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Science Highlights • May 22, 2018
While several products are available to quickly seal surface wounds, rapidly stopping fatal internal bleeding has proven more difficult. Now researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing an injectable hydrogel bandage that could save lives in emergencies such as penetrating shrapnel wounds on the battlefield.
Grantee News • May 22, 2018

Scientists have developed a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be a step toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use in transplants and other surgeries. Watch the video here.

Science Highlights • May 21, 2018
A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the NIBIB have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to test blood for vitamin A and iron deficiencies.
Grantee News • May 9, 2018

A new kind of MRI component in the shape of a glove delivers the first clear images of bones, tendons and ligaments moving together. Read more at Science Daily.

Press Releases • May 7, 2018
Scientists at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have combined two different microscope technologies to create sharper images of rapidly moving processes inside a cell.
Science Highlights • May 3, 2018
Precision cancer treatment relies on obtaining molecular information about the tumor to guide effective treatment decisions. Bioengineers have developed micro-technologies that capture extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by brain tumors. The vesicles carry samples of the mutated genetic material and proteins causing malignancy that researchers can analyze to optimize treatment.
Grantee News • May 3, 2018

A new study describes how an updated version of the microscope slide can enable scientists to see tiny objects while also measuring their temperature. The advancement, made possible by a new transparent, has the potential to streamline and enhance scientific research worldwide, from clandestine government biology labs to high school chemistry classes. It may also have implications in computers, electronics and other industries. Read more at the University at Buffalo News.

Grantee News • May 3, 2018
Performing epidural and spinal anesthesia requires a good deal of training and being able to sense when the needle reaches the desired location. One issue is that a sonographer is usually required to operate the ultrasound while the anesthesiologist delivers the needle. Accuro, a new ultrasound device recently cleared by the FDA, offers capabilities that can alleviate a sonographer from having to help with epidurals and spinals. Read more

at MedGadget.

Grantee News • May 1, 2018

Biomedical engineers have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, which could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, for example. The new technique, based on conventional digital camera technology, could be significantly cheaper and more robust than prior methods. Read more at UC Davis News.

Grantee News • April 27, 2018

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized, low-cost 3-D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time. The technology could be used by soldiers on the battlefield to print temporary sensors on their bodies to detect chemical or biological agents or solar cells to charge essential electronics. Read more at University of Minnesota News.

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