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March 19, 2021
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In Made of Stronger Stuff, psychologist Kimberley Wilson and doctor Xand van Tulleken learn how Jason became the first person in the world with a neural enabled prosthetic hand, and as a result, regained the sensation of touch in his fingers. Source: BBC Radio Podcast.
August 3, 2020
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A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract. The technology was developed to support robot-assisted medical treatments.
June 25, 2020
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A new $2.3 million grant from the NIBIB at NIH will support a research effort led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to make a virtual surgery scenario – and others like it – a reality.

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December 3, 2020
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FDA approves first-in-human trial for neural-enabled prosthetic hand system developed at FIU.
September 11, 2019
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Researchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, semiconducting quantum dots, and DNA.
October 3, 2019
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Researchers have developed a virtual reality simulator with life-like avatars to help train surgical teams. The simulator includes an operating room fire, something that happens to about 600 patients each year. Read more at Times Union...
December 9, 2020
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A team of researchers is the first to successfully bioengineer a functional lung with perfusable and healthy vasculature in an ex vivo rodent lung. Their new approach allows the removal of the pulmonary epithelium while maintaining the viability and function of the vascular network and the lung matrix. Read more from Columbia Engineering.

October 3, 2019
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Florida International University announced that the FDA has approved further trials of the university’s prosthetic hand system. The prosthetic is “similar to a pacemaker” in that it “works by delivering electrical pulses to specific nerves in the arm, using a wireless device that can be surgically implanted within the nerves. Sensors embedded in the prosthetic send signals to the implanted device, which then elicits sensations by delivering pulses.” Grace Peng, program director at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, which has collaborated on development of the prosthetic, said, “This unique system, integrating the long-term efforts of academia and industry, is an example of the bioengineering partnerships we promote.” Read the full article in the South Florida Business Journal. Read the full article in the South Florida Business Journal.
October 2, 2019
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Researchers have developed nanorobotic agents that can navigate through the bloodstream to administer a drug by targeting the active cancerous cells of tumors.
October 3, 2019
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NIBIB-funded scientists demonstrated their neural-enabled prosthetic arm that is designed to give sensation back to an amputee.