Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



NIBIB in the News • April 3, 2018
Researchers from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) are looking at using smartphones to monitor a person’s blood pressure and smartwatches to look for signs of a stroke.

Read more at Life Science Daily.

Grantee News • April 3, 2018

A penetrating injury from shrapnel is a serious obstacle in overcoming battlefield wounds that can ultimately lead to death. Given the high mortality rates due to hemorrhaging, there is an unmet need to quickly self-administer materials that prevent fatality due to excessive blood loss. Read more at Science Alert.

NIBIB in the News • March 30, 2018

NIBIB's Hari Shroff and his colleague's work imaging the developing nematode is described in a Science technology feature on the latest in live-cell microscopy. The article highlights the lab's recent advance called triple-view selective plane illumination microscopy (triple-view SPIM), which creates more sensitive imaging at twice the speed, all for the cost of an aluminum-coated coverslip. Read the article in Science.

Grantee News • March 29, 2018

Researchers have created new nanomaterials able to cross cell membranes, establishing a novel platform for the intracellular delivery of molecular drugs and other cargo. Read more at Science Newsline.

Science Highlights • March 27, 2018
Smart technologies, including phones and other personal devices, have grown in popularity around the globe. With built-in sensors and the ability to tap expansive networks of data, they are uniquely poised to inform health and fitness decision making. Two recent studies, funded in part by NIBIB, have assessed the potential of smart technologies in playing lifesaving roles in two areas.
Grantee News • March 23, 2018

Researchers have used a combination of light and genetic engineering to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell. Building on techniques that already have transformed the field of neuroscience, the researchers used light to control genetically-modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. Read more from ScienceDaily.

Grantee News • March 23, 2018

Engineers have developed miniaturized sensors that, when mounted directly on a tooth and communicating wirelessly with a mobile device, can transmit information on glucose, salt and alcohol intake. Researchers note that future adaptations of these sensors could enable the detection and recording of a wide range of nutrients, chemicals and physiological states. Read more at Tufts Now.

Science Highlights • March 22, 2018
NIBIB-funded researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a new imaging contrast agent that can detect breast cancer and could give doctors an indication of the potential aggressiveness of the cancer.
Grantee News • March 22, 2018

Researchers have developed a new technique based on artificial intelligence and machine learning that should enable clinicians to acquire high-quality images from limited data. Read more from Science Daily.

Grantee News • March 19, 2018

An engineering team has developed a process that combines biomaterials-based cell patterning and stem cell technology to make a 3-D tissue model that could mimic early stage human heart development. Embryotoxicity is just one potential use of the modeling platform. Read more at Science Newsline Medicine.