NEWS & EVENTS
NIBIB grantee Sunney Xie and colleagues are developing a new technique, called stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy, that can easily distinguish tumor tissue from normal tissue in the brains of living mice. This technology may someday provide real-time guidance in the operating room and greatly improve the accuracy of brain tumor removal. Read the full press release at UofMHealth.org.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of National Institutes of Health (NIH), is profiling some of the research it’s been funding over at its Science Highlights page. One interesting technology is an MRI compatible robotic device that can move in 3D and would be used to carefully get to hard to access brain tumors and kill them with a heated tip. Read More at MedGadget.com
In a small clinical study, researchers found a new, wearable ultrasound patch significantly accelerated healing in five patients who had venous ulcers, according to a news release. Read the full article at Nurse.com
NIBIB grantee Hong Hua discusses her work on 3D augmented reality displays and potential applications, which may range from getting directions or playing video games to training soldiers and enhancing medical care. Read the full press release at uanews.org.
NIBIB-supported researcher Lihong Wang, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the highest honor conferred by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in this field. Read the full press release at wustl.edu.
In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like an adhesive bandage. Read the full article on Fortmyers.Floridaweekly.com
Rice University researchers are making strides toward a set of rules to custom-design Lego-like viral capsid proteins for gene therapy. Read the full press release at rice.edu.
A natural form of sugar could offer a new, noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and potentially see whether cancer medication is effective, by means of a new imaging technology developed at UC San Francisco in collaboration with GE Healthcare. Read the full article at ScienceDaily.com
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain in kindergartners revealed structural links to developmental reading skills and hinted at a possible target for earlier detection of dyslexia, a small study showed. Read the full article at MedPageToday.com.