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Blueprint on how BME depts and med schools can partner created by CoC

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Doug Beizer
Biomedical engineering departments have a lot to gain by partnering with medical schools. Benefits include enhancing the translational potential of research; getting access to patients and much more.Despite these obvious benefits, creating these partnersh

HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price hearing available via the Web

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Doug Beizer
US Rep Tom Price is scheduled to appear before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on January 18 for a hearing on his nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services. The hearing is scheduled for 10 am and can be viewed lived

BMES 2017 Annual Meeting Request Due February 15th

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Doug Beizer
Any BMES Member, Committee or Special Interest Group (SIG) requesting to have a social event, workshop, session or special meeting added to the BMES 2017 Annual Meeting outside the parameters of the abstract submission process must submit an event request

Duke researchers evolve deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s

Friday, January 6, 2017
Doug Beizer
Advances in deep brain stimulation technology developed at Duke University could evolve and improve how Parkinson’s disease symptoms are treated, according to the university.

Webster wins Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal Award

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Doug Beizer
Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow Thomas Webster was named the recipient of the first Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal Award, the organization announced.

Solar powered medical implants could be a reality

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Doug Beizer
The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one, according to research published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

Whitaker accepting applications for biomedical engineering research/study grants

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Doug Beizer
The Whitaker Program provides funding to emerging U.S.-based leaders in biomedical engineering to conduct a self-designed project overseas. Grant projects – including research, coursework, public policy work – are intended to enhance both the recipient’s

Ultrasound could become a diagnostic imaging tool for better oral care

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Doug Beizer
Ultrasound could potentially become a non-invasive diagnostic imaging tool for better oral care, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering journal.

Method for printing 3D keratin scaffolds could potentially aid tissue engineerin

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Doug Beizer
Keratin, a naturally-derived polymer derived from human hair, is physiologically biodegradable, provides adequate cell support, and can self-assemble or be crosslinked to form hydrogels, according to a paper published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineeri

U of Michigan ‘kidney on a chip’ could lead to more precise drug dosing

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Doug Beizer
University of Michigan researchers have used a “kidney on a chip” device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells, according to a university article. The new technique could lead to more precise dosing o

NIH Funds Pitt Study to Develop Culture-Free Fat Cell-Based Vascular Grafts

Monday, May 2, 2016
Doug Beizer
The National Institutes of Health have awarded BMES Fellow David Vorp, , with a two-year, $417,838 R21 grant for research into the use of cells from a patient’s own adipose (fat) as vascular grafts in arterial bypass surgery, according to the university.

Laser technology improves on inkjet printing for tissue engineering

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Doug Beizer
Laser induced forward transfer (LIFT) acts as a novel alternative to other plotting techniques such as inkjet printing due to its ability to precisely deposit and position tiny droplets while being gentle enough to preserve sensitive structures within the


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