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February 25, 2015
Each summer, a handful of Weldon School seniors embark on clinical internships to shadow physician mentors, observe clinical challenges, and bring back problems to solve in senior design. But, they return to campus with much more than notebooks filled with ideas and observations. They return with a seasoned perspective that can only be acquired on the front line of clinical medicine.
February 23, 2015
Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the 2015 Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
February 20, 2015
A business plan presented on PurSpec Technologies Inc. (presented as BioMS) by Weldon School graduate student Yue Ren was runner-up in the Gold Division at the 28th annual Purdue Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition. The company was founded by Ren and Zheng Ouyang, associate professor of biomedical engineering.
February 10, 2015
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop a new type of imaging technology for cell and tissue analysis. Central to the concept is the invention of a new way to perform in-vivo spectroscopy, or using a pulsing laser light to determine the precise chemical content of tissues in living organisms.
February 5, 2015
Purdue University has a long history of supporting strong women leaders. Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart coached young women about careers at Purdue, former dean Dorothy Stratton was the first full-time Dean of Women Purdue, and alumna and astronaut Janice Voss logged 18.8 million miles and 49 days in space including a total of 779 Earth orbits. The trend continues with Purdue women innovators and entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the world of technology transfer and commercialization in a number of ways including patent filings, startup creation and licensing deals.
February 2, 2015
Craig Goergen, a Purdue University assistant professor of biomedical engineering, says a new American Heart Association campaign that urges people to call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack can be a life-saver. Goergen, who studies cardiovascular disease, imaging and mechanics, says fast medical intervention after a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.
January 27, 2015
Yeo, who is associate professor of industrial and physical pharmacy and associate professor of biomedical engineering, devotes herself to finding new drug delivery systems and teaching students to do the same. She is involved in ongoing research that could help improve therapies for devastating diseases such as cancer and cystic fibrosis.
January 15, 2015
Babak Ziaie and collaborator Shirley Rietdyk received funds from the Trask Innovation Fund to advance "SmartGait: A Device to Assess Gait Parameters and Predict Falls." The technology modifies a smartphone to measure a person's walking gait to help prevent falls in those with compromised balance, such as the elderly or people with Parkinson's disease.
January 15, 2015
Vibronix Inc. is developing a technology that causes soft plaque, the most dangerous kind of buildup inside heart arteries, to seemingly glow in medical imaging, lighting the path to the best treatment.
January 6, 2015
Symic Biomedical has secured $15 million in Series A financing. This financing will support the company's ongoing development of its novel therapeutics and advancement of its two lead programs into clinical trials.
December 8, 2014
Researchers at Purdue find that lacrosse helmet models fail safety standards. Two lacrosse helmets are decertified by a safety organization, as reported in the New York Times, raising concerns about the sport.
December 4, 2014
A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.