CEP: May 2018 Even though translational medicine has been defined in different ways, the central theme is using a multidisciplinary approach to translate novel scientific and technological findings from bench to bedside to address human health in an affordable manner. Read the 6 articles in this month's special section to learn more. Other topics in this issue include improving evaporation efficiency and impellers for Laminar-Flow Mixing Editorial Print Is Not Dead Discussion Central, AIChE’s online community for professional members, recently dealt with the question “Is print dead?” — a topic that is near and dear to me. It is a question we in the publishing business wrestle with continually... Read more Share The Essentials of Continuous Evaporation May2018Back To BasicsBryan W. Hackett, P.E.Evaporation is a standard thermally driven unit operation. Learn three methods to improve evaporator efficiency. Consider Hydrofoil Impellers for Laminar-Flow Mixing May2018Fluids and Solids HandlingGregory BenzHydrofoil impellers are typically associated with turbulent-flow mixing. Simple calculations, computational fluid dynamics, mixing software, and laboratory testing reveal that they are also effective in laminar-flow applications. Engineering the Precise Translation of Novel Medicines May2018SBE Special SectionThe field of bioengineering has placed engineers at the frontier of human health. In fact, medical schools at Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Texas A&M, and other universities are developing programs with an “engineering-centric medicine” approach. From Data to Diagnosis: The Search for Biochemical Markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder May2018SBE Special SectionTroy Vargason, Daniel P. Howsmon, Juergen HahnCurrent methods to diagnose autism spectrum disorder rely on observing the behavior of the patient. Now, researchers are investigating metabolic pathways that may hold the clues to more definitive diagnosis. Designing Drug Delivery Systems for Articular Joints May2018SBE Special SectionBrett C. Geiger, Alan J. Grodzinsky, Paula HammondNo disease-modifying drug exists for osteoarthritis due to poor drug delivery within joints. Engineered biomaterials could address this challenge by improving the duration and targeting of therapies. Curtailing Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production May2018SBE Special SectionYiannis N. KaznessisFor decades, livestock producers have routinely administered antibiotics to animals to make them grow faster or as a preventive treatment against disease. This may be contributing to the increasing number of humans being infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers are now searching for viable alternatives. Recent Advances in Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering May2018SBE Special SectionSamad Ahadian, Houman Savoji, Ali KhademhosseiniHydrogels could play an important role in the fabrication of functional tissues for regenerative medicine. This article describes the developments in polymer chemistry, nanomaterials, molecular biology, and microscale technologies that are spurring advances in hydrogel fabrication. Going Small Is Big: Creating Organoids for Regenerative Medicine May2018SBE Special SectionOgechi Ogoke, Mitchell H. Maloy, Saber Meamardoost, Natesh ParashuramaOrganoids are a promising tool to replicate key structural and functional features of human organs. Recent developments in organoids to model the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas have the potential to advance regenerative medicine. Direct Production of Engineered Cardiac Tissue within Hybrid Biomaterials May2018SBE Special SectionMorgan Ellis, Elizabeth LipkeThe human heart contains highly specialized cells that are especially vulnerable to damage because they lack regenerative capabilities. This article describes a novel method for encapsulating and directly differentiating induced pluripotent stem cells in hybrid biomaterials to form cardiac tissue. SBE Special Section: Translational Medicine (Complete 44-Page Section) May2018SBE Special SectionEngineering the Precise Translation of Novel Medicines; From Data to Diagnosis: The Search for Biochemical Markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder; Designing Drug Delivery Systems for Articular Joints; Curtailing Antiobiotic Use in Livestock Production; Recent Advances in Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering; Going Small is Big: Creating Organoids for Regenerative Medicine; Direct Production of Engineered Cardiac Tissue within Hybrid Biomaterials Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.