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Grantee News • April 8, 2013
Two prominent researchers at NIBIB-funded Biomedical Technology Resource Centers are being awarded the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2013 Gold Medal at the society's 21st annual meeting and exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 22, 2013.
Science Highlights • April 3, 2013
The Neuroimaging Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), now offers researchers cloud-based computing, which brings expanded research capabilities to both large and small-scale researchers while reducing the costs of working with increasingly larger data sets.
NIBIB in the News • April 1, 2013

Dr. Mendelson, Radiology Professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York describes the NIBIB-funded Image Share program of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and highlights the advantages of patient-controlled sharing of digital images without CDs, including easy access and reduced radiation dosage. Watch the video from the Wall Street Journal.

Science Highlights • March 28, 2013

NIBIB is calling on engineers, biologists, computer scientists, and information technologists across academia, industry, and non-profit sectors to submit proposals for high-risk, high-reward research that seeks to integrate basic science, clinical practice, and technology to solve critical challenges in health and healthcare.

Press Releases • March 19, 2013
A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early stage animal tests, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Grantee News • March 18, 2013

A look at how researchers use nature as the basis for bioengineering discoveries includes the work by NIBIB grantee Bob Langer at MIT and his colleague Jeffrey Karp at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on quick release adhesive for the fragile skin of babies and the elderly. Read the full article from The Washington Post.

Science Highlights • March 15, 2013
Scientists have found a way to sneak nanoparticles carrying tumor-fighting drugs past cells of the immune system, which would normally engulf the particles, preventing them from reaching their target.
Grantee News • March 8, 2013

Genomic screening in combination with MRI imaging has enabled NIBIB-funded researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to discover genetic varients that affect the brain’s wiring. The findings suggest that a specific gene (SPON1) variant and new neurogenetic pathway have links to dementia severity. Additional information can be found from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Genome-wide scan of healthy human connectome discovers SPON1 gene variant influencing dementia severity.

Science Highlights • March 5, 2013
Patients with cartilage damage were successful in regenerating new cartilage tissue, thanks to an innovative technique developed by an NIBIB grantee. The technique creates a scaffold by combining the use of a biogel that solidifies when exposed to light and a strong biological adhesive
Science Highlights • March 1, 2013
Three NIBIB funded researchers have been collaborating to modify the natural structure of spider silk in order to increase its potential uses. These researchers, however, are looking in unexpected places for guidance in creating new synthetic structures—namely, art.

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