Graduate Student Maria Qadri's Research Featured in Comic Series

Earlier this year, BME PhD student Maria Qadri's research was featured in the form of a graphic article for a three-part series on How Big Data Is Transforming Health Care for Pacific Standard. Using illustration the series features a comic book version of Qadri in her research exploring how advances in tracking technology, data analysis, and automation offer significant improvements in medical treatment and quality of life.

Faster, More Accurate Cancer Detection Using Nanoparticles, Rutgers-Led Study Finds

Light-emitting nanoprobes can detect cancer early and track the spread of tiny tumors

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswickscientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment.

The technology, announced today, could improve patient cure rates and survival times.

Second Annual BME Alumni Networking Event

Sixty Biomedical Engineering alumni, faculty, and friends attended the second annual BME Alumni Networking Event on October 25, 2017, at the new home of The Rutgers Club on Livingston Campus in Piscataway. Special thanks to Mark Zimmerman and Eric Novik, for allowing us to recognize them for their commitment to the department, and to Professor Noshir Langrana, for 12 years of dedicated service as Chair of the department. Click here to see names of several attendees.

Yarmush and Colleagues Receive Continued NIH Support for Developing Recellularized Organs

Professor Martin Yarmush and colleagues at the Massachusetts General Hospital have been awarded a 4-year $1,605,506 research grant from the National Institute of Health for a project entitled, "Recellularization of Liver Bioscaffolds." The project’s goal is to engineer transplantable human liver grafts for treating liver dysfunction and failure, and the central hypothesis to be tested here is that the natural liver scaffold derived from discarded livers can be extensively repopulated with hepatocytes and non-parenchymal cells and that these grafts can perform essential liver functi

Patent Issued to Professor Langrana and Colleagues

A patent was issued to Professor Noshir Langrana, Devendra Verma and Michelle Previtera, entitled, "Biomaterial and Methods of use Thereof for the Prevention of Post-Operative Adhesions” (US Patent Number 9,757,499). The invention describes the development a novel biodegradable and non-toxic polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) biomaterials that have anti-adhesive and anti-inflammatory properties. PEC-based films are strong and flexible and can be inserted postoperatively as physical barrier between tissues and organs at the wound site.

Patent Issued to Professor Yarmush and Colleagues

A patent was issued to Professor Martin Yarmush and former Rutgers colleagues and students, Tim Maguire, Stanley Dunn, Kevin Nikitczuk, and Eric Novik, entitled, "Automated Vessel Puncture Device using 3-D Near Infrared Imaging and a Robotically Driven Needle” (US Patent Number 9743875). The invention describes the development of automated robotic venipuncture device containing three major components: (1) an imaging system; (2) an automated robotic end-effector unit; and (3) a computer (controller and interface). 

Best Paper Award at 2017 MICCAI Conference

BME PhD student Cosmas Mwikirize received a best paper award at the 2017 MICCAI conference workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures. The paper was reporting on a machine learning method for automatic and accurate localization of needles with 3D ultrasound data. Cosmas is part of the CompAST laboratory and is supervised by Prof. Hacihaliloglu. The annual MICCAI meeting is the premier conference in medical image computing and computer assisted interventions.

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