Tag: "engineering" at medical news
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
...ent of LB Electric, Newark, received an electrical engineering
degree in 1991 from NJIT. He also participated in...scholarships to NJIT students who study electrical engineering
or telecommunications. Baptiste, of Roxbury, mounted 144 of the framed panels onto the roof. He a...
New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
...s led by Samir Mitragotri, a professor of chemical engineering
at the University of California, Santa Barbara, reports the identification of fundamental mechanisms that may facilitate the design of safer and more efficacious topical drug delivery systems. Certain molecules, called chemical penetration enhancers...
Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure
... The study by Samuel Hahn, 21, a senior biomedical engineering
major from Lutherville, Md.; and Fadi G. Akar, Ph.D., a research assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, was the first to describe the time-course and nature of electrical abnormalities occurring during the development of heart f...
Pioneering nanosystems degree wins approval
...siana Tech (in Ruston, La.) to offer a nanosystems engineering
degree program, the nation's first such undergradu...ator of multi-agency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering
and technology -- about 20,000 researchers are at work in nanotechnology today, and 2 million worker...
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
... Washington, have funded similar programs that use engineering
and other strategies to make children's trips to school safer. For the study, researchers surveyed parents of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at 10 elementary schools located near projects funded by the California Safe Routes to Schools program. Th...
Researchers model brain's electrical storm during a seizure
... Andrew Szeri, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering
and applied science and technology, and principal investigator of the study. "But in the brains of epilepsy patients, the spreading of a seizure is made manifest by strong coherent waves of electrical activity in the cortex." To model this behavior,...
Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes
...les Taylor, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
and of surgery at Stanford University, is using his engineering
expertise to try to take the guesswork out of predicting surgical outcomes. For the last decade, Tay...
Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants
... Pitt's Department of Industrial Engineering, uses engineering
techniques to examine the decision-making process facing potential recipients of livers from both living and cadaveric donors. The liver is a unique organ in that it can regenerate itself: If a living person donates a part of his or her liver, the l...
Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
...presents another step toward an alternative tissue engineering
approach for soft-tissue augmentation and reconstruction," the researchers reported. Mao's colleagues include Adel Alhadlaq and Minghui Tang of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The research was supported by grants from the National Institute of...
Florida Tech scientist wins patent for device to deliver X-ray irradiation
...elor's, master's and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering
and mechanical engineering....
Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors
...nd accurately warn of new toxins' presence. Shi's engineering
collaborator, Zhong Lin Wang from Georgia Institut...ho Yu. Yu received a doctor's degree in mechanical engineering
from The University of Texas at Austin last year, and is a post-doctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley...
Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation
...said Hafner. Wong, assistant professor of chemical engineering
and assistant professor of chemistry, is developing methods for the self-assembly of hollow microcapsules by mixing inert nanoparticles and polymers at room temperature. Wong's lab has learned to make these hollow capsules with "patchy" surfaces, and...
Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center
...rected by Bahgat Sammakia, professor of mechanical engineering
and director of Binghamton University's Integrated Electronics Engineering Center and its Small Scale Systems Packaging Center, the CAMM will evaluate equipment and materials developed under the auspices of USDC, industry or its own R&D program that ...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...blems. Neural engineer Warren Grill and biomedical engineering
doctoral candidate Joseph Boggs found that applying small electrical currents to the pudendal nerve triggered coordinated contraction of the bladder and relaxation of the urethral sphincter, which controls the bladder's outlet. The electrical stimula...
UC Irvine's undergraduate research programs receive $900,000 funding boost
...ing research interests in biomedical, physical and engineering
applications using micro/nanotechnology. Students ...aduate students," said Li, professor of electrical engineering
and computer science. "We will give undergraduates early exposure to emerging fields by emphasizing ...
Computer memory, MRI technology benefit from student research at UH
...ics, University of Houston students in science and engineering
showcased their original research in a recent camp... research professor in the electrical and computer engineering
department, presented research that focused on improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio in parallel ...
National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science
...rs for distinguished contributions to aeronautical engineering
-goes to ELBERT L. RUTAN, president and CEO, Scale...ojave, Calif. Rutan was chosen "for leadership in engineering
designand construction of SpaceShipOne, Voyager, and other successfulexperimental aircraft." The aw...
Rice scientist recognized as pioneer in tissue engineering
...Professor of Bioengineering, professor of chemical engineering
and director of the John W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering at Rice. In addition, he also serves as director of Rice's Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering. The Urist Award was established in 1996 and is sponsored by Osiris Therapeut...
More efficient ways of managing patient flow may benefit Los Angeles County/USC hospital
...vestigator and professor of industrial and systems engineering
in USC's Viterbi School of Engineering. "Given the...ewly admitted patients." The researchers applied engineering
techniques widely used to improve the performance of manufacturing, distribution and transportation ...
Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response
...Ph.D., associate professor of computer science and engineering
in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and principal investigator on the project. "Our goal is to take the typically chaotic flow of reports of variable quality and heterogeneous origin received from the field in the period immed...
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