NEWS & EVENTS
A profile of Sangeeta Bhatia, NIBIB-funded researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology highlights her bioengineering research achievements. The article also mentions other notable NIBIB-funded researchers, such as Christopher Chen, Jennifer Elisseeff, Robert Langer, and Mehmet Toner. Read the full article from TheScientist.
NIBIB-funded researcher Reinhard Schulte from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California describes how the emergence of proton CT could improve the precision of proton delivery. Read the full article at MedicalPhysicsWeb.
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.
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.
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.
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.