NEWS & EVENTS
NIH has awarded a grant to UCSF for the creation of Health ePeople, a platform that will enable investigators to conduct mobile and wireless health research in a less costly, more streamlined manner. The researchers aspire to enroll one million volunteers in the platform who will agree to share their electronic health data. Read more at ucsf.edu/news.
Researchers at Yale have developed a sunscreen that doesn’t penetrate the skin, eliminating serious health concerns associated with commercial sunscreens. Read more at Yale News.
NIBIB-funded researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a smartphone-based device that can reliably carry out molecular diagnoses in under an hour for approximately two dollars per patient. The device could enable point-of-care cancer diagnostics in low- to middle-income or remote areas, which often have high rates of mortality from cancer due to missed opportunities for treatment.
Three-dimensional "tissue chips," grown from stem cells on tiny scaffolds, could become a new way to screen drugs and chemicals for toxicity. UW-Madison researchers created clusters of interacting cells that mimic the developing human brain. Read more at Wisconsin State Journal.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have developed a low-cost diagnostic tool, slightly larger than a coffee mug, that detects chlamydia within 30 minutes.Read more at The Baltimore Sun.
Popular Science covers NIBIB grantee Michael McAlpine's work to create 3D printed customized scaffolds that help nerves regenerate. The scaffolds were recently successfully tested in animals. Read more at www.popsci.com.