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Computational Biomedicine Research News

Nan Kong, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, co-authors The n-by-T Target Discharge Strategy for Inpatient Units in Medical Decision Making (journal).
Andrew Brightman, the assistant head of biomedical engineering and an associate professor of engineering practice, co-authored Empathic Perspective-Taking and Ethical Decision-Making in Engineering Ethics Education in Philosophy and Engineering.
Edward Bartlett, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and biological sciences, was named a 2017 University Faculty Scholar. The honor recognizes outstanding accomplishments by faculty mid-way through their academic career.

EBB Research News

David O. Sohutskay and Sherry L. Voytik-Harbin co-authored Biophysical Analysis of the Self-Assembly and Matrix Mechanical Properties of Oligomeric Collagen
Sarah Calve was named the recipient of the 2018 Rising Star Award for Junior Faculty from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Conference on Jan. 3.
Eric Nauman and Lia Stanciu are co-authors on Bioresorbable Fe–Mn and Fe–Mn–HA Materials for Orthopedic Implantation: Enhancing Degradation through Porosity Control, Adv. Healthcare Mater. April, 27, 2017.
Taeyoon Kim, assistant professor of bioengineering and professor of pharmaceuticals, co-authored the publication Buckling-induced F-actin fragmentation modulates the contraction of active cytoskeletal networks.
Under the guidance of Julie C Liu, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemical engineering, A bioinspired elastin-based protein for a cytocompatible underwater adhesive was published in Biomaterials (journal).
Published in Journal of Controlled Release, Professor Sherry Harbin co-authored Murine ultrasound-guided transabdominal para-aortic injections of self assembling type I collagen oligomers.
Taeyoon Kim, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, co-authored Morphological Transformation and Force Generation of Active Cytoskeletal Networks.
Russell Main, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences, co-authored Effects of Loading Duration and Short Rest Insertion on Cancellous and Cortical Bone Adaptation in the Mouse Tibia.
A Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering-affiliated startup, GeniPhys, has attained “Second-Tier Gold Award” status from the Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund and will receive $80,000 in funding to advance its efforts.
T.J. Puls, a PhD student in Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering advised by Sherry Harbin, is the recipient of a 2017 International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science.
Rucha Joshi (Sherry Harbin, advisors) graduated in December 2016 and accepted a position as post-doctoral research assistant at Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
Heui Chang Lee (Kevin Otto/Kinam Park, co-advisors) graduated in December 2016.
Eric Nauman, professor of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and basic medical sciences, has been inducted into the Purdue University Teaching Academy.
A new tumor model has been shown to predict how certain types of cancer cells react differently to a commonly used chemotherapy drug, a potential tool for "precision medicine," in which drug treatment is tailored to individual patients and certain cancer types.

Imaging Research News

Quantitative evaluation of impact attenuation by football helmets using a modal impulse hammer
Leem, J. W., Park, J., Kim, S., Kim, S., Choi,S.H., Choi, K. and Kim, Y. L. (2018), Fluorescent Proteins: Green‐Light‐Activated Photoreaction via Genetic Hybridization of Far‐Red Fluorescent Protein and Silk (Adv. Sci. 6/2018). Adv. Sci., 5: 1870033. doi:10.1002/advs.201870033
Amelia Adelsperger, Evan Phillips, and Craig Goergen co-authored Development and growth trends in angiotensin II-induced murine dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysms. 01 April 2018.
Goergen receives ‘Grand Challenges Explorations’ grant for project to help expecting mothers.
Four graduate students advised by Zhongming Liu win highly-competitive awards from international societies.
The Purdue MRI Facilities website has launched. The website is dedicated to the Engineering MRI Facility and the Small Animal MRI Facility, which is supported by the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Safety information, policies, pricing, and scheduling information is provided.
Young Kim, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is developing technology that could allow users to quickly determine the health of plants in the field and of fruits and vegetables in groceries through the translation of digital images on smartphones into virtual hyperspectral images.
Fang Huang, an assistant professor of biomedical research, is developing a next-generation “nanoscope” that promises to reveal dynamic mechanisms inside living cells.
Young Kim, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, received a $110,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to support his work on silk-based fibers for biosensing and therapeutic platforms.
Published in Journal of Controlled Release, Professor Craig Goergen co-authored Murine ultrasound-guided transabdominal para-aortic injections of self assembling type I collagen oligomers.
Gurneet S. Sangha, Evan H. Phillips, and Craig J. Goergen co-authored In vivo photoacoustic lipid imaging in mice using the second near-infrared window. Biomed. Opt. Express 8, 736-742 (2017).
Chi Zhang, Kai-Chih Huang, Bartek Rajwa, Junjie Li, Shiqi Yang, Haonan Lin, Chien-sheng Liao, Gregory Eakins, Shihuan Kuang, Valery Patsekin, J. Paul Robinson, and Ji-Xin Cheng co-authored "Stimulated Raman scattering flow cytometry for label-free single-particle analysis," Optica 4, 103-109 (2017).
Shelley Claridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry, have been named 2016 DuPont Young Professor. The award recognizes promising research that advances basic science knowledge to address global challenges in food, energy and protection.
Ji-Xin Cheng, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry and a member of the Center for Cancer Research, has assisted in new research focusing on inhibiting lipid metabolism of cancer stem cells.
Diana O. Svaldi (Thomas Talavage, advisors) graduated in December 2016.
Chien-Sheng Liao (Advisor: Ji-Xin) and Gurneet Sangha (Advisor: Craig Goergen) receive Ronald W. Dollens Scholarship.
Shelley Claridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry, have been inducted into the Purdue University Teaching Academy.
The recipient of the 016 Fearnot-Laufman-Greatbatch Award is Lauren Marussich. The Fearnot-Laufman-Greatbatch Award is given each year to the BME or IBSc graduate student who gives the best BME summer seminar presentation, as determined by audience member evaluations.

Instrumentation Research News

Purdue-affiliated startup developing non-invasive, effective contact lenses and glasses to treat glaucoma, prevent blindness
Richard Borgens is featured in Purdue Today's "Inventors and Innovators" for developing the drug Ampyra, which has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for improving motor function in patients with multiple sclerosis.
An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment for spinal cord injuries.
Brad Duerstock and colleagues have developed a device that enables people with visual impairments to interpret images from a microscope in real-time. The touch-feedback device, featured in New Scientist magazine, is a promising assistive technology for visually impaired students and scientists in STEM careers.
Bionode LLC, a Purdue-affiliated startup, is developing a treatment for glaucoma to prevent blindness.
Michael Ladisch co-authors Human pathogens in plant biofilms: Formation, physiology, and detection in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
Chi Hwan Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, and Jacqueline Linnes, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, both received the 2016 Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) International Travel Grants.
First author Heui Chang Lee publication, An efficient iterative CBCT reconstruction approach using gradient projection sparse reconstruction algorithm, was recently published by Oncotarget.
Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new personalized treatment the injuries.
Babak Ziaie, a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, research team developed a palm-sized patch that changes color to indicate different level of hydration.
The $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program is target to better understand the stomach’s neural circuitry and whether bioelectronics medicine can aid conditions such as diabetes or obesity.
GlaxoSmithKline, a global health care company, provided Professor Pedro Irazoqui a $1 million award to pursue research into a device that would allow a patient to control bladder function using a phone.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) recognized the work Pedro Irazoqui, a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, and his research team has conducted on vagus nerve stimulation.

Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology News