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AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright

...ancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science. Candidates may not nominate themselves....

AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists

...roups traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders. The 75 early-career scientists who won the awards this year were selected on the basis of their qualifications, references from mentors, and an...

A probe, not an echo

... or MRI units. Vasilis Marmarelis, a professor of biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School, presented HUTT images of animal organ tissue in San Diego at the 28th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium, held March 20-23. According to Marmarelis, HUTT offers nearly order-of-magnitude improvement in resol...

Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards

... in the House and related efforts on behalf of the biomedical research community. His leadership was instrumental in achieving the five-year doubling of the budget for the National Institutes of Health. As Miss America 2005, Deidre Downs has made funding for childhood cancer research a central theme of her rei...

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

...lly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has screened a large number of molecules to find which ones have varying affinity, or attraction, to a sugar that binds nerve repair drugs called heparin, as well as a nerve repair protein called ner...

2005 Wistar Institute Science Journalism award winner announced

...insightful and enterprising reporting on the basic biomedical sciences in print or broadcast journalism. The award acknowledges biomedical research as a key force for change in the world today, with important economic and social implicatio...

New LASIK research reveals unexpected finding: Key to better-than-20/20 vision is in the flap

...resident, professor of ophthalmology, professor of biomedical engineering, director of cornea, refractive and cataract surgery, and vice chair of clinical ophthalmology at University of California, Irvine. "We now have data validating something we suspected for the past year but hadn't firmly proven, which is ...

Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology

...esearch team consisting of nurses, pharmacists and biomedical engineers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently published a study showing that while "smart pumps" are a necessary component to a safe medication system, they won't generate meaningful improvements in patient safety until they are interfaced wit...

Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health

...res that the city attracts the best clinicians and biomedical scientists. Research not only unravels the root causes of diseases, but also ensures that the outputs of research are translated into effective treatments and patient care....

How can we use a human rights approach to help improve the lives of those with mental disabilities?

...plications of these premises challenge predominant biomedical approaches to mental illness, as well as health services paradigms."...

Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center

... Lab designed imagers by implementing them in real biomedical projects. Smith traveled to Europe and after visiting several places in the Netherlands and Germany, returned with the DKFZ collaboration plan. Smith's long-time friendship with a senior DKFZ scientist, Joerg Peter, was a plus in developing the worki...

UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery

...I research fellow. Steinert also is a professor of biomedical engineering and vice chair of clinical ophthalmology at UCI....

Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography

...a," said John M. Boone, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at UC Davis and the machine's developer. "In contrast, mammography detects tumors that are about the size of a garbanzo bean. Tumor size at detection is one of the most important factors in determining breast cancer prognosis, so if we ca...

Newly discovered 'branding' process helps immune system cells pick their fights

...re their potential relevance to different areas of biomedical research. He notes that insulin-producing beta cells, the pancreatic cells attacked by T cells in type 1 diabetes, also generate reactive compounds similar to those made by antigen-presenting cells. "The beta cells could therefore be modifying their...

Stanford bioethicists want stronger protections for women donating eggs for stem cell research

...y of creating new human embryonic stem cell lines, biomedical ethicists at the Stanford University School of Medicine say it's crucial to develop a unique set of protections for the women who donate their eggs to make the research possible. In a paper published in the May 20 issue of Science, ethicists Mildred ...

Harvard Medical School and Project A.L.S. join forces to target ALS research

...nitiative. Launched in 2001 to speed translational biomedical neuroscience, HCNR has brought together neuroscientists and neurology researchers working at HMS, its affiliated teaching hospitals, and throughout Harvard. Its strategy is to rapidly apply basic neuroscience discoveries to clinical needs, with an ul...

Statins decrease risk of colon cancer

...t, and who isn't," says Gruber, co-director of the biomedical prevention program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nearly 105,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society, and some 56,000 will die from the disease. In addition to G...

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

... tests on animals." Smith and his team, including biomedical engineering graduate student Chris Pua, developed the probe specifically for use in hospitals and clinics. For example, they used the outer casing of a commercially available 2-D TEE probe to house their new 3-D model. The casing design already has b...

$3.68 millon grant to boost public health 'informatics'

...s a longstanding history of training the country's biomedical informatics researchers and professionals. The program funds educational training sites at four universities--Columbia University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Utah, and the University of Washington. Students at...

Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells

... an associate professor of both anesthesiology and biomedical engineering. "In this current study, we took vascular cells from four elderly men with heart disease and engineered new blood vessels. "The ability to grow new vessels from older cells represents a crucial initial step towards growing blood vessels f...

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