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RTI International Launches Comprehensive Online Nanomaterial Registry, June 19,
Funded by NIBIB, NCI, and NIEHS, RTI International has launched the Nanomaterial
Registry, a comprehensive resource for the nanomaterial community. more...
Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to move robotic arm, Reuters, by Julie Steenhuysen,
May 16, 2012
A paralyzed woman was able to reach for and sip from a drink on her own -- for the
first time in 15 years -- by using her thoughts to direct a robotic arm. The device
is intended to put robotics and other assistive technology under the brain's
Nanoparticle Research at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Initially Funded in
Part by NIBIB Has Progressed to Human Clinical Trials, HealthCanal.com, April
A team of scientists, engineers and physicians from Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, BIND Biosciences, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen),
Wayne State University Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Weill Cornell Medical College
have found promising effects of a first-in-class targeted cancer drug called BIND-014
in treating solid tumors.
BIND-014 is the first targeted and programmed nanomedicine to enter human clinical
studies. The study will be published online by Science Translational Medicine on
According to the researchers, the drug is the first of its kind to reach clinical
evaluation and demonstrates a differentially high drug concentration in tumors by
targeting drug encapsulated nanoparticles directly to the site of tumors. This leads
to substantially better efficacy and safety.
Details at http://www.healthcanal.com/cancers/28288-First-targeted-nanomedicine-enter-cancer-clinical-studies.html
February 11, 2012: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine honors Dr. Pettigrew
as 2012 Hall of Fame inductee
Dr. Pettigrew was the 2012 inductee into the University of Miami Medical Alumni
Association Hall of Fame on February 11, 2012, becoming the 20th inductee
in the school’s history. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor presented to
alumni who have achieved national or international recognition for outstanding contributions
in academic, research or social aspects of medicine and who have been graduates
of the Miller School of Medicine for more than ten years. more...
UCLA Life Scientists Awarded Popular Mechanics' Breakthrough Award, UCLA Newsroom,
January 5, 2012, Stuart Wolpert.
One of NIBIB's Principal Investigators, V. Eggie Edgerton, et. al. was awarded
a Popular Mechanics' 2011 Breakthrough Award for developing "an electric therapy
that stimulates spinal nerves, allowing the paralyzed to walk." "Popular Mechanics
honored this 'scientific dream team'" for dramatically advancing science,
technology, and medicine enabling Rob Summers "to stand and voluntarily move his
toes, ankles, knees and hips on command." more...
Last Updated On 03/20/2013