OHSU spinout gets $4.3M in grants for cancer research
PDX Pharmaceuticals, an Oregon Health& Science startup, was awarded two grants totaling $4.3 million from the National Cancer Institute. The awards were given to the biotech company to advance two therapeutic candidates, which are immuno-nanotherapeutics for advanced cancers, said Wassana Yantasee, president and CEO of PDX Pharmaceuticals and a professor of biomedical engineering at OHSU. Yantasee founded the company out of the OH SU Department of Biomedical Engineering. PDX Pharma has received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

UCLA receives $13 million contract to expand COVID-19 testing
A new $13.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health ’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative, or RADx, will enable theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to expand its capacity to process COVID-19 tests.UCLA ’s diagnostic laboratory will be able to process up to 150,000 COVID-19 tests per day usingSwabSeq, a sequencing technology developed at UCLA. The technology pools thousands of saliva samples and returns individual test results in less than 24 hours.“UCLA developed SwabSeq and brought the technology to market in only six months — a process that...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Inspired by barnacles, medical glue stops bleeding in seconds
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a rapid-sealing paste that can stop bleeding organs independent of clotting. The details are published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. The inspiration for this paste? Barnacles. Barnacles are t hose sea animals that adhere to rocks, the bottom of ships and large fish with the aim of staying in place despite wet conditions and variable surfaces. They're successful because they exude… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 9, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Will Empty Stands Affect Olympic Athletes in Tokyo?
The Opening Ceremony provided the first taste of what an Olympics without fans is like—devoid of the normal buzz of excitement and roar of the appreciative crowd, it was more solemn than celebratory. But it’s one thing to miss the noise for Opening Ceremony, quite another when it’s gone from the competitive events. Not every sport will be as affected by the loss of spectators at the Tokyo Games. Athletes competing in events like archery, which requires concentration and quiet, for example, might actually appreciate the respite. But team-based sports and events like swimming races might seem, well, a littl...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

NSF selects Susan S. Margulies to head the Engineering Directorate
The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Susan S. Margulies to head the Directorate for Engineering. She is the first biomedical engineer to lead the engineering directorate, which supports fundamental research in emerging and frontier basic research areas. Since 2017, Margulies has been professor and chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, housed jointly at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Previously, she held positions ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303000&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 2, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

UCLA scientists say COVID-19 test offers solution for population-wide testing
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) In an article appearing in Nature Biomedical Engineering, a team of scientists from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA School of Engineering report real-world results on SwabSeq, a high-throughput testing platform that uses sequencing to test thousands of samples at a time to detect COVID-19. They were able to perform more than 80,000 tests in less than two months, with the test showing extremely high sensitivity and specificity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sleeper cells: Newly discovered stem cell resting phase could put brain tumors to sleep
(Arizona State University) Arizona State University biomedical engineering researchers developed a new cell classifier tool that takes a higher-resolution look at the life cycle of neuroepithelial stem cells, which led to the discovery and exploration of a new resting phase called Neural G0. This knowledge could help scientists to better understand glioma brain tumors and develop new methods of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lighting Hydrogels Via Nanomaterials
(Texas A&M University) Hydrogels are commonly used inside the body to help in tissue regeneration and drug delivery. However, once inside, they can be challenging to control for optimal use. A team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is developing a new way to manipulate the gel -- by using light. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bringing together scientists, artists, and storytellers - Interview with Lifeology
Lifeology ’s tagline is ‘The place where science and art converge’. They offer a platform that brings together scientists, artists, and storytellers to help people better understand and engage with science and health information and research. One of the main ways they meet their objectives is throughbeautifully illustrated, science-backed, bite-sized ‘flashcard’ courses about science and health-related topics aimed at the general public and students.  We spoke to Paige Jarreau, VP of Science Communication at LifeOmic and co-founder of Lifeology more about their work.Can you tell us a bit ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Greater effectiveness in the treatment of arrhythmia with radio frequency energy and catheterization
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) An article published in International Journal of Hyperthermia proposes a more effective protocol for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias when applying radiofrequency energy at the site of the arrhythmia by catheterization. The research results from the final year project on the bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering by Sergi Coderch Navarro, supervised by Ana Gonz á lez Su á rez and Oscar Camara, researchers with the PhySense group of the BCN MedTech Research Unit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can cancer cells help cure paralysis and reverse brain damage?
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) Imagine harnessing the proliferating power of cancer cells to treat spinal cord injuries and restore function following brain damage. It's an idea that University of Massachusetts Amherst biomedical engineer Chase Cornelison has been exploring in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop Micro-Fluidic Probe to isolate cancer spreading cells
(New York University) A team of researchers led by Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and Principal Investigator at the NYU Abu Dhabi Mohammad A. Qasaimeh, have developed a new microfluidic system, called the Herringbone Microfluidic Probe (HB-MFP), that effectively isolates both CTCs and clusters of CTCs from blood samples of cancer patients for easier and more insightful analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Testing a new way to tackle cancer
(Michigan State University) A potential new weapon against cancer is entering the first phase of clinical trials. Michigan State University's Kurt Zinn, a professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and small animal clinical sciences, is leading the effort to validate an innovative radiotherapy as part of a safe, more effective and potentially less costly treatment for bladder cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Screening for skin disease on your laptop
(University of Houston) A University of Houston biomedical engineer is reporting a new deep neural network architecture - to be used on a standard laptop - that provides early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare autoimmune disease marked by hardened or fibrous skin and internal organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemical cocktail creates new avenues for muscle stem cell therapies
A UCLA-led research team has identified a chemical cocktail that enables the production of large numbers of muscle stem cells, which can self-renew and give rise to all types of skeletal muscle cells.The advance could lead to the development of stem cell-based therapies for muscle loss or damage due to injury, age or disease.The research was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.Muscle stem cells are responsible for muscle growth, repair and regeneration following injury throughout a person ’s life. In fully grown adults, muscle stem cells are quiescent — they remain inactive until they are called to respo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A new focus on musculoskeletal research
(University of Delaware) Dawn Elliott, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won an $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research -- an NIH-designated Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). From tendonitis to osteoarthritis, the center will focus on uncovering what happens at the cellular level when injuries and inflammation occur and will test potential therapeutic interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Multicellular liver-on-a-chip for modeling fatty liver disease
(Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation) The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Engineering has tested and developed a robust multicellular liver-on-a-chip system for modeling non-alcoholic fatty acid liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New open-source platform accelerates research into the treatment of heart arrhythmia's
(King's College London) An open-source platform, OpenEP co-developed by researchers from the School of Biomedical Engineering& Imaging Sciences at King's College London has been made available to advance research on atrial fibrillation, a condition characterised by an irregular (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

STINGing tumors with nanoparticles
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) DALLAS - Feb. 8, 2021 - A new nanoparticle-based drug can boost the body's innate immune system and make it more effective at fighting off tumors, researchers at UT Southwestern have shown. Their study, published inNature Biomedical Engineering, is the first to successfully target the immune molecule STING with nanoparticles about one millionth the size of a soccer ball that can switch on/off immune activity in response to their physiological environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biomedical engineer earns AAAS Mentor Award for commitment to students' success
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Manu Platt, a biomedical engineer and associate professor at the joint department of biomedical engineering between Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, will receive the 2021 AAAS Mentor Award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mathematical method developed to predict cancer and drug-specific immunotherapy efficacy
(Houston Methodist) Houston Methodist researchers have developed a mathematical model to predict how specific cancers will respond to immunotherapy treatments, thus enhancing chances for successful treatments from a wide variety of cancer-immunotherapy drug combinations. The results were recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The quest for carbon capture: WVU engineer explores the ways through four federally-funded projects
(West Virginia University) Debangsu Bhattacharyya, GE Plastics Professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, recently secured $650,000 in U.S. Department of Energy funding to research four carbon capture-related projects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rapid lateral flow immunoassay developed for fluorescence detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Scientists from the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology have developed a novel amplification-free rapid SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid detection platform based on hybrid capture fluorescence immunoassay (HC-FIA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic innovator helps patients, is inducted as fellow in National Academy of Inventors
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Samuel Asirvatham, M.D., was inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Dr. Asirvatham is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and electrophysiologist, with joint appointments in Pediatric Cardiology, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, and Anatomy. He is a professor of medicine and pediatrics [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

U of M biomedical engineering professor lands $1.3M from Dept. of Defense
This year, Amber Jennings ’ research on chitosan-based biomaterials has yielded two U.S. Department of Defense awards related to healing technologies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

U of M biomedical engineering professor lands $1.3M from Dept. of Defense
This year, Amber Jennings ’ research on chitosan-based biomaterials has yielded two U.S. Department of Defense awards related to healing technologies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Proving viability of injection-free microneedle for single-administration of vaccines
(University of Connecticut) A single-use, self-administered microneedle technology developed by UConn faculty to provide immunization against infectious diseases has recently been validated by preclinical research trials.Recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the development and preclinical testing of the microneedle patches was reported by UConn researchers in the lab of Thanh Nguyen, assistant professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Frugal science--a low-cost way to decontaminate PPE equipment
(University of Delaware) In the age of COVID-19, being able to MacGyver a solution to reliably decontaminate masks and other PPE equipment could make a real impact. University of Delaware researchers, led by biomedical engineer Jason Gleghorn, have devised a system for decontaminating N95 masks using off-the-shelf materials that can be purchased at a hardware store for about $50, combined with ultraviolet type C (UV-C) lights found in academic research and industrial facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

University of Sydney research could lead to customised cochlear implants
(University of Sydney) A School of Biomedical Engineering researcher has analysed the accuracy of predictions for cochlear implant outcomes, with a view to further improve their performance in noisy environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New method uses noise to make spectrometers more accurate
(University of California - Davis) Optical spectrometers are instruments with a wide variety of uses. By measuring the intensity of light across different wavelengths, they can be used to image tissues or measure the chemical composition of everything from a distant galaxy to a leaf. Now researchers at the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering have come up a with a new, rapid method for characterizing and calibrating spectrometers, based on how they respond to " noise. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT's Tony Schmitz elected to ASPE College of Fellows
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Tony Schmitz, joint faculty researcher in machining and machine tools at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Society for Precision Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drugmakers now have something to chew on in the future – medicated gum
(Natural News) Conventional drugs can be taken orally in different forms—from liquid syrups, gelatin capsules, and compressed tablets to soft-gel formulations. However, researchers from the University of Bristol in the U.K. have proposed a new method of orally administering drugs: by adding them in chewing gum. The researchers’ study, published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, involved the use... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Presidential Debate Was the Kind of COVID-19 Risk Experts Have Been Warning Us About
For months, experts have hammered home this message: The riskiest place to be during the COVID-19 pandemic is a poorly-ventilated indoor environment with lots of other people, particularly if those people are unmasked. If even one person in such circumstances is infected, an innocent gathering can quickly turn into a super-spreading event. In a worst-case scenario, Tuesday’s presidential debate could turn into just such a catastrophe, following news of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. “This incident here with the President is illustrative of what can happen,” says David Edwards, a bio...
Source: TIME: Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Consumers may be able to test for Covid-19 with devices they already own, Hopkins finds
A group of Johns Hopkins researchers are developing a new low-cost Covid-19 testing method, drawing inspiration from a device that millions of people already have in their homes. A research team led by Netz Arroyo, assistant professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences, Jamie Spangler, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Taekjip Ha, a professor of biophysics and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, is aiming to develop a test for the coronavirus that could be distributed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

After developing CRISPR test, UConn researchers validate clinical feasibility for COVID-19 testing
(University of Connecticut) In March, researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering-- a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering--began to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including HIV virus, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Today, the method is one step closer to being a cutting-edge diagnostics technology for rapid detection of infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fighting breast cancer with nanotech, immunotherapy  
(Case Western Reserve University) Scientists led by a   researcher at the Case Western Reserve University   School of Medicine   are making strides to fight deadly metastatic breast cancer by combining nanotechnology with immunotherapy. Efstathios " Stathis " Karathanasis,   an associate professor of biomedical engineering,   is directing the novel technique--sending nanoparticles into the body to wake up " cold " tumors so they can be located and neutralized by immune cells. The team also includes researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Duke University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Powerful push for AI for cancer immunotherapy
(Case Western Reserve University) The companies will provide biomedical engineer Anant Madabhushi and collaborators at NYU with chest CT scan and/or digital pathology images from completed clinical trials in which their specific immunotherapy drugs were tested on lung cancer patients. Madabhushi's lab's computational-imaging tools have shown " potential to predict an individual cancer patient's response to immunotherapy, " so the collaboration can help validate research and " advance efforts to get the right treatment to the patients who will benefit the most. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A window into adolescence
(University of Delaware) Why do some adolescents take more risks than others? Research from University of Delaware Biomedical Engineer Curtis Johnson and graduate student Grace McIlvain suggests that two centers in the brain, one which makes adolescents want to take risks and the other which prevents them from acting on these impulses, physically mature at different rates and that adolescents with large differences in the rate of development between these two brain regions are more likely to be risk-takers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using tattoo ink to find cancer
(University of Southern California) The humble ink in a tattoo artist's needle could be the key to improving the detection of cancer. Cristina Zavaleta and her team at the USC Viterbi Department of Biomedical Engineering and USC Michelson Center for Bioscience recently developed new imaging contrast agents using common dyes such as tattoo ink and food dyes. When these dyes are attached to nanoparticles, they can illuminate cancers, allowing medical professionals to better differentiate between cancer cells and normal adjacent cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researcher receives NIH grant to study noninvasive treatment for metastatic breast tumors
(Virginia Tech) Eli Vlaisavljevich, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, received a Trailblazer Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to research possible treatments for metastatic breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

South Africa: Simple Tech Solution Is an Ear Saver
[UCT] University of Cape Town (UCT) MSc student in biomedical engineering Lara Timm calls her ear saver solution the UCT Hearo. It's a neat and practical design that improves the comfort and fit of face masks with ear loops, typically worn by frontline medical staff working long shifts to contain COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arguments Against Aerosol Transmission Don't Hold Water Arguments Against Aerosol Transmission Don't Hold Water
WebMD chief medical officer John Whyte talks with biomedical engineer Dr Yaakov (Koby) Nahmias about how SARS-CoV-2 attacks the lungs and what drugs may help combat COVID-19.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Researchers find increase in comorbidities among hospitalized patients with heart failure
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Melissa Caughey, PhD, instructor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the senior author of a recently published study that shows an increase in comorbidities and mortality risk among hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HFpEF and HFrEF. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rena Bizios to receive the BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience
(University of Texas at San Antonio) BioMedSA, the non-profit corporation founded in 2005 to promote and grow San Antonio's leading industry, healthcare and bioscience, will present its 2020 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience to Dr. Rena Bizios, the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in the UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can Cholesterol Drugs and Antihistamines Fight COVID-19? Can Cholesterol Drugs and Antihistamines Fight COVID-19?
WebMD chief medical officer   John   Whyte   talks with biomedical engineer Dr Yaakov (Koby) Nahmias about how SARS-CoV-2 attacks the lungs and what drugs may help combat COVID-19.WebMD (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Researcher receives $5M grant to further cancer studies
(Texas A&M University) On May 20, Dr. Tanmay Lele, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a $5 million Recruitment of Established Investigators grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to further knowledge about cancer and how it progresses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Winners of 2020 Women in STEM2D Scholars Award
(New Brunswick, N.J. – June 18) – Johnson & Johnson today announced the six winners of the third annual Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. Each recipient, representing each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design, will receive a grant of $150,000 and three years of mentorship. Launched in June 2017, the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award seeks to fuel development of future female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers. The goal is to su...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart attack in a dish: a 3D model
(Medical University of South Carolina) Researchers in the Medical University of South Carolina Clemson Bioengineering program report in Nature Biomedical Engineering that they have developed human cardiac organoids that model what happens in a heart attack in a microtissue less than 1 millimeter in diameter. This is the first model that accurately recapitulates the complex tissue dysfunction after a heart attack with multiple human cell types in one organoid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Texas A & M researchers light cells using nanosheets for cancer treatment
(Texas A&M University) Scientists in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing new ways to advance the field of regenerative medicine and cancer treatment. They are developing a 2D nanosheet that is 1,000 times smaller than a strand of hair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mount Sinai receives Microsoft AI for health grant to support COVID informatics center
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) New York, NY (June 08, 2020) The Mount Sinai Health System has received an award from Microsoft AI for Health to support the work of a new data science center dedicated to COVID-19 research. The Mount Sinai COVID Informatics Center (MSCIC) brings together leaders from entities across Mount Sinai, including the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health, the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and the BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news