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Explore Tampa Beyond BMES Annual Meeting

While the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting will be home to the most interesting and educational events in Tampa October 7-10, you still might want to break free and explore the city.

Cancer fighting drugs disguised as platelets show promise in combating the disease

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize, according to an NC State article.

Setton elected president of BMES

Lori Setton, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, was elected as President-Elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society and Dawn Elliot, PhD, University of Delaware was selected as the new BMES Treasurer.

Ga Tech professor Dawson to speak at Louisiana Tech biomedical lecture series

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its third year at Louisiana Tech University on September 21 with a presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and 1999 Louisiana Tech alumnae, the university announced.

New synthetic tumor environments make cancer research more realistic

Tumors are difficult to study in their natural habitat -- body tissues -- but a new synthetic tissue environment may give cancer researchers the next-best look at tumor growth and behavior, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

University of Oklahoma prepares to open new School of Biomedical Engineering

The University of Oklahoma is on schedule to open its new School of Biomedical Engineering in the fall of 2016, the university reports.

Device developed at Johns Hopkins picks up vital signs from patients lips and fingertips

Engineers and physicians at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a hand-held, battery-powered device that quickly picks up vital signs from a patient's lips and fingertip, according to a study published in the Biomedical Engineering Society's flagship journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

Cherry receives Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute

BMES Fellow Simon Cherry, has been selected to receive a prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute.

Peppas to Step Down as Head of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical and chemical engineer Nicholas Peppas is stepping down as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Cockrell School of Engineering, according to the university.

Upcoming BMES webinar topics include: Tenure Promotion Process and Finding Venture Capital

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The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Professional Development webinar series is a valuable benefit the Society offers members. The webinars will help you be successful regardless of your membership level.