Tiny implantable device designed by UCLA scientists helps kill cancer
Many solid tumors resist treatment in part by turning human biology against itself. Tumors surround themselves with extra white blood cells known as regulatory T cells, which call off the body ’s natural defenses against the disease.Strategies to treat cancer by deactivating these cells risk creating other serious problems. Since regulatory T cells play an important role in safeguarding healthy tissues, diminishing them throughout the body can lead to other immune cells mistakenly attacking these tissues and causing autoimmune conditions that damage the colon, liver, heart and other organs.Now, an interdisciplinary UCLA ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Correction: Identifying factors associated with head impact kinematics and brain strain in high school American football via instrumented mouthguards - Cecchi NJ, Domel AG, Liu Y, Rice E, Lu R, Zhan X, Zhou Z, Raymond SJ, Sami S, Singh H, Rangel I, Watson LP, Kleiven S, Zeineh M, Camarillo DB, Grant G.
Correction to: Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2021) 49:2814-2826 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-021-02853-5 This erratum is to correct the mean and standard deviation values of MPS95 in the first paragraph of the Results section and the Abstract. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correction: The human lumbar spine during high-rate under seat loading: a combined metric injury criterion - Ortiz-Paparoni M, Op't Eynde J, Kait J, Bigler B, Shridharani J, Schmidt A, Cox C, Morino C, Pintar F, Yoganandan N, Moore J, Zhang JY, Bass CR.
Correction: Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2021) 49:3018-3030 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-021-02823-x The location parameter of the Lognormal cumulative density function should be 0 instead of − 0.0578. Therefore, there are two corrections need... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Rong Fan appointed Hodgkinson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Fan, a member of Yale ’s faculty since 2010, has made significant contributions to biotechnology innovation and precision medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 12, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sisters Get Concussion Diagnostic Funded, FDA Approved, And Reimbursed
A neurosurgeon and brain injury researcher developed a concussion diagnostic device. Her sister, a biomedical engineer, an alum of McKinsey, MIT and four healthtech startups and has raised VC and brought healthtech to market. That ’s teamwork family style. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Geri Stengel, Contributor Tags: ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare forbeswoman Source Type: news

How Gene Editing Could Help Solve the Problem of Poor Cholesterol
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and around the world. Though it’s held the top spot for decades, it wasn’t always the king of mortal maladies. Its ascension was propelled by two of medical science’s greatest successes. “Before the 20th century, heart disease was an uncommon cause of death,” says Dr. Michael Shapiro, a professor of cardiology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Bacterial infections such as tuberculosis and dysentery, as well as smallpox and other contagious viruses, were common killers. “Antibiotics and vaccines changed every...
Source: TIME: Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

States Where Biomedical Engineers Earn The Most Money In 2022
Find out where biomedical engineering salaries are the highest in the U.S. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew DePietro, Contributor Tags: Personal Finance /personal-finance Money /money Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Investing Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Linked to Detectable Brain Changes, Study Shows
While the world is learning to live with COVID-19, scientists still have many unanswered questions about how the infection affects the body and brain—not just when people are sick, but over the long term as well. In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers report on changes to the brain among people who have recovered from COVID-19. The scientists conducted MRI scans of the brains of 46 people who had had COVID-19 within the past six months, and compared them to the scans of 30 people who had never been infected. They found that most of the people who had recov...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Device Recall Drags on, Stoking Frustration
WASHINGTON — A massive recall of millions of sleep apnea machines has stoked anger and frustration among patients, and U.S. officials are weighing unprecedented legal action to speed a replacement effort that is set to drag into next year. Sound-dampening foam in the pressurized breathing machines can break down over time, leading users to potentially inhale tiny black particles or hazardous chemicals while they sleep, manufacturer Philips warned in June 2021. Philips initially estimated it could repair or replace the units within a year. But with the recall expanding to more than 5 million devices worldwide, the Dut...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone/AP Tags: Uncategorized Sleep wire Source Type: news

Researchers take aim at cancer drugs ’ toxic side effects
The patient was a success story, his advanced melanoma erased by a popular new cancer treatment. Known as immune checkpoint inhibitors, the drugs coax the immune system to seek and destroy cancer cells—and in this case, they “worked beautifully,” says Kerry Reynolds, an oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) who helped care for the man. But about a month after an infusion, without a melanoma cell detectable in his body, the 64-year-old was admitted to the hospital, gravely ill. The drugs were sending his immune system into overdrive, wreaking havoc on his colon and nervous system. Doctors strug...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

These Apps Pay You in Crypto for Working Out
Some of us look at a treadmill, sigh dramatically, and declare: “You couldn’t pay me to go to the gym.” Others, however, can be bribed into working out with small amounts of obscure cryptocurrencies. Those in the latter crowd are the target audience for move-to-earn apps, which reward users with cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs, which are unique digital tokens), or points (like the kind you earn with a credit card) in exchange for working out. On the app Sweatcoin, for example, users earn one cryptocurrency token—or Sweatcoin—for every 1,000 steps they take; these can be saved or rede...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized Exercise & Fitness healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Contrary to popular belief, woodpeckers don ’t protect their brains when headbanging trees
This study was really an advance because they put real data to the question.” Whether digging for food, constructing housing, or luring mates, woodpeckers bang their heads into trees about 20 times per second. And then they go about their day. When a football player rams into an opponent, their head comes to a stop but their brain continues forward, compressing in the front and stretching in the back, sometimes damaging the brain . But woodpeckers, despite smacking with accelerations three times the human concussion threshold, seem to escape unharmed, says Sam Van Wassenbergh, a biomechanist at the ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 14, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

UMKC plans $100M addition to Health Sciences District
The University of Missouri-Kansas City envisions a multistory building to house several programs in the Health Sciences District, but first it has to raise $60 million. The state appropriated $40 million for the estimated $100 million facility, and the school will have to raise the rest privately. The building would house the schools of dentistry and medicine, the Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center, and the biomedical engineering program, UMKC said in a release. UMKC would use the first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 1, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics
A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you ’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $30 billion in direct medical costs.The biggest culprits, experts say — accounting for two-thirds of these infections — are medical devices like catheters, stents, heart valves and pacemakers, whose surfaces often become covered with harmful bacterial films. But a novel surface treatment developed by a UCLA-led team of scientists could help improve the safety of t hese devices and ease ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NSF recognizes 3 scientists with the Alan T. Waterman Award
The U.S. National Science Foundation has named its awardees for this year's Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers: Jessica E. Tierney, a University of Arizona geoscientist; Lara A. Thompson, a University of the District of Columbia biomedical engineer; and Daniel B. Larremore, a computer scientist from the University of Colorado Boulder. This is the first year NSF has chosen to honor three researchers with the award, which ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=304930&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 21, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news