Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



Science Highlights • August 22, 2016
A bionic system developed with NIBIB support will enable a cyclist paralyzed from a spinal cord injury to pilot a three-wheeled recumbent cycle in the international Cybathlon.
Grantee News • August 17, 2016

Since its emergence in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has given physicians a better look inside tissues, helping to diagnose maladies from brain tumors to internal bleeding to torn ligaments. A new technology creates images resolved enough to enable consistent diagnoses across populations for the first time. Read more and watch the video at PR Newswire.

Grantee News • August 17, 2016

Researchers have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumors. Read more at Polytechnique Montreal News.

August 16, 2016
A project at NIBIB has developed a method to simultaneously capture multiple specimen views by adding a new microscope objective to the fluorescence microscopy set-up, improving spatial resolution without needing additional illumination. Read more at
August 15, 2016
Researchers have developed a new fluorescence microscopy method that greatly improves the clarity of the image by using three views of the sample at the same time.
Grantee News • August 15, 2016

Cold plasma looks like the glow from the "Star Wars" blue light saber but this beam of energy, made of electrons that change polarity at micro-second or nanosecond speeds, could help bones heal faster, according to a study. Read more at Science Newsline Medicine.

NIBIB in the News • August 12, 2016

NIBIB scientists have invented a microscope that captures higher-resolution images of live cells and tissues without increasing the radiation that the specimens receive. Read more at

Grantee News • August 11, 2016

Until now, gene activation in human brains could be detected only in dead ones. Now a new imaging tool shows where genes are being turned on or off in living brains. Read more in Mass General News.

Grantee News • August 10, 2016

Post-burn scarring creates lifelong physical, psychological and social challenges. Now, a group of researchers has devised a new non-invasive method to prevent the scarring caused by second- and third-degree burns. Read more form Tel Aviv University.

Grantee News • August 5, 2016

Researchers have developed a computer model that will aid in the design of nanocarriers, microscopic structures used to guide drugs to their targets in the body. The model better accounts for features of the nanocarriers that will help them stick to cells long enough to deliver their payloads. Read more at Penn News.