Could this Medtech Idea Disrupt Medicine?

November 13, 2014

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Could this Medtech Idea Disrupt Medicine?

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In the article 10 Crazy Medtech Ideas That Could Disrupt Medicine, on Qmed.com, WPI Prof. Fischer’s MRI guided robot is listed at #4. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a $3-million NIH grant to study a minimally invasive method of destroying brain tumors while preserving healthy tissue surrounding them. Led by professor Gregory Fischer, PhD, the technology couples a robot […]

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October 23, 2014

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2014 Kalenian Award Winner Sarah Hernandez

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2014 Kalenian Award Winner Sarah Hernandez

The research team of Sarah Hernandez and her advisor, Tanja Dominko are one of two teams to win the 2014 Kalenian Award for which they will receive a grant to support their research.   Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases, accounting for 25% of all deaths in the United States (1). As such, […]

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October 21, 2014

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Professor Billiar receives NIH grant

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Professor Billiar receives NIH grant

Kristen Billiar, Professor of Biomedical Engineering was awarded a 1 year, $450,000 grant from the National Institute of Health(NIH); the research involves combatting retraction in tissue engineered heart valves.

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October 16, 2014

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Todd Alexander recently presented at NATO Workshop

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Todd Alexander recently presented at NATO Workshop

Todd Alexander presented at NATO’s Advanced Research Workshop “Nano technology to Aid Chemical and Biological Defense” in September in Antalya, Turkey. His research is concentrated on tethered antimicrobial peptides. These antimicrobial peptides or AMPs can be used in a broad variety of applications. Todd’s presentation focused on using these peptides, in this case Chrysophsin-1, to […]

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October 6, 2014

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Fellow Lindsay Lozeau has an abstract accepted at TERMIS-AM

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Fellow Lindsay Lozeau has an abstract accepted at TERMIS-AM

Lindsay’s abstract, titled “Recombinant LL37 Antimicrobial Peptide with Collagen Tethering for Wound Healing Applications” was recently accepted as a poster presentation at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Americas (TERMIS-AM) Meeting in Washington, DC, December 13-16th. The theme for the 2014 TERMIS-AM Meeting is “Restoring Lives Through Regenerative Medicine,” reflecting the increasing need […]

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September 23, 2014

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Professor Camesano a co-director of NATO workshop

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Professor Camesano a co-director of NATO workshop

Professor Terri Camesano is the lead organizer and co-director of NATO’s Advanced Research Workshop series titled “Nanotechnology to Aid Chemical and Biological Defense” and takes place September 22-26 in Antalya, Turkey. The workshop’s focus is on nanoscale science and technology as applied to pathogens like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Francisella tularensis (tularemia), and Bacillus anthracis, […]

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September 18, 2014

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Professor Hoy presented at GRSME meeting

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Professor Hoy presented at GRSME meeting

Professor Frank Hoy recently gave a presentation at the Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship Doctoral Consortium: “Finding partners in other disciplines.” The presentation focused on our collaborations here at WPI —  ways we’ve come together and results. This meeting took place in Santa Cruz, CA, July 29 – 31.

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August 25, 2014

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IGERT prof. Qi Wen CoPI on recent award from the NSF

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IGERT prof. Qi Wen CoPI on recent award from the NSF

Physic professor Qi Wen (CoPI) together with (PI) prof. Yuxiang Liu, from mechanical engineering, were recently awarded nearly $450,000 by the National Science Foundation over a period of 3 years.  Tissue cells live in a nonlinear and heterogeneous three-dimensional (3D) environment. However, existing techniques for cell mechanics studies only work in uniform media and mostly on […]

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August 14, 2014

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Professor Frank Hoy on Fox 25 news

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Professor Frank Hoy on Fox 25 news

  Prof. Frank Hoy was interviewed by Fox 25 Boston on Wednesday, August 13th in regards to the Market Basket situation.   http://www.myfoxboston.com/clip/10467841/business-professor-discusses-friday-deadline-for-protesting-market-basket-employees  

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August 5, 2014

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Lindsay Lozeau enjoys summer internship at TEI Biosciences

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Lindsay Lozeau enjoys summer internship at TEI Biosciences

Lindsay Lozeau is enjoying her internship at TEI Biosciences, where she is challenged every day. She is learning CLSI standard and ASTM standardized testing methods and has even established her own assays to study particular things on the products. Lindsay has also been involved with a variety of projects, small animal surgeries, some colorimetric assays, […]

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