New center to advance biology research
Thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers will soon make headway on the next frontier of synthetic biology — re-engineering cells to produce novel synthetic polymers.Source: Yale Daily News
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.
Laura E. Niklason Is Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Laura E. Niklason, PhD, MD, Nicholas Greene Professor of Anesthesiology and professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which cites her contributions to research in cardiovascular tissue engineering, lung regeneration, and biomedical imaging.
Bioscience Innovation Fund: Applications Close on Oct. 18
Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Quinnipiac University have joined forces with Connecticut Innovations and the Bioscience Innovation Fund to help you commercialize your biomedical technology innovation (medical devices, diagnostics and health information technology). Applications deadline is Friday, October 18.
Journal Ranked Second in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Medical Image Analysis, co-founded in 1996 by James Duncan, PhD, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, is the second-ranked journal in radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging, with an Impact Factor of 8.8, according to the Journal Citation Report.
Scratching the Surface: Metallic Glass Implants
A class of biomaterials called bulk metallic glasses could transform that calculus for future implanted medical devices, as well as for a host of other engineered objects. Found nowhere else in nature, these novel alloys may overcome many stubborn problems associated with today’s implants.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
CBDS Monthly Seminar Series Continues with "Computational Design of Reprogrammed and New Protein Functions" on Dec. 5
Hosted by the Center for Biomedical Data Science, Tanja Kortemme, PhD, professor of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, will speak on December 5 at 4 p.m. at Brady Memorial Auditorium.
Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to Keynote Third Annual Anesthesiology Department Research Retreat, Oct. 5-6
The Department of Anesthesiology will host Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as the keynote speaker for the department's Third Annual Research Retreat to be held October 5-6, 2018.
Two Yale School of Medicine Teams Excel in SonoSlam, a National Ultrasound Competition
“30 teams, 3 rounds, 1 Champion!” The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), used this slogan to advertise its March 24, 2018 SonoSlam competition to medical school students. While this competition, held in New York City, did not get as much attention as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Elite Eight tournament games played on the same day, there was great excitement among the participants, including two teams of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students. Samara Fox, Keval Desai, and Michael Boyle, all third-year students, took second place honors, while Cortlandt Sellers, Andrew Silverman, and Nancy Huynh, all in their fourth year at YSM, finished sixth, in this national event with 24 teams competing. This was the first time in SonoSlam’s three-year history that a Yale team has finished in the top ten.
Yale advances in a ‘March Madness’-styled scientific research competition
Two Yale research teams recently moved forward into round four of a different kind of March Madness competition. The event, called STAT Madness, aims to raise awareness about scientific breakthroughs from national institutions and is sponsored by the Boston-based news organization STAT. The ongoing heated competition consists of voting for the best innovation in science from the past year. The current round of voting ends at midnight on Thursday, March 22.Source: Yale News