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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.

BMES accepting abstracts for 2015 Annual Meeting in Tampa

The Biomedical Engineering Society is accepting abstracts for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting is Oct. 7-10 in Tampa.

Use of light to manipulate stiffness could one day help better treat cancer and cardiovascular disease

Light is used as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and drug delivery tool. Researchers in the University of Texas at Austins Department of Biomedical Engineering believe light can also be used to help answer biological questions.

Jorgensen leads new Wichita State Biomedical Engineering department

BMES member Michael Jorgensen will lead the new biomedical engineering department at Wichita State, according to an article in the Sunflower.

Sakiyama-Elbert wins grant for spinal cord study

Biomedical Engineering Society member and fellow Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for her research on how connections rewire after spinal cord injury, according to the university.

BMES members elected to 2015 National Academy of Engineers class

The National Academy of Engineering has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members, the organization announced. Three of the new inductees are Biomedical Engineering Society members.

Innovative nanoparticle gene therapy system eliminates cancerous brain cells

Despite decades of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therpy treaments for glioma, a cure for this life-threatening brain cancer has remained elusive. In a study published on the website of the journal ACS Nano, BME Associate Professor and BMES Member Jordan Green and other Johns Hopkins researchers have successfully used compound-filled biodegradable nanoparticles to effectively kill brain cancer cells and extend survival in rats.

FASEB supports increase in research investments in Obama's FY 2016 Budget

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), composed of 27 member societies and representing over 120,000 scientists and engineers, announced its support for the increased investment in research and development contained in President Obamas fiscal year 2016 budget.

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).