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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Talking about the ‘race’ for a coronavirus vaccine could reduce public confidence

Efforts to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 with a vaccine could be hampered by low levels of confidence in immunisation programmes in some European countries, warns Professor Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project and an anthropologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Electronic skin patches could restore lost sensation and detect disease

Picture this: you’ve experienced no physical sensation beyond your wrists for years, then a doctor drapes a thin, flexible membrane over your hand and, like magic, you can feel the trickle of water through your fingers again.

Five things you need to know about bats, disease and coronavirus

Bats are in the limelight these days because they are rumoured to be the source of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the coronavirus pandemic. But their ability to age without decrepitude or cancer, as well as fight off a multitude of infections, are giving us clues about how to do the same for ourselves, writes UCD zoologist and geneticist Professor Emma Teeling.

Secret of how fish repair their hearts could help cardiac patients

The ability of certain fish to heal damage to their hearts could lead to new treatments for patients who have suffered heart attacks and may also help to unravel how the lifestyle of our parents and grandparents can affect our own heart health.

New artificial intelligence models may increase odds of liver transplant survival – study

Two artificial intelligence models predict higher survival rates after liver transplants via enhancing emergency medical service decisions. 

‘So far, so good’: The view from inside a coronavirus vaccine trial

Dr Lidia Oostvogels is steering the human trials of a coronavirus vaccine for biopharmaceutical firm CureVac where she is head of its infectious diseases programme and leads its development of vaccines and therapies – the work is exciting but stressful given the volume of work and high expectations, and there is little room for mistakes or delays, she says.


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