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Manual vs device-assisted CPR
In an editorial in the June 14th edition of JAMA, Roger J. Lewis, M.D. and James T. Niemann, M.D., investigators at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), attempt to reconcile apparent contradictions in conclusions drawn from two studies examining use of a mechanical CPR device for the resuscitation patients with out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. (2006-06-13)

Scientists elucidate the kinome of key model organism
The journal PLoS Genetics has published the findings of a team of scientists at the nonprofit Boston Biomedical Research Institute that provides a whole genome analysis of the protein kinases from a scientifically valuable model organism known as Dictyostelium. (2006-03-30)

UCSF wins HHMI award for interdisciplinary graduate education
UCSF's Integrated Program in Complex Biological Systems has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to initiate fundamental changes in the way PhD scientists are trained. (2005-12-01)

HHMI awards $10 million for interdisciplinary graduate education
Howard Hughes Medical Institute is awarding 10 grants of $1 million each to initiate fundamental changes in the way Ph.D. scientists are trained. The grants support development of innovative graduate education programs designed to produce scientists with the knowledge and skills to conduct research at the interface between the biomedical, physical, and computational sciences. (2005-11-22)

Johns Hopkins hosts 2005 Annual Fall Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society
An international organization of biomedical, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers and medical specialists will discuss the future of biomedical engineering during the 2005 fall meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), to be held in Baltimore Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 and hosted by Johns Hopkins. The conference, (2005-09-30)

New international fellowships, scholarships for biomedical engineering students
The Whitaker Foundation, which has invested more than $720 million in biomedical engineering education and research, and the Institute of International Education, a world leader in international exchange programs, are launching an international fellows and scholars program for American biomedical engineers early in their careers. (2005-09-01)

Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication
JAMA and BMJ are hosting new research from editors and publishers from the leading biomedical and scientific journals into issues including clinical trial registries, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct and bias in funding and sponsorship. Free registration for credentialed journalists at (2005-08-17)

Improving artificial heart top goal of award-winning research at UH
A University of Houston biomedical engineering student's award-winning research pumps new life into artificial organs and fosters collaborations between UH and the Texas Medical Center. Hassan Khalil was awarded a fellowship by the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs for an abstract detailing research with a model of the human vascular system. His model will allow for new experimentation in artificial organ control, making experiments more flexible, predictable and less expensive. (2005-07-26)

Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal
New findings suggest the treatment of solid tumors could be improved dramatically by combining DNA-damaging agents and a drug used to sensitize cancer cells to those agents. (2005-03-24)

Georgia Tech research indicates immune complications associated with combination medical devices
Research from Georgia Tech/ Emory University reveals that new combination medical devices may have potential immune complications, but findings could help with design solutions. (2005-02-20)

Biomedical showcase March 4 in Bethesda
A Biomedical Engineering and Science Research Showcase on March 4 at the Bethesda Marriott, sponsored by the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Science, will offer sessions ranging from biomechanics to drug discovery presented by scientists from 11 institutions and agencies. (2005-02-10)

NJIT stem cell researcher to receive research award from biomedical group
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. (2004-11-05)

Yale professor named 2004 Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer
W. Mark Saltzman, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering,at Yale was named the Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2004, the Society's highest award. His research has led to biocompatible polymeric materials for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and genes, and has created polymer implants to promote the regeneration of diseased and traumatized tissues in the nervous system. (2004-10-22)

HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering are joining forces to provide start-up funds and sustaining support for graduate training programs that integrate the biomedical sciences with the physical sciences and engineering. (2004-09-27)

NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology
NIGMS will award $3 million this year and an estimated $14.8 million over 5 years to Princeton's new Center for Quantitative Biology, headed by David Botstein. The center integrates multidisciplinary research and teaching. It will use advanced computational methods to model complex biological systems and will make all data and analysis tools freely available. The effort focuses on three key biological questions: spatial patterning during development, intracellular signaling and transcriptional networks, and virus-host interactions. (2004-08-31)

Small animal imaging gives cancer clues
Advances in biomedical imaging are allowing UC Davis researchers to use mice more effectively to study cancers comparable to human disease. (2004-08-09)

Ultrasound for cancer treatment
Ultrasound scans might be most familiar for getting a peek at a developing fetus, but the technology could also be used to treat cancer. A partnership between UC Davis, Siemens Medical Systems and ImaRx Inc., funded by a National Cancer Institute grant, will study ways to deliver drugs to tumors using focused ultrasound. (2004-06-16)

Louisiana Tech celebrates final plans for $8.2 million biomed building
The new biomedical engineering building, one of the few approved in the state's recent capital outlay budget, has received approval at $6.3 million; 22,000 square feet were added to original plans, bringing the total to 52,000 square feet and the price tag to $8.2 million. Grants and gifts are funding the addition. (2004-05-11)

Digital Biology Week: Building a national infrastructure for biomedical computing
Top experts in biology, medicine, computer science, and other fields will be gathering in Bethesda, Maryland, November 3 to 7, for (2003-10-29)

Research grants program closing
The Whitaker Foundation has awarded its final research grants totaling $10 million, ending 27 years of support for young investigators in biomedical engineering. (2003-10-08)

Is science stuck in the middle ages?
This week's editorial discusses some of the problems that biomedical scientists face in their career paths as the structure of research is changing from small-scale investigator-led research to large-scale (2003-07-31)

New grants enable biomedical research centers to share science with their communities
Nineteen biomedical research centers in 15 states are receiving nearly $10 million in grants to bring science education to their communities. (2003-06-24)

Oregon chemist receives award for aiding scientific discovery
Richard P. Haugland, Ph.D., of Molecular Probes Inc. in Eugene, Ore., was honored June 13 by the American Chemical Society for developing new tools to help researchers explore the frontiers of science. He received one of two 2003 Industrial Innovation Awards at the Society's Northwest regional meeting in Bozeman, Mont. (2003-06-16)

Biomedical engineer constructs illuminating nanoparticles for medical imaging and gene detection
A biomedical engineer at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new class of biosensors that can recognize and detect specific DNA sequences and genetic mutations in laboratory experiments. The technology could lead to a new method of cancer detection or drug development. (2003-03-27)

HHMI international research scholars to meet in Queensland, Australia
Leading biomedical scientists from around the world will meet June 25-28 in Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia, to discuss research ranging from the genetic origins of cancer to new treatments for infectious diseases. (2002-05-14)

Horseshoe crabs survival rate after biomedical bleeding is high
An article appearing the the current issue of the Review in Fisheries Science reports the general biology, ecology, and life history of the horseshoe crab. (2002-05-07)

New x-ray resource for examining biomolecular structures
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces plans to build three new beamlines for biomedical synchrotron radiation research at Argonne National Laboratory's storage ring in Chicago, Illinois. (2002-05-01)

Would cloning necessarily undermine human potential and sense of self?
In the April 12 issue of Science, Brown University philosopher Dan W. Brock argues human cloning should not undermine our sense of self. Although genetically identical, clones would not have the same traits, character, decisions and life history. (2002-04-11)

'Bursting' polymer molecules being developed
Virginia Tech researchers are developing molecules that will change their shape in response to magnetic fields, electrical fields, heat, light, or pH. (2002-04-07)

HHMI awards $16.25 million to biomedical researchers from Canada and Latin America
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded $15.25 million in new grants to support the research of 43 biomedical researchers in Canada and five Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela. (2002-01-15)

Women choose biomedical engineering
Biomedical engineering leads all engineering disciplines in the percentage of degrees awarded to women, according to the American Society for Engineering Education. (2001-12-04)

Yale researcher receives $1.3 million NIH grant to build Center of Excellence in Biomedical Computing
Perry Miller, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and director of Medical Informatics at Yale School of Medicine, has received a $1.3 million grant as part of a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to support planning for Centers of Excellence in Biomedical Computing at several universities nationwide. (2001-10-30)

Whitaker Foundation to phase out grant programs
The Whitaker Foundation, which has invested more than $575 million in biomedical engineering education and research, has begun phasing out its grant programs to coincide with its planned closing in 2006. (2001-10-16)

The biological and toxin weapons convention - an analysis
The refusal of the US to sign the long awaited renegotiation of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention looks set to lead to the failure of the final round of talks, currently concluding in Geneva. Malcolm Dando and Simon Whitby from the Department of Peace Studies, the University of Bradford discuss the implications for the protocol and the responsibilities of the biomedical community during the verification procedures. (2001-08-17)

New research on peer review and medical research to be presented at JAMA/BMJ Conference
JAMA and the BMJ Publishing Group will host the Fourth International Congress on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication from September 14-16, in Barcelona, Spain. The goals of the conference will be to present new research on peer review and medical research and the other processes used to evaluate and disseminate scientific information and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of biomedical communications worldwide. About 400 of the world's leading medical journal editors, publishers and writers are expected to attend. (2001-08-10)

Boston, U-C Davis receive leadership-level awards
Boston University, with one of the nation's oldest biomedical engineering departments, and the University of California, Davis, with one of the newest, have both received leadership-level awards from The Whitaker Foundation. (2001-07-30)

UC Davis biomedical engineering department awarded $12 million by Whitaker Foundation
The Whitaker Foundation announced today that it has awarded a grant of $12 million to the new Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. The grant will help expand the department and enhance campus research in genomics, medical imaging and other fields. It will trigger approximately $35 million in matching funds from the state government and university sources. (2001-07-30)

University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University establish Biomedical Security Institute to address bioterrorism, public health threats
The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have established a Biomedical Security Institute to monitor public health threats and alert emergency management agencies nationwide to attacks of bioterrorism. Computers and information technology under development at the two universities will detect naturally occurring biological outbreaks as well as attacks with biological agents. (2000-10-18)

Biomedical scientists from Russia to Rio to explore biology's frontiers at HHMI in June
HHMI international research scholars from 16 countries will gather at the Institute on June 20-23. (2000-05-10)

HHMI announces selection of 48 new investigators
The Institute has selected 48 scientists, including 12 computational biologists, in a national competition to become HHMI investigators. (2000-05-07)

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