NEWS & EVENTS
Researchers Develop Microneedle Patch for Flu Vaccination
A microneedle patch for influenza vaccine delivery. Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), discusses the first human influenza vaccine trial using the microneedle patch developed by researchers at Georgia Tech and funded by NIBIB, part of NIH.
Better, Faster Cancer Diagnosis
Research funded by NIH at Massachusetts General Hospital has yielded a miniature, point-of-care Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) device that can non- invasively diagnose cancer and has demonstrated superior accuracy and speed when compared to standard biopsy. The micro-NMR does this by analyzing cells, proteins, nucleic acids, viruses, and bacteria from unpurified biological samples -- all in less than an hour. Using unprocessed samples eliminates the need for a lab and trained technicians.
NIBIB Bioengineering Summer Internship Program Intern, Will Sipprell
Will Sipprell participated in NIBIB's summer internship program in 2008. He worked with Maria Liebedowska in the NIH Clinical Center Rehabilitation Department doing research on muscle movement and cerebral palsy. In this video, he serves as a healthy subject for the study.
Mobility for Paralyzed Patients
Epidural stimulation research funded by the NIH demonstrates remarkable results in humans with severe spinal cord injury. By increasing the excitability of the body's neural network, a level of function can be achieved, including the ability to stand independently. Perhaps even more remarkable, is the regaining of voluntary control of bladder, bowel, and sexual function.
Advice for Future Scientists
Researchers from chemical engineering, biomedical and bioengineering, biochemistry, and biophysics give their advice to science students and those who are thinking of going into science. Contributors: Christopher Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Henry Eden, M.D., Ph.D. David Kaplan, Ph.D. George Patterson, Ph.D Belinda Seto, Ph.D. Roberty Tranquillo, Ph.D. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D.