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Advancements in neuroscience may lead to better understanding of epilepsy

A study from a recent issue of the Journal of Neurophysiology investigates indices of inhibition and excitation using a visual paradigm.
 

BMES member creates reverse science fair for middle school students

Engineers at the University of Tennessee recently created a reverse science fair as a way to give middle school students hands-on experience in understanding the fields of STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

New cancer treatment: Sound waves gently cull circulating tumor cells from blood samples

The capture and analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients is a valuable tool for treatment decisions and therapy monitoring. Until recently, it was a huge challenge to capture these rare cells in a blood sample.

BMES Webinar Series: Upcoming Webinars, Archives and Sponsorship Opportunities

Join BMES on July 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET for the professional development webinar Translation, Intellectual Property and Venture Capital. The webinar will provide an introduction to what it takes to transfer technologies from an academic research setting into a start-up or corporate environment.

Wichita State team develops remote heath system based on smartwatch

A team of biomedical engineering students from Wichita State University has invented a remote health monitoring system that allows physicians to check on patients using a programmable smartwatch, according to a university article.

Barry Lutz named 2015 Innovation Fellow at U of Washington

University of Washington Bioengineering Assistant Professor Dr. Barry Lutz is one of 17 UW faculty to be named 2015 CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Nanoscale cancer treatment developed at Duke could help kill deadly tumors

Researchers at Duke University have devised a method for making a promising nanoscale cancer treatment even more deadly to tumors, according to a university article.

REU, Undergraduate Abstracts for 2015 BMES Annual Meeting due Aug. 5

 Undergraduate students may now submit abstracts for the 2015 BMES Annual Meeting for the special summer submission process. Only abstracts from undergraduate presenters are eligible.

$50 million gift will expand and elevate Cornell biomedical engineering department

A decade after its creation, Cornell's Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million endowment gift that will expand and elevate it as the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, according to a university article.

University of Florida researchers invent device that makes chemotherapy more personalized, efficient

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable, according to a University of Florida Health article.