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Clemson's Hai Yao named to endowed chair

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Doug Beizer
Clemson University Professor Hai Yao was named the new Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering. Yao is a BMES member.

The 2016 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Doug Beizer
The Journal Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering has named its CMBE Young Innovators for 2016. The competition is open to all researchers holding the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) working in the field of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineerin

Duke researchers reprogram cells with gene editing

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Doug Beizer
Duke University researchers have developed a modification of the CRISPR genetic engineering technique when converting cells between different types to directly turn on the natural copies already present in the genome.

Giachelli named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Doug Beizer
Cecilia Giachelli, the W. Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair and Professor of Bioengineering, is among 12 University of Washington faculty inducted to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2016, the university announced.

Rice U researcher wins grant to study viral gene therapy to fight ovarian cancer

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Doug Beizer
Rice University bioengineer Junghae Suh will research the use of viral gene therapy to fight ovarian cancer under a recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health R01 grant.

Hopkins students design device to better treat wounded soldiers with obstructed

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Doug Beizer
A team of undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University have designed a low-cost, low-tech device that could boost the success rate when combat medics need to create an artificial airway and pump air into the lungs on injured soldiers.

Detamore named director of Oklahoma U BME school

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Doug Beizer
Michael Detamore was recently named founding director of the Peggy and Charles Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

St. Louis researchers develop method to engineer cartilage for joint resurfacing

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Doug Beizer
Researchers at St. Louis Shriner's Hospital and Washington University have developed a method to grow a hip replacement out of the stem cells found in a patient's fat reserves, according to a St. Louis Public Radio article. BMES member Farshid Guilak is p

Registration Open: BMES Annual Meeting, Minneapolis

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Doug Beizer
Registration is now open for the 2016 BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. The meeting will be held October 5-8, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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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