Nader Pourmand, professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won the $300,000 first place prize in the Follow that Cell Challenge organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pourmand has spent nearly 15 years developing his nanopipette technology, which allows researchers to take miniscule samples from inside a living cell without affecting the cell's activity or viability.
An engineering team has developed 3-D printed graphene aerogel that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has declared the lightest 3-D printed material in the world. The team includes researchers from Kansas State University, the University at Buffalo and Lanzhou University in China.
Scientists have isolated and replicated embryonic stem cells containing just one set of chromosomes in humans, with implications for diagnostics, regenerative medicine and cancer research. The innovative research, which has already led to the launching of a company that develops a diagnostic kit for predicting resistance to chemotherapy treatments, has earned doctoral student Ido Sagi a Kaye Innovation Award from the Hebrew University.
Chulhong Kim, Associate Professor of Creative IT Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), has become the first Korean biomedical researcher to win the IEEE-EMBS Academic Early Career Achievement Award. Chulhong Kim's research has made remarkable contributions to the development of novel biomedical imaging techniques including photoacoustic tomography, ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, fluorescence imaging, and ultrasound imaging. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is the world's largest international society of biomedical engineers.
New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Public Safety Department has received accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), whose mission is 'to promote and enhance the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout New Jersey.'
The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce that Shi-Jiang Li, Ph.D., Professor of Biophysics, Radiology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Alzheimer Award.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is pleased to announce the 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists. Søren M. Bentzen, DSc, PhD; Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO; and Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO, have been awarded the highest honor bestowed upon ASTRO members. They will be recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony during ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting in San Diego, taking place September 24-27, 2017.
Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Lippincott PassPoint was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Student Assessment Solution category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from providers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies encompassing pre-K through post-secondary sectors. Lippincott PassPoint is part of a suite of comprehensive digital nursing education solutions.
A new way to grow larger fish and feed the expanding world population has earned a Hebrew University aquaculture expert a 2017 Kaye Innovation Award. Young tilapia fed molecules developed by Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan gained 25 percent more weight versus fish that did not receive the supplement.
Access to water is worse now than it was in 1990. The world needs a consolidated voice to protect water as a human right, and this will require stronger leadership from governments, suggests research published in Water Resources and Rural Development. Study wins Elsevier's Atlas award.