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Researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. Read more at UC Davis
A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumor to invade other tissues and form metastases.
Business Insider features BrainGate as part of its "Game Changers" video series.The NIH-funded BrainGate System is a brain-computer interface that records and transmits brain activity wirelessly and has enabled a woman with complete motor paralysis to use her thoughts to control a robotic arm. Watch the full video at www.businessinsider.com.
NIH announces winners of 2014 Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Competition
Four undergraduate teams design creative new solutions to longstanding healthcare problems
The New York Times reports on a recent report by NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Tufts Univesrity about the creation of 3D functional, brain-like tissue that resembles the structural and functional features of rat brain tissue. Read the full story at www.nytimes.com.
NBC News reports on a new kind of brain-like tissue created by NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Tufts University that can sustain lab-grown neurons for weeks on end, so well that the neurons respond to hard knocks the way an actual brain would. Read the full story at www.nbcnews.com.