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Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

A team of biomedical engineers has developed a computer model that mak...r impaired. Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering at Hopkins, who with his colleagues built the new model, says the artificial brain in th...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...rently working on the next step necessary for many biomedical uses: finding a way to attach molecules to the surface of the nanotubes that will allow them to bind to specific biological targets. The trick is to do so without dimming or extinguishing the nanotubes’ delicate fluorescence. An example of the poss...

Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment

...said Demir Akin, a research assistant professor of biomedical engineering who specializes in nanomedicine. "These bacteria can potentially deliver specific molecules into a variety of cells," said Akin, the first author of a research paper appearing online this week in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. E...

Marine phytoplankton changes form to protect itself from different predators

...e are appreciating more and more in ecology and in biomedical research,” he added. “Some of these differences are small, but they can have a large effect.” ...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...ientists is ready for immediate use, both in basic biomedical research and in the pharmaceutical industry, in the search for proteins that can serve as targets for new drugs. Beyond offering a potent tool that can be applied to any protein, the method has an important advantage compared with other techniques: I...

Researchers discover 'acquired' DNA key to certain bacterial infection

...ium, according to Luiz E. Bermudez, a professor of biomedical sciences in OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and an author of the study. “Without these acquired genes, the bacterium is very inefficient in infecting environmental amoeba, which is the environmental host,” Bermudez said. “In fact, its efficie...

3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain

... Light, a research and development engineer in the biomedical engineering department at Duke. "The problem is th...erful magnets. Last year, the Duke team, led by biomedical engineering Professor Stephen Smith, reported the development of a 3-D ultrasound device designed fo...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...'s lead investigator and an associate professor of biomedical engineering. "If you replace that instead with a c...that included Alexis Kuncel, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at Duke, and Scott Cooper, a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic, with support from the ...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

...cancers. X. George Xu, professor of nuclear and biomedical engineering, and Suvranu De, associate professor o...even more general anatomical modeling tool for the biomedical community to help patients with respiratory and cardiac diseases. At the same time, Xu will continue...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...c organic chemistry, changing the way chemists and biomedical researchers make molecules, build molecular libraries and understand the mechanisms by which molecules bind to receptor sites. "We believe we can move most of modern synthetic organic chemistry to this electrochemically addressable chip. In this wa...

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

...ontinue working on the project in the university’s biomedical engineering master’s degree program. ...

Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence

...mental research. There are many other areas of biomedical research for which Monodelphis serves as a model. For example, it is the only laboratory animal known in which ultraviolet radiation alone can cause melanoma, a type of skin cancer that also strikes humans exposed to too much of the sun's ultraviolet...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...cool technology that is also very important from a biomedical standpoint." The system will be designed and built with a $1.8-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, one of the nation's largest philanthropic organizations and a major supporter of pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical...

A 'traffic light' for neurons means 'go' for improving brain research

...ighly innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research that we support through the NIH Director's Pioneer Award program." Karl Deisseroth, an assistant professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry who led the research group that authored the paper, received the NIH award in 2005. "This re...

Horse genome assembled

...ublic databases and is freely available for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers around the globe, leaders of the international Horse Genome Sequencing Project announced today. The $15 million effort to sequence the approximately 2.7 billion DNA base pairs in the genome of the horse (Equus caballus) wa...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

... assistance, and eventually visual search engines, biomedical imaging analysis, robots with realistic vision. On the neuroscience end, this research is essential for designing augmented sensory prostheses, such as one that could replicate the computations carried by damaged nerves from the retina. "And once you...

Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

...," said Kevin J. Yarema, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering who supervised the project. "Our insight was to select the sugar partner to serve not just as a passive carrier but as additional ammunition in the fight against cancer." The researchers focused on a sugar called N-acetyl-D-mannosamine...

Nanotechnology meets biology and DNA finds its groove

... explains Juan de Pablo, a UW-Madison professor of biomedical engineering and a co-author of the study. The team has a way, he says, of "positioning the DNA molecule right where we want it to be. It is important that we can manipulate it with such fidelity." The system, says Schwartz, promises bench scientis...

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...ailable medicinal leeches used around the world in biomedical research and postoperative care have been misclass...ean medicinal leeches also are used extensively by biomedical researchers studying biological processes such as blood coagulation, developmental genetics and neur...

Bisexual fruit flies show new role for neurochemical

...happening in these flies. "It's amazing how many biomedical breakthroughs have come from crazy directions." ...

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