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Researchers use ovarian follicles to preserve fertility in cancer patients

Researchers at the University of Michigan are studying ovarian tissue transplantation for patients with cancer. A key concern with this approach is the risk that the ovarian tissue may harbor latent cancer cells that, upon transplantation, could be reintroduced back into the patient.

BMES members part of new class of National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members, the organization announced. Two BMES members are part of this year's class.

UW researchers demonstrate technique to generate better cardiac, neural and other kinds of tissue

University of Washington Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and collaborators have demonstrated the ability of electroconductive nanopatterned substrates to enhance the maturation and differentiation of skeletal muscle cells, according to a university article.

International Consortium Builds Google Map of Human Metabolism

Building on earlier pioneering work by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, an international consortium of university researchers has produced the most comprehensive virtual reconstruction of human metabolism to date, according to a UCSD announcement.

A new technique that creates microscopic depots for trapping drugs inside cancer proves effective in fighting the disease

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic ''depots'' for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors.

BMES welcomes new Membership Director

The Biomedical Engineering Society is pleased to announce Lisa Prandy has been named the Society's new Membership Director.

First-ever total-body PET scanner being developed at UC Davis

The world's first total-body PET scanner that allows all tissues and organs to be imaged simultaneously with 40 times more sensitivity than current clinical PET/CT scanners is being developed at UC Davis.

BMES members among new class of AAAS fellows recognized for contributions to advancing science

The AAAS Council elected 347 Fellows for 2015, in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The class includes 19 Biomedical Engineering Society members.

Kuo receives award for research on regenerating soft tissue

Catherine K. Kuo, Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics at University of Rochester, received an Award for Innovation in Research at the Go:Life in Orthopaedics Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden recently.

Fritton receives award for novel and high-risk research

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Susannah Fritton of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York and Associate Professor of Biology Anuradha Janakiraman of the Division of Science are the first recipients of the Harvey L. Karp '49 Discovery Award in the Sciences, the school announced.