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Neurochip technology developed by Canadian team
The University of Calgary, faculty of medicine scientists who proved it is possible to cultivate a network of brain cells that reconnect on a silicon chip -- or the brain on a microchip -- have been involved in the development of new technology that monitors brain cell activity at a resolution never achieved before. (2010-08-10)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Peter M. Tessier named Pew Scholar
Peter M. Tessier, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. (2010-06-17)

U-M joins with Chinese university to jointly fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects
The University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China today launched two programs to jointly fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects involving investigators from both universities. (2010-03-29)

Carnegie Mellon researchers seek to control blood loss
Carnegie Mellon University's Matt Obedier is developing a new hydrosurgery system to help physicians better manage excessive bleeding during surgery. (2010-03-12)

Vilcek prizes in biomedical science awarded
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the granting of the 2010 Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science and the Vilcek Prize, for Creative Promise. Both prizes are awarded only to foreign-born American citizens to reflect the guiding philosophy, values, and mission of the Vilcek Foundation and its founders -- Dr. Jan and Marica Vilcek -- who immigrated to this country from Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. (2010-03-09)

Carnegie Mellon's Sanna Gaspard named 'New Face of Engineering'
Carnegie Mellon University's Sanna Gaspard was chosen as the 2010 Engineer's Week (2010-03-01)

OSA to launch new journal: Biomedical Optics Express
The Optical Society today announced it is launching a new peer-reviewed journal focusing on biomedical optics and photonics. Biomedical Optics Express will launch this fall with monthly issues, joining OSA's portfolio of 12 peer-reviewed optics journals. Joseph A. Izatt, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, will serve as the editor-in-chief. (2010-01-20)

FDA researchers identify new MRI safety risk for patients with pacemakers
FDA researchers have found that certain cardiac pacemakers may inadequately stimulate a patient's heart while undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan due to the magnetic pulses mixing with the electronic pulses from the pacemaker. This inadequate stimulation is potentially dangerous for the patient undergoing the MRI scan, according to research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal BioMedical Engineering Online. (2009-12-14)

Biomedical Engineering Society's new journal to be published by Springer
Springer and the Biomedical Engineering Society have founded a new journal Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. CVET is a forum for research on all aspects of cardiovascular physiology and medical treatment. The first issue of the new quarterly journal will appear in March 2010 and joins two other BMES publications at Springer, Annals of Biomedical Engineering and Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. (2009-12-14)

Elsevier is re-launching 'Embase' to be a powerful resource
Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, medical and technical products and services, today announced a major re-launch of Embase, its comprehensive biomedical database which holds over 20 million indexed records from more than 7,000 active, peer reviewed journals. (2009-11-30)

2009 Vanderbilt Prize awarded to UCSD researcher
Susan Taylor, Ph.D., a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and of Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the 2009 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science. The prize, established by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2006, honors women who have made significant advances in the biological and biomedical sciences and have contributed positively to the mentorship of other women in science. (2009-10-12)

NIH grants $152 million in Institutional Development Awards
The National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today it will provide up to an estimated $152 million over the next five years to fund Institutional Development Award Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence in nine IDeA-eligible states. (2009-10-01)

Pass the prion: Inherited mutation leads to spontaneous prion infectivity
A new study with transgenic mice provides the first concrete evidence that a disease-associated prion protein mutation in an otherwise normal mammalian brain can generate a unique self-perpetuating transmissible agent that is infectious to other animals. In addition to revealing critical new insight into prion biology, the research, published by Cell Press in the Aug. 27 issue of the journal Neuron, introduces a valuable mouse model of a type of inherited human prion disease associated with deadly insomnia. (2009-08-26)

LA BioMed researcher honored for excellence in education
Carl D. Stevens, M.D., M.P.H., a researcher at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), recently received the Award for Excellence in Education from UCLA. (2009-06-09)

LA BioMed researcher honored by UCLA
Lynne M. Smith, M.D., a researcher at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), received the Award for Excellence in Education Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles. (2009-05-21)

URI receives $18 million grant to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island
The University of Rhode Island has been awarded a five-year, $18 million grant by a branch of the National Institutes of Health to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island. (2009-05-20)

NIH grants $122 million in Institutional Development Awards
The National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today it will provide up to an estimated $122 million over the next five years to fund Institutional Development Award Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence in seven IDeA-eligible states. The INBRE is a component of the IDeA program, which is designed to improve the competitiveness of investigators in states that historically have not received significant levels of NIH research funding. (2009-05-05)

Prions serve as important source of variation in nature
Special proteins known as prions, which are perhaps best known as the agents of mad cow and other neurodegenerative diseases, can also serve as an important source of beneficial variation in nature, confirms a new study in the April 3 issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication. After an extensive search through the genome of yeast for proteins with prion-like character, the researchers found two dozen prion-forming proteins, most of which had never been seen before. (2009-04-02)

USC awarded $22.2M NIH national biomedical informatics infrastructure coordinating center contract
The University of Southern California will be the new central clearing house for an ambitious ongoing national project to collect and integrate a wide range of biomedical data to make it more accessible to physicians and researchers. (2009-01-21)

Samuel Stupp to receive honorary doctorate from TU/e
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands will award an honorary doctorate to Dr. Samuel I. Stupp, director of the Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, at Northwestern University, Chicago. He will be awarded on the Dies Natalis of TU/e, on Friday, April 24, 2009. Stupp is being honored for his revolutionary research into soft matter and applications for complex molecular systems in biomedical technology. His findings are being used in such areas as regenerative medicine, cancer therapies and functional materials. (2008-12-19)

Graduate research scientist at Rutgers University in Newark receives honors
Neuroscientist Dr. Mariano Belluscio of Rutgers University is one of 10 2008 Pew Latin American Fellows in Biomedical Sciences awarded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. (2008-11-12)

Wellcome Trust and Indian Government announce £80 million partnership to boost biomedical research
The Wellcome Trust and the Government of India have announced a major new partnership to boost biomedical research in India. The jointly-funded Biomedical Research Career Program will fund cutting-edge biomedical research in India, and complement recent Wellcome Trust investment to support public health research in the country. (2008-09-09)

Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award
Ning Zhang, assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University and the CU-MUSC Bioengineering Program, has received the prestigious 2008 Early Career Translational Research Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation for her work on an injectable hydrogel-based system for the treatment of stroke. (2008-08-15)

NIH grant to strengthen IU and Purdue program to educate physician-scientists
An Indiana University School of Medicine program that partners with Purdue University to train the next generation of physician-scientists has been given national recognition with a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health. (2008-07-10)

Gene that magnetically labels cells shows potential as imaging tool
Mammalian cells can produce tiny magnetic nuggets after the introduction of a single gene from bacteria, scientists have found. The gene MagA could become a valuable tool for tracking cells' movement through the body via magnetic resonance imaging. (2008-06-03)

Springer expands publishing partnership with the Biomedical Engineering Society
Springer and the Biomedical Engineering Society will launch a new international journal called Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering in March 2008. Springer is already the publisher of the BMES journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2008-03-13)

FSU College of Medicine researcher seeks to uncover new cancer therapies
With a four-year, $707,000 grant from the American Cancer Society, Yanchang Wang, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the Florida State University College of Medicine, hopes to learn how a particular enzyme could possibly help put the brakes on the runaway cell division process that occurs in many forms of cancer. (2008-02-25)

UK's largest charity announces increase in funding to almost £4 billion over 5 years
The Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest independent funder of medical research, today announces plans to increase its spending to almost £4 billion over the next 5 years in what is believed to be the largest ever charitable spend within the UK. (2008-02-05)

New research shows that iPods do not interfere with cardiac pacemakers
A report in the open access journal BioMedical Engineering OnLine refutes claims that portable music players, such as Apple's iPod, interfere with cardiac pacemakers. (2008-01-31)

UVa wins first-of-a kind 'Emerging Frontiers' NSF grant for musculoskeletal regeneration
A research group led by Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, with faculty representing five departments at the University of Virginia, will work on a first-of-its kind, $2 million grant project as they explore novel methods for the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues. The grant from the National Science Foundation is known as an EFRI grant -- Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation. (2007-08-30)

3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain
Biomedical engineers at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering have adapted a three-dimensional ultrasound scanner that might guide minimally invasive brain surgeries and provide better detection of a brain tumor's location. (2007-06-20)

Research center unites biomedical competitors to fund medical technology development
The University of Cincinnati has received $1 million to establish a research center that will allow competing biomedical companies to pool their funding to develop new medical technologies for minimally invasive surgical procedures. Known as the Minimally Invasive Medical Technologies Center (MIMTeC), the collaboration will focus on translational research that enables US companies to bring the next generation of minimally invasive medical technologies to market. (2007-05-25)

The Scripps Research Institute enters major five-year $100 million collaboration with Pfizer
The Scripps Research Institute today announced it has entered into a five year research collaboration with Pfizer Global Research and Development to advance scientific knowledge of uncured diseases and novel ways to treat them, making full use of emerging technologies and resident talent from both organizations. (2006-11-30)

Boston University, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft form alliance to accelerate biomedical innovation
Boston University and its College of Engineering are joining the German research and development organization Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to create the Boston University-Fraunhofer Alliance for Medical Devices, Instrumentation and Diagnostics. BU and Munich-based Fraunhofer will jointly fund the five-year, $5 million initiative. (2006-10-31)

Bone research that grows on you
Rapid and guided healing of bones has moved a step closer with research by two biomedical engineering students who have found new ways to deliver bone growth enhancers directly to broken or weakened bones. (2006-10-31)

Conference supports minority students to pursue biomedical careers
Approximately 2,000 minority college students will participate next month in a unique meeting designed to encourage and support their pursuit of advanced training and careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) will be held November 8-11, 2006 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California. (2006-10-18)

EMBL-EBI and collaborators win bid to run UK PubMed Central
The Wellcome Trust, as part of a nine-strong group of UK research funders, announced today that the contract to run UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) has been awarded to a partnership between the British Library, the University of Manchester and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). (2006-07-31)

Illuminating science
Scientists at Cardiff University have developed a bright idea for detecting zinc in the body with implications for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. (2006-07-25)

Connect the Quantum Dots
A new study, published today in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has significant implications for the design of disease markers and the development of chemoreceptors used in human biomedical research. The groundbreaking study, entitled, (2006-07-18)

Yale biomedical engineers receive prestigious Early Career Awards
Two assistant professors of Biomedical Engineering at Yale have been named recipients of Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Translational Research Awards in Biomedical Engineering. Erin Lavik will create a long-term drug delivery system for treating glaucoma and Tarek Fahmy will combine imaging and nanotechnology for simultaneous detection and treatment of autoimmune disease. (2006-07-14)

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