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North Carolina State researchers are closer to controlling roaches fitted with tiny sensor packs in a project that could allow the insects to digitally map unstable or collapsed buildings after a disaster.
This annual event explores real world challenges that require interdisciplinary mechanical engineering perspectives. Submit an abstract for paper presentation at the Biomedical & Biotechnology Engineering track, due March 6.
This journal presents papers on medical devices that improve diagnostic interventional and therapeutic treatments, including coverage of novel devices that allow new surgical strategies, new methods of drug delivery, and more.
Researchers at Tel-Aviv University have shown how the brain activity behind stress and fear can be turned down with biofeedback. Thanks to them, future soldiers may be able to avoid stress-related conditions like PTSD.
December 12, 2016
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Seeking papers for the The International Conference on Nanochannels, Minichannels, and Microchannels (ICNMM), a platform for researchers in this emerging area, including many engineering, basic sciences, and bio-medical disciplines. Aug. 27-31, Cambridge, MA.
February 06, 2017
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University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Dennis Discher discusses how physical changes of tissues and cells contribute to cancer growth in this podcast recorded at ASME’s 2016 NEMB Conference.
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This is a companion guide to the ASME Bioprocessing Piping and Equipment (BPE) Standard and explains what lies behind many of the requirements and recommendations within that industry standard.
November 21, 2016
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ASME urges Congress to consider increased funding for bioengineering across the federal government, and to work to strengthen these investments in the long run to reduce US health care costs and support continued US leadership in bioengineering.
December 05, 2016
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Stanford researchers have made a video game where real microbes become Pac Men, and soccer players, that can be directed through a maze. And they’ve given us the blueprints to build our own.
January 09, 2017
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This monograph series focuses on the implementation of various engineering principles in the conception, design, development, analysis and operation of biomedical, biotechnological and nanotechnology systems and applications.
December 19, 2016
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K–12 students in the US are challenged to create a digital 3D model of an object that could be used by an astronaut to maintain physical health on a 3-year mission to Mars.
November 07, 2016
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Researchers at Arizona State University are moving closer to developing prosthetic limbs that afford a high degree of control for amputees.
Focused on state-of-the-art R&D in micro/nanoscale heat transfer, proceedings of MNHT cover topics such as micro/nanofluidics, nanofluids, biomicrofluidics, boiling, and evaporation heat transfer.
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A result of widespread industry requests for standardization, the ASME BPE Certification Program is the leading standard on how to design and build equipment and systems used in the production of biopharmaceuticals.
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Top applications for robots in medicine include telepresence, surgical assistance, rehabilitation, medical transportation, sanitation and disinfection, and dispensing prescriptions.
University of Texas at Austin’s Dr. Nicholas Peppas talks about the role of biomaterials in drug delivery and discusses some of the latest techniques being used to improve them.
A paper on the use of finite element simulation to predict the usefulness of using thermoelectric coolers applied to a limb compared to the standard use of ice packs. From Heat Transfer, Fluids Engineering, and Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels Conferences.
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Oxford researchers have shown that if you place bacteria into an array, their movements become self-organized and they kick up a flow from which it would be possible to draw a minute amount of energy.
Dr. Katherine Ferrara, a distinguished professor of biomedical engineering at UC Davis, discusses how in vivo imaging can enhance the optimization of nanodelivery methods.
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This special issue of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering highlights frontiers and challenges in cardiovascular biomechanics. Experimental work ranges from individual smooth muscle cells to engineered cardiac tissue to whole arteries.
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A wearable thermometer for newborns, a medical insurance scheme for trash collectors, a hydro-powered water pump and a stove that burns biomass took the top prizes at Siemens Stiftung’s Empowering People Award this year.
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The Bioengineering Division (BED) is focused on the application of mechanical engineering knowledge, skills, and principles from conception to the design, development, analysis, and operation of biomechanical systems.
October 10, 2016
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Athletes who wear prosthetic limbs can have a hard time fitting limbs that perform the precision movements required for their sport. Researchers who study how cyclists and runners move say they have the answer.
October 17, 2016
Researchers at Washington University can convert locusts into “biorobotic chemical sensing machines” and steer them toward particular locations by remote control.
October 03, 2016
This monthly journal reports on research results involving the application of mechanical engineering to the conception, design, development, analysis and operation of biomechanical systems. Topics range from basic biology to biomedical applications.
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Biomedical & Biotechnology Engineering. See Track 4.
September 12, 2016
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Many parts of the developing world lack the infrastructure and electricity to keep vaccines at precise temperatures until use, to prevent spoiling. Intellectual Ventures has responded to this challenge with the Arktek—an efficient passive cold-storage device.
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A team of engineers at Iowa State University is using computer modeling to learn why many pacemakers fail, and how to improve future performance and achieve better patient outcomes.
August 15, 2016
This interview of Dr. Billy Cohn, inventor of the continuous flow heart, was filmed at last year’s IMECE conference. Be sure to attend IMECE 2016, later this month, to hear more great speakers.
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In this free webinar, co-sponsored by ASME and MANCEF, you will learn how commercialization of emerging technologies will impact many global industries, best practices, tips for gaining funding, and more.
August 29, 2016
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Using the latest in DNA sequencing technology, researchers at the University of Washington have begun coding with human genetic material. Now they just need to bring the price down.
January 23, 2017
A team of engineers at Dartmouth is finding inspiration from one of nature’s great oddities, the Venus flytrap.
August 01, 2016
Check out ASME’s collection of biomechanical engineering publications, including journals, eBooks, and conference proceedings.
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This monograph provides descriptions of principles proposed for far-field holographic microwave imaging—including reconstruction procedures and imaging systems and apparatus—enabling the reader to use microwaves for diagnostic purposes in a wide range of applications.
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A new wearable system turns data from LIDAR, ultrasound, and infrared sensors into vibrations that allow visually impaired people to recognize obstacles and their speed while walking.
August 08, 2016
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This brief explores recent work designed to develop and validate the design of a whole spinal segment culturing system that loads the disk in complex loading similar to the in vivo condition, while preserving the adjacent endplates and vertebral bodies.
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A microfluidic device that captures breath might possibly save you from lung cancer.
Health care and air quality in India and other emerging economies stand to improve in the near future with the potential release of three devices in development there now.
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The Bioengineering Division's Awards Committee reviews and selects recipients for special recognition awards for excellence in bioengineering. Nominations for four awards are due Sept. 1.
July 05, 2016
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The Commercialization of Micro, Nano, and Emerging Technologies Conference (COMS) is a hands-on meeting that helps participants bring research to market, find new customers, and more.
July 18, 2016
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A team at the University of Texas is working on a device for detecting skin cancer that could reduce the number of CT scans needed and make earlier diagnoses.
Earlier this year, Nia Technologies conducted clinical trials at a hospital in Uganda. The hospital’s prosthetists fit 40 children with 3D-printed prosthetic sockets and found that printing the prostheses saved time and money and offered better fitting limbs.
A new implantable cardiac patch integrating living tissue and nanoelectronics is creating hope for a life-saving alternative to heart transplants.
June 20, 2016
ASME signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Organ Preservation Alliance (OPA), an organization working to end donor organ scarcity by conducting and promoting research in cryopreservation and other technologies for long-term storage of human organs.
Micro- and nano-scale phenomena and processes are widely explored across many ASME divisions to create new applications and to improve the existing engineering systems. Students and post-docs are eligible for Best Poster Awards.
This brief explores the design of a whole spinal segment culturing system that loads the intervertebral disk in complex loading similar to the in vivo condition, while preserving the adjacent endplates and vertebral bodies.
Sebastian Giwa, the chairman and CEO of the Organ Preservation Alliance, discusses the challenges and strategies related to organ preservation.
April 18, 2016
Exchange information with other researchers of micro-scale and nano-scale transport processes and systems, which encompass many biomedical disciplines. Check out the Biomedical and Lab-on-a-Chip Applications track at this conference in July.
June 06, 2016
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High school student Surabhi Mundada is a finalist in the Google Science Fair with her invention “MyGlove,” a sensor-based device that helps those with disabilities to grip objects.
April 11, 2016
The Undergraduate Design Competition for Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices highlights the bioengineering innovations of the next generation of mechanical engineers.
April 25, 2016
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This manuscript describes the development of multidisciplinary, team-based learning environments in undergraduate and graduate engineering curricula focused on medical device design.
May 09, 2016
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