Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



Science Highlights • October 17, 2016
Engineers funded by NIBIB have developed a small device, worn on the skin, that detects alcohol levels in perspiration and sends the information to the uses smart phone in just 8 minutes. It was designed as a convenient method for individuals to monitor their alcohol intake.
NIBIB in the News • October 14, 2016

In an article in The Atlantic, NIBIB's Richard Conroy comments on NIH-funded efforts to create a census of the different cell types in the brain. Read the full story at

Science Highlights • October 12, 2016
NIBIB-funded researchers at the University of Washington have pioneered an approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop.
Grantee News • October 11, 2016

An NIBIB-funded engineer at Caltech is part of a team that's created the visual analogue of noise-canceling headphones. Read more at

Grantee News • October 11, 2016

NIBIB grantee Vivek Shenoy, Ph.D., is among the University of Pennsylvania's biomedical and engineering scientists awarded $24 million by the National Science Foundation to establish a Science and Technology Center focused on engineering mechanobiology. The center will study the way cells exert and are influenced by the physical forces in their environment. Read more at PennNews.

Grantee News • October 6, 2016

In a study published in the journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering, researchers from Stanford University detailed their work on foam bike helmets. Read more at TechTimes.

Grantee News • October 6, 2016

Women perform better than men on tests of verbal memory throughout life, which may give them a buffer of protection against losing their verbal memory skills in the precursor stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more at Medscape.

Grantee News • September 29, 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have built a better mouse cage, called EnerCage, for scientific experiments on awake, freely behaving small animals. Read more at Georgia Tech News Center.
NIBIB in the News • September 23, 2016

NIBIB staff get a behind-the-scenes look at the Sheikh Zayed Institute of Pediatric Surgical Innovation, which develops technologies to make pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive and pain-free. Read the full story at

Grantee News • September 22, 2016

NIBIB-grantee Rebecca Richards-Kortum has been named a 2016 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. Dr. Richards-Kortum is a bioengineer addressing global health disparities in low-resource settings by developing point-of-care medical technologies and a new approach to engineering education. Read more and watch the video from the MacArthur Foundation.