Posts Tagged ‘Biomedical Engineering’
Nicholas Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award
New Cancer Treatment Uses Enzymes to Boost Immune System and Fight Back
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy.
The enzyme, PEG-KYNase, does not directly kill cancer cells but instead empowers the immune system to eradicate unwanted cells on its own. PEG-KYNase is designed to degrade kynurenine, a metabolite produced by numerous tumors that … Read the rest »
Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Nicholas Peppas, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Peppas is one of 228 new members elected this year. They include some of the world’s most … Read the rest »
Peppas Receives NIH Funding to Improve Early Detection of Autoimmune Disorders
Originally published on the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s website.
Treatment of autoimmune disorders is most effective when they are diagnosed early. In Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects the exocrine system, patients suffer from dry eye and dry mouth. Diagnosis is often delayed by six to ten years even after symptoms appear. Currently, … Read the rest »
Nicholas Peppas Receives International Award from European Society for Biomaterials
Nicholas Peppas, the Cockrell Family Regents Chair #6 in Engineering and professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacy at UT Austin, recently received the 2015 International Award from the European Society for Biomaterials. The award was given at the 27th European Conference on Biomaterials in Krakow, Poland, Sept. 1.
The prestigious accolade … Read the rest »
New Institute Advances Health Care Solutions
The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is launching the university’s first health care engineering institute dedicated to developing technologies and treatments that will immediately improve patient quality of life.
Led by Nicholas Peppas, a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, the College of Pharmacy, the Department … Read the rest »
Controlled Release Society Honors Peppas for Lifetime Contributions
The Controlled Release Society (CRS) recognized Professor Nicholas Peppas for exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science at their 2015 Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.
CRS states “Nicholas A. Peppas has been an icon in the field of controlled release through his innovative research, leadership of the Controlled Release Society, and exceptional support of students. … Read the rest »
Nicholas Peppas Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Patras
Nicholas A. Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacy at UT Austin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Patras in Patras, Greece.
He was awarded the doctorate from the university’s Chemical Engineering Department, the top chemical engineering department in … Read the rest »
Peppas Selected as Reilly Lecturer at Notre Dame
Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to present the 2015 Reilly Lectures for the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Peppas will give two presentations as part of … Read the rest »
Researchers Use Light to Understand Cancer Progression
Light is used as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and drug delivery tool. Alumna Laura Suggs, B.S. ChE ‘93, and her team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin believe light can also be used to help answer biological questions about the effect of extracellular matrix stiffness in relation to the progression … Read the rest »