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Southeast Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (SEBECC) 2011

The Southeast Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (SEBECC) 2011 brings together students & practitioners of Biomedical Engineering and the Life Sciences for panel discussions, technical sessions, and informal extended exchange of ideas important to the future of Biomedical Engineering. Some conference highlights include:

– Assisting participants in planning their academic and industrial careers
– Introducing companies to the wealth of intellectual prowess rooted in the Southeast
– Exposing participants to innovative research in biomedical engineering and allied areas
– Promoting potential employees through a Career Networking Session

Please see our past SEBECC events:


World’s First Double Headed MRI to Study Brain Activity during Cuddling with friends

Right now, getting an MRI scan means you have be still—and alone—in a gigantic machine. Thanks to some clever researchers though, future fMRI scanners might be double-headed—meaning that you can bring a buddy for simultaneous, cuddle-filled brain scans.

Two heads are better than one—particularly if you’re studying the brain activity underlying social interaction. The problem is that imaging technologies such as MRI have only been able to handle one brain at a time – until now. Ray Lee at Princeton University has developed the world’s first dual-headed fMRI scanner. The innovation allows the simultaneous imaging of the brain activity of two people lying in the same scanner.