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

Did you know that researchers are finding new uses for silkworm fibers, from which silk fabric has been made for centuries? An NIBIB-funded laboratory uses the same secretion to make spongy surfaces for growing cells, dissolvable screws for fixing bones, and adhesive gels to patch tissues together.