Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

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NIBIB’s science education page is meant to be a resource for students, parents, teachers, and anyone interested in biomedical imaging and bioengineering. Here, you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions about medical imaging and bioengineering technologies and learn about NIBIB-funded research. You’ll also find links to websites, organizations, and events that promote science education and encourage scientific discovery.


Bionic Man

Interactive Click & Learn

Visually explore some of the latest bioengineering creations from NIBIB-funded research. From prosthetics to artificial kidneys, these technologies are changing lives now and in the futures.

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Play the game, and learn how fingers can be regrown, paralyzed people can stand, and what an MRI image of your brain looks like.

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Fun fact

English naturalist, Robert Hooke, drew one of first objects viewed through a microscope. He published his flea illustration some 350 years ago, drawn at 200-times magnification and covered in spiny bristles. Today, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy reveals the molecules within an organism, whether a flea or a human. Molecules are measured in nanometers; flea-sized is huge by comparison.  How small is a nanometer?  Take one strand of human hair and slice it 100,000 times.  Each slice is approximately 1 nanometer.