By finding a way to bind a slippery molecule naturally found in the fluid that surrounds healthy joints, Johns Hopkins researchers have engineered surfaces that have the potential to deliver long-lasting lubrication at specific spots throughout the body.
Four winning teams were announced in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students. The judging was based on four criteria: the significance of the problem being addressed; the impact on clinical care; the innovation of the design; and the existence of a working prototype.
Technology being developed at Duke University could one day let patients suffering from glaucoma stop using eye drops and instead get a painless injection at a doctor's office that could last months.
An MRI-guided laser system that allows surgeons to perform brain surgery on tumors and epileptic lesions in the brain was acquired from Visualase Inc. by the global medical device company Medtronic, Inc., according to a Texas A and M article
A profile about the Biomedical Engineering Society was recently published in Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's (FASEB) Washington Update newsfeed.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Lemelson Foundation recently announced their inaugural class of Invention Ambassadors. BMES Member Karen Burg is one of those inaugural inventors, and she recently spoke about the prarie dog moment that led to both her invention and a greater understanding of the need for collaboration.
When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to BMES Member Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device’s function.
BMES member Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics at Texas A and M University-Texarkana, the university announced.