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Abstracts for BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference Due December 19

Abstracts for the May 18-20 event in Washington, DC are due by this Friday, Dec. 19.

Researchers quantify cell mass during cancer growth and stem cell differentiation

The first measurements of cell mass were made in the 1950s, but only recently have advances in computer science and microfabrication spurred the rapid development of precision mass-quantifying approaches, according to a recent research paper from UCLA biomedical engineers.

Material developed by Guillermo Ameer reduces scarring in damaged blood vessels

Northwestern University professor and BMES member Guillermo Ameer has developed a new material that, when applied to damaged blood vessels, can prevent scarring.

Stem cell analysis allows researchers to identified new ways to regulate and control the growth of cell and tissue types

Stem cells offer great potential in biomedical engineering due to their pluripotency, which is the ability to multiply indefinitely and also to differentiate and develop into any kind of the hundreds of different cells and bodily tissues, according to a Harvard University announcement.

Vanderbilt research could lead to new way to diagnosis malaria and other conditions

Research being performed at Vanderbilt offers new hope in diagnostics for malaria and other diseases, according to an article published on the universitys website.

U of Texas researchers working on creating a functioning human heart

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are using stem cells to attempt to create a real, functioning human heart, according to an article the Daily Texan.

Can emerging mobile technologies enable patient-oriented medicine?

A special issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering is dedicated to a wide range of research articles focused on the frontier of mobile-based healthcare and medical solutions.

Dont Miss the Next BMES Professional Development Webinar

Dont miss your chance to participate in the next Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) professional development webinar, Technology in the Classroom, on December 4 at 3pm ET.

2015 Annual Meeting to feature student design competition

The 2015 BMES Annual Meeting in Tampa will feature a student design competition. The meeting runs Oct. 7-10. 

BMES member Maelene Wong named to Sacramentos 40 Under 40 list

For the fifth year, the Sacramento Business Journal recognized 40 young professionals in the region who are making a big difference -- in their jobs, in their industries and in their communities.