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Organ preservation and therapeutic ultrasound expert wins Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

Cold storage of human organs for transplant could be a thing of the past thanks to the work of biomedical engineer Professor Constantin Coussios, Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, who is to receive the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious Silver Medal later this month for work including a ground-breaking method of preserving functioning organs at body temperature. He will receive the medal at the Academy Awards Dinner in London today.

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Women in science: why female mentors matter in engineering

It’s no secret that of all the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) specialisms, the engineering industry has the biggest diversity problem. Just nine per cent of the UK’s engineers are female, and a disappointing six per cent of those in professional engineering roles are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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Tissue engineering has the potential to address huge healthcare challenges

Tissue engineering and cell therapies, which use living cells as engineering materials, are some of the most talked about interdisciplinary areas in science. With the potential to produce either tailor-made or mass-produced implantable human tissues that can repair, regenerate or replace deceased or lost tissues, these advancing technologies have the potential to address huge healthcare challenges, such as the shortage of organs and tissues for transplant and provide real solutions for challenges such as heart repair, spine injury repair, diabetes and the treatment of chronic wounds.

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