NEWS & EVENTS
NIBIB grantee Shaochen Chen and colleagues at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a 3D-printed device that can sense, attract, and remove toxins from the blood, similar to a dialysis machine. Read the full press release at www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu.
A Miami Herald report on the 2014 eMerge America's Techweek conference in Miami features NIBIB grantee Ranu Jung's research on a neural-enabled prosthetic hand. The prosthetic uses wireless technology to stimulate nerves so that the user can actually feel sensation. Read the full report at MiamiHerald.com.
NIH funded researcher, Dr. Peixuan Guo at the University of Kentucky has developed three major breakthroughs.
In two recently published papers, NIBIB grantee Jordan Green, Ph.D., at Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues describe a new type of nanoparticle that, when tested in mice, was able to deliver genetic information to brain tumor cells, essentially reprogramming them to die off. Read the full press release at hopkinsmedicine.org.
In this article by Mobihealthnews, Director of Extramural Science Programs William Heetderks discusses two recently re-issued NIH funding opportunities that encourage the development of mobile health (mHealth) tools to improve patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment, and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. Read the full article at mobihealthnews.com.
In the May issue of SIAM News, NIBIB Program Director Grace Peng explains how computational modeling can help solve complex problems in clinical medicine and biomedical research and introduces the SIAM community to NIH and NIBIB funding initiatives that support modeling, analysis, and simulation research. Read the full article at www.siam.org/news.
NIBIB grantee Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic at Columbia Engineering announced in the journal Proceedings of the Naitonal Academy of Sciences that they have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from fat tissue. Their study demonstrates new ways to better mimic the enormous complexity of tissue development, regeneration, and disease. Read the full press release at engineering.columbia.edu.
Roughly 6 million people in the United States live with some form of paralysis, most commonly resulting from stroke, spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis.1 This paralysis may affect one or both legs, one half of the body, or almost the entire body—both arms, both legs, and the torso. Some people experience temporary paralysis while for others it is permanent. Some also lose feeling in affected limbs.