BMES members included in 2019 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship recipients
Seven BMES members are part of the new Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi class, the organization announced.
The engineering honor society selected 37 engineering students from 339 applicants for graduate fellowships.
Rebecca Richards-Kortum named to National Inventors Hall of Fame
Rebecca Richards-Kortum was named a 2019 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the organization announced.
The mission of the NIHF is to recognize inventors and invention, promote creativity and advance the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Richards-Kortum is a BMES fellow
Richards-Kortum develops low-cost, high-performance medical technologies for poor communities where standard medical equipment isn't an option. As an engineer and educator focused on improving access to quality healthcare, she teaches students to be technological innovators who think in human terms.
Hopkins researchers develop new way to map cancer images
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed a new approach for accurately computing and visualizing the structural and functional blood vessel changes needed for tumor growth, the university announced.
Researchers compare the method to a "Google Maps" approach, according to the article.
Binghamton researchers win grant to study generating power from human sweat
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York for research to generate power from human sweat, the school announced.
Binghamton University's Seokheun Choi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Ahyeon Koh, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will attempt to generate a practical and longstanding power source from human sweat, which is one of the few available energy resources on the skin, by using the metabolisms of sweat-eating bacteria, according to the article. Koh is a BMES member.
UC Irvine professor featured in Netflix documentary
University of California, Irvine biomedical engineering professor Michelle Khine appears in the just-released documentary film on Netflix: The Creative Brain.
The film follows neuroscientist and author David Eagleman as he investigates the creative process of various innovators, such as Khine, while exploring ways to spark creativity.
Khine's lab is known for employing Shrinky Dinks as a platform for medical applications, according to a university article.
Researchers develop method to 3D print complex vasculature
Researchers developed a method to bioprint vascular networks which constitutes a major step in being able to 3D print replacement organs, according to Rice University.
The new innovation allows scientists to create entangled vascular networks that mimic the body's natural passageways for blood, air, lymph and other vital fluids, according to the Rice article.
Webster selected as a fellow of the International Journal of Nanomedicine
Northeastern University Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair Thomas Webster was selected as a Fellow of the International Journal of Nanomedicine.
Webster received the designation based on the fact that one of his articles was cited in the top 1% of all articles published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine since its inception in 2004, according to the publication.
Researchers find new ways to heal damage after a heart attack
Novel strategy and material turns body's inflammatory response into signal to heal.
Researchers at Northwestern University and University of California San Diego have designed a minimally invasive platform to deliver a nanomaterial that turns the body's inflammatory response into a signal to heal rather than a means of scarring following a heart attack, according to a UCSD article.