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Gold-plated nano-bits find, destroy cancer cells

Gold-plated nano-bits find, destroy cancer cells

October 15, 2013

Like nano-scale Navy Seals, Cornell scientists have merged tiny gold and iron oxide particles so that these alloyed allies can kill cancer cells with infrared heat. read more

Prof. Lammerding's work featured in The Cornell Daily Sun

October 10, 2013

The article highlights the interdisciplinary research in the Lammerding laboratory that addresses the role of cellular biomechanics in a variety of human diseases ranging from muscular dystrophy to... read more

Cornell University Reception at BMES Conference

Cornell University Reception at BMES Conference

September 26, 2013

Cornell University's Department of Biomedical Engineering will be holding a reception at the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society's Annual Meeting in the Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom A from 8 to 11pm... read more

Campus mourns death of graduate student Turi Alcoser

Campus mourns death of graduate student Turi Alcoser

September 24, 2013

Susan Murphy, vice present for student and academic services, issued a statement to the Cornell community on the death of graduate student Turi Alcoser, 23. read more

$100M gift launches new Weill Cornell campaign

$100M gift launches new Weill Cornell campaign

September 10, 2013

Weill Cornell Medical College has received a $100 million gift from longtime benefactors Joan and Sanford I. Weill to launch a $300 million capital campaign dedicated to using the most advanced... read more

Aparna Ashok awarded Best Poster at GE Student Research Summit

Aparna Ashok awarded Best Poster at GE Student Research Summit

August 28, 2013

Aparna Ashok ’12 BE, M.Eng.’13 BME, was awarded Best Poster for her Master of Engineering project poster at the 2nd annual Student Research Summit at the General Electric (GE) Global Research site in... read more

BME Alumnus Robby Bowles Joins the Faculty of the University of Utah

BME Alumnus Robby Bowles Joins the Faculty of the University of Utah

August 26, 2013

Dr. Robby Bowles (PhD '11) has agreed to join the faculty of the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering in Fall of 2014. read more

Hot off the press - Cornell BME 2013 Newsletter

Hot off the press - Cornell BME 2013 Newsletter

August 20, 2013

The Fall 2013 issue of the Cornell BME Newsletter is now available for download on our News page. The focus of this issue is biomedical imaging in BME, new faculty profiles, and other interesting... read more

New Science Policy course to be offered Fall, 2013

New Science Policy course to be offered Fall, 2013

August 16, 2013

BME 4440, Science Policy Bootcamp: Concept to Conclusion - Scientists and engineers in this course will learn about the policy-making process through active research and advocacy work. Some class... read more

Sierra ranks Cornell fifth ‘coolest’ school

Sierra ranks Cornell fifth ‘coolest’ school

August 14, 2013

For the first time, Cornell University ranked fifth among Sierra magazine’s Ten Coolest Schools in the country, earning that spot for the environmental mindset on campus. read more

Biomedical engineering wins diversity award

Biomedical engineering wins diversity award

August 6, 2013

Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has received the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society’s diversity award. read more

Cornell named a mentoring center by Sloan Foundation

Cornell named a mentoring center by Sloan Foundation

August 1, 2013

Cornell has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to become one of three new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced. read more

Aparna Ashok selected for GE Student Research Summit

Aparna Ashok selected for GE Student Research Summit

July 22, 2013

Aparna Ashok ’12 BE, M.Eng.’13 BME, has been selected to present her Master of Engineering project poster at the 2nd annual Student Research Summit at the General Electric (GE) Global Research site... read more

Prof. Jan Lammerding wins NSF Career Award

Prof. Jan Lammerding wins NSF Career Award

July 22, 2013

Prof. Lammerding was awarded a NSF CAREER Award to study the role of nuclear mechanics during cell migration in 3-D environments. read more

Dr. Catharine Clark awarded AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Dr. Catharine Clark awarded AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

July 19, 2013

Dr. Catharine Clark, a Postdoctoral Associate in the Biomedical Engineering Department with Prof. Chris Schaffer, has been selected for an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)... read more

Program connects Cornell students, cancer patients

Program connects Cornell students, cancer patients

July 16, 2013

Cornell and the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes work together on a number of projects that mutually benefit the campus and cancer support communities. read more

Prof. Fischbach-Teschl awarded Humboldt fellowship

Prof. Fischbach-Teschl awarded Humboldt fellowship

July 11, 2013

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl has been awarded a Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. read more

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

June 18, 2013

Cornell engineers have created a model that simulates prolonged joint loading, leading to similar conditions found in osteoarthritis sufferers. read more

Prof. Nishimura awarded an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant

Prof. Nishimura awarded an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant

June 13, 2013

Professor Nozomi Nishimura received a Scientist Development Grant to bring new imaging tools to the investigation of heart attacks. read more

Professor Michael King new Editor-in-Chief

Professor Michael King new Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2013

Professor King is the new Editor-in-Chief of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, a Journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society. read more

Anne Rocheleau receives Lydia I. Pickup Memorial Scholarship

Anne Rocheleau receives Lydia I. Pickup Memorial Scholarship

May 9, 2013

Anne Rocheleau, a graduate student in the King lab, receives SWE scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. read more

Scientists find clues to some inherited heart diseases

Scientists find clues to some inherited heart diseases

May 6, 2013

Cornell researchers have uncovered the basic cell biology that helps explain heart defects found in laminopathies, which account for up to 10 percent of all cases of inherited heart disease. read more

Exercise could reduce bone tumor growth

Exercise could reduce bone tumor growth

May 5, 2013

Biomedical researchers report that mechanical stimulation of cancerous bone, in making bone stronger, seems to make tumors weaker. read more

Cynthia Wisnieff receives award at 21st Annual ISMRM Meeting

Cynthia Wisnieff receives award at 21st Annual ISMRM Meeting

May 2, 2013

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 20-26, 2013. read more

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

May 2, 2013

Like picking a career or a movie, cells have to make decisions – and cancer results from cells making wrong decisions. read more

M.Eng Spring Poster Session

M.Eng Spring Poster Session

May 1, 2013

First and second place winners announced for the M.Eng Poster Session that was held on April 18, 2013 in the Weill Hall Atrium. read more

The 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 30, 2013

Eight BME students chosen as 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellows. read more

Scientists develop world's smallest drug deliverer

Scientists develop world's smallest drug deliverer

April 11, 2013

'Cornell Dots' may not only help light up cancer cells, but could provide a new patient-friendly, viable option to battle cancer. Researchers have created pores in the nanoparticles that can carry... read more

Michael Mitchell selected to attend 12th International Summer School on Biocomplexity and Biodesign

Michael Mitchell selected to attend 12th International Summer School on Biocomplexity and Biodesign

April 11, 2013

Mitchell, a graduate student in the King lab, selected to receive a NSF fellowship for the 12th International Summer School on Biocomplexity and Biodesign. read more

X-ray imaging sheds new light on bone damage

X-ray imaging sheds new light on bone damage

March 6, 2013

Researchers have uncovered cellular-level detail of what happens when bone bears repetitive stress over time, visualizing damage at smaller scales than previously observed. read more

Prof. Bonassar featured on "The Takeaway"

Prof. Bonassar featured on "The Takeaway"

February 25, 2013

Prof. Bonassar interviewed on NPR news program about 3D printing. read more

Bioengineers print ears that look and act real

Bioengineers print ears that look and act real

February 20, 2013

Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created an artificial ear - using 3-D printing and injectable molds - that looks and acts like a natural ear. read more

Imaging Facility adds two tools for microscopy

Imaging Facility adds two tools for microscopy

February 13, 2013

Cornell's Imaging Facility facility has added two state-of-the-art machines, one to extract tiny samples for genetic analysis and another to image fast microscopic events. read more

Prof. Reinhart-King and Elizabeth Wayne both awarded 2013 Cook Award

Prof. Reinhart-King and Elizabeth Wayne both awarded 2013 Cook Award

February 5, 2013

Prof. Cynthia Reinhart King and Elizabeth Wayne, a graduate student in BME, both awarded a 2013 Cook Award. read more

Darvin Griffin selected as 2013 NSBE Fellows Scholar

Darvin Griffin selected as 2013 NSBE Fellows Scholar

February 5, 2013

BME graduate student Darvin Griffin was selected as a NSBE Fellows Scholar for 2013. read more

New Course on Science Policy Receives Development Award

New Course on Science Policy Receives Development Award

February 4, 2013

The Cornell Center for Engaged Learning and Research has named Prof. Chris Schaffer and post-doctoral scholar Dr. Catharine Clark as inaugural Engaged Learning + Research Faculty Fellows. read more

Researchers discover link between inflammation, metastasis

Researchers discover link between inflammation, metastasis

January 24, 2013

Biomedical engineers have uncovered a groundbreaking link between the body's natural inflammatory response, and how malignant breast cancer cells use the bloodstream to metastasize. read more

Women in physics network, mentor at conference

Women in physics network, mentor at conference

January 22, 2013

About 140 undergraduates and 40 invited guests attended the Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Jan. 18-20. read more

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

January 21, 2013

Researchers have demonstrated a new way of taking high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the brain's inner workings by improving on the depth limits of multiphoton microscopy. read more

Alyse Portnoff Wins Best Poster Award at Biomolecular Engineering Conference

Alyse Portnoff Wins Best Poster Award at Biomolecular Engineering Conference

January 18, 2013

Portnoff, a graduate student in the DeLisa research group, was the recipient of a Best Poster Award at the Society for Biological Engineering's 4th International Conference. read more

King Lab image featured on Biomaterials '2012 Year of Images'

King Lab image featured on Biomaterials '2012 Year of Images'

January 7, 2013

Biomaterials limited edition poster features research image from King lab read more