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Study examining hockey helmets and concussions featured on ESPN

A new study appearing in Annals of Biomedical Engineering finds that more than a quarter of all hockey helmets worn by players, from the NHL to youth leagues, are not recommended based on their inability to reduce concussion risk.

Massachusetts senator introduces bill to repeal medical device tax

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation this week that would repeal the medical device tax, his office announced.

Laura Marcu and Kent Leach receive technology awards

Laura Marcu and Kent Leach have each received $1.8 million Tools and Technology Awards from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, according to a UC Davis article.

Skin cancer detection device could save billions of health care dollars

A new 3-in-1 skin cancer detection device that screens for abnormal skin cells in less than 5 seconds could potentially save billions in U.S. health care, according to an article from The University of Texas at Austin.

Material that triggers stem cells to form bone could treat breaks and defects

A new material that triggers stem cells to begin forming bone could enable a more effective treatment for hard-to-heal bone breaks and defects, according to a Texas A&M University article.

Computer model could help pitchers avoid elbow injuries

Baseball pitching imposes a dangerous load on the elbow that puts the joint at severe risk for injury, according to an article in the current issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering journal.

NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project

The National Institutes of Health has dedicated $41.5 million for an initiative to understand and monitor the development of the human placenta during pregnancy. The funding will support the development of new technologies to assess the health of the placenta as it grows and matures, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of mothers and children.

Reprogrammed cells could one day regenerate tissue damaged in heart attacks

A team of University of Michigan biomedical engineers has turned cells common in scar tissue into colonies of beating heart cells, according to an article on the universitys website.

Applications Open for BMES Coulter College Student Program

Once again BMES is pleased to be offering Coulter College, a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations, August 13-16, 2015 in Coral Gables, Fla.

Video: Submit an abstract for the 2015 Biomedical Engineering Societys Annual Meeting

The program chair of the 2015 BMES Annual Meeting, Angelique Louie, discusses submitting and abstract for the Oct. 7-10 meeting.