Studies compare best ways to treat wide-neck aneurysms – BIOENGINEER.ORG

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 14, 2022) – Aneurysms are weak, bulging portions of blood vessel walls. These blood-filled sacs resemble balloons in structure and have necks like balloons. Some aneurysms have larger necks and are called “wide-neck” aneurysms. These aneurysms, identified through imaging, can be significantly more difficult to treat. SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 14, 2022) – … Read more

Economic development honor among ORNL’s 5 federal laboratory awards – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Department of Energy, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development were recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for their impactful partnership that resulted in a record $ 2.3 billion investment by Ultium Cells. A joint venture of General Motors and LG Energy Solution, Ultium … Read more

Trauma centers expand care to treat patients beyond physical injury – BIOENGINEER.ORG

CHICAGO: Most patients who show signs of alcohol or opioid / stimulant drug use associated with injury now undergo screening and / or intervention in Level I and II trauma centers, according to national survey results. Screenings and interventions are also conducted for some trauma patients who show signs of depression, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress … Read more

Remapping atrial fibrillation treatment – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A new way of treating arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF) – the most common heart arrhythmia diagnosis in clinical practice – has debuted at UC San Diego Health. vMap is a non-invasive, computational mapping system that produces a three-dimensional, interactive map of arrhythmia hotspots anywhere in the heart, including all four chambers of the organ, … Read more

A microbial compound in the gut leads to anxious behaviors in mice – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A Caltech-led team of researchers has discovered that a small-molecule metabolite, produced by bacteria that resides in the mouse gut, can travel to the brain and alter the function of brain cells, leading to increased anxiety in mice. The work helps uncover a molecular explanation for recent observations that gut microbiome changes are associated with … Read more

A new, sustainable way to make hydrogen for fuel cells and fertilizers – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A new sustainable and practical method for producing hydrogen from water has been discovered by a team of researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan led by Ryuhei Nakamura. Unlike current methods, the new method does not require rare metals that are expensive or in short supply. Instead, hydrogen for … Read more

Natural History Museum of Berlin’s journal Fossil Record started publishing on ARPHA Platform – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Fossil Record – the paleontological scholarly journal of the Natural History Museum of Berlin (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin) published its first articles after moving to the academic publisher Pensoft and its publishing platform ARPHA in late 2021. The renowned scientific outlet – launched in 1998 – joined two other historical journals owned by the Museum: … Read more

Follow-up costs can add up if a free cancer screening shows a potential problem – BIOENGINEER.ORG

With the White House putting cancer prevention and early treatment squarely in the sights of its renewed Cancer Moonshot initiative, recent University of Michigan research offers insights that policymakers could use to ensure more cancers are diagnosed earlier and reduce inequalities. With the White House putting cancer prevention and early treatment squarely in the sights … Read more

Decline of vultures and rise of dogs carries disease risks – BIOENGINEER.ORG

In the yards behind the slaughterhouses — also called abattoirs — of Ethiopia, an ecological shift is unfolding that has echoes of similar crises all over the world. Species with a clear and effective ecological role are in serious decline, and the less-specialized but more aggressive species that have moved in to take their place … Read more

High levels of hazardous chemicals found in Canadian nail salons – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A recent University of Toronto study, in collaboration with Parkdale Queen West Community Heath Center and the Healthy Nail Salons Network, shows that nail technicians in discount salons are exposed to several chemicals widely used as plasticizers and flame retardants. A recent University of Toronto study, in collaboration with Parkdale Queen West Community Heath Center … Read more