BME News Archive

Beacons light up stem cell transformation
In a new study, Brown University researchers demonstrate a new tool for visually tracking in real-time the transformation of a living...
Wed, Sep 12, 2012

Lariats: How RNA Splicing decisions are made
Lariats are discarded byproducts of RNA splicing, the process by which genetic instructions for making proteins are assembled. A new study has found hundreds more lariats than ever before, yielding new information about how splicing occurs and how it can lead to disease.

A SMART(er) way to track influenza
Brown University researchers have created a reliable and fast flu-detection test that can be carried in a first-aid kit. The novel prototype device isolates influenza RNA using a combination of magnetics and microfluidics, then amplifies and detects probes bound to the RNA. The technology could lead to real-time tracking of influenza. Results are published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Physical properties predict stem cell outcome
Tissue engineers can use mesenchymal stem cells derived from fat to make cartilage, bone, or more fat. The best cells to use are ones that are already likely to become the desired tissue. Brown University researchers have discovered that the mechanical properties of the stem cells can foretell what they will become, leading to a potential method of concentrating them for use in healing.

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium
Featuring Oral Presentations by Biomedical Engineering Honors Candidates
Opening Remarks by Professor Larry Larson Dean, School of Engineering
Wednesday April 25, 2011 - 3:00 - 4:50PM
Barus & Holley Building Room 190
(Refreshments served)

Huajin Gao - Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
WASHINGTON — National Academy of Engineering Elects 66 Members and 10 Foreign Associates. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 66 new members and 10 foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today.  This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,254 and the number of foreign associates to 206. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

Dr. Eric Darling Receives a Rising Star Award at the BMES-SPRBM Conference
The BMES-SPRBM Conference on Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering in San Juan, Puerto Rico recognized Dr. Eric Darling of Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine with one of their "Rising Star" Awards.

Darling Lab Article selected for Nanotechnology's Highlights 2011 Compilation
The Darling Lab article "Force Scanning: A Rapid, High-resolution Approach for Spatial Mechanical Property Mapping" was selected for Nanotechnology's Highlights 2011 Compilation which includes articles that received an excellent response for the the nanotechnology community and were highly commended by the journal board. The full article can be accessed here

Dr. Eric Darling awarded a Brown University Salomon Award
Dr. Darling was awarded a Brown University Salomon Award to investigate how molecular beacons can be used for lineage-specific stem cell enrichment. The Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards were established to support excellence in scholarly work by providing funding for selected faculty research projects deemed to be of exceptional merit.

BME graduate student Erik Taylor selected for the 2010 - 2011 Veteran's Affairs Pre-doctoral Fellowship
Biomedical Engineering graduate student Erik Taylor has been selected for the 2010 - 2011 Veteran's Affairs Pre-doctoral Fellowship based on his...
Fri, Aug 13, 2010

Biomedical Engineering Society Undergraduate Student Award
BME Undergraduate student Melissa Tsang has been selected for the Biomedical Engineering Society Undergraduate Student Award to be presented...
Fri, Aug 13, 2010

Dr. Hayato Urabe (BME PhD’09) in Journal Neuron
Dr. Hayato Urabe (BME PhD’09) thesis work appeared in the February issue of the journal Neuron. This work was performed in Professor Arto Nurmikko...
Thu, Apr 08, 2010

Summer Research Opportunity for Biomedical Engineering Undergraduates
C.R. Bard Scholars Program The Brown Center for Biomedical Engineering is accepting applications for the C.R. Bard Scholars program, which will fund...
Thu, Feb 18, 2010

In Remembrance: Michael J. Lysaght, 1942–2009
A recent editorial in the Journal of Tissue Engineering remembers the life and work of Brown BME Professor Michael J. Lysaght...
Wed, Feb 10, 2010