Early Bird Savings for 2014 BMES Annual Meeting Expire at Midnight

Early Bird registration discounts for the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting expire tonight at midnight September 10.

Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover that an FDA-Approved HIV Drug May Be Useful in Treating Breast Cancer Metastasis

Lymphatic endothelial cells play a key role in orchestrating metastatic colonization of such organs as lymph nodes and lungs in breast cancer, Johns Hopkins researchers have found in their preclinical mouse research; they also identified FDA-approved drugs used for other indications (repurposed drugs) that could be used to inhibit or prevent metastasis. This is very important because metastasis is the major cause of death in cancer patients.

UW Bioengineering Summer Camp Teaches High School Students About Bioengineering, Global Health

UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 for high school students wrapped up on Friday, July 25. Over the course of one week, 24 high school students learned about the field of bioengineering and ways the field is solving global health problems.

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal seeks nominations for 2015 Young Innovators competition

The Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal is seeking nominations for the 2015 Young Innovators competition.

New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an optical device that may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by offering a fast, comprehensive, noninvasive and lower-cost solution to detect melanoma and other skin cancer lesions.

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal publishes Young Innovators special issue

To highlight the best and brightest young faculty working in the area of cellular and molecular bioengineering, the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal published a special issue this month featuring 13 Young Innovators within the field.

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Create Custom Medical Implants

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.

Slippery molecule could one day ease arthritis pain

By finding a way to bind a slippery molecule naturally found in the fluid that surrounds healthy joints, Johns Hopkins researchers have engineered surfaces that have the potential to deliver long-lasting lubrication at specific spots throughout the body.

NIH Announces Winners of 2014 Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Competition

Four winning teams were announced in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students. The judging was based on four criteria: the significance of the problem being addressed; the impact on clinical care; the innovation of the design; and the existence of a working prototype.

BMES Career Conferences coming to Clemson and Wayne State

Biomedical Engineering Society regional conferences are schedule to take place at Clemson University and Wayne State University this fall.