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June 6, 2018

By instructing key immune system cells to accept transplanted insulin-producing islets, researchers have opened a potentially new pathway for treating type 1 diabetes. If the approach is ultimately successful in humans, it could allow type 1 diabetes to be treated without the long-term complications of immune system suppression. Read more at the Georgia Tech News Center.

Grantee News • June 4, 2018

Medical imaging technologies like MRI and CT scans produce high-resolution images as a series of 'slices,' making them an obvious complement to 3D printers, which also print in slices. However, the process of manually 'thresholding' medical scans to define objects to be printed is prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. A new method converts medical data into dithered bitmaps, allowing custom 3D-printed models of patient data to be printed in a fraction of the time. Read more at Wyss Institute News.

Grantee News • June 4, 2018

A new imaging technique provides a promising and long-awaited diagnostic tool for spotting concussions and other brain injuries before they become life threatening. Read more and watch the video at Newsweek.

Grantee News • June 4, 2018

Researchers have developed a new form of microscopy that allows them to observe the formation and evolution of cell membrane focal adhesions. Read more at Beckman Institute News.

Grantee News • June 1, 2018
Researchers are developing inventive ways to generate a road map of patients’ brains in order to help perform as minimally invasive a surgery as possible. Read more at STAT News
Grantee News • May 25, 2018
Scientists at MIT hope a new sensor small enough to swallow will transform how gut diseases are diagnosed and treated.

Read more at Newsweek.

Grantee News • May 22, 2018

Scientists have developed a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be a step toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use in transplants and other surgeries. Watch the video here.

Science Highlights • May 22, 2018
While several products are available to quickly seal surface wounds, rapidly stopping fatal internal bleeding has proven more difficult. Now researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing an injectable hydrogel bandage that could save lives in emergencies such as penetrating shrapnel wounds on the battlefield.
Science Highlights • May 21, 2018
A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the NIBIB have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to test blood for vitamin A and iron deficiencies.
Grantee News • May 9, 2018

A new kind of MRI component in the shape of a glove delivers the first clear images of bones, tendons and ligaments moving together. Read more at Science Daily.

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