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World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering extends abstract submission deadline to Feb. 2

The Organizing Committee of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering has decided to extend the peer reviewed abstract and full paper submission deadline for to Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.<

Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

BMES Fellow Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

Survey shows repealing the medical device tax would create jobs, increase research

A new survey conducted by the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) shows that if the medical device tax was repealed, the overwhelming majority of medical technology innovators would increase hiring and make new investments in research and development, according to an announcement from the organizations.

IITs Brey receives NSF funding for research project focusing on diabetes

Eric Brey, professor of biomedical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to continue the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the school.

Members Learn and Share Research Developments at Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering SIG Meeting

The CMBE 2015 meeting in St Thomas was a great success, with about 125 scientists, engineers, and sponsors in attendance to learn from a broad spectrum of accomplished speakers and poster presenters.

Students tackle design challenge in UC Davis Make-a-thon competition

The University of California, Davis Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter recently held its Make-a-thon competition, an event that gives students hands-on experience implementing a solution to a real world problem.

NC States Gu receives Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Award

Biomedical Engineering Society member and North Carolina State University professor Zhen Gu is one of six researchers chosen for an American Diabetes Association effort to combat the disease, according to multiple reports.

Diversity Magazine features USCs Finley and Ga. Techs Platt

Two Biomedical Engineering Society members are featured in the current issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine for the publications 2015 Emerging Scholars of the Year.

Report: Bipartisan support builds for repeal of medical device tax

According to The Hill, a bipartisan group of lawmakers are close backing a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act tax on medical device sales.

Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Engineer ACL Replacements

Connecting the femur to the tibia, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most devastating injuries in sports, according to a Northwestern University article.