Biomedical Engineering

May 2018 CEP Preview

. by Cynthia Mascone

This month, brush up on the essentials of continuous evaporation, learn new uses for hydrofoil impellers, enjoy the special section on translational medicine, and more.

November 2017 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson

Chemical engineers' response to the addiction epidemic, cogeneration operation basics, an overview of Colombia's chemical industry, and more.

Technology Can Stop the Zika Virus, but Should It?

. by Douglas B. Clark

If you could eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito responsible for spreading the Zika virus in the Americas, would you? And should you? Those are some of the big questions being tossed about among biologists, ecologists, public health experts, and others today because the technology exists to bid farewell to the pesky mosquito.

New In Vitro Technique Holds Promise for Treating Infertility

. by Emily Fragenberg

For young women facing a cancer diagnosis, the fear of chemotherapy-induced sterility often leads to seeking fertility-protective measures. Current methods of fertility preservation, however, can delay cancer treatment and come with the risk of reintroducing cancer cells later. Today, a new technique for in vitro culture and maturation of ovarian follicles holds promise for treating infertility in these cases.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Drug Delivery [On Location]

. by Emily Fragenberg

A novel drug delivery technique has nanoparticles thumbing for a ride aboard red blood cells. This promising work comes from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who presented their findings at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

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