BME press releases

September 5, 2013

Computational medicine begins to enhance the way doctors detect and treat disease

Trained in mathematics, computer science, engineering and biology, researchers are designing computational models of human anatomical systems enhances the way doctors detect and treat disease.

Future of Suture device wins $12,500 inventors prize for Johns Hopkins students

A Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering team has won first prize for their disposable suturing tool used to guide the placement of stitches and guard against the accidental puncture of internal organs.

Maryland innovation initiative invests in Johns Hopkins biomedical projects

Nearly $300,000 has been awarded to to three Johns Hopkins-related projects that hold promise for ushering new medical devices to the marketplace.

Low-cost cooling cure could avert brain damage in oxygen-starved babies

Biomedical engineering undergraduate team designs “Cooling Cure” device in an effort to prevent brain damage in oxygen-deprived newborns.

Johns Hopkins students win two top awards in national biomedical engineering contest

Johns Hopkins BME student-built devices — a blood clot detection system and a concealable, hands-free breast pump — have won two of the top three awards in a national contest.

Johns Hopkins students’ device aims to avert repeated breast cancer surgeries

Johns Hopkins bioengineering graduate students have designed a device to allow pathologists to quickly inspect excised breast tissue within 20 minutes, while the patient is still in the operating room.

Johns Hopkins receives grant from Medtronic for student engineering program focused on medical devices for developing countries

Medtronic partners with JHU to provide $200,000 a year for up to three years to support the BME CBID program.

Researchers aim to use light – not electric jolts – to restore healthy heartbeats

In a paper published in Nature Communications, biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook universities described their plan to use biological lab data and an intricate computer model to devise a better way to heal ailing hearts.

Therapeutic eye injections may be needed less often

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers, led by Jordan Green, PhD, have created a promising new drug-delivery strategy for a type of central vision loss.