coli, Listeria, and potentially protozoa like giardia and cryptosporidium from drinking water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 5, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

You May Need to Replace Your Sunglasses More Often Than You Think
By Amanda MacMillan Even if you love your current sunglasses, you still might need a new pair of shades. It seems sunglasses' UV protection may deteriorate over time, and current industry tests are not sufficient for determining how long it's safe to wear them, according to a study from Brazil. Most Brazilians wear the same pair every day for about two years, the study notes, yet it has not been proven that lenses maintain the same level of protection after that type of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The findings may have implications for the sunglass industry in the United States, as well. There is no current recomm...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH announces winners of public-private undergraduate biomedical engineering design competition
Teams designed devices targeting health care problems and underserved communities. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 23, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH announces winners of undergraduate biomedical engineering design competition
(NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging& Bioengineering) In a nation-wide competition, six teams of undergraduate engineering students produced prize-winning designs for technological advances to improve human health. The Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge winning teams designed tools for a myriad of health care challenges, including diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in children and a safer alternative for central venous catheter placements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Louisiana Tech University professor receives NSF grant to advance brain research
(Louisiana Tech University) The National Science Foundation has awarded a team led by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a $6 million grant over four years to investigate the origins and impacts of brain seizures associated with epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UH biomedical engineer pursues nerve regeneration
(University of Houston) Injuries and certain degenerative diseases -- including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis -- can disrupt the nervous system, posing a challenge for scientists seeking ways to repair the damage. A biomedical engineer from the University of Houston will use a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine how best to spur nerve regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

InVivo Therapeutics Q2 meets the street, shares stay steady
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) shares stayed steady after the company released 2nd quarter earnings that met the street on losses per share. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company reported losses of $5.2 million, or 16¢ per share, for the 3 months ended June 30, 2016. That amounts to a 50% reduction in losses for InVivo Therapeutics compared with same period in 2015. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, losses per share were 18¢, a good tick below what analysts on Wall Street were looking for with expectations set fro losses of 22¢ per share. “The 2nd quarter was one marked by continued advanceme...
Source: Mass Device - August 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Spinal InVivo Therapeutics Corp. Source Type: news

Award supports UTSA professor's efforts to freeze aneurysms and save lives
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Ender Finol, associate professor of biomedical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been honored with the American Heart Association's Collaborative Sciences Award. The award includes a $750,000 grant to continue his aneurysm research, which involves 'freezing' aortic aneurysms before they burst and cause serious damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Supercharge career skills at the AMA Research Symposium
Each fall physicians in training have a chance to spotlight their research projects before leaders of the medical community. Find out how the AMA Research Symposium can boost your visibility, build your CV and expand your network. Last year ’s symposium winners also offer tips for competitors. Symposium participants compete for cash prizes and benefit from the chance to present their findings before experts in their fields. The symposium takes place Nov. 11-12 during the 2016 AMA Interim Meeting at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Build credibility, polish your CV Discussing your research ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news