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Biomedical engineering professor named chair of IEEE NANOMED 2018 conference

9/21/2018

Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering, has been named the chair of the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (NANOMED).

Wong to receive New Innovator award at IEEE NANOMED 2018

9/20/2018

Tak-Sing Wong, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, will receive the New Innovators award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (NANOMED) on December 2-5.

Lian receives Junior Investigator Award for stem cell breakthrough

9/19/2018

Xiaojun Lance Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and biology, received the Junior Investigator Award at the 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Advanced Biomanufacturing Special Interest Group (ABioM-SIG) Meeting on August 23-24.

Assistant professor honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

9/11/2018

Tak-Sing Wong, an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Penn State, who is involved in pioneering work exploring synergies between biology and materials science, is the recipient of an award from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Biomedical Engineering faculty among those honored by College

9/6/2018

Penn State College of Engineering will recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service at a ceremony on October 1 at 3 p.m. in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Building a safer heart pump

9/4/2018

Blood pumps are increasingly used as a temporary treatment for patients with end-stage heart disease or heart failure while they wait for a heart transplant. But the risk of blood clots and strokes put patients in peril before they can receive a donor heart, and is a barrier to their use in less sick patients who could benefit from their use.

Scholar, alumni honored for research at pair of international conferences

8/30/2018

Penn State Eberly College of Science student and Schreyer Honors Scholar Tice Harkins received first place in the poster competition at the Joint Conference of Three Societies in Krakow, Poland, held July 2-6, for work to understand blood clot formation. Joshua Riley, a 2017 Penn State and Schreyer Honors College alumnus who graduated with a degree in biomechanical engineering, received third place in the competition.

Heart-brain connection could be predictive biomarker for epilepsy

8/28/2018

Heartbeat irregularities connected to brain activity abnormalities may lead to the ability to predict eventual epileptic seizures in subjects who suffered physical or infectious brain insults, according to Penn State researchers who studied mouse models of cerebral malaria, which often causes epilepsy in those who survive.

Reverse, self-healing filter opens the door for endless novel applications

8/24/2018

A self-healing membrane that also acts as a reverse filter can block small particles and let large ones through is possible, according to Penn State mechanical engineers who say it is "straight out of science fiction."

NSF award to shine more light on proteins

8/6/2018

An award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable a Penn State researcher to develop a better method to “see” proteins for improved medical diagnoses.

Researchers explore genome editing and stem cell potential to alter cardiac treatment

6/27/2018

Penn State researchers aim to dramatically alter the care of cardiac disease and heart injuries by examining the treatment potential of cardiac cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs).

Camouflaged Nanoparticles Used to Deliver Killer Protein to Cancer

6/14/2018

A team of Penn State researchers has developed a biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors.

Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery

6/14/2018

Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

Better biomimetic bone focus of NIH grant

5/30/2018

The next generation of biomimetic orthopedic implants that incorporate citrate signaling may be possible thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Biomedical engineering professor part of multimodal energy harvesting research team

5/29/2018

A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to a team of Penn State researchers that includes Sulin Zhang, professor of biomedical engineering.

$2 million NIH grant awarded to two Penn State professors to develop new kind of wound dressing

5/23/2018

Two Penn State professors have received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to develop a wound dressing made of semi-synthetic biomaterials.

Graduate students to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting

5/3/2018

Two Penn State graduate students have been selected by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting June 24-29, in Lindau, Germany.

Gomez to use NSF CAREER award to study how cell differentiation is affected by tissue stiffness

5/2/2018

Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, Penn State, has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Early Career (CAREER) award to better understand the mechanobiology of mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET).

Riley named biomedical engineering student marshal for 2018 spring commencement

4/20/2018

Joshua M. Riley will be the student marshal for the biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering's spring commencement ceremony on May 4. Riley will receive a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

College of Engineering receives AHA Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award

4/18/2018

The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State have been awarded the 2018 Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Department of Biomedical Engineering offers new study abroad program in Milan

4/17/2018

The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is offering a new study abroad program for its students in Milan, Italy, beginning in spring 2019.

Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained

4/10/2018

Suspensions of live bacteria in a viscous liquid do not act as expected when spun at certain speeds and now a team of researchers know why the bacterial aggregation appears to explode when the spinning stops.

Female students "take over" the Learning Factory on Ladies' Night

4/5/2018

The sound of whirring band saws, swinging hammers and the screeching of metal being cut filled the air at Penn State's Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory on March 20, the same as any other night. But there was one stark difference.

Randolph awarded Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship

4/4/2018

Lauren Randolph, a Penn State doctoral candidate in bioengineering, has been awarded the prestigious Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship.

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