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The Biomedical engineering division is a group for Engineers Ireland members working in the MedTech sector. It provides opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing in this fascinating, diverse and life-changing division of engineering.

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Get off the golf cart if you have knee osteoarthritis

It may seem intuitive that golfers with knee osteoarthritis should stay off their feet and ride in a golf cart. But new research has found, for the first time, that walking the course provides significantly higher health benefits and is not associated with increased pain, cartilage breakdown or inflammation. From presidents to retirees, more than 17 million people over the age of 50 golf regularly. Knee osteoarthritis, which causes swelling, pain and difficulty moving the joint, is one of ...

Father of cinematography Bull as quick as a fly

Lucian Bull was born in 1876 to a French mother, Gabrielle Joune, and his father, Cornelius, who was a merchant/carpenter. He was educated in Dublin; in 1894, at the age of 18, he went to live with his aunts in France with the intention of becoming a photographer. His photographic talent was noticed by a physiology researcher called Étienne-Jules Marey and soon he was employed as his assistant. Physiology is the study of how the body works and Marey was one of the most eminent ...

Drug reduces size of some lung cancer tumours and relapse rate after surgery

A drug given to early-stage lung cancer patients before they undergo surgery showed major tumour responses in the removed tumour and an increase in anti-tumour T-cells that remained after the tumour was removed, which resulted in fewer relapse cases in the patients. The research teams at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center wanted to find out if providing ...

Strain mediated arterial degradation is critically influenced by matrix content and collagen crimp

Gaul, RT (1,2); Nolan, DR (1,2); Ristori, T (3,4); Bouten, CVC (3,4); Loerakker, S (3,4); Lally, C (1,2) 1 Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, Trinity College Dublin 2 School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin 3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands 4 Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands The Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Medal 2018, awarded to a PhD student who ...

Newfound 'organ' had been missed by standard method for visualising anatomy

Researchers have identified a previously unknown feature of human anatomy with implications for the function of all organs, most tissues and the mechanisms of most major diseases. Published recently in 'Scientific Reports', a new study co-led by an NYU School of Medicine pathologist reveals that layers of the body long thought to be dense, connective tissues - below the skin's surface, lining the digestive tract, lungs and urinary systems, and surrounding arteries, veins, and the fascia ...

Are bigger bacteria easier to kill?

It’s been said that the bigger they come the harder they fall, an adage that turns out to be uncannily accurate when it comes to finding new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Researchers in the lab of KC Huang, associate professor of bioengineering, have found that a single mutation to an important protein in E. coli — the bacteria you hope never to find in your vegetables — can cause these cells to bloat up by more than 500 per cent. If the same were true of ...
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