NEWS & EVENTS
NIBIB-funded research offers the convenience, speed, and savings of cloud-based computing, enabling neuroscientists to pay only for the computational power they need, and to scale the computational resources they require to the size of the research challenge at hand. Read the full article from PRWeb.
In a small study, researchers reported increased healthy tissue growth after surgical repair of damaged cartilage if they put a "hydrogel" scaffolding into the wound to support and nourish the healing process. Read the full article at ScienceDaily.com
Research done in collaboration with the NIBIB-funded Center for Biomedical Optical Coherence Tomography Reseach and Translation based at Massachusetts General Hospital, has led to the development of a pill-sized imaging system for the upper gastrointestinal tract. The tethered capsule technique was reported online January 13 in Nature Medicine.
Breakthrough research in human cartilage repair by NIBIB grantees Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University and Garry E. Gold at Stanford University may improve the treatment of cartilage defects. A pilot clinical study demonstrated the efficacy of an adhesive hydrogel biomaterial to support cartilage formation. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed repair tissue fill, growth, and integration with surrounding cartilage.
NIBIB-funded researcher Stan Opella, Ph.D, has developed a new technique for determining the structure of G-Protein coupled receptors (GPCRs,) one which does not require the massive physiological modifications demanded from the current technology, X-ray crystallography. Read a related article from the NIBIB: Understanding Critical Protein Structures May Speed Drug Development.