The seed that could bring clean water to millions
(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University's Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Professors Bob Tilton and Todd Przybycien recently co-authored a paper with Ph.D. students Brittany Nordmark and Toni Bechtel, and alumnus John Riley, further refining a process that could soon help provide clean water to many in water-scarce regions. The process, created by Tilton's former student and co-author Stephanie Velegol, uses sand and plant materials readily available in many developing nations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UH scientist working toward a glaucoma cure
(University of Houston) With $765,000 from the National Institutes of Health, University of Houston College of Optometry biomedical engineer Vijaykrishna Raghunathan is working towards a pharmaceutical cure for the irreversible disease Glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Have Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Students Solved The Nuisance Of Nasal Congestion?
A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction - a condition that affects tens of millions of Americans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Researchers deliver cardiac stem cell therapy in preclinical trial using refillable patch
Researchers have developed a small device designed to halt the effects of a heart attack by delivering a stem cell therapy directly to damaged cardiac tissue. In a study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National University of Ireland Galway and Trinity College Dublin reported that the device improved heart function in rats that received multiple doses of the stem cell therapy over the course of four weeks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers deliver cardiac stem cell thera...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Biomedical optics engineer Jesse Wilson named a Boettcher Investigator
(Colorado State University) Mitochondrial diseases are devastating illnesses caused by defects in cellular organelles called mitochondria. Their cells starved of energy, most stricken children die by age 12. There is no cure, and diagnosis can take months.Colorado State University biomedical engineer Jesse Wilson wants to change all of that. The assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering is proposing a radical new imaging technology that could diagnose mitochondrial defects in an instant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

End-to-end blood testing device shows capacity to draw sample and provide diagnostic results
(World Scientific) Recent research published in a paper by the Biomedical Engineering Department of Rutgers University have developed an end-to-end blood testing device that integrates robotic phlebotomy with downstream sample processing. This platform device performs blood draws and provides diagnostic results in a fully automated fashion and has the potential to expedite hospital work-flow, allowing practitioners to devote more time to treating patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D printed sugar offers sweet solution for tissue engineering, device manufacturing
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois engineers built a 3D printer that offers a sweet solution to making detailed structures that commercial 3D printers can't: Rather than a layer-upon-layer solid shell, it produces a delicate network of thin ribbons of hardened isomalt, the type of sugar alcohol used to make throat lozenges. The water-soluble, biodegradable glassy sugar structures have multiple applications in biomedical engineering, cancer research and device manufacturing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Using virtual biopsies to improve melanoma detection
(Colorado State University) Jesse Wilson, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the School of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 15 researchers selected for a Young Investigator Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance.The award will allow Wilson and his team to go a step further in their research to make early detection of melanoma faster and cheaper, without the need for a biopsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Metastasis enablers: Findings could unlock new ovarian cancer treatments
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) New research from the lab of Pamela Kreeger, a University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering professor, has identified one way ovarian cancer cells appear to successfully spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fibroblast Compression and Tumor Cells Migration
Role of Compression in MetastasisOurHuman Pancreatic Fibroblasts play a key role in this study.Pancreatic fibroblasts are continuously gaining ground as an important component of tumor microenvironment that dynamically interact with cancer cells to promote tumor progression. In addition, these tumor-infiltrated fibroblasts can acquire an activated phenotype and produce excessive amounts of extracellu lar matrix creating a highly dense stroma, a situation known as desmoplasia. Maria Kalli, Panagiotis Papageorgis, Vasiliki Gkretsi, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos. (2018).Solid Stress Facilitates Fibroblasts Activation to Pro...
Source: Neuromics - May 1, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cancer Associated Fibroblasts Desmoplasia Human Pancreatic Fibroblasts metastasis Source Type: news

UChicago researchers lay out how to control biology with light -- without genetics
(University of Chicago) Over the past five years, University of Chicago chemist Bozhi Tian has been figuring out how to control biology with light. In a paper published April 30 in Nature Biomedical Engineering, Tian's team laid out a system of design principles for working with silicon to control biology at three levels -- from individual organelles inside cells to tissues to entire limbs. The group has demonstrated each in cells or mice models, including the first time anyone has used light to control behavior without genetic modification. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New breath and urine tests detect early breast cancer more accurately
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) " Breast cancer survival is strongly tied to the sensitivity of tumor detection; accurate methods for detecting smaller, earlier tumors remains a priority, " says Prof. Yehuda Zeiri, a member of Ben-Gurion University's Department of Biomedical Engineering. " Our new approach utilizing urine and exhaled breath samples, analyzed with inexpensive, commercially available processes, is non-invasive, accessible and may be easily implemented in a variety of settings. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New cell therapy aids heart recovery -- without implanting cells
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A team led by Columbia University Biomedical Engineering Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic has designed a creative new approach to help injured hearts regenerate by applying extracellular vesicles secreted by cardiomyocytes rather than implanting the cells. The study shows that the cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells (derived in turn from a small sample of blood) could be a powerful, untapped source of therapeutic microvesicles that could lead to safe and effective treatments of damaged hearts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer's spread
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that promotes their growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

International team led by NUS scientist won Human Frontiers Science Program Research Grant
(National University of Singapore) An international team of scientists led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute and Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, has been awarded the prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program Research Grant. The team will receive up to $1.2 million in grants for their novel, multidisciplinary research investigating the collective migration of cells on curved surfaces such as those found on the skin or in the intestinal microvilli. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
(University of Akron) Sharon Truesdell has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a highly regarded initiative designed to recruit high potential, early-career scientists and engineers and support their graduate research training in STEM fields. Truesdell's work in biomedical engineering at The University of Akron focuses on the development of a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip device capable of mechanically stimulating, characterizing and quantifying the activity of bone cells. Her findings may present new insight into such bone diseases as osteoporosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Katie O ’ Callaghan- A biomedical engineer by training, is the Assistant Director of Strategic Programs in the office of the Center Director, overseeing a number of strategic partnership and regulatory science programs... #WomensHistoryMonth
Katie O’ Callaghan- A biomedical engineer by training, is the Assistant Director of Strategic Programs in the office of the Center Director, overseeing a number of strategic partnership and regulatory science programs... #WomensHistoryMonth (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

NUS scientists develop novel chip for fast and accurate disease detection at low cost
(National University of Singapore) A novel invention by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore holds promise for a faster and cheaper way to diagnose diseases with high accuracy. Professor Zhang Yong from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering and his team have developed a tiny microfluidic chip that could effectively detect minute amounts of biomolecules without the need for complex lab equipment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biomedical Engineer Says Her New Smart Socks Can Save The Lives And Limbs Of Diabetics
A biomedical engineer has created a pair of socks that can monitor diabetic feet and prevent amputation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Will Your Next Doctor Be a Physicianeer?
All too often in the medical device field, a product that looks really cool ends up failing because it doesn't actually address an unmet need or because the developers didn't do enough collaboration with physicians to make the technology adoptable. The ever-growing need to have cross-functional teams in medtech led to an interesting panel discussion this week at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, TX. "As things get more complex you just can't have engineers that don't talk to physicians or don't understand anatomical challenges," said Joseph Frassica, MD, head of Philips Research, Americas and the ...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Humacyte closes $75m Series C round
Humacyte said today that it raised $75 million in a Series C preferred stock financing, led by a group of existing private investors and new investors. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company expects to use its newly-acquired funds to support an on-going Phase III pivotal study evaluating its human acellular vessel, Humacyl, as a conduit for hemodialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease who cannot have fistula placement. Humacyte finished enrolling participants in the 350-patient trial last September and anticipates 12-month post-implantation data to be available in the third quarter of 2018. The company als...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Vascular Humacyte Inc. Source Type: news

Retinal images can be used to predict cardiovascular risk
A study inNature Biomedical Engineering reports that using pictures of the retina can be useful to predict cardiovascular risk factors.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Deconstructing lupus -- could some of its makeup be part of its cure?
(University of Houston) University of Houston biomedical engineer Chandra Mohan is examining the protein ALCALM to find a cure for lupus and its complications. ALCALM appears in patients that have kidney disease and lupus. Mohan says it's like finding a suspect at the scene of different crimes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Student research team accelerates snow melt with 'Melt Mat'
(Virginia Tech) 'The idea for a thermal absorptive blanket is novel, but also very practical,' said Jonathan Boreyko, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics and the team's faculty advisor. 'For novelty's sake, the team really needed to go for a journal publication. For practicality's sake, we went for a patent.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy
Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies.The new device could make it easier and faster to test and evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, including hypertension, asthma and muscular dystrophy. It could also open new avenues for biological research into cell force. It is the first high-throughput tool that can measure the strength of thousands of individual cells at a time.“Our tool tracks how much force individual cells exert over ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

This Tiny Implant Can Deliver Medicine to Your Brain With the Push of a Button
(WASHINGTON) — Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. Tested only in animals so far, if the device pans out it could mark a new approach to treating brain diseases — potentially reducing side effects by targeting only the hard-to-reach circuits that need care. “You could deliver things right to where you want, no matter the disease,” said Robert Langer, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose biomedical engineering team reported the research Wednesday. Stronger and safer treatment...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Neergaard / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

This Tiny Implant Can Deliver Medicine to Your Brain With the Push of a Button
(WASHINGTON) — Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. Tested only in animals so far, if the device pans out it could mark a new approach to treating brain diseases — potentially reducing side effects by targeting only the hard-to-reach circuits that need care. “You could deliver things right to where you want, no matter the disease,” said Robert Langer, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose biomedical engineering team reported the research Wednesday. Stronger and safer treatment...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lauren Neergaard / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

With these special bacteria, a broccoli a day can keep the cancer doctor away
(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) NUS Medicine researchers have engineered bacteria that specifically targets colorectal cancer cells and converts a substance in some vegetables into an anticancer agent. The system reduced the number of tumors by 75 percent and shrank the remaining tumors by threefold in a mouse model of colorectal cancer. Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the study suggests that the probiotics taken together with a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables could help prevent colorectal cancer and its recurrence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Uncovering the power of glial cells
(University of Pittsburgh) Implanted devices send targeted electrical stimulation to the nervous system to interfere with abnormal brain activity, and it is commonly assumed that neurons are the only important brain cells that need to be stimulated by these devices. However, research published in Nature Biomedical Engineering reveals that it may also be important to target the supportive glial cells surrounding the neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists are using light for faster, more accurate cancer detection
(Natural News) Researchers from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick have created a very powerful technique to identify tiny tumors and track their growth using light-radiating nanoparticles. This can lead to earlier cancer detection and more targeted treatment, which can ultimately enhance cure rates and survival times of patients. The study, which was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, demonstrates that the new strategy is better than magnetic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making heart transplants obsolete with small removable pump
(University of Houston) On this 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant, which occurred in December 1967, a University of Houston biomedical engineer is creating a next-generation heart pump for patients suffering with heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wright Medical acquires surgery planning software dev IMASCAP SAS for $89m
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today it inked a deal to acquire shoulder replacement surgery preoperative planning software dev IMASCAP SAS in a deal worth $88.8 million (EU €75.1 million) Through the deal, Wright picked up 100% of IMASCAP’s outstanding equity on a fully diluted basis for a total of $88.8 million, consisting of $46.9 million (EU €39.7 million) in cash and $15.6 million (EU €13.2 million) of Wright shares, payable at closing, and $26.3 million (EU €22.2 million) in potential milestone or earn out payments. “Wright, and previously Tornier, has been involved with IMA...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Software / IT Surgical imascapsas wrightmedical Source Type: news

Medtec Europe 2018 Expands Industry Association Partners to Become Most Connected and Innovative Medtec Event to Date
17 - 19 April 2018, Stuttgart, Germany. UBM is delighted to announce the addition of industry association VDE DGBMT (German Society for Biomedical Engineering) as a key event partner for Medtec Europe 2018, alongside a strengthened partnership with Fraunhofer IPA and Landesmesse Stuttgart to deliver the second Medical Device Manufacturing Conference. These, along with its existing partnerships, will help ensure that Medtec Europe 2018 continues to lead as a hub of medical technology trends. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - December 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Three Duke biomedical engineers join National Academy of Inventors
(Duke University) The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected three faculty members from Duke University's department of biomedical engineering to its 2017 class of Fellows: Joseph Izatt, the Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering; Nimmi Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Global Women's Health Technologies Center; and Tuan Vo-Dinh, the Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering, professor of chemistry and the director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

3D-printed mask saves puppy after she fractured her skull
The Exo-K9 exoskeleton is a 3D printed mask for dogs with injuries to their jaw. It was developed by veterinarians and biomedical engineering students at the University of California, Davis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tufts University engineer wins Air Force grant for ultra-high-resolution bio-imaging
(Tufts University) Xiaocheng Jiang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering at Tufts University, has been awarded an early-career award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for his work developing graphene-based microfluidics for ultra-high-resolution, dynamic bio-imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is the First Bioprinted Heart Just Around the Corner?
A Chicago bioprinting startup that seeks to 3-D print human hearts for transplantation has added to its scientific advisory board of heavy hitters. But its CEO won’t say how close the company is to producing its first viable heart. Biolife4D just announced it has added regenerative biomaterials expert Adam  Feinberg, PhD to lead its scientific advisory team. Feinberg is associate professor of materials science & engineering and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and principal investigator of the regenerative biomaterials and therapeutics group. Feinberg uses materials-based engine...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Source Type: news

Grand Challenges Explorations grant for Strathclyde
(University of Strathclyde) The University of Strathclyde has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Patricia Connolly, of Strathclyde's Department of Biomedical Engineering, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, which offers a way to monitor premature and at-risk babies without the need for blood samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Africa:Africa Needs to Start Creating Its Own Medical Technology. Here's How
[The Conversation Africa] Biomedical engineering can save lives. It draws on and integrates knowledge from disciplines like engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and public health as well as clinical practice. This knowledge is combined to improve health - often through the design of medical devices for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rivanna tackles epidural failure rates with its hand-held imaging device
When they were students in the biomedical engineering department at the University of Virginia, Will Mauldin and Kevin Owen found a problem that needed solving – anesthesiologists often fail to successfully place an epidural on their first try. It’s a problem that costs the medical system more than $1.5 billion each year, according to Rivanna Medical. “The failure rates are between 30 – 80% depending on the type of patient and the user’s skill. So, that sounded very high,” Mauldin told Drug Delivery Business News. “Meanwhile, ultrasound had basically taken over in the ane...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Hospital Care Imaging Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Spinal Rivanna Medical Source Type: news

World Conference & Expo on Biomedical Engineering
July 16-17, 2018; Miami, FL. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could a saliva test be next for lupus?
(University of Houston) Chandra Mohan, a University of Houston professor of biomedical engineering, is proposing a simple lupus test that just uses saliva. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BU researchers create tool to measure, control protein aggregation
(Boston University College of Engineering) In the cover article in the current issue of Cell, BU Biomedical Engineer Ahmad S. Khalil along with colleagues from MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, among others, describe the synthetic genetic tool they built to quantitatively sense, measure and manipulate protein aggregation in live cells. This may open the door to greater understanding and treatment of a range of maladies from Alzheimer's to type II diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Georgia International Awards: International Education Program Finalists
Students travel to that country and fit more than 7,000 amputees with prosthetic legs, invented and patented by Mercer biomedical engineering professor Ha Van Vo, at no cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Georgia International Awards: International Education Program Finalists
Students travel to that country and fit more than 7,000 amputees with prosthetic legs, invented and patented by Mercer biomedical engineering professor Ha Van Vo, at no cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lehigh to present research out of newly-launched Bioengineering Dept. at BMES
(Lehigh University) Lehigh University's newly established Department of Bioengineering is presenting in 18 poster and panel sessions at the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) in Phoenix, Arizona from October 12-14, 2017. Additionally, Anand Jagota, professor and founding chair of the department, and Stephen DeWeerth, professor and dean of Rossin College, will formally kick off the international search for a permanent department chair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New functions of hippocampus unveiled
(The University of Hong Kong) A research team led by Lam Woo Professor of Biomedical Engineering Ed X. Wu of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong has made major breakthrough in unveiling the mysteries of the brain to reveal functions of an important region, hippocampus, not known to scientists before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The feds just tapped this George Mason University spinout to identify the next virus outbreak
From the Ebola to chikungunya to the Zika virus, more outbreaks that used to be confined to tropical climates are making their way to U.S. soil. Now a George Mason University spinout is being tapped to help find a better way to identify future threats. Ceres Nanosciences and George Mason University will join Seattle-based biomedical engineering company Tasso Inc. to develop a universal surveillance platform for infectious disease outbreak s. The $11.7 million program, which is being led by the U.S.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

UTSA receives $350,000 grant for prostate cancer research
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Jing Yong Ye, professor of biomedical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a two-year, $354,617 grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to support the development of his noninvasive method of detecting prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news