Three IGERT fellows are chosen as finalist in WPI’s Graduate Research Poster competition

December 18, 2014

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Three IGERT fellows are chosen as finalist in WPI’s Graduate Research Poster competition

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On December 10th, some 210 master’s and PhD candidates shared their innovative research at the Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE). During the day, judges visited all of the participants, evaluating their posters and learning more about their work. They selected 65 finalists—46 PhD and 19 MS candidates divided proportionately among four categories: business and social science, […]

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December 11, 2014

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DAAD Faculty Research Award

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DAAD Faculty Research Award

Marsha Rolle received a three month Faculty Research Visit award from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service). Prof. Rolle will work with Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, Germany to develop label-free imaging techniques to assess vascular smooth muscle cell structure. The DAAD is a joint organization of institutes of […]

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December 9, 2014

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Paralyzed Patients Have Weaker Bones and a Higher Risk of Fractures than Expected

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Paralyzed Patients Have Weaker Bones and a Higher Risk of Fractures than Expected

Study by a team, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute shows standard bone density scans may underestimate the fracture risk for spinal cord injury patients and, by extension, those with osteoporosis. The results suggest that physicians need to begin therapies for spinal cord injury patients sooner to maintain bone mass and strength. The data also serve as […]

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November 13, 2014

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Could this Medtech Idea Disrupt Medicine?

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Could this Medtech Idea Disrupt Medicine?

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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