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.
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
Engineering and Medicine Combine to Fight Brain Cancer
A collaboration between two laboratories – one in Engineering and the other in Medicine – has led to a promising drug delivery system that uses nanoparticles to fight a particularly aggressive and hard-to-treat brain cancer.Source: Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science
‘Sticky’ particles promise more precise drug delivery for brain cancer
A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain. By making nanoparticles bioadhesive, or “sticky,” the researchers have answered a long-standing question: Once you get the particles to the brain, how do you get them to interact with the cancer cells there? Their findings are published May 19 in Nature Communications.
Unmet Clinical Needs
On October 27, the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT), a YCCI emerging core, hosted Clinician Pitch Night. More than ninety students from Yale College, the School of Management, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences gathered to listen to pitches from clinicians seeking creative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to challenging problems that arise in caring for patients.
Next head of Jonathan Edwards College to be W. Mark Saltzman
President Peter Salovey announced W. Mark Saltzman, the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, as the next head of Jonathan Edwards College (JE) on May 5 to students in the JE dining hall.Source: Yale News
Chair of Biomedical Engineering elected to Institute of Medicine
Mark Saltzman, PhD, Goizueta Foundation Professor and chair of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health. Election to the IOM recognizes excellence and professional achievement in a field relevant to the Institute’s mission.
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.